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Music News 5.4.17

Posted by on May 4, 2017

The ACL Fest 2017 Lineup has Landed

Austin City Limits revealed this year’s lineup this morning, following yesterday’s tease through the festival’s app that sent out messages with lyrics and hints about the bill’s headliners. Top billing at this year’s event include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Gorillaz, the XX, Ice Cube, Ryan Adams, and Solange. Other stars studding the line-up include Run the Jewels, Spoon, Car Seat Headrest, Glass Animals, D.R.A.M., Bonobo, Angel Olsen, the Black Angels, BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat, Middle Kids, the Lemon Twigs, Whitney, Portugal.the Man, and the Head and the Heart. The festival this year takes place October 6-8th and 13th-15th. Three-day GA and VIP passes went on sale today at 10:00 AM, and single day passes will be available at a later date. Find the full line-up at KUTX.org.

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David Simon Pens Musical with Pogues Soundtrack

David Simon, creator of the HBO award-winning crime series the Wire is in the final writing stages of a new Broadway production based around the music of Celtic punk band the Pogues. Simon has his wife, crime novelist Laura Lippman and writer George Pelecanos rounding out his writing team, with Pogues tin-whistle player and former frontman Spider Stacy on board as a consultant. According to Stacy, the musical takes place in an Irish pub in the Hell’s Kitchen district of 1990s New York and will explore the early stages of gentrification in the neighborhood.

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-Taylor Wallace