@LMBNOLA: 2011 Austin City Limits Festival Wrap
Austin City Limits served as the ultimate break from the status quo, an ephemeral voyage to a utopia far removed from normative daily life, embedded in the heart of one America’s most interesting cities. Also, the extended weekend was a long overdue first trip to Austin, TX for me personally, and I immediately became enamored with the place (a city with great live music and great Mexican food – is this real life?). The familiar ambitions of seeing as many bands as humanly possible and packing a month’s worth of debaucherousness into a less-than-100-hour window were once again prevalent and a good mix of festival favorites like Arcade Fire, Manu Chao, Santigold and My Morning Jacket paired well with a number of acts I’ve just recently got attuned to recently like Charles Bradley, Reptar and Phosphorescent. Free form noodling, shuffling and the new-to-me, slow-mo/glitchified moves of dubstep all ensued, copious amounts of Torchy’s tacos were consumed and one of the best all-around festival experiences of my life was had. ACL 2011 ranks high in many important festival categories so continue on below for some general festival critiques, musical recaps and a few videos to wrap up our coverage. Until next time – Keep Austin Awesome.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites. Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.
- 10/10/2012 • FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012
- 05/21/2012 • ACL Fest 2012 Lineup: RHCP, Neil Young, Black Keys, Jack White and more
- 09/23/2011 • ACL Fest 2011 Highlights (Animated GIF Edition)
- 09/23/2011 • PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Fleet Foxes @ ACL Fest 2011 (DAY THREE)
- 09/22/2011 • PHOTOS: Death From Above 1979 @ ACL Fest 2011 (DAY THREE)
- 05/24/2013 • PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Colin Stetson @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 5/9/13
- 05/23/2013 • WATCH: Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy -> FixUrLifeUp -> Let’s Go Crazy” @ Billboard Music Awards 2013
- 05/22/2013 • PHOTOS / RECAP: Devendra Banhart @ Regency Ballroom, SF 5/21/13
- 05/22/2013 • TOUR DATES: Ty Segall Announces Summer 2013 Dates
- 05/22/2013 • DAFT PUNK WATCH: RS Cover Story, Remixes Announced, Hear “Horizon” Bonus Track
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