Thursday, September 25, 2008

Official, Un-Official ACL Kick-Off Tonight

The official Austin City Limits Festival starts tomorrow afternoon. However, the festivities begin tonight. Two of the festivals headliners are playing for more intimate audiences tonight. Manu Chao will be playing Stubb's while David Byrne is rocking the Paramount Theater.

Meanwhile over at Emo's Paste Magazine is hosting an RSVP only party. Usually that means free booze. At SXSW the Paste party had a Ketel One Ice Luge. The Emo's party is at the Inside and Outside stage, so you can roam freely while you check out the bands.

Mates of State - My Only Offer
What Made Milwaukee Famous - Resistance St.

Videos and full Paste party line-up after the jump...

Austin locals What Made Milwaukee Famous are the act I'm most excited about at the Paste party. But I'm also pretty psyched to possibly catch Mates of State as well. In addition to those two acts you can catch:
Bobby Bare Jr.
Dan Dyer
White Ghost Shivers
Thomas Function
All for the price of...well free.

Check out this Donny Darko-esque Mates of State video:

Mates of State - Get Better video via YouTube

It looks like being on Barsuk Records means WMMF gets a video budget now :-)

What Made Milwaukee Famous - Sultan video via YouTube

Bobby Bare Jr. - Let' Rock and Roll video via YouTube

Dan Dyer - Stop For a Second video via YouTube

White Ghost Shivers - Mama Said video via YouTube

Thomas Function - Filthy Flowers video via YouTube