Sunday, April 13, 2014

Drive-by Truckers @ 15th Street Tavern, Denver CO 2002-10-17

Man the 15th Street Tavern was a great place to see a show back in the day.  At the end of the 90's and into the early 00s it was "the" place to see up and coming bands in Denver.  I saw tons and tons of great bands there.  Including these guys, The Drive-by Truckers on their tour for Southern Rock Opera.  They play a bunch of choice cuts from that album and some songs that later ended up on other albums this night.  And some rare gems like TVA.  Looking back this was an amazing setlist. 

I got to thinking about this show recently as I have really gotten back into the DBTs recently with their amazing new release English Oceans.  I wouldn't have hesitated to say that they were one of my very favorite bands back in 2002.  Over the years they have always had quality output but like a lot of bands that go on this long there is bound to be years where the spark just isn't there. I didn't even really have very high hopes for English Oceans until I heard Cooley had written a bunch of the songs.  They are back with a spark and a fire that I think has been missing on the last couple releases.  I predict that it will be on a lot of top 10 lists at the end of 2014

Next weekend they will be playing at a much bigger venue then the 15th Street Tavern.  They have ascended to the 3000+ capacity Fillmore.  I'm bummed that I'm not going to be able to make that one.  There are at least 4 other shows going on that night in Denver that I want to see.  So tough decisions need to be made.
I am going to try to catch their instore at Twist and Shout records on the afternoon of their show here.  That will probably be as close as I'm going to get to seeing these guys in a small environment an time soon.


Drive-by Truckers

15th Street Tavern
Denver, CO

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (111:39.64)

01 Living Bubba
02 Do It Yourself
03 Ronnie And Neil
04 72 (This Highway's Mean)
05 Don't Be In Love Around Me
06 - Denver Kicks Boulders Ass -
07 Separation Day
08 Dead Drunk And Naked
09 Guitar Man Upstairs
10 Bulldozers And Dirt
11 The Deeper In
12 The Sinkhole
13 Marry Me
14 Zip City
15 Let There Be Rock
16 - encore break -
17 Buttholeville
18 TVA
19 Uncle Frank
20 Your Daddy Hates Me
21 People Who Died

Patterson Hood
Jason Isbell
Mike Cooley
Brad Morgan
Earl Hicks


Friday, March 7, 2014

The Drams @ Benders Taverns, Denver, CO 2007-02-05

Out of the ashes of the Denton Texas band Slobberbone came The Drams.  I was a huge Slobberbone fan so I was happy to see them continuing on in some form.

I recall and Brent Best mentions that this was a Monday night show.  Attendance was on the low side as is typical of weeknight shows.  But pretty much everyone that was there was a fan so it made for a really nice time.  Good mix of new Drams tunes, some Slobberbone numbers, and Neil Young cover.

I never though Benders sounded very good but this is pretty nice.  Thanks to Dan Utter for doing a fresh mastering job on it last night.  Enjoy.

The Drams

Benders Tavern
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Remastered by: 9450 Digital
Time: (75:16.51)

01 Unhinged
02 Hummalong
03 You Won't Forget
04 - interlude -
05 Never You Mind
06 Shortsighted
07 Crudely Drawn
08 Des Moines
09 Give Me Back My Dog
10 Burned (Neil Young)
11 Homemade Biscuits
12 Billy Pritchard
13 I Can Tell Your Love Is Waning
14 Make A Book
15 Robert Cole


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Drag The River @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO 2014-01-17

Great lineup for this show.  Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels, and The Hollyfelds warming up the crowd for a full band Drag The River show.  First in a long time.  I think it's been 3 years since the last full band DTR show I saw.  Needless to say I've been looking forward to this show for a while now.

Drag didn't disappoint and surprised me by busting out a full electric show.  No acoustic guitars to be seen.  Chad played a gold top Les Paul the whole night.  I've seen him play bass before but this was new.

I think it really enhanced the quite to loud dynamic and just all round sounded rocking.  Another change was without the acoustic guitars they reeled in the sprawling setlists they have played in the past.  On and off in a satisfying 90 minutes.

The crowd was drunk and boisterous and enjoying themselves on a Friday night in Denver.  Good times!


Drag The River

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Mastered by: 9450Digital
Source: MBHO KA-500N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (84:40.13)

01 Hey,Tonight (Creedence)
02 Hang Dog
03 Witchita Skyline
04 Not That Kind
05 Black in Bloom
06 Marooned
07 Medicine
08 Song For Robin Reichhardt
09 Get Drunk
10 Mars Motors
11 Hybrid Moments (Misfits)
12 Booze N' Pills
13 Beautiful & Damned
14 Br00tal
15 Brookfield
16 Me & Joe Drove Out To California...
17 Leavin' In The Morning
18 Calloused Heart #2
19 Tired & Fired
20 Here's to the Losers
21 History With History
22 Lizzy
23 Dancing In The Moonlight (Thin Lizzy)
24 Amazing G
25 The Other Side of OK
26 Having a Party (Sam Cooke)
27 Death Of The Life Of The Party
28 Crocodile
29 Life of Ruin
30 Spiderman Wolfman


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gossip @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO 2006-03-13

Not sure how the Gossip got on my radar.  I think at this show I had heard of them certainly.  I ended up at this show because my then local favorites Ghost Buffalo were opening.  I didn't really know what to expect.

Turns out that I was blow away by their live energy.  What a fun show.  This was right before they / Beth sort of took Europe by storm.

I've been meaning to post this one for a while now.  I really love how it sounds.  The mix is perfect.

The Gossip

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (54:39.40)

01 - intro -
02 Yr Mangled Heart
03 Fire - Sign
04 Jealous Girls
05 Coal To Diamonds
06 Standing In The Way Of Control
07 Swing Low
08 Jason's Basement
09 Keeping You Alive
10 Nite
11 Yesterday's News
12 Arkansas Heat
13 Listen Up
14 - encore -
15 Ain't It The Truth
16 Don't Make Waves


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OLD MAN MARKLEY Live interview and Acoustic show at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway!

Today on the TTTAT blog I present a collaboration between myself and the Mostly Harmless Podcast.

Mostly Harmless is the brainchild of Dammit Damian and he interviews bands / musicians coming through Colorado.  We have joined forces for some live events on occasion.  This time wonderful punky bluegrass band Old Man Markley.  They were in town opening up for the Reverend Horton Heat and came by Illegal Pete's for a little happy hour show.  Damian starts it off with a brief interview and then the band plays a quick 7 songs set.  Fun times.

Check out both the audio and video over at Mostly Harmless

Here are some pictures I took of the event.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

AFI @ Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton CO 2001-07-08

This might have been the last Warped Tour that I have been too.  I started to feel really old being there.  Some where on this recording a kid calls me sir.  No wait I remember I went in 2002 as well that was the last year.

2001 was the year that a huge storm blew in and rained out most of the bands in the afternoon.  Then despite it clearing up and a couple more bands playing they pulled the plug on the whole thing.  Parking lot was a nightmare I recall.

AFI played before the downpour but you can hear Davey mention the dark clouds.

Also overheard, random guy1 "It smells like a whorehouse over here!!"  random guy2 "Oh that's just Guttermouth"  Ha Ha

This isn't the best recording but I think it's a pretty enjoyable listen.


Warped Tour
Adams Country Fairgrounds
Brighton,CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (30:27.15)

01 Strength Through Wounding
02 Sacrifice Theory
03 The Prayer Position
04 Ever and a Day
05 Cruise Control
06 God Called In Sick Today
07 The Despair Factor
08 Midnight Sun
09 The Days of the Phoenix
10 Totalimmortal


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Reverend Horton Heat @ (The World Famous) Lion's Lair, Denver CO 2005-01-08

I noticed  in my daily news feed that it's Elvis's birthday today.  That made me think of this Reverend Horton Heat show where I remembered him playing some Elvis songs.  I checked and sure enough this show was on Elvis's birthday 9 years ago.

I hung out at the Lion's Lair a lot back when I lived in Capital Hill.  The Rev had played there a few times.  I think it was also on this day that I was hanging out early when the band showed up.  I recall the drummer walking in and saying "Not this place again!".  He might not have loved the Lair but I always loved a RHH show at the Lair.

Instead of the same old stale set that you would see him play at the Ogden. He would bust out fun covers and older songs that he doesn't play very often.  Always a good time.

I pulled it out of the archive and I think it sounds pretty nice. Figured I'd share it.  Enjoy.

The Reverend Horton Heat

(The World Famous) Lion's Lair
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 (69Hz roll off) > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC

01. - intro -
02. Happy Camper
03. Callin' In Twisted
04. Revival
05. Indigo Friends
06. I Can't Surf
07. Wiggle Stick
08. 400 Bucks
09. Race With The Devil
10. Jezebel
11. In Your Wildest Dreams
12. Bad Reputation
13. Party Mad
14. Big Little Baby
15. Thanks A Lot
16. Marijuana
17. Love Me (Elvis)
18. That's All Right Mama (Elvis)
19. - interlude -
20. If It Ain't Got Rhythm
21. Goin' Back Home
22. Lonesome Train Whistle
23. It's Martini Time
24. Bales of Cocaine
25. Devil's Chasing Me