Radiohead, the Shins, Bon Iver Set for ‘Austin City Limits’


Story by Charles Ken

Upcoming ‘Austin City Limits’ packs performances from Radiohead, the Shins and more

PBS’ popular music television series “Austin City Limits” has announced the artists lined up for its 38th season, and the list is impressive. Radiohead, the Shins, Bon Iver and Dr. Dog are just a few of the musicians slated to lend their talents to the show’s new season, which starts in October.

“We’re proud to continue the tradition of presenting a diverse, eclectic mix of some of the most original music being made today,” Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona said in an official statement. “One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 38 years is that ‘Austin City Limits’ has a way of bringing out the best in an artist’s performance — whether it’s a rising new star or a legend. This year is no exception.”

Thom Yorke and Radiohead will set off the season on Oct. 6, Bon Iver’s episode will air on Oct. 13 and the Shins and Dr. Dog will share an episode airing on Oct. 27. On top of the regular season, a special performance from rockers Alabama Shakes will air during an episode slated to run on Nov. 10, named “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012.”

Viewers looking for a teaser of what’s ahead are in luck, as the show has a posted a sneak preview of Radiohead’s live performance of “Morning Mr. Magpie” and Bon Iver’s presentation of “Towers.” For more information, head to




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