Wednesday, August 25, 2004

hot diggity

Damn, that's a lineup.

Going for CAKE, of course, on Sunday. Money does not permit me to attend all three days of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but Sunday is enough to make me happy.

Check it out.

So, I have to balance this delicately. Many of these artists catching my eye overlap. So I can see the opening half of The Roots, the middle of Ben Kweller, the beginning of Elvis Costello, and the end of Jack Johnson, and then take a well deserved break before the beginning of Wilco, the middle of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, all of Cake, yes? and Medeski, Martin and Wood will just have to be patient. The rest of the evening will be dedicated to Ben Harper.

Jesus Christ. On a bicycle.

Unfortunately I won't be seeing Ryan Adams or the Rebirth Brass Band (both Friday), or The Pixies (eep!) , G Love and the Special Sauce (that's the second time I've missed them by a day), Modest Mouse, and Cat Power (all Saturday). As far as bands I want to see though, I think Sunday takes the CAKE.

I guess they weren't kidding when they said Austin was a good music town.