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Austin City Limits 2010: The Sun Sets on Another Year of Music

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When the sun set over Austin City Limits on Sunday, The Eagles were hitting the stage and preparing to send off a gracious crowd in true rock icon fashion. Don Henley and the boys were in top shape getting ready to close out ACL for 2010. Overcoming illness, Henley played a solid set with fellow band mates giving an excellent send-off for an even more amazing festival. Check...

Austin City Limits 2010: Muse and Their Laser Light Show

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Brit, alt-pop crooners Muse opened the headlining spot Saturday night at Austin City Limits with an assault on all of the senses. Muse opened up with their recent hit single “Uprising” as lead singer Matthew Bellamy sported a shinny, silver dress suit and Kanye West-style sunglasses. 

Austin City Limits 2010: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Make Music Look...

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals set the bar high on Saturday at Austin City Limits putting together a solid set complete with a psychotropic 60's cover.  As festival goers were corralling in, Grace belted out a cover of "White Rabbit" from the latest Alice in Wonderland soundtrack that resounded throughout the entire west side of Zilker Park.

Austin City Limits 2010: The Strokes vs Phish: Battle of the Bands

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Having two musical powerhouses headlining the first day of Austin City Limits is no small feat. New York rockers The Strokes took the stage in tandem with jam-band aficionados Phish at opposite ends of Zilker Park Friday night. And it turned into an unintentional battle of the bands, that had one stand out and obvious winner...

Austin City Limits 2010: Black Keys Plays the Crowd

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Cruising through a sea of concert-goers and a fog of pot smoke (don't act surprised), The Black Keys were on target turning out a sun drenched crowd.  Playing to all types, they employed a stable of women signing the music to the hearing impaired, proving that feeling the music is just as important as hearing it. If only all bands could be that considerate. Here's what happened...

Austin City Limits 2010: Girls on Film, Pain on Stage

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San Francisco indie rockers Girls took the stage at Austin City Limits 2010 on Friday ready to play loud and proud.  Unfortunately for them, and much to the chagrin of the audience, sound issues kept them from playing a powerful set. Yes, they were victims of the infamous "technical difficulties." It's a crappy thing that happens to the best artists. So how...

Austin City Limits 2010: Vampire Weekend Sucked Dry

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Coming on stage with “All I do is Win” was the most memorable moment of Vampire Weekend’s set during Austin City Limits.  There is no other band that could take the stage with that song and pull it off, but the boys from Vampire executed it with near surgeon-like precision. Too bad the rest of the performance didn't fare as well...

Austin City Limits: A Texas-Sized Music Experience

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Beyond the western horizon, nestled within the city of Austin, awaits a festival teeming with holistic musical vibes and a down-home appeal that you could only get from an oasis in the heart of Texas. Stemming back to 2002, Austin City Limits is still holding tight to its roots this year.  Bringing together rock, hip-hop, reggae, world fusion, indie and local flavor, the...

Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup Revealed

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Now that's how I like to wake up in the morning, staring at a hot off the presses lineup for the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. This year's edition features Phish headlining Friday, Muse wrapping up Saturday night and a final day headline set by none other than the Eagles. Then there's M.I.A.,...

Hulu To Live Stream Austin City Limits Festival

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Good news, music fans. If you cannot make it to Austin this weekend for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the kind folks at Hulu will be streaming the festival live from Austin’s Zilker Park starting this Friday. The Hulu live stream kicks-off at 2 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hulu’s coverage of the weekend-long concert will feature 26 musical...

Austin City Limits Honored in the Rock Hall of Fame

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Here's some interesting induction news, according to Blurt-online the famous Austin City Limits has been hailed as a "historic rock and roll site." It is an inductee into the famed Rock Hall of Fame, and isn't it about time?! An official announcement has been sent out spreading the word about the Hall's latest member, and you can check out some of it's highlights after the...

2009 Austin City Limits Lineup

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Fact: Austin, TX is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. Those of you who are keen to SXSW know this to be true, but for anyone who still needs proof, check out the lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 2-4). The 3-day festival's lineup features some of the summer's most hyped-up headliners: Pearl...

Lollapalloza To Offer $60 Tickets This Week

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Mailing lists can often fill your inbox to the brim with junk mail, but if you want to score cheap tickets for this year's Lollapalooza (August 7-9) in Chicago, it might be worth your while to subscribe to the festival's list. Festival promoters C3 always offer an early bird ticket deal for Austin City Limits Music Festival, and now they're extending that...