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River City Rockfest Heats Up San Antonio

A record setting crowd of  27,950 attended a very hot and humid Bud Light River City Rockfest at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  It was the largest crowd in the five-year history of the festival. The Memorial Day Weekend outdoor concert featured two main stages for the larger acts, with a third stage also featuring national …

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Brian Wilson Brings “Pet Sounds” to Life in Austin

Beach Boy Brain Wilson played his acclaimed “Pet Sounds” album – as well as a generous helping of classic Beach Boys tunes – to Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on May 13, 2017. Set 1: Set list:California Girls, Dance, Dance, Dance, I Get Around, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe, Little Honda, Help Me, Rhonda, …

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Don’t Back Down

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to the Frank Erwin Center on May 2, 2017 – and at 40 years in, they show no sign of stopping anytime soon. Playing a career-spanning set that was chocked full of classics, the hits weren’t always the ones you would expect. Petty and the band dove a bit deeper …

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Trey Anastasio Band Jams the Fun into Stubb’s Amphitheater

Being that it was Willie Nelson’s birthday, the Trey Anastasio Band appropriately opened with Willie’s “On the Road Again”. The joy from the audience was instantly reflected on Trey’s face as he displayed an ear to ear smile that would remain for the rest of the 3 1/2 hour show. Trey brought his 7 piece band and “Paper Wheels” tour …

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PJ Harvey Slays at Stubb’s

PJ Harvey brought her long-awaited show to Stubb’s Amphitheater on April 28, 2017. Taking the stage with no opening act, the atmosphere was stark with white and blue lighting that barely shifted in hue. The set list was heavy on works from her last two albums – 2016’s “The Hope Six Demolition Project” and 2011’s “Let England Shake”. The sold-out …

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Peter Cetera is in Fine Voice at the Paramount

Peter Cetera brought his show to Austin’s Paramount Theater on April 27, 2017. Playing a set of tunes from his illustrious solo career liberally sprinkled with gems from his days in Chicago, he had the crowd singing and cheering. Set List: Restless Heart, Baby, What a Big Surprise (Chicago song), One Good Woman, After All (Cher cover) (with Tania Hancheroff …

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A Perfect Circle Lands in Cedar Park

A Perfect Circle brought their atmospheric show to the HEB Center in Cedar park on April 25, 2017. Prayers opened the show. Set List: The Package, The Hollow, The Noose, Weak and Powerless, Rose, Imagine (John Lennon cover), By and Down, Thomas, People Are People (Depeche Mode cover), Magdalena, Vanishing, Thinking of You, Hourglass, Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the …

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Singing Around the Campfire with Bob Weir

Bob Weir & the Campfire Band played ACL Live at the Moody Theater on April 15, 2017 as one of only four April tour stops that included Austin, Dallas, New Orleans and Mobile. The Campfire Band is comprised of Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, The National’s Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, & Scott Devendorf, as well as Josh Kaufman, Steve …

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Bryan Ferry Brings Elegance and Glamour to ACL Live

Bryan Ferry CBE brought his refined style and debonair voice to the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on March 22, 2017. Ferry led his 9 piece band through an almost 2 hour set featuring a strong selection of songs from his days with Roxy Music alongside some stellar solo numbers and covers of John Lennon and Neil …

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Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders are Solid Gold During SXSW

Rock icon Stevie Nicks brought her 24 Karet Gold Tour to the Frank Erwin Center on March 12, supported by another group of rock royalty, special guests The Pretenders. Stevie Nicks Set List: Gold and Braid, If Anyone Falls, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Chrissie Hynde), Belle Fleur, Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac song), Wild Heart, Bella Donna, Enchanted, New Orleans, …

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Ryan Bingham closes out the year at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham opened the first of a sold-out three night stretch with Willie Nelson and his Family at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on 12/29/2016. Austin gunslinger Jesse Dayton accompanied on guitar. Ryan has just released a live concert film and album “Ryan Bingham Live“, which was filmed just …