My KUTX: Red River Cultural District’s Cody Cowan

February is Love Austin Music Month. Learn more here. Photo by Daniel Cavazos.

Cody Cowan

My KUTX // February 27, 2021

The Red River Cultural District is a charity that helps raise money and awareness for its namesake community, arguably the beating heart of Austin’s downtown. The RRCD features music venues like Stubb’s, the Mohawk, and Cheer Up Charlie’s along with a range of restaurants, parks, bars, hotels, and more. Since the pandemic began, the District’s music industry, service, and hospitality workers have been hit hard. To help the community, RRCD created Banding Together ATX last March, and the initiative has raised over $200,000 so far to give directly to affected workers.

Next week, there are a few ways to support RRCD’s emergency relief work. From March 1 through March 5, Hoboken Pie and Pelon’s Tex Mex–two restaurants that call the District home–are featuring special menus and directing a portion of proceeds directly to RRCD. On March 4, RRCD takes part in Amplify ATX, an annual philanthropic event that supports hundreds of local nonprofits.

This week on My KUTX, we’re excited to turn the mic over to RRCD’s Cody Cowan. For his guest DJ set, he pulls from his twenty years of music industry experience for a mix of his favorite live music experiences. From the Stooges and Siouxsie Sioux to Nas and UGK, Cowan focuses on the emotional shows that have changed his life. Hear Cody Cowan’s My KUTX on Saturday, February 27 or anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. The Stooges – “Gimme Danger” (Alternate ‘Violent’ Iggy Mix)

2. Gang Of Four – “Natural’s Not In It”

3. X – “Johny Hit And Run Paulene”

4. The Damned – “Melody Lee”

5. Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Spellbound”

6. Fugazi – “Margin Walker”

7. Scratch Acid – “For Crying Out Loud”

8. Jane’s Addiction – “Ocean Size”

9. At The Drive-In – “Rascuache”

10. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”

11. Run The Jewels – “Banana Clipper” (feat. Big Boi)

12. Mobb Deep – “Give Up The Goods (Just Step” [feat. Big Noyd]

13. Method Man & Mary J. Blige – “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By”

14. Nas – “It Ain’t Hard To Tell”

15. UGK – “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” [feat. Outkast]

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