Exótico Americano

Austin Music Minute

Exótico Americano

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019

As part of KUTX‘s #LoveAustinMusicMonth celebrations, the Austin Music Minute highlights a local artist of international standing.

If you’ve ever indulged in the jams of Os Alquimistas, Suns of Orpheus or the Jorge Ben/Gilberto Gil/Tropa Maldita-era vibed Macaxiera Funk, then you must know Frederico Geib. The songwriter makes his official solo debut as Frederico7 with a new LP, Exótico Americano, a cross-section of Pan American soul and a universal message of unity.

Dig the massive album release party happening tonight at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St. This is one huge blowout with Kiko Villamizar, Cilantro Boombox, Manolo Black, and Maracatú Texas. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Parabéns, Frederico! Recommended.

-Photography by Juan Figueroa for KUTX.

Beautiful Thing

Austin Music Minute

Beautiful Thing

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Hayes Carll is one of the nicest fellows around. And, as your Austin Music Minute maven often raves on various occasions, Carll is one of the best/funniest damn storytellers ever to bring your attention to any stage he graces. It’s a special bonus you get whenever he performs. Makes sense. A songwriter of his caliber thoughtfully weaves the yarns that compel you, give you pause, paint the clearest pictures opening the memory floodgates. It all comes alive.

So, the coolest thing happened recently. Carll made his official debut at the Grand Ole Opry. It was a mind-blowing and overwhelming experience, to put it mildly. And obviously, an excellent choice on the part of the Grand Ole Opry.

In the spirit of #LoveAustinMusicMonth, we’re selfishly pleased that this Grammy-nominated artist and outstanding storyteller calls Austin his home, and he loves to play here, too. Speaking of which, Carll has a (now sold out) show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. And fellow songwriter Ben Dickey opens the show at 9:45 p.m. Barfield closes out the night after midnight.

Some major badasses in the house, ya’ll. Tip ‘o the hat from the AMM. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Love at the Cactus

Austin Music Minute

Love at the Cactus

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

Austin songwriter and longtime Austin Music Minute fave David Ramirez gets the #LoveAustinMusicMonth spotlight on today’s AMM, and with good reason. Some busy music-filled nights are ahead for Ramirez at the Cactus Café, 2247 Guadalupe in the Texas Union building. Check this out: Ramirez will perform his entire catalog of work, each song off every record and EP he’s recorded, over the next four nights at the Cactus, beginning tonight. Dang!

For you hardcore fans, here’s the schedule Ramirez recently posted to his Facebook page:

American Soil and Strangetown tonight, with Carson McHone (fresh from her London tour, hello?!) opening the show.

Apologies and The Rooster tomorrow night, with Thomas Csorba opening.

FABLES on Friday night, with Matt McCloskey opening.

We’re Not Going Anywhere on Saturday night, with Jason Robert Blum opening.

Doors at 8 p.m., and music at 8:30 p.m. each night. Soak it all in, and raise a glass to Ramirez. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

White Buffalo

Austin Music Minute

White Buffalo

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

The #LoveAustinMusicMonth celebrations continue on KUTX 98.9 with the AMM spotlight on Austin-based artist Joseph Mach.

Austin is where Mach makes his home these days, but he previously fronted two bands in Los Angeles, Hotspur and The Static, while collaborating as a co-writer with other artists. However, following the end of a relationship and what Mach describes as “a period of spiritual awakening,” it was time for major change. This included a move away from a pop-rock comfort zone toward more folk/Americana/country and blues styles on his solo debut, White Buffalo, produced by Daniel Watters (The Watters), as well as a deeper exploration of vulnerability and survival in his songwriting.

Tonight, Joseph Mach and The Lighthearts celebrate today’s release of White Buffalo with a show at One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Sedona Skies start out the evening. Doors open at 8 p.m.

-Photography by Evan Louis Anderson.

The Magic Circle

Austin Music Minute

The Magic Circle

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019

The #LoveAustinMusicMonth celebrations continue at KUTX 98.9, with our friends at the City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division and the Austin Music Foundation, as we proudly show the love for Austin-based music artists. Today’s Austin Music Minute feature is about something quite magical, indeed, a wonderful gathering of like minds and new fans to bear witness to a crackling electricity like no other.

The torch was passed from Flipnotics to Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd., to keep a lovely tradition alive and well. Monday Night Bluegrass Night, recent Austin Music Industry Award Winner for Best Musical Residency, is a gathering of world-class string musicians performing old bluegrass standards.

There’s a rotating cast each Monday night, and tonight includes the talents of Sophia Johnson, Katy Rose Cox, Trevor Smith and Dom Fisher (Wood and Wire), and Noah Jeffries. The music starts at 8 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photography by Reagan Hackleman.

-Special thanks to Tony Kamel of Wood and Wire for his recommendation of “Molly and Tenbrooks” for today’s AMM.