ACL Fest 2015 Saturday Record Reviews – Second Weekend

Fidlar

Too (Mom + Pop)

ACL Fest 2015 Saturday Record Reviews – Second Weekend

True to Fidlar's acro-name – Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk – life in the aftermath of the L.A. skate punks' eponymous 2013 debut remains perilous. Too thus takes a harder look at the carnage of hard living. Twitchy, creeping addict's lament, "Overdose" mirrors leader Zac Carper's experience kicking heroin and crack, which fueled the first LP. Even in sobriety, though, Fidlar goes balls to the wall. "West Coast" perfects their brash-and-smash, and "Punks" curb-stomps the blues, both songs equal in delivering hair-blowing, fuck-the-world catharsis, albeit a smidge more refined this time around. (noon, Miller Lite stage)

***

  • ACL Fest 2015 Saturday Record Reviews – Second Weekend

    Weekend two only discs
  • Modest Mouse

    Strangers to Ourselves

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Fidlar
Friday SOS Interview: Fidlar
Friday SOS Interview: Fidlar
L.A. punks fire up SOS's punk engine

Bryan Rolli, Nov. 4, 2016

SXSW 2013 Records
FIDLAR
FIDLAR (Record Review)

Austin Powell, March 15, 2013

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
The Butts
The Butts (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, June 29, 2018

Texas Platters
Sugar Pill
Out of the Gate (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, April 13, 2018

More by Abby Johnston
Amanda Shires’ Closet Craft
Amanda Shires’ Closet Craft
Texan fiddler adapts her process and updates her sound

June 28, 2018

Kacey Musgraves – Everywoman
Kacey Musgraves – Everywoman
Texan’s taping, country and folk to disco, unites ACL

June 7, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Fidlar, ACL Fest 2015

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2018

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle