Hilltop Views

Foster the People wows in rock-filled live performance

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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 City Limits through the eyes of a press pass

Online Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

I almost felt guilty telling anyone I had a press pass for Austin City Limits. But after I put on my green and blue wristband, I couldn’t stop staring at it. ACL is one of the biggest events of the year in Austin, and here I wa...

25-year-old DJ Zedd pumps up the crowd

Online Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

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...

Spoon has smooth, setlist but boring

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

The Honda stage was one of the biggest stages at Austin City Limits, so naturally Spoon had a pretty large crowd. They played with intensity that thrived throughout the entire performance. It was obvious that they loved being on...

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

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

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...

Childish Gambino: Was he naturally hyped, on something or both?

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

Childish Gambino had one of the craziest and largest crowds at the Honda Stage at Austin City Limits, even though the popular indie band, Foster the People, was playing at the same time. Childish Gambino is a popular rapper, but...

Fitz and The Tantrums: Funky beats and wild dance moves make crowd get off their feet

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

Fitz and The Tantrums’ songs often have groovy beats and catchy lyrics that make people want to dance just by listening to them through headphones.Their performance on the Honda stage at Austin City Limits amped up this exper...

Iggy Azalea reminds crowd ‘who that, who that’

Print Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

When Iggy Azalea graced the RetailMeNot stage at Austin City Limits it was clear that she owned it and the audience. Azalea is a complete diva on stage.Azalea started off her performance with the song “F--- Love.” While wal...

The Head and The Heart performs must-see set

Online Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

It was very clear that Jonathan Russell and his bandmates weren’t from around here when he exclaimed during their Austin City Limits set that it was really hot.“That’s ‘cause you’re from Seattle!” yelled someone i...

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