Austin City Limits Fest http://kut.org en Eminem, Outkast, Pearl Jam and Lorde Top 2014 ACL Music Festival Lineup http://kut.org/post/eminem-outkast-pearl-jam-and-lorde-top-2014-acl-music-festival-lineup <p>Calling it one of their most energetic lineups to date, the <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/">13<sup>th</sup> annual Austin City Limits Music Festival</a> also includes a blast of nostalgia.</p><p><a href="http://pearljam.com/" target="_self">Pearl Jam</a> is headlining and <a href="http://thereplacementsofficial.com/pages/home" target="_self">The Replacements</a> are top billed. Major hip-hop acts of the 2000s, <a href="http://www.outkast.com/" target="_self">Outkast</a> and <a href="http://shadyrecords.com/artist/eminem-2/">Eminem</a> are also headliners. The festival also sees a significant number of electronic music acts with <a href="http://www.calvinharris.co.uk/" target="_top">Calvin Harris</a> and <a href="http://alientalk.skrillex.com/" target="_self">Skrillex</a> headlining – and groups such as <a href="http://majorlazer.com/" target="_self">Major Lazer</a>, <a href="http://www.zedd.net/">Zedd</a>, <a href="http://www.phantogram.com/" target="_self">Phantogram</a>, <a href="http://chromeo.net/" target="_self">Chromeo</a> and <a href="http://chvrch.es/" target="_self">CHVRCHES</a> in the big font. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/02/24/280248837/becks-long-balancing-act" target="_self">Beck</a> rounds out the list of this year’s headliners.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year’s festival <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/05/24/no_women_allowed_summer_music_festivals_are_dudefests_again/" target="_self">drew some criticism </a>for a lack of female performers. However, this year’s top billing includes international superstars, <a href="http://lanadelrey.com/" target="_top">Lana Del Rey</a> and </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc" target="_top">Lorde</a> (<span style="line-height: 1.5;">though the latter will be for the second weekend only). Female acts such as <a href="http://ilovestvincent.com/">St. Vincent</a>, </span><a href="http://iggyazalea.com/" target="_self">Iggy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://iggyazalea.com/" target="_self"> Azalea</a>, <a href="http://www.jennylewis.com/home" target="_self">Jenny Lewis</a>, <a href="http://www.nikkilane.com/" target="_self">Nikki Lane</a>, </span><a href="http://tune-yards.com/" target="_self">tUnE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>-yArDs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and <a href="http://www.mybrightestdiamond.com/" target="_self">My Brightest Diamond</a> also made the cut.</span> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 10271 at http://kut.org Eminem, Outkast, Pearl Jam and Lorde Top 2014 ACL Music Festival Lineup From Ghana to Austin: An African Journalist on ACL, Floods & More http://kut.org/post/ghana-austin-african-journalist-acl-floods-more <p><em>Each year, KUT is fortunate enough to host traveling journalists from around the world. Recently arrived in Austin is Lorrencia Nkrumah, a broadcast journalist at Citi 97.3 FM in the Republic of Ghana. What follows are her thoughts on her first weekend in Austin.&nbsp;</em></p><p>As a visiting journalist from Ghana, it is not surprising to wake up and find some parts of my capital <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accra">Accra</a> &ndash; or anywhere else, flooded. So when I came to the United States &ndash; and to Austin for the first time &ndash; I was a bit surprised by the rains that led to flooding in several areas.</p><p>In the midst of a multi- year drought, many locals were surprised too.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:54:59 +0000 Lorrencia Nkrumah 8933 at http://kut.org From Ghana to Austin: An African Journalist on ACL, Floods & More How Austin City Limits Food Vendors Responded to Rain and Flood Damage http://kut.org/post/how-austin-city-limits-food-vendors-responded-rain-and-flood-damage <p>When Sunday of this year&rsquo;s Austin City Limits Music Festival&nbsp;<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/10/14/acl-rain-cancellation">was canceled</a>,&nbsp;concert promoters were <a href="https://twitter.com/odam/status/389585612086321153">widely</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheFlyFishChick/status/389707941181280256">congratulated</a> for finding alternate venues for many of the day&rsquo;s headliners.</p><p>But what about another collection of festival talent: the food vendors that kept crowds fed?</p><p>While Sunday headliners Atoms for Peace <a href="http://www.austin360.com/weblogs/austin-music-source/2013/oct/14/scene-report-atoms-peace-and-fomo-super-bowl/">rocked a capacity crowd</a> after a last-minute rescheduling &ndash; and Lionel Richie played for <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/creative/2013/10/exclusive-for-some-acl-fest-rainout.html?page=all">a lucky, select few</a> &ndash; there were no rebookings for the nearly 40 food vendors at <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-vendors/food/">ACL&rsquo;s Austin Eats</a> food court. Instead, vendors were left to rely on their wits alone to salvage such a potentially devastating blow.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:53:25 +0000 Arthur DeVitalis 8930 at http://kut.org How Austin City Limits Food Vendors Responded to Rain and Flood Damage Heavy Rains Soak Austin, Central Texas; ACL Festival Cancels Final Day http://kut.org/post/heavy-rains-soak-austin-central-texas-acl-festival-cancels-final-day <p>Because of the weather, all of Austin Parks and Recreation systems trails are closed. Parks and Recreation also closed the Barton Springs Pool because of flooding, and all of Austin&#39;s golf courses are also closed. The Austin Police Department is urging limited driving on roads.&nbsp;</p><p>Extreme flooding also impacted the Travis County wastewater lift station. It spilled 500,000&nbsp;gallons&nbsp;of wastewater earlier this morning. The lift station, located at 4504 Travis Country Circle, has been repaired by Austin Water crews. Austin Water urges residents to avoid the area&#39;s creeks, though Austin Water&#39;s drinking water supply isn&#39;t affected. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:46:14 +0000 Ben Philpott & Veronica Zaragovia 8919 at http://kut.org Heavy Rains Soak Austin, Central Texas; ACL Festival Cancels Final Day Austin Charges ACL $53,000. Chicago Has Lollapalooza Pay 28 Times That http://kut.org/post/austin-charges-acl-53000-chicago-has-lollapalooza-pay-28-times <p>The Austin City Limits Music Festival isn&rsquo;t the only production put on by parent company&nbsp;<a href="http://www.c3presents.com//">C3 Presents</a>. In addition to booking and promoting Austin concerts throughout the year, C3 also puts on Chicago&rsquo;s annual <a href="http://www.lollapalooza.com/">Lollapalooza</a> music festival.</p><p>Like ACL, Lollapalooza is hosted on public parkland, requiring a contract with the city. So how do the contracts compare? KUT scoured C3&rsquo;s deals with Austin and Chicago to find out.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F114937389&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:14:16 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Wells Dunbar 8914 at http://kut.org Austin Charges ACL $53,000. Chicago Has Lollapalooza Pay 28 Times That Austin City Limits 2013: Road Closures, Transportation, Public Safety & More (Update) http://kut.org/post/austin-city-limits-2013-road-closures-transportation-public-safety-more-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: The final Sunday of ACL&#39;s second weekend has been canceled due to weather.</p><p>For more, including information on refunds see: <a href="http://kutne.ws/1bopjAb"><strong>Heavy Rains Soak Austin, Central Texas; ACL Festival Cancels Final Day</strong></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Update (Oct. 11):</strong> Traffic could be a bigger problem in the Austin area for weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. <a href="https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=9c5a691986d84a3da6118095b19632f5" target="_blank">Road closures around Zilker Park and Republic Square Park</a> will be in place just like last weekend (see below). But the highways may also be packed.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:14:14 +0000 Emily Mathis & Wells Dunbar 8859 at http://kut.org Austin City Limits 2013: Road Closures, Transportation, Public Safety & More (Update) At ACL, Austin Sign Language Interpreters Deliver Music to the Deaf http://kut.org/post/acl-austin-sign-language-interpreters-deliver-music-deaf <p>If you&rsquo;ve been to Austin City Limits Music Fest, you&rsquo;ve seen them. And while they&rsquo;re not the band, they are on stage and they are very talented, in their own way.</p><p>They&#39;ve worked with everyone from Wu-Tang Clan to Green Day, from Black Sabbath to Jack White. They even braved the harsh cold of President Obama&rsquo;s 2012 inauguration this past January.