SPRING//SHOWS

Great artists are coming to Austin in the Spring and it’s worth getting excited about. The presale emails have been rolling out with new info and it seems like April alone could blow your mind. I always find a show I want to see, impulsively buy two tickets, and then find someone later who would want to go with me. If you want to go you have to make it happen. So pay attention to these artists playing in the Spring and pick up some tickets before they sell out.

Lucius @ the Parish, Jan 29th

Disclosure @ Stubb’s, Jan 31st

Lord Huron @ Emo’s, Feb 17th, 18th

Kodaline @ the Parish, Feb 20th

Lorde @ Austin Music Hall, March 2nd (…sold out)

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Grouplove + MS MR @ Stubb’s, April 5th (…sold out)

Local Natives @ Stubb’s, April 9th

Arcade Fire @ 360Ampitheather, April 10th

HAIM @ Stubb’s, April 23rd (…sold out)

Vampire Weekend @ Stubb’s, April 24th, 25th (…sold out)

Bastille @ Emo’s, April 25th (….sold out)

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Not to be left out are the artists performing during SXSW in March:

London Grammar, Phantogram, Cherub, The Kooks, The Whigs, Glass Animals, Vance Joy, Wild Child, Max Frost, PAPA, NONONO, Brick + Mortar

with  more announcements coming soon.

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I M P R E S S I O N S

Well the end is here.

There were plenty of doubts going into the festival which you probably have heard: “Who the f are these headliners?” “Are they gonna be able to sell two full weekends??” In general, the weekend proved while we are no Coachella… we like it that way. Almost every artist commented on how much they loved Austin (seemed like everyone had a shoutout to SXSW) – I’m pretty sure HAIM even asked why they hadn’t moved here yet. Thank you ACL… you really never disappoint.

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These are my strongest impressions of ACL.. and if you saw similar shows, you can probably relate to a bunch of them:

Best Impressions

Ezra Keonig from Vampire Weekend is sexy even in a jumpsuit (he knows it too)

Purity Ring has the most hipster version of a drumset (lighting up orbs? I mean come on)

HAIM … “so what if we’re on like 1000 drugs when our music is damn good”

The overwhelming adult to youth ratio at Wilco proves we never have to stop going to these things

Although KOL played basically all new stuff, all any of us really needed to hear was Knocked Up, On Call, and TJG for it to be worth it

The lead singer of MS MR’s lime green hair >>>>>>>

Dawes will be making it big in about .5 seconds

Grouplove proved Cheetah bodysuits are still a thing (worn best with hightop converse)

You can’t hang with Phoenix unless you’re down to crowdsurf (gopro in hand)

  • Favorite bands of the weekend: Local Natives, HAIM, Dawes, Phoenix

Afterthoughts

Koozie’s are your best friend

On that note… Be prepared to sell your soul for the price of beer

There’s not a thing you can do about being 5’4

Hitting the merch tent on a Sunday will leave you with a whole bunch of XS’s

Navigating the maze of lawn chairs is an art form mastered by none

& — a special shout out to pledge rides

Cheers to the best weekend of the year my friends.