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White Denim Added to Austin City Limits’ 40th Anniversary
Local foursome about to go even wider thanks to PBS staple
DAILY Music  April 7, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Monday, Aug. 4, at the Moody stands to feel even more like a local landmark, as the band’s just signed on to tape an episode of Austin City Limits...."

KGSR Rebrands as Austin City Limits Radio
New licensing deal will re-invent frequency’s format
DAILY Music  September 6, 2018, by Doug Freeman
"...KGSR announced this morning that the radio station is officially rebranding as Austin City Limits Radio KGSR. Behind the name change, the iconic local station at 93.3 on the dial resets its programming by expanding into a much more eclectic mix across genres...."

Austin City Limits: This is 40
Birthday concert stretches four hours
DAILY Music  June 27, 2014, by Jim Caligiuri
"...For its 40th anniversary party at ACL Live at the Moody Theater last night, Austin City Limits returned to its roots. No Coldplay..."

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Flashback
PBS concert staple inducts its second class of legends
DAILY Music  June 19, 2015, by Jim Caligiuri
"...A benefit for KLRU TV, Thursday’s induction ceremony at the Moody Theater for the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame found the 41-year-old institution digging back to its roots. In recent years, the longest-running music show on television has courted the biggest rock acts of the day, including Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead...."

2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-up
Hip-hop tops the two weekends with ladies close behind
DAILY Music  April 22, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Tickets hit the streets at 10am, and the curtain’s now up. Festival czars C3 Presents revealed the line-up for the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival this morning, Oct..."

Beck Confirms for Austin City Limits’ 40th Season
‘Morning Phase’ slotted for the Moody on April 27
DAILY Music  March 25, 2014, by Abby Johnston
"...Pulling out of SXSW’s iTunes Festival a couple weeks ago – getting out from under Coldplay, Soundgarden, and even Willie Nelson – was Beck. Not reinforcing those slacker tendencies is Austin City Limits, which announced his April 27 taping for a 40th season that already includes Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Eric Church, and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down...."

Austin City Limits Music Festival Aftershows Announced
More ACL means more aftershows – in four different cities
DAILY Music  August 20, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...C3 Presents announced its cache of Austin City Limits Music Festival Aftershows this morning, and, like all things pertaining to October’s marque festival, the performances are spreading out...."

Annotating the Austin City Limits Music Festival Schedule
What’s where and who’s when this year in Zilker Park
DAILY Music  July 24, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Festival goers, get your itineraries ready. C3 Presents announced the schedule for October’s Austin City Limits Music Festival this morning, and for the first time in the party’s 13-year history, we’re tasked with sorting through two schedules...."

Austin City Limits Goes One Louder
Council considers doubling ACL, plus C3 eyes Auditorium Shores
DAILY Music  August 1, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Should the Austin City Limits Music Festival become a two weekend affair? Council will be musing that at this week's regular session, and may instruct City Manager Marc Ott to start the ball rolling with C3 Presents...."

Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame Fireworks
Willie Nelson & SRV among the inaugural inductees
DAILY Music  April 28, 2014, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Saturday night, Austin City Limits went old school. The program, celebrating 40 years on TV, returned to KLRU’s Studio 6A to induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class..."

Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup Unveiled
Fall free-for-all bags 134 acts minus black metal
DAILY Music  May 7, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...C3 Presents dropped its annual bomb on our fair city minutes ago, revealing the full artist lineup for the 13th running of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It’s raw..."

Another Epic Austin City Limits HOF
Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, Neville Brothers, and LBJ honored
DAILY Music  October 26, 2017, by Raoul Hernandez
"...After more than three hours and enough opera, country, and fonk to fill three separate Austin City Limits tapings, the most important induction at Wednesday evening’s fourth annual Hall of Fame concert from the local live music beacon singled out the one honoree without an accompanying musical set: the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act...."

Gary Clark Jr. Takes Austin City Limits Stadium
Rare taping turning around results in grandiloquence
DAILY Music  August 25, 2015, by Raoul Hernandez
"...releases on September 11. Second taping in three years, the homegrown guitar hero previewed The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Monday on Austin City Limits..."

