ACL 2013 10/13/2013 Woes

So the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013(ACL) was the first time that ACL had been split into two weekends.

The first weekend sold out, almost instantly even though both weekends had the same bands playing.

The first weekend went according to plan, and it was very hot.

The second weekend on the other hand got a bit iffy. On Friday there was a 10 minute thunderstorm during Queens of the Stone Age. Other than that it was clear. Then on Saturday it was clear all day, until around 10, whenever Kings of Leon came on for the encore. Then on Sunday, sadly, the concert was cancelled due to flooding.

What this means to festival goers of Weekend 2 is not only that they won’t get a sunburn, but also they can’t see The National, Noah and the Whale, Tame Impala, Franz Ferdinand, Atoms for Peace, Grouplove, Dawes, Foxygen, Toro y Moi, Phoenix, Divine Fits, and Lionel Richie to name a few.

This is the first time that ACL has cancelled due to rain. Refunds be issued to compensate for the missing day.

More can be found at http://www.aclfestival.com

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Jay Satellite is a new indie rock band based in Hutto, TX. They have been traveling around Texas for over 2 years. The members consist of Cameron Taylor on rhythm guitar, Marigold Clarke on Bass, Jason Clark on vox and guitar, and Brad Day on drums.

 

They have a 90’s alternative rock style, and one thing is for sure. They love playing music. I’ve seen them a few times and you can expect to see a lot of guitar solo’s, decent rock vocals, and a hell of a lot of original material.

The Drummer, Brad Day, was the drummer for a previous band of mine so I have kept my eye on Jay Satellite for awhile now. 

Bright Blue Blazer(2012) their debut album is out, and they have a new one coming out soon.

You can catch them in San Antonio on 11/22/2013 at VHS 1138 with Blast Dad.

Their Website is jaysatellitebandcamp.com

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If V=Sending a tweet to a famous person and I=Receiving a tweet from a famous person

If V=Sending a tweet to a famous person and I=Receiving a tweet from a famous person

Futile Attempt at Twittering Celebs for FDOM

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For my Fundamentals of Online and Digital Media class I was to send a tweet to people who carry some weight in Indie music in hopes of getting a reply.

It wasn’t successful, sadly, but to say it was a wasted effort wouldn’t be completely true.

I have started thinking of better ways to ask questions on twitter that may be more eye catching, and how to word it in the few characters allowed by twitter.

Three I chose were:

Cake-An Alternative Rock Band who has been anti-corporation for a long time. I once got a response from them on Facebook.

Julian Casablancas- Lead singer of The Strokes and iconic indie rocker also didn’t reply to me on twitter. I have met him in real life, and shook his hand.

Ryan Gentles- Manager of The Strokes, and has had one of the most interesting positions in the history of managers.

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ACL loves Indie

With ACL right around the corner all indie fans are starting to feel butterflies in their knee’s. All the way from The Cure and Depeche Mode to Grouplove and Foxygen, almost all of the bands at ACL can be considered Indie. One except is Lionel Richie. He would not be considered indie, though he is a talented vocalist.

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What is “Indie”?

Here’s what “indie” means, when it comes to the genre of indie. The more creative freedom the band or solo artist has under a record label, the more indie they are. Check out my new website outlining the importance and history of indie music, celebrating indie heroes, and show case up-coming Indie musicians, especially ones from the Austin/San Marcos area.

 

Remember, most bands were indie at one point or another.

 

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Austin’s “Spoon” is shown here, one of the champions of Indie music.

 

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