Spillover: ACL Festival Artists Booked to Perform Shows in North Texas This Week

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There are a good many reasons to skip this year's installment of Austin City Limits Music Festival down in Austin.

For starters, the weather is supposed to sunny with a high of 98 degrees on all three days. in a giant field with no air conditioning, teeming with thousands of warm bodies, it won't take long to feel pretty miserable -- especially when the closest spot for the show you wanted to see most is about 200 feet from the stage.

Oh, and there's the issue of the ticket cost, which comes in at a cool $90 for a single day pass.

But, if you can overlook those minor discrepancies, there's a major upside: It's going to be so awesome! Lots of like-minded folks there to see an impressive lineup of bands! Togetherness!

But, hey, some of you curmudgeons can't stand the heat or afford the ticket. You'll spend the weekend doing your usual weekend things.

Don't fret if that describes you; all is not lost. You can still see a good selection of those ACL-bound bands right here in town. Big names, too. We went ahead and compiled a list of them for you -- y'know, so you can have your own ACL-like weekend closer to home -- and you can find that list after the jump.

Wednesday, September 14
Chromeo, Mayor Hawthorne (Mayor Hawthorne no on ACL lineup)
City and Colour at South Side Music Hall
Bobby Long at Poor David's Pub
Smith Westerns, Sundress at Dada (Sundress not on ACL lineup)

Thursday, September 15
Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit at Palladium Ballroom (First Aid Kit not on ACL lineup)
Tyler Bryant at Hat Trick's Sports Bar and Grill
Cold War Kids, Fools Gold at South Side Music Hall
Foster The People, Cults, Reptar at House Of Blues
Nick 13, Brett Detar at Dada (Brett Detar not on ACL lineup)
The Secret Sisters at Lakewood Theater

Friday, September 16
Hayes Carll at Billy Bob's Texas
Wanda Jackson at The Kessler Theater
TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene at House Of Blues

Saturday, September 17
Ha Ha Tonka at La Grange
Joseph Arthur, James Hall at The Kessler Theater (James Hall no on ACL lineup)
Patrice Pike at Poor David's Pub
We Are Augustines at The Prophet Bar
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Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Fx3 > ACL

Daniel Hopkins
Daniel Hopkins

Because of one band in particular, I agree. I missed HUM when they played years ago at Trees. I'd love to see them play.

Brandon
Brandon

What about Okkervil River at Granada on Saturday? (Legacy ACL band)

Daniel Hopkins
Daniel Hopkins

They're not on the ACL schedule this year. Neither is Wye Oak, who will be joining them at the Granada.

Brandon
Brandon

Smith Westerns - $24Bright Eyes - $78TV On The Radio, BSS - $96Ha Ha Tonka, These Mad Dogs - $30

$228 for 2 tix to each show.

OldManJam
OldManJam

You can thank your friends at AEG and Live Nation for the big numbers in the middle.

mike
mike

Wanda Jackson, also at the KesslerColdwar KidsSmith Westerns

Who needs the damn drive to Austin!

Darryl
Darryl

Jospeh Arthur at the Kessler is gonna be pretty damn good.

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