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Published: 2012/09/14

My Morning Jacket: Three Nights, No Repeats, Special Guests, Crazy Covers

Photo via MMJ’s Facebook page

My Morning Jacket closed their three-show run at Los Angeles, CA’s Wiltern Theatre last night. Not only were the concerts part of the band’s fan-driven Spontaneous Curation Series, but the band also managed to run through three shows without repeating a song.

Each night featured some of the unique covers My Morning Jacket have introduced over the years. On Tuesday night, My Morning Jacket offered their arrangement of Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” busted out their take on The Band’s “It Makes No Difference” and showcased their version of Prince’s “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.” The next night the group offered an even more eclectic mix of covers, including Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone,” George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity” and The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.” In addition, MMJ guitarist Carl Broemel led the band through “Carried Away” off his solo album. Members of Iron & Wine, who opened the show, also sat in on “Isn’t It a Pity.” Finally, last night My Morning Jacket closed things out with takes on The Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin‘” and Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up” as well as this year’s first version of Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long.”

My Morning Jacket’s tour continues at Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theater tomorrow.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s Wiltern setlists via

Tuesday, September 11

It Beats 4 U
You Wanna Freak Out
I’m Amazed
Lay Low
War Begun
I Will Sing You Songs
Master Plan
Old September Blues
Rocket Man
Evelyn Is Not Real
Easy Morning Rebel
The Day Is Coming
Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2

Butch Cassidy
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
It Makes No Difference
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Phone Went West

Wednesday, September 12

Rollin Back
The Way That He Sings
First Light
Aluminum Park
What A Wonderful Man
Picture of You
Slow Slow Tune
Carried Away
Heartbreakin Man
Smokin From Shootin
O Is the One That Is Real
Evil Urges
Run Thru

I Will Be There When You Die
Steam Engine
Isn’t It a Pity (with Iron & Wine)
Honest Man
Rock the Casbah

Thursday, September 13

At Dawn
The Dark
Off The Record
Outta My System
X-Mas Curtain
Thank You Too!
Tonite I Want To Celebrate With You
I Think I’m Going to Hell
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
It’s About Twilight Now
Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 1
Wordless Chorus
Highly Suspicious

Victory Dance
Holdin On To Black Metal
All Night Long
Move On Up
One Big Holiday

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