Austin, TX – Day 3 of the Austin City Limits 2012 music festival came about with tired legs, ears, and eyes.
Gary Clark Jr., an Austin native preparing for his first full length LP release later this month, held down the big stage and a large crowd for a soulful, electric set. Silky R&B vocals along with a natural blues prowess and rock sensibilities proved the hype surrounding the up and coming ‘it’ kid.
Austin, TX – Austin City Limits 2012 festival kicked off Thursday night with Alabama Shakes at Stubbs. The young Athens, Alabama quintet have skyrocketed to critical acclaim and music industry hype in a short amount of time, and judging by the sold-out show, their commercial appeal has no ceiling.
Kanye West, Bright Eyes, Big Boi and free water refills are amongst Day 1’s highlights.
Zilker Park plays host to over a 100,000 people who migrate to Austin, Texas, for the ACL Festival. This year’s 10th anniversary crams over 130 bands onto 8 stages in 3 days; and then there’s the heat. This year’s festival organizers, performers and fans alike faces the unknown challenges that a caustic heat wave brings to thousands of people crammed into one spot. Some bands succeeded, some didn’tâ€“ but not because they didn’t try, the heat was brutal.