Austin City Limits, Day 1 2009

Wow. Is what I have to say about that.IMG_2897

My first ACL show was Them Crooked Vultures, featuring none other than Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, and…John Paul Jones.

You know. Some lightweights.(TOTALLY kidding.)

OK, I know I’m behind, but when I heard about this set, I didn’t realize JPJ was a part of it- si went simply for the Grohl/Homme factor.

But as TCV rocked it, I kept thinking, “Man, their bass player is REALLY AMAZING!”

Yes, Lindsay. Maybe because he was in LED ZEPPLIN?

They’re touring after ACL, if they’re near you, RUN. It’s really fun to watch musicians at the top of their game just playing, and obviously enjoying themselves.

I’ve read some reviews saying they could gel more, but from what I saw, they’re close to hard-set, with just enough jiggle for a super-funky groove and tempo changes that I found it difficult to predict- something I appreciate after all these years of tuning into a bassline first. (It’s how I’m wired.)

More complete wrap-up to follow, with KOL coverage, (read: Caleb swoonage- I’m such a girl)

But here’s some pics from Them Crooked Vultures Day 1 ACL set:

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  1. Ri, The Music Savvy Mom Saturday - 03 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    Holy cheeses on toast. I am SOOO jealous. Matter of fact, I'm currently working on a "ACL Fest Green With Envy Shuffle", spurred by the pic you posted on Twitter this morning. GAH. I know you're having a most excellent time - keep the recaps and pics coming, chica! .-= Ri, The Music Savvy Mom´s last blog ..Liam, Bob Marley and the Dentist =-.
  2. Brenda-SeriouslyMama Saturday - 03 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    So glad you are having a great time! I checked out the tour schedule, nothing around here but Russ is going to try and see them in Detroit while he is traveling. :-) Bring on the KOL coverage, mama. Some of us are living vicariously through you... xoxox .-= Brenda-SeriouslyMama´s last blog ..My not so secret affair. =-.
  3. Sugar Jones Saturday - 03 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    Oh girl! How I wish I was there rockin out with ya! Can't wait to hear more about all the fun. .-= Sugar Jones´s last blog ..Bread Pudding and Peace =-.
  4. Starrlight Saturday - 03 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    That looks awesome! .-= Starrlight´s last blog ..I'd Like To Make Myself Believe That Planet Earth Turns Slowly =-.
  5. wormdrink (kristy bockelman) Sunday - 04 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    lucky mama ;)
  6. Kim Sunday - 04 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    I was a little behind on the news too - but I found a nice person on craigslist who was missing the show because he had to go out of town. His loss is my gain!!
  7. Devilish Southern Belle Monday - 05 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    Just so happens TCV will be in Nashville tomorrow...not a far drive AT ALL! Unfortunately, no tickets are available. But I wouldn't be able to go, anyway. Boo.
  8. Devilish Southern Belle Monday - 05 / 10 / 2009 Reply
    Oooh, I can't wait for the KoL post! .-= Devilish Southern Belle´s last blog ..Do you ever have one of those days =-.

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