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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • My Morning Jacket led an epic Southern revival Friday night at the Fox: nearly three hours and 26 songs of huge, crowd-pleasing jams, with frontman Jim James leading it all like some crazed shaman. Appearances from M. Ward…
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Music, My Morning Jacket: Comfortable, If Not Cool

My Morning Jacket: Comfortable, If Not Cool

Has My Morning Jacket come full circle? The title of its latest album would suggest as much. The band has certainly come quite a long way in just over a decade, but it's not as if Circuital is a return…
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Music, Hear This The Bridge School Benefit

The Bridge School Benefit

In the fall of 1978, Neil Young's rather prosperous '70s came to a heartrending halt when his son was born with cerebral palsy. Neil coped, as he puts it, by "shutting it down totally." Wife Pegi coped by co-founding the…
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Music, Reviewed My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

The first few tracks of My Morning Jacket's fifth studio album, Evil Urges, sound like a cruel put-on. Lead singer Jim James adopts the Prince-inspired falsetto he first toyed with on Z's "Wordless Chorus" for entire songs, only to have…
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Music, A to Z

A to Z

My Morning Jacket's sound is expansive. It's strong enough to carry through an arena or an acres-wide campground, yet intimate enough to waft softly through your headphones. The Louisville, Ky., quintet -- currently touring in support of its new release,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

For alternarockers the world over, one of the most despised aspects of the pop/rock mainstream was the "singer/songwriter," as that signified despised sensitivos like James Taylor and Billy Joel. But as times changed (and James, Billy, Carly, et al. were…
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Music, Reviewed My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

On It Still Moves, My Morning Jacket's glowing third album (and first for ATO/ RCA), the band pounces on its Southern-rock roots, morphing familiar and beloved classic-rock dashes into ethereal expanses. Absent is any major-label-debut hesitancy; in fact, It Still…
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Music, Coat Tales

Coat Tales

One day in 1998, a small Southern California label called Darla Records got a love letter in the mail. Along with a hand-scrawled note -- written as if intended for a girl named Darla -- came a tape of bizarre,…
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Music, My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

Despite being My Morning Jacket's second effort for Sacramento independent label Darla Records, At Dawn hardly qualifies as indie. Instead, the Nashville group draws inspiration from relics like the Eagles and the Band, pushing stadium-size Americana into a darker place.…
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