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ACL Fest announces 2013 night shows

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 20, 2013

With the massive Zilker Park music fest expanding to two weekends this year, there has been much speculation about what the week in between the two fests would look like. Today we got the answer. It’s amazing! Er, if you live in Dallas or Houston, that is. Hopes were high that locals who didn’t want to shell out for a full weekend of music (day passes have been eliminated this year) would at least be able to take in some fantastic night shows. While there are in fact several excellent options, there’s an underwhelming representation of high ticket acts playing in town. Vampire Weekend and Queens of the Stone Age both have gigs in Dallas and Local Natives play both Dallas and Houston. Silversun pickups are playing both Dallas and San Antonio. None of those acts have Austin aftershows.

So what is good for Austinites?

The Haim show scheduled for October 4 at Antone’s should be excellent and will sell out fast. Wavves w/ King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys at Antone’s on October 10 should also be good. The Burgerama Tour (Oct. 12) at the Parish featuring The Growlers w/Foxygen, The Cosmonauts, Gap Dream and Pangea is another small venue show that will likely be a hot ticket. The same is true for the Oct. 4 show at the Parish with Wild Nothing and Autre ne Veut.

Portland electronica act STRFKR who are not on the bill for the festival proper have a gig at Emo’s on October 11 with Bear Mountain and Chrome Sparks. Indie rockers Grouplove play Emo’s on October 4, Phosphorescent plays October 10, Toro Y Moi plays on October 9 and Franz Ferdinand plays October 12. Austin acts Bright Light Social Hour (Oct. 3) and the Black Angels (Oct. 5) are also playing Emo’s.

The National, Eric Church and Austin resident Patty Griffin are all playing the outdoor stage at Stubb’s. Shouting Matches with the Blind Boys of Alabama will also play the big stage at Stubb’s, headlining the annual Waller Creek Conservancy benefit. The Blind Boys of Alabama will also be playing gospel brunches at Stubb’s both weekends, and those should be amazing, although oddly they are not programmed on Sundays (#notchurch). On the inside stage at Stubb’s you can take in the new project from Ghostland Observatory singer Aaron Behrens (the Midnight Stroll) on October 3 and excellent Bhangra/NOLA mashup act Red Baraat on October 12. L.A.-based female rock duo Deap Vally also play the indoor stage alongside local rockers Ume on October 4.

ACL Fest aftershows in Austin

  • 10/3 The Bright Light Social Hour w/ Reignwolf and Walker Lukens at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/3 Luminox and Loudpvck at Haven - Austin, TX
  • 10/3 Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll w/ Nic Armstrong and BattleMe at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 Grouplove w/ The Mowgli’s at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 HAIM and MS MR at Antone’s - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 Wild Nothing and Autre Ne Veut at The Parish - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 Deap Vally w/ Ume at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 FIDLAR w/ The Orwells at Holy Mountain - Austin, TX
  • 10/4 Wild Belle at Lamberts - Austin, TX
  • 10/5 The National at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX
  • 10/5 The Black Angels w/ The Joy Formidable at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/5 The Revivalists and Moon Taxi at The Parish - Austin, TX
  • 10/5 Widowspeak w/ Boy Friend at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • ^10/5 Gospel Brunch w/ The Blind Boys of Alabama at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/5 JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound at Lamberts - Austin, TX
  • 10/6 Paper Diamond w/ Run DMT at Haven - Austin, TX
  • ^10/6 Gospel Brunch w/ Endurance at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/9 The Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit ft. The Shouting Matches w/ The Blind Boys of Alabama at Stubb’s Waller Creek
  • Amphitheater - Austin, TX
  • 10/9 Toro Y Moi w/ Classixx at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/10 Patty Griffin at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX
  • 10/10 Phosphorescent w/ JD McPherson, Shakey Graves at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/10 Wavves w/ King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys at Antone’s - Austin, TX
  • 10/10 Mord Fustang w/ Jesse Rose at Haven - Austin, TX
  • 10/10 Whiskey Shivers w/ Hello Wheels at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/11 STRFKR w/ Bear Mountain and Chrome Sparks at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/11 Junip w/ Valerie June at Antone’s - Austin, TX
  • 10/11 Mark Farina w/ Blockhead, Little People, DJ Mel at Haven - Austin, TX
  • 10/11 The Autumn Defense and Roadkill Ghost Choir at Lamberts - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Eric Church at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Franz Ferdinand w/ Smith Westerns at Emo’s Austin - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Noah and the Whale w/ LP at Brazos Hall - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 The Burgerama Tour featuring The Growlers w/ Foxygen, The Cosmonauts, Gap Dream and Pangea at The Parish - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Red Baraat at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • ^10/12 Gospel Brunch w/ The Blind Boys of Alabama at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Twin Forks w/ Matrimony at Holy Mountain - Austin, TX
  • 10/12 Typhoon at Lamberts - Austin, TX
  • ^10/13 Gospel Brunch w/ Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship at Stubb’s Indoors - Austin, TX

ACL Fest ‘aftershows’ outside of Austin

  • *10/3 Wild Belle at the Cambridge Room at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/4 Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • *10/4 Shuggie Otis at The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
  • *10/5 Queens of the Stone Age at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Dallas, TX
  • *10/5 Dawes at South Side Music Hall - Dallas, TX
  • *10/5 Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/5 Jake Bugg w/ HoneyHoney at The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
  • *10/6 Silversun Pickups w/ Electric Guest at Trees - Dallas, TX
  • *10/7 MS MR at the Cambridge Room at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/7 Red Baraat at the Peacock Room at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • *10/8 Local Natives w/ Wild Nothing at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/8 Walk the Moon w/ The Mowgli’s at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • *10/8 HAIM at Trees - Dallas, TX
  • *10/8 Red Baraat at the Cambridge Room at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/9 Walk the Moon w/ The Mowgli’s at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/9 Local Natives w/ Wild Nothing at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • #10/9 Phosphorescent at the Cambridge Room at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/10 Vampire Weekend at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Dallas, TX
  • *10/10 Toro Y Moi at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • *10/10 Typhoon at the Peacock Room at House of Blues - Houston, TX
  • *10/11 Toro Y Moi at House of Blues - Dallas, TX
  • *10/11 Silversun Pickups w/ Electric Guest at The White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
  • *10/12 The National and Tame Impala at South Side Music Hall - Dallas, TX
  • *10/12 Dawes at Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

* Already onsale; no C3Concerts Presale

^ Tickets available by phone only through 512-480-8341

# Tickets available Fri 8/23 @ 10 AM CDT thru www.c3concerts.com/latenight; no C3Concerts Presale