Date: October 13, 2012
City: Austin, TX
Venue: Zilker Park
ACL day 2 consisted of:
WHEELER BROTHERS – I enjoyed this Austin based quintet.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Indie rock band from London. I saw a portion of their set at Lollapalooza and liked them so much I wanted to see them again.
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – This singer-songwriter from New York blew me away! He came out and sang his first song with such passion and minimal musical accompaniment. His voice is spectacular.
THE ROOTS (aka Jimmy Fallon’s phenomenal house band) – This hip hop/neo soul band was fun and high energy.
GOTYE – Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter. I’m not a fan of “Somebody That I Used to Know”, but considering the song got so much radio play I wanted to see what else Gotye had to offer. He’s a bit mellower than what I usually listen to but there were a few songs that I enjoyed.
Due to the rainstorm that hit earlier in the evening, I was a bit uncomfortable in my wet clothes. Since I wasn’t interested in the night’s headliners I left the festival after Gotye.