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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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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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Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015
Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taped an episode of Austin City Limits last night (4/15) and we've got a set of pictures and their 22-song setlist up over at BrooklynVegan. They'll be back in Austin on Friday (4/17) to play Stubb's (VIP tickets are still available).

It's been a somber week for the Austin City Limit's family: ACL's founder Bill Arhos passed away Saturday (4/11) at age 80. After paying his respects to Bill, ACL executive producer Terry Lickona reminded the packed Moody Theater that the show must go on.

Check out all of our Sleater-Kinney ACL pics, plus tour dates, over at BV.

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Duran Duran @ ACL Live - 11/2/2014
Duran Duran @ ACL Live - 11/2/2014

Duran Duran recently wrapped up a few dates, including a Fashion Rocks show in NYC, and two Austin shows -- ACL Live at the Moody Theater on November 1 and Austin Convention Center on November 4. We caught the ACL Live show which was packed with classics like "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Rio," "Girls On Film" and plenty more. More pictures of that show, and their setlist, below...

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Erasure @ ACL Live - 10/18/2014
Erasure & Superhumanoids @ ACL Live - 10/18/2014

Erasure played ACL Live lat night (10/18), and play a second night tonight again with opener Superhumanoids. A full set of pictures from the first night are up at BrooklynVegan.

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band - ACL Moody Theater - 10/12/2014
Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band - ACL Moody Theater - 10/12/2014

Scale: two nights by Paul McCartney at the Erwin Center in May versus Ringo Starr's pair of performances at the Moody Theater this week. Call it a difference of 20,000 fans. And yet, when the Beatles drummer touched off "Yellow Submarine" halfway through a two-hour set Wednesday night at the Moody Theater, it was equally - and literally - breathtaking.

Your breath caught - powerless to whatever personal nostalgia came dislodged by 1966's psychedelic U-boat. McCartney's "Blackbird" - aired this spring on Red River - evoked hush by design, but was no less as piercing as a funner Beatles ditty, "All Together Now," also boogied locally by Sir Paul. "Yellow Submarine" transcended novelty somewhere along its lifeline. Now, it simply stops you in your tracks. - [Austin Chronicle]

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band played two shows at ACL Live's Moody Theatre (October 8 &12), part of their current tour. The former Beatle played most of his hits, turning the spotlight over periodically to the other bandmembers -- including Todd Rundgren, Toto's Steve Lukather, and Mr Mister's Richard Paige -- for some of their songs. Pictures from the second ACL Live show are in this post, along with setlist from the first.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:

AUSTIN, TX (September 16, 2014) - FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup for FFF Nites, the after shows free to festival wristband holders, during this year's festival November 7--9, 2014, at Auditorium Shores. The Nites performances--including over one hundred FFF performing artists and a roster of artists playing exclusively during Nites--are only available to FFF Fest wristband holders; no tickets will be sold at the door.
If you're on the fence, this might be the final push. More than seventy (74 so far if I counted correctly) of the one-hundred-plus above mentioned artists are exclusive to FFF Nites, and access is FREE with your wristband.

Speaking of FUN FUN FUN passes, you can still get them here. Do it. You could try and wait until the Scavenger Hunt to score some free passes, but why risk it?

Check out more of the release including the full FFF Nites lineup below...

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Aretha Franklin @ ACL Live 9/3/2014
Aretha Franklin @ ACL Live 9/3/2014

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin made 'em sweat at her sold-out ACL Live show on Wednesday (9/3). Literally. She had the AC turned off before the show as is her wont. We've got more pics and setlist over at BV. Meanwhile, Aretha plays two more Texas shows this week: Saturday (9/6) at Winspear Opera House in Dallas and Tuesday (9/9) at Arena Theatre in Houston, both of which are sold out.

Look out for a new Aretha album this fall.

