From hip-hop to indie rock, gospel to electronica, Americana to pop, the 2011 lineup in Austin, TX covers some diverse musical ground. Apart from the headliners, ACL festivalgoers will be treated to sets from [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm], [lastfm]Fleet Foxes[/lastfm], [lastfm]Nas[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Damian “Jr Gong” Marley[/lastfm], [lastfm]Iron and Wine[/lastfm], [lastfm]Cut Copy[/lastfm], [lastfm]Big Boi[/lastfm], [lastfm]Broken Social Scene[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mavis Staples[/lastfm], [lastfm]Randy Newman[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bright Eyes[/lastfm] and the recently reunited [lastfm]Death From Above 1979[/lastfm] among others.
View the full list of artists scheduled for ACL’s 10th Anniversary.
Three-day packages for the festival have sold out and if you weren’t able to take part in the local scratch-off “lineup lottery,” (took place last week at various Austin-area businesses) single-day tickets are on-sale now at aclfestival.com.
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends was voted the Best Album in the 2008 XRT Listener Poll. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Chris Martin said that Coldplay‘s upcoming fifth album is about “love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don’t like.” However he also added that the new album will have “a lot of uplifting stuff.” [Free Album Download]
Mark Foster, Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink are Foster The People, and they’ve been humbled. These three musicians are blown away that they’ve made it from the local to the big leagues at a sprint-like pace. Why? It must be the music. And, a rabid fan base probably helps too.