Saturday, May 30, 2020

Red Fang @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2009-02-08

Here is another 3 Kings Tavern show.  This time an Red Fang show.  This might have been their first time through Denver.  They were touring for their 1st album but they play some songs that ended up on the 2nd record.

There are a couple songs that I don't recognize.  Track 5 is an instrumental.  Not sure if it should be part of Whales and Leeches or not.  Also track 9 is a mystery.  I found a live video on Youtube where they play this tune but it is listed and unknown title there.  I just Now's The Time.


Red Fang

3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (48:12.48)

01 Reverse Thunder
02 Sharks
03 Good to Die
04 Whales and Leeches
05 - instrumental -
06 Night Destroyer
07 Malverde
08 Birds On Fire
09 Now's The Time ^
10 Prehistoric Dog
11 - encore -
12 Suicide (Dust)

^ unsure on this songs title


Monday, May 25, 2020

Teenage Bottlerocket @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2009-03-23

Today's show from the 3 Kings Tavern is the always exuberant Teenage Bottlerocket.  They were rolling through Denver after some other dates for Warning Device.  They did treat us to a new at the time songs from the forthcoming The Came From The Shadows.

Fun high energy set without a lot of chit chat.  Enjoy.

Teenage Bottlerocket

3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (53:22.26)

01 - check check check -
02 Bottlerocket
03 In the Basement
04 Stupid Games
05 Go Away
06 Social Life
07 Crashing
08 Lost In Space
09 Radio
10 Welcome To The Nuthouse
11 Anna's Song
12 Blood Bath at Burger King
13 Pacemaker
14 Repeat Offender
15 On My Own
16 - interlude -
17 So Cool
18 She's Not The One
19 Bigger Than Kiss
20 Do What?
21 Be With You
22 Be Stag
23 Gave You My Heart
24 Another Way


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Mike Scheidt @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2013-10-17

Here is another one out of the archive from 3 Kings.  Mike from YOB playing a short acoustic set.

I recall it happening fairly early and was sparsely attended.  End of happy our crowd is a little chatty but it's not very noticeable when he is playing.  I couldn't work out titles for the first two songs.  Those are just a guess.  Superb Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young covers in there too.

Short but sweet.  Enjoy.

Mike Scheidt

Three Kings Tavern
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (25:35.10)

01 - Scream Glory -
02 - Too Be Home -
03 Rake (Townes Van Zandt)
04 Helpless (Neil Young)
05 Stay Awake


Thursday, May 21, 2020

SHAT @ 3 Kings, Denver CO, 2007-02-24

Well last Friday I got the news that 3 Kings Tavern wasn't going to reopen after the pandemic lock down rules get lifted.  Mostly since we have no idea how long it is going to be until bars are going to be open.  Even them what is that going to look like?  The owners understandable decided to call it.

I've been bummed about other bars closing over my life but this one hit hard.  I've know the 3 Kings, Jim, Jeff, and Marty, since they all worked for N.I.P.P. at the Bluebird and Ogden theaters.  Back from the end of the 90s.  A long time.  I was stoked that they opened their own place.

Had a lot of great memories there.  Made friend, lost friends, fell out of love, fell in love, attended memorials, hosted memorials, and saw a ton of excellent music.  It was more than just a great live music room or beloved local bar.  It felt like family.  And not just to me.  That was their mission statement.  I could walk in there and almost be guaranteed to run into someone I knew.  Even if that was just one of the many fantastic bartenders that worked there in the 14 year run.  It's going to be missed. 

In light of that I'm going to make the next run of post all shows from 3 Kings  I got to know the Kings as a live show taper and they welcomed that in their venue so I have a lot of recordings from there.  I already have 40+ posted on here.  I added a tag to the featured bands list on the side if you want to see all of them.  More to come. 

Here is one that is not for everyone's taste for sure.  SHAT played 3 Kings 4 times I believe.  Always right around Valentines Day.  So that became the running joke.  If you don't know SHAT and aren't already offended by the band name scroll down and take a look at the some of the song titles.  If that doesn't do it hit google and you can see some pictures of what their performance looked like.  So many dildos.  Well I guess if your offended maybe just skip this one.  More good stuff to come.

