After Band of Horses played the opening set, My Morning Jacket took the stage as dark silhouettes, commanding the audience’s full attention with the very explosive song “Lay Low.”
Review by Caroline Wuertz, photos by Chris Eason
After a delayed start, Band of Horses began the night singing the humorously unintentional, though accurate lyrics, “better things come to those who wait” from “Knock Knock,” a song off their new album, Mirage Rock.
Following was another new tune off their unreleased album, “How to Live.” Progressing backwards through their musical catalog, they performed “Laredo” and “Older” from their 2010 album, Infinite Arms, followed by “The Great Salt Lake,” from their 2007 Cease to Begin album.They slowed down the night with the beautifully melodic “No One’s Gonna Love You.”
Band of Horses pleasantly surprised the audience by inviting Jim James from My Morning Jacket to accompany them on the tenor saxophone and vocals during “Slow Cruel Hands of Time.” They ended their set with the ironically named “The First Song,” the first track off their first album, Everything All the Time.
My Morning Jacket took the stage as dark silhouettes, commanding the audience’s full attention with the very explosive song “Lay Low.” Without hesitation they went quickly into the next song, “First Light,” with a powerful bass and spirited alto saxophone.
Maintaining an impressively high level of energy, they progressed through many tunes including “Circuital” and “Outta My System.”
Finally slowing down the atmosphere to a more somber tone, they played “Where to Begin” from the Elizabethtown Soundtrack, the sorely soulful “Strangulation!” and the melodic “Steam Engine.”
My Morning Jacket ended their set with “Run Thru” and “Phone Went West.” After an encore break they returned with several songs, pleasing the crowd with a long encore set list of six songs, including “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” “Highly Suspicious” and “One Big Holiday.”