To give a flavor for what's coming, here are the bands I'm planning to hit at ACL:
The Low Anthem
Blitzen Trapper - Furr is one of my favorite albums of the year
Them Crooked Vultures - really excited to see these guys after the reviews of their Lollapalooza show
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Bon Iver - one of my favorite shows from '08
The Decemberists - I was sick and missed them on their latest tour, but I love The Hazards of Love. Not sure if they're going to play that as they've been doing lately or mix it up a bit.
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
The Dead Weather - this will be my first album review!