Friday, November 25, 2011

Murder City Devils @ The Starlight, Ft Collins, CO 2000-03-11

These guys were a force of nature on a tiny stage.  I was lucky enough to catch them when they were a rock and roll beast.  Like and angry rooster with blades on it's feet cutting everything up in it's path..  This post documents a cold March weekend back in 2000.  Doesn't seem like it was 11 year ago but I guess it was.

The main recording is of the show MCD played at the greatly loved, and greatly missed, Starlight in Ft Collins Colorado.  Tacked on to the end are a few tracks from the night before at the also greatly loved and much missed 15th Street Tavern.

The doors were at 3:30 or so and MCD played about 5.  It was weird being in a bar watching rock and roll so early.  They played so early because The Royal Crown Revue was playing later that night at the same venue.  Anybody remember the swing revival?  Yeah that's what I thought.  I also thought they were dicks for making The Amazing Royal Crowns change their name.  Anyway....

Here is my recording of the night with some extra songs from the 15th Street Tavern the night before.

Murder City Devils

The Starlight
Ft Collins, CO

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: MD-722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (46:50.24)

01. I Want A Lot Now (So Come On)
02. I Drink The Wine
03. It's In My Heart
04. Idle Hands
05. Dance Hall Music
06. - cock fighting -
07. Bunk House
08. Johnny Thunders
09. Somebody Elses Baby
10. 18 Wheels
11. Broken Glass
12. Murder City Riot
13. Dancing Shoes
14. Press Gang
15. Murder City Riot*
16. Dancing Shoes*
17. Press Gang*
18. Officer*

*Bonus tracks from the 15th Street Tavern Denver, CO 2000-03-10


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lydia Loveless @ Hi Dive, Denver, CO 2011-11-12

Became a big fan of this lady in short order.  Clever song writing and she plays a telecaster.  What's not to love.  If you haven't heard of her go find her stuff and buy it up right now.  Saying she's kind of a more white trashy Neko Case might be a fitting description.

The crowd kind of sucked and was really chatty.  At one point before she starts a song Lydia can be heard to say, kind of under her breath to the inattentive crowd, "And then what happened?"

Maybe they were all there to see Centro Matic and didn't know who she was.  If you don't care enough to watch the band with out loud talking for the entire set, don't stand in front of the stage and yap yap yap.  Go stand by the bar at least.  It's fucking rude.

Lydia Loveless

The Hi Dive
Denver, Colorado, USA

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (42:37.29)

01. Bad Way To Go
02. Always Lose
03. Can't Change Me
04. Steve Earle
05. More Like Them
06. Learn To Say No*
07. Jesus Was A Wino
08. Do Right
09. Paid
10. Crazy

* super chatty woman on this song.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tin Horn Prayer Live @ 3 Kings Tavern, 2011-06-25

Tin Horn Prayer quickly has become one my very favorite homegrown bands.  From the first time I saw them play I was hooked.  They are made up of guys from lots of great bands, Pinhead Circus, Only Thunder, Blackout Pact, to name a few.  I guess you could call them folk punk for lack of a better genre tag.
This show is from a Tom Waits themed showcase of bands that all paid tribute to the man in their own ways.  We get treated to a couple Tom Waits covers from the Tin Horn Prayer boys.  Check it out and enjoy.

Tin Horn Prayer  is
Mike Herrera, Andy Thomas, Scooter James, Ethan Steenson, Dan Gilbert, Eric Epling
Check them out here

Tin Horn Prayer

3 Kings Tavern
Denver, CO 2011-06-25

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Mastered by Dan Utter
Source 1: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > M10
Source 2: SBD > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > MP3
Time: (53:06.26)

01. Better Living
02. - banter -
03. Alls Well That Ends
04. - banter 2 -
05. Call A Priest
06. - banter 3 -
07. Crowbait
08. Memory
09. You Won't
10. Picture In A Frame (Tom Waits)
11. Louis Collins (Mississippi John Hurt)
12. - banter 4 -
13. Crime Scene Cleanup Team
14. Cold Cold Ground (Tom Waits)
15. Wretch
16. - banter 5 -
17. Fighting Sleep
18. Dear Friends


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chuck Ragan live at 3 Kings Tavern, 2010-08-08

This was from a fun night.  It was Only Thunder's last show.  To Be Eaten was also on the bill.  I love shows that are all over the map music wise but just seem to make sense when your standing there watching it.  This is Chuck Ragan's set from that night.   He is accompanied by his crackerjack band featuring Jon Gaunt, Joe Ginsberg, Mitchell Townsend.  The big surprise of the night is when Chuck is joined on stage by Tim McIlrath from Rise Against.  Chuck is great live and I really hope he gets the Revival Tour back in the States sometime in 2012.  Here is my recording of this night.  Enjoy

Chuck Ragan

3 Kings Tavern
Denver, CO 2010-08-08

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source 1: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > M10
Source 2: SBD > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB 
Time: (52:36.00)

01. - intro -
02. Fixin' To Die
03. - banter -
04. Do You Pray
05. Don't Cry
06. - banter 2 -
07. Open The Roads
08. California Burritos*
09. Geraldine
10. Rotterdamn
11. The Boat
12. Cut Em Down
13. - banter 3 -
14. Coal Tattoo
15. Symmetry
16. - banter 4 -
17. The Trench
18. - banter 5 -
19. Between The Lines

* With Tim McIlrath from Rise Against

Chuck Ragan
Jon Gaunt
Joe Ginsberg
Mitchell Townsend