Editor’s note: Porter is the second Friday Night Lights cast member to successfully guest blog, and we’re glad he did. Meanwhile, our fingers are still crossed that we’ll get to read Jesse Plemons’ impressions of the Black Keys. No pressure, Jesse.
When Whitney hit me up with the idea of writing a blog about one of the acts at Austin City Limits, she asked me to send her a list of groups I’d be interested in seeing. I sent her back a list of over twenty. Everyone from Blues Traveler to Beck to Del tha Funky Homosapien to Flyleaf to local favorite Dan Dyer… it was hard to pick just one. It’s taken me until Sunday night to write this because I wanted to give you the best bang for your buck here. I know it’s late, but hopefully it’s worth it…
If any of you have ever lived down south of the Mason-Dixon line, you know that late September still means summer heat. Any music festival that runs during a weekend with temperatures in the 90’s better have a lineup just as hot. If you don’t know Austin, their slogan is "Keep Austin Weird." Austin City Limits’ slogan should be, "Keep ACL Ridiculous!" Using "ridiculous" in the same way some folks use "sick", "hot", "amazing", or "dope" (if you’re nasty).
I saw a ton of groups this weekend and I have strong thoughts on all of them. However, I doubt you have the time to listen to me whine or ramble about all of them, so I just chose two. A little double dipper if you will. Hope you enjoy.
After the jump, Porter breaks down N.E.R.D/Swell Season, and reveals a little more about castmate Aimee Teegarden than she’d probably like him to.
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