Monday 21 Apr
CD reviews

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0

ACL: Day 2 in photos

The Antlers, Twin Shadow, Iron & Wine, funny-looking people!

By Matt Carney September 18th, 2011
Photos are difficult to acquire in bulk without a photo pass.

That's just one little lesson I've learned at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as the following: don't wear jorts (they snag in the crotch and it's more often than not difficult to dig your phone out of the front pocket), and sometimes you've got to just put in the time if you want to see a band you love up close.

The latter I'll be doing all day today, Sunday, as Broken Social Scene, Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fire play the Bud Light stage in succession. If all goes well, Win Butler's going to climb up on the barrier right in front of my face while he shouts his way through "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" at approximately 8:30 p.m. tonight.

In the meantime however, check out these photos from Saturday! Day 2 recap is on its way, though it is susceptible to the press tent's Wi-Fi, which has been spotty. Keep checking in on Twitter

The Antlers

Twin Shadow

Iron & Wine

Also, check out these hilarious dudes. Easily the best fest signs I've ever seen. Had a good laugh about them with my sister because we could see their signs at the Kanye show. Sure enough I go to buy a T-shirt at the merch tent Saturday afternoon, and they're right next to me with their own faces on signs. Brilliant.

These guys

For more coverage:

Day 1 recap
Day 1 in photos
Day 2 recap soon to come
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