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

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M Ward

While “singing beautifully sad songs about mortality and feeling lonesome” (Rolling Stone) M. Ward has spent years crafting music to become one of the most … Continue reading

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White Denim

Mixing crunching punk energy, scorched psychedelia, Southern rock and knotty funk, White Denim hits the heart of a wide audience, specializing in manic, spirited live … Continue reading

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Alabama Shakes

Mixing classic R&B vocals with a soulful blues-rock base, Southern natives Alabama Shakes have taken garage rock and turned it on its head. In the … Continue reading

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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

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Portugal. The Man

Known for their creative vision, Portugal. The Man puts a unique spin to the psychedelic rock genre. They made their Austin City Limits debut after … Continue reading

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St. Vincent

St. Vincent is known for writing songs full of lyrical “detail and charm” (Billboard) and “creative instrumentation and melodically special music” (Delusions of Adequacy). The … Continue reading


The Swell Season

Grammy recipients have appeared on Austin City Limits numerous times; it’s a rare thing for Oscar winners to grace the stage in studio 6A. But … Continue reading

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“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

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KT Tunstall

As the 2006 Best British Female Solo Artist, KT Tunstall is already a star in her native Scotland and she is quickly getting the same … Continue reading