Best Songs Ever… This Week 02.15.19

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Best Songs Ever… This Week 02.15.19

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Photos (L to R): White Denim (Miguel Gutierrez Jr./KUTX); HÆLOS (Jeff Hahn); Dem Atlas (Julia Reihe/KUTX)

KUTX host Jay Trachtenberg spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.


White Denim – “Shanalala”

First up, a new song from one of Austin’s most-acclaimed bands, White Denim. Led by James Petralli, the group is about to drop its second album in less than a year. They’re known for their ferocious live shows, and “Shanalala” captures that full-throttle energy.


HÆLOS – “Kyoto”

Next up is Haelos, a band from London that gets a lot of its inspiration from England’s trip hop scene of the ’90s, which included bands like Portishead and Massive Attack. Haelos have updated the sound for the 21st century and I’m happy to report they’ll be at SXSW next month. From their forthcoming second album, check out “Kyoto.”


Dem Atlas – “Bad Loves Company”

Finally, a song from the St. Paul, Minnesota rapper Dem Atlas. He lists his influences as ranging from the Pharcyde and Bad Brains to Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday. On “Bad Loves Company,” Dem Atlas sings and raps over a slow and smoldering groove.
John Aielli’s Anti-Valentine Extravaganza

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John Aielli’s Anti-Valentine Extravaganza

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Who needs love songs anyways?! This morning KUTX & Eklektikos host John Aielli paid a two-hour tribute to tunes that are more bitter than a chalk heart. Before getting all lovey-dovey on the Hallmark holiday, relive Aielli’s Anti-Valentine Extravaganza!

Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019

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Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

Established in 1987, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has been catering to Roots and Americana enthusiasts alike for the better part of the past three decades. Per the namesake, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has its attendees temporarily moving into the town of Tillman, Texas for several days of Country-Time and Rock pleasure; and it’s easy to see why with artists such as Jeff Bridges, Shakey Graves, and Lake Street Dive in past attendance.

This year’s lineup features notable Studio 1A alumni such as Shinyribs, and Wild Child; Among headliners Brandi Carlile, Jason Isabel, as well as a myriad of other boot-rattling artists.  The festival runs from Thursday April 11th to Sunday April 14th, and you can grab tickets as well as check out the rest of the stellar lineup at the Old Settler’s Festival website.

Also Check below to see the live Studio 1A performances from festival performers Shinyribs, and Wild Child.

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“Trouble Trouble” by Shinyribs

“1996” by Wild Child

Written by Felix Kimbrell – KUTX Intern

BEST SONGS EVER… THIS WEEK 02.08.2019

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BEST SONGS EVER… THIS WEEK 02.08.2019

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019

KUTX host Rick McNulty spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.


Black Pistol Fire – “Level”

Black Pistol Fire are carrying the torch for overachieving rock ‘n’ roll duos. And if you’re gonna be a duo, you’re gonna need a massively talented drummer – which they have in Eric Owen, who in my mind is one of the best drummers we have in Austin. Here’s Black Pistol Fire’s new single, “Level.”

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Ben Kweller – “Heart Attack Kid”

Since we last heard from Austin’s Ben Kweller a few years ago, he and his family had a near-death experience and lived to tell about it. I imagine that gives one a new perspective on life, and this seems to be true for Ben on his new single, “Heart Attack Kid.”

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Phoebe Bridgers – “Dylan Thomas”

Phoebe Bridgers is an up-and-coming songwriter who recently teamed up with folk/rock veteran Conor Oberst, who you might know from his Bright Eyes days. Together, they’re called Better Oblivion Community Center, and this is an up-tempo offering called “Dylan Thomas.”

 

International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women and girls. KUTX is participating the best way we know how: with music! From 6am until 11pm, we’ll shine the spotlight on women – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass frontwomen, to rappers  – from here in Austin and around the world. (We can’t promise you won’t hear some men singing – how else do we honor awesome lady drummers and guitarists?!)

What’s more – we’re kicking the men out of the studio. The entire day will be hosted by the Women of KUTX:

Schedule

6:00-9:00 A.M. – Elizabeth McQueen

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. – Susan Castle

12:00-2:00 P.M. – Jacquie Fuller

2:00-4:00 P.M. – Deidre Gott

4:00-7:00 P.M. (Old School Dance Party) – Laurie Gallardo

7:00-11:00 P.M. (Left of the Dial) – Taylor Wallace

 

Follow along on Instagram (@KUTX), too, where we’ll be sharing portraits from some of our favorite women artists who have come through KUTX.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join the 2019 Campaign: #BalanceforBetter.