The venerable Austin City Limits has sprouted an online offshoot called ACL Stage Left. They describe the venture as follows “[Stage Left’s] mission is to find the very best, most unique, undiscovered or ready to be re-discovered, passionate music artists and provide them with a strong platform with which to make great art, turning their listeners and our viewers into life-long fans.” What does that mean for you? Local gal Sarah Jaffe performing on a stripped-down version of KLRU-TV’s iconic skyline stage. Here you go.
While I’m here talking about music, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) appears with The National on SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers. She performs Crooked Fingers’ “Sleep All Summer.” The disc is packed with indie-rock heavyweights, both performing the cover versions (Bill Callahan, Bright Eyes, the New Pornographers) and being covered (Superchunk, Neutral Milk Hotel, Robert Pollard). It comes out on April 7.