Local Natives ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Local Natives

Local Natives “make soaring, skyscraping melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul” (Altsounds). The afropop-influenced band makes their Austin City … Continue reading

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Austin City Limits (ACL) highlights four decades as a music institution with Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, a primetime special honoring the program’s milestone … Continue reading

Nick Lowe © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Nick Lowe

For more than forty years, Nick Lowe has been writing songs, influencing musicians and gaining fans worldwide. From his production work with Elvis Costello to … Continue reading

Vampire Weekend ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Vampire Weekend

Witty, fresh and instantly successful, Vampire Weekend has “streamlined ska, post-punk, chamber music and Afropop into a glorious ultramodern groove” (Paste). This March evening, the … Continue reading

Vince Gill ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Vince Gill

Music fads come and go. Country music superstar Vince Gill examines the flux of modern trends in his hit song “Next Big Thing,” but this … Continue reading

Tift Merritt ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Tift Merritt

With a voice that “is a magical combination of cool reserve and effortless warmth” (Entertainment Weekly), Tift Merritt pulls together country, blues and soul to … Continue reading

The Black Angels ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

The Black Angels

The Black Angels have proven themselves to be the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre’s kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it … Continue reading

Ray LaMontagne ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ray LaMontagne

Rolling Stone called Ray LaMontagne “the backwoods Van Morrison” when the magazine placed him on their 2004 Hot List. His 2004 Austin City Limits Music … Continue reading

Etta James ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Etta James

Hot off the success of her 2004 release, Blues to the Bone, the multi-award winning Etta James continues to wow critics and fans with a … Continue reading

Franz Ferdinand ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Franz Ferdinand

As “the coolest thing to come from Scotland since Sean Connery”(People), Franz Ferdinand has taken the world by surprise since the release of their debut … Continue reading