ACL Music Festival Weekend 2

Austin City Limits Weekend 2 Day 2

Austin City Limits Weekend 2 Day 2

In the past, the Austin City Limits music festival has been consolidated within 3 days (one weekend). This year for the first time, the ACL officials decided to create two weekends of musical bliss [much like the Coachella festival] for the local and many traveling music lovers. I had to chance to experience weekend 2.

Day 1: Friday was spectacular; on my agenda was Kaskade (top of the list), Arctic Monkeys, Local Natives, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, and a few others. If you’re a fan of any of these musical acts, you would have definitely appreciated them. Since the line-up was released I was highly anticipating DJ Kaskades set; and it was totally worth waiting for considering [he] played a wide variety of early songs and plenty off his latest album [Atmosphere]. During the same time of Kaskade’s set was the Arctic Monkeys show, this was a difficult decision for the many music lovers. The Arctic Monkeys show was extremely impressive, each of the band members were on point and the performance itself was enough to make a new listener fall in love. Closer towards the end of the night, rain poured down onto the crowds making the experience much of a ‘festival’ feel.

Day 2: Unlike Friday, larger crowds of music lovers flood Zilker Park on Saturday. Tons of big name artist played the stages that night such as : The Cure, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Wilco, and many more. I was very lucky to catch most of these sets. My absolute favorite performance hands down was the Kendrick show. Tons of fans gathered around the Honda stage just to see Lamars set. The crowd was definitely loving every moment of it; perhaps the officials could have scheduled him at the main stage instead. The closer of the night was The Cure; who gave a truly incredible performance. Unfortunantly the weather wasn’t in favor of the festivities, and Day 3 Sunday was cancelled due to severe thunderstorm warnings.

Even if you might of missed both weekends of ACL, there is live footage online (definitely worth checking out).

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

    If you already consider yourself a fan to the Arctic Monkeys. I’m sure by now
    you’ve played their newest album (AM) on repeat since it’s debut drop (I definitely have). The
    English indie pop band spaced out a few years before deciding to release AM. In my
    opinion, this album was a refreshing way to come back into the music world. Although singer Alex Turner had his solo work, coming back with the band was a good outcome.

    The set list was carefully thought out making it nothing short of blissful and each
    song was amazingly composed. Compared to the previous Arctic Monkeys albums,
    this is hand down (by a few ballparks) the best one yet.

    If you haven’t checked it out, I suggest you listen to a few songs and then you’ll get hooked. Or if you get a chance to see them live, go for it.

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A$ap Rocky. Under The Influence Tour 2013

A$ap Rocky. Under The Influence Tour 2013. Austin, TX

I love how Austin is always referred to ‘The Music Capitol of the World’; making it a paradise for aspiring musicians and the music lovers. That’s quite possibly the reason I decided to make my move from Houston, TX to Austin. There is never a lack in the live music scene; each night there are countless shows throughout the city limits including many music festivals happening during the year. I’m a huge fan of the music scene. My goal with this blog is to provide information on upcoming anticipated albums (including the Arctic Monkeys, Kaskade, Miley Cyrus, and M.I.A.), concerts, and music festivals happening in Austin. I will provide links to Do512 , Austin Chronicle , and Austin 360 also upload my personal pictures and videos from listed shows (just in case you missed out). Stay tuned!

Happy Listening
Marissa

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