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What Are People Saying About This Year`s ACL Festival Music Lineup?

Has it already been a few weeks since the 2014 ACL Festival Music lineup was revealed? Wow, time flies. Austin Nightlife has our tickets (we’re sure many of you do too) and are working on our list of who we definitely have to see. Of course, that list won’t be complete until the full schedule is released later this year. However, there has been no shortage of reaction and opinion to this year’s ACL show bill. Let’s see what the other commentators are saying…

The big hip-hop names at the top of the bill – Eminem and OutKast – have drawn a large portion of the spilled ink. It makes sense; They’re two of the biggest names who have ever been at the Festival. HipHopDX is bringing the hype (written by Andres Tardio):

“Eminem and OutKast are co-headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, a two weekend fest set to take place October 3-5 and October 10-12.

Childish Gambino and Iggy Azalea are also among the scheduled performers at the event.

OutKast recently wrapped up its two-weekend festival run with Coachella. The duo headlined Friday night both weekends and faced mixed reviews.

Eminem recently teased an April 22 announcement with a photograph in which he was dressed in western gear. The teaser mentioned Texas and some believed the announcement would be a co-headlining gig at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.”

Also getting attention is the festival’s programming plan – two weekends, like last year, but with the single-day tickets available after last year’s blackout. Here’s CultureMap Austin writer Katie Friel on the moderate controversy around the issue:

“The 2013 ACL Festival did not come without controversy, and we’re betting this year won’t be much different. This summer, the mayor of Rollingwood, the small town that neighbors Zilker Park, came out in protest of the expanded festival, citing increased traffic and expenses. Even a quick glance through the comments on ACL’s official site point to the polarized reactions many Austinites are having. Add in the fact that C3 Presents, the company that puts on the festival, is in hot water with dog owners over the potential elimination of the leash-free area of Auditorium Shores, and they’re having a bit of public relations issue right now.”

Other signposts of a new ACL experience include the presence of several major female acts, as well as Austin hometown heroes Spoon returning to the fest with some new material. The Austin Chronicle‘s Gary Miller was on top of this one:

“Also high up on C3’s press release today, and rightfully so, are women: Lorde, the Kiwi teen whose “Royals” spent the past eight months as the most omnipresent song on the planet. She’s coming for week two only, but Lana Del Rey shares the same altitudes on the marquee and plays both weekends. Female-fronted populists Cults, Phantogram, KUTX-anointed “SXSW winners” Lucius, and Lake Street Dive, just in town for Old Settler’s Music Festival, join SXSWers St. Vincent, and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. And the chorus: Iggy Azalea, Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis, and Tune-Yards, who drops third LP Nikki Nack on May 6.
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Spoon, also due a new album before the festival, crowns the ATX acts, but Spanish Gold, Grupo Fantasma founder Adrian Quesada’s new joint with former Hacienda guitarist Dante Schwebel and My Morning Jacket Drummer Patrick Hallahan, will be worth a looksee. Elizabeth McQueen, who left ACL mainstays Asleep at the Wheel over the winter, returns for both weeks, while her old boss trots side project Ray Benson & MilkDrive out in the Wheel’s place for week two.”

So, yes, there are going to be contrarians who “aren’t impressed by the ACL Festival Music Lineup.” But those people just want to be negative for the sake of it, because enthusiasm isn’t cool anymore (or something). This Austin City Limits festival promises a lot of great moments and many vital music performances. Let Austin Nightlife know who you’re most looking forward to.

http://austintxnightlife.com/acl-festival-music-lineup-the-reactions/
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What Are People Saying About This Year`s ACL Festival Music Lineup?

Has it already been a few weeks since the 2014 ACL Festival Music lineup was revealed? Wow, time flies. Austin Nightlife has our tickets (we’re sure many of you do too) and are working on our list of who we definitely have to see. Of course, that list won’t be complete until the full schedule is released later this year. However, there has been no shortage of reaction and opinion to this year’s ACL show bill. Let’s see what the other commentators are saying…

The big hip-hop names at the top of the bill – Eminem and OutKast – have drawn a large portion of the spilled ink. It makes sense; They’re two of the biggest names who have ever been at the Festival. HipHopDX is bringing the hype (written by Andres Tardio):

“Eminem and OutKast are co-headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, a two weekend fest set to take place October 3-5 and October 10-12.

Childish Gambino and Iggy Azalea are also among the scheduled performers at the event.

OutKast recently wrapped up its two-weekend festival run with Coachella. The duo headlined Friday night both weekends and faced mixed reviews.

Eminem recently teased an April 22 announcement with a photograph in which he was dressed in western gear. The teaser mentioned Texas and some believed the announcement would be a co-headlining gig at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.”

Also getting attention is the festival’s programming plan – two weekends, like last year, but with the single-day tickets available after last year’s blackout. Here’s CultureMap Austin writer Katie Friel on the moderate controversy around the issue:

“The 2013 ACL Festival did not come without controversy, and we’re betting this year won’t be much different. This summer, the mayor of Rollingwood, the small town that neighbors Zilker Park, came out in protest of the expanded festival, citing increased traffic and expenses. Even a quick glance through the comments on ACL’s official site point to the polarized reactions many Austinites are having. Add in the fact that C3 Presents, the company that puts on the festival, is in hot water with dog owners over the potential elimination of the leash-free area of Auditorium Shores, and they’re having a bit of public relations issue right now.”

