16 October 2010

lwf: the new acl

that stands for "lovely weather festival". austin city limits 2010 was the most lovely-weathered music festival i have ever been to! next year is back in mid-september. booooo! hot month, bad choice.

this year's highlights: miike snow, beach house, spoon, black lips, broken bells, lcd soundsystem, the morning benders, and the national. 

this year's misses: the xx--way too mellow and crowded, the black keys--they were better at lollapalooza, i think it had to do with poor sound because we stood on the wrong side of the stage.

and my favorite shows:
foals were even better than i expected. cannot wait for a potential return tour to the states!
"total life forever"

what a glorious experience listening to band of horses from our blanket in the grass. it was hard to miss the flaming lips, but i had never seen boh live before.
"the end is not near"

the strokes are punks. they came on 15 minutes late and left the stage early. i could have gone to see phish and listened to 30+ more minutes of music. good thing the strokes played all of the favorites and made us dance.
"is this it"

kind of sad i missed lissie. she may be a little country, but with her laura marling and laura veirs sound, her show would have been a nice transition into the park if i would have made it in that early (ha, like 12:30).
"everywhere i go"

i also went to a school of seven bells after show. and i was horribly disappointed to find out one of the twins quit the band. they tried, but it just wasn't the same without the harmony. however, opener, active child, was hauntingly awesome! i would say that the sound pat grossi and his harp creates is "bon-iver-synth-pop." 








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