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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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Nick Cave @ Stubb's - SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who were in Austin in March for SXSW just announced a 2014 tour, and as promised, that includes an Austin date which will take place at ACL Live @ Moody Theater on July 19. Tickets for all dates of the tour will go on sale Friday (11/22) but a special presale starts Tuesday (11/19) at 10 AM.

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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.

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

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.

Continue reading "Atoms for Peace played a pickup gig at ACL Live (pics, full video, setlist)"

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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...

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

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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.

More below...

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Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian @ The Moody Theater - 7/16/2013
Belle & Sebastian @ The Moody Theater - 7/16/2013

Belle & Sebastian have been on a tour with Yo La Tengo that recently hit NYC and culminated in both bands' appearances at Cincinnati's Bunbury Festival. With some time off between that festival and this weekend's Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, Belle & Sebastian stopped in Austin to play ACL Live at the Moody Theatre show on Tuesday (7/16) with support from Blitzen Trapper. Pictures from that show are in this post.

They continue, along with B&S' setlist, below...

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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...

Continue reading "Belle & Sebastian playing Moody Theatre in Austin before Pitchfork Fest (presale thursday)"

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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.

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

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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...

Continue reading "Austra played 2 nights @ ACL Live, added to SXSW, playing Moog & BrooklynVegan shows (dates & 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.

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

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Fun Fun Fun Fest

Sorry for the late post of this. Graham actually did send us this last year, but we forgot to post it!

We posted many year-end lists from artists and other people in the music world as 2012 came to a close (browse our "Best of 2012" tag) and this one comes from Fun Fun Fun Fest/Transmission Events booker Graham Williams who gave us a list of the "best stuff of 2012." A few albums make the list, as do some live shows in Austin and a certain reunited group that Graham booked at this year's FFF Fest.

You can check out the full list below...

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Deftones at MSG, Sept 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Deftones

BV has the lowdown on the return of Deftones to the road in the US, the dates of which include four stops in Texas:

03/26 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
03/27 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
03/29 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits @ Moody Theater
03/30 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Celebrate tracks from the band's new LP Koi No Yokan at Austin City Limits on March 29th. Tickets for that show go on sale 12/21 at 10AM.

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Cat Power

As discussed at BrooklynVegan, Cat Power will hit the road for a string of US dates in the new year. Those shows include a pair of Texas shows::

01/25 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
01/26 - Austin , TX @ ACL @ Moody Theatre

Tickets for the Austin show go on sale Thursday at 10am.

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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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Alejandro Escovedo at Waterloo Records, August 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Alejandro Escovedo

Starting in middle December, Alejandro Escovedo will embark on a five night campaign on Texas, including a stop in Austin to play ACL Live at Moody Theater on December 29th. Tickets are on sale.

The shows are the only string of dates for the guitarist/songwriter, who otherwise has dates scheduled for Evanston, IL for New Year's Eve and

Continue reading "Alejandro Escovedo books Texas tour, including a stop at ACL Live before the new year (dates)"

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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...

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Fiona Apple in Port Chester (more by David Andrako)
Fiona Apple

Speaking of Texas drug arrests, ACL Live reports:

We regret to announce that the Fiona Apple show originally set to play September 20th, 2012 will not be rescheduled. Ticket refunds are available now through point of purchase.
That sucks!

Fiona Apple is still on tour however (she even played Houston), and we posted some pictures from the show she played in Port Chester, NY last night.

Jack White @ Radio City on 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Jack White @ Radio City on 9/302012
Bob Mould @ BookPeople (more by Tim Griffin)
Bob Mould @ BookPeople
Alex Ebert (aka Edward Sharpe) @ ACL (more by Tim Griffin)
Edward Sharpe @ ACL 2010

Jack White is having his taping this week on 10/14 during the ACL Festival, and you can enter to win tickets to that show on the ACLTV site (still available as of this post).

