Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Acid King @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2018-09-11


I've seen Acid King multiple times over the years. They are right in my wheelhouse with their heavy stoner rock sound.  Love this kind of stuff especially live.  Acid King always delivers.

This show was from back in the carefree days of 2018.  Their last album before this show had been 2015's 'Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere'.  A bunch of songs from that get played.

This recording is another great example of why I love the Hi Dive for heavy music.  Really pleased with the sound on this one.  Enjoy.

Acid King

Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)


Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (69:30.39)

01 Blaze In
02 Silent Circle
03 Infinite Skies
04 Laser Headlights
05 Two Wheel Nation
06 Electric Machine
07 Coming Down from Outer Space
08 Sunshine and Sorrow

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Lydia Loveless @ Globe Hall, Denver CO, 2021-11-11


Here is a Lydia Loveless show from the fall of 2021 at Globe Hall.  She played 2 nights with Lilly Hyatt.  I only went to the second show and it was so good I was kicking myself for missing the first one.   I sat on this one since then because she played a bunch of new song that she hadn't released at the time.   

Her new album "Nothing's Gonna Stand in My Way Again" just came out last Friday with all 3 of those new songs she played on it.    It's really really good and if you're a fan you should go check it out.  She has it up on Bandcamp and there are vinyl copies from Bloodshot records. I'm a huge fan and celebrate her entire catalog.  She just announced a bunch of tour dates and has a show in Denver in February.

As always support independent music and artists anyway you can.   

I think this turned out really nice and have listened to it a bunch of times since I recorded it in 2021.
I hope you enjoy.

Lydia Loveless

Globe Hall
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 C > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (66:14.42)

01 Ghost
02 To Love Somebody
03 Say My Name
04 Daughter
05 Real
06 Verlaine Shot Rimbaud
07 Bilbao
08 When You're Gone
09 Wringer
10 Summerlong
11 Can’t Think
12 Longer
13 Out On Love
14 Poor Boy

Friday, September 22, 2023

Kittie @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2001-01-24


I was going to get around to posting this one whenever but after I posted the Fear Factory from the same night I got a request for the Kittie set so I figured why not.  

Looked like they were playing the same set every night on this SnoCoreRock tour.  At least according to setlist fm.  So I hope it's correct.  I didn't double check.

Like the FF set I was surprised upon revisiting this so many years later that it is pretty listenable.  Especially for being in the Fillmore.  That big barn is just going to sound like a big barn to some degree.  I enjoyed listening back while I was working on this one.  Enjoy.


Snocore Rock 2001
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (44:36.58)  

01 - intro -
02 Spit
03 Suck
04 Do You Think I'm a Whore
05 Mouthful of Poison
06 Brackish
07 Charlotte
08 Choke
09 Paperdoll
10 Raven
11 Pain

Monday, September 18, 2023

Cave In @ Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO, 2023-05-28


It's been a fantastic year for seeing live music in Denver.  So many great tours and shows happing.  More than anyone could even hope to see.  Earlier this year the Yob / Cave In tour stopped at the Gothic.  I try to never miss Yob and I had never seen Cave In before.  Added bonus of locals Dreadnought being on the bill too.

I loved Cave In's last album album Heavy Pendulum a lot but they didn't come to Denver in 2022 on the tour the did supporting it.  So this was a not to be missed show.  Day of the stars aligned and I ran into a solid crew of buddies around the corner.  Hung with them for a bit and we headed to the show.  Which was one of the best I've seen this year.  Super stacked lineup for this show.

The Gothic always sounds pretty good so I was happy with how this turned out.  Enjoy.

Cave In

Gothic Theatre
Englewood CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 C > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (44:07.42)

01 New Reality
02 Blood Spiller
03 Searchers of Hell
04 Cave-In (Codeine)
05 Nightmare Eyes
06 Heavy Pendulum
07 Careless Offering
08 Blinded by a Blaze

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Secret Chiefs 3 @ Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO, 2000-05-24


This was mine and most people in Denvers first time seeing Secret Chiefs 3.  They had played in California and done an Australian tour in 1998 but I believe that 2000 was the first time they actively were playing shows in the US.  Setlist FM lists this Denver show at the 1st date on the 2000 tour but I've no way to verify that.  It took until 2017 for me to see them again after this.

I had shared this out on CDR back in the aughts CDR trading days but this is a new transfer from the my MD master.  So this I hope is an upgrade from that.  Newly tracked at tagged.  Sounds really nice I think and the crowd is pretty quite and respectful during the mellow parts. Enjoy.

Secret Chiefs 3

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: CSBs > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (88:15.49)

Set 1
01 Book T: Waves of Blood
02 Book T: Broken Glass Hearse
03 Theme From Exodus (Ernest Gold) 
04 Book T: Orbital Ballroom in the Hall of Resurrection
05 Hurqalya

Set 2 - Book M Medley
06 Knights of Damcar
07 Untitled
08 Jewel of the Nade
09 Lapis Baitulous
10 Lapsit Exillis
11 Ship of Fools (Stone of Exile)
12 Horsemen of the Invisible
13 Combat for the Angel
14 Mary of Magdalen

Set 3
15 - pre set banter -
16 Siege Perilous 
17 Blaze of the Grail
18 Assassin's Blade
19 Renunciation
20 Jabalqa - Jabarsa
21 Zulfikar
22 Ciocarlia Su Suite
23 Safina

Danny Heifetz: Drums, Percussion, Trumpet.
Phil Franklin: Percussion, Drums.
Bär McKinnon: Flute, Keyboards, Sax, Clarinet, Percussion.
Tim Smolens: Bass, Cello.
Eyvind Kang: Violin, Guitar.
Trey Spruance: Guitar, Keyboards.
Timb Harris: Violin, Trumpet.
Jason Schimmel: Banjo, Keyboards, Guitar.
John Whooley: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone.
Dave Murray: Percussion.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Fear Factory @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2001-01-24


Here is one from awhile back.  Fear Factory headlining the SnoCore Rock tour back in 2001. They were just about to release their Digimortal album and played a few songs from it.  I was a fan from the first album and had seen them a few times already.   

At sometime in the mid 90s I took my little daughter to Angelo's Records up on 120th and Colorado to a Fear Factory signing event.  They were real nice and signed my Graphics Bongs bicycle jersey and my green vinyl promo copy of Brujeria's - Marijuana 7 inch single.  The secret was out that Dino had played on some of the Brujeria recordings.  I wish I never sold that record.

Kittie, The Union Underground, and Boy\Hits/Car played as well.  The poster says Slaves On Dope were on the bill too but I have no recollection or recording of their set.  

Sound on this isn't bad.  Vocals are pretty clear through out.  Mix is a little muddy but that is the Fillmore for you.  Enjoy.

Fear Factory

Snocore Rock 2001
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (53:00.64)  

01 - intro -
02 Acres of Skin
03 Demanufacture
04 Self Bias Resistor
05 Digimortal
06 Shock
07 Edgecrusher
08 Linchpin
09 Descent
10 What Will Become
11 Scapegoat
12 Replica

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Spits @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2022-11-04


The Spits are so much fun.  I love seeing this band.  Colorado doesn't get a lot of chances.  Before this it had been 10 years since they were here.   Also at the Hi Dive.  So it made sense that they would play the Hi Dive's 20th anniversary shows.

The Spits aren't an encore kind of band but since you can't get "backstage" from the stage at the Hi Dive.  You either walk off or play some more.  We got some more songs on this night.  Great show.  Sounds really nice I think too.  Enjoy.

The Spits

Hi Dive 
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > M10 
Transfer: M10 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (44:46.09)

01 - intro -
02 Tired and Lonely
03 I’m Scum
04 Shitty World
05 Dropout
06 Die Die Die
07 Up All Night
08 Live In A Van
09 Brick By Brick
10 Pissed Off Baby
11 Police
12 Saturday Night
13 Eyesore City
14 Witch Hunt
15 Lose My Mind
16 Black Kar
17 Tonight
18 Rat Face
19 Spit Me Out
20 SK8
21 Remote Control
22 - encore -
23 I'm A Nuclear Bomb
24 Rip Up The Streets
25 Don't Shoot
26 Space Guitar