This Week from the Vault: KALEO, Lisa Loeb, Alessia Cara, and More

Austin City Limits Radio The Vault

By Haley Cinotto

From the Vault is an archive collection of past performances and interviews with your favorite artists and bands. Throw it back with Austin City Limits Radio every Thursday and relive some of the best moments from Dell Music Lounges, SXSW, and ACL Fest.


Kaleo “All The Pretty Girls” [SXSW 2015]

In 2015, Kaleo stopped by our Live Morning Broadcast during SXSW for a live performance of “All The Pretty Girls” from their debut album A/B.

Last week, Kaleo premiered the new song off the band’s upcoming album, Surface Sounds, called “Backbone.” The single follows the previously released tracks “Break My Baby,” “Alter Ego,” and “I Want More.” The long-anticipated record is set to be released on June 5th. In support of their third studio album, Kaleo also announced the launch of their Fight or Flight Tour with special guest Matt Maeson. The tour is set to kick off in Portland, Oregon on July 1st and conclude in San Francisco on October 17th. You can grab tickets to their show in Austin on October 6th here. 


Alessia Cara “Here” [ACL 2015] 

Alessia Cara stopped by the Austin City Limits Radio tent at ACL Fest to play her hit track “Here” back in 2015. 

Since her performance, the Grammy award winner has released two studio albums, The Know-It-All in 2015 and Pains of Growing in 2018. Recently, Cara has shifted her focus from writing her third studio album, and made her acting debut in animated Netflix film The Willoughbys, premiering April 21st. The film is based on the children’s book by Lois Lowry and tells a story of a group of siblings who create a devious plan to get rid of their neglectant parents in order to orphan themselves and create their own imperfect family. Alessia Cara voices the character Jane Willoughby and even released a single for the film called “I Choose” from the point of view of her character. 


Lisa Loeb “Stay” [ACL 2018] 

Watch Lisa Loeb play her hit single “Stay,” from the original movie soundtrack Reality Bites, at ACL in 2018. 

Grammy winner, Lisa Loeb, has released 15 albums in the three decades she’s been making music. Her latest album, A Simple Trick to Happiness, is a collection of personal songs focusing on the wisdom she’s gained through the experiences of her life. The album was released in February of this year and features the track, “Doesn’t It Feel Good” with Michelle Branch. You can listen to her album on all streaming music platforms as well as her website,  


Jr Jr Full Performance/Interview [Music Lounge] 

Group JR JR stopped by ACL Radio’s Live Music Lounge in 2016 for an interview and to perform “For My Brother,” “James Dean,” “Break My Fall,” and “Gone.” 

JR JR, consisting of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, have released four albums, five EPs, and several standalone singles since their formation in 2009. At the beginning of this month, the group released a new track called, “The Way I Do” from their upcoming EP, August and Everything Prior. The record will be released on May 1st from their own label, Love Is EZ Records. If you would love to see them perform live, JR JR will be visiting Antone’s on June 13th, and you can purchase tickets to the show here. 


Barns Courtney “Fire” [SXSW 2016] 

Barns Courtney performed “Fire” Live during Austin City Limits Radio’s Live Morning Broadcast during SXSW in 2016. 

Courtney has been busy since his visit to Austin by releasing albums The Attractions of Youth in 2017 and most recently, 404 in 2019. Late last year, after the drop of his album in September, the British singer-songwriter announced the return of another leg of his “404 Tour,” set to kick off in the Spring of 2020. The tour was scheduled to begin on April 28th in Albany, New York, visiting in Austin on May 19th, and finishing up in St. Louis Missouri on June 4th. Unfortunately, Barns Courtney’s tour dates are canceled until further notice. At this time, there is no new information about a new date, however if you purchased tickets, they will still be valid for the rescheduled date. 

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