I haven’t said much about this yet, but I’m starting to get excited. A couple of weeks ago, a friend (my concert buddy who didn’t get to go last year) who had pre-sale access snagged us three-day passes to the festival. This year, it’s in September, which means we’ll probably lose half our body weight in sweat, but we are both really excited for it.
The official line-up is out at midnight tonight, but for the past 5 days, the good folks at ACL have been leaking band names via scratch off lottery style tickets. Confirmed so far are:
Iron & Wine
My Morning Jacket
Empire of the Sun
The Head and the Heart
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
There are major rumors flying about Kanye, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon possibly being part of the mix, too.
So far, I’m pleased with my options… can’t wait to see the official line-up. If I could choose, the final line-up would consist of at least 3 of the following:
Mumford and Sons
Two Door Cinema Club (which I think is next to impossible)
A little over a year ago, I discovered there’s a whole world of art that I didn’t even realize existed. Concert posters. I’m not talking about the generic glossy photos of a band with the tour date stamped on it. I’m talking about actual art, produced by actual artists, many times commissioned for a series of shows, or just one show in particular. Many of these evoke the spirit of the band or the venue, and many, many are truly beautiful works of art on the own.
My husband and I found some online for bands we like and decided to use them to decorate our study. Some of our favorites came from an Austin based artist named Todd Slater. Check out his website here. I warn you though, you might just be there for hours scrolling through his gallery. Also, unfortunately, many of the prints are limited editions and have sold out, so all you can do is marvel at their beauty and wish you had seen them in time. Such was the case when my husband told me about this one he saw for Tired Pony’s NYC show.
But, if you’re a Snow Patrol fan, this one’s still available…
I keep forgetting about this site, but I’m going to try to remember to check back often to see if anything new has been posted.
Coldplay Saturday Song of the Day- Lost+ (feat. Jay-Z)
Many fans hated this version of the song due solely to Jay-Z’s involvement. It was like, Jay-Z is a hip-hop artist, and Coldplay aren’t, and they shouldn’t mix! But, one of the things I like most about Coldplay is how they’ve evolved over the years. You can hear their influences… Radiohead early on, and most recently, hip-hop (and c’mon people, it’s not even that much). I appreciate the fact that the guys don’t listen to just one type of music, and thus, don’t want to pigeon-hole themselves into just what fits the definition of a certain genre. I happened to really like this collaboration.
Postcards From Italy - Florence + The Machine (Originally by Beirut)
Memories are like postcards. They are snapshots of moments you want to remember forever. A picture pristinely frozen in time for all eternity, which many years from now you will shuffle through with sentimental eyes. You will read the caption that reads “Wish you were here.” A message meant to evoke a strong sense of nostalgia, a reminder to yourself of where you came from, where you have traveled to, and where life has taken you. We should hold our memories dear, protect them valiantly, and revisit them often. Just like postcards, we should collect them so we can share it with others and pass down our cherished memories for many generations to come. Our memories are postcards for the soul, a short and simple message that hits deep down to the very bottom of our hearts, those sweet times that reminds us to be grateful for life.
“The times we had, oh, when the wind would blow with rain and snow, were not all bad.”
You can listen to a couple more awesome cover songs here.
was going to reblog from the most excellent MumfordandSonslive, but couldn’t figure it out, for some reason. So, credit to her for sharing the link. :) For my Mumford buddies, especially Carrie… now you can enjoy them whenever you crave a Mumford fix. ;)
Thanks for all the support, guys! It’s been a really rough week, but I’ve probably not made things any easier on myself by walking around in a perpetually bad mood. After a nice long chat with my most excellent amiga, I’m feeling more like a sane person. I plan on putting my kids down early tonight, then watching a movie and polishing off a bottle of wine with the hubby. Hopefully, I’ll wake up bright and shiny tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day… x
Thank you for that! Gotta love tumblr for providing love and support from complete strangers. It’s not all that bad, it’s just been an extremely frustrating week. But I appreciate your *hug* and take it gladly! :)
Excuse me while I take a detour from the music I usually post and vent a little. I need to scream, but I can’t so I’m going to let this song do it for me. ARGH. Hopefully, next week we’ll be back to “Happy Friday” song of the day.