Grupo Fantasma Melts Austin City Limits
Latin hornographers’ second PBS taping pulls out all the stops
DAILY Music  June 29, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Neither floor, mezzanine, nor the balcony were full when Grupo Fantasma started taping its second Austin City Limits episode in a decade Tuesday night. ACL Live at the Moody Theater routinely crams indie rock acts with tenfold buzz into its PBS-loving arena..."

Sleater-Kinney Atomizes Austin City Limits
Reunited power trio warms up for sold-out Stubb’s gig Friday
DAILY Music  April 16, 2015, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Joe Strummer famously asserted that if the Clash had taken an extended break the way contemporary bands do, then they might have survived. Taping its first Austin City Limits episode Wednesday night, Washington State trio Sleater-Kinney split its atom anew after a decade-long layoff, releasing a surge of energy as fearsome as it was emphatic...."

TV on the Radio Squalls Austin City Limits
SXSW headliners warm up Monday with a PBS taping
DAILY Music  March 17, 2015, by Raoul Hernandez
"...TV on the Radio electrifying Austin City Limits Monday night brought to mind an obvious antecedent. A cliched, some might say quasi racist one, but when Living Colour tore out of New York in the Eighties, even then everyone tried to recall a black rock act as commercial or convincing..."

Beyond Austin City Limits
There's plenty to hear and see this weekend
DAILY Music  September 30, 2009, by Jim Caligiuri
"...If you’ve decided not to participate in the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend, you’ve still got plenty of options. Here are some recommendations, or where I’d be, if I wasn’t standing in the middle of Zilker Park with 70,000 of my closest friends for three days...."

Tom Gimbel Takes Austin City Limits Global
Sky’s the limit for the ACL brand
Music Story  October 11, 2018, by Doug Freeman
"...Last month at Arlyn Studios, representatives from KGSR and the Austin City Limits television franchise officially flipped the switch to send ACL Radio across the airwaves. Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" christened the new FM station on 93.3 and 97.1, which promised an eclecticism that would sweep from Lyle Lovett to Drake...."

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
Blurbs on the majority of ACL Music Festival performers
Music Story  September 27, 2002, by Andy Langer
"...Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona recently suggested that the launch of the Austin City Limits Music Festival may eventually wind up as significant to the city as the launch of the television program 28 years ago. Hyperbole? Maybe..."

2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup
Foo Fighters, Drake, the Weeknd, and Deadmau5 top fall fest
DAILY Music  May 5, 2015, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Scanning down the bill, you’ll see Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who cancelled his ACL Fest appearance last year due to illness, but recently returned with a sold-out show at Austin Music Hall booked by festival organizers C3 Presents. Similarly, modern country savior Sturgill Simpson earned his ACL artist bracelet after a recent two-night stand at C3 venue Stubb’s and an Austin City Limits taping..."

Everybody Loves Austin City Limits
Music Story  January 24, 1997
"...Everybody -- all over the world -- loves Austin City Limits. The PBS broadcast show, now in its 22nd season, is not only a beacon for Austin and its "Live Music Capital of the World" designation, it's also the best calling card the Texas Tourism Division could wish for..."

Tedeschi Trucks Thrill Austin City Limits
Mad Dogs & Floridians cap all-star season 41
DAILY Music  December 15, 2015, by Jim Caligiuri
"...A whiff of finality hung in the air Monday night at the Moody Theater. As announced by Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona, the last taping of the show’s 41st season – a run including some of the biggest acts of the year (Kendrick Lamar, Courtney Barnett, Sleater-Kinney) – was at hand..."

Sturgill Simpson Wows Austin City Limits
First of three performances in Austin this weekend
DAILY Music  April 2, 2015, by Doug Freeman
"...Few acts make their Austin City Limits debut amid such buzz as Sturgill Simpson Wednesday night. Previewing two sold-out Stubb’s shows this weekend, the Kentucky native got a standing ovation just for taking the stage..."

Austin City Limits Taping: Spoon
Locals transition seamlessly for PBS staple’s 40th season
DAILY Music  October 10, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...There was none of that Thursday night at the Moody Theater for a taping of Austin City Limits. Britt Daniel and crew trotted out promptly at 8pm wearing sport jackets and button downs before settling into “Knock Knock Knock,” a slow burn off September’s eighth album They Want My Soul that’s taken the first spot on recent set-lists...."