ACL TV announced two new tapings for Season 38 set for the first week of November:

We're pleased to announce two more tapings for Season 38 with a veteran and a rising star: Bob Mould on November 1 and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes on November 5.

For fans of alternative rock, Bob Mould scarcely needs any introduction. The singer/songwriter/guitarist rewrote the rules of punk rock in the 80s with his band Husker Du and defined the sound of melodic alt.rock with his 90s power trio Sugar. He's also released a line of critically lauded solo albums that have ranged in sound from acoustic reverie to electronic dance music and everything in between. Following his highly regarded memoir See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody and a successful tour performing the classic Sugar album Copper Blue in its entirety, Mould has release his acclaimed new LP Silver Age, a high-volume reminder of Mould's mastery of melody, power and passion. We're thrilled to bring this pioneering rocker to the ACL stage.

Check out videos of all three below.

Continue reading "Jack White tapes for ACLTV this week, Bob Mould & Edward Sharpe in November"

Radiohead

Season 38 of of Austin City Limits premiered last night on PBS with the Radiohead episode. If you missed it live in March, on TV, and in Republic Square Park, now here's your chance to finally catch it, via the video below...

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Willie's Roadhouse

As the press release reads:

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has officially opened its new broadcast studio in Austin, Texas.

The new studio, in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, will be home to SiriusXM shows, musical performances, interviews, special broadcasts and more.

SiriusXM will host a grand opening event on Friday, October 12 at the new studio with special guests Willie Nelson, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and others. Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse, channel 56, will broadcast with host Dallas Wayne live from the new studio weekdays from 12:00--6:00 pm ET and will broadcast live from the event.

"Austin is one of America's most vibrant music cities, and we are excited to expand the SiriusXM footprint there with our new studio," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The unpredictable but influential music scene of Austin, its artists and its style, will be represented by the amazing array of artists, and the shows and channels that will broadcast from there. Willie is an iconic and much-loved artist, who has been part of the SiriusXM family for years, and we are thrilled to have him help us open the studios."

The SiriusXM studio is situated in the same complex as the Austin City Limits Live concert venue, giving SiriusXM unique access to performers and performances alike. Additionally, Radio Margaritaville, channel 24, and Outlaw Country, channel 60, will also broadcast from the Austin studio.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.

BrooklynVegan's own show on SiriusXM (hosted by Nick Masi) is broadcast from the NYC office (where Howard Stern also works) on SiriusXMU, channel 35, every Wednesday at 12PM ET and later that night again at 12AM ET.

Watch a video of Willie performing on SiriusXM for Willie's Roadhouse, from earlier this year, below...

Continue reading "SiriusXM opens studio in Austin @ The Moody Theater; Willie Nelson playing opening event"

Fiona

As we were saying earlier, Fiona Apple was arrested yesterday for having some hash. ACL Live now reports:

Tonight's Fiona Apple show has been postponed, details for a rescheduled show to come shortly. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date.
Major bummer! Stay tuned for more info.

That said, at least Fiona is out of jail:

Apple spent the night in the Hudspeth County Jail, and was ordered released this afternoon on $11,000 bond.

Apple was arrested at the same checkpoint where Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and 'J. Edgar' actor Armie Hammer were arrested on similar charges. What does Dean-Walker think of all of the celebrities being arrested in her remote county, which is in the Big Bend between San Antonio and El Paso?

"I think the reason we're catching so many celebrities there is they are going through there with stuff they shouldn't have," she said. [WOAI]
Legalize it!

Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
bandname @ venue - date

Today is Fiona Apple's Birthday (Happy Birthday!).

As we mentioned previously, she's in town next week and will be playing ACL Live on Thursday September 20 with virtuoso guitarist/producer Blake Mills (who also joins her as part of her band).

Tickets are still available here. Check out her latest video for "Every Single Night", as well as Blake Mills' video for "It'll All Work Out" below.

Continue reading "It's Fiona Apple's Birthday; She's at ACL Live next week w/ Blake Mills!"

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