Posted in music | pictures on January 2, 2009

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket rocked the Garden in New York City on New Years Eve. Nicole Atkins was a special guest and she sang on two songs. Kyle was only there at the very beggining of their 3+ hour show, so keep that in mind when checking out his pictures from the show. More of them, and the full MSG setlist, below...

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

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MMJ - Dec 31, 2008 (New Years Eve) @ MSG, NYC - setlist

I: Move On Up (curtis mayfield)*
Evil Urges*
Off The Record
Gideon
The Way That He Sings
Thank You Too
I'm Amazed
Golden w/Will Johnson
Librarian
You're All I Need (marvin gaye) w/Nicole Atkins*
Express Yourself (charles wright)*
Wonderful Man
Lay Low
Phone Went West
Look At You
Dondante
Smoking from Shootin->
Touch Me Part 2->
Run Thru
I'm A Wanderer (Dion)*
Dancefloors*
Magheeta

II: countdown
Celebration (kool & the gang)*
Get Down On It (kool & the gang)*
Wordless Chorus
Highly Suspicious
Cobra
Islands in the Stream w/nicole atkins (dolly parton & kenny rogers)
Bring It on Home to Me (sam cooke) *
Cold Sweat (james brown)*
Anytime
OBH

*-w/NYE horns

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Comments (66)

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:01 PM

What's with comparing MMJ to Bon Jovi?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:09 PM

seriously, bon jovi is way better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:23 PM

Color Me Bad > MMJ

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:27 PM

Nicole Atkins????

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:32 PM

i remember seeing mmj at northsix back in 2002...quite a long time ago it seems.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:34 PM

Nicole Atkins = NJ = Bon Jovi

Posted by I think? | January 2, 2009 3:34 PM

I'm glad to see they played Cobra

Posted by CobraLegs | January 2, 2009 3:35 PM

Wow, you guys are hilarious and biting. Color Me Bad and Bon Jovi references, great stuff. You guys should be playing Madison Square Garden!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:49 PM

we'd probably sell more tickets than MMJ

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:54 PM

so did the whole crew head to brother jimmys after the show? I heard they have kick ass fish bowls and jimmy buffett on repeat

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:54 PM

Jim James without a beard?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:55 PM

No- we went to the Elderidge- c'mon its New years!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:58 PM

It was full except for the 400 section

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:02 PM

Anyone have an extra one of the white posters?
thebends9 at yahoo.com

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:06 PM

Best show of the year! Those funk covers alone were worth the price of admission. James Brown has passed his cape over to Jim James.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:09 PM

JJ barely recognizable!

A new year, a new you....

Posted by Tito | January 2, 2009 4:11 PM

awesome show....crowd talked WAY TOO MUCH though...

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:14 PM

how many tickets did they sell?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:33 PM

"how many tickets did they sell?"

place was packed minus the 400 seats. i'd say there was between 12-15k there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:40 PM

i enjoyed the show and the contact buzz.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:41 PM

bon jovi?!!?!?!? you people are morons and obviously know nothing on music. Bonjovi isnt even music its like listening to commercial jingles. MMj one of the best shows to ever hit msg. there was 18,000 people and was one of the most energized shows ever

Posted by j | January 2, 2009 5:46 PM

absolute killer show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 5:51 PM

Socks blown off, face melted, happy new year.

And I'm pretty sure I was the only person there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 6:28 PM

Bon jovi? Better than mmj? Go buy a cd dummy. What's it been ten years since you listened to a good band.. These guys will rock any face off.. Young, old, ugly, or goodlookin. Get a clue guys

Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:30 PM

ok, maybe bon jovi isn't better than mmj. maybe they are equal. feel better cletus?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:35 PM

i pooped my pants during smoking from shooting

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:42 PM

Simply amazing..as always... Ive seen em in Louisville this summer and at Bonnaroo. A few times before that and... they just get better every time. and please dont even put bon jovi in this conversation... its not worth the server space on this thing... People will all realize just how good they are. Who consistently puts on 4 hour, 30-36 song sets? the people that matter have already realized... why do you think they played the garden on new years eve? They f$@@in did it

-GET DOWN ON IT-
happy new year everyone

Posted by John | January 2, 2009 8:20 PM

I have a goodlookin face...and it was rocked the F%*k off!!!Yep, this band just keeps getting better and I had no doubt they would blow the roof off the Garden. I hope they come back next year.
Awesome pics Kyle and it's good to have you back BV - the few days at work without you updating were brutal for me.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:31 PM

Highly Suspicious is like Radiohead's Idioteque, I kind of hated it at first but loved it after seeing them do it live.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:52 PM

im amazed (LOL) that they drew that many people

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 10:54 PM

some people like em'... you don't ... and?

I came to this comments section to get some info on the show.

Why are you here?

God sometimes I daydream about meeting one you fools in person and catching you in the act of being so disrespectful and ignorant. (you don't have to like their music btw)... and of course punching you square in the jaw. Such a waste of energy on my part. I'm still learning. It'll never happen though ... your internet name (or native american name) should be "Hides Behind Firewall"

I want to hate you too, but I'd be a hypocrite if I did.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 11:54 PM

the countdown to 09 they did was awesome..and the two songs that followed. what a show

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 12:44 AM

above comment=awesome

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 12:47 AM

Best Christian Rock Band Ever?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:32 AM

JJ shaved his beard, lost some weight and i just read Katy Perry is newly single. Move over Ben & Zooey, I smell a new power couple!

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 2:33 AM

^^^ and that might work too, as Katy Perry and Zooey are doppelgangers for one another. Hey... there could even be a little wifeswapping going on with nobody knowing!

Posted by wembley | January 3, 2009 10:29 AM

I've seen them before so I believe all the great review. They are solid live and the new album is so good...

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:47 PM

Hey, if anyone has that live show on some file that doesnt take a license to extract, please let email me. It would be appreciated. I was there, missed the first 6 songs because of some bullshit with the people i was with, and a copy of the show would be amazing. Peace

Posted by John | January 3, 2009 4:08 PM

disregard that last comment, im an idiot, i got it. Thanks to the original post

Posted by John | January 3, 2009 4:22 PM

"Highly Suspicious is like Radiohead's Idioteque, I kind of hated it at first but loved it after seeing them do it live."

Couldn't agree more. I saw them over the summer at Radio city music hall, and at MSG on New years, and my mind has officially been blown. Ive never seen a band that can perform like these guys, Performing spot on covers of some of my favorite old funk songs (Move on up!!! I couldn't believe it!!!), and following it up by doing amazing pink floyd-esque jams. Incredible. One of the best live bands on this earth.

Posted by Justin Krim | January 4, 2009 1:08 AM

Thanks for posting the set on archive. That is what I have been waiting for!

Posted by ari kocen | January 4, 2009 7:45 AM

any idea what that video was from before the countdown ?

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 9:42 AM

"any idea what that video was from before the countdown ?"

charlie chaplin's freedom fighter rant

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 12:11 PM

thank you wembley.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 2:10 PM

it was from charlie chaplin's the great dictator

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 2:10 PM

They should change their name to My Morning Double Chin

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 3:57 PM

^^^that's a really stupid comment, even for this site.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 5:40 PM

does anyone really jack it in the morning?

i never have.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 6:26 PM

bon jovi is hot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 9:14 PM

what time did daft punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 10:15 AM

Daft Punk went on promptly at 1:30. No costumes or pyramid... just a kickass lightshow and DJ set.

Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures during their set...

Posted by wembley | January 5, 2009 10:27 AM

my morning jacket finds chunks of "bands" like daft punk in their stool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 12:08 PM

What the hell were they thinking putting on that stupid video at midnight? First of all it wasnt even synchronized so the countdown to new years actually ended up happening 3 minutes early. Then they started playing "Celebrate Good Times". I felt like I was at the YMCA. What a waste of a great opportunity.

Posted by anon | January 5, 2009 1:43 PM

^^^ yeah no one enjoyed that at all

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 1:46 PM

so glad I sold my tickets for this one!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:19 PM

"^^^ yeah no one enjoyed that at all"

are you being sarcastic?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:36 PM

^^^yes.
that countdown / moment / song was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:42 PM

"that countdown / moment / song was awesome."

ok good, cause that comment above about it feeling like a ymca is ridiculious. he/she must have no joy in their heart

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:45 PM

does anyone have any links to any proper reviews?? i've seen nothing in the local nyc press.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 4:25 PM

the show was terrific - the band sounded great and the crowd was in a great mood

Posted by Zach | January 5, 2009 10:53 PM

If you want to hear my recording of this show, you can download or stream it freely from here:

http://www.archive.org/details/mmj2008-12-31

Posted by Scott Bernstein | January 14, 2009 5:54 PM

Some of the best concert pics EVER! Very nice quality, thanks!

Posted by Kykind | January 1, 2013 2:29 PM

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