Sounds: Everyone at ACL and More!

26 09 2008

As everyone knows, it’s Austin City LImits time in Austin and fun will be had by all. Except for us. We aren’t really into this years lineup to be honest. There are a few good acts that will be on hand for the festivities but we have either seen them already or honestly, it’s still not worth the crazy amount of money that they are asking for. The good news is that there will still be tons of non-ACL shows going on this weekend too. Some of these are free and some not, but you don’t have to pay a crazy amount of cash for two bands you like and eight shitty bands as well.

Friday Favorite
Vampire Weekend: A-Punk (guilty pleasure)

Let’s start off with Friday. Voxtrot will be at the Mohawk but to be honest, we really love their EP Raised By Wolves but their newer stuff is disappointing. Hopefully they will be kicking it old school today. If you happen to go to ACL, Vampire Weekend will have some catchy tunes that may be worth a look as does Hot Chip. Yeasaer deserves your attention as does Mates of State. What Made Milwaukee Famous is a local Austin band that will be playing the festival so show your support.

On Saturday Jose Gonzalez will be playing at Emo’s inside stage while the always entertaining (we love their shows) Man Man will be playing the outside stage. Sunset Rubdown will be playing at the Mohawk, so they will probably be getting our hard earned money on that night. The oh so popular Band of Horses will be at the Parish but beware of the popped collar. You might want to go to Antone’s so you can laugh at Jakob Dylan, ok that is mean. At the ACL fest, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine are the ones that really catch our eye.

Saturday Favorite
Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal

Sunday Sunday Sunday! M Ward and Jenny Lewis at La Zona Roasa while at the ACL Festival, Tegan and Sara and White Denim are our favorites. Well honestly, our favorite favorite will have to be Stars. Ahhh… how can anyone not love Stars!? It’s not often we get to talk about them since they haven’t been in this great town since we have been residing here so bare with us!

Our Favorite Favorite Favorite
Stars:Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

Man this video makes us miss winters in New York. Sadsies

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30 09 2008
jessica

favourite favourite favourite.

ah HA! good times.

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