Exclusive preview: Shinyribs in the magic cape on ‘Austin City Limits’

Whether you’re watching at home or attending the Mohawk’s special viewing party, Saturday’s “Austin City Limits” episode featuring hometown heroes Shinyribs along with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach promises to be pretty special. For starters, there’s the magic cape!

Kevin Russell of Shinyribs with the Riblets dancers taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits

Ever the showman, Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell literally lit up the band’s taping of the show at ACL Live a few months ago when he donned a cape lined in flashing colored lights near the end of the set. We offer up this exclusive preview of the song “East Texas Rust” starring that fashion accessory. (The cape’s lights kept flashing throughout; no wardrobe malfunctions were detected.)

REVIEWS: Dan Auerbach ACL taping and Shinyribs ACL taping

The episode airs locally on KLRU from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting with Auerbach’s set and finishing with Shinyribs. At the Mohawk, stick around after the viewing party for a live performance by Shinyribs on the club’s outdoor stage (7 p.m. doors, $17-$20).

The program also has put up installments of its new “ACL Backstage” virtual-reality series for both artists, featuring performance snippets, interview footage, behind-the-scenes glimpses and more. Here’s the one for Shinyribs, and here’s the one for Auerbach.

Finally: Though most ACL tapings are edited down to half-hour segments, the artists generally perform for more than an hour at their tapings, which means there are outtakes that the program is now mining for occasional web-exclusive videos. Here’s one from the Shinyribs show, featuring the fan favorite “Poor People’s Store”:

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