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Mala Luna day two ends with high-energy crowds

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Mia Estrada, Life and Arts Reporter

October 28, 2019

With the shining sun and crop tops as far as the eye could see, day two of the biggest music festival in San Antonio—Mala Luna—brought an even larger and louder crowd, ending the weekend with a bang.  Starting at noon sharp, long lines of eager festival-goers filled the entrances of Wolff Stadi...

A closer look at the bands of ACL

Dexter Tortoriello singing into the microphone onstage against an Austin City Limits backdrop

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

PALM SPRINGSTEEN Palm Springsteen was once a file name—one among many. The band could have been titled Santana Monica. The band, which started out as a one-man-show, performed Friday, Oct. 4, at ACL Weekend One. Nick Hinman, Palm Springsteen frontman, has been a musician since he was a ch...

A first-timer’s perspective: ACL do’s and don’t’s

a wide shot of Zilker park covered in flags for ACL

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

I have lived in Austin for about seven years and until last weekend, the closest I had gotten to the Austin City Limits music festival was via Instagram. Excited as I was to go to ACL 2019, I was equally nervous and had no idea what to expect. After some trial by fire, I quickly learned what it takes...

ACL Weekend One: Lizzo, Cardi B and Mumford and Sons finish out day three

Flags stand tall at ACL fest.

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 7, 2019

After two full days in the sun, Weekend One wound to a close with a gentler, folky, acoustic aura than the days prior. However, day three also promised hype, which it certainly delivered. ACL day three got an early, loud start with singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett on the Miller Lite stage, grunge metal...

ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

Billie Eilish performs on stage at ACL.

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

Despite all odds, ACL day two brought even more hype than the day prior. The second day of the festival featured Diamente Eléctrico on the T-Mobile stage, a Colombian blues-rock band dominating the music scene in their home country. Ingrid Andress, country-pop artist, performed on the BMI stage and...

ACL Weekend One: day one kicks up the heat

Tame Impala fans get into the music at ACL.

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 5, 2019

Although ACL Weekend One 2019 started off as one of the hottest weekends the festival has had to date, that didn’t stop the kickoff from being ice cool. This year’s festival is set to showcase over 140 bands across eight stages, and one kid’s stage. The bands, like the audience, come from all...

Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry

Former Texas State student performs at SXSW 2019.

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

June 4, 2019

A blend of hip-hop beats, expressive lyrics and a hunger to thrive has helped one student flourish in the music industry. Naomi Sutton, marketing senior, is a powerhouse vocalist better known as singer-songwriter Nayome. Sutton released her first EP, “Recovered," in August 2018. The EP features ...

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