Artist Discovery

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CultureMap Austin Features The Antlers

A band that debuted with a gut-wrenching concept album revolving around the death of a either a person or a relationship (different reviewers arrive at different interpretations, even after interviewing lead Peter Silberman) may not be what you’d consider a perfect fit for a sweltering, outdoor summertime festival. But if you’ve seen Brooklyn’s The Antlers […]

Artist Discovery

ACL News

Flavorpill’s Featured 2011 Artist: Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur is a creative dynamo. Since being discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-’90s, the extremely prolific singer/songwriter has delivered eight albums and ten EPs, staged gallery shows and released a book of his visual artwork, and even opened a museum. Last year, he debuted Fistful of Mercy, a side project that featured three-way […]

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ACL News

10th Anniversary Birthday Party

ACL is no ordinary Festival and this is no ordinary year! After a solid decade of music, food, fun and community it’s time to crank things up a notch and pat our fans on the back for all your support. That’s why we’re throwing a ACL Festival Pre Party brought to you by Google Offers […]

ACL Student Day Sale

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2011 Student Day Sale

Calling all students! 3-Day Passes sold out a while back, but we once again set aside some tickets for hard-working high school and college students looking to take a weekend off for some music festival fun. If you’ve got cash on hand and a valid high school or University-issued ID, hit up the H-E-B Plus […]

Artist Discovery

ACL News, Bands

Cults Preview from Sunset in the Rearview

When I was asked to write about a band performing at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival, I found myself staring at a long and impressive lists of artists both established and new, all coming to put on a show for a massive crowd in Texas. I was stuck asking myself: should I have some […]

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Consequence of Sound Cover Wild Beasts

Depending on how you cut it, Wild Beasts have either made a career out of pop-ifying art rock, or art-ifying pop music. Whichever it is, the English quartet has pieced together an unlikely masterpiece on this year’s Smother. Even as the record has garnered gushing, near perfect reviews across the board, Smother is most compelling […]

2011 Aftershows

ACL News

2011 Aftershows

The 2011 ACL Festival Official Aftershows schedule is on the books and on-sale to the general public (online only) this Thursday, July 28th at 10AM (CT) at C3Concerts.com. The full run-down of Official Aftershows and ticket links can be found here. Thursday, September 15 PRETTY LIGHTS w/ Nas and special guest Run DMT at Austin […]

Foster The People

ACL News, Bands, Contests

Foster The People Contest

Foster The People came together in late 2009 when Mark Foster met band mates Cubbie Fink and Mark Ponitus through mutual friends in the Los Angeles music scene. Foster hailing from Cleveland, OH had been writing and recording music since his youth but it wasn’t until the three members came together that Foster’s music for […]

Artist Discovery

ACL News, Bands

Austinist Covers James Blake

At 23, James Blake has already had a remarkable ride. With one full-length out (this year’s James Blake) and a couple of singles supporting, he’s enchanted an international music community, found himself at the forefront of Britain’s post-dubstep movement, and been nominated for a handful of awards. It almost seems predestined: Blake’s father is James […]