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Playback: A Music Snob’s Guide to ACL Fest
There's more to any ACL Fest list than meets the eye
"...snobs can't wrap their heads around the scene at ACL Fest: flatfooted clans staking out real estate with lawn..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

'The NFL Beat': ACL Edition
Art mirrors life mirrors NFL
"...This weekend, worlds collide. I have never attended an ACL festival that Alpha Rev has not performed, because honestly,..."

Oct. 13, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Playback: ACL Fest Part II
ACL Fest isn't a pair of weekend-long sit-ins, it's one two-week-long campaign
"...with braids beneath bandannas gathered on the grass (see "ACL Fest Weekend Two Live Shots"). Many were Willie virgins;..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: ACL Fest Then & Now
What's changed and remained the same for ACL Fest over its 13 years
"...sales worldwide, bringing in roughly 75,000 festgoers per day. ACL's promoter, C3 Presents – formed by Charles Attal, Charlie..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – ACL Fest: Dad Rock Is Dead
Wrapping weekend one of ACL Fest on the eve of the second iteration
"...Now more than ever, kids own ACL Fest. Once a dad rock event where spawn were..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: ACL Fest's First Weeknd Moves Mountains
ACL Fest 2015 weekend one wrap
"...eye can see," said Father John Misty from the ACL Fest main stage last Saturday afternoon. "All of society's..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: ACL Fest – Can't Stop the Music
ACL Fest met both supply and demand. Mostly.
"...as they readied Zilker Park for the second ever ACL Fest...."

Oct. 18, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ACL Fest Spoilers
As ACL’s second weekend dawns, here are the most unforgettable moments from week one
"...seldom a plot twist at the second week of ACL Fest, so if you're hoping to be surprised about..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe at ACL Fest
First weekend of ACL Fest – that's a wrap. Number two starts now.
"..."We think of this as the kickoff to ACL Fest," proclaimed Terry Lickona, executive producer of the Austin..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ACL Prime Time
Blurbs to ACL Music Fest by.
"...golf cart. Either way, in only its second year, ACL already occupies a SXSW-style appreciation in our collective musical..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Music Feature

Extra Extras at ACL
Everything ACL fest has to offer
"...music, but there’s a lot more going on at ACL than you might expect...."

Oct. 10, 2018 Chron Events Post by Savannah Opre

UPDATED: Lil Wayne, Phoenix Added to ACL Fest Lineup
French quartet and rapper to take sting off Childish Gambino departure
"...Wayne has been announced for weekend two of the ACL Festival. He joins Phoenix (see previous update below) as..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Music Post by Kimberley Jones

ACL Fest Official Late Night Shows Venue Guide
Because after the show it’s the afterparty
"...ACL Fest crams a whole lot of acts into its..."

Sept. 21, 2016 Music Post

10 Tips for ACL First-Timers
Make the most of ACL Fest
"...Austin as the live music capital of the world. ACL Fest celebrates a variety of sounds from lesser-known artists..."

Oct. 7, 2015 Chron Events Post by Patricia May

ACL Live Reopens With Fourth of July Festival
Brownout, Jackie Venson, and Walker Lukens headline
"...capacities, tabled seating, and outdoor sections sold in “pods.” ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the city’s largest downtown..."

June 15, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

ACL Fest 2017 Lineup: Chance, Chilis, Gorillaz
Lineup sticks to the formula
"...clues dropped via song lyrics on their phone app, ACL Fest breaks the dawn with its annual lineup reveal...."

May 4, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Local Acts at ACL
Homegrown music at its finest
"...What's ACL festival without some local music? Here are the homegrown..."

Sept. 28, 2016 Chron Events Post by Thomas Danh

ACL Live Shot: Aaron Behrens
Ghostland Observatory frontman reinvents himself
"...bottom. Now he’s back. Austin’s rhinestone cowboy capped an ACL Fest trifecta with Ghostland Observatory in 2010, aided by..."

Oct. 7, 2013 Music Post by Austin Powell

ACL Live Shot: Haim
Sisterly trio can do no wrong
"...buses zoomed right past my stop, each stuffed with ACL adventurers. I shifted my weight nervously when the bus..."

Oct. 6, 2013 Music Post by Luke Winkie

ACL Live Review: Lizzo
Crowning the queen of ACL Fest 2019
"...one word on everyone’s lips after weekend one of ACL Fest: Lizzo...."

Oct. 14, 2019 Music Post by Isa Jones

ACL Live Review: The Cure
Four-decade Brits make it look and sound easy
"...play. Twenty-four songs in two hours Saturday night at ACL Fest’s Honda stage? No sweat...."

Oct. 6, 2019 Music Post by Elise Barbin

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Handicapping ACL’s first Saturday plus a handful of locals
"...band or solo, whatever setup she trots out for ACL will star face-melting guitar and feature a set highlighting..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Feature

Police Chief: ACL Fest Will Be “Safest Part of the City”
Shooting at Las Vegas festival prompts press conference on security
"...held a press conference to address safety concerns surrounding ACL Fest in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at..."

Oct. 2, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

ACL Review: Kendrick Lamar
Superstar MC grapples with superstardom in real time
"...Amidst a sea of ACL Festival-goers watching his Saturday night headlining set at the..."

Oct. 2, 2016 Music Post by Bryan Rolli

Friday ACL Fest Picks
ACL Friday by the blurb, listicle, and gospel tent testifying
"...go when they're put out to pasture? Judging by ACL's booking of this dozen-year-old Long Beach fivepiece, purveyors of..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature

ACL Music Fest 2014 Friday Listings – Second Weekend
Blurbing the second Friday of ACL 2014
"...Those wishing ACL had re-booked Coldplay can take solace in Saints of..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Music Feature

ACL Live Shot (Second Weekend): True Believers
Three-guitar assault goes out with a bang?
"...Impossible to talk about ACL Fest Saturday without talking about the heat: oppressive, sweltering,..."

Oct. 13, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

ACL Live Shot: Kendrick Lamar
Lone ACL MC will be back – as a headliner
"...the "best rapper alive" conversation. On Saturday night at ACL he proved why...."

Oct. 6, 2013 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

ACL Live Shot: Wilco
Pay attention, Austin – Tweedy & Co. are playing
"...album to promote, Wilco had free rein over its ACL Fest setlist. In fact, the famed Chicago ensemble covered..."

Oct. 6, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

ACL Saturday: Ladies Day?
Under-represented music fest sex triumphs!
"...Scan ACL’s hierarchical line-up, and seven lines in you’ll find your..."

Oct. 3, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

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