SXSW 2017 Pop-Up Sessions

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SXSW 2017 Pop-Up Sessions

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

VuHaus/KUTX Pop-Up Sessions From SXSW 2017

(more uploaded here as we have them)










River Whyless: “Kalangala” (Live At The Four Seasons)

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River Whyless: “Kalangala” (Live At The Four Seasons)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Asheville, North Carolina’s River Whyless plays a freeform kind of folk music without a whole lot of boundaries. The band was an early-morning highlight at the Four Seasons last week, more invigorating than a 7 a.m. set time would suggest. The best word to describe songs like “Kalangala” is “squiggly,” like a particularly creative kid coloring outside the lines. After the dynamite performance, you can read the band name more literally: River Whyless is fluid and more prone to questioning convention than reinforcing folk tradition. Watch video of “Kalangala” below.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons: SXSW 2017

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KUTX Live at the Four Seasons: SXSW 2017

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

Once again we partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel Austin to give you a taste of some of the best music of SXSW 2017. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th through Saturday, March, 18th, we had live performances open to the public. Get more details here and listen to highlights from some of our favorite artists: My Jerusalem, Ron Gallo, Third Root, Real Estate, Jonathan Terrell, Maggie Rogers, Middle Kids, Temples, River Whyless, OJR, Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Black Angels, Molly Burch, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Little Simz, and Spoon.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to hear audio from all four days!


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OJR: “Sad Pony” (Live At The Four Seasons)

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OJR: “Sad Pony” (Live At The Four Seasons)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

Photo: Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTX

Oliver John-Rodgers, known under his moniker OJR, is a Virginia native who currently calls Nashville home. Growing up surrounded by country, bluegrass, and folk music admidst the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rodgers, born in 1992, also fostered an early love for the decade’s grunge/alt-rock scene, garnering early influences from groups like Nirvana and Cracker. Breaking from the more straight-ahead folk singer-songwriter sound from his first two releases, his dichotomy of influences lean heavily on the fuzzy, alt-rock side on his latest record Nashville Demos, but still mutate into different pools of sound that are wholly OJR. He brought that spectrum of inspiration to KUTX’s broadcast at the Four Seasons; this recording of “Sad Pony” is a blues-rock jam with a folk tongue, full of blood-pumping solos and dressed with lyrics tailored specifically to our audience.

-Taylor Wallace // host, Thursday 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. & Saturday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli and SoundCheck Music News

The Black Angels: “Grab As Much (As You Can)” (Live At The Four Seasons)

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The Black Angels: “Grab As Much (As You Can)” (Live At The Four Seasons)

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

Photo by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTX

A decade ago, the Black Angels’ droning darkness felt at odds with a lot of Austin (and national) music. But with a festival and record label to go along with their signature sound, the Angels have aged into elder-statesman (or maybe that’s elder-shaman) status while helping spearhead a psychedelic revival. If anything, the band has only gotten darker with time, but their songs have also gotten bigger and better, capable of blowing up a festival or, in last week’s case, a Four Seasons ballroom. Live at SXSW, the Angels tried out songs from their upcoming fifth album, Death Song. “Grab As Much (As You Can)” is as brooding as anything in the band’s pummeling discography, but guitarist Christian Bland throws in an earwormy riff that sounds like shivers down a spine. Watch a video of the performance below.

“Grab As Much (As You Can)” appears on Death Song, out April 21.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX