ACL Fest 2016: Hey, let’s meet at Bob Moses

6:01 pm Oct. 9, 2016

Bob Moses is the human embodiment of the culturally ubiquitous Snapchat floral crown. It’s nonchalantly cool and dressed for summer, but it’s also not here to make a statement. You can take a group picture

ACL Fest 2016: Break Science keeps the party going at the exhausted dance tent

4:51 pm Oct. 9, 2016

New York City electronic duo Break Science sustained momentum Sunday at the Tito’s tent with a 45-minute set full of zoned-out youth. The weekend is winding down, but we have to keep dancing.

It’s a familiar, effective live setup: Drummer Adam Deitch becomes a human exclamation point, echoing beats with bangs and fills. The Bronx-raised Borahm Lee makes trip-hop-rooted beats flourished with jazzy sensibilities. Dude’s played for Kanye West and Lauryn

ACL Fest 2016: DJ Mel takes you to school

6:26 pm Oct. 8, 2016

You spin DJ Kool’s “Let Me Clear My Throat” anywhere and it’ll work.

Austin’s DJ Mel did just that Saturday afternoon at the Tito’s tent. But wait… Is he beat-matching the Champs’ 1958 smash “Tequila,” then bleeding in the Ramones, Yung Joc, Jimmy Eat World, Lil Jon, and Bill Haley? Is dude actually scratching vinyl and chopping up a Nate Dogg sample?

“I thought this set ended at 5:45pm,” DJ Mel said

Austin City Limits 2016: Brother-and-sister duo Tennyson pass the pop quiz

3:26 pm Oct. 8, 2016

Precocious electronic duo Tennyson grooved and experimented early Saturday at the HomeAway stage with band-camp chops. We’re talking warm house samples, lively keys, and relentless beats from from siblings Luke and Tess Pretty.

The Edmonton, Canada, band is a one-week ACL pop in. The jazzy bedroom compositions recall James Blake circa 2011 when his foggy, downtempo crooning influenced a generation of DIY balladeers.

“ACL, oh my gosh, this is crazy,” Tess said.


ACL Fest 2016: The 10 bros you meet at Major Lazer

10:35 am Oct. 8, 2016

Major Lazer arrived 17 minutes late to the Honda stage Friday night, and the dancehall-seasoned electronic trio doused Zilker park with flames and neon.

Rapper and producer Walshy Fire played master of ceremonies. Former Taylor Swift beau