i was there : band of horses + my morning jacket

Show: Band of Horses + My Morning Jacket

Location: Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Date: 8.22.12

Favorite Song: I heard a good combination of long time favorites from both Band of Horses + My Morning Jacket, but it was those less expected one's that particularly stood out for me. I consider myself more of an "old school" MMJ fan, so having "Circuital" as one of my favorites of the night was a bit of a shocker, but in retrospect it shouldn't be. That song is great + even more perfect live. "Rocketman" was a nice surprise as well.

Memorable Moment: Enjoying amazing music outdoors on a beautiful night in the most perfect city in the world. Doesn't get much better than that.

Biggest Letdown: As wonderful as the lawn at Jay Pritzker Pavillion is, Jim James of My Morning Jacket really is meant to be seen. He comes to life on stage + I missed that with this show. This was also my first time seeing Band of Horses live + although they were good, I guess I was expecting a little bit more. The vocals didn't start off very solid, but that improved through the end of the set. I also wish they could have played a bit longer.

This Show: Was a perfect night with two bands I have loved for quite some time. Sometimes those shows that you can just sit + chill out at really are the best.

1 comment:

  1. I used to listen to a lot of electronic music until I got into MMJ and realized rock n roll, more specifically southern rock, is still alive and well. Jimmy James is truly a great front man backed by an awesome band. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.