My KUTX: Steve Markel Previews ‘Pride In Local Music’

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Steve Markel

My KUTX // June 18, 2022

On June 25, the Long Center celebrates Pride In Local Music, presented by the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It’s an event that highlights Austin’s LGBTQIA music community, with a special guest appearance from Bebe Zahara Benet of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1. Part of the proceeds go to the Austin LGBT Education Fund, which hands out $5000 scholarships to students researching LGBTQIA-related issues.

The show was organized by Steve Markel, the general manager of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and a former SXSW radio host. He’s well versed in the history of Austin’s queer music scene, and this week on My KUTX, he’s our guest DJ. Markel features a lot of the Austin artists playing Pride In Local Music, plus some other favorites for an hour he cheekily describes as his ‘gay sonic adventure.’ Hear Steve Markel’s My KUTX on Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the top of the page.


  1. Erase Errata – “Cruising”
  2. Gossip – “Men In Love”
  3. Tribe 8 – “Lezbophobia”
  4. Butch County – “Devil’s Playground”
  5. Thelma & The Sleaze – “High Class Woman”
  6. Sailor Poon – “Texas Butter Blues”
  7. Krudas Cubensi – “Wemilere”
  8. Caleb De Casper – “Good Boy”
  9. Bleached Roses – “Heart Shaped Box”
  10. Pelvis Wrestley – “Keep On Running”
  11. Melissa Carper – “Makin’ Memories”
  12. Julie Nolen – “Trouble Junkie”
  13. Tje Austin – “T-Shirt”
  14. Nakia – “Dream Big”

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