Hilltop Views

Vance Joy’s inner awkward comes out during Stubbs performance

Andrea Guzman

March 20, 2016

Australian singer and songwriter Vance Joy, whose real name is James Keogh, played for two nights in a row at Stubbs BBQ. The concerts, which were a part of his “Fire and the Flood” tour on March 8 and 9, both sold out ...

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


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


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 ...

Foster the People wows in rock-filled live performance


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


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...

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...

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