The kids are all right: "Austin City Limits" may be in its 45th year, but the acclaimed music television show is still reaching out to younger artists and listeners. Case in point: On Tuesday, they announced upcoming tapings for episodes with Maggie Rogers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, all of whom are under 25 years old.
Pop singer-songwriter Rogers, who'll usher in Austin's summer with a June 21 taping, will turn 25 next week and in January released her first full-length album, "Heard It in a Past Life," on Capitol Records. She'd already built up quite a bit of momentum by then, with a 2017 debut EP that helped get her a spot on "Saturday Night Live" last year. Rogers' last show in Austin was at Stubb's in October; she'll return this coming October to play two nights at ACL Live.
Dacus and Baker, both 23, will team up for a rare dual-taping night on July 30. It's a fitting combination, as they also make up two-thirds of the indie supergroup Boygenius, along with Phoebe Bridgers. Dacus, from Richmond, Virginia, has released two albums on Matador Records. Memphis native Baker's most recent solo album, "Turn Out the Lights," also came out on Matador, after a 2015 self-released debut. Both artists have played the Austin City Limits Music Festival in recent years.
Free tickets to the tapings, held at ACL Live, generally are distributed about a week before the event by email lottery on the program's website; check the program's social media pages for announcements.