Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heaven and Hell @ Broomfield Events Center, 2007-04-29

Heaven and Hell (aka Dio's Black Sabbath) came to Broomfield's event center back in 2007.  I always really liked Dio and the Sabbath albums that he did.  Compared to Ozzy he can actually sing and I can honestly say I never saw a bad Dio show.  Same can't be said of Ozzy.

My only complaint about this show was no Country Girl in the setlist.

This turned out really nice so please enjoy.

Heaven And Hell

Broomfield Events Center
Broomfield, CO 2007-04-29

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: 108:41

01. After All (The Dead)
02. Mob Rules
03. Children Of The Sea
04. Lady Evil
05. I
06. Sign Of The Southern Cross
07. Voodoo
08. The Devil Cried
09. - drum solo -
10. Computer God
11. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
12. Shadow Of The Wind
13. Die Young
14. Heaven And Hell
15. - encore -
16. Neon Nights


Friday, December 20, 2013

Tomahawk @ The Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 2003-05-10

Well that's two Patton posts in a row.  What can I say I'm a fan.  This is a performance of his band Tomahawk on the Geek Tour that also featured Skeleton Key and the Melvins.  Fun night.



Fox Theater
Boulder, CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (56:44.37)

01 Birdsong
02 God Hates a Coward
03 Flashback
04 Sir Yes Sir
05 Jockstrap
06 Capt. Midnight
07 Point and Click
08 Desastre Natural
09 Mayday
10 Rape This Day
11 Rotgut
12 Laredo
13 Narcosis
14 - improved outro -


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fantômas @ The Bluebird Theater, Denver CO 1999-12-01

The term supergroup gets bandied about in connection with all kinds of unworthy collections of ne'er-do-wells. But I believe the moniker is well suited to this group of gentleman.  All masters of their craft I would submit.  Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and many more , Buzz Osborne of Melvins, Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs & more, Dave Lombardo of Slayer.

I was a fan of all of those groups when I had first heard about Fantômas back in 1998.  To say I was excited was an understatement. I picked up the debut album the day it came out and was not disappointed.  It was different for sure but still accessibly.

This is my capture of their Denver performance on their first tour of the US.  I traded this out a fair amount back in the CDR trading days.  This is a fresh transfer from the original minidisc and a remastering of the recording.  Consider it an upgrade if you've had this before.



Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (53:46.63)

Happy Freakin' Holidaze Tour 1999

01 Warmup
02 Page 1
03 Page 2
04 Page 3
05 Page 4
06 Page 5
07 Page 6
08 Page 8
09 Page 9
10 Page 10
11 Page 12
12 Page 14
13 Page 15
14 Page 16
15 Page 17
16 Page 18
17 Page 19
18 Page 20
19 Page 20 (take 2)
20 Page 22
21 Page 23
22 Page 24
23 Page 26
24 Page 27
25 Page 28
26 Page 29
27 Page 11
28 Page 25
29 Page 21
30 Page 7
31 Page 30
32 Simply Beautiful (Al Green)
33 Chariot Choogle (Marc Bolan)


Monday, December 2, 2013

Demented Are Go @ The Larimer Lounge, Denver CO 2003-02-03

Not a lot of foreign pscychobilly bands roll through Denver.  That holds true today just as it did 10 years ago.  So when these guys came through I had to go see it.  Pretty big crowd for a snowy February night.

This is a recording from the soundboard and the guitar is a little low in the mix.  Not bad though.
All in all a fun listen.

Demented Are Go

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (56:46.32)

01 Love Seeps Like A Festering Sore
02 Call of the Wired
03 Sickness and Truth
04 Blood Beach
05 One Sharp Knife
06 Daddy's Making Monsters
07 Where You Gonna Go
08 Don't Send Me No Flowers
09 Reptile Queen
10 Destruction Boy
11 Funnel of Love
12 Who Put Grandma Under the Stairs?
13 I Wanna Be Your Slave
14 PVC Chair
15 Cripple in the Woods
16 Satans Rejects
17 Now Shes Dead
18 Hellbilly Storm

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Slim Cessna's Auto Club live on the 16th Street Mall.

