ACL 2018- Who We Can't Wait See
Our favorite time of the year is almost here — Austin City Limits. This year's ACL Lineup is a good one. Even though we're ready to see everyone, here are a few we think you shouldn't miss.
Hailing from Chicago, Noname broke into the Hip-Hop music scene with her appearance in “Lost” by Chance the Rapper and has since gained wider recognition with her debut album “Telefone.” Her melodic and soulful sounds promise a listening experience that takes the audience on a lyrical tour of life’s highs and lows.
If you want a dance party, look no further than Jungle. This seven piece electro-funk-soul band puts out an eclectic and high energy sound that promises a show much the same. Jungle is known to flow from beginning to end with few interruptions, so get ready to boogie.
One half seventies glam and the other half southern rock, Austin’s very own Sweet Spirit is a force of their own. In their five years as a band, Sweet spirit has built up an impressive track record, releasing three albums, and touring with the likes of The New Pornographers and Spoon. Be ready to have your heart (and feet) captivated by these new age rockers.
David Byrne, Arguably the most seasoned performer at ACL, will not be a show to miss. Hot on the heels of his newest release, “American Utopia,” Byrne promises a diverse set that will pull elements of eighties pop, hip-hop, funk, soul, and rock from around the world. Byrnes style is unlike anything you will ever experience, so attend with an open mind and be ready to have a good time.
West coast rap finds harmony with new-age techno in the hands of Vince Staples. The 25-year-old rapper prides himself on being real, rapping about the darker side of gang life, politics, and love. You can bet on his set being a captivating journey of raw emotion and electric energy.
Heavy metal has too often been an afterthought in past ACL lineups, but this year Disturbed is one of more than a few nods to the genera. Often dubbed “the modern metal band,” Disturbed displays their musical dexterity and timeless appeal with masterful arrangements. From their chart topping single “Down With Sickness” to their cover of Simon & Garfunkle’s “Sound of Silence,” this band brings a diversity to ACL that is sure to turn heads from all sides of the park.