Austin City Limits - Season 30

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AIRED ON 11/17/2018

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Episode Guide

  • Pixies
    Episode 13
    Legendary alternative rockers, the Pixies, reunite on the ACL stage.
  • Modest Mouse followed by Guided by Voices
    Modest Mouse is known as genre-bending indie rock band on their way up. Guided by Voices has been performing together for over 10 years, but they have recently decided to call it quits. This is one of the last performances of the band.
  • Trey Anastasio
    Trey Anastasio
    Episode 11
    Trey Anastasio, former Phish frontman, performs his skillful improvisation live in an outdoor arena.
  • Wilco followed by Bright Eyes
    This episode has a theme: musical innovation. Both featured bands have outgrown the labels music experts have put on them to create unique sounds and haunting melodies.
  • The Flaming Lips followed by The Shins
    The Flaming Lips perform emotional, artsy indie-rock. While, The Shins focus on clever, witty pop songs.
  • Elvis Costello
    Elvis Costello
    Episode 8
    Elvis Costello and the Imposters perform songs from their new album and some old favorites. The music is signified by Costello's genre bending style.
  • Polyphonic Spree followed by Ozomatli
    This episode's theme is big innovation. Polyphonic Spree has more than 20 members who dress in colorful choir robes. Their pop epics and energetic live performances have inspired a cult-like following. Next, Grammy award winners, Ozomatli, brings their 10-piece band to the stage. The L.A. band fuses Latin rhythms, Middle Eastern and African beats with modern hip-hop.moreless
  • Sheryl Crow
    Sheryl Crow
    Episode 6
    Sheryl Crow is multi-Grammy award winner. On this special episode, filmed at the Austin City Limits Musicfest, Crow sings past hits, new songs, and manages a few surprises for the crowd.
  • Lyle Lovett followed by Jamie Cullum
    Austin favorite, Lyle Lovett, has gained national recognition by expanding the sound of country to include jazz, blues and pop. Pianist Jamie Cullum is a London sensation who infuses rock with jazz and dance.
  • Michael McDonald followed by Joss Stone
    Strong and unique voices mark this episode. Michael McDonald has a signature sound all his own. While, Joss Stone is a young singer with a powerful and soulful voice.
  • Damien Rice followed by Patty Griffin
    Irish singer/songwriter, Damien Rice, brings his soulful lyrics to the ACL stage. Patty Griffin is a long-time ACL viewer whose personal songs highlight her graceful voice.
  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band
    Robert Randolph uses his pedal steel guitar to create unique musical fusions of rock, gospel, soul and blues.
  • John Fogerty
    John Fogerty
    Episode 1
    John Fogerty is a rock legend who rarely appears on television, but he makes an exception to launch ACL's 30th season.