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March 2, 2022

Bruce Hughes: “What’s Inside Your Head”

By: Jack Anderson

For the vast majority of players, you genuinely can’t know how talented they are until you see them perform live. However that’s not the case with Bruce Hughes, who’s been a musical man about town for four decades. Hughes co-founded several Austin groups (including The Resentments – who play 7:30pm each Sunday at Saxon Pub – The Scabs, Ugly Americans, and Poi Dog Pondering), earned the distinction of Austin Music Awards’ “Bass Player of the Year” in both 2008 and 2015, and became the Musical Director for the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. He’s also no stranger to the road life, having toured alongside Bob Schneider, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fastball, Sly Curtis, and Jason Mraz.

So with a rap sheet that impressive, you can imagine how good Hughes’ solo stuff is. It’s been four years since he dropped his fifth solo album Christmas Street, but shook off any assumptions of having gone stale with the genre-spanning full-length Late Night Polaroids. True to its name, Late Night Polaroids is packed with sentimentality and nostalgia, not to mention some straight up sexiness. Case in point, one of Late Night Polaroids‘ most seductive snapshots, “What’s Inside Your Head”!


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]