A silence since My Morning Jacket’s last record Circuital, released back in 2011, has turned into a waterfall of new material and plans for the future. More than a year after Jim James’ statement to Rolling Stone that MMJ are ready to get to work on a new record, we’ve got a confirmation that James & Co are preparing several albums for release in 2015-2016. Read more…
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A diverse and hard-hitting group of musical artists will accompany My Morning Jacket to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera in Maya, Mexico to kick off the start of 2015 with a string of performances. The experience promises picturesque views, luxurious accommodations, and an all around great time for anyone looking for a little more adventure to go along with live music.
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The Flaming Lips Announce Limited Edition Release Featuring Four Never Before Heard Tracks From 1983
The Flaming Lips will be offering fans a musical reprieve from Black Friday madness with the release of three albums that same day. One of them comes via the band’s second cassette demo tape, recorded September 14, 1983, and not a single one of its tracks has ever been released before. Now that’s something to be thankful for.
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Revisiting the Big Fela
Nigerian Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Kuti, who died of AIDS in 1997, was a genius at crafting politically charged songs that even the most milquetoast of the Western world would find pleasant, despite the fact that the message was often a critique of this cross-section of people who lived at the expense of others. Essentially, Kuti’s blend of jazz, funk, Yoruba folk music, polyrhythmic percussion, and catchy call-and-response chants is an infectious and brilliant means for delivering his political message. On RED HOT + FELA, its second record dedicated to Kuti, the Red Hot Organization, responsible for more than twenty years of important compilations to fund AIDS awareness, offers up a dependable, eclectic array of talent who offer their own sometimes faithful and often interpretive renditions of some of Kuti’s most important works. Read more…
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CBGB Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Including My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Devine Fits, and More
Red Hot + Fela Announce New Self-Titled Album Featuring ?uestlove, tUnE-yArDs, My Morning Jacket, and More
There’s not likely to be a better bargin this summer then the triple bill of Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. The aging folk legend has certainly seen better days, but with two accomplished, contemporary groups in tow, the AmericanaramA tour will offer enough enough bang for your buck that you should be able to overlook Dylan’s raspy growl. The caravan rolls through Chicago on July 12 and may be the only hometown Wilco show of the year.
Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Richard Thompson at Toyota Park,
July 12, 4:30PM
$62 tickets (presale 4/24, general 4/27)
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AmericanaramA Tour ft. Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket & Richard Thompson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/3
One of the big summer tours that was announced this week is the AmericanaramA tour, which will feature sets each night from Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
This awesome-sounding tour will stop by the L.A. area on August 3rd at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine. Opening the show will be the great Richard Thompson and his band, which will be great.
Tickets for the Irvine show are on sale this Saturday, April 27th via LiveNation.
Saturday, August 3rd
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine
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