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    Austin City Limits: The Grub Guide

    Pushing through a weekend music festival can be a tough task.With all the head bobbing, show hopping, beer drinking, and Twitter posting, you're going to work up quite the appetite. When venturing outside the festival grounds or wandering downtown Austin during pre and post festival concerts, here are a few wonderful spots to hit up and grab a bite. 24 DINER What: 24-hour diner atmosphere serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner specialtiesThe Lowdown: At any hour of the day, 24 Diner slings up local meat and produce on their varied menu.Give the chicken & waffles, the meatloaf, and the chopped salad a shot.Probably not at the same time though -- don't want to miss the Black Keys because you can't find the Tums.Where: 600 N. Lamar [map] COUNTER CULTURE What: Vegan eats from the CC trailer.

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    10 Must-Hear Artists at Austin City Limits Fest

    Entering its ninth year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is showing no signs of slowing down, as it sprawls out over the 46 acres of Austin, Texas' Zilker Park. From October 8-10, ACL will host more than 130 artists, including A-list headliners like the Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes, M.I.A., the Black Keys, and more. We've picked out ten artists outside the heavy hitters of ACL's lineup that you won't want to miss this year in Austin.Scroll down and meet them all! BONUS!

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    A Guide to Austin City Limits Afterparties!

    The Austin City Limits festival might have a 10 P.M. curfew, but the party keeps going well into to the night! Numerous pre- and post-festival concerts are scheduled with a plethora of SPIN approved acts, including the Strokes, the Black Keys, Spoon, and a host of others. Here's a quick breakdown:WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6: Who: The StrokesWhat: New York City's own continue their comeback with a live spot as the first Official ACL pre-party.This one is already sold out.Where: Stubb's BBQ, 801 Red River St.When: Doors open at 7 P.M.Tickets: Sold OutTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 7: Who: Black Joe Lewis and the HoneybearsWhat: Lewis and his Honeybears bring their brand of funky soul to late-night Austin.Hacienda opens the show.Where: Antones, 213 W. 5th Street When: Doors open at 10 P.M.Tickets: Sold Out Who: Paul OakenfoldWhat: The legendary UK DJ spins his housey goodness.

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    Palladium Boots Screen 'Detroit Lives' Film in NYC

    Detroit Lives, a documentary focusing on the rebuilding of the Motor City had its Palladium Boots-sponsored premiere on September 7th at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York, followed the next night with a screening at the Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills.The film is part of the heritage boot company's Exploration Campaign. The documentary, hosted by Johnny Knoxville, takes the viewer through the expanding art scene in Detroit.Knoxville's tour of the city focuses on the its architecture, its music and its art with pop-ins from Detroit mainstays like punk band the Dirtbombs, producer/emcee Black Milk and Downtown Detroit restaurateur Phil Cooley. Throughout the film Knoxville visits with Detroit's younger class as they focus on community and turning their downtrodden city into one of growth and beauty.Stops along the way include: The Phil Cooley-owned Slows Barbecue, Fisher Bod

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    Sailor Jerry, Greenhornes Rock Mercury Lounge

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    Trent Reznor's New Band Releases Free EP

    Trent Reznor likes you. He really, really likes you. How to Destroy Angels, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind's new project with his wife Mariqueen Maandig, are releasing their self-titled debut EP for free on June 1. The album will arrive as a 320 kbps download, but for an extra$2 fans can score a higher quality, HD version (the CD will be in stores July 6). Pre-order the six-track EP at the band's website now and get "The Believers," a track to ease your jones over the holiday weekend, until the five other songs arrive on Tuesday. Hear the song and pre-order the album in the widget below. Reznor and Co. previewed How To Destroy Angels with "A Drowning" and "The Space In Between, which arrived with a gruesome video featuring Reznor and his wifey lying face down in a pool of their own blood.

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    WATCH: Pearl Jam Play Rare Cover with Ben Bridwell!

    After Eddie Vedder hopped on stage last week with Band of Horses to help cover Ron Wood's "Act Together," BOH singer Ben Bridwell returned the favor Friday in New York City, joining Pearl Jam to romp through Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike."Check out the video below! The 1991 album version of "Hunger Strike" featured a vocal duet between Vedder and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, so Friday night Bridwell took over Cornell's part as crowd freaked out -- it's a relative rarity in Pearl Jam's live repertoire. As the performance ended, a beaming Bridwell gushed: "Pearl Jam's the best band!" Up next for BOH will be the Sasquatch festival in Washington State this weekend and two UK opening slots for Snow Patrol in June.Pearl Jam will be taking their tour overseas -- dates can be found here.

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    WATCH: Hot New Robyn Video

    "Dancing On My Own," the second single off Swedish electro popstress Robyn's upcoming, SPIN-approved new album Body Talk Pt.1 gets the visual treatment. Check it out below! In fact, the song title dictates the action in the video: Robyn breaks it down on an empty soundstage and also by herself, alongside a packed dance floor, strobes flashing and couples kissing around her. In concert with her video release (and in support of the new album, her first since 2005's self-titled affair), Robyn announced yesterday that she'll be touring the U.S. with edgy R&B singer Kelis via a series of cutesy Twitter exchanges. Sample exchange: Robyn: Hey mama, I'm bored. U feel like doing something?Kelis: Love to.

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    Metallica's "Big Four" Tour Will Hit Movie Theaters

    Metal fans of the world rejoice: The June 22 date of this summer's Big Four Tour -- the seven date European jaunt starring heavy hitting heavyweights Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax -- will be broadcast via satellite in high definition to movie theaters around the world. More than 800 theaters -- including 450 in the U.S. -- will carry the telecast of the tour's stop in Sofia, Bulgaria. There's a full listing of participating theaters on the tour's official site. Tickets for U.S. screenings went on sale today and can be snapped up here. "Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's big four would not only still be around and more popular than ever, but will now play together for the first time," Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich gushed about the tour. "What a mindfuck!

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    New Eels Album Out in August

    Prolific singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, a.k.a. "E," and his band the Eels -- the guys behind alt-radio hit with "Novocaine for the Soul" -- will return August 24 with Tomorrow Morning, their third album in a year and a half. Tomorrow Morning is the final act in a trilogy of albums, which started with 2009's Hombre Lobo and continued with 2010's acclaimed End Times, Everett's "most universal work," wrote SPIN, which finds the rocker "rasping as if a lead weight hangs from his soul." Tomorrow Morning will arrive via E's own label, E Works Records. Eels -- whose music is featured in film soundtracks, including Shrek the Third and Yes Man -- will hit the road this summer for a lengthy world tour, which hits Europe, Australia, and Japan, before returning to the U.S. in August. Check out the complete U.S. tour itinerary below.

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