Kati Llewellyn reports:
Leaks can be such a *****. They affect everyone: artists guarding their albums, celebrities hiding their sex tapes, CIA agents protecting their identities. Even music festivals aren't immune.
Yesterday, Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer posted the initial lineup for the for the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place September 15-17 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on the Observer's blog. The official announcement is due Thursday morning.
In addition to the previously confirmed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and Willie Nelson, festivalgoers can now look forward to catching Van Morrison, the Raconteurs, the Shins, Feist, Stars, Sparklehorse, Wolf Parade, Secret Machines, Gnarls Barkley, Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, José González, the New Pornographers, Ted Leo, Okkervil River, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Son Volt, Los Lonely Boys ("How far is heaaaaaaaaven?"), and many more.
The lineup, for now:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, the Flaming Lips, Massive Attack, Ween, Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs, the Shins, John Mayer, Feist, Stars, Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, Thievery Corporation, the New Pornographers, Sparklehorse, Son Volt, Aimee Mann, Nickel Creek, Nada Surf, Wolf Parade, Iron & Wine, Calexico, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, KT Tunstall, Secret Machines, the Rocket Summer, Okkervil River, José González, Matisyahu, Gomez, Galactic, G. Love and Special Sauce, Kings of Leon, Explosions in the Sky, Guster, Damien Rice, Damian Marley, Alexi Murdoch, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ben Kweller, Kathleen Edwards, String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram, Kasey Chambers, Centro-matic, Marah, the Black Angels, Sara Hickman, Trish Murphy, Asleep at the Wheel, South Austin Jug Band, Palm Elementary School Choir
On June 20, Image Entertainment will release a double CD and two-disc DVD chronicling last year's festival. The Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005 DVD features performances from Jet, Allman Brothers Band, the Bravery, Thievery Corporation, the Black Keys, Kasabian, Bloc Party, the Frames, Kaiser Chiefs, Blues Traveler, Ambulance LTD, Eisley, the Decemberists, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, Aqualung, Keane, Rachael Yamagata, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle Keen, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Gov't Mule, John Prine, John Butler Trio, and Widespread Panic, interviews with Ambulance LTD, Aqualung, the Black Keys, Blues Traveler, the Bravery, the Decmberists, Gov't Mule, Jason Mraz, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Keane, Mike Doughty, Rachael Yamagata, and Widespread Panic, mini-do***entaries on Ambulance LTD, Blues Traveler, Ruthie Foster, and Roky Erickson, photo galleries, and more.
01 Jet - "Cold Hard *****"
02 Bloc Party - "This Modern Love"
03 Thievery Corporation - "Warning Shots"
04 Aqualung - "Brighter Than Sunshine"
05 Keane - "We Might as Well Be Strangers"
06 Jason Mraz - "Did You Get My Message?"
07 Ambulance LTD - "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)"
08 Kasabian - "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)"
09 The Frames - "Revelate"
10 Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot"
11 Tortoise - "Salt the Skies"
12 The Decemberists - "July, July!'
13 The Black Keys - "Set You Free"
14 The Bravery - "Unconditional"
01 The Black Crowes - "Sting Me"
02 Blues Traveler - "Hook"
03 Widespread Panic - "Love Tractor"
04 The Allman Brothers Band - "One Way Out"
05 Gov't Mule - "Time to Confess"
06 Mike Doughty - "Madeline and Nine"
07 Rachael Yamagata - "Be Be Your Love"
08 Eisley - "Golly Sandra"
09 The New Amsterdams - "Hover Near Fame"
10 John Prine - "Lake Marie"
11 Asleep at the Wheel - "Miles and Miles of Texas"
12 Robert Earl Keen - "Feelin' Good Again"
13 Split Lip Rayfield - "Kiss of Death"
14 Steve Earle and the Dukes - "Warrior"
* Austin City Limits Music Festival: http://www.aclfestival.com/ www.pitchforkmedia.com