Category Archives: My Morning Jacket

MMJ salutes Jason Molina’s “Farewell Transmission”

Rock the Cause Records will be releasing Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina, a two-record collection of songs by the late Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. leader. Louisvillians My Morning Jacket, Catherine Irwin, Nathan Salsburg, Joan Shelley and Bro. Stephen all contribute. Listen to MMJ here. Pre-order now on i-Tunes and get My […]

An Open Letter to My Morning Jacket

BY JESSICA ROTHGERBER MURR leo@leoweekly.com All photos by Kory Johnson for LEO Weekly. On numerous occasions, I have heard Jim James talk about time travel. While I am not sure if I can wrap my head around that one, MMJ did make me believe it is possible to travel into a song. Specifically, their song […]

WFPK’s Sean Cannon remakes a classic with Jim James, Lil Bub and more

Here is the Louisville music story of the day: WFPK DJ Sean Cannon, host of the weeknightly “After Dark,” has assembled a cast of indie rockers, comedians, a wrestler, Jim James and the Internet’s favorite cat to remake “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” the mid-’80s joke song that was briefly popular and never forgotten. The music […]

Jim James meets Houndmouth, shares a magic moment

If you missed Houndmouth’s weekend celebration at Headliners Music Hall – or want to relive a highlight from it – here is footage of them with special guests Kevin Ratterman on drums and Jim James on vocals, covering the Drifters’ classic “This Magic Moment”:

Kentucky beards get some love

Louisville artists Madpixel Art & Design Studio have unveiled their latest poster, which pays tribute to the great beards of Kentucky men like My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Billy Ray Cyrus and Bonnie Prince Billy’s Will Oldham. The “22 Kick-Ass Kentucky Beards” print, made for Kentucky for Kentucky, will be available – only 150 copies […]

Arcade Fire – LEO’s “Reflektor” album review

As the follow-up to Arcade Fire’s Grammy-winning triumph The Suburbs, Reflektor has a million pounds of expectations hanging on its Canadian shoulders. But it’s the band’s fourth full-length album, not their second, and this is a band that, for better or worse, has never struggled with their identity or confidence. Because they are a bunch […]

John Prine books 2 dates at the Brown Theatre

If you’re a fan of the legendary singer/songwriter John Prine, Christmas is coming early this year. The 66-year-old, whose first album was released in 1971, was saluted on a recent tribute collection, Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: The Songs of John Prine, which included performances by My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine […]

Dr. Dog returns, of course

When Anti- Records announced that Dr. Dog would release a new album, B-Room, on October 1st, music fans all over Louisville could be heard saying, “I love Dr. Dog, the Philadelphia Beatles-esque band kinda discovered by Louisville’s own Jim James! Surely they will return to play in his city soon then,  yes?” And now, we […]

Jam on it concert news: Gov’t Mule, Donna the Buffalo book dates

Gov’t Mule headlines the night of Friday, September 27 at the Brown Theater. Their new studio album, Shout!, will be released three days earlier by Blue Note Records. Jim James appears on a bonus disc, alongside guests including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Grace Potter, Steve Winwood, and more. Tickets will be […]

tUnE-yArDs remix Jim James

Jim James shares: “Check the tune-yards remix of ‘A New Life’ on Rolling Stone. enjoy… http://smarturl.it/v6gcud”