SXSW 2020

Feb 21

After a quiet 2019, we are back like nobody’s business for SXSW 2020 with two ridiculously great unofficial events.

Up first, on Friday, March 20, from 10 am to 3:30 pm, we have a tribute to both Schoolhouse Rock and Daniel Johnston, supported by our friends at Springfree Trampoline. In addition to the artists listed on the poster, we’ll have the mighty Rockaroni & Cheese and, joining the Barton Hills Choir, Nakia. Just a buck for kids and five bucks for adults, with all proceeds benefiting the oldest (and I think best) stage in Austin, the Scottish Rite Theater.

Then the next day, from 3 to 7:30 pm, we’ll return to the Domain for maybe the fifth Rock + Read Festival! It’s free, with amazing music and local children’s authors. Thanks to Hat Creek Burger Company for their terrific support.

ROCK.

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2020-01-12 Playlist & Stream

Jan 12

1st set They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock ID They Might Be Giants – Sleepwalkers Charlie Hope – Golden Slumbers (new) ID Dixie Chicks – Lullaby Baby Loves Jazz – Lullabye [KUTX – 123 Andres – Hola Amigo [WJFF/KCMJ – SaulPaul – Do That Hula Hoop 2nd set Josh Lovelace – Climb a Tree (in-studio) ID (prep to rock) TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock! ID Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms Uncle Rock – Rock & Roll Babysitter Schoolhouse Rock – I’m Just a Bill (Jack Sheldon) ID 3rd set Billy Bragg – Flying Saucer (in-studio) Elizabeth Mitchell – John the Rabbit (in-studio) ID Lunch Money – Roller Coaster Justin Roberts – Pop Fly ID The Deedle Deedle Dees – John Brown Dan Zanes & Friends – Erie Canal ID They Might Be Giants – Meet James Ensor (in-studio) They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock Read More

2020-01-05 playlist & stream

Jan 05

1st set They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock ID They Might Be Giants – Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees, and Hares Mister G – Patas En El Aire/Paws in the Air Ziggy Marley – Cry, Cry Cry ID Laura Freeman – Big City Little City Lesley & the Flying Foxes – What Is the Purpose of My Eyebrows? ID Laurie Anderson – Excellent Birds (w/ Peter Gabriel) [KUTX – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Hot Sauce [WJFF/KCMJ – StevenSteven – The Unicorn and Princes Rainbow 2nd set Zee Avi – Don’t Worry, Be Happy ID (prep to rock) TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock! ID Miss Paula & the Candy Bandits – Marshmallow Song The Muffs – Kids in America Miz B – Raise the Brain Link Wray – Batman theme ID 3rd set Lloyd Miller ID Lloyd H. Miller – Henry Box Brown Andy Sprouts – A Butterfly Garden (new) ID Little Miss Ann – Over in the Meadow The Heavy – Better As One ID They Might Be Giants – Pirate Girls Nine They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock Read More

2019-12-29 playlist & stream

Dec 29

1st set  

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

ID

They Might Be Giants – Happy Doesn’t Have to Have an Ending

Ella Jenkins – My Little Blue Dreidel

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 8 Days of Hannukah

ID

The Doubleclicks – Brand New Year (new-ish)

Charlie Hope – I Have a Little Dreidel (new)

ID

Slaid Cleaves – New Year’s Day

[KUTX – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Unkulunkulu

[WJFF/KCMJ – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Unkulunkulu/ The Weepies – Navigation

2nd set 

Elizabeth Mitchell – January, February (Last Month of the Year) (feat. Amy Helm & Marco Benevento) (Benevento Parish 1/16) 

ID (prep to rock) 

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!

ID 

Jingle Punx – Auld Lang Syne

CandyBand – Ode to Joy

The Breeders – New Year

Jingle Punx – Chanukah, Oh Chanukah 

ID

3rd set 

Mama Doni Band – Chanukah Fever

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Failing at my New Years Resolutions

ID

Old 97’s – Auld Lang Syne

Andy Sprouts – Garden Grooves (new)

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – This Will Be Our Year

ID

They Might Be Giants – Older (in-studio)

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2019-03-03 playlist & stream

Mar 03


1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Baby Lucy – Going Backwards
Ants Ants Ants – Why Why Why?
ID
Barenaked Ladies – Louis Loon
Cat & A Bird – Constellation Bound
ID
Aretha Franklin – Let It Be

[KUTX – Lunch Money – Picking Teams

[WJFF/KCMJ – Shine & the Moonbeams – Shake for Eight

2nd set
Mates of State – Pink Sugar Elephants
ID/prep to rock
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock
ID
Alison Faith Levy – Like a Spinning Top
All – Frog
Board of Education – 8 is a Number
Asylum Street Spankers – Mommy Says No!
The Not-Its! – Let the Games Begin
ID

3rd set
Frank Turner – Little Changes
Koo Koo Kanga Roo (feat. Frank Turner – Spread Your Wings and Soar
ID
Red Yarn – Magic Dance
Alphabet Rockers – Walls
ID
They Might Be Giants – Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees, and Hares
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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August 12: SummerStage!

Apr 12

I’m as surprised as anyone to announce that I will be opening for none other than our friends They Might Be Giants at their big family show at SummerStage in Central Park on August 12.  I’m doing a DJ set, which is not something I have exactly done before!  But I have chosen a lot of songs in my time on this here radio machine so maybe I can figure this out.

SummerStage Family Day runs from 2:00 to 5:00 and the band’s show is all themed around science, so I’m thinking my set will be too.

It’s all free!  See you there?

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