Wednesday, September 05, 2007

ACL Fest is Next Week

My oh my, how time flies. It's already September, which means two things to me: 1, football is back. 2, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is right around the corner. Dylan, Stripes, LCD and more. Three days of great music, virtually non-stop. If the meteorological society knows what they are talking about, then the rain will give us a break just in time.

If time, general ACL-craziness and other obligations were not an issue, my schedule might look some thing like this...

Austinist has more ACL coverage than you can shake a stick at, with artist interviews & previews, including information on where to find the aftershows and parties.

Friday and Saturday night Hot Freaks! set up camp at The Mohawk and Club de Ville for a two-night independent music show. Friday night headliners are Grizzly Bear and Art Brut, with local openers Crazy Sexy Rainbow and Brazos. I heard someone say that Crazy Sexy Rainbow is a White Denim pseudonym, but don't quote me on that one. I saw Brazos play at the Austin Sound Off last weekend, and they knocked my socks off. Definitely try to make it to this one.
Saturday night features St. Vincent and The Rosebuds, with local openers Yellow Fever and Sparrow House. Doors open each night at 8:30pm, and entrance will be restricted to those who RSVP at The list will fill quickly, so don't sleep on it.

If you just can't wait to get the party started, then head down to Antone's on Wednesday night to watch the 5 remaining bands from "The Sound and the Jury" online band battle compete for an opportunity to perform at ACL. More than 600 bands around the world uploaded their music to participate in the competition, and that list is now down to five.

The bands:
The show is free, and doors open at 8:00, show starts at 9:00. You can go online and listen to the top five finalists at The Sound and the Jury webpage here, and see video coverage of the top 5 bands at


farino said...

Pretty hectic life eh. I noticed the rodrigo y gabriela mention. If your a fan of there music you should check us out at

Hope you like our songs. all the best and have a good day,