Playback: Dale Watson Tapes 'Austin City Limits'
Austin country icon finally scores an Austin City Limits taping
Music Column  November 22, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...The silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser Dale Watson finally gets his own Austin City Limits taping on Monday...."

Nine Inch Nails Tapes ‘Austin City Limits
November 4, 2013. 32 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  November 5, 2013
"...‘Austin City Limits’ producer and emcee Terry Lickona..."

Nine Inch Nails Jolts ‘Austin City Limits
Trent Reznor’s reunited mob go even deeper for PBS
DAILY Music  November 5, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...“Perhaps I should consider an alternative antiperspirant,” acknowledged Trent Reznor on Monday night at Nine Inch Nails’ capacity Austin City Limits taping. He’d soaked through his stage clothes in the beginning moments of the band’s arena-worthy 90 minutes onstage...."

Austin City Limits: TV on the TV
The Austin City Limits schedule is up.
DAILY Music  September 25, 2007, by Audra Schroeder
"...The broadcast schedule for Austin City Limits' 33rd season has been announced. Check it: 10-06 Norah Jones 10-13 The Decemberists/Explosions in the Sky 10-20 Femi Kuti 10-27 Jimmy Reed Highway: Jimmie Vaughan and Friends 11-03 Wilco 11-10 Arcade Fire 11-17 Brad Paisley/Dierks Bentley 11-24 Van Morrison (Encore) 12-01 Gretchen Wilson/Miranda Lambert (Encore) 12-08 Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Encore) 12-15 John Mayer 12-22 Lucinda Williams/Old Crow Medicine Show 12-29 Bloc Party/Ghostland Observatory 01-05 Crowded House/Grupo Fantasma 01-12 Regina Spektor /Paolo Nutini 01-19 Roky Erickson/Kings of Leon 01-26 The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival The Femi Kuti taping was an epiphany..."

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  September 27, 2002
"...Under the leadership of tall Texan Ray Benson, the band has accrued a shelf full of Grammys, four alone for the Bob Wills' tribute Ride With Bob. One of the favorite acts ever to appear on Austin City Limits..."

Austin City Limits Festival Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  September 27, 2002
"...KELLY WILLIS: Of the nearly 70 acts, virtually nobody is as inherently representative of the Austin City Limits aesthetic as Kelly Willis. With songs from Easy, her instantly likeable new album, and a firecracker of a new live band (featuring guitarist Mark Spencer) this is your best bet to kickoff Sunday with an ear-to-ear smile..."

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  September 27, 2002
"...TOPAZ: NYC-based acid-funk-jazz, yes, but Topaz is also the rarest of local commodities: home-grown. Alto-saxman Topaz McGarrigle was born in Austin, so what better reason to return to the place of his birth than the Austin City Limits Music Festival? Maybe only that the group's second album, the simmering Zone, is garnering good press..."

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  September 27, 2002
"...COWGIRL SUE: Cowgirl Sue's appearance on "Austin Kiddie Limits" is as much a treat for adults as children. Last year's Giddyup/Whoa! was a delightful but not cloying collection of songs for kids to wake up to and wind down with, a concept that also made parents happy..."

2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
PHOTO GALLERY  October 13, 2016

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Awards
PHOTO GALLERY  June 19, 2015

Courtney Barnett Wins Over Austin City Limits
PHOTO GALLERY  June 5, 2015
"...Aussie sensation Courtney Barnett made her Austin City Limits debut Thursday, June 5, with executive producer Terry Lickona pointing out that only a handful of artists in the show’s 41-year history have appeared on the program boasting a proper debut only a few months old. A standing ovation at the conclusion of the hour-plus performance proved the full house didn’t leave disappointed...."

Austin City Limits Celebrates the Big 4-0
PHOTO GALLERY  June 27, 2014

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2009 Lineup
Get it while it's hot.
DAILY Music  April 27, 2009, by Austin Powell

Austin City Limits' Season #28 Air Schedule
Music Story  September 20, 2002

Austin City Limits: That Magic Spot
Season 23 Premiere Dates
Music Story  January 30, 1998

Austin Sonata Limits
Bion Tsang and Anton Nel bring a little class(ical) to the Austin City Limits studio
Arts Story  August 20, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...You may have thought that in the 34 years of taping in the KLRU studios, every kind of musician must have played on the set of Austin City Limits. But it wasn't until February 2010 that the stage, with its signature skyline of the capital city, played host to a pair of classical musicians..."

Auckland City Limits? Absolutely.
Expanding the “City Limits” brand beyond Austin
DAILY Music  March 9, 2018, by Doug Freeman
"...Two weeks before this year’s inaugural Sydney City Limits Festival late last month, Charles Attal felt confident about the first real “City Limits” push outside of Austin. He was also realistic in his expectations for the brand’s pair of new international festivals, SCL and Auckland City Limits...."

The Other City Limits
Bowie High School throws their own festival; Grace London performs
DAILY Music  October 26, 2009, by Livvy Bennett
"...For all the kids who didn’t or couldn’t go to Austin City Limits festival this year, Bowie High School offers a great alternative. Last weekend, the second annual Bowie City Limits presented its own lineup of musically varied groups playing styles from jazz to electro...."

Austin Cash Limits
Vendors see benefits of ACL
DAILY News  October 12, 2010, by Kelsey McNiel
"...The music may have lasted 33 hours, but the Austin City Limits Music Festival's impact will be felt for months to come. With 75,000 attendees daily at the ninth ACL, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau anticipates visitors and locals dropped over $51 million into city’s coffers via hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, transportation and attractions...."

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
News Story  October 16, 2014, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...But in practice, he's proven a fraction too eager. Look no further than his early-October insistence on passing an ordinance to legalize transportation network companies on an emergency basis so as to get the companies on the books in time for the Austin City Limits Music Fest­ival (for which Uber was a sponsor)..."

Playback: Austin Cinema Limits
ACL doc fundraises, UT inherits Ian McLagan's personal collection, and ScoreMore for the kids
Music Column  May 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Merle Haggard heard the call of nature while taping an episode for Austin City Limits in 1986. The "Working Man's Poet" excused himself from the stage and, with no facilities nearby, took a piss on the wall – then promptly returned to singing..."

Playback: Spatula City Limits
Austin music journeys to the desert – and you're not invited
Music Column  April 5, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...There's no electricity or running water inside Spatula City Limits. Cell phone service ceases 45 minutes before you turn onto a nameless dirt road leading you to a broken-down school bus and an improbably professional stage outfitted with a spectacular sound system..."

Austin Mojo Limits
Bettye and Pinetop reach Austin City Limits
DAILY Music  April 22, 2008, by Thomas Fawcett
"...LaVette got her wish Sunday evening, playing before the lights, cameras, and captive audience of an Austin City Limits taping. She made the most of it, reminding folks what they’ve been missing all these years with a montage of early R&B hits and misses, starting with bad-girl anthem “Stealer” from her lost 1972 Atlantic LP, Child of the Seventies..."

Austin Outer Limits
Looking into the Wyndham Garden Hotel's Austin Music Project.
DAILY Music  September 24, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...While studiously avoiding anything related to the Austin City Limits Festival, I attended the Wyndham Garden Hotel’s grand opening for its Austin Music Project. Project Manager Allan Reagan contacted me midsummer about writing a few of the biographies for the designated musicians being honored. Local tech writer Dave Raum was already on board so I drafted by brother Stephen, who knows much, much more about local music than you’d guess, and my longtime friend John T..."

Point Austin: Domain City Limits
City Charter amendment would end a deal gone sour
News Column  August 22, 2008, by Michael King
"...Michael Oden, the report's author and a UT professor of community and regional planning, said that the Domain incentives simply can't be justified in financial or planning terms and that the deal shares the common pitfall of subsidizing retail: Rather than generating new economic development, it simply moved existing retail sales from one site to another. Supporters argue that by bringing new shoppers to a "destination retail site," the Domain attracts dollars (and tax receipts) that would otherwise escape city limits...."

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits
Drinking outside of the box
Food Story  May 18, 2017, by Brandon Watson
"...Treaty Oak Brewing16604 Fitzhugh, 512/599-0335 Long known for their spirits, Treaty Oak branched out to a core three beers – British mild Fitzhugh Ale, session IPA Lil' Hop, and Bright Side blonde – in 2016. You can get pints at a few outposts in the city limits, and their 28-acre ranch, complete with a full bar and kitchen, is well worth the short trip – especially on the weekend when there's live music...."

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