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Willie Nelson inducted into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

In this town, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey takes a backseat to Willie Nelson.

The country music icon who has an Austin street named after him and is celebrated with an 8-foot bronze likeness downtown added another backyard honor with a spot in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

McConaughey, who last month won his first Academy Award for best actor in Dallas Buyers Club, inducted his friend and fellow Texan with simplicity.

“There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson,” McConaughey said. READ FULL STORY

Eminem, OutKast, Pearl Jam, Beck lead Austin City Limits lineup

Summer festival season has only just begun, but it’s already time to start thinking about where you’re going to binge on music this fall. You can start with Slim Shady himself, who is the just-announced headliner at the annual Austin City Limits Festival.


Nine Inch Nails plays 'Austin City Limits' this weekend -- VIDEO

Today in Things We Never Thought We’d Say 20 Years Ago, Nine Inch Nails is performing on PBS. The antithesis of Downton Abbey, the industrial rockers are making a rare television appearance in an hour-long concert for the music series Austin City Limits. The episode premieres this weekend (check local listings), but here’s a preview of what to expect from Trent Reznor and co. as they play “Sanctified”… READ FULL STORY

Muddy good times at Austin City Limits: On the scene with Neil Young, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, the Roots and more

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Austin City Limits kicked off under clear Texas skies on Friday, as an estimated 75,000 fans converged on the lawns of Zilker Park for the 11th annual music festival. Early sets by Asleep at the Wheel and the Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit opened the balmy day, which would go on to present a series of Sophie’s Choices for music lovers. The Afghan Whigs reunion show or the Alabama Shakes? Florence + the Machine or Weezer?

Speaking of Florence, a flame-haired pied piper who pranced and floated across the stage and into the crowd, I’d follow that woman anywhere. At one point during her exuberant set, she called a young fan up on stage and lovingly rubbed some glitter off his face onto her hers. “It’s not a festival until you’re stroked glitter off a stranger’s face and put it on your own!” she declared. It’s also not a fest until you’ve seen a merry pack of toddlers with glow-stick hair bands and tails dance with abandon to “Dog Days are Over.” READ FULL STORY

Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Austin City Limits

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and Florence + the Machine are three of the biggest names slated to play the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The entire 130-act strong lineup was announced for the October event. Click below for the rest of the talent: READ FULL STORY

Austin City Limits 2010 lineup: Eagles, Phish, Strokes, M.I.A. among headliners

This is one eclectic lineup. Headling this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place Oct. 8-10 in Austin (duh), are the Eagles, M.I.A., Phish, Muse, The Strokes, and Flaming Lips. Nothing there you like? Don’t worry, among the billion or so other bands scheduled to play sets in Zilker Park are LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Sonic Youth, Gogol Bordello, the National, The xx, and the Sword (full list below). Oh, and Blues Traveler. 

Okay, so who’s ready for a road trip this fall? READ FULL STORY

Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon are confirmed for Austin City Limits

Kingsofleon_lAustin’s other annual music festival, Austin City Limits, might still be six months away (Oct. 2-4), but that hasn’t stopped them from finalizing this year’s lineup. And what a lineup it is. This year’s headliners for the three-day fest include Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, the Beastie Boys and Kings of Leon. Other notables to be featured on the bill are John Legend, Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, and the Dead Weather (Jack White’s new band), on top of some of the Music Mix’s indie favorites: Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, School of Seven Bells and Passion Pit. For the staggering 130-band lineup, head here. Three-day passes will set you back a cool $185 bucks, but with this much talent, that’s a bargain. Who’s already planning on a Texas road trip?

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