This Song: Miles Francis

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This Song: Miles Francis

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

Miles Francis, who has played with Antibalas and backed up Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, just released his first solo EP Swimmers along with a companion visual album directed by Charles Billot.  Listen as he describes how two very different songs —  Prince’s “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” and The Beach Boys “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)”– showed him how music can convey a range 0f feelings, and helped serve as a template for his own work.

Listen to Mile’s Francis’ EP Swimmers

Watch the Visual Album for Swimmers

Check out Miles Francis’ Tour Dates

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This Song: John Cusack

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This Song: John Cusack

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

John Cusack comes to Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on June 15th for a screening of High Fidelity followed by a live Q&A moderated by KUTX host Susan Castle! Before the trip to Austin, we caught up with the actor and screenwriter to talk with him about the process of adapting Nick Hornby’s novel into a screenplay and the importance of music and music cues in the film. Also, he tells us how listening to The Clash’s “Armagideon Time” as a teenager opened him up both politically and musically and how he knew which songs to put in the movie.

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Check out Songs from this episode of This Song

 

This Song: Brownout

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This Song: Brownout

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

Greg Gonzalez, bass player for Austin’s premiere Latin funk outfit Brownout describes how Anthrax’s version of “Bring the Noise” introduced him to Public Enemy, which in turn introduced him to the music of James Brown and ignited a lifelong love affair with funk music.

Brownout just released an album of Public Enemy interpretations called “Fear of a Brown Planet.”

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Check out Brownout’s Tour Dates

Check out Brownout’s MyKUTX Guest DJ Set

Listen to Adrian Quesada’s This Song episode

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John Prine “This Song” Live at Waterloo Records 6.4.18

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John Prine “This Song” Live at Waterloo Records 6.4.18

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018

KUTX presents John Prine “This Song” Live Interview and In-Store Appearance Monday, June 4th at 2pm.

Come celebrate the release of John Prine‘s brand new album, Tree of Forgiveness with this special event.

The interview and performance will be from 2pm-3pm. John Prine will be signing records from 3-4pm

Purchase a copy of Tree of Forgiveness on CD or LP and receive one FREE priority admission wristband for the in-store. Did you already buy the CD or LP from Waterloo Records? Cool! Just bring it by the store to get your wristband. Subject to capacity!

KUTX will be streaming the interview on Facebook Live. Checkout the KUTX Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/kutxaustin/

This Song: Marmalakes

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This Song: Marmalakes

Posted by on May 30, 2018

Chase Weinach, of the band Austin band Marmalakes, describes how hearing Rilo Kiley’s “A Better Son/Daughter” when he was going through a tough time in his mid-twenties helped him realize he was not alone.

Check out Marmalakes new record “Please Don’t Stop.”

Listen to Marmalakes MyKUTX guest DJ set

Listen to Marmalakes Studio 1A performance

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