My KUTX: Will Courtney

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My KUTX: Will Courtney

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Austin’s Will Courtney spent years with the local folk-pop outfit Brothers & Sisters before striking out on his own. His solo material dials up the Neil Young-meets-Beach Boys sound, especially on his new album Planning Escapes, which is out July 15 via Wren & Shark. Courtney celebrates with a release show at Hotel Vegas on July 1. He’s also our guest DJ this week on My KUTX, playing an hour of his favorite songs and influences. Tune in Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. The Beach Boys – “Don’t Worry Baby”

2. Gene Clark – “From A Silver Phial”

3. Linda Ronstadt – “Break My Mind”

4. Elliott Smith – “Going Nowhere”

5. Eggs Over Easy – “Face Down In The Meadow”

6. Townes Van Zandt – “Still Lookin’ For You”

7. Emmylou Harris – “She’

8. Crazy Horse – “Look At All The Things”

9. Al Stewart – “Year Of The Cat”

10. Ron Sexsmith – “Hard Time”

11. Greg Butera – “Luck In My Cup”

12. Doug Sahm – “Catch Me In The Morning”

13. George Jones – “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”

My KUTX: Adrian Quesada

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My KUTX: Adrian Quesada

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

Photo by Stevan Alcala

The Echocentrics are the June KUTX Artist Of The Month. Learn more here.

Proof that Austin’s Adrian Quesada doesn’t sleep: he’s played in Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Spanish Gold; he’s worked with GZA and Prince; and he’s produced everything from metal (the Sword) to Golden Dawn Arkestra’s pan-cosmic psychedelia. And this year, he’s released one of the best summer listening experiences: Echo Hotel, the second album from his solo project the Echocentrics. The album sounds like a spaghetti western soundtrack as done by Wu Tang Clan, and it’s anchored by guest vocal turns from Alex Maas (the Black Angels), James Petralli (White Denim), Natalia Clavier, Bill Callahan, and more.

The Echocentrics celebrate the new album with a set live in Studio 1A on Thursday, June 23 at 1 p.m., and they’re also at the Parish later that night (alongside Quesada’s other other band Ocote Soul Sounds). Quesada also makes a return appearance as our guest DJ, spinning an hour of his favorite songs and influences. Tune in Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. The Temptations – “Ain’t No Sunshine”

2. Serge Gainsbourg – “Requiem Pour Un Con”

3. Public Enemy – “By The Time I Get To Arizona”

4. Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos – “Postizo”

5. Goat – “Run To Your Mama”

6. Daniel Johnston – “American Dream”

7. Croy & The Boys – “Good Enough”

8. Liam Bailey – “When Will They Learn”

9. Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”

10. George Harrison – “Apple Scruffs”

11. The J.B.’s – “The Grunt, Pts. 1 & 2”

12. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”

13. The Lijadu Sisters – “Life’s Gone Down Low”

My KUTX: Walker Lukens

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My KUTX: Walker Lukens

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

Photo by Lobo Sucio Creative

On Saturday, June 18, 2nd Street Soundcheck takes over a stretch of downtown. This is a free, family-friendly music and street festival that benefits KUTX and the Austin Music Foundation, and it features some great live, local music: Walker Lukens & The Sidearms, Tameca Jones, Moving Panoramas, and more.

To celebrate, we’re broadcasting an oldie My KUTX, but it’s a goodie. Walker Lukens is our guest DJ, and he’s got great stories to go along with the songs: listening to Tom Waits like a madman, blasting Spoon out of his (you guessed it) car radio, and more. Tune in Saturday, June 11 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. The Andrews Sisters – “Rum and Coca-Cola”

2. Lee Fields & The Expressions – “You’re The Kind Of Girl”

3. The Replacements – “Favorite Thing”

4. Spoon – “Car Radio”

5. Miguel – “Adorn”

6. Ry Cooder – “Drive Like I Never Been Hurt”

7. Ghostface Killah – “Kilo”

8. Gil Scott-Heron – “New York Is Killing Me”

9. Walker Lukens – “Brunch People”

10. Panda Bear – “Slow Motion”

11. Alton Ellis – “Too Late To Turn Back Now”

12. Tom Waits – “Make It Rain”

13. Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait”

14. Burt Bacharach – “Something Big”

My KUTX: Erik Wofford

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My KUTX: Erik Wofford

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

If you’ve been an Austin music fan over the past fifteen years, chances are you’ve heard an Erik Wofford production. He runs Cacophony Recorders, a studio that’s played host to everything from the, um, cacophony of the Black Angels and Explosions In The Sky to the nuanced folk of Bill Callahan and Okkervil River. Recently, he lent his production know-how to Golden Dawn Arkestra, capturing that band in its full-blown stargazing glory.

This week on My KUTX, Wofford gives us a taste of his extraordinary career with an hour-long guest DJ set, detouring through his early inspirations, his days as a UT student DJ at KVRX, working with the Black Angels, and what he’s recording now. Tune in Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

Early inspirations

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico – “Sunday Morning”

2. Brian Eno – “St Elmo’s Fire”

3. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Shallow”

Current inspirations

4. Alabama Shakes – “Gimme All Your Love”

5. Beck – “Morning”

6. Brass Bed – “I Am Just A Whisper”

Early works

7. Jim James – “Bermuda Highway”

8. The Black – “HC”

9. The Black Angels and Roky Erickson – “Civilization”

Current works

10. Adam Torres – “High Lonesome”

11. Nathan Felix – “Harmonious Harlotte”

12. Golden Dawn Arkestra – “Disko”

My KUTX: Erin & Chip Adams

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My KUTX: Erin & Chip Adams

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Over the past few years, Modern Outsider–a local, independent record label–has really captured the sound of Austin by releasing music that’s not really unified in sound. Its roster includes everything from Black Pistol Fire and Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow to Moving Panoramas and Hard Proof.

This week on My KUTX, Erin and Chip Adams–the married team behind Modern Outsider–are the guest DJs, spinning the songs that made them want to start a record label in the first place. Tune in Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Moving Panoramas – “One”]

1. Blur – “Star Shaped”

2. Morrissey – “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”

3. Pulp – “Disco 2000”

4. Radiohead – “My Iron Lung”

5. Joy Division – “Transmission”

6. 7% Solution – “The Air Bends Sunlight”

7. Deathray Davies – “Clever Found A Name”

8. Captain Audio – “Star”

9. Silversun Pickups – “Kissing Families”

10. Fanfarlo – “You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us”

11. The Crookes – “I Wanna Waste My Time On You”

12. Soft Swells – “Every Little Thing”