It Still Moves
My Morning Jacket returned to New York’s Terminal 5 after a night off to perform its ATO debut It Still Moves in its entirety (though all five members of the group performed on their night off). Like the previous nights of the band’s Terminal 5 run, the venue was decked out with drapery and blown up images of MMJs five albums.
Elvis Perkins in Dearland opened the night and the Dearland Horns sat in with My Morning Jacket at various points throughout the night, including “One Big Holiday.” Former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid rejoined his former band on a few songs for the third night in a row, this time flanked by former Jacket keyboardist Danny Cash (2000-2004), Sex Mob/Levon Helm Band trumpeter Steven Bernstein and Levon Helm Band saxophonist Erik Lawrence. A night earlier Perkins made a surprise appearance with members of his band when they performed as Diamond Doves at Brooklyn, NY’s Rock Shop (oddly enough, on a bill with longtime MMJ associates The Barr Brothers).
Is Still Moves is the earliest My Morning Jacket album with almost all of its songs still in rotation, though the band had not played “Just One Thing” since early (2009) or the acoustic “One In The Same” since 2004. “Stream Engine” was also jammed well into the ether. The group’s six-song encore included several covers and EP tracks, including the band’s first take on “How Could I Know” since 2007 and the tender “Sooner.”
My Morning Jacket’s covers were also all over the map, ranging from the version of Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” the band played several times after the release of It still Moves to the raw take on The Velvet Underground’s “Head Held High” the ensemble famously covered during its late night set at Bonnaroo in 2006. The extended encore closed with The Band’s “It Makes No Difference”—a song the group recorded in Levon Helm’s barn for a tribute album—and “All Night Long,” a cover MMJ played on New Year’s Eve in 2006.
5. One Big Holiday
6. I Will Sing You Songs
7. Easy Morning Rebel
8. Run Thru
9. Rollin Back
10. Just One Thing (last played 2009)
11. Steam Engine
12. One In The Same (last played 2004)
13. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan, last played 2007)
14. How Could I Know (last played 2007)
16. Head Held High (The Velvet Underground, last played 2006)
17. It Makes No Difference (The Band)
18. All Night Long (Lionel Richie, last played 2006)