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ACL Review: Middle Kids
When a feature on Elton John’s Beats 1 radio show slingshot single “Edge of Town” to millions of listens, Aussie group Middle Kids hadn’t even played a show yet. Most of their hype is anticipatory, boasting big things to come.

11:00AM Mon. Oct. 16, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Tove Lo
Boobs as weapon, body as vessel, sexuality as expression; there’s a million ways to interpret dark, raunchy, Swede sensation Tove Lo’s multifaceted pop, where tales of drugs and sex clubs drop into exuberant anthems. Saturday at sunset, the Barton Springs stage’s overstuffed young crowd didn’t overthink it.

10:50AM Sun. Oct. 15, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Annabelle Chairlegs
2015 bubble-gummy debut Watermelon Summer still their sole recording, townie rockers Annabelle Chairlegs have promised a spookier sophomore follow-up ever since. Their Friday morning ACL Fest set delivered an array of tougher, shriek-ier unreleased compositions outside of their YouTube iterations.

9:15AM Sat. Oct. 14, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

GAyCL: Making Austin the Queer Music Capital of the World
As Austinites prep for the second weekend of that music festival on the south side of the river and mourn the demise of another (R.I.P. Sound on Sound), it’s important to remember the DIY, independent spirit that once infused Austin’s music festival scene.

1:45PM Thu. Oct. 12, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Harry Styles’ Near Riotous Nostalgia
Harry Styles, 23, became this year’s most famous rock star because in time honored fashion he dared to care about teenage girls. Suited in pink satin with slicked back hair, the English heartthrob, Dunkirk soldier, and ex-One Direction singer proved to a sold-out Moody Theater on Wednesday night that letting go of your past isn’t always valid.

10:20AM Thu. Oct. 12, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Growlers
After a lawsuit ended their genre namesake Beach Goth Festival and the mixed reception of last year’s Julian Casablancas-produced City Club, their fifth studio LP, the question remains: Is California surf-pop institution the Growlers fading?

10:40AM Mon. Oct. 9, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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ACL Review: Whitney
Last time Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich of Whitney played ACL Fest, they were part of Chicago indie rockers Smith Westerns. “This is going to be more fun I think, because we’re a better band,” mused the latter.

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 9, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Angel Olsen
Four songs into her overcast set late Saturday afternoon, Angel Olsen removed her jumbo Seventies sunglasses. Rubbing her eyes and playfully asking, “What day is it? Is it Saturday?,” the songwriter awakened from a dream and entered another of her own ethereal making.

11:20AM Sun. Oct. 8, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: A$AP Ferg
Energy, sweat, and basketball jerseys were in abundance for Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg’s early, Saturday afternoon set.

10:25AM Sun. Oct. 8, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

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