Listen to Austin 360 Radio

5 by 5: Going deeper — kind of — with five ACL acts

Patrick Caldwell
You will not be sorry if the Punch Brothers perform some of their great covers, including a bluegrass version of the White Stripes “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” during their ACL set on Saturday.

5 great quotes from Tegan and Sara stage banter

1. “One time as a band we saw ‘Wimbledon’ four times. That scene where they have the pretend game of tennis without rackets or balls or anything? Yeah. Four times. People wonder why musicians start to fray at the edges. I’ll tell you why: Kirsten Dunst.”

2. “It’s not so much that I don’t listen, as much as I just constantly talk.”

3. “I think the musical partnership I have with my sister is 100 percent (expletive) up and unhealthy.”

4. “Our parents had enough money to feed one baby. They didn’t feed Sara. That’s why she’s so little and weird-looking. No, I’m just kidding. We were equally underfed.”

5. “I wrote this song about our neighborhood back in Vancouver, which is the worst neighborhood that I’ve ever lived in, and the worst in Canada if not western North America. It’s really tough and we have a lot of people who use drugs and a lot of people living on the street with mental illness and devastating poverty … I just wanted to bring it down because we were having too much fun.”

Source: teganandsarabanter.tumblr.com

5 weird releases from Jack White’s Third Man Records label

1. “Leck mich im Arsh.” Jack White teams up with the Insane Clown Posse to cover Mozart — this, indeed, is a thing that happened.

2. “A Glorious Dawn.” Segments of Carl Sagan’s dialogue from “Cosmos” are auto-tuned and set to music. The results are astonishingly inspiring.

3. “Jerry King.” An installment in Third Man’s green series, which contains spoken word material. Clips of auctioneer Jerry King … well, auctioning. With an interview with King on the B-side.

4. “And They Call Me Mad?” Also in the green series. Conan O’Brien improvises a riff on Frankenstein on one side and chats with Jack White on the other.

5. “Charlene II (I’m Over You)/Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” Stephen Colbert and the Black Belles put a rocking vinyl spin on a running gag from “The Colbert Report.”

5 great covers by the Punch Brothers

1. “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” The Punch Brothers convert the White Stripes’ mope-rock classic into one heck of a bluegrass barnburner.

2. “Just What I Needed.” Who knew that what the Cars’ 1978 earworm really needed was a banjo?

3. “Lovefool.” The Punch Brothers covers tend to be pretty sincere, but you can practically hear the wink behind this goofy cover of the Cardigans’ inescapable 1996 hit.

4. “Martha My Dear.” It’s not a dramatic reinvention, but this cover captures all the jaunty joy of the Beatles’ original.

5. “Morning Bell.” The Punch Brothers have tackled a boatload of songs off Radiohead’s two atmospheric electronic masterpieces — “Kid A” and “Amnesiac” — but front man Christ Thile’s mandolin and vocal chops are most on display on this one.

5 artists produced by one of the Black Keys

1. Tennis. Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney recorded the sophomore album, “Young and Old,” from this Denver trio.

2. Hacienda. The thumping rock quartet from San Antonio has released three albums — all produced by Dan Auerbach.

3. Jessica Lee Mayfield. Dan Auerbach shepherded the young, spare alt-country singer-songwriter, and produced her first album, 2008’s “With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.” Mayfield also sang on 2007’s Black Keys album “Attack and Release,” making her the first guest vocalist on any Black Keys record.

4. Dr. John. You can partially credit producer Dan Auerbach for this year’s “Locked Down,” Dr. John’s best album in decades and a genuine stunner.

5. The Sheepdogs. Patrick Carney produced self-titled major label debut from this quartet from Saskatchewan — who are, perhaps oddly, one of the best young southern rock bands around.

5 awesome records that Antibalas contributed to

1. “Return to Cookie Mountain.” Antibalas’ booming horns bring an extra oomph to TV on the Radio’s breakthrough album.

2. “Uninvisible.” Jazz fusion trio Medeski, Martin and Wood add Antibalas’ horns to their already-expansive sound on this Blue Note gem.

3. “Antidotes.” U.K. rock group Foals’ underrated 2008 debut is a stiff sonic cocktail with a lot of great ingredients — including some stellar horns.

4. “Love This Giant.” Antibalas’s horns are the first thing you hear on this titanic team-up of fellow New Yorkers David Byrne and St. Vincent.

5. “Dear Science.” TV on the Radio called on Antibalas for a third time for this, their best album. It’s two great Brooklyn bands that taste great together.