I worked for an awful company in downtown Denver at the time of this show.  It was during the original internet boom and this company was keeping two sets of books and juggling an eco-compliance company and a kids sporting goods website.  One day we came in and the boss told me that our pay checks were no good and to no bother to cash it.  I wasn't too surprised. It had been kind of shady for awhile.

This Slim Cessna's Auto Club show took place in the early afternoon on workday.  I went to lunch and my regular noon time and just didn't go back until after 2 or so.  Fuck that place.  Enough context let me tell you about the show.

In the yesterdays of the early 00's there used be a Virgin Megastore down on the 16th Street mall here in Denver.  On this day Slim and his band set up and played outside in the courtyard next too it.  In view of the escalator and the Banana Republic store.

The Auto Club was playing to promote their new album Always Say Please And Thank You.  Their performance features many songs from that album and some older classics.  I think the sound is really nice on this one.  Enjoy!

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Virgin Record Megastore
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (53:33.02)

01 Viceroy Filter King
02 Goddamn Blue Yodel Number 7
03 Last Song About Satan
04 Hold My Head
05 My Only Friend
06 Mothers Daughter
07 Pine Box
08 Jesus Christ
09 Jackson's Hole
10 Kristin And Billy
11 Cold Cold Eyes
12 Little Earthquake
13 Unto The Day

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Perfect Circle live in Denver, CO 2000-09-01

A Perfect Circle on tour four their first album back in 2000.  Way sold out if I recall.
My first wife wanted to go to this show so I got tickets.  I was a fan of Tool but not a huge fan.  Especially since they had started playing arenas by now and I just don't care for giant shows like that most of the time.
Hell this venue is on the about the limit of venue size that I care for.

I had heard the APC album too and didn't hate it but it didn't blow my skirt up either.  Night of the show she decided that she didn't want to go.  No way I wanted to eat the cost of the tickets and frankly I wanted to get out of the house.  Ended up selling her ticket out front for the most over face value that I have every gotten.  Dude was hot to trot to get into the show.

Anyway this isn't the best recording I've ever made but is hardly the worst.  I think the biggest problem with it is that it sounds like the Fillmore.  Big and boomy, filled up with a bunch of yahoos.   Still it's very listenable especially during the less bombastic songs.  It is what it is.  The Cure / Ozzy cover is like chocolate and peanut butter.  Just born to go together.  Enjoy.

A Perfect Circle

Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (62:21.18)

01 intro
02 Magdalena
03 The Hollow
04 Sleeping Beauty
05 Orestes
06 Breña
07 Thomas
08 Thinking of You
09 Rose
10 Renholdër
11 3 Libras
12 Diary of a Lovesong (Ozzy / The Cure)
13 Over
14 Judith

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Team Sleep live @ The Bluebird, Denver, CO 2005-07-21

Team Sleep is a side project of Deftones front man Chino Moreno.  For being around for so long their output has been pretty small.  Only one official album has been released and a handful of soundtrack and compilation tracks.  There are some demos that got leaked back the early 2000s as well.

I've been a big Deftones / Chino fan for a long time so I was stoked that Team Sleep was coming Denver back in 2005.  They didn't disappoint.  They played the relativelty small Bluebird Theater.

It was super loud and my only other recollection of this show was towards the end this couple stood in front of me and out made out in full "get a room you two" style.  I guess Team Sleep just stirred their passion.

Overall a nice set from the band including a couple songs like "Scarf Bitch" that haven't appeared on any releases.  Enjoy.

Team Sleep

Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (72:02.63)

01 Your Skull Is Red
02 Iceache
03 Our Ride To The Rectory
04 Ever (Foreign Flag)
05 Blvd. Nights
06 King Diamond (Revenge Of The Nerds Rap)
07 Scarf Bitch
08 Ever Since W.W. I
09 Mercedes
10 Solid Gold
11 Ataraxia
12 Staring At The Queen
13 Natalie Portman

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gibby Haynes & His Problem @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO 2004-09-18

I kind of remember not liking the album Gibby put out with His Problem.  Maybe that is why I filed this away and sat on it for so long.  9 years latter while listening to it to figure out the set list I was thinking it sounded pretty good.

Just as weird and psychedelic as the Butthole Surfers.  More on the mellow side of that coin.  If you are hoping that he played a bunch of B.S. stuff you are going to be disappointed.  He only does one B.S. song. but on the plus side he does a very extended version of The Fuckemos song New Mexico.  You might have heard The Lemonheads version on the cover album they put out a few years back.

I couldn't figure out what track 6 is.  Some of the lyrics seem to be from a Captain and Tennille song but not enough for me to call it a cover.  If any of you readers know what it is I would love to hear about it in the comment.  Thanks.


Gibby Haynes & His Problem

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (77:26.36)

01 Charlie
02 Kaiser
03 Woo
04 Nights
05 Stop Foolin'
06 Unknown Song
07 I Need Some Help
08 15000
09 Superman
10 Redneck Sex
11 Letter
12 - instrumental -
13 Dream Machine
14 Goofy's Concern
15 New Mexico (FuckEmos)

Botch @ The Bluebird Theater, Denver CO 2001-10-21

Photo credit

Botch was opening up for the Murder City Devils this night in Denver.  I believe at the time I had heard of Botch but had never seen them.  They blew the roof off the place.

This was an all ages show and at the time they usually put the under 21 people upstairs in the blacony of the Bluebird.  Well Botch didn't like that and the theater made everyone finish their drinks and go upstairs so that the floor could be all ages.  It made sense really because both Botch and the Murder City Devils were drawing a young crowd.

Here is my recording of Botch on that evening.  Enjoy.


Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (43:29.61)

01 To Our Friends In The Great White North
02 C. Thomas Howell as the Soul Man
03 Vietmam
04 Transitions From Persona to Object
05 Framce
06 St. Matthew Returns to the Womb
07 Hutton's Great Heat Engine
08 Micaragua

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Devotchka @ Riot Fest - Byers CO 2013-09-22

Devotchka played at the same time as Rancid so there wasn't very many people that stuck around in the rain to watch them.  They were kind of the odd man out on the Riot Fest bill anyway.  Still I was excited to see them.  It's been a long time since I had.  I think the last time was way back in 2004 or 5 when I saw them open up for Marilyn Manson.  Speaking of odd billings.

Did I mention the rain?  It was a constant downpour during their set.  In the quite parts you can hear the rain hitting the hood of my jacket.  The band played on undaunted by the weather.



Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (39:01.49)

01 Head Honcho
02 We're Leaving
03 All The Sand In All The Sea
04 Poland
05 I Cried Like A Silly Boy
06 Queen of the Surface Streets
07 Such a Lovely Thing

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bad Religion @ Riot Fest - Byers, CO 2013-09-22

Bad Religion was the first band to play once they re-opened the festival site after the inclement weather.  The ground was a sloppy mess but at least it had stopped raining.  For the moment anyway.  The rain did return.

Greg Graffin comments on how good the food smells being grilled and hopes that he gets to have a sausage before the end of the set.  Sure enough right before No Direction someone shows up with some grilled meat on a bun for him.  I've seen a lot of shows but that is the first time I've ever seen concessions delivered to the stage.

Nice mix of old and new songs.  The sound is a little rough at first but gets better as it goes along and as I got closer.  Enjoy.

Bad Religion

Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (40:18.64)

01 New Dark Ages
02 True North
03 Twenty First Century (Digital Boy)
04 Generator
05 Fuck You
06 Dharma and the Bomb
07 You
08 - sausage interlude
09 No Direction
10 Beyond Electric Dreams
11 American Jesus
12 Fuck Armageddon... This Is Hell
13 Sorrow
14 Infected

* missing the first few songs

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kylesa @ Hi Dive 2007-02-07

Kylesa was still touring behind it's 2006 release of Time Will Fuse Its Worth at this show.  So the setlist is heavy with tracks from that release.  With a couple older songs and a Pink Floyd cover thrown in.

They opened up for Wino's band The Hidden Hand.  This was my first time seeing both of the bands and became an instant fan.  I think this turned out really nice and I hope you enjoy it.


HI Dive
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (38:53.08)

01 What Becomes An End
02 Hollow Severer
03 Where The Horizon Unfolds
04 A 110 Degree Heat Index
05 Descend Within
06 Identity Defined
07 Train Of Thought
08 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Pink Floyd)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Hidden Hand @ Hi Dive, Denver, CO 2007-02-07

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has, and is, in a lot of bands.  Sadly I think this one, The Hidden Hand, is no more.
If your a fan of any of his other bands and are not familiar with these guys do yourself a favor and check it out.  It's right up that doom / stoner rock vein that he mines so fruitfully.

Hidden Hand

HI Dive
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (56:01.22)

01 - intro -
02 Desensitized
03 The Crossing
04 Dark Horizons
05 The Lesson
06 Purple Neon Dream
07 Magdalene
08 Sunblood
09 Ressurection Of Whiskey Foote
10 Slow Rain
11 The Last Tree
12 Vulcan's Children

Monday, October 21, 2013

Two Cow Garage @ The Lion's Lair, Denver, CO 2013-10-18

My first almost experience with Two Cow Garage was going to be in Lincoln Nebraska back in 2005.  They were supposed to open up for Slobberbone.  I think their van broke down and they didn't make it that night.  The name was off kilter enough that I didn't forget it and I figured if Slobberbone was going to have them open they must be decent.

Fast forward a couple years later and I find out Denver's own Suburban Home is going to be putting out a Two Cow Garage album and that they were coming to town.  I finally got to see them play live and loved it from the first note.  They just brought the exact kind of sound that I was seeking.

They have put out a couple album since then and some solo records by Shane and Micah.  Not a dud in the bunch.  TCG is a solid rock n roll outfit.  If your not familiar with their music I can't recommend it highly enough.

Last Friday was a full on Two Cow Garage day.  First up I helped out my buddy Dammit Damian capture his first ever live in front of an audience Mostly Harmless podcast at the Mutiny Information Cafe here in Denver.  He talked to the band about a variety of subjects and Micah and Shane handed a guitar back and forth for some song.
Check out his podcast here:
TWO COW GARAGE Live interview and acoustic taping at Mutiny Information Exchange!

Here is a video I shot of TCG covering Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run at the Lion's Lair.

These guys are currently out on the road promoting their new album The Death of the Self Preservation Society so if they are coming anywhere near you I recommend checking it out.

10-21:Salt Lake City, UT- Burts Tiki Lounge
10-24: Bellevue, WA- House Show
10-25: Seattle, WA- Sunset tavern
10-26: Portland, OR- Dante’s
10-28: Oakland, CA- The Nightlight
10-29: Sparks, NV- The Alley
10-30:Los Angeles, CA- The Mint
11-1: Fullerton, CA- The Slidebar
11-2: Scottsdale, AZ- Pub Rock
11-7: Ft Worth, TX- Magnolia Motor Lounge
11-8: Little Rock, AR- Stickyz
11-9: Nashville, TN- The Basement

For more information on TWO COW GARAGE, please visit:

To find MICAH SCHNABEL’s Solo works visit:

To find SHANE SWEENEY’s solo work visit:

Also, Please check out David Murph Murphy’s band Ghost Shirt:

Finally here is my recording of TCG's performance at the Lion's Lair.

Two Cow Garage

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

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-500N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (87:18.56)

01 Geri
02 My Friend Adam
03 Gape and Shudder
04 Should've California
05 The Little Prince and Johnny Toxic
06 - stage banter -
07 Glass City
08 Jackson, Don't You Worry
09 Born To Run (Springsteen)
10 Skinny Legged Girl
11 Soundtrack To My Summer
12 The Death of the Self Preservation Society
13 Annie, Get Your Guns
14 Mantle in '56
15 Your Humble Narrator
16 Pantomime
17 No Shame
18 Lucy and the Butcher Knife
19 Hey Cinderella
20 Swingset Assassin
21 Come Back To Shelby
22 My Great Gatsby
23 Folksinger's Heart
24 Bastards and Bridesmaids
25 What Dying Is For

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Against Me! @ Riot Fest - Byers, CO 2013-09-21

For a band that has been going for more then a decade now Against Me! shows no signs of slowing up.  If anything I think their best years might be ahead of them.  I can't wait to hear their new album. 

Live they always bring it and this day at Riot Fest was no exception.  The only downside was the sun was setting right behind the band so it made it hard to look up and watch the show.  Nice mix of songs across the Against Me catalog an some new tunes as well.  Enjoy.

Against Me!

Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (52:09.74)

01 FuckMyLife666
02 Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
03 Cliché Guevara
04 Unconditional Love
05 New Wave
06 I Was a Teenage Anarchist
07 Transgender Dysphoria Blues
08 Don't Lose Touch
09 True Trans Soul Rebel
10 Turn Those Clapping Hands into Angry Balled Fists
11 Drinking with the Jocks
12 White People For Peace
13 Walking Is Still Honest
14 Black Me Out
15 Thrash Unreal
16  Sink, Florida, Sink

Monday, September 30, 2013

Superchunk @ Riot Fest - Byers, CO 2013-09-21

While I've dug Superchunk for a bunch of years for some reason I had just never seen them live.  I thought they played a great set at Riot Fest.  Good stuff.  Enjoy.


Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (55:56.63)

01 This Summer
02 FOH
03 Me and You and Jackie Mittoo
04 Skip Steps 1 and 3
05 Package Thief
06 Staying Home
07 Void
08 Out Of The Sun
09 Driveway To Driveway
10 Watery Hands
11 Crossed Wires
12 Detroit Has A Skyline
13 Digging For Something
14 Slack Motherfucker
15 Throwing Things
16 Precision Auto

Saturday, September 28, 2013

FLAG @ Riot Fest - Byers CO, 2013-09-22

Loud Fast Rules!!  Right on the heels of Public Enemy on the next stage over FLAG tore into it.  Super Loud!!!  Also right as a weather front was blowing in.  The wind picked up almost right away and blew one of the side banners hanging from the stage loose.  The crew scrambled to lower the speakers and secure everything from the approaching storm while the band played on.  20 minutes in or so they cut power to the PA and emergency weather announcements started to be heard.

Then we were told to evacuate the site.  It appeared that a storm with 1" hail, strong wind, rain, and lightning was headed out way.  It turned out that the worst of it mostly missed the farm.  We just got rained on and wind blown.  After 2+ hours the reopened the site and all the scheduled bands still played.  Mostly in a downpour the later it got.

The combination of the volume from the stage and the uptic in the wind take a toll on the quality of this recording.  Vocals are clear though.  It is what it is.  Warts and all.  Enjoy.


Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (25:28.49)

01 - intro -
02 Revenge
03 Fix Me
04 Police Story
05 I Don't Care
06 Depression
07 I've Had It
08 No Values
09 My War
10 No More
11 Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
12 White Minority
13 - Keith speaks -
14 Jealous Again
15 - evacuation warning -

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rocket From The Crypt @ Riot Fest, Byers CO, 2013-09-21

It's been a decade since I last got to see Rocket From The Crypt and I sure have missed seeing them.  Sure their were some heavy hitters on the Riot Fest bill but RFTC being on it convinced me that I had to go.

They still sound great and they played a nice mix of material across their career.  Enjoy.

Rocket From The Crypt

Riot Fest - May Farms
Byers Colorado (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (53:02.31)

01 I Know
02 Panic Scam
03 Made for You
04 - interlude -
05 Sturdy Wrists
06 Dollar
07 Middle
08 Born in '69
09 On a Rope
10 Young Livers
11 Boychucker
12 Straight American Slave
13 I'm Not Invisible
14 Ditch Digger
15 Dick on a Dog
16 Glazed
17 - band introductions -
18 Come See Come Saw