My Morning Jacket
For all of you who missed your prom back in 1956 or 1986 or 2006 for that matter, My Morning Jacket will be hosting the 1st annual MMJ 2 night prom, March 6 and 7, at the fabulous, prom-ready, 40 Watt Club in Athens!

The first time we walked thru those hallowed 40 Watt doors we said to ourselves, "this place looks perfect for a prom!" And now the dream will be a reality. The theme is a futuristic/retro under the sea vibe - costumes (tuxes, suits, robots, mermaid and lobster costumes, anything prom/ocean related) are not only encouraged - they are MANDATORY!!! NO ONE will be admitted without proper attire!**

There will be cake, balloons, fishnets, classic cars, chaperones, spankings, and a whole lotta shakin goin on - 2007 style upin this bitch ya'll. Come prepared to dance the night away, and make up for all the proms you missed...
-My Morning Jacket

**you may be admitted without proper attire

[Published on: 2/20/07]

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Stevie_t starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/20/2007 05:56PM
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Someone will probably make fun of this soon, but i wish MMJ would have played at my prom.

cmaxwell Tue 2/20/2007 06:04PM
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These guys really know how to have fun. See yall at the 40 Watt!

Tomfoolery Tue 2/20/2007 06:04PM
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For all of you at Jambase, you might want to change that headline...ATL is Atlanta, not Athens, GA. Meanwhile, MMJ are badasses and I totally wish I could see these shows.

Ath1 Tue 2/20/2007 06:05PM
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These shows are gonna be great, but hey, Jambase, shouldn't it be titled "MMJ 2 Night Prom in Athens"? Thanks for the info though.

willm1 Tue 2/20/2007 06:24PM
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wow sounds very cool. definately would rent a funky colored tux if i could go

theivywall Tue 2/20/2007 06:33PM
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Jim James has Neal Cassady-esque powers of nonsensical, profound rambling

shonuff starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/20/2007 06:44PM
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hopefully marty mcfly shows up and knocks out biff....haha i love this band.

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/20/2007 06:45PM
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That sounds like a good time! Too bad I'll be preparing for Langerado...

jerryil star Tue 2/20/2007 07:08PM
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dudeski3 Tue 2/20/2007 07:35PM
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MMJ is a powerful powerful substance, be careful all you crazy prom goers... It'd be wise not to take cars, cause, MMJ is a powerful substance. I'm serious. Caperones beware of the prom goers. MMJ is a powerful powerful subtance.

funkmeup starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/20/2007 08:10PM
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The Roots on Sunday, 2 nights of MMJ, then MMW, then (after an all night drive from ATL to FLA after MMW) I'll have some MMJ, MMW, and a shitload of others for 3 days at Langerado. And it's all during my spring break. LIFE IS GOOD.

theivywall Tue 2/20/2007 08:30PM
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Interviewer: Your music has been referred to as psychedelic, what about your music do you think people find psychedelic?

Jim James: Well I think our music probably sounds psychedelic due to the massive amounts of psychedelic drugs we've been consuming.

trustme Wed 2/21/2007 12:17AM
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snappy starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 04:39AM
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This is what ruffled dress shirts and velour suits were made for! I'm so jealous of everyone who gets to go to this. MMJ stir up a kind of magic that few can compare to. The growing sense of theatre and play to their concerts is really special. There's a lot going on here in a simple age. Amen for that.

And two words for trustme and anyone else beat up by sound at a show: ear plugs. Seriously, bring them all the time and you'll never regret it. Take it from a tour pro...

doblejota83 Wed 2/21/2007 05:36AM
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please if anyone knows of an extra ticket or 2 for any of these shows i would really like to know................ PLEASE i must go, I must dress up as Marty McFly, PLEASE help me out

hatfieldsbro Wed 2/21/2007 06:36AM
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are tickets all gone????

toestothenose starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 06:40AM
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That's one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time! These guys rule and not because they throw these hella-creative rock-outs but because James and Co. hits homers
on all levels.

>incredible live performances

>A front man that cannot only play, but sing like a harpy

>The ability to record masterpieces

>An unbelievable range in songs

briank67 Wed 2/21/2007 07:05AM
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sounds like a cool idea... wish i could be there =(

redhed starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 07:09AM
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This is a prom i would go to and stay til it was over. Sounds like one hell of a party. I wish they would do a themed show in Louisville. The palace or the gardens would be sweet. I also hope they show up at bonnaroo, won't be the same without the Jacket.

whoknowswhy Wed 2/21/2007 07:15AM
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whoknowswhy Wed 2/21/2007 07:29AM
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doblejota83 Wed 2/21/2007 07:41AM
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it is not bullshit that they told us afterwards..... if you are a big enough fan you will buy a ticket to their normal show..........PLUS mmj just put that on their website 3 days ago... so stop trying to blame jambase for everything

WILBUR!!! starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 08:35AM
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cake and balloons! these guys are f in awsome!

Doesn'tmatteranyway Wed 2/21/2007 09:02AM
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Had a similar experience to trustme, except I saw them at Irving Plaza. The sound was not good.

Marcsmall Wed 2/21/2007 09:21AM
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snappy Wed 2/21/2007 09:49AM
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This was likely sold out the minute it was announced. 40 Watt is not abig place and MMJ now have a big, rabid following. Why whine at Jambase for something out of their control? This might have had a fan pre-sale before press release went out. The guest list might be a 100 people each night so there's few tickets left. There's all kinds of reasons a special show at a tiny venue is sold out. None of them have to do with Jambase.