And now ladies and gentleman SHAT.


3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (52:49.33)

01 - intro -
02 Fuck, I Stepped In Shit
03 Rob From The Rich And Give To The Whores
04 Double, Double Chin
05 Show Your Tits
06 Tit Fuck
07 Vagetarian
08 I Pissed In Your Beer 
09 Thank God For Pussy
10 Fat Ho
11 Dollar Store
12 The Crabs
13 Gonorrhea Fountain
14 That Fuckin' Whore Gave You AIDS
15 Suck Me Off
16 Mama's Little Baby Loves Suckin' Dicks
17 Kill Baby
18 Fight
19 Tom Thumb
20 I Fucked Your Wife
21 It's About Time You Sucked On My Penis
22 Bang
23 Cherry Pop
24 Born To Be A Lesbian
25 What The Fuck Do You Think Christina Aguilera Is Doing Right Now?
26 I Threw Up On Her Cunt
27 Nothing Would Be Finer Than To Lick Your Mom's Vagina
28 Give Cunt A Chance


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Kylesa @ Fox Theater, Boulder CO, 2009-04-14

Here is Kylesa's opening set from the Mastodon show I just posted.  On tour for Static Tensions.  Kylesa was a really great band.  Glad I got to see them more than a few times.

No chit chat they just plow right on through.  Enjoy.


Fox Theater
Boulder CO (USA)

Recorded and MasteredL SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (39:24.26)

01 Running Red
02 Perception
03 Where the Horizon Unfolds
04 Scapegoat
05 Unknown Awareness
06 Only One
07 Bottom Line
08 Said And Done
09 Descend Within
10 Hollow Severer


Friday, May 15, 2020

Mastodon @ Fox Theater, Boulder CO, 2009-04-14

My last post got me thinking about shows I have seen and recorded at the Fox Theater in Boulder.

Here is a really good one.  Mastodon on the Crack The Skye tour.  Right before they got way to big to play at a place as small at the Fox.  Stellar support from Kylesa and Intronaut this night.

Mastodon played though all of Crack The Skye and then a bunch of songs from their 2 previous albums.  Really killer show.

Rolled on this with my MBHO rig and it sounds really nice I think.  Enjoy.


Fox Theater
Boulder, CO 2009-04-14

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (01:41:03)

01 Oblivion
02 Divinations
03 Quintessence
04 The Czar
05 Ghost of Karelia
06 Crack the Skye
07 The Last Baron
08 Sleeping Giant
09 The Wolf Is Loose
10 Crystal Skull
11 Capillarian Crest
12 Megalodon
13 Seabeast
14 Iron Tusk
15 March Of The Fire Ants
16 Hearts Alive


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special @ The Fox, Boulder CO, 2001-07-31

I've been a fan of the Stray Cats since I saw them on the ABC TV SNL clone 'Fridays' in 1981.  I recall getting the Stray Cat Strut 45rpm single after that.  Just good rock n roll music.  What's not to like.

Was too young to ever see them live in their heyday.  Towards the end of the 90s when there was a swing revival spreading across the land.  Brian Setzer did a big band project and toured that a bunch.  I saw a couple of those tours and the Xmas shows.  Always a great time.  Not the same as a Stray Cats but it was his guitar in the spotlight.  Guy has massive chops.

In 2001 he put out a record of a new trio he had formed.  Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special.  They put out one album and did some touring behind it and that was that.  One of the shows was at the Fox in Boulder Colorado.  Not a beautiful theater necessarily but it always sounded fantastic.  I went figuring that it was about as close to seeing the Stray Cats as I was ever going to get. 

They came out firing on all cylinders and just blew everyone away.  So good.  A bunch of tunes that they wrote for their album, Stray Cat's songs, and some choice covers.

I wish I could remember where I stood when I recorded this.  Barely any noise crowd, chit chat, just the occasional loud clapper.  Pulling this one out reminded me of how great the sound at the Fox was.  I saw lots and lots of shows there in the 90-00.  We diverged in our tastes I guess because it is rare that there is anything that I just have to see booked at the Fox these days. 


Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special

Fox Theater
Boulder CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (72:21.01) 

01 - intro -
02 Please Don't Touch
03 This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof
04 Ignition
05 Hot Rod Girl
06 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days
07 Twenty-Flight Rock
08 Stray Cat Strut
09 Sleepwalk
10 ‘59
11 8-track
12 Rooster Rock
13 Gentle on My Mind
14 Old Joe Clark
15 Guitar Rag
16 Chet Tune
17 Rock This Town
18 Hell Bent
19 Gene And Eddie
20 Rumble In Brighton
21 Santa Rosa Rita
22 Brand New Cadillac


Monday, May 11, 2020

Hot Snakes @ Bluebird, Denver CO, 2004-11-04

This has been making the rounds occasionally since I recorded this back in 2004.  Not sure why it never made it up onto my blog.  Now is the time.

Love love love the Hot Snakes and all related bands.  They just really make some magic.

Captured a nice board mix this night.  Look at the damn set list!!  Holy hell this was a great night.


Hot Snakes

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Taped and Transfered by SxPxDxCx
Source: Soundboard > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sharp 722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (57:09)

01 - intro -
02 This Mystic Decade
03 Who Died
04 LAX
05 Brain Trust
06 Hi-Lites
07 Retro Fit
08 10th Planet
09 I Hate The Kids
10 Gar Forgets His Insulin
11 XOX
12 - interlude -
13 Suicide Invoice
14 Unlisted
15 If Credit's What Matters I'll Take Credit
16 Automatic Midnight
17 No Hands
18 Past Lives
19 Think About Carbs
20 - encore -
21 - John speaks -
22 Ben Gurion
23 Light up the Stars (end fades out)


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Fotocrime @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-06-15

Photo credit: Rebecca Medina

Man I miss seeing live music.  Hanging out with like minded individuals.  Having some drinks and shooting the shit about whatever.  Seeing old friends.  Making new friends.  Watching a band or individual lay it all out bare for the world to see.  Sometimes with an acoustic guitar and hushed vocals or sometimes with a stage full of amps that are as loud as fuck.  Love all that.  We need to do what we need to do right now so that we can all do that again safely.  I'm willing to wait it out.

In the mean time if you love this stuff too please support your favorite artist and venues by helping them out.  Bandcamp has been killing it lately but having special days were they give 100% of the transactions to the artist.  Buy some music from someone you already love or someone you just heard of.  Find out what your favorite local venue is doing and throw them some support anyway you can.  Support you local record stores and buy something from them too.  This worldwide situation is nothing like most of us alive right now have ever experienced.  We are going to get through it but the cultural and economic impact is going to be gigantic.  Let's love each other and try to go do some good any time you can. 

With all this extra free time it has had me digging into the vaults and posting a lot of stuff from years and years ago.  Figured it was time for something relatively fresh.  Here is a show from about a year ago.

Fotocrime is project from Ryan Patterson.  You might know him from his previous long running band Coliseum.  They started out more as a hardcore / posthardcore band that slowly morphed into a more dark gothic rock sound.  Think Sisters Of Mercy as a relevant touchstone but it's not quite that.

He has released a series of fantastic EPs and two full length albums.  His newest South Of Heaven has been pretty much in constant rotation for me.  He recorded that with a full band but he mostly tours as a solo artist.  Really compelling music I just can't get enough of.

At this show he was part of the always amazing Electric Funeral Fest that was put on for 4 years running by Denver's Dust Presents.  Obviously not happening this year but hopefully next summer we will see it rise again.  Always a stunning array of heavy music spanning multi genres.

He was kind of the odd man out at the fest being a solo performer and leaning into the dark synth. For those that stuck around that night we got a fantastic performance.  One of the highlights of the fest for me.

Got a nice capture that night and I hope you enjoy it.


Denver Electric Funeral Fest IV
Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (37:52.27)

01 Love in a Dark Time
02 Always Hell
03 Don't Pity the Young
04 Duplicate Days
05 Chaos In Cosmos
06 Autonoir
07 Gods in the Dark
08 Plate Glass Eyes
09 Confusing World
10 - interlude -
11 Nadia


Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Donnas @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2002-10-16

Super fun straight ahead rock n roll.  The Donnas were always a fun band to catch.  Fantastic players, sharp funny lyrics, and they always looked like they were having a good time up on stage.

This show was from them opening for the Strokes back in 2002.  I have that set too. 
Maybe I'll post it as well.

The Donnas

Fillmore Auditorium
Denver CO (USA) - 2002-10-16

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (37:58.71) 

01 Are You Gonna Move It for Me
02 Do You Wanna Hit It
03 It's On The Rocks
04 You've Got a Crush on Me
05 Take Me To The Backseat
06 Hyperactive
07 Too Bad About Your Girl
08 Who Invited You
09 Midnite Snack
10 I Didn't Like You Anyway
11 Take It Off
12 All Messed Up
13 Skin Tight


Friday, May 8, 2020

ALL @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2008-09-29

Here is a special treat for you.  ALL started playing a few reunion shows in 2008 and one of them included a show around the Democratic National Convention that was held in Denver that year.  Their wiki page mentions that but is light on details.  Anyone see that show?  Love to hear more about that one and why it was "cut short".

They also played an different DNC that same day.  The Drunkard National Convention put on by Modern Drunkard Magazine.  ALL was an unannounced surprise band on the 1st day's lineup playing after Drag The River.

I missed all this mayhem for reasons that I can't recall.  But my buddy Brad Nelson that was doing sound that night captured a really nice soundboard mix of their 3 Kings set.



Drunkard National Convention 2008
Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded: Brad Nelson (FOH)
Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > ? > CDR
Transfer: CDR > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (42:23.35)

01 Bubble Gum
02 Copping Z
03 Wonder
04 Box
05 Nothin'
06 Frog
07 Paper Tiger
08 I Wanna Be a Bear (Descendents)
09 Crazy
10 Man-O-Steel
11 Coolidge (Descendents)
12 Can't Say
13 - interlude -
14 Original Me
15 - interlude -
16 Until I Say So
17 I'm Not a Loser (Descendents)
18 - outro - Shorts McGraw wants you to give it up -

Chad Price vocals on tracks 14,16,& 17


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Slipknot and Sepultura @ Red Rocks, Morrison CO, 2000-08-10

Here are the only two recordings I got that day.  Not sure why I only recorded the 2 1/2 bands. Could have been battery issues, a limited number of minidiscs.  Seems like I would have recorded Slayer as well.  20 years ago is a long time and I don't remember.  Oh well.

Here is Slipknots full set and the last 10 minutes of Sepultura's set.


Tattoo The Earth tour
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (57:27.16) 

01 - intro -
02 (sic)
03 Eyeless
04 - interlude -
05 No Life
06 Eeyore
07 - interlude -
08 Liberate
09 Me Inside
10 Purity
11 Prosthetics
12 - interlude -
13 Spit It Out
14 - interlude -
15 Wait and Bleed
16 Get This
17 Surfacing



Tattoo The Earth tour
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (09:13.47)  

01 Sepulnation
02 - interlude -
03 Arise
04 Dead Embryonic Cells

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Downset @ Red Rocks, Morrison CO, 2000-08-10

Tattoo The Earth at Red Rocks.  This was a bruiser of a day.  No shade and temps near 100 for a show that started at 2 in the afternoon.  Kick it off with a few beers, some reefer certainly, and a big scoop of mushrooms.  Seemed like a great idea in the shady parking lot.  It mostly was but I'm not sure I full recommend tripping balls in heat like that.  We powered on through it. 

Big show.  20 some odd bands.  The above poster for the Red Rocks date lists Coal Chamber but I don't remember seeing them.  There were so many bands the first 12 bands or so set up on opposite sides of the large Red Rocks stage.  Band on right would play their short set.  Then band on left played while the crew tore down and setup on the right side. Wash repeat. 

One of those early on the bill bands was, and is, one of my favorites.  Downset from Los Angeles.  Part of that genre break off of Hardcore and Hip-hop.  Lots of groups took a swing at and but few succeeded.  Downset being one of the innovators of that scene was always head and shoulders above everyone in my mind. 

This is their short but sweet set from that day. 


Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (17:11.01) 

01 - intro -
02 Empower
03 Play Big
04 Sangre De Mis Manos
05 Which Way
06 Anger!


Friday, May 1, 2020

Radio Birdman @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2007-07-14

Australia's long running Radio Birdman is not a band that tours much.  So when they came in 2007 to support their new album Zeno Beach it was a must see.

They totally delivered live too.  What a fantastic show.

Got a real nice MBHO capture of this night.  Figured it would be a good one to share.  Enjoy.

Radio Birdman

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded & Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (79:13.39)

01 Smith And Wesson Blues
02 Do the Pop
03 Non-Stop Girls
04 I-94
05 You Just make It Worse
06 We've Come So Far (To Be Here Today)
07 Die Like April
08 Burn My Eye
09 Descent into the Maelstrom
10 Love Kills
11 Subterfuge
12 Hand of Law
13 Circles (The Who)
14 Zeno Beach
15 Anglo Girl Desire
16 What Gives
17 Aloha Steve & Danno
18 - encore break -
19 Hot Rails To Hell (Blue Oyster Cult)
20 More Fun
21 Locked Up
22 Till the End of the Day (The Kinks)
23 New Race


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hog Molly @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2001-03-20

Hog Molly is Tad Doyle of of his namesake band TAD early aughts post TAD band.  Not surprisingly it sounds very much in the vein of what he was doing in TAD.  Loud, crunchy, and bombastic.

They released 1 album in 2001 and did a small bit of touring.  This show is from a tour with fellow Seattle band Zeke.  Denver's own Hemi Cuda was also on this bill.

Also in the band was "Metal" Marty Chandler who now plays in the Supersuckers but was also in a very overlooked but amazing late 80s thrash metal band Panic.  Well worth your time to look up if your into that era of metal.

I might have traded this out on CDR a few times back in the day.  This is a fresh transfer from the master.  Sound pretty good I think. Enjoy.

Hog Molly

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (31:01.67)

01 Antidote
02 Alcohog
03 Mr Right
04 Bitch Slapper
05 Freezer Burn
06 - interlude -
07 Pay Check
08 - quiz time -
09 Hogchronicity
10 Short Bus
11 Moonraker


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Public Enemy @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2002-10-02

Here is a show my friend Tom Chaffin captured back in 2002.  Hip-Hop acts are hit or miss for allowing recording in my experience.  But Tom rolled up on this show and asked if he could record and they gave him a soundboard patch.  Amazing.  Chuck states at the beginning "we are recording a live album tonight" which is why this go sat on at the time.  18 years later I'm guessing that is going to happen so here you go.  Time to let it out into the wild.

This show illustrates what has been an ongoing theme with Public Enemy since the start.  Flavor Flav troubles.  Chuck announces early that Flav isn't there because he has been arrested in NYC.  So the recent dust up between Flav and Chuck over playing a Bernie Sanders rally is nothing new.

Not that you really miss Flav not being there in person.  The DJ samples all the main Flav lines live which I image has always been the case. 

This show had PE backed by not only DJ Lord but live drums, guitar, and bass.  They are a bit low in the mix but it does add a lot to the over all impact.  Live hip-hop with just a DJ can seem a little sterile sometimes.

Big thanks to Tom for letting me share this.  Enjoy.

Public Enemy

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > DAT > CDR
Transfer: CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC

01 - intro -
02 Put It Up
03 Welcome To The Terrordome
04 Bring The Noise
05 Son Of A Bush
06 Shut'em Down
07 He Got Game
08 Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
09 Revolverlution
10 - Spill the water for Flav -
11 Public Enemy No. 1
12 Give It Up
13 Don't Believe the Hype
14 Rebel Without A Pause
15 By The Time I Get To Arizona (aborted)
16 Fight The Power
17 - Chuck talks guitars -
18 Rock n Roll song medley
19 What Good Is A Bomb
20 Prophets of Rage
21 Can't Truss It
22 Anti-Nigger Machine
23 Do You Wanna Go Our Way
24 - Chuck talks MTV beef -
25 Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need
26 Night Of The Living Baseheads
27 She Watch Channel Zero
28 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Sleep @ Gothic Theater, Englewood CO, 2014-01-03

I've been siting on this one for awhile.  Was thinking I didn't like it for some reason.  Then I listened to it and thought it sounded pretty good.  Then I remembered the dipshits that loud talked while smoking a joint near the mics during a really quite part of the show.  It happens and you can't control that.  Must have bummed me out back then to not even post it.

Well I took another look through it and eliminated they whole inane conversation between the dudes.  Between Dopesmoker and Antarcticans Thawed there is a short fade out and fade in.  One other spot that I can't recall.  Doesn't effect the show's integrity what so ever. 

My late buddy Dan Utter did the mastering work on this back then.  Miss that guy.  Enjoy.


Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Mastered by: Dan Utter
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC

01 The Sciences
02 Sonic Titan
03 Holy Mountain
04 Dragonaut
05 Aquarian
06 Dopesmoker
07 Antarcticans Thawed
08 From Beyond
09 Cultivator


Friday, April 10, 2020

Mr. Bungle @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 1999-07-22

This was my first time seeing Mr. Bungle.  I had been a fan since the first album but was working a 2nd shift job and couldn't make it out to see their show at the Gothic back in 92.

This was their first time back to Colorado since then.  I remember people were stoked.  Line around the block to get in. 

Door guy confiscated my weed and pipe.  Tossed my pipe in the trash and put my weed in his pocket.  Fucker!!  He didn't notice my recording gear though. 

Maybe not so funny now given current events but at this show Mike Patton says they brought the flesh eating virus from California and are giving it to everyone.

This has been out in the wild on CDRs since way back then.  This version is a fresh transfer from my master and I've cleaned up some of the drop outs and boosted the levels a little bit.  Enjoy.

Mr. Bungle

Ogden Theatre
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (73:18.71) 

01 The Stroke (Billy Squire)
02 Air Conditioned Nightmare
03 None Of The Knew They Where Robots
04 Pink Cigarette
05 Violenza Domestica
06 Sweet Charity
07 Travolta
08 Mukerjee
09 My Ass Is On Fire
10 Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter)
11 Goodbye Sober Day
12 Retro Vertigo
13 Vanity Fair
14 - encore - Thanks For Flying Bungle -
15 Merry Go Bye Bye - Raping Your Mind (medley)


Monday, April 6, 2020

Y&T @ Eck's Saloon, Lakewood CO, 2006-04-28

This was a fun one.  My first and only time seeing Y&T.  Been a fan since the Mean Steak days.  So a long time.  I think they are an underrated band that people may dismiss as hair metal.  But they have been an active band since 1974.  So way before that was a marketing term.  A lot of people that dismiss "hair metal" often don't seem to make the connection that it's just rock n roll music.  Their loss.

Another fun one to revisit.  Enjoy.


Eck's Saloon
Lakewood, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (95:27.51)

01 - intro -
02 Mean Streak
03 Lipstick And Leather
04 Don't Stop Runnin'
05 Dirty Girl
06 Black Tiger
07 - interlude -
08 Winds Of Change
09 25 Hours A Day (aborted)
10 Eye's Of A Stranger
11 Midnight In Tokyo
12 Hard Times (aborted)
13 Summertime Girls
14 ? (instrumental)
15 Hang 'em High
16 I Believe In You
17 Forever
18 - encore -
19 Barroom Boogie
20 Rescue Me


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Mojo Nixon @ LODO Music Fest, Denver CO, 2000-07-07

Any chance I get to see Mojo Nixon I take it.  This time back in 2000 it was at the AT&T LODO Music Fest.  It was a fest that ran in downtown Denver for about 10 years.  Mostly I didn't care all that much about the fairly mainstream line ups but in 2000 the had Mojo and Southern Culture on the Skids.  It was  must see.

The year before Mojo had played at the Lion's Lair.   

Posted here - Mojo Nixon at the Lion's Lair -
So I was excited to see him again even if it was in a big parking lot instead of a small club.

While I was waiting for Mojo to go on I was wondering around the park lot and saw Mojo in the crowd.  He was walking across the the asphalt in front of all the stages when I saw him and called out to him.  I welcomed him to Denver and he asked if we had seen him at the Lion's Lair the summer before.

I told him that I had indeed seen that show and was excited to see him preform again that night.  He then says "Some crazy fool posted that Lion's Lair show online complete with a track called "Mojo Takes A Shit" ".  I asked him if he was OK with that and he said "I don't care I'm not some asshole like Metallica!"

Then I told him that I was the person that recorded that show and showed him my recording gear.  He smiled and said that it was cool.  Then he asked me if I had any drugs.  I was not holding so we wished each other well and away he went.

Mojo was in fine form on this night and holds nothing back.  The recording sounds really nice too I think.  Fun to re-visit this one.  Enjoy.

Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors

AT&T LODO Music Festival
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (65:18.09)  

01 - intro -
02 Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two Headed Love Child 
03 - It’s Ok to Swear In Colorado Again -
04 Louisiana Liplock 
05 Drunk Divorced Floozie
06 Tie My Pecker To My Leg 
07 - drummer needs a shot -
08 Football
09 Bring Me The Head Of David Geffen
10 - band introductions -
11 The Ballad of Country Dick 
12 Don Henley Must Die
13 Are You Drinking With Me Jesus
14 You Can’t Kill me
15 - encore -
16 Elvis Is Everywhere


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Railbenders @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2003-03-17

Here is another older show from the archive.  Denver's own Railbenders kicking some ass on a super snowy Saint Patrick's Day.  The show was really well attended considering it was a Monday night and a full on blizzard outside. It had already snowed so much the ceiling was leaking water onto the stage.  By the next morning there was close to 3 feet of snow at my old place in Thronton. 

The Railbenders are still active to this day but don't play nearly as many shows as they did around this time.  Always a fun time and all the guys are top notch players.  This set featured a slew of their fantastic originals and a bunch of choice covers from the likes of Hank Flamingo, David Allen Coe, Ernest Tubb, and Cracker.

Got a really nice board recording that night.  Enjoy.


Larimer Lounge 
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > ? FOH minidisc deck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (62:01.15)

01 Whiskey Saturday Night
02 Minus One
03 - interlude -
04 That Womans Got Me Drinking
05 Dope Smoking Song
06 Whiskey Drinking Man
07 - shot time -
08 Euro Trash Girl
09 F.I.T.B.
10 There Was A Time
11 Tombstone Serenade
12 Take This Bottle From My Hand
13 Driving Nails In My Coffin
14 - interlude -
15 Southbound
16 - no drinking -
17 Texas Sun
18 - drum solo -
19 Rodeo Song (Riffs That Killed Elvis version)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Betty Blowtorch @ Lion's Lair, Denver CO, 2001-09-10

Growing up in the hair band era and being a fan of a lot of those bands in the 80s Betty Blowtorch was right up my alley.  They were jokey but still had a respect for the rock n roll that was made in the 80s.  Unlike say Steel Panther who lean way into the joke side.

Sadly only a few months after this show lead singer and bass player Bianca Halstead was killed in a car crash in New Orleans.  Cutting short what ever momentum they had. 

Lion's Lair shows are always fun.  This one included.  Audio is a little rough at first but gets better.


Betty Blowtorch

Lion's Lair
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (38:48.66) 

01 - warm up intro -
02 I Wanna Be Your Sucker
03 Strung Out
04 Frankie
05 Rock 'N Roll 69
06 Part Time Hooker
07 I Wish You'd Die
08 I'm Ugly And I Don't Know Why
09 Love / Hate
10 Shut Up And Fuck
11 Hell On Wheels
12 - encore -
13 Big Hair, Broken Heart
14 Rock My World

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Apples In Stereo @ Bluebird, Denver CO, 2002-02-22

Here is a Apples In Stereo set at the Bluebird Theater in Denver back in 2002.  This was not long before they put out their album Velocity Of Sound.  They play a few songs from than on this night. 

On this night they opened up for The Breeders set that I posted back in 2014.  Enjoy.

Apples In Stereo

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (42:44.53) 

01 Go
02 Look Away
03 - interlude -
04 Please
05 The Rainbow
06 Hypnotic Suggestion
07 Better Days
08 Strawberryfire
09 That's Something I Do
10 I Can't Believe
11 Do You Understand?
12 - interlude -
13 Where We Meet
14 Heroes and Villains (Beach Boys)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Belladonna @ 3 Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2008-04-09

This was a crazy night and show.  Lots of metal people in Denver stoked to see Joey Belladonna live at a small club.   Then the power goes out on almost the entire block.  Show looks in doubt.

We notice that the bar across the street still has power somehow so we go hang out there for a bit trying to decide what to do.  After quite a while the power comes back on and the show is a go.

Right before Belladonna's set someone gets assaulted out in front of the venue.  They are hurt pretty badly and a ton of cops, firetrucks, and ambulances show up right out front.

Do to the power outage and the show being on a weekday night it was pretty sparsely attended but everyone that was there either knew each other personally or recognized each other.

About midway though Joey's set these muscle heads dressed in polo shirts and khakis roll in and decide that they are going to mosh.  To them that meant knocking people to the ground and acting like tough guys.  Totally stupid and not in the metal spirit of how moshing works.

A friend of mine tried to tell one of the dudes that kind of shit wasn't cool and got pushed to the ground.  That's when about 10 of the metal crowd pilled on that goon.  Right in the middle of Caught In A Mosh ironically.

The ridiculous fracas resulted in these dudes being dragged out of the club.  One of them wouldn't stop choking another friend of mine (RIP Haney) until they got by the door and saw at the police outside.  Then the shitheads started saying "we're cops we're cops".

Turns out they were jail guards or private security or some bullshit.  The cops pulled them to the side and told them to hit the road.  One of them dropped his phone in the mayhem and had the balls to come back and try and get it.  3 Kings owner told him to get the fuck out of his bar and don't come back.

Joey never stopped playing and at the end of the song while all this shit is going down.
He says "Oh man your fucking crazy man!!"

In a google search for a flyer or picture from this show I found this flickr post with a bunch or photos a Stephanie Cabral took.  Pretty cool.
Flickr page with Belladonna photos.

Figured this one needed to see the light of day.  Had to believe that was 12 yeas ago.  Enjoy.


3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (66:27.50)

01 Hard Life
02 Can't Erase It
03 Live Up To You
04 - interlude -
05 Madhouse
06 Medusa *
07 Anti-Social (Trust)
08 Caught In A Mosh
09 Got The Time (Joe Jackson)
10 - band intro -
11 Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
12 - interlude -
13 I Am The Law
14 Indians
15 Metal Thrashing Mad

* Joey's mic goes out for most of this song

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Haunted @ The Starlight, Ft Collins CO, 2005-08-09

Had some free time with current world events so I've been pulling some older stuff that I think deserves to see the light of day.

Here is a Haunted show at the beloved Starlight in Fort Collins Colorado.  Fun little spot with great pinball and a good sounding cozy room for shows.  Saw some kick ass stuff there back in the day.
Today it lives on as Hodi's Halfnote.

I recall I kind of got dragged to this show.  Ft Collins isn't far from Denver but far enough.  A friend talked me into going and he was driving. 

I also remember the Black Dahlia Murder guys giving the crowd shit for being at this show when Iron Maiden and Mastodon were playing in Denver the same night.

Anyway here is a short but ripping set from Swedish band The Haunted.  Good times.

The Haunted

The Starlight
Ft Collins CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time (42:18.67)

01 Dark Intentions
02 Bury Your Dead
03 99
04 Abysmal
05 In Vein
06 No Compromise
07 D.O.A
08 All Against All
09 Hate Song
10 My Shadow

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lazy Cowgirls @ 15th St Tavern, Denver CO, 2001-11-09

I have over 30 recording from the heyday of the 15th Street Tavern.  From 1998 until 2004.

I'm working on compiling a chronological "best of" but in the meantime I figured I share one of my favorites of the batch.  Los Angeles punk luminaries Lazy Cowgirls!!  What a fun night this was.  Also on the bill was Denver's Down N Outs and the Toilet Boys from NYC.  Super solid rock n roll lineup. 

One of many killer shows that I saw at the Tavern.  Watch in the near future for the best of.
Until then enjoy this tasty treat.

Lazy Cowgirls

15th Street Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (40:53.15) 

01 Burnin' Daylight
02 Are You Ready
03 Another Lost Cause.
04 You
05 Bittersweet Shit
06 When It Comes To You (I've Got No Dreams to Lose)
07 You Have Got Religion Now
08 Second Cousin
09 Baby, You Gotta Be Shittin' Me
10 Give It Away
11 I'm Goin' Out And Get Hurt Tonight
12 Rock of Gibraltar