Landmarks Launches the Summer of KUTX

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The Listening with Landmarks Logo with a special red sticker that reads "Summer of KUTX"

Listening with Landmarks is a digital initiative featuring playlists by prominent Austin musicians and music personalities -- from Britt Daniel and Jackie Venson to Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay. Inspired by works from Landmarks’ collection, the playlists cut across musical genres to include rock, Classical, Tejano, R&B, reggae, country and more. One playlist is released each month on Landmarks' websitesocial media channels, and on Spotify.

The 2023-2024 season of Listening with Landmarks features a dynamic roster of contributors, including a special summer series (Summer of KUTX!) of playlists from KUTX DJ’s. Listen to playlists by Laurie Gallardo, Cliff Croomes, Trish Connelly, George Preston, Golden Dawn Arkestra, DJ Mel, and Timothy Myers below. 

Summer of KUTX - Summer 2024

Landmarks and KUTX have partnered to bring you curated playlists that will keep you cool all summer long! KUTX DJ’s Art Levy, Trina Quinn, Marnie Castor, and Taylor Wallace will share songs as part of Listening with Landmarks. Now in its fifth season, the program features playlists by Austin's music makers and shakers, inspired by works in Landmarks collection.

Playlists will be shared throughout the summer. Listen to the first playlist in the series by Taylor Wallace below:

Taylor Wallace

This first iteration of the summer of KUTX playlist was curated by KUTX DJ Taylor Wallace. Inspired by David Ellis' Animal, the playlist includes songs by Radiohead, Poolside, and Pink Floyd, among others. 

Listen to Wallace's playlist on Spotify.

Craig Hella Johnson - 1 April, 2024

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by Craig Hella Johnson. Inspired by James Turrell's The Color Inside, the playlist includes songs by Dolly Parton, Billie Holiday, and Strauss, among others. 

Listen to Hella Johnson's playlist on Spotify.

DJ Mel - 1 March, 2024

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by DJ Mel. Inspired by Ben Rubin's And That's The Way It Is, the playlist includes songs by Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, Mahler, and Nina Simone, among others. 

Listen to DJ Mel's playlist on Spotify.

Timothy Myers - 1 February, 2024

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by Timothy Myers, the Sarah and Ernest Butler Music Director at Austin Opera. Inspired by Beth Campbell's Spontaneous future(s), Possible past, the playlist includes songs by Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, Mahler, and Nina Simone, among others. 

Listen to Myer's playlist on Spotify.

Golden Dawn Arkestra - 1 January, 2024

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by Golden Dawn Arkestra. Inspired by James Turrell's The Color Inside, the playlist includes songs by Alice Coltrane, Josiah Steinbrick, and Moses Sumney, among others.

Listen to Golden Dawn's playlist on Spotify.

George Preston - 1 December, 2023

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by President and CEO of KMFA, George Preston. Inspired by Bryan Hunt's Amphora, the playlist includes music by Stravinsky, Strauss, and Verdi, among others. 

Listen to Preston's playlist on Spotify.

Trish Connelly - 1 November, 2023

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by live music booker and promoter Trish Connelly. Inspired by Monika Bravo's An Interval of Time, the playlist includes songs by Arthur Moon, Lord Buffalo, and Canyon Counterpoint, among others. 

Listen to Connelly's playlist on Spotify.

Cliff Croomes - 1 October, 2023

This month's Listening with Landmarks playlist was curated by UT Austin Longhorn Band Director, Cliff Croomes. Inspired by José Parlá's Amistad América, the playlist includes songs by Paramore, Childish Gambino, B.B. King, and others.

Listen to Croomes' playlist on Spotify.

Laurie Gallardo - 1 September, 2023

Listening with Landmarks kicks off in September with Laurie Gallardo, DJ at KUTX and winner of “Best Radio Personality” for seven consecutive years by the Austin Chronicle Annual Readers’ Poll. Gallardo's playlist was inspired by James Turrell's Skyspace The Color Inside and includes music from Big Joanie, Bauhaus, Vonne, and Chief Cleopatra, among others. Hear Gallardo speak about her playlist below.

Listen to Gallardo's playlist on Spotify.

 

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