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Ween Returns to Austin with Music and Mirth

Review by Ward Lowe Photos by John Croxton “Are they really brothers?” “Dude, I don’t know. You’re the one who took acid.” The sold-out crowd buzzed with questions and anticipation minutes before the first Ween show in Austin in seven years. And they roared approval when the five-piece band launched into “Marble Tulip Juicy Tree” from their debut album. That love …

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ACL 2017: Sunday Weekend 2 – A Chill Ending to a Hot Festival!

Austin City Limits Music Festival came to a close with a much cooler Day Three on Sunday, October 15. The day featured The Killers, Gorillaz, Run the Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Vance Joy, Zhu, Milky Chance, Portugal the Man, First AId Kit, Dram, Louis the Child, Danny Brown, Badbadnotgood, The Growlers, Broods, Brothers Osbourne, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Whitney, …

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ACL 2017: Saturday Weekend 2 – Hot Fun in Austin!

Austin City Limits Music Festival Weekend Two continued on Saturday, October 14. The day featured Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Spoon, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, A$AP Ferg, Rufus Du Sol, Russ, Cody Jinks, Live, The Black Angels, Angel Olsen, Getter, Car Seat Headrest, Dreamcar, Grace Vanderwaal, Benjamin Booker, Missio, Tash Sultana, Mondo Cozmo, Ought, Dreamers, Karen …

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ACL 2017: Friday Weekend 2 – The Fun Continues!

Austin City Limits Music Festival Weekend Two continued on Friday, October 13. The day featured Jay-Z, Martin Garrix, The xx, Ryan Adams, Solange, Foster the People, Bonobo, Crystal Castles, Skepta, The Revivalists, O.A.R., James Vincent McMorrow, Eagles of Death Metal, Vulfpeck, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Hamilton Leithauser, Big Wild, MUNA, The Lemon Twigs, Valerie June, Coin, Lukas Nelson & …

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ACL 2017: Sunday Weekend 1 – The Killers, Gorillaz and more

Austin City Limits Music Festival Finished the first of two weekends with Day Three on Sunday, October 8. The day featured The Killers, Gorillaz, Run the Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Vance Joy, Zhu, Milky Chance, Portugal the Man, First AId Kit, Dram, Louis the Child, Danny Brown, Badbadnotgood, The Growlers, Brothers Osbourne, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Whitney, Jacob Banks, …

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ACL 2017: Saturday Weekend 1 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper and more

Austin City Limits Music Festival continued for Day two on Saturday, October 7. The day featured Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Spoon, Tove Lo, Cut Copy, A$AP Ferg, Rufus Du Sol, Russ, Alison WOnderland, Cody Jinks, Live, The Black Angels, Angel Olsen, Car Seat Headrest, Joseph, Thundercat, Dreamcar, Grace Vanderwaal, Benjamin Booker, Muna, Mondo Cozmo, Ought, …

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ACL 2017: Friday Weekend 1 – Jay Z, The xx and more

Austin City Limits Music Festival got off to a great start on Friday, October 6. The day featured Jay-Z, Martin Garrix, The xx, Ryan Adams, Solange, Foster the People, Bonobo, Crystal Castles, Skepta, Royal Blood, The Revivalists, James Vincent McMorrow, Mutemath, Vulfpeck, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Hamilton Leithauser, Big Wild, The Lemon Twigs, Missio, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & …

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ACL Aftershow: Run the Jewels and Cuz Lightyear at Stubb’s

Run the Jewels and Cuz Lightyear At Stubb’s Amphitheater, ACL Aftershow, October 6, 2017. Run the Jewels Setlist: Talk to Me, Legend Has It, Call Ticketron, Blockbuster Night Part 1, Oh My Darling Don’t Cry, 36 inch Chain, Stay Gold, Don’t Get Captured, Panther Like a Panther, Nobody Speak, Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck), Pew Pew Pew, Hey …

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Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: Star-Studded Benefit in Austin Raises Money for Flood Relief

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief took place on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 and was broadcast on 11 TEGNA stations and streamed internationally on YouTube.com/Texas Strong. The largest live concert benefit in Texas featured exclusive performances and rare collaborations from Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff …

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Dark Star Orchestra Evoke 1976 Grateful Dead at Stubb’s

In 2017, Dark Star Orchestra celebrates 20 years of bringing the Grateful Dead experience to fans around the world. On some nights, the band plays a Dead set list from the past, on others they create unique set lists of their own. They’ve played over 2,700 shows in the US, Europe & the Caribbean, and at different times have had …

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Bryan Adams Rocks Whitewater!

Bryan Adams brought his “Get Up Tour 2017 to New Braunfels, TX on September 13, 2017. SET LIST: Do What Ya Gotta Do, Can’t Stop This Thing We Started, Don’t Even Try, Run to You, Go Down Rockin’, Heaven, This Time, It’s Only Love, Cloud #9, Summer of ’69, Here I Am (solo acoustic), (Everything I Do) I Do It …

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George Strait and Friends Lend a Hand for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait pledged to lead the country music world with this concert at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on September 12, 2017. Joining him includes 6-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton, 4x GRAMMY Award winner Lyle Lovett and Texas Heritage Songwriter …