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Solo albums can be frustrating. With no one else around to reel back a frontman's excesses, these efforts often lack self-restraint and delve headfirst through an artist's personal eclecticism. These dubious records ultimately
04.17.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
My Morning Jacket fans who have always wondered what Jim James' beard looks like up close, consider this your chance. The singer will appear at an in-store signing and meet-and-greet Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the East Side Exclusive Company in advance of his performance the following night at the Pabst Theater. You can find more information or RSVP for the event on Facebook....
01.28.2013 | | Posted at 11:05 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Next week, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, an expansive piece that builds on the genre-hopping sensibilities of My Morning Jacket's most wide-ranging albums—it's a hodgepodge of spacey funk, rock, soul, colored with folk and hip-hop detours. To support that album, James and his band will launch a spring tour in April, whi...
09.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Full disclosure: I don�t much care for M. Ward. I find his songwriting nearly as dull as his listless, smug voice, and I find his invocation of vintage American music to be disingenuous, just another affect he slathers over his flimsy songs. I admit this now not to rip on a performer I�ve mostly held my tongue about for the past half decade, but to give context to my endorsement of the debu...
06.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It looks like that long-rumored Conor Oberst/Jim Jones/M. Ward collaboration is actually going to happen: Monsters of Folk�wow what a name�will release their debut album on Sept. 22, according to a press release sent out this morning that promises this album will bring peace on earth: Monsters of Folk began as folklore of sorts, when James, Obert, Ward and [Mike] Mogis did their first run...

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