While waiting for an Amy Winehouse set last night at SXSW, Brian and I ran into some friends from iTunes who tipped us off to what was rumored to be a fun set down the street billed as The Nightwatchman. The show delivered and then some, opening with Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello who was joined by Perry Farrell and Slash (pictured above) playing a pair of Jane's Addition tunes. Later, Les Claypool, Wayne Kramer from MC5, Alexi Murdoch, Nuno Bettencourt, and others hit the stage. It all ended with a rousing version of "This Land Is Your Land" like you've never heard it before. The song has been entirely redefined for me. MTV News and the Village Voice report on the set.
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