My KUTX: Night Drive

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Night Drive

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Night Drive is the KUTX Artist of the Month for June. Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX.

Austin’s Night Drive makes music that’s, um, perfect for night driving. Their self-titled debut is sleek, stylish, and a little dangerous, offering a punked-up take on electronic music. And this week on My KUTX, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon provide a hand-picked soundtrack for your very-own night drive, swerving between club bangers, punk howlers, and experimental favorites. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Maethelvin – “Lost In The Big City”

2. Panama – “Always” (Classixx remix)

3. YACHT – “Le Goudron”

4. S.C.U.M. – “Faith Unfolds”

5. The Soft Moon – “Circles” (4:02)

6. Brian Eno & John Cale – “Spinning Away”

7. Crystal Castles – “Vanished” (4:03)

8. Bryan Ferry – “Don’t Stop The Dance” (Punks Jump Up remix)

9. The Spits – “Bring”

10. The Knife – “Neverland”

11. Wild Nothing – “To Know You”

12. The Walker Brothers – “The Electrician”

My KUTX: Michael Corcoran

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My KUTX: Michael Corcoran

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017

Michael Corcoran is one of Texas’ best music writers, known for his columns in The Austin American-Statesman and The Dallas Morning News as well as books and liner notes on early gospel pioneers Arizona Dranes and Washington Phillips. Recently, Corcoran updated his 2005 book All Over The Map: True Heroes Of Texas Music with a 2017 edition, featuring eighteen new chapters. He’s celebrating the release with a show at the Continental Club on Monday, June 19, featuring Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland, and Shawn y Ribs (that’s Shawn Sahm doing Doug Sahm covers backed by Shinyribs).

This week on My KUTX, Corcoran also takes us on a tour of Texas music, covering everything from jazz and conjunto to punk and gospel, while also finding the Lone Star connection in Simon & Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones. Hear his guest DJ set on Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. True Believers – “She’s Got”

2. T-Bone Walker – “Strollin’ With Bones”

3. Janis Joplin – “Me And Bobby McGee”

4. Bobby Fuller Four – “Let Her Dance”

5. The Soul Stirrers – “Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long”

6. Lefty Frizzell – “Always Late (With Your Kisses)”

7. Freddy Fender – “It’s All In The Game”

8. Lionel Hampton & Illinois Jacquet – “Flying Home”

9. The Rolling Stones – “Rip This Joint”

10. Ella Mae Morse – “Get On Board, Little Chillun”

11. Esteban “Steve” Jordan – “Midnight Blues”

12. Simon & Garfunkel – “The Sound of Silence”

13. Ronnie Dawson – “Up Jumped The Devil”

14. Townes Van Zandt – “Ain’t Leavin’ Your Love”

15. Willie Nelson – “You Don’t Know Me”

16. Arizona Dranes – “He Is My Story”

My KUTX: John Fullbright

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My KUTX: John Fullbright

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

On June 23, KUTX and the Cactus Cafe welcome a quartet of singer-songwriters to the Hogg Auditorium: John Fullbright, David Ramirez, and Kevin and Dustin Welch. And this week on My KUTX, we’re re-broadcasting Fullbright’s guest DJ set, first recorded in 2015.

Fullbright hails from Okemah, Oklahoma, one-time home to Woody Guthrie, and like Guthrie, Fullbright’s songs are plainspoken, heartfelt, and full of rustic wit. He owes some of that to his mother’s rich record collection, which forms the basis for this wide-ranging and fascinating guest DJ set. Tune in on Saturday, June 10 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: John Fullbright – “Gawd Above”]

1. Bobby Bare – “The Winner”

2. Shel Silverstein – “25 Minutes To Go”

3. Bob Dylan – “Mr. Tambourine Man”

4. Bob Dylan – “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

5. Merle Haggard – “Mama Tried”

6. Frank Zappa – “Peaches En Regalia”

7. Willie Nelson – “I’d Have To Be Crazy”

8. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Something”

9. Carole King – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

10. Jim Croce – “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

11. James Barton & the ‘Paint Your Wagon’ Ensemble – “Wand’rin’ Star”

12. Jerry Lee Lewis – “Mean Woman Blues” (Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1964)

My KUTX: Solstice Fest 2017

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My KUTX: Solstice Fest 2017

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017

Solstice Fest took over a large chunk of Austin June 15-17, celebrating the summer solstice with a big bill of local and national acts. Pan Am Park, the Mohawk, Empire Control Room, and the Barracuda hosted the likes of Built To Spill, Bright Light Social Hour, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Bayonne, and more. For this edition of My KUTX, fest organizers Matt Ford and Luis Zapata previewed Solstice with an hour-long guest DJ set, chronicling the festival’s humble roots and who they were most looking forward to seeing this year. Listen at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Leopold & His Fiction – “It’s How I Feel (Free)”

2. The Bright Light Social Hour – “Back And Forth”

3. CAPYAC – “Speedracer”

4. Golden Dawn Arkestra – “Sama Chaka”

5. The London Souls – “Steady”

6. GGOOLLDD – “Undercovers”

7. Bayonne – “Appeals”

8. The Lagoons – “California”

9. Hunter Sharpe – “Playing Fair”

10. Radio Moscow – “250 Miles”

11. Built To Spill – “Center of the Universe”

12. JJ Grey & Mofro – “99 Shades of Crazy”

My KUTX: X

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My KUTX: X

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

There’s a visceral thrill to the legendary L.A. punk band X. With a name like that, you’d expect a certain darkness, but over the years, Exene Cervenka and John Doe have also smuggled in some unexpected sounds under the X: rockabilly, country, soul, even Ray Manzarek organ solos.

X is currently on tour celebrating 40 years of outlaw brilliance, and the band recently played in our Studio 1A. And this week on My KUTX, we’re excited to give the keys to the car to Cervenka and Doe. Their guest DJ set is just like their own music: heartfelt, heartbreaking, and wholly original. Tune in on Saturday, May 27 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Skating Polly – “Louder In Outer Space”

2. Dead Rock West – “This May Be The Last Time”

3. Little Milton – “You’re Welcome To The Club”

4. The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes For You”

5. Folk Uke – “California Stars”

6. The Sadies – “Tell Her What I Said”

7. Bo Diddley – “Who Do You Love”

8. The Dave Clark Five – “Try Too Hard”

9. Cat Power – “The Greatest”

10. Al Green – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

11. Lead Belly – “In The Pines”

12. Frankie Lyman – “Little Bitty Pretty One”

13. Roy Orbison – “Running Scared”

14. Dionne Warwick – “Theme From ‘Valley Of The Dolls'”

15. The Delines – “Colfax Ave.”

16. John Fahey – “Variations On The Coocoo”