Armadillo World Headquarters is gone but not forgotten. Townes Van Zandt and the 13th Floor Elevators and Liberty Lunch and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Raul's and Doug Sahm and the Dicks and Les Amis: all very much gone and all very much not forgotten. Welcome to Austin, where every day is slightly worse than the day before it, leading a trail back to some golden past you weren't lucky enough to be here for. The good news? That trail goes in both directions; you just have to know where to find it. When night falls and 91.7FM becomes KVRX, the student deejays at UT throw on the lights and – by way of fuzzed-out guitars, glitchy laptops, or whatever else they get their hands on – shine new music into the darkest corners of our nostalgic city and show the way forward. Every night, KVRX plays the bands the bands you’ve never heard of have never heard of, dragging Austin reluctantly out of its past and into the bright light of day, come hell or the high swell of "Whiskey River."
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