Home / Events / Music Calendar / Jim James, Cold Specks

Jim James, Cold Specks

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm, Tuesday May 14 | $25 advance, $29 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 

[GODLIKE GENIUS] Throughout My Morning Jacket's career, a subtle, indistinct religiosity has underscored the songwriting of singer-guitarist Jim James. It's often hard to hear over the roaring din of Southern-fried guitars, but in the group's quieter moments, when James' voice lowers to a china-delicate falsetto, he often sounds overwhelmed by a sort of spiritual ecstasy. Unencumbered by the expectations of MMJ's fan base, for his first full-length solo foray, James put down the Flying V, then went ahead and called his album Regions of Light and Sound of God. Apparently inspired in equal parts by a 2008 hospital stay, a 1929 graphic novel called God's Man and George Harrison's post-Beatles explorations into Eastern mysticism, the record is James unguardedly grasping at the heavens. Its sound—presaged by "Dear God," his sublime contribution to the 2009 Monsters of Folk album—is a stirring, celestial brand of metaphysical soul, a star map of dusky piano, moody sax and psyched-out drum loops. Not everything coheres, but that's the beauty of searching for divinity: You don't have to reach any conclusions to find glory in the journey. And this journey is mighty glorious.



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Ashleigh Flynn, Virginia Cohen

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

[DECEMBERIST] Ashleigh Flynn is a talented multi-instrumentalist best known for her work with the Decemberists. Her most recent LP, A Million Sta ...

7 pm | $12
Secret Society Lounge 116 NE Russell St. Portland Web | Map

Shannon and the Clams, La Luz

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

[SURF ROCKABILLY] One of the harshest critiques of the psychedelic surf genre is that is can be a bit pandering, attempting to woo fans and Pitchfork writers with sh ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Rotture 315 SE 3rd Ave. Portland Web | Map

The Von Trapps

Friday, Dec 26, 2014

[THE HILLS ARE ALIVE] Turns out all that stuff in The Sound of Music—Julie Andrews, problems like Maria, “Edelweiss,” etc.—actually happened. In Sep ...

6:30 and 9 pm | Early show sold out. Late show is $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Crystal Ballroom
There's no more events in Crystal Ballroom
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close