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ACL Festival 2012
ACL 2012

Festival frenzy? Texas Music Matters' expert picks for who to see at ACL Fest

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ACL Music Festival runs Oct. 12 - 14. Photo by Jessica Pages

The Black Keys, Iggy and The Stooges, Neil Young and Crazy Horse. These may be the names that initially draw a crowd to ACL Fest, but there are plenty of other musical gems to be discovered among the 130 bands playing Zilker Park this coming weekend.

To help guide you through the saturated lineup, KUT's Texas Music Matters creates "The List" with the help of some local music afficianados. It's an insider's guide to ACL Fest that will cut down on the time you spend wandering aimlessly through the park, maximizing your potential to experience some new music you might otherwise miss.

This year's broadcast, which first aired on Friday, features 12 picks from local music experts for the under-the-radar bands not to be missed at Zilker Park Oct. 12 - 14. Here are the 2012 picks.

KUT Music Host, Susan Castle

Patrick Watson: Friday, 1:30 p.m. on Barton Springs Stage   
Florence and the Machine: Friday, 6:30 p.m. on Bud Light Stage
Alt‑J: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. on Barton Springs Stage

Austin Monthly Music Writer, Paul Carrubba

Band of Skulls: Saturday, 5 p.m. on Barton Springs Stage  
Lee Fields and the Expressions: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. on Zilker Stage  
Moon Duo: Sunday, 1:20 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage

CultureMap Managing Editor, Arden Ward

Justin Jones: Friday, 2:30 p.m. on BMI       
Wheeler Brothers: Saturday, 1 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage
Randy Rogers Band: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage 

Austin American-Statesman Music Writer, Peter Mongillo

The War on Drugs: Friday, 2:30 p.m. on Bud Light Stage
Father John Misty: Saturday, 3:15 p.m. on Austin Ventures Stage
The Roots: Saturday, 6 p.m. on Bud Light Stage

For more details about these expert picks for Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012, you can tune into KUT's Texas Music Matters broadcast, or listen stream it on the player below.

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