This Song: Milky Chance

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This Song: Milky Chance

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

German indie folk group Milky Chance released their second record Blossom in March 2017. Listen as DJ/ producer Philipp Dausch and singer/guitarist Clemens Rehbein explain how Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante’s “A Name” and the unreleased Bob Marley demo “Rumors”  helped them clarify how direct and raw they wanted their own music to be.

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Listen to Milky Chance perform “Ego” backstage at ACLfest

Listen to Bob Marley’s unreleased demo “Rumors.”

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This Song: Raging Fyah

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This Song: Raging Fyah

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

Jamaica’s Raging Fyah plays reggae music that is as rooted in tradition as it is in positivity. Listen as keyboardist Demar Gayle describes how Bob Marley’s “One Love” changed his life, and explains why it took traveling to a different continent and experiencing race based hate for the first time to actually understand the lyrics of the song.

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Watch Raging Fyah backstage performance of “Jah Glory” backstage at ACLfest on VuHaus

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This Song : Lukas Nelson

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This Song : Lukas Nelson

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018

Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real  just released their 4th eponymously titled album. They also recently released a record with Neil Young called “The Visitor.” Listen as Lukas describes how Young’s “Tonight’s the Night” inspired him to pursue a career in music and ultimately led him to play with the man himself.

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Check out Lukas Nelson Performing “Forget about Georgia” backstage at ACLfest

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Blitzen Trapper — Rerun!

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Blitzen Trapper — Rerun!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

Portland rockers Blitzen Trapper just released a new record called Wild and Reckless. They’re also headlining the first show in KUTX’s 5th Birthday Concert Series at Antones on February 22nd. In this rerun singer, songwriter and guitar player Eric Early describes how the darker realms of R.E.M.’s music inspired him as a teenager. Then drummer Brian Koch explains how his high school peers led him to realize he too could play music.

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Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, IT)

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Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, IT)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

Composer and Conductor Benjamin Wallfisch has scored music for over 60 feature films including Hidden Figures and the remake of Steven King’s IT. He also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049.  Listen as he describes how hearing John William’s score for E.T.  as a young boy set him on the path of making music for movies.

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