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ACL Fest night shows feature St. Vincent, MGK, Phoebe Bridgers and more

St. Vincent will perform the first ACL night show this year. (Shutterstock)

As Austin City Limits music festival gets closer to opening its gates, festival organizers announced after-hours night shows that will include notable names from the lineup.

Over 20 shows will take place at ACL Live, Stubb's, Emo's, Mohawk, Scoot Inn and Antone's starting the night before the first day of the festival on Sept. 30 through the second to last day on Oct. 9.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m., and if we've learned anything about festival tickets this year, they will likely go fast.


As summer temperatures continue to increase, so does Austin's "Party Island"—a hundreds-strong army of kayakers and paddle boarders who gather each weekend in the middle of Lady Bird Lake.

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Trip to Dallas-Fort Worth: Our 15-year-old granddaughter thinks it’s the 'cool' Texas


If you are a committed, grunge-wearing resident of the Pacific Northwest, it is easy–almost automatic–to look at Texas as an extraordinarily dry, hot and culturally oppressive place that is better to avoid, especially in the summer. Our two granddaughters live with their parents in Portland.

Recently we decided to take the older girl, who is 15, to Dallas. Setting aside the summer heat, a Portlander can adjust to the vibes of Austin without effort. So let’s take Texas with all of its excesses straight up. Dallas, here we come.

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