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Lorde captivates with strong stage presence

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October 15, 2014

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Even before the show-stopping teenager from New Zealand began performing, it was apparent to all that the stage they gave her would just not cut it. Of all the shows I saw Sunday at Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lorde’...

Chromeo brings a storm of high-energy electronic funk

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October 15, 2014

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You’ve just gotta appreciate an artist whose sole purpose is to make the crowd dance and electronic funk duo Chromeo did precisely that. I had never heard of Chromeo before Sunday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and ...

Foster the People wows in rock-filled live performance

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October 15, 2014

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There are many artists who play at ACL or any other festival who sound disappointingly worse in person than on CD — Foster the People is the opposite. Having been an indifferent FTP fan before seeing them live on Friday, I w...

Scottish band CHVRCHES explode with first song, then battle to keep crowd’s attention

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October 15, 2014

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The first exposure that the ACL crowd received of CHVRCHES was a body-rumbling onset of bass, then the sight of lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s electric blue under-the-eye makeup, shortly followed by the introduction of Maybe...

Austin musican writes and creates music for his new project Silver Ships

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October 13, 2014

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Chazz Bessette writes, sings, plays piano, guitar and bass, and is the heart and creator of the musical project Silver Ships. Silver Ships, like a lot of music now, is hard to place in one category. Bessette calls his music ind...

Unique musician puts on energetic show for sold-out crowd

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October 13, 2014

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The Philadelphia-based rapper Lil Dicky appeared in the spotlight when his song “Ex-Boyfriend” received one million views in the 24 hours after its release. This video sparked a phenomenon that would change his life forever....

25-year-old DJ Zedd pumps up the crowd

Online Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

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Zedd may not sing or play musical instruments during his set, but he does know how to drop a sick beat and get a huge crowd jumping up and down in unison with their fists in the air.This was the scene during the Zedd’s set f...

Major Lazer Attracts new fans with amazing light show and crazy beats

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

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Although Major Lazer was on one of the smaller stages at Austin City Limits, the performance attracted a great crowd. Part of this is because rapper Eminem was playing at 8:30 p.m. on a stage near them, so everyone heading ov...

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