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Live at Austin City Limits 2012

Neil Young, Avicii, Rufus Wainwright and more

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Neil Young

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse headlined Saturday night at Austin City Limits Festival, mixing classics like "Down by the River" with songs from the new "Psychedelic Pill."

Austin City Limits Music Festival, River City Extension

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River City Extension

River City Extension gets a ride after helping to kick off Austin City Limits Festival on a bright, muggy Friday afternoon.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, A-Track

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A-Trak Spins

DJs like A-Trak have grown in popularity with crowds at Austin City Limits Festival, which also featured dance acts including Bassnectar and Crystal Castles this year.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Quiet Company

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Quiet Company

Austin pop-rockers Quiet Company, led by singer Taylor Muse (center), pose backstage at Austin City Limits Festival. The band helped kick off the second day of music Saturday.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Delta Spirit

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Delta Spirit

It's hard to make him blush. Delta Spirit lead singer and guitarist Matt Vasquez gets some good lovin' from guitarist Will McLaren Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, The Wombats

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The Wombats

They don't stay that still for long. Liverpool's Wombats in a rare moment of calm before unleashing a short but powerful set of danceable Brit-rock Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, A-Track

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DJ A-Trak Onstage

DJ A-Trak got a large crowd moving at Austin City Limits Festival Friday, a dance-heavy day that also included sets from Thievery Corporation and Avicii.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

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She’s My Sister

Dressed to turn heads backstage in the artist VIP area, Rachel Kolar of He's My Brother She's My Sister gets in line for a choice viewing spot Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Delta Spirit

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Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit singer Matt Vasquez performs Friday at Austin City Limits Festival during a set that saw him climb up the left side support structure of the AMD Stage and dangle more than 30 feet in the air as the crowd cheered him on.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Esperanza Spaulding

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Esperanza Spaulding

Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding worked her bass and laid a mix of funk, jazz and pop on an adoring crowd at the Barton Springs Stage Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

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Working the Crowd

The crowd at the AMD Stage saw Delta Spirit, Afghan Whigs, Weezer and Avicii during a sunny first day of Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

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In the Crowd for Avicii

Concert-goers at Austin City Limits Festival watch Swedish house DJ Avicii, who co-headlined Friday night while perched atop a sculpture of a giant white head.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

He's My Brother She's My Sister take advantage of some shade and quiet Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, The Black Lips

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The Black Lips

The Black Lips hang out before their set (watched from backstage by Ryan Gosling) Friday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wheeler Brothers

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Shot of Honey

Guitarist A.J. Molyneaux of the Wheeler Brothers encourages Nolan Wheeler (guitar, vocals, piano) to drink honey to soothe his throat before they hit the Austin Ventures stage Saturday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wheeler Brothers

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Wheeler Brothers

Wheeler Brothers guitarist Danny Matthews was all business before his band hit the Austin Ventures Stage Saturday at Austin City Limits Festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, La Vida Bohème

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La Vida Boheme

Venezuela’s La Vida Bohème visited a graffiti park near the grounds of Austin City Limits Festival for their pre-show ritual of splattering each other with paint. 

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wheeler Brothers, Dev

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Dev Gets a Lift

After L.A. party girl Dev blew away the early arrivals Saturday at Austin City Limits Festival, she made fast friends with Austin roots rockers the Wheeler Brothers.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, The Shins

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Last Meal

Shins guitarist Jessica Dobson enjoyed dinner on the last night of the band's tour for "Port of Morrow," which wrapped up at Austin City Limits Festival.

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