September 27, 2021
Austin City Limits Music Festival is officially upon us, so for the next couple weeks we'll be shining the spotlight on Austin acts that might not be as well known as some of the major headliners, but deserve just as much attention and praise. First up is Jade Bird, who after growing up in the UK has successfully flocked over to Austin without shedding any of her rebellious rock in the process. It's an exciting time for Jade Bird, who appears tonight The Late Late Show with James Corden and has her Austin City Limits episode airing next Saturday on PBS. That same…Listen
September 23, 2021
As temperatures dramatically drop here in Texas, it seems fitting to give Go Fever the "all clear" to heat things up again. After charismatic mastermind Acey Monaro spent a year in the respite of her Australian motherland, these two-time Studio 1A veterans seem right at home back here in Austin as our September 2021 Artist of the Month. And true to their name (minus any rushed negligence), Go Fever's always got a sense of anticipation for their next rock project, in this case the upcoming Velvet Fist. The catchy, sarcastic beast that is Velvet Fist is set to drop hard…Listen
September 22, 2021
If you're a connoisseur of contemporary jazz-soul, then you're likely already in-the-know about New York's Cory Henry. This Snarky Puppy veteran multi-instrumentalist-producer-composer shines chiefly on keys and vocals, and invites the classic gospel, funk, and R&B tones of Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye into the realm of "future-soul". Cory Henry shared his aptly-titled LP Best of Me last Friday and kicks off a week-long stint at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club tonight. At just shy of a dozen tracks, the high-level ingenuity of Best of Me puts it in conversation with iconic soul records like Innervisions, Future Shock, and What's Going On?,…Listen
September 21, 2021
One of the hottest topics in Texas right now surrounds birth, but this isn't really the appropriate forum to talk politics so instead let's focus on Fertility House. The four Austin transplants of Fertility House made their debut in 2018 with their eponymous LP, showcasing the band's knack for upbeat-yet-smooth and at times politically-charged indie garage pop. Fertility House kept that momentum rolling into 2020 with last year's Extra Light EP and is now entering the final trimesters of a brand new record. We've only got a couple singles so far, but each packs the purity of turn-of-the-millennium indie and gives acts…Listen
September 20, 2021
Even with the mass proliferation of digital production trends in the past three decades, there’s something inherently retro about the funk-soul sound. Austin group Flyjack knows this all-too-well, having just released a record named after an airline that bit the dust right when computers were becoming commonplace in the music world. Pan Am gives you a first class ticket to a full spectrum of soul and funk and presents Flyjack soaring higher than they’ve ever been. Pan Am is out now without any of the restrictions you’d experience on a present-day flight, and today Flyjack’s given us another complementary carry-on, the heist-oriented music video for…Listen
September 17, 2021
We might've just kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month, but that doesn't mean we should overlook Spanish's distant cousin, Portuguese, and subsequently the music of Brazil. Enter Frederico7, the Austin-based Brazilian soul-rocker who first captivated the Live Music Capital with a Latin-leaning vatapá of South American sounds on his 2019 debut LP Exótico Americano. Frederico7 brings o calor to the stage tomorrow night at Far Out Lounge for South Americano Fest, celebrating two new singles that dropped this morning, which are both produced and engineered by the legendary Beto Martinez and tease an upcoming all-English album for 2022. If you're feeling more of an '80s-pop…Listen
Through countless emails, personal connections, and the occasional poach in the digital wild, each Song of the Day is hand-picked for sound quality, relevance, and recommendableness. Eclecticism across the week is a must, so expect a blend of several genres. Song of the Day launched in December 2012 and has since been heard on KUTX’s airwaves every weekday at approximately 12:55PM Central Standard Time. Song of the Day’s online iterations exists as permanent streaming links with a free download in the first 24 hours of posting. Song of the Day’s on-air theme is composed by producer Jack Anderson.
Jack Anderson is a native Austinite who’s kept his musical network close throughout his time at KUTX. Jack took piano lessons at a young age before transitioning to trumpet in the sixth grade. Though he provided trumpet for Austin collective Sip Sip during his college years, since high school Jack has been primarily focused on hip-hop instrumental production under the handle Back Handerson. As a longtime musician, occasional NPR Music journalist, and lifelong resident, Jack has developed a recondite understanding of what the “Austin music experience” is and attempts to incorporate that into Song of the Day when he can. Former hosts include KUTX Weekend Host Paul Carrubba (2012-2014), KUTX Senior Producer Art Levy (2012-2017), and KUTX Morning Host Taylor Wallace (2016-2018). Jack began co-hosting Song of the Day in 2016 and has been the full-time host since 2018.