My Morning Jacket At The Pantages Theatre
Their high energy was showcased in songs like “Off the Record,” where reggae-infused rhythms delve deep into a carnivorous and dark breakdown, and “Holdin’ on to Black Metal,” where MMJ enlisted backup singers to aid their seriously throwback vibe. This song truly shines live, a fun and twisted party of a tune with a mysteriously dark tone.
Like the rest of Circuital, “Dark Metal” truly comes to life in a live setting.
While the entire band shared the spotlight, multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel, in particular, used his guitar and saxophone to add a deep layer of sound that truly lifted the music. One of the best moments of the show came as he lead the band through his original song “Carried Away,” an acoustic slow-burner that recalls the band’s earlier years.
My Morning Jacket closed with “Mahgeetah,” a brilliant song that proved that they are a band unlike any other. James’ majestic and spiritual voice rose above the warm guitar-heavy melody. The yellow and white glow of the lights congealed with the celebratory playing of the band as they conjured an energy all of their own. We were only lucky enough to share this trip inside Jim James’ beautiful brain. The architecture in there is real nice.
The Day is Coming
Off The Record
Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
You Wanna Freak Out
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
Outta My System
Slow Slow Tune
Holdin’ On To Black Metal
One Big Holiday
Smokin From Shootin
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