I’m happy to report that Ickmusic’s entire staff (okay, me) will descend upon Austin this September for the Austin City Limits Festival.
Who am I looking forward to seeing? Oh let’s see… Wilco, Steve Earle, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, the White Stripes, Amy Winehouse, Damien Rice, Arctic Monkeys, Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, The National, Beausoleil, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Reverend Horton Heat, Raul Malo, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and 112 other bands.
The full schedule was released this morning (download PDF). As Ace from Hidden Track mentions, there will be some pretty difficult decisions to make, since a few acts are hitting different stages at the same time. The biggest conflict for me is Wilco vs. My Morning Jacket. I’ve seen both before, and both were amazing live experiences. Do I dare do half and half? Hmm.
More conflicts: Arcade Fire vs. the White Stripes. Arcade Fire wins for me. I cannot wait to see them live. And others: Beausoleil vs. Amy Winehouse (Amy fo’ sho’), and Preservation Hall vs. Amos Lee (half & half).
So I know Ace is going. Who else is in?