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Top Morning Stories September 19, 2011

Iron & Wine on stage during the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011.
Photo by Sean Murphy
Iron & Wine on stage during the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011.

Bastrop County Complex Fire Update

Bastrop county officials say the Bastrop County Complex fire was 95 percent contained as of Sunday. Officials released The Bastrop County Complex Fire Factsheeton the county's Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Austin City Limits Festival 2011

Yesterday rounded out  the last day of the ACL festival. If you were not part of the 75,000 people there each day, KUT's Texas Music Matters has reviews of the headlining acts. Here is just a handful:


like many artists nowadays (and like many at ACL), Coldplay seem to be enamored with electronic flourishes. Synthesizers and keyboards fight with Chris Martin’s old piano, and drummer Will Champion blasts away with drum-machine-like precision.

Stevie Wonder

Chants of “Turn it up!” were ignored. When Wonder picked up on them onstage, he asked if everyone could hear all right, and the resounding “No!” from the back half of the crowd still changed nothing. Even so, for those lucky enough to be up front, the sound was fine, and Wonder and superb band were magnificent.

Iron and Wine

The performance he and his eleven-piece band gave at this year’s ACL Festival was anything but hushed and contained. The crowd of thousands, instead, found Iron & Wine in a jammy kind of mood.

You can see the "jammy kind of mood" below in this YouTube video of their performance of "Lovesong of the Buzzard," uploaded to ACL's official YouTube channel.



You can read more reviews on ACL on KUT's Music section and see video recaps on the ACL festival YouTube channel.

Kristen Cabrera is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, where she saw snow for the first time and walked a mile through a blizzard. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, she graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American (now UTRGV) and is a former KUT News intern. She has been working as a freelance audio producer, writer and podcaster. Email her: