Austin City Limits - Season 35

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Episode Guide

  • Coldplay
    Episode 03.24.12
    Modern rock giants Coldplay highlight tunes from their newest LP Mylo Xyloto.
  • Florence + The Machine / Lykke Li
    Experimental modern rock rules with Florence + the Machine and Lykke Li. Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP Lungs, while Swedish chanteuse Li highlights her LP Wounded Rhymes.
  • Fleet Foxes / Joanna Newsom
    Fleet Foxes / Joanna Newsom
    Episode 01.21.11
    Folk meets indie rock with Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Fleet Foxes draw from their latest LP Helplessness Blues. Joanna Newsom follows with her ethereal sound featuring harp and unique vocals.
  • The Head and the Heart / Gomez
    Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock.
  • Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special
    Modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the New Year with a 90-minute Austin City Limits New Year's Eve special highlighting their mega-hits and songs from their newest LP, "Mylo Xylo." This historic holiday celebration captures the excitement and energy of the Grammy-winning band that has sold over 50 million records worldwide.moreless
  • ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival
    Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars and other artists representing the best in Americana perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.
  • Miranda Lambert / Jeff Bridges
    The best in modern country showcases on ACL with Miranda Lambert and Jeff Bridges. The multiple award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut.
  • The Steve Miller Band / Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    ACL presents great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Miller takes a tour through his catalog of classic rock hits. The PHJB presents classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket
  • The Decemberists / Gillian Welch
    The Decemberists and Gillian Welch showcase the best in contemporary songwriting. The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.
  • Raphael Saadiq / Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
    R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin'. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.
  • Mumford & Sons / Flogging Molly
    Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from throughout their career.
  • Lyle Lovett / Bob Schneider (Full Episode)
    ACL brings it home with Texan songwriters Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider. ACL veteran Lovett plays tracks from his latest LP Natural Forces, as well as classics. Schneider surveys his decade-long, eclectic solo career.
  • Sonic Youth / The Black Keys (Full Episode)
    ACL presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record Brothers.
  • The National / Band of Horses (Full Episode)
    ACL welcomes the cream of underground rock with The National and Band of Horses. The National plays songs from its acclaimed record High Violet, while Band of Horses highlights its latest LP Infinite Arms.
  • Monsters of Folk (Full Episode)
    ACL presents indie rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. No strangers to ACL individually, the group performs songs from its debut album.
  • Cheap Trick (Full Episode)
    Cheap Trick (Full Episode)
    Episode 01.11.11
    ACL welcomes rock icon Cheap Trick. The band performs material from its acclaimed album The Latest and selections from its classic catalog
  • John Legend & The Roots (Full Episode)
    ACL presents the best of contemporary R&B with John Legend & The Roots. The innovative hip-hop collective backs the Grammy-winning soul singer on a set of 70s soul covers and originals.
  • Rosanne Cash / Brandi Carlile (Full Episode)
    Great voices and songs combine with Rosanne Cash and Brandi Carlile. Cash presents tunes from her C&W tribute album The List. Brandi Carlile follows with genre-spanning tunes from Give Up the Ghost.
  • Steve Martin / Sarah Jarosz (Full Episode)
    Bluegrass is the order of the night with Steve Martin and Sarah Jarosz. Comedian Martin picks up his banjo and the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition. Young Texan Jarosz rewrites the bluegrass rules with her original songs and style.
  • Robert Earl Keen / Hayes Carll (Full Episode)
    ACL presents Texas singer/songwriters with Robert Earl Keen and Hayes Carll. Veteran Keen spotlights songs from his most recent LP The Rose Hotel and fan favorites. Up-and-comer Carll follows.
  • Alejandro Escovedo / Trombone Shorty (Full Episode)
    Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty. Escovedo blasts out cuts from his LP Streets Songs of Love. Trombone Shorty follows with a heavy dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll.
  • Patty Griffin & Friends (Full Episode)
    Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and her musical friends sing original and classic gospel numbers. She's joined by Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Mike Farris.
  • Spoon (Full Episode)
    Spoon (Full Episode)
    Episode 10.09.10
    Indie rock stars Spoon take the stage. The band highlights its album Transference.
  • Jimmy Cliff
    Jimmy Cliff
    Episode 10.02.10
    Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs his greatest hits and songs from his LP Existence.
  • Them Crooked Vultures
    Them Crooked Vultures
    Episode 02.12.10
    Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin combine for high volume rock & roll.
  • Esperanza Spalding / Madeleine Peyroux (Full Episode)
    Singer/composer/bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding debuts on ACL with a mix of jazz, soul and Brazilian pop. Contemporary torch singer Madeleine Peyroux follows in support of her album Bare Bones.
  • K'Naan / Mos Def (Full Episode)
    Hip hop conquers the ACL stage! First, Somalian native K'Naan performs songs from his acclaimed LP Troubadour. Alternative rapper/actor Mos Def is up next showcasing his latest release The Ecstatic.
  • Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
    ACL veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP Willie and the Wheel.
  • Gnarls Barkley / Thievery Corporation
    Gnarls Barkley brings its eccentric R&B and rock sounds to ACL in support of its latest The Odd Couple. Thievery Corporation follows with psychedelic worldbeat electronica from its album Radio Retaliation.
  • Kings of Leon / Roky Erickson
