ACL 2013 Official Late Night Shows: Top Picks for Weekend 2

Austin City Limits Festival is right around the corner, and now that there are two weekends of music instead of one, the fest is poised to be bigger than ever. One of the best byproducts of this transition is there are now also twice as many Official Aftershows. Whether attending the fest or just hitting late night action, the Aftershows are a perfect way to see a favorite band without too large of a crowd. This year’s lineup is stacked with a bevy of options, but we’re breaking it down to help make the decision making process a bit easier. Tickets will fly off the shelves Friday, August 23 beginning at 10am sharp so be prepared to move quickly!

Check out the full lineup of Late Night Shows and buy tickets here. Ginny’s Austin nightly picks are listed below!

Pro Tip: If planning to attend an Aftershow post-fest, you will most likely need to leave Zilker Park before fest is officially over to make it to the venue in time – something to consider if your top act of the fest is the headliner that day!

 

Wednesday, October 9

**The Shouting Matches w/The Blind Boys of Alabama at Stubb’s – Though both Wednesday shows are solid options, the edge goes to this concert as it benefits the Waller Creek Conservancy. Also, the BBOA are a group I’m dying to catch!

Toro y Moi w/Classixx at Emo’s – Two words: Dance Party

Thursday, October 10

**Phosphorescent w/JD McPherson, Shakey Graves at Stubb’s – Phosphorescent, featured here, is on consistently on my Spotify rotation, and Shakey Graves is always a good time.

Friday, October 11

**Roadkill Ghost Choir at Lambert’s – A tough call because Friday is stacked with great shows, but something tells me RGC at Lambert’s will be a show to remember.

Other Friday highlights include:

Wilco at Stubb’s – A child of the 90s, Wilco would have been the top pick of the evening if I had not seen them before. That being said, highly recommended live show!

STRFKR w/Bear Mountain and Chrome Sparks at Emo’s – For those looking for a more uptempo pop/rock experience, this one’s for you.

Saturday, October 12

**Franz Ferdinand w/Smith Westerns at Emo’s – Though I am not a huge fan of the Smith Westerns, Franz Ferdinand’s dance/rock music always makes for an exciting set.

Other Saturday highlights include:

Noah and The Whale w/LP at the Parish – Both LP and Noah and The Whale feature solid singer/songwriters who produce reliable, crowd-pleasing music.

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