2020-03-29 playlist & stream

Mar 29

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – I Just Want to Dance

Elizabeth Mitchell – Keep On the Su nny Side

Canciones, Raíces y Alas – El Vaquero

SaulPaul – Rise (in-studio)

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Alastair Moock – Freight Train – the Story of Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

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fIREHOSE – In Memory of Elizabeth Cotten

JJK PROMO

[KUTX – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Monsters

[WJFF/KCMJ – Little Miss Ann – Can You Make a Circle

2nd set 

Quiet Company – Kindness

ID (prep to rock) 

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!

ID

Future Hits – Unusual Interests

The Boy Least Likely To – When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade

123 Andres – Salta Salta

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3rd set 

El Tule – Anthem

Rhett Miller – Ziggy Stardust

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Lloyd H. Miller – Baldy

Red Yarn ft. Jazzy Ash – Did You Feed My Cow?

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They Might Be Giants – So Crazy for Books

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2020-03-22 playlist & stream

Mar 22

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – Cowtown

Guy Davis – We All Need More Kindness In This World

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Jose-Luis Orozco – Los Pollitos (new)

Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza – New York City

Justin Roberts – When You First Let Go (new)

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Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – Brand New Key

JJK PROMO

[KUTX – Lead Belly – Polly Wee (The Frog Song)

[WJFF/KCMJ – Muckafurgason – Dictionary

2nd set 

Lunch Money – Somehow a Frog Finds a Pond

ID (prep to rock) 

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!

ID

Miss Paula & the Candy Bandits – Monster Truck

Josh & the Jamtones – I Love U

Future Hits – Eight City Blocks (new)

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3rd set 

Mates of State – I Am a Scientist

Dog on Fleas – Do You Wanna know My New Dance Step?

Mista Cookie Jar – Just Another Finger (new)

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Elliott Park – Rum Tiki Tum (new)

Josh Lovelace – You’ve Got Me and I’ve Got You (new)

Alastair Moock (feat. Sol y Canto & Alisa Amador) – No Wall

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They Might Be Giants – Robot Parade

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2020-03-15 playlist & stream

Mar 15

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

ID

They Might Be Giants – Violin

Lloyd H. Miller & Dean Jones – V-2 Schneider

SaulPaul – Rise

ID [full SXSW read]

Ms. Kat’s Music – Baby, Let’s HONK!

Mekons – Oranges & Lemons

ID

Barton Hills Choir – Help

JJK PROMO

[KUTX – n/a

[WJFF/KCMJ –

2nd set 

Daniel Johnston – Unpack Your Adjectives

ID (prep to rock) 

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!

ID

Folk Implosion – I’m Just A Bill

Better Than Ezra – Conjunction Junction

Man or Astro-Man? Interplanet Janet

Goodness – Electricity, Electricity

ID

3rd set 

MomAndPop – Be Nice

The Que Pastas – Pirate from the Past

ID [full SXSW read]

Red Yarn – Bob the Rabbit

Adam & the Bull Shark – Big and Brave

El Tule – Topo Chico

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They Might Be Giants – Electronic Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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Rocking In The Age Of Covid-19

Mar 15

If you’re like, well, just about everyone with or without kids, you’re probably trying to figure out what you’ll do over the next days/weeks/good-lord-months of reduced social time. Here are some suggestions. I’ll try to keep this updated.

