KUTX 98.9 featuring “Hang Tight” as song of the day!!

Song of the Day

John Wesley Coleman III: “Hang Tight”

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

John Wesley Coleman III is an unlikely connecting dot between Austin’s various sounds. He’s a little bit country, a little bit soul, a little bit punk, and primarily rock and roll, doing his thing for close to three decades under a variety of guises. His thing now includes Microwave Dreams, something of a clearinghouse for all of his oddball charm. The title clues you into the low stakes, but the slacked-out songs only enhance Coleman’s DIY credo. “Hang Tight” sounds like a house party featuring Thin Lizzy as the live entertainment, knocking over the furniture with every windmilled power chord. Coleman makes this kind of meat-and-potatoes rock tasty again, and that’s exactly why he’s hanging tight after all these years.

“Hang Tight” appears on Microwave Dreams, out now. See Coleman try out his rock star moves in the song’s video.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

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2 thoughts on “JWCIII SONG OF THE DAY!

  1. Jack Logan 3 weeks ago

    Hey JWC—Sorry about ignoring the Nextdoor deal but I’m allergic to that kind of shit—feel free to email me directly if you wish although I would think you’d have better things to do with your time. Dig the tune but I’m feelin’ the Sweet more than Lizzy— Jacklo

    1. John Wesley Coleman 2 weeks ago

      ha! jack thanks man! the next door was spamming my email. best-jwc