510 Miles & 2 Days 2 ACL: 3 Must-See Artists @ ACL 2011 on Day 3

's Win Butler @ Jazz Fest 2011 - Photo by Jimmy Grotting

Go here for Day 1 and here for Day 2

It’s almost time to pack it up — ACL is now a mere two days away. With Gary Clark Jr.’s amazing show last night at House of Blues and tonight’s FUTUREBIRDS/J. Roddy Walston and the Business bill at One Eyed Jack’s, the mini-ACL that goes on here in New Orleans every year on ACL week has already begun (also, ACL performers Pretty Lights and Chromeo will be in town this weekend). Although we’ve featured mostly lesser-known artists for Days One and Two on here, for Sunday, it feels necessary to endorse the rare American festival sets of Manu Chao and and the fact that Arcade Fire may be disappearing for a bit after an extremely busy year of major shows headlining Coachella, Jazz Fest, Bonnaroo and now ACL, and that’s just in the United States. Continue on for artist videos, set times and a quick blurb to hopefully gear you up for these three major shows on the festival’s final day.

Sunday, September 18th

MANU CHAO & LA VENTURA :: 6:30-7:30 p.m. :: AMD Stage

One of the best daytime sets I’ve ever seen at a music festival was Manu Chao’s performance in the sweltering Tennessee heat at Bonnaroo in 2007. In what will surely be similar circumstances playing for a weary late-festival crowd, this is one of the few artists in the world to absolutely blow it out of the water and get the crowd moving like it’s Friday afternoon.

RANDY NEWMAN :: 7:30-8:30 p.m. :: Vista Equity

Not too many 5-time GRAMMY Award winners in the bunch. Along with Stevie Wonder, Newman is in rare territory at this fest as far as critical accolades go. Not positive here, but I’m guessing this is also Newman’s first time playing at the ‘Big 4′ of American alternative music festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and ACL), which will surely make this a first-time show for a lot of folks in attendance (including yours truly).

I Love L.A. (Live at Jazz Fest)

Arcade Fire :: 8:30-10:00 :: Bud Light

Not much to say here other than the fact that AF’s May Jazz Fest set was one of the best and most energetic shows I’ve ever seen and that these guys are 100% deserving of all the huge bookings, Grammy Awards and high praise thrown their way over the last 9 months. Also, if the balloon drop at Coachella (see below) or Cyndi Lauper’s appearance at Jazz Fest are any indication, there’s no telling what’s in store for this festival-closing set that also happens to be the final U.S. date listed in 2011 for the band.

Arcade Fire – Wake Up (Live at Coachella 2011)

September 13, 2011 |  by  |  Festivals, Previews
About the author

Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
Recent Posts
PREVIEW: Ones to Watch presents Portugal. The Man plus Guards @ House of Blues - 6/26/13

PREVIEW: Ones to Watch presents Portugal. The Man plus Guards @ House of Blues – 6/26/13

06/24/2013  |  No Comments

06/24/2013 • WHO: Portugal. The Man plus Guards WHERE: House of Blues - French Quarter WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th - Door 7pm, Show 8pm TICKETS:... more

PREVIEW: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo plus Brynn Marie @ House of Blues - 6/19/13

PREVIEW: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo plus Brynn Marie @ House of Blues – 6/19/13

06/17/2013  |  No Comments

06/17/2013 • Who: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo plus Brynn Marie When: Wednesday, June 19th - Doors 7pm, Show at 8pm Where: House of... more

PREVIEW: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti plus Purple Pilgrims and Kirin J. Callinan @ Tipitina's - 6/15/13

PREVIEW: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti plus Purple Pilgrims and Kirin J. Callinan @ Tipitina’s – 6/15/13

06/14/2013  |  No Comments

06/14/2013 • Who: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti featuring Purple Pilgrims and Kirin J. Callinan When: Saturday June 15 @ 10pm (doors at... more

CONCERT RECAP: Milo Greene plus Cardinal Sons @ One Eyed Jacks - 6/7/13

CONCERT RECAP: Milo Greene plus Cardinal Sons @ One Eyed Jacks – 6/7/13

06/11/2013  |  No Comments

06/11/2013 • Let's take things into the warm crimson realm within the venerable ribcage of the New Orleans favorite, One Eyed Jacks,... more

Toad Comes to Town

05/10/2013  |  No Comments

05/10/2013 • WHO: Toad the Wet Sprocket plus Jonathan Kingham WHERE: House of Blues, French Quarter WHEN: Monday, May 13 - Doors at... more

RECAP: Crystal Castles plus Doldrums @ House of Blues - 4/19/13

RECAP: Crystal Castles plus Doldrums @ House of Blues – 4/19/13

04/29/2013  |  No Comments

04/29/2013 • On a brisk April night in New Orleans, Crystal Castles and Doldrums warmed up the French Quarter with a vengeance.... more

Foals Invade the Quarter This Sunday at House of Blues

Foals Invade the Quarter This Sunday at House of Blues

04/25/2013  |  No Comments

04/25/2013 • WHO: Foals plus Surfer Blood and Blondfire WHERE: House of Blues, French Quarter WHEN: Sunday, April 28 - Doors at 7pm TICKETS: $25.00... more

PREVIEW: Crystal Castles plus Doldrums @ House of Blues - 4/19/13

PREVIEW: Crystal Castles plus Doldrums @ House of Blues – 4/19/13

04/10/2013  |  No Comments

04/10/2013 • WHO: Crystal Castle with special guests Doldrums WHEN: Friday, April 19 - Doors 8PM WHERE: Huse of Blues, French Quarter TICKETS: $31.00 (PURCHASE) ... more

PREVIEW: The New Orleans BINGO! Show @ One Eyed Jacks - 3/29/13

PREVIEW: The New Orleans BINGO! Show @ One Eyed Jacks – 3/29/13

03/27/2013  |  No Comments

03/27/2013 • Who: The New Orleans BINGO! Show When: Friday, March 29 @ 10PM Where: One Eyed Jacks TICKETS: $15.00 (PURCHASE) The beauty of living... more

BUKU Art + Music Project: Official Press Release

BUKU Art + Music Project: Official Press Release

03/12/2013  |  No Comments

03/12/2013 • Freak flags flew along the Mississippi last weekend at the 2nd Annual BUKU Music + Art Project to the delight... more

PREVIEW: Better Than Ezra with Big Sam's Funky Nation @ House of Blues - 2/9/13

PREVIEW: Better Than Ezra with Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ House of Blues – 2/9/13

02/07/2013  |  No Comments

02/07/2013 • WHO: Better Than Ezra presents the 3rd annual Krewe of Rocckus spectacular featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation WHEN: Saturday February 9,... more

CONCERT RECAP: Stevie Wonder, Gary Clark Jr, and Janelle Monae @ The Bud Light Hotel, New Orleans, LA 2/2/13

CONCERT RECAP: Stevie Wonder, Gary Clark Jr, and Janelle Monae @ The Bud Light Hotel, New Orleans, LA 2/2/13

02/04/2013  |  No Comments

02/04/2013 • When Rolling Stone and Bud Light join forces to throw a Super Bowl party, you can expect it to be... more