Live Review, 9/15/12: My Morning Jacket Delights the Faithful at the Greek Theatre

My Morning Jacket

Shabazz Palaces

September 15, 2012

Greek Theatre

Better than: That long-awaited Skynyrd/Muppets/Flaming Lips mash-up you hallucinated last Saturday.

There's little that the members of My Morning Jacket haven't seen in their now 15-year career. Beloved amongst scene kids and jam-bobbing hippies alike, MMJ seems to have gotten everyone on board with its stadium-sized arrangements and extended saxophone solos. But the Louisville, KY five-piece never seems content to rest on its laurels. By taking cues from fans as well as new collaborators, My Morning Jacket's work seems continually in flux, despite the group's level of consistency and quality.

Saturday's show at the Greek Theatre wrapped up the band's summer tour, and also brought a close to its first foray into what they call a “Spontaneous Curation Series.” The effort introduced a semblance of audience participation into determining setlists, with the band soliciting specially hash-tagged requests on Twitter for each date, and leaving nothing in the band's catalogue off-limits. The band acknowledged at least four curations for Saturday's show, including “One Great Holiday” and opener “Circuital,” on Twitter.

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