SXSWfm Original Programs

Written by Rory Burbeck | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013

Jessica / BackbeatJessica Pickett,
Host of The Backbeat

The Backbeat

Indie/Psych Rock and more
Tuesdays at midnight, 6am, noon & 6pm CST

The Backbeat is SXSWfm's rock specialty show that will air weekly on Tuesdays at midnight, 6am, noon, and 6pm CST. The show specializes in genres including psychedelia, punk, garage, indie, and electronic rock. You can tune in to hear artists such as Black Lips, Fear Of Men, Youth Lagoon, Natural Child, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more.

In music, a backbeat is a syncopated accentuation on the "off" beat and can be heard in much of today's music played on the snare drum. This type of beat first arose in the late 1940s and has spanned across genres including jazz and rockabilly.

The Backbeat's host, Jessica Pickett, is a SXSW Music Festival Assistant Coordinator.

B Hobbs / Tha FixxB. Hobbs,
Host of Tha Fixx Radio

Tha Fixx Radio

Wednesdays at midnight, 6am, noon & 6pm CST

Tha Fixx Radio is SXSWfm’s weekly hip-hop show airing every Wednesday and hosted by B. Hobbs. Tha Fixx Radio will feature the hottest new music from SXSW hip-hop performers past and present. B. Hobbs will be premiering exclusive tracks and sitting down for interviews with some of today’s biggest hip-hop stars. From Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. to Talib Kweli and Bun B, Wednesdays on SXSWfm will be your place for everything hip-hop.

B. Hobbs is an Assistant Music Festival Coordinator here at SXSW.

Kevin / AmericanaKevin Connor,
Host of Americana
World Headquarters

Americana World Headquarters

Thursdays at midnight, 6am, noon & 6pm CST

Americana World Headquarters, hosted by Kevin Connor, is SXSWfm’s weekly show focusing on the roots-oriented sound when folk, rock, country, and blues come together. The show features some of the artists nominated for the Americana Music Association's annual awards, including Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, John Fullbright, and Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. And you don't have to be from America to be Americana. You'll hear Richard Thompson, Kathleen Edwards, Mumford & Sons, and the Dunwells, too.

The host of Americana World Headquarters, Kevin Connor, is SXSWfm’s Programming Manager and a Saturday morning DJ on KUTX.

Dempsey / EDJDempsey Jones,
Host of EDJ


Electronic Dance Music
Fridays at midnight, 6am, noon & 6pm CST

EDJ is SXSWfm’s hour of complete EDM. Featuring sub-genres from garage, jungle, and drum & bass, to the original chillness of dubstep, right alongside the new hip-hop beats of trap. Whilst appealing to the SXSW community and highlighting the constant transitions of Electronic Dance Music, EDJ illuminates the fact that all EDM eventually forms from one sub-genre to the other, and that SXSW has experienced that evolution for the past 27 years.

Hosted by Dempsey Jones, SXSWfm’s Music Coordinator and a SXSW Volunteer Coordinator.