ACL Hall of Fame Performers
ACL has announced the performers for year’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The event celebrates its 3rd year with a star-studded line-up including Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, and Gary Clark, Jr. among its ranks. Among those slated to be inducted are B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Kris Kristofferson. The event, emceed this year by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, happens on October 12th. Tickets go on-sale May 20th at 10 a.m., and KUTX will be giving away pairs all throughout next week.
Cease, Diciest, Destroy. Tough Luck, for Carseat Headrest
Carseat Headrest’s new album Teens of Denial, comes out on May 20th. Unfortunately, it’s only getting a digital release on that date due to a slight legal mishap over, what else, but copyright issues. The band’s song “Just What I Wanted/Not Just What I Needed,” features parts of the Cars song, “Just What I Needed”- apparently a little too many parts. Carseat Headrest has been ordered to not only recall all tangible copies of the album, but to destroy them as well. A release date for the “legalized” version of the album has not been set.
Matt the Electrician on His Latest Project
Austin’s Matt the Electrician is deep into his current project surrounding his new album: releasing a series of 7-inch singles, each featuring a special guest, the latest featuring Dana Falconberry. As Matt the Electrician gets deeper into this project that he says will take two years to complete from when it began last October, he’s finding that while the venture isn’t exactly cost-effective, it is gaining interest, and he’s finding it rewarding nonetheless. The album is sold as a box set, so those who purchase the album will get to see it build over the two-year period. Matt the Electrician and Dana Falconberry will be performing together tonight at the Cactus Café.