Best Songs Ever…This Week 7.19.19

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Best Songs Ever…This Week 7.19.19

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

Photos from left to right – (Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis; Thom Yorke; Spoon )

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


Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – “Nobody’s Perfect”

Up first, the first couple of Americana: Austin’s Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. They’ve come back with their fourth album as a duo, Beautiful Lie, and this song tells the truth: “Nobody’s Perfect.”


Thom Yorke – “Not The News”

Up next is the new solo album from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Anima is his third solo offering, and he’ll bring the songs to ACL Fest this fall with a backing band called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Check out “Not The News.”


Spoon – “No Bullets Spent”

Finally, a new song from Austin’s Spoon. On July 26, the collection Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon hits wherever you get your music. That same night, Spoon hits the Austin 360 Amphitheater, opening for Beck and Cage The Elephant. The compilation album ends with this new song, “No Bullets Spent.”

Montopolis 7.15.19

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Montopolis 7.15.19

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

This is a touring concert that combines original music with beautiful cinematic images and first-person audio stories celebrating life along the Texas Gulf Coast. The stories are told by those who have lived along its shores, fished its waters, profited from its industries and strived to understand and protect its future. The music, images, and stories are a love letter to the region and reflect the feel and tone of the Texas Coast.

The Living Coast is brought to you by the collaborative Montopolis, which produced the critically acclaimed and commercially successful concerts, Music for Enchanted Rock and The Legend of Big Bend. The live music will be written and performed by Justin Sherburn. Anlo Sepulveda, co-director of the award-winning visual documentary Yakona, will helm the visual portion of The Living Coast in collaboration with a team of exceptional cinematographers. Also, Outkast FPV (Regan Jobe) will capture jaw-dropping aerial imagery. Aarin Hartwell is leading the production team as producer and marketing guru.

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

wil cope and the dope – “end of the bed (end of the world)”

Music Video Premiere

wil cope and the dope – “end of the bed (end of the world)”

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

We’re excited to premiere the video for “end of the bed (end of the world)” off of wil cope and the dope’s new album Denial River.  True to his previous work, the song sounds like a dusty tumbleweed that got hung up in a mescaline patch. And the visuals are equally out of this world. As the song title suggests, the video begins at the end of the world with waves rolling over a grainy black and white beach. From there, the visuals take us on a whacked out road trip with a traveling circus. Seriously weird stuff but somehow it all makes sense with guitarist Doug Walseth’s grainy low-fi production and Wil Cope’s slacker drawl.

Take a Wil Cope microdose with the new video then catch the full band this Friday, July 19th at Hard Luck Lounge.

video by Jacqueline Badeaux

wil cope and the dope

Wil Cope – acoustic guitar and vocals

Doug Walseth – electric guitars

Amy Hawthorne – bass guitar

Casey Seymour – drums

Recorded by Doug Walseth live in the Cat’s Eye Austin, TX 2019

Marcia Ball/TX Chapter Recording Academy 6.11.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Marcia Ball/TX Chapter Recording Academy 6.11.19

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

photo by Julia Reihs 

Marcia Ball has been keeping the blues alive in Austin for over thirty years. She joined us in Studio 1A with Recording Academy Texas Chapter Board Member Lisa Morales to discuss The Recording Academy’s (organization behind the annual GRAMMY Awards) Texas Chapter 25th Anniversary Gala at ACL Live on July 18.

The gala will bring together Recording Academy leaders, members, and music industry supporters to celebrate the rich history of Texas music across all genres. The event will include programming that is private to Recording Academy members but will also open to the public by 8 p.m. for performances by GRAMMY-winning and nominated Texas Chapter members such as Yolanda Adams, Asleep At The Wheel, Bun B, Marcia Ball, Hanson, and many, many more.

Listen to Marica’s session in Studio 1A to hear about her work with The Recording Academy’s Texas Chapter plus some classic Austin blues.

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Rodney Crowell 7.10.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Rodney Crowell 7.10.19

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

photo by Gabriel C. Perez

On his upcoming album, TEXAS, Houston native and songwriting legend Rodney Crowell returns to his Lone Star roots with a collection of Texas-centric songs and an all-star cast of featured performers.

Interestingly it all started with Ringo Starr who, through a mutual friend, let me know he was keen to record a track,” Crowell says. “Before I knew it, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers, Lyle Lovett, and Vince Gill had climbed on board. Ray Kennedy and I took hold of the production reins, enlisted a cast of bad ass musicians and voilá, TEXAS was born. Man, was it a fun record to make.

That level of enthusiasm from some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll and country music tells you just how important Crowell is to contemporary American music. To top off his Texas bona fides Crowell will be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, TX on August 10th. TEXAS is set for an August 15th release on his own imprint, RC1 Records. Listen to his recent session in Studio 1A for a sneak peek at some of the new tunes!

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Host: Jody Denberg

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove