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"...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 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...."
"...For its 40th anniversary party at ACL Live at the Moody Theater last night, Austin City Limits returned to its roots. No Coldplay..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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 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..."
"...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...."
"...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 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..."
"...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 -- 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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...The silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser Dale Watson finally gets his own Austin City Limits taping on Monday...."
"...‘Austin City Limits’ producer and emcee Terry Lickona..."
"...“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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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)..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...Treaty Oak Brewing16604 Fitzhugh, 512/599-0335 www.treatyoakdistilling.com 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...."