Ari Honarvar 3.9.20

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Ari Honarvar 3.9.20

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020
Photo courtesy of Ari Honarvar

Writer and visual artist Ari Honarvar hopes to build human connections across cultures through the art of famed 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Since growing up in Shiraz, Iran and learning Persian calligraphy, Honarvar has long had a passion for Rumi’s work. Now part of the nonprofit Musical Ambassador of Peace, Honarvar started the Drop Poems Not Bombs project as a response to rising diplomatic tensions between Iran and the United States. In the project, American artists participate by learning a verse of Rumi’s poetry in Farsi and performing it with their music.

Honarvar dropped by Studio 1A to perform Rumi poems in English and Farsi set to musical accompaniments. She was joined by Lance Harris on the tongued drum and Austin Americana duo  Avalee, composed of Stacia Woods on octave mandolin and Vicki Wolf on accordion

Honarvar will be hosting a live poetry event on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. that will feature a drum circle and dance party.

— Annie Lyons, KUTX Intern

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Host: John Aielli
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
DRINT 3.5.20

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DRINT 3.5.20

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Roddrinskee Johnson is DRINT – the embodiment of what it means to be a self-made Austin musician. He blends contemporary R&B with lush pop textures and crystalline language to create a fresh sound that captures the youthful energy of the Austin R&B scene. His most recent release is Don’t Save Me is a soulful declaration of his own vulnerabilities. Johnson is joined in the studio by Alejandro Rios on guitar Marshall Moon on keys.

– Lydia Fortuna, KUTX Intern

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Host: Confucius and Fresh of The Breaks

Audio Engineers: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

Cameras: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Gabriel Perez


Longriver 3.4.20

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Longriver 3.4.20

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Longriver is David Longoria‘s gentle and transcendent folk music that offers a quieter and more intimate view of his work as a musician. He has also worked with .…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Bill Baird while also fronting his own rock band, The Black. In contrast to his other projects, Longriver slows down and uses gentle guitar fingerpicking accompanied by cello, upright bass, and musical saw to take a step away from the shortcomings of modern society and go on an independent soul-searching journey. Longoria is joined in the studio by Lindsey Verrill on cello, Jeff Johnston on musical saw, and Evan Joyce on upright bass.

You can see Longriver live at the Cactus Cafe on Friday, March 6th with support from Warm Sugar and Jordan Moser.

– Lydia Fortuna, KUTX Intern

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Host: Laurie Gallardo

Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, José Daniel Moreno

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Brownout 3.4.20

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Brownout 3.4.20

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020
photo by Gabriel C. Pérez

 

Coming off the back of a wildly successful series of albums covering Black Sabbath and Public Enemy, Brownout returns with Berlin Sessions, their newest original full-length since 2012’s Oozy. The album earns its name not from the city, but from the record’s producer, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Delivering the same psychedelic, Latin funk that Brownout is known for, Berlin Sessions marks a point of evolution in the band. The addition of Alex Marrero as the group’s first permanent vocalist incorporates a whole new dynamic; English and Spanish blend just as seamlessly as Brownout moves between traditions and genres. The group joined host Jody Denberg and a live audience to perform two singles from Berlin Sessions, “Somewhere to Go” and “Nain”, before providing a special performance for members of the KUTX Concert Club.

Berlin Sessions is released on March 6. You can catch Brownout at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live on March 6 and 7!

– Cole Hunt/KUTX Intern

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Host: Jody Denberg

Audio Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Star Parks 2.12.20

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Star Parks 2.12.20

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020
Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

Two’s company, three’s a crowd? Austin-based band Star Parks would have to firmly disagree. Originally a solo project, frontrunner Andy Bianculli has grown Star Parks into an elaborate nine-piece mini orchestra. They boast a rich and soulful pop production, with a trombone, trumpet and vibraphone rounding out the usual guitar, bass, drums and keys. Star Parks tends to bleed into the melancholy; their lush and upbeat arrangements disguise often cynical lyrics. Their upcoming sophomore album, The New Sounds of Late Capitalism, out on Feb. 14, further dives into this concept, discussing themes of alienation and disappointment. The substantial lyrics add yet another layer to an already textured and expansive sound that draws from the group’s large pool of talent.

Before embarking on a one month tour of the Midwest, Star Parks dropped by Studio 1A for an after hours session. Star Parks will be back home for SXSW and an album release show on March 6 at Barracuda with The Deer and Berkshire Hounds.

Star Parks performed in Studio 1A with a full lineup made up of Andy Bianculli, Nathaniel Klugman, Sam Pankey, Andy Beaudoin, Sam Howden, Derek Phelps, Wayne Myers and Carolyn Trowbridge. 

— Annie Lyons, KUTX Intern

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Host: Taylor Wallace
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Oscar Martinez
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Michael Minasi, José Daniel Moreno, Steven Gonzalez
Editor: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon