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Alabama Shakes: the ACL Fest set that everyone is talking about

Eric Webb
ewebb@statesman.com

Breaking news bulletin: Alabama Shakes makes good music, and Brittany Howard is humdinger of a singer. On Team 360, Deborah Sengupta Stith confirmed as much with a rave review of the “Sound and Color” band’s return to “Austin City Limits” (the TV show) on Friday, and Peter Blackstock checked in at the band’s Saturday ACL Fest set just to make sure they weren’t slacking off.

They were not.

Our music writers aren’t the only ones who are raving about Alabama Shakes. See what fans at the fest were talking about Saturday night:

Aside from the music, Howard’s sartorial sensibility was on point:

Some experienced relief from buyer’s remorse:

And even if they weren’t at Zilker Park, the “Don’t Wanna Fight No More” artists knocked some homebound socks off:

Tangentially related, fans of “Supernatural” actor Jared Padalecki spotted the famous Austinite at the show (yours truly spotted him before the Shakey Graves set, as well):

But alas, no set is truly perfect: