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Gary Clark Jr. taping livestreams on 8/24

Austin City Limits will livestream the highly-anticipated taping with Grammy-winning songwriter, vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Gary Clark Jr. on Monday, August 24, 8pm CT/9pm ET. The taping will webcast in its entirety directly from ACL’s stage via the program’s YouTube Channel and the broadcast episode will air during ACL’s upcoming Season 41, which premieres in […]

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Gear Blog: Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids

We hope everybody enjoyed this weekend’s episode featuring Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids. If you missed it, you can catch it here. In the meantime, our longtime audio support guy and intrepid gear reporter gives us a new installment in our Gear Blog series, featuring the equipment onstage with these solely acoustic acts. […]

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Gear Blog: Bob Mould

Our latest installment of the gear blog features Bob Mould and is written, as always, by our front of house engineer Kevin Cochran. “This is a Big Deal.” At the risk of sounding selfserving, it’s been a red letter year for the Austin City Limits TV program. I’ll let you review the list of heavy […]

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Gear Blog: Radiohead

The Gear Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the instruments and equipment that graces the Austin City Limits’ stage. Our Audio Engineer Kevin Cochran goes in-depth to give our gearheads some insight. The producers of ACL are always refining and building a wish list of artists they hope to nab to appear on the show. […]

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Gear Blog: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Number One

In honor of iconic Texas guitarist and ACL veteran Stevie Ray Vaughan’s birthday today, our intrepid FOH mixologist and gear blogger Kevin Cochran turned in this report on the instrument also known as “the Wife.”  As far as guitars go, only a handful are as iconic (and synonymous of their players) as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s […]

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Gear Blog: Arcade Fire

“…That’s a lot of stuff.” It’s quite gratifying for a band at the peak of commercial success to accept an invitation to tape a performance for us – doubly so to have them to comeback and tape with us again. The producers and crew take it as a compliment that visiting artists had such a […]

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Gear Blog: Wilco

The Gear Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the instruments and equipment that graces the Austin City Limits’ stage. Our Audio Engineer Kevin Cochran goes in-depth to give our audiophiles their fix. All sound engineers will eventually fall into one of two categories of temperament after a certain amount of time within the business. The […]

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Gear Blog: Cheap Trick

The Gear Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the instruments and equipment that graces the Austin City Limits’ stage. Our Audio Engineer Kevin Cochran goes in-depth to give our audiophiles their fix. I hate deadlines. So much so that it’s been 2+ years since I’ve done my last gear blog, so let’s just jump in. […]