The venerable Louisville band plays three consecutive nights at L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre.
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By Robert Fulton
Three shows, three charities, three different set lists.
That’s My Morning Jacket.
My Morning Jacket recently wrapped up three consecutive,
enthusiastic nights at Los Angeles’
historic Wiltern Theatre. Special guests included Portugal. The Man on Sept. 11, Iron & Wine Sept.
12 and Shabazz Palaces Sept.
In addition to giving Southern California MMJ fans three
nights in a theater, the trio of shows also played the role of fundraiser. For
each ticket sold, $1 went to that evenings designated nonprofit. The three
beneficiaries were the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial
assistance to struggling musicians (www.sweetrelief.org);
Inner City Arts, an art education provider located in L.A.’s Skid Row (www.inner-cityarts.org); and My
Friend’s Place, which works with homeless youth (myfriendsplace.org).
In typical My Morning Jacket fashion, the band performed 67
songs – no repeats – over the three nights, including a handful of covers.
Highlights include a cover of the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah,” with Samuel Beam
(Iron & Wine) standing off to one side holding up the lyrics for Jim James.
Next scheduled for My Morning Jacket is the Soundland Festival
in Nashville on Oct. 6; shows in Mexico City Oct. 12 and Oct. 14; three consecutive nights at the Capitol
Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Dec. 27-29;
and a New Year’s Eve show Dec. 31 at Agganis Arena in Boston.
For more information, visit www.mymorningjacket.com. (Photo
via the band’s Facebook page.)