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7 Local Acts to See at ACL's First Weekend

By Kevin Curtin, October 4, 2019, Music

Barton Hills Choir

Fri., 12:30pm, Austin Kiddie Limits
Kiddos from Barton Hills Elementary harmonize on Muse, the Flaming Lips, and Grateful Dead.

Asleep at the Wheel

Fri., 12:45pm, Honda stage
A 49-year-running stampede of Western swing herds loads of charm behind towering founder Ray Benson and singer Katie Shore.

School of Rock

Fri., 2:30pm, Austin Kiddie Limits; Sun., 12:30pm, Austin Kiddie Limits
School's never out for young native Austinites learning the city trade.

Black Pistol Fire

Fri., 3pm, Miller Lite stage
High-flying daredevil rock made by guitar 'n' drums blood brothers.


Sat., 12:45pm, Honda Stage
Minimalist composer Roger Sellers employs drum loops, piano, and vocals for maximum one-man entertainment.

Night Cap

Sat., 12:45pm, Tito’s stage
Mellow, emotional indie rock reminiscent of a collegiate Kings of Leon.

Gary Clark Jr.

Sat., 6pm, American Express stage
Long bearing the heavy cross of "blues savior," Austin's homegrown guitar stunner now grows increasingly protean and political.

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