Recent years seem like a highlight reel played in fast forward: Evil Urges was nominated for a Grammy, director Todd Haynes filmed their recent hometown record-release show with Erykah Badu, James recorded with the Roots and performed at last year's White House tree-lighting ceremony, and the band was recently featured on VH1's Storytellers. "I'm not sure what my ultimate goal is," says James. "I'm just happy to be making a living making art. I just want to be a peaceful being on this Earth."

MY MORNING JACKET | Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave, Boston | August 14 @ 7 pm | 18+ | $12 | 617.728.1600

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