I have a feeling that like most of you out there, the headliners for ACL aren’t the real reason for going to the festival. At first glance, this year may be a bit weak, but even early walk-ins will find excellent acts like Cults, Telekinesis, The Head and the Heart, The Antlers, An Horse, and so on. The middle of the lineup is great with Cut Copy, Kurt Vile, Smith Westerns, The Moondoggies, TV on the Radio, The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, Empire of the Sun – I could go on. The headliners are left with the task of clearing the venue, the triggers for the long walk back to the car, the soundtrack for a mosey. Here are my Top 5 (anticipated) songs from this year’s Headliners to make me head out.
I know, another festival related post from myself, but it’s that time of year in Austin if you haven’t noticed. Fall. Sure SXSW rules the Spring, but Fall in Austin, Tx can have your head spinning at all of the live music options. Not only do we have ACL and Fun Fun Fun Fest, but the schedule of touring acts this time of year can be ridiculous. The festival known worldwide and sometimes confused with the television show is our kick-off to the end of the year in music for Austin, Tx, and as much as we might shy away from the fact that The Eagles are a headlining act, deep down inside it’s our festival, and a pretty cool one at that.
We were blessed to have 2 photographers at ACL willing to share their moments with us, so today we’re bringing you our second set of ACL photo goodness. Mary Rehak was there all weekend trudging through mud like the rest of us, and we’ve picked out some of our favorite shots. Still not enough? Check out her Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 photo sets on Flickr.
Even with Austin City Limits Festival in the forefront of the weekend, many of the major acts found their way to the University of Texas campus to tape an episode of the Austin City Limits television show. One of the groups making their ACL debut in front of the famed Austin backdrop was Gnarls Barkley on Saturday night. Show review and setlist after the jump.
The new album from David Byrne & Brian Eno entitled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is now available to stream on their website. Along with the streaming version of the album, you can also purchase the album (regular and deluxe version) or download it for 9 bucks. Head on over to everythingthathappens.com to take a listen, and don’t forget that David Byrne will be playing ACL Fest in September.
Start your planning! We plan on releasing our recommended shows, so stay tuned.