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July 29, 2021

Daniel Fears: “Windows” (KUTX Pop-Up)

By: Jack Anderson

Though his auspicious solo career’s only just begun, Austin-via-Houston producer/trombonist/vocalist Daniel Fears has already shown a real knack for wedding sound with image. As the only R&B singer we can recall who looks like they designed their wardrobe at a military surplus store, Fears (with his signature drab jumpsuit equipped) released his debut EP/visual album Canopy last October, and better late than never, earned him the distinction of our July 2021 Artist of the Month.

Defying any implications of his surname, Fears’ compositions are courageous to say the least, and yet he’s continued to shed any of the pretentiousness you might expect from an artist of his caliber. Daniel Fear plays tomorrow evening at Malverde, hosts My KUTX this Saturday, and graces us today with glimpse into his intimate performance style with one of Canopy‘s lushest originals, “Windows”!


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September 27, 2021

Jade Bird: “Honeymoon”

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…

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September 23, 2021

Go Fever: “FYI” (KUTX Pop-Up)

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…

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September 22, 2021

Cory Henry: “Dreaming”

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?,…

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