Events | Austin City Limits – Artists to See vol. 1

Posted by on September 25, 2014

Photo courtesy of Jack Edinger via ACL Festival Flickr Photostream

Photo courtesy of Jack Edinger via ACL Festival Flickr Photostream

Next Friday marks the beginning of one of the best, still most underrated music festivals in the business: Austin City Limits. Held outdoors in the state capital’s glorious Zilker Park, ACL marks the end of festival season, offering a lineup that pulls artists both big and small from every corner of the planet. On that note, ACL also does a great job at showcasing the underdogs who traditionally end up scoring top slots in big-name festivals the following year. Now a contender in the two-week festival category, you can expect to hear more great music than you’ll know what to do with over the course of the festival, not to mention you’ll be overwhelmed with tough decisions of overlapping artists. Well, lucky for you we picked out a few of the artists you reaaally shouldn’t miss if you end up making the pilgrimage down south. And for those stuck at home watching the live stream, you can use this to your advantage, too. See which artists made the first cut after the break.



Events, Indie | Austin City Limits: A Foolproof Guide

Posted by on October 12, 2012


This weekend, Fresh New Tracks will get back in touch with its indie side at the 11th edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. ACL primarily focuses on folk and indie music, but this year’s much-talked about lineup features icons from every generation and genre, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Avicii, The Black Keys, BASSNECTAR, Alabama Shakes, and more. The three-day festival, showcasing over 130 bands at eight different stages, will be a significantly more laidback atmosphere in comparison to the earlier 2012 festival season, but after some of the outrageous, mind-blowing shows we’ve seen this year, this might be exactly what we need.



Electronic, Events | Bassnectar and Gramatik @ Austin City Music Hall 10/12

Posted by on October 11, 2012

Bassnectar’s fall tour will be making a quick stop in Austin this weekend for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. After the gates close Friday on the first night of ACL Music Festival, Bassnectar, along with Gramatik and Gladkill, will perform at the Austin Music Hall as a pre-show to his ACL appearance at the Honda Stage the next day.

If you recall Pretty Lights’ surprise two-hour long set from last year’s Late Night series, then you know at intimate performances like these, anything goes. It’s bound to be more wild than anything you’ll experience on Sixth Street.

To prepare us for the show, Bassnectar released a heavy hitting mix a few days ago in preparation for his EP release, which is entitled ‘Freestyle’. Grab the mix below and jam out until the show and pre-order the new EP on iTunes HERE.

Be sure to check out Gramatik and Gladkill’s Soundclouds provided below, to get your fix of some sick gliched out hip-hop melodies to get you in the right mind set for the upcoming weekend.



The show is Friday, October 12th. Doors open at 10 p.m. More info here.