Austin City Limits Announces 2013 Line Up
The other Austin, Texas festival – Austin City Limits – has announced the line up for their Coachella-inspired double festival weekend, kicking off October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park. The headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon, Atoms for Peace, um, Lionel Richie (??), Phoenix, Wilco, Grimes, Vampire Weekend, The National, Passion Pit, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Franz Ferdinand, D’Angelo (not Frank D’Angelo thankfully), Tame Impala, Local Natives, and more. This might be one of the best festival line ups in North America this year. Check out the full line up here. Tickets go on sale at 10am Central time today.
Blur Likely to Record Again
Can Blur just get on with it already? We’ve had reunion shows and festival dates and the odd, random new track and endless rumours. The band have gone a step closer to ending these bullshit stories and have said “We have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record” (via Billboard). If not, kindly go away and reform Gorillaz.
The band’s last album was in 2003 and called Think Tank. Since then, singer Damon Albarn has been involved in 85% of all music released in the past decade, including time in bands Gorillaz, The Good The Bad and the Queen, DRC Music, Rocket Juice & the Moon, and his various operas (yes, operas).