Storming the stage wearing denim and a smile, rapper Tierra Whack immediately matched the energy of her DJ and the already excited crowd. A Philly native, Whack dominated her weekend two ACL set with her infectious personality and unique flow.
Charming R&B artist Pink Sweat$ enchanted a youthful crowd at his afternoon set on Saturday at Austin City Limits. Under the purple lights and the intimate framework of ACL’s Tito’s stage, he sang dreamy ballads like “Cocaine,” “Body Ain’t Me” and “Honesty.”
Swedish sweetheart Robin Carlsson’s, stage name Robyn, career traces back thirty years, but her ability to stick with the times and carve out immersive electro-pop made her a highlight of this year’s Austin City Limits. The 80-minute set closed out the festival on Sunday, transforming the defeated Zilker Park into a dance floor and giving tired listeners a shoulder to lean on.
With three decades of beloved music and a famous mural on the Drag, songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston’s influence on Austin and beyond is undeniable. After his sudden passing in September, a dozen musicians joined at the Mohawk to celebrate his life and remind everyone that “Some Things Last A Long Time.”
Electronic music fans look no further. Your guide to ACL Weekend 2 is here. Offering electronic ranging from future funk to tech house, the festival has something for fans across a variety of sub genres.
A vibrant, young crowd surrounded the stage at the TC Superstar tour kickoff last Saturday, two weeks after the deluxe release of R&D. It may have been ACL weekend, but the venue was still packed with enthusiastic fans who were ready to dance (and maybe cry) to the local collective’s synth tunes. A long time fan myself, I finally had the pleasure of catching up with Connor McCampbell, also known as the Toyata Coralla Superstar, to find out what the deluxe album was all about.
Donning a grandpa sweater, long trousers and Buc-ee’s nail decals picked up on the road, 22 year-old Atlanta indie-folk artist, Faye Webster, performs with the comfortability beyond her years and a vitality and charm that only her age could offer.
We thought that indie-folk masterpiece MY WOMAN was the peak of Angel Olsen’s career. The release of All Mirrors on Oct. 4 shows us that we were dead wrong. In her most expansive and complex work yet, Olsen becomes the hero in her own story, carrying herself into a new life, one without unfulfilled love and empty promises.
Brittany Howard’s album Jaime is the perfect example of a solo artist being vulnerable and taking risks. Her record employs her powerful voice fans have some to love to tell a story they needed to hear.
An erratic Matthew Shultz took the stage last Friday at the Moody Theater. With a dizzying on-stage energy and an overabundance of costume changes, the well seasoned singer proved the decade-old Kentucky band still has plenty vivacity left.
The University of Texas at Austin’s annual music festival, Forty Acres Fest, prevailed on April 6 despite last minute thunderstorms and tornado forecasts. The event featured a headlining performance by BET award winning rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
Houston-raised and Austin-based singer-songwriter Walker Lukens released his third album, titled ADULT this last Friday. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, and ADULT marks a growth in Luken’s genre-bending skills and showcases his innate ability to write good music.
The official Austin City Limits lineup was released this past Tuesday. While it has some exciting acts lined up, some of it is lackluster qualities continued with ACL’s problem of bringing back the same male-fronted acts over and over again. Here are the sets we’re excited for and the ones that left us wanting more.
Much has been said about the Internet age, with many-a-gripe about how technology has removed the personality from everyday life. But with 191 million users, including 87 million paying customers, Spotify has mastered the art of crafting a unique human experience through robotic means.
“Her Smell”is not a feel-good movie. Its trailer previews a rock band of women, while hinting at the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll chaos that comes along with it, but it’s hard to prepare yourself for how much it leans into that chaos.
Pop artist Carlie Hanson prepared the crowd at Emo’s Sunday night as she opened up for the indie rock band, Bad Suns. Her energy and wicked moves could’ve fooled anyone, she was the headliner as far as we’re concerned.
Loyal. Artistic. Stubborn. And a little self-indulgent. It’s time to take care of yourself, bull of the zodiac. Here’s a playlist to help you get ready for the party or to put you in the mood for a chill night with your plants.
On March 12, the third story hallway of the Texas Union building was filled with the unmistakable aroma of coffee of Luck Lab Coffee Company as soft blue light and acoustic guitar filtered down the hall. It’s Open Mic Night at the Brewgoise.