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Austin City Limits 2019: Four lesser-known acts not to miss this October

Austin City Limits released their stacked three-day, two-weekend lineup earlier this month with Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons and Childish Gambino leading the way.

The Austin festival has established itself as one of the best of the past few years, bringing together twice as many headliners as some other fests. We’d love this lineup just as much if Billie Eilish, Tame Impala and Robyn were the only headliners there.

One thing that great booking means though is that the list of acts can be overwhelming to say the least, so take these suggestions for five lesser-known acts that will be making their way to Austin City Limits in 2019 and are worth getting to the grounds early for.

Read our coverage of ACL 2018 here and get more information about this year at aclfest.com.

Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin’s music is somber and chilling, and her album Crushing is great to listen to any time and any place. When we say she’ll be a nice break and a good set to grab a seat for, we mean it in only the kindest way. While Jacklin isn’t going to get the crowd jumping the same way that some other artists will, her live shows are just as emotional as her album and she is only getting more and more popular. She has the perfect hint of folky-twang to her voice too for a warm Texas day.

The Australian artist made some stops in the U.S. earlier this year, and will probably be back later this year or in 2020 for a full tour, but get a taste early at ACL.

Cherry Glazerr

Cherry Glazerr is a Los Angeles-based band led by Clementine Creevy that have gained a steady following for their quirky, shread-heavy rock. One of the best things at ACL is grabbing a beer early and joining a crowd at a smaller stage to watch a great guitar-heavy act. Stages and set-times aren’t out yet so we can’t promise you’ll get that exact experience with Cherry Glazerr, but even if they’re on a bigger stage warming up for a headliner, you’re guaranteed a good time.

Cherry Glazerr at SXSW 2017 (photo by Brian Benton)

Caroline Rose

You may have heard Caroline Rose’s name before, or at least seen her on a festival lineup in the past. She played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert way back in 2015, and her 2018 album Loner got considerable amounts of good press, but it’s really just in the past year or so that she’s emerged as a fully independent artist. Caroline Rose’s music is poppy and soulful, with strong vocals and plenty of synths to boot.

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry isn’t a new artist per-say, but he is only playing Weekend Two and may be overlooked because of that. He is from Florida but brings a totally different energy than some of his peers, putting on a show that is driven by energy rather than a crowd only there to hear one single.

Pitchfork just gave “Best New Music” to Denzel’s newest release, Zuu, and called it his most dynamic and hardest album to date. We’re sure that will continue onto the stage, and think he’s worth a visit if you’re at ACL during the second weekend.

Denzel Curry at Osheaga (photo by Brian Benton)

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Austin City Limits 2019: Four lesser-known acts not to miss this October

Austin City Limits released their stacked three-day, two-weekend lineup earlier this month with Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons and Childish Gambino leading the way.

The Austin festival has established itself as one of the best of the past few years, bringing together twice as many headliners as some other fests. We’d love this lineup just as much if Billie Eilish, Tame Impala and Robyn were the only headliners there.

One thing that great booking means though is that the list of acts can be overwhelming to say the least, so take these suggestions for five lesser-known acts that will be making their way to Austin City Limits in 2019 and are worth getting to the grounds early for.

Read our coverage of ACL 2018 here and get more information about this year at aclfest.com.

Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin’s music is somber and chilling, and her album Crushing is great to listen to any time and any place. When we say she’ll be a nice break and a good set to grab a seat for, we mean it in only the kindest way. While Jacklin isn’t going to get the crowd jumping the same way that some other artists will, her live shows are just as emotional as her album and she is only getting more and more popular. She has the perfect hint of folky-twang to her voice too for a warm Texas day.

The Australian artist made some stops in the U.S. earlier this year, and will probably be back later this year or in 2020 for a full tour, but get a taste early at ACL.

Cherry Glazerr

Cherry Glazerr is a Los Angeles-based band led by Clementine Creevy that have gained a steady following for their quirky, shread-heavy rock. One of the best things at ACL is grabbing a beer early and joining a crowd at a smaller stage to watch a great guitar-heavy act. Stages and set-times aren’t out yet so we can’t promise you’ll get that exact experience with Cherry Glazerr, but even if they’re on a bigger stage warming up for a headliner, you’re guaranteed a good time.

Cherry Glazerr at SXSW 2017 (photo by Brian Benton)

Caroline Rose

You may have heard Caroline Rose’s name before, or at least seen her on a festival lineup in the past. She played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert way back in 2015, and her 2018 album Loner got considerable amounts of good press, but it’s really just in the past year or so that she’s emerged as a fully independent artist. Caroline Rose’s music is poppy and soulful, with strong vocals and plenty of synths to boot.

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry isn’t a new artist per-say, but he is only playing Weekend Two and may be overlooked because of that. He is from Florida but brings a totally different energy than some of his peers, putting on a show that is driven by energy rather than a crowd only there to hear one single.

Pitchfork just gave “Best New Music” to Denzel’s newest release, Zuu, and called it his most dynamic and hardest album to date. We’re sure that will continue onto the stage, and think he’s worth a visit if you’re at ACL during the second weekend.

Denzel Curry at Osheaga (photo by Brian Benton)

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