Austin City Limits is pleased to announce that we will be streaming our highly-anticipated debut taping with indie rock breakout star Courtney Barnett live on Thursday, June 4, 8pm CT/9pm ET. The taping will be live streamed worldwide directly from ACL’s stage via our YouTube channel. Fans can watch the event as it happens live from ACL’s studio home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, powered by Dell. The broadcast episode of this show will air this fall on PBS during our upcoming Season 41.
The Aussie singer/songwriter and guitarist has made one of the most arresting music debuts in years, and is receiving critical acclaim across-the-board: Rolling Stone hails Barnett “one of rock’s most beguiling young stars and deftest lyricists,” calling her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, “2015’s sharpest debut”. Paste says she’s “one of the most charming, whipsmart performers currently touring the world,” and NPR raves “the new album will thrill any fan of smart, biting guitar driven rock,” calling her “the best lyricist in rock music today.” Spin calls it “one of the most thrilling albums you’ll hear this year,” and hails the garage rocker a “goddamn rock star.”
Courtney Barnett captured the attention of the music world with the 2013 release of The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (which combined her first two self-released EPs). The Melbourne-based musician embarked on a nonstop worldwide tour, amassing a cult-like following along the way, stopping barely long enough to record her first true album. Mixing witty, often hilarious, occasionally even heartbreaking observations with unflinching self-assessment, Barnett’s debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, cements her standing as one of the most distinctive and compelling new voices in indie rock.
We’re thrilled to host this outstanding talent. Join us for this live webcast of the Austin City Limits debut of Courtney Barnett.