In Focus: My Morning Jacket at Artpark

The anticipation was palpable as My Morning Jacket took the stage at the Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston on June 26. The crowd erupted in cheers as the band launched into their set with the powerful and infectious “War Begun.”

From that moment on, it was clear that this would be a night to remember. My Morning Jacket flawlessly navigated through their setlist, effortlessly blending old favorites with newer tracks. “Circuital” and “Mahgeetah” showcased the band’s signature sound, with Jim James’ distinctive vocals soaring above the intricate guitar work and driving rhythm section.

The band’s musicianship was on full display throughout the night. The intricate guitar solos and dynamic drumming added depth and complexity to each song. Whether it was the introspective beauty of “Golden” or the raw energy of “One Big Holiday,” My Morning Jacket commanded the stage with a magnetic presence that held the audience in rapt attention.

As the evening progressed, the crowd was treated to a range of emotions. The hauntingly beautiful “Never in the Real World” and the introspective “If All Else Fails” showcased the band’s ability to delve into more introspective and introspective territory. The energy reached its peak during fan-favorite anthems like “Wordless Chorus” and “One Big Holiday.”

The encore was a fitting culmination of an already exhilarating performance. “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1” enveloped the venue in a wave of sound, with its infectious rhythm and soaring vocals. The atmospheric “Spring (Among the Living)” provided a brief moment of reflection before the band unleashed the explosive “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2.” The combination of these three songs created an electrifying finale that left the audience wanting more.

Setlist: War Begun, I Will Sing You Songs, Circuital, Love Love Love, Mahgeetah, Golden, Never in the Real World, Anytime, One Big Holiday, Death Is the Easy Way, Feel You, If All Else Fails, Lay Low, Friends Again, Off the Record, Evil Urges, Wordless Chorus

Encore: Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1, Spring (Among the Living), Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2

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