Posted in music | pictures on October 24, 2010

words and photos by David Andrako

My Morning Jacket

Seeing My Morning Jacket play Z on the Friday of the nearly week long CMJ festival immediately knocked all the overhyped bands, blog posts and sponsored parties of the week down a few pegs. This was a band at their peak, sufficiently warmed up and hitting all cylinders after playing 3 shows in the last 4 days. Their night off was spent playing solo or as special guests at other venues in the city. The cavernous Terminal 5 could barely contain the energy that MMJ produced all night.

Z, released in 2005 to almost universal critical praise, marked a turning point as the band brought in an outside producer, John Leckie, and recorded the album at Allaire Studios in the Catskills rather than at home in Kentucky. This was the album that made My Morning Jacket a headlining act at Bonnaroo and an international touring act that headlined Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

MMJ took the stage shortly after 9:30 and tore through the three opening songs of the set ("Wordless Chorus", "It Beats 4 U" and "Gideon") before settling down with the fuzzy surf guitar influenced "Off the Record" and the calliope-like and rarely performed "Into The Woods." Although they were performing the songs of Z, I couldn't help but be reminded of their 2006 live album, Okonokos, which starts with the same first three tracks. The "Z" set ended with a 20 minute plus version of "Dondante" which featured lead guitarist Carl Bromel picking up a saxophone and soloing into a Jim James guitar solo using a glow stick as a bow on his guitar.

The band took a brief break and returned to the stage for a encore that ended with The Who's "A Quick One, While He's Away", Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" and Wham!'s "Careless Whisper". "Careless Whisper" was dedicated to George Michael who Jim James described as "One of the best singers of our lifetime" and encouraged the crowd to "send him some good vibes." James led the audience in a "Bananas" chant while throwing dozens of bananas to the crowd as the show was ending.

Opening act Holy Miranda kicked off her set with the slow building "Pelican Rapids" and by the time she covered Etta James's "I'd Rather Go Blind" she'd earned hundreds of new fans.

More pictures from night four at Terminal 5 (night five post coming soon), and the Wham! video, and both setlists, are below...

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MY MORNING JACKET - Terminal 5 Setlist 10/22/10
Wordless Chorus
It Beats 4 U
Gideon
What A Wonderful Man
Off The Record
Into The Woods
Anytime
Lay Low
Knot Comes Loose
Dondante
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Chills
Lullabys, Legends And Lies (Shel Silverstein cover)
Where to Begin
How Do You Know
Hit It and Quit It (Funkadelic cover)
A Quick One, While He's Away (The Who cover)
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince cover)
Careless Whisper (Wham! cover)

HOLLY MIRANDA - Terminal 5 Setlist 10/22/10
Pelican Rapids
Slow Burn Treason
Mark My Words
No One Just Is
Sleep On Fire
Waves
Joints
I'd Rather Go Blind
Singular Acceptance

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Comments (16)

My Morning Potassium.

Posted by Venkman | October 24, 2010 6:12 PM

god, that annoying drunk dude talking in the video needs to shut the hell up and eat some hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 6:12 PM

at dawn, incredible set of music, and it still moves had an amazing encore

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 6:27 PM

am i the only one who never understood why Z gets all of this praise? they never topped at dawn.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 6:48 PM

it still moves is the pinnacle

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 7:14 PM

it still sucks

Posted by Barf Meat | October 24, 2010 7:31 PM

epic hot pretzel picture

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 7:36 PM

This is what the more boring art students listen to instead of radiohead nowadays? Ney, ney, am i right? I'm not wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 8:50 PM

no, you're stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 9:48 PM

Long live Holy Miranda.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 10:14 PM

"it still sucks"

hahahahaaa

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 10:17 PM

To the two sweaty guido/hipsters stage right who fist pumped their way through the ENTIRE set on Friday: you greasy ass suckers smelled like stale axe body spray. That's prolly why the girls who you tried to grind nearly vomited.

To the one with the faux hawk, Siouxie T-Shirt and the Napoleon complex: I'm sorry but you are going to end up as an accountant on Staten Island. Give it up now...

To the dude with the ironic black army cap: you have lame tats. If you are going to leave Queens for the night, please cover up - no one want to see that shit in Manhattan, brah....

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 10:59 PM

EPIC SHOW OF THE LAST 10,000 YEARS OMG HOLY SHIT MUTHERFUCKERZZZZZZZ!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2010 11:01 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 5:00 AM

If this is what art students listen to, they must be art students at a community college in northern Idaho or something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:04 PM

girrrrlllll you sure did get some great shots! what are you shooting with?!

Posted by jill | October 31, 2010 8:07 PM

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