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Little Dragon & Octopus Project @ ACL Live 8/31/2014
Little Dragon & Octopus Project @ ACL Live  8/31/2014
Little Dragon & Octopus Project @ ACL Live  8/31/2014

The last time we caught Swedes Little Dragon, they were playing one of our intimate SXSW day parties. Needless to say this was a much bigger show, in support of the group's lovely fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband. Locals The Octopus Project kept things just a little west of weird. Pictures from the whole show are in this post and more follow below...

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J Roddy Walston and The Business - ACL Live - 9/2/2014
J Roddy Walston and The Business - ACL Live - 9/2/2014

Now in its 40th season, Austin City Limits continues to bring some of music's most engaging live performers to the small screen (even though screens are getting bigger). On Tuesday night (9/2), Richmond, Virginia's J Roddy Walston and The Business, who are still going strong off 2013's Essential Tremors, hit ACL live for a taping. While their set streamed live on ACL's YouTube channel, folks will have to wait till their episode airs later this year on PBS to see it again. We do have pictures from their set which are in this post. More below...

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Nick Cave @ The bad Seeds @ ACL Live - 7/19/2014
Nick Cave @ The bad Seeds @ ACL Live - 7/19/2014

Dressed in black, tan chest glistening under gold chains, Cave delivered a performance without reservations Sunday evening. He jumped, thrusted, swayed, cursed, blasphemed, and crooned the packed Moody Theater for an hour's worth of crushingly loud deliverances and sexualized come-ons.

Platform extensions on both sides of the stage allowed Cave to extend himself to the audience where throngs of writhing hands lifted upwards for a quick grasp of his robes. He gave much more than that. Hands supported his slender figure as he leaned into his lustful disciples. "I saw you last night," Cave said to a blond in the front row, referring to his Saturday night performance. "At the show, of course," he clarified with a smirk. [Pop Press International]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are continuing to support last year's Push the Sky Away on an ongoing tour with Nicole Atkins which hit Austin for an ACL Live show at Moody Theater earlier this month (7/19). Pictures from that show are in this post. They continue, with the setlist, below...

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Get ready to thrash when the mighty Slayer is joined by fellow legends Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus on a tour this fall that hits ACL Live in Austin on Nov 18
and Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Nov 19. Tickets for both shows, and every show on the tour, are on an exclusive Invisible Oranges presale that begins today (6/25, at 10am). The password for AUSTIN and DALLAS is invisibleoranges. Click the links to find the place to enter it.

All tour dates at BrooklynVegan.

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The National @ The Moody Theater - 4/22/2014
The National - Night 2 @ The Moody Theater w/ Warpaint - 4/22/2014
The National - Night 2 @ The Moody Theater w/ Warpaint - 4/22/2014

The dull roar opening "Bloodbuzz Ohio" rose the crowd in immediate recognition, yet the group kept the song reigned in and continued the build through newer material "Don't Swallow the Cap" and the piano-led "Hard to Find" as well as High Violet's "Afraid of Everyone" and an exquisitely pained "Conversation 16." The first cathartic swell didn't break until 10 songs in, with the uproar of "Squalor Victoria," which reset the performance as Berninger smashed the mic stand into the stage and stormed manically from end to end.

That release is Berninger's forte, but it's the band and frontman's build to it that makes the National beloved and their shows powerful enough to carry three nights in one of Austin's largest venues. The singer's raw in performance, peeling back a vulnerability and insecurity in open wounds. He draws the crowd into this naked susceptibility so that the relief when the emotion finally shatters rivets and razes the entire audience. [Austin Chronicle]

The National wrapped up their three-night run with Warpaint in Austin at ACL Live at Moody Theater last night (4/23). You already saw pictures of night 1, and here's a set of night 2. The setlists were pretty similar from night to night, but for anyone who went multiple nights there were some differences. Only night 2 got "Anyone's Ghost," "Heavenfaced" and a few others, and only night 3 got "Demons," "Looking for Astronauts" and a few others then too.

More night 2 pics, and the night 2 & 3 setlists, below...

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Matt Berninger of The National takes a breath @ The Moody Theater on 4/21/2014
The National - Night 1 @ The Moody Theater w/ Warpaint - 4/21/2014

The National brought their tour with Warpaint to Austin for their first of three great double bills at ACL Live at Moody Theater last night (4/21). Like other shows on this tour, The National did a pretty good job of mixing it up between their last few albums, hitting tracks like Alligator's "Abel," Boxer's "Squalor Victoria," High Violet's "Conversation 16" and their newest, Trouble Will Find Me's "I Need My Girl." Pictures of the show are in this post.

The National and Warpaint do it again at ACL Live tonight (4/22) and Wednesday (4/23). Both sold out. More pictures and The National's setlist from night 1 below...

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ ACL Live - 2/26/2014
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ ACL Live - 2/27/2014

When Jones emerged 15 minutes later, she was dressed like that bright star: gold dress, gold earrings, shining scalp, and some small white heels that didn't look easy to dance in. "Cancer got kicked in the ass!" yelled Griptite. Jones never looked so alive.

She swayed side to side to "Stranger to my Happiness," "You'll Be Lonely," "Long Time, Wrong Time," and 2010 b-side "If You Call." She was all business through the Gladys Knight arrangement of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "We Get Along," breaking for nothing and stepping with muscle across the floor.

Jones didn't mention her cancer until "Get Up and "Get Out," but even then she sang about it. "I had to give the people what they want," she howled. "And now I'm cancer free!" - [Austin Chronicle]

Cancer-free, Sharon Jones is back and seems better than ever, as evidenced by her and The Dap-Kings joyous ACL Live performance on Wednesday (2/26), one of three Texas dates on her current tour. Valerie June opened the show, but we don't have pictures of her, unfortunately. You can, however, dig into lots more from Jones' set below...

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Hall and Oates @ ACL Live - 2/23/2014
Hall and Oates @ ACL Live - 2/23/2014
Hall and Oates @ ACL Live - 2/23/2014

Hall & Oates just kicked off a tour in Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre last night (2/23), playing tons of the hits like "Maneater," "You Make My Dreams," "Kiss On My List," "Rich Girl," "Out of Touch" and a bunch more. Pictures of the night are in this post.

They continue, along with Hall & Oates' setlist, below...

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The National at Stubbs last October (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
The National

The National are hosting a cover contest, asking fans to submit videos of themselves performing "I Need My Girl" from February 1 through Valentine's Day. The band will then choose a winner that will receive a $500 AMEX gift certificate. You can also see the band on CBS This Morning on Saturday (1/25) where they'll perform "I Need My Girl" and "Don't Swallow the Cap." from last year's Trouble Will Find Me

The National will continue to tour in 2014 and their upcoiming North American trek brings them to Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater two nights in a row (April 21 & April 22), with Warpaint (who have their own big tour) opening both shows. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (1/24) at 10 AM.

In addition, their 2013 documentary, Mistaken For Strangers, is premiering late March in Los Angeles. It features footage filmed by Tom Beninger, roadie and brother of frontman Matt Beninger.

All tour dates and the trailer for Mistaken For Strangers, below...

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Atoms for Peace @ The Moody Theater,10/13/2013
Atoms For Peace @ The Moody Theater - 10/13/2013

When the final day of the two-weekend 2013 ACL Music Festival got rained out -- a foot of it (!) between Saturday night and Sunday morning -- many of the bands still wanted to play so event organizers and venues scrambled to fit in as many as possible Sunday night (10/13). Atoms for Peace ended up at ACL Live's Moody Theater where they played a nearly two-hour set that included a lot from both Thom Yorke's Eraser and Atoms for Peace's album from this year, AMOK, as well as "Rabbit in the Headlights" (Yorke's contribution to the UNKLE album) and Radiohead b-side "Paperbag Writer." Setlist is in this post. The show also was webcast live, and you can watch an archived version of that below (concert starts around the :41 minute mark).

