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What's New will speak with Matthew Ott of the philanthropic music organization Black Fret (pictured), to talk about what they do. We'll also check in with local band Megafauna, to talk about their new album release show this Saturday at The Mohawk. And, we'll also talk with John Gross about his popular monthly music series, No Dancing: Sad Bastard Music, that will go down Tuesday night at The Volstead. Tune in to hear all of this Monday, 4/14, 10-11am
This week on Writing on the Air, Thomas Zigal will talk about his work as a writer. His 2013 novel, Many Rivers to Cross has received the Texas Institute of Letters' Jesse Jones Award for Fiction. He has been publishing short stories, reviews, and essays for 40 years, and he is the author of three popular crime novels set in Aspen, Colorado. Wednesday, 4/16, 6-7pm
The Singer and the Song welcomes an Austin singer/songwriter, Bob Livingston, an artist with a rich musical history, including his years in the Lost Gonzo Band. Bob will be performing live in studio. Streaming ONLINE! Wednesday, 4/16, 7-8pm
Lights Camera Austin talks with director Luke Korem (pictured) about his documentary Lord Montagu, which screens May 2 during the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Matthew Burnett and Jay Young discuss their roles in director Stephen Reynolds' The Might of Me, which screens April 19 at the City Theatre. Nick Frost reveals how he got into dancing shape for his new comedy Cuban Fury, which opens April 18. Director Frank Pavich discusses his documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, which examines Alejandro Jodorowsky's aborted adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel. Jodorowsky's Dune premiered at last year's Fantastic Fest and opens April 18. Also, host Robert Sims will review Dom Hemingway and Under the Skin. Thursday, 4/17, 2-3pm
People United features Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, on the misconceptions about drug use and the consequences of current drug policy in the United States, the subjects of his book High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society. Friday, 4/18, 1-2pm
The Last Round Up will air a SXSW interview with Urge Overkill's Nash Kato. Nash talks about the early years on Touch & Go Records, Steve Albini & what Urge is doing now. Friday, 4/18, 3:30-4:30pm
Springtime brings with it a reinvigoration of the natural world and so, too, of the Canadian music scene in Austin. With over two dozen artists in town this season, it can be tough to keep track of all the shows. This Great White North will help out by covering upcoming acts—and we’ll be giving away three pairs of tickets for Trust & Mozart’s Sister, Odonis Odonis, and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra. As we do every week, we’ll also be playing some of the latest independent music out of Canada, including Chad VanGaalen, The Strumbellas, Monogrenade, PyPy, and Solids. Friday, 4/18, 4:30–6pm
Grammy award winners Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox present Squeezebox Mania 8 on Saturday, April 12, at Threadgill's WHQ (301 West Riverside Drive) for performances featuring multiple styles of accordion playing. Joining Joel, Sarah and Los Aztex will be Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (who are also Grammy winners!) and Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones. The night ends with the annual SqueezeBox jam. Doors open at 7:30 pm, showtime at 8 pm.
Join KOOP 91.7 FM in congratulating its own Ted Branson, Under the X in Texas Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 11:00, for receiving the Academy of Western Artists’ Western Music Media 2013 Cowboy Disc Jockey award. The Cowboy Disc Jockey award is part of the Will Rogers Cowboy Awards which were celebrated Saturday, March 29th, in Irving, Texas...
The Spring Membership Drive is over, with KOOP surpassing its $65,000!
Current Total: $65,915!!!
KOOP would like thank you for your support and asks you to thank our
Spring Business Members 2014
Lori Jo Hansel, Attorney
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