My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

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My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Austin’s JT Habersaat is a comedian and a big music fan, and a few years ago he launched Altercation Comedy Fest as a way to bring these communities together. Now in its fourth year, Altercation takes place September 25-28 within the cozy confines of Kick Butt Café, and this year’s lineup features Eddie Pepitone, Billy Wayne Davis, Jenny Zigrino, Joe Sib, and more. Musicians get in on the fun too with Road Stories, an event featuring members of the Riverboat Gamblers, the Sword, and All telling (you guessed it) funny/weird/horrifying stories from their tour experiences.

This week on My KUTX, Habersaat returns as our guest DJ to play an hour of music and clips from some of Altercation’s must-see comedians. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Off With Their Heads – “Disappear”

2. Kyle Shutt – “Big City”

3. Jenny Zigrino comedy clip

4. Mark Lanegan Band – “Playing Nero”

5. Jake Flores comedy clip

6. Mishka Shubaly – “New Jersey Valentine’s Day Orphan Blues”

7. Swans – “Can’t Find My Way Home”

8. Billy Wayne Davis comedy clip

9. HEELS – “A Box Of Porn In The Woods”

10. Mr. Airplane Man – “Commit A Crime”

11. The Bob Seger System – “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”

12. Joe Sib comedy clip

13. The Fantastic Plastics – “Under The Knife”

14. Riverboat Gamblers – “Comedians”

My KUTX: Soundfounder

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My KUTX: Soundfounder

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

Soundfounder is the moniker for Andrew Brown, who makes electronic music under that name too. In 2010, Brown co-founded Exploded Drawing, a monthly event that spotlights emerging electronic music from Austin and around the country. Brown also runs Exploded Records, a record shop located within JuiceLand on 45th and Duval. And starting this Saturday at 1 a.m., he’ll be hosting his very own weekly show on KUTX, focusing on electronic, modern jazz, and modern funk music from Austin and around the world. Expect everything from Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, and Radiohead to the best up-and-coming producers you need to know. To celebrate the new show, Soundfounder is also the guest DJ on My KUTX this week, showcasing his electronic expertise. Hear Soundfounder’s My KUTX on Saturday, September 7 at 6 p.m., or listen at any time below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Edan – “Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme”

2. Flying Lotus – “Zodiac Shit”

3. Radiohead – “I Might Be Wrong”

4. Boards Of Canada – “Dawn Chorus”

5. DJ Shadow – “High Noon”

6. Air – “Modular Mix”

7. Madvillain – “Accordion”

8. Butcher Bear – “Velvet Coffin Pt. 1” (feat. Graham Reynolds)

9. Prefuse 73 – “Perverted Undertone”

10. Stereolab – “Brakhage”

11. Zavala – “Baustin Bridge”

12. J Dilla – “Workinonit”

13. Willis McClung – “Mr. Lee”

Introducing Soundfounder

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Introducing Soundfounder

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

On September 7th, KUTX launches a new show, hosted by Austin’s Soundfounder every Saturday night, 1-2 a.m. Episodes will also be available on-demand in the near future. Soundfounder will play electronic, modern jazz, and modern funk music from Austin and around the world, featuring new releases and old classics. Expect everything from Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, and Radiohead to the best up-and-coming producers you need to know.

Soundfounder is the moniker for Andrew Brown, who makes electronic music under that name too. In 2010, Brown co-founded Exploded Drawing, a monthly event that spotlights emerging electronic music from Austin and around the country. Brown also runs Exploded Records, a record shop located within JuiceLand on 45th and Duval.

My KUTX: Shawn Colvin

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My KUTX: Shawn Colvin

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019

Photo by Deidre Schoo

Thirty years ago, Shawn Colvin released her debut album, Steady On. Her subsequent tour took her back to her former hometown of Austin, and Colvin says that show at the Cactus Cafe was the best of those performances. On September 5th, she’s celebrating that particular time with a sold-out anniversary show at the Cactus, followed by the release of an acoustic version of Steady On on September 13. And this week on My KUTX, Colvin is our guest DJ, playing an hour of influences, musical obsessions, and songs that remind her of living in Austin. Hear Shawn Colvin’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 31 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Band – “Don’t Do It” (live)

2. Billy Joel – “Allentown”

3. Aretha Franklin – “Mary, Don’t You Weep” (live)

4. Judee Sill – “The Phoenix”

5. U2 & B.B. King – “When Love Comes To Town”

6. Joni Mitchell – “Amelia” (live)

7. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “You’re All I Need To Get By”

8. Buddy & Julie Miller – “Everything Is Your Fault”

9. Glenn Campbell & Jimmy Webb – “Wichita Lineman”

My KUTX: RF Shannon

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: RF Shannon

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

RF Shannon is the KUTX Artist of the Month for August. Photo by Jess Williamson.

A Texas-transplant friend of mine, on RF Shannon’s music: “I thought all Texas bands would sound like this.” The Austin group’s use of space and spaciness certainly brings to mind long, Lone Star drives. It’s country music for dreamers. Rain On Dust, RF Shannon’s new album, tightens the focus a bit, but not at the expense of the expanse.

This week on My KUTX, the band’s singer and songwriter Shane Renfro is our guest DJ and sonic tour guide. Dr. John, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Molly Burch, and more are riding shotgun. Hear RF Shannon’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: RF Shannon – “Don’t Be Shy”]

1. Dr. John – “Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya”

2. Roberta Flack – “Compared To What”

3. Ted Lucas – “Plain & Sane & Simple Melody”

4. Fleetwood Mac – “Albatross”

5. Harry Nilsson – “Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga”

6. Jess Williamson – “Awakening Baby”

7. Jerry Jeff Walker – “Sangria Wine”

8. The Flying Burrito Brothers – “Sin City”

9. Alfonso Cruz Jimenz – “La Zandunga”

10. Elvis Presley – “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears”

11. Jesse Woods – “U.F.O.”

12. Molly Burch – “Only One”