ACL: Elvis Costello & The Band of Heathens

Jul 3, 2012

It’s been five years since Elvis Costello was last on the Austin City Limits stage. Tonight he returns as part of our 35th anniversary with new music that takes the music legend back-to-basics, combining his witty lyrics and country sounds “with a fitting old-timey feel” (Los Angeles Times).

With “tremendously gritty vocals and scything guitars” (Maverick Magazine), Austin’s own The Band of Heathens have created their own style of Americana music that is bringing them praise from across the nation. These purveyors of smart southern/country rock make their Austin City Limits debut tonight.

Airs Saturday, July 7, at 8pm on Channel 5.

Watch the full episode.