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January 13, 2022

Dena Hope: “Miss U”

By: Jack Anderson

Since 2019 Austin’s Dena Hope has been expanding on an eponymous solo synth-pop endeavor, which got its first leg up in 2020 with her debut EP In Transit. And while many synth-poppers out there tend to dabble with retro-’80s formulas, Dena Hope prefers to keep it more contemporary sounding and in line with her alluring vocal melodies. KUTX Presents Dena Hope alongsideHalf Dream and our 2022 Artist of the Month San Gabriel next Sunday at Far Out Lounge and even if you can’t make it out in person, you don’t want to miss out on Hope’s latest driving single, “Miss U”!

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January 19, 2022

Sun June: “Reminded” (Live in Studio 1A)

COVID-19's omicron variant quickly curbed some of the Live Music Capital's winter highlights - high profile New Year's Eve shows, an overflow of talent throughout Free Week, and the long anticipated return of music to KUTX's beloved Studio 1A. But especially with the recent foggy mornings and freezing temperatures on the horizon, we're just thankful to share some sultry summer heat from Austin's Sun June. Sun June stopped by Studio 1A in early December, right aroundthe same time that the quintet released the deluxe expanded edition of their LP Somewhere. They're starting off 2022 strong with a multi-month three-leg national…

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January 18, 2022

The Whitmore Sisters: “Superficial World of Love”

At just past the halfway mark forLove Austin Music Month we should recognize that not every Austinite stayed in town for their latest releases. Case in point: Austin's Bonnie Whitmore, who after a string of successful solo albums, joined her older sibling Eleanor in Los Angeles to realize their folk project The Whitmore Sisters. And after years apart, their shared sororal energy and equal-but-opposite worldly experiences have swirled together beautifully for the pair's debut LP Ghost Stories. Ghost Stories is out this Friday and The Whitmore Sisters hit the road for a supporting international tour at the end of the…

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January 17, 2022

Anastasia Hera & The Heroes: “Like I Am”

Anyone who's heard Anastasia Hera can tell that she's a big proponent of Black activism, making her a prime candidate for the spotlight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This native Austinitecemented her charismatic sense of verbal cadence early on by memorizing King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech at a young age, andin 2015 Hera founded CAKE, a non-profit that empowers girls and women interested in musical performance. Anastasia Hera & The Heroes shared two new singles as part ofAustin Music Foundation's Artist Development Program and their 2022 compilation ATX Gen Next: Adventures in Person including a luminous piece…

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