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

Crowed House © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Crowded House

After an 11-year hiatus, Australia’s Crowded House is back and they are making their Austin City Limits debut tonight. Known for their superb song-writing skills, … Continue reading

St Vincent © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

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

Manu Chao © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Manu Chao

With multiple Latin Grammy and Billboard award nominations and dozens of hits throughout the globe, Manu Chao is an international star. A truly multicultural artist, … Continue reading

Mos Def © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Mos Def

While he’s gained popularity as an actor in such films as Monster’s Ball, Be Kind Rewind and Cadillac Records, Mos Def’s “limber flow and gymnastic … Continue reading

Arcade Fire © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Arcade Fire

With infectious melodies and introspective lyrics, Arcade Fire has won over the hearts of America with their harp-strumming, accordion-pumping, xylophone-tapping, songs that are undeniably brilliant. … Continue reading

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Jack White

After rising to the top of the garage rock revival with the White Stripes, Jack White has maintained his stature as one of the most … Continue reading

Amos Lee ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Amos Lee

As one of Rolling Stone’s Top Ten Artists to Watch in 2005, Amos Lee has been called “Norah Jones’ male counterpart” for his use of … 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

Ben Harper © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ben Harper and Relentless7

With influences like Taj Mahal, Neil Young and Bob Marley, to name a few, it’s hard to believe that any artist can live up to … Continue reading