My Morning Jacket Stories

Legends Face Off In Chicago on July 12th

Bob vs. Robert$$$ vs. FreeSuburbs vs. CityFolk vs. RockToyota vs. GrantAnyway you square it off, two of the most iconic rock entertainers in history will both be in town on July 12th. Bob Dylan is joined by Chicago's own Wilco and My Morning Jacket for the Americanarama tour at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. An equally...

Setlist, Video: Jim James @ Vic Theater 4/20/13

Jim James and his band performed to a sold out crowd, playing the entirety of his solo debut Regions Of Light and Sound of God in the main set before dropping some MMJ and material from his other projects in the encore. He'll be back in Chicago this summer with My Morning Jacket, Wilco and...

The Barn's 2012 Holiday Mix - The Jamband Trilogy Concludes

In 2010, when I first conceived of a holiday mix tape, the concept seemed like fertile ground -- there were a number of much celebrated holiday takes from my favorite jambands, and all I had to do was assemble them. The playlist just sort of fell togetherA few leftover tracks turned into the seed for the 2011...

Setlist, Recap, Photos, Videos: My Morning Jacket @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago 8/22/12

Here is the song list from last night's show and some very brief thoughts below. [Friday update: added a few good videos, too]SetlistMy Morning JacketJay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chiago 8/22/12August 24, 2012ONE SETAt Dawn, Circuital, Holding On To Black Metal, Off the Record, War Begun, Outta My System, Mahgeetah, Rocket Man, Steam Engine, Lay...

The Barn's 2011 Holiday Mix - Jambands and Beyond

The Barn's 2010 Holiday Mixtape was subtitled A Very Jamband Christmas and justifiably so -- it's intent was to collect a CD length holiday playlist that showcased the style of improv-leaning bands on Christmas classics. Though at the time I thought I had cultivated the cream of jamband holiday fare, it became obvious that more material...

Symphony Sunday: My Morning Jacket / Chicago Youth Orchestra @ Lollapalooza 8/5/07

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Friday Linkafication: Fire Alarm Jam and Dancing Wookies

The curator of our the I Love Charts tumblog offers his top ten song charts - Beatles, Clash, Ramones all make the listMy Morning Jacket jams out a little on their newest tuneWhoever writes the FAQ pages for Phish festivals certainly knows how to tickle my funny bone. the latest for Super Ball IX was...

Friday Linkafication: Alpine’s Got Camping, But Who’s Playing?

Bob Weir prepping a collaboration with the Marin Symphony Orchestra (facebook)Buy Jerry's old house -- maybe its me, but this just isn't how I pictured it (but I doubt it would sell if it looked like it does in my imagination.Lengthy and informative interview with the amazing Joe Russo over at dead.net....

The Barn’s Holiday Mix: A Very Jamband Christmas

This is the 2010 holiday mix and the first in a trilogy. For more Christmas tunage, check out the 2011 and 2012 mixes.There's holiday music everywhere you turn this time of year. While sometimes it might be nice to drown it all out with the occasional 20 minute "Dark Star" or "Tweezer"; we've recently discovered that it's also...