ACL’s Scavenger Hunt & Summer Festivals

The Internet is a buzz, as always, with predictions on which bands are playing which festival. Austin City Limits’ Music Festival, as Austinist reports, has a sneaky ploy to drive hype for their event.

From April 13th through this Friday, they’re posting a “daily artist clue” on the Scavenger Hunt page, like yesterday’s: “This group’s latest release cites drum licks copped from Detroit Rock City.” You’re then invited to spend ages scouring the net for the answer.

Or not: is doing all the work for us. Check out that blog for the latest ACL gossip. According to them, confirmed so far are The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Iron & Wine, The New Pornographers, Son Volt, and a bunch of bands we don’t care about.

Meanwhile, Stereogum could use some advice about which fests to attend. There are are in the running:

  • Sasquatch 5/26 – 5/28 @ The Gorge, George, WA
  • Intonation 6/24 – 6/25 @ Union Park, Chicago, IL
  • Pitchfork 7/29 – 7/30 @ Union Park, Chicago, IL
  • Lollapalooza 8/4 – 8/6 @ Grant Park, Chicago, IL

  • Bonnaroo (6/16 – 6-18 in Manchester, TN) is already a go. It’ll be my third year, and after two years of ubiquitous Warren Haynes, Roo’s rewarded me with Radiohead and Tom Petty. I’m psyched.

    What other summer fests am I forgetting? What are YOU trekking to?