ACL '09: Neon Indian To Replace The Raveonettes, Sarah Jaffe To Debut New Eight-Piece Band and Jonathan Tyler Gets Some Love From Paste.

The Toadies may take the stage tomorrow afternoon in a prime 4 p.m. slot on one of the festival's two main stages, but make no mistake: Today is DFW's day at ACL.

As I write this, Sarah Jaffe is preparing to take the Austin Ventures stage, performing for the first time with her band as an eight-piece, featuring members of her touring partners from last summer, Crooked Fingers. Later today, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, meanwhile, after spending the bulk of yesterday afternoon being ushered from interivew to interview in the media tent with various outlets including Paste magazine, takes to the BMI stage a little bit later on in the day with its 4:30 p.m. time slot.

But the biggest news of the day., without a doubt, is the news that Neon Indian is set to perform a 1:15 set this afternoon at the XBox stage after originally not appearing on the ACL lineup at all. Yesterday afternoon, via MySpace, the band originally slotted for that set, The Raveonettes, announced that it would have to cancel its appearance because its drummer was stuck in Copenhhagen, unable to get his travel situations settled because of complications surrounding the Olympic Committee meetings in that city this week. Whatever, though: Makes things all the more interesting for us.

We'll have updates for you again tomorrow morning (or perhaps tonight), but in the meantime, keep an eye on our Twitter stream, where we'll be constantly updating our followers with our thoughts and observations on all things ACL.

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