My KUTX: Ty Richards

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Ty Richards

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

Ty Richards is the KUTX Artist of the Month for March. Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX.

Ty Richards’ Zillion is easily one of the best Austin releases so far this year, hitting a sweet spot between rock-and-roll flash and nightclub slickness. Richards is a big disciple of Beck; his music sounds homegrown and curious, able to synthesize a lot of off-the-wall ideas into a sticky whole.

This week on My KUTX, Richards shows off his influences, and like his own music, it’s a groove-heavy guest DJ set. He also talks about empathizing with LCD Soundsystem, the gospel blues of Pop Staples, and the romantic side of Led Zeppelin. Tune in Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Spoon – “The Fitted Shirt”

2. LCD Soundsystem – “Losing My Edge”

3. Beck – “Rental Car”

4. The Beatles – “Hey Bulldog”

5. Pops Staples – “Somebody Was Watching”

6. Arthur Joly – “Só o Esquisitão Dança”

7. Led Zeppelin – “Going To California”

8. The Modern Lovers – “I’m Straight”

9. Wilco – “Hummingbird”

10. Eagles Of Death Metal – “So Easy”

11. Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dreams”

My KUTX: Sylvan Esso

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My KUTX: Sylvan Esso

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Sylvan Esso–a duo out of North Carolina featuring Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn–released its self-titled debut in 2014, and it still sounds forward-thinking, blending R&B, electronic, folk, and pop. The group drops its second album, What Now, on April 28, and this week Sylvan Esso is all over SXSW (they’re also back in Austin for a date at Stubb’s on August 30).

Back in 2015, Meath and Sanborn taped an episode of My KUTX, spinning their favorite songs and talking about sexy jams, synth sounds, and Wyclef Jean’s questionable decision-making. It’s still one of our best guest DJ episodes, and you can hear it again on Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:
[intro music: Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”]

1. Stina Nordenstam – “Winter Killing”

2. Caribou – “Second Chance”

3. Dntel – “Rock My Boat”

4. Tune-Yards – “Rocking Chair”

5. Broadcast – “Corporeal”

6. Television Personalities – “Diary Of A Young Man”

7. Clipse – “Ma, I Don’t Love Her”

8. Four Tet – “Spirit Fingers”

9. Wyclef Jean – “Perfect Gentleman”

10. Broken Social Scene – “Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl”

11. Marvin Pontiac – “No Kids”

12. Fiona Apple – “Daredevil”

My KUTX: Waterloo Records At SXSW 2017

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My KUTX: Waterloo Records At SXSW 2017

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017

Our friends at Waterloo Records are throwing a series of free, open-to-the-public day parties next week during SXSW Music, and this week on My KUTX, you’ll get a preview of what’s to come. Owner /president John Kunz, marketing/event director Jessie Johnson, and advertising/social media director Edmund LeStrange spin some of the highlights, ranging from veterans like Spoon and Modern English to up-and-comers Hurray For The Riff Raff and Chastity Belt. Get more details on Waterloo’s shows and tune into My KUTX on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. (or listen anytime at the bottom of the page).

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Hurray For The Riff Raff – “Rican Beach”

2. Diet Cig – “Tummy Ache”

3. Dams Of The West – “Tell The Truth”

4. Real Estate – “Darling”

5. Preston School of Industry – “Whalebones”

6. Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

7. Nick Grant – “Get Up” ft. WatchTheDuck

8. Chastity Belt – “Time To Go Home”

9. Durand Jones & The Indications – “Make A Change”

10. Allison Crutchfield – “Dean’s Room”

11. Spoon – “Don’t Buy The Realistic”

12. Modern English – “I Melt With You”

My KUTX: 50 Years Of John Aielli

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My KUTX: 50 Years Of John Aielli

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017

For fifty years, John Aielli has been keeping Austin…eclectic, to say the least. He’s the kind of DJ who will play Sounds of the Rainforest, interview luminaries like Governor Ann Richards or Bea Arthur, and offer pearls of wisdom on the weather or wizard sticks, all in the same show. On Tuesday, March 7, KUTX is honoring his half-century of radio with a celebratory concert. And this week on My KUTX, we’re going meta: Aielli is our guest DJ, picking some of his favorite songs from the past fifty years. Of course, as he so eloquently puts it, “this is kind of a joke. Every song is my favorite song.” Tune in on Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Sandy Denny – “Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood”

2. Judy Collins – “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”

3. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”

4. Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”

5. The Hollies – “Bus Stop”

6. The Supremes – “You Can’t Hurry Love”

7. Roberta Flack – “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”

8. Don McLean – “Vincent”

9. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”

10. Damien Rice – “The Blower’s Daughter”

11. Blondie – “The Tide Is High”

12. Chet Baker – “I Get Along Without You Very Well”

13. Frank Sinatra – “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning”

14. Modest Mouse – “Float On”

My KUTX: Shinyribs

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My KUTX: Shinyribs

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

Today, Austin’s Shinyribs releases his fourth album, I Got Your Medicine, and the timing is perfect. His brand of earthy swamp funk feels just about right in step with Mardi Gras season, and this week on My KUTX, we’re turning over the guest DJ keys so that he can get his parade on. Or in his words, he’s “pontificatin’ and curatin’.” Tune into Shinyribs’ guest DJ set on Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to catch him live in our Studio 1A on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and later that night at Antone’s.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Cookie & The Cupcakes – “Mathilda”

2. Tony Joe White – “What Does It Take”

3. Ramsey Lewis – “The In Crowd”

4. Johnnie Allen – “Promised Land”

5. Don Gibson – “Sea Of Heartbreak”

6. Sir Douglas Quintet – “Texas Me”

7. Earl King – “Trick Bag”

8. Allen Toussaint – “Southern Nights”

9. ELO – “Showdown”

10. ZZ Top – “Master Of Sparks”

11. Ray Price – “Touch My Heart”

12. Vic Chesnutt – “Fodder On Her Wings”

13. Tom Waits – “Little Man”

14. Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson – “Peg and Awl”