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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Set for Legendary ACL Taping

To cap their 41st season and launch their 42nd, Austin City Limits will host a taping on Tuesday, March 15th featuring a special collaboration of two music legends: Iggy Pop and Queens of the…

Gon’ Be Alright: Kendrick Lamar ACL Taping Review

The crowd last Friday night was younger than usual for an Austin City Limits taping. As the floor filled with people and smokers on the patio hurried to finish their pre-show cigarettes, a…

Courtney Barnett’s Claim to the Throne: ACL Taping Review

Australia’s Courtney Barnett sits poised to become the queen of indie rock. As Austin City Limits’ Terry Lickona noted last night before Barnett took the stage: it’s rare for artists to perform on…

Sleater-Kinney’s ACL Taping Melted My Face and Warmed My Heart

Sleaker-Kinney’s performance for their ACL taping (and live stream) last night was unlike any other I’ve seen in the history of the revered television program. One of music’s most appealing qualities lies in…

ACL Music Festival: Past, Present, and Future

With the past two weekends in the books, we can now reflect on the 13th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival and see what all us thousands experienced. There were reunions and first-timers, Chvrches…

Spoon Digs Out Old Material at Stubb’s: Live Review

I wasn’t surprised when Spoon’s set for their 4th ACL taping centered on their newest effort They Want My Soul. After all, they’ve recorded many of their old songs during past appearances on…

Hometown Heroes Spoon Play New Hits at ACL Taping

Playing songs primarily culled from their new album They Want My Soul, Austin indie rock heroes Spoon played their 4th ACL Taping last night. I recently wrote about just how much I love the…

Temples ACL Late Night Show: Live Review

Despite having seen Temples on four occasions, Saturday night was my first time to see the group in a small venue when they played a show at The Parish as part of ACL’s late night…

Full Photo Gallery: Three Days of ACL 2014

You didn’t ask for it, but we’re giving it to you anyway. Our full photo gallery from all three days of ACL 2014 featuring over 100 photos, including quite a few previously unpublished…

Everyone’s Invited: Day Three of ACL 2014

ACL is not the coolest festival on the planet. It’s not even the coolest festival in Austin. And it doesn’t need to be. After all, coolness often requires a certain element of exclusion….

Ladies On Top: Day Two of ACL 2014

I believe in my heart that every human being possesses the same intrinsic value and should have the same rights, access, and visibility as any other member of the human race. It’s why I was…

Worshiping at the Fest: Day One of ACL 2014

No one can be perfect all the time, but with repentance, we might be lucky enough to find forgiveness. After working hard on some final previews for the first of two busy ACL…

Jenny Lewis Brings Rainbow Brightness to Her ACL Taping

Last night’s Austin City Limits Taping kicks off Jenny Lewis’s tour of Texas. In addition to her ACL Live show, you can find her at Stubb’s on Friday at her official Austin City…

An Interview with ACL 2014 Artist The Districts

We were impressed with the Districts when we saw them a few months back at Stubb’s. Their live set is aching and raw, full of sustained tension and cathartic explosions of emotion. The…

Eleven Bands You Shouldn’t Miss at Weekend One of ACL

Do you really need to be told to see Outkast? Do we have to explain that Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian don’t make the trip across the pond much? Have you heard of Eminem?…

Why You Can’t Miss These Ten Bands at ACL’s First Weekend

So 2014’s ACL is right around the Thursday corner. Lucky for you, I’m here with Bryan to show you the way to a successful outing this first weekend. While he and I are…

Future Islands Leave It All on the Floor at ACL Taping

After an ingratiating and soft-spoken greeting in which Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring tells a packed Moody Theater about how in North Carolina, where he’s from, sometimes the only way to see music…

J. Roddy at ACL Taping: Live Review

In its 40th TV season, KLRU’s Austin City Limits has brought a loaded hand to the table.  With tapings from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Jeff Tweedy, Los Lobos and Beck, the series…

Thao and The Get Down Stay Down Make ACL Taping Debut

Following in the Footsteps of longtime collaborator Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down finally made their debut performance at Austin City Limits on Thursday evening. Thao Nguyen confidently…

White Denim Make ACL Taping Debut

Monday night, your PPI correspondent had the privilege of seeing White Denim play the Moody Theater for an ACL taping.  More fortuitous was the fact that it was being broadcasted live to the…

Tweedy at ACL Taping: Live Review

Last Friday and Saturday, Jeff Tweedy came to Austin for two nights, including the ACL taping for the PBS shows 40th season we witnessed, where he treated the studio audience to a marked night…

