Lately, Justin Vernon has been playing a few random shows with the North Carolina band Megafaun, his friends and former DeYarmomd Edison bandmates. They played a show at the Pinkhook in Durham together on Tuesday, which included a Johnny Cash cover. And at a second show the following night, Vernon and Megafaun were joined by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Durham resident John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, who led a cover of the Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic “Friend Of The Devil.” Watch a fan-made video below.
Is there anyone left in indie rock who doesn’t like the Grateful Dead? Because that used to be a thing.