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22 Oct 2008 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket

If a concert is a give and take communication process between the artist and the audience, each feeding off the other’s energy, then the DC crowd let My Morning Jacket down this time.

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My Morning Jacket has learned to pace itself on the road, but it still goes wild in the studio

Plenty of rock bands have made exceptional albums but stunk like a dead carp on stage. And then there’s the peculiar case of My

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22 Aug 2008 // 5:22 AM

My Morning Jacket take its cues from R&B, rock

The guys in My Morning Jacket live in Kentucky, play electric guitars and sport facial hair, all of which can add up to only one

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Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music

Informative and educational, intriguing and entertaining, part American history lesson, part biography and part concert film.

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12 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Flying Lotus: Los Angeles

This album is a swirling, cohesive trip through outerspace that begs for repeated listens.

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My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

Evil Urges sounds like an album that falls well short of its mark, committing itself to a sound that ultimately weakens its songs.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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4 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Billie Holiday: Lady Day

Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes

Viramontes loves L.A., and her new novel is a multilayered homage to the lives of "the forgotten poor... the despised and reviled" in East L.A./Boyle Heights of the 1960s.

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When William Smith Monroe was born on Sept. 13, 1911, few people other than the neighbors of James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa Vandiver Monroe knew about it.

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My Morning Jacket: At Dawn and Tennessee Fire Demos Package

This collection of demos casts the spotlight on singer Jim James where, stripped of his solid band, he shows he can still shine as a songwriter.

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My Morning Jacket: Okonokos [DVD]

If you think Kentucky's transcendental rockers My Morning Jacket are a bit creepy, well, you're right. And wrong.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

My Morning Jacket, taking their high-powered live show into your home and setting it ablaze.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Morning Jacket

With the onset of darkness I was able to write feverishly, picking up on subtleties like 'lots of hair' and 'still dark', jottings that might later be transcribed into something insightful...

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29 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	My Morning Jacket: Z

2003's stellar It Still Moves sounded like the last word on MMJ's atmospheric Southern rock. But on the follow-up, they prove they have more to say that's worth hearing.

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	My Morning Jacket: Chapter 1: The Sandworm Cometh: Early Recordings

Jim James and co. deliver the first of two volumes chronicling their infancy. A confusing and superfluous listen for the casual fan, The Sandworm Cometh proves a captivating treat for the My Morning Jacket cognoscenti.

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	My Morning Jacket: Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning

It’s not surprising that the sublime “Mahgeeta”, from My Morning Jacket’s 2003 album It Still Moves, was put to use in a recent beer

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	Billie Holiday: Jazz Moods—‘Round Midnight

OR: Billie Holiday in her absolute prime sings only high quality standards. Lovers of gloom looking for anything Stygian or depressive on this issue in

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12 Oct 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Bill Monroe: Anthology

Bill Monroe is the root of all the branches that make up contemporary bluegrass music. Whether you’re speaking about Ricky Skaggs, Lester Flatt, Earl

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