Beck ACL Taping: Live Review

Since an Austin City Limits Taping becomes a permanent document as a television episode that eventually will be released on a DVD, I assumed that Beck’s set last night would be a greatest…

Enter to Win Passes to the ACL Taping for Beck

Beck is one of those artists that flies under the radar for a period of time, but he always emerges, and when he does, he usually completely takes over the current conversation in…

Nine Inch Nails ACL Taping Review

Austin City Limits knows how to keep fans on their toes. Even ACL producer Terry Lickona had to admit he never thought he’d say these words, just before uttering the name “Nine Inch…

Nine Inch Nails to Perform for ACL Taping

Austin City Limits continues to display their commitment to a wide variety of artists and musical styles as well as up and coming performers. However, the announcement that Nine Inch Nails will perform…

ACL Weekend Two Day Two Highlights w/ Grimes and Autre Ne Veut

Although the 60% threat of rain lingered throughout Friday, Saturday morning dawned clear and bright and the forecast of the day was mostly clear until late evening. Although I’d planned to take it…

Local Natives ACL Taping Review

I was a fan of Local Natives second album Hummingbird, which dropped earlier this year. The album was careful, deliberate, and swelled to anthemic heights repeatedly throughout its eleven tracks; it also garnered…

Top 11 Picks for ACL Weekend Two

So, you bought tickets for the second weekend of ACL in its inaugural year. You suffered through the pictures and excitement of half your friends going to the first weekend. But look on…

Neko Case ACL Taping Review

Neko Case embodies not only everything that ACL has come to stand for but also the direction in which the show has been trending in recent years. Case’s particular brand of pristine Americana,…

Autre Ne Veut Shares “Play by Play” (Jacques Green Remix)

We’re big fans of Autre Ne Veut at Pop Press International. I’ve listened to his most recent album Anxiety as much as any other release within the past year and have recommended his music perhaps…

Dawes ACL Taping: Live Review

Even with solid bands, the conditions surrounding a show can matter as much as anything the band does onstage. This fact is a sort of double-edged sword that both makes live music exciting…

Phoenix ACL Taping Live Review

I’ve never seen an ACL taping crowd more amped during a performance. While this resulted in more noise than usual and one woman having to be removed from the studio, it also made…

Austin City Limits Announces 2013 Lineup

It seems that this year’s ACL Lineup was more heavily anticipated and produced than ever before, which only makes sense as the festival will expand to a two-weekend format for its 2013 installment….

Jim James ACL Taping Live Review

Over the past decade and a half, My Morning Jacket emerged as one of the most beloved indie-folk bands on the scene. At the forefront of that band was the always captivating Jim…

Lumineers with Shovels and Rope ACL Taping

Austin City Limits has deep roots in folk and country music, and its earliest tapings included artists such as Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, and Townes Van Zandt. As folk music has…

Grizzly Bear ACL Taping Review

Austin had an incredible treat to host Grizzly Bear for two nights during the same week. Following their outstanding set at Stubb’s on Monday, the band made a stop at Austin City Limits…

KLRU Benefit Concert Planned to Support PBS & ACL Archives

KLRU has announced a benefit concert featuring headliners The Dixie Chicks as well as performances by Court Yard Hounds and Natalie Maines. The night will also serve as a tribute to Lloyd Maines with…

Vampire Weekend Austin City Limits Taping

Austin City Limits has built a legacy on the shoulders of outstanding musicians, namely country/folk legends and particularly those from Texas. However, as a true reflection of the diverse Austin music community, the…

Norah Jones Austin City Limits Taping

Warm wooden floors, an upright piano, paper doves hanging from the ceiling, and of course the Austin skyline created the homey, intimate environment for Norah Jones’ third performance on the Austin City Limits…

Jack White Austin City Limits Taping

As Jack White’s career has steadily transitioned from unknown to indie hero to cultural superstar, he’s had the opportunity to collaborate with Loretta Lynn, share the stage with Lou Reed, and has seen…

tUnE-yArDs Taping at Austin City Limits

Before Merrill Garbus set foot on the Austin City Limits stage, the crowd anxiously awaited what they knew would be a powerful performance. Since the release of her first album BiRd-BrAiNs in 2009,…

ACL Festival Announces Lineup

Austin City Limits has announced the lineup for their three day music festival, which will be held October 12-14 this year, and boasts one of the most impressive line-ups in recent memory. Headliners…

Bon Iver Taping at Austin City Limits

Currently in taping for its 38th season, Austin City Limits is a stalwart, monolithic television program unlike any other.  The fact that the program has achieved this with unwavering dedication to music has…

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