BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.19.18

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BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.19.18

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018

KUTX Sunday morning host Art Levy lets us in on the best songs ever…this week!


 

Noname – “Don’t Forget About Me”

First up, here’s a recent ACL Fest standout by the name…of Noname. She’s a rapper who started out in Chicago’s poetry community before branching out into self-produced, self-released music. “Don’t Forget About Me” is a song that is so conversational, Noname sounds like she’s right there in the room with you.


 

Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”

Next up, a new song from former KUTX Artist of the Month Moving Panoramas. This is a band that blends harmonies and rock and roll for a sound that is both dreamy and driving. Their new record is out next year, but for now, we got “Baby Blues.”


 

Adrianne Lenker – “Symbol”

The last song this week comes from Adrianne Lenker, who’s the singer and guitarist for the band Big Thief. Lenker just put out a solo record, and she shows why she’s considered one of the best songwriters around. “Symbol” is a quiet and hypnotic little song that shows you don’t need a lot of chords to make a big impact.

Election 2018

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Election 2018

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

KUTX wants to help you get out and vote this year! Below are some resources to help get you ready to vote, either during Early Voting which starts this coming Monday October 22  and runs through November 2, or on Election Day November 6th.

Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote


You can check your voter registration information here.

Make Sure You Have the Proper ID


Here are the forms of ID accepted at Texas polling places

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

 

If you are between the age of 18 and 69, you can use an acceptable form of ID, even if it is expired, as long as it hasn’t been expired for more than 4 years before the date you present it at the polling place. The only exception is the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire

If you are 70 or older, your acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

You can obtain an Election Identification Certificate from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours. Find mobile station locations here.

If you don’t have one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one, then you can present one of the following supporting forms of ID at the polling place. You’ll also need to sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polling place.

  • copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
  • copy of or original current utility bill;
  • copy of or original bank statement;
  • copy of or original government check;
  • copy of or original paycheck; or
  • copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).

 

Find more detailed information about Voter ID Requirements

Make Sure You Know Where to Vote


If you are a registered voter  you can vote in person at any polling station in the county in which you are registered during the early voting period October 22 — November 2.

Check out this handy interactive map to find Early Voting Polling Locations in Travis County.

Check out this list of early voting locations in Williamson County

What About Students Who Want to Vote by Mail?


If you are attending college or university away from home, but claim residency where your parent or guardian lives, you can vote early by mail.

You can request an early voting ballot be sent to where you will physically be at election time (i.e school) by filling out this application: and following these instructions.

Your county clerk must receive your application at least 9 days before Election Day. This means they must receive your request by Friday, October 26th.

Your early voting ballot must be received by your county clerk by the time polls close on Election Day, November 6th.

Check out this link for a full list of County Clerk’s offices in Texas.

You may also be eligible to vote early by mail if you are

  • 65 years or older;
  • disabled;
  • out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

Find out more information here.

Check Out These Voting Resources


Find out information about Voting with Special Needs

Review your Voting Rights

Find more information about Voting in Texas at VoteTexas.gov

Keep up with debates and election information via KUT News, online or on the FM dial at 90.5 in Austin.

BEST Songs Ever…This Week 9.27.18

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BEST Songs Ever…This Week 9.27.18

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018

KUTX Morning host Susan Castle lets us in on the best songs ever…this week!


Milo Greene – “Move”

The first time I heard our first song, I thought it was something new from Suzanne Vega, but it turns out that Marlana Sheetz, singer for the L.A. band Milo Greene, just sounds a lot like her. Milo Greene just released its third studio outing earlier this month called Adult Contemporary. Check out the track “Move,” and catch the group in Austin on Thursday, October 4th on the indoor stage at Stubb’s.


Saintseneca – “Ladder To The Sun”

Next up, it’s Columbus, Ohio’s Saintseneca. Founder and frontman Zac Little moved to Columbus to attend Ohio State University, but his Appalachian folk roots certainly shine through the band’s brand of acoustic indie rock. “Ladder To The Sun” comes from their fourth album, Pillar of Na.


Zettajoule – “No Thank You”

Our final best song this week comes from another college mecca…Austin, Texas. Zettajoule is a local electronic duo featuring Megan Carney and Matthew Sheffer, and their new single “No Thank You” was self-produced using iPhones! It comes from their album Always Looking Up, which doesn’t have a release date yet.

Best Songs Ever…This Week 9.21.18

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Best Songs Ever…This Week 9.21.18

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018

Photos (L to R): Will Courtney (Emree Weaver/KUTX); Devin “Blood Orange” Hynes (Sharon Alagna/MXDWN); The Nude Party (Sasha Lecca/Facebook)

KUTX Program Director Matt Reilly lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.


Will Courtney- “Crazy Love”


First up, “Crazy Love” by Will Courtney. Will has been active in the Austin music scene for years, first with his previous band Brothers & Sisters and now as a solo artist. I don’t know how else to put this, but “Crazy Love” just sounds like Texas. If you’re into bands like the Old 97’s, this will be right up your alley.

Blood Orange- “Charcoal Baby”


Next, we move over to the UK for the latest from Dev Hynes, who records under the moniker Blood Orange. “Charcoal Baby” is a slinky, soulful song that is slightly atonal and weird–in a good way.

The Nude Party- “Chevrolet Van”


Finally, from Boone, North Carolina, it’s the Nude Party. Clearly, these guys grew up on ’70s rock like Big Star and Todd Rundgren, and “Chevrolet Van” just sounds like good times.
Best Song Ever… This Week 9.15.18

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Best Song Ever… This Week 9.15.18

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018

Photos (L to R): Mitski (Ebru Yildiz/The 405); Jungle (Mike Massaro/DIY Mag); Rubblebucket (Shervin Lainez/Interview Mag)

KUTX host and producer Jack Anderson lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.


Mitski- “Nobody”


My first pick is from Mitski Miyawaki, a Big Apple songwriter who’s made five full-lengths in just six years. Mitski’s latest record, Be The Cowboy, came out last month and it’s nothing short of heartbreaking. Case in point: “Nobody,” a song that’ll tear you down before making you bob your head.

Jungle- “Cherry”


Hopping across the pond to the UK we find London seven-piece Jungle. They’ve got a really cool, modern soul vibe that jumps between relaxing and high-energy. It’s a perfect pairing of organic and electronic, and the whole gang joins us in a couple of weeks for ACL Fest. They shared their sophomore album Forever this week and “Cherry” shows off the chiller side of Jungle.

Rubblebucket- “Annihilation Song”


Finally, something from Brooklyn funk jammers Rubblebucket. The two founding members recently ended their longtime romantic relationship but their connection is still core to the band’s well-being. A couple of weeks back, Rubblebucket showed off their creative bond with their most personal album to date, Sun Machine. The album is all over the place genre-wise, but “Annihilation Song” is a good jumping off point.