You can check out ACL Weekend Two's not-rained-out day 1 here and here, and day 2 here. You can also check out pics from the much drier ACL Weekend 1 here. More pictures from Atoms for Peace at ACL Live are below.

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Empire of the Sun @ The Moody Theater - 8/1/2013
Empire of the Sun @ The Moody Theater - 8/1/2013

Armed with costumes straight out of an '80s fantasy movie and pop hooks the size of star clusters, Australia's Empire of the Sun invaded Austin last Thursday (8/1) for an ACL Live show at The Moody Theatre. It was an over-the-top night and pics from that show are in this post.

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Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel are reunited and touring this year, and they've just expanded their tour to include many more dates into 2014. Those dates include a Dallas show on February 15 at Majestic Theatre, Austin shows on February 17 and 18 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, and a Houston on February 19 at Warehouse Live. Tickets for all four of those shows go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon. Head to Majestic Theater's site, ACL Live's site, and Warehouse Live's site for their respective shows.

Full tour information at BrooklynVegan.

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.

Belle and Sebastian

From Belle & Sebastian!...

"We announced one additional show today to our tour of the USA in July. Hopefully some of you will keep a space in your diary on the 16th July as we'll be playing at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre, Austin, TX with Blitzen Trapper."
Tickets go on presale Thursday, April 11th at 10am CDT (password = banchory). General sale begins Friday. All tour dates are listed below...

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Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear @ Stubb's - 4/8/2012
Grizzly Bear @ Stubb's - 4/8/2013

Grizzly Bear are on tour and in Texas this week and played a sold-out Stubb's with Owen Pallett on Monday night (4/8). Owen, who was shoe-less and sporting a Grizzly Bear shirt, got things going with his violin and sounded great backed by Matt Smith on guitar and Rob Gordon on drums.

Grizzly Bear took the stage to cheers from the audience, and rolled through 19 songs (including a three song encore) ending with a great acoustic version of "All We Ask" with the band gathered around a single mic. Check out the full setlist below.

GB played Houston last night and are back in Austin tonight (4/10) to tape an episode of Austin City Limits. They then hit El Paso on April 11 before moving on to California for shows including Coachella, and then the world (London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, München) before heading back to New York where they play Governors Ball.

Check out more pictures from Stubb's, along with the setlist and upcoming tour dates (and maybe I'll see you at the taping tonight), below...

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Austra @ The Moody Theater on 2/11/2013
Austra @ The Moody Theater - 2/11/2013

"I think I kind of started making electronic music by accident. It was mostly because I was coming out of the classical world and opera world and I was really interested in writing soundtracks like for movies. I was writing soundtracks for my friends who were dancers and performance artists and my way of doing that was tinkering with orchestral samples on my computer. So that's actually how I got involved in electronic music, I was using fake violins, and fake cellos, and fake oboes, and then eventually I just got really partial to the synthetic sounds and instead of replacing them with the real instruments, which a lot of people suspected I would do, I kind of just delved deeper into the electronic world and slowly but surely discovered dance music. It took me a long time though."- Austra's Katie Stelmanis to Austinist
Hopefully you managed to dance a bit to the sounds of Austra at Moody Theater on 2/11 or 2/12, one of the two nights Austra opened for the xx at the Austin venue. Some pictures from Austra's set on 2/11 are in this post, along with the announcement that Austra will be back soon for SXSW! To quote SXSW:
SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites Austra return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year.

The band will be performing at the Moog/Switched On showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Elysium, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold and Kontravoid. They are also the first artist announced to be playing the Brooklynvegan Official SXSW Day Parties, more details to be announced.

Following their 2011 SXSW appearance, Austra released their wildly successful debut LP, Feel It Break (Domino), have toured the globe non-stop (most recently with The xx), and were shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize.

Stay tuned for more details on the BrooklynVegan shows. More pictures from ACL Live and the Moog SXSW show flyer below...

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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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