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The Black Keys - ACLTV Taping - 11/17/2014
The Black Keys - ACLTV Taping - 11/17/2014

Blues rock duo The Black Keys, who played ACL TV's 36th season, returned on Monday (11/17) for a taping of the 40th season's final episode. They did a good job splitting the set pretty evenly between their last three albums -- 2010's Brothers, 2011's El Camino and this year's Turn Blue -- and threw in some older cuts as well. More pictures of their set, and the full setlist, below...

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Samuel Herring reaches out @ Austin City Limits - 9/25/2014
Future Islands @ Austin City Limits - 9/25/2014

Future Islands came to Austin last night to tape their first-ever Austin City Limits performance, which included a ton of their big new album Singles like "Seasons (Waiting On You)," "Back In The Tall Grass," "Spirit" and plenty more, plus old favorites too. Did you go? If not, did you stream it live?

More pictures of the taping, and their full setlist, 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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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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Tweedy - ACLTV - 6/20/2014
Tweedy - ACLTV - 6/20/2014

...Father and son (Tweedy and pop?) had just finished playing a full album's worth of new material at ACL Live along with guitarist Jim Elkington, multi-instrumentalist Liam Cunningham, bassist Darin Gray, and backing vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of the band Lucius. It's not common for a show to begin with 14 songs no one has yet heard: "That's always fun at a concert," Tweedy acknowledged apologetically as he thanked the audience for the indulgence.

The pleasure, as it turned out, was all ours. Though Tweedy followed the new stuff with nine Wilco and Uncle Tupelo favorites played solo plus a couple of full-band ringers for an encore, it was the sneak preview of "Sukierae," the upcoming debut from the band just called Tweedy, that made the night special. [Austin 360]

The setlist from that show along with pictures from the taping (which happened back on June 20th) are in this post. Stay tuned for the episode to air on TV.

More below...

Continue reading "Jeff Tweedy & band @ ACL TV (his son Spencer & members of Lucius included) - pics & setlist"

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.

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails on 11/4/2013
Nine Inch Nails tape for Austin City Limits on 11/4/2013
Nine Inch Nails tape for Austin City Limits on 11/4/2013

More pictures, info and the setlist from NIN's recently announced Monday night ACL taping, at BrooklynVegan.

The band's tour, now with Explosions in the Sky, hits the AT&T Center in San Antonio on November 5 and the Don Haskins Center in El Paso on November 11. Tickets are still available for both.

Nine Inch Nails @ Made in America Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

Nine Inch Nails are making space in their current tour to tape a performance of Austin City Limits on November 4 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. As usual, tickets to attend are being given away via online lottery. Just fill out the form by 9 AM Friday (11/1).

The band's tour with Explosions in the Sky hits the AT&T Center in San Antonio on November 5 and the Don Haskins Center in El Paso on November 11. Tickets are still available for both.

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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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"

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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...

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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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David Yow (L) in his Scratch Acid days
Scratch Acid

I learned about being a frontman while coming up punk rock in central Texas, going to see local bands like the Butthole Surfers, the Big Boys and the Dicks. They were all really fun to watch; it was kind of a spectacle. I remember the night that Gary Floyd, the singer of the Dicks, was dressed as a nurse, and he'd stuffed a bunch of liver in his underwear. He kept pulling it out and smearing it all over his enormous belly. It was hideously beautiful; he was a huge Divine fan and was inspired by all that weird, flamboyant John Waters shit like Female Trouble. - [Magnet]
David Yow, onetime of seminal Texas punk band Scratch Acid (and sometimes still Jesus Lizard) will fill in for The Dicks' singer Gary Floyd, who is undergoing multiple knee surgeries, at the Austin Corn Lovers' Fiesta at Infest on October 5. (Not to be confused with the other ACL happening that same weekend.) It's being billed as "David Yow & The Dicks" and features original members Dicks Buxf Parrott and Pat Deason, along with more recent players Mark Kenyon and Hickoids' Davy Jones. No word on tickets as of yet.

This is not the first time Yow has sung with The Dicks -- he joined them onstage at the 2009 Austin Music Awards. Meanwhile, Yow recently guested with another band -- Girls Against Boys -- at NYC's Bowery Ballroom.

Savages at Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

UK post-punk band Savages are kicking off a North American tour next week that will bring them to Austin City Limits. They have also since announced that they'll play an official ACL Late Night Show on October 11 at The Parish with Not in the Face. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/6).

Check out other previously announced 2013 ACL Late Night Shows. More on Savages' current tour at BrooklynVegan. Watch a video of the band at Pitchfork Festival 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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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).

photos by Wei Shi


Phoenix stopped at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Thursday night to warm up for their headlining performance at Coachella tonight (you can stream it live). Some pictures from that smaller California show are in this post.

After Coachella this weekend, Phoenix will play... the second week of Coachella, and then eventually make their way to Texas before the end of April for a co-headlining show at Edgefest in Dallas. Who else is playing Edgefest? Well... Bush, Paramore, Deftones, and a whole bunch of other bands you probably won't want to pay to be trapped for a whole day with.

The good news is that Phoenix will visit Austin on May 6th. The somewhat bad news is it is only to tape an episode of Austin City Limts (which means tickets aren't exactly easy to come by). Hopefully Phoenix, who also recently played an intimate show in Brooklyn and will be at Lollapalooza, announce another Austin date soon. Meanwhile, check out more of those pictures from Pomona below...

Continue reading "Phoenix played Pomona on their way to Coachella (pics), taping for ACLTV, playing Edgefest in Dallas (meh)"

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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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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.

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KLRU's The Big Deal Raffle

We are big fans of KLRU, and they're taking a new approach to fund raising that makes it quite a bit more exciting than getting a canvas tote bag.

It's called The Big Deal and it is. Buy a $25 raffle ticket, get a chance to win BIG. The raffle winner will get festival passes (ACL Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moontower Comedy and more), tickets, gift certificates, and other items valued at close to $8000. Boom.

If you're well-heeled and want to better your odds, you can get an additional raffle ticket for another $25 and each one gets another chance in the drawing. All that AND you're supporting KLRU. Win/Win. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through January 4, 2013. Drawing to be held February 1. One lucky winner (and their friends) is going to be a really Big Deal on February 2.

See the full list of items in the prize package 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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