How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
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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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 >>
If you can snag this, congratulations, you've won. Saturday marks the fifth annual Record Store Day, the celebration of all things indie, vinyl, and limited edition-slash-noble ploy to get customers through the doors of the music stores still standing in the spring of 2011. It's basically the ... More >>
Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing. Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>
Any old band (My Morning Jacket, Weezer) can do multiple shows here and play one full "classic" record a night, but cult Australian college-rock lifers the Church (they of "Under the Milky Way Tonight," see) have hit upon a novel innovation to celebrate their 30th anniversary: three full reco ... More >>
But don't look for that persona-grooming bassist
Some as adults (nice going, My Morning Jacket) but mostly as children (very cute, dude from Deer Tick). Gallery is here. On the left, we see Bon Iver. Try and guess who he is.
--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 >>
Rock stars and David Lynch want to save our souls
In the week we met the Real World Brooklyn cast (again) and yipee-skippied at the first episode, we also watched Whitney Port in The City and learned to stay away from the "Downtown Crowd." Meanwhile, the real youth-world Brooklyn was actually here. A rap spectacular this week. For a second, Asher ... More >>
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 >>
Sound of the City will resume full-force come Monday. In the meantime, find your last minute arrangements below...
My Morning Jacket might could sing us back home
Totally almost worth it, slogging through another miserable episode of the single most overrated pop-culture entity in American history, just to get to the last 30 seconds here, wherein Lil Wayne actually deigns to play the kelly-green guitar strapped to his back, a hilariously dainty fingertapping ... More >>
My Morning Jacket, as seen through a designer-pot haze. [CREDIT] My Morning Jacket Friday, June 20 Radio City Music Hall With the springtime relocation of My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James from the blue hills of Kentucky to Chelsea, their gone-in-twenty-minutes show at Radio City Music Hall mig ... More >>
crappy photo of Mark Arm and 2/3 YLT, last Tuesday night by Cami D Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell's All the Covers, the Special Guests, the Mix CDs. . . So far. by Jesse Jarnow It is maybe no accident how perfectly Yo La Tengo's gear tucks into the dimensions of the Maxwell's stage, thei ... More >>
A Hanukkah fete with Yo La Tengo, the only band worth trudging all the way to Hoboken for
Would you like some of Alex Turner's Popsicle? photo by Craig Hlavaty While NY blog nerds were chasing around a very sick Dan Deacon (double-D still played his scheduled Webster/Bowery/The Yard triple-header, despite being ridiculously ill), Southern nerds were running after (and away from) 1) vari ... More >>
Post-jam auteurs struggle to find themselves; their fans know the feeling
For the week of November 29December 5
M. Ward's recipe for political change: Let's ignore the president
Acid-eating Okies keep the reverb and bunny suits, can the chemistry
Jim James's alienated roots maneuvers murmur mistily at the world beyond the Bonnarooskis
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"