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

Shovels & Rope ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Shovels & Rope

Husband and wife team Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst sing harmony-driven folk that is full of raw energy and authenticity. At their ACL taping … Continue reading

Gomez © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


English rockers Gomez have both expanded and evaded a variety of traditional genres over the span of their 15-year career. By blending Ben Ottewell’s gritty … Continue reading

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Led by enigmatic singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down has built a devoted following based on their spirits live shows and … Continue reading

Photo ©KLRU by Scott Newton


Dawes’ authentically vintage sound, combined with wry lyrics, has made them one of America’s most beloved young bands. Dawes makes its Austin City Limits debut … Continue reading

Ryan Adams ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ryan Adams

It’s been three years since prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams released an album. To his fans’ delight, this past September “one of the few truly great … 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

The Killers ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

The Killers

The Killers debuted on the national music scene in 2004 with the infectious pop rock single “Somebody Told Me.” With their first release, Hot Fuss, … Continue reading

Grizzly Bear ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Grizzly Bear

With their special blend of visceral, majestic indie rock, Grizzly Bear has been on the rise for all of their decade-long existence. On April 10, … Continue reading

Them Crooked Vultures © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Them Crooked Vultures

It’s rare for Austin  City Limits to feature a band that has played only a few live shows together. But when that band is a … Continue reading