Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup Announced

It’s that time again, and Austin City Limits has announced its 2010 lineup.

First impressions? Like most music festivals these days, I’m finding the most value in the so-called second- and third-tier acts. Although I would very much like to see Flaming Lips (as they bagged Memphis in May) and Spoon. Well, I guess The Strokes, too.

As far as the rest, there are some genuine gems — The Black Keys, Broken Bells, The National, Local Natives, Band of Horses, The Soft Pack and more. The list of ACL’s 2010 performers is below. We’ve taken the liberty to highlight some recommendations, and in the case of those bands we’ve reviewed, discussed or played on Sound Citizen Radio, you’ll find a link to our coverage.

It’s tough to pick the best day to attend, if you can’t make all three. But so far, I’m leaning toward Sunday with Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, The National, The Morning Benders, Dawes and several others. Plus, The Eagles are kind of legendary.

Friday, Oct. 8 Saturday, Oct. 9 Sunday, Oct. 10
Phish Muse The Eagles
The Strokes M.I.A Flaming Lips
Spoon LCD Soundsystem Norah Jones
Vampire Weekend Monsters of Folk Band of Horses
Sonic Youth Deadmau5 The National
The Black Keys Gogol Bordello Robert Earl Keen
Broken Bells Pat Green Yeasayer
Slightly Stoopid Matt and Kim Rebelution
Beach House The xx Portugal. The Man
The Sword The Temper Trap Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Girls Local Natives Devendra Banhart and the Grogs
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses Gaslight Anthem Gayngs
Blues Traveler Lucero Richard Thompson
The Soft Pack Pete Yorn Martin Sexton
Amos Lee Ozomatli Midlake
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Manchester Orchestra Foals
Miike Snow The Almighty Defenders Switchfoot
Mountain Goats Bear in Heaven Cage the Elephant
JJ Grey & Mofro Mayer Hawthorne The Morning Benders
Angus & Julia Stone Kinky Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Hockey David Bazan Henry Clay People
Asleep at the Wheel The Very Best Blind Pilot
Nortec Collective Beats Antique Dawes
GIVERS Two Door Cinema Club The Constellations
Band of Heathens Lissie T. Bird and the Breaks
Charlie Mars The Dough Rollers Frank Turner
Sarah Harmer Basia Bulat The Relatives
Chief Balmorhea MyNameIsJohnMichael
Those Darlins Dan Black SPEAK
Carolyn Wonderland The Jane Shermans Maxim Ludwig
Kings Go Forth Caitlin Rose Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg
The Ettes Run With Bulls Buddy & The Straight Way Travelers
Qbeta Heavenly Voices Ruby Jane Smith
The Kicks Jones Family Singers  
Two Tons of Steel    
Gospel Stars    
Wesley Bray & The Disciples of Joy    

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