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Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup

UPDATE: Here are the official lineups for weekends one and two:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 8:00 am

Watch Foo Fighters’ Episode Of Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits closed out its 40th season with a performance from the Foo Fighters. During their nine-song set, they switched it up between fan favorites and Sonic Highways tracks, and brought out some special guests based out of Austin. Gary Clark Jr. came out to play with them on “What Did I Do?/God A… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 10:53 am

Watch The Foo Fighters Play “Outside” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive (Stereogum Premiere)

Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters spent most of last year promoting their eighth album Sonic Highways and the HBO show of the same name. In the process, the group visited eight U.S. cities that have been pivotal to the nation’s musical development (Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 9:34 am

Watch The Black Keys’ Episode Of Austin City Limits

The Black Keys were the featured performers on the most recent episode of Austin City Limits. Their six song set was a mixture of Turn Blue tracks and old favorites. Because this was filmed last year, Patrick Carney’s recent shoulder injury due to giant wave wasn’t a factor, though they did just have to cancel… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 12:00 am

Watch The Black Keys Play “Little Black Submarines” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

When The Black Keys filmed their Austin City Limits episode last November, they mostly stuck to songs from their 2014 record Turn Blue. But to close out the episode, they performed “Little Black Submarines,” one of the highlights from their 2011 breakout record El Camino. After picking his way through an extended intro, Dan Auerbach… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 29, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch Jenny Lewis Play “Just One Of The Guys” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Yesterday we saw one of Ryan Adams’ performances from this weekend’s episode of Austin City Limits; today we see one from his tourmate and close collaborator Jenny Lewis. Rocking the iconic multicolored jacket from her The Voyager album cover, Lewis strums her way through her instant-classic twangy lament “Just One Of The Guys.” The performance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Ryan Adams Let It Ride On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis have become inextricably linked in the past year; Adams was heavily involved with Lewis’ great The Voyager, they both have been deriving inspiration from Tom Petty, and lately they’ve been touring together and guesting on each other’s songs. They even played Kimmel together! Now they’re also sharing an episode of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015 - 11:31 am

Watch Sam Smith & Future Islands’ Full Episode Of Austin City Limits

Sam Smith and Future Islands were the featured performers on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits. Smith sang his hits “Stay With Me” and “Money on My Mind,” the Disclosure/Nile Rodgers collab “Together,” and two Whitney Houston covers. Future Islands mainly stuck to songs from last year’s Singles — including, of course, “Seasons (Waiting… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015 - 10:21 am

Watch Sam Smith Sing “Latch” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Long before Sam Smith became the kind of Grammy favorite that counts even my mother as a fan, he got his big break singing Disclosure’s magnificent pop/house hybrid “Latch.” Later, Smith recorded his own version of the song that’s more in line with his sentimental balladeer persona. That’s the “Latch” that Smith brought to AustinMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 10:21 am

Watch Future Islands Play “Seasons (Waiting On You)” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Future Islands’ breakout hit “Seasons (Waiting On You)” easily cracked the Stereogum staff’s favorite songs of the year list, it won two separate readers’ polls here, and yesterday a large swath of America’s music critics crowned it the best song of 2014. David Letterman is also a fan, and chances are, so are you. So… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 14, 2015 - 11:03 am

Watch Spoon’s Full Episode Of Austin City Limits

Spoon’s episode of Austin City Limits aired last night, which they did alongside a performance from fellow Austin-based rockers White Denim. The two bands split the hour-long block pretty evenly, with Spoon performing a mix of older tracks and songs from last year’s They Want Me Soul. Spoon did six songs in total, not including… More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 11:33 am

Watch Spoon Play “They Want My Soul” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive (Stereogum Premiere)

Austin hometown heroes Spoon return to Austin City Limits this weekend, and today we’ve got an early preview. The band’s six-song setlist includes lots of material from last year’s great They Want My Soul, but their performance of the title track is only available here on the internet. Below, watch Britt Daniel and the boy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 11:45 am

Watch Spoon Play “Do You” On Austin City Limits

Spoon made one of the best albums of the year with They Want My Soul and, being the workhorses that they are, the band isn’t slowing down. They shot an episode of Austin City Limits recently, and it’ll be the band’s fourth appearance on the show that’s based out of their hometown. The full episode… More »

By: James Rettig / December 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch Sturgill Simpson Play “Life Of Sin” At Austin City Limits’ Americana Music Festival (Stereogum Premiere)

Sturgill Simpson will be featured on a special episode of Austin City Limits this weekend. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014 features lots of talent both old (Loretta Lynn, Robert Plant & Patti Griffin), new (The Milk Carton Kids, St. Paul & The Broken Bones), and in-between (Jason Isbell), but it’s going to be hard… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 20, 2014 - 9:48 am

Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Full Austin City Limits Episode

The Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds episode of Austin City Limited aired last night. Featuring performances from their ACL concert back in July, the band runs through songs like “Jubilee Street,” “Tupelo,” and “Red Right Hand,” and closes the whole thing out with “Push The Sky Away.” You can watch the full episode below,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Play “Stagger Lee” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performed at Austin City Limits back in July, and a truncated version of that set will be aired on the ACL broadcast this weekend. Cave and the band played a slew of crowd favorites, including “Tupelo” and “Red Right Hand.” Their rendition of the classic American folk song “Stagger… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 30, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch Tweedy’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Tweedy was the latest artist to be featured on this season of Austin City Limits. The father/son group did an hour-long set, and played a mix of tracks from their new debut album, Sukierae, and some old Wilco cuts. They also performed a cover of Doug Sahm’s “Give Back The Key To My Heart,” which… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 11:45 am

Watch St. Vincent & Belle And Sebastian’s Full Sets From ACL 2014 Weekend 2

Austin City Limits kicked off its second weekend yesterday, and the whole thing is streaming live right here. Two highlights from Friday were performances from St. Vincent and Belle And Sebastian, who played back-to-back on the same stage. St. Vincent in particular was pretty wild, as Annie Clark scaled the stage, went into the crowd… More »

By: James Rettig / October 11, 2014 - 11:21 am

Watch The ACL Festival 2014 Weekend 2 Webcast

The second weekend of Austin City Limits is upon us — and with it, a livestream. Not every performer in the heavy-hitting lineup will have their set broadcast from Zilker Park, but among those that will, there are some big names: Spoon, Chvrches, Beck, Chromeo, St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian, Lorde, Jenny Lewis, Real Estate,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 10, 2014 - 3:22 pm
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