Austin, TX – The sold-out Parish on 6th St. in Austin, TX, played hosts to Father John Misty and Dry The River to end day 1 of ACL 2012.
Austin, TX – Austin City Limits 2012 festival kicked off Thursday night with Alabama Shakes at Stubbs. The young Athens, Alabama quintet have skyrocketed to critical acclaim and music industry hype in a short amount of time, and judging by the sold-out show, their commercial appeal has no ceiling.
The 9 person outfit that is Bon Iver, live, has become a full realization of the 2011 self-titled, second record. In Austin, Texas, Tuesday night at the Long Center for The Performing Arts, those ideas, fragments and soundscapes presented on the recent record become their own musical vernacular in a live setting, a testament to Justin Vernon’s vision for Bon Iver, the record. With an orchestral setting as beautiful as the Long Center, all the little pieces crafted by Vernon on “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” to the bare bones of first record, “For Emma,” (and to a few choice song surprises) come into full ligh