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Austin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.com
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Austin City Limits Music Festival

I have a fun hangover. This past weekend was one for the books. Or, um for the blogs… GET IT?! Scott and I attended the Austin City Limits Music Festival with a few friends in town from from LA. (HI GUYS!) I’ve been dying to attend ACL, and was even more excited to share the experience with a few other newbies.

Austin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comWe didn’t attend all 3 days—just Saturday. Milo Greene, El Tule, Alabama Shakes, San Fermin, Walk the Moon and so many other great bands were in the lineup. The artist Scott and I were most excited to see was Shakey Graves. We first saw him live at Ed Helms’ Bluegrass Situation at the Ace Hotel Theatre in downtown LA. We’ve listened to his tunes ever since and have been looking forward to seeing him play on his hometown turf and our new home—Austin! It was well worth the heat and clouds of smoke. He is so incredibly talented (that Samsonite kick drum, come on!), super funny and just so fun to watch perform. Shakey was definitely the highlight of both me and Scott’s day.

Austin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comThe rest of the fest included chimichangas and fried stuffed avocados from Trudy’s and tunes from Jose Gonzales, TV on the Radio, Twenty One Pilots, Deadmau5 and a little bit of Drake.

Austin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comMy favorite part of ACL didn’t happen while we were at the fest though. It happened the next day when we took the crew to Barton Springs. It was Scott’s first visit and I hadn’t been there since I was a little girl. Jumping into that freezing water reconnected me with Austin more than any other experience has so far. Lord Huron was playing across the way at ACL, which made the moment even more perfect.

Austin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comAustin City Limits Music Festival | MustacheMelrose.comHope you liked my spotty iPhone coverage of the festival! Check out the official recap of ACL weekend 1. Talk soon! xo

 

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Gift Guide for Music Lovers

Need a little inspiration for what to gift the music lover in your life this holiday season? Or um… just want to get your shimmy on? You’ve come to the right place, friend! This Gift Guide for Music Lovers includes some of my favorite items from Urban Outfitters, along with a ton of records I lurve. Bonus: LOTS and LOTS of tunes. Enjoy!

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Shop these picks: 1. 4040 Locust Rustic Metal Table $89, 2. Crosley Nomad Vinyl Record Player $200, 3. Crosley X UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Vinyl Record Player in Blue $98, 4. Crosley X UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Vinyl Record Player in Gold $98, 5. Plum & Bow Confetti Wood Storage Crate $59, 6. Album Frame 12×12 in Black 2 for $20

Okay, let’s boogie:

Lykke Li – I Never Learn lykke-li
(She’s just so dang good.)

The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers – Legend bob-marley

Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin band-of-horses

Haim – Days Are Gone haim

Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob tegan-and-sara

Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruelbobby-brown

Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal
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Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams lord-huron

Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
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Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue yellowcard

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magicred-hot-chili-peppers

The Head And The Heart – Self-titled
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June Carter Cash – Wildwood Flowerjune-carter-cash(Okay so this isn’t June, but it’s amazing and playing on repeat in my home.)

Townes Van Zandt – Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas townes-van-zandt

Spoon – Gimme Fictionspoon

Outkast – Stankoniaoutkast

The Avett Brothers – The Carpenterthe-avett-brothers

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Agobon-iver
(I completely lose it when they cover my favorite Bonnie Raitt song.)

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
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Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song
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(This video makes me want to pick up a tambourine and move into a van.)

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
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Wye Oak – Civilian
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The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
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Dawes – North Hillsdawes

Jack White – Lazaretto
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Thrice – Vheissu
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Mary Lambert – Heart On My Sleeve
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Fugees – The Scorefugees