My KUTX: John Doe of X

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

One of the great lessons of punk rock? Just keep going. John Doe helped invent a new punk vocabulary with the band X, dressing the sound in California country duds. But he’s also a writer, actor, and now an Austin bar owner. And this weekend, Doe practically takes over his adopted home town. Catch him at Book People on Saturday at 2 p.m. for a reading/signing of his new book, More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking And Legacy Of L.A. Punk. On Saturday and Sunday, KUTX and the Austin Film Society also present a series of films curated by Doe. Right in the middle of all this fun, he returns as our guest DJ, bringing his musical expertise and curious mind to the airwaves. Hear John Doe’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 3 at 6 p.m., or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

John Doe



1. The Cramps – “Human Fly”

2. Big Boys – “Red/Green” (Live At Raul’s)

3. Howlin’ Wolf – “Forty Four”

4. John Doe – “Wheels”

5. Particle Kid – “Lucky Penny”

6. Cat Power – “Woman”

7. The Modern Lovers – “I’m Straight”

8. Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony”

9. Peter Case – “I Hear Your Voice”

10. Folk Uke – “Don’t Bite Beyonce”

11. Skating Polly – “Louder In Outer Space”

12. The Flesh Eaters – “Miss Muerte”

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