Posted in To Do | music on March 14, 2012

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"The almost two-hour performance was mostly made up of material off the just released New Multitudes album, with a few songs from each individual's other band(s) (Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo, Centro-matic, Gob Iron, My Morning Jacket). All four musicians shared vocal duties and switched up instruments on the regular. Jim James (or Yim Yames as he's billed for this project) handled bass guitar for most of the night, switching to acoustic guitar when needed. As evidenced in a few videos, Yim was certainly one of the more energetic bass players I've seen, roaming, and jumping back and forth all night. His lead bass lines did not get lost in the mix, that's for sure. Think Flea with much longer hair. Jay Farrar led with his electric/acoustic while Will Johnson and Anders Parker switched off between drums and mostly electric guitar." [an LA review]
Four big talents bring their Woody Guthrie project to Webster Hall in NYC tonight (3/14). Tickets are still available.

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Comments (32)

Why does Jim James call himself Yim Yames? Because he's an asshole? Thought so!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:38 AM

if you think jim james is an asshole, you're probably an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:21 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:24 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:24 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:24 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:25 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:25 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:25 PM

jim james is god of all music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:26 PM

Why does James Olliges call himself Jim James?

Posted by bono vox | March 14, 2012 12:37 PM

"His lead bass lines did not get lost in the mix, that's for sure."

That's what happens when guitar players play bass. The sign of a good bass player is that you don't realize he/she is there until after he/she stops playing. Non-musicians should stick to writing about what they know.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:45 PM

what MMJ songs did jim james play? only reason i'd go to this (probably true for a lot of people)

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 1:34 PM

Yeah, 1:34 - MMJ songs is the only reason to go to this... not the songs of a legendary songwriter like Woody Guthrie, or performances by Jay Farrar, Wil Johnson or Bobby Bare, Jr. - essentially an Americana supergroup.

Good priorities.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 1:40 PM

MMJ songs - Jim James all day.

Posted by California degrees | March 14, 2012 1:56 PM

Son Volt>MMJ

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 1:58 PM

"Son Volt>MMJ"

+1

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 2:48 PM

"Yeah, 1:34 - MMJ songs is the only reason to go to this... not the songs of a legendary songwriter like Woody Guthrie,"

1:34 here. If Pitchfork doesn't write about Woody Guthrie, then I don't care about him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 2:49 PM

What a show. $25 well spent

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 12:53 AM

The best show I've seen so far this year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 2:16 AM

I had a ticket but couldn't go - I'm guessing this was excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 2:56 AM

Holy crap was this show good. They sounded ridiculously tight together.
I wasn't familiar with Anders Parker, but was blown away with how good he was.

And Farrar was killing it on guitar too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 8:46 AM

^ I like when Farrar takes the lead on guitar...he is a little more subtle in Son Volt these days

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 9:20 AM

MMJ Tunes: Wonderful (Jim solo), The Way That He Sings (full band)

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 9:53 AM

Such a satisfying show. So good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 10:00 AM

What Son Volt was played?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 10:29 AM

Just Uncle Tupelo's "Still be Around" -- solo acoustic w/ harmonica. Arguably his best song ever.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 10:32 AM

^Yeah good pick! That and Loose String are his two best!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 10:37 AM

Who is this Woody Guthrie?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 10:48 AM

The full band played Son Volt's "Bandages and Scars" too and killed it. Tight show.

Posted by Nate | March 15, 2012 11:12 AM

Helluva show, great sound mix to boot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 11:15 AM

What a show. $25 well spent

Posted by Souq | March 23, 2012 4:25 AM

jay is the men

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 3:49 PM

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