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Austin City Limits

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    September 27, 2013

    Alt-J at Bayou Music Center, 9/26/2013

    Alt-J Bayou Music Center September 26, 2013 The fall music season is in full swing, and Bayou Music Center was alive and kicking with a sold-out crowd of young adults for a showcase of talents by the likes of English indie-rockers Alt-J, with their folkier friends Lord Huron as support. Alt-J have ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Takes It Back to the '90s

    Coachella, the Only Music Festival That Matters (or so we're told), announced its 2013 lineup late Thursday night, no holograms or Rolling Stones included. Instead, two beloved '90s UK acts whose popularity in the U.S. is spotty at best, Blur and the Stone Roses, headline the first night of the tw ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    December 22, 2011
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    November 17, 2011

    RIP Joe Gracey, Austin Media Giant

    ​Another Austin music legend, Joe Gracey, passed away this morning of cancer complications. He was 61. When Lonesome, Onry and Mean arrived in Austin in June, 1973 after having worked in radio in West Texas, Gracey immediately became our hero. A disc jockey at the notorious KOKE-FM, Gracey an ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    How To Survive An Outdoor Concert Disaster: Ten Semi-Helpful Tips

    ​The summer festival season is winding down, but even as that stops, the fall festival season begins. The weather will be getting nicer, and it will actually be pleasant to be outside, so we're looking forward to it, especially with Austin City Limits, our own BestFest and Fun Fun Fun Fest all ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Ponderosa Gives House Of Blues A Mouthful

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Rocks Off is usually ambivalent, at best, about restaurant shows. One of the few times we're not interested in live music at all is when we're eating, and we imagine we're hardly the only person who feels that way. Strolling violinists and mariachi groups especially get ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Friday Night: The National At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​The National House of Blues October 8, 2010 Houston crowds like to party. The National does not. These two seemingly indisputable musical facts led Aftermath to imagine all sorts of nightmare scenarios for the Brooklyn band's visit to House of Blues Friday night, from t ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Devendra Banhart, Band Of Horses, Other Beardos

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath doesn't know the bargain Austin City Limits promoter C3 Presents gets by booking both Lollapalooza and ACL, but to this dog-tired participant, this year's Zilker Park festivities ended up feeling less Austin weird and more something-something. Not that it's a ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    The Eight Stupidest iPhone Music Apps

    ​Apple's foray into the social-network field failed big-time last month with the release of Ping, the iTunes-linked program that promised to connect you to your favorite artists, as long as your favorite artist is Justin Bieber. When it comes to iTunes, we at Rocks Off are a discerning sort. ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    FAIL: Jeff Beck, Jonas Brothers, Lilith Fair, ACL Fest

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Twitter You've Heard Of (Grrr), But What's a Drobot?

    ​Rocks Off's sister music blogs have been kicking ass on music analysis lately. At The Sound of The City, critic Christopher R. Weingarten talks about how Twitter and search-engine optimization (SEO) are ruining music journalism. And if you think Austin City Limits was a mess last year, check out ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: All The Scoop In One Fell Swoop... ACL Starts Us Off

    Mark C. AustinWe sure hope this doesn't happen two years in a row at ACL.​ Austin City Limits will be October 8-10 this year, and MCM expects the line-up to be released in the next month or so. You can sign up for the e-list to get first notice of who's playing. If your profile is updated by today ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 19, 2010

    Get "All Jacked Up" at Rodeo's Hideout With Gretchen Wilson, Dale Watson, Honeybrowne, Others

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced the lineup for its smaller Hideout venue this morning and, well, it's countrier than the Black Eyed Peas. This year's bill includes "Here for the Party" girl Gretchen Wilson, a contestant from CMT's Can You Duet (O'Shea), some legit honky-tonkers (Da ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    More SXSW Speculation: Perhaps a Visit from the Plastic Ono Band?

    ​We haven't even passed MLK Day, and already Rocks Off is spinning our collective wheels about SXSW. Hell, we haven't even covered RodeoHouston, and we have already begun talking about where we are going to crash every morning at dawn. Rocks Off would like to admit that even on the way home from A ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 13, 2009

    Epicurean Adventure at Bayou City Arts Festival

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt David Cordua in the demonstration tent.​Perhaps we our hopes were too high for what is essentially a street festival (large and wonderful though it may be). Or perhaps our bodies were still too water-logged and mud-coated from last weekend's three-day exercise i ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Aftermath: Kings of Leon, and Their "Fans," Trying Our Patience at Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshow​ Aftermath has seen almost every single step on the road to fame Kings of Leon have taken since their debut album Youth and Young Manhood in 2003. We heard a track off that album in mid-2003, "California Waiting," on a radio show while living in Sa ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Spin the Black Circle

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​It only took one song in to Pearl Jam's Sunday night closing set at the Austin City Limits music festival for it to dawn on Rocks Off that for way too long this band has been forsaken by back-handed hipster discount and radio-influenced apathy. No band from the grunge- ... More >>

