Tonight, beloved My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James headlines The Fillmore in support of his latest album, the suave and contemplative Eternally Even.
A word of advice if you’re going to the show: as you enter through the venue’s Ajax Hall bar and restaurant, be sure to stop and take note of the songs pumping through the speakers. That’s Philadelphia music scene mainstay Jersey Dan, a regular party rocker who will use his DJ space tonight to provide a compliment to James’ messages of peace, love and understanding.
We asked Jersey Dan to reflect on these ideas for a playlist here on The Key. This is what he had to say:
It is a rare treat when you learn more about WHO an artist is, and what they stand for, not just the songs they perform. Over the past few years I’ve taken to heart the message of love, unity, equality and hope which have become a hallmark of Jim James‘ work.
In advance of tonight’s performance, I put together a playlist that speaks of these themes from a few different points of view. Whether the song addresses togetherness, friendship, understanding your fellow man, romance, or the simple beauty of day-to-day life, I hope these songs help you find a center in your day.
Spread love, it’s the Jim James way.
Below, listen to Jim James: Rock’s Love Syndicate, brought to you by DJ Jersey Dan. James plays The Fillmore Philadelphia tonight; tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Jersey Dan DJs in Ajax Hall at The Fillmore before and after James’ performance tonight.
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” – 3:53
The Magnetic Fields – “Grand Canyon” – 2:28
Jim James – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” – 5:00
Guster – “Satellite” – 4:34
The Glands – “Lovetown” – 3:10
Clem Snide – “Moment In The Sun” – 3:57
Jim James – “Here in Spirit” – 4:16
Cat Power – “Could We” – 2:22
Bright Eyes – “First Day Of My Life” – 3:09
Ingrid Michaelson – “You and I” – 2:29
Kings of Leon – “On Call” – 3:22
Coldplay – “Brothers & Sisters” – 4:05
My Morning Jacket – “What the World Needs Now (2016-08-27 – Lockn’ Festival)” – 5:52
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