Friday, April 12, 2024

Melvins @ Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO, 1999-07-10


I shared the Boulder Fox Theater Melvins show from July 7th 1999 a while back.  This is the first time sharing the July 10th 1999 show from the Bluebird.  

They were touring behind Bootlicker with Kevin Rumantis bass.  I think the Boulder show sounds better.  This one is a little hot on the loud parts.  Very listenable though.  It is what it is.


Bluebird Theatre
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > UAC222 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (78:21.71) 

01 Manky
02 See How Pretty, See How Smart
03 amazon
05 Let It All Be
06 Let God be your Gardener
07 Hog Leg
08 With Teeth
09 The Bit
10 The Bloat
11 Youth Of America
12 Jew Boy Flower Head
13  - Buzz talks -
14 Eye Flys

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Pike Vs The Automaton @ HQ, Denver CO, 2023-08-06


I've seen Matt Pike in High On Fire at some small venues over the years.  These days both Sleep and HOF are playing in much bigger venues.  So it was a nice treat to get to see Matt Pike up-close on a small stage.  This time with his side project Pike Vs The Automaton.

They put out an album in 2022.  Matt can't help sounding like himself so there are similarities to his other bands but enough of a different flavor to sound fresh.  

Not a surprise they kickass live.  A bunch of songs from the album and a W.A.S.P. cover!!  Fun.

Pike Vs The Automaton

Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (59:31.12)

01 Abusive
02 Trapped in a Midcave
03 Alien Slut Mum
04 Throat Cobra
05 I Wanna Be Somebody (W.A.S.P.)
06 Apollyon
07 Acid Test Zone
08 Leaving the Wars of Woe

Friday, April 5, 2024

Possessed by Paul James @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2023-06-08


I've seen Possessed by Paul James multiple times over the years and he is always so good.  I guess it's folk blues for lack of a better description.  He's got a big powerful voice and plays several different instruments through out.  No setlist worked off of hollered requests or what he was feeling.  I yelled out for "Take Off Your Mask" and he plays it late in the set and remarks that he hadn't played it forever.

He had his young son along with him on tour.  Sitting there at the merch table while his dad was playing.   Konrad speaks too him, and about him, during the set.  I thought it was really charming and funny.  He didn't seem to mortified. 

Sounds really nice I think.  It's a bar show so there is some side chatter and what not but powerful performance through out.  He is so humble and nice he apologizes for only playing an 85 minute jam packed requests set for us.  It was the perfect amount. 

Go find Possessed by Paul James, and other independent artist that you enjoy, and support their art.  Buy their stuff.  Go see them live.  Go Do Some Good.   


Possessed by Paul James

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: (84:57.16)

01 - intro -
02 Four Men From the Row
03 Shoulda' Known Better
04 Feed the Family (false start)
05 Feed the Family
06 Cold And Blind
07 Ferris Wheel
08 There Will Be Nights When I'm Lonely
09 Color of My Bloody Nose
10 Come Back in My Mind
11 I Come From SW Florida
12 Songs We Used To Sing
13 Sweet But Bitter Life
14 Older in My Body
15 Take Off Your Mask
16 Hurricane
17 When It Breaks

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Living End @ Warped Tour, Denver CO, 1999-07-11


I've posted a few of these 99 Warped Tour sets on here before.   I remember seeing this guys and really liking it.  Never saw them again.  I heard their first alum pop into my random mix last week and it brought me back.   Sadly it looks like I walked in late for this one and only captured 2 songs.

The sound pretty good though so I figured I would post them up.  Enjoy.

The Living End

Mile High Stadium
(north parking lot)
Denver CO (USA)
partial recording

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (08:17.00) 

01 West End Riot
02 Second Solution

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2024-02-20


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs from the UK came through Denver last month on their first US tour.  They have a self admitted terrible band name.  One that isn't particularly descriptive of their music.  It's just heavy rock to keep it simple.  Leaning into stonery doom and psych rock too.  I've been listening on and off for a few years now and I liked it. But just like with a lot of bands seeing it live really all brings it into focus.  They certainly deliver in a live setting and I would totally see them again if they come back.  

I like how this sounds.  Love the Hi Dive.  Enjoy.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

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: (73:49.19)

01 GNT
02 Rubbernecker
03 Reducer
04 - interlude -
05 Ultimate Hammer
06 Big Rig
07 The Weatherman
08 World Crust
09 - rocky mountian oysters -
10 Mr Medicine
11 Terror’s Pillow
12 Ball Lightning
13 - interlude -
14 A66

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Supersuckers @ Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO, 2000-10-18

Here is another 2000 show from the way back machine.  This time a rocking 'Evil Powers Of Rock N Roll' era Supersuckers show.  Original lineup still in tack at this point.  The self proclaimed to be "the greatest rock n roll band in the world"  and it was hard to argue with that in the early aughts.

This show also featured Streetwalkin' Cheetahs and Amazing Royal Crowns.

The Supersuckers tried to raffle off a date with an unspecified band member on this night to an unclear end.  After the fake encore the announce that the winner is a woman named Kathy Tate and she doesn't come forward.  Then the band dedicates a cover of Turbonegro's "Get It On" to her.  Note sure if she ever showed up to accept her prize.

A bit of a rowdy crowd on this one but I think it still sounds pretty good.  Enjoy.


Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Time: (78:34.59)  

01 Believer (Ozzy) intro
02 The Evil Powers Of Rock N' Roll
03 Santa Rita High
04 Luck
05 - Win A Date With A Supersucker -
06 Bad Bad Bad
07 I Want The Drugs
08 Double Wide
09 Hot Rod Rally
10 - Mudhead intro -
11 Mudhead
12 Beat To Shit
13 Dead Meat
14 Hot Like The Sun
15 Caliente
16 - interlude -
17 Heavy Heart
18 Creepy Jackalope Eye
19 She's My Bitch
20 How To Maximize Your Kill Count
21  - Fake Encore -
22 Supersucker Drive By Blues
23 Get It On (Turbonegro)
24 Cowboy Song (Thin Lizzy)
25 Born With A Tail (fades out) 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

New Bomb Turks @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2000-06-22

This was my first time seeing New Bomb Turks I think.  My first time recording them for sure.  They headlined a bonkers lineup along with Zeke and The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs!!  Rawk and Roll!!

I've posted the Zeke set before   HERE

New Bomb Turks were on tour for the 2000 release Nightmare Scenario but they play songs from all across their catalog and a few fun covers.  Eric has some good stage banter through out.  At one point calling La Donnas the best band to ever come out of Denver.  And then later questioning their fortitude after the had warned the NBT about drinking at altitude.  What a fantastic rock n roll show this was.

Mix is a little muddy but vocals are clear through out.  Enjoy.

New Bomb Turks 

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 > AAE-9 > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (51:39.58) 

01 Long Gone Sister
02 Point A To Point Blank
03 Automatic Teller 
04 Bullish On Bullshit
05 T.A.S.
06 Let's Dress Up The Naked Truth 
07 Bachelor’s High
08 End Of The Great Credibility Race
09 Minimum Wages of Sin
10 Spanish Fly By Night 
11 Continental Cats 
12 I'm Weak 
13 Born Toulouse-Lautrec 
14 Defiled 
15 TV Eye (The Stooges)
16 - encore -
17 Last Lost Fight 
18 Chip Away At The Stone (Aerosmith)