From The Magnix My Morning Jacket Live Recordings Archive, Dallas and Denton '02

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MMJ at Trees in February '02
Was listening to some new My Morning Jacket yesterday when up popped some old MMJ on the iPod -- specifically, "One Big Holiday" from the band's March 15, 2002, Rubber Gloves stopover. A month earlier the band had played Trees. They came through here a lot back then: Trees again in June '02 (opening for Guided by Voices), the Galaxy Club on July 19 (with Ben Kweller), a Good Records in-store the day after that , then back for a Gypsy Tea Room show in September. Three years later MMJ still fit into the GTR. But now the band isn't coming through town at all: The closest we get, for now, is that Tuesday-night streaming show with special guest Erykah Badu, whose in-concert staple "Tyrone" made that Denton set list nine years back.

Those two early '02 shows, pre-major, were special, worth grabbing and savoring on this breezy, sticky Sunday. That was the mid-March Zac Crain and I spent South by Southwest following MMJ from a jam-packed Buffalo Billiards showcase to  the beer-soaked backyard party at Yarddog the next afternoon, where I spent a long time chatting up Jim James like some fanboy with a sunburned buzz. (I missed the covers-heavy Urban Outfitters show -- and where's that boot?)

So enjoy. Dig in. The two local shows above from early '02 are part of what's known as The Magnix MMJ Live Recordings Archive project . But there's more. So much more.

And to think. I was going to post an interview my interview with Mike Rawlings about the DISD this morning. What was I thinking? Tomorrow. Maybe.

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5 comments
jon from tjs
jon from tjs

If you have been seeing MMJ since 02, you didn't miss much.  Not that it was bad, but the show had the same highlights you've gotten at MMJ shows for years, a lifeless crowd in a lifeless venue plagued with sound problems...and oh yeah it started at 8pm so most people missed 4-5 songs.  the new album stuff was good (black metal specifically).  more power to MMJ - they are in that phase of their career where they can play the same show and more and more people keep paying more and more to see them.  it was kind of like a less good version of the last palladium show in a crappier venue without Badu.

Edgar
Edgar

Thanks - love MMJ.  Wish I'd discovered them in time to see them here in '02.

Syd_Nancy
Syd_Nancy

Thanx for mo tune noledge, Are you lining up some 70s aerosmith/journey/boston type cruzin music for the Forest Lane Reunion next week?

Nick R.
Nick R.

SWEET fancy moses! That version of The Bear at Rubber Gloves. 

Nick R.
Nick R.

Whoops--the Morning Becomes Eclectic. Still good.

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