The 2012 Austin City Limits Festival is less than 24 hours away.
Thousands of ACL attendees are probably compiling lists of bands to see, foods to eat, and places to go. But it's going to be a challenge: There's over 100 different acts performing at the festival, close to 40 different vendors serving all types of food and drink, and tons of events and parties going on all over downtown Austin.
While we can’t put your list together for you, maybe we can help you get started.
Here's some picks compiled by KUT's Austin Music Matters team:
From Susan Castle, KUT Music Host:
- Patrick Watson – Friday, 1:30, Barton Springs
- Florence and the Machine – Friday, 6:30, Bud Light
- Alt-J – Sunday, 11:30, Barton Springs
From Paul Carrubba, Music Writer, Austin Monthly
- Band of Skulls – Saturday, 5:00, Barton Springs
- Lee Fields and the Expressions – Saturday, 5:30, Zilker
- Moon Duo – Sunday, 1:20, Austin Ventures
From Arden Ward, Managing Editor, CultureMap Austin
- Justin Jones – Friday, 2:30, BMI
- Wheeler Brothers – Saturday, 1:00, Austin Ventures
- Randy Rogers Band – Sunday, 7:30, Austin Ventures
From Peter Mongillo, Music Writer, Austin American-Statesman
- The War on Drugs – Friday, 2:30, Bud Light
- Father John Misty – Saturday, 3:15, Austin Ventures
- The Roots – Saturday, 6:00, Bud Light
Still need more picks? Here's a roundup.
- Austin Chronicle Friday Picks
- Austin Chronicle Saturday Picks
- Austin Chronicle Sunday Picks
- Austin 360’s Critics Picks for Friday
- Austin 360’s Critics Picks for Saturday
- Austin 360’s Critics Picks for Sunday
- The Statesman's Early Bird Picks for ACL
Now that your schedule is filled out we don’t want you becoming famished while jamming out to some of the ACL artists. So here's the skinny on the ACL food experience:
For those of you who still no clue of who’s playing at ACL, besides Jack White or the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fuse TV and Spotify have compiled a playlist that you can listen to from any mobile device with Internet access.
The music doesn't stop at the edge of Zilker Park. Here' a roundup of additional events coinciding with ACL, sanctioned and unsanctioned.
- 2012 Oficial ACL Music Festival Late Night Shows
- Official ACL Preshow with The Black Lips, Not In the Face, A Giant Dog at Antone’s (Thursday, Oct. 11)
- Patagonia Austin Presents White Denim (Thursday, Oct. 11)
- Dan Deacon at the Beauty Ballroom (Thursday, Oct. 11)
- KUT Live at the Four Seasons: ACL Edition (Friday, Oct. 12)
- Gay CL with Total Unicorn, Belaire, Gender Benders and more, at Cheer Up Charlie's (Sunday, Oct. 14)
- Ditch the Fest 3 at Spider House with The Calm Blue Sea, Bobby Jealousy, Knifight and more, at Spider House (Oct.12-13)
Are you planning on attending ACL this weekend? What are you looking forward to? Leave a comment and let us know.