The Blanton Museum of Art
"...“It’s weird playing in the daylight,” noted My Jerusalem leader Jeff Klein during his band’s debut ACL Fest. Given the Austin quintet’s penchant for brooding rock that finds a midpoint between the Afghan Whigs and the Bad Seeds, we’re inclined to agree: High noon at a festival awash in sunlight even on a cloudy day seems to be the wrong setting indeed...."
"...Austin singer-songwriter Jeff Klein really found his nirvana – his sweet spot – in the local, but deliciously New Orleans-inflected twilight rock of My Jerusalem. Here's three reasons why...."
"...To start with, it is utterly gorgeous. Not only are there high quality photographs of every dish, but the book is filled with stunning photos of the city of Jerusalem and its people...."
"...› Weekend two of the fest swaps several local acts, including ACL virgins Not in the Face, My Jerusalem, Shakey Graves, Whiskey Shivers, the Preservation, and Sons of Fathers...."
"...Well, yeah. The work is akin to Via Dolorosa, British playwright David Hare's monologue about his 1997 trip to Jerusalem: a dramatic account of an author's experiences offered by the author himself..."
"...Last Wednesday, I ducked backstage at KGSR’s last Blues on the Green of the summer and cornered members of the evening’s three acts: My Jerusalem, the Preservation, and White Denim...."
"...Not only are the quartet of live performances herein uniformly strong, they arc nicely: Slowtrain's ebullient roots pop, My Jerusalem's terrific rock noir, Scorpion Child's metallic libido, and a soft, smart, indie comedown from Melogrand. Each local act gets its own week of close-ups in the coming month, but here's first bite...."
"...The film opening this year's festival is Someone to Run With, the 2006 adaptation of Israeli author David Grossman's bestselling novel about a teenage boy in Jerusalem who finds himself in a Dickensian world of adolescent poverty, music, romance, and gangsterism after he decides to return a dog to a mysterious young transient girl. Winner of several awards from the Israeli Film Academy and Miami International Film Festival, Someone to Run With was adapted by Noah Stollman, an American-born Jew who grew up in Jerusalem before moving back to his native New York in 1995 to make his way as a filmmaker before going back to Israel to make his first feature film..."
"..."It's just a necessity – I have to be on the road. It's now, more than ever, important for me to be out and spreading the gospel of the Eastern Sea." – Abby Johnston [page] My JerusalemWed., March 13, 10pm, Maggie Mae's; Thu., March 14, 11pm, Hickory Street..."
"...Preparing for Israel, I was unprepared. Overwhelmed with wonder – at the land, its history, its presence, my past, my ancestors, my blood, all stained with the terrible ongoing ambiguities, often seemingly unresolvable – as we drove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem..."
"...The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, a 93-minute concept album about divine intervention in the Lone Star State, has endured as a cult favorite beyond the Denton band's breakup shortly after the album's release. That's especially true in Europe, where the group was championed by Cocteau Twins-born imprint Bella Union..."
"...And we should be too. But I found myself oddly detached from the interviews, which span the globe from Jerusalem to Auckland to the Bronx (shot beautifully by Erik Arnesen) -- maybe because I've never been a father or a son, but most likely because Roe rarely provides any context for their situations..."
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"...Working as a government temp years ago, My Jerusalem's Jeff Klein found himself with some downtime, so he Googled how to build a website for his band, which is how he fell into self-taught web design...."
"...1001 Nights Orchestra, Atash, Bayonne, Bee Caves, Charlie Belle, Blue Healer, Boan, Booher, Built By Snow, Dylan Cameron, Gina Chavez, Wendy Colonna, Bill Converse, the Digital Wild, Dual Core, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Glenn Rexach Group, Hundred Visions, Tameca Jones, Keeper, Shelley King, Knifight, Kydd, Linda Gail Lewis, Jai Malano, Curtis McMurtry, Monk Parker, Mother Falcon, My Education, My Jerusalem, Barbara Nesbitt, Octopus Project, Oh Whitney, Otis the Destroyer, Pale Dian, Sarah Pierce, Proof, Quiet Company, Residual Kid, Rocketboys, Hunter Sharpe, Supraman, Tele Novella, Think No Think, Total Unicorn, Tres Bourbonnais, Ume, Uncle Lucius, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Victorious, Redd Volkaert, Patricia Vonne, Warm Soda, Jess Williamson, White Denim, Wild Child, Emily Wolfe, and Zookeeper...."
"...12mid, Palm Door on Sabine A double brother-sister pairing (Romeo/Michele Stodart & Sean/Angela Gannon), the Magic Numbers loaded bright harmonies atop easy pop melodies across their first two albums, a dulcet Sixties vibe that felt more California than their native London. The quartet expanded its sound on 2010's The Runaway, layering strings and lush orchestration, while a recent covers LP declares influences from Townes Van Zandt to Stephin Merritt. Doug Freeman My Jerusalem..."
"...And it would never be SXSW without a huge local contingent. Deep breath: The Black and White Years, Black Pistol Fire, The Boxing Lesson, Brutal Juice, The Calm Blue Sea, Crooks, Driver Friendly, Elias Haslanger, Gato 6, Colin Gilmore, Jess Klein, Language Room, League of Extraordinary G’z, My Education, My Jerusalem, Quiet Company, The Rocketboys, Danny Schmidt, Shakey Graves, The Sour Notes, and Carolyn Wonderland..."
"...My Jerusalem 11pm, Red Eyed Fly Since Preachers in late 2012, Austin's My Jerusalem has toured relentlessly, joining such like-minded stalwarts as Peter Murphy and Psychedelic Furs on the road. That time made the dark, at times uplifting, imagination of the quartet's leader Jeff Klein clearer and more provocative..."
"...Geeks have monetized the ancient art of vote beggin'. The increasing trend of bands purchasing sponsored Facebook ads asking fans to vote for them was lambasted by My Jerusalem singer Jeff Klein in a recent post calling it a "weird priority" for bands to lay out cash to win an award..."
"...Whiskey Shivers is in, and so’s My Jerusalem and summer feature subject Paul Oscher, famous for playing harp with Muddy Waters. Austin rap sovereigns League of Extraordinary Gz aren’t there yet, but its members Lowkey and Lil J perform solo..."