My KUTX: Go Fever

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My KUTX: Go Fever

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

Go Fever (Acey Monaro, center). Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

Acey Monaro fronts the Austin band Go Fever, and Australian punk and rock is a big influence on the group’s sound. That’s because Monaro hails from down under, raised on a steady diet of her country’s wilder output alongside American blues and country. It makes for a fascinating combination on Go Fever’s self-titled debut, which celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend. And this week on My KUTX, Monaro lays all her cards on the table with an electrifying guest DJ set full of those intercontinental influences. Hear Acey’s My KUTX on Saturday, February 24, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Mental As Anything – “The Nips Are Getting Bigger”

2. X – “I Don’t Wanna Go Out”

3. Suzi Quatro – “48 Crash”

4. Little Birdy – “Six Months In A Leaky Boat”

5. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “Constipation Blues”

6. Roger Miller – “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”

7. Little Richard – “Lucille”

8. Baby Animals – “Rush You”

9. Darcy Clay – “Jesus I Was Evil”

10. Loretta Lynn – “Rated X”

11. Divinyls – “Science Fiction”

12. Hound Dog Taylor & the HouseRockers – “Give Me Back My Wig”

13. Gil Scott-Heron – “Whitey On The Moon”

14. Meat Loaf – “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”

My KUTX: Mélat

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My KUTX: Mélat

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

Mélat is the KUTX Artist of the Month for February. Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX.

On Move Me II: The Present, Austin’s Mélat shows off her R&B croon, which glides on top of beats that are worn around the edges. She’s a young up-and-comer, but she already sounds well beyond her years. That’s apparent in her guest DJ set, which is an interesting mix of cutting-edge R&B, classic crooners, and Ethiopian jams she grew up with around the house. Hear Mélat’s My KUTX on Saturday, February 17, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer

Playlist:

1. Mariah Carey – “Always Be My Baby”

2. Ella Fitzgerald – “Misty”

3. Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

4. Mobley – “Tell You”

5. Mélat – “Revelation 8:2″

6. Mélat – “Worries (Revelation 8:3)”

7. Nonso – “Radio”

8. Raleigh Ritchie – “Bloodsport ’15″

9. Teddy Afro – “Tamolishal”

10. Mélat – “Push”

11. Frank Sinatra – “All The Way” (Live at the Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, 1958)

12. Mélat – “Konjo” (feat. Xavier Omär)

13. Daniel Caesar – “Blessed”

My KUTX: Margo Price

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My KUTX: Margo Price

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Margo Price has an old-school appeal, tipping her hat to country luminaries like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Levon Helm. She’s also the perfect country singer for our present moment. Her latest album, All American Made, is a brash critique of America, from women’s substandard wages to the economically burdened heartland that she hails from. Yet the record is oddly comforting in Price’s hands. She shines a light on our problems while still taking another twirl on the dance floor.

This week on My KUTX, Price is also our guest DJ. Of course, she spins plenty of country gold, right alongside old-school gospel favorites and contemporary inspirations. Hear Margo Price’s My KUTX on Saturday, February 10, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Margo Price – “A Little Pain”]

1. Karen Dalton – “Something On Your Mind”

2. Elton John – “Honky Cat”

3. The Staple Singers – “Uncloudy Day”

4. Lucinda Williams – “Concrete And Barbed Wire”

5. Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever”

6. Dolly Parton – “Shattered Image”

7. Sturgill Simpson – “Keep It Between The Lines”

8. Lilly Hiatt – “The Night David Bowie Died”

9. Willie Nelson – “Delete And Fast Forward”

10. Kacey Musgraves – “Good Ol’ Boys Club”

11. Tyler Childers – “Whitehouse Road”

12. Jessi Colter – “That’s The Way A Cowbody Rocks And Rolls”

13. Paul Cauthen – “Still Drivin’”

14. Ike & Tina Turner – “Proud Mary”

My KUTX: Love Austin Music Month with Erica Shamaly

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My KUTX: Love Austin Music Month with Erica Shamaly

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

Mobley live at Solstice Fest 2017. Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

Erica Shamaly is the manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division, so she knows a thing or two about Austin music. February is Love Austin Music Month, and this week on My KUTX, Shamaly encourages listeners to get out and support Austin music. She plays an hour of her current favorite Austin artists and highlights their upcoming shows. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, February 3, 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Mélat – “Push” (Live in Studio 1A on February 9 at 1 p.m.)

2. The Black Angels – “Life Song” (Headlining and curating Levitation Fest, April 26-29)

3. Timberos Del Norte – “Tiki-Tiki” (Tuesday night residency at Flamingo Cantina in February)

4. Croy & The Boys – “Hey Come Back” (Cheer Up Charlie’s on February 9)

5. A Giant Dog – “Photograph” (Thursday night residency at Beerland in February)

6. Mobley – “Tell You”

7. Go Fever – “Small Talk” (ABGB on February 10)

8. Night Drive – “Easy To Lie” (Empire Control Room on February 9)

9. Lesly Reynaga – “Sweet Lonesome Times”

10. Greenbeard – “Love Has Passed By Me” (Come And Take It Live on February 26)

11. Blastfamous USA – “Not Your City” (feat. Zeale & NGHT HCKLRS) (Hotel Vegas on February 6)

12. Moving Panoramas – “Harmony” (Empire Control Room on February 9)

My KUTX: Good Field

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Good Field

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Good Field is the KUTX Artist of the Month for January. Esteban Cruz (left) and Paul Price (center, right), photographed by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX.

On its new album, Austin’s Good Field takes its indie rock widescreen. Surface Tension alludes to the push and pull of a band refining its sound, paying homage to its roots while seeking out bigger territory. This week on My KUTX, Good Field’s singer/guitarist Paul Price and drummer Esteban Cruz show where the tension in the band’s sound comes from with a guest DJ set of influences. Tune in on Saturday, January 27, 6-7 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Sonics – “Shot Down”

2. Arthur Russell – “Instrumentals, Vol. 1, Pt. 1”

3. New Order – “Age Of Consent”

4. Twin Peaks – “Wanted You”

5. Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater”

6. Al Green – “I’m Still In Love With You”

7. Abram Shook – “Coastal”

8. Phil Collins – “Take Me Home”

9. Royal Forest – “Everyone Who Knows You”

10. Tom Petty – “Yer So Bad”

11. White Denim – “Keys”

12. The Lijadu Sisters – “Come On Home”