My KUTX: James Petralli

My KUTX

My KUTX: James Petralli

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

This week on My KUTX, we’ve got White Denim‘s guitarist/vocalist – James Petralli.

Anybody familiar with the local music scene in Austin will tell you that White Denim is one of the most exciting things coming out of this city right now, which is quite the feat considering we have so much to brag about. Their latest record, Corsicana Lemonade, was recorded with help from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and made many of our Top 10 Lists of 2013.

James Petralli’s musical influences range from Stevie Wonder and Sly & The Family Stone to Joni Mitchell and Sun Ra. Check out his exclusive KUTX playlist right HERE! 

James Petralli’s List: 

  1. Coming Up – Paul McCartney

  2. Happier Than the Morning Sun – Stevie Wonder

  3. The Wanderer – Dion and the Belmonts

  4. Hog Callin Blues – Charles Mingus

  5. Smile – Sun Ra

  6. Help Me – Joni Mitchell

  7. Peaceful Sundown – Jan Hammer Group

  8. Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer

  9. Underdog – Sly and the Family Stone

  10. Drano In Your Viens – The Styrenes

  11. Shame Chamber – Kurt Vile

  12. Trouble – Little Feat

My KUTX: Michael Kingcaid

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My KUTX: Michael Kingcaid

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

What Made Milwaukee Famous has been a staple in the Austin music scene since the band was formed in 2003. And there’s a reason they’ve been a staple for so long. The band’s musically diverse and talented roster allows them to easily shift between genres and sounds without so much as batting an eye. Their latest record, You Can’t Fall Off The Floor, was one of our favorites of 2013.

Lead singer and guitarist Michael Kingcaid took the time to put together his ultimate KUTX playlist and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

Michael’s List: 

  1. Money Saves – Delta Spirit

  2. Change the Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

  3. Like It’s Something – Blake Mills

  4. I Heard Your Voice in the Dresden – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

  5. Broken Heart – Dr. Dog

  6. Always On – Brazos

  7. Shiny Things – A.SINCLAIR

  8. Maybe Not Today – Simon Dawes

  9. Grandma Looks – Desert Noises

  10. Down by the Shore – Tacks, the Boy Disaster

  11. There Won’t Be Anymore – Ana Egge

  12. Steady As the Rising Sun – Robert Ellis
My KUTX: Ben Kweller

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My KUTX: Ben Kweller

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

Ben Kweller plays a specific blend of indie rock, folk and country that makes his music very unique. He’s released 6 solo albums and a smattering of other compilations. We’re so excited that Ben took the time out of his busy schedule to play KUTX Guest DJ for an hour during our Membership Drive.

Please make a gift today to support programs like “My KUTX”, which allows musicians like Ben Kweller to take over the station and do whatever they want.

Ben’s List:

  1. John Prine – Illegal Smile

  2. Conor Oberst – Cape Canaveral

  3. Free – All Right Now

  4. Wild Child – Crazy Bird

  5. Megadeath – Sweating Bullets

  6. Adam Green – Jessica

  7. ABC (Vocals Only) – Jackson 5

  8. Rhett Miller – Lost Without You

  9. Nils Lofgren – The Sun Hasn’t Set On This Boy Yet

  10. Amy Cook – Getting To You

  11. The Lemonheads – My Drug Buddy

  12. Elenor Rigby (Strings Only) – The Beatles

My KUTX: DJ Chorizo Funk

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My KUTX: DJ Chorizo Funk

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

Texas born and raised, DJ Chorizo Funk, is one of the most well-known DJs in Austin. He even won a Best of Austin Critic’s Choice Award for Best Dangerous Body Rocker in 2013. He’s one third of the team that brings you Body Rock ATX, a monthly dance party that happens at Sahara Lounge, and a member of the Peligrosa collective.  DJ Chorizo Funk’s ability to fuse a wide array of genres such as Afro-Latin, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop and more make him one of the best assets to have at your party. So, obviously, we had to get him in the studio for a customized KUTX playlist. Scroll down to listen to DJ Chorizo Funk’s special KUTX Mix! 

DJ Chorizo Funk’s List: 

1. Willie Colon – El Malo

2. Bush y Los Magnificos – Benny’s Jala Jala

3. Jackson 5 – Buttercup

4. The Spinners – It’s A Shame

5. Anibal Velasquez - Aires de mi tierra

6. Carl Carlton – Don’t walk Away

7. Digable Planets – Rebirth of slick

8. Prince – 17 days

9. Antibalas – Dirty Money

10. TnT Boys – Musica del Alma

11. Fruko y Sus Tesos – El Preso

My KUTX: Rosie Flores

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My KUTX: Rosie Flores

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Rosie Flores is really one of a kind. She’s the first lady of Texas rockabilly, and remains one of the state’s finest six-string slingers.

Flores was born in San Antonio, but moved to California as a pre-teen. She cut her teeth as a teen in the mid-to-late 70s playing blistering rock ‘n’ roll and country, and even getting in on the nascent punk scene. The years since have been prolific ones for Flores. She’s consistently released solid records in a range of styles, from rockabilly to country to tender acoustic tunes.

We’re so happy Rosie Flores agreed to take over the KUTX Studios for an hour.

Rosie’s List: 

  1. The Everly Brothers  ”Cathy’s Clown”

  2. Les Paul and Mary Ford “How High The Moon”

  3. Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby”

  4. The Ventures “Apache”

  5. Johnny Cash “Big River”

  6. Janis Martin ” Barefoot Baby”

  7. Wanda Jackson  ”Mean Mean Man”

  8. Johnny Burnette Trio  ”Lonesome Train”

  9. Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight”

  10. The Ronettes “Be My Baby”

  11. Beatles  ”Revolution”

  12. The Yardbirds “Jeff”s Boogie”

  13. Gary Stewart  ”Drinkin’ Thing”

  14. Buck Owens and the Buckaroos  ”Tiger By The Tail”

  15. Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop”