ACL Fest 2015: Nero not so much

5:39 am Oct. 12, 2015

Of all the electronic acts at this year’s ACL, you’d have to think Nero were the hardest for non-fans to get excited about.

There’s just something robotic about them. When the UK trio are on stage, you rarely

ACL Fest 2015: Amason is Swedish for Amazon

12:57 am Oct. 12, 2015

Amason are one of those pop bands who you can’t quite place, but later surprise you by being Swedish.

I’m no Swediphile. Those bands start off piquing your interest but tend to wear thin. This band,

5 reasons Florence + the Machine was a perfect ACL Fest closer

12:34 am Oct. 12, 2015

She does broad sweeping emotion exceptionally well. Florence Welch does not have a conventional voice. It’s deep, moody and occasionally borderline shrill. But it’s a brilliant vehicle for the emotion that sweeps through her, seizing

GRiZ is your last chance to dance

7:39 pm Oct. 11, 2015

What the hell is funktronica?

That’s best boiled down to when 25-year-old Michigan producer GRiZ grabs a sax and lays a studious solo over his laptop’s pulsing dance tracks. Griz will then splice in Andre 3000,

Classixx turns up the remixed tent

5:37 pm Oct. 11, 2015

Far be it for me to stump for traditionalist values at Austin City Limits, but seeing the gospel tent flip into a full-blown electronic dance space does take a second to adjust to. The Coachella-esque

ACL Fest 2015: Too early for a Knifight

5:26 pm Oct. 11, 2015

It was a stunning morning at Zilker Park for the final day of Austin City Limits Fest 2015. The fields were almost empty, the sun was shining, and up came a generous westerly breeze.

Ideal weather,

At ACL Fest, Halsey is a rebel with a cult

5:17 pm Oct. 11, 2015

“I write songs about sex,” a dour, 21-year-old singer said from Austin City Limits Music Festival’s HomeAway stage during her Sunday set. “I write songs about being sad. I write songs about the human condition.”