</p><p>They&rsquo;re the sign language interpreters of <a href="http://www.lotusign.com/">LotuSIGN</a>, and you can find them emphatically interpreting bands&#39; lyrics and sounds at performances across the country. And while there&rsquo;s plenty of air guitar and air piano,&nbsp;LotuSIGN means business. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:33:26 +0000 Andrew Weber 8910 at http://kut.org At ACL, Austin Sign Language Interpreters Deliver Music to the Deaf The Austin City Limits Ticket Crash of 2013 http://kut.org/post/austin-city-limits-ticket-crash-2013 <p><strong>Update</strong>: Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers just announced <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/">tickets are officially sold out</a> for their second weekend. But tickets are still available on the secondary market, although they&#39;re selling fast there too.</p><p>Reseller StubHub currently&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stubhub.com/austin-city-limits-festival-tickets/2013-austin-city-limits-festival-3-day-pass-austin-zilker-park-11-10-2013-4164078/">has tickets left</a>. Tickets for ACL&rsquo;s second showing <a href="http://austin.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=15&amp;subAreaID=&amp;query=acl&amp;catAbb=sss">are also still for sale on Craigslist</a>, with most passes going for well under the festival&rsquo;s $225 face value.&nbsp;Austin City Limits Music Fest kicks back off this Friday.</p><p><strong>Original story </strong>(Oct. 4): Don&rsquo;t have tickets for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival?&nbsp;Surprisingly, you&rsquo;re in luck.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:59:28 +0000 Wells Dunbar 8860 at http://kut.org The Austin City Limits Ticket Crash of 2013 How Austin's Anderson High School Got Phoenix to Play Their Gym http://kut.org/post/how-austins-anderson-high-school-got-phoenix-play-their-gym <p>When you were in high school, wouldn&rsquo;t you have loved to have a cool band play in your gym? I remember trying to get the band <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karp_(band)">Karp</a> to play my high school in the 1990s, but the teacher who sponsored the student council balked once he heard what they <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJbbfQO4JeY">sound like</a>. Instead, they spent the money on a Top 40 video dance party with fog machines.&nbsp;</p><p>But last night, Anderson High School in Austin ISD did what my high school could never do: They hosted a secret show for the French dance-rockers Phoenix. (While considerably more accessible than any post-hardcore band, it&#39;s a remarkable achievement nonetheless.)</p><p>&ldquo;Seriously how the hell does Anderson book Phoenix to play a gig at their school and Pflugerville gets Granger Smith #injustice,&rdquo; <a href="https://twitter.com/ttrangdo/status/387400525181751296">tweeted one envious teen</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;Phoenix at Anderson? Lucky bastards,&rdquo; <a href="https://twitter.com/allihettrich/status/387414995308265472">said another</a>.</p><p>Indeed. So, how did it happen?</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:03:21 +0000 Nathan Bernier 8884 at http://kut.org How Austin's Anderson High School Got Phoenix to Play Their Gym Austin City Limits Fest: A Weekend One Wrap-Up http://kut.org/post/austin-city-limits-fest-weekend-one-wrap <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Anyone that&rsquo;s attended the <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/">Austin City Limits Music Festival&nbsp;</a>understands the importance of the weather over the weekend. You might remember the&nbsp;dustbowl&nbsp;year, or the Dillo Dirt <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOb8pq-z7Z8">mud-fest</a>.&nbsp; While Friday was hot and humid, Saturday&rsquo;s cooler temperatures ushered a forgotten sensation into town. And the change seemed to be all anyone could talk about.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:07:23 +0000 Tyler Pratt 8877 at http://kut.org Austin City Limits Fest: A Weekend One Wrap-Up 2013 ACL Fest Lineup: Muse, Depeche Mode, The Cure & More http://kut.org/post/2013-acl-fest-lineup-muse-depeche-mode-cure-more <p>No more leaks: the full Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup is out.