My KUTX: Hard Proof

Photo by Stevan Alcala

Afrobeat has it’s own local ambassador in the form of Hard Proof, a band that makes music as big as its ten-piece roster. The group’s songs are incredibly  complex musically, but simple to understand: it’s ass-shaking music.

Hard Proof plays Friday, May 20 at KUTX Live at Mueller, and a few of the band’s members are our guest DJs this week on My KUTX. Joe Woullard (baritone sax), Stephen Bidwell (drums), and Jason Frey (tenor sax) spin an hour of their favorites, from jazz, funk, and punk to a sneak-peak of their upcoming album. Tune in Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy


[intro music: Hard Proof – “Lots”]

1. Herbie Hancock – “Spank-A-Lee”

2. Red Snapper – “Card Trick”

3. Ibibio Sound Machine – “Uwa The Peacock”

4. RKL – “Scab On My Brain”

5. Lord Kitchener – “Pan In Harmony”

6. Asselefetch Ashine, Getenesh Kebret & Army Band – “Amlak Abét Abét”

7. The Sway Machinery – “Youba”

8. Junkyard Band – “The Word/Sardines” (excerpt)

9. The Heliocentrics – “Discovery”

10. Hard Proof – “Painted Flowers”

11. Johnny Vidacovich – “Coffee”

12. Fela Kuti – “Gentleman” (excerpt)

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