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ACL’s Hardest Decision: St. Vincent or Erykah Badu – Reviewed Side-by-Side
ACL Fest organizers tortured a certain segment of its audience – let’s call them “fans of bold, critically-acclaimed artists” – by slotting both Erykah Badu and St. Vincent at 7:30pm on Sunday.

11:20AM Mon. Oct. 4, Rachel Rascoe and Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

Polo G Lasts Just 25 Minutes at ACL Fest
On the night his debut album dropped in June 2019, Polo G unceremoniously opened for Ski Mask the Slump God and Juice Wrld in Austin. In that 10-minute cameo, in front of fans who knew him for little more than "Pop Out,” the Chicago rapper showcased plenty of promise.

9:40AM Mon. Oct. 4, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s First-Ever Full Concert Performance
Mark Oct. 2, 2021 at ACL Live as a possibly all-time date for the “We Saw Them When” files, the occasion being what by most data appears to have been the first-ever full concert performance by burgeoning pop star Olivia Rodrigo.

12:55PM Sun. Oct. 3, Chad Swiatecki Read More | Comment »

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s First-Ever Full Concert Performance
 
The Most Memorable Moments of Saturday’s ACL Fest
A sunny Saturday set the scene for a packed day of live music at Zilker Park. Here are the Chronicle music writers’ highlights from day two of ACL Fest.

10:04AM Sun. Oct. 3, Kevin Curtin, Christina Garcia, Raoul Hernandez, Alejandra Ramirez, Rachel Rascoe, Morgan-Taylor Thomas and Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s First-Ever Full Concert Performance
 
The Most Memorable Moments of Friday’s ACL Fest
The first day of ACL Fest in two years, though truncated due to rain, packed in a ton of action: Here are the favorite moments witnessed by the Austin Chronicle music writers on site.

9:58AM Sat. Oct. 2, Kevin Curtin, Christina Garcia, Rachel Rascoe and Morgan-Taylor Thomas Read More | Comment »

Showcasing New Persona, St. Vincent Astounds in Austin City Limits Taping
True to her pattern per album release, St. Vincent’s locked into a new, specific persona. The protagonist of sixth full-length Daddy’s Home is a bleach-blonde New York City fashionista with equal parts soul and sultry swagger.

1:00PM Fri. Oct. 1, David Brendan Hall Read More | Comment »

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ACL Fest Opening Delayed Due to Overnight Weather
After much concern over the stormy forecast for ACL Fest’s first weekend, the event faces weather delays on its opening day.

10:39AM Fri. Oct. 1, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

White Reaper's Hunter Thompson Discusses the Band's Evolution and His Guitar Nerd DNA
On a small stage at ACL Fest 2017, White Reaper brought something none of the 100-or-so other festival acts possessed: punk energy. Ripping through an hourlong set, throughout which keyboardist Ryan Hater wilded out with contagious enthusiasm, the Kentucky quintet elicited rare Zilker Park moshing.

9:00AM Fri. Oct. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Listen to This: Kelley Mickwee goes “Boomtown To Bust”
It’s been about seven years since Kelley Mickwee released her solo debut album, You Used to Live Here, but it’s not as if the songwriter hasn’t remained busy. A quarter of the luminous harmonies in The Trishas, Mickwee is most often seen these days alongside her Shiny Soul Sister Alice Spencer providing the backing soul vocals for Shinyribs.

10:35AM Wed. Sep. 29, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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