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SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
Thursday SXSW can't escape the blurbs!
"...pure VU, while Ignacio Villarejo beat their hides. Their 2009 disc, Rising Mountains, hit No. 1 in Spain. Apply..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

SXSW Friday Picks & Sleepers
Friday night blurbage of SXSW
"...Arab Emirates, and Istanbul, Turkey) at March's Valhalla: SXSW 2009. Last year, the translated, spider-bitten band got all Distorted..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...passing in 1995, received AMA memorials that reside as pinnacle moments of the yearly pageant. Alejandro Escovedo and John..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

Off the Record
Freddie's Place unplugs, crate digging for Record Store Day, the second coming of Arc Angels, and sitting stage left at Austin City Limits
"...has since canceled 83 bookings for the remainder of 2009, a move that will affect more than 200 Austin-area..."

April 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Playback: Hip-Hop at Home With the Armadillo
Weird City Hip-Hop takes another strike, but Austin City Limits hits a home run in landing Kendrick Lamar taping
"...with a free show taping. Like thousands of locals, ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona first witnessed the wordsmith at..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The Boxing Lesson Goes Rambo
Boxing Lesson's not afraid of 'Big Hits'
"...album's title can seal its fate," points out Paul Waclawsky, guitar-shredding frontman for the local psychedelic synth-rock trio. When..."

May 10, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW handicapping
"...11:45pm, ACL Live at Moody Theater In their hometown of Los..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants
The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes
"...for the landmark festival of the alternative nation. In 2009, it added California's Wanderlust music and yoga festival to..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Lists
SXSW groupings: Metal, Austin jazz, Polish acts, plus everything else
"...Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (Fri., 8:05pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater)..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

Playback – JMBLYA 2017: Trapper’s Delight
JMBLYA garners the third largest concert audience in Austin's 2017
"...sold out a jaw-dropping 25,000 tickets in advance. Only ACL Fest and Justin Timberlake's upcoming F1 appearance at the..."

May 12, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Cure Romances Austin
Friday (the 13th) I’m in love
"...time back in Austin since a pair of headlining ACL Fest weekends in 2013, Smith even joked occasionally. At..."

May 16, 2016 Music Post by Tim Stegall

City Kiboshes Cycle Championship Because of Rain
Update: Did Lance Armstrong save the day?
"...already contrasting the event's cancellation with the history of ACL mudbaths...."

Jan. 11, 2015 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Levitation Uncorks 2015 Lineup
Former Austin Psych Fest teams with Fun Fun Fun Fest promoter
"...middle, they put on a levitating twilight set at ACL Fest in 2008 – another anchor in their decades-long..."

Dec. 3, 2014 Music Post

Trivia Pursuit
Competing in Geek Bowl is no trivial matter
"...Who Drink is sponsoring Geek Bowl VIII at the ACL Live at the Moody Theater, where some 1,200 players..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by R.U. Steinberg

The Terror: Flaming Lips at SXSW
Auditorium Shores’ gratis mega-bills hit a new high
"...SXSW headliners? The masses of humanity they attracted made ACL look like walk in the park. Can the Lips,..."

Feb. 21, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Where do you want it?
"...despite the fact that the actual gross income for 2008-2009 totaled $556,631. Likewise, in regard to "cost savings," the..."

April 16, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Mining the vaults of Austin City Limits, navigating the SXSW grid, and hanging with Jenny Wolfe After School
"..."If anything, it's gotten more complicated," he says from ACL's vaults, citing the PBS staple's transition to high-definition quality...."

Feb. 27, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

SXSW Thursday Picks and Sleepers
"...his maiden voyage to Austin last fall for the ACL Music Fest, the bearded ball of energy covered the..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

APD's Sleep Disorder
The APD praised a longtime officer – until she claimed a disability
"...During another altercation a year later, Lynch tore an ACL and was transferred to the nuisance abatement unit. What..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SXSW Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Second night SXSW handicapping
"...12mid, Red 7 Patio; Fri., 10:30pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Sat., 4pm, Auditorium Shores..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

Texans 'Undefendable' Offense Leads the Way in '11
Playoffs or bust
"...2010) • Matt Schaub (the NFL's leading passer from 2009) • Andre Johnson (the NFL's leading receiver from 2008..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

Off the Record
Don't bother cleaning up after Chaos in Tejas; OBN III's strike again this weekend
"...on Saturday afternoon, where he's worked the soundboard since 2009. "There's just a lot of boring bands in town...."

June 10, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Handicapping the decade in Austin music and playing favorites for the Chronicle Music Poll
"...promoter C3 Presents to national prominence (see "A2K Meets 'ACL,'" Sept. 20, 2002)...."

Jan. 1, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Inquiring into the city's new music program manager position, trick-or-treating with the Butthole Surfers, and introducing Thenewno2
"...Harrison, 31, comes into his own. The band's self-released 2009 debut, You Are Here, which was recorded at Harrison's..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Beastie Boy Licensed Ill
Three MCs and One DJ drop from ACL 2009
"...The daily schedule for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park, Oct...."

July 20, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius
From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres
"...from Chess or Specialty Records. Rung up for an ACL Fest preview, he's clearly caught off-guard when compared to..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Nina on Netflix
Simone leads a chorus of music docs streaming online
"...One takeaway from What Happened, Miss Simone? is its..."

July 29, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Last night blurbs – hip-hop Picks and slept-on Sleepers
"...Joey Bada$$9:30pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater The resurrection of rap's..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Playback: Jon Pettis Rising
One man's life touches so many others
"...On Oct. 9, 2009, Moore rose to the sound of screaming from next..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events
"...economy is that, uniquely among local events (Formula One, ACL, Pecan Street Fest, etc.), we don't control most of..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

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