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The Best New Places to Eat in Austin That Are Close to the ACL Festival

Stephanie Keller | Posted 10.01.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

Here are some of the best recent additions to the Austin scene, no farther than a pedicab away from the park, that would be a solid bet for a cocktail, food or fortification of the insides any time of year.

Austin City Limits 2015 Must Sees as Told By a True Austinite

Reilly Wieland | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

It is a true understatement to say that the pinnacle of the teenage Austinite social calendar is Austin City Limits. ACL has taken on a life of its own, an event so fantasized and talked about that it couldn't ever be as good as we all think it will be.

Live & Dangerous: Austin City Limits 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Although you may not have heard the name Boots before, there's a good chance you've heard his music.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Minimum Size, Maximum, well... Fun

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Fun Fun Fun Fest may be Austin's third most recognizable festival, (after SXSW and ACL) but what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for in effort, style, and charm.

10 Hotels Where You Can Stay For Austin City Limits

Oyster | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel

Although one-day and weekend passes have been sold out for some time, you can still see what all the fuss is about for the city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird" by heading to one of these ten hotels.

Free Press Summer Fest: A Festival on the Rise

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

This festival, though not as big as a Lollapalooza, a Bonaroo, or an Austin City Limits is certainly on its way with escalating attendance and sponsorship, as well as its surprising amount of relevance in its main acts.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Empires Strike Back; Fireworks Go Off

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending "May the Fourth Be With You" nonsense about to occur...

Festival Season Travel Tips

Travelzoo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Festival season has kicked off for the year, with events nationwide inspiring music and comedy fans, foodies and travelers to hit the road this spring and summer. The best way to enjoy the shows is to do a little planning beforehand.

Music Festival Loses Its Final Day

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms with some flash flooding have canceled the final day of Austin City Limit...

Foreign Feminvasion, Part 2: At the 'Top of Our Game,' Tegan and Sara Take It to the Limits

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Fortunately for anyone who's developed a crush while being touched by their propulsive tunes and charismatic onstage persona, the Quin twin players continue to be a constant show of force 13 years after their first Austin appearance.

Foreign Feminvasion, Part 1: First Aid Kit Has Healing Austin Powers

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Michael Bialas

Though they don't know if Emmylou Harris has heard "Emmylou" yet, they were pleased to get endorsements from Rosanne Cash and Polly Parsons, daughters of the legends. "To us that's pretty crazy," Klara said. "Nothing we ever expected."

Can't Miss Austin: Fall 2012

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.01.2012 | Travel
Greg Garrett

Whether you're a visitor, new Austinite or long-time resident, here are some things you shouldn't miss this fall if you want to have a drink or be entertained, get out in the great outdoors or eat something wondrous.

Live & Dangerous: Austin City Limits 2012

Jeff Pollack | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Austin City Limits, often shortened to simply ACL, is an annual three day music festival held every fall in Austin,TX. This year marks the 11th annive...

ACL Lineup Announced: RHCP, Black Keys, Neil Young, Jack White & More

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Festival season is in full swing, and it looks like The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to have one busy summer. The California rockers, who are headl...

A-Sides With Electric Touch: Never Looking Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Austin's Electric Touch just unleashed their debut album "Never Look Back" on Island Records last week, and they're gaining momentum thanks to breakout first single "Don't Stop."

WATCH: Jay-Z Performs At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z performed a free one hour show last night at Austin's SXSW last night to fans who received tickets by syncing their American Express cards with ...

Jay-Z To Perform At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z will be bringing his talent to Austin this year. The rapper will perform an American Express-sponsored show on March 12 at SXSW Interactive, and...

Behind the Scenes of an Austin City Limits Taping Featuring Fleet Foxes

Mark R. Collins | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Mark R. Collins

The thing that makes Austin City Limits the benchmark for quality music television are the people who don't get any recognition: the producers, directors, interns, volunteers, and countless others who work behind the scenes.

YACHT at Fun Fun Fun Fest: Lessons in Dancing and Breathing

Phil West | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Phil West

The band YACHT, not the least bit cynical, and taking it to the next level of togetherness at its Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest show, started the show with yoga.

Going Catfishing With The Kingston Springs at Austin City Limits

Mark R. Collins | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Mark R. Collins

Of the four members in The Kingston Springs, only drummer Matt DeMaio has ever actually caught a catfish. But that doesn't stop the band from going down to the Harpeth River every day to wet a line and relax on the shore.

Anatomy of an Interview: Young the Giant at Austin City Limits

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins


Sports Allegiances With Yellow Ostrich at Austin City Limits

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Sports
Mark R. Collins

Yellow Ostrich recently re-released their debut full-length album and embarked on a tour. They are a cohesive unit, but if the World Series doesn't tear the band apart, the Super Bowl will.

Where to Eat in Austin: Dining Recommendations for ACL Weekend

Stephanie Keller | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home
Stephanie Keller

It's Austin City Limits time again. For many, the bulk of the weekend will be concentrated on the festival grounds, but for those looking to eat well in the process, here are some of the best places to eat and drink in Austin.

Waking Up "Early" for Austin City Limits Festival

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins

Don't let exhaustion keep you from seeing some of the best bands of the festival, which are almost always hidden in the first three hours of each day's lineup. Grab a couple breakfast tacos to go and get down to Zilker Park early. You'll be glad you did.