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  • ACL Festival Announces 2014 Dates & Single Day Passes
    It feels like just yesterday we were all hanging out at Zilker Park basking in the sun and listening to some really fabulous live music at ACL Festival 2013.  Oh wait.  C3 Presents has already announced the dates for 2014's festival, which are October 3-5 and the following weekend October 10-12, similar to this year's unprecedented schedule. However, one small change they did make was the reintroduction of the popular single day passes, which you can sign up for email alerts for if interested here. ACL Festival is already locked into another year of the two weekend schedule, but do you think 2015 will see a return to the single weekend as in years past?  In the meantime, you can keep reliving this year's festival ...
  • ACL Photos: Backstage
    Our ACL party may have been cut a little short this past weekend, but we still managed to have a good time backstage. And we have the photos to prove it. Check out our backstage album and see some of the great bands, such as Vampire Weekend, Dawes, and Typhoon, who came to hang out and play for us.  Stay tuned for more photos from weekend two!
  • Photos: ACL 2013 Weekend One, Day 3
    Pictures from Day 3 of weekend one of ACL are ready for your viewing pleasure here. Bands to be seen include The National, Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll, and of course, Lionel Richie. Make sure to also check out our photo recaps from Day one and Day two. 
  • Photos: ACL 2013 Weekend One, Day Two
    And now, pictures from Day 2 of Weekend 1 of ACL! Inside the photo gallery are gems from bands like Lissie, Passion Pit, and Wilco. Take a look at them here, check out day 1, and look for day 3 soon!
  • Photos: ACL 2013 Weekend One, Day One
    We have pictures from day one of the first weekend of ACL Festival 2013! The photos feature bands like local favorite Dana Falconberry, Courtyard Hounds, Local Natives and Vampire Weekend! Take a look at them here and be on the lookout for days two and three coming in the next couple of days.
  • Photos: ACL Live Broadcast from Threadgill's
    In honor of ACL Festival weekend one, we do things a little differently than the typical daily broadcast. Instead of sitting in the studio, we set up in the beer garden of Threadgill's and broadcast live with several extremely talented artists that performed at the festival. So, for those of you who wish to relive those early mornings spent sipping Kickstarters and Bud Light while watch some of your favorite bands, or if you weren't able to make it and want to see what you missed, we've posted some photos for you to enjoy.  >
  • ACL Festival Guide
    ACL is upon us (again), so we've put together a little guide to help you survive the festival. Round 2! PLAN AHEAD Take a look at the park map and the schedule ahead of time. Yeah, you'll be able to figure out exactly what you want to do when you get there, but it really helps to have a bit of a plan. If there's an artist you reeeeeeally want to see, go to that stage early. Even though ACL is two weekend this year, it's still going to be packed. If you're not sure who to go see or if you have time to skill in between sets, check out our staff picks for shows. DON’T BRING Sandals (You’re crazy. Just put on some ...
  • Introducing KGSR Broadcast Artist: Jake Bugg
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Jake Bugg Playing Live at Threadgill's: Friday, October 4th at 11 AM At age "about 14," Jake Bugg started picking up his uncle's acoustic guitar and, having learnt other people's songs, started experimenting with his own. It didn't take him long after that - he released his first album in the UK last year while still a teenager. He is wise and talented beyond his years, evident in his debut single, 'Trouble Town,' which echoes a classic blues lyric: "Stuck in speed bump city, where ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: The Lone Bellow
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. The Lone Bellow Austin Ventures 10/6 Sunday from 3:45-4:30 and 10/13 Sunday from 3:45-4:30 PM The Southern folk pop group started with a diner gig in Brooklyn in 2010. Before long, they were opening for The Civil Wars and recording their debut album, the self-titled "The Lone Bellow." Though the lyrics have a melancholic undercurrent, the tracks are more often rave-ups than ruminations, with ...
  • Weather Forecast for ACL Weekend #2
    Friday The high will be in the high-80s. Hopefully it won't get past 90! However, there's about a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon. Saturday Rain! Watch out. There's a 60% chance of rain/thunderstorms. Otherwise it's gonna be cloudy with a high in the mid-80s. Sunday Even cooler on Sunday with a high of about 82. Careful though, cause it looks like it's gonna rain again. Chance of showers and thunderstorms at about 50%.
  • Introducing KGSR Broadcast Artist: Grace London
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Grace London Playing Live at Threadgill's: Friday, October 4th at 8:30 AM Grace London may only be thirteen years old, but she is not to be underestimated. She is an LA-based Austinite singer/songwriter who already has an official showcase at SXSW Music Festival under her belt.  Her style of music is uniquely Grace, featuring a lyrical style way beyond her years, a sultry, sophisticated voice and wide range of sounds that resemble artists from She & Him to K. T. Tunstall. She has already released ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: White Denim
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. White Denim Austin Ventures 10/6 Sunday from 5:00-5:45 PM and 10/13 Sunday from 5:00-5:45 White Denim is a four-piece rock band from Austin, Texas. Their music draws influence from dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, and jazz. Corsicana Lemonade is White Denim's fifth studio album and the proof that they are the quintessential unique American rock band - punk energy, Southern ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Wild Cub
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Wild Cub BMI 10/4 Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy deemed UK-born Wild Cub one of "12 Acts to Watch" at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, while Entertainment Weekly recommended lead single "Thunder Clatter" as "clattering joyful noise." Wild Cub's debut LP Youth, released last Austust, showcases the tropical electro-pop experience they offer, naturally only best in their live performances. Formed in early 2012 by songwriter-composer Keegan DeWitt ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Whiskey Shivers
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Whiskey Shivers Playing: Austin Ventures 10/12 Saturday, 11:15-11:45 AM An upright bass, fiddle, washboard, banjo, guitar, and the furious energy of five young men ensure that anyone spending time with Whiskey Shivers risks the walls falling down around them. Said to be a "a freewheelin', trashgrassin', folk tornado" the Whiskey Shivers are making traditional music that much more lively and that much more dangerous. Their ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Valerie June
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Valerie June Playing: BMI 10/5 Saturday, 2:30-3:30 PM and 10/12 Saturday, 2:30-3:30 PM Valerie June is undeniable as a Southern belle with her blend of blues, folk, gospel, and soul. Somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday, June embodies the Tennessee tradition of delta blues, once thought gone but now proved alive and well in her Dan Auerbach-produced album, Pushin' Against a Stone.
  • ACL Artist of the Day: The Wild Feathers
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. The Wild Feathers Playing: BMI 10/6 Sunday from 2:00-3:00 and 10/13 Sunday from 2:00-3:00 Nashville's The Wild Feathers' mission is to keep rock & roll alive. Ignoring its million of sub-genres, The Wild Feathers focus on what keeps rock & roll true and organic: booming harmonies, the heart-wrenching call of the open road, a melding of both old and new. In making and playing ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: The Preservation
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. The Preservation Playing: Austin Ventures 10/11 Friday, 11:20-12:00 PM One of the standouts of KGSR's Blues on the Green 2013 season, The Preservation is a blend of vocal harmonies, driving guitars, bouncy pianos and an amalgam of American music that has come to define Austin bands in the past decade. With a repertoire that is clearly influenced by early 60's girl groups and chamber ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: The Band of Heathens
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Band of Heathens Playing: Austin Ventures 10/6, Sunday 12:20-1:00 PM and 10/13, Sunday 12:20-1:00 PM Since emerging as a favorite new live band out of Austin TX in the late 2000s, the Band of Heathens has toured relentlessly, building a devoted following and landing on some of the finest stages in music. Over three studio albums and hundreds of shows each year, they've evolved ...
  • Introducing KGSR Broadcast Artist: The Mowgli's
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. The Mowgli's Playing Live at Threadgill's: Saturday, October 5th at 11:30 AM The Mowgli's are five childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles plus three Midwestern transplants. Channeling the indie pop rock revival of San Francisco and the grind of Los Angeles, The Mowgli's are blending their own style with alternative California rock. The band evokes modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, while never totally leaving behind their roots in the music of Neil Young, ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Sons of Fathers
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Sons of Fathers Playing: Austin Ventures, 10/11 Friday, 12:20-1:00 PM Sons of Fathers followed up their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut with 'Burning Days.' Under legendary producer Lloyd Maines (Joe Ely, Uncle Tupelo), the record's ten tracks further showcases the band's deep American roots and sonic Texas power. Maines put it best when he described the band as "The Everly Brothers meets Neil Young and ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Shakey Graves
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Shakey Graves Playing: BMI 10/12 Saturday, 4:30-5:30 PM Shakey Graves is one of Austin's most talented songwriters and musicians, bouncing in between bluegrass and alt-country. His one-man shows have made him a standout even in the Live Music Capitol of the World where he also played alongside The Gourds for this year's Blues on the Green.  
  • Introducing: KGSR Broadcast Artist Lissie
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Lissie Playing Live at Threadgill's: Saturday, October 5th at 10:30 AM Lissie was born in Rock Island, Illinois, one of the Quad Cities on the banks of the Mississippi River. And it shows. It's the place of spring floods and pick-up trucks and bona fide blue-collar country music and it's where she grew up gutsy and tough, with a big old voice to make you remember her debut Catching a Tiger. Lissie was PASTE magazine's best new solo artist in 2010 and now she is ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: My Jerusalem
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. My Jerusalem Playing: Austin Ventures, 10/12 Saturday 12:00-12:40 PM Preachers, the second full-length release from Austin's My Jerusalem was recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. It is equal parts sweet, morbid, strange, and sincere and promises to convert even the most steadfast of non-believers. Their "post-modern southern gothic soul" sound also made them a standout at this year's Blues on ...
  • Introducing KGSR Broadcast Artist: Court Yard Hounds
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Court Yard Hounds Playing Live at Threadgill's: Saturday, October 5th at 9:30 AM It took Martie Maguire and Emily Robison a couple of decades to move to the center of the stage. As the mainstays of the Dixie Chicks since they formed the group in 1989, the sisters have been familiar faces to many millions of fans, yet just a little mysterious as they continued to cede the lead vocalist position and remain music’s most recognizable “sidewomen.” Chicks fans couldn’t help but hear those ever-present ...
  • ACL Artist of the Day: JD Mcpherson
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. JD Mcpherson Playing Zilker Tent 10/4 Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM and 10/11 Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM JD McPherson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s. Among more obvious influences like Little Richard and Fats Domino, McPherson also draws inspiration from artists as ...
  • Introducing: KGSR Broadcast Artist Walk the Moon
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Walk the Moon Playing Live at Threadgill's: Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 AM Everything Walk The Moon does is infused with a playful spirit, from their live shows, where the crowd often coalesces into one joyful, pogo­ing mass, to the songs the band are currently recording for their debut album. The music brims with sparkling synth­heavy pop hooks, chanted melodies, sunny harmonies, and agile polyrhythmic grooves — a sound influenced by the New Wave stylings of their favorite artists Talking Heads, David Bowie, and The ...
  • KGSR Staff Picks for ACL
    Still need help figuring out your ACL Festival schedule? It can be an overwhelming process, but we're here to help! Our staff here at KGSR have done some of the work for you and posted which shows they're excited about. And with the festival just around the corner, you don't want to wait until the last minute and risk missing your favorite band! Check out their schedules and feel free to use their suggestions as inspiration or just see what they're interested in. 
  • ACL Artist of the Day: Houndmouth
    ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us. Houndmouth BMI 10/4 Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM Houndmouth began as four friends playing music one night in New Albany, Indiana. With all four lending their vocies to deep-driving melodies, their style of saloon rock pulls off both melancholy as well as punch-the-air rock anthems: “Come on down to the Penitentiary/oh mama, the law came crashing down on me.” If you like: Drive-By-Truckers, The Lumineers, the Alabama ...
  • Jock Picks for ACL Fest 2013
    The KGSR jocks have created their ACL schedules...have you? Take a look at their picks for this ACL Fest and see if...
  • Introducing KGSR Broadcast Artist Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll
    KGSR is offering even more access to ACL, whether you have a wristband or not, with a live broadcast series Friday and Saturday morning at Threadgill's. Check out this year's artists and start ACL early with KGSR and breakfast tacos. Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll Playing Live at Threadgill's: Saturday, October 5th at 9:00 AM The rock and roll, rhythm and blues of Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll is said to be the musical incarnation of Aaron. Also the lead singer of Ghostland Observatory, Aaron is further crafting his electro-dance and soul rock sound through this newest project. Twitter:@AaronBehrens For more information about KGSR's ACL Live Broadcast from Threadgill's, go here.