Mmmm. It’s dark and rainy today, and it hasn’t truly been that way in quite a while here. I’m absolutely loving it. Fleet Foxes always feels like gray day music to me. Incidentally, Austin City Limits is slowly releasing the line-up the next few days on scratch off lottery-style tickets. Fleet Foxes have been confirmed today! Also confirmed: Empire of the Sun, Delta Spirit and J. Roddy Walston.
Awesome pic. Crazy storm this morning! Drove home 45 mph on 183.
It’s crazy that we don’t get any rain FOREVER, and then when it finally does rain, it’s a monsoon. Glad you got home OK- I luckily haven’t had to go out in it yet, so I’m just enjoying the sound on the roof! :)
Watch this. If you are a parent, you will likely end up like me, sobbing in the fetal position. If you are not yet a parent, I’m planting this idea in your head now. You can thank me when your kid’s 25.
Way Back Wednesday Song of the Day- Round Here- Counting Crows (1993)
The album, August and Everything After is forever intertwined in my memory with my senior year in high school. I don’t know how many hours I spent listening to every song over and over again. I’ve since gotten over my Counting Crows love, but I still love this album, and even though I haven’t listened to it in a while, I’m still able to remember every nuance of this song.
notallwhowanderarelost2 said: I visited my friend in Austin for her wedding about a year & 1/2 ago. It quickly became one of my favorite cities. I could see how things might degrade in the rain @ Stubbs though…good luck!
Yes, I’ve lived here for 10 years now… I can’t imagine leaving! :) & thanks for the luck, but I’m actually enjoying the show from the comfort of my house, via the NPR stream. I dragged my feet getting tickets and they sold out! They’re sounding pretty fantastic right now, though, and it looks like the rain’s stopped.
the sound of thunder. Right now, I’m listening to it rumble over my house. The sky is gray and the thunder is rolling. Perfect. Just hope it doesn’t rain too much on the Fleet Foxes show. Stubb’s is not so awesome in the rain.
I first heard this song in early 2010 on the radio, and from the very beginning, I hated it. I can’t put my finger on exactly what I hated about it, but I hated it with a passion that made me change the station every time it came on. Then, one day, I listened to it and realized that I didn’t hate it. I kind of loved it.
This song is for my kids on Mother’s Day. They love it. LOVE IT. My son was around 18 months old when he first heard it (he’s 3 now), and the words “viva la vida” were among his very first words ever. Though in all honesty, it sounded more like “vilavida”. My daughter sings along (all the wrong words, of course) at the top of her lungs. Love it. Love them.
Spent the weekend with my family out of town. It was crazy hectic, but I got to see lots of relatives I haven’t seen in a while. Mother’s Day was not at all relaxing or full of pampering for me, BUT, I did get to spend the day with my husband and kids, as well as my mom, brother, and sister. I really couldn’t ask for more than that.
Hope all the mommies out there had a wonderful day surrounded by the people you love.
Going in to the Arcade Fire show the other night, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I anticipated something great- I mean, this is Arcade Fire after all. But, in all honesty, while I’m familiar with all of their songs, I don’t know Arcade Fire like I do other bands. I had always held them at arms length. They seemed too out there, too weird for me: Why are there so many people on stage? What exactly is that thing Regine’s playing?, and What is up with Win’s hair? But over the last year or so, I’ve been listening more and more to them. And I’ve fallen in love with a few songs, namely Neighborhood #1(Tunnels), Keep the Car Running, and most of the new album, The Suburbs. Before the show began, I knew I’d love hearing all of these songs, and I was curious to see what they would bring to a live performance. But I was still a little nervous. What if it just didn’t click with me?