ACL 2013 2013-10-04

1

Portugal. the Man Portland OR

4.75 4.30 Hippie-spirited, fun and rockin' groovy indie rock
2

The Joy Formidable Wrexham UK-WALES

4.67 2.70 great live rock, with rad lead lady who has huge eyes
3

Passion Pit Boston MA

4.67 3.85 The guys that really started this indie-pop trend are back playing one free show. Fun upbeat stuff.
4

The National Brooklyn NY

4.67 3.95 One of the most unique indie-rock bands, particularly lead singer Matt Berninger's baritone voice, The National blend Americana, alt-country, indie, and straight rock for a haunting and beautiful sound.
5

Vampire Weekend New York NY

4.50 3.70 Fun, light hearted, international indie pop rock with hints of Paul Simon and songs that make you feel just plain good.
6

Haim Los Angeles, CA

4.50 3.40 Fleetwood Mac influenced amazingly fun indie rock from three sisters that I think might be witches. Watch their videos.
7

Local Natives Los Angeles CA

4.50 3.30 Mellow indie rock, with amazing live harmonies
8

The Cure West Sussex England

4.50 4.10 Panties and bras are going to fly, including mine as, Robert Smith and whoever else is in the band these days brings back the minimalist, quintessentially 80's indie-pop rock style known as the Cure to Austin for ACL. This will be a sing-a-long dance party for sure.
9

Wilco Chicago, IL

4.50 3.70 Everybody's favorite early indie-rock band, Wilco have been rocking out for nearly 20 years. Frontman Jeff Tweedy created the group in order to go more rock and roll after alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo broke up.
10

Grimes Vancouver, Canada

4.50 3.50 Experimental and awesome, Grimes brings a total unique sound that is part electronic, part pop, and all her dark quirkiness. Expect to hear Grimes at Barbarella!