ACL 2009 Lineup

The lineup was put out today and WOW…What a lineup! 

Now, I’m not gonna mention all the bands…but here are just a few!

For Starters….Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys!! Have a gotten your attention yet?!?!

Then there are great acts like Ben Harper and the Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, Sonic Youth and My personal Favorites: The Toadies, Ghostland Observatory and KINGS OF LEON!!

But if you were wondering…here is a complete line-up on the bands this year (most of the dates/times for most of these performances are not known):

Pearl Jam – Sunday Oct 4 (according to Pearl Jam’s Website)
Dave Matthews
Band Beastie Boys
Kings of Leon
Ben Harper and Relentless7
Thievery Corporation
John Legend
The Dead Weather
The Levon Helm Band
Ghostland Observatory
Sonic Youth
Mos Def
Toadies
Flogging Molly
The B-52s
Lily Allen
Citizen Cope
Arctic Monkeys
The Decemberists
Coheed and Cambria
Andrew Bird
Girl Talk
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Phoenix
Bassnectar
Bon Iver
!!!
Avett Brothers
The Airborne Toxic Event
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Clutch
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Grizzly Bear
Heartless Bastards
Passion Pit
White Lies
Dan Auerbach
The Walkmen
The Scabs
Reckless Kelly
DeVotchka
Blitzen Trapper
The Virgins
Here We Go Magic
Eek-A-Mouse
K’Naan
Asleep at the Wheel
Dr. Dog
The Raveonettes
The Knux
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
State Radio
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Felice Brothers
Federico Aubele
Raul Malo
Daniel Johnston
Poi Dog Pondering
Brett Dennen
Rodriguez
Henry Butler
Preservation Hall
Sam Roberts Band
The Greencards
Sara Watkins
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
David Garza
John Vanderslice
Zac Brown Band
Todd Snider
School of Seven Bells
The Dodos
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
Alberta Cross
Deer Tick
Bell X1
Alela Diane
The Wood Brothers
The Parlor Mob
Rebirth Brass Band
Marva Wright
Terri Hendrix
L.A.X.
Lisa Hannigan
The Low Anthem
Sons of Bill
Suckers
Sarah Jaffe
Cotton Jones
The Henry Clay People
Papa Mali
Jypsi
Vince Mira
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Mimicking Birds
Jeffrey Steele
Jonell Mosser
Leatherbag
Keith Gattis
Damien Horne
Sarah Siskind
The Dexateens
Nelo
Danny Brooks
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Soul Stirrers
The Durdens
Palm School Elementary
The Gospel Silvertones
Diaconos
Quinn Sullivan
Ralph’s World
Q Brothers
Milkshake
Telephone Company
Loose Cannons
Lunch Money

This year is sure to be an unbelievable festival and definitely a time not to be soon forgotten!  If you dont’ think so, do a little research on some of the bands that you have never heard of, and you might be pleasantly surprised!!

Now they haven’t confirmed yet if they will be selling single day passes, so stay tuned for information on that, but you can get your 3-day passes by visiting TicketCity.com or by calling our sales staff at 1-800-SOLD OUT. You don’t want to miss you chance to be a part of this great weekend! So get your tickets TODAY!

This week in Austin

With so many things going on in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it’s hard to sort thru it all to find out the best place to spend your time!  But it doesn’t all happen on the weekend!!  I’m going to do my best to sort thru the good and the bad and give you some ideas of how you might want to spend your week!

If you are into theatre or at least a little of the improvisational kind, check out Blue 60. It’s happening today, Monday 27th at 8pm at the Blue Theatre (916 Springdale).  If you don’t have any idea what it is, it’s a group of 60 people that get together to perform and show what they have to offer in 60 seconds!  60 performers, 60 seconds each, totaling 60 minutes of Austin’s best writers, performers, filmmakers and entertainers doing what they do best.

If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, perhaps you can make it today, Monday April 27th at 7pm, to Independence Brewery at Segovia (7010 Hwy. 71 W.) to enjoy a five-course Spanish dinner with locally brewed beers. It is only $25 per person but if you are planning to do this tonight, act quick because reservations are suggested.

If you cannot make it to this dining experience, on Tuesday the 28th, Pier Manna will guide another monthly Italian wine-and-food pairing dinners at Andiamo Ristorante (2521 Rutland).  This dinner is a little more pricey at $45 per person but it’s sure to be worth it.  Reservations for this event are also suggested.

Now there is also something for you sports lovers!  Now granted, we don’t have a professional basketball team to root for during the start of the playoffs, we still have baseball!   Austin (or Round Rock’s) AAA baseball team, the Round Rock Express play Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 28th at the Dell Diamond (3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock).  But if you don’t want to venture that far to see a baseball game, Austin’s own, University of Texas Baseball Team, will be playing the Texas State Bobcats on Tuesday the 28th at 6pm and the Baylor Bears on Friday, May 1st at 6pm.

No you must be thinking, for the Live Music Capitol of the World, where is all the music?!?!  Well have no fear, I’ve got some of that coming your way too!!!  This Tuesday the 28th, Seal will be playing at Bass Concert Hall (UT campus, 23rd & East Campus Drive).

On Wednesday the 29th, there are some favorites, like George Clinton and the Parliament Funk playing at Stubb’s (801 Red River).  But just down the street at Mohawk (912 Red River) there is something going on that Austin was built upon….LOCAL MUSIC and Home Grown Live.  This event is hosted by a local radio station (101X) and features local music from the Austin Area.  This week the bands include Frantic Clam, SPEAK and Model UN.  In my opinion, this is one of the best events to check out hot local bands because all ages are permitted, you get a variety of good music at one venue and its REALLY CHEAP, $5 at the door!

But lets say that you would rather see more nationally known bands!  Thursday April 30th, Sugarland will be performing at the Erwin Center (1701 Red River) at 7:30 pm and Death Cab for Cutie will be playing on Friday, May 1st at the Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces).

There are some Comedy Shows this week as well!  Greg Giraldo will be at Capital City Comedy Club (8120 Research Blvd) Thursday April 30th-May 2nd.  Also Rodney Carrington will be playing at the Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces) on Thursday April 30th as well.

With so many things going on this week/weekend, good luck in planning your week!  For those of you who know what events you want to do, visit TicketCity.com or call us at 1-800-SOLD OUT to have us help you with all your ticketing needs!

Closing the gap on Kentucky Derby!

The historical Kentucky Derby is fast approaching for 2009.  When this horse race was founded back in 1875, the Derby was held in Mid to late May.  These days it is held in the early part of May, specifically this year on the 2nd of May, preceded the day before, as always, with The Oaks. 

This year will be an exciting year, as are all the years in the past, no matter if you are a horse racing fan or just there to see and be seen.  Tickets are still available for you to get out there andenjoy the weekend.  You can call one of Ticket City’s knowledgeable staff at 1-800-SOLD OUT or visit TicketCity.com to pick up your Derby/Oaks tickets today!  Don’t miss you chance to be a part of this exciting event!!

Lady Gaga in Austin

For those of you who have tried to go to shows in other cities or missed in-prompt to shows at other venues, you haven’t missed your chance to see her yet!!  Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas is holding an event called the “2ndChance Prom,” which is sponsored by a local station on May 6th 2009.  This event is featuring, non other than the fabulous LADY GAGA!!!

Now, if you don’t know where to look, you could go to the Austin Music Hall website and see that this show is ***SOLD OUT!***  But wait!! We have tickets here at TicketCity.com just for you!  Check us out at TicketCity.com or call one of our knowledgeable sales staff at 1-800-SOLD OUT to get your tickets to Lady Gaga in Austin TODAY!

Morrissey in Austin April 12th

The English Born, Steven Patrick Morrissey, will make his way across the pond to entertain the people of the States.  The performer who has been apart of several bands, most famously, The Smiths, is taking a solo tour this go around.  He will be stopping in several major cities, including Milwaukee, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the capital city, Austin Texas. 

With this tour, also comes the release of a new Single and Album from this seasoned musician.  The album “Years of Refusal” with his next single to be released “Something is Squeezing my Skull” is scheduled to be released on Monday, April 27th in the UK. 

But if you notice, the dates are kinda skewed.  You know what that means!!! When you go to the show, most likely you will be one of the few to hear his new stuff from him new album before it’s released in stores!  That in itself would make me buy a ticket!! And if you don’t have your hand on them yet, for Austin or any other city that he is playing, have no fear!  Visit TicketCity.com or call 1-800-SOLD OUT to obtain your tickets today!