The ACL ’09 Lineup Is Here! One Word…Underwhelming
For the first time in quite some time, I am completely uninspired by the Austin City Limits Music Festival’s lineup. Normally, this is the premiere music festival, but this one just doesn’t have me excited. Since I’m in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, it’s easy for me to attend this festival and my attendance would hinge on the lineup. This one doesn’t appear to get my hard earned 200 bucks.
The weekend is being capped off by Pearl Jam, which is pretty freaking awesome. Unfortunately, I would have to fight through the beating of Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, Sonic Youth (just awful live), Arctic Monkeys…there are just more bands here that I dislike than I like. Honestly, there are only a handful of acts that I would enjoy seeing, other than Pearl Jam. I would be front and center for Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Blitzen Trapper, and Sarah Jaffe…but that is really it for me. Just knowing that one cent from my ticket would go to Dr. Dog disgusts me. That band sucks so bad that I can hardly describe it.