This Song: King Princess

This Song

This Song: King Princess

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

In this episode, Mikaela Mullaney Straus aka King Princess describes how  listening to “Cosmic Dancer” by T. Rex as a kid made her feel seen. And she explores how anthemic rock bands, along with artists like Prince and Tina Turner helped her understand her gender and showed her how music could transport the listener to another place and time.

“It’s about throwing people into a world. It’s about putting people into something that’s like completely separate from reality.”

📸 Greg Noire

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Nipsey Hussle & Success

The Breaks

Nipsey Hussle & Success

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh talk about whether Nipsey Hussle’s profile was elevated after his death and discuss what “success” really means today.
  • They explore the history of  Outkast’s Stankonia Studios and reflect on the stories that might be told about Austin hip-hop someday.
  • Both  hosts make a call more Black tastemakers in Austin.
  • Fresh talks about Summer Walker’s desire to just make art and discourages musicians from avoiding the business side of the music industry as part of his Unpopular Opinion.
  • Confucius lets people know they can support the local scene in Austin every Thursday from 9pm-1am when he DJ’s at Troublemaker.  He’ll play a mix of classical and local music.
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This Song: Matt and Kim

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This Song: Matt and Kim

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Indie electronic duo Matt and Kim talk about how “The Mullet Burden” by The Dillinger Escape Plan showed them how intense music could be.

Matt: “I did not even realize that music could be as extreme as that was. Like if I thought that music could be turned up to 10 , it was like, oh wait, you could actually turn up to 12 — there’s like 2 more notches on this thing that I didn’t even know existed.”

The couple also explores how they’ve tried to bring that same kind of intensity to their music, especially their live shows, the toll that intensity has taken on their bodies and what they see as the next phase in their musical lives.

📸: Caleb Kuhl

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Kanye vs Confucius and Fresh

The Breaks

Kanye vs Confucius and Fresh

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019

Confucius and Fresh discuss why they’re no longer willing to rock with Kanye West and why they are willing to read the new Prince biography “The Beautiful Ones.” They interview Austin rapper, Queen Deelah who’s new record “Unlisted” drops on November 9th. Fresh defends the Austin ISD’s decision to close schools in his Unpopular Opinion and Confucius warns again narcissism in his segment Confucius Says.

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Queen Deelah will be celebrating the release of “Unlisted” with Qi Dada at Stay Gold in Austin on November 9th

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This Song: La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia

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This Song: La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

La Marisoul, lead singer and songwriter for the band La Santa Cecilia explains how  Mercedes Sosa’s version of “Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón” by Fito Páez helped her understand what a powerful tool music could be for connection and healing.

“I can feel myself connected to the earth when I hear her. I feel relieved. I feel like I’m being held by a motherly force…holding me in melody and words that I need.”

This sentiment is reflected in La Santa Cecilia’s latest, self titled release. The record was written during a year when 3 of the 4 band members lost their fathers and finds the group reflecting on family, love, and loss and connection.

📸 Humberto Howard

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