Cheap Trick © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Cheap Trick

While Austin City Limits has earned justifiable praise over the past several years for giving up-and-coming artists a chance to shine, we certainly don’t want … Continue reading

Bloc Party © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Bloc Party

Not many bands portray their music as “living noise,” but British indie-rock band Bloc Party says that’s exactly what they play. With their jerky guitar … Continue reading

Mavis Staples © KLRU by Scott Newton

Mavis Staples

After decades of stellar performances, Mavis Staples is an undisputed legend. Tonight, she makes her Austin City Limits debut in support of her 2010 album … Continue reading

Gnarls Barkley © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Gnarls Barkley

After just a few years of working together Gnarls Barkley has already won multiple Grammy Awards, sold millions of CDs and gained a reputation for … Continue reading

Explosions in the Sky © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Explosions in the Sky

Austin’s Explosions in the Sky brings an emotional heft and sense of hope to the instrumental music genre. With epic songs that contain no singing, … Continue reading

Flogging Molly © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Flogging Molly

With their astounding melodies and a heavy influence of traditional Irish folk music, Flogging Molly has brought the distinct spheres of rock and folk music … Continue reading

Gillian Welch © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Gillian Welch

American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch has allured audiences with her deep country lyrics and Americana sound for decades. This marks her third appearance on Austin City … Continue reading



Phoenix captures emotion and puts it to a fun pop beat like few other bands can do. The French band brings their “posh, atmospheric grooves” … Continue reading

James Blunt © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

James Blunt

Former British Army Captain James Blunt has enamored the world with his compelling songs and captivating voice. With numerous best new artist awards, Blunt is … Continue reading


Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz writes songs that “have a mystical streak, projecting love and loneliness across the landscape and the sky” (New York Times). Widely hailed as … Continue reading