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Past articles by Ramón:

ACL Fest: Tierra Whack wants you to stay hydrated

Ever the people’s champ, Tierra Whack closed her set by giving a fan her Nikes—and telling us to stay hydrated.It’s happened before at Austin City Limits and it’ll happen again in the age of climate change: It’s too dang hot in October, and so a rap DJ’s laptop overheats.“This my biggest fan,” DJ Zach told the crowd gathered for Whack Saturday afternoon at the T-Mobile stage. This one was a… → Read More

Funk and fireworks: Bruno Mars warms up the COTA crowd

Bruno Mars’ seven-piece band needed a breather Saturday at Circuit of the Americas. Mars didn’t, though, and so the Grammy-collecting pop → Read More

Residente leads a cathartic cumbia punk call for love in one of ACL Fest's best sets

You probably missed one of ACL Fest 2018's best performances. But for the modest herd gathered Saturday evening at the Barton Springs stage, Residente's → Read More

Fists in the air: Disturbed's rock gets the ACL Fest crowd pumped

Disturbed showed off its anthems and chops on Saturday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival — proving it was worthy of this fest’s vaunted tradition of honoring monsters of rock.Seventeen-plus years ago, the metal band offered bold and muscular anthems for the Ozfest crowd. I’ll never forget the summer of 2001, when the band graduated onto a bill that included goon-rock icons Marilyn Manson,… → Read More

Pan-American star Mon Laferte burns as bright as the sun at ACL Fest

Mon Laferte danced so hard that the setlist stuck to her heel. Saturday at ACL Fest, the artist big enough to fill up Mexico City’s town square performed early on a big stage.Wearing a bright pink dress, and backed by an eight-piece Mexican band of matching gents in slacks and pastel-pink buttoned-downs, Mon Laferte celebrated Pan-American sonic traditions with a dialed-in, hip and youthful… → Read More

Deftones offer selected works from the best nu-metal album ever

“I wanna see you guys get up—all together,” Chino Moreno asked American Express patrons at ACL 2018 Saturday afternoon. The Deftones singer’s request was a tall order: Even for Metallica campers, the enduring nu-metal legends offered a different blend of old time rock ‘n roll.Twenty-plus years ago the Deftones rapped and screeched up the charts alongside brooding bands like Korn. While the Limp… → Read More

The National gets political, existential while warming up camping chair Beatles' fans at ACL Fest

Beginning a clear-eyed, crisp set of baritone-soaked guitar rock, the National proved why it’s been a festival mainstay since 2007’s iPod → Read More

Father John Misty goes full rock star at ACL 2018 — and overindulges

Releasing four successful albums since 2012, Father John Misty has been a touring presence full of memorable, chatty songs ‘round these parts. He → Read More

‘Best boy band in the world’ Brockhampton comes home to Central Texas

Who says boy bands can’t be activists? Pop ensemble Brockhampton performed 90 minutes and 20-plus songs of spastic, adored choruses Saturday night at a sold-out Emo’s before a herd of stampeding teens. → Read More

Review: Grizzly Bear at ACL Live

Grizzly Bear crammed the floor of ACL Live on Friday night, and robustly packed in the mezzanine. The upper balcony was about half full—a minor miracle all the same. The four-piece Brooklyn, New York, outfit is a pop oddity. → Read More

In ACL Fest adieu, Gorillaz throw in the kitchen sink

“How you doing mate? Catch a late flight?” Damon Albarn asked De La Soul’s DJ Maseo Sunday night, just before dazzling mass single “Feel Good Inc.” The long-tenured rap crew was home to turn out the enduring radio hit from 2005. → Read More

Don’t sleep on Bibi Bourelly, ACL’s secret pop genius

Bibi Bourelly wrote Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money,” so you’ve already appreciated her writing. She can riff on mean lovers and the circumstantial self-reliance of your early 20s with anyone, which is why she’s been tapped by the likes of Usher and Selena Gomez for credits. → Read More

White Reaper is ACL Fest’s hardest-rocking band

White Reaper named its 2017 sophomore album "The World's Best American Band," and the boast is less absurd than you think. The Louisville, Kentucky, quintet knows that the best rock has fuzz in the mix and soundtracks trips to the pool hall. Hell guitarist Hunter Thompson lives in town. → Read More

ASAP Ferg’s stuff broke at ACL Fest: ‘I don’t know what happened to my music’

“The music is too hot for the computer right now,” ASAP Ferg told the American Express stage faithful. My weather app wouldn’t load, but it seemed to be in the high 80s Saturday afternoon at Zilker Park. The New York rapper’s set would be shorted out amid technical difficulties. → Read More

Cody Jinks’ trending Texas country pours one out for Chris Cornell

Cody Jinks spoke onstage Saturday of being in the studio when Chris Cornell died in May, and cutting a Soundgarden song as a tribute to the late rock singer. → Read More

ACL REVIEW: Spoon is a flat circle

What’s your favorite Spoon outing? Did you see Britt Daniel’s men at that private SXSW networking event a few years back? Or Hole In the Wall during the ‘90s? Or this very ACL stage adjacent to the football tent in 2005 when “Sister Jack” was a buzzing hit? Or at the secret Antone’s ... → Read More

ACL Fest: Jay-Z is the most important performer in rap history

Jay-Z knows that he’s the least interesting part of “Run This Town” and “No Church In the Wild,” but the impeccably arranged songs boast huge choruses, and they make a mighty one-two opening punch at festivals. → Read More

Crystal Castles deliver righteous fury for troubling times at ACL

Long live the new Crystal Castles. 2007’s coolest iPod band arrived on the Honda Stage Friday with a towering wall of live drum-spiked electronic music. Singer Edith Frances jumped, yelled, whispered lyrics, and dropped the mic just to force patrons into hearing a loud thud. → Read More

O.A.R. embraces its uncool jam roots at ACL Fest

At the Honda Stage, O.A.R. began with a riff on OutKast’s funk opus "Spottieottiedopaliscious." The seven-piece band, including a bright horn section, offered Margaritaville-appropriate, tropically tinged entrance rock to Austin City Limits patrons and their sealed bottled water. → Read More

Jmblya 2017: 13 key things you need to know about the breakout rap festival

Saturday's Jmblya festival proved a 25,000-strong sellout triumph, according to event organizers. The blowout meant having to endure skillet-hot concrete and drunk high school bros in high-top socks over at Circuit of the Americas. → Read More