Austin City Limits - Day 2. Important questions to ponder. Is there anyone out there who can electrify a crowd like Alabama Shakes? Did Mandy Lee from Misterwives get her hair done on the beach in Cancun? Why are TV On The Radio so cool. Will Disney sue Deadmau5 over the mouse head?
More performance commentary from our man on the ground Henry Linser.
Every so often you're at a musical performance that, at the risk of sounding cheesy, is just a pure, raw expression of emotional power. It was unforgettable, a foot-stomping, hair raising performance that took over the entire park. The question everyone was asking the next day was 'Were you at Alabama Shakes? Oh my God!!' Get there!
Our "Alabama Shakes" Concert
Get ready to trip out. Come for the beats, stay for the geodesic light show, stay even longer if you want a great contact high. I've never seen so many 14-year-olds in halloween costumes smoking all the weed this week's allowance could buy. I couldn't leave because I didn't want to come down, literally, but also the set was pretty solid.
Father John Misty
Does Misterwives ever stop? Frenetic, kinetic, hard to keep up with but well worth it.
Our "Misterwives" Session
TV On The Radio
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
So much buzz was building about these guys at the Austin Ventures stage that I had to stop in. The crowd didn't fit in front of the stage, these guys are worth checking out
Walk The Moon
A lot of people tried to make me feel old and told me Walk the Moon is 'what the kids are into'. But people of all ages and at all stages started turning around as these guys delivered their snappy, high intensity pop and their crowd just got bigger and bigger. Totally infectious.