Dammit, I heart Austin City Limits. The show, not the festival. Well, the festival’s fun, too, but right now I’m talking about the show. The venerable PBS show, a music-lovers wet dream and a good excuse to stay home on a Saturday night, has announced the schedule for its upcoming season -- its 33rd. Things kick off with our very own Norah Jones on October 6, and the list is peppered with a good number of Texas bands, some with ties to DFW: Explosions in the Sky (October 13, with the Decemberists), Jimmy Reed Highway with Jimmie Vaughan (October 27), Ghostland Observatory (December 29, with Bloc Party) and Roky Erikson (January 19, with Kings of Leon). Get the ol’ TiVo ready. The rest of the schedule can be found here. (Also, go here to read a transcript of the 2004 ACL backstage interview with Tim DeLaughter of Polyphonic Spree. It’s old stuff, but good stuff.) -- Jonanna Widner
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