Best Songs Ever… 9.20.19

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Best Songs Ever… 9.20.19

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019

Photos from left to right – (Dhani Harrison, Amber Mark, Little Simz)

KUTX Host Jack Anderson spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.


Dhani Harrison- “Motorways (Erase It)”                                                                                                                                                 My first pick of the week comes from Dhani Harrison. For an only child of a Beatle, the pressure is on and the bar is high. But Dhani does a great job of channeling father George’s classic psychedelia while keeping his own modern tastes front and center. Here’s Dhani Harrison, “Motorways (Erase It).”


Amber Mark-“What If”
While we’re talking about musicians pulling from past decades, let’s check in with Amber Mark. Mark’s R&B/soul first caught our attention with her 2018 debut EP, and since then she’s been teasing us with her vocal talent one single at a time. This latest song, “What If,” sounds like it’s straight out of a 1980s Quincy Jones production.

Little Simz-“Selfish”
Last up, we visit London with rising hip-hop artist Little Simz. Her third full-length Grey Area dropped in Spring but the caliber of its features still warrant plenty of spins going into fall. “Selfish” is a perfect example of Simz’s laid-back style, balanced out with the delicate falsetto of fellow Londoner Cleo Sol.
Flora & Fawna 9.17.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Flora & Fawna 9.17.19

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

KUTX’s Artist of the Month, Flora & Fawna, sat down with Jay Trachtenberg this week in studio 1a. Flora & Fawna is the combination of the musical talent from  Lili Hickman and Mason Ables and was an accidental creation. After hearing Hickman’s folk-inspired songs, Ables suggested teaming up, fleshing out the songs with his beats and electronic production work. “Slow Burn” is the first result, a song that emphasizes Hickman’s voice but gives it a danceable grounding. On Thursday, September 26, Flora & Fawna releases its debut EP with a show at Cheer Up Charlie’s.

You can listen to and watch Flora & Fawna’s studio 1a session below!

Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Audio: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott

 

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Doctor’s Mob 9.10.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Doctor’s Mob 9.10.19

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

In the wake of the synthetic 80’s synth bands, a more authentic sound cropped up in Austin, cynically dubbed the ‘new sincerity’ movement. Among the leading bands of the movement was a loud, brash assemblage called Doctors’ Mob, whose motto -“Show Up Late, Show Up Drunk, Or Don’t Show Up At All’ seemed to exemplify their chaotic live shows. Yet buried beneath their [email protected]#$% attitude lay some great songwriting, found on their two albums – Headache Machine and Sophomore Slump. Unlike many of their peers, the Mob has only reunited twice for special events since their early 90’s breakup. This makes their KUTX Studio 1A performance  – and their headlining slot at the Hole in the Wall’s ‘Gregstock’ on 9/14 (a benefit to help their friend Greg Ellis pay his medical bills) – a rare treat for Austin music lovers. Listen here.

-Jeff McCord/Senior Music Editor for KUTX

Host: Jeff McCord

Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott

 

 

Harry and the Potters on Spare The Rock 8.12.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Harry and the Potters on Spare The Rock 8.12.19

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

Muggles and Wizards alike can all jam out to Harry and the Potter’s new album, Lumos. Brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge make up the wizarding group and, after a 13-year hiatus from creating new music, the band used their magic to conjure up songs meant to shed light on today’s troubling times. Though these wizards can usually be found playing their shows in libraries, they took the stage at Austin’s Mohawk on August 12th.  Harry and the Potters sat down with  Bill Childs on Spare The Rock to dive deep into all things album and magic. You can listen to the full session or watch below.

 

Host: Bill Childs on Spare The Rock

Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove and Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Paul Cauthen 9.4.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Paul Cauthen 9.4.19

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Our friend Paul Cauthen returned to Studio 1A with a new solo album to share. Room 41 was named after the hotel room Cauthen stayed in at the Belmont in Dallas TX, where he wrote many songs that ended up on the album. This new album pushes the limits of his previous projects and went through constant changes- from recording to mixing. The final product is a unique blend of familiar sounds and it is out today, September 6th! Cauthen has played dates with the best of the best, including Elle King, Margo Price, Billy Joe Shaver, and Cody Jinks and he will continue to be booked and busy on the road with his band. Thankfully, he stopped by to chat with KUTX’s Jay Trachtenberg- you can listen and watch his live performance below.

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Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott