Thursday, May 13, 2021

Fugazi @ Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, 2001-04-06

These shows are just over 20 years old.  Where did the time go?  I posted night 1 of this 2 night stand awhile back.  Back in 2012 in fact.  I guess I might as well as get night 2 up.

Here is night 1 if you're interested.

Really nice sound on this one.  Chapper borrowed the big guns, the Neumann SKM140s, for these nights.  Not a completely different set list from night 1 but they mixed it up quite a bit from night one.

Not much else to say other than Fugazi was an amazing band who any serious fan of music should check out.  

Fugazi was taper friendly and the recorded a lot of their shows themselves.  This show and the night before are both available on the extensive collection of live Fugazi shows located here.

That said the recording I have posted are not the same as are posted on that site.  I think their sound guy at the time might have been doing a live board mix to DAT.  I don't recall seeing him flying any mics.  I haven't listened what they have posted either.  So Enjoy


Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx & Chapper
Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Neumann SKM140s > MP2 > ADC20 > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (103:22.72)

01 - intro -
02 Break
03 Place Position
04 Facet Squared
05 Do You Like Me 
06 And The Same
07 Oh
08 Cash Out
09 Turnover
10 Stacks
11 Recap Modotti
12 Burning
13 Suggestion 
14 Break-In
15 Bad Mouth
16 F/D
17 The Argument
18 Blueprint
19 Instrument
20 - set break 1 -
21 Strangelight
22 Epic Problem
23 Arpeggiator
24 Walken's Syndrome
25 Great Cop
26 - set break 2 -
27 Target
28 Furniture
29 By You
30 Forensic Scene 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Black Halos @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2005-03-15


While I'm down here mining the nuggets from this 2005 vein.  Here is a rocking show with Canadian's Black Halos.  Live at the Larimer Lounge back in March of 2005.

I saw the Black Halos a bunch over the years.  Opening for L7, on the Warped Tour one time. They seemed to always be on tour.  They put out a bunch of great albums from 1999 - 2008.  They disbanded for awhile after that.  

They recently have released a few new songs on 7 inches and supposedly are working on a new album.  Can't wait to hear it.

This was a fun show with Call Sign Cobra opening up.  There was another band on the bill too but I can't recall.  It was 16 years ago.

The sound is pretty good and they rip through a lot of originals and play there Joy Division and Heartbreakers covers.  Enjoy.

Black Halos

Larimer Lounge
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933C > SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time (43:29.23)

01 Three Sheets To The Wind
02 - respect the RV -
03 Last Of The 1%'Ers
04 Jane Doe
05 Exit Stagefright
06 For You
07 Burning Trash
08 No Tomorrow Girls
09 Darkest Coroners
10 - keeping it unreal in 2005 -
11 Warsaw (Joy Division)
12 Broken
13 Somethings Never Fall
14 Need To Know (The Heartbreakers)

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Evan Dando @ The Starlight, Ft Collins CO, 2005-01-28


I've always like the Lemonheads since I first heard them.  I think Evan Dando is a really good song writer too.  Great word craft.   So I was excited to see him solo.  I still have never seen the Lemonheads.  But as I write this they have announced some 2021 dates.  So I may still get a chance.

At the time of this show Evan I recall Evan was in a bit of a rough patch or was being portrayed that way.  So I went in with fairly low expectations.  My memory of this show was that it wasn't well attended and Evan looked fucked up.  I recall it being full of young college kids that defiantly weren't there to see him and were just treating him like an open mic performer.   Oh and the bartender was hitting on my lady friend at the time.  So a lot colored my memory of this show.  

I also didn't recall that he played with another band on the bill.  From Kansas City and made up of guys from Podstar and Ultimate Fakebook called Dead Girls Ruin Everything.  Later shortened to Dead Girls.  They show up at the end of this recording and play two songs with Evan.  One more sucsessfully than the other.

At the time it seemed kinda of odd that Evan was playing in Ft Collins but it turned out that he was recording at the Blasting Room with Bill Stevenson who was producing and playing on they tracks that ended up on the 2006 self titled Lemonheads album.   Karl Alvarez and J Mascis make appearances on that album too.  I think I need to go back and revisit that album.

All of the negative thoughts I had about this show kind of disappeared when I pulled this out of the archive with thoughts of maybe posting it.  Evan doesn't sound wasted at all.  Crowd is a little chatty but there is lots of cheering and even a very minor crowd participation sing along during Bit Part.

I'm happy with how this sounds and I think it is a fun listen.  Enjoy.

Evan Dando

The Starlight
Ft Collins CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933C > SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time (58:52.39)

01 Down About It
02 The Outdoor Type (Smudge)
03 Being Around
04 Frying Pan
05 My Drug Buddy
06 Why Do You Do This To Yourself
07 How Much I've Lied (Gram Parsons)
08 Ride With Me
09 Style
10 Hannah And Gabi
11 All My Life
12 The Great Big No
13 My Idea (Chris Brokaw)
14 Confetti
15 Tenderfoot (Smudge)
16 Stove
17 It's A Shame About Ray
18 Rudderless
19 Bit Part
20 Favorite T
21 Shaky Ground
22 Into Your Arms **
23 If I Could Talk I'd Tell You **

** backed by Dead Girls Ruin Everything (aka Dead Girls)

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Backyard Babies @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2005-06-21


Tons and tons of great rock n roll music was coming out of Sweden and Scandinavia in the late 90s and aughts.  Both the Hellacopters and Backyard Babies made some attempts to break in America with minimal results.  A lot of it seemed pretty radio friendly but the Clear Channel radio takeover was complete by them and I can't imagine that they were very receptive to it.

There were some staunch rawk loyalists that were coming out to the shows but compared to the gigs that they would play in Europe shows in America were at pretty small venues.  The calculation that it just wasn't worth it to tour the US had to have been made and I don't think the Backyard Babies have ever come back since this 2005 tour.    

I think it was the year before when I saw them opening up for Social Distortion at the Fillmore.  I loved it and I recall them getting a pretty good reaction but that didn't translate to drawing a crowd when the came back to play the Larimer Lounge along with Crash Kelly and Chelsea Smiles.

They are still putting out new records to this day.  Might have to head across the pond if I ever want to see them live again.

Great setlist at the Larimer this night and a decent recording.  Enjoy.

Backyard Babies

Larimer Lounge
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933C >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time (50:55.08)

01 UFO Romeo
02 Brand New Hate
03 The Clash
04 Heaven 2.9
05 A Song For The Outcast
06 Bombed Out Of My Mind
07 Minus Celsius
08 Earn The Crown
09 One Sound
10 Powderhead
11 Highlights
12 Star Wars
13 Made Me Madman
14 Look At You

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Garland Jeffreys @ Lion's Lair, Denver CO, 2005-01-07


The (worlds famous) Lion's Lair gets derided and a divy punk bar, and it is that, but it has hosted a wide array of performers that you wouldn't expect to see there.   Gil Scott-Heron played there once, maybe twice.   There were shows by Jonathan Richman of The Modern Lovers, The Decemberists, Ozomatli, & The Black Keys even.  John Doe from X had played over 30 solo shows here.

Not a surprise to see Garland Jeffreys then I suppose.  He played the Lair a couple times.  Last time was in 2012.  My recording here is from a 2005 performance.

Depending on who you ask Garland might be best know for his song "Wild In The Streets" that the Circle Jerks covered.  He came up in the early 70s New York rock scene and has played with Lou Reed and John Cale.  He has released at least 15 albums under his name.  Quite prolific and a big back catalog that is worth digging into.

He took a long hiatus in the 90s but returned to touring in the aughts and released an new album in 2011 to critical acclaim. In 2019 he decided to ease back out of the spotlight and only preforms sporadically.

If your a fan go support him from his website.  They have a lot of merch, CDs, and vinyl up there for sale.  All ways support independent artist anytime you can.  It's especially important in this crazy time when these artists can't tour.    

At this show Garland was joined by longtime collaborator with a long list of credits of his own Alan Freedman.   Enjoy.

Garland Jeffreys & Alan Freedman

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

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (113:21.00)

01 - intro - 
02 Rough And Ready
03 Buckwheat
04 Color Line
05 Spanish Town
06 Rebel Love
07 Shout
08 Ghostwriter
09 Ballad Of Me
10 Gotta Get Away
11 35mm Dreams
12 Corina Corina
13 She Belongs To Me
14 New York Skyline
15 - You passed the audition -
16 She Didn't Lie
17 I May Not Be Your Kind
18 - since I started playing again -
19 Washington DC Hospital Blues (Skip James)
20 School Yard Blues
21 Nothing Big In Sight
22 No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley)
23 - interlude -
24 Wild In The Streets
25 96 Tears (? and the Mysterians)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Foggy Mountain Fuckers @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 1998-09-03


Out of my own fog that my 2nd dose of the Pfizer vax put me in.  I decided to revisit this Foggy Mountain Fuckers show from way back in 1998.  23 years ago.  Holy shit.

Certainly near the top of my 'band I've seen the most' list.  Hell they played at my wedding.  So to say I'm a big fan might not go far enough.

I've been compiling all of my Foggy Mountain Fuckers recordings recently. I was ready to start giving all of them a listen and do any EQ tweaks or edits.  I decided to go in chronological order and started with this 1998 set.  I had forgotten how fantastic this recording was.  

I didn't make this recording.  I had it on CDR for at least 20 years so I figured I could share it for posterity sake on here.  Please enjoy.

Foggy Mountain Fuckers

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded: ?
Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? > CDR
Transfer: CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (42:31.01)

01 The Wreck of the Old 97
02 One Step Closer
03 Gone Fishin'
04 Drunken Soul
05 Foggy Mountain Fucker theme
06 Twisting Things
07 Take It Back
08 Lion's Lair
09 Always Country
10 Perfect Example
11 - joke time -
12 Fire Pie
13 Tequila Dreams
14 Whiskey God
15 Going Home
16 Gimme Gimme Gimme (Black Flag)
17 Last Call

Thursday, April 1, 2021

ZEKE @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2000-06-22


I love Zeke and have seen them a ton of times.  Based on my records I believe I saw them 5 times in 2000 alone.  This particular show Zeke played with the New Bomb Turks at the Bluebird.  Zeke were total road dogs during the late 90's into the mid aughts.  No wonder they got burned out splintered apart.

Marky is still holding it together and they toured occasionally and put out a new album back in 2018.  I would still go see them any chance I get.  Which who knows when that will be.

This was still the Dirty Sanchez tour but they played a bunch of songs off of the upcoming 2001Death Alley album.  Lots of the classic old Zeke songs.  Lots of Marky and Donny talking shit to the crowd.
Good times.

I have a ton of Zeke recordings and will try and get some more up this year.  Enjoy.


Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA) 

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (27:22.15) 

01 Galaxie 500
02 Evil Dead
03 Twisted
04 Slut
05 Raped
06 Night Rider
07 Let's Get Drugs
08 Mainline
09 West Seattle Acid Party
10 I Don't Give A Fuck
11 Punk Rock Records
12 Death Alley
13 Zeke You
14 Lawson
15 - banter -
16 Jack Torrance
17 Chiva Knievel
18 Let's Go