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    Local Music Review: “Patent Leather” by Lord Friday the 13th

    Lord Friday the 13th’s second single, “Patent Leather” was released earlier this month and further solidifies the band’s fun, punk-meets-house-party sound. Taking a cue from the Ramones and clocking in 20 seconds short of two minutes, LFT13 understands most great punk songs don’t need to be dragged out to get stuck in your head. Be […]

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    Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt

    Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s  Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include the Litter, France Gall, Skafish, the Beat (US), Prisoners, Judy’s, Pataphysics (Austin), the Like, new music by La Femme (France), Living Pins (Austin), Smirk (LA), Waste man (NOLA), Germ House (RI) and Spread Joy (Chicago), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE […]

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    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Monday, 4/26 @ 6PM

    A Syria & Ukraine Update: Examining what is Hidden Behind the Curtain of Mainstream Media Narratives. Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) guest, investigative journalist Mike Whitney, has a proven record of a very high geopolitical acumen and shares his analysis of unfolding events in Syria and the Ukraine. We start the show with an overview […]

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    Melinda Bee Welcomes Adrenalin OD’s Bruce George Wingate on The Mystery Box – Thu 4/22 @ 4:30 PM

    Join Melinda Bee and minor 80’s cult figure Bruce George Wingate as he plays some of his favorite songs and regales us with tales of hijinks, fashion, and his newfound love for The Cure! Find out more about this very fancy, perhaps the fanciest man at https://bgwingate.bandcamp.com/ Thu 4/22 @ 4:30 PM

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    Local Music Review: “Chicon” by The Stacks

    “Chicon,” the latest single from The Stacks, brings some needed positivity to an otherwise grim picture of Austin during lockdown last year. The accompanying music video features the band’s singer and guitarist, Jake Ames, dancing around the neon lit Austin streets in the middle of the night without another soul in sight. With its catchy […]

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    Hooray for Hip Hop Hooray and KOOP

    In 2006, hip hop music already was a global phenomenon but was under-represented on Austin radio stations. That was the chief reason KOOP programmer Leah Manners proposed Hip Hop Hooray: “There was one local hip hop show and it was a public affairs show with more interviews than music. But the city needed hip hop […]

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    KOOP Celebrates Earth Day

    Each year KOOP turns to our volunteers and members to decide on which historic or culturally relevant events to name as Celebration Events. Earth Day has been one of these events for seven years. This year the theme of World Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. This involves three days of Climate Action, April 20-22.  […]

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    Q&A: Daydreaming with Sasha and the Valentines

    Austin-based band Sasha and the Valentines has been busy lately: making limited edition cassette tapes, playing virtual shows for SXSW and their label’s one-year anniversary alike, and preparing for the release of their debut album So You Think You Found Love? on April 16th. Comprised of Sarah Addi on vocals and keys, Alex Whitelaw on […]

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    DPX Hi-Test Girlie Acid House ft. DJ Malligator

    DPX Hi-Test is proud to feature a special guest set from Dj malligator (of Commercial Suicide). A full hour of girlie acid house on this all female dance mix. Tune in at 4pm CT for the perfect soundtrack for your Saturday afternoon.

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    “Bay of Pigs” Invasion & Defeat 60th anniversary with a Tribute to Ramsey Clark

    Mon, April 19th at 6 p.m. on Bringing Light Into Darkness: This past week former Attorney General Ramsey Clark passed away. During his tenure as Attorney General of the United States from 1967-1969 under LBJ, he was instrumental in promoting voting rights for African Americans, school desegregation and drafted the landmark Civil Rights Act of […]