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Monday, September 5, 2011

ACL 2011 - Worst Year Ever?

I bought my tickets for ACL 2011 hoping that the schedule would fill out a bit and that we'd get some bigger or at least more recognizable indie and or rock acts to fill out the middle hours of each day. This did not happen and for the most part I find myself staring at a roster of acts that I don't recognize and (after some cursory investigation) generally seem to play the kind of music I stopped listening to the radio over a decade ago in order to avoid. I may be wrong however and there may be some gems in there that I'm not aware of. Since I have the tickets for Friday and Sunday and since I'm still going to show up to see the few anchor acts I was initially interested in to begin with, I've decided to see if I can find anything else in this mix to get excited about. To this end I've created a few Spotify play lists, one for each day (even Saturday, because while I'm not going ... I'm a nice guy like that) and with any luck I'll hear something interesting that doesn't conflict with my existing (albeit thin) schedule.

ACL 2011 Friday
ACL 2011 Saturday
ACL 2011 Sunday

Honestly, there's no way to look at this and not realize that this is the worst ACL line up at least since I've been in Austin. I have to wonder if this has anything to do with the expansion of FunFunFunFest this year, because their lineup is spectacular. We'll see if my playlists don't change my mind, but as it stands right now (if it wasn't for the few acts I know I want to see), I'd be unloading my two ACL tickets to recoup the cost of my already purchased FunFunFunFest 3-Day Pass.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Show Calendar

This is my calendar of shows I'm going to over the next 2 months:

Gonna be busy in a good way.