Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lucero @ Westword Music Showcase, Denver CO, 2007-06-16

Here is Lucero at the Westword Music Showcase playing right before Dinosaur Jr back in 2007. 
Ben Nichols even comments about how excited he is to see them.

The were on tour for the Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers album.  No horn section yet but Rick Steff is on keyboard. 

Fun setlist with some now classic tunes.  Tears Don't Matter Much is a barn burner!!

Good tight rock n roll from these road dogs on this evening.  And early enough to ensure that the band wasn't as loose as they might have been at a late night show during this era. 

Great to see that 10 years on from this show they are bigger than ever and still writing fantastic rock n roll songs.  Cheers to Lucero.

Lucero

Westword Music Showcase
Outdoor Stage
Denver, CO (USA)
2007-06-16

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (59:06.16)

01 - intro -
02 That Much Further West
03 I Can Get Us Out of Here Tonight
04 Sixteen
05 Nights Like These
06 Kiss the Bottle
07 Joining the Army
08 Last Night in Town
09 I'll Just Fall
10 Bikeriders
11 The Mountain
12 Hold Fast
13 California
14 Sleeps When She Dreams
15 My Best Girl
16 Tears Don't Matter Much
17 Fistful Of Tears

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dinosaur Jr @ Westword Music Showcase, Denver CO, 2007-06-16



Ran across a DVD the other day that had this and a couple other sets that I had recorded back in 2007 at the Westword Music Showcase.  The sounded really nice so I figured I would get them posted.

This was a couple years after they are reunited and were on tour for their first new album in years.  Beyond that came out on Fat Possum.

Sounds really nice.  Enjoy.

Dinosaur Jr

Westword Music Showcase
Outdoor Stage
Denver, CO (USA)
2007-06-16


Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (68:52.67)


01 Almost Ready
02 Bulbs of Passion
03 Back to Your Heart
04 Been There All the Time
05 Little Fury Things
06 Out There
07 This Is All I Came to Do
08 Feel the Pain
09 - interlude -
10 Pick Me Up
11 Crumble
12 Forget the Swan
13 Freak Scene
14 - encore -
15 Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
16 Chunks (Last Rights)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sacred Reich @ Marquis Theater, Denver CO 2017-09-18



I love thrash metal and all the bands the came out of that mid to late 80s era.  Sacred Reich quickly became one of my favorites once I heard them.  Saw them for the first time on the Surf Nicaragua tour in 1989.  Caught them again multiple times.

One very memorable show they headlined over Forbidden and believe it or not Faith No More.  The Real Thing had just come out and no one had quite caught on yet.  The metal crowd did not give them a warm reception. 

Another time with amazing Seattle thrashers Forced Entry and Obituary on their Slowly We Rot tour.  Amazing show That was the beginning of the 90s and Grunge came in and metal waned quite a bit and the thrash revolution was over.

It has made a resurgence in the last decade though so I was excited to see that Sacred Reich was touring again and had a Denver date.

Crowd was full of old metal head dudes just as I expected and a good time was had by all.  Like the fan base the band was looking a little older as well but still sounded great.  They had played a bunch of dates in Europe just prior to this so they were road tight.

I think this turned out pretty nice.  Enjoy.

Sacred Reich

Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-09-18

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (75:30.05)

01 - intro -
02 Ignorance
03 Administrative Decisions
04 - banter 1 -
05 One Nation
06 Love...Hate
07 - banter 2 -
08 Victim of Demise
09 Violent Solutions
10 Crimes Against Humanity
11 Who's to Blame
12 I Don't Know
13 - banter 3 -
14 Free
15 Independent
16 War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
17 The American Way
18 - encore -
19 Death Squad
20 Surf Nicaragua

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Secret Chiefs 3 @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2017-09-23




Spectacular opening set from Secret Chiefs 3.  I think I was even more excited to see these guys than Dead Cross.  In my mind it was a co headlining show.  Both bands were power houses.

Hopefully we will get to see SC3 out on the road again soon.  It had been awhile since they had come though last.  Don't pass up a chance to catch them live if they come near you.

Enjoy.

Secret Chiefs 3

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-09-23

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (48:51.35)

01 Dolorous Stroke
02 Tistrya
03 Saptarshi
04 RFID Slaverider
05 Codex Alimentarius
06 Agenda 21
07 Vajra
08 Personae: Halloween (John Carpenter)
09 The 4 (The Great Ishraqi Sun)
10 Brazen Serpent

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dead Cross @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2017-09-23











Been following the development of Dead Cross for awhile now.  Well before Mike Patton got involved.  I heard a recording of one of their early shows with the original vocalist Gabe Serbian and was instantly intrigued.  Was looking forward to a studio release.

When I heard Gabe left and Mike Patton had stepped into the vocalist position I was a little surprised but certainly not bummed.  I'm a fan of pretty much anything Mr. Patton does.

So when the announced a tour with Secret Chiefs 3 as support I knew that it was going to be a not to be missed show.  That was a totally correct assessment. 

Here is the show from the Ogden Theater in Denver along with the sound check.

I'll be getting the Secret Chiefs 3 show up soon.  Enjoy.


Dead Cross

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-09-23

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (61:15.08)

01 Seizure and Desist
02 Idiopathic
03 Obedience School
04 Shillelagh
05 New No 2
06 - Happy Birthday -
07 Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus)
08 Divine Filth
09 Grave Slave
10 The Future Has Been Cancelled
11 Prisoner - New No 1
12 Gag Reflex
13 Church of the Motherfuckers
14 - encore -
15 Raining Blood - Epic (tease)
16 Suck My Ass It Smells (GG Allin)
17 Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedy's)

Bonus track

18 Soundcheck

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, September 4, 2017

Earthless @ The Marquis, Denver CO, 2017-09-02






So many bands played at Psycho Vegas that it was impossible to catch them all.  Sometimes it was a bummer since I will probably never get another chance to see The Rods for instance.  But Earthless was one of the bands that I knew was coming to Denver shortly after.  It made it easier to miss them in Vegas.

Earthless delivered a smoking set and even gave the enthusiastic crowd and encore.  Great show.

If you get a change to catch these dudes live do it.  The don't get out that often.
Go buy their records too.

Enjoy

Earthless

The Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-09-02

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (75:50.47)

01 Uluru Rock
02 Violence of the Red Sea
03 Sonic Prayer
04 New Song
05 - encore -
06 Cherry Red (The Groundhogs)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Slo Burn @ Psycho Vegas, Las Vegas NV, 2017-08-18








Psycho Vegas 2017 had a killer line up but the fact Slo Burn was on the bill sealed the deal for me.

Slo Burn's only official release came out in 1997 and they played some shows back then but not enough for me to ever have a chance to see them.  They lay dormant mostly since then.  Never thought I would ever get a chance either.  So I was pretty stoked to hear that they were active again.

They hit Vegas after playing a string of dates over in Europe so we got them road tight and rocking.  Their set more than met my expectations.  So good.

Had some issues with my normal gear so in a last ditch effort to capture Slo Burn's set I just used my M10's internal mics.  Not hoping for anything worthwhile.  I figured I was wasting my time but just in-case I hit record and let it roll.  So happy I did.  This is certainly not the best recording I've ever made but it turned out surprisingly well.  Totally listenable and enjoyable.

Psycho Vegas
The Joint
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
2017-08-18

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : M10 internals
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (54:46.23)

01 Muezli
02 Wheelfall
03 Round Trip
04 Positiva
05 The Prizefighter
06 Son of God
07 - banter -
08 Cactus Jumper
09 Conception (New song)
10 Roman Candles (New song)
11 July
12 Pilot the Dune

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, August 26, 2017

EYEHATEGOD @ Marquis Theater, Denver CO, 2017-08-11










Been a fan of these guys awhile now but this was my first time seeing them.  They did not disappoint. Great sludge metal from some pioneers of the genre.  Will definitely check them out the next time they come through town.

Ran the MBHOs for this and it turned out really nice.  Enjoy

EYEHATEGOD

Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-08-11

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (69:30.00)

01 - intro -
02 New Orleans Is the New Vietnam
03 - Freebird -
04 Lack of Almost Everything
05 Jack Ass in the Will of God
06 Parish Motel Sickness
07 Left to Starve
08 Blank
09 Shoplift
10 Medicine Noose
11 Ruptured Heart Theory
12 Agitation! Propaganda!
13 Sisterfucker (Part I and II)
14 Serving Time in the Middle of Nowhere
15 Take as Needed for Pain
16 Peace Thru War (Thru Peace and War)
17 Run It Into the Ground

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today Is The Day @ The Marquis, Denver, CO 2017-07-26









This band certainly isn't for everyone.  I have some friends who are fans of more gently music that Today Is The Day would seriously bum out.  It's ugly and visceral in away that is practically confrontational. It feels a bit dangerous.   And I mean all  that in the most complimentary way possible.  Love TITD a ton.

Rest of Denver wasn't feeling it though.  Only about 50 or so folks showed up.  It was a week night. I get it.  I'm guilty of saying "fuck it" and bailing on weekday shows pretty often.  Y'all missed out though.

Fantastic opening sets from Denver Glacial Tomb and out of towners Kayo Dot.  TITD was on tour for the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Temple Of The Morning Star.  Played a large amount of songs from that release and a career spanning mix of additional numbers.  Very satisfying evening of music.

Steve Austin seemed genuinely ok with the small turn out and had nice things to say about Denver.

Buy their records.  Go see them live.  I saw in Decibel that the are working on getting a new album out soon too.  The Today Is The Day train powers on.

Enjoy

Today Is The Day

The Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-07-26

Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (58:26.12)


01 Temple of the Morning Star
02 The Man Who Loves to Hurt Himself
03 High as the Sky
04 Crutch
05 Pinnacle
06 Root of All Evil
07 Hermaphrodite
08 The Descent
09 Mother's Ruin
10 In the Eyes of God
11 Going to Hell
12 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
13 Spotting a Unicorn
14 Possession
15 The Color of Psychic Power
16 Animal Mother

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Corky Laing's Mountain @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2017-06-16



Here is the headliner of the first night of the Electric Funeral Fest Vol.2.  Drummer extraordinaire Corky Laing playing songs from Mountain and other projects he has been involved in through out the years.

Corky has an extensive discography and has a million great stories.  Some of which he told on this night.  I see that him and Leslie West wrote a book about their history called Nantucket Sleighride and Other Mountain on-the-Road Stories.  I'll bet that is a good read.

He brought along a pretty hot shit band and had a very enthusiastic reception from the late night crowd.  I saw a bunch of people wearing Mountain shirts at the Fest the next day.

Good times great oldies.  Enjoy


Corky Laing's Mountain

Electric Funeral Fest Vol. 2
Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)
2017-06-16

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > JKLabs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (86:06.00)

01 Never In My Life
02 Dreams of Milk and Honey - Blood of the Sun
03 Don't Look Around
04 Long Red
05 - Theme intro -
06 Theme from an Imaginary Western
07 - Mississippi Queen story -
08 Mississippi Queen
09 - Nantucket story -
10 Nantucket Sleigh Ride
11 - Stone intro -
12 Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
13 Sittin' On A Rainbow
14 For Yasgur's Farm
15 Travelin' In The Dark
16 The Doctor
17 - Woodstock story -
18 I'm Going Home (Ten Years After)
19 Silver Paper
20 Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
21 Politician (Cream)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Whores @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2017-05-29


So many great tours roll through Denver.  It's impossible to catch them all.  Sometime fantastic shows get skipped for other shows and sometimes you just can't make it.

Grateful to Jim Hucks for capturing the Whores at the Hi Dive back at the end of May and for letting me share it with y'all

Reminds me a lot of all the old Amphetamine Reptile bands of yore that I loved so much.  Going to make sure I see these guys live next time they come to town.

Enjoy

Whores

Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-29

Recorded: Jim Hucks (Denco83)
Source: 6 track mix of the Tascam (board, ambient) and the Nikon (ambient)
Time: (45:35.17)


01 Daddy's Money
02 Fake Life
03 I Am Not A Goal Oriented Person
04 Bloody Like the Day You Were Born
05 - interlude -
06 Blue Blood
07 Mental Illness As Mating Ritual
08 Participation Trophy
09 Shower Time
10 Playing Poor
11 I Am An Amateur At Everything


LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kinky Friedman @ The Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2017-05-12







Being a fan of Waylon and Willie and their Texas associations.  I've had Kinky Friedman on my radar for awhile.  Missed him coming through town the last few times and figured it was about time I caught him live.

Despite my excitement I ended up missing the first 15 or so minutes of his set.  What I did see was pretty great.  Super quite respectful crowd.  You could literally hear a pin drop.

His delivery of The Ballad of Ira Hayes is downright chilling.  Kinky tells a pretty interesting story about how he found out Nelson Mandela had been a fan of his too.  Enjoy

Thanks to James Lambert for the use of his photos.


Kinky Friedman

Oriental Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-12

Incomplete set. Missed first 15 minutes or so

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (46:10.28)

01 Zoey
02 Waitret, Please, Waitret
03 - banter 1 -
04 A Dog Named Freedom
05 Rapid City, South Dakota
06 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
07 Saying Goodbye
08 - Nelson Mandela story -
09 Ride 'em Jewboy
10 - Kinky reads from his new book -


LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SubRosa @ Denver Black Sky IV, Englewood CO, 2016-12-10



Short but sweet set from these Salt Lake City doom merchants.  This was my first time catching them live.  Really enjoyed it.  Looking forward to catching them with Yob at the Psycho Vegas fest in August.

You can't really hear it on the recording thank goodness.  But during the real quite part towards the end of Wound some jackass standing up near the stage starts loud talking at the band.  "you're overrated and boring....."  and a bunch of other derogatory shit talking.  Some one eventually tells him to shut the fuck up.  What a dick.  Save it for the comments sections or if you had any balls at all go find them at the merch table after their set and tell them how you feel to their face.  Not that a coward heckler would ever do that.

Anyway I think this turned out really nice and if your into the doom metal genre check this out.

Enjoy.

SubRosa

Denver Black Sky Fest 2016

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)
2016-12-10

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (28:30.67)

01 Despair Is A Siren
02 Wound of the Warden

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, June 12, 2017

Speedealer @ Streets Of London, Denver CO 2017-05-21






I never missed a chance to catch these guys back in the aughts.  Many a sweaty night at the 15th Street Tavern.  Great times.

Towards the end of last year I saw that they were playing shows again.  Figured it was only a matter of time before the made it back to Denver.

The 15th Street Tavern is long gone but Streets of London was a perfect venue to host their triumphant return.  They still got it.

Speedealer

Streets Of London
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-05-21

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Run time: (45:28.22)

01 Screamer
02 Washed Up
03 Pussy
04 Hate You Better
05 Cream #1
06 Nobody's Hell Like Mine
07 Binge
08 Inventor Of Evil
09 Blinded
10 All The Things You'll Never Be
11 Choked
12 Kill Myself Tonight
13 Hit It And Run
14 Rock And Roll
15 Gotterdammerung
16 Move It Or Lose It
17 Absinthe
18 Bleed
19 Dealer's Choice
20 Drink Me Dead
21 You Lose, I Win
22 Turkeyneck
23 Pig Fucker

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD