Austin City Limits Festival 2009

Follow the bouncing music fans as we run around this great music festival and events all over the Live Music Capital of the World.

If you've never been to Austin, Texas, this is a great time to go - the annual fall weekend full of world-class music in Zilker Park. Reporting via Twitter and Flickr below.

Friday Highlights:

Kings of Leon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Thievery Corporation
John Legend
Andrew Bird
Phoenix
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Avett Brothers
Raphael Saadiq
Los Amigos Invisibles
Poi Dog Pondering
Dr. Dog
Blitzen Trapper
Daniel Johnston
Robyn Hitchcock
Todd Snider
K'Naan
The Wood Brothers
The Low Anthem
Mishka

Saturday Highlights:

Dave Matthews Band
The Levon Helm Band
Ghostland Observatory
Mos Def
The Decemberists
Flogging Molly
Citizen Cope
STS9
Bon Iver
Grizzly Bear
The Raveonettes
Federico Aubele
The Felice Brothers
Alberta Cross
Bell X1
Deer Tick

Sunday Highlights:

Pearl Jam
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Dead Weather
The B-52s
Arctic Monkeys
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Girl Talk
Passion Pit
Dirty Projectors
Heartless Bastards
White Lies
Dan Auerbach
Raul Malo
Brett Dennen
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears


Photos fresh from the scene

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Rita Houston's Twitter Feed

From Austin

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RitaHoustonWFUV: I was quite a hit at the piano bar at the Driskill last nite. Today I leave the music to the pros-Phoenix, K'Naan, Saadiq, Poi Dog, Thievery

RitaHoustonWFUV: At ACL in the hot texas sun. Low anthem playing waits song now. No one sounds like them...

RitaHoustonWFUV: Mishka. Authentic reggae sounds. Smells a little funky in this tent tho

RitaHoustonWFUV: Avett brothers are adorable

RitaHoustonWFUV: Remember Poi Dog Pondering? A great band way ahead of their time.

RitaHoustonWFUV: In the photo pit for phoenix with our group of FUV members

RitaHoustonWFUV: Last show of the tour for phoenix. Tomas is now floating on top of the crowd of 30,000

RitaHoustonWFUV: Raphael Saadiq is soooo right on with a full band. He needs to play NYC soon

RitaHoustonWFUV: K'naan! Rapper from Somalia, sitting on a stool mellow, and then full on hip hop. Very cool

RitaHoustonWFUV: Femi Kuti w Thievery Corporation. Worldly sounds

RitaHoustonWFUV: Migas! Then Cope, Felice Bros, Mos Def, Ghostland Observatory, Bon Iver and maybe some Dave too

RitaHoustonWFUV: Felice brothers playing midnite church at emos and it ain't rainin in here.

RitaHoustonWFUV: Meat for breakfast. And some gospel music. Then, Franti, Brett Dennen, Passion Pit, Heartless Bastards, Ben Sollee and Artic Monkeys too

RitaHoustonWFUV: Gospel Brunch at Stubbs, it's like church but with vodka

RitaHoustonWFUV: Volunteering: It doesn't pay...just saw that on a tshirt

RitaHoustonWFUV: B52's win the cleavage prize!

RitaHoustonWFUV: Sidestage for heartless bastards

RitaHoustonWFUV: Dirty Projectors, OK. Raul Malo, very OK!

RitaHoustonWFUV: dance the nite away. Everyone backstage is dancin to raul malo! AND his pants have embroidery up the leg. U don't see that in nyc everyday

RitaHoustonWFUV: Franti is fit in music and body. Ends show w chorus of kids joining in and a headstand finale.

RitaHoustonWFUV: Just landed back in NYC to hear 2 songs from Gomez on the radio. I love WFUV.