ACL Fest Late Night Shows
9/16/2013 9:00:00 AM
The Austin City Limits Music Fest Late Night Shows are arguably one of the best aspects of the festival. Not only is there nonstop music all day and evening at Zilker, but if you can throw down an energy drink or two after the fest, you can catch those bands that you didn't get to see during the day playing at venues around the city. Or if you want to save on cash and only catch a few bands, you can buy individual tickets to these performances -- you don't even need to have festival tickets.
Some of the shows are already selling out, so make sure to grab your tickets soon. Here are the ones we recommend:
GROUPLOVE w/ The Mowgli's
When: 10/4, 10:00 p.m.
GROUPLOVE is a set of five artists from around the world who happened to meet on the Greek island of Crete. Together they create an airwave-dominating alternative rock with a pop backdrop -- you may remember sitting in your car and singing along to "Tongue Tied." They're sure to have a big crowd at ACL, so catch them at the smaller setting in Emo's while you can.
The Mowgli's is an eight-piece rock 'n' roll outfit from San Francisco. The "quintessential California band" boasts a sound that mixes modern indie-folk, classic country and almost everything in between.
Franz Ferdinand w/ Smith Westerns
When: 10/12, 10:00 p.m.
Franz Ferdinand's indie pop is nothing short of a good time. The Glasgow four-piece's upbeat songs and electronic accompaniments are sure to draw a big crowd at ACL.
Playing alongside Franz Ferdinand are Smith Westerns, a Chicago quintet that offers a range of melodic indie rock. This is one Late Night Show you won't want to miss.
When: 10/11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Rabbit
Silversun Pickups' alternative music combined with lead vocalist Brian Aubert's unique voice creates an unmatched indie sound. With the ability to change from somber to energetic in a second, the Los Angeles quartet's shows are an exciting time.
The Black Angels w/ The Joy Formidable
When: 10/5, 10:00 p.m.
This local quartet pumps out psychedelic rock reminiscent of The Velvet Underground. Rocking out to The Black Angels' songs at this Late Night Show will be well worth it, even if you're completely exhausted from the daytime festival.
Playing with The Black Angels is The Joy Formidable. This three-piece from Wales produces an addictive alternative rock laced with Ritzy's flowing vocals.
When: 10/10, 9:00 p.m.
San Diego native Nathan Williams plays the D.I.Y. surf-rock that comes to mind upon hearing the name Wavves, and his recently released album, Afraid of Heights, carries an obvious '90s punk influence that gives his music an edge.
When: 10/11, 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Parish
Savages is a London four-piece playing bass-heavy punk rock that aims to draw out your emotions and make you experience life from a positive perspective. Check it out for yourself at their Late Night Show at The Parish.
Noah and the Whale
When: 10/12, 10:00 p.m.
Where: Brazos Hall
Noah and the Whale offers dance-worthy alternative rock with catchy melodies. The London quintet will keep your energy up throughout their show.
When: 10/4, 11:00 p.m.
Where: Stubb's BBQ
Rock 'n' roll feminists Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy are the power behind Deap Vally. While traversing in a traditionally masculine genre, the duo embraces their sexuality, and it shows in their songwriting. Deap Vally uses its edgy, guitar-based rock to try to fuel a revolution; to bring music back to the organic form it took during the Led Zeppelin era.
Toro Y Moi w/ Classixx
When: 10/9, 9:00 p.m.
Toro Y Moi offers a hip-hop infused psych-rock that will give you no choice but to dance. Partnered with electronic DJ Classixx, this night at Emo's is gearing up to be one big party.