Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
12.27.2013 @ Capitol Theater, Portchester NY
so this is fucking awesome
One of my favorite mid-2000’s acts to catch. The Duo ft. Mike Gordon.
Saw these guys a number of times in really small places which was so awesome. There was some exceptional improv going on at these shows.
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
9.13.2013 @ Little Berlin, Philadelphia
Solar Motel pt1>Solar Motel pt2
[MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS]
listen to this band.
GO SEE THIS BAND:
San Francisco tonite
LA tomorrow w the amazing Steve Gunn Band
Neal Casal & the Terrapin Family Band
w/Adam MacDougall sitting in on keys
covering Velvet Underground’s Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Wonderful clip of these guys doing what they do. One of my favorite songs too.
Umphrey’s McGee - 2013.03.08 - The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
This was a really fun show with tons of energy and mentions of many “old faces” in the crowd which seemed to bring in some great song selection.
There were repeated on stage comments about how good it felt to be in California…I’m sure the guys were feeling “it”. They definitely brought it last night in a set that had a lot of my old favorites included. Admittedly it’s been 5-6 years since I’ve seen Umphrey’s but I’m very glad I got out to this one last night.
Set 1: In The Kitchen > Mullet (Over), There’s No Crying In Mexico > Spires, Glory > Wife Soup, Nothing Too Fancy > In Bloom, Wappy Sprayberry > In The Kitchen
Set 2: Wizard Burial Ground, Bad Friday, Mulche’s Odyssey, Tango Mike > Higgins, Life During Exodus, Partyin’ Peeps
Encore: Bridgeless > Regulate > Bridgeless
Not the greatest sound quality, but it is Tweez-era Slint slaying and ending with a massive “Cortez The Killer”…what’s not to like?
Good Morning Captain
Cortez the Killer
"We’re from Louisville…and we thought you need to hear this."
David & the Dorks was briefly a thing in late 1970 consisting of David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and (probably) Mickey Hart. While largely consisting of Crosby material (most from his then-recent, immaculate …If I Only Could Remember My Name record), there are a few early Dead nuggets and a rehearsal-take on the Byrds’s “Eight Miles High”. The rehearsal tape is an interesting listen if you want to hear those dude working up this material…particularly Garcia walking everyone (including his bandmates) through “Bertha”…but just jump right to the gig if you’re not into that sorta thing.
The SBD from December 15, 1970, opening night at the Matrix Theatre in SF, is a hell of a listen. I’ve always loved the aforementioned Crosby record, but somehow didn’t realize until today that these guys played out at all. The yam out of “Triad” is particularly glorious, and you gotta love Crosby singing those “Bertha” harmonies. Also of note - this version of “Deep Elem Blues” is pretty different than the various GD arrangements of this then-young tune.
I guess there’s discrepancy as to if Billy or Mickey played these shows…fwiw it sounds like Mick on both recordings to these ears.
David & the Dorks
Wally Heider’s 245 Hyde Studio C
San Francisco, CA
Eight Miles High
David & the Dorks
San Francisco, CA
Drop Down Mama
Deep Elem Blues
The live band / DJ hybrid duo Boombox are back with their latest original single following up ‘Lost Ya’ from earlier this year. ‘Waiting Around’ is a funky electronic indie single that is sure to put you in a good mood. It is the first single off the group’s new album Filling in the Color set to release January 14th. This song incorporates a large amount of live band elements from guitar solos to horns leaving us with a jam inspired twist reminding me of The Grateful Dead, which isn’t surprising with Guitar / Lead Vocalist Zion of Boombox being the son of two members from the group (Keith and Donna Jean Godchauxt). You can listen to the exclusive stream below. Enjoy. - See more at:http://thissongissick.com/blog/2013/premiere-boombox-waiting-around/#sthash.xgmC5nJw.4PwWW3SB.dpuf
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of smelling theHorse thrice within a week. This is the highlight reel, more or less arranged the same as the tour’s setlist.
Full shows after the jump for your nerding pleasure.
01 Oh Canada [10.05 K-Roc Centre, Kingston, ON]
02 Love and Only Love [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
03 Powderfinger [10.05 K-Roc Centre, Kingston, ON]
04 Walk Like a Giant [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
05 Needle and the Damage Done [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
06 “Singer Without A Song” [10.11 United Center, Chicago, IL] (debut)
07 Ramada Inn [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
08 Fuckin’ Up [10.11 United Center, Chicago, IL]
09 Psychedelic Pill [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
10 Cortez the Killer [10.05 K-Roc Centre, Kingston, ON]
11 Mr. Soul [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
12 Roll Another Number [10.06 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON]
13 Tonight’s the Night [10.11 United Center, Chicago, IL]
14 Like a Hurricane [10.05 K-Roc Centre, Kingston, ON]
in honor of the horse’s likely return this summer(!), i figured i’d bump this. prepare your skulls(/here’s to hoping “sedan delivery” stays in rotation).
Dopapod - Echoes
10.5.13 - Fall Down 5, Durham, CT
Crispy. Crunchy. Done right.
This made my night. Some great solo piano arrangements of some of our favorite tunes by YouTube user MrSteevT
In honor of Neil’s birthday, here are some unreleased studio cuts from mid-60s Toronto R&B band The Mynah Birds. The group apparently rifled through about a million people, but this particular lineup will forever live in infamy as “that time Neil Young and Rick James were in a Motown-signed band together”.
The story goes that (after some founding members left to form Stephenwolf), this version of the band - Neil/Bruce Palmer/”Ricky Matthews” (just prior to becoming Rick James)/Rickman Mason/John Taylor) - got signed to Motown and hit the studio, supposedly cutting 16 tunes. One day, US agents dragged Ricky (who apparently had gone AWOL from the navy) away and the band broke up. Neil and Bruce stole the band’s gear, bought a hearse, and (illegally) headed to LA to look for Stills. Shortly thereafter, Buffalo Springfield was born.
These 7 tracks are all I’ve been able to dig up from this brief/unthinkable Rick James/Neil collaboration.