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Breakdown: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018 Headliners

Here at Cornerstone Architects, there is fair population of twenty-somethings who are in the know when it comes to all the cool things. I used to be one of them. However, now I am in my (mid) thirties and when the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup is announced each year, I have gone from the excited anticipation from a decade (plus) ago to a glaring reminder that “Hmm, I must be old…because I don’t know who most of these bands are.” So, for those of you who get where I’m coming from, I’ve referenced the ACL Fest page (and Wikipedia) and put together a quick run-down of the headliners that are playing. I won’t mention Paul McCartney and Metallica…if you don’t know those two, you’re either too old to be using a computer by yourself or too young to be using a computer by yourself. Maybe you’re thinking, what does this have to do with architecture?? Well, it doesn’t really. However, when you’re wondering why our office is half full (or half empty…whichever way you want to look at it) on Friday, October 5th and 12th, then you now have some insight!

Childish Gambino

Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and DJ. He raps under the stage name Childish Gambino and performs as a DJ under the name mcDJ.

Arctic Monkeys

With the release of their fifth album, 'AM' in 2013, Arctic Monkeys made history as the first independent label band with five consecutive number 1 albums in the UK. Alex Turner has now released 7 consecutive UK number one albums.

Travis Scott

Jacques Webster, known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott has stated that he is influenced by Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Kanye West, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala and T.I.


ODESZA returns with its long-anticipated third album, a body of work filled with longing, nostalgia, hope and unity. Titled A Moment Apart, these 16 tracks mark the next step in the evolution of production duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, who have been making music together since their college days at Western Washington University.

The National

The National is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1999. The band consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).



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