Archives for March 2013

Big Broadcast: Dripping Springs Reunion

In the spring of 1972, an event took place in a field west of Austin. It would not only give birth to Willie Nelson’s now-famous 4th-of-July picnics, it would elevate Austin’s profile as a music center, launch a new counter-culture movement, and leave an indelible mark on the American songbook. The ‘Dripping Springs Reunion’–revisited—on the next edition of Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9; and Saturday morning at 11 on KUT 90.5.

Big Broadcast: Ray Wylie’s Grits and Fresh Hits from Austin

Poet, Songwriter, DJ, and festival organizer– Ray Wylie Hubbard stops by to play music and talk about Grit n’ Groove. Also, how musicians are battling for the survival of Austin’s musical ‘sister city’, New Orleans – plus new tracks by Quiet Company, Ola Podrida, the week’s music news and more. Join us for Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9.

The List: SXSW 2013

Each year, Texas Music Matters brings together some of public radio’s most respected tastemakers to share their top picks for SXSW Music.  We put those selections together and the result is a first-rate guide to musical discovery.  Join Jason Bentley of KCRW Santa Monica, Rita Houston of WFUV New York, David Safar of the Twin Cities’ The Current and Matt Reilly of KUTX Austin for The List: 12 must-see showcases at this year’s SXSW Music.  Tune in Saturday Morning at 11 on KUT 90.5.  // Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9.



The List: 

Jason Bently – Music Director, KCRW (Santa Monica)

– Jake Bugg: Lightning Bolt

– Frightened Rabbit: Woodpile

– Boy: Little Numbers


Rita Huston – Program Director, WFUV (New York)

– Lake Street Dive: Go Down Smooth

– Foxygen: Shuggie

– The Lone Bellow: You Never Need Nobody


David Safar – Music Director, The Current (Twin Cities)

– Palma Violets: Best of Friends

– No Ceremony: Feelsolow

– Gold and Youth: Time to Kill


Matt Reilly – Program Director, KUTX (Austin)

– My Jerusalem: Shatter Together

– Broncho: Try Me Out Sometime

– Pickwick: Lady Luck




V&B: Down and Dirty with the Hammond B-3 Organ

Don’t miss a chance to get down and dirty with the Hammond B-3 organ as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. James Polk, Red Young, Ian McLagan, Raphael Wressning, Dane Farnsworth and Brannen Temple to discuss what makes the Hammond so unique and significant, and hear some of Austin’s greatest B-3 players tickle the keys!!

10 Texas Songs That Changed Rock and Roll

Texas has left an indelible mark on the history of American music, but its impact on rock and roll has sometimes been underestimated. With your help, we came up with a list of Texas songs that changed American music forever. Hear the complete list of songs on the Texas Music Matters special: Ten Texas Songs that Changed Rock and Roll, Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9, or Saturday morning at 11 on KUT 90.5.