ACL Fun Times! (10/1 – 10/3)

ArtDisaster-2009-10-01-webSo you’re one of those brave souls who just can’t get enough of the heat and music during the day at ACL and you want more?  Or maybe you’re just one of those types who skip the festival alltogether and make it out to after parties and after shows?  Regardless of what category you fit into, here’s a couple choices for each night of ACL for things to do after the festival activities wind down.  We’re keeping it to just two options a night so as to not overwhelm you.  Follow the jump for da parties.

For Starters if you’re looking for official shows, go here and check out the schedule.  We figured you knew about those already.  Some shows are not sold out yet.


#1. Look at that fancy poster!  Art Disaster #9 is tonight at Beauty Bar!  Things start at 8pm with an open bar sponsored by Three Olives Vodka from 8:30-till that stuff runs out!  Tickets are $3 with an RSVP here.  Lineup is stacked with DJ Tweedy, Lemurs, The Steps, Speak, Wallpaper, DJ Orion, Bright Light Social Hour, The White White Lights, The Authors and Whitman.  Damn!

#2 Option numero dos is another local show at La Zona Rosa featuring Moth Fight!, One Hundred Flowers, The Sour Notes and No Mas Bodas.  Doors are at 8pm and tickets are $8 at the venue.


#1 Several locals like Ultra 8201 & Learning Sercets teamed up for another after party at Beauty Bar tonight.  Bands include Voxtrot & Survive with DJ sets by Loyaute Soundsystem (members of Phoenix) & Ian Orth.  Show is only $5 with an RSVP here.

#2 First shows at the old Seaholm Power Plant presented by WOXY and Rare magazine!  This one is totally free and features Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene along with Generationals and Corto Maltese.  This one is FREE with an RSVP here and doors open at 8pm.  The Seaholm website has more info about wristband pickup and some advice on the show.  Sounds really cool but it may not be worth the trouble…


 #1 NASA & VEGA @ Mohawk sponsored by Hornitos.  This should be a fun option for Saturday night because it’s FREE with RSVP here and the Mohawk is always a fun place to chill out after a long day in the sun.  I’m sure if you want to dance, that can also be arranged… This one starts at 8pm

#2 DJ Party @ the new looking Club Mixx with dance party sets by Kids at the Bar, DJ Davinci, DJ Czech One, DJ Scorpio, DJ Billy Q, DJ Dey One, and Vice Device.  This one is only $5 and starts at 9pm.  Free Titos Vodka will be the highlight of the night.

Some of our local favorite sites like Ultra8201, Austinist, Do512 and Peen Scene have tons more shows and more info.  Where will we find you?


  • Holy crap what a weekend. This is going to be one of those “burn the candle at both ends” type of weekend. One end of the candle is my body/liver and the other end is of course, my wallet. Regardless, there is too many great things to be a part of this weekend to put much thought into not lighting the candle at all.

    How bad ass does that Art Disaster look! A killer local line-up for only 3 bones, great. I’m super pumped for ACL and I am leaning toward Beauty bar on Friday night over Seholm if I cant get passes for the inside party. I really want to check out the inside of that power plant. As for Saturday, well I think NASA and VEGA take the cake but will try to sneak into Grizzly Bear or hit up Dan Auerbach. Sunday, well we will see if I am still alive by then.

    I hope everybody has a fun and safe weekend and am looking forward to all the crazy pics that are going to be flowing in!


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