Thursday, October 31, 2013

Live music review: Portugal. The Man jammed out at debut ACL TV taping

While heavy storms drenched an already soggy Austin with up to nine inches of rain last night, Portugal. The Man was busy recording their debut Austin City Limits TV (ACL TV) taping in front of an enthusiastic studio audience. The quintet from Portland played a psych-rock heavy, 13-song set that drew heavily from their acclaimed latest album, "Evil Friends" produced by Danger Mouse. The band set the tone for the evening with opening song... Continue reading at

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Live music preview: Dark Side of the Rainbow - A Pink Floyd Experience

Friday night at Austin Music Hall a special, live performance of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" will take place featuring some of Austin's best local musicians. The show which benefits Anthropos Arts merges inspiration from the classic film, The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd's epic album. The event will open with Christian Bland and the Revelators channeling a concert from the UFO Club (see video on left) circa 1966 when Floyd was led by original vocalist, Syd Barrett. Popular songs from across the Floyd discography will follow, culminating with a dramatic... Continue reading at

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Live music review: Local Natives honored to tape debut ACL TV episode (Photos)

There is a special feeling attending an Austin City Limits TV (ACL TVtaping (like getting to peek behind the curtain). During Austin City Limits Music Festival, when artists appear on the show a heightened sense of excitement permeates the theater as it did last night when Local Natives made their ACL TV debut. The Los Angeles indie rock quintet only has... Continue reading at

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ACL festival review: Day 3 - Atoms for Peace, Lionel Ritchie, Tame Impala, White Denim, Peterson Brothers Band (Photos)

Thom Yorke of Atoms for Peace                        Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro
The first weekend of Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival wrapped up Sunday with beautiful weather. The cold front that moved in Friday evening kept the high temperature below 85 degrees and brought drier air to Austin. For the first time in several years it did not rain during the event. The conditions meant it was comfortable for music fans and Examiner who witnessed sets byAtoms for PeaceTame ImpalaWhite Denim... Continue reading at

Monday, October 7, 2013

ACL festival review: Day 2 - The Cure, Wilco, Kendrick Lamar, Haim

Robert Smith of The Cure                      Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro
The second day of Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival began much like Friday with hot, humid weather. That all changed after the sun went down and chilly winds from a cold front moved in. The weather may have caught some festival goers ill-prepared, but Examiner was ready. We caught Wilco displaying musical excellence at the Samsung Galaxy Stage performing in their traditional sun down slot. We watched... Continue reading at

ACL Festival Day 1 recap: FIDLAR, Savages, Pinback, Black Angels, Purity Ring (Photos)

The 12th annual Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival got off to a good start yesterday in Austin's Zilker Park yesterday. For the first time, the festival has expanded to two weekends of performances. Friday marked only the first of six days of live music on eight stages spread across the park. Our coverage focuses on buzz acts... Continue reading at