Weekend One of the Austin City Limits Music Festival is in the books. Here are five things to know about what just happened and what might happen next weekend:
1. Sunday got off to a high-energy start when English band Shame played a raucous, attention-grabbing set on the Honda Stage just past noon. "Shame came to Austin to tear things up, and they succeeded wildly, wielding mic stands like jousting lances, bouncing off speakers taller than they are, climbing up and down barricades and just generally practicing an extremely sweaty and pummeling form of musical catharsis,” American-Statesman contributor Kayleigh Hughes wrote.
2. Janelle Monáe gave a headline-slot-worthy performance in the late afternoon while setting a tone of inclusiveness. “This experience was rooted in love, so, I just want to say pride forever,” she said, adding, “No matter how you love or who you love, you are welcome at my show any time.”
3. The skies turned gray midday, and the clouds dropped a few sprinkles across the grounds, putting fest crews on alert — but never causing a pause in the action. The full weekend ended up skirting any weather extremes; mostly it was just warm and sticky from Friday through Sunday.
4. Look for those ACL Fest late-night shows. Many ACL artists make up the time between Weekends One and Two by playing at clubs around town. You can catch Lisa Loeb and Dizzy at Scoot Inn on Monday, David Byrne at Bass Concert Hall on Wednesday, and Jungle and Rhye at Emo’s on Thursday.
5. And, we’ll do it all again next weekend. Same headliners: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Travis Scott. Some significant second-weekend-only adds: Shawn Mendes, Lil Wayne, Disturbed, Lily Allen. Plus, lots of official ACL Fest Late Night shows in local clubs on the days between.