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Beck at ACL Fest

Beck (L.A. Reno)

Beck opened up his closing set on Saturday night with 1994 watershed hit “Loser,” the song that was his would-be one-hit wonder. That took some cojones, but when you have a catalog as maniacally diverse and innovative as his, it’s a moot point.

As the oppressive sun set and the Zilker air turned a tad more hospitable, Beck opened up a set that was as tight as the snare on a Meters record. From the word go, this set delivered a fiery garage-like intensity, save for the iPhoned-in middle electro interlude. And even then, that was done in a playfully coarse and distorted fashion. Read more.

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