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We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
At the witching hour on Friday, each of the four artists that performed that night at Basilica Soundscape, a two-year-old festival held at Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century factory-turned-event space, assembled at opposite ends of the room. Julianna Barwick looped her voice into a "chorus of angels" ( ... More >>
It began during Grammy Week. The members of Gov't Mule had convened in L.A. to see one of their own, frontman Warren Haynes, accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for his other band, the Allman Brothers. And while everyone was in town, they decided to jam out some new helpings of their signature brand ... More >>
Better Than: Most three-day music festivals Six hours on the Hoboken Pier may not sound like the ideal Friday evening, but Ryan Bingham, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Dylan made the trip worthwhile for thousands of fans last night. Kicking off around 5 p.m., the Live Nation-backed Americanarama ... More >>
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It's June, which means we're smack in the middle of music festival season: SXSW and Coachella are distant memories at this point, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza are on the horizon and New York City's own Governors Ball is set to decimate Randall's Island this coming weekend. (Oh, yeah. And our own 4Knots ... More >>
Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy - share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. Just ask the lucky gal above e ... More >>
Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>
When Jim James was booked for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the day before the drop of his solo debut, he figured he'd be playing with The Roots--he just had no idea he'd be belting out his latest single with a 22-piece orchestra behind him. See also: Ten Things We Hope To See During My Morning Jack ... More >>
When My Morning Jacket play live, they tend to come off as an elemental force. They play three hours, paradoxically leaving you wanting more and leaving you absolutely spent. MMJ gives everything live, but also requires a lot of you, pulling you through blissed-out calms into twisting, peaking jams ... More >>
A talented crew takes on Woody Guthrie
My Morning Jacket w/Band of Horses Madison Square Garden Wednesday, December 14 Better than: The other bands on the Bonnaroo roots-jam circuit. I sometimes imagine the young Kentucky rock fan who would one day name himself Jim James surfing the internet in the late '90s (we called it surfing bac ... More >>
A week into The Voice, and some problems are starting to materialize. During backstage interviews, Carson Daly doesn't just stand there; he hovers. I can't imagine ever feeling comfortable around that guy. Christina Aguilera's mentoring style, right now, seems to be limited to raising both he ... More >>
But don't look for that persona-grooming bassist
Here be monstersIt seems that even people you'd think would hate that Monsters of Folk record warmed to it -- more monster, less folk, I guess. The M. Ward/Conor Oberst/Jim James/less famous dude partnership hits United Palace Theatre tonight and the Beacon Theatre Sunday.
--The Monsters of Folk will hit the road this fall. The band, consisting of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket's Jim James (got that?), will perform as a band, switching off instruments and vocal duties. They'll play New York twice: November 6 at ... More >>
--Perez Hilton is suing Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molina for battery and "infliction of emotional distress," after, you know, he got punched for calling Will.I.Am something homophobic. Hilton's lawyer said in a statement: "Whether you love Perez or hate him, he is entitled to his freedom of speec ... More >>
"Transcending is a natural thing; so you have this experience, you're going asleep but you're still awake. Boom! Woah, what was that? You transcend." David LynchThis man even takes his own press photos. David Lynch has clearly been an influencer within Hollywood over his 35-year-plus career. But ... More >>
Rock stars and David Lynch want to save our souls
Care for some Calexico with your Keren Ann?
Download My Morning Jacket's entire New Year's Eve show here. My Morning Jacket Madison Square Garden December 31, 2008 So My Morning Jacket isn't the new Grateful Dead. That was Phish. Except that Phish wasn't half as good as the Grateful Dead and only had about half a dozen great songs ("Wolfm ... More >>
My Morning Jacket might could sing us back home
A Hanukkah fete with Yo La Tengo, the only band worth trudging all the way to Hoboken for
M. Ward's recipe for political change: Let's ignore the president
Jim James's alienated roots maneuvers murmur mistily at the world beyond the Bonnarooskis
Folkies Multiply in a Time When So Many Are Singer-Songwriters and So Few Admit It