Saturday, September 20, 2008
I probably already mentioned that I'm not going to the official Austin City Limits Festival next weekend. I'm focusing my efforts on hitting the after-shows at the clubs downtown. I'm not much for ginourmous crowds, and blazing afternoon sun. But that doesn't mean I can't suggest a schedule for those of you who will be attending...
Here's a little taste of who you can expect to see on Day 1 of ACL.
Yeasayer - 2080
Day 1 highlights + video after the jump...
The way I look at it, there are two basic ways to approach a festival. You can either commit to a stage and jockey for great positioning to see the artists on that stage, or you can do what I propose below, which is to hop from stage to stage in an attempt to hear music from key artists.
There are a lot of Autograph Signings at ACL, which to me it's like...why? Can I exchange my Vampire Weekend autograph for a tank of gas? Or a burrito? Cause if that's the case, I'm in!
Alright, so I'm just gonna list my choices, in time order:
Dan Dyer 11:45-12:30
Christopher Denny 12:50-1:30
Vampire Weekend 2:30-3:30
There were a few conflicts in that list so here is my VS. list:
Yeasayer VS. What Made Milwaukee Famous @ 1:30
Vampire Weekend VS. Jakob Dylan VS. Louis XIV @ 2:30
Jamie Lidell VS. Del tha Funky Homosapien @ 3:30
Gogol Bordello VS. M. Ward VS. Patty Griffin @ 4:30
David Byrne VS. N.E.R.D @ 6:30
Manu Chao VS. Mars Volta @ 8:15
Dan Dyer - Love Chain video via YouTube
Christopher Denny - Age Old Hunger video via YouTube
Yeasayer - 2080 video via YouTube
Vampire Weekend - A - Punk video via YouTube
Jamie Lidell - Jim video via YouTube
Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King video via YouTube
Hot Chip - Ready For the Floor video via YouTube
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones video via YouTube
Alejandro Escovedo - Always a Friend video via YouTube
Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu video via YouTube