Best of Studio 1A

Features

Best of Studio 1A

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

Best of Studio 1A from August 2016



tt_wye_oak_civilian_folk_music_218.11.16 Wye Oak“Trigger Finger”

The duo, Wye Oak, have been around for a decade now and have never stopped expanding their sound and writing great songs. The group formed in Baltimore, Maryland, like many indie greats of the time (e.g. Beach House, Animal Collective), and have always pushed forward in their artistic styling, never sticking to a specific genre. The group is strongly rooted in the beautiful and entrancing voice of Jenn Wasner, but the duo have incorporated a large mix of guitars, synthesizers and drums across their records and songs.

Watch here on VuHaus



GPerez JohnPaulWhite 0018.10.16 John Paul White – “What So”

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Paul White is gearing up to release his first solo album in almost a decade. New album “Beulah” debuts this Friday, August 19th on Single Lock records (Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones), a label run by White, friend Will Trapp, and Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner. The title of the record, Beulah, is a reference to a familial term of endearment used by White’s family growing up combined with the poet William Blake’s terminology for mindfulness and inspiration. Reflective of this duality, the album combines the comfort of southern soul with gothic rock ballads that are nothing short of spiritual.

Watch here on VuHaus

 



david-bazan-van-hi-res8.15.16 David Bazan – “Trouble with Boys”

David Bazan had already established indie rock tenure with his band Pedro the Lion years before he began his “living room shows” (which he still does today). Some musicians of his caliber may associate house shows with a darker, and hopefully never to be revisited time in their career, but for Bazan it seems the perfect venue for his uncomfortably intimate music. That is not meant as a knock towards the Seattle native–he just has a penchant for dredging up personal turmoils that some may not be brave enough to even tell close friends, let alone record them for thousands of people to hear. Bazan is a rare kind, whose music is startlingly sincere in a music world where degrees of detachment and cynicism are seemingly the only attributes one can possess.

Watch here on VuHaus



Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.49.30 AM8.19.16 Portuondo y Ochoa – “Lagrimas Negras”

The impact of Buena Vista Social Club was unexpected and unprecedented. The project was originally birthed out of Ry Cooder’s trip to Havana, Cuba when he was sent to make a collaboration record of African and Cuban musicians. Unfortunately the African musician’s visas had not arrived, and so the plans changed to create a Cuban Son album. After getting together a large group of musicians (20 musicians are featured on the album in total), the whole album was recorded in only 6 days and the rest is history. The album’s success grew steadily by word of mouth, won a Grammy and was even turned into a documentary by German film directer, Wim Wenders. The album had an international impact and a re-introduced the significance of Cuban music. Portuondo y Ochoa, two of Buena Vista Social Club’s original members, continue to carry this spirit to new audiences.

Listen here on KUTX



8.18.16 Money Chicha – “Quiren Efectos” moneychicha2

Listening to Money Chicha feels a bit like taking a hit of acid, downing a couple shots of Tequila, and hopping a plane to 1960s Peru. If that particular combination of drugs and time travel sounds even a little interesting, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with this unique Austin band. Nominally a mildly alcoholic beverage popular with workers across South America, Chicha became synonymous with a distinctive genre of music that mixes the distorted guitar sounds of American psychedelic rock with traditional Colombian cumbia. Now combine that heady brew with a little South Texas swagger and some bruising Latin funk and you’ll get a feel for Money Chicha’s music. Sounds pretty crazy, right? That’s because it is. It’s the kind of music that rewires your brain, awakens your spirit animal, and takes you places you’ve never been.

Watch here on VuHaus



8.24.16 San Saba County – “Advice (To A Graduate)”

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the boys in San Saba County, but they’re finally back with a new record titled Fifth. Perhaps it’s a nod towards Big Star, or maybe its a declaration of the Austin group’s undeniable longevity. Since their beginnings in the early 2000’s, San Saba County have gone through a few transformations. Originally drawing from the spring of alt-country heroes like Gram Parsons and the Silver Jews on their debut record East Does It, but like their forefathers, they’ve never been comfortable staying in the same place too long.san saba

Watch on VuHaus

John Paul White 8.10.16

Studio 1A Sessions

John Paul White 8.10.16

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez

 

Beulah [\ˈbyü-lə\] n. noun

  1. Hebrew baby name (בְּעוּלָה) that translated to, “married”
  2. Term coined by William Blake to represent a realm of peace, mindfulness, and poetic inspiration
  3. Term of endearment used by the White family. “It’s a term of endearment around our house,” White explains, “like you would call someone ‘Honey.’”

