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A$AP Rocky
ASAP Rocky

Weekend 1 of ACL Fest 2015 wraps up today (10/4). Yesterday (10/3) had sets from Drake & Future, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Alabama Shakes, Jose Gonzalez, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sturgill Simpson and more. Check out many more pics and videos at BrooklynVegan. Day 1 pics here.

UPDATE: Day 3 pics are up.

photo: ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

The weekend one (10/2-4) and weekend two (10/9-11) schedules for the 2015 ACL Festival have been released. Check them out at those links, and head to BrooklynVegan to see some of the tougher conflicts.


Today's announcement:

Three-day passes for both weekends of Austin City Limits Music Festival are officially sold out. The lineup-by-day for both weekends was revealed this morning, and a limited supply of $100 single day passes go on-sale today at www.aclfestival.com.

The lineup by day announcement reveals headliners Foo Fighters performing on Friday night both weekends, Drake performing Saturday night both weekends, The Strokes on Sunday night of Weekend One, and Florence + The Machine closing the festival on Sunday of Weekend Two.

A limited number of VIP & Platinum Passes, as well as Travel Packages, are still available for both weekends at www.aclfestival.com.

The 2015 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival happens October 2-4 & October 9-11 in Zilker Park. More information is available at www.aclfestival.com.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Pearl Jam and AFI gettin' some air
Pearl Jam

The Weekend 2 of ACL 2014 came to a close on Sunday (10/12) with sets by Pearl Jam, Spoon, Real Estate, The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, Phantogram, Lorde and more. Pictures of that day are up now on BrooklynVegan.

If you haven't yet, check out weekend 2 day 1 pics, weekend 2 day 2 pics, and all three days of weekend 1 pics.

ACL Music Fest (more by Tim Griffin)

The official 2014 ACL Festival Late Night Shows have been announced for both weekendss of this year's Austin City Limits festival. Highlights of the first weekend include Beck at Stubb's, Jenny Lewis at Stubb's, Interpol at Stubb's, Rhye at the Paramount, and Mac DeMarco at Scoot Inn. Highlights of week two include Polica at the Parish, CHVRCHES at Emo's, Spoon at Stubb's, and Robert Ellis at Stubb's Indoors. Check out C3's entire list.

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Valerie June taping an episode of Austin City Limits - 5/28/2014
Valerie June taping an episode of Austin City Limits - 5/28/2014

Powerhouse vocalist Valerie June has been playing a number of shows and festivals this year, and last night (5/28) she played Austin for a taping of Austin City Limits TV, which is currently in its 40th season. Her set included a few covers, like Muddy Waters' "Rollin' & Tumblin'" and Carter Family's "Happy or Lonesome," and she was joined by Binky Griptite of The Dap-Kings who Valerie toured with this year. Pictures of the ACLTV taping are in this post.

The night before the taping, Valerie also played an intimate Austin show at Stubb's indoors. More pics from ACLTV below...

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ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

It was just announced that the Austin City Limits Festival returns to Austin's Zilker Park for two weekends, October 3-5 & October 10-12. The lineup includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, The Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Sam Smith, Polica, Jenny Lewis and many more.

Tickets go on sale today (4/22) at 10 AM. Full lineup at BrooklynVegan.

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Black Angels @ ACL Fest 10/11/2013
ACL Festival - Week 2 - Day 1 - 10/11/2013
ACL Festival - Week 2 - Day 1 - 10/11/2013
ACL Festival - Week 2 - Day 1 - 10/11/2013

The Austin City Limits Festival 2013 opened its second weekend as the sold-out festival it has been for more than a decade, encouraging hopes that the dual-weekend approach to the event would stick past this year. It did dash some expectations that a repeat of its opening round last weekend would draw smaller crowds, at least over the course of the entire three days.

