As the weeks of sheltering-in-place wear on, finding community becomes more important, and we’re all craving it in whatever form it presents itself. At KUTX, we made Groover’s Paradise: a place for our listeners, staff, and artists to do what we love most: nerd out about music. We’re diving into a 30-Day Song Challenge, and marone! the collaborative playlists are absolute dynamite. So here they are in all of their great, groovy, glory. And please, come join us!
Day 1- Color Songs
Day 2- Number Songs
Day 3- Summertime Songs
Day 4- Songs That Remind You of Someone You’d Like to Forget
Day 5- Songs That Need to Be Played LOUD!
Day 6- Songs That Make You Wanna D-A-N-C-E!
Day 7- Driving Songs
Day 8- Songs About Drugs or Alcohol
Day 9- Songs That Make Us Happy
Day 10- Songs That Make Us Sad
Day 11- Songs We Never Get Tired Of
Just in time for the holiday of scorned frustration and complicated feelings, comes a video of wrought with scorned frustration and erotically complicated feelings. Austin’s Caleb DeCasper premieres the video to “Johnny Be Goode,” off his 2019 De Casper EP. Brilliantly shot, “‘Johnny Be Goode’ is a universal story about being shunned by a lover for another. Even more so, it’s a universal queer experience of being shunned by a lover for one who makes them feel ‘normal’ or ‘right’, and you are left as a secret relationship that never existed. “
The video release show is TONIGHT (2/14 )AT ELECTRIC CHURCH. Check out Caleb’s 2019 Studio 1A performance here.
There’s a lot to be said about tonight’s bill at Hotel Vegas, but to put it succinctly, it’s gonna be a night full of weird…
After dropping their first and only single in two years last Halloween, self-described “ghoul-pop, dork wave, unicorn-twee” trio Stretch Panic went for a short hibernation. They return tonight to soak the crowd in their known brand of cartoonishly caped, rainbow-colored songs about demons, monsters and blood. They’re joined tonight by Space Heat whose recipe calls for 3 parts synthwave to one part experimental and garnished with post-punk; freakpop outfit Strange Mother fill out tonight’s line-up. Whether you revel in the weird or are looking to take a step outside your musical comfort zone, this show tonight at Hotel Vegas on East 6th will satiate your off-beat appetite. Check out songs from tonight’s line-up below!
Bring on the Tuesday Night Shoegaze and indie buzz. Sounds good, right? Well you can get warm, fuzzy heaps of it tomorrow night at Cheer Up Charlie’s. An all-Austin bill brings in the jangle and gaze with Slideshow, a 3-piece who’s soft, full, fuzzy sound weave ethereal vocals with hints of nimble guitar hooks. Joining them are the Freakout, who are best described as Beat Happening with a feedback pedal. Young June round out the bill, brining more of the great, chilled out indie attitude. The bedroom, jangle-pop show happens tomorrow night at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Red River. Check out songs from all three bands in their Bandcamp hyperlinks or below!
Here we are, the last 2 nights of Free Week. No time to waste! You wanna know who to go see, this weekend so let’s get to it.
Starting with tonight, Cheer Up Charlie’s on Red River sports an all-punk line-up featuring Big Bill, Borzoi, and Blood. Away from downtown over at Dozen Street on 12th and Chicon, Erica Michelle, Sex Pump, and Cosms share the bill with JD Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers. And way away from downtown, the Far Out Lounge and Stage hosts a full-on indie night with Batty Jr., Lolita Lynne, Half Dream, and more on South Congress near Slaughter Lane.
Moving on to Sunday, the final day of Free Week 2020, Mohawk Indoor has up-and-comers Sadie & the Ladies joined by Lord Friday the 13th and others, while 2019 KUTX Artist of the Month the Infinites play with Chronophage, 2069, and Samson next door at Cheer Up Charlie’s. And over on East 6th, Hotel Vegas rounds out Free Week with an indie bill full of heavyweights with Half Dream, frosty palms, Hong Kong Wigs, and Semihelix. AAAAAAND there we go, the tail end of Free Week 2020. Enjoy your weekend of free musical discovery, and remember, if you aren’t digging what’s going on on stage, go next door to another free show.