Hilltop Views

Drake performs as expected at Austin City Limits

Life & Arts Editor

October 5, 2015

Drake’s set started one hour after A$AP Rocky’s ended on the Samsung stage.Waiting for that hour in a sea of thousands of eager people, pushing and shoving to get closer to the stage for Drake’s ACL performance, I was sure...

Of Monsters and Men push their Austin City Limits

Life & Arts Editor

October 5, 2015

Of Monsters and Men are surprisingly unique, entertaining and skilled performers. They didn’t compromise their image for the venue; unlike a lot of other bands, the singers didn’t talk to the crowd about the heat or smoking we...

Brand New brings out old followers

Life & Arts Editor

October 5, 2015

Brand New is a favorite for many, especially college kids who grew up listening to them.In the past, it's been hard to catch one of their shows because they play so rarely. Recently, they've been playing more festivals and sh...

Father John Misty’s beard, performance, outdo all

Life & Arts Editor

October 5, 2015

Father John Misty had the best stage presence (and beard, except for Drake) of anyone I saw at ACL, which is not surprising if you know anything about him.His Twitter is a glimpse into his sarcastic and vibrant personality th...

Ohio-based band expected to enlighten, thrill ACL audience

Reporter

September 25, 2015

An act on the Austin City Limits Festival lineup that is sure to echo through the city of Austin is the Ohio-based alternative duo, Twenty One Pilots.It is expected that they will be performing songs from their recent album Blur...

Broken Bells is anything but broken with bouncing balls and bright blasts (of light)

Life and Arts Editor

October 20, 2014

Broken Bells’ Saturday night performance at Austin City Limits featured a bright light show that utilized warm colors and large inflatable pink balls that bounced through the crowd.This indie-rock band is comprised of James Me...

Lorde captivates with strong stage presence

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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 ...

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