October Music Programming Highlights on PBS SoCal
Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 p.m. – “Austin City Limits: Raphael Saadiq/Black Joe Lewis” – PREMIERE
R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin’. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.
Saturday, Oct. 8, Midnight – “Austin City Limits: Mumford & Sons, Flogging Molly” – PREMIERE
Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album “Sigh No More,” as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly performs highlights from their career.
Friday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m. – PBS Arts from Minnesota: “Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore” – PREMIERE
PBS SoCal kicks off public television’s first-ever Arts Fall Festival Friday programming with the premiere broadcast of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater.
Friday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m. – “PBS Arts From Seattle: Pearl Jam Twenty” – PREMIERE
In honor of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary, award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe creates a definitive portrait of the seminal band carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot concert and interview footage.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 p.m. – “Austin City Limits: The Decemberists Gillian Welch & David Rawlings” – PREMIERE
The Decemberists and Gillian Welch showcase the best in contemporary songwriting. The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King Is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.
Saturday, Oct. 22, Midnight – “Austin City Limits: Widespread Panic” – PREMIERE
Georgian jam band Widespread Panic celebrates its 25th anniversary with songs from across its career.
Friday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m. – PBS Arts From Miami: “Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp” – PREMIERE
One of America’s finest dance companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, perform in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp.