Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

The Breaks

Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh send their condolences to the family of local artist Chameleon Brenden Foster after his passing.
  • They also talk about how, although legacies are important, new artists don’t have to be aware of everyone who came before them in order to thrive in the Austin Music Scene.
  • They discuss why the allegations brought against Cardi B’s friend Star Brim might work against Cardi herself.
  • Confucius and Fresh reflect on Big Sean’s discussion with Joe Budden about stepping back from the spotlight for his mental health.
  • In his “Unpopular Opinion,” Fresh talks about letting humility take a backseat to self-promotion once in a while.
  • Confucius defends his social media presence in his “Confucius Says.”
  • This week’s local song of the week is INFRAR3D’s “Bag Baby.”

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The Hard Truth about Austin Hip-Hop

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The Hard Truth about Austin Hip-Hop

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh break down the backlash to the Forbes article on Rad and Wane from The Hakone Agency.
  • They discuss the history of the Austin hip-hop scene and how it’s hidden from most of the city.
  • In his “Unpopular Opinion,” Fresh talks about how people use the word “gentrification” too loosely.
  • Confucius encourages people to show empathy and consider context for stories in his “Confucius Says.”
  • This week’s local song of the week is Chief Cleopatra’s “Gangstas in Love.”

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This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

This Song

This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

In this rerun of an episode originally recorded last February, Jackie Venson explains how seeing  “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the movie “Evita,” changed the way she listened to music and the way she saw herself. Then she describes her journey from classical pianist to blues guitarist. It’s a tale of soul expanding love, self crushing doubt, and musical perseverance.

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Venson will be co-hosting the Austin Music Awards on March 11th at ACLive at Moody Theater. Get your tickets here.

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Olivia Jean 2.10.20

Studio 1A Sessions

Olivia Jean 2.10.20

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Olivia Jean returns with her second solo and first self-produced album Night Owl. On her first album Bathtub Love Killings, Jean played nearly every instrument, but her latest album features other instrumentalists and saw Jean taking up the role of producer. That role brought more creative control and the chance to infuse her garage rock sound with surf music and 60’s influences that she loves. Being the producer also taught her how to walk away from her music and “step on people’s toes” to create the music she wants. Ahead of her show at Empire Control Room on February 10, Olivia Jean dropped by Studio 1A to perform songs after her latest album.

She was joined by Cody Clayton on guitar, Erica Salazar on bass and Austin Hauns-Seegers on drums.

-Sophia Kontos, KUTX Intern

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Host: Laurie Gallardo

Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Faith Castle, Patricia Lin, Steven Gonzalés

Interview with Eimaral Sol

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Interview with Eimaral Sol

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Fresh sits down with KUTX’s Artist of the Month Eimaral Sol to talk about her journey from Killeen to Austin via Houston. They also discuss the inspiration behind her music, her thoughts about The Grammys and her takes on the Austin Chronicle Music Poll and Austin music scene.

This week’s Local Song of the Week is “Numb” by Jay Wile.

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Get your tickets to the 2nd Annual Love Lockdown featuring Eimaral Sol, Jake Lloyd, Jay Wile & Arya at Stubb’s Austin Indoors on February 13th!

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