Jamestown Revival 11.13.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Jamestown Revival 11.13.19

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

With roots in Magnolia, Texas, Jamestown Revival bandleaders Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance first met when they were 14.  Still in high school, they’d have “studio nights” on Wednesdays, staying up all night at Clay’s house to write and record music. On their latest album, this year’s San Isabel, the band goes back to basics.  “We really stripped a lot of it back down to two voices and a guitar – because that was where we started. That’s what initially inspired us so much,” Clay notes. Recorded in a cabin in Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest, influences ranging from Boyz 2 Men to the Everly Brothers shine through on the seemingly effortless harmonies at the forefront of the stripped-back record.

Jamestown Revival stopped by Studio 1A ahead of two nights supporting Ryan Bingham at Parmount Theatre on Nov. 14 and 15. Check out the full session below.

Written by Nick Gonzales

Host: Jody Denberg
Audio: Cliff Hargrove
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Richie Loria, Michael Minasi
Edit: Richie Loria and Julia Reihs
Producer: Deidre Gott

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Kae Astra 11.12.19

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Kae Astra 11.12.19

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Kae Astra is an Armenian-American musician already making her mark in her home base of Austin with her 80’s nostalgia, haunting melodies, and lush dream-pop soundscapes. Besides her unique take on pop, what can one expect from her debut EP, Fortune? Astra simply says, “Expect to move and be moved.” The Armenian-turned-Austinite successfully stirs emotional and physical movement by creating a body of work that spiritually transcends while her rich pop synths are undeniably danceable. These songs could be heard in the club, a yoga class, or while having a good cry – and one would be equally satisfied no matter the setting.

Kae Astra caught up with KUTX host Taylor Wallace and played some songs off of her debut EP for our Concert Club before her release show on November 14th at The Pershing. Listen to the live performance below!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: Taylor Wallace

Audio: Cliff Hargrove, Will Clark

Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, Amarachi Ngwakwe

Edit: Karla Bruciaga

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Shane Cooley 11.14.19

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Shane Cooley 11.14.19

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of Shane Cooley.

When legendary KUTX host John Aielli praises someone’s music, everyone knows they need to tune in to see what the king of Eklektikos is talking about. Aielli has previously been hooked on Virginia native Shane Cooley, where he mentions, “I’ve worked in radio since 1963, and over the years I have learned how to recognize talent. There was something in his sound that made me want to listen.” Cooley’s nuanced lyrics dance at the forefront of his eclectic mix of Americana that’s permeated with psychedelic and folk influences, a talent that keeps drawing new fans while keeping him busy in the Austin music scene. Cooley’s unique sound has not only earned him accolades from KUTX hosts John Aielli and Laurie Gallardo, but also from Billboard Magazine and the Austin Chronicle.

Shane Cooley played some songs and chatted with John Aielli ahead of his appearance with his band, Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls, at UTOPiAfest on November 14th. Check out the live performance on Eklektikos below!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: John Aielli

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Blue Mist “World of Wonder” 11.12.19

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Blue Mist “World of Wonder” 11.12.19

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019

Photo by Tristan Ipock/KUTX.

Blue Mist is a local R&B band whose members are mostly school for the blind alumni. The group has been performing together in central Texas for over 20 years. Not only do they get together to make great music but they also take their musical momentum to focus on community outreach. Blue Mist is committed to supporting the blind community through song and dance. They came into Studio 1A to talk with John Aielli about an upcoming event on November 16th,  WOW or World of Wonder. WOW is a Stevie Wonder tribute show where part of the proceeds will benefit All Blind Children of Texas. Blue Mist will take the stage along with special guests D Madness and Devin Gutierrez. The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Jazz Band and the Austin School of Rock will also be contributing to honoring Stevie Wonder and supporting such a noble cause. Listen to Blue Mist’s Studio 1A session below and head out on November 16th at the Scholtz Garden.

-Simone Puglia/KUTX

Host: John Aielli

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Devendra Banhart 11.08.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Devendra Banhart 11.08.19

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

Photo by Karla Bruciaga/KUTX

American-Venezuelan singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart meditates on love, parenthood, and loss on his tenth album in nearly twenty years, Ma. As the folk savant is approaching 40, he is dealing with deaths of parents and mentors, while realizing he may never become a father. He reflects on this existential crisis in his latest by sharing the wisdom he would pass on to his hypothetical child, advice he wishes he had learned in his adolescence. Imbued with his seamless shifts from funk to piano balladry and delicate finger picking, Banhart makes every second full of rich takeaways for the listener, even as his deep lyricism roams between English, Portugese, Japanese, and Spanish.

We had the pleasure of having Devendra Banhart perform for our Concert Club with a live “This Song” podcast taping with Elizabeth McQueen while he was here for Levitation Festival.

                                                  – Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Interview Host: Elizabeth McQueen
Audio: Jake Perlman
Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, Karla Bruciaga
Edit: Karla Bruciaga
Producer: Deidre Gott

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