KUTX 98.9 and Four Seasons Hotel Austin are partnering again this year to connect you to some of the most anticipated artists at the 2017 SXSW Music Conference, while raising money for the Seton Shivers Cancer Center. This year’s lineup includes heavy-hitters like Spoon, Real Estate, Temples and The Black Angels, plus break-out artists, like Maggie Rogers, Middle Kids, OJR and Little Simz.
Got little ones in tow? Spare the Rock Spoil the Child, our Sunday-evening kids’ show, will offer kid-friendly (but parent-friendly, too) sets between the main-stage acts in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge each day.
We’ll air four early-morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, through Friday, March 17, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 18.
The event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is a $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 10 and under) per day, with all money benefiting the Seton Shivers Cancer Center (cash only please!) Admission includes a breakfast taco, a granola bar, and coffee. Limited self-parking is available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first served basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m.
The KUTX Live at the Four Seasons – SXSW edition – has raised nearly $200,000 for Seton over the past six years.
Here’s this year’s lineup:
Wednesday, March 15
Main Stage Lineup:
7 a.m. French-Columbian, Brooklyn-based, multi-instrumentalist R&B artist Gabriel Garzón-Montano
8 a.m. Folk-blues and Americana band Hurray For The Riff Raff out of New Orleans
9 a.m. Central Texas Hip Hop group Third Root
10 a.m. New Jersey’s hazy indie rockers Real Estate
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child Lineup:
8:30 a.m. Indie rocker, songwriter, playwright and children’s book author Ralph’s World
9:30 a.m. Red Yarn, who weaves folk songs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages
Thursday, March 16
Main Stage Lineup:
7 a.m. Texan Jonathan Terrell who has written hits for Bart Crow and Mike and the Moonpies
8 a.m. Maggie Rogers, the electro-pop folk singer made famous by Pharrell’s endorsement last year
9 a.m. Three-piece band Middle Kids from Sydney, Australia
10 a.m. English rockers Temples
Friday, March 17
Main Stage Lineup:
7 a.m. Asheville, North Carolina Americana quartet River Whyless
8 a.m. Oliver John-Rodgers, aka OJR, who plays a range of styles from indie-folk, blues and Americana to grunge, psychedelia, and rock ‘n’ roll
9 a.m. Texas Troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard
10 a.m. Austin psychedelic rock band The Black Angels
Saturday, March 18
Main Stage Lineup:
8 a.m. Austin-based singer and songwriter Molly Burch
9 a.m. Austin blues, funk and soul artist Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
10 a.m. British rapper, singer (and actress) Little Simz
11 a.m. Spoon drops its ninth album “Hot Thoughts” March 17
KUTX LIVE at the Four Seasons is sponsored by:
KUTX is proud to support the Austin Chronicle’s 35th Annual Austin Music Awards. The event happens Sunday, March 12 at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre, and all proceeds benefit The Sims Foundation. KUTX’s Laurie Gallardo and Rick McNulty will host.
Check out the full lineup below, then grab your tickets before they’re gone.
Texas Songwriters performance by Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Kat Edmonson, and more.
Femmes for SIMS featuring: The Trishas, Kelly Willis, Erika Wennerstrom, The Bluebonnets, Jackie Venson, Carolyn Wonderland and LouLou (of Thievery Corporation and Night Glitter)
Fab 5 Freddy presenting a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Grammy-winners Grupo Fantasma, featuring Jai Malano, Brownout, and Sabrina Ellis (of Sweet Spirit and A Giant Dog)
Performances will be backed by Austin Music Awards Musical Director Charlie Sexton and Mayor Adler’s House Band: Michael Ramos, Conrad Choucroun, and George Reiff.
The show will also feature an opening blessing and performance by The New Generation Children’s Choir.
The first-ever Townes Van Zandt Award will be presented to musician and artist Terry Allen, who will perform with Joe Ely and other special guests
Rose Reyes, honoree of the Margaret Moser Award celebrating a trailblazer in the music industry.
KUTX has its fingers in a lot of pies. Check out some of the shows we’re supporting this season.
KUTX supports Kids In a New Groove Concert Series, more info here
Friday, February 17
KUTX presents Adia Victoria at the Mohawk
Wednesday, February 15
aGLIFF & KUTX Present “Jewel’s Catch One” at the Alamo Drafthouse
Friday, February 17
KUTX Live at the Paramount: Delbert McClinton
Saturday, February 18
KUTX presents Molly Burch at the Mohawk
Friday, February 24
Jens Lekman at the Mohawk
Saturday, February 25
Join KUTX host Rick McNulty LIVE in person before Bobby Patterson’s Birthday Bash at Antone’s
Tuesday, February 28
KUTX Live at the Paramount: Valerie June
Tuesday, February 28
KUTX Presents The Staves at Emo’s
Tuesday, March 7
John Aielli 50th Anniversary Concert at the Hogg Auditorium
Sunday, March 12
Austin Music Awards at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
The more things change in Austin, the more one thing stays the same: John Aielli. Come celebrate John’s 50 years on KUT and KUTX on Tuesday, March 7th at Hogg auditorium as we fete him with an all-star concert featuring Bob Schneider, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Carrie Rodriguez, Nakia, Tony Kamel of Wood and Wire and more. The show starts at 7:30 with your emcee Jaston Williams and the house band of Graham Reynolds. Learn more and get your tickets at HERE. Brought to you by People’s Rx and KUTX.
