You’re trying to cram as much music as you can into three days at Zilker Park. Our team has plenty of suggestions of which acts not to miss.
DEBORAH SENGUPTA STITH
Sphynx (noon, Austin Ventures). Leopard print skinny jeans, catchy hooks and glitzy glam pop — what else do you need to set this thing off right?
Preatures (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). With a lush Jim Eno-produced debut album fresh off the presses (Sept. 30) these feisty Aussie rockers might be next year’s big thing.
Capital Cities (2:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Bop around in "Kangaroo Court" with the groovy L.A. duo.
Bleachers (3:15 p.m. Miller Lite). Actual self-help benefits are inconclusive, but there’s an 83.9 percent chance standing in the middle of Zilker Park shouting "I Wanna Get Better" will fill you with the same exuberant joy that Jack Antonoff’s other band Fun. did last year.
Chvrches (4:15 p.m. Honda). Full of shimmery synths, wistful vocals and tricky dance beats, the Scottish trio produced one of the most satisfying electropop releases of 2013.
Sam Smith (5:15 p.m. Miller Lite). You might think you’ve heard "Stay With Me" too many times this summer but why not let Smith’s aching falsetto reach into your heart and hurt you like it’s the very first time?
Childish Gambino (6:15 p.m. Honda). Notoriously inconsistent live, comedian Donald Glover’s angsty rapper alter ego at least can be counted on to push boundaries. In this era of played out hip hop braggadocio and auto-tuned hooks that definitely counts for something.
Glitch Mob (7:15 p.m. Miller Lite). Champions of the L.A. beat scene throw down furious, driving electro dance tracks.
Outkast (8:15 p.m. Honda). Posing as southern pimps they demolished the residual East Coast/West Coast dynamic of ’90s hip-hop. Then they morphed into aliens, astrologers and post-millennial funkateers beckoning a second coming of George Clinton’s mothership. Get on board.
The Chain Gang of 1974 (11:30 a.m. RetailMeNot). Cool anthemic indietronica to kick start day two.
Spanish Gold (12:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Psychedelic but muscular, sentimental but paranoid, one of the most enthralling new rock bands of 2014.
Benjamin Booker (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). Gusty anarchic blues rock from New Orleans.
Trombone Shorty (2:30 p.m. Honda). Deep pocket funky grooves and blasts of NOLA brass that will absolutely inspire you to shake something.
Polica (3:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). One of the most interesting acts to emerge from the Minneapolis musical collective that also includes Gayngs, Marijuana Death Squads and Bon Iver.
My Brightest Diamond (4:30 p.m. Sculpture). Classically trained vocalist Shara Worden creates an occasionally operatic, often spooky, controlled carnival of sound.
Iggy Azalea (5:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). Don’t believe the hype: She’s not the best female rapper in the world, but the "Fancy" phenom is probably worth investigating live.
Beats Antique (6:30 p.m. Sculpture). A fast grooving alternative to the snoozy folksters and so-called sultry pop playing elsewhere.
Major Lazer (7:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). Hip hop super-producer Diplo leads the hottest dancehall throwdown north of the Carribean.
Eminem (8:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). His last album was a dud and his mama issues are tiresome, but if you’re not convinced Em’s one of the top wordsmiths of his generation, google the video of him teaching CNN’s Anderson Cooper how to rhyme the word orange ("I put my orange, four-inch, door hinge in storage").
Hard Proof (11:15 a.m. Austin Ventures). Wake up your body and soul with Fela-inspired afrobeat rhythms and a wall of brass.
Mø (12:15 p.m. Honda). With sensuous, bold and brainy electropop, the young Danish artist was one of the most compelling breakouts at South by Southwest 2014.
Vic Mensa (1 p.m. RetailMeNot). Hailing from the same crew as fellow Chicago emcee Chance the Rapper, the whip-smart 19-year-old will give you hope for hip-hop’s next generation.
Bernhoft (2 p.m. BMI). Soul-maven Jill Scott blessed a track on the Norwegian R&B singer’s latest, a credible cosign for an artist who deserves a listen.
Jhene Aiko (3 p.m. RetailMeNot). The long-anticipated full-length debut from the Kanye and Drake collaborator dropped last month and it’s a dreamy collection of watercolor soundscapes, plaintive and occasionally profound.
Phantogram (5 p.m. Miller Lite). Layering gauzy electrop pop with distorted fuzz and the occasional break beat, the NYC duo is part of a new generation of artists who defy genre expectations to push music as a whole forward.
