Saturday, May 30, 2020

Red Fang @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2009-02-08

Here is another 3 Kings Tavern show.  This time an Red Fang show.  This might have been their first time through Denver.  They were touring for their 1st album but they play some songs that ended up on the 2nd record.

There are a couple songs that I don't recognize.  Track 5 is an instrumental.  Not sure if it should be part of Whales and Leeches or not.  Also track 9 is a mystery.  I found a live video on Youtube where they play this tune but it is listed and unknown title there.  I just Now's The Time.


Red Fang

3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (48:12.48)

01 Reverse Thunder
02 Sharks
03 Good to Die
04 Whales and Leeches
05 - instrumental -
06 Night Destroyer
07 Malverde
08 Birds On Fire
09 Now's The Time ^
10 Prehistoric Dog
11 - encore -
12 Suicide (Dust)

^ unsure on this songs title


Monday, May 25, 2020

Teenage Bottlerocket @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2009-03-23

Today's show from the 3 Kings Tavern is the always exuberant Teenage Bottlerocket.  They were rolling through Denver after some other dates for Warning Device.  They did treat us to a new at the time songs from the forthcoming The Came From The Shadows.

Fun high energy set without a lot of chit chat.  Enjoy.

Teenage Bottlerocket

3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (53:22.26)

01 - check check check -
02 Bottlerocket
03 In the Basement
04 Stupid Games
05 Go Away
06 Social Life
07 Crashing
08 Lost In Space
09 Radio
10 Welcome To The Nuthouse
11 Anna's Song
12 Blood Bath at Burger King
13 Pacemaker
14 Repeat Offender
15 On My Own
16 - interlude -
17 So Cool
18 She's Not The One
19 Bigger Than Kiss
20 Do What?
21 Be With You
22 Be Stag
23 Gave You My Heart
24 Another Way


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Mike Scheidt @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2013-10-17

Here is another one out of the archive from 3 Kings.  Mike from YOB playing a short acoustic set.

I recall it happening fairly early and was sparsely attended.  End of happy our crowd is a little chatty but it's not very noticeable when he is playing.  I couldn't work out titles for the first two songs.  Those are just a guess.  Superb Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young covers in there too.

Short but sweet.  Enjoy.

Mike Scheidt

Three Kings Tavern
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (25:35.10)

01 - Scream Glory -
02 - Too Be Home -
03 Rake (Townes Van Zandt)
04 Helpless (Neil Young)
05 Stay Awake


Thursday, May 21, 2020

SHAT @ 3 Kings, Denver CO, 2007-02-24

Well last Friday I got the news that 3 Kings Tavern wasn't going to reopen after the pandemic lock down rules get lifted.  Mostly since we have no idea how long it is going to be until bars are going to be open.  Even them what is that going to look like?  The owners understandable decided to call it.

I've been bummed about other bars closing over my life but this one hit hard.  I've know the 3 Kings, Jim, Jeff, and Marty, since they all worked for N.I.P.P. at the Bluebird and Ogden theaters.  Back from the end of the 90s.  A long time.  I was stoked that they opened their own place.

Had a lot of great memories there.  Made friend, lost friends, fell out of love, fell in love, attended memorials, hosted memorials, and saw a ton of excellent music.  It was more than just a great live music room or beloved local bar.  It felt like family.  And not just to me.  That was their mission statement.  I could walk in there and almost be guaranteed to run into someone I knew.  Even if that was just one of the many fantastic bartenders that worked there in the 14 year run.  It's going to be missed. 

In light of that I'm going to make the next run of post all shows from 3 Kings  I got to know the Kings as a live show taper and they welcomed that in their venue so I have a lot of recordings from there.  I already have 40+ posted on here.  I added a tag to the featured bands list on the side if you want to see all of them.  More to come. 

Here is one that is not for everyone's taste for sure.  SHAT played 3 Kings 4 times I believe.  Always right around Valentines Day.  So that became the running joke.  If you don't know SHAT and aren't already offended by the band name scroll down and take a look at the some of the song titles.  If that doesn't do it hit google and you can see some pictures of what their performance looked like.  So many dildos.  Well I guess if your offended maybe just skip this one.  More good stuff to come.

And now ladies and gentleman SHAT.


3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (52:49.33)

01 - intro -
02 Fuck, I Stepped In Shit
03 Rob From The Rich And Give To The Whores
04 Double, Double Chin
05 Show Your Tits
06 Tit Fuck
07 Vagetarian
08 I Pissed In Your Beer 
09 Thank God For Pussy
10 Fat Ho
11 Dollar Store
12 The Crabs
13 Gonorrhea Fountain
14 That Fuckin' Whore Gave You AIDS
15 Suck Me Off
16 Mama's Little Baby Loves Suckin' Dicks
17 Kill Baby
18 Fight
19 Tom Thumb
20 I Fucked Your Wife
21 It's About Time You Sucked On My Penis
22 Bang
23 Cherry Pop
24 Born To Be A Lesbian
25 What The Fuck Do You Think Christina Aguilera Is Doing Right Now?
26 I Threw Up On Her Cunt
27 Nothing Would Be Finer Than To Lick Your Mom's Vagina
28 Give Cunt A Chance


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Kylesa @ Fox Theater, Boulder CO, 2009-04-14

Here is Kylesa's opening set from the Mastodon show I just posted.  On tour for Static Tensions.  Kylesa was a really great band.  Glad I got to see them more than a few times.

No chit chat they just plow right on through.  Enjoy.


Fox Theater
Boulder CO (USA)

Recorded and MasteredL SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (39:24.26)

01 Running Red
02 Perception
03 Where the Horizon Unfolds
04 Scapegoat
05 Unknown Awareness
06 Only One
07 Bottom Line
08 Said And Done
09 Descend Within
10 Hollow Severer


Friday, May 15, 2020

Mastodon @ Fox Theater, Boulder CO, 2009-04-14

My last post got me thinking about shows I have seen and recorded at the Fox Theater in Boulder.

Here is a really good one.  Mastodon on the Crack The Skye tour.  Right before they got way to big to play at a place as small at the Fox.  Stellar support from Kylesa and Intronaut this night.

Mastodon played though all of Crack The Skye and then a bunch of songs from their 2 previous albums.  Really killer show.

Rolled on this with my MBHO rig and it sounds really nice I think.  Enjoy.


Fox Theater
Boulder, CO 2009-04-14

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (01:41:03)

01 Oblivion
02 Divinations
03 Quintessence
04 The Czar
05 Ghost of Karelia
06 Crack the Skye
07 The Last Baron
08 Sleeping Giant
09 The Wolf Is Loose
10 Crystal Skull
11 Capillarian Crest
12 Megalodon
13 Seabeast
14 Iron Tusk
15 March Of The Fire Ants
16 Hearts Alive


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special @ The Fox, Boulder CO, 2001-07-31

I've been a fan of the Stray Cats since I saw them on the ABC TV SNL clone 'Fridays' in 1981.  I recall getting the Stray Cat Strut 45rpm single after that.  Just good rock n roll music.  What's not to like.

Was too young to ever see them live in their heyday.  Towards the end of the 90s when there was a swing revival spreading across the land.  Brian Setzer did a big band project and toured that a bunch.  I saw a couple of those tours and the Xmas shows.  Always a great time.  Not the same as a Stray Cats but it was his guitar in the spotlight.  Guy has massive chops.

In 2001 he put out a record of a new trio he had formed.  Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special.  They put out one album and did some touring behind it and that was that.  One of the shows was at the Fox in Boulder Colorado.  Not a beautiful theater necessarily but it always sounded fantastic.  I went figuring that it was about as close to seeing the Stray Cats as I was ever going to get. 

They came out firing on all cylinders and just blew everyone away.  So good.  A bunch of tunes that they wrote for their album, Stray Cat's songs, and some choice covers.

I wish I could remember where I stood when I recorded this.  Barely any noise crowd, chit chat, just the occasional loud clapper.  Pulling this one out reminded me of how great the sound at the Fox was.  I saw lots and lots of shows there in the 90-00.  We diverged in our tastes I guess because it is rare that there is anything that I just have to see booked at the Fox these days. 


Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special

Fox Theater
Boulder CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (72:21.01) 

01 - intro -
02 Please Don't Touch
03 This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof
04 Ignition
05 Hot Rod Girl
06 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days
07 Twenty-Flight Rock
08 Stray Cat Strut
09 Sleepwalk
10 ‘59
11 8-track
12 Rooster Rock
13 Gentle on My Mind
14 Old Joe Clark
15 Guitar Rag
16 Chet Tune
17 Rock This Town
18 Hell Bent
19 Gene And Eddie
20 Rumble In Brighton
21 Santa Rosa Rita
22 Brand New Cadillac