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Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

College Issue 2014: Sell clothes. Plato’s Closet is a great place to take your gently worn apparel in exchange for cold, hard cash. They accept clothes, shoes and... By Brittany Minor 8/18/2014
Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

News: Our state ranks next to last in food security, meaning that in 2010 over 4 million Texans experienced outright hunger or ditched healthy food for cheap... By Michael Barajas 5/9/2012
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013

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Austin City Limits bids farewell to the three-day format

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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Iggy & The Stooges

If you thought Austin City Limits was big, you ain't seen nothing yet. On October 11-13, 2013, the festival will be expanded into two consecutive weekends of music, after being launched as a two-day fest in 2002 and held as a three-day ever since. The announcement was made 12 months in advance, which shows the reason for the festival's endurance goes beyond the quality of the bands featured — the festival is pretty damn well put together.

Besides those highlighted here, this year's talent includes The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Weezer, Gary Clark Jr., Esperanza Spalding, Rufus Wainwright, and Steve Earle, plus Italy's Jovanotti and Venezuela's La Vida Bohème, these last two being the biggest names in an otherwise invisible Latin pop/alternative ACL presence. In total, I counted 127 acts (the festival claims "130+").

Here's a quick look at how to navigate this ACL monster that will turn into twins next year.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Not only did Neil Young survive a brain aneurysm in 2005 and a premature obituary by (which, in one of the biggest blunders in the history of journalism, reported on the death of "astronaut Neil Young" back in August) — he has survived it all, and is still one of the most lucid and relevant musical heroes of the '60s. This year alone he and Crazy Horse released Americana, Young's first-ever album of covers (and their first album together since 2003), and they will follow with the all-original double CD Psychedelic Pill on October 30. "Walk Like a Giant," the first single, is another proof you don't really know dick about guitar-playing unless you seriously study Neil Young. 8pm Sat, Oct 13, Bud Light stage.

Iggy & The Stooges
I'll never forget the night when Iggy Pop and Sum 41 closed the 2002 MTV Latino awards with a show-stopping rendition of "Little Know It All." Some of the best Latin rockers had just delivered the best Latin award ceremonies ever when Iggy, then 55, appeared and proceeded to blow everyone off the map. The Stooges haven't had a new album since 2007's The Weirdness (incredibly, their first since 1973's Raw Power, which got reissued in 2010, the same year they were inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame). If Iggy has 50 percent of what he had back in '02, we'll be all right. 6:15pm Sun, Oct 14, Bud Light stage.

Other picks (Bud Light stage, unless indicated)
Florence + The Machine, 6:30pm Fri, Oct. 12
The Black Keys, 8:30pm Fri, Oct. 12
The Roots, 6pm Sat, Oct 13
Jack White, 8pm Sat, Oct. 13 (AMD stage)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 8:15pm Sun, Oct 14


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