A Molly Burch Christmas 12.12.19

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A Molly Burch Christmas 12.12.19

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019

Photo by Karla Bruciaga/KUTX

“I hope it’s a Christmas album for people who love Christmas music and people who don’t love Christmas music. May these songs welcome in a fresh new year and many warm, happy nights.” Austin indie darling Molly Burch achieves her goal to reach the Christmas music lovers and Christmas music skeptics with the pure joy she emits on The Molly Burch Christmas Album. Featuring tracks such as ABBA’s “Happy New Year” and a playful cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas”, Burch enlists comedians John Early (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer) and Kate Berlant (Sorry to Bother You, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) for striking intros and backing vocals throughout. Not to mention, the album also features two originals penned by Burch to add to your holiday discography.

The Texas singer-songwriter spread the holiday cheer in Studio 1A in anticipation of The Molly Burch Holiday Party at Scholz Garten on December 13th. There will be special holiday drinks, a photo booth, and a performance from the chanteuse herself! Can’t make it out? Check out the live performance below!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: Susan Castle

Audio: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman

Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, Karla Bruciaga, Amarachi Ngwakwe

Edit: Karla Bruciaga

Producer: Deidre Gott

 

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Eagle vs. Bear Spare The Rock 12.09.19

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Eagle vs. Bear Spare The Rock 12.09.19

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Photo courtesy of Emile Millar

Emile Millar is bridging entertainment and 21st century learning to create a multidimensional teaching tool with the children’s book Eagle vs. Bear. This story utilizes printed narration, an audio book, and an interactive eBook to appeal to visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles that will enrich the reading experience for any child. Not to mention, the eBook is enhanced with musical tracks performed by Millar and fellow musician Dancing Eagle, creating an immersive world for the reader following the journey of the Child Cub through five action-packed chapters.

Musicians from the Eagle vs. Bear project stopped by Studio 1A to discuss the multidimensional children’s story with KUTX host Bill Childs and to play some songs from the stellar eBook! Check out the live performance below!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: Bill Childs

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

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ICONS Holiday Spectacular 12.09.19

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ICONS Holiday Spectacular 12.09.19

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Image courtesy of KMFA 89.5

Austin’s Classical Radio Station KMFA 89.5’s show Icons of Broadway celebrates some of the greatest artists ever to be associated with the “Great White Way”. Now, the radio show is kickstarting Austin’s latest holiday tradition, bringing a fun, feel-good revue featuring music from the realms of pop and musical theater as well as some holiday classics to Huston-Tillotson University. The station is also getting into the holiday spirit by donating ticket proceeds to UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum, Pease Park, African Children’s Choir, and much more!

Performers from the holiday special stopped by Eklektikos before the show’s two exclusive matinees on December 14th and 15th at Huston-Tillotson University. Check out the live performance below for a sneak peek!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: John Aielli

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Harry Edohoukwa 12.07.19

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Harry Edohoukwa 12.07.19

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

Photo by Amarachi Ngwakwe/KUTX

Dallas native Harry Edohoukwa has had quite the 2019. From being named one of Austin Chronicle’s Must-See Artists at SXSW to headlining KUTX’s Love Lockdown, he’s become one of Austin’s premier artists in under a year. More exciting things are on the horizon, with his debut album, Fire on the Mountain, out later this month. The record takes a look at the mistakes made in a positive light, focusing on the lessons learned that encourage us to be excited about the present and the future moments to come. Raised on Jamaican smooth stylist Beres Hammond and Afro-reggae messenger Lucky Dube, Harry follows his mentors by using tuneful, personal deliveries to convey his purge of emotion and insight, whether it be hyped or brooding energy.

Harry stopped by Studio 1A ahead of Fire on the Mountain‘s release on December 11. You can catch the album release show on December 14 at Cl0ud Street Studios. Check out the full session below.

Written by Nick Gonzales

Host: Confucious Jones, Fresh Knight

Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Amarachi Ngwakwe

Edit: Amarachi Ngwakwe

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Will Johnson 12.05.19

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Will Johnson 12.05.19

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

You may know Will Johnson as the founding member of Centro-matic, but the singer-songwriter has made his own musical niche from his collaborations with Jim James, Conner Oberst, Jay Farrar, and more. The musician and painter has a busy mind with the various projects he always has in the works, and his restless Texas warmth shines in his sixth solo album, Wire Mountain. His first album with the carefully-curated Austin label Keeled Scales is what KUTX producer Art Levy calls, “subtle and sparse, fixated on the friction between quiet folk and noisy, fuzzed-out guitar jams.” This sparseness, coupled with Johnson’s intimate lyricism, results in a record that proves the Missouri native’s soulful style will be the key to his continued success in the years to come.

This KUTX fave stopped by Studio 1A to play some songs off of his latest record for Jay Trachtenberg before his show at The Cactus Cafe on December 7th! Can’t make it to the show? We have you covered with Johnson’s live performance and interview below!

– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX

Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Karla Bruciaga

Edit: Julia Reihs

Producer: Deidre Gott

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