    Nashville's Kings of Leon rock the ACL studio in support of Because of the Times. Psychedelic innovator Roky Erickson is next with songs from throughout his legendary 40-year career.
  • Jakob Dylan / Carrie Rodriguez (Full Episode)
    ACL presents the best in contemporary singer/songwriters with Jakob Dylan and Carrie Rodriguez. Wallflowers leader Dylan showcases tunes from his debut solo album Seeing Things, followed by songwriter/violinist Rodriguez performing songs from her album She Ain't Me.
  • Lyle Lovett & Friends: Songwriters Special
    Acclaimed tunesmiths Lyle Lovett and his friends John Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely pool their talents for this special episode of Austin City Limits.
  • Brad Paisley / Dierks Bentley (Full Episode)
    Country superstar Brad Paisley returns to Austin City Limits to highlight songs from his album 5th gear. Rising star Dierks Bentley then presents tunes from Long Trip Alone in his crowd-pleasing style of rockin' C&W.
  • Femi Kuti (Full Episode)
    Femi Kuti (Full Episode)
    Episode 10.20.07
    Nigerian bandleader/political activist Femi Kuti brings his multi-layered, socially conscious Afrobeat to the ACL stage for a groove-laden, celebratory performance.
  • The Decemberists / Explosions in the Sky
    Indie rock stars the Decemberists showcase their album The Crane Wife. Instrumental quartet Explosions in the Sky follows with tunes from its disk All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.
  • Steve Earle/Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson performs many of his hit numbers, but the most touching is his acoustic version of 'Help me make it through the night'. Steve Earle plays some songs from his album titled 'Townes' in honor of Townes Van Zandt. Both these singers are talented song-writers and hail from Texas.
  • The Avett Brothers/ Heartless Bastards
    In this episode of Austin City Limits, Heartless Bastards perform some of their hits from the 2009 album, The Mountain. Also performing is the grunge-inspired band, The Avett Brothers. The group performs some of their greatest hits, including I And Love And You. Together, the groups have sold millions of albums worldwide.moreless
  • K'Naan/Mos Def
    K'Naan/Mos Def
    Episode 10
    Austin Limits: K'Naan/Mos Def is a PBS episode in the TV series featuring two of the most unique hip hop artists in the industry. K'Naan performs six songs from his critically acclaimed 2009 album "Wavin' Flag," while Mos Def's set is focused on songs from his 2009 album, "The Ecstatic." The episode was also notable as Austin Limits has rarely invited hip-hop artists to perform in the past.moreless
  • Allen Toussaint
    Allen Toussaint
    Episode 9
    Episode 9 of Season 35 of PBS' "Austin City Limits" features American musician Allen Toussaint. The episode includes a live performance by Toussaint at the Moody Theater at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. Also included is an interview of Toussaint that ranges everywhere from his personal life to his performance preparation regimen.moreless
  • Pearl Jam
    Pearl Jam
    Episode 8
    Episode 8 of Season 35 of PBS' "Austin City Limits" features the band Pearl Jam. The episode includes a live performance by Pearl Jam at the Moody Theater at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. Also included are interviews of the band and a behind the scenes look at the setup that goes into producing a live show.moreless
  • Willie Nelson/ Asleep at the Wheel
    Austin City Limits: Willie Nelson/Asleep at the Wheel is a 2009 PBS episode in the TV series that features the country legends on stage together and playing new tracks from their joint album, "Willie and the Wheel." The special was extra special as it marked the 35th anniversary episode of Austin City Limits.moreless
  • Willie Nelson/ Asleep at the Wheel
    Songwriter and singer Willie Nelson teams up with the Grammy award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel to perform songs from their album 'Willie and the Wheel'. Ray Benson leads the band and their genre of Western Swing music is inspired by ragtime and jazz swing of the 1930s and 1940s, even including a horn section in the band.moreless
  • Elvis Costello/ The Band of Heathens
    British singer Elvis Costello performs a host of entertaining bluegrass songs like 'Mystery Train', 'Down among the Wines and Spirits' and 'Blame it on Cain' that show strong Americana influence. Costello's wit and showmanship strike a chord with the viewers. This episode of Austin City Limits also hosts The Band of Heathens, a group of American musicians specializing in Rock and Roll and headed by Gordy Quist who is their song-writer, lead vocalist and plays many instruments.moreless
  • M. Ward/ Okkervil River
    M. Ward performs songs from his latest album 'Hold Time'. The most popular song from this album is 'Never Had Anybody Like You', but Ward's rendition was without his partner Zooey. The act is followed by Indie Rock band Okkervil River, who get the audience clapping along to their foot-tapping numbers like 'Unless It's Kicks'.moreless
  • Andrew Bird/St. Vincent
    The multi-talented Andrew Bird brings together his song-writing, instrumental and vocal skills from his album 'Noble Beast' to enthrall audiences on this episode of Austin City Limits. The second half of the show features the Indie pop music of Annie Clark, a lady who uses the stage name St. Vincent.
  • Kenny Chesney
    Kenny Chesney
    Episode 3
    On the "Kenny Chesney," episode, the show included some of Chesney's best hits like "Anything but Mine," and "Summertime." Chesney was super excited to do the music show as he believed it had a rich heritage and that so many musical artists have appeared over the years. He also was excited to give back to his fans in a new way and to do his duet with Mac McAnally "Down the Road" live.moreless
  • Ben Harper and Relentless7
    Ben Harper introduces his new band titled Relentless7 on the show Austin City Limits. The other band members are from Texas and their first album 'White Lies for Dark Times' has rock and roll numbers with influences of folk, blues, country and reggae music. Harper impresses the audience with his famous slide-guitar playing.moreless
  • Dave Matthews Band
    Dave Matthews Band
    Episode 1
    The first episode of PBS' concert television series "Austin City Limits" 35th season features the Dave Matthews Band. The episode showcases the band performing at the Moody Theater at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. It also features interviews of Dave Matthews and a behind the scenes look into the band.moreless
  • Radiohead

    Radiohead performs on Austin City Limits.