The KXT Local Show: Wyatt Coates, semiwestern, Kelsey Foster

We’re getting closer to the holidays and to help us get there we checked out the bittersweet new song “Merry Christmas” from Dallas artist Kelsey Foster. Wyatt Coates also chimed in from Dallas with “Hard Times”, as did rapper Rafa with “Medicina”. The song is written from the perspective of “Ela”, a virtual artist that Rafa has created and we’ve seen in some of his past videos. We also checked in to Denton with songs from Black Tie Dynasty ahead of their big NYE show at Tulips FW and The Wee-Beasties, who just announced a show at Trees with The Nixons.

You can see the entire playlist after this week’s highlights, and if you are an artist from North Texas, submit your music here.


Wyatt Coates

“Hard Times” is a smooth song about the ups and downs of a relationship. (Mostly the down part- the song IS called “Hard Times” after all.)



The band has been through a lot of changes- it recently changed its name and location. Once called vliets and based in Austin, semiwestern is now Dallas-based. Good thing the band kept its stellar sound. semiwestern released “velvet sea” ahead of a full-length album expected out next year.


Kelsey Foster

Foster takes a look at toxic relationships and narcissism through the hauntingly beautiful “Merry Christmas”. Keys provided by Ben Fisher from Dallas band Telephone House add to Foster’s stellar voice to tell the sadness-tinged story.




The KXT Local Show- 12/15/2022

Wyatt Coates- Hard Times

Raging Bunch- Trust Is Love

Pearl Earl- Evil Does It

semiwestern- velvet sea

Carbon Love- Back To Life

Elaina Kay- Damn Sure

Rafa- Medicina

Flower Child & Jah Born- Chosen

Glitter- Middle

Black Tie Dynasty- Beginner

The Wee-Beasties- It’s Happening Tonight

Yeah Huh- Candlestick Park

Wayside Motel- Beg

Kelsey Foster- Merry Christmas

Elyse Jewel- Friends


The KXT Local Show is a weekly radio program curated and hosted by Nilufer ArsalaTune in every Thursday from 7-8pm to hear new and classic tunes from North Texas artists spanning a broad mix of genres, including hip hop, Latin, rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&B.

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