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ACL Live Review: Mon Laferte
Although rain delayed gates opening on Saturday, all acts went on at their scheduled times. Mon Laferte, born Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, kicked off her 2:30pm set on the Honda headliner stage to a crowd bathed only in sweat.

8:45AM Sun. Oct. 7, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Paul McCartney
Picture a 76-year-old man, looking 20 years younger on the Jumbotron, leading a sea of humanity in singing, “Na na na nana na na nana na na, hey Jude.” You can't help but wonder if Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE ever asks himself, “Damn! Did I write that?!”

1:07PM Sat. Oct. 6, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Odesza
Odesza are a couple of knob twisters, and they know how boring that is to watch. Thus, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight didn’t just dance around like bass music maniacs in their skinny jeans on Friday night. They came girded by three giant screens overflowing with morphing shapes of alien lands, crystals, and other geometric designs in spectacular colors.

12:40PM Sat. Oct. 6, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Brockhampton
“It’s all about Brockhampton, fuck friends,” one young Brockhampton setgoer said to another on Friday as the two traded reasons why they were at the Miller Lite stage early and by themselves amongst a sea of hipsters, jersey-wearing frat bros, and high schoolers.

12:15PM Sat. Oct. 6, Jeremy Steinberger Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Father John Misty
Almost resurrected as a dirty messiah of awful relationships, Josh Tillman showed up at his Friday ACL slot dressed in a white suit, shirt, and jacket. Starting at 6:45pm sharp on the Barton Springs stage, the indie rocker known as Father John Misty and his black-clad septet, plus a string section, launched into his trademark, highbrow sardonics.

11:50AM Sat. Oct. 6, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Khalid
“That’s my soooong!” rang out as a common squeal from the fresh faces in the crowd. They were not, in fact, the songs of seemingly ever teenager in Zilker Park. They were Khalid Robinson’s.

11:25AM Sat. Oct. 6, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

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ACL Live Review: Jungle
UK childhood friends Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland – J and T – formed Jungle in 2013, an electronic affair connecting the dots from Daft Punk to Dam-Funk. On Friday in Zilker Park, the one-time bedroom project came alive onstage as a six-piece ensemble for a steamy, late-afternoon set mining throwback boogie and modern disco grooves.

10:55AM Sat. Oct. 6, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Greta Van Fleet
A long time ago in a musical galaxy far, far away, a German act named Kingdom Come sounded so like Led Zeppelin they were dubbed Kingdom Clone. Michigan partridge family the Kiszkas – Josh (v), Jake (g), Sam (b) – isn’t Greta Van Fraud no matter what every last review cuts and pastes. In no known universe do Zep and Gret intersect.

10:25AM Sat. Oct. 6, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: David Byrne
David Byrne began with a brain.

9:55AM Sat. Oct. 6, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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