6 ACL 2015 Artists You May Not Know About (But Definitely Should)
Indiana natives Houndmouth are bringing Americana music back single handedly with their incredible folk rock sound. Their most recent album, Little Neon Limelight, is the perfect mix of rugged Americana tracks and dreamy ballads. Tracks like “Otis” and “15 Years” on the album are fantastic, but their hit “Sedona” is one of our favorites here at KGSR. Don’t miss them on the Austin Ventures stage on Saturday at 3:30p.
Moon Taxi are another band taking on the Austin Ventures stage both weekends at ACL Fest. This Nashville based band bring together their incredible talents to put out some great indie rock jams like “Morocco” and “Change” off 2013’s Mountains Beaches Cities. Make sure to catch their 5p slot at Zilker Park this October.
Listen, we know you have probably heard of these UK indie rockers from things like their notable slots at festivals like Reeding and Leeds, but we had to put them on this list because their set at ACL fest is one that cannot be missed. Their hit tracks like “Gooey” and “Black Mambo” give a good feel for the band’s innovative yet chill vibes that will be unforgettable live. They’ll be taking the Samsung Galaxy stage both weekends at 2:30p on either Saturday (They're also right after Echosmith and right before twenty one pilots--dreams really do come true).
Five piece indie band Milo Greene, self identifies their music “cinematic pop” and we could not agree with that awesome description more. Their songs are perfectly arranged tracks like "1957" are ready to be heard across the green at this year’s ACL. Don’t miss the band that has supported acts like Foster the People both weekends on the Honda stage at 12:45 sharp.
Formed back in 2011, California indie dream rock duo In the Valley Below are sure to shake up ACL with ease. We had members Angela Gail Mattson and Jeffrey Jacob Mendel in our music lounge back in April and their is no doubt that their voices and instrumentals mesh wonderfully to create anthems like “Peaches”, named one of the best songs of last year by Huff Post. You can catch In The Valley Below Weekend One only (Sorry, Weekend Two-ers) at the HomeAway stage at noon Saturday, October 3rd.
It’s no surprise we are big Alessia Cara fans here at KGSR, and if you’re attending Weekend Two you cannot miss this Canadian singer and songwriter’s ACL set. She is only 19 and already writing chart topping ready hits like “Here” and “Seventeen” off debut EP Four Pink Walls. Catch her at the BMI stage at 6:30p Saturday, October 10th.