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February 21, 2022

The Rumjacks: “Bloodsoaked in Chorus”

By: Jack Anderson

The lightly-irreverent, endlessly-perseverant energy of Celtic punk is truly a unique one, capable of both riling unrest and encouraging excess within the same three-minute sprint. That’s straight out of the playbook for Sydney five-piece The Rumjacks, whoseraucous take on the genre has led to a decade-and-a-half-long success streak. The Rumjacks have managed to keep it fresh after all that time, most noticeably with the addition of a new lead singer just before last year’s highly-acclaimed full-length Hestia. But as we all know, in the punk world, shorter is often better. That may be why The Rumjacks opted to release their first EP since 2009, Brass for Gold, earlier this year. Brass for Gold offers an efficiently-packaged eight-track punk experience, embossed in years of growth. The release has also landed The Rumjacks a spot on tour alongside The Dropkick Murphys, which continues soon at Stubb’s. You can catch ’em both next Monday and let loose with your buddies, belting out tunes like “Bloodsoaked in Chorus”!


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, […]