@ZackTeibloom There was no doubt in my mind Phish would be the show of the festival. To top them, it would take a hell of a lot more than Ezra Koenig coming on stage for an already superb Miike Snow show. It would take a super group of ACL performers like Wayne Coyne on vox/guitar, Grace Potter on vox/keys, Matthew Bellamy of Muse on lead guitar, Patrick Carney of Black Keys on drums, and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth on bass produced by Danger Mouse to top them. Good lord I want to see that band. By the way, I’m curious your ACL super group. Throw ‘em in the comments if you got a good one.
Anyway, Phish was #1 and LCD was #2. I called that in my preview. Yay me for knowing what bands I like after seeing them a million times. What an accomplishment! It’s a big mix-up from there on out to fill the dozen. Grace made a big leap from an honorable mention into the top 3 and My Name is John Michael lept up from no mention at all to #6. Let’s go through and see why this dirty dozen got the spots they did. The highlighted ones link to the full review. Oh, and I threw some awards in there for the hell of it and decided to turn this into a contest. I wanted to write a comprehensive overarching write-up of the weekend that tells it like the story it was, but Austin Writes Music did it so well, I feel like most of it’s been covered. I mean, come on. It’s not like a film crew followed me and Andy around all weekend so we could tell you the whole story one day or anything. Maybe one day. For now, listen to the Podcrash and read up on the music. There’s a quiz coming on Thursday. It’s open note, but you’ll want to know your material.