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acl lineup

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, the 2013 ACL Festival (10 4 - 10/6; 10/11 - 10/13) was just announced, with Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Vampire Weekend, The National, Phoenix, Wilco and many more among the acts playing this year. Weekend passes are on sale now and the full line-up is at BV.

Vampire Weekend in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Vampire Weekend

SXSW already revealed one round of artists, then a second, and now they've just revealed a third announcement which includes Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Clutch, Rockie Fresh, Baauer, Bleached, TOY, Waxahatchee, Bleeding Rainbow, Count Bass D, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, ST 2 Lettaz, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Single Mothers, Eddi Front, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Today is the Day, Killa Kyleon, Lemuria, Love Inks, Moon King, Pac Div, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, Stagnant Pools, and many many more.

Full round 3 list below...

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GrulkeFest @ The Moody Theater - 9/8/2012
GrulkeFest @ The Moody Theater - 9/8/2012
GrulkeFest @ The Moody Theater - 9/8/2012
GrulkeFest @ The Moody Theater - 9/8/2012

On Saturday (9/8), Brent Grulke's life was celebrated in a fashion that he would likely have approved of: a concert held at The Moody Theater featuring many of the artists he had worked with or influenced - or had even made possible. From Austinist:

By all accounts, Brent Grulke lived life large. A beloved figure amongst Austin bands and fellow fans for more than thirty years, Grulke passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 51 last month. The community came together last Saturday night to throw the kind of party that Grulke would have loved: a reunion of bands, many of which reunited for the first time in years for this performance, with all proceeds going towards the Graham Grulke Education Fund. "Grulkefest: A CELEBRATION OF BRENT / 1961-2012" featured Doctors' Mob, Fastball, Glass Eye, the Reivers, Sixteen Deluxe, True Believers, the Wannabes, Wild Seeds and other special guests. They all performed in front of a backdrop that displayed Grulke's tattoo, who was once told that his eyes looked like those of a horse in a fire.

There were silent auctions and plenty of loud music to make for a great party. Took plenty of pictures, albeit with a lesser camera than usual - but the idea should come across regarding that Brent was a big deal, and is missed by many.

If you couldn't make it to the show, there's still time to donate to the Graham Grulke Education Fund via the SXSW website.

More pictures from the event below.

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GRULKEFEST: A CELEBRATION OF BRENT on 9/8/2012

It was a shock to report several weeks ago on the passing of Brent Grulke, long-time Creative Director for SXSW. The festival and Austin are still learning how to cope with the loss.

This coming Saturday (9/8) a celebration will be held in Brent's honor at The Moody Theater to benefit The Graham Grulke Education Fund (via SXSW):

Grulkefest: A CELEBRATION OF BRENT 1961-2012

Join SXSW on September 8 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater for a public memorial, benefit concert and celebration of the life of SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke.

The Evening will feature Doctors' Mob, Fastball, Glass Eye, the Reivers, Sixteen Deluxe, True Believers, the Wannabes, Wild Seeds and more. SXSW is very grateful to the Moody Theater for providing a large space for the huge number of Brent's friends, and people whose lives he touched through his work, to get together in one place to remember him in a way that he would have enjoyed. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will run from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are on sale now at www.acl-live.com and they can also be purchased via the venue box office, Waterloo Records or by phone at 877-4-FLYTIX

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Graham Grulke Education Fund.

Tickets can be purchased here, and more details for the event below.

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