ACL Preview: Exit Music For A Festival

Shockingly enough, it’s already October, the weather is changing, and it’s time again for another round of Austin City Limits. Imagine that, I’m offering a post with advice for the old folks and I mention the weather! Time to settle in to Overture. Hey, I hear the food is great! But seriously folks, ACL is kicking off on Friday and the lineup yet again has a great deal to offer for fans of all styles of music. For the ever aging ATH crew, we typically look towards middle tier acts like Fidlar, Cherry Glazerr, The Comet is Coming, Otis the Destroyer, and Idles so we can get in early and leave before the crowds grow. For us, headliners usually kick off the end of the night as we head for the exits and home to our warm beds. Many memories have been made dodging water moccasins near the lake as Bob Dylan plays a nearly unrecognizable rendition of “Highway 61 Revisited”. Hit the jump for more!

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Country Ballad from Snakes

snakesI’m continuing with my taste for country as of late, though I can see a lot of folks getting into the work of Snakes. Sure, there’s that classic Western sound, from the guitar (even the sound of the strings buzzing whilst being strummed) to the pacing of the percussion, but there’s also a little bit of sadness/darkness that comes through. You can even hear the band galloping towards the song’s close, so don’t be surprised to find yourself loving this. It’s the first single from the band’s forthcoming self-titled record, which you will be able to get your hands on when it’s released on May 6th via Fleeting Youth Records.