Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

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Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

Think you know more than KUTX about music? The Austin Chronicle did – on February 5th, they ended KUTX’s winning streak by taking first place in KUTX’s Austin Music Trivia. Will they win again, will KUTX wrest back the title, or will YOUR TEAM take it from us both?

Save the date for the next round of KUTX Music Trivia, where the theme will be [drumroll, please]: THE ROOTS OF INDIE ROCK!  Your team can compete against  Team KUTX and others in an epic battle of music knowledge. It all goes down Tuesday, April 16 at the Cactus Cafe – led once again by KUTX evening host and trivia master Taylor Wallace. There will be awesome prizes for the winning team, plus drink specials and a night of supreme music nerdiness for all.

This is a fundraiser for KUTX, with proceeds benefitting this non-profit music service. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $10 per person at the door. (Team maximum is 6 people.)

Round up your team of musicheads, come up with an awesome team name, and start studying! Get your tickets here.

KUTX Music Trivia: The Roots of Indie Rock

Tuesday, April 16 @ Cactus Cafe

Doors at 6 P.M., Trivia at 7 P.M.

Hosted by KUTX’s Taylor Wallace

$5 advance / $10 at the door – proceeds benefit KUTX



Posted by on Mar 18, 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.


“Trouble Trouble” by Shinyribs

“1996” by Wild Child

Written by Felix Kimbrell – KUTX Intern

KUTX Live at Four Seasons 2019

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KUTX Live at Four Seasons 2019

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

March 13-16, KUTX brought together some of the most anticipated 2019 SXSX Music Conference artists for four mornings of music appreciation and discovery at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. In its ninth year, this annual tradition of early-morning, open-to-the-public broadcasts raised $36,500 for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an Austin-based non-profit organization that provides local musicians with access to affordable health care, with a focus on prevention and wellness.

See photos from the event here and watch video of some of the performances below.

Wednesday, March 13

Combo Chimbita

7 a.m. – Combo Chimbita uses cumbia as a building block for what they describe as tropical futurism, which gets psychedelic and freaky, with a combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.


8 a.m. – Sasami, self-proclaimed “synth queen” and former keyboardist for L.A. indie rockers Cherry Glazerr.

Durand Jones & The Indications

9 a.m. – American soul, rhythm and blues outfit Durand Jones & The Indications

Wyclef Jean

10 a.m. – Haitian rapper, musician and actor Wyclef Jean, R&B and soul songstress Jazzy Amra and neo soul and jazz-infused artist Moira Mack


Thursday, March 14

Heart Bones

7 a.m. – Heart Bones, the project between Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit) and Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann), reflecting influences from doo-wop, classic duets, musical theater and electro dance.


8 a.m. – Austin-based minimalist composer and electronic musician Bayonne (aka Roger Sellers)

Cautious Clay

9 a.m. – NPR Slingshot artist Cautious Clay


10 a.m. – London-based trio HÆLOS, who craft a danceable, blend of atmospheric synth-rock, spare electro-pop and elemental trip-hop

Friday, March 15


7 a.m. – Austin psych-pop ensemble SMiiLE

Moving Panoramas

8 a.m. – Austin-based alt-indie outfit Moving Panoramas, who deliver a hazy dream-pop rock sound

Steve Earle

9 a.m. – Rock, country and folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle

Patty Griffin

10 a.m. – Americana singer-songwriter and Grammy award-winner Patty Griffin

Saturday, March 16

Abhi the Nomad

8 a.m. – Abhi the Nomad who delivers a hybrid sound of rap and melodic pop musings

Jealous of the Birds 

9 a.m. – Northern Ireland alt-indie act Jealous of the Birds (aka Naomi Hamilton)


10 a.m. – British singer-songwriter Yola, whose sound spans country, folk, classic soul and ‘70s-era Britpop

Andrew Bird

11 a.m. – Indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Andrew Bird

KUTX thanks sponsors Fara Coffee and Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding for helping to make KUTX Live at the Four Seasons possible. KUTX Live at The Four Seasons is also produced with support from PSAV and Rock N Roll Rentals.


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Posted by on Feb 5, 2019

Tickets: 5:30 pm (please do not arrive or line up before 4 pm in respect to the university)

Doors: 6:45pm Show: 7:00pm 

Performances by Thomas Csorba & Hayes Carll!

Join for the official kick-off party for Luck Reunion 2019, featuring the official 2019 lineup reveal, a free concert featuring Hayes Carll and Thomas Csorba, a first-come-first-served flash sale of 300 Luck Reunion tickets, door prizes, and more!

Ticket office opens at 5:30 P.M. (please do not arrive before 4 P.M. in respect to the university). Doors are at 6:45 with the show at 7.

2018 Holiday Sing Along

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2018 Holiday Sing Along

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018

Kick off your holiday season with KUT and KUTX at our annual Sing Along andTree Lighting, followed by the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll.

The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, kicked off by KUT “Morning Edition” host Jennifer Stayton and led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary keepsake songbooks.

At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the giant tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave. After the tree lighting, stroll Congress Ave. between 9th and 11th streets for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
5 p.m. Holiday stroll begins
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Holiday stroll continues until 10 p.m.

The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations, as well as monetary donations, at the staffed Food Bank tent, located in the 1000 block of Congress and the donation boxes near the tree. Over the past eight years, the Food Bank has raised 8,538 meals from the Sing Along and Stroll.

The Holiday Stroll has something for everyone including photos with Santa, a petting zoo, live ice sculptures, holiday arts and crafts, a live mural painting, local food trucks, artisan vendors and more. Plus, enjoy a full night of live music with performances by the Austin Children’s Choir, DJ Girlfriend, Shy Beast and more to be announced. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.

KUT and KUTX thank the following sponsors for helping make the Sing Along and Tree Lighting possible: Central Texas Food BankHyde Park SchoolsMaudie’s Tex-Mex and Whole Earth Provision Co.