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Feb 17 Political Rants and Spontaneity: A Night with Devendra Banhart

Through smooth, slow tempos and politically charged rants, Venezuelan American psychedelic folk musician Devendra Banhart charmed a diverse crowd at Emo’s Austin last night. Banhart’s performance was not only about himself, it was about his fans. During the almost two-hour long set, the 35-year old aimed to please his cult-like following, asking them to request songs they’ve been longing to hear for years. After all, this is Banhart’s first tour in almost 7 years. The one true highlight of the show was just that: the musician’s connection with his crowd. Coming across as slightly inhibited once he first appeared on...more