But the sea of humanity was noticeably thinner on Day One in the early hours -- more like the festival days of old, when it was just the working locals who came to ACL; from 11 am to around 4 pm Friday, the atmosphere was low-key, aired-out and open, with plenty of space for blankets and no throngs stepping on your toes every four seconds. - [CultureMap]

While Sunday's finale (10/13) was a literal wash, the second weekend of the ACL Music Festival got off to a muggy start on Friday (10/11) with -- like the previous Friday -- sets from Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, QOTSA, Okkervil River, Pinback, Jake Bugg, Depeche Mode, Local Natives, Muse and more. Pictures from day 1 are in this post.

You can check out another set of W2D1 pics over at BrooklynVegan, and coverage of the drier first weekend of ACL is here. More pics from Weekend 2, Day 1 below...

Continue reading "ACL Fest Weekend 2 Day 1 in pics: Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, Black Angels, Muse, QOTSA, Local Natives & more"

Zilker Park flooded! (photo via Sarah Rodenberg)
Zilker Park flooded

Check out all that water in Zilker Park! No wonder they had to cancel ACL. Click the pic for a bigger version.

UPDATE: Check out a second picture of the flooding below...

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photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Haim @ Antone's - 10/04/2013
Haim, MS MR @ Antone's - 10/04/2013

Haim and MS MR planed an ACL aftershow at Antone's last weekend. Pictures in this post. More below...

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black clouds over Austin (more photos of Austin City Limits Day 1 by Tim Griffin)

Austin City Limits reports:

Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."

Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order. For questions, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.

This would have been the sixth day of Austin City Limits which is now two weekends. Check out our pictures from Friday, and the ones from last Sunday which would have been the same lineup as today.

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Haim / The Cure/ Junip
ACL Music Festival 2013 - Day 2 - 10/5/2013
ACL Music Festival 2013 - Day 2 - 10/5/2013
ACL Music Festival 2013 - Day 2 - 10/5/2013

2013's ACL Festival continued its first weekend on Saturday (10/5) with sets from The Cure, Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Silversun Pickups, Lissie, Junip and more. We already posted one set of pictures from day 2 on BrooklynVegan, and there's another set in this post.

Weekend 1 wraps up today (10/6) with sets from Atoms for Peace, The National, Phoenix and more. Then it all happens again next week (10/11-10/13). If you haven't been keeping up with our coverage, check out day one pics here and more day 1 pics, and day 3 pics here. More day 2 pics below...

Continue reading "ACL Fest 2013 weekend 1 day 2 pics: Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, The Cure, Silversun Pickups, Junip & more"

photos by Tim Griffin

Depeche Mode @ ACL Music Festival - 10/4/2013
Depeche Mode @ ACL Music Festival - 10/4/2013

We are in the midst of the first of two weekends of ACL 2013 which is happening as we speak in Zilker Park. Depeche Mode headlined the AMD Stage on Friday night (10/4), delivering a hit-filled 90-minute set that included such faves as "Personal Jesus," "Never Let Me Down Again," "Just Can't Get Enough," "Enjoy the Silence" and more. Setlist and pictures from their ACL performance are in this post.

UPDATE: Weekend 1 day 2 pics are now up here and here and day 3 pics are here.

There's a full set of pics from ACL day 1 over at BV (including a second set from DM) and look for more pics from day 1 here on BV Austin soon, as well as more coverage of the fest. Meanwhile, more Depeche Mode ACL pics below...

Continue reading "Depeche Mode headlined ACL Music Fest weekend 1 day 1 (pics, setlist)"

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QOTSA @ The Moody Theater - 10/3/2013
QOTSA @ The Moody Theater - 10/3/2013

Queens of the Stone Age taped for ACL Live last night (10/3), the day before the festival kicked off (aka today). We made it to the Moody Theater taping and a full set of pictures is at BrooklynVegan.

You can also catch Queens of the Stone Age tonight at the fest on the Bud Light stage, next weekend at the fest on the Bud Light stage, and in Grand Prairie at Verizon Theatre on October 5 as part of the 2013 ACL Late Night Shows.

Some videos (not from ACL), including a cover of Arctic Monkeys who Josh Homme joined on stage in LA one day earlier, below...

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Christian Bland and Alex Maas @ The Black Angels' first ACL Taping
The Black Angels taping for Austin City Limits - 8/28/2013

The Black Angels (Alex Maas, Stephanie Bailey, Christian Bland, Kyle Hunt and Nate Ryan) taped an episode for Season 39 of Austin City Limits on 8/28. Maybe you watched the live stream? If not, stay tuned for when it airs on PBS.

We were there and took some pictures. More of them along with the setlist, below...

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Grizzly Adams Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes @ Austin City Limits - 8/25/2013
Dawes taping for Austin City Limits - 8/25/2013

On Sunday (8/25) Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, Tay Strathairn and Griffin Goldsmith (better known as Dawes) came to Austin to tape an episode of Austin City Limits, which has added live streaming via YouTube as something new for Season 39. Pictures from the taping are in this post.

Local psych heroes The Black Angels will tape tonight (8/28) and stream live as well beginning at 8 PM Central.

Dawes will be back soon for ACL Festival. More pics from their taping below...

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The Cure at Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The Cure

Gothy alt-rock veterans The Cure, who were recently added to the Voodoo Experience lineup, will also be a headliner at this year's Austin City Limits Festival. Between their weekend ACL performances, they will play a show at UT El Paso's Don Haskin's Arena on October 10.

Tickets for the El Paso show go on sale Friday (8/30) at 10 AM. Wristbands for ACL are still available.

Some of their greatest hits, and their whole Lollapalooza set from this year, below...

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Austin City Limits 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
ACL 2012

Every year ACL Music Festival-goers are burdened with choosing between conflicting set times. Luckily, C3 schedules many of the artists playing the festival in clubs around Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio as part of their Official Late Night Shows. Since the festival has been expanded to two weekends, this year's series will have sixty shows (!) from October 3 - 12.

Highlights this year include Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Franz Ferdinand, Shugie Otis, Tame Impala, The National, Silversun Pickups, Local Natives, The Black Angels, Widowspeak, Gospel Brunch, Phosphorescent, Foxygen, HAIM, Deap Vally, Wild Nothing, FIDLAR, Toro y Moi, Wavves, Junip, and more.

The announcement from C3:

As an extension of Austin City Limits Music Festival's inaugural two-weekend run, C3 Presents is thrilled to announce the 2013 Official ACL Music Festival Late Night Shows.

A presale opportunity will be available to C3Concerts.com E-list subscribers on Thursday, August 22nd from 10 AM CDT to 10 PM CDT. In order to be eligible to receive presale passcodes, individuals must confirm subscription to the C3Concerts E-List by Tuesday, August 20th at 10:59 PM CDT. The public onsale is Friday, August 23rd at 10 AM CDT.

Tickets are HERE. The full list of shows below...

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Austin City Limits (more by Glen Brown)

ACL Festival volunteers play a key role in helping to present the event to festival fans, to the City of Austin and to the world. From supporting the festival's environmental initiatives through its rock and recycle teams, to answering patron questions, to helping the festival's youngest fans in Austin Kiddie Limits, our volunteers work hard to make ACL memorable for all.

To apply as a volunteer, follow the steps below.

1. Click Here to read the Volunteer Overview, which includes information on the $10 non-refundable application fee, team descriptions, the perks and more.

2. Pay the $10 Application Fee.

3. Apply. New volunteers should visit here to create a volunteer record and sign up for teams. Be sure to check out our New Illustrated Guide to the application for tips on submitting your application.

Returning volunteers should visit www.myvolunteerpage.com to update their record and sign up for teams. Click Here for an Illustrated Guide made specially for returning volunteers.

The application will remain open until we receive enough qualified applicants to fill the available slots, so apply early.

Sorry, but the application to become a Volunteer Team Lead has closed. Please check back next May if you think you have what it takes to become a team lead in 2014!

Questions? Write us at volunteer@aclfestival.com.

Check out the just released 2013 schedule.


The schedule is out!

To quote them:

The Austin City Limits Music Festival's two-weekend bash will be jam-packed with superstars this October -- and now fans can plan their revelry down to the minute. The official schedule was announced this morning and features MUSE, Depeche Mode, and Queens Of The Stone Age on Friday, October 4 and 11. Kings of Leon, The Cure, Wilco, and Passion Pit will take the stage on Saturday, October 5 and October 12. Each weekend will wrap up with music from Lionel Richie, Atoms for Peace, and Phoenix on Sunday, October 6 and 13.
What big conflicts do you see?

Meanwhile C3 will be keeping busy with their Chicago festival Lollapalooza (check out the recently released map).

acl lineup

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, the 2013 ACL Festival (10 4 - 10/6; 10/11 - 10/13) was just announced, with Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Vampire Weekend, The National, Phoenix, Wilco and many more among the acts playing this year. Weekend passes are on sale now and the full line-up is at BV.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Vampire Weekend @ The Moody Theater - 3/17/2013
Vampire Weekend @ The Moody Theater - 3/17/2013

As we recently mentioned over on Brooklynvegan, Vampire Weekend have released the details of their upcoming new album, Modern Vampires Of The City. They head out on the road in April, and you can stream two of their new tracks now.

During their visit to Austin for SXSW, they stopped by The Moody Theater to help kick off Season 39 of Austin City Limits with VW's first-ever taping for the show.

Speaking of Austin City Limits, they have big things in store for Season 39 - rumored to include live streaming of performances. So far there are some great tapings to look forward to, including Grizzly Bear, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Lumineers and Phoenix.

More pics of Vampire Weekend's ACL taping are below.

Continue reading "Vampire Weekend taped an episode for Austin City Limits' Season 39 (pics)"

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Diana Ross @ The Moody Theater - 1/30/2013
Diana Ross @ The Moody Theater - 1/30/2013

In its relatively short tenure, The Moody Theater has hosted its share of legends (current and future), and Wednesday night was no exception with the amazing Diana Ross gracing the downtown stage.

Miss Ross opened from backstage fittingly with "I'm Coming Out," and as the curtains fell away the people rose to their feet and cheered their approval. By the time she began Spiral Starecase's "More Today than Yesterday", the entire audience was a sea of swaying bodies, waving arms, and of course many-a-cell-phone trying to capture a shot of one of the most successful female music artists in history.

Pictures of Diana Ross from the 1/30 show in Austin below.

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Gary Clark Jr. @ The Moody Theater - 11/30/2012
Gary Clark Jr. @ The Moody Theater - 11/30/2012

KLRU's Austin City Limits is now finished filming Season 38 of the longest-runnning live music show. Before they wrapped up for the year, Gary Clark Jr., who landed on Rolling Stones' Best Albums of the Year list, came and did his Austin proud for the second-to-last taping. From ACLTV's site:

"I've been wanting to do this for like 16 years," the young guitar slinger commented before he began. "So let's have some fun!" There's an irony to that statement being followed by the downhearted "When My Train Pulls In," but the heavy blues riffs defied the lyrics' melancholy cast. The show kicked into high gear immediately afterward with the driving fingerpicked boogie of "Don't Owe You a Thang," and the hometown crowd settled into the palm of his hand. "@garyclarkjr is slaying @acltv right now mayne!!!," claimed tonythecuate on Twitter.
One of Gary's next shows will be opening for the Rolling Stones in Brooklyn. See more pictures from the ACL taping, and a shot of the setlist (though the band actually jumped around), below.

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Esperanza Spalding @ The Moody Theater - 12/02/2012
Esperanza Spalding @ The Moody Theater - 12/02/2012

It's a wrap: Austin City Limits filmed the last episode of Season 38 with Esperanza Spalding (and her Radio Music Society) at The Moody Theater. Coming just two days after Gary Clark Jr taped another episode, Esperanza and co helped KLRU finish the 2012 season strong. Pictures are in this post. More below...

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