Festival frenzy? Texas Music Matters’ expert picks for who to see at ACL Fest
The Black Keys, Iggy and The Stooges, Neil Young and Crazy Horse. These may be the names that initially draw a crowd to ACL Fest, but there are plenty of other musical gems to be discovered among the 130 bands playing Zilker Park this coming weekend.
To help guide you through the saturated lineup, KUT’s Texas Music Matters creates “The List” with the help of some local music afficianados. It’s an insider’s guide to ACL Fest that will cut down on the time you spend wandering aimlessly through the park, maximizing your potential to experience some new music you might otherwise miss.
This year’s broadcast, which first aired on Friday, features 12 picks from local music experts for the under-the-radar bands not to be missed at Zilker Park Oct. 12 – 14. Here are the 2012 picks.
Patrick Watson: Friday, 1:30 p.m. on Barton Springs Stage
Florence and the Machine: Friday, 6:30 p.m. on Bud Light Stage
Alt‑J: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. on Barton Springs Stage
Band of Skulls: Saturday, 5 p.m. on Barton Springs Stage
Lee Fields and the Expressions: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. on Zilker Stage
Moon Duo: Sunday, 1:20 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage
Justin Jones: Friday, 2:30 p.m. on BMI
Wheeler Brothers: Saturday, 1 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage
Randy Rogers Band: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage