KOOP News Archive
Title: Stepping Up & Stepping Out
Artist: Clarence Fountain & Sam Butler
Genre: Gospel Blues
Clarence Fountain is a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Butler has played with Keith Richards, Donald Fagen, & Joe Cocker. This CD is not really soul music, but rather music for the soul. Without being preachy, the songs tell us we’re alive, that we depend on each other, & we should give thanks. The CD starts with a syncopated folk blues “Down to The River”, then hits a Dixie Hummingbirds groove in “I Know Where We’re Going”. “It’s a Different... Read more
Austin Artists features a conversation with local improvisational dance studio Body Shift, discussing the the work they do, workshops, opportunities, and the upcoming event at the Contemporary Austin plus much more! Monday, 5/20, 1:00 pm.
KOOP Radio presents a special benefit screening of the documentary END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES in honor of Joey Ramone’s birthday. The show will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar at 7pm on Sunday, May 19th.
Before the film, KOOP will also present live DJ sets, a silent auction benefiting KOOP radio and other activities at The Highball (adjacent to Alamo South Lamar) from 5-6:30pm.
More information available here
Proceeds from this benefit will go to... Read more
The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin singer/songwriter Bonnie Whitmore. There ain't nobody quite like Bonnie in the Austin music scene, she marches to her own tunes, which are pretty great. She's a powerhouse singer with a ton of great songs, as you will hear when she performs live for us the whole houron KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, May 18th. OH, BY THE WAY: I'm also filling in as host on The Girlie Show from 3-4pm, where more super badass female vocalists will be heard! Please tune in 2-4pm this Saturday and then every other hour to KOOP!v
The past two... Read more
Join KOOP on Friday, May 17th for an eclectic night of local music at Beerland featuring indie rockers Go Fever, femme punk trio Nevil, former KOOP DJ Vanessa Burden's project Beats of Burden, and folk duo Little Mazarn. Doors at 9 PM. 21+. $5 cover. Beerland is located at 711.5 Red River St. Little Mazarn - 10:00pm, Beats of Burden - 10:45pm, Nevil - 11:30pm, Go Fever - 12:15am
People United talks about the mental health of Palestinians living under Israel's occupation with Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist from East Jerusalem, and Alexandra Dols, a filmmaker from Paris. Dols' film Beyond the Frontlines: Resistance and Resilience in Palestine documents life in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, as it draws on Jabr's insights about mental health in these occupied territories.
Listen to an archive of this program... Read more
On Thursday, May 16th at Mohawk catch solo multi instrumentalist ambient, electronic, avant garde rock composer My Empty Phantom along with shoegazer Dottie and dark folk/storyteller Charles Ben Russell for a night of mystical music. Presented by KOOP and Fade to Yellow! Doors at 9 PM - $10 Day of Show - Mohawk (inside) - 912 Red River St
Thursday, May 16th - 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Umlauf Sculpture Garden (605 Azie Morton Rd). The Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce's new Arts Committee invites you to come learn about what's new and exciting with some of your favorite Austin Arts organizations such as KOOP Radio, Austin Classical Guitar, Conspirare, ZACH Theatre, Austin Film Festival, Broadway In Austin, Blanton Museum of Art and others in the beautiful setting of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden in the evening. Spirits provided by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Ben Milam Whiskey + lite bites and snacks from El Alma Restaurant. We will have a... Read more
The International Folk Bazaar welcomes the eclectic, longtime Austin-based world music trio Chaski, including former core member Dan Dickey, who's visiting from Hawaii. Wednesday, May 15, 12pm.