Thu, 27 September 2007
The 10th Episode of the Live Music Podcast is here and with it comes a genre of music that has been missing from previous episodes. The genre I am talking about is Southern Rock and the band is the Black Crowes. The show that I will be playing comes from Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, CO and was recorded September 9th, 2007. I've heard a few Crowes concerts from this year's tour but this one really jumped out at me. The sound quality, cool location, and the addition of North Mississippi Allstars frontman Luther Dickenson make this a very memorable recording. The only thing that could have made it better for me would be adding "Hard to Handle" to the set list, but it's pretty tough to complain with all the other great tracks.
Source: Peluso CEMC-6 (ck-4)>silvers>Oade W+mod UA-5>S/pdif>Microtrack
Location: Tapers Section behind soundboard LOC
Mon, 24 September 2007
Complementing the last podcast of DMB at the Gorge I am featuring the opening act from 2 of the 3 nights, Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The taper is the same as the DMB shows so you can expect a really great sounding recording and as a bonus a few members from DMB get on stage for the 09-02 set.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Gorge, WA - 09-01-07
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Gorge, WA - 09-02-07
Category:New Downloads -- posted at: 10:02pm EST
Thu, 13 September 2007
The ninth installment of the live music podcast brings in one of my favorite bands of all time, the Dave Matthews Band. For a live music lover this band truly caters to you. They have been touring yearly since the early 90s and always bring an A+ performance to each show. In Episode 8 I mentioned that this would be a special edition and the reason for that is that I am playing songs from 3 concerts instead of the usual. Since 2000 DMB has been playing a 3 night set at the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington state.
The Gorge is truly one of the DMB holy sites (including Red Rocks) that die hard Dave fans will travel hundreds of miles to go watch them play. Dave and the boys always give the fans an extra special performance when they play there. Not only do the biggest fans attend this show but also some of the best tapers. I have heard enough great Mike Vernal recordings that I keep an eye out for his name in the set details. Once again he delivers a spot on recording almost equal to the officially release Live at the Gorge CD that was from their 2002 tour.
Taper: Mike Vernal Source: Neumann KM140s > Lunatec V2 > Sound Devices 722 (24/96) Location: Section B, Row 26, Seats 1 & 2
* with Robert Randolph
Sun, 2 September 2007
Sticking with the folk theme from the last podcast episode, this stream is a radio interview with the New Zealand comedy duo the Flight of the Conchords. If you've been following their new HBO series you probably have heard all of these songs before. For those new to the Conchords, their repertoire includes catchy tunes with absolutely hilarious lyrics. This combination has earned them the self proclaimed title of 4th most popular folk parody group from New Zealand. The HBO series is now over but hopefully they will have a US tour sometime soon. Until then you can get your FOTC fix by listening to the interview below and by picking up their latest EP.
1) Part-Time Model
2) A Kiss Is Not a Contract
3) All the Ladies in the World
4) Think About It, Think Think About It
Follow the link below to listen to the radio interview
Flight of the Conchords - NPR World Cafe - 07/05/07.
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For more Flight of the Conchords check out their video podcast which features episodes 1 and 4 from the HBO series as well as extra clips.
Also, check out their documentary A Texan Odyssey, which follows the Conchords on their visit to the South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX.
Category:Feature Streams -- posted at: 3:57pm EST