Austin at ACL Fest: Meet Nightowls

At the fest: Austin Ventures Stage. Sat., Oct. 12 at noon (weekend two only)

What are three words that describe your band’s sound?

Soul, Motown and Funk

 What’s your most memorable onstage moment of 2014 so far?

We’ve had some great onstage moments this year: releasing 75 balloons into the crowd, band members crowdsurfing, audience members crashing the stage, etc. But by far our most memorable onstage moment this year was during our performance at Blues on the Green last July. During our last song our singer Ryan ran off the stage, climbed over the security fence and started singing and dancing out in the crowd. With the crowd of 8,000 people all on their feet and dancing with him, we were worried that he would never return! But he eventually emerged and ended the show standing out on the guardrail in the middle of ZIlker Park.

 What’s your favorite memory from ACL Fests past?
 
One of our favorite memories was at ACL last year. The entire band got to go to the festival together and we loved getting to run around Zilker Park, listen to music and enjoy the weekend together. One of our favorite shows was Vintage Trouble at The Austin Ventures stage.

Name three songs you can’t wait to hear at ACL Fest 2014.

Lake Street Dive- “Bad Self Portraits”
Beck- “Blue Moon”
Riders Against the Storm- “Booty Sweat”

What’s the one thing out-of-towners should do before leaving Austin?

Go outside! The best things in Austin are all outdoors: Barton Springs, the Greenbelt, Red Bud Isle, kayaking on Townlake.

Got any ACL Fest pro tips?

If it rains, don’t play in the mud. #DilloDirt


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