My Morning Jacket kicked off a four-night Beacon Theatre residency in New York last night. Throughout the 24-song, career-spanning set, the band dusted off some of their rarely played tunes, including the first “Just Because I Do” since 2010 and just the second performance of the At Dawn cut since 2004.
Also of note was the first “Into the Woods” since 2012. The Z track kicked off the encore after the “Holdin’ Onto Black Metal” set closer.
The band relied on some of their lesser played songs throughout, offering up tunes like the recently busted-out “Nashville to Kentucky” as well as “Old Sept. Blues,” “Picture of You” and “O is the One That is Real,” among others. They also dipped into some side project material, playing Jim James’ “A New Life,” The New Basement Tapes’ “Down on the Bottom” and Carl Broemel’s “Carried Away.”
My Morning Jacket returns to the stage tonight.