Earlier this summer, Mudhoney played atop the iconic Space Needle in Seattle, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Sub Pop Records, then reigned supreme at the accompanying Silver Jubilee. Both were fitting tributes: The band’s early singles and loser aesthetic detonated the grunge explosion, and every LP shipped out of the label’s warehouse still bears Mark Arm’s name to this day. More importantly, this year’s Vanishing Point proved Mudhoney still rips, with crude wit and Superfuzz-era riffs. Nashville punks Cheap Time open in the red.– Austin Powell
And here you thought ACL avalanched the next music fest. Wrong.
Forty-five Austin acts on three Sixth Street stages – at Neches, Trinity, and Red River – span headliners (Nakia, Grupo Fantasma, White Ghost Shivers) to deep cuts (My Education, Them Duqaines, Ghosts Along the Brazos) across two days. Free. With copious arts, crafts, and munchies.
Public transit, here we come.
MetroPCS: Cilantro Boombox (noon), Cinco Doce (1pm), John Garza Band (2), Son de Rey (3:05), Brownout (4:10), Vallejo (5:30), Grupo Fantasma (6:50)
Trinity: Ghosts Along the Brazos (noon), Grace London (1pm), Lost & Nameless Orchestra (2:05), Bare Feat (3:10), Them Duqaines (4:20), Digital Antique (5:40), White Ghost Shivers (7)
Red River: Kari K. & the Stonewall Riot (noon), Third in Line (1pm), Mount Pressmore (2:05), Plastic Habit (3:10), Antiques (4:20), Mighty Mountain (5:40), Baker Family (7)– Raoul Hernandez