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Jim James Gives Sax On The Beach + Hairy Man Advice Day One Of Hangout Festival

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After My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James took us on a psychedelic journey with his mystic solo set at SXSW back in March, we were expecting greatness from our favorite purple three-piece-suit wearing rocker at Hangout Music Fest. Well, be careful what you wish for, because J.J. blew our freaking minds during his set on day one of the three-day Gulf Shores, Alabama festival. Read more…

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SXSW 2013: Jim James On His “Beautiful Open Relationship” With My Morning Jacket

After releasing six studio albums as the frontman of and primary songwriter for My Morning Jacket, Jim James is finally following his musical muse into the realm of being a solo artist. His new album, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, is as spiritual and introspective as the title suggests, but after seeing him perform the whole thing front to back last week at MTV/VH1/CMT’s Live In Austin showcase, we can confirm that it also ROCKS, too. However, just because he’s released a solo project doesn’t mean that he’s done with My Morning Jacket as a band. Read more…

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SXSW 2013: Jim James And Youngblood Hawke Shine At ‘Live In Austin’ Showcase

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After a couple of days in which buzzword-spouting, app-shilling technology geeks dominated the streets of Austin, things were restored to their natural order yesterday when the music portion of the 2013 South By Southwest Music Festival kicked off in glorious fashion. We partnered up with our friends over at MTV and CMT for the Live In Austin Showcase, which featured knockout performances from current You Oughta Know artist Youngblood Hawke, bluesy banjo aficionado Elle King, super buzzy indie rockers Guards, and the legendary Jim James.

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Youngblood Hawke, Jim James Will Perform At Special MTV/VH1/CMT SXSW Showcase

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It’s less than one week until your friendly VH1 Tuner team will be packing their bags and hopping on a flight headed south … South By Southwest, actually. That’s right, we’ll be in Austin all next week to get the lowdown on the hottest bands (and best barbeque, natch), and a doozy of an announcement just landed in our inboxes. On Tuesday, March 12, we’ll be in attendance at the MTV/VH1/CMT Present: Live in Austin event, which will be headlined by Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame. Read more…