&nbsp;</p><p>Sure, British rock band <a href="http://muse.mu/">Muse</a> had accidentally confirmed their performance <a href="http://www.livestream.com/adlitteramtv/video?clipId=pla_99616ee9-2a9e-4899-a72d-8e20acf77639" target="_blank">during an interview with a Montreal radio station</a>. Over the weekend other band names like <a href="http://www.portugaltheman.com/evilfriends">Portugal. The Man</a>, <a href="http://www.nekocase.com/news/index.html" target="_blank">Neko Case</a> and D’Angelo appeared <a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/05/the-cure-to-headline-austin-city-limits-2013/" target="_blank">on beer coozies and Topo Chico bottle caps around town</a>. And last week <a href="http://austin.culturemap.com/news/music_film/05-02-13-acl-fest-sleathily-peppers-the-chronicles-classifieds-with-2013-lineup-clues/" target="_blank">cheeky ads were placed in the Austin Chronicle</a> (“For a little <em>Fun</em><em>. </em><em>Call</em> 555-<em>ACL</em>-FEST”). &nbsp;But just after midnight this morning, the <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/">full lineup </a>was finally unveiled.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Art Levy 7636 at http://kut.org 2013 ACL Fest Lineup: Muse, Depeche Mode, The Cure & More Parks and Rec Board Approves Auditorium Shores Renovation http://kut.org/post/parks-and-rec-board-approves-auditorium-shores-renovation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=598">Auditorium Shores</a> is a step closer to closing for a year.</span></p><p>Today, the Austin Parks and Recreation Board voted to recommend that City Council approve <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/turf-improvements-could-close-auditorium-shores-year">a plan to upgrade the park</a> with a $3.5 million donation from an Austin-<span style="line-height: 1.5;">based event planning company </span><a href="http://www.c3presents.com/">C3<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presents.</span></a>&nbsp;You can <a href="http://austintx.swagit.com/play/05032013-522">watch that meeting online</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 04 May 2013 00:42:12 +0000 Marissa Barnett 7624 at http://kut.org Parks and Rec Board Approves Auditorium Shores Renovation Part of Zilker Park (Temporarily) Reopens http://kut.org/post/part-zilker-park-temporarily-reopens <p>Part of Zilker Park’s Great Lawn is <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/news/southwest-portion-zilker-metropolitan-park-great-lawn-re-opens" target="_blank">back open for public use</a>—but only for a couple of weeks.</p><p>The entire Great Lawn had been closed since Oct. 1<sup> </sup>in preparation for the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/photos-over-300-pictures-austin-city-limits-2012" target="_blank">Austin City Limits Music Festival</a>. It’s remained closed for maintenance after the festival.</p><p>Now, the southwest portion of the<a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Map/zilkermap2.pdf" target="_blank"> Great Lawn and the volleyball courts</a> are back open. But the areas will be closed again starting Nov. 19 for setup for the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/green-light-zilker-parks-trail-lights" target="_blank">Trail of Lights Festival</a>. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:46:15 +0000 Laura Rice 5490 at http://kut.org Part of Zilker Park (Temporarily) Reopens Karachi City Limits: A Pakistani Journalist’s Thoughts on ACL http://kut.org/post/karachi-city-limits-pakistani-journalist-s-thoughts-acl <p><em>"The people of Austin are overwhelmingly friendly, warm and open to the acceptance of other cultures." &nbsp; </em></p><p><em>That's one takeaway from visiting Pakistani &nbsp;journalist Samreen Ghauri, who attended the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend. Below, read Samreen’s thoughts about ACL, Austin’s role as the “Live Music Capital,” and how music can help bridge cultural divides.</em></p><p>The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival actually has no limits. No limits to the fun, music, and food, but more importantly, no limit to the company of loved ones. The festival truly depicts the American way of life: enjoying life with a full sprit and enthusiasm.</p><p>I easily connected with the festival, because in Pakistan we have similar events. I belong to a traditional eastern society that has a rich cultural and musical heritage. In our society, music is a large part of daily life: at religious occasions, social events and cultural gatherings, music is always on.</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:12:02 +0000 Samreen Ghauri 5348 at http://kut.org Karachi City Limits: A Pakistani Journalist’s Thoughts on ACL Photos: Over 300 Pictures from Austin City Limits 2012 http://kut.org/post/photos-over-300-pictures-austin-city-limits-2012 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 0.2in; ">The 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival concluded last night.