The wonderful people over at Austinist give away tickets, guest list passes, and tons of other stuff almost every day. I read their site daily and whenever I see something that catches my eye I pop in my contact info and see what happens. I did just that this week and this morning I received a delightful email from Paige Maguire, Austinist's music editor, informing me that I won 2 free passes to the Wall of Sound festival in Fort Worth! It was quite the pleasant surprise and has made my work day go more than a little bit smoother than normal. So tomorrow some friends and I are going to make the trek up I-35 to the Big D's little brother to see some great local and national acts. I've written about the festival before, and since then the final schedule has been released. Explosions In The Sky headline the whole 3-stage Shebangabang. it's been far too long since I've seen those guys and what a perfect setting to see them in, headlining a pretty big show, outside in the middle of a minor league baseball stadium under the stars. I am really looking forward to that. Other notables playing, and there are quite a few, include Pinback, Midlake, Ghostland Observatory, The Books, Bobby Bare Jr., White Denim, The Sword, Lions, Brothers and Sisters, The Lemurs, Peter and the Wolf, and many many more. I can not wait and you can expect a full recap on this very page in the upcoming days. There are still tickets available if you feel like taking a road trip. The gates are at 10am and Explosions is scheduled to close things down at 11pm.