The power trio–guitar, bass, drums–was birthed in the ’60s and sent into the stratosphere by bands like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. With just three instruments in the sonic mix, these trios found space for epic jams, pulling from blues forbears and uniting the form with psychedelic rock, jazz, and the avant-garde.
Austin’s je’Texas comes from this trio lineage, both in lineup and sound. The group’s music is nimble, seamlessly shifting from rhythmic drive to instrumental pyrotechnics. On the strength of the single and KUTX favorite “California Sun,” Je’Texas’ debut album arrives January 20 with a release show at the Sagebrush. The band also plays live in our Studio 1A at 1 p.m. on January 17 before an impromptu show at Antone’s Records that evening.
This week on My KUTX, je’Texas–drummer Damien Lanes, singer/guitarist Dylan Bishop, and bassist Gian Ortiz–is the collective guest DJ. They had to whittle down their massive list of influences to just an hour of music, but what an hour: AC/DC, Hendrix, MC5, Canned Heat, and more loom large. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the top of the page.
- Wishbone Ash – “Blind Eye”
- MC5 – “Borderline” (live)
- B.B. King – “Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)”
- Otis Rush – “I’m Satisfied”
- Mose Allison – “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
- Elvis Presley – “I Got Stung”
- Sade – “Mr Wrong”
- Canned Heat – “Poor Moon”
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Blue Suede Shoes” (Live at the Berkeley Community Theater, May 30, 1970)
- Willie Nelson – “Take My Word” (Version #2)
- AC/DC – “Jailbreak”
- The Beatles – “Don’t Bother Me”
- The Guess Who – “Undun”
- Cream – “Deserted Cities Of The Heart”