Wednesday, September 06, 2006

ACL Day One

Hey you Arcade Fire jokers look out we can't see The Frames.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is just around the corner and I'm going to miss it for the first time. Several of the crew will be there and have asked me about who they should see so I'm going to lay it out. Keep in mind this is a "hardcore" schedule that doesn't allow for a lot of deadweight.
Friday: Arrive around 11:30 grab a sandwich from Stubb's and wander around a bit to acclimate.
12:30 Asleep at the Wheel: No need to get real close we've seen them before, leave early.
1:30 Ted Leo: You have to have a good spot for Ted Leo.
2:30 Deadboy & the Elephantmen: I assume you saw Guster in Tulsa so I'd see these guys again.
3:30 Wolf Parade: Again get a good spot for this.
4:30 Gnarles Barkley: You gotta drop by to see what crazy stuff they have going on. 5:15 Okkervil River: I'd stay for all of this set and get to Gomez a little late.
6:00 Gomez.
6:30 Eat
7:30 Ray Lamontagne: I'd get to this one early and get up close.
I'd wander around near the back of the crowd for John Mayer and Van Morrison. I'm thinking Mayer might have a decent guest stop by his set.
Go home shower and drink.
Day two is pretty tricky, I'll post on it later.


ryan said...

my new partner is a huge Guster fan sooo I think we may have to see them... I can't wait for Band of Horses though at the conservatory no less

B.J. said...

Sounds like a great day... Too bad I'm not going to be there. I'll have to satisfy myself with seeing the Lips in a couple of weeks and then hitting the good shows coming to the Cain's.

Built To Spill
Kings of Leon (The next day!)
The Futureheads (possibly)
The Black Keys in December!

I'm still debating on whether or not to go see Bone Thugs or REO Speedwagon. Decisions decisions.

Any good shows up your way?

ryan said...

BJ Whataburger afterwards?

Flatlander said...

That's a great day of music. We need to start Montpelier City Limits. Although, I guess we have the Pop Montreal Festival next month which is pretty good.

dia said...

Mark, you definitely need to come to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park this year. You make the rounds like Vosse and I dead weight and keep moving! There are five different stages all with the most amazing music just drifting all over the park. Plus, it's free.