FESTIVALS

ACL Fest 2018

Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-14

Snapshot: ACL Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Songs
Snapshot: ACL Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Songs
Because you either like the Beatles, or you haven't listened to enough of the Beatles

Oct. 18, 2018

PHOTOS: Last Week in Live Music: ACL Music Fest Late Night Shows
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

ACL Live Review: Vince Staples
Live Shot: Vince Staples
Cali rapper gets the mainstream woke

Oct. 15, 2018

ACL Live Review: Shawn Mendes
Live Shot: Shawn Mendes
Nothing holding this Canadian crooner back

Oct. 15, 2018

ACL Live Review: Moses Sumney
Live Shot: Moses Sumney
A Ghanian vocal cure for existential panic

Oct. 15, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Sunday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

ACL Live Review: Parquet Courts
Live Shot: Parquet Courts
Soapboxers for Senate on the punk rock ticket

Oct. 15, 2018

ACL Live Review: Thunderpussy
Live Shot: Thunderpussy
When they write their “Thunderstruck,” ladies will be golden

Oct. 15, 2018

ACL Live Review: Amber Mark
Live Shot: Amber Mark
Main stage opener preps for headlining status

Oct. 15, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Saturday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Live Review: Lil Wayne
Live Shot: Lil Wayne
NOLA rapper brings the uproar

Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Live Review: Chvrches
Live Shot: Chvrches
Glaswegians glitter anthemic

Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Live Review: Rhye
Live Shot: Rhye
The future of R&B is androgynous

Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Live Review: IamDDB
Live Shot: IamDDB
Brit MC prompts instant loyalty through strut, charm, and XOX

Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Review: Durand Jones & the Indications
Live Shot: Durand Jones
Indiana soul throwbacks hit their marks despite no hits

Oct. 14, 2018

ACL Live Review: Charley Crockett
Live Shot: Charley Crockett
Austin crooner pulls off Doug Sahm-like blend of country-soul

Oct. 14, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Friday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Live Review: Paul McCartney
Live Shot: Paul McCartney
Listen to what the man said

Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Live Review: The National
Live Shot: The National
U2’s arena rock heirs get obtuse

Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Review: Lily Allen
Live Shot: Lily Allen
London musical millennial stages a sleepy pajama party

Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Live Review: Noname
Live Shot: Noname
Windy City MC cements her brand

Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Live Review: Nicole Atkins
Live Shot: Nicole Atkins
Add another singular singer to the Asbury Park roll call

Oct. 13, 2018

ACL Live Review: Big Thief
Live Shot: Big Thief
Adrianne Lenker and company cradle the human condition

Oct. 13, 2018

<i>AC</i> Food Fight: Desserts at ACL
AC Food Fight: Desserts at ACL
Sweet treats are naturally occurring mood boosters

Oct. 11, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Curtis Roush
Cosmic Campfire Music (Record Review)

Oct. 11, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Natalie Prass
The Future and the Past (Record Review)

Oct. 11, 2018

ICYMI: The Tavern
ICYMI: The Tavern
An Austin O.G. gets a menu makeover and retains its paranormal presence

Oct. 11, 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday, in the park, I don’t think it was the Fourth of July

Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Charley Crockett
Interview: Charley Crockett
Local country-soul man samples his wares on the BMI stage

Oct. 11, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Sunday 2018 Picks
Sunday handicapping for ACL Fest weekend two

Oct. 11, 2018

Tom Gimbel Takes <i>Austin City Limits</i> Global
Tom Gimbel Takes Austin City Limits Global
Sky's the limit for the ACL brand

Oct. 11, 2018

Talking Prince With Revolution Drummer Bobby Z
Talking Prince With Revolution Drummer Bobby Z
Purple punk, purple polka bands, purple pancakes

Oct. 10, 2018

ACL Live Review: Travis Scott
Live Shot: Travis Scott
Astroworld’s roller coaster ride races through Zilker

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Arctic Monkeys
Live Shot: Arctic Monkeys
New album falls flat, but the UK rockers rise to the occasion

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Shakey Graves
Live Shot: Shakey Graves
One-man-band no more

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Camila Cabello
Live Shot: Camila Cabello
Quintanilla charisma and a punk heart equal stardom

Oct. 8, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Sunday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: The Revolution
Live Shot: The Revolution
Prince has entered the quonset-like hut

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Janelle Monáe
Live Shot: Janelle Monáe
A powerful feminine tomorrow arrived yesterday – finally

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Khruangbin
Live Shot: Khruangbin
Most can’t pronounce their name, but they can dance to it

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Amen Dunes
Live Shot: Amen Dunes
Anonymity gives way to being relatable

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: The Nude Party
Live Shot: The Nude Party
Expertly cruising a Sixties-drenched patchwork

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Shame
Live Shot: Shame
Sunday morning songs of (post-punk) praise

Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Neighbor Lady
Live Shot: Neighbor Lady
Athens country-indie rockers connect

Oct. 8, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Saturday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Metallica
Live Shot: Metallica
Hardwired act to follow

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: St. Vincent
Live Shot: St. Vincent
yes I said yes I will Yes

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Residente
Live Shot: Residente
More Spanish-language ACL headliners, por favor

