There’s something about the boom and roar of ACL that kicks off the beginning of cooler temperatures in Austin, the never ending slam of things to do on weekends here and of course, the guarantee that your sleep cycle will fall victim to that which is called “the good life.”
We’re not saying that you have to be one of those festival soldiers to experience this, though. While some are destined for the hours upon hours of crowd shuffling, Imperial, and dodging lampshades and blow up dolls on six foot long poles crying “friends, come find me!” others of us are not. Luckily, when the party comes to town, it infiltrates it all. C3 announced their ACL Late Night shows today for those who want to see ACL bands at their favorite venues around town and they did a helluva job.
Following that, Alabama Shakes is playing with Lee Fields and the Expressions, Band of Skulls will be slamming it down with Black Pistol Fire, Black Lips and Not In the Face will be killing it at Antone’s and wheeoowhoa here here we go.
You dance pants fans can catch BASSNECTAR w/ Gramatik and Gladkill and you indie lovers can roll with The Shins and Bombay Bicycle Club. Austin greats The Eastern Sea will be playing at a TBD venue and the Quiet Company gents will be “always on time” over at Lamberts on Friday, October 12.
Our SXSW buds from Delta Spirit will be impressing your music loving face and Big K.R.I.T and Kimbra (playing with a Do512 favorite, the Features) will be flexing their musical muscles for you to enjoy.
Take advantage of those looming cooler Austin evenings, watch some of the best current bands in the country at your favorite venues, and give C3 Concerts a little snuggle or two for making it happen for ya. the FULL listing of all the bands playing can be found HERE. This is how we get pumped for ACL:
Oh yeah. Do512 style.
Tickets to all of the shows can be purchased in advance on sale this Thursday, August 23 at 10 am online only. In our experience, these DO sell out frequently so it is wise to plan ahead.
Boom and a roar give give us more!