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my morning jacket, uptown theater, kansas city, mo, august 3, 2011.

my morning jacket, uptown theater, kansas city, mo, august 3, 2011.

August 4, 2011  |  Music  |  No Comments  |  Share  | 

Wow, face-melter. It’s been twelve hours since the show and I’ve finally shaken my disappointment that I’ve passed on seeing My Morning Jacket live in the past. Best show of the summer, maybe best of the year. That’s saying a lot when you consider I saw my second favorite band in my first favorite venue in April. There’s really no way to convey the energy of this show, but I’ve done my best with the videos and photos below.

The whole show was fantastic, but here are the stand-outs for me:
The opener, Victory Dance. Glad I got that one on video.
They closed the first set with Holdin’ On to Black Metal flowing into Mahgeetah and it brought down the house.
Dondante opened the encore set and they jammed on it for roughly ten minutes. Very special.
They closed with a rollicking version of One Big Holiday that had the whole place bouncing and singing. Very fun night.

If they’re coming to your town before they take off for Europe, stampede to the box office immediately (Red Rocks tonight…I’m looking at you Denver!).

My Morning Jacket US Tour Dates
Denver, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
w/ Amos Lee

Chicago, IL

Indianapolis, IN
The Lawn at White River State Park
w/ Neko Case

Columbus, OH
LC Pavilion
w/ Neko Case

Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE
w/ Neko Case

Columbia, MD
Merriweather Post Pavilion
w/ Neko Case

Bangor, ME
Kahbang Festival

Boston, MA
Bank of America Pavilion
w/ Neko Case

Detroit, MI
Meadow Brook
w/ Neko Case

Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
w/ Neko Case

Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
w/ Neko Case

Alpharetta, GA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
w/ Neko Case

Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
w/ Neko Case

Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
w/ Neko Case

Charlottesville, VA
nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Music Festival

My Morning Jacket, Uptown Theater, Kansas City Setlist:
1. Victory Dance
2. Circuital
3. Off The Record
4. I’m Amazed
5. Gideon
6. Lay Low
7. Golden
8. Outta My System
9. It Beats 4 U
10. Honest Man
11. Slow Slow Tune
12. Smokin From Shootin
13. End of Run Thru
14. Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
15. Holdin’ On to Black Metal
16. Mahgeetah
17. Dondante
18. Wordless Chorus
19. The Day Is Coming
20. Anytime
21. One Big Holiday
Note: Lighting rig went out during Honest Man. Rest of song performed in the dark, with the next few songs played with house lights on. The lighting rig finally came back up for Touch Me Part 2

first listen: my morning jacket - circuital

first listen: my morning jacket – circuital

June 25, 2011  |  Music, Music: First Listen  |  No Comments  |  Share  | 

My Morning Jacket - Circuital

It seems that with each album, My Morning Jacket gets more esoteric, Jim James’ vocals get a little higher-pitched and a few more tracks border on weird. Circuital is another step in that direction. My friend Gabe and I were discussing the progression of My Morning Jacket albums over Father’s Day BBQ, and we agreed that it seems the handful of really great tracks from each album sound like they belong on It Still Moves (See “I’m Amazed” on Evil Urges). The more they push the envelope, the farther it takes them from what I like. With that being said, if they continue to put out albums with at least some songs I enjoy, who am I to complain? I really like My Morning Jacket and I really like Jim James’ side project Monsters of Folk. I’m excited to see them on August 3rd at the Uptown.

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My Morning Jacket – Circuital – The Day Is Coming

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My Morning Jacket – Circuital – Movin’ Away

what's going on: the mm blog summer calendar.

what’s going on: the mm blog summer calendar.

May 30, 2011  |  Culture  |  No Comments  |  Share  | 

Here are our summer entertainment picks…


June 3
Mumford & Sons/Cake, City Market
June 14
The Head & The Heart, RecordBar
June 15
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Starlight
Old Crow Medicine Show, Crossroads KC
July 21
Old 97s, Crossroads KC
Aug 3
My Morning Jacket, Uptown Theater
Aug 29
Kings of Leon/Band of Horses, Sandstone


June 16-19
The 111th U.S. Open, The Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, ESPN/NBC
June 23
Louie Season Premiere, FX
Wilfred Season Premiere, FX
Futurama Season Premiere, Comedy Central
June 26
Weeds Premiere, Showtime
July 14-17
The Open Championship, Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Kent, England, ESPN
July 10
Curb Your Enthusiasm Premiere, HBO
July 13
The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants Premiere, Showtime
July 17
Breaking Bad Premiere, AMC
July 24
Entourage Premiere, HBO
Aug 11-14
PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Georgia, ESPN/CBS


June 24
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” Opens
July 8
Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” Opens
July 27
El Bulli: Cooking In Progress” Opens
July 29
Cowboys and Aliens” Opens
Aug 26
Our Idiot Brother” Opens

Did I leave out anything that you’re excited to see? Let me have it in the Comments section.