2016-06-18 weekend Playlist & Stream

Jun 19

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants – Shoehorn with Teeth
123 Andres – Ten Little Birds (new)
Cat Doorman – All The Birds
Laurie Anderson – Excellent Birds
Cat & a Bird – Peach Stealing Monkeys
Cloud Cult – Good Friend



[WJFF/KCMJ – Joanie Leeds – Canon Song

2nd set
Elizabeth Mitchell – Down In The Valley
ID/prep to Rock (WVC)
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Jonathan Coulton – Glasses
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – Abracadabra (new)
Lunch Money – Original Friend
The Deedle Deedle Dees – Put On The Dress

[KUTX – Parliament – Agony of Defeet

[WJFF/KCMJ – Parliament – Agony of Defeet

3rd set
The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Long Days & Short Years (new)
Dean Jones – Have You Ever Been Real (new)
Bears & Lions – Depot Park
Koo Koo Kanga Roo feat. MC Lars – Superstar
They Might Be Giants – Electronic Istanbul
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2016-06-11 Playlist & Stream

Jun 12


1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants – Particle Man
Goodnight Monsters – 20 Fingers 20 Toes
ID (request for Sara H)
Bears and Lions – Sleepyhead (new)
The Weepies – Navigation
Nakia – On The Bus (all-ages show at Threadgills on June 18)


[KUTX – Weezer feat/ Haley Williams – Rainbow Connection

[WJFF/KCMJ – Weezer feat/ Haley Williams – Rainbow Connection

2nd set
Guided by Voices – Hold on Hope
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
The Not-Its! Done With the Science Fair
Sleater-Kinney – Little Babies
Danny Weinkauf – Picky Eaters
Turkey Andersen – Marco Cannonball Polo
The Hipwaders – Summer Day

[KUTX – Wilco – What Light

[WJFF/KCMJ – Steve Weeks – Xavier Xerxes Xenophanes X

3rd set
Koo Koo Kanga Roo in-studio
They Might Be Giants – Pirate Girls Nine
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2016-06-04 Playlist & Stream

Jun 06

We’re coming to you this week from Marfa, Texas!


1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants – The Alphabet of Nations
Okee Dokee Brothers – Somos Amigos (new)
Rissi Palmer – Take You With Me
Aaron Nigel Smith – Banana Bread (new)
Mother Falcon – Marfa
2nd set
Frances England – Bling Blang
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Los Lobos – Heigh Ho
Alison Faith Levy – Like a Spinning Top
Jonathan Richman – Roadrunner
Candy Band – Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
[KUTX – Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing
[WJFF/KCMJ – David & Jad Fair – R. Sanders Anderson

3rd set
Shinyribs – Limpia Hotel
Gustafer Yellowgold – The Cactus Calls
Shipwreck & Anchordog – Desert Dogs
Kaiser Cartel – The Season Song
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Spring Your Wings and Soar (feat. Frank Turner)
They Might Be Giants – Oh You Did w/ Robin Goldwasser)
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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Coming this fall: Let All The Children Boogie

Jun 01

It’s been a few years since I put anything out on the label, but it’s time to change that — this fall, along with coproducers Dean Jones, Stephanie Mayers, and Robert Burke Warren, I’m releasing Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie.

Check out all the details at LetAllTheChildrenBoogie.com.

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How to have fun this summer in easy steps.

May 30

We are super excited to be partnering up with LiveMom.com as part of the Austin Summer Fun Checklist.  Here’s how to have fun this summer — most importantly, come dance with Koo Koo Kanga Roo this saturday!

1. Print the 2016 Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids or pick up a copy of Austin Family Magazine and tear out the Checklist.


Come to the Summer Fun Launch Party on June 4th, from 9 am to noon, at Whole Foods Market Lamar to pick up a copy of the checklist. Koo Koo Kanga Roo will perform at 10am and there will be free breakfast tacos from Hat Creek Burger Co., free KIND Bars and Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee, activities and prizes! Tickets are just $5 for adults, free for kids with all proceeds benefiting Whole Kids Foundation.

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2. Pick an activity or two or three to do.

3. Do activity.

4. Check it off the list.

5. Once you’ve done at least three activities on the checklist, you can earn prizes for even more Summer Fun!

6. Upload photos of you and your kids doing activities on the Summer Fun Checklist for a chance to win prizes including a two-night stay at Omni Barton Creek, Chaparral Ice Skating Passes, free museum admission to the Bullock Museum, season passes to Hawaiian Falls, Terra Toys gift certificates, and free admission to the Hill Country Science Mill. Use #AustinSummerFun as the hashtag. Read more details about the weekly prize giveaways here.

