The Black Keys, Iggy and the Stooges, Neil Young and Crazy Horse. These may be the names that initially draw a crowd to ACL, but there are plenty of other musical gems to be discovered among the 130 bands playing Zilker Park October 12-14.
To help guide you through the saturated lineup, KUT's Texas Music Matters creates "The List" with the help of some Austin music afficianados. It's an insider's guide to ACL that will cut down on the time you spend wandering aimlessly through the park, maximizing your potential to experience some new music you might otherwise miss.
This year's broadcast, which first aired October 5, features 12 picks from Austin music experts for the under-the-radar bands not to be missed at Zilker Park this weekend. Here are the 2012 picks.
KUT Music Host Susan Castle
Patrick Watson: Friday, 1:30 pm, on Barton Springs Stage
Florence and the Machine: Friday, 6:30 pm, on Bud Light Stage
Alt‑J: Sunday, 11:30 am, on Barton Springs Stage
Band of Skulls: Saturday, 5 pm, on Barton Springs Stage
Lee Fields and the Expressions: Saturday, 5:30 pm, on Zilker Stage
Moon Duo: Sunday, 1:20 pm, on Austin Ventures Stage
Justin Jones: Friday, 2:30 pm, on BMI
Wheeler Brothers: Saturday, 1 pm, on Austin Ventures Stage
Randy Rogers Band: Sunday, 7:30 pm, on Austin Ventures Stage
The War on Drugs: Friday, 2:30 pm, on Bud Light Stage
Father John Misty: Saturday, 3:15 pm, on Austin Ventures Stage
The Roots: Saturday, 6 pm, on Bud Light Stage
For more details about these expert picks for Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012, you can tune into KUT's Texas Music Matters broadcast, or stream it on the player below.
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