Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cory Branan @ The Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2008-08-28

I can't remember is this was the first time I got to see Cory Branan.  I seem to think maybe I caught him at least one time before.  Either way when Charly Fasano of Fast Geek / Analog Empire asked if I would come down and record Mr Branan for a cassette release I said yes immediately.  I would have been down at the Hi Dive recording it anyway truth be told.

They only put out 100 copies of this cassette so it it long out of print.  The cassette, due to size limitations and other issues, isn't the complete show.  I asked Charly if it was ok for me to post it up here and he said yes.

Cory has just put out a fantastic new album on Bloodshot Records called The No-Hit Wonder.  It will be in my top 10 list this year for sure.  He is a great guitar played and lyricist as well.  He sort of defies categorization since he's not exactly county and he not exactly a pure singer song writer type.  Maybe that is why I'm such a big fan.

At this show he played some old favorites like Tall Green Grass and some tunes at the time were brand newish like The Corner and Survivor Blues.  The finger picking he does on his cover of Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town blows my mind every time I listen to it.  He also breaks out the rarely played The Wreck of the Sultana.  An all round amazing show.

Don't miss a chance to catch Cory Branan live if you get and chance and if you haven't picked up his new album yet go do it right now.  Seriously what are you waiting for.

This being a pure soundboard recording and him not being in front a large chatty crowd.  There are some moments of silence interspersed on this recording.  He also sometimes turns away from the mic for effect.  It's all part of the magic.  Enjoy.

Check out what Cory Branan is up to here

Check out what Charly Fasano is up to here, including a new spoken word 7" he's putting out with some of the dudes from Lucero backing him up

Cory Branan

Hi Dive
Denver, CO

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3

01 Ballad of a Bad Man
02 - banter -
03 Karen's Song
04 Tall Green Grass
05 The Corner
06 - banter 2 -
07 Survivor Blues
08 The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
09 - banter 3 -
10 The Walk Around
11 - banter 4 -
12 Chelsea Hotel (Leonard Cohen)
13 Miss Ferguson (alt version)
14 Wayward and Down
15 Crush
16 Jolene
17 The Prettiest Waitress In Memphis
18 - Sultana intro -
19 The Wreck of the Sultana
20 Darken My Door
21 A Girl Named Go


Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Breeders @ The Bluebird, Denver CO 2002-02-22

I see that the Breeders are coming back to Denver next week.  It prompted me to pull this little gem out of the archive.  I've always been really happy with how this one turned out.  Fun show to with the band in good spirits.  Enjoy

The Breeders

The Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO  

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (59:09)

01 No Aloha            
02 Tipp City
03 Huffer            
04 Saints            
05 Little Fury        
06 Head to Toe           
07 I Just Wanna Get Along    
08 Cannonball            
09 Too Alive            
10 Flipside            
11 Forced to Drive        
12 Doe            
13 Iris           
14 Safari            
15 Full on Idle        
16 Pacer            
17 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
18 Fortunately Gone        
19 Son of Three        
20 Divine Hammer

Kim Deal
Kelley Deal
Richard Presley
Mondo Lopez
Jose Medeles


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cutthroats 9 @ 15th Street Tavern, Denver CO 2001-09-01

Was a big fan of Unsane so back at the end of the 90's when I heard Chris Spencer had a new band called Cutthroats 9 I was excited to check it out.  I got to see them a couple of times here in Denver at the long gone but not forgotten 15th Street Tavern.  It's not that different from what Unsane does so if your a fan of that project I think your will dig Cutthroats 9.

I pulled this out of the archive because Cutthroats 9 recently just put out a new album.  They still sound killer.  Most menacing slide guitar around.  Enjoy

Cutthroats 9

15th Street Tavern
Denver, CO

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (36:17.09)

01 Dirty
02 Believe
03 Testify
04 Move   
05 No Restraint
06 In The Eye
07 - Mans Ruin is done -
08 Prey
09 Can't Do A Thing
10 You Should Be Dead
11 Bleed


Friday, June 27, 2014

Bongripper @ The Marquis, Denver CO 2014-06-21

Denver is craft beer mecca and now basically the Amsterdam of America since the legalization of recreational marijuana.  So it was fitting that one of my favorite breweries, TRVE, brought Bongripper out to Colorado for TRVE's Second Anniversary Bacchanal.

This was the Chicago doom metal groups first Colorado appearance too.   Good times. Enjoy.


Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Run time: (49:52.57)

01 Satan
02 Worship
03 Endless


Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Black Keys @ The Fox, Boulder CO 2009-07-17

5 years ago if you would have asked me if the Black Keys were destined to be playing stadiums I would have said yes based only on the number of Whoooo girls that were at this show.  And that's ok.  The Black Keys deserve it.  They toured for years playing small clubs and paying their dues.  I'm glad to see them be successful.

That said there is no way you could get me to the enormo-dome to check them out these days.  I'm just going to remember them how they were.  I hate to say it but I think the fire has gone out.  It happens to the best of bands. 

The Black Keys

Fox Theater
Boulder, CO

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time (70:30.63)

01. Thickfreakness
02. Girl is on my Mind
03. Set You Free
04. The Breaks
05. Stack Shot Billy
06. Busted
07. Everywhere I Go
08. Strange Times
09. Your Touch
10. Same Old Thing
11. Have Love Will Travel
12. Psychotic Girl
13. No Trust
14. I Got Mine
15. - encore -
16. 10am Automatic
17. Til I Get My Way


Monday, May 12, 2014

Moistboyz @ The Gothic Theater, Englewood CO 2014-04-01

It wasn't an April Fool's joke.  The Moistboyz were actually playing at the Gothic on April 1st.
Been wanting to see these guys forever but with Micky always busy with Ween they just never played that many shows let alone tour.  This was part of a big block of shows with the Meat Puppets.

Heavy on newer material but older classics thrown in too.  Fun show.  Enjoy.


Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-500N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (69:50.23)

01 I Am the Reaper
02 U Blow
03 The Fury
04 High and Mighty
05 The Spike
06 Captain America
07 The Year of the Maggot
08 That's What Rock and Roll Can Do
09 One Cut at a Time
10 Black Train
11 Down on the Farm
12 Paperboy
13 Garbage Man
14 The Tweaker
15 Crisis and Vices
16 In the Valley of the Sun
17 Good Morning America
18 Keep the Fire Alive


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hank III @ The Soiled Dove, Denver CO, 2000-11-19

Pretty sure this was Hank's first time in Denver.  I believe he played up at the Little Bear in Evergreen but I missed that one.  This line up of his early touring band featured Duane Denison of Jesus Lizard.

I think I had gear or media problems that night because this is an incomplete recording of the show.
Still it's a pretty good representation of what he was doing way back in 2000.  Enjoy.

Hank III

Soiled Dove
Denver, CO (USA) - 2000-11-19
(incomplete recording)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (47:34.08)

Country Set

01 Night Time Ramblin' Man                        
02 Wine Spodie Odie
03 I Don't Know
04 One Horse Town
05 Cocaine Blues
06 Trashville
07 Tag A Long

Hellbilly Set

08 White Trash Part 1 (beg. cut)
09 Mary Fuckin' Jane
10 Pistol Packing Mother Fucker
11 Ten Feet Down
12 Metallica - Slayer - Ministry medley
13 Disrespectful - HellBilly