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My Morning Jacket Comes to Philadelphia’s River Stage at Great Plaza

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My Morning Jacket
My Morning Jacket

On August 29, alterna-gods My Morning Jacket come to Philadelphia’s River Stage at Great Plaza. Headed by Jim “don’t-call-me-Jim-Jones” James, My Morning Jacket is a Louisville, Kentucky-based, ensemble that, like other rootsy acts such as Kings of Leon and Band of Horses, have registered quite a note of harmonic discord for a generation in dire need of rock stars. MMJ features an authenticity that the latter-mentioned bands lack, however, disseminating the real sense that they are cultivating their flowers to be something more than the false idols we invest in (to paraphrase Dylan).

Having witnessed the band play at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing last year, the music (and in particular, James’ vocals), should swirl like a prematurely fallen autumn leaf among the Coriolis-effected August night, in waves upon waves of majestic sound. Yes, there is so much beauty in the world, and we are all really a drop in one another’s 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). The Golden Fleece is within reach, my friends!  Even if we are all still stuck in this Northern Hemisphere.

Tickets for the show are still available and can be purchased here:  httpvh://

*How weird it would be if My Morning Jacket did a twin-bill with the Brian Jonestown Massacre and ended up performing Van Morrison’s “Veedon Fleece” before a dumbfounded crowd of matutinal Argonauts?