Ants Ants Ants will be Here Here Here and this is a new Video Video Video

Oct 12

We’re one week away from the next KUTX Rock the Park with Jackie Venson and Ants Ants Ants and, by happy timing, we get to share with you the premier of a brand new Ants Ants Ants video!

 

 

 

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Spare the Rock By Southwest 2018

Mar 11

We’re less than a month away from SXSW madness, so I guess it’s time to let y’all know what we’ve got coming up!  It’s going to be another amazing year.  All of my profits from these events will go to organizations working to stop gun violence.

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons

We will again be presenting music for kids and their grownups at the Four Seasons in between the on-the-air sets, and this year we’ll be down in the same area as the main stage (read: we can be louder than last year!).  These shows were ridiculously great last year, and I have guessed one of the main stage acts already, and it’s gonna be so good.

Wednesday, March 14 – family music starts at 8:30

Red Yarn and JareBear

Thursday, March 15 – family music starts at 8:30

Ms. Kat and SaulPaul

Friday, March 16 – family music starts at 8:30

Laura Doherty and 1-2-3 Andres

Saturday, March 17 – family music starts at 9:30

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band and Sugar Free Allstars

Hello Dolly!: A Tribute to Dolly Parton – Friday, March 16, 10:00 am-2:30 pm

We’ll be back at Austin’s Scottish Rite Theater for this tribute, presented by us, LiveMom, and the Scottish Rite Theater.  Check out the Facebook event here. Buy tickets here.

Scheduled acts include:

Barton Hills Choir with Sarah Jaffe

Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship

Ms. Kat

Red Yarn

Jon Langford

1-2-3 Andres

Nakia

SaulPaul

Que Pastas

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band

Laura Doherty

Beth Chrisman

Sugar Free Allstars

Rock & Read Festival – Saturday, March 17, Domain’s Amy Donovan Plaza

We’ll be back at the Domain, partnering again with LiveMom to bring amazing music and authors to this free festival.  Featured acts:

The Hoots

1-2-3 Andres

Laura Doherty

The Que Pastas

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band

Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship

Red Yarn

Sugar Free Allstars

El Tule

Thanks to Springfree Trampoline, sponsor of Hello Dolly and Rock ‘n’ Read!

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Rock ‘n’ Read 2018: The Details!

Feb 25

Get out and enjoy one last hurrah of Spring Break/SXSW 2018 on Saturday, March 17! Rock + Read at The Domain is a live music and book fest where both kids and adults will enjoy a great lineup of musicians as well as local children’s book authors, who will be reading from their books in between music sets. There will also be hands-on activities for kids of all ages, books signings, giveaways and more at this FREE event!

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The Music Lineup:

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band
The Hoots
123 Andrés

Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
Sugar Free Allstars
El Tule

The Que Pastas
Red Yarn

Local Author Lineup:

Jessica Lee Anderson
Keith Graves
PJ Hoover
Mary Sullivan

In addition to the live music and readings, kids will enjoy a color your own bookmark craft, jumping on a Springfree Trampoline, a putt-putt game with Top Golf, mini-hockey with Chaparral Ice, giveaways, and more!

Thanks to our sponsors, The Domain, Springfree Trampoline, and Fetch MD for making this event possible.

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 3-7:30 pm

Where: The Domain, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin (in between Dicks Sporting Goods and Dillard’s)

Cost: FREE!

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SXSW 2017

Mar 13

As has become a tradition, we have a crazy good bunch of stuff coming up for families in Austin during South by Southwest this year.  Check it out, but note that everything is subject to change:

Family Music Meltdown – Wednesday 3/15 3-6:30

Pan Am Park, 2100 E. 3rd Street

Groundwork Music Orchestra

Red Yarn

The Deedle Deedle Dees

Ralph’s World

Riders Against the Storm

Strumero

El Tule

 

Willie Is For Everyone – Friday 3/17 10-2:30

Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Tickets available at the door; advance tickets sold out.  $3 adults, $1 kids, benefiting the theater.

