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Under the Radar: The Best New Austin Music

From: KUT
Length: 52:04

Who's the next Spoon, Shawn Colvin, or Stevie Ray Vaughan? Hear about the bands being hailed as "The Next Big Thing" from Austin...

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Of the literally thousands of working musicians who call Austin home, many will have long careers in the 'velvet rut' but only a handful will make the big time.  At the moment, Spoon, Okkervil River and Shearwater help to keep Austin's international music city reputation burning brightly.  But who's next?  Host David Brown talks with music journalists, insiders and others about Austin's most buzz-worthy bands and samples the best Austin music 'just under the radar'.  Produced by Texas Music Matters, the award-winning music journalism unit at KUT Austin.

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Piece Description

Of the literally thousands of working musicians who call Austin home, many will have long careers in the 'velvet rut' but only a handful will make the big time.  At the moment, Spoon, Okkervil River and Shearwater help to keep Austin's international music city reputation burning brightly.  But who's next?  Host David Brown talks with music journalists, insiders and others about Austin's most buzz-worthy bands and samples the best Austin music 'just under the radar'.  Produced by Texas Music Matters, the award-winning music journalism unit at KUT Austin.

Timing and Cues

Programmed to begin after NPR news at :06. One minute breaks (with built-in music beds) at approx. :20 and :40.

Related Website

texasmusicmatters.kut.org