KOOP News Archive

Sat 8/17/2019 2:00 pm

Austin Public Library & KOOP will share peace, love and air conditioning as we host a special indoor Woodstock tribute concert from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the Austin Central Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic celebration that took place in August 1969 in Bethel, New York.  Can't attend in person?  No worries!  The performances will also be broadcast live over the airwaves at 91.7 FM & www.koop.org. 

The local lineup will be headlined by Guy Forsyth and will feature artists from Electric Lady Bird, APL’... Read more

Fri 8/16/2019 1:30 pm

Album: The Sound of Science  |  Artist: Jeffrey Zeigler & Golden Hornet  |  Label: National Sawdust Tracks  |  Genre: Experimental

Unique conception of Austin collective Golden Hornet Project (GHP), tapping 7 musicians of various nationalities to compose pieces inspired by scientists of their own choosing, all performed by Jeffrey Zeigler, formerly of the Kronos Quartet, on cello and electronics on the album's 8 cuts. Local connections: The opening and closing pieces are composed by GHP's Graham Reynolds. Former Austinite Sxip Shirey did the backing tracks for cut #3. The... Read more

Fri 8/16/2019 1:00 pm

People United features Mindy Reed on the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the 1969 rock festival that she researched for her historical novel This Is the Dawning: A Woodstock Love Story.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Thu 8/15/2019 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 15 at The Far Out Lounge & Stage (formerly Nicolazas)


Trashdog is a consciousness experiment from Andrew Jackson, founder of Austin record label Digital Hotdogs. Ovrld calls it "strange, captivating and just the right amount of goofy.... "mashing together art-punk oddness with garage rock primitivism resulting in something akin to Swell Maps and Devo squatting together in an abandoned laboratory."


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Wed 8/14/2019 12:00 pm

The International Folk Bazaar welcomes acclaimed singer-songwriter Bill Callahan. His new album is Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, and he will be playing two nights at Scholz Beer Garden later this month. Wednesday, 8/14, 12 pm.

Sat 8/10/2019 8:00 pm

KOOP Radio and the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller proudly present Crocodile, featuring Kevin Sims, Greg Seale, Thomas Shaw and KOOP’s own “Professor” Ted Thomas, on Saturday, August 10th at 8pm at the Barrel O’ Fun bar in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Mueller, 1911 Aldrich Street.

Crocodile’s music is not easily categorized. Imagine mixing Gentle Giant with Steely Dan. Rush with ELO. Yes with The Smiths? Weird huh? But, it works for Crocodile.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Crocodile perform both of their albums in their entirety in two sets, including the pre-release premier... Read more

Sat 8/10/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin's own Joel McColl. That's my copy of his record from the eighties in the picture here, and Joel is still one of Austin's finest singer/songwriter, as you will hear when he performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, August 10th

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Ian Cochran and Natalie Price can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can for two weeks) Radio Free America - Station Calendar

Fri 8/9/2019 1:00 pm

People United talks with Jessica Soukup, the vice president of the Transgender Education Network of Texas and a co-chair for Austin Pride.  (On Saturday, August 10, 2019, the Austin Pride Festival is being held from 11 am until 6 pm at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin, followed later that night by the Austin Pride Parade from 8 until 11 pm in downtown Austin, scheduled to begin at the Texas Capitol and conclude at Rain.)  Allan Campbell co-hosts this episode with Suzy Shelor.

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Thu 8/8/2019 11:15 am

Album: South | Artist: Bennie Moten | Genre: Jazz | Label: Bluebird

In the 1920s and early 30s Bennie Moten's KC orchestra was the most popular and successful jazz band in the midwest. Its arrangements were advanced for the time and with a basic stomping beat Moten helped define the Kansas City sound. After a few acoustic sides for another label, Moten signed to Victor Records in 1926 and produced a series of top selling early electrically recorded 78s. "South" (tr. 15) dates from 1927 and remained in print until RCA stopped making 45 singles. The piece is an excellent introduction... Read more

Sat 8/3/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin's Cowboy Diplomacy. This highly acclaimed fiery rock band is just that, creating a great new sound in our city, as you will hear when they perform live the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, August 3rd [NOTE: The great Coffee Sergeants being rescheduled.]

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Natalie Price and Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can for two weeks) Radio Free America - Station Calendar