Beck (2014) ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton


Surfacing just as alternative rock went mainstream, Beck’s relentless creative tide has pushed his music into innovative and critically-acclaimed direcitons. For this episode, Beck makes … Continue reading

Los Lobos ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton.

Los Lobos

For 40 years, Los Lobos has been making great rock and roll music with depth that transcends genres. As we hit the 40th year milestone … Continue reading

Trombone Shorty © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, a native of New Orleans, grew up playing music in the Treme neighborhood. He was leading his own band by the … Continue reading

Dr. Dog © KLRU by Scott Newton

Dr. Dog

Combine 1960s-inspired psychedelia, raucous energy and lo-fi pop sensibilities and you will get the raw dynamic of Dr. Dog. The Philadelphia-based band brings their vintage-flavored … Continue reading

Old Crow Medicine Show © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Old Crow Medicine Show

Combining American standards with original compositions that blend roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and rock, Old Crow Medicine Show makes modern traditional music that demonstrates … 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

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

Patty Griffin & Friends © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Patty Griffin & Friends

Patty Griffin’s remarkable ability to copiously fill every note on her album Downtown Church with the soulful passion of a gospel veteran leaves even the … Continue reading

Kacey Musgraves ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Kacey Musgraves

2013 Country Music Association New Artist of the Year Kacey Musgraves writes songs that “cut sharply through the lies people tell themselves” (The Guardian). This … Continue reading

Pearl Jam © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Pearl Jam

One of the most popular and influential rock bands of the past two decades, Pearl Jam makes their Austin City Limits debut in celebration of … Continue reading