Since March 2020, Bandcamp has declared the first Friday of each month Bandcamp Friday, allowing 100% of all sales that day to go directly to the artists. Today, we spotlight one of Austin’s most exciting and glamorous upcoming acts Caleb DeCasper. Born and bred in the foothills of North Carolina, DeCasper moved to Austin after a brief stint in New York, becoming a fast favorite in this city’s underground scene. Every performance is its own unique work of art, blending cabaret, horror glam, and rock into shows that are never the same twice.
A classically trained pianist, DeCasper has spent quarantine pivoting from the ivory keys to the synth keys. The upcoming debut LP Femme Boy embraces more of an electronic sound while still bleeding of trademark DeCasper energy. The album’s lead single “Too Many Boys” is one that would be at home at any dance club– danceable and tantalizing with a familiar yearn for long-term intimacy plagued by passing moments of passion.
The video is due out in the next week or so, but we’ve got a teaser for you below along with the song! You can purchase the song, merch, and the whole Caleb DeCasper discography here. Here’s what Caleb had to say about “Too Many Boys” and Femme Boy (and check out the Studio 1A Session from 2019 here):
Styling and Make-up: Keith Womack
Art Direction: Randy Culp
Producer: Joe Stacey
Fashion: Seks Fifth Avenue, WOMACK, and Lockwood 51
Today, noncomMUSIC Alliance presents the first-ever Public Radio Music Day. In honor of the inaugural event, we’ve put together a playlist of 30 KUTX live performance videos from the past seven years taken in Studio 1A, backstage at music festivals, and at our Four Seasons morning broadcasts during SXSW and ACL Fest. Take a stroll down memory lane and fall in love with public radio all over again.
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
Check out listener submissions to DJ Susan Castle’s OcHoLoCo segment in the playlists below. And be sure to submit your suggestions on our Facebook page for a chance to be featured!
We Are Blood and Blue Bell present Pint for Pint! Today through Wednesday, August 14th, all generous blood donors will get a voucher for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream!
Let’s support the cause during Monday’s episode of “Ocho Loco!” and hear AWESOME SONGS THAT SING OF BLOOD.
Holiday music is ubiquitous. Our turkey dinners have barely had time to digest before we start hearing it everywhere. These days, it seems you can’t buy groceries or a giant television without your ears being assaulted by the forced cheer of Mariah Carey or the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Hey – let it be known that we’ve got nothing against either – but here at KUTX, we strive to bring you a holiday mix that’s more in line with what you normally hear on our airwaves.
Prefer to spend the holidays with the likes of The Shins, XTC, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Heartless Bastards, Aimee Mann, and Johnny Cash? Then spend the holidays with KUTX. Beginning December 22nd at 6 A.M., KUTX will go wall-to-wall holiday music, without the cheese (unless it’s, you know, ironic cheese. We like that flavor.) And we’ll keep at until midnight on December 25th.
It’s our way of saying Happy Holidays! (And it also might be our way of getting a few days off work.)