Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here's the lineup: http://www.aclfestival.com/lineup.aspx
And here are my "must sees":
- Stars (My favorite band at the moment...love them LOOOOVE THEM!)
- Foo Fighters
- The Raconteurs
- Gnarls Barkley
- Conor Oberst
- Tegan & SAra
- Iron & Wine (!!!!!)
- Band Of Horses (Soooo excited about finally seeing them!)
- The Swell Season (For those of you who have seen and love the movie "Once"...yeah...it's THEM!)
- Okkervil River
- HOT CHIP (I'm gonna dance my butt off just like LCD Soundsystem last year!)
- Duffy (She sounds like Amy Winehouse, minus the crack addiction)
- Jose Gonzales
- Jamie Lidell
- M. Ward
- Louis XIV
- CITY & COLOUR (Their live tracks rock...can't wait to see them in person!)
Okay...so I know that I probably won't be able to see every single act, but I'm going to give it a shot. Last year I thought I would be the only crazy one with a highlighted & printed out schedule...nope....there were lots of other crazy people there doing the same thing. Now I just need to book our awesome hotel that supplied us with candy to take to the fest....and fresh baked cookies for us every night when we got back! Best hotel ever....
Who are you looking forward to seeing....and who's comin' to party with the Brandie, Richie and Jesse crew??
"Ain't no party like the ACL party, cuz the ACL party don't stop!" - The Gospel Singers at the 2007 Fest
Monday, April 7, 2008
So far I've noticed the following acts:
Del The Funky Homosapien
Robert Earl Keen
Take a listen and let me know if you hear anyone else!! I was really hoping to hear Radiohead....twice in one year...amazing! Coldplay's new album comes out in June and it would be pretty terrific if they joined the lineup.
I'm pretty psyched about MGMT, Del, Gnarls, Hot Chip, DUFFY, and NERD!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Gents, please skip this column and turn your head as you roll your eyes.
Ladies...it IS official and it is also my Friday off, so no worries that I will be watching the Today Show this Friday, April 4th to see the New Kids On The Block hangin' tough!!! Who knows what the announcement will be....and so what if it's going to be a disaster...I'm still excited and will be cheering on any comeback. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20187202,00.html
The NKOTB website also has a countdown, but nothing else. http://www.nkotb.com/ For some reason this countdown has me almost as excited as the countdown till the ACL lineup is released this month.
OMG...I still can't believe the Joey, Jordan, Jon, Danny and Donnie are going to make a comeback. It's like a dream come true....and completely nostalgic. Speaking of nostalgic..."Alvin & the Chipmunks" comes out on DVD today! Maggie and I watched it on the plane ride back from Paris and we definitely were the only people LOL'ing in our area....and the guy in front of Maggie may have looked back to watch me laugh every time there was a joke :) "Ooooh eeee oooo ah ah...ting tang walla walla bing BANG!"