Thursday, February 25, 2021

(men of) Porn @ SXSW, Austin TX, 2005 and 2007

Tim Moss founded Men of Porn, aka Porn after he disbanded Ritual Device and moved to San Francisco at the end of the 90s.  He is the one constant member but is often accompanied by Dale Crover of the Melvins and Billy Anderson.  Luminaries like  Toshi Kasai, Billy Gould (FNM), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and Balázs Pándi (Merzbow), among many others have all been apart of this on going project at various points.

Lazy i has a pretty good history of the band up here.   

MOP have releases on Man's Ruin and Small Stone.  If you know those labels you can probably take a guess at what they sound like.  They get lumped into stoner rock but its not quite that exactly.  It gets a bit more avant garde and unconfined. Not unlike the Melvins.  They have songs but they aren't afraid to stretch it out.

These are two shows that both happened during the then annual SXSW music festival in Austin Texas in 2005 and 2007.  The recordings were made by taper Tracy Murillo who had me transfer a bunch of shows from his minidisc masters recently.  He shared them back in the aughts on DIME torrents but these are fresh transfers and not those datasets.

I think the quality on these is pretty nice and if your into this kind of thing a very enjoyable listen.

One note about the 2007 set.  Dale says right at the beginning "Are you ready for some BBQ. Are you ready for the BBQ set?"  Tracy noted "Men of Porn set up and left the stage to go change.  When they came back out they all  had some Stubbs B-B-Q and proceed to eat it and start the set".  


Men Of Porn

Small Stone Records showcase at SXSW.
Room 710
Austin TX (USA)

Recorded by: Tracy Murillo
Presented by: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? mics > Sony mznf810ck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (42:29.65)

01 Descent
02 Porch Song (first part)
03 Chimaera Awakens
04 What New Desire of Blood
05 Porch Song (ending) - Dale's speach
06 Glory Will Be Mine
07 Succulento (Middle to End)
08 Mastadon Entree
09 Last Song

Tim Moss - guitar 
Billy Anderson - bass, keybords
Dale Crover - drums 

Men Of Porn

Room 710
Austin TX (USA)

Recorded by: Tracy Murillo
Presented by: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? mics > Sony mznf810ck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (53:41.07)

01 - intro -
02 The Decent
03 Porch Song
04 Sex Bomb (Flipper)
05 Chimaera Awakens
06 Last Song

Tim Moss - guitar 
Kurt Schlegel - bass 
Dale Crover - drums 
Toshi Kasai - noises and keyboards

Monday, February 15, 2021

X @ Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, 2006-08-05

While I was posting the Rollins Band show I noticed that I have posted a lot of John Doe shows and even and Excene show but I had never posted any of my X recordings.  Figured I might as well post up the accompanying X set from that night.

I think the sound on this is really nice and just look at the setlist!!  24 songs and 2 encores.  I've seen some fantastic X shows over the years but this one is up there.  Enjoy.


Ogden Theatre
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (70:09.53)

01 Soul Kitchen
02 Hungry Wolf
03 Beyond & Back
04 White Girl
05 In This House I Call Home
06 We're Desperate
07 True Love
08 Riding With Mary
09 I'm Coming Over
10 Sugar Light
11 Your Phone's Off The Hook, But Your Not
12 The New World
13 Year One
14 Johny Hit And Run Paulene
15 Because I Do
16 Los Angeles
17 Nausea
18 Motel Room In My Bed
19 Devil Doll
20 - encore 1 -
21 The Once Over Twice
22 Blue Spark
23 The Worlds A Mess, It's In My Kiss
24 - encore 2 -
25 It's Who You Know
26 Breathless

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Rollins Band @ Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, 2006-08-05


Happy Birthday Henry Rollins.  I was just reading that he is turning 60 today.  That news is making me feel old too.  Or maybe that's the continuous pandemic drudgery talking.  The trajectory of punk rock vagabond to revered cultural icon and elder statesman has been interesting to witness. 

Here he is with the last incarnation of Rollins Band featuring Chris Haskett,Sim Cain, and Melvin Gibbs.  Opening for X at the Ogden Theater in Denver Colorado in 2006.  And Riverboat Gamblers if I recall correctly.

I'm sure I shared this as a torrent back then. This is an updated version that is re-tracked and tagged.

Rollins Band

Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (69:32.23)

01 On My Way To The Cage
02 Burned Beyond Recognition
03 Disconnect
04 Low Self Opinion
05 Divine Object Of Hatred
06 You Didn't Need
07 Civilized
08 Icon
09 Volume 4
10 Starve
11 Shine
12 Liar
13 Fool

Friday, January 29, 2021

Wormrot, Iron Lung, HOAX, Haggus live in Denver 2010,2013,2014,2016


4 Band post today.  All underground bands.  I would venture to say most folks have no idea about these groups.  This is a mix of grindcore, hardcore, and whatever you call the awesomeness that Haggus is doing.

I pride myself on figuring out the setlist before I post shows for the most part but these are relativity hard to suss out so I picked the low hanging fruit of songs that got called out.  Or for the HOAX set I just left it as one track.  If anyone wants to take a crack and filling in the blanks I would welcome an update in the comments.

Otherwise enjoy some sounds from way out.  I especially enjoyed revisiting the Wormrot show.  I didn't recall that I had separate audio from the videos that I had shot of the show. So the audio for the video is a separate source.



Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Transferred by James Freeman
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (32:56.12)

01 ?
02 ?
03 Retarded Collisions > ?
04 Talkshit Holocaust > ?
05 ?
06 Blasphemy My Ass > ?
07 Set to Kill > ?
08 ?
09 Evolved Into Nothing > ?
10 In Turmoil 
11 ?
12 Murder
13 ? >
14 Scum Infestation > ?



7th Circle Collective
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10 
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (19:39.45)

01 - full set -

Iron Lung

Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (23:23.55)

01 unknown
02 unknown
03 unknown
04 unknown
05 - encore -
06 unknown


Three Kings Tavern
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (17:53.65)

01 unknown
02 unknown
03 unknown
04 unknown
05 unknown
06 The Power Of Positive Drinking
07 unknown
08 unknown
09 unknown

Friday, January 22, 2021

Blood Incantation @ Syntax Psychic Opera, Denver CO, 2018-11-30

A good indication of how much I miss going to show is that while reviewing this recording to post I listened to the "intro" track multiple times.   It's just some brief ambient sounds and the chatter of the crowd excited for the band to play.  Took me right back to standing in the crowd at Syntax waiting for Blood Incantation to start.  It made me both happy and sad at the same time.  

This night had a killer line up.  Blood Incantation, Thou, and Lingua Ignota.  I feel like I'm forgetting one other band.  I can't find a flyer though.   

I loved seeing metal shows at Syntax for the short while that happened before it closed.  Nice small cozy room with the stage backed by a red velvet back wall surrounded by vaudeville lights.  Plus it was just a short walk from my place. 

Short but sweet set from Blood Incantation this night.  They played 2 songs of the then upcoming Hidden History Of The Human Race album and closed with and almost 20 minute long version of The Vitrification Of Blood.  It was fucking amazing.

Go buy stuff from Blood Incantation and any of your favorite bands right now.  No touring has really cut into many artists livelihoods and they could use any support you can send their way.


Blood Incantation

Syntax Psychic Opera
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Run time: (37:43.42)

01 - intro -
02 Slave Species of the Gods
03 Giza Power Plant
04 - Happy Birthday Brady -
05 The Vitrification Of Blood

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Mogwai @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2001-06-03

So much reminiscing going on these days with all live music on hold for the moment.  There has been some hopeful talk about music returning this fall.  Fingers crossed.  Might be 2022 before we see a new normal.

One of the shows I have been thinking about recently was this June 2001 Denver appearance of Scottish post rock band Mogwai.  They were on tour for Rock Action so we get a good number of tunes from that and 99's Come On Die Young.  And an early version of Black Spider that was called Big E at the time.

I was still pretty new to recording live audio at this time but I've always been really happy with how this turned out.  It can be tough with a band like Mogwai that has a very quite to loud dynamic.  Amazingly quiet and respectful crowd for the most part too.  That has been missed at some shows in the not to recent past with really chatty crowds.  I don't get it but I would love to even be at a show with a crowd full of talkers right about now.

I'm sure I traded this out on CDR to some degree.  That was right towards the end of that era but I've never shared it on here or in a torrent.  Thinking about it now I might have shared this on a P2P sight as MP3s.  So long ago.

This is a fresh transfer from the masters.  I tweaked  the levels a little bit and there is new tracking and tagging.  Cleaned up the drop outs.  I consider this an upgrade the that CDR version.

While I was double checking the track list and seeing if this show was out there already I found what must be the either the CDR or MP3 version.  Check it out if you like.




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: (83:47.14)  

01 Black Spider
02 You Don't Know Jesus
03 New Paths to Helicon, Pt. 2
04 Ex-Cowboy
05 Cody
06 D to E
07 New Paths to Helicon, Pt. 1
08 Secret Pint
09 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
10 - encore -
11 My Father, My King

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Honky @ Continental Club, Houston TX, 2006-05-28

Here is another show from the Tracy Murillo archive.  This time a tour ending blowout at the Continental Club in Houston Texas back in 2006.  Nice long 70 minute set of Honky tunes.

Fun stuff.  Hope to someday see Honky play again.  Enjoy.


Continental Club
Houston TX (USA)

Recorded by: Tracy Murillo
Presented by: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? mics > Sony mznf810ck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (69:53.24) 

01 - intro -
02 Badfoot
03 Yer Bottom Is At The Top Of My List
04 Balls Out Inn
05 Honky Jam
06 Might Just Shoot Somebody
07 Don't Shoot Baby I Love You
08 Gittin' It
09 Undertaker
10 Broken Days
11 Pluggs, Muggs, and Juggs
12 Tresspassin'
13 Nice & Tastee
14 - interlude -
15 Love To Smoke Your Weed
16 Piece Of Bitch
17 Walkin' On Moonshine
18 - interlude -
19 Snortin' Whiskey
20 Sancha
21 White Knuckle Pass
22 Sweet Honey Country Girl
23 Good Pipe
24 - interlude -
25 Smokin' Weed With Helios Creed
26 She's Mad