Happy Birthday to Me

2:09 am by

ATO Records announced today that My Morning Jacket (who I featured in my contribution to this week’s spotlight songs) will be playing the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston on March 10 with another of my favorite bands, Yo La Tengo. I’ve been hankering for another MMJ show after catching their set at ACL last year, and I’ve been a big fan of Yo La Tengo’s genre-bending music ever since they wowed me at a Warehouse Live gig I hadn’t even planned to attend (TV on the Radio were playing the same night; Eggs and I flipped a coin and wound up at Yo La Tengo). So, thank you, ATO Records, for the wonderful birthday gift. It runs a very close second to the feline bundle of joy that Eggs is giving me.

(…Did I really just thank Dave Matthews? Dammit.)

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MMJ will also be appearing at South by Southwest this year — the whole band will play March 10th at the Austin Music Hall, and frontman Jim James will perform solo March 15th at St. David’s Church. Their new album will be released on June 10th, and they’ll be presenting ‘An Evening With My Morning Jacket’ on June 20th at Radio City Music Hall. Please feel free to buy me tickets if you’d like to get me a birthday present but aren’t quite sure what to get. Thanks.

Carpe ientaculum.

–Cereal