Other signposts of a new ACL experience include the presence of several major female acts, as well as Austin hometown heroes Spoon returning to the fest with some new material. The Austin Chronicle‘s Gary Miller was on top of this one:

“Also high up on C3’s press release today, and rightfully so, are women: Lorde, the Kiwi teen whose “Royals” spent the past eight months as the most omnipresent song on the planet. She’s coming for week two only, but Lana Del Rey shares the same altitudes on the marquee and plays both weekends. Female-fronted populists Cults, Phantogram, KUTX-anointed “SXSW winners” Lucius, and Lake Street Dive, just in town for Old Settler’s Music Festival, join SXSWers St. Vincent, and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. And the chorus: Iggy Azalea, Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis, and Tune-Yards, who drops third LP Nikki Nack on May 6.
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Spoon, also due a new album before the festival, crowns the ATX acts, but Spanish Gold, Grupo Fantasma founder Adrian Quesada’s new joint with former Hacienda guitarist Dante Schwebel and My Morning Jacket Drummer Patrick Hallahan, will be worth a looksee. Elizabeth McQueen, who left ACL mainstays Asleep at the Wheel over the winter, returns for both weeks, while her old boss trots side project Ray Benson & MilkDrive out in the Wheel’s place for week two.”

So, yes, there are going to be contrarians who “aren’t impressed by the ACL Festival Music Lineup.” But those people just want to be negative for the sake of it, because enthusiasm isn’t cool anymore (or something). This Austin City Limits festival promises a lot of great moments and many vital music performances. Let Austin Nightlife know who you’re most looking forward to.

http://austintxnightlife.com/acl-festival-music-lineup-the-reactions/
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What Are People Saying About This Year`s ACL Festival Music Lineup?

Has it already been a few weeks since the 2014 ACL Festival Music lineup was revealed? Wow, time flies. Austin Nightlife has our tickets (we’re sure many of you do too) and are working on our list of who we definitely have to see. Of course, that list won’t be complete until the full schedule is released later this year. However, there has been no shortage of reaction and opinion to this year’s ACL show bill. Let’s see what the other commentators are saying…

The big hip-hop names at the top of the bill – Eminem and OutKast – have drawn a large portion of the spilled ink. It makes sense; They’re two of the biggest names who have ever been at the Festival. HipHopDX is bringing the hype (written by Andres Tardio):

“Eminem and OutKast are co-headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, a two weekend fest set to take place October 3-5 and October 10-12.

Childish Gambino and Iggy Azalea are also among the scheduled performers at the event.

OutKast recently wrapped up its two-weekend festival run with Coachella. The duo headlined Friday night both weekends and faced mixed reviews.

Eminem recently teased an April 22 announcement with a photograph in which he was dressed in western gear. The teaser mentioned Texas and some believed the announcement would be a co-headlining gig at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.”

Also getting attention is the festival’s programming plan – two weekends, like last year, but with the single-day tickets available after last year’s blackout. Here’s CultureMap Austin writer Katie Friel on the moderate controversy around the issue:

“The 2013 ACL Festival did not come without controversy, and we’re betting this year won’t be much different. This summer, the mayor of Rollingwood, the small town that neighbors Zilker Park, came out in protest of the expanded festival, citing increased traffic and expenses. Even a quick glance through the comments on ACL’s official site point to the polarized reactions many Austinites are having. Add in the fact that C3 Presents, the company that puts on the festival, is in hot water with dog owners over the potential elimination of the leash-free area of Auditorium Shores, and they’re having a bit of public relations issue right now.”

Other signposts of a new ACL experience include the presence of several major female acts, as well as Austin hometown heroes Spoon returning to the fest with some new material. The Austin Chronicle‘s Gary Miller was on top of this one:

“Also high up on C3’s press release today, and rightfully so, are women: Lorde, the Kiwi teen whose “Royals” spent the past eight months as the most omnipresent song on the planet. She’s coming for week two only, but Lana Del Rey shares the same altitudes on the marquee and plays both weekends. Female-fronted populists Cults, Phantogram, KUTX-anointed “SXSW winners” Lucius, and Lake Street Dive, just in town for Old Settler’s Music Festival, join SXSWers St. Vincent, and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. And the chorus: Iggy Azalea, Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis, and Tune-Yards, who drops third LP Nikki Nack on May 6.
……
Spoon, also due a new album before the festival, crowns the ATX acts, but Spanish Gold, Grupo Fantasma founder Adrian Quesada’s new joint with former Hacienda guitarist Dante Schwebel and My Morning Jacket Drummer Patrick Hallahan, will be worth a looksee. Elizabeth McQueen, who left ACL mainstays Asleep at the Wheel over the winter, returns for both weeks, while her old boss trots side project Ray Benson & MilkDrive out in the Wheel’s place for week two.”

So, yes, there are going to be contrarians who “aren’t impressed by the ACL Festival Music Lineup.” But those people just want to be negative for the sake of it, because enthusiasm isn’t cool anymore (or something). This Austin City Limits festival promises a lot of great moments and many vital music performances. Let Austin Nightlife know who you’re most looking forward to.

http://austintxnightlife.com/acl-festival-music-lineup-the-reactions/
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