Courtney Barnett ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Courtney Barnett

Mixing witty, often hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking observations with devastaing self-assessment, Australia’s Courtney Barnett has cemented herself as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices … Continue reading

Calexico © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


For nearly a decade, Arizona-based Calexico has been the voice of the American Southwest. With an eclectic sound evoking images of the sun-scorched rocks and … Continue reading

Portugal. The Man ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Portugal. The Man

Known for their creative vision, Portugal. The Man puts a unique spin to the psychedelic rock genre. They made their Austin City Limits debut after … Continue reading

Okkervil © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Okkervil River

After years of writing novel-like songs full of memorable images and touring the globe with their “uninhibited” (New York Times) rock, Austin’s own Okkervil River … Continue reading

Wilco © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


Wilco has consistently redefined their musical palette across their lifespan of the past two decades while maintaining arguably the best and tightest musicianship among their … Continue reading

Damian Marley © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Damian Marley

As Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley has taken reggae music to new levels fusing hard-hitting reality rhymes and eclectic beats. His 1996 … Continue reading

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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

Widespread Panic © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Widespread Panic

During the early ’90s, Widespread Panic emerged among successors to the Grateful Dead dynasty. Since then, the Athens-based collective has established an impressive reputation of … Continue reading

Valerie June ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Valerie June

With a beautifully timeless voice, Valerie June blends folk, soul, blues and Appalachian traditional elements to tell unique stories. On this episode she makes her … Continue reading

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John Legend & The Roots

At Austin City Limits, we’re always excited when we score a booking with an act we’ve been chasing for a while. Getting two of those … Continue reading