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ACL Fest 2013: Shinyribs

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 9, 2013

What a total joy it was to see and hear Kevin Russell shimmy under his high-flying freak flag on Sunday at the BMI Stage. Our man Corcoran stated in the leadup to Austin City Limits Festival that there’s no better songwriter in Austin than Russell, who made his name in The Gourds but has taken pretty much full time to leading his new band that goes by Shinyribs. After the show Russell put on for a sizable and happily dancing crowd, there’s not much point in arguing that fact. - Chad Swiatecki

As part of Austin360’s coverage of ACL fest, we filmed exclusive live performances of festival acts at locations all around Austin. Shinyribs performs “The Song of Lime Juice and Despair” at Salt & Time.