Jim James's My Morning Jacket crew absolutely killed it last night at Williamsburg Park, with a deliciously long, typically intense set. Since the band has been in existence since 1998, it's a rare and remarkable thing that songs across MMJ's discography sound equally special; there was a collective intake of breath when James returned to the stage for the band's encore with just an acoustic guitar and played "I Will Be There When You Die" from 1999's The Tennessee Fire, and "Holdin' On to Black Metal" from last year's Circuital inspired the night's most gleeful sing-along. Other highlights? The apocalyptic light show that accompanied the ferociously groovy breakdown of "Run Through," and a gorgeously lush "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt 2." My Morning Jacket was joined by Luna's Dean Wareham for a cover of George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity," and also busted out its rockin' cover of Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man." One big (mini) holiday, indeed.
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