Today’s Austin Music Minute recommendation during ACL Fest week is an official evening show that’s also a special fundraiser, featuring a favorite local artist and an awesome rock duo out of NYC.
Tomorrow night, ACL Fest 2015 presents a Waller Creek Conservancy benefit show at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, with headliner Shakey Graves (whom you can also see this Friday at 12:30 p.m. at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons), and The London Souls (you can check them out Friday at 2 p.m. at ACL Fest on the BMI Stage).
Great bill for a great cause. Proceeds from the show benefit Waller Creek Conservancy.
– Photo of Shakey Graves by Ilana Panich-Linsman, KUTX.
One weekend down, and one more to go. The Austin City Limits Music Festival has been action packed, but in between the two crazy weekends, there is still a lot of live music to check out with loads of official ACL Fest nighttime gigs around town.
Today’s Austin Music Minute selection: LA-based band Lord Huron, who perform tonight at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. It’s an excellent bill with local neo-soul/shoegaze pop outfit Gold Beach kicking off the show. Doors open early at 7 p.m.
If you haven ‘t already, do check out Lord Huron’s album Strange Trails, chock full of multi-layered narratives inspired by songwriter Ben Schneider‘s passion for classic science fiction and horror stories. Recommended all around.
– Photo of Lord Huron courtesy of the artist.
Here we are at day 2 of ACL Fest 2015, and your humble Austin Music Minute maven is sending a few more fest selections your way. Looks like the AMM has Father John Misty, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jose Gonzalez, Alabama Shakes (featured on today’s AMM), and TV On the Radio on the short list of must-see’s out at the festival today. Tonight, there’s an official late night show starring Alt-J at Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces St.
If you’re in the mood for splendid alternatives, Raw Paw‘s Ditch the Fest Fest kicks off today at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St., featuring sets by AMM faves Hikes, Good Talk, Sip Sip, Chipper Jones, Mobley, and countless others. And the Austin Corn Lover’s Fiesta continues tonight at The White Horse, 500 Comal, with Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Beaumonts, the Hickoids, Rosie Flores, and New Mystery Girl.
– Photo of Alabama Shakes courtesy of the artist.
ACL Fest 2015 is underway, and the Austin Music Minute is sending out a few recommended performances your way. Today the spotlight is on Gary Clark, Jr., rocking pretty hard with his latest album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. No doubt his 7 p.m. slot on the HomeAway Stage will be simultaneously blowing eardrums and minds. Don’t miss that one. Don’t forget that Tame Impala performs right before at 6 p.m. on the Samsung Stage.
Tonight, a couple of official after-party shows to check out: TV on the Radio at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside, and local band Calliope Musicals at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Off the beaten path, an alternative for you: Mike Watt & His Missingmen, headliners of the Austin Corn Lover’s Fiesta, play tonight at The Gatsby, 708 E. 6th St.
– Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
Here we go! The 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival is upon us, and this year brings not just one but two weekends of heavy hitters and local faves gracing the festival stages.
Your humble Austin Music Minute host is here to offer various picks of ACL Fest performances, official ACL late night shows, and a few unofficial gigs and special events off the beaten path. Lots of goodies to offer!
Today, the spotlight is on an ACL artist you can see at a show tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River, or out at the fest tomorrow at noon on the Austin Ventures Stage, or at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons next Friday, Oct. 9th, at 11:30 a.m.: Leopold & His Fiction. They share the bill with Denver-based high-octane rock duo In the Whale. Doors open at 10 p.m. Turn it up.
– Photo courtesy of the artist.