Sunday, May 19, 2019

Monolord @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-05-02




Caught some of their set at Psycho Vegas last year.  Chose to go watch All Pigs Must Die instead.
Too many bands not enough time. 

Was excited to catch a headlining set in Denver a few weeks back.  I think their records are fantastic but Monolord excel as a live band.  This is the best way to experience bands like this.  Smallish room, stoked crowd, loud PA blaring. 

Love seeing metal at the Hi Dive too.  Great room for it.  I think it sounds really good in there.
As a result this turned out really nice.  Enjoy

Monolord

Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)
2019-05-02

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (65:24.64)

01 - intro -
02 Where Death Meets the Sea
03 Lord of Suffering
04 Audhumbla
05 Dear Lucifer
06 The Bastard Son
07 Rust
08 Empress Rising

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Big Business @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-04-24




I just love what these guys do.  They are a not to be missed band when the come through town.

Always fun to see a drummer setup sideways on the stage so you can really see them go to work.

This turned out really nice I think.  Enjoy.


Big Business

Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)
2019-04-24

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (59:55.66)

01 Own Throats
02 Blacker Holes
03 Let Them Grind
04 Lonely Lyle
05 - Green Light -
06 Time and Heat
07 Heal the Weak
08 Just As The Day Was Dawning
09 Horses

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Friday, April 19, 2019

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 1999-04-19



This is the 20th anniversary of the first time I recorded live audio at a concert.  I had been thinking about doing it for awhile.  I was way into live recordings and at this point I was buying a few of the unauthorized CDs that were floating around.  I had an website for trading CDRs and was starting to acquire a good collection.

I vaguely knew what it took to make recordings.  I had copies of a cassette with Slayer and Megadeth's sets from the Redrocks Clash of the Titans tour stop that my friends cousin had made. It was pretty rough but a fun listen. I though I could do a better job so it planted a little seed. 

Then years later I meet a guy at a Foo Fighters in 96 or 97 who I saw messing with his DAT tape deck.  He was a bit cagey but nice enough to answer some questions for me about his gear.  That really peaked my interest and I started looking into gear.

My first foray was a minidisc recorder and some small coresound binaural mics.   I did a few test runs at home but the first in the field run was at Smashing Pumpkins show with Queens of the Stone Age opening.

I botched the Pumpkins recording and don't think I'll be sharing that one but I managed to capture 99% of the Queens of The Stone Age set.

I hadn't listened to this recording for a long time and I recall it being way worse than it is.  My gear wasn't quite equipped to handle the loud volume of a big show like that so there is some clipping and distortion.   I've polished it up as much as I could and it's more than listenable. 

I figured it was a nice enough to share a a glimpse into where I started on this odd hobby.  It's been a fun 20 years and I have seen and recorded so many amazing things since then.  I have also met a ton of fantastic people over these years in relation to live music that I call friends to this day.

I don't get out and record nearly as much as in my heyday but I don't stopping anytime soon either.  It's become as much of an obsession as a hobby. 

So here is my first recording every.  Enjoy.


Queens Of The Stone Age

Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)
1999-04-19


Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (34:31.37) 

01 Avon (fades in)
02 Regular John
03 How to Handle a Rope
04 Mexicola
05 The Bronze
06 Millionaire
07 If Only
08 You Can't Quit Me Baby

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Cannibal Corpse @ Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2019-03-01





Capital B Brutal death metal show on Friday.  Decibel Magazine's annual tour has a ridiculously stacked line up this year.  The Denver stop featured Blood Incantation, Necrot, Morbid Angel and the mighty Cannibal Corpse.  Hands down one of the very best meal packages I have ever seen.  Every band slayed.  So much fun.  Great crowd too.

I'm enjoying seeing shows at the Oriental lately.  They have really fixed it up and gave the sound system a much needed boast.  Great room. 

Go see live music.  Buy merch direct from the band and help keep art alive. 


