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My Morning Jacket & Neko Case Rock Out In Alpharetta


(Above: DaveFM winners got to see MMJ perform 4 songs during soundcheck prior to the concert) Lead singer Jim James and My Morning Jacket perform Saturday night before a large, enthusiastic crowd in Alpharetta at the Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park on the band’s Circuital Tour. Check out photo gallery from the show.

Folk-rock-alt country singer Neko Case opened the show. My Morning Jacket is a psychedelic-roots-indie rock band that was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The band also consists of Tom ‘Two-Tone Tommy’ Blankenship (bassist), Patrick Hallahan (drummer), Carl Broemel (guitarist, pedal steel guitarist, saxophonist, vocalist), and Bo Koster (keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist). The group, touring in support of their sixth studio album, “Circuital”, has cultivated an ever-expanding fan base and is known for their extended jams and three-plus hour concerts. My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Rock Album.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Neko Case opened the show. She is a member of the Canadian band, The New Pornographers. Forty-year old Case was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to teenage parents of Ukrainian ancestry. The original family name, changed before she was born, was Shevchenko. Her family traveled around while she was young before settling in Tacoma, Washington, the city she considers her hometown. She left home when she was fifteen. Her father was in the United States Air Force.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 17-photo online gallery from the show: My Morning Jacket at Encore Park . What did you think of  the concert?  How many times have you seen MMJ and how did this show compare?


(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta ConcertPhotography Galleries.)

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August 22nd, 2011
12:19 pm

this was my sixth show, and it was fantastic. my morning jacket represents some of the best in rock music today. they are not pre-packaged music industry eye candy, they write their own music, and they are constantly developing and expanding their sound with each album has progressing this effort. i consider circuital and this concert to be conceptual art. it is in the moment so futuristic, yet the lyrics are so simple in the message that we are all one people, we are all guided by faith, and we have more in common in this universe than anything that could possibly keep us apart. it is a beautiful album.

that said, the next time they play atlanta, better come with some honest man! i know you boys have played it on this tour!!