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

Life and Arts Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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

Reporter

October 15, 2014

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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...

25-year-old DJ Zedd pumps up the crowd

Online Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

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

Filed under Life And Arts

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...

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