My KUTX: Gina Chavez

ACL Festival

My KUTX: Gina Chavez

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

The Austin Music Award-winning Gina Chavez brings her Latin folk style to ACL Fest this year (including a set at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons), and to celebrate, we’re rebroadcasting her guest DJ set. Chavez takes us through the Latin American sounds and ideas that inform her own music while also leaving time for a little pop punk sing-along (always a necessity). Tune in Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Gina Chavez – “Siete D”]

1. Lyle Lovett – “She’s No Lady”

2. Fugees – “Killing Me Softly With His Song”

3. Green Day – “Basket Case”

4. Patty Griffin – “Rain”

5. The Hudsons – “Bollingreen”

6. Mercedes Sosa – “Sólo Le Pido A Dios”

7. Chancha Via Circuito – “Quimey Neuquen”

8. Bebe – “Malo”

9. Calle 13 – “Latinoamérica”

10. Brandi Carlile – “The Things I Regret”

11. Stromae – “Papaoutai”

My KUTX: ACL Fest 2016 Preview

ACL Festival

My KUTX: ACL Fest 2016 Preview

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

ACL Fest 2016 takes over Zilker Park the weekends of September 30-October 2 and October 7-9, and this week, it takes over My KUTX. Amy Corbin and Margaret Galton, the bookers behind ACL Fest, give us a preview of some of the acts they’re most excited to see, from the headliners to the new discoveries. Tune in Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: LCD Soundsystem – “I Can Change”]

1. Chairlift – “Ch-Ching” (Fri, Sep. 30 & Fri, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Cirrus Logic stage)

2. Raury – “Devil’s Whisper” (Fri, Sep. 30 & Fri, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., HomeAway stage)

3. Eliot Sumner – “Halfway To Hell” (Fri, Sep. 30, 12:15 p.m., Samsung stage)

4. Banks & Steelz – “Giant” (Fri, Sep. 30 & Fri, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Samsung stage)

5. Foals – “Mountain At My Gates” (Fri, Sep. 30 & Fri, Oct. 7, 4 p.m., Samsung stage)

6. Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame” (Sun, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Samsung stage)

7. Nothing But Thieves – “Trip Switch” (Sat, Oct. 1 & Sat, Oct. 8, 12:45 p.m., Honda stage)

8. Saint Motel – “Move” (Sat, Oct. 1 & Sat, Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m., Honda stage)

9. Margo Price – “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” (Sun, Oct. 2 & Sun, Oct. 9, 3 p.m., HomeAway stage)

10. LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out” (Sat, Oct. 1 & Sat, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m., Samsung stage)

11. Anderson .Paak – “Am I Wrong” (ft. Schoolboy Q) (Sat, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., HomeAway stage)

12. Radiohead – “Burn The Witch” (Fri, Sep. 30 & Fri, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Samsung stage)

13. Mumford & Sons – “The Cave” (Sun, Oct. 2 & Sun, Oct. 9, 8 p.m., Samsung stage)

My KUTX: Tele Novella

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Tele Novella

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016

Tele Novella is the KUTX Artist of the Month for September.

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

Austin’s Tele Novella might dress up its music in ’60s clothes, but there’s something timeless about the group. The band’s songs are meticulous concoctions, little cabinets of curiosity that deliver hook after hook while still maintaining a shadowy appeal.

It’s no wonder that Tele Novella opts for a lot of quick-and-strange curiosities on its My KUTX playlist. Bassist Jason Chronis (who doubles as a record collector) and keyboard player Sarah La Puerta take the guest DJ controls, spinning an hour of eclectic songs ranging from psychedelic country to baroque pop. Tune in Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Tele Novella – “Sacramento”]

1. Gandalf – “Golden Earrings”

2. The Bachs – “The Answer To Yesterday”

3. The Rabble – “Butter Cups Blue”

4. Pram – “Nightwatch”

5. Antena – “To Climb The Cliff”

6. Betty St. Claire – “East Of The Sun”

7. Betty Cody – “Pale Moon”

8. Porter Wagoner – “Rubber Room”

9. The Cake – “Rainbow Wood”

10. Ithaca – “Journey”

11. Laurence Vanay – “Evening Colours”

12. Weyes Blood – “Seven Words”

13. Mamie Perry – “Lament”

14. Earth & Fire – “Storms And Thunder”

My KUTX: Utopia Fest 2016

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My KUTX: Utopia Fest 2016

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Peréz/KUTX

Utopia Fest is a little music festival that dreams big. Started in 2009, Utopia plants its flag squarely in the scenic Hill Country (about 2 1/2 hours southwest of Austin), offering camping and family-friendly events while capping attendance at 2000. No music overlap means you can take in every single performer at this year’s fest, taking place September 29 through October 2: from RATATAT and White Denim to Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and Golden Dawn Arkestra, and much, much more.

This week on My KUTX, festival director Aaron Brown shares some of his favorite memories of Utopias past as well as offering up a mix of some of the bands playing this year. Tune in on Saturday, September 10 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

2. Wheeler Brothers – “Under A Bridge”

3. Ween – “Your Party”

4. Wild Child – “Fools”

5. Hooray For Earth – “True Loves”

6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Astonished Man”

7. White Denim – “Shake Shake Shake”

8. Morphine – “I Know You, Pt. III”

9. Holiday Mountain – “Bump That Bass”

10. Whiskey Shivers – “Gimme All Your Lovin’”

11. Charles Bradley – “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

12. Ratatat – “Loud Pipes”

My KUTX: Adam Torres & Thor Harris

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My KUTX: Adam Torres & Thor Harris

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

Austin’s Thor Harris has drummed in a lot of really different projects: he can go from Swans’ dark, experimental rock to the sweeping grandeur of Shearwater and still find room for the subtlety of Bill Callahan. He also heads up his own avant-chamber ensemble, Thor & Friends, which is releasing an album this fall and playing at the Cactus Cafe on Saturday, September 10.

Harris pulls double-duty that night, since he also plays with headliner Adam Torres. They worked together on Torres’ stunner of an album, Pearls To Swine, out September 9, and this week on My KUTX, they’re tag-teaming as guest DJs. Harris flaunts his deep love for prog rock (no apologies needed) and Torres talks about the folk singers that have most influenced him as a songwriter. They also talk about hanging out with Glen Campbell and (kinda) meeting Neil Young–it’s a fun episode. Tune in Saturday, September 3 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Adam Torres – “High Lonesome”]

1. Glen Campbell – “Galveston”

2. John Jacob Niles – “Go ‘Way From My Window”

3. King Crimson – “Frame By Frame”

4. Brian Eno & David Byrne – “Jezebel Spirit”

5. Swans – “Failure”

6. Kraftwerk – “The Model”

7. Leonard Cohen – “Suzanne”

8. Karen Dalton – “It Hurts Me Too”

9. Neil Young – “Albuquerque”

10. Michael Hurley – “Blue Driver”

11. Aisha Burns – “Sold”

12. Santo & Johnny – “Reflections”