  • No Nap Family Happy Hour. Catherine Prystup of LiveMom and I were so bummed not to get to bring you all a ton of amazing family music during SXSW that we decided to do it anyway. We’ve launched the No Nap Family Happy Hour, presented by Springfree Trampoline. Every weekend for at least five weeks we’ve got some of the best performers around live-streaming on Facebook Live for you. We hope it helps you out, and we’re proud to be paying the artists too. Check it out here.
  • Listen to the radio. We’ll still be on (http://KUTX.org) at 6 pm central every Sunday (with host(s)). And KUTX is of course on 24-7. The station is mostly running without on-air staff right now, but every song is still hand-selected. MPR’s The Current has a pretty great stream for families, Rock The Cradle.
  • You can listen to our show going all the way back to 2012 right here on the website. Go to the Playlists tab and, thanks to the magic of PRX, you can stream, what, almost 400 hours of indie music for indie kids.
  • Watch some videos. We’ve got 184 videos on our YouTube playlist. Maybe start off with The Not-Its! doing Vacation?
  • Our sister station, KUT, is easily the best place for news and information, both locally and nationally.
  • If you have an HD radio, you can listen to an all-Austin stream on KUTX’s HD-2 channel. It’s the same stream you hear at the airport, and it’s awesome.
  • A lot of artists are doing streaming events (you can find an easy-to-use calendar at this handy Google doc). I’ll link to a few select ones I know about below and, as I hear about more, I’ll try to keep this updated with some of my picks. Remember that these days/weeks/good-lord-months without shows can be devastating for artists, so if they have a way to support them and you have the means, please do so, whether it’s a Patreon, an online merch store, or something else. That Google doc above has links to how to contribute to many of them.
    • Red Yarn: Andy has three half-hour Facebook Live events planned–Monday at 10 am, Wednesday at 10 am, and Thursday at 5:30 pm. Those times are all Pacific. Find him here on Facebook.
    • Laura Doherty: Chicago favorite and long-time friend of the show Laura will be on Facebook Live on Wednesday at 3 pm central.
    • Lloyd H. Miller: Lloyd was scheduled to do a sensory-friendly show at Jalopy today (Sunday) at 11 eastern, and will do it via Zoom instead. Because he wants to keep it focused on kids who will specifically benefit from that format, and to ensure everyone involved on the interactive portion has the right permission, it’s an invite thing: email him at lloydhmiller AT gmail DOT com. He is also doing Facebook live shows Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am eastern.
    • Dan and Claudia Zanes: Dan and Claudia have been doing a delightful series of “Social Isolation” videos on Facebook Live. They’re just lovely.
    • The Lucky Band: Lucky Diaz and Alisha–frequent SXSW visitors and the best humans around–will be playing live on their Instagram story at 10 am PST and is on at that time pretty much every day. Starting tomorrow (March 16) it’ll be on their Facebook page.
    • 123 Andrés: Frequent Austin visitors Andrés and Christina will be live on YouTube today (Sunday) at 5 eastern and probably more times coming.
    • Joanie Leeds: Joanie Leeds–who you just heard guest DJ last week in connection with her kick-ass new album All The Ladies–is jumping into helping in this situation with characteristic full power. She’s got the Quarantine Kids Concerts with a subscription-based service with daily shows for both Jewish songs and secular songs. There’s a charge, but it’s pretty modest given the number of live shows you’ll get. (Plus, if you go with the larger fee, you’ll get not just a couple of weeks of live shows, but also her entire catalog, including the new record.)
    • Mil’s Trills, who did that great chart linked above, is also offering free online lessons to help with kids dealing with (understandable) stress or isolation. Details here.
    • Justin Roberts is doing Facebook Live every weekday at 10:30 with concerts on Thursdays. Go to his Facebook page (and probably sign up for his email list).
    • Jarrett J. Krosoczka, while not technically a musician, is a long-time friend of the show and books the author side of Meltdown (which we cannot wait to return). He’s doing a drawing lesson daily at 1 central on his YouTube channel.
    • Thao from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down will be live on her Instagram feed on March 18 at 2:30 central with a Thao For Kids livestream.
    • Brady Rymer, a/k/a the Nicest Human In Family Music, will kick off “Live from Brady’s House” on Sunday, March 21 at noon central.
    • Hopalong Andrew is telling tales and singing songs about being a cowboy in the city. Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 central on his Facebook page.

Wash your hands, rock out, and have a good week, y’all. We love you.

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2020-03-08 playlist & stream

Mar 08

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

ID

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS guest DJ

Suni Paz & Elizabeth Mitchell – Es Un Mundo Grande

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats – Travelin’ All Around

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Sonia De Los Santos – Alegria

Falu’s Bazaar – Bazaar

ID

Elena Moon Park & Friends – Summer is here

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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – When I Grow Too Old To Dream

JJK PROMO

[KUTX – Vered – Peekaboo

[WJFF/KCMJ – Shine & the Moonbeams – I Can’t Sleep

2nd set 

JOANIE LEEDS guest DJ

Freckleland – Like a Girl

Joanie Leeds – All The Ladies

Frances England – Mama Said

Joanie Leeds – RBG

India Arie – I Am Light

3rd set 

LUCY KALANTARI GUEST DJ

Beatrice Bonifassi – Sous Le Pont

Jazzy Ash – Little Liza Jane

Lori Henriques – Lil Liza Jane

Lucy Kalantari – Are You Afraid of the Dark

Joanie Leeds – If Girls Ruled the World

ID

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2020-03-01 playlist & stream

Feb 23

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

ID

They Might Be Giants – Roy G. Biv

Woody Guthrie – My Yellow Crayon

Laura Freeman – Red

ID

The Ditty Bops – Indigo Eyes

Mil’s Trills – All of the Colors

ID 

Black Pumas – Colors

[KUTX – Uncle Rock – There’s Love In My Food

[WJFF/KCMJ – Red Yarn – Mockingbird

2nd set 

Canciones, Raíces y Alas – El Vaquero

ID (prep to rock) 

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!

ID 

Adam & the Bull Shark – Do The Math

Adam Bernstein – Scary, Scary Monsters

Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Kinder Words

The Not-Its! – Haircut 

ID

3rd set 

Nakia & the Barton Hills Choir – Golden Years

Lloyd H Miller ID

The Deedle Deedle Dees – Henry Box Brown

The Que Pastas – Common Denominator

ID

The Lucky Band – Mix It Up

El Tule – Tranquilo (new)

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They Might Be Giants – Four of Two

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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