The 2013 Austin City Limits Festival lineup is here!
5/7/2013 12:02:00 AM
After weeks of speculation and a week of hints strewn about town, C3 Presents have finally released the lineup for the now 2-week 2013 Austin City Limits Festival, taking place October 4-6 and 11-13. Closing out the main stages each weekend are three acts sure to please a wide variety of fans - Depeche Mode, The Cure, and Muse. Other acts include Kings of Leon, Thom Yorke supergroup Atoms For Peace, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Passion Pit, Neko Case, Divine Fits, Silversun Pickups, and the legendary Lionel Richie. Touring on the heels of newly released and anticipated material, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, and The National will also take the stage. And if you're looking for some of your 101X favorites, look no further, as you'll be able to catch sets from Fun.,Dawes, Walk the Moon, Grouplove, Lissie, and more.
Expanding to two consecutive weekends, the 2013 Austin City Limits ...
Photos: Band of Horses at Stubbs
4/26/2013 3:42:00 PM
Band of Horses returned to Austin this week, with a sold-out show at Stubbs Wed. night. The Seattle-based band played an hour and fifty minute set that ran through some of their well-known tracks like "Funeral," to deeper album cuts. With 70 degree weather and the smell of BBQ in the air, Austin couldn't have asked for a better night of music. Check out some of the photos from the show below and the full gallery here.
ACL Festival Organizers to Reveal Lineup May 7
4/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Live Music Capital of the World is gearing up for yet another festival, Austin City Limits. ACL will take place the first two weekends in October: October 4-6 and October 11-13.
ACL announced via twitter that the 2013 line-up will be released at midnight on May 7 on their website. The 2012 lineup featured Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes and Michael Kiwanuka, just to name a few. General admission 3-day passes, VIP 3-day passes, platinum and travel packages will also be available on May 7 for both weekends. Individual day passes are no longer available due to the high demand of 3-day passes.
Mark your calendar on May 7 for the full line-up and be sure to purchase passes before they're gone!
Listen: Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" from 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack
4/23/2013 3:37:00 PM
The Great Gatsby's soundtrack is shaping up to be a classic, just like the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that serves as its source material. The first single, "Over the Love," was a soulful ballad by Florence + The Machine, sang from the perspective of Daisy.
The second single is from another heavy-hitting songstress, Lana Del Rey, with "Young and Beautiful." In a desperate plea, Del Rey croons with her heart on her sleeve, "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" over climaxing orchestra strings. Her spine-tingling and vulnerable tone serve an array of insecurities in the record, possibly from Daisy's perspective as well. Jay-Z is producing the album, which features more award-winning artists, including Beyonce and Andre 3000's rendition of Amy Winehouse's, "Back to Black," will.i.am, Gotye and more.
Listen to Lana Del Rey's, "Young and Beautiful," in anticipation of The Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10. ...
The Top 45 Releases of Record Store Day 2013
4/19/2013 12:57:00 PM
Tomorrow is April 20, the sixth annual Record Store Day. Vinyl continues to make a comeback, and enthusiasts around the country annually celebrate with rare releases, live performances and more. More than 700 independent record storeowners in the U.S. put on local events.
The full list of releases is expansive (read the U.S. list here and the UK list here). So, in honor of the 45 RPM single, the folks over at Pitchfork have cherry-picked the 45 pieces of vinyl they're most excited about scoring tomorrow.
Following are some highlights of their list, but you can read the full breakdown here.
Bat For Lashes: "Laura" b/w "Marilyn" (Vogue Love Songs Sessions) 7"
Two songs by Natasha Khan recorded for Vogue's "Love Songs" series.
Beak>: "0898" b/w "Welcome to the Machine" 10"
A bonus cut from >> on the A-side, a Pink Floyd cover originally released in a MOJO magazine compilation on ...