Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today Is The Day @ The Marquis, Denver, CO 2017-07-26









This band certainly isn't for everyone.  I have some friends who are fans of more gently music that Today Is The Day would seriously bum out.  It's ugly and visceral in away that is practically confrontational. It feels a bit dangerous.   And I mean all  that in the most complimentary way possible.  Love TITD a ton.

Rest of Denver wasn't feeling it though.  Only about 50 or so folks showed up.  It was a week night. I get it.  I'm guilty of saying "fuck it" and bailing on weekday shows pretty often.  Y'all missed out though.

Fantastic opening sets from Denver Glacial Tomb and out of towners Kayo Dot.  TITD was on tour for the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Temple Of The Morning Star.  Played a large amount of songs from that release and a career spanning mix of additional numbers.  Very satisfying evening of music.

Steve Austin seemed genuinely ok with the small turn out and had nice things to say about Denver.

Buy their records.  Go see them live.  I saw in Decibel that the are working on getting a new album out soon too.  The Today Is The Day train powers on.

Enjoy

Today Is The Day

The Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-07-26

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (58:26.12)


01 Temple of the Morning Star
02 The Man Who Loves to Hurt Himself
03 High as the Sky
04 Crutch
05 Pinnacle
06 Root of All Evil
07 Hermaphrodite
08 The Descent
09 Mother's Ruin
10 In the Eyes of God
11 Going to Hell
12 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
13 Spotting a Unicorn
14 Possession
15 The Color of Psychic Power
16 Animal Mother

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Corky Laing's Mountain @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2017-06-16



Here is the headliner of the first night of the Electric Funeral Fest Vol.2.  Drummer extraordinaire Corky Laing playing songs from Mountain and other projects he has been involved in through out the years.

Corky has an extensive discography and has a million great stories.  Some of which he told on this night.  I see that him and Leslie West wrote a book about their history called Nantucket Sleighride and Other Mountain on-the-Road Stories.  I'll bet that is a good read.

He brought along a pretty hot shit band and had a very enthusiastic reception from the late night crowd.  I saw a bunch of people wearing Mountain shirts at the Fest the next day.

Good times great oldies.  Enjoy


Corky Laing's Mountain

Electric Funeral Fest Vol. 2
Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)
2017-06-16

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > JKLabs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (86:06.00)

01 Never In My Life
02 Dreams of Milk and Honey - Blood of the Sun
03 Don't Look Around
04 Long Red
05 - Theme intro -
06 Theme from an Imaginary Western
07 - Mississippi Queen story -
08 Mississippi Queen
09 - Nantucket story -
10 Nantucket Sleigh Ride
11 - Stone intro -
12 Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
13 Sittin' On A Rainbow
14 For Yasgur's Farm
15 Travelin' In The Dark
16 The Doctor
17 - Woodstock story -
18 I'm Going Home (Ten Years After)
19 Silver Paper
20 Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
21 Politician (Cream)

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Whores @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2017-05-29


So many great tours roll through Denver.  It's impossible to catch them all.  Sometime fantastic shows get skipped for other shows and sometimes you just can't make it.

Grateful to Jim Hucks for capturing the Whores at the Hi Dive back at the end of May and for letting me share it with y'all

Reminds me a lot of all the old Amphetamine Reptile bands of yore that I loved so much.  Going to make sure I see these guys live next time they come to town.

Enjoy

Whores

Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-29

Recorded: Jim Hucks (Denco83)
Source: 6 track mix of the Tascam (board, ambient) and the Nikon (ambient)
Time: (45:35.17)


01 Daddy's Money
02 Fake Life
03 I Am Not A Goal Oriented Person
04 Bloody Like the Day You Were Born
05 - interlude -
06 Blue Blood
07 Mental Illness As Mating Ritual
08 Participation Trophy
09 Shower Time
10 Playing Poor
11 I Am An Amateur At Everything


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Kinky Friedman @ The Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2017-05-12







Being a fan of Waylon and Willie and their Texas associations.  I've had Kinky Friedman on my radar for awhile.  Missed him coming through town the last few times and figured it was about time I caught him live.

Despite my excitement I ended up missing the first 15 or so minutes of his set.  What I did see was pretty great.  Super quite respectful crowd.  You could literally hear a pin drop.

His delivery of The Ballad of Ira Hayes is downright chilling.  Kinky tells a pretty interesting story about how he found out Nelson Mandela had been a fan of his too.  Enjoy

Thanks to James Lambert for the use of his photos.


Kinky Friedman

Oriental Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-12

Incomplete set. Missed first 15 minutes or so

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (46:10.28)

01 Zoey
02 Waitret, Please, Waitret
03 - banter 1 -
04 A Dog Named Freedom
05 Rapid City, South Dakota
06 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
07 Saying Goodbye
08 - Nelson Mandela story -
09 Ride 'em Jewboy
10 - Kinky reads from his new book -


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SubRosa @ Denver Black Sky IV, Englewood CO, 2016-12-10



Short but sweet set from these Salt Lake City doom merchants.  This was my first time catching them live.  Really enjoyed it.  Looking forward to catching them with Yob at the Psycho Vegas fest in August.

You can't really hear it on the recording thank goodness.  But during the real quite part towards the end of Wound some jackass standing up near the stage starts loud talking at the band.  "you're overrated and boring....."  and a bunch of other derogatory shit talking.  Some one eventually tells him to shut the fuck up.  What a dick.  Save it for the comments sections or if you had any balls at all go find them at the merch table after their set and tell them how you feel to their face.  Not that a coward heckler would ever do that.

Anyway I think this turned out really nice and if your into the doom metal genre check this out.

Enjoy.

SubRosa

Denver Black Sky Fest 2016

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)
2016-12-10

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (28:30.67)

01 Despair Is A Siren
02 Wound of the Warden

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Speedealer @ Streets Of London, Denver CO 2017-05-21






I never missed a chance to catch these guys back in the aughts.  Many a sweaty night at the 15th Street Tavern.  Great times.

Towards the end of last year I saw that they were playing shows again.  Figured it was only a matter of time before the made it back to Denver.

The 15th Street Tavern is long gone but Streets of London was a perfect venue to host their triumphant return.  They still got it.

Speedealer

Streets Of London
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-21

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Run time: (45:28.22)

01 Screamer
02 Washed Up
03 Pussy
04 Hate You Better
05 Cream #1
06 Nobody's Hell Like Mine
07 Binge
08 Inventor Of Evil
09 Blinded
10 All The Things You'll Never Be
11 Choked
12 Kill Myself Tonight
13 Hit It And Run
14 Rock And Roll
15 Gotterdammerung
16 Move It Or Lose It
17 Absinthe
18 Bleed
19 Dealer's Choice
20 Drink Me Dead
21 You Lose, I Win
22 Turkeyneck
23 Pig Fucker

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Scott H. Biram @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2017-03-25







I first caught Scott H. Biram back in 2004 opening up for Hank Williams III.  Have always tried to see him when he came through town ever since.  Man is a bundle of dynamite.  It's almost hard to believe one guy is pumping out so much energy.  Truly explosive.

This was a wild Saturday night.  The crowd and bands were getting loose.  So pardon the drunk banter and stick around for the hard hitting metal blues.  Think this one sounds might nice. Enjoy


Scott H Biram

Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)
2017-03-25

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > Niaant IPA > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (86:30.00)

01 Swift Driftin’
02 The Wishing Well
03 Goin' Home
04 Graveyard Shift
05 Wildside
06 Plow You Under
07 Set Me Free
08 The Same Thing (Willie Dixon)
09 TrainWrecker
10 Just Another River
11 Victory Song
12 Fireman Ring the Bell (R.L. Burnside)
13 Hit The Road
14 Low Down Truck Driver
15 Blood Sweat & Murder
16 - banter 1 -
17 Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue
18 Raisin' Hell Again
19 - banter 2 -
20 We Come to Party
21 Dazed and Confessed (Chicken version)
22 I Want My Mojo Back
23 Church Babies

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