Replacements (6 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). It’s a tough call vs. Spoon, but the real question to ask yourself is "Which of these bands might I never see again?"
Chromeo (7 p.m. RetailMeNot). Slick and sexy electro funk straight outta Montreal.
Pearl Jam vs. Calvin Harris vs. going home. Say you were a ’90s girl who never really got the whole grunge thing, or someone who prefers a DJ with turntables. Or both. Man, that hot shower and comfy couch sound good.
Barton Hills Choir (11:15 a.m. Sculpture). Get an early Belle & Sebastian fix when this local choir performs some of their songs – with B&S leader Stuart Murdoch sitting in.
Asleep at the Wheel (12:15 p.m. Honda). Check out what new addition Emily Gimble brings to the ACL institution of western swing.
Temples (1:15 p.m. Miller Lite). The sound of the British Invasion is revisited and revitalized through the tuneful explorations of this English foursome.
Robert Ellis (2 p.m. Austin Ventures). One of Americana’s most promising singer-songwriters, Ellis bends his native-Texan roots toward indie territory.
Lake Street Dive (3:15 p.m. Austin Ventures). A big hit at this year’s Old Settler’s Fest, Lake Street’s soulful jazz sound can connect beyond roots audiences.
Paolo Nutini (4:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). The charming Scottish pop-soul singer’s star is on the rise again after his first new album in five years.
J. Roddy Walston & the Business (5:15 p.m. Austin Ventures). Fresh off a taping of the "Austin City Limits" TV show, these charismatic Southern rockers are on fire and ready to burn brightly on the festival stage.
Dinner break (6:15 p.m., food court). You have to eat sometime. For me, Childish Gambino, Foster the People, Ozomatli and Jon Pardi add up to music to dine by.
Belle & Sebastian (7:15 p.m. RetailMeNot). To paraphrase the iconic Nigel Tufnel: "It’s like, how much more twee could this be? And the answer is, none. None more twee."
Beck (8:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Go ahead, Beck your heart out: Catch his headlining set at ACL Fest, then watch him open the 40th season of "Austin City Limits" on KLRU the following night.
Rosebuds (11:30 a.m. Miller Lite). Classic aughts indie-pop of the North Carolina Triangle variety.
Spanish Gold (12:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Former Hacienda frontman Dante Schwebel is the central figure here, but Austin guitarist Adrian Quesada is a big part of what makes it work.
Zoe (1:30 p.m. Miller Lite). Why not follow Spanish Gold with a little Mexican platinum? These atmospheric rockers have been huge in their home country for nearly two decades.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2:30 p.m. Honda). Keep the regional-flavor theme going with a blast of horn-driven Louisiana jazz/funk/soul stew.
Shop the lot (2:30 p.m., merch booth). Let the hipsters compare dictionaries over the spellings of Kodaline, Polica and Tune-yards, and go check out what some favorite fest acts are selling.
The Head and the Heart (4:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). "Shake" is one of the past year’s best singles, showcasing both the pop songcraft and vocal blends that make this Seattle indie-folk outfit special.
Lucius (5:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). It’s a joy to witness the rise of a new band that effortlessly entertains while carving out an inventive and original identity.
Avett Brothers (6:30 p.m. Honda). A little calmer than in their younger days, yes, but all the more tuneful for it.
Juanes (7:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). The Colombian pop star was a big hit when he taped "ACL," and should draw multicultural throngs to his Fest show as well.
Dawn & Hawkes (noon, Austin Ventures). A decent run on "The Voice" behind them, this local duo may go places with their easy-on-the-ears folk-pop.
Elizabeth McQueen (1:30 p.m. Austin Kiddie Limits). A master of many musical forms, McQueen is perhaps the best option on the AKL stage throughout the weekend.
Nikki Lane (2 p.m. Austin Ventures). Country-western in tone but indie-punk in attitude, Lane’s approach isn’t necessarily original, but her presence is compelling.
Wild card (3 p.m., various stages). No clear winner between Jhene Aiko, Cults and Gramatik, but sampling a little of all three might be worth the walking exercise.
The Gaslight Anthem (4 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). If high-octane, guitar-driven, old-school sounds are your thing, the New Jersey rockers are a must-see.
Jenny Lewis (5 p.m. Austin Ventures). "The Voyager," the indie-rock singer’s first solo record since 2008, proved worth the wait.
