All of Us Can Love. . . Live Music!

This weekend, here in the town that delivers nightly open-mouthed kisses to the rock & roll lifestyle, there’s this big, huge, sold-out festival. Yep, the Austin City Limits Festival was sold-out before they even announced the performers — Yanni, Jimmy Buffet & Kenny G, FYI.

While contemplating the number of ways one could hacksaw / chisel though the layers of steely fencing surrounding Austin’s only performance by Stevie Wonder, the OTHER fests this weekend gave me pause. You can Ditch the Fest, even though with this summer’s drought you won’t have to worry about the Dillo dirt, at a number of venues on Red River and the Eastside. Or you can attend Art Disaster 13 at Beauty Bar tonight, or you can “cornfuse the acronym” by attending the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta at other venues around town.

Point is, while ACL (the non-corned one) may seem like the anti-SXSW, with it’s fenced-in inaccessibility, expensive / unavailable / scalped tickets, and it’s musician-unfriendly harsh-heat-daytime-scorch-light, it’s hardly the only thing happening here in Rock City this weekend. Discover a new far-east dive bar…Sputnik ? Frontier ? St. Roch’s ? White Swan ? N’Joy live music this weekend…every weekend…hell, every night if you have the boots for it…Cheers!

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  • LJWynn

    Love your blogs!  Buckley you are an incredibly talented writer. Great perspective of the much anticipated ACL this weekend and then some…Yep I think I saw the performance of the week last night 😉 Oh well thats Austin for you…

  • b. stella

    Be sure to check Do512 and Showlist Austin for alternative evening entertainment this wild & crazy weekend…


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