Season 38 begins on October 6

Austin City Limits will premiere its brand new season Saturday, October 6th, with a rare, full-hour performance from iconic British band Radiohead. Coming up, we’ve got a killer line-up of the best in popular music, including 2012 Best New Artist Grammy winner Bon Iver, Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples, the Shins, the Civil Wars and more. We also have an ACL Presents special airing this fall showcasing the Americana Music Festival.

Austin City Limits – Season 38 preview from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.

“We’re proud to continue the tradition of presenting a diverse, eclectic mix of some of the most original music being made today,” says ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona.  “One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 38 years is that ACL has a way of bringing out the best in an artist’s performance – whether it’s a rising new star or a legend. This year is no exception.”

Season 38 Current Broadcast Schedule (seven additional episodes/artists to be announced at a later time)

October 6, 2012       | Radiohead
October 13, 2012     | Bon Iver
October 20, 2012     | Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples
October 27, 2012     | The Shins | Dr. Dog
November 3, 2012   | The Civil Wars | Punch Brothers
November 10, 2012 | ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012 (Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring performances by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Alabama Shakes, Lifetime Achievement Honoree Bonnie Raitt and more)

Radiohead on Austin City Limits “Morning Mr Magpie” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.