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Nelly
Live Shot: Nelly
Eternal schoolyard rhymes from ageless Austin MC

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Blood Orange
Live Shot: Blood Orange
Rarely live Londoner excels at free funk and soul

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Breeders
Live Shot: Breeders
Alt-rock icons’ classic lineup delivers the cannonball

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Sharon Van Etten
Live Shot: Sharon Van Etten
Mental health counseling for the anxious indie set

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Japanese Breakfast
Live Shot: Japanese Breakfast
Shoegazing Pacific Northwesters go out in sci-fi style

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Curtis Harding
Live Shot: Curtis Harding
Georgia soulman masterfully transcends classic influences

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Mon Laferte
Live Shot: Mon Laferte
Chilean Bjork-burlesque hybrid slays old-school Latinate

Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Paul McCartney
Live Shot: Paul McCartney
Beatle stomp

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Odesza
Live Shot: Odesza
Electro fireworks trailing glitter across the sky

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Brockhampton
Live Shot: Brockhampton
Vulnerable self-revelations set to British electro

Oct. 6, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL Music Fest 2018: Friday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Father John Misty
Live Shot: Father John Misty
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Tillman

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Khalid
Live Shot: Khalid
Relatable El Pasoan pop

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Jungle
Live Shot: Jungle
A distinctly sun-drenched, West Coast vibe from the UK

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Greta Van Fleet
Live Shot: Greta Van Fleet
The Darkness 2.0

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: David Byrne
Live Shot: David Byrne
Subconscious free-flow behind primal, percussive rhythms

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Raven Lenae
Live Shot: Ravyn Lenae
Barbecue house music

Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Live Review: Natalie Prass
Live Shot: Natalie Prass
Seeing the world through Prass-colored glasses

Oct. 6, 2018

A Lover's Guide to Food During ACL Festival
A Lover's Guide to Food During ACL
Here’s what to do if you’d like to jump into the festival headfirst

Oct. 4, 2018

A Hater's Guide to Food During ACL Festival
A Hater's Guide to Food During ACL
Here’s where to eat if you’d like to stay far away from the melee

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Friday 2018 Picks
Handicapping ACL's first Friday plus a handful of locals

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Big Thief
Interview: Big Thief
Brooklyn folk rockers in the Friday interview spotlight

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Eats Vendor List 2018
ACL Eats Vendor List 2018

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Asleep at the Wheel
New Routes (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Ravyn Lenae
Crush (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
The Weather Station
The Weather Station (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Noname
Room 25 (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
David Byrne
American Utopia (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Snapshot: ACL Fest Poster Artist Michael W. Hall
Snapshot: Poster Artist Michael W. Hall
How hopping freight trains inspired the Smithville painter

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Father John Misty
God's Favorite Customer (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Brockhampton
Iridescence (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday 2018 Picks
Handicapping ACL’s first Saturday plus a handful of locals

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications
Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications
Soul quintet blesses the fest

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Curtis Harding
Interview: Curtis Harding
Atlanta soul raconteur stays true to the song

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Japanese Breakfast
Interview: Japanese Breakfast
Shoegaze-infused indie rockers find inspiration in food and memory

Oct. 4, 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
The Breeders
All Nerve (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Brandi Carlile
By the Way, I Forgive You (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Blood Orange
Negro Swan (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Sunday 2018 Picks
Handicapping ACL's initial Sabbath plus a handful of locals

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Amber Mark
Interview: Amber Mark
Glossy jazz with shades of Sade

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Khruangbin
Interview: Khruangbin
Houston trio transforms rare grooves into a trance-inducing tapestry

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: The Revolution
Interview: The Revolution
Backing band honors the legacy of the Purple One

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Shakey Graves
Interview: Shakey Graves
Native Austinite looks to schmooze his inspirations at ACL

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Neighbor Lady
Maybe Later (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
The Nude Party
The Nude Party (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Mt. Joy
Mt. Joy (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Amen Dunes
Freedom (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Shame
Songs of Praise (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Parquet Courts
Wide Awake! (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Janelle Monáe
Dirty Computer (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Tinashe
Joyride (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Houndmouth
Golden Age (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Camila Cabello
Camila (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Arctic Monkeys
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Record Review)

Oct. 4, 2018

Pick a Headliner: Paul McCartney vs. Metallica
Pick a Headliner: Paul McCartney vs. Metallica
We break down each act's stats so you can make an informed decision

Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Late Night Shows
ACL Late Night Shows
Local and national acts hit the clubs

Oct. 4, 2018

UPDATED: Lil Wayne, Phoenix Added to ACL Fest Lineup
UPDATED: Lil Wayne, Phoenix Added to Lineup
French quartet and rapper to take sting off Childish Gambino departure

Sept. 27, 2018

ACL Headliner Brockhampton Dreams Big
ACL Headliner Brockhampton Dreams Big
What we learned from band doc The Longest Summer in America

Sept. 21, 2018

ACL Fest Late Night Lineup Drops
Late Night Lineup Drops
St. Vincent, the Breeders, and Parquet Courts head the list

Aug. 21, 2018

McCartney & Metallica Headlining ACL Fest
McCartney & Metallica Headlining
Macca City Limits 2018

May 1, 2018

Previous ACL Fest coverage:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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