Had to hold back on the Saturday line up after all the mess following the White Stripes cancellation. Rumors of a U2 performance were just ridiculous and they eventually ended up just bumping everyone up by an hour. The good news to come out of all the mess was that Ghostland Observatory will take the spot left vacant at the Stubbs afterparty on Sunday. Hurry and get tix here. Now on to Saturday....
12:30 - 1:30 Sound Team
No More Birthdays (San Francisco Bay)
It's early but it will be bands last performance ever. They have always been great to me and I hope their farewell show right here at home will be a memorable one.
1:30 - 2:30 Dax Riggs
Dax Riggs - "Didn't Know Yet..."
Former deadboy and Elephantmen singer goes solo. I don't know anything about him except he is mangaged by C3. The same company that puts on ACL, coincidence? Either way what the hell I'm going to check it out.
3:30 - 4:30 Cold War Kids
MP3: Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation
One of the best live shows I have seen in the past year. If you have somewhere else to be at the same time, skip it.
6:30 - 7:30 Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys - 505 (live on Later With Jools Holland)
I am glad I can catch them now, I had originally intended to go see Muse. Favourite Worst Nightmare is one of the best albums this year and the band is exceptional live. I can only hope they play 505.
8:15 - 9:00 Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire – Ocean of Noise
Because they are just really damn good. You pick a reason.
9:00 - 10:00 Muse
Muse - “Time Is Running Out”
They blew everyone away last year and in only 45 minutes. They may not seem like replacement headline material. But they really are one of the biggest bands in the world right now. This may be one of those triumphant festival moments.