Vampire Weekend Nods to Phish, Trombone Shorty Salutes Solomon Burke and Other ACL Highlights
As previously reported, the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival took place this past weekend. While headliners The Eagles, Muse, Phish, The Strokes and M.I.A. made most of the headlines, several other acts offered unique performances throughout the three-day festival. In the sit in department, The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger joined Spoon for a version of her own “Waiting to Know You,” local poet Thax Douglas recited a poem during Yeasayer’s set and Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig helped Miike Snow through his remix of VW’s “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” (Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson nodded to heroes Phish by sporting his now trademark Phish t-shirt at the festival.) Beats Antique also welcomed no less than Lynx, John Popper and Karl Denson, who was at the festival performing as a guest of Slightly Stoopid.
In the modern era, festivals are known for their array of covers. ACL was no different with Band of Horses interpreting Cee-Lo’s “Georgia;” Lissie delivering Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness” and Trombone Shorty paying tribute to the late Solomon Burke with a portion of “Everybody Needs Someone to Love.” Please order the December issue of Relix for more highlights from this year’s ACL.