Austin City Limits

Rocks Off's 2012 ACL Festival Houston Spillover Sweepstakes

This week has seen a temporary lull in festival season, after Bonnaroo and Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend. Wait. Never mind. According to musicfestivaljunkies.com (who are these people?), three of them start today: BamaJam in Enterprise, Ala.; The Friendly Gathering in Windham, Vt.; and the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. Today. Call your travel agent.

So yes, festival season is in full swing, and it still more or less closes with the Austin City Limits Music Festival Oct. 12-14 in Zilker Park. As we all know by now, some ACL acts add piggyback shows in Houston-area venues large and small to capitalize on the proximity to a major market they sometimes don't visit that often, and also because there's a couple of big airports near here.

Normally Rocks Off would have put on our promoter's hat and handicapped the top of this year's lineup -- we did the top 20 artists, just to make it a round number -- a little closer to the announcement last month, but we wanted to wait and see how many more artists would announce their fall tours.

Plus we got busy.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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