Little Miss Ann

Barton Hills Choir + Ray Benson

Ralph’s World

Red Yarn

Que Pastas

Jon Langford

Nakia

Beth Chrisman

Suzanna Choffel

Sugar Free Allstars

Rockaroni & Cheese

Lucky Diaz

The Deedle Deedle Dees

 

Rock + Read – Saturday 3/18 2:00-5:30

The Domain – Amy Donovan Plaza (by the iPic Theater)

Que Pastas

Riders Against the Storm

Lucky Diaz 

The Deedle Deedle Dees

Little Miss Ann

Joe McDermott

Sugar Free Allstars (IN) 

 

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons

Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin

$10 admission, benefits the Seton Shivers Cancer Center, includes a breakfast taco, a granola bar, and all the darn coffee you want

Main stage acts are listed here and include (on various days) Real Estate, Temples, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Spoon, The Black Angels, and so many more.

Wednesday 3/15

8:30 Ralph’s World

9:30 Red Yarn

 

Thursday 3/16

8:30 The Que Pastas

9:30 Joe McDermott

 

Friday 3/17

8:30 Lucky Diaz

9:30 The Deedle Deedle Dees

 

Saturday 3/18

9:30 Little Miss Ann

10:30 Sugar Free Allstars

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Spare the Rock Live at the Academy of Music

Mar 13

Gosh, we had fun at the live recording of the show at the Academy of Music a few weeks ago.  We’ll be airing it over the next few weeks (starting on the 3/18-19 weekend), but you can listen to the whole darn thing here if you want.  It’s long!

Note: if you can’t see a “play” button, click to the left of the “00:00” below — it’ll work, really.

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HOLY SMOKES what a couple of months we have ahead of us

Feb 02

We’ve got a ton of stuff coming up.

  • Sunday, February 19Spare the Rock Live at the Academy of Music, part of Four Sundays in February!  We’re super excited to return to our original home of Northampton, Massachusetts, to do record an episode of the show live.  We’ll have Dan Zanes, Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees, The Stuntmen, Lord Russ, Abbie Morin, Katie Ha Ha Ha, Henning Ohlenbusch doing songs of Turkey Anders, Calvin the Really Big Puppet, a Yo Yo champion, the SHOW Circus Kids, and much more.  We’ll be celebrating the legacy of David Bowie, LGBTQ youth, and more.  Details and tickets at NorthamptonArtsCouncil.org.
  • Wednesday, March 15 through Saturday, March 18 – we’ll have a Spare the Rock Stage at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons…some amazing acts on our stage and on the main stage; we’ll announce more soon.
  • Wednesday, March 15 (rain date March 16) Family Music Meltdown at Pan Am Park, Austin, Texas (during SXSW).  We’ll have sets from Red Yarn, The Deedle Deedle Dees, Ralph’s World, Riders Against the Storm, Strumero, and El Tule…and more!  Free!
  • Friday, March 17Willie Is For Everyone at Scottish Rite Theater.  The lineup for this Willie Nelson tribute is still getting set, but it’ll include Little Miss Ann, the Barton Hills Choir with very special guest Ray Benson, Ralph’s World, Red Yarn, The Que Pastas, Beth Chrisman, Suzanna Choffel, Sugar Free Allstars, Rockaroni & Cheese, Lucky Diaz, and the Deedle Deedle Dees….and more TBA.  Proceeds to benefit the Scottish Rite Theater’s renovations.
  • Saturday, March 18 – Rock & Read at the Domain.  Finalizing the lineup for this too, but it’ll include Riders Against the Storm, Lucky Diaz, the Deedle Deedle Dees, Little Miss Ann, and Sugar Free Allstars.  Free!
  • Saturday, March 25 – The River’s Family Music Meltdown & Book Bash at Smith Voke in Northampton, Massachusetts.  What a lineup, both for authors and music.  Jeff Kinney, Mister G, Expandable Brass Band, Stacey Peasley Band, Tom Knight, The Deedle Deedle Dees, Keith Munslow, and much more.  Details at RiverMeltdown.com!  Free!
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