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April 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Pearl Jam slated to play Austin City Limits Music Festival

Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (left) and lead singer Eddie Vedder (right)  will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place Oct. 3-5. (Photo by Cory Schwartz)

Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (left) and lead singer Eddie Vedder (right) will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 1012. (Photo by Cory Schwartz)

Pearl Jam will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival set for the weekends of Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-12. The festival takes place at Ziller Metropolitan Park in Austin, Texas near the shores of the Colorado River.

The Seattle rockers will join Eminem, Outkast, Skrillex and Beck, all performing both installments of the festival. Festival passes cost $225 and are available at the Austin City Limits Music Festival website.

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November 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

New Eminem sounds like old news | New recordings

“Bad Guy,” the intensely dramatic opening track of Eminem’s eighth album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” is over seven minutes of the Detroit veteran displaying that he’s not only still really, really good at rapping, but also still a master of “Da Art of Storytellin” (all due respect to Andre 3000). After the opening track…

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November 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Macklemore wins YouTube Music Award

Macklemore at KeyArena, March, 2013 (Erika Schultz)

Macklemore at KeyArena, March, 2013 (Erika Schultz)

Seattle rapper Macklemore and his sidekick Ryan Lewis picked up yet another award Sunday. Here’s the L.A. Times account of the ceremony.

Meredith Blake
The Los Angeles Times

As the first YouTube Music Awards came to a close Sunday night, creative director Spike Jonze thanked the powers that be at the video-sharing website for “letting us make this mess.”

He couldn’t have chosen a more apt word.

The inaugural 90-minute webcast, held in New York City and hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and Seattle-bred comedian Reggie Watts, was conceived as a more spontaneous answer to the Grammys or the Video Music Awards, one in keeping with the anarchic spirit of the Internet.

But the show, which featured a smattering of performances by mainstream pop stars as well as homegrown YouTube celebrities, was broadcast from Pier 36 in downtown Manhattan and often seemed not just free-wheeling but unhinged.

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