Category: KXT Music Blog

Willie Nelson – “Can I Sleep in Your Arms” This track, from Willie’s landmark 1975 record Red Headed Stranger, helped turn the songwriter from Abbott, Texas into a one-name icon and set the standard for his genre-defying career. Recorded live and off-the-cuff in Garland, this record’s mix of traditional standards, original songs, and choice covers… Read more »

Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

Luscious Jackson – “Naked Eye” This all-girl trio was formed in 1991, and released several records on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label. “Naked Eye”, from 1996’s Fever In Fever Out was their only charting hit, though they did have success with the follow up single “Ladyfingers”. They broke up in 2000, and drummer Kate… Read more »

The Black Keys – Tighten Up

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” This new track from the Black Keys continues the more experimental work they began on 2008’s Danger Mouse-produced Attack and Release. The simple combination of Dan Auerback and Patrick Carney began as a raw blues duo, but has grown to include a strong 60’s pop influence, exhibited on their upcoming record… Read more »

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “I Learned The Hard Way” Though Sharon and the Dap Kings have only been playing together since 1996, their music recalls the funk and soul of Motown, Stax, and FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. This song, from their recent record of the same name, highlights their throwback sound,… Read more »

Jenny Lewis – “Acid Tongue” Though probably better known for fronting Rilo Kiley, former child actress (The Wizard, Troop Beverly Hills) Jenny Lewis’ second studio record Acid Tongue contains this self-titled gem. She has said that this song is a thinly veiled confessional song, produced by Jonathan Wilson, who manned the boards for Dawes’ debut… Read more »

The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 11, 2010

What a lovely evening, hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready to check out some cool tunes. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions here. Please give links to where music can be purchased if you can. Thanks. Ok lets go. New to me this week: Spooky… Read more »

Local Natives – Wide Eyes

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes” This group of Los Angeles residents formed in late 2008 in Silver Lake, putting out their debut record Gorilla Manor just this past February, after a European debut three months earlier that gained them some stateside momentum. Their mix of rhythm and gorgeous harmonies have earned them comparisons to Fleet… Read more »

Bob Schneider – The Bringdown

Bob Schneider – The Bringdown Bob Schneider – “The Bringdown” Hot off the heels of his dizzying single “40 Dogs (Romeo and Juliet)”, Austin’s Bob Schneider brings a more relaxed mood with this song from his latest, Lovely Creatures. After gaining steam with his early releases Lonelyland and I’m Good Now, Bob signed with Dallas’… Read more »