My KUTX: Palo Duro

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My KUTX: Palo Duro

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

Palo Duro is the KUTX Artist of the Month for October.

After spending a decade in the bands the Glass Family and Gold Beach, Austin’s Michael Winningham started rethinking and reworking his musical direction. The path led him to Palo Duro, a new band that pulls from a lot of disparate influences and experiences on its debut album, Ryou Cannon. This week on My KUTX, Winningham explains what that process was like, and how everything from mysterious Nigerian funk, David Bowie’s sound and vision, and Kanye’s experimental side worked its way into Palo Duro. Hear Palo Duro’s guest DJ set on Saturday, October 14, 6-7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page. Palo Duro plays Hotel Vegas on October 14 and our Studio 1A on October 24 at 7 p.m.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Sam Cohen – “Let The Mountain Come To You”

2. William Onyeabor – “Atomic Bomb”

3. Palo Duro – “Darken The Glow”

4. David Bowie – “Sound And Vision”

5. Angel Olsen – “The Waiting”

6. Kanye West – “Lost In The World/Who Will Survive In America”

8. Jesse Woods – “Danger In The Dancehall”

9. Suicide – “Surrender”

10. Palo Duro – “Surrender”

11. Dr. John – “My Children, My Angels”

12. Kevin Morby – “Beautiful Strangers”

My KUTX: Sylvan Esso

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My KUTX: Sylvan Esso

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017

Photo by Shervin Lainez

The last time we had Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn as our guest DJs, the duo crafted one of the most eclectic mixes, covering their love of early-aughts rap, skittering electronic music, and jazzy folk. Sylvan Esso’s music kind of sits at this odd intersection, matching big pop ideas to intimate, detailed arrangements.

Meath and Sanborn took some time out of touring behind their second album, What Now, to once again take over the guest DJ controls. This time around, the duo play cuts from some of their favorite albums of 2017 alongside the usual musical curveballs. Listen to Sylvan Esso’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 7, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Sugah Daddy”

2. Otis Redding – “Love Man”

3. Feist – “The Wind”

4. Kendrick Lamar – “YAH.”

5. Robert Palmer – “Woke Up Laughing”

6. Yo La Tengo – “Our Way To Fall”

7. Nick Lowe – “Shelley My Love”

8. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”

9. Marvin Pontiac – “No Kids”

10. Jenny Hval – “Conceptual Romance”

11. Big Thief – “Mary”

My KUTX: ACL Fest 2017 Preview

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My KUTX: ACL Fest 2017 Preview

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017

Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr./KUTX

ACL Fest returns for its sixteenth year in Zilker Park, October 6-8 and October 13-15, and this week on My KUTX, it’s a festival preview. Join KUTX’s Art Levy, Deborah Sengupta Stith of the Austin American Statesman, and Kevin Curtin of the Austin Chronicle as they spotlight the must-see ACL Fest artists. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 30, 6-7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

Playlist:

1. Spoon – “Tear It Down” (Art’s pick)

2. DRAM – “Cute” (Deborah’s pick)

3. Skepta – “Shutdown” (Kevin’s pick)

4. BADBADNOTGOOD – “Seasons (Waiting On You)” (Art’s pick)

5. Solange – “Cranes In The Sky” (Deborah’s pick)

6. The Growlers – “Going Gets Tough” (Kevin’s pick)

7. White Reaper – “The World’s Best American Band” (Art’s pick)

8. Jamila Woods – “Blk Girl Soldier” (Deborah’s pick)

9. Vulfpeck – “Back Pocket” (Kevin’s pick)

10. Valerie June – “Shakedown” (Art’s pick)

11. Songhoy Blues – “Voter” (Deborah’s pick)

12. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – “High Times” (Kevin’s pick)

My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

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My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Anne

The Altercation Comedy Festival returns to Austin for its second year, taking over Kick Butt Coffee from September 27 to September 30. It’s the brainchild of Austin’s JT Habersaat, a comedian with the heart of a punk rocker. He’s toured with punk bands, runs his own record label (Altercation Records), curates and performs on the Altercation Punk Comedy tour, and he brings all of this DIY energy to the Festival. There are headliners and newer names alongside self-described freak shows, country bands, and musicians sharing stories from the road.

This week on My KUTX, Habersaat brings his own storytelling and dogeared punk LPs to the airwaves for an hour of comedy, memories, and handpicked songs. Listen on Saturday, September 23, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Butthole Surfers – “Who Was In My Room Last Night?”

2. Wovenhand – “Long Horn”

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Rich”

4. Gary Numan – “I Am Dust”

5. Mark Sandman – “Imaginary Song”

6. Nine Inch Nails – “Copy Of A”

7. Jay Reatard – “My Shadow”

8. The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Always Sad”

9. Mishka Shubaly – “Dollar Beer”

10. Boss Hog – “Black Eyes”

11. The Horrible Crowes – “Blood Loss”

12. Dead Cross – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”

13. The Beaumonts – “San Antonio”

My KUTX: Duncan Fellows

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My KUTX: Duncan Fellows

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

Duncan Fellows is the KUTX Artist of the Month for September.

Austin’s Duncan Fellows wrote the bulk of its debut LP, Both Sides Of The Ceiling, in an AC-less house, a proposition that could turn any group into a frothing-at-the-mouth wreck. But the songs are sunny and summery. This is a garage rock band with enough of a pop touch to straddle both scenes here in town.

This week on My KUTX, Colin Harman (guitar/vocals), Cullen Trevino (guitar/vocals), and David Stimson (bass) take over guest DJ duties for an hour of hand-picked music. They cover their love of classic songwriting with picks by Jackson Browne and the Kinks as well as the more experimental sounds of Animal Collective and fellow Austinites Lomelda. Listen to Duncan Fellows’ My KUTX on Saturday, September 16, 6-7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Jackson Browne – “These Days”

2. The Kinks – “Strangers”

3. Chad VanGaalen – “Peace On The Rise”

4. Sam Cooke – “Jesus Gave Me Water”

5. Pinegrove – “Waveform”

6. Lomelda – “Columbia River”

7. WU LYF – “We Bros”

8. Paul & Linda McCartney – “Long Haired Lady”

9. Faces – “Ooh La La”

10. Houndmouth – “Black Gold”

11. Animal Collective – “Fireworks”