Following yesterday’s disappointing news that D’Angelo and the Vanguard no longer plan to tape an episode of "Austin City Limits," our city’s long-running and ever more diverse music program, spirits are lifted. ‘ACL’ will  host rapper Kendrick Lamar, who’s excellent new album "To Pimp a Butterfly" is one of the year’s best on October 30.

The appearance is part of a limited run of intimate shows billed as "Kunta’s Groove Sessions." The lottery to receive free tickets to the show, likely to be one of the most requested of the year, is open now. Sign up here.