Flume scores points for the EDM side at ACL Fest

8:04 pm Sep. 30, 2016

By Ramon Ramirez, special to the American-Statesman

Australian electronic prouder Flume emerged on the HomeAway stage Friday evening behind a towering black curtain, blue lights, white garb, and a trend-bucking Dell laptop. He also used a

ACL Fest 2016 review: Blue October send love to home crowd

6:37 pm Sep. 30, 2016

“Last time we played ACL was 2007!” Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld hollered to a huge 4 p.m. crowd. “This is amazing!”

The five-piece Texas rock band enjoyed a home field advantage and a prime time slot, perfect for local festival-goers starting their weekend early and parents picking up kids from school on their way to Zilker Park.

As grownups swayed to Blue October’s “Sway,” toddlers with blue Mohawks rolled in the

ACL Fest: Prinze George proves a popular pick with chill indie-pop

4:14 pm Sep. 30, 2016

Brooklyn-based indie-pop trio Prinze George, no relation to the UK-based royal toddler, played to a packed tent Friday afternoon at the Tito’s Stage. (Technically it’s the “Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage,” but no way am I going to type out all that marketing nonsense. Wait… No!) While it seemed many were posted up solely for a chance to sit and soak up some shade, as the set ended the masses dispersed,