ACL 2007 Derby: And They're Off!

The first whiff of ACL 2007.

Looks like the Austin City Limits Music Festival dam has started to splinter. Austinist reports this morning that Charles Attal has bowed to overwhelming public pressure and leaked the first two major names for the 2007 Zilker dust bowl: Icky Thump mariachi duo the White Stripes and Volta sprite Björk. Right before their Stubb's show last night was rained out, Blonde Redhead announced they'd be back in September.

Over on - wonder what that Web site's about? - they've taken a page from South by Southwest and run a fine-tooth comb through MySpace and artist pages to come up with a list of about 40 confirmed performers.

Of those, TCB is psyched for Reverend Horton Heat, Beausoleil, and the Heartless Bastards, but not so much for Indigo Girls, Joss Stone, and Peter, Bjorn & John, but, you know, whatevs. Current odds on Bob Dylan are running about 50-50, as no one seems to have heard much either way, but Arcade Fire, Wilco, and Bloc Party appear squarely in the "probable" category. To prevent any further leakage, ACL Fest has promised to give the Chronicle the complete list in time for next week's issue.

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