My KUTX: Calliope Musicals

Calliope Musicals is the KUTX Artist of the Month for April 2021. Photo by Kate Blaising.

Calliope Musicals

My KUTX // April 10, 2021

It’s hard to describe or pin down Calliope Musicals. The Austin band is creatively unconstrained, exploding with ideas both on record and at their psychedelic, joyous live shows. Between Us, the group’s new EP out April 23, is yet another new direction, drawing on showy art-rock and bright electro-pop. Frontwoman Carrie Fussell is a magnetic presence and the band follows her every move with a dramatic flourish.

This week on My KUTX, Carrie guest DJs with some help from Calliope Musicals bandmates Jerry, Ryan, and Josh. They play an hour of favorites and talk about what keeps them going as musicians, from Madonna’s robotic glamour and Laurie Anderson’s absurd humor to MF DOOM’s food-obsessed storytelling and more. Hear Calliope Musicals’ My KUTX on Saturday, April 10 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Poe – “Another World”

2. Madonna – “Ray Of Light”

3. MF DOOM – “Deep Friend Frenz”

4. Laurie Anderson – “Example #22”

5. The Chemical Brothers & The Flaming Lips – “The Golden Path”

6. David Byrne & St. Vincent – “I Should Watch TV”

7. Radiant Children – “Mariposa”

8. Sparks – “Falling In Love With Myself Again”

9. Black Marble – “A Great Design”

10. Queen – “Play The Game”

11. Aesop Rock – “Long Legged Larry”

12. Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – “Theem And Variations”

13. Roberto Cacciapaglia – “My Time”

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