This Sunday at 12pm, KUTX and Waterloo Records are celebrating the new film BLAZE, the story of singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. KUTX DJ and This Song host Elizabeth McQueen will interview writer and director Ethan Hawke and actor Ben Dickey, followed by a performance by Dickey and an autograph signing.
BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY (8/17) Pre-purchase the new BLAZE Original Cast Recording on Texas Red LP or CD(out 9/21 on Light in the Attic Records) and receive a FREE, limited edition color flexi disc single while supplies last and FREE priority admission wristband for the event.
Hear Dickey and Hawke on-air with Jody Denberg Friday at 3 P.M., or catch Sunday’s taping via live-stream on KUTX’s Facebook page.)
Austin’s hip-hop, R&B, pop and soul artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists’ creativity and hard work, KUTX and the Hakone Agency are putting on Austin’s inaugural Summer Jam event on Friday, August, 31st. The event will be hosted by Austin’s #1 hip-hop radio show, The Breaks, who have merged both national and local acts on their Saturday night radio show. The hosts, Confucius and Fresh, not only want to highlight the hottest artists in the city, but also to bring various pieces of our community together, uniting in appreciation of Austin’s vibrant music community. Peep the line-up below and get a taste of the live energy with videos and links to the artists’ Studio 1A sessions! We’ll see you August 31st at Barracuda.
Sponsored by: Austin Revitalization Authority, Great American Smiles, and EQ Austin
WHEN: Saturday, August 5
WHERE: The ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf)
An event created by a global community built on GRATITUDE and to celebrate the life of Adam Yauch through Music, Art and Community. Born in Brooklyn, and now 5 years on, coming to you, yours, and the ATX. The day’s mission is to bring “all lifestyles, sizes, shapes, and forms” together to: Honor the creative, tenacious spirit and life of Adam Yauch. Commemorate the accomplishments of the Beastie Boys through the true appreciation of community, art and music. Showcase the continuing influence of Yauch and the Beasties by sharing art & music from past and present. MCA Day is co-hosted by KUTX 98.9 and The Breaks with Confucius Jones and Fresh, the #1 hip-hop show in Austin, Texas!
With sets from:
DJ Confucius Jones
The KUTX 5th Birthday Concert Series presents Jamila Woods, Sarah Jaffe, and special guest Iron & Wine this Saturday, July 14th at UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium.
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Reserved Seating: $45.00 and $35.00 in the Hogg Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.
**Use coupon code BOGO at checkout to buy one ticket and get a second for FREE!**
Jamila Woods: Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage – from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure – structure the progressive, delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album released in the summer of 2016 on Closed Sessions. “It’s like a collage process,” she says. “It’s very enjoyable to me to take something I love and mold it into something new.” A frequent guest vocalist in the hip-hop, jazz and soul world, Jamila has emerged as a once-in-a-generation voice on her soul-stirring debut.
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Woods grew up in a family of music lovers. It took a surprise poetry class with a high school arts program for Jamila to finally find her metaphorical and literal voice. “Through poetry, I realized you are the expert of your own experience,” she says. Her poetry studies continued in college and in her professional career with Young Chicago Authors.
Sarah Jaffe: Sarah Jaffe was only twenty-two years old when her seasoned debut recording, Even Born Again, was released in 2008. Already a fixture in the fertile Denton, Texas musical landscape, her profile began to soar. Soon she was touring with artists as varied as Lou Barlow and Norah Jones, and was pushing her acoustic music into the electronic pop ether. Since then she’s had raves in Rolling Stone, made the rounds on the talk shows, collaborated with Eminem, placed her songs in a couple of films, and released a handful of absorbing albums and EPs. Her fourth and latest full-length, Bad Baby, like each release that has preceded it, finds Jaffe again moving in creative new directions. There’s a dance-floor propulsion, and Jaffe is quick to credit the newly spacious feel to her layered pop to her many collaborators, including photographers and illustrators.
It’s back! The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines returns for a sixth year with six more evenings of free music and bites, plus local pop-up shops and, of course, wine. The 2018 series at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live (3TEN ACL Live) continues previous partnerships with the 2ND Street District, Visit Austin, and KUTX, with proceeds once again benefitting the Austin Music Foundation.
The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines 2018 Schedule:
4/25/2018 Austin Music Foundation presents Kalu James & The Electric Joint 5/30/2018 The Sour Notes 10th Anniversary Show + 7-inch Release 6/27/2018 Mélat 7/25/2018 bites by Taverna / pop-up shop by Sneaker Politics
Austin Music Foundation presents Blackillac
bites by La Condesa / pop-up shop by Prize