Frederico7: “Missing My Children”

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Frederico7: “Missing My Children”

Posted by on Sep 17, 2021

We might’ve just kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook Spanish’s distant cousin, Portuguese, and subsequently the music of Brazil. Enter Frederico7, the Austin-based Brazilian soul-rocker who first captivated the Live Music Capital with a Latin-leaning vatapá of South American sounds on his 2019 debut LP Exótico Americano.

Frederico7 brings o calor to the stage tomorrow night at Far Out Lounge for South Americano Fest, celebrating two new singles that dropped this morning, which are both produced and engineered by the legendary Beto Martinez and tease an upcoming all-English album for 2022. If you’re feeling more of an ’80s-pop vibe, you might want to check out “Truth is Power” first, but if you’re like me and enjoy combating the sun with some sweltering dub reggae, you’re gonna want to blast “Missing My Children”!


Jack Anderson

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El Dusty, Adan Cruz, Serko Fu, and Morenito de Fuego: “Camara Lenta”

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El Dusty, Adan Cruz, Serko Fu, and Morenito de Fuego: “Camara Lenta”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

If you’re looking to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a bit of dancing, there are few artists more capable of bringing the house down than El Dusty. On top of being a Latin Grammy Nominee and beloved crate-diggin’ turntablist, this Corpus Christi-born DJ/producer/composer is also a leading pioneer in the nu cumbia/electronic cumbia movement, and delights us with each new innovative offering.

The previous My KUTX guest host kicks off his regional tour 6PM tomorrow night at Mala Vida and to dip your toes in early, zone out to El Dusty’s latest collaborative single (and music video), “Camara Lenta“!


Jack Anderson

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Joe King Carrasco y Colectivo Chihuaha: “Carrera Larga”

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Joe King Carrasco y Colectivo Chihuaha: “Carrera Larga”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2021

If you have even cursory knowledge of the Tex-Mex genre, then you’ve likely already heard the name Joe “King” Carrasco. Born in the Texas panhandle and currently calling Southwest Mexico his home, Joe King Carrasco’s approaching a half century worth of innovative music output, with highlights like recording with Michael Jackson and appearing on Saturday Night Live.

Recently Carrasco teamed up with Colectivo Chihuaha for what’s arguably the King’s magnum opus, Beers Bars & Guitars, a quintessential-but-modern Tex-Mex platter that came in hot just a couple weeks back. We’d be joking if we said we weren’t excited for even more from Joe King in the coming years, but since today marks the First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll just appreciate Carrasco’s remarkable long run in its present form with “Carrera Larga”!


Jack Anderson

–Photo: Mark Bowman Images

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The Dragon Berries: “Island” [PREMIERE]

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The Dragon Berries: “Island” [PREMIERE]

Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

With the exception of iconic industry shifters who made it look easy like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, or dare I say, even Limp Bizkit, the mashup genre of rap-rock can be a treacherous territory to navigate. That said, Austin four-piece The Dragon Berries seems to have hit a stride in the hip-hop-meets-alt-rock field, beginning with 2019’s “We Got the Funk”.

The Dragon Berries have spent the pandemic writing a new batch of tracks, including a real winner recorded at The Bubble with Chris “Frenchie” Smith that just premiered this morning. Far from an isolated example of The Dragon Berries’ talent, “Island” encompasses the group’s cross-genre escapism all under four minutes, and is officially available to provide respite whenever you need!


Jack Anderson

Photo: @thejanegreer

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Friend In Law: “Winds”

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Friend In Law: “Winds”

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Typically based in Austin but currently kicking it in Portugal’s capital, guitarist-singer Ben Murray’s been moonlighting with his solo endeavor Friend In Law. Murray’s lo-fi bedroom-based style recalls the melancholic catalogues of Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith, and can be heard most recently on Friend In Law’s latest EP, Craw Manor.

Keep an ear out for more from Friend In Law in the near future, and in the midst of Hurricane Nicholas’ misty output – thankfully just grey skies here in Austin – it’s not a bad idea to hunker down in Craw Manor and batten down the hatches with “Winds”.


Jack Anderson

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