And just like that, it’s over. Three days of drastic weather changes, massive crowds, and fantastic music are officially in the books. To aid in the recovery from a wild Weekend Two, here’s our yearly photo retrospective of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019.[Read more…]
One ACL weekend down, one more to go! For those not braving the massive crowds at Zilker Park, our fair city is flush with fine local music. This weekend, I’m sending you to two honky tonks for outstanding Americana and a Sunday Funday involving a band of emo-playing puppets.
Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
To those about to melt in the unseasonable heat of ACL Fest, I salute your bravery. I’ll be joining your ranks for Weekend Two. But for those missing a wristband, there’s still a ton of great music to enjoy in our backyard. This weekend, we recommend two exceptional soul/funk bands and a heavy metal act celebrating its latest record release. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and listen local![Read more…]
Every year, as September turns to October, the eyes and ears of the entertainment world turn toward Zilker Park. Now in its 17th year, Austin City Limits Music Festival turns the Great Lawn into a cultural and musical epicenter. It’s 46 acres of food, drink, activities, installations, shopping, and–most prominently–incredible live music performances.
While headliners like The Cure, Billie Ellish, Lizzo, and Guns ‘n Roses dominate the billboards, the bottom of the lineup poster is where the magic of discovery happens. Like every year, Austin bands and artists will be well-represented in 2019, both in the early hours and prime time slots.
Here’s a roundup of every Austin musician performing each weekend, all worth arriving early for. Remember friends, listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to the weekend, stalwart music lovers! With ACL Music Fest 2019 a mere eight days away, now’s the time to drink in our beloved music scene before indulging in the Zilker Park madness. This weekend, we recommend a lo-fi psych band, a tribute to an unconventional Austin legend, and sparse yet exciting indie folk.
Enjoy the weekend and, as always, listen local![Read more…]
Ahhh, the weekend! A three-day opportunity to enjoy the waning days of summer, hang out with friends, and experience the finest music Austin has to offer. This time around, we recommend a ’60s-style surf rock band, one stage of a semi-annual street fair, and an outlaw country legend worth driving to New Braunfels to see.
Enjoy the weekend, friends. And listen local![Read more…]
Time for the weekend, Austin! What better way to celebrate the slowly approaching fall than stepping outside into a city full of exceptional local music.
This time around, we recommend a fantastic atmospheric rock band’s record release, an annual blues/soul/jazz festival, and an indie band so fun, you won’t want the show to end. Always listen local![Read more…]
September is upon us! With everyone back to school and UT in full swing, it’s time to gather some friends and head out for a weekend of rad local music. This time around, we recommend a killer Black Fret showcase, classic ’80s post punk band, and a rock-and-roll duo’s single release.
Listen loud and listen local![Read more…]
At the risk of sounding cheesy, there’s nothing better than diversity. Multiple points of view stimulate thinking and broaden our horizons. Different voices with different experiences enrich us and help us grow.
Unfortunately, in the world of mainstream entertainment, there isn’t much outside of superheroes, lame comedies, and Oscar bait biopics.
Enter Austin’s many multicultural film festivals and their dedication to introducing us to a wide variety of cultures through the magic of movies. Whether you’re hungry for Asian American drama or looking for the latest in New French cinema, Austin has a festival tailor-made for your personal taste, and sense of adventure.[Read more…]