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; border: none; padding: 0in; "><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="background: transparent">KUT</span></font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;Austin was out at&nbsp;</font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="background: transparent">Zilker</span></font></font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;Park all weekend. Take a look at our photos from the festival grounds, along with more photos from Friday morning's&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/video-kut-live-four-seasons"><font color="#0071b3"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="background: transparent">KUT</span></font></font></font><font color="#0071b3"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;Live at the Four Seasons</font></font></font></a>&nbsp;concert<font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/the-quiet-company"><font color="#00529b"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><u>Quiet Company</u></font></font></font></a><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">,</font></font></font><font color="#333333"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/first-aid-kit"><font color="#00529b"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">First Aid Kit</font></font></font></a><font color="#333333"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">,&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/jovanotti"><font color="#00529b"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="background: transparent">Jovanotti</span></font></font></font></a><font color="#333333"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/antibalas"><font color="#00529b"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="background: transparent">Antibalas</span></font></font></font></a><font color="#333333"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">.</font></font></font></p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:30:29 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5332 at http://kut.org Photos: Over 300 Pictures from Austin City Limits 2012 Expect Long Lines at ABIA Today for Post-ACL Exodus http://kut.org/post/expect-long-lines-abia-today-post-acl-exodus <p>Mondays are typically one of the busiest days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. And officials say today will be especially busy—as folks who were in town for the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/photos-day-one-day-two-austin-city-limits-fest" target="_blank">Austin City Limits Music Festival</a> head out.</p><p>ABIA officials are expecting longer-than-normal security waits—as much as an hour long. To have time to check in and go through security, the airport is asking everyone to arrive at least two hours ahead of their scheduled flight.</p><p>Tweets from early-morning travelers are confirming the airport's predictions:<a class="account-group js-account-group js-action-profile js-user-profile-link js-nav" data-user-id="27688337" href="https://twitter.com/austin_dsouza"> </a></p><p class="js-tweet-text">"Airport is insanely busy today .. Like 400 people waiting in security ..," <a href="https://twitter.com/austin_dsouza/status/257817857549824001" target="_blank">tweeted @austin_dsouza</a>.<a class="account-group js-account-group js-action-profile js-user-profile-link js-nav" data-user-id="25294886" href="https://twitter.com/RustyShelton"> </a> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:46:11 +0000 Laura Rice 5333 at http://kut.org Expect Long Lines at ABIA Today for Post-ACL Exodus What You Need to Know to Get Around this ACL Weekend http://kut.org/post/map-what-you-need-know-get-around-acl-weekend <p>With 70,000 people making their way there each day, you can expect heavy traffic this weekend as people head down to the&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/need-acl-info-bands-food-and-aftershows-weve-got-you-covered">Austin City Limits Music Festival</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Big delays around ACL host&nbsp;Zilker&nbsp;Park are a given. Here’s what you need to know:</p><ul><li><strong>Road Closures</strong>: The city is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/OSE_SCD_ACL2012_09282012.pdf">closing or reducing lanes</a>&nbsp;around the park including Barton Springs Road&nbsp;<a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/WEB_MAP%282of3%29_ACL2012_10012012.pdf">from around&nbsp;MoPac&nbsp;to Robert E. Lee Road</a>.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Catch the Bus</strong>: Roads will also be closed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/WEB_MAP%283of3%29_ACL2012_10012012.pdf">around Republic Square Park</a>&nbsp;at Fifth&nbsp;Street and Guadalupe Street to make room for Capital Metro's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.capmetro.org/aclfest/">free ACL Shuttle</a> at downtown. The shuttle drops off at ACL’s doorstep in Zilker Park. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:43:41 +0000 Laura Rice 5319 at http://kut.org What You Need to Know to Get Around this ACL Weekend Video: KUT Live at the Four Seasons http://kut.org/post/video-kut-live-four-seasons <p>If you couldn’t tell already from the hum in the streets, <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/need-acl-info-bands-food-and-aftershows-weve-got-you-covered">the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival is here</a>.</p><p>KUT kicked things off at the Four Seasons this morning, hosting a concert featuring four ACL performers: Austin rockers <a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/the-quiet-company">Quiet Company</a>, the Swedish folk sisters of <a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/first-aid-kit">First Aid Kit</a>, Tuscan vocalist <a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/jovanotti">Jovanotti</a> and Afrobeat ensemble&nbsp;<a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/antibalas">Antibalas</a>.</p><p>Naturally, KUT was on hand to document the performances. Here's two videos from this morning.</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:45:36 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5326 at http://kut.org Video: KUT Live at the Four Seasons Austin Police Give Thumbs Down to Texting While Driving http://kut.org/post/austin-police-give-thumbs-down-texting-while-driving <p>With woolly&nbsp;traffic expected this weekend, city officials are reminding Austin drivers that texting while driving is banned under city law.</p><p>Texting while driving is a class C misdemeanor, which means offenders could face up to a $500 fine.&nbsp;And smart phone users should know that all "electronic messaging" is banned. That means no email, no Facebook, no <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/acl-news/iphone/">ACL Festival iPhone app</a>, and especially no <a href="http://www.wordswithfriends.com/">Words With Friends</a> behind the wheel.</p><p>Police Chief Art Acevedo asked drivers to be especially aware of pedestrians around Zilker Park this weekend, which, of course, is hosting the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend. Acevedo says crashes are likely to happen when texters look up from their phones and overcorrect.</p><p>To remind drivers not to text, Acevedo&nbsp;sported an orange thumb band, and encouraged others to do the same.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:23:12 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5325 at http://kut.org Austin Police Give Thumbs Down to Texting While Driving Need ACL Info on Bands, Food and Aftershows? We've Got You Covered http://kut.org/post/need-acl-info-bands-food-and-aftershows-weve-got-you-covered <p>The 2012 Austin City Limits Festival is less than 24 hours away.</p><p>Thousands of ACL attendees are probably compiling lists of bands to see, foods to eat, and places to go. But&nbsp;it's going to be a challenge: There's over 100 different acts performing at the festival, close to 40 different vendors serving all types of food and drink, and tons of events and parties going on all over downtown Austin.</p><p>While we can’t put your list together for you, maybe we can help you get started.</p><p>Here's some picks compiled by KUT's Austin Music Matters team:&nbsp;</p><p>From Susan Castle, KUT Music Host:</p><ul><li><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/patrick-watson">Patrick Watson</a>&nbsp; – Friday, 1:30, Barton Springs</li><li><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/florence-and-the-machine">Florence and the Machine</a> – Friday, 6:30, Bud Light</li><li><a href="http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/alt-j">Alt-J</a> – Sunday, 11:30, Barton Springs Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:30:29 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5310 at http://kut.org Need ACL Info on Bands, Food and Aftershows? We've Got You Covered