aGLIFF’S Jim Brunzell Previews This Year’s (Virtual) Fest

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aGLIFF’S Jim Brunzell Previews This Year’s (Virtual) Fest

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

aGLIFF–the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival–returns for its 33rd year, August 6-16. Due to the pandemic, aGLIFF is going all virtual this year, but the good news is you’ll be able to watch almost seventy films, documentaries, and shorts from the comfort of your own home. In addition, aGLIFF is offering live Q&A’s, panels, and more.

This week, festival artistic director Jim Brunzell is back as our guest DJ. He previews aGLIFF, talks about the music-related films to check out, and plays some favorite songs that are keeping him going during the summer. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, August 1, or listen anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Promise Ring – “Make Me A Mixtape”

2. The Dresden Dolls – “Coin-Operated Boy”

3. Xiu Xiu – “I Luv The Valley OH!”

4. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – “La Vita”

5. The Anniversary – “Ain’t That Bad”

6. Grouplove – “Naked Kids”

7. Hum – “Stars”

8. Troubled Hubble – “Ear Nose & Throat”

9. Dogleg – “Wartortle”

10. Bis – “Eurodisco”

11. The Hidden Cameras – “Lollipop”

12. Land of the Loops – “Multi-Family Garage Sale” (Bargain Bin Mix)

My KUTX: Ley Line & Trouble In The Streets Play ‘No More Silence’

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My KUTX: Ley Line & Trouble In The Streets Play ‘No More Silence’

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020

Artwork by Julia Zipporah

In June, after watching protests against police brutality unfold around the country, the members of Austin’s Ley Line started organizing their fellow musicians. “We really wanted to find a way to bring the diverse Austin music community together,” says Ley Line’s Lydia Froncek, “so we can use our platforms to amplify a message of unity, to amplify the voices of black, indigenous, and people of color, and to contribute to the movement for social justice here in Austin.” No More Silence was born, a pair of compilations featuring thirty-two Austin artists. All proceeds from the releases benefit the Austin Justice Coalition, a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing criminal, economic, and social justice at the local level.

This week on My KUTX, the members of Ley Line team up with fellow No More Silence community member Nnedi Nebula of Trouble In The Streets. Together, they share an hour of music from the compilations, ranging from songs of grief to heart-pumping anthems. Hear this collective My KUTX on Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Ray Prim – “When It Don’t Feel Right”

2. Daniel Fears – “No Substitutions”

3. Ley Line – “Ciranda”

4. Tje Austin – “I Can’t Breathe”

5. Gina Chavez – “La Que Manda”

6. Superfónicos – “El Adiós”

7. Torre Blake – “Ain’t Thinkin'”

8. Cilantro Boombox – “On The Move”

9. Kalu & The Electric Joint – “Slipping Away”

10. Nané – “Pink Jag”

11. Trouble In The Streets – “Mad Science”

12. Jeff Hortillosa – “Millionaire”

13. Motenko – “On Your Level”

14. Allysa Grace – “People” (acoustic version)

 

My KUTX: Live Favorites From The Cactus Cafe

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My KUTX: Live Favorites From The Cactus Cafe

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020

Ben Dickey at the Cactus Cafe. Photo by Salvador Castro/KUTX

Like many other music venues in town, the Cactus Cafe has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlike many music venues in town, the Cactus operates as a non-profit – we are funded solely by ticket sales. We do not receive any revenue from the bar, nor do we receive funding from The University of Texas. If you can, please donate here. Thank you!

For over forty years, the Cactus Cafe has been one of the best listening rooms in the country. Countless musicians love performing at the Cactus because of the rapt attention they receive. Countless fans love Cactus shows because they feel like they can be a part of something more intimate than a usual concert experience. A Cactus show is usually off-the-cuff, communal, and instantly memorable.

Matt Muñoz and Amy Chambless have managed the Cactus Cafe for the past decade. This week on My KUTX, they share memories and an hour of favorite songs recorded live at the Cactus. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, July 18 at 6 p.m. or listen in player at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Hayes Carll – “Sake Of The Song”

2. Tyler Ramsey & Carl Broemel – “Snowflake”

3. Iris DeMent – “Our Town”

4. The Secret Sisters – “You’ve Got It All Wrong”

5. Colter Wall – “Blacktop”

6. Thomas Csorba – “Harvest”

7. The Posies – “Solar Sister”

8. David Ramirez – “Find The Light”

9. Denny Laine – “Band On The Run”

My KUTX: Jake Lloyd

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My KUTX: Jake Lloyd

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020

Jake Lloyd is the KUTX Artist of the Month for July. Photo by Luis Perales/KUTX.

Jake Lloyd’s music is a blend of R&B, rock, and soul, bringing a collage-like quality to a live band experience. He recently told KUTX’s Aaron “Fresh” Knight” that he feels like he has to make music this way, partially due to his own diverse interests and skills but also because as a black artist in Austin, he often gets pigeonholed. “[I’m] going out of my way to show my genre-crossing ability, I mean literally bending over backwards to show my range,” he says. “What needs to change is first, the level of respect for all artistic expression in this town needs raising.”

This week on My KUTX, Lloyd is our guest DJ, expressing himself through an hour of influences and inspirations. Those range from his dedicated Prince fandom and love of Ray Charles to ’90s R&B, the boundary-pushing of Fishbone and Bad Brains, and more. Hear Jake Lloyd’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 11 at 6 p.m. or any time in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Jake Lloyd – “Crossroading”]

1. Tony! Toni! Toné! – “Let’s Get Down” (feat. DJ Quik)

2. Mint Condition – “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”

3. Prince – “Starfish And Coffee”

4. Michael Jackson – “Liberian Girl”

5. The Temptations – “I Wish It Would Rain”

6. Chromeo – “Juice”

7. Bad Brains – “I And I Survive”

8. Fishbone – “Black Flowers”

9. Jazmine Sullivan – “Forever Don’t Last”

10. Bettye Swann – “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”

11. Ray Charles – “Let The Good Times Roll”

 

 

My KUTX: Margo Price

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My KUTX: Margo Price

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

On her 2017 album All American Made, Margo Price cast a critical eye on women’s substandard wages and the economically burdened heartland that she hails from, sounding like a modern heir to Loretta Lynn. Price releases her follow-up, That’s How Rumors Get Started, on July 10, which she co-produced with Sturgill Simpson. On “Twinkle Twinkle,” Price details her tough upbringing, sounding a little bit bewildered that her pain has led to a bigger stage.

With the new album on the way and a performance at this year’s virtual 4th of July Picnic with Willie and friends, we’re rebroadcasting Price’s 2018 guest DJ set, featuring an hour of her influences and favorites. Hear Margo Price’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. or at any time in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Margo Price – “Twinkle Twinkle”]

1. Karen Dalton – “Something On Your Mind”

2. Elton John – “Honky Cat”

3. The Staple Singers – “Uncloudy Day”

4. Lucinda Williams – “Concrete And Barbed Wire”

5. Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever”

6. Dolly Parton – “Shattered Image”

7. Sturgill Simpson – “Keep It Between The Lines”

8. Lilly Hiatt – “The Night David Bowie Died”

9. Willie Nelson – “Delete And Fast Forward”

10. Kacey Musgraves – “Good Ol’ Boys Club”

11. Tyler Childers – “Whitehouse Road”

12. Jessi Colter – “That’s The Way A Cowbody Rocks And Rolls”

13. Paul Cauthen – “Still Drivin’”

14. Ike & Tina Turner – “Proud Mary”