My KUTX: Aaron Sinclair


My KUTX: Aaron Sinclair

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

Our November KUTX Artist of the Month, A. Sinclairhas been associated with a few different names throughout his career. At one point in time Sinclair, now one of Austin’s most highly regarded songwriters, was a member of Boston punk group The Lot Six until they disbanded in 2006. Upon relocating to the Live Music Capital in his home state, Sinclair went on to found Frank Smith and explore a more self-defined sound in the midst of touring and recording. Now settled in Austin, Sinclair has rebuilt his sound and band under the name A. Sinclair. We’re so excited that Aaron had time to play KUTX Guest DJ for an hour.

Check out Aaron’s playlist below! 

Aaron’s List:

  1. Drive Like Jehu : Do You Compute : Yank Crime
  2. AC/DC : Ride On : Dirty Deeds Done Cheap
  3. Air : Venus : Talkie Walkie
  4. Autolux : Turnstile Blues : Future Perfect
  5. Metallica : Battery : Master of Puppets
  6. Spoon : Chicago at Night : Girls Can Tell
  7. Jaques Dutronc : Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi : Greatest Hits
  8. Jawbox : Savory : For Your Own Special Sweetheart
  9. Quicksand : Head To Wall : Slip
  10. The Rolling Stones : Far Away Eyes : Some Girls
  11. The Specials Feat. Rico : Ghost Town : 12″ Version
  12. Hotsnakes : Salton City : Automatic Midnight





Posted by on Nov 8, 2014

Warren Hood has music in his blood. The son of late Austin legend Champ Hood (Uncle Walt’s Band, Toni Price), Warren has a made a name for himself as one of the best string player’s in town. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman for the Warren Hood Band, he is a jack of all trades.

It’s not a strange sight to catch him on a stage somewhere in Austin with his fiddle. The band is on tour right now, with a plethora of Austin stops coming up. Warren took a little time out from his day to come by and play us some of his favorite and most inspiring tunes for an hour. Check out Warren’s MY KUTX playlist below!

Warren’s List: 

Uncle Walt’s Band - Walking Angel

Lyle Lovett - Once Is Enough

Willis Earl Beal - Spider John

Blaze Foley - Faded Loves and Memories

Toni Price - Measure for Measure

Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood - I’m Calling

Nick Curran – Shot Down

Allen Toussaint - Country John

Snooks Eaglin - That Certain Door

Doug Sahm – At the Crossroads

Ween - Flutes of Chi

Uncle Walt’s Band - Aloha

My KUTX: FFF Fest 9

Fun Fun Fun Fest

My KUTX: FFF Fest 9

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Fun Fun Fun Fest is right around the corner, complete with a killer lineup for 2014. In honor of its ninth year, we gave Fun Fun Fun Fest creators James Moody and Graham Williams a chance to share some of their favorite songs from this year’s artist lineup.

Graham & Moody’s List:

  1. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland 1945
  2. Ginuwine – Pony
  3. Sohn – The Wheel
  4. Death from Above 1979 – Romantic Rights
  5. Gary Numan- Cars
  6. Black Lips – Bad Kids
  7. Nas – The World is Yours
  8. Sun Kil Moon – Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
  9. Dinosaur Jr – The Wagon
  10. Courtney Barnett – History Eraser
  11. Run the Jewels – Banana
  12. Judas Priest – Electric Eye
My KUTX: Shakey Graves


My KUTX: Shakey Graves

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

Shakey Graves is on a roll. His singular southern spiced voice has attracted a loyal following and he made his national debut this month on Conan. While an iconic suitcase has long been part of Shakey’s well worn one man routine, an extensive tour ahead will require a bit more gear. His latest work, And The War Came was released this month through Dualtone Music, and his 38-stop tour kicked off October 11th in Los Angeles. This is his first release teaming up with other musicians, most notably Esmé Patterson, formerly of Paper Bird.

Things are getting bigger for this born and raised Austinite, and we are so excited he was able to take time from his busy schedule to take over the KUTX airwaves for an hour. This is actually Shakey’s second time to play KUTX DJ. Check out his first session right here! Listen to Shakey Graves reminisce about his summer and play some of his favorite tunes by clicking the player below! 


Shakey’s List:

Django Django – Loves Dart

Zapp and Roger – Computer Love

Mac Demarco – My kind of Woman

Warpaint – Keep it Healthy

Country Willie Edwards – Inside the Reason

Shovels and Rope – The Devil is All Around

The Chordettes – Carolina Moon

Mavis Staples – Jesus Wept

Tom Waits – Poncho Lament

Jonothan Richman – True Love is Not Nice

Diarrhea Planet – Lite Dream

Twin Shadow – 5 Seconds

My KUTX: Whiskey Shivers


My KUTX: Whiskey Shivers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

When you name your band after booze you kind of know what you’re in for. In the case of Austin’s own Whiskey Shivers, it’s right on the money. Their brand of revved-up folk and Americana is less smooth, aged bourbon and a lot more white lightnin’ straight from the tap. With an always joyful live presence, the contagious smiles and wild fiddle and banjo lines of Whiskey Shivers tear down the wall between the band and its fans in the most foot-stomping way possible. The band recently released a self-titled album and then promptly went on tour. But, two of the boys, James Bookert (banjo) and Andrew VanVorhees (bass) were able to carve some time out of their busy schedules to play KUTX guest djs for an hour.  

James & Andrew’s List: 

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Nirvana – Tourettes

Built To Spill – Big Dipper

Exploding Hearts – Sleeping Aides and Razorblades

Mike And The Moonpies – Damn Straight

Weird Al - Now That’s What I Call Polka

Bruce Springsteen - Backstreets

The Replacements - Waitress In the Sky

Tommy James & the Shondelles - Dragging the Line

The Flatlanders - One Road More

Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid

Ween - Johnny On The Spot

The Carper Family – Boxcar Blues