The intersection of film and music at Sundance just gets bigger every year. In addition to large-scale concerts at Park City Live with folks like Ludacris and Steve Aoki at Park City Live, there are strange and wonderful performances popping up at many of the various afterparties and events. We’ll be hosting our own series of performances tomorrow.
This week I’ve seen Damon Albarn play acoustic versions of his songs with a lovely string quartet, twice—at The Sundance Channel party and the YouTube space. I’ve seen intimate performances from Capital Cities, Wild Cub, Mac DeMarco, and Belle & Sebastian. And last night at the Rudderless party, I saw Ben Kweller play with both William H. Macy and Selena Gomez.
No matter what you think of pop music, that last lineup may have been the most fun. William H. Macy performed a song he wrote on the ukulele called, “You Don’t Know Where That Dick Has Been.” And then Gomez played her very first pop hit with the whole crowd singing along to “Falling Down.” Afterwards, Kweller told her, “You just played a bar gig.”
Here’s the chorus of Macy’s song: