Palo Duro

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Palo Duro

Posted by on May 24, 2017

When a young Michael Winningham (of Palo Duro) got into the back of a Land Rover going to the Gourds show he had no idea the song he was about to hear would change his life. The song,  “A Mihna Menina” by Os Mutantes, blew his mind open to a whole world of new influences and showed him that when you’re making music, you can do whatever you want.

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Listen to Benjamin Booker talk about how he’s influenced by William Onyeabor (Thanks Sam Cohen!)

Check out Palo Duro’s Bandcamp Page 

Listen to Michael’s My KUTX Guest DJ Set

Listen to Songs from Episode 85 of This Song

 

The Strumbellas

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The Strumbellas

Posted by on May 17, 2017

The Strumbellas aren’t afraid to make music that pulls from folk, rock, pop and country. Hear singer Simon Ward, guitar player Jon Hembrey and drummer Jeremy Drury explain how a Ryan Adams’ song, an Offspring record and a sped up version of Twisted Sisters’ “Burn in Hell” led to the band’s creation and sound.

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 Check out the Strumbella’s Tour Dates

Listen to Songs from Episode 84 of This Song

 

Conor Oberst

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Conor Oberst

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Conor Oberst is having a hard time reconciling his conflicting emotions about America. Luckily his friends and frequent collaborators the Felice Brothers make music that helps him cope. Listen as he tells you why he thinks the Felices are “the best American sounding band” out there and explains how their song “Jack at the Asylum” soothes him during these troubled times.

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Check out Conor Oberst’s Tour Dates

Listen to Jim Jame’s This Song Episode

Listen to M. Ward’s This Song Episode

Listen to Songs from Episode 83 of This Song

 

Temples

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Temples

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Could it be that listening to Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill” at age 9 headed  Temples’ James Bagshaw  down a path that lead to recovering a lost PDA, school yard black market exchanges, revelations about the low fi aesthetic of the Strokes, a love of Frank Sinatra and a life of music? We’ll let you decide.

📷 : Ed Miles

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Check out Temples Tour Dates

Check out Temples set from  KUTX Live at the Four Seasons 

Listen to Songs from Episode 82 of This Song

 

Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Everybody’s a critic! Well, actually, according to Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, the two critics who host the talk radio show “Sound Opinions, everybody is and should be and that is a good thing.  On their show they spend a lot of time talking about music they love — and don’t love.  Hear them talk about how “Walking on the Moon” by the Police and Patti Smith’s version of “Gloria”  changed their lives and got them listening (and critiquing) music in a completely new ways.

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Listen to Songs from Episode 81 of This Song