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    October 3, 2009

    Live From ACL: Buckets of Rain, and a Bright Spot or Two

    Photos by Chris GrayThis photo was NOT taken Saturday. Trust us.​ The streak is over. In eight years, Austin City Limits has seen plenty of days of unbearable heat, but hardly any rain. The most significant time was during Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' headlining 2006 set, but even that was m ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Them Crooked Vultures at Stubb's in Austin

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​Just a few short hours ago Aftermath saw the rock world's newest supergroup in action as Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, ex-Nirvana drummer/current Foo Fighters helmer Dave Grohl, and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones took the stage at Stubb's in Austin for a warm- ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Golden-brown is the proper tone for any loaf of sourdough / Hollywood starlet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today we're bitterly sniffling at the fact that everyone else from the office is at the Austin City Limits festival. It's cool! There's lots of fun ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Cleanse Your Dirty, Dirty Soul With the Blind Boys of Alabama at House of Blues

    Ladies and gentlemen, Rocks Off doesn't mind telling you he feels a little dirty after editing that last Britney Spears post. We swear, we ourselves have never, ever rubbed one out to the cover art of Oops... I Did It Again - we just wish we knew why we always have such a hard time getting the damn ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Some Further Thoughts on iFest, and Festivals

    Photos by Chris Gray Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits. Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>

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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Protest Outside Austin City Limits

    A dozen Austin activists staked out the four corners of the University of Texas communications building earlier today, passing out flyers to people on the way to Ben Harper's Austin City Limits taping. Surprisingly, the flyer had nothing to do with herb not being a gift of the earth, but rather was ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    iFest Unveils Complete Lineup

    Since we're already playing hangman today, here's another riddle: What do America's finest genre-hopping Latino band, Houston's best Guinness-chugging rockers, a daughter of the nation's premiere gospel family, a perennially unsung honky-tonker who sounds like the ghost of Hank Williams, a bayou-bor ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    14th Annual Houston Women's Festival

    Carrie Rodriguez leads a full day of music by local female musicians

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    October 1, 2008

    Aftermath: The Black Keys at Meridian

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Live-music fatigue is an awful thing, but it happens. It must be really bad for the people who only go to three or four concerts a year. But sometimes even us diehards have to say uncle. And so it was at the Black Keys last night. Through no fault of the Akron-based vulcan ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    So There's This Little Festival In Austin This Weekend...

    Photo by Craig Hlavaty ...Which some of you may have heard of and some of you may even be attending. You can bet your boots Rocks Off will be all over Austin City Limits, which means lots of pictures like the lovely young lady above. Last year brought everything from an RV fire to Bob Dylan's unint ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    ACL Dudefest: M. Ward, David Byrne, Bobby Bare Jr. and Ryan Bingham

    Bobby Bare Jr / Photo by Chris Gray Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for Austin City Limits to put acoustic singer-songwriter M. Ward a few hundred yards away from boisterous gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello in the WaMu tent. (On a side not, I guess this year is the WaMu tent's last ACL hurrah. Sponsorsh ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Tonight: Back Door Slam at Warehouse Live

    The Isle of Man - the sparsely populated "crown dependency" between Great Britain and Ireland - has given the world those adorable tailless Manx cats and the Bee Gees, who were born there before moving to Manchester and then Australia. Now you can add blues-rock power trio Back Door Slam to that lis ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Tonight: Heartless Bastards at Last Concert Cafe

    Heartless Bastards, "Brazen" How awesome would it be if Chrissie Hynde fronted the North Mississippi All-Stars? That's right, pretty damn awesome. And as luck would have it, such a band actually exists under the moniker of Heartless Bastards, whose 2006 Fat Possum debut All This Time is as raw and ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    Random Notes: Correct Drive-By Truckers In-Store Time, Flogging Molly Postponed, New Trail of Dead Album, etc.

    * Today's Drive-By Truckers (above) in-store at Cactus Music is at 4:30 p.m., not 6:30 p.m. as printed in Cactus' ad in this week's Press. Meridian's doors open for tonight's no-opener show at 8 p.m. The band will tape its first-ever episode of Austin City Limits Friday, stepping in for Erykah Badu, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Drive-By Truckers, A to Z

    Alabama Ass Whuppin'

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    September 2, 2008
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    January 15, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Rumblins'

    It's kind of like the shocker, but not really... Here it comes. Just two weeks into the year and already the South by Southwest hype machine is churning. In the past week we have learned that Lou Reed will a keynote speaker, R.E.M will be stumbling down Sixth Street like it's 1984 and now Yo La Teng ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007
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    October 11, 2007
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    September 13, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    The Gourds

    concert preview

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    March 1, 2007

    What Made Milwaukee Famous

    What Made Milwaukee Famous performs Friday, March 2, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington, 713-862-2513. Dr. Dog also performs.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Festivus Maximus

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival's got a roster that won't quit

  • Music

    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

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