In an Austin City Limits after-show at Stubb’s. The National summoned to the stage earnest indie big shot Justin Vernon of Bon Iver for a surprise rendition of “Terrible Love” and “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.”
The National and Vernon are both playing separately at ACL. It wasn’t Bon Iver, however, which brought Vernon to Texas. Nor was it his experimental project Volcano Choir, but rather the slow motion blues outfit The Shouting Matches. The two High Violet tunes were captured on shaky video shot from the fray, and features some up-close-and-personal action and an audience which knows all the words.