The Good Shit is a new Glide column which revisits and weeds out the televised and tubed trash of the prior week and highlights the good shit you might have already saw or could have missed.
My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year’s One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in Mexico. Over the course of two nights, the band debuted two new songs that fans are calling “Big D” and “Compound.” They also played a bunch of spirited covers, including Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” the Cars’ “Drive,” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” Willie Nelson’s “Luckenbach Texas,” Elton John’s “Benny And The Jets,” and two Bob Marley tracks. During their two shows, they were joined on stage by Conor Oberst, War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel, Sylvan Esso vocalist Amelia Meath, and a few more special guests.
Jimmy Fallon reprised his “Neil Young” character on his late show as it was being filmed in LA for Grammy’s week. This time the real Neil Young joined the Fallon Neil Young for a duet of the classic “Old Man.”
Foo Fighters hit the Austin City Limits studio and had the state of Texas in mind as two of the performances are Texas-themed, starting with the band’s rousing Sonic Highways combo, “What Did I Do?/God As My Witness,” which they not only recorded in Austin, but at KLRU-TV’s Studio 6A — the original home of Austin City Limits. The band’s fiery rendition of the track featured Austin native, Gary Clark Jr.
Foo Fighters also paid tribute to Austin’s storied musical history, inviting former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughan to assist in a cover of his old group’s 1986 single, “Tuff Enuff.” Clark Jr. also stuck around for the performance, bringing the total number of guitarists onstage to five shredders, three of whom — Clark Jr., Vaughan and the Foos’ Chris Shiflett — closed out the cut with a barrage of back-and-forth solos.
Thursday night marked Jimmy Fallon’s final episode from LA, and Fallon said adios in a big way: “29-time Grammy nominee” Jack White served as the show’s final musical guest. White performed a scorching rendition of “That Black Bat Licorice,” however we don’t know if his tour rider demands that were revealed last week as well were met.
Iconic rocker Bob Mould played Late Show With David Letterman on Friday, and rocked so hard the studio started falling apart as dust crumbled from the ceiling – demolishing pretty much anything we saw on Grammy night as well.
AC/DC played their first live performance in 4 years at the Grammys Sunday night with a performance of the title track of its latest album, “Rock Or Bust”, followed by an edited version of the group’s classic song “Highway To Hell”. This was the first performance of the new lineup of the band featuring Stevie Young (replacing uncle Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar) and drummer Chris Slade returning to the fold from his five year stint with the band in the early 90’s as Phil Rudd continues to deal with legal issues in New Zealand.