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You know it has been a long since you've done a podcast when you have to go back to your own site to find out the next episode number.  This is episode 69 of the Live Music Podcast.

Welcome back everyone and I'm glad you are joining me once again after so long.  It would be rude to not at least acknowledge the extended absence from the podcast world so lets go over that real quick.  If I had to pick one reason that I stopped and I'm sure this is true for any others who have pod faded is just a lack of time and energy to put into it.  This was compounded by some health issues that have since been put to bed and ultimately I just wasn't listening to as much live music recordings as I was did.  Sure there were a few occasionally that I would jot down for a potential future episode but nothing much came of those.  I also thought that if I did come back I could cut out a lot of the extra monotonous work that really wasn't all that necessary.  

So why am I back now.  Really it was just a what the hell I'm going to do a podcast moment.  Unfortunately this does not mean that I will be returning to regularly producing podcasts again like in the old days.  I just have too many other commitments that take precedence over this and in all likelihood it may be a 2-3 episodes a year kind of thing which is much more than I was doing.  There are at least a few new artists that I have my eye on podcasting, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers definitely comes to mind.

As far as these other commitments a big part of that is starting a recipe and health blog at slowcarbchef.com.  Switching to the the Slow Carb diet was an enormous part of getting me out of my health funk and in that process I became very passionate about eat healthy and cooking.  So please check that out if you are interested.

In closing I want to thank you for understanding on the abrupt stoppage without explanation.  I got a few messages curious about if there were going to be new episodes but nothing negative so I appreciate that.

The music for this episode features a band that I have listened to more and more since the last podcast and although I don't usually like to pick favorites if you pressed I would have to say they currently are at the top of the list for me.  

This concert was recorded at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware on July 22nd, 2012.  I hope you like it and please tell your friends to listen as I'm sure a lot of my original subscribers are long gone.  Special thanks goes out to the taper for making this show available and please support the Black Keys by purchasing albums and concert tickets. Looking forward to the next time friends, thanks for tuning in.

The Black Keys - Dover, Delaware - 7/22/12
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Song Listing
01 Howlin' for You
02 Next Girl
03 Run Right Back
04 Same Old Thing
05 Dead and Gone
06 Gold on the Ceiling
07 Thickfreakness
08 Girl Is on My Mind
09 I'll Be Your Man
10 Your Touch
11 Little Black Submarines
12 Money Maker
13 Strange Times
14 Nova Baby
15 Ten Cent Pistol
16 Tighten Up
17 Lonely Boy
18 crowd applause
19 Everlasting Light
20 I Got Mine 
Direct download: livemusicpodcast_069.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Welcome back, don’t call it a comeback, to the live music podcast episode 68.  It has been quite some time since the last show and without going into too many details it was a break that was needed but it is good to be back.  After such a long time is was going to take a very special concert to get me going again and I think that is what I have in store for you on this show.

The music I will be featuring is the first tribute concert to be featured on the livemusicpodcast and it will be a tough one to follow up on for any others.  I heard about a Michael Jackson tribute concert in April from a friend of mine and without knowing any of the bands involved thought it was a safe enough bet for a good time.  I didn’t have a lot to be worried about since there was plenty of buzz going around about the potential that this show would have given the collection of talented Kansas City musicians involved.  The main group organizing it was the experimental world-jazz band Diverse but rotating in throughout the night was an eclectic group of musicians from various backgrounds.  Its hard to truly appreciate the difficulty of pulling off a great MJ tribute show without descending into bad karaoke.  You really get the sense of the singing talent that MJ possessed when you see how many different singers it really takes to match his vocal range and also the number of instruments on stage to create the full sound that a lot of his songs require.  Seeing it firsthand these musicians from Kansas City were able to pull it off that night and I’m guessing MJ would have been very pleased.  The release of this episode marks the 2 year anniversary of his passing so hopefully he would be pleased by my humble tribute to the king of pop as well.  Please enjoy.

Michael Jackson Tribute - Kansas City, MO - 4/15/11

The Bands
Diverse
The Good Foot
Hearts of Darkness
Bobby Watson
Reach

Song Listing
1) The Way You Make Me Feel
2) They Don't Really Care About Us
3) Human Nature
4) Bad
5) Never Can Say Goodbye
6) Thriller
7) Billie Jean
8) Earth Song
9) Rock With You
10) You Are Not Alone
11) Beat It

Bonus Song Listing
1) Black Or White
2) Man In the Mirror
3) I Can't Help It
4) Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
5) The Girl Is Mine
6) Remember the Time
7) Rock With You

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_068.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

I am very pleased to announce the Live Music Podcast Facebook page has surpassed the 100 mark.  Thanks to everyone for joining up and helping me reach this goal!  I am now one step closer to having more fans than the pickle.

I’ve been wanting to feature a White Stripes concert for some time but especially after I watched their recent concert documentary Under Great White Northern Lights.  If you have yet to see this I very highly recommend it.  The film follows Jack and Meg White on their tour across Canada, making a stop at every single province and territory.  There are lots of great behind the scenes footage included and the amazing live performances that you would expect so go rent or buy it now!

The concert that I will be featuring was captured on the grounds of the 2007 Bonnaroo Festival and will featuring many of the songs as in the movie since both occurred during the same year.  It’s amazing to me how they are able cram the large number of songs into this show and with very little filler.  This has to make it one of the most intense concerts as 2 people can ever hope to put together and so I give to you The White Stripes.


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The White Stripes - Manchester, TN - 6/17/07

Song Listing
1) Dead Leaves
2) When I Hear My Name
3) Icky Thump
4) Hotel Yorba
5) Jolene
6) Death Letter
7) Motherless Children
8) Do
9) Ball & Biscuit
10) Black Math
11) Rag & Bone
12) Blue Orchid
13) Party Of Special Things To Do
14) I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
15) We're Going To Be Friends
16) I'm a Martyr for My Love for You
17) Seven Nation Army

 

The White Stripes - Indianapolis, IN - 7/9/02

Bonus Song Listing
1) I Think I Smell A Rat
2) Lord, Send Me An Angel
3) Apple Blossom
4) Rated X
5) The Union Forever
6) Sister Do You Know My Name?
7) You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
8) Hello Operator
9) Love Sick
10) Astro
11) Jack The Ripper
12) Screwdriver



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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_067.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

First off the Live Music Podcast Facebook fan count has increased its number to 96 and is incredibly close to my goal of 100 so thank you and welcome to the new fans.  With any luck by the next podcast it’ll be over that magic 100 number. 

With the timing of this episode it was pretty apparent to me that it was time to bring back an old favorite to the podcast.  Most of you are probably aware that Bonnaroo happens around this time of year and also that Jack Johnson has a new release recently out called ‘To The Sea’.  I thought it would be very fitting to feature his 2008 Bonnaroo recording which t features a tremendous set with amazing sound quality and even a guest appearance by Eddie Vedder.  Not sure what more one could ask for, hope you enjoy it!

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Jack Johnson - Manchester, TN - 6/14/08

Song Listing
1) All At Once
2) Better Together
3) Hope
4) Taylor
5) Flake
6) Sleep Through The Static
7) Staple It Together
8) Monsoon
9) Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
10) Constellations
11) Breakdown
12) Same Girl
13) Mother and Child Reunion >
14) Inaudible Melodies
15) If I Had Eyes

Animal Liberation Orchestra - Isla Vista, CA - 4/24/04

Bonus Song Listing
1) Isla Vista Song
2) Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down
3) Valentine's Day
4) Easy Like Sunday Morning


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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_066.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Real quick I want to bring attention to the Live Music Podcast Facebook Fan page where the total number of fans is now up to 92.  First off thanks to everyone already there, but I think it would be great to get that number over 100.  If you haven't joined or know someone that you think might please let them know.  To do this click the Like button on the Facebook gadget.

The featured artist for this edition of the Live Music Podcast is my favorite Canadian alternative-rock group of all time, the Barenaked Ladies.  There are some bands where the live show is basically a replaying of the recorded album on stage but with BNL you never know what you are going to get but you are guaranteed that it will be a fun time.  Throughout the bands history they have always brought a lot of improvisation and creativity to their live shows and a great example of this is their 1996 live release Rock Spectacle which is the album that really introduced me to their music.  The recording that I have for this show is approximately around the same era and was captured on July 31st, 1998 at Horde Fest in Holmdel, New Jersey. 

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Barenaked Ladies - Holmdel, NJ - 7/31/98

Song Listing
1) The Old Apartment
2) Never Is Enough
3) Its All Been Done
4) Hello City
5) More Than Words
6) I'll Be That Girl
7) Jane
8) One Week
9) Alchohol
10) Brian Wilson
11) If I Had $1,000,000


Yukon Kornelius - Killington, VT - 1/9/08

Bonus Song Listing
1) Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
2) Low Rider/Word Up (War / Cameo)
3) Pinch Me (Barenaked Ladies)
4) We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister)
5) Highway To Hell (AC/DC)


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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_065.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

I want to start this episode by giving a big shout out to the developers of the Audacity project.  This is the software I use to put together this podcast and I just downloaded the latest version which includes a much improved Noise Removal utility.  Hopefully you will notice much clearer sounding intros and outros going forward!

The artist for this episode is no stranger to the Live Music Podcast and has probably been featured more than anyone else in one incarnation or another.  Of course, there is a very good reason for this since Ben Harper and the various musicians that he plays with have a reputation for excellent live