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The Captain Holds On To Black Metal

I was so busy over the past two weeks that I haven’t had a chance to rave about the My Morning Jacket with Band Of Horses show on August 8th at Peabody Opera House. As you may recall, I was super excited to attend the show with my soon to be college bound kid brother. I told him he was in for a treat, and I was right.
Band of Horses went on early and played for a solid hour. While I like the band a lot, I tend to favor their rocking songs over their mellow tracks. Unfortunately, they went pretty mellow for most of their set. They did manage to thrill me by playing The Great Salt Lake but that was the only really memorable part of the set.
Luckily there were plenty of fireworks when My Morning Jacket hit the stage. I was a little disappointed that Jim James wasn’t wearing his white fuzzy moon boots:



But that’s the only complaint I had. The set list was a great mix of older classics combined with the best of their newest album:

Master Plan
It Beats 4 U
Outta My System
Rollin Back
Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You
What A Wonderful Man
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
Where To Begin
Steam Engine
Isn’t It A Pity
Victory Dance
Wordless Chorus
The Day Is Coming
Touch Me I’m Going To Scream
Holding On To Black Metal
I Will Be There When You Die
I’m Amazed
Phone Went West

Not only did they play what I think is their best song, Wonderful (The Way I Feel) they also added the perfect cover song. My Morning Jacket’s rendition of George Harrison’s Isn’t It A Pity was beautiful, especially when from Band Of Horses joined Jim James on vocals. What a perfect combination.
And while I had a great time at the show, I had a constant reminder that my buddy @shields121 was having a better time than me. Is a My Morning Jacket superfan and managed to score actual front row tickets, of which I was insanely jealous. From up in the mezzanine I could clearly see him on the edge of the stage. And I watched as Jim James high fived him not once but twice! Check out this iPhone picture taken @zykt from the front row!



You lucky bastards!
After having our stupid faces rocked off, we left to head home to terrible news. We we’re stuck in a small, violent storm in the car listening to a drunken Mike Shannon post game show after a 15-0 loss. So without a doubt the My Morning Jacket show was the best thing to happen downtown that evening!

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