And yes MMJ is a jam band in that they're a rock band that plays with the arrangements, moods, tempos, etc. of the material in the live setting. Mainly, they are a GREAT band in every regard and THAT is what I think Jambase at its core celebrates - great bands discovered and explored without preconceived notions. The best ones blow away our expectations anyway.

mcarroll starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 09:53AM
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Does it matter? Here's hoping for an Earth Angel > Johnny Be Good cover. MMJ rules.

Marcsmall Wed 2/21/2007 10:35AM
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snappy Wed 2/21/2007 11:29AM
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Even your definition, marcsmall1, MMJ is a jamband. Their shows vary nightly. You might hear an acoustic version of a tune one gig and a full blown electric blowout version the next time. They play both 4 & 12 minute songs, and they improvise as well as compose their jams, not unlike the Black Crowes. It's funny to me how much energy is being wasted in the comments in the past few months trying to define what is and isn't a jamband. The name "jamband" was never one thing and it's probably past its usefulness at this point. Jambase celebrates bands who have the goods live and in the studio. Beyond that super broad idea I'm not sure there's any criteria that should exclude a single band.

KPLMMJ starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 11:54AM
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This show was announced two days before the tickets went on sale AND there was a fan presale. I live in Athens and 40 watt has a capacity of less than 900. By the time jambase could have even put this up the tickets were gone. Dont be mad at them...the whole prom thing just happend a few days ago and thats whis up here now...all i know is that the greatest live band( also my favorite band) is playing in my favorite city, at my favorite venue...somebody pinch me...see yall there!!!!

And YES, they are a jamband...but does it really matter?

All Loving Liberal White Guy Wed 2/21/2007 02:01PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

remember the enchantment under the sea dance in back to the future where chuck berry's cousin "marvin" was singing earth angel and mc fly gave the insperation for johnny be good? wasn't that in 1956?

All Loving Liberal White Guy Wed 2/21/2007 02:04PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

oh yeah, did anybody in have those stupid after prom parties in high school where they locked you in for the night? what crap.

Marcsmall Wed 2/21/2007 05:26PM
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dudeski3 Wed 2/21/2007 06:01PM
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Listen marc, they are an incredible live band. Their songs don't have to be 20 minutes long for them to be placed in the jamband category.

All Loving Liberal White Guy Wed 2/21/2007 07:43PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

My Morning jacket is probably the best live show out there today. They don't need to do 20 minute dribbling even though they get crazy spacious when playing "Lay Low". What makes MMJ the best love band out there today is the power and heart and soul that they put into their live sets. They put more energy into one set than the Biscuts put into three. They sweep you off your feet. When you see them play "Gideon" live, you will have an out of body experience.

Oh and hey Mccarrol, maybe they'll play that song that goes like: "Don't need no money/Dont need no fame/Dont need no credit card to ride in this game/That's the power of love"

funkmeup starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/21/2007 09:41PM
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If you're pissed about not hearing about the show sooner, get on their website and you'll be eligible for presales and news like this.

Haters, haters, haters. Every message board I've ever seen on the entire fucking internet is full of haters. Who cares if MMJ is a jamband or not? Jambase has stopped covering ONLY jambands for a long time; there are hiphop, electro, reggae, etc etc bands all over this site. Quit bitching about it.

MMJ rocks, and I'll see the other 899 of you at the show.

dudeski3 Thu 2/22/2007 04:13PM
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I love I don't think I'm wrong in saying that MMJ can sometimes captivate more emotion in less then 4 minutes, and sometimes "real" jambands can't captivate anything in over 30. (e.g. Gideon)

ma starstarstarstar Thu 2/22/2007 04:31PM
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For the person above who asked about leaving prom early for something better to do...not that one is better than the other, but Apollo Sunshine and Earl Greyhound are playing at Tasty World in Athens on the 2nd night of this run...consider it "The Afterparty"...and for those of you shut-out, just make it "the Party"

willm1 Thu 2/22/2007 04:48PM
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marcsmall1-"Yes it matters if they are a jamband, if theyre not I'll just buy the album and wont bother seeing them."

dude marcsmall1 there are tons of bands that arent jambands that i love to see live. being a jamband has nothing to do with the quality of the show. my favorite show in '06 was drive-by truckers in memphis. they didnt jam but they sure as hell blew the roof off the new daisy

Marcsmall Fri 2/23/2007 08:56AM
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nfenne starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/23/2007 10:31AM
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I get bored at most shows where there is too much pointless improvisation. Improv is a good thing but the scene is saturated with too many bands that improv and can't write songs. There's more music out there than just jambands. Only liking bands that improvise is pretty narrow minded.

You except to legends of rock and roll? That sounds like a BS cop out to me. If a group writes good tunes and can perform those songs live in a way that their fans enjoy, they're a good live band. Look at the Flaming Lips, Ween or Tool... all have great live shows that aren't reliant on improvisation.

Marcsmall Fri 2/23/2007 03:29PM
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funkmeup starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/24/2007 10:44AM
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Hahaha- I like this new thumbs up/thumbs down thing. It shows that nobody digs what marcsmall has to say at all, same thing on the Langerado article. You should just stop posting until you have something constructive to say hahaha.

moejoerisin Sat 2/24/2007 03:19PM
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this sounds like a kick ass time.. just saw their live dvd okokonos for the first time - feckin' rocked me.