4.07.2008
[ACL Fest 2008]
ACL Fest |:| September 26-28, 2008

Gather round dear readers for the closing of South By only means that ACL Fest can start tipping it's own domino chain. Spring's arrived and with it comes fresh ACL Fest news - a list to blossom fully on the 15th. Seeing as it's always been in their nature to tease, the folks responsible got together with Austin's own Car Stereo (Wars) and put together a little mash-up showcasing 29 artists set to be shared with the release of the rest of the list a week from now. A mash-up? that deserves a gold star. I remember when the teaser was a crossword. As the New York Times can vouch, I suck at crosswords, so this method is well appreciated. The mighty fine people on the ACL Forums have already rather much confirmed most of my hunches, naming the likes of:

Okkervil River
Man Man
Silversun Pickups
CSS
N.E.R.D
Gnarls Barkeley
The Raconteurs
MGMT
Jamie Lidell
Eli Reed
Neko Case
Kate Nash
Hot Chip
Del the Funkyhomosapien
Heartless Bastards
Robert Earl Keen
Xavier Rudd
The Octopus Project

And then, as most forums go, they got a little distracted. That still leaves a little less than half the artists in the mash-up open for speculation, so start twisting the rest of this musical Rubiks Cube and speculate along...

2008 ACL Lineup Teaser (all songs are right click - save as):
Car Stereo (Wars) - 2008 ACL Lineup Mash-Up

You can already grab yourself passes at the ACL site
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Be their friend!

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Otherwheres - I was hoping I wouldn't be too late in helping to announce Party Ends! next party to start - Stockholm Syndrome! A night of Swedish fun abound! If you're in my area of Austin, Texas and the immediate beyond, be sure to head on over on the 10th for one Swede, Swede night...

Otherwheres - Matt over at You Ain't No Picasso puts in your name for a chance to win Encyclopedia Asthmatica in exchange for some linkage to your favorite LOLCAT - k thnx bye!

Otherwheres - Looks like Nathaniel from IGIF and I are in the same boat, I got all reminiscent and put Frontier Psychiatrist on YouTubage loop a week or so ago myself...

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4 Comments:
Blogger Bea said...
Ingrid Michaelson? I've heard the name thrown around, and I think I can see where they're coming from...

Anonymous Mark said...
Add in Tegan and Sara to that list

Anonymous Kate said...
Have the rest of them been found out now?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The 29 in the mashup are listed now on that forum you linked to