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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)
ACL

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.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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...

Continue reading "Queens Of The Stone Age taped for Austin City Limits (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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...

Continue reading "The Black Angels taped for Austin City Limits (pics, set list)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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...

Continue reading "Dawes taped an episode of 'Austin City Limits' (pics), The Black Angels tape tonight, streaming live too"

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...

Continue reading "The Cure playing El Paso in between ACL weekends"

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...

Continue reading "ACL 2013 Official Late Night Shows announced (QOTSA, Vampire Weekend, The National, Tame Impala & lots more)"

Austin City Limits (more by Glen Brown)
ACL

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.

ACL

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)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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.

Continue reading "Diana Ross reigned Supreme at ACL Live (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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.

Continue reading "Gary Clark Jr. taped for Austin City Limits (pics, setlist)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

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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photos by Glen Brown

Austin City Limits - Day 3 - 10/14/2012
Austin City Limits - Day 3 - 10/14/2012

The Austin City Limits Festival wrapped up on Sunday (10/14), which marks the last single-weekend version of the event which goes to two next year. Day 3 pictures are in this post, and include a couple pictures of Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman who are in town through Fun Fun Fun Fest filming that movie with Ryan Gosling for Terrence Malick (who was all over Fun Fun Fun Fest last year).

We've covered a set of Jack White pictures and the Neil Young & Crazy Horse setlist and many Instagrams (as well as pictures from Day One and Day 2). More pictures from the final day of Austin City Limits continue below...

Continue reading "ACL Day 3 pictures: Iggy Pop, Crystal Castles, Gary Clark Jr., Lumineers, Die Antwoord, Moon Duo & more"

photos by Glen Brown

Metric's Emily Haines --- Austin City Limits Day 2 - 10/13/2012
Austin City Limits Day 2 - 10/13/2012

You already saw one set of Jack White pictures and the Neil Young & Crazy Horse setlist and a whole bunch of Instagrams (and pictures from Day One). Here's some more pictures from Austin City Limits Saturday (rain included). They continue below...

Continue reading "ACL Day 2 pictures: Jack White, Neil Young, Zola Jesus, Metric, Lee Fields, Nikki Lane & more"

Austin Music Hall

Very sad news... YNN says:

Authorities are trying to identify a body found in downtown Austin Saturday morning.
Police say the body was discovered floating in Shoal Creek near Third and Nueces streets. They say it appears to be a man in his early 20s. YNN received word from someone near Austin Music Hall that people saw the body in the creek.

A trail behind the Austin Music Hall was closed because of the investigation, which detoured some people headed for the Austin City Limits Festival.

Our condolences in advance to the friends and family of the unidentified man.

Bassnectar played there Friday night (the body was found Saturday morning). Saturday night's show at Austin Music Hall was by the Weeknd who was supposed to play ACL today too, but cancelled. No shows are scheduled to happen there again until Justice on 10/30.

The Weeknd in Brooklyn In April (more by Bao Nguyen)
The Weeknd

The Weeknd, who were supposed to play ACL Fest at 5:15 on the Barton Springs Stage today (11/14), have unfortunately had to cancel their performance due to the illness of frontman/main member Abel Tesfaye. DJ Mel will perform in their place. Bummer to hear, but feel better Abel!

The Weeknd did play an ACL "Late Night" aftershow last night (10/13) at Austin Music Hall though. If you were there, how was that?

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Jack White @ ACL Festival - 10/13/2012
Jack White @ ACL Festival - 10/13/2012

While Neil Young & Crazy Horse did their thing at the other end of Zilker Park, Jack White & The Peacocks (his all-female backing band) cast a blue glow on the crowd at the AMD stage. Here are some pictures and the setlist from Jack's performance which maybe you also caught via the livestream. If not, it repeats again tonight (10/14). Watch and you'll see Jack perform a mix of solo, White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather material.

Or maybe you're busy tonight because you were lucky enough to get a ticket to see Jack tape an episode for ACLTV. If you didn't, it will air on PBS probably next year, like the Bon Iver episode did this week.

A full ACL Day 2 set of pictures is coming, but first a taste of what people will be seeing at The Moody Theater tonight. Pictures of Jack White & The Peacocks and ACL setlist below...

Continue reading "Jack White & the Peacocks played ACL Fest 2012 (pics, setlist)"

Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Austin City Limits 2012
Neil Young

"NY&CH just put a festival audience through 10 minutes of complete kaos and feedback on WLAG - freeking awesome. Nobody on earth would try that to a bunch of drunk 25 year olds at the end of a festival day. I think they are speechless - or just freaked out. If I didn't know it was coming, I would be pretty freaked out." - Anonymous
Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Neil Young, Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina) delivered a blistering two hour, Austin City Limits festival-co-headlining set on Saturday night, to those watching at Zilker Park (who weren't at Jack White), and to those streaming the show on YouTube at home. More pictures coming later. But check out the setlist now, below...

Continue reading "Neil Young & Crazy Horse headlined ACL Fest 2012 (setlist)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

James Mercer of The Shins @ Stubb's - 10/12/2012
James Mercer of The Shins @ Stubb's - 10/12/2012

The Shins played a sold-out ACL Late Show at Stubb's last night with Bombay Bicycle Club. Both bands play today at the festival - live and in person and also streaming online (as of this post, Bombay Bicycle is done, Shins @ 6pm CST). Check out more pictures from the Stubb's show along with both setlists below.

Continue reading "The Shins played ACL Late Show @ Stubb's (pics, setlist) ------ catch them today at the fest or streaming online"

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