Sorry to be so late to the party, but we simply have to tell you our thoughts on Sufjan Stevens' appearance on "Austin City Limits" (the TV show mind you -- see local listings for repeat times) this week. And those thoughts would be: Zzzzzzzzzzzz. For instance, this song should have ripped, instead it sank like a stone.
However, if you make it through the stultifyingly dull first 30 minutes from Soof and the Winged Bird Crew -- not even Shara Worden's lovely vocals spiced things up, and playing "Spot the blogger/local hipster royalty/music journo!" in the crowd shots was boring; everyone's a beardo or a cute girl in a Threadless tee, and they ALL LOOK EXACTLY ALIKE -- the second half will save your soul. Our long-time faves Calexico delivered their signature solid, dusty music of the Southwest, complete with their amazing mariachi horn section and a guest appearance from Sam and Sarah Beam of Iron and Wine. Now that's a classic ACL moment.