Festivals

The Suffers Look Headed to ACL Fest's First Weekend

Houston's the Suffers appear to be headed to at least the first weekend of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. The lineup was not scheduled to be released until early Tuesday morning, but a link to the rosters for both weekends -- or a cleverly planted decoy -- appeared online late Sunday night.

Headliners include Foo Fighters, Drake, the Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men and Tame Impala. The Suffers do not appear on the Weekend 2 lineup, which adds Florence + the Machine (for the Strokes) and Modest Mouse (for Alabama Shakes) and a number of acts further down the card.

After releasing their debut EP Make Some Room in January, the Houston soul combo has performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and toured the East Coast and Midwest the past few weeks. Later this month the band will appear at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. and then back up the all-star local rap collective "Welcome to Houston at Free Press Summer Fest in early June.

Other Texas names of note include Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, ex-Houstonians Ume (Weekend 1 only), DFW soul sensation Leon Bridges, Asleep at the Wheel, William Clark Green, The Wind and the Wave (Weekend 1 only), Tyler's Whiskey Myers (Weekend 2 only), the Nightowls (Weekend 2 only) and Night Drive.

Leak or no leak, ACL tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday at aclfestival.com.

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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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