The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Pete FreedmanArcade Fire played a familiar set to end Austin City Limits 2011. But it was still thrilling. The hot sun from the morning of Day Three at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival persisted well into the afternoon and evening at Zilker Park. But with the festival end looming and pl ... More >>
It's tough to complain too much about the sporadic rain that's literally watering down the second afternoon of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Texas needs to drink, y'all. No, it's not all bad. Another upside: The wet ground makes you feel like less of a jerk for sparking up. So ... More >>
Marco TorresHangin' with the bros at ACL!As the performances began at Zilker Park, they were accompanied by a much needed downpour as venders, outside and in the festival, struggled for their piece of the poncho market share.
On the plus side, and it's a very plus side, the rain brought relief to ... More >>
Over on the Star-Telegram's music blog this afternoon, music critic Preston Jones posted a nice little Q&A with Hudson Moore, the Fort Worth-based country singer-songwriter who has been tapped to be the very first performer at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. It's either an awes ... More >>
The early outlook here on the Day Three of the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival isn't too bad. The sun has peeked out from behind the clouds here and there, and, for the time being, the rain has held off.
Forecasts appear to indicate more rain as the day continues, though, and, surely ... More >>
The Toadies may take the stage tomorrow afternoon in a prime 4 p.m. slot on one of the festival's two main stages, but make no mistake: Today is DFW's day at ACL.
As I write this, Sarah Jaffe is preparing to take the Austin Ventures stage, performing for the first time with her band as an ei ... More >>