Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Briefs @ The Summit Music Hall, Denver CO, 2016-06-02

It had been well over a decade since I had seen the Briefs.  The last time was in the early aughts at the Climax Lounge in Denver.  They came out on stage and instead of their normal skinny ties they all had grocery store trout hanging from their necks.  That lasted maybe 30 seconds before the fish got tossed into the crowd.  And then tossed back on stage.  A super gross game of catch.  Fish ended up smashed all over the floor.

I was glad not to get a repeat of that night.  Just all the punk rock hits.  Enjoy

The Briefs

Summit Music Hall
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (35:59.19)

01 (I Think) My Baby Is a Communist
02 Shoplifting At Macy's
03 Medication
04 Sylvia
05 Rotten Love
06 I'm a Raccoon
07 Silver Bullet
08 Stuck on You
09 Orange Alert
10 Dead in the Suburbs
11 Getting Hit on at the Bank
12 Destroy the USA
13 Forty and Above
14 Ain't It the Truth
15 Poor and Weird


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Bronx @ The Riot Room, Kansas City MO, 2016-06-17

Hell Yeah!!!!  The Bronx rules!!!!  This isn't my recording but the audio was passed to me by my friend Jim Hucks (Denco83) to post on my site since I'm a big fan.  You can check out his video of the show here.

The Bronx are a band that I have loved from the first note of theirs that I ever heard.  I was immediately a fan.  One of the select bands that I own pretty much all of their releases and I have seen many many times.

So I was extra stoked that Jim shared this with me.  It my pleasure to share it with you now.  Enjoy

The Bronx

The Riot Room
Kansas City, MO (USA)  2016-06-17

Recorded by: Jim Hucks (Denco83)
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? Tascam > WAV
Transfer: WAV > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (58:58.40)

01 - intro -
02 Heart Attack American
03 Mouth Money
04 Rape Zombie
05 I Got Chills
06 The Unholy Hand
07 Shitty Future
08 Too Many Devils
09 Pilot Light
10 - judgement free zone -
11 Knifeman
12 Six Days A Week
13 White Guilt
14 White Tar
15 Youth Wasted
16 False Alarm
17 They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)
18 History's Stranglers

Vince Hidalgo filled in for Joby Ford on guitar this night.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Steely Dan @ Red Rocks, Morrison CO, 2016-06-13

I can appreciate that Steely Dan is a great band, and Steve Winwood who opened, but it's just not the kind of music I listen to on a regular basic.  Nor are these kind of concerts where you would normally find me.

A good friend called me months ago and floated the idea of me tagging along on for this one and I figured why not.  I had never seen Steely Dan or Steve Winwood.  Red Rocks is always an amazing experience too.

Well I definitely got more than I had bargained for in the experience department at this show.  About 15 minutes into Steve Winwood's set it started raining.  It had been intermittently sprinkling on and off all afternoon so not a big surprise.  Then it started coming down really hard and a man came on the stage and said "the show isn't canceled but you should go seek shelter right now".  Then it started hailing.  For about 15 minutes straight.  Marble to pea sized in general.  Not fun.  We hunkered down and waited for it to blow over.  I got totally soaked.  On the plus side it stayed pretty warm after the weather blew over.

Recording at Red Rocks can be tough.  After the weather blew through we were blessed with a totally calm night with damp heavy air.  That contributed to some great acoustics.  Even though I wasn't very close I think this turned out really nice.  Enjoy!!

Steely Dan

Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Run time: (117:21.19)

01 November Afternoon
02 Black Cow
03 Aja
04 Hey Nineteen
05 Black Friday
06 Show Biz Kids
07 Kid Charlemagne
08 Two Against Nature
09 Razor Boy
10 Bodhisattva
11 Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More
12 Babylon Sisters
13 I Want To (Do Everything for You)
14 Josie
15 Peg
16 My Old School
17 Reelin' in the Years
18 - encore -
19 Pretzel Logic
20 The Untouchables


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Too Tall Dan Blowing Some Harmonica. R.I.P. Dan Utter

Not a post that I wanted to make for sure.  It's been a few months since Dan passed and he is very much missed by myself and his many friends and family.  He was a big presence and won't soon be forgotten.

I tried to get started on this compilation of Dan sitting in with various people not long after he passed but it was just to hard to revisit those memories at the time.  This weekend it felt like it was time and I enjoyed hearing my old friend do one of the things he loved the most.  Playing the harmonica.

He was a friendly gregarious dude so he had gotten to know a lot of musicians over the years.  He got to sit in and blow harp with lots and lots of people.  This small comp doesn't even scratch the surface.  I went though my archive of live recordings and pulled out what I though were some nice sounding examples of Dan doing his thing.  Even if you didn't know my friend Dan there are some nice tracks here with Jon Snodgrass from Drag The River, Cory Branan, Michael Dean Dameron, Bryan Hartley, and Lenny Lashley.  Enjoy.

Too Tall Dan Blowing Some Harmonica
R.I.P. Dan Utter

01 Bryan Hartley - Calhoun City
02 Jon Snodgrass - Oxes and Horses
03 Cory Branan - Sour Mash
04 Michael Dean Damron - Westboro Baptist Church
05 Devils Backbone Revival - Wagon Wheel
06 Cory Branan - Tame
07 Jon Snodgrass - Calloused Heart No2
08 Michael Dean Damron - Gone
09 Lenny Lashley - Two Robbers

1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 Recorded at Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO
5 Recorded and the Contenental Club, Denver CO

1 - 2011-09-22
2,3,7 - 2009-05-07
4,8 - 2012-04-21
5 - 2008-07-06
6,9 - 2010-12-17

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > JKLabs / Niaant Littlebox > M10 / JB3
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3