K’NAAN © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


“A talented artist that isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve” (PopMatters), Somali-Canadian K’NAAN’s inventive take on hip hop is earning him international … Continue reading

Angel Olsen ©️KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Angel Olsen

An artist who reigns over the land between being an elliptical outsider and a pop personality with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace, Angel Olsen … 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

R.E.M. © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


As genre innovators, R.E.M.’s influence can be seen in almost every alternative rock band since the early 80’s. From their intellectual lyrics, political activism and … Continue reading

Aimee Mann © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Aimee Mann

For decades, Aimee Mann has been known as one of the top songwriters in contemporary music. Mann frequently pairs the bleakest of poetry with soaring, … 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

Andra Day ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Andra Day

Andra Day is taking the world by storm. Coming off two 2016 Grammy nominations for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album, Day is on … Continue reading

Lyle Lovett & Friends: A Songwriters Special © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Lyle Lovett

Since his first headlining appearance on Austin City Limits in 1987, Lyle Lovett has been a dear friend and key figure in the show’s history. … Continue reading

Coldplay © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


With an alluring, melodic pop sound and multi-instrumental arrangements, English, alternative-rock band, Coldplay has enchanted audiences everywhere over the years. Coldplay’s second appearance on ACL’s … Continue reading

Bettye Lavette © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Bettye LaVette

There are few vocalists today that have transgressed various musical genres with the same flare and grace of Bettye LaVette. This soulful songstress started her … Continue reading