Since the release of their debut album, Gallery, A R I Z O N A has been growing in popularity, accumulated more than half a billion streams worldwide and continue to evolve in their music. 2018 was a busy year for the trio from the East Coast, as they played numerous festivals including Lollapalooza, Bunbury, Bonnaroo and most recently Austin City Limits, as well as serving as the special guest support slot on Panic! At The Disco’s nationwide arena tour, which saw sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Staples Center in Los Angeles. The alt/electronic trio
UK artist Yungblud has been steadily making an positive impression on music fans with his unique take on alt-pop equally inspired by punk, hip-hop, and UK garage. The 20-year-old Northern England native is up-front on the topics that he writes about that provides his perspective on everything from gentrification to disenfranchisement to addiction, which has produced catchy protest songs that reveal the personal toll of political tensions. Having released his first full-length, 21st Century Liability, the artist born Dominic Harrison stated, “I want my music to always have a message, but I don’t want to preach to anybody.
Hailey Knox continues to evolve and mature as an artist as demonstrated on her forthcoming collection of songs on Hardwired Mixtape. The forthcoming material to be released on November 16 via S-Curve Records will contain new music, studio versions of live show fan favorites, and short B-side brainstorming snippets and is described as the chronicles of her journey as a "certified social media crossover". A native of upstate New York, Knox first picked up guitar at age seven and learned to play from her dad (an amateur guitarist who also sparked her interest in singer/songwriters like Ingrid Michaelson).
Paul McCarney, Metallica, Childish Gambino and Arctic Monkeys are among some of the biggest names headlining Austin City Limits this year. While we’re sure you’ll be in the crowd dancing along to those massive acts, here are some other artists that you definitely shouldn’t miss: Ravyn Lenae (Friday) Bishop Briggs (Friday) Natalie Prass (Friday) Japanese Breakfast (Saturday) Verite (Saturday) Sharon Van Etten (Saturday) Mt. Joy (Sunday) Amber Mark (Sunday) A R I Z
A dream-pop duo from Austin, Texas, The Wild Now consists of singer Taylor Baker and producer Drew Walker. The two met each other at a Local Natives show during SXSW 2013, where they bonded over their mutual love of the band. Baker had been performing as a solo artist, but after meeting, Taylor and Drew began to perform songs that Taylor had written, under the name Taylor & the Wild Now. As a soulful folk band, Taylor & the Wild Now became a popular local fixture in the Austin music scene, having released their self-titled EP in
ROMES are an up-and-coming band that describes their sound as “2 cups of raw energy with 1 cup Pop; a pinch of electronics, infused with 2oz of soul; garnished with some RnB.” The Toronto-based band consists childhood friends- Jacob Alexander, Nicolas Amadeus, James Tebbitt, and Andrew Keyes, who met while attending St Gerard’s School, Bray, in Ireland. Originally from Canada, brothers Jacob and Nick moved to Ireland when their parents decided to move "across the pond". The brothers eventually made friends with indigenous Irish students, bassist Andrew Keyes and guitarist James Tebbitt. The friends would experiment with
The Austin City Limits music festival in Austin Texas is one of the biggest music festivals in the city and 6 months before the festival even begins we are already getting prepared. Reading up and training for the two weekends of music madness taking place on October 3-5 and 10-12 is one thing but what we have all been waiting for is the lineup announcement. 8608
For the first time in the festival's history, ACL was cancelled after heavy rains and flash flooding. The inaugural second weekend was put to a halt on its final day after Zilker Park received over eight inches of rain. 5970
Are you a local Austinite? Are you from out of town? No matter where you are from, here are some tips I have learned on how to survive ACL Fest. Pack light. Yes, you may be outside all day and there are so many things you could potentially need, but trust me, carrying around a giant purse or bag all day filled with “necessities” will get annoying real fast, 5692
Austin City Limits kicks of this Friday, and the city is more than excited for all the fun. Zilker Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people for two weekends full of great music. While seeing the major acts like Muse and The Cure is expected, it’s always fun to explore some new sound. Check out these 10 artists below and see what appeals to your ear buds. 5622
The skies cleared for the last day of ACL 2012 and some of the best acts were saved for last. Alt-J, a British quartet formed back in 2007, performed for the first time at ACL early Sunday to a smaller, but enthusiastic crowd. These guys are blowing up and we predict they'll be back in a few years performing to a huge audience, in a more coveted slot. Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull and solo artist Kevin Devine formed Bad Books and released their first folk and indie influenced collaboration in 2010. We spoke with them this weekend and fell for the bearded boys and
Each year ACL brings some of the best acts in the world to our little/big town and what feels like the entire population of Austin takes over Zilker park. What's usually a quaint area to walk your dogs, jog by the lake or toss around a frisbee, turns into one of the most renowned festivals to ever hit the music scene. The park was more packed than we've ever seen it, making talks of a two-weekend fest next year not seem so crazy. Despite the crowds everyone was in high spirits and ready for the best weekend of the year. It's usually
It's been a banner year for Australian singer/song-writer, Gotye. With the ubiquitous smash single, "Somebody That I Used To Know", Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, has spent most of 2012 in North America. B-Sides got a few minutes to chat Gotye while out in Texas prior to his appearance at Austin City Limits. Read on to find out how he feels about the current tour, his thoughts on song-writing, and more! 2403
ACL is two days away and B-Sides is gearing up for the fest, scheduling interviews and planning our show schedule. Even though it was FREEZING this past weekend, the forecast looks warm, if not a little muggy. Thankfully, we can leave the sweaters behind and pull out our favorite summer weather festival clothes one more time before winter really hits. Whether you've had your outfits picked out for weeks or you’re looking for some last minute shopping, we've compiled a few ACL fashion trends along with a list of local shops where you’ll find the perfect pieces for this weekend. 2343