Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket, Natalia Lafourcade to tape ‘ACL’
The 42nd season of “Austin City Limits” will kick off in the midst of South by Southwest with a March 15 performance by Iggy Pop, the day before his previously announced SXSW official show.
Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme will team with Pop at both shows, which coincide with the March 18 release of their collaborative album “Post Pop Depression.” This will be Pop’s first performance on “Austin City Limits”; Homme appeared with Queens of the Stone Age in Season 39.
Also making a return to the program is indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, set for a May 2 taping. The group taped the show in 2006 and 2008; this time they’ll spotlight songs from their acclaimed 2015 album “The Waterfall.”
Natalia Lafourcade, an eclectic superstar of Mexican music, will make her “ACL” debut with a March 23 taping. Her most recent album, “Hasta La Raíz,” is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at this month’s Grammy Awards.
Tickets to tapings generally are given away about a week before the performances. Check acltv.com and the program’s social media accounts for ticket details.
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Free things to do this weekend
South Austin Brewery’s 2-Year Anniversary
South Austin Brewery is celebrating another year in business with a big bash that will include, naturally, plenty of beers for you to toast with. Enjoy $2 cans of Evel Ale (a blonde), Kol (a kolsch) and the TPA (a session IPA). Plus, Burro Cheese Kitchen and OMG Cheesecakery will be on-site to fill all your food needs, and live music will come from a variety of local bands, including Taylor and the Wild Now, That Girl Dre and the Knievels. You can bring dogs, extra seating and board games. For more booze-related events this month, visit spirits.blog.austin360.com.
WeatherFest at the Bullock Museum
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 1800 N. Congress Ave. 512-936-8746, thestoryoftexas.com.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Free First Sunday this month is centered around the annual WeatherFest, a family-friendly exploration of all things weather-related. Kids in particular will have fun learning how to tell time using the sun, making a Lego building that can withstand an earthquake and building an extreme weather shelter. Plus, “Wild Texas Weather” and “Shipwrecked” will be showing at the IMAX, and lectures will focus on El Niño and other topics.
Coming next week in Austin360: Austin keeps growing, and there are still some dining and entertainment options we’d like to see in our fair city.
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