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Review: My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

A brand of music has evolved that has become known as “beard rock.” Typically, it involves men with shaggy hair, woolly faces and loud guitars playing rock music that can get heavy but never quite hardcore or metal. Rather, it fuses its fury into something more transcendent than muscle and might. Tuesday night, two such bands performed at Starlight Theatre. The headliner was My Morning Jacket, a five-piece from Louisville, Ky., that traffics in several styles of music: psychedelic rock, Southern rock, folk, country, funk and soul. It all feels of another time. Jim James, who took the stage draped...