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Review: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

Review: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

This year’s ACL Festival was a banner one in many ways.  After 10 years, marked by explosive growth and popularity, the 10th anniversary Fest needed to be memorable.  I’ve been attending ACL for the past six years and some have been better than others.  There have been times when I’ve sworn off attending ever again, [Continue]

Austin Events: November 13 – 15

It’s (almost) officially the weekend everyone!  Are you looking for something music-related to do?  There’s so much going in Austin the next couple of days…let it begin! Friday, November 13th Elvis Perkins in Dearland, AA Bondy Get as close to that authentic folk vibe as possible, with other splashes thrown in of course, [Continue]

Today's Musings: Monsters of Folk

New super-group Monsters of Folk, otherwise known as Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, and M. Ward, performed last night on The Tonight Show with Conan.  I like all three of these artists quite a lot, so of course I was interested to hear what they’d [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: Fleet Foxes

What I'm listening to this week: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - 2008 The first couple of times I listened to Fleet Foxes, I didn’t like the album at all.  It just seemed way too slow and quiet.  Even so, I decided this week to give it another chance, and that proved to be a good choice.  I listened to it three times this [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: My Morning Jacket

What I'm listening to this week: My Morning Jacket

Evil Urges – 2008 Ever since I heard 2005′s Z, My Morning Jacket has been one of my current favorite bands.  Led by shaggy-haired guru, frontman Jim James, My Morning Jacket has been completely devoted to reinventing their sound and defying genre for the last several years.  And when a band is as multi-faceted as [Continue]