The Replacements (6 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Spoon’s the home team, but if they weren’t in the same slot, we’d bet even Britt Daniel would be catching the long-awaited Westerberg/Stinson reunion gig.
Turnpike Troubadours (7 p.m. Austin Ventures). The red-dirt roadhouse roots-rockers from Oklahoma outpace most Texas bands at this stuff.
Pearl Jam (8 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Twenty-three years to the week after their Austin debut in early October 1991, Vedder and company are older and wiser but no less passionate about what they do.
Arum Rae (11:15 a.m. Austin Ventures). Former Austinite embraces blues, rock and soul with electronic beats to create a contemporary sound with a nostalgic spirit.
Jimmy Cliff (2:15 p.m. Honda). Legendary reggae, ska and soul musician still has the power to move audiences with both his new and iconic music, which includes songs like "The Harder They Come" and "Wonderful World, Beautiful People."
Ana Tijoux (4:15 p.m. Sculpture). Since making her U.S. debut at SXSW 2010, this French-Chilean MC has made Austin a regular tour stop. Poetic rhymes plus a melodic flow have made her a force in the Latin hip-hop world.
Ozomatli (6:15 p.m. Sculpture). After nearly 20 years, party instigators and hip-hop/cumbia groove makers continue to blend multi-cultural rhythms that result in an infectious sound.
Outkast (8:15 p.m. Honda). The original southern hip-hop kings.
Zoé (1:30 p.m. Miller Lite). Mexican alternative rock giants infuse cosmic wonder and mysticism into their brand of experimental music.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2:30 p.m. Honda). Some New Orleans-influenced funk will soothe your festival-weary soul on day two and give you a shot of musical adrenaline.
Beats Antique (6:30 p.m. Sculpture). World music plus electronica come together for a unique marriage of sounds that’ll awaken your musical senses.
Juanes (7:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). Don’t miss the chance to see why Latin America goes crazy for this Colombian superstar who’s often described as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His rock-pop style has earned him nearly 20 Latin Grammy awards.
Eminem (8:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). End the night with the verbal gymnastics of a living legend.
Hard Proof (11:15 a.m. Austin Ventures). Sunday mornings should always start with afrobeat rhythms and dancing.
The Districts (12:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Catchy indie rock with a rootsy twist has given this rising young Pennsylvania band some buzz.
Kongos (2 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). An innovative approach to rock that makes these band of brothers stand out. Their fresh sound includes influences from South Africa, where the brothers grew up.
Jhené Aiko (3 p.m. RetailMeNot). Chill out to the music of this L.A.-based songstress on the rise with her soulful mix of R&B plus hip hop and pop.
Lettuce (6 p.m. Sculpture). While everyone is watching Spoon and the Replacements, get your funk on with Lettuce.
Arum Rae (11:15 a.m. Austin Ventures). Dusty, experimental jazz by way of country music back roads.
Sphynx (noon, Austin Ventures). Austin’s very own electrohedonists.
The Preatures (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). Groove-heavy rock with a hint of the Pretenders and a bonafide jam, "Is This How You Feel?"
Capital Cities (2:15 p.m., Samsung Galaxy). Cheeky, cheesy dance-pop bros not afraid of exuberance.
Bleachers (3:15 p.m. Miller Lite). For people who liked Fun. before they were overplayed and get defensive when forced to explain why they still kind of like Fun.
Chvrches (4:15 p.m. Honda). With one of the best albums of 2013 and a kaleidoscopic light show, they’re one of the fest’s few no-brainers.
Sam Smith (5:15 p.m. Miller Lite). Stay with him. An acoustic version of "Latch" or your money back!
Foster the People (6:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). There are worse ways to spend your night than a karaoke party in a park. Also: Mark Foster’s not a shabby dancer.
Belle & Sebastian (7:15 p.m. RetailMeNot). Step into their office, baby.
Outkast (8:15 p.m. Honda). This is it. You have laid awake at night, dreaming of one day shaking it like a Polaroid picture with Andre 3000 and Big Boi themselves. You are the speakerboxxx. You are the love below. Go to them, Lucy Lius and babydolls. Get on the floor.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2:30 p.m. Honda). Big Easy brass band realness for the people. You’ll see a trombone do things you didn’t know possible.
Tune-Yards (3:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). The sound of a marching band in a food processor, in the right ways.
My Brightest Diamond (4:30 p.m. Sculpture). Shara Worden can wrench the emotional gamut from a single lyric.
