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November 11, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 3 - 11/8/2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 3 - 11/8/2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 3 - 11/8/2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest wrapped up on Sunday (11/8). We already posted a bunch of pictures on BrooklynVegan, and now we've got more, including shots of Venom, L7, Lauryn Hill, Future Islands, Alvvays, Afrika Bambaataa and more.

Day 2 pics here, and day 1 pics here and here and here.

More day 3, below....

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November 9, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Lionel Richie @ ACL Live - 10/24/2015
Lionel Richie & The Suffers @ ACL Live - 10/24/2015

Lionel Richie brought his "All Night Long" tour to Austin (again) last month for a show an ACL Live at Moody Theatre on October 24. From opener "Running With the Night" on, it was a non-stop hitfest with both solo songs and Commodores classics, finally encoring with USA for Africa charity single "We Are the World." That included, of course, his 1984 #1 worldwide smash "Hello," which has been getting a revived interest of late because of Adele's "Hello" (which is currently the #1 single in America). Of that he recently told Dujour:

Even though she didn't cover the song, but the word 'hello' automatically everyone called me on the phone and said she used "hello," and I said well I kind of own "Hello," haha. But not to the point where it's any kind of a problem. I'll loan hello to Adele.
Setlist for Lionel's ACL show is below.

Opening were Houston soul act The Suffers. Pictures from their set, plus more of Lionel's, are below.

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November 8, 2015

photos by Chad Wadsworth, Dave Mead, Greg Giannukos, Reagan Hackleman, & Roger Ho

Cheap Trick / The Dwarves / Mikal Cronin
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest is underway and on its third and final day as we speak, and we've got a set of pictures of its first day (Friday, 11/6). We just posted a bunch on BrooklynVegan, and here's more pics of Cheap Trick, Drive Like Jehu, Antemasque, Peaches, Viet Cong, The Dwarves, Bomba Estereo, Mikal Cronin, Mutoid Man, Nothing, Coheed & Cambria, CHVRCHES and more. Continued below...

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November 7, 2015

photos by Chad Wadsworth, Dave Mead, Greg Giannukos & Reagan Hackleman

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

At a specially called City Council meeting on Oct. 22, the Council approved an exemption to the city's parks smoking ban for Fun Fun Fun Fest.
The festival is held annually at Auditorium Shores park. In compliance with city code 10-6-2, smoking is not permitted in any city parks. As part of code 10-6-3-11A, however, the City Council has the power to offer "temporary designated smoking areas in a park for special events." The Council voted to approve the exemption nine-to-one, with councilwoman Sheri Gallo voting no and councilwoman Ellen Troxclair off the dais.
Despite the majority of council members voting to approve the exemption, many still raised issue about the health concerns for people allowed to smoke at the festival. Councilman Don Zimmerman said he is against smoking in general but does not think the government has authority to make health decisions for individuals. [Daily Texas]
Fun Fun Fun Fest is underway (smoking included), and we'll be splitting up our pictures into a few posts. Day one starts here, continues HERE and HERE. More below...

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November 2, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Kendrick Lamar taping for ACLTV - 10/30/2015
Kendrick Lamar taping for ACLTV - 10/30/2015

The spirit may have been freewheeling, but the band was tight as any to grace the ACL stage. But as in control as the band seemed, Lamar was the dominant personality on the stage. Rappers often have a limited array of stage moves--going hard, pouring energy out to the crowd, running around the stage with the mic in their hand--but Lamar was much more interested in building his performance around true dynamics. Sometimes he was quiet; sometimes he was still; sometimes he bounded across the stage and shouted "Kendrick had a dreeeeeeeeam"; sometimes he raised his arms while his guitar player solo'd, demanding that the audience show their appreciation for what they were hearing, and then pointed those same arms toward the guitarist like he was channeling the crowd's energy directly to the musician. [Texas Monthly]
Kendrick Lamar is on tour now, and he stopped in Austin on October 30 for a taping of Austin City Limits. We've got pictures of that show in this post. He was joined by his 5-piece band The Wesley Theory (who opened with a bit of an Earth, Wind and Fire cover) as they ran through tracks from this year's To Pimp A Butterfly along with some hits from good kid, m.A.A.d. city in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Check out more pictures of Kendrick Lamar and The Wesley Theory along with their setlist below...

