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The National ⓒKLRU photo by Scott Newton

The National

While lead singer Matt Berninger sustains The National with his resonant baritone voice, his bandmates masterfully round out their soul-haunting sound. With their cathartic, raw … Continue reading

Heartless Bastards on Austin City Limits ⓒ KLRU by Scott Newton

Heartless Bastards

The Heartless Bastards bring their own version of old-school blues-rock to the Austin City Limits stage. Formed in 2003, the band’s constant Erika Wennerstrom, paves … Continue reading

Tracy Chapman ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Tracy Chapman

Four-time Grammy Award winner Tracy Chapman has been performing heartfelt and socially relevant music for more than 15 years. Chapman first came to the world’s … Continue reading

Cafe Tacuba ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Café Tacvba

Since the late ’80s Café Tacuba has been building an international fan base through their innovative and multi-award winning experimentation with music. The Mexico City … Continue reading

Jim James ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Jim James

Combining hints of of old-school R&B, flickers of hip hop, operatic pop and delicate instrumentation, Jim James explopres new sonic directions with his intimate and … 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

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

Bon Iver © KLRU by Scott Newton

Bon Iver

Grammy Award winner Bon Iver’s ability to stir emotions with their orchestral, lushly-arranged folk songs “achieves a beautiful fantasy” (Entertainment Weekly). Bon Iver is the … 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

Lucinda Williams © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Lucinda Williams

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS favorite Lucinda Williams returns to the stage with a new album and her patented roots-rock spunk. Williams, named one of “America’s Best … Continue reading

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