ACL Student Day Sale

ACL News

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 […]

As of: 8/23/2011

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 […]

As of: 8/18/2011

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Bands

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 […]

As of: 8/11/2011

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 […]

As of: 7/26/2011

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 […]

As of: 7/26/2011

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 […]

As of: 7/21/2011

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ACL News, Bands

Live Music Blog’s 2011 Favorites

Leading up to September, we will be showcasing your favorite bloggers featuring a wide range of 2011 ACL Festival performers that you may have never heard of. Take a voyage of musical discovery with local bloggers as your guide. This week’s feature comes from Justin Ward of Live Music Blog. Since the first time I […]

As of: 7/7/2011

Cave Singers

ACL News, Bands

Consequence of Sound’s ACL Favorite

On first listen, the Cave Singers might fool you into thinking they are a mellow folk band. Until, that is, you hear the raw, powerful, pinched vocals of lead singer Pete Quirk. They cut through the texture of fingerpicked acoustic guitar, brushed drums, and electric guitar chords on “Seeds of Night,” the opener to their […]

As of: 6/30/2011

Artist Discovery

ACL News, Bands

ACL Mike’s Latest ACL Discovery

The ACL Festival lineup is great this year, with stellar headliners and plenty of up-and-coming acts – but with so many bands, how do you choose? Well, one artist you absolutely cannot miss this year is Theophilus London. Theophilus’s style crosses several genres – his delicate mix of soul, pop, electro and R&B set him […]

As of: 6/17/2011