Top 10 Educated Guesses for Free Press Summer Fest
|Photo by Marco Torres|
|Kendrick Lamar at one of his two December 27, 2012 Houston shows|
Two sellouts in Houston this past December could equal at least a headlining slot at FPSF, or at least an early-evening appearance.
Estimated Odds: 75 percent. Houston loves Lamar. CRAIG HLAVATY
The band's horrific van accident last fall was a big blow, but they have battled back ably. They are playing Bonnaroo just a week or so before FPSF, and this would be a cool make-up date for their canceled Warehouse Live show in November.
Estimated Odds: 50 percent. OK, maybe I just want this to happen. CRAIG HLAVATY
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Iceland's biggest pop exports since Bjork (herself a FPSF long-long shot) have been perched in iTunes' Alternative Top 10 for several months, and have a very tight window between Arkansas' Wakarusa festival and sold-out Austin and Dallas dates right after Summer Fest.
Estimated Odds: 50 percent. The band's site lists them at Wakarusa every day of the festival (May 30-June 2), but the routing is awful convenient, and surely they won't play all four days. Right? CHRIS GRAY
By my estimation AC's Houston stops have been nearly non-existent, and they have a local following who drives to Austin to see them every year or so. Come on, give the Bayou City kids a little something.
Estimated Odds: 40 percent. Can we also get a Panda Bear after party somewhere too? CRAIG HLAVATY