Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ACL Festival 2008

The line-up for the 2008 edition of the Austin City Limits Festival--which will fall on the weekend of September 26-28--was released today. The big names include: Foo Fighters, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (pictured at right, with Plant apparently still wearing his make-up from his Broadway turn on Beauty and the Beast), Beck, David Byrne, Gnarls Barkley, The Raconteurs, Iron & Wine, N.E.R.D., The Mars Volta, Robert Earl Keen (he's kind of done, no?), Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (that already sounds annoying), Silversun Pickups, Gillian Welch (awesome!), Patty Griffin (nice), Band of Horses (I like that one song), Neko Case (grating), Jose Gonzales (most people will go just for "Heartbeats"), M. Ward, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and about 10,000 other bands.
This line-up doesn't do anything for me. There are a few acts in there I'd like to see, but overall it's not a compelling enough line-up to compensate for spending two-and-a-half days in the Austin heat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who said it's gonna be hot in September? The way the weather is acting, we might see some of that "Day After Tomorrow" stuff!