Exclusive backstage performances and front row photography from weekend two of ACL Fest 2017
Photos and videos from weekend one HERE
With their debut LP, Titular, The Ron Titter Band gleefully blends subversiveness, wit, cynicism, and sincerity in the way the Kinks, Elvis Costello, Dr. Hook, Terry Allen and later Ween, They Might Be Giants, Camper Van Beethoven, or Tenacious D have— balancing light-hearted and fun-loving romps with more circumspect examinations of the indignities of the modern American experience. Titular is available Friday, October 13. Catch The Ron Titter Band’s recent Studio 1A session in the player at the bottom of the post!
Matt Pond traces his obsession with beautifully arranged pop songs to a 1998 encounter with ELO on his headphones. Now, nearly twenty years and 12 records later, that discovery remains a guiding principle for Matt Pond PA. On his latest, Still Summer, Matt Pond uses this experience with electronic orchestration to full effect on songs like “Still Summer”, while the years of songwriting help produce beautifully nuanced lyrics and arrangements in tunes like “Canada”. Matt Pond swung through Studio 1A with the full band before playing The Sidewinder. Listen to that session in the player at the bottom of the post!