Austin City Limits Festival Returns With Mars Volta, Michigander, Suki Waterhouse, Shooks & More (PREVIEW)

Austin Metropolis Limits Music Pageant is making its return to Zilker Park for the occasion’s twenty first yr this weekend and the next (Oct 6-8 and 13-15). As soon as once more, the pageant will function two weekends jam-packed with music, from big names to rising stars. Listed below are 5 lesser-known acts and 5 classics you need to try:

The Rising Acts

Michigander
Indie rocker Michigander’s most-played music on Spotify is “Distress,” an anthemic lower led by vocalist Jason Singer’s lush vocals and driving guitars. However he may need a contender for a brand new prime music quickly within the just lately launched, catchy observe “Superglue.” It Will By no means Be the Similar, the EP on which “Superglue” seems, additionally encompasses a collaboration with alt-rock stalwarts Manchester Orchestra (“In My Head”). Michigander is scheduled to carry out on the Honda Stage on Sunday (10/8) at 12:45 p.m.

Suki Waterhouse
With only one LP and one EP below her belt, Suki Waterhouse is already drawing a passionate fan base. The Milk Tooth EP showcased the rising pop star’s versatility, from the rocking “Neon Indicators” to the atmospheric “Coolest Place within the World.” 2023 has additionally introduced a trio of recent singles that showcase Suki Waterhouse: “Each Day’s a Lesson in Humility” (a collaboration with Belle & Sebastian), “NYE” (a collaboration with Native Natives), and “To Love.” Suki Waterhouse is scheduled to carry out on the Miller Lite Stage on Sunday (10/8) at 3:15 p.m.

Die Spitz
With scuzzy, chugging guitar riffs and guttural vocals, Austin’s very personal Die Spitz will set off Saturday’s festivities with a (sonic) kick within the face. The band’s new report, 2023’s Tooth, mashes up a bunch of headbanging flavors collectively, like hardcore punk, storage rock, grunge, and steel. Die Spitz are scheduled to carry out on the Tito’s Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 11:45 a.m.

Shooks
Shooks, one other band that calls Austin dwelling, will deliver their reverb-filled guitar riffs, bursts of brilliant synths, and hazy, slow-burning vocals to the stage. Pulsing cuts like “O2” and “Rum!” evoke the likes of MGMT and early Tame Impala. Shooks are scheduled to carry out on the Tito’s Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 12:45 p.m.

BigXthaPlug
Dallas rapper BigXthaPlug is carrying the torch for a brand new era of southern hip hop. Standout observe “Texas,” from 2023’s Amar, encompasses a little bit of nation twang and BigX’s booming, drawling circulate. BigXthaPlug is scheduled to carry out on the Miller Lite Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 11:45 a.m.

The Established Acts

Foo Fighters
If Foo Fighters’ prior pageant appearances this yr are any indication, Dave Grohl usually has a particular trick up his sleeve to make a set distinctive and memorable (see: bringing out Michael Bublé at Exterior Lands; collaborating with Paramore’s Hayley Williams at Bonnaroo). In any other case, the enduring rock band’s pageant units this summer time have been rock stable with the Foo Fighters’ crowd-pleasing hits like “Be taught to Fly,” “My Hero,” and “Everlong.” Foo Fighters are scheduled to carry out on the American Categorical Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 8 p.m.

Shania Twain
Shania Twain is making a comparatively unusual pageant look at ACL. (That is her final pageant efficiency that’s on the docket in 2023.) Her current headlining units have been stuffed with iconic hits like “Man! I Really feel Like a Lady!”, “That Don’t Impress Me A lot,” and “Any Man of Mine,” whereas additionally incorporating her more moderen output, just like the 2023 single “Giddy Up!” Shania Twain is scheduled to carry out on the Honda Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 8:15 p.m.

The Mars Volta
It’ll be a house state present for El Paso’s The Mars Volta. Headed up by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the experimental rockers just lately confirmed a extra low-key facet with newest report Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mí Corazón, which delivered acoustic takes on the songs from their self-titled 2022 album. The Mars Volta are scheduled to carry out on the Miller Lite Stage on Friday (10/6) at 7:10 p.m.

Rina Sawayama
If you happen to noticed John Wick: Chapter 4, you possible took discover of Rina Sawayama’s scene-stealing assist position (in addition to the pulsing music “Eye for an Eye,” as heard within the closing credit). The hyper pop artist additionally simply dropped one other new collaboration (“Kiss Me”) with Empress Of. Rina Sawayama is scheduled to carry out on the Honda Stage on Saturday (10/7) at 4 p.m.

Hozier
Within the folksy rock division, there are many nice choices at ACL, together with Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Noah Kahan, and Hozier. The latter’s latest providing, 2023’s Unreal Unearth, has been effectively acquired – delivering some lush and eclectic instrumentation whereas showcasing Hozier’s sonorous vocal chops. Hozier is scheduled to carry out on the American Categorical Stage on Sunday (10/8) at 6:15 p.m.

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