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August 25, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Gary Clark Jr. Taping for Austin City Limits - 8/24/2015
Gary Clark Jr. Taping for Austin City Limits - 8/24/2015

Gary Clark Jr.'s second studio full-length for Warner Bros. releases on September 11. Second taping in three years, the homegrown guitar hero previewed The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Monday on Austin City Limits. Impossible to measure its merit given last night's live bombast.

At stadium volume inside the Moody Theater, Clark debuted nine of the album's 13 tracks. Soulful, plaintive burners, live they arrived engulfed by a war zone of guitars and drums. After warming up on showstoppers "Bright Lights," "Ain't Messin 'Round," and "When My Train Pulls In," blazing from chunky to muddy to Robin Trower on the latter - which recalled Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun" by embodying its title (in this case a roaring locomotive) - falsettos began introducing the new material.

"First time it's all coming together," said the bluesman. [Austin Chronicle]

Just after his appearance at NYC's Afropunk Festival and shortly before his upcoming tour with Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr. stopped by Austin's Moody Theatre last night (8/24) for an Austin City Limits taping. It will air as part of ACL's 41st season, which kicks off on October 3 on PBS and also includes Sturgill Simpson, Courtney Barnett, TV on the Radio, The War on Drugs, Don Henley and more.

More pictures and the setlist from last night's show, below...

Continue reading "Gary Clark Jr Taped A Show For ACLTV (pics, setlist)"

January 31, 2014


Jimmy Kimmel Live will be broadcasting from Austin during SXSW from March 10 -14. Free tickets for the tapings up up for grabs now on Kimmel's site.

December 7, 2012

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.

Continue reading "KLRU's 'Big Deal' raffle is a pretty big deal"

October 9, 2012

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"

August 22, 2012

Anthony Bourdain & Ume @ Hotel Vegan - SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Remember how controversial celebrity chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was seen all over Austin during SXSW this year including at our own Hotel Vegan where he was checking out Austin band Ume before later going to dinner with them? Well, that Austin/SXSW episode of "No Reservations" that he was filming at the time, will air on the Travel Channel on September 3, 2012. Check out two (very non-vegan) clips from the show, starring Ume and Sleigh Bells (who return to Austin on a tour this October), below...

Continue reading "'No Reservations' Austin premiering, stars Ume, Sleigh Bells, BV-SXSW footage, chicken balls & more"

April 26, 2012

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Bon Iver @ The Moody Theater - 4/25 (from BV Austin's Instagram)
Justin Vernon from the BV Austin Instagram Feed

Not long after playing two weekends of Coachella, Bon Iver taped an episode of Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater (in Austin) last night (4/25). Check out the full setlist of what was played, and more pictures from the show (not Instagrams), below...

Continue reading "Bon Iver taped an episode of Austin City Limits (pics, setlist)"

February 15, 2012

by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

James Mercer w/ Broken Bells at ACL 2010
James Mercer w/ Broken Bells at ACL 2010

Yesterday The Shins' appeared on Bonnaroo's lineup, and today we learned that on 3/18 they will stop by The Moody Theater and tape an episode for ACL TV. It's of course during SXSW which they'll already be in town for. UPDATE: And the SXSW show they're playing is the annual, big free show at Auditorium Shores (on 3/15)

On 3/20 their new album Port of Morrow - available for pre-order now - will be released, with the single "Simple Song" and its b-side "September" already available to stream here.

Bon Iver also just confirmed an Austin City Limits taping.

Complete 2012 Shins dates below..

Continue reading "Shins' ACLTV taping date announced, new album out 3/20 (listen to two new songs now) "

December 14, 2011

Radiohead photo by Sebastian Edge
Radiohead - Announced for ACL TV

No specific dates have been set yet, but today Austin City Limits TV announced four confirmed tapings as part of their 38th season, including Radiohead who play the Frank Erwin center on March 7th (and who played September 28th and 29th of this year in NYC). The full list is below.

For those on a budget - good to know ACL TV Tapings are free - with tickets being given away just prior to the shows.

We've covered a few of the amazing tapings so far this year (thanks to the tireless efforts of @griffinshot) - Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Wilco - and are looking forward to see what else ACL TV has in store for 2012.

The press release from ACL TV is partially reprinted below:

Continue reading "ACL TV announces some 2012 tapings (Radiohead, Shins, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Civil Wars)"