Iggy Azalea (5:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). My actual pick, taste-wise, is Lucius at Austin Ventures, but the cultural anthropologist in me says to not pass this one up.
The Avett Brothers (6:30 p.m. Honda). Their past couple albums have been mediocre, but the bluegrass punks still bring the house down live.
Major Lazer (7:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). Diplo’s dancehall spasm-inducer "Pon de Floor" is sampled in Beyonce’s "Run the World (Girls)." It’ll be like Queen Bey is right there!
Eminem (8:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Make no mistake, you’re getting dad-era Mr. Mathers and not "My Name Is"-era Slim Shady. But the rap god has earned the right to be a must-see.
Haerts (11:30 a.m. Miller Lite). Darkly dance-ready, mystic-futuristic electronic pop.
Miniature Tigers (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). Genre-hopping indie dudes with a synthy, dreamy core.
Bernhoft (2 p.m. BMI). Your best bet for Norwegian retro-soul at the fest.
Jhené Aiko (3 p.m. RetailMeNot). Purveyor of confident, ethereal R&B who recently released an excellent album.
Imelda May (4 p.m. Sculpture). Rockabilly hellraising from a souped up, present day Patsy Cline.
Jenny Lewis (5 p.m. Austin Ventures). The queen of indie rock, for our twentysomething money. This year’s "The Voyager" is on repeat.
The Replacements (6 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Go watch their recent performance of "Alex Chilton" on "The Tonight Show" and prepare yourself emotionally.
Chromeo (7 p.m. RetailMeNot). Ironic dance machines whose inexplicable decade-long staying power became more explicable with the release of this year’s "White Women."
Arum Rae (11:15 a.m. Austin Ventures). Brooklyn electro pop with purpose and perspective — Arum Rae’s Bandcamp.com hits like "Warranted Queen" and "Gold" are beautifully presented. I can’t wait to see what she offers in real life.
Shields of Faith (12:15 p.m. Sculpture). The gospel tent — like attending Sunday mass after years of aggressive indifference — brings comfort and inner peace whenever you pop in. But it’s always a tough sell up against bigger banners, and I’m circling the wagons early for this heavy believin’ brass band.
The Preatures (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). This is one of those fresh-faced slick bands with good ideas but not much of a record to run on beyond Joan Jett pop rock blast, "Is This How You Feel?" That single more than warrants a live look.
Moats (1:15 p.m. RetailMeNot). Members hail from working class English cities like Liverpool, and as Moats they write chips-to-the-center, sad beach rock tracks like "Toothache."
Jimmy Cliff (2:15 p.m. Honda). It’s an easy call here between a 40-plus-year reggae icon and anyone else playing at the same time.
Bleachers (3:15 p.m. Miller Lite). Optimist Midwest sweater rock written by Fun. guys that know how to feel — big boy single "I Wanna Get Better" is an irrefutable rock research paper.
Chvrches (4:15 p.m. Honda). The Glasgow trio pronounces it "churches" and singles likes "Recover" are lively electronica undercut by fallen-in-the-well despair. Cuts are not, in fact, about Scotland’s failed bid for independence.
St. Vincent (5:15 p.m. RetailsMeNot). If we’re really nice, maybe Annie Clark gives us that dynamite "Dig a Pony" cover.
Ozomatli (6:15 p.m. Sculpture). Existing outside of the pop lexicon in this bubble of SoCal, seven-piece funk, Ozomatli tours endlessly and effortlessly. The band is to be held up and appreciated for its beautiful hustle.
Belle & Sebastian (7:15 p.m. RetailMeNot). Imaginative, aristocratic, always interesting, the Rough Trades Records centerpiece strikes back every four years or so. 2010’s Belle and Sebastian "Write About Love" is sneaky good, with a new record on deck for early 2015.
Outkast (8:15 p.m. Honda). Andre and Big Boi haven’t been in town as ‘Kast since the Austin Music Hall was a gross pit of sweat back in early 2001. You really need a reason to stick around for the best hip-hop collective of all time?
The Chain Gang of 1974 (11:30 a.m. RetailMeNot). This is youthful, flirting-with-transcendence rock for angsty teenagers. With bands on the brink of popularity I’m always interested to see how members handle brunch hour bystanders.
Empires (12:30 p.m. Honda). The Chicago four-piece is here on the shoulders of September’s major label debut—expensive, driven garage rock.
