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June 1, 2018

Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit: “Punch ‘Em In the Ear” (Live in Studio 1A)

By: Jack Anderson

Turning vocal gravel into sonic gold, Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit have spent the last seven years tearing up stages and relentlessly writing tunes. Originally born in Milwaukee, Pace made the move to the Live Music Capital back in 2011 – the same year he released his debut album Let the Big Dog Eat. It was only a couple months before the Big Dog caught the interest of drummer Jake Causey and bassist Patrick Sanderson and lo and behold – The Gilded Grit had been smelted. After 2012’s The Feeling, Causey was replaced by Seth Fasske and the group went on to release their most ambitious endeavor at the time, the full-length Rapture.

Well, Big Dog Pace is alive and well after Rapture, and continuing with apocalyptic-themed titles, Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit just released Judgment Eve today. This latest record features eleven tunes of dirty rock and roll, mean soul, and everything in between – all rounded out with Pace’s idiosyncratic vocal takes. Pace & The Grit celebrate the album release party tomorrow night – 10:00pm at Swan Dive before embarking on an extensive North American tour lasting through November. Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit joined us in Studio 1A this past Tuesday and you can enjoy the live rendition of Judgment Eve‘s intro track that offers anything other than sage advice, “Punch ‘Em In the Ear”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday, 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)


April 12, 2024

Tagua Tagua: “4AM (Acústico)”

Feliz sexta! Today we’re talking about Tagua Tagua, the passion project of São Paulo songwriter-producer Felipe Puperi. Now, Brazil is an enormous country, full of fervent creators; it takes a ton of traction to get towards the top. But in the seven years since Puperi launched off, Tagua Tagua’s become one of the nation’s most […]


April 10, 2024

Faaris: “Taken Not Given”

As our ever-evolving hip-hop scene steadily expands, so does the representation of nations, cultures, and identities from its contributors. And for some truly refreshing cross-cultural flavors that have made their way into the ATX hip-hop melting pot, look no further than Faaris. Brought up in a Pakistani household right here in Austin, Faaris brings a […]


April 9, 2024

Adam Sultan: “The Great Divide”

They say, “write what you know”. And in music, if you know something well enough to perfect its performance, that usually means you’ve absorbed the material enough to build upon it and make it your own. So let’s talk about Austin’s Adam Sultan. Sultan started off a singer-guitarist in the ’90s with Poi Dog Pondering […]


April 5, 2024

Flicker Vertigo: “Midnight Fantasies Upon Prospect Hill”

As an unabashed Pink Floyd fan, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to firing up the Atmos mix of Animals on my home theater setup when the BluRay drops next month. Sure, the full record’s been etched in my memory forever now, but through the lens of the latest mix an full […]


April 4, 2024

Mountains in Stars: “Hazards of Loving Creatures”

You’ve heard it a million times before: a picture is worth a thousand words. But go ahead and try it out if you dare. Pick a picture and start verbalizing. Yeah…you’ll give up far before you get anywhere close to a four-digit word count. Music on the other hand? Each chord carries various connotations, which […]


April 3, 2024

Nané: “Always On My Mind” (Live in Studio 1A)

As with any active artistic community, the Austin music scene has suffered its share of too-soon tragedies. And the passing of Daniel Sahad – the flamboyant frontman of Austin sextet Nané who left us in April ’22 – still feels especially fresh in our memory. Thankfully Daniel’s legacy still lives on through his music, Nané’s […]


April 2, 2024

The Watters: “Set to Cruise”

Prayers for rain resonate all throughout the Lone Star State year-round…even in April with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on the horizon. So without wanting to entice a cosmically inconvenient drench, let’s dip our toes into The Watters. This Americana soul love affair is teeing up to hit the two-decade mark, but the bond between husband […]


April 1, 2024

Reyna Tropical: “Sauvecito” (KUTX Live at Scholz Garten)

Don’t you love those unexpected brushes with old chums during South By South West? Sure, for us native Austinites they feel less like chance encounters and more like the inevitable kismet of living in a metropolitan area as small and dense as ours. But there’s still nothing quite like finding an old friend return to […]