My Morning Jacket Comes to Philadelphia’s River Stage at Great Plaza
On August 29, alterna-gods My Morning Jacket come toÂ Philadelphia’s River Stage at Great Plaza.Â Headed by Jim “don’t-call-me-Jim-Jones” James, My Morning Jacket is a Louisville, Kentucky-based, ensemble that, like other rootsyÂ acts such as Kings of Leon and Band of Horses, have registered quite a note of harmonic discordÂ for a generation in dire need of rock stars.Â MMJ features an authenticity that the latter-mentioned bands lack, however,Â disseminatingÂ theÂ real sense that they areÂ cultivating their flowers to beÂ something more thanÂ the false idolsÂ we invest in (to paraphrase Dylan).
Having witnessed the bandÂ play at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing last year, the music (and in particular,Â James’ vocals), should swirl like a prematurely fallen autumnÂ leaf among the Coriolis-effectedÂ August night, inÂ waves upon waves ofÂ majestic sound.Â Yes, there isÂ so much beauty in the world, and we areÂ all really aÂ drop in one another’sÂ chest streams of heart-based consciousness. A fine time should be had by all, even you, Richard Milhous Nixon (who looked a lot like Edward Vincent Sullivan).Â The Golden Fleece is within reach, my friends!Â Even if we are allÂ still stuckÂ in this Northern Hemisphere.
Tickets for the show are still available and can be purchased here:Â httpvh://www.ticketmaster.com/event/020044B39DDC527C
*How weird it would beÂ if My Morning Jacket did a twin-billÂ with the Brian Jonestown Massacre and ended upÂ performing Van Morrison’s “Veedon Fleece” before a dumbfounded crowd of matutinalÂ Argonauts?