On Your Radio
Besides live appearances onstage, the myriad acts in town for the SXSW music fest will be doing their best to be seen and heard via whatever mediums are available. Keep your TVs tuned to the local newscasts, the Austin Music Network, and the local cable access channels, all of which will be concentrating heavily on SXSW this week. And when you're tooling around in your rental car, don't be surprised if you hear lots of SXSW-related in-studio sets coming from your radio. Things are still being shorn up, but among the schedules we've managed to snag, try out some of these while you're driving from venue to venue and party to party.
On KGSR (107.1), during Kevin Connor's morning shift, 5:30-9:30am, listen for Norah Jones, the Dave Wilkins Band, and Juliet Turner on Thursday. Friday, same time: Damnations, Beaver Nelson, Nathan Hamilton, Adam Carroll, Bruce Robison, with more TBA.
Over at KLBJ (93.7), listen on Thursday for: Sara Sharpe (7:20am), Punchy (8:20am), Gone Blind (9:20am), Quatropaw (10:30am), Heather McCollouch (11am), Geller (11:30am), the Bees (12:30pm), Freeloader (1pm), Venue (1:30pm), Saucer (2:30pm), Patrice Pike (3:15pm), Damesviolet (4:30pm), Huver (5pm), Butch Walker (6pm), Endochine (8pm), Chris Duarte (8:30pm), Alien Crime Syndicate (9pm), and Eric Blakely (10pm). On Friday: Patricia Vonne (7:20am), Polyphonic Spree (9:20am), Damnations (11:30am), Chamber 36 (noon), Vallejo (1pm), Left Hand Solution (1:30pm), Goudie (2pm), Jake Andrews (2:30pm), Marah (3:15pm), Jam Pain Society (3:30pm), Kinky (4:15pm), Chevelle (7pm), Jeff Klein (8pm), and Virgil (9pm). Saturday listen for voice actor Billy West (3pm), Hissyfits (3:30pm), Rubberhed (4:30pm), Dash (7:30pm), Ian Moore (7:45pm), and Punchy (10pm).
Despite massive recent changes at the local NPR frequency, KUT-FM (90.5) is still "pretty laid back" according to Program Director Hawk Mendenhall, and all we could manage to get out of them was the following. Left of the Dial, 8-11pm, Friday: Jon Langford and Sally Timms, Josh Rouse, Caitlin Cary, members of Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and more. Folkways, 10am-4pm, Saturday: Steve James. Also, UT's student radio station KVRX will have many musical guests, including the Acid Mothers Temple and Ultrasound, but we couldn't get their full list in time for this issue as their recording said that the entire staff, due to Spring Break, was "either drunk or hung over."