Thursday, August 23, 2012

ACL Festival Late Night Shows

First of all may I say that I find it "intriguing" that ACL Festival has rebranded their aftershows as Late Night Shows. I'm not going to explain that further, either you see what I'm getting at or you don't. Regardless, the pre-sale tickets went on sale to those of you who are on the e-mail list as of yesterday and some of those pre-sales already sold-out. You can find the full line-up of Late Night Shows here but I'm going to highlight the best according to Bloggy after the break.

The Weeknd - The Party & The After Party video via YouTube

As I mentioned above if you want the full line-up click the link above these are just my personal highlights. If you're interested in going to any of these shows click the name of the artist and do it fast because tickets are flying out the proverbial door.

So there you have it, of the 27 Late Night Shows these are the ones that I approve of. Get your tickets now, they should all be on sale this moment. Afghan Whigs is probably already sold-out by the time you finish this sentence even though they went on sale at 10am. Good luck!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Planning Ahead: Wild Nothing at Red 7

Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill

Generally, I like to preview a show just a few days before it happens because I feel like you have a short attention span and it helps to have a gentle reminder. In this case, I'm giving you a full week because I think the show will sell-out and if it doesn't then it should. Next Wednesday you have the chance to catch one of the buzziest acts of 2012 at Red 7 in the form of Wild Nothing. The new record from Wild Nothin comes out next Tuesday and based solely on the singles, it's going to be a monster. It's part Real Estate, part DIIV and part Cut//Copy. In other words, it's fucking brilliant and I can already tell you right now that it's going to make my top 10 list for best albums of 2012. Don't take my word for it though, stream the whole record via Soundcloud now. You'll find it embedded after the jump. While you're listening, you'll want to grab yourself some $10 tickets to next Wednesday night's show, you can thank me later.

Wild Nothing - Paradise video via YouTube

As I mentioned Nocturne will be released via Captured Tracks next Tuesday. I pre-ordered the limited edition pressing on light blue vinyl and if it looks half as nice as the 7" for Shadow then you might want to consider doing the same.

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