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Solving a Mystery That Should Stay Unsolved in Doe
If we don't know who we are, can we ever truly be contrite for the crimes we may have committed? And if we are no longer ourselves, do our sins still really belong to us? Those are the key questions at the heart of sci-fi thriller Doe, screening this week.

1:25PM Tue. Oct. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Vince Staples
Vince Jamal Staples never stops clowning a crowd.

11:27AM Mon. Oct. 15, Clara Wang Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes is any major label's dream. He’s charming enough to distract a large Sunday audience from the thick Austin air, charismatic enough get all the tweens screaming “Treat You Better,” and hip enough to prompt UT Longhorn quarterback Sam Ehlinger and company onstage during his set. Did we mention he also sports an amazing voice?

11:00AM Mon. Oct. 15, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Moses Sumney
ACL fosters euphoria, but dance parties hardly jibe with a sexual predator on the highest court and global warming hell arriving in 2040. Moses Sumney’s Sunday afternoon set in the Tito’s Tent didn’t so much distract from the existential dread as it exaggerated his own, moving a transfixed festival crowd to tears through vulnerable introspection.

10:27AM Mon. Oct. 15, Jeremy Steinberger Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Parquet Courts
When Parquet Courts asked the mosh pit if they liked smoking weed and whether it should be legal, it was such a leading question they might as well have been called the Narcs.

10:05AM Mon. Oct. 15, Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Thunderpussy
A combination of noon heat and oppressive humidity permeated by the smell of rain-soaked earth proved a ripe setting for an air-clearing blast of Les Pauls and Marshalls. Armed with exactly those guitars and amps, Thunderpussy strove mightily to provide relief from the elements.

9:47AM Mon. Oct. 15, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

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ACL Live Review: Amber Mark
Second Sunday’s American Express stage hosted some of music’s biggest names – Travis Scott, Vince Staples, Janelle Monáe – but it fell to relatively unknown opener Amber Mark to christen the day’s illustrious tone.

9:20AM Mon. Oct. 15, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Lil Wayne
Rumors of gunshots at Atlanta’s A3C Festival brought a recent Lil Wayne appearance to a swift end. ACL Fest could not, would not be spoiled by mere cocksure bros and vomiting, underaged girls. The unusually grand return of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. continued at his punched-in, 7pm HomeAway slot on Saturday.

10:05AM Sun. Oct. 14, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Review: Chvrches
Not all heroes wear capes. Besides calling Ted Cruz a “cock popsicle,” Lauren Mayberry loosened her political ennui in an expletive-filled diatribe before dedicating anti-love ode “Leave a Trace” to women survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “This is for all the ladies who have survived something,” lamented the Chvrches singer on Saturday.

9:35AM Sun. Oct. 14, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

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