The 3-night, no-rules, no-repeats My Morning Jacket run at The Wiltern gets underway on Tuesday night after an opening set by Portugal. The Man. As a follower of all things MMJ since the day Z hit the shelves, the chance to see the band dig deep into their catalog on a mid-week, multi-night run just a few miles from my doorstep seems like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, having missed other storied runs by the band like the ’07 Under-the-Sea Prom shows at Athens, GA’s 40 Watt Club, the 5 night T5 NYC Run in 2010 and last month’s weekend heat sessions at Red Rocks Amphitheatreonly two nights. This go round, we’ve got three nights featuring three very different openers/potential guests and no guidance for how it’ll play out. Therefore, your guess (or request) is as good as mine.
Therefore, in recognition of the fan-curated Spontaneous Curation Series Tour, might as well add my wishful requests to the dreamer’s pile – see below for how I would draw up Tuesday’s setlist if given the magic pen and pad.
Regardless of how it shakes out, extremely excited to see what we’ve got in store at #MMJWiltern1!
(DREAM) SETLIST: My Morning Jacket @ Wiltern Theatre, Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Lay Low, Heartbreakin’ Man, They Ran, The Bear, Nashville To Kentucky, Old Sept Blues, Off The Record > Into The Woods, The Man In Me (Bob Dylan), Just Because I Do, O Is The One That Is Real, Octoplasm^ > War Begun, Hopefully, Dondante > Strangulation, Easy Morning Rebel, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
^ First Time Played