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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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 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
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
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