The angle of the sun is shifting, pollen’s got you reaching for the nasal spray … before you know it, spring will be here. And with spring come the sights and sounds of the largest music festival in the world, right at home here in Austin! It also happens to be KUTX’s busiest week of the year, but you won’t hear us gripe, ’cause we’ll be having all sorts of fun with you. Doing what exactly? Well, check back here March 1st for the full lineup of KUTX’s SXSW shenanigans. We’ll have official SXSW stuff, as well as good times to be had for the wristbandless among us.
See you soon! In the meantime, relive SXSW 2018.
Looking for a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll? Maybe some funk, or electronic music? Well, look no further, because here are the live sets of our performances at the Four Seasons Hotel. Each musician brought their own distinct sound and gifted their music to the world bright and early for four days last week. Listen to each of their full sets below!
Photo by: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
Another SXSW has come and gone and with it comes two things: breathing room accompanied with a restored sense of sanity and the discovery of some incredible new talent. Jade Bird‘s been on our radar for awhile, and SXSW this year proved why with the festival awarding the Londoner the esteemed SXSW Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act. Bird’s unparalleled charm is matched by her talent for songwriting that goes well beyond her twenty years of life experiences, possessing not only a proclivity for the axe, but for the pen as well. Her lyrics are honest and complicated, regardless if it’s about healing from a toxic relationship or lamenting her own role in them. And on that, we bring you “Cathedral,” recorded live last Friday at the Four Seasons.
-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli
all photos by Mark Bowman
It’s become an annual SXSW tradition – the Sunday after the conference, KUTX’s Jody Denberg and Rolling Stone magazine Senior Writer David Fricke host our “SXSW Wrap Up Show” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jody and David (who also is a host on satellite radio), share music from some of the artists they most enjoyed during SXSW, Fricke tells stories of his most recent journalistic adventures – and the duo also welcome a guest. This year they were joined by Derek & The Domino’s Bobby Whitlock – on his 70th birthday! Whitlock (who guested for the second hour) was also a member of Delaney & Bonnie and regaled us with stories of his work with them, and the making of two classic albums he was an integral part of: Layla and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass.
Listen to all four hours of Jody’s SXSW Wrap-Up with Rolling Stone writer David Fricke and rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Whitlock at the bottom of this post!
Once again we partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel Austin to give you a taste of some of the best music of SXSW 2018. Scroll down to get video highlights fro all four days! Find more SXSW coverage here, and thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success.
Together we raised over $40,000 for The Austin Trail Foundation.