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Paul White is gearing up to release his first solo album in almost a decade. New album “Beulah” debuts this Friday, August 19th on Single Lock records (Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones), a label run by White, friend Will Trapp, and Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner. The title of the record, Beulah, is a reference to a familial term of endearment used by White’s family growing up combined with the poet William Blake’s terminology for mindfulness and inspiration. Reflective of this duality, the album combines the comfort of southern soul with gothic rock ballads that are nothing short of spiritual.

KUTX got an early preview of the album last week when White played to a live audience in Studio1A. Check out the performance down below.
Roxanne Zech



Website|| Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Spotify || iTunes|| Amazon

Sailor Poon “Blame The Patriarchy” (NSFW)

Features

Sailor Poon “Blame The Patriarchy” (NSFW)

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

Car got towed? Blame the patriarchy. Toilet overflowed? Blame the patriarchy. Swollen lymph node? Blame the patriarchy!

The best source of comedy are the jokes riddled with underlying truths. Austin punk band Sailor Poon find a sweet spot between social critique and satirical gold. The group embodies the tongue in cheek humor of a young Kathleen Hanna (a solid 2000 Le Tigre, or 1993 Bikini Kill) and the conviction of Tobi Vail. These women completely destroy the archetype of Austin punk. Utterly outrageous and wonderfully crude, Sailor Poon puts on one of the most worthwhile live shows in town. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you scream – it might even make you a little uncomfortable; that’s the point.

New song “Blame the Patriarchy,” filmed in male adult boutique Tapelenders, is as amusing as it is catchy. The contrast of Billie’s deep vocals and Shea’s high howls embody and ridicule 21st century patriarchal standards. In the purest form of punk rock, these ladies just don’t give a damn.

Tour for Sailor Poon starts tomorrow! Catch them at their tour kickoff party tonight at Hotel Vegas and at their welcome home Chilli Cookoff party on September 4th.

“DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD!”

 

Roxanne Zech



Tour dates || Facebook || Bandcamp

The Donkeys 7.28.16

Studio 1A Sessions

The Donkeys 7.28.16

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

The Donkeys bring a wave of nostalgia and comfort with all the charisma of a favorite worn out t-shirt. For a group from San Diego, the quartet has all the twang of Texas’ best country rock with the added fresh air of Austin psychedelic rock. Their fourth studio album Ride The Black Wave (2014) is set on the blue beaches of the California coast, but the dusty melodies are much more reminiscent of the empty roads of West Texas. Earlier this year the group released EP Midnight Palms, produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart). The EP is five songs of upbeat optimism, perfect for a drive down the coast with the windows down.

The Donkey’s kickoff their North American today, July 28th, with a show at Sidewinder alongside Austin natives Booher. Get ready for the show with a live session brought to you by Studio 1A down below.

 

Roxanne Zech 



Website || Spotify || Itunes

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram

El Tule 7.26.16

Studio 1A Sessions

El Tule 7.26.16

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

El Tule is pure sunshine; a product of latin dance rhythms and positive expression. The band blends all of the zeal and enthusiasm of cumbia, salsa, merengue, reggae, and psychedelic rock. The importance of dance and movement radiates throughout the group’s music both lyrically and rhythmically. As soon as the music hits the ears, the body is sure to follow suit. El Tule will have you strutting down the street, grooving at your best friend’s wedding, and dancing while you do the dishes. For fans of: Golden Dawn Arkestra.

We’re big fans of El Tule here at KUTX. In fact, we’ve had them in twice this week! Art Levy has singer and guitarist John Dell and conga player Matt “Matteo” Turner guest DJ during last week’s My KUTX and today we had the band visit Studio1A this week to play some tracks off their fourth studio album Cuatro. Listen to the live session down below. If you like what you hear, they’re playing Austin 3ten tonight.

 

Roxanne Zech

 



Website || Spotify || Itunes

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram