My KUTX: Jim Campo

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My KUTX: Jim Campo

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020

Jim Campo is a singer and guitarist in three of Austin’s finest rock outfits: A. Sinclair, Magic Rockers Of Texas, and Berkshire Hounds. This week on My KUTX, we’re excited to turn the guest DJ keys over to Campo. He’s a self-avowed classic rock fanatic, but he balances out the Zeppelin and Badfinger guitar jams with obscure Dallas funk, karaoke favorites, Golden Era hip hop, and some stuff he’s discovered via KUTX (we’re honored, Jim). Hear Jim Campo’s My KUTX on Saturday, November 28 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Led Zeppelin – “Celebration Day”

2. Juice Newton – “Angel Of The Morning”

3. Star Parks – “Don’t Dwell”

4. Badfinger – “Maybe Tomorrow”

5. Parliament – “Do That Stuff” (Live/1977)

6. Caetano Veloso – “Lost In The Paradise”

7. The Soul Seven – “Live at the South Dallas Pop Festival 1970”

8. Lucy Dacus – “Night Shift”

9. Sly & The Family Stone – “Poet”

10. Dinner With Matt Gilchrest – “500 Years”

11. Elliott Smith – “Somebody That I Used To Know”

12. Souls Of Mischief – “Let ‘Em Know”

My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day 2020 Schedule

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My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day 2020 Schedule

Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Illustration by Jacquie Fuller/KUTX

It’s as Thanksgiving as turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, more pumpkin pie, and what the heck, even more pumpkin pie: every year, KUTX gives thanks to some of our favorite musicians and music lovers by handing them the keys to the station. Beginning Thursday morning at 6 a.m., we’re serving up a My KUTX marathon. Each hour, a different musician will guest DJ for your Turkey Day pleasure. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to tune in!

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

6 a.m. // Blair Howerton of Why Bonnie (playlist)

7 a.m. // Greg Vanderpool (playlist)

8 a.m. // Carrie Rodriguez (playlist)

9 a.m. // Christelle Bofale (playlist)

10 a.m. // Jake Lloyd (playlist)

11 a.m. // Gina Chavez (playlist)

12 p.m. // Britt Daniel of Spoon (playlist)

1 p.m. // Jackie Venson (playlist)

2 p.m. // Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s (playlist)

3 p.m. // Austin artist/muralist El Federico (playlist)

4 p.m. // Israel Nash (playlist)

5 p.m. // Jay Wile (playlist)

6 p.m. // Harry Paradise (playlist)

7 p.m. // Eimaral Sol (playlist)

8 p.m. // Andy Bianculli of Star Parks (playlist)

9 p.m. // Tim Showalter of Strand Of Oaks (playlist)

10 p.m. // DJ Shani (playlist)

My KUTX: Gina Chavez

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My KUTX: Gina Chavez

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

Gina Chavez is November’s KUTX Artist of the Month. Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX.

Gina Chavez is both a hometown hero and international ambassador. Born and raised in Austin, Chavez has wowed crowds here and abroad, recorded a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, and just received a Latin Grammy nomination for this year’s La Que Manda, her first album sung entirely in Spanish. Her electro-tinged anthems are built on a foundation of folkloric sounds, and this week on My KUTX, Chavez explores electronic and folk traditions from Mexico, Colombia, Austin, and more. Hear Gina Chavez’s My KUTX on Saturday, November 21 at 6 p.m., or listen anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Gina Chavez – “Ella”]

1. Natalia Lafourcade – “Hasta La Raíz”

2. Leslie Odom, Jr. & Cast of ‘Hamilton’ – “Wait For It”

3. iLe & Natalia Lafourcade – “En Cantos”

4. Victoria Canal – “Drama”

5. Lido Pimienta – “Nada” (feat. Li Saumet)

6. Lila Downs – “Son de Difuntos”

7. Ley Line – “Respiração”

8. Ximena Sariñana – “Cobarde”

9. Leon Bridges – “Smooth Sailin'”

10. Tinariwen – “Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim”

11. Abhi The Nomad – “Me No Evil”

12. Oumou Sangaré – “Mogoya”

My KUTX: Mosaic Sound Collective’s Dan Redman

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My KUTX: Mosaic Sound Collective’s Dan Redman

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Mosaic Sound Collective is a 25,000 square foot campus in East Austin that serves as a rehearsal and recording space for local musicians, but like a lot of the music scene, Mosaic has had to pivot during this pandemic era. Austin prog rockers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and the psych-garage band Holy Wave have used Mosaic to livestream concerts. The campus’ soundstage has gotten a workout from Grupo Fantasma, Think No Think, Riders Against The Storm, and more, and Black Pumas have recorded live performances at Mosaic that have appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Farm Aid, and more. To cap it all off, Austin artist Tim Kerr (formerly of the Big Boys) recently completed a mural that speaks to this enduring idea of musical community and adaptation.

Mural by Tim Kerr and Jamie Morrison

This week on My KUTX, Mosaic’s Dan Redman is our guest DJ. He plays an hour of mostly Austin music, featuring a lot of the artists that are part of the larger Mosaic family. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Holy Wave – “Maybe Then I Can Cry”

2. Black Pumas – “I’m Ready”

3. Brownout – “The Wizard” (feat. Alex Marrero)

4. Queue Queue – “Oprah”

5. The Octopus Project – “Small Hundred”

6. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “Blade Of Wind”

7. Think No Think – “Nothing Really Matters”

8. Residual Kid – “Scentless Princess”

9. Big Boys – “Fun Fun Fun”

10. Peelander-Z – “So Many Mike”

11. Gary Numan – “Metal”

12. David Bowie – “Afraid”

My KUTX: Atlas Maior

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My KUTX: Atlas Maior

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020

Ali Pervez Mehdi with Atlas Maior. Josh Peters (center) and Joshua Thomson (right) are the guest DJs. Photo courtesy of the band.

Austin’s Atlas Maior makes progressive jazz–progressive in the sense that the music is always trying to connect cultures and trascend boundaries and genres. You can hear Middle Eastern, Latin American, and traditional jazz sounds in any Atlas Maior song, and it makes sense that the band has a strong following not just in Austin but around the world.

After the pandemic halted Atlas Maior’s touring earlier this year, the band decided to release two new songs this fall. Both feature a collaboration with Ali Pervez Mehdi, a Pakistani singer who met the group in Austin a few years ago. This week on My KUTX, Atlas Maior’s Joshua Thomson and Josh Peters unveil the songs and talk about their collaboration, as well as play a mix of disco jazz, funk, psychedelic Brazilian soul, and more. Hear Atlas Maior’s My KUTX on Saturday, November 7 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. Ali Hassan Kuban – “Habibi”

2. Yazz Ahmed – “Bloom”

3. Atlas Maior – “Ya Ali” (feat. Ali Pervez Mehdi)

4. Rupa – “Aaj Shanibar”

5. Thundercat – “A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)”

6. Tarek Yamani – “Hala Land”

7. Tim Maia – “Que Beleza”

8. Atlas Maior – “Nazuk” (feat. Ali Pervez Mehdi)

9. Marcel Khalifa – “Ya Bahriya” (DJ Boudi remix)

10. Gabor Szabo – “The Lady In The Moon”