We’ve mapped out all of the details for the activities on the 2016 Summer Fun Checklist for Kids in the 2016 Summer Fun Guide. Read about the different activities and events, including details on places to visit on your day trips, event dates to save on your calendar.

Check back here all summer long for more in-depth articles about our 2016 sponsors and activities.

Anytime Fun Includes:

  • Slide Down a Water Slide
  • Dig in the Sand
  • Take a Break from the Hear at Chaparral Ice
  • Find Art in Public Places
  • Watch the Bats Emerge at Dusk
  • Play a New Board Game
  • Rock Climb
  • Listen to Live Music
  • Star Gaze
  • Jump on a Trampoline at Springfree Trampoline
  • Take a Hike or Ride a Bike
  • Drink a Milkshake
  • Explore Science at the Hill Country Science Mill
  • Go Rollerskating or Skateboarding
  • Ride a Train
  • Go Bowling
  • Play Indoors at Catch Air
  • Visit a Farmer’s Market
  • Dive Into a Swimming Pool
  • Romp in a Splash Pad
  • Catch a Flick
  • Take a Picture in Front of a Mural
  • Kayak/Canoe/Paddle on your Favorite Waterway
  • Go Caving
  • Play Putt-Putt Golf
  • Sip a Smoothie
  • Play at a Park
  • Visit an Austin Museum

Or you can go to a few awesome Austin events this summer including:

  • Second Saturdays Are for Families at The Contemporary Austin
  • Mr. Will at Whole Foods Market, Bee Cave
  • Unplugged at the Grove
  • Children’s Day Art Park
  • Blues on the Green
  • Shrek the Musical at Zilker Hillside Theater
  • Live Music Sundays at Whole Foods Market, Domain
  • Summer Free Family Film Series at the Bullock Museum
  • Summer Fun Launch party at Whole Foods Market, Lamar
  • Pollyanna Theatre’s Cowboy in the Kitchen
  • Taste North Austin at The Domain
  • Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive
  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • Pollyanna Theatre’s Trouble on the Double
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Back to School Bash at Creative Action
  • Austin Summer Musical’s Big Bad Musical

How about a day trip to explore other places that are still close to home?

  • Johnson City
  • Waco
  • Wimberley
  • San Marcos
  • New Braunfels
  • Fredericksburg
  • LaGrange
  • Cedar Creek
  • Texas State Parks Close to Austin
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2016-05-28 Playlist & Stream

May 29

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants – Stand On Your Own Head
Brady Rymer – Your Love Turns the World Around (new)
Emily Arrow – The Dot Song (new)
123 Andres – El Danzon y el Cha Cha Cha (new)
Jose-Luis Orozco – Tortilla (new)
Kermit Ruffins – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner


[WJFF/KCMJ – Walter Martin feat. Karen O – Sing To Me

2nd set
Kimya Dawson – Little Monster Babies
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Sugar Free Allstars – Monster Truck (new)
Spoon – The Fitted Shirt
Carl Kasell bumper
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Everyday People
The Good Miss Padgett – Lollipop Nightmare
Recess Monkey – Time to Make the Donuts (new)

[KUTX – Lunch Money – Cookie as Big as My Head

3rd set
Tumble Podcast – Explorers Club
Frances England – Explorer of the World (new)
Flannery Brothers – Best Adventures
Lucky Diaz – Explorer
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – You Are The Best (brand new, 6/4 @ WFM, austinsummerfun.com)
They Might Be Giants – Oh You Did w/ Robin Goldwasser)
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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Playlist & Stream for the weekend of 2016-05-21

May 22

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants – James K. Polk
Carrie Rodriguez – Frio en el Alma
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Okee Dokee Brothers – Hard Road to Travel (new)
David Byrne – Don’t Fence Me In


[KUTX – Uncle Rock – Secret Spaceman

[WJFF/KCMJ – Christina Marrs – Ramblin’ Round

2nd set
Marian Call – Moving Right Along
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Alkaline Trio – Movin’ Right Along
The Not-Its! – Granddad is a Spy (new)
Carl Kasell is prepared to rock
fIREHOSE – For the Singer of REM
Miss Paula & the Candy Bandits – Simon Says (new)
Fountains of Wayne – Laser Show

[KUTX – Andrew Bird – Frogs Singing

[WJFF/KCMJ – Mista Cookie Jar – Jelly Beans

3rd set
Walk Off The Earth – Alright
Gladys Knight and the Pips – Friendship Train
Brady Rymer – I Surprised Myself (new)
Queen Latifah – Dance For Me
They Might Be Giants – Minimum Wage
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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