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October 26, 2015

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My Morning Jacket / Fruit Bats @ Austin Music Hall - 10/23/2015
My Morning Jacket & The Fruitbats @ Austin Music Hall - 10/23/2015
My Morning Jacket & The Fruitbats @ Austin Music Hall - 10/23/2015

My Morning Jacket have been on a tour, which just hit Austin for shows at the Music Hall on Thursday (10/22) and Friday (10/23). Both nights had different setlists, which you can check out below. We caught the Friday show and pictures of that one are in this post.

Opening both of those shows and other nights on the tour was Eric D Johnson's band Fruit Bats, which is back again after Eric spent two years solo as EDJ. He explained:

So, after a couple of years of doing this solo EDJ thing and having to have (Fruit Bats) in parentheses after my name everywhere I go, I've decided to drop the parentheses and start doing Fruit Bats again full steam ahead.

I missed having a band behind me, I missed my old songs, and I've come to hate parentheses. Who knew?

Some of you may be stoked by this prospect. I know I am. For those of you that are indeed stoked, we will be heading out on tour this fall with some dudes from Louisville, plus some shows of our own. There will be a new album in early 2016 with a full slate of touring to follow. See you soon.

Eric also joined MMJ on stage at the Thursday show. More pictures from Friday and both setlists below...

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October 25, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Snoop Dogg @ ACL Live w/ Dave Hill - 10/23/2015
Snoop Dogg @ ACL Live w/ Dave Hill - 10/23/2015
Snoop Dogg @ ACL Live w/ Dave Hill - 10/23/2015

He brought out dancers on multiple occasions, taking time to just watch them do their thing. He had his own mascot, Nasty Dogg, dancing around when he did perform. Almost half the time between his impeccable rapping and dancng was spent asking the crowd what his name was and whether they were having fun.

But that's what we want from Snoop Dogg. We want to hear the hits and shake out asses. We want him to curate karaoke singalongs of Notorious B.I.G. and House of Pain classics like "Hypnotize" and "Jump Around," both of which were covered during the course of the evening. We want to see Snoop take out a blunt and defy all of the ACL Live's rules by smoking it on stage. We want to take selfies with Nasty Dogg when he brings out props like a giant joint or a huge fake penis during "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)." - [texasrockreport.com]

Snoop Dogg played ACL Live at the Moody Theatre in Austin on October 23, and we have pictures of the show in this post. Snoop played for just an hour, including some covers, some classics, and mainly just showing the crowd a good time as only Snoop can do.

Opening and emceeing the evening was comedian Dave Hill who is no slouch on guitar. Dave will be back in TX playing his axe again as part of Thor's band at Housecore Horror Fest. Check out more pics from the show below.

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October 19, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Florence + the Machine / Chance the Rapper / The Decemberists
ACL
ACL
ACL

Austin City Limits Festival finished off its two-weekend, 6-day run on October 9, and we've got pictures of that day in this post. We've already posted from day one and day two of that weekend and from all three days of the first weekend. The fest closed out with sets by Florence +The Machine, Chance the Rapper, The Decemberists, Jidenna, Amason, Lion Babe and many more.

Check out more pictures from day 3 below and even more at the BV Austin Facebook page.

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Modest Mouse / Vince Staples / Father John Misty
ACL
ACL
ACL

The second weekend of this year's Austin City Limits Festival went down October 7-9. We already posted pics of weekend 1 and the first day of weekend 2. Now you can check out pictures of Day 2 of the second weekend (October 8), which featured sets from Modest Mouse, Vince Staples, Father John Misty, Jose Gonzalez, Shakey Graves, San Fermin, Alessia Cara and many more.

More ACL Fest day 2 pics below...

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October 10, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Run the Jewels / Billy Idol / Leon Bridges @ ACL Festival 10/9/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 2, Day 1 - 10/9/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 2, Day 1 - 10/9/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 2, Day 1 - 10/9/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 2, Day 1 - 10/9/2015

Weekend 2 of the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival began Friday (10/9), mostly like the first weekend, with sets from Run the Jewels, Billy Idol, Leon Bridges, Albert Hammond Jr, headliners Disclosure and Foo Fighters, and lots more. Day 2 is well under way as we speak with sets Modest Mouse, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Drake and more still to come. Stay tuned for Saturday pictures, meanwhile check out more ACL Weekend 2, Day 1 are below...

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