Cannibal Corpse

Oriental Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2019-03-01

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (73:08.47)

01 - intro -
02 Code of the Slashers
03 Only One Will Die
04 Red Before Black
05 Evisceration Plague
06 Firestorm Vengeance
07 Scourge of Iron
08 - interlude -
09 Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
10 The Wretched Spawn
11 Devoured by Vermin
12 - footbal interlude -
13 Kill or Become
14 A Skull Full of Maggots
15 I Cum Blood
16 Make Them Suffer
17 - interlude -
18 Stripped, Raped and Strangled
19 Hammer Smashed Face

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yawning Man @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-01-25


Still kicking myself for missing Fatso Jetson at the Hi Dive last year.  No good excuse.  When I saw Mario Lalli was bringing Yawning Man out on tour I knew I didn't want to miss that.

They did not disappoint.  Killer set for the crowd of faithful. 

If you ever get a chance to see any of Mario's bands don't miss it. 

Enjoy.

Yawning Man

Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)
2019-01-25

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (61:31.09)

01 - unknown title -
02 The Black Kite
03 The Revolt Against Tired Noises
04 Ghost Beach
05 Perpetual Oyster
06 Skyline Pressure
07 Misfortune Cookies
08 Violent Lights

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia @ Pipers Opera House, Virginia City NV, 2018-04-15













Slovenly Records / Sticker Guy's Debauch-A-Reno Fest 2018 was a ton of fun.  Saw a bunch of killer bands.  Bought some great records.  Had a fun time bopping around Reno.

Big treat for me was the chance to get to see Reverend Beat-Man twice.  I think the last time he rolled through Denver was 2010ish.  He doesn't make it over to the USA very often.  This time he brought his partner in crime Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia. 

This show was a festival wind down show South of Reno in the mountains in the town of Virginia City.  An old mining town with an old opera house and lots of character.  And characters.

Short but sweet set.  Enjoy.

Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia

Debauch-A-Reno Fest
Piper's Opera House
Virginia City NV (USA)
2018-04-15

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (32:52.58)

01 Get On Your Knees
02 I Have Enough
03 Come Back Lord
04 I Never Told You
05 Jesus Christ Twist
06 Macorina
07 - I see The Light intro -
08 I See the Light


LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Friday, February 1, 2019

DTK-MC5 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2004-07-09


I just finished reading Wayne Kramer's fabulous autobiography The Hard Stuff and was inspired to pull this recording out of the archive to check it out.  I had kinda forgotten about it.  I recalled that night as being a bit of a mess and not that great.

For those of you not familiar with this band.  Wayne Kramer wanted to pay tribute to his friends/band members from the MC5 that had passed. Fred "Sonic" Smith and Rob Tyner.  Original MC5 members Dennis Thompson and Michael Davis played drums and bass.  Various second guitarists and vocalists joined for the multiple legs of this tour.  This Denver show had Evan Dando (Lemonheads) and Mark Arm (Mudhoney) handling vocals and Marshall Crenshaw filled out the lineup as the 2nd guitarist.

Dando wasn't well behaved on this tour and was eventually fired in Japan.  I recall not being impressed by him at this show and Mark Arm carrying the weight of the performance.

What I had also forgotten was that I had gotten a soundboard recording that night.  Listening back now Dando wasn't as terrible as I remembered.  Pretty great sound on this.  I sweetened up the EQ a bit.  Enjoy.


DTK-MC5

The Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)
2004-07-09

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (95:49.09)

01 - intro -
02 Tonight
03 Ramblin' Rose
04 I Can Only Give You Everything
05 Sister Anne
06 Call Me Animal
07 Shakin' Street
08 High School
09 Over and Over
10 Future-Now
11 Teenage Lust
12 Looking At You
13 The Human Being Lawnmower
14 Kick Out The Jams
15 I Believe to My Soul (Ray Charles)
16 Starship
17 - encore -
18 Miss X
19 Back In The USA
20 Rocket Reducer No 62
21 I Want You Right Now
22 The American Ruse

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD