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Free Press Summer Fest: A Festival on the Rise

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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
Travelzoo

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

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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 | Food
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.

A Conversation With My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Plus Stephan Said's "Take A Stand" Download

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jim James spoke with me about how the latest round of touring has been for My Morning Jacket, who kicked off their latest circuit with a simulcast in Louisville a few months back.

Must-See Acts At Austin City Limits

Jeff Pollack | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In the past, Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville have been considered the biggest music cities in the nation, and for good reason. However, Austin is...

YouTube To Stream Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — YouTube will live stream Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits in the video site's continuing push to bring music festivals to digital ...

Sound Bite: Bob Schneider's 'Perfect Day'

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last month, the celebrated musician released his 11th solo album, entitled A Perfect Day. I caught up with the talented Austinite and asked him about the new album, the writing process and touring.

Steve Martin Sings An Atheist Gospel Song (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Over the last few months, Steve Martin has reminded us why he's regarded as one of the most inventive and hilarious comedians of all time. He recently...

Interview with The National: Bryce Dessner Talks The Obama Campaign Song, Passion Projects, New York Real Estate and What's Next

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

On the Monday night after the Austin City Limits Festival, The National taped what will be one of the last performances ever shot at the original ACL ...