**PURCHASE TICKETS HERE**
Hogg Auditorium is located on the University of Texas campus at 2300 Whitis Ave (just east of Guadalupe on 24th street)
How to get here:
Hogg is easily accessible using Capital Metro north & south bound routes including the 1, 801, 803 and various others.
Please consult their website for times, fares and stops. If you are taking cab or a ride sharing service the closest intersection to be dropped off is the east side of 24th & Guadalupe.
Special seating needs:
If you require special seating (wheel chair access) please reach out to Amy Chambless at 512-475-6515.
Accessible seating for people with disabilities along with companion seats are available.
Parking on campus is by permit only. If you do not have a UT Austin permit you can not park on campus. We do suggest using the closest parking garages including
Hogg is an older building and does not have up to date restrooms. Think the small restrooms at the Paramount Theater if you have attended a show there.
Because of this we will allow you to leave and use the restrooms in the nearby Texas Union. We will have ushers to guide you and you will be allowed re-entry via wristband or hand stamp.
Please keep this in mind it is not ideal but it’s where we are at the moment.
The Cactus Bar staff will have a full bar. The bar will be CASH ONLY.
ATMS are located nearby in the Union and on Guadalupe. We will have a great selection of local brews along with hard liquor selections and wine.
NO ALCOHOL CAN BE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE VENUE.
The University of Texas at Austin is a Tobacco Free Campus.
Please refer to the University policy here http://sites.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/faq-2/ for any questions.
This is a reserved seating show.
You should have received your ticket via the confirmation email. If you need it resent please contact Amy Chambless at 512-475-6515 (please note we will be setting up the show all day).
We will also have a master list of all tickets purchased and can check you off of that as well. Please have your ID out and ready for that when we come by.
UT Austin Hogg ushers will help you find your seats if you have any questions.
If you are sitting on the balcony please do not place items on the balcony railings!
We do not want to have items like cell phones, drinks or purses falling and hitting patrons below.
KUTX is proud to announce another KUTX Live concert series at the beautiful Paramount Theatre. The series runs from September through December with 6 amazing shows. For more information on the upcoming KUTX Live At Stateside and Paramount series and for a look at the complete calendar for the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, visit austintheatre.org.
KUTX Live at The Paramount Theatre
In the rock’n’roll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains. It includes Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Guy Clark, Delbert McClinton, Don Walser, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines, his daughter Natalie Maines, and Joe’s enduring musical partners, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
It is a land where you can see for miles and miles and miles. Only those who don’t know it find it barren. For it’s full of stories if you know where to seek them. And it has customs and amusements all its own. Even the forever dipping oil wells have their role. “In high school, we used to get somebody to buy us a six pack and go out there to the fields and ride the front part of those oil pumps all night long,” Joe remembers.
Now, Ely lives in Austin and spends much of his life on the road. But when he’s accumulated enough song ideas, Lubbock is where Joe heads. “Somehow, just driving for hours down those country roads is still the best place for me finish my songs.”
Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.”
The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories.
Valerie June has announced a North American headline tour in support of her forthcoming new album, ‘The Order of Time,’ slated for release on January 27th, 2017 (Concord Records). The announcement comes as June wraps up a series of performances this fall with Norah Jones and Sturgill Simpson. Tour dates below with more to be announced in the following weeks.
‘The Order of Time’ follows June’s 2013 breakout LP, ‘Pushin’ Against a Stone,’ which established her as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents” according to the New York Times. For this album, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. More on the album here.
NPR posted the first track ‘Astral Plane,’ on Thursday, calling the track “wondrous.” NPR’s Ann Powers compares June’s writing to Alice Walker or bell hooks. Read NPR’s coverage here.
June has made memorable appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Saturday Morning, Rachael Ray, and Austin City Limits. She has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Norah Jones and Sturgill Simpson, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and much more.
Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo just released Burn Something Beautiful on October 28th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The new album, Escovedo’s first solo endeavor since 2012’s highly acclaimed Big Station, is in actuality, a highly collaborative affair. Teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the project’s producers.
Escovedo and company take some mighty big swings here. At once a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality, and the healing power of love, Burn Something Beautiful connects repeatedly with Escovedo’s soulful heart and voice at its core. Recorded in April at Portland’s Type Foundry studio, the project coalesced with the help of an esteemed group of musicians who give the album a genuine band feel. They include guitarist Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), drummer John Moen (The Decemberists), vocalists Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Kelly Hogan (Neko Case) as well as saxophonist Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).
In a trailblazing career that began with The Nuns, San Francisco’s famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992’s acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine’s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.