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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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ACL performers empower attendees, speak on abortion ban

ACL performers empower attendees, speak on abortion ban

Mackenzie Sullivan, Dina Barrish, Life and Arts Reporters October 19, 2021

During Weekend 1 of Austin City Limits Festival, Megan Thee Stallion denounced the Texas abortion ban during her set. The Houston rapper asked her audience to raise their middle fingers up in agreement,...

Pop punk artist Jxdn talks influences, performing with Machine Gun Kelly

Pop punk artist Jxdn talks influences, performing with Machine Gun Kelly

Fiza Kuzhiyil, Life & Arts Editor October 15, 2021

For pop punk artist Jxdn, performing on one of the biggest stages at Austin City Limits Festival is nothing — he’s used to having over 9.3 million followers view his every move on Tik Tok. Ahead...

UT students reflect on attending both weekends of ACL

UT students reflect on attending both weekends of ACL

Ikram Mohamed, Life & Arts Senior Reporter October 13, 2021

When Austin City Limits Music Festival’s tickets first went on sale in May, Dorian Villalba said she chose not to buy in because she thought the festival would get canceled. She never expected to attend,...

Texas native band Surfaces talks ACL set, new album

Texas native band Surfaces talks ACL set, new album

Fiza Kuzhiyil, Life & Arts Editor October 13, 2021

A pink and purple ombre landscape lights up the screen behind two white lawn chairs. Thousands of people scream, some holding cardboard signs made out of broken down Boxed Water boxes. Then, accompanied...

Student ACL workers reap benefits of long hours in premium access to festival, networking opportunities, free food

Student ACL workers reap benefits of long hours in premium access to festival, networking opportunities, free food

Caroline Culberson, Life & Arts General Reporter October 13, 2021

Surrounded by bright blue skies and verdant grass, bass reverberated through the tent poles as festival goers in sequins, shorts and fanny packs lined up for treats in between shows. For Paisley Polk,...

Jon Batiste takes Austin City Limits crowd to church during Weekend 2 set

Jon Batiste takes Austin City Limits crowd to church during Weekend 2 set

Morgan-Taylor Thomas, Life and Arts Reporter October 12, 2021
Making music that speaks to all, Batiste masterfully paints a picture of counteracting negativity with love.
ACL: The best acts of weekend 2

ACL: The best acts of weekend 2

Fiza Kuzhiyil, Life & Arts Editor October 11, 2021

After two weekends of rocking Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival 2021 finally came to a close this weekend. With over 130 artists to watch over the two weekends, it may be hard to tell who put on...

ACL Live Shot: Remi Wolf

ACL Live Shot: Remi Wolf

Morgan-Taylor Thomas, Life & Arts General Reporter October 11, 2021

“Do we have any Liz’s in the crowd,” asks Remi Wolf as she bounces around the stage, foreshadowing the next track that will blare from the T-Mobile Stage speakers during her Saturday ACL set. Dressed...

ACL attendees share their favorite artist discoveries from both festival weekends.

ACL attendees share their favorite artist discoveries from both festival weekends.

Sage Dunlap October 11, 2021

The Austin City Limits music festival brought artists of all different genres to the stage. While some students splurged to see big acts like Miley Cyrus or Tyler, the Creator, they came back to campus...

Phoebe Bridgers performs on the Ladybird Stage during Weekend 1 of the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival  on Oct. 2.

Phoebe Bridgers delivers an evocative, yet refined performance at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater for ACL Late Nights

Chandler Rowley, Life and Arts Reporter October 10, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers has come a long way since performing to intimate audiences at hole-in-the-wall Austin venues like Antone’s Nightclub in 2018. On Thursday evening, the pensive singer-songwriter taped...

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ star Sydney Park talks working on new Netflix slasher movie

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ star Sydney Park talks working on new Netflix slasher movie

Noah Levine, Life and Arts Film Columnist October 7, 2021

“There’s Someone Inside Your House,” a brand new slasher film from director Patrick Brice and writer Henry Gayden, arrived on Netflix Oct. 6 after its initial premiere at Austin’s Fantastic Fest....

UT students talk fashion for Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking inspiration from artists

UT students talk fashion for Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking inspiration from artists

Sofia Treviño, Peyton Sims, Life and Arts Reporters October 5, 2021
For Weekend 1 of the festival, UT students showcased their unique wardrobes.