By Michael Corcoran
Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 19, 2013
There’s another ACL Fest coming to Austin in October, but this one is the opposite of Lionel Richie. The Austin Corn Lovers’ Fiesta features the Old 97’s, in town recording their next LP, David Yow of Jesus Lizard filling in for ailing Gary Floyd of the Dicks, Rosie Flores, the Beaumonts, Two Hoots and a Holler, plus the sponsoring Hickoids.
Boasting air conditioning, indoor plumbing and "no $8 beer here," the low-rent ACL, hosted by the Saustex Records label, trashes the better-known fest of the same initials as a "bloated, sweltering hipster wannabe episode of ‘Entourage.’
Some Corn Lovers highlights: Hickoids, Poor Dumb Bastards, Dollyrockers, Bulemics at the Longbranch Inn Friday Oct. 4. Gary Floyd Benefit with the Yow/ Dicks, Pocket Fishrmen, Gay Sportscasters, El Pathos and many more at Infest (former 5th Street location of Antone’s) Oct. 5.
Old 97s play Oct. 11 at the Hole In the Wall with Two Hoots and a Holler, Western Star, Purple Stickpin and more. The party moves to the White Horse Oct. 12 for the Beaumonts, Churchwood, Rosie Flores and more.