My KUTX: Caroline Rose

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My KUTX: Caroline Rose

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX. Caroline Rose (center) is the guest DJ.

Caroline Rose is drawn to odd combinations. We fell in love with her 2018 album Loner for its mix of sardonic lyrics and sticky power-pop melodies, and as our guest DJ this week, Rose throws together a wonderfully strange hour of sounds and moods. She highlights classical influences in the Backstreet Boys, shows how songs can be both funny and political, and plays Buddy Guy and Ace Of Base back-to-back. Hear Rose’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 12 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below, and be sure to catch her at ACL Fest on Sunday, October 13 at 11:45 a.m.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Dave Brubeck Quartet – “Take Five”

2. Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”

3. Buddy Guy – “First Time I Met The Blues”

4. Ace Of Base – “All That She Wants”

5. Backstreet Boys – “We’ve Got It Goin’ On” (clip)

6. Edvard Grieg (London Philharmonic Orchestra) – “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In The Hall Of The Mountain King” (clip)

7. Bob Dylan – “Oxford Town”

8. Lauryn Hill – “Everything Is Everything”

9. Wax Tailor – “Que Sera”

10. Incubus – “Just A Phase” (clip)

11. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – “Miserlou”

12. The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”

13. Timbaland – “Give It To Me” (feat. Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado)

14. Kodo – “Lion”

My KUTX: Abhi The Nomad

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My KUTX: Abhi The Nomad

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Abhi The Nomad was born in Madras, India and lived in China, California, and France before winding up in Austin. His album Marbled caught our ears a few years ago with its sleek production and intricate flow, rapping about recklessness and restlessness in equal measure. This week, Abhi releases his highly-anticipated follow-up, Modern Trash, and kicks off a national tour with a set at ACL Fest on Saturday, October 12 at 12:45 p.m. He’s also our guest DJ on My KUTX, digging into Beck’s absurdity, Queens Of The Stone Age’s riffs, Black Star’s storytelling, and more. Hear Abhi The Nomad’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 5 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX



Playlist:

[intro music: Abhi The Nomad – “Jungle”]

1. Beck – “Sissyneck”

2. Queens Of The Stone Age – “Turnin’ The Screw”

3. Phantom Planet – “Knowitall”

4. Lupe Fiasco – “King Nas”

5. Beck – “Hotwax”

6. Reignwolf – “Are You Satisfied?”

7. Arctic Monkeys – “D Is For Dangerous”

8. Black Star – “Respiration” (feat. Common)

9. Aesop Rock – “Lazy Eye”

10. Kota The Friend – “Birdie” (feat. Hello Oshay)

11. Queens Of The Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing”

My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

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My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX. Topaz McGarrigle (seated, center) is the guest DJ on My KUTX.

Austin’s Golden Dawn Arkestra has astral-sized ambitions, from the Sun Ra-referencing band name to the psychedelic bigness of the group’s music. But underneath is an earthy, community-focused pulse, with rhythms designed for dance floors. Darkness Falls On The Edge Of Time, the band’s third album, gets a release at Stubb’s on October 5 that also doubles as an official ACL Fest Late Night Show. This week on My KUTX, the Arkestra’s Topaz McGarrigle, a.k.a. DJ Zapot, gets the party started early with a set that features Nigerian disco, Ghanaian gospel, Japanese psych-rock, and a whole lot more. Hear Golden Dawn Arkestra’s My KUTX on Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Francis The Great – “Look Up In The Sky”

2. Can – “Mother Sky”

3. Beak> – “Sex Music”

4. Saâda Bonaire – “You Could Be More As You Are”

5. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – “Rhapsody In Berlin”

6. Altin Gün – “Cemalim”

7. Kikagaku Moyo – “Smoke And Mirrors”

8. Ruth – “Polaroïd/Roman/Photo”

9. Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy – “Mam Yinne Wa”

10. Ebo Taylor – “Love & Death”

11. Orlando Julius – “Disco Hi-Life”

My KUTX: Flora & Fawna

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My KUTX: Flora & Fawna

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019

Flora & Fawna is the KUTX Artist of the Month for September 2019. Lili Hickman (left) and Mason Ables (center) are the guest DJs on My KUTX. Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX.

Flora & Fawna–the moniker for Austin’s Lili Hickman and Mason Ables–was an accidental creation. After hearing Hickman’s folk-inspired songs, Ables suggested teaming up, fleshing out the songs with his beats and electronic production work. “Slow Burn” is the first result, a song that emphasizes Hickman’s voice but gives it a danceable grounding. On Thursday, September 26, Flora & Fawna releases its debut EP with a show at Cheer Up Charlie’s. This week on My KUTX, the pair also take turns as our guest DJs, playing an hour of influences and inspirations. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 21 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

1. SALES – “Renee”

2. Everything Everything – “My Kz, Ur Bf”

3. SOBBRS – “Monzón”

4. Mark Ronson – “I Can’t Lose” (feat. Keyone Starr) [Pomo remix]

5. Lucy Pearl – “Without You” [J Dilla remix]

6. PNAU – “Go Bang” (feat. Kira Divine)

7. Calliope Musicals – “Fear This Body”

8. Camera Obscura – “French Navy”

9. Hatchie – “Without A Blush”

10. Amber-Simone – “Only You”

11. Björk – “Army Of Me”

12. Goldfrapp – “A&E”

My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

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My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Austin’s JT Habersaat is a comedian and a big music fan, and a few years ago he launched Altercation Comedy Fest as a way to bring these communities together. Now in its fourth year, Altercation takes place September 25-28 within the cozy confines of Kick Butt Café, and this year’s lineup features Eddie Pepitone, Billy Wayne Davis, Jenny Zigrino, Joe Sib, and more. Musicians get in on the fun too with Road Stories, an event featuring members of the Riverboat Gamblers, the Sword, and All telling (you guessed it) funny/weird/horrifying stories from their tour experiences.

This week on My KUTX, Habersaat returns as our guest DJ to play an hour of music and clips from some of Altercation’s must-see comedians. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Off With Their Heads – “Disappear”

2. Kyle Shutt – “Big City”

3. Jenny Zigrino comedy clip

4. Mark Lanegan Band – “Playing Nero”

5. Jake Flores comedy clip

6. Mishka Shubaly – “New Jersey Valentine’s Day Orphan Blues”

7. Swans – “Can’t Find My Way Home”

8. Billy Wayne Davis comedy clip

9. HEELS – “A Box Of Porn In The Woods”

10. Mr. Airplane Man – “Commit A Crime”

11. The Bob Seger System – “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”

12. Joe Sib comedy clip

13. The Fantastic Plastics – “Under The Knife”

14. Riverboat Gamblers – “Comedians”