Thursday, September 14, 2006

ACL Prep

Just arrived in Austin, TX last night for the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend in Zilker Park. My brother, who recently moved back to town, is our gracious host. This year we have a large group going to the fest, including my bro and his family, a few old highschool friends and their significant others and even two more flying into town today from the Twin Cities. We'll definitely be needing a flagbearer.

The best news I've heard today is the weather forecast which is surprisingly mild compared to previous years. Now if only the suffocating dust is kept to a minimum.

Anyway, here's out my schedule shakes out. Obviously, I still have a few conflicts but I'll just have to deal...

1:30 - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
2:30 - deadboy and the Elephantmen
3:30 - Wolf Parade
4:30 - Gnarls Barkley
5:15 - Okkervil River
5:30 - Cat Power
6:30 - Thievery Corporation
7:30 - Sparklehorse
8:30 - Van Morrison (if I'm not dead tired)

Saturday: (the day of many conflicts)
1:30 - Phoenix OR Ghostland Observatory
2:30 - Galactic
3:30 - Secret Machines
4:00 - TV on the Radio
4:30 - The Shins
5:30 - Calexico
6:30 - String Cheese Incident
7:30 - Iron & Wine
7:45 - Explosions in the Sky
8:15 - Willie Nelson
8:30 - Massive Attack

11:45 - Anathallo
12:50 - The Black Angels
1:30 - Sam Roberts
2:30 - Damian Marley
3:30 - Jose Gonzalez
4:30 - Ween OR Matisyahu
5:30 - The New Pornographers
6:30 - The Flaming Lips
7:45 - Muse
8:30 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Whew. Not sure I'll make it to everyone but that would be the ideal schedule, especially if I didn't have to worry about silly, little things like food, drink and shade.

Then after the exhaustion of 3 full days in the sun, we've got tickets to an ACL aftershow at Emo's - TV on the Radio w/ What Made Milwaukee Famous.

See you on the other side.

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