Encore: Monsters of Folk

The term “supergroup” has been beaten into the ground with sledgehammers wielded by ill-conceived musical conglomerates motivated by profit and/or whimsy rather than compatibility. But that’s not the case at all with Monsters of Folk, and you can catch their Season 36 episode of Austin City Limits rebroadcasting this Saturday on your local PBS station.

Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst AKA Bright Eyes, and M. Ward have been touring buddies for years, even appearing together on ACL once before during the Bright Eyes episode in Season 30. Along with Will Johnson from Centro-matic and Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis (who indie rock obsessives might also remember from the 90s cult band Lullaby For the Working Class), they revisited our stage in 2010 as Monsters of Folk in support of the LP of the same name. And we were thrilled to have them back.

Looking for a taste before Saturday’s meal? Click over to the episode page for clips, pics and more info. And don’t forget to visit our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages or to sign up for our newsletter to keep up with ACL’s comings and goings. We’re bringing you more great encores over the holidays, but don’t worry: new episodes return in January.