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Why wasn’t Lorde a headliner?
As soon as the opening note to “Glory and Gore” sounded Sunday, arms holding smartphones shot up en masse. 660 more words
The flags, balloons and signs that are such a common sight at ACL Fest weren’t out in large numbers yesterday — maybe for fear they might act as lightning rods — but elevated landmarks of all sorts were back in abundance on the final day of ACL 2014’s second weekend as the sun broke through the clouds late in the afternoon. 460 more words
Tennessee-based husband-and-wife duo Johnnyswim and their band were all dressed in black on the BMI Stage this afternoon. Though they were on the little stage at the big festival, their stomping folk rock was energetic enough to not get buried under the sonic debris from the surrounding juggernauts. 220 more words
Kongos brought their positive, accordion-spiced alt-rock to a sprawling, enthusiastic crowd under gray skies at the Samsung Galaxy Stage.
The South African band of brothers’ most unique surface-level feature is the use of the aforementioned accordion, but this was no polka. 275 more words