Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

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Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Timothy Showalter, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, is the front man for folk-rock ensemble Strand of Oaks. On tour showcasing his latest project Eraser-land, Strand of Oaks balances slow and heartbreaking lyricism withdrawn and booming instrumentation to form a truly authentic sound for listeners. Timothy takes this instrumentation through sobering pain and nostalgic anguish to deliver intensive songs detailing relational issues, growing old and lonely, and coloring depression. It’s a feat that is incredibly difficult to even discuss, let alone to write and sing about. However, Strand of Oaks does simply that, and without even knowing it you find yourself recalling similar memories from a not so distant past alongside with him. What a beautiful thing to behold.

To listen to this unique and heartfelt sound check out Strand of Oaks full Studio 1A interview and session below, and to listen to their newest record, “Eraserland” click here.

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern

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This Song: Ian Graham from The Well on “Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction

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This Song: Ian Graham from The Well on “Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Ian Graham,  guitarist, songwriter and singer for the Austin psych metal band The Well, describes how hearing “Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction when he was a kid showed him how powerfully music could convey a feeling by  transporting him “to somebody else’s movie.” He describes how poetry, songwriting and playing music as a teenager helped him feel less alone in the world and saved his life and explores what he loves about the metal he makes in The Well.

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Union Specific 4.10.19

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Union Specific 4.10.19

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019

photo by Tristan Ipock/for KUTX

Union Specific serves classical country inspired indie-folk music, that is extremely vulnerable in performance. Austin’s very own Tyler Wallace is the leading man and singer-songwriter for Union Specific, and since the summer of 2008 he’s been putting out a plethora of six-string pleasantries honoring his contemporaries like Hayes Carll, and more. To hear some of these songs come to life, check below for our full Studio 1A session. You can also check out Union Specific performing live at the ABGB this Saturday supporting the release of his new album “First Burn, Then Change” out this week!

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern 

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Johnny Vidacovich 3.5.19

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Johnny Vidacovich 3.5.19

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Photo by Eilot Kamenitz

Johhny Vidacovich, is the epitome of an old soul. However this old soul is best in his element, with two drumsticks in hand and a Louisiana styled backing band at his side. In town for a Mardi Gras celebration at the One-2-One bar, Johnny and his group of jazzy instrumentalists came by Studio 1A for a quick a seasonal session of New Orleans swing past and present. Johnny’s playing lays in the foundation of unpredictability, showing kindness to the many horizontal shifts and switches in the drum patterns he maneuvers. These drums combine with swaying guitar strings and upright bass notes to bring a smooth sounding style perfect for lazy Sunday or even a fat Tuesday.

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern


Host: Jay Trachtenberg
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Mix: Jake Perlman
F.O.H. Mix: Jake Perlman




 

 

Rubblebucket 4.3.19

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Rubblebucket 4.3.19

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

Rubblebucket from Brooklyn, NY carry an indie-pop sound that is so dreamy, it may feel as though you’ve been in a musical coma for several years while listening to them. Luring the listener in with bouncy bass-lines held together by a slow pulsed synth, the band’s songwriters consisting of Annakalmia Traver and Alex Toth take you down a rabbit-hole of their artistic creation with nearly every track they put out. This trance-like intensity is what fuels the group’s newest LP, “Sun Machine“, and the aptly named record sees the group revisiting their improvised jazz origins with lots of spontaneity sprinkled throughout the track list. To hear this frantic and changing sound live check out Rubblebucket’s full Studio 1A interview and session below, and to listen to their newest record, “Sun Machine” click here.

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern

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Host: Laurie Gallardo

Broadcast Mix: Jake Perlman

F.O.H. Mix: Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott