Saturday, July 30, 2022

Split Lip Rayfield @ Fox Theatre, Boulder CO, 2006-09-01


I posted the Bluebird Denver show from the last 2006 tour that Kirk Rundstrom did in Split Lip Rayfield awhile back.  But for some unknown reason I never posted this show from the day before.  I think out of the two this one from the Fox Theatre in Boulder sounds the best.

At this show their walk on music was Megadeth's "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!".  A fitting intro since they were killing it on this tour.  They don't get called Thrashgrass for nothing.  Enjoy

Split Lip Rayfield

Fox Theatre
Boulder CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3 
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (83:06.62)

01 - intro -
02 Flat Black Rag
03 Devil
04 Old #6 
05 Easy Street
06 In The Ground
07 Record Shop
08 Moving To Virginia
09 Truth & Lies
10 Never Make It Home
11 PB24SS
12 $100 Bill
13 Redneck Tailgate Dream
14 Used To Be
15 Love Please Come Home
16 Rig Or Cross
17 River
18 Hounds
19 Cutie Pie
20 Pinball Machine
21 Outlaw
22 - encore -
23 Kiss Of Death 
24 3.2 Flu
25 San Antone 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Earthless @ HQ, Denver CO, 2022-04-09


After getting delayed from earlier in the year Earthless made it to Denver in April to melt our faces.  They were touring behind their new album 'Night Parade of One Hundred Demons' which had come out in January of 2022.

The setlist is that album front to back with an encore of a song from 70s Japanese psychedelic rock band Speed, Glue & Shinki.  Rad light show for this as well.  Always a treat to see Earthless.



Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 C > SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (90:46.36)

01 Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Part 1)
02 Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Part 2)
03 Death to the Red Sun
04 Stoned Out of My Mind (Speed, Glue & Shinki)

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bolonium @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2022-06-16

At the recent Bob Log show I also recorded audio of the openers Bolonium.  I shared the audio with them and they liked it so much their drummer Bonnie Finley made a video to go along with it.

I've know Bonnie for awhile but I hadn't caught Bolonium before this night.  Fun smart stuff.  Really great energy and I look forward to seeing them again.  Check out the video below and I have a few pic too.


Monday, June 20, 2022

Bob Log III @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2022-06-16


Bob Log III is someone I have wanted to see for a long time.  At least since the early aughts.  Can't remember if I heard his song "Clap You Tits" or "Boob Scotch" first.  I heard tales of his live show and wanted to see but despite going to 100s of shows a year since the 90s I never caught him.

I saw he was coming to the Hi Dive this June and decided that I wasn't going to miss it.  I'm sure it's not nearly as crazy as it was back in the day but he put on a hell of a fun show.  Good time was had by all.  Lots of smiling faces.  What more could you want?

I took a crack at the setlist but was overwhelmed fairly quickly.  If you a big fan and can fill in the many blanks for me I would appreciate it.   Sounds really nice too I think.  Enjoy. 

Bob Log III

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: (72:08.72)

01 ?
02 ? 
03 - interlude -
04  ?
05 - interlude -
06  ?
07  ?
08  ?
09 - interlude -
10 Waterslides and Noodles
11  ?
12  ?
13  ?
14  ?
15  ?
16  ?
17 - interlude -
18 Boob Scotch
19 - interlude -
20 I Want Your Shit on My Leg
21 - fake encore -
22 ?
23 - outro -

Thursday, June 16, 2022

UNSANE @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2017-07-18


I've seen Unsane a bunch of times but according to my records I have only recorded them twice.  Once back in 2003 and this 2017 show at the Hi Dive.   

One of  my favorite Unsane shows, that I wish I had a recording of, was when the opened up for Slayer at the Aztlan in 1996.   The crowd was hyped for Slayer as per usual and were chanting Slayer and generally giving the opening bands a hard time.  Well Chris Spencer won them over, or at least got the crowd to shut up, by out Slayering them.   At one point he admonishes the crowd.  "Oh your Slayer fans?  Is that all you got?  I got the mic and the PA".  Then he started screaming "SSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" into the mic repeatedly.  The crowd calmed down after that and let them finish in relative piece.

That was my first time seeing Unsane and the won me over big time.  They are also the only band I have ever seen open for Slayer that used a harmonica in a song.

Unsane announced that they were calling it quits in 2018 because Chris was going to concentrate on other bands.  That lasted a few years and then the announced that Unsane was going to be a going concern but live was going to play older material.   The got a one show under their belt in 2021 and then you know what happened.   Looks like they have played a couple shows in 2022.  

Chris Spencer had been putting his attention towards his new band Human Impact that has put out an amazing album and EP so far.   Check that shit out if you're a fan of Unsane.

I recall this show was really loud and the bass tone is insane.  Enjoy.


Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 C >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (65:36.19)

01 - intro -
02 Factory
03 Fix It
04 Against the Grain
05 Aberration
06 No Reprieve
07 Killing Time
08 Only Pain
09 Scrape
10 Empty Cartridge
11 We're Fucked
12 Lung
13 Sick
14 Committed
15 The Grind
16 Get Off My Back

Friday, June 3, 2022

Bill The Welder @ Starlight, Ft Collins, CO, 2001-07-18


I just heard that longtime Ft Collins punk rock fixture Bug (aka Daniel Snow) has passed away.  I only met the man a few times of the last 20 years or so.  But I know a lot of my Fort Collins friends were really close with the man.  RIP Bug.

I thought as a tribute I would post my only recording of his band Bill The Welder that I have.  This was from a hot summer night back in 2001 when BTW opened up for Rocket From The Crypt.

Bill The Welder

Ft Collins CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (42:51) 

01 unknown title
02 unknown title
03 unknown title
04 unknown title
05 unknown title
06 unknown title
07 unknown title
08 unknown title
09 unknown title
10 Idiot Chief
11 Huge
12 unknown title
13 - interlude -
14 unknown title
15 Medicine
16 unknown title
17 Costa Mesa
18 unknown title
19 Olympia Wine Enema
20 Shit On My Dick

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Crime and the City Solution @ Casino Cabaret, Denver CO, 1988-11-29


Going way back for this one.  A 34 year old show from the Lantz Barbour cassette archive.  He recorded this show back then and it was one of the tapes in a box he entrusted me to transfer for him.  I've posted a bunch of his recordings already but just got around to working on this one.

Casino Cabaret was on Welton and is now called Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.  Not too long ago they took down the old Casino Cabaret marquee and some people were upset to be losing that historic signage.

If your not familiar. Crime and the City Solution are a Australian band started in 1977 by Simon Bonney. He is the only constant in the various memberships over the years and they relocated to London and other places over time .  He was friends with Nick Cave and the Birthday Party guys and has had members of that band in various incarnations.  This show has Mick Harvey on drums. They were mostly active until about 1990 when they disbanded and Simon put out some solo albums.  

In the mean time there was a reunion in 2011 with some touring and a new album in 2014.  Doing some research for this post I see that they have reformed again and have a bunch of 2022 dates in Europe.

Lantz managed to capture some pretty good recordings with his cassette recorder setup.  This one is another where the fidelity isn't amazing but the mics remained in a fixed position for the entirety of the performance and other than sounding a bit distant I think it's quite a nice listen.  Other than a few cassette dubs I think this has never really been widely circulated.  Enjoy

Crime and the City Solution

Casino Cabaret
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette 
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (44:57.05)

01 All Must Be Love
02 The Greater Head
03 Stone
04 Angel
05 Keepsake
06 On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
07 New World
08 Hunter
09 The Dangling Man
10 KCSU Station IDs #

# from Simon Bonney, Mick Harvey, & Bronwyn Adams

Simon Bonney (vocals)
Bronwyn Adams (violin)
Alex Hacke (guitar)
Thomas Stern (bass)
Chrislo Haas (analog synthesiser)
Mick Harvey (drums)