Zoe (1:30 p.m. Miller Lite). Mac DeMarco is one of my guys but I’ve seen four DeMarco sets across Fun Fun Fun Fest and SXSW over the past year; rolling the dice on what this huge-in-its-homeland Mexico City alt-rock band packs.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2:30 p.m. Honda). The name is transparent: You really are getting a medium-to-short New Orleans gentleman oscillating between church-raised soul vocals and technical, present trombone solos. Trust me, I was first-chair trombone for a few days back in my honor band early years.
Polica (3:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). Dark pop from Minneapolis that plods along with arresting atmospherics and whip-cracking, horse and carriage pace: The haunting "Lay Your Cards Out" will have you reaching for the Proton Pack.
Interpol (4:30 p.m. Honda). Interpol’s self-produced "El Pintor" finds the New York City cool kids sounding the best they have in a decade — delivering steady, sticky songs with pizza man acumen.
Iggy Azalea (5:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). Unfortunately, Azalea’s cultural appropriation has jettisoned her pop prospects to chart-topping slots unavailable to Trina and Mia-X. It’d be a principled write off if "Fancy" wasn’t such a triumph.
Lana Del Rey (6:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Expertly packaged pop, surviving a pressure cooker media, and pulling straight wins since that hot "Gatsby" track, Del Rey is easy to support.
Juanes (7:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). Juanes is the biggest name in the history of the Austin Ventures stage — the Colombian idol has sold 15 million records and rocked peace concerts in Cuba.
Eminem (8:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Go ahead and lose yourself — Marshall Mathers will lean on his first few LPs and you’ll be surprised how much of "Kill You" you can rap back to him.
Nostalghia (11:30 a.m. RetailMeNot). Gypsy punk that dabbles with industrial electroclash noise, by creators that like costumes—quick reminder that festivals are about just kinda watching some wild stuff.
The Districts (12:15 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Lancaster County, Pa., indie rock by teenagers that Rolling Stone felt compelled to peddle earlier this year. I like every scattered MP3 that’s come across my desk and am also sympathetic to kids from remote towns being existential.
Vic Mensa (1 p.m. RetailMeNot). The 21-year-old Chicago emcee runs with Chance the Rapper and has the charisma to be a solo commodity.
AFI (2 p.m. Honda). 2003’s "Sing The Sorrow" was a comprehensive masterpiece that had all the ambition of a precocious student film. Where’s my black eyeliner?
Cults (3 p.m. Austin Ventures). Cults is has offered up two subtle, deftly composed records since 2011 — for a bare bones outfit that runs on two people, what keeps the trains on time here is the expert songwriting.
The Gaslight Anthem (4 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). The Jersey time travelers dress like craft bartenders and love the Boss, but the goodwill of 2008’s "The ’59 Sound" lingers.
Phantogram (5 p.m. Miller Lite). This year’s "Voices" is a sublime 40 minutes of collage pop — hip-hop breaks here, gorgeous vocals there, thickly drenched synths for all.
The Replacements (6 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). Spoon is probably the best Austin band ever and a local delicacy here to rock big jams like "Rent I Pay" during homecoming — but the Replacements are pioneering immortals reunited for a limited time before "Can’t Hardly Wait" goes back into the Disney vault.
Zedd (7 p.m. Miller Lite). Russian-German DJ Zedd is warm, pop-laden electro house for the neon crowd. It’ll be a bright show-stopper.
Calvin Harris (8 p.m. Honda). The song he did with Florence (from the Machine) is just brilliant. I want to see the idol pop spectacle — no matter how deplorable this summer’s "Summer" single was. Then we’ll all politely nod along to Pearl Jam.
ERIN J. WALTER
The Barton Hills Choir (11:15 a.m. Sculpture). This choir of South Austin fifth- and sixth-graders kicks off ACL Fest with a set of largely Belle and Sebastian songs with Belle singer/songwriter Stuart Murdoch himself sitting in.
The Jones Family Singers (1:15 p.m. Sculpture). The Jones Family Singers, three generations of gospel/soul meets R&B/funk, will set the ACL bar for energy, musicianship and what "meaning it" looks like on stage.
Jimmy Cliff (2:15 p.m. Honda). Can Jimmy Cliff play all the time slots please? The reggae legend, with a joyfully raucous live show and unforgettable gems like "Many Rivers to Cross" to show for his more than 50-year career, is touring behind new album "Rebirth" (produced by Tim Armstrong of punk bands Rancid and Operation Ivy).
Lake Street Dive (3:15 p.m. Austin Ventures). Coed Brooklyn foursome meld jazz, soul and pop and are known for bringing down the house with their live performances. Fingers crossed LSD’s set includes their cover of "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates.
Chvrches (4:15 p.m. Honda). Curses to whoever booked the ethereal power of synth pop band Chvrches in the same time slot as international MC and SXSW star Ana Tijoux. (Scientists, please hurry up and find a cure for being in only one place at one time.)
St. Vincent (5:15 p.m. RetailMeNot). Annie Clark says she "wanted the groove to be paramount" on her self-titled fourth album. Mission: accomplished. Expect a powerhouse performance that will make you dance and then stop you in your tracks to behold Clark’s shredding on guitar.
Ozomatli (6:15 p.m. Sculpture). Warmup for Outkast with the multigenre, multicultural block party vibe of these festival vets.
Outkast (8:15 p.m. Honda). Whatever you do, hydrate and replenish every ounce of energy for an epic, nonstop dance party to end night one.
The Rosebuds (11:30 a.m. Miller Lite). The gorgeous vocals and swirling, graceful indie pop should be a stirring way to start day two.
Benjamin Booker (1 p.m. Austin Ventures). Out of New Orleans supporting his debut album, Booker’s live videos send chills and conjure comparisons to everyone from Otis Redding to Gary Clarke Jr. to Local H. But "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?" demand listeners carve out a special place for Booker that is all his own. Not to be missed.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2:30 p.m. Honda). "There’s no better place than here," sings Trombone Shorty. "There’s no better time than now." Amen to that. Bring on more of the big-band, brass-heavy, head-bopping, multiracial New Orleans musical experience.
Tune-Yards (3:30 p.m. RetailMeNot). Explosive, unpredictable, pulsating, celebratory, original indie pop led by Merrill Garbus of Oakland, California.
My Brightest Diamond (4:30 p.m. Sculpture). One does not simply hear Shara Worden’s voice so much as become invaded, infused, transformed and haunted by it. Look up "To Pluto’s Moon" for a preview.
Lucius (5:30 p.m. Austin Ventures). A former bandmate of mine swears Lucius is one of the best live indie rock bands he’s ever seen, so I’ll be there. (But I’ll also be the one sprinting to dance to Icona Pop’s "I Love It" the minute its first notes waft over from the Miller Lite stage.)
Lana Del Rey (6:30 p.m. Samsung Galaxy). So-called Hollywood Sadcore is not even close to my favorite genres, but midway through the fest is the perfect time to let Del Rey’s dreamy voice wash over the park like an evening rain.
Eminem (8:30 p.m. Samsung). The Grammy-winning Detroit rapper is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of his breakthrough, "The Slim Shady LP." Celebrate with him, or head home early to rest up for day three.
Haerts (11:30 a.m. Miller Lite). Ease into Sunday with the warm, eclectic electropop of Haerts, with romantic vocals of German-born lead singer Nini Fabi, or try the simultaneously powerful and fragile, Bjorkesque "gypsy punk" of Nostalghia in the same slot (RetailMeNot).
Elizabeth McQueen (1:30 p.m. Austin Kiddie Limits). Former Asleep at the Wheel singer is the perfect reason to head over to the underrated Kiddie Limits stage, whether you have tots in tow or not.
Imelda May (4 p.m. Sculpture). Amp up the afternoon energy with Irish rockabilly and the infectious grin of frontwoman/multiinstrumentalist Imelda May.
Jenny Lewis (5 p.m. Austin Ventures). One of indie rock’s great songwriters, Lewis will always be Rilo Kiley to me and that is more than enough. Here’s hoping for new gems and absolutely anything from the pure perfection of 2002’s "The Execution of All Things." (Former bandmate Blake Sennett will also be at ACL with his new band, Night Terrors of 1927.)
The Replacements (6 p.m. Samsung). Paul Westerberg and his band of Minneapolis alt-rock pioneers exceeded even hardcore fans’ expectations with a tight, raucous reunion shows at Riot Fest in 2013. This is the ACL set Austin indie fans have been longing for.
Pearl Jam (8 p.m. Samsung). I remember lying on the floor in my bedroom in eighth grade, putting my ear close to my yellow jambox so I could hear every quiver of Eddie Vedder’s voice on debut (now classic) album "Ten." However, for the life of me, I can’t remember the last time I willingly listened to Pearl Jam. The ACL diehards will rock out to the final headliner. The rest of us will stagger home to soak our tired feet.