What’s New Interviews Lietza Brass About Moontower Comedy


One of the world’s premiere comedy events, The Moontower Comedy Festival 2018, just happens to be in Austin & is just around the corner… This week, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, Chief Programming Officer & all around wonderful person Lietza Brass sits down to talk all about this year’s fest. We talk about the New York comedy scene, podcasts… Tiffany Haddish, “Weird Al” Yankovic, & Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (who I’d love to see to something together)…. The annual ping pong tournament, returning faces, politics in comedy, and so much more. Check out the links below for the whole interview & event details. Thanks!

Moontower Schedule & Badge Availability – http://www.austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy/schedule/
Moontower In-house Interviews – http://www.comedymoontower.com/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsLietzaBrassAboutMoontowerComedy 


What’s New Interviews Missio

28276960_821917771329758_7815051984766886090_nTonight, Austin’s own Missio returns to town to play the Parish stage for a sold-out show. This week, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, the guys were nice enough to call in and talk a bit. We cover their quick rise, the Austin music scene, the craft of mixing hooks with meaningful lyrics, and more. Check out the links below for the whole interview and show details. Thanks!

Show deets – SOLD OUT-Missio w/ Morgan Saint at Parish on Saturday, April 14!
Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsMissio

What’s New – April 11, 2018

30630034_2187380274610938_1338037966613774336_n“Hey, kids! When I’m not giving testimony before Congress or participating in Star Trek cosplay, I try to catch the What’s New Radio Show on KOOP Radio every Wednesday at 8pmCT. It’s the best hour-long music & interview show Austin has to offer. This week, the show will be talking with Lietza Brass from Moontower Comedy, talking all about what to expect at this year’s fest! Also, the guys behind Austin’s buzziest band going, Missio, call in to talk about their sold-out Parish show. And, recorded during SXSW 2018, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks a bit about his current films including You Can Choose Your Family, Chappaquiddick Movie, & Super Troopers 2. Hear all of this and more anywhere you are in the world via stream at http://KOOP.org. Thanks!”

What’s New Interviews Transformer

MV5BY2I4ZTE2NWQtNGVmYy00NmVlLTlhZGMtODUxNWU0ZDY0NDEwXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDY3ODU5OTg@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,679,1000_AL_Tonight, the Austin Film Festival & Agliff present a special screening of the award-winning film, Transformer, at 7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with subject Janae Kroczaleski & writer/director Michael Del Monte. In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. The film follows Matt becoming Janae, and the conversations that spurs with family, employment, and identity within the weightlifting community. Recently, KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show had the pleasure of interviewing both Janae & Michael. We talked at length about the trust they built to tell this story, what it means to revisit this period through screenings, and what the future may hold for them. You can check out the whole interview and more at the links below. Thanks!

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsTransformer
Screening details – https://austinfilmfestival.com/event/audience-award-series-transformer/
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7935784/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Jury Award for Documentary Feature – https://austinfilmfestival.com/festival-and-conference/2017/12/18/2017-winners/#film-jury-winners
Audience Award for Documentary Feature – https://austinfilmfestival.com/festival-and-conference/2017/12/18/2017-winners/#audience-award-winners

What’s New Interviews Honey And Salt


Man, it was a real pleasure to have the guys from Austin band Honey and Salt live on the air with me last night on KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show! We played a couple of new tracks, and talked all about their LP show this weekend at The Sidewinder! We talked about influences, writing as a band, their upcoming tour, and how the band writes. Stream the conversation at the link below. Thanks!

Show details https://www.facebook.com/events/153595395345660/
Band info – https://honeyandsalt.bandcamp.com/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsHoneyAndSalt


What’s New – April 4th, 2018


“Hey, kids! What are you doing this Wednesday, 8-9pm CT? How about checking out KOOP Radio’s What’s New Radio Show? It’s the hour-long music interview show you can hear anywhere in the world at http://koop.org. This week, we’re talking all about HONK!TX! Learn how the marching band for adults grew to be a part of a global series. We’ll also be speaking with Nakia about his new 7″ release this weekend at Breakaway Records. We’ll talk with Transformer director Michael Del Monte about his film’s Austin Film Festival / Agliff screening next week. And, live in the studio, we’ll be talking with Austin band Honey and Salt about their release show this week. See you then. Thx!”

Stream it live at: http://KOOP.org
Stream it up to two weeks at: http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/what-s-new-1-koop-radio

What’s New Interviews Honk!TX

HONKTX_2018_Promo_GraphicStarting today, HONK!TX 2018 happens in Austin, TX! It’s the 8th year of eclectic marching bands hitting the streets of Austin, bringing smiles wherever they go. This week for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, we go behind the scenes of the organization, talk about how it all began, HONK! Festivals in general, New Orleans street bands, competitive marching bands, the global reach of the genre, and so much more. Check out the whole interview at the links below, & see y’all out there. Thanks!

Website – http://honktx.org/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsHonktx

What’s New Interviews Nakia and the Blues Grifters

30127306_10156247258929493_507754713901802411_nFriends! This Sunday, Austin favorite Nakia and the Blues Grifters are celebrating the release of their new 7″ single at Breakaway Records. Be among the first to hear & buy some crisp, rich, shiny new vinyl from the man himself. And partake in some Via 313 Pizza & Austin Beerworks! This week for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, we got to talk with Nakia Reynoso all about the development of his song “Yonder Wall”, recording, working with Black Fret, and catching with The Voice. And his upcoming live album recording! Hear it all that & more at the links below. Thanks!

The single release event this Sunday – https://www.facebook.com/events/634590253546014/
The April 28th live recording show – https://www.facebook.com/events/214732232601943/
The official site – http://nakia.net/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsNakiaAndTheBluesGrifters