ACLFest 2014 Fashion: Of flash tats, hot pants and flowers

4:05 pm Oct. 12, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival hits a weird spot in the world of festival fashions – not as wild as Burning Man; not as chic as Coachella; and not quite as unpretentious as festivals of yore like Woodstock. Somewhere in the middle is where ACL fashion can be found.

The new hotness for 2014 was flash tats – sparkly gold and silver temporary tattoos worn on any exposed piece of flesh, from

Parker Millsap performs for fans at the Zilker Stage at the Austin City Limits fest. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR / AMERICAN STATESMAN

Parker Millsap blazes forward at the Zilker Tent

3:59 pm Oct. 12, 2014

First impressions of Parker Millsap almost have to be positive. A baby-faced Oklahoman barely out of his teens, Millsap took the stage at the Zilker Tent for his first ACL Fest on Sunday afternoon and

At ACL Fest, waiting for the coming of Lorde

3:29 pm Oct. 12, 2014

“If you really wanna see an artist, you’ve got to come early and push your way to front.” So said Morgan Gage of Round Rock, who by 2 p.m. Sunday had firmly placed herself in

Nikki Lane is hungover and delightful

2:38 pm Oct. 12, 2014

Saturday night at Lambert’s, Nikki Lane enjoyed her first road sellout as a touring artist.

“It’s not a huge room but so what? We f***ing sold it out,” Lane said.

That made Sunday’s muddy, outlaw country Austin Ventures hangover breakfast an ideal victory lap. Rolling Stone endorsed her after the first weekend, and perhaps as a result Sunday’s gig enjoyed an above-average early Sunday crowd.

The Nashville-by-way-of-Greenville, S.C. singer-songwriter is a perpetual

Pearl Jam fans play the waiting game

2:26 pm Oct. 12, 2014

The musicians playing the Samsung Galaxy Stage have their work cut out for them, because many of the folks front and center and up against the rails today are there for one reason only: Pearl Jam.

For high school senior Caitlin Robison and her father Bill of Daytona Beach, Florida, tonight’s show is the last chance for some daddy-daughter bonding before Caitlin heads off to college. “I’ve been listening to Pearl

Gates open on ACL Fest’s last day, but muddy memories linger

11:50 am Oct. 12, 2014

It’s the home stretch. After a Saturday delayed an hour by rain and marked by muddy park grounds, Austin City Limits Music Festival opened its gates Sunday for the third and final day of its second weekend.

Hopefully, you didn’t think it was already safe to wear white.

As soon as festgoers streamed in under gray skies shortly after 11 a.m., the ground was a sticky, sloppy reminder of Saturday. Slick, flat,

Major Lazer throws ACL’s filthiest party

12:40 am Oct. 12, 2014

There’s been an awful lot jumping at Zilker Park the past couple of weeks. If there was oil under there, Major Lazer would have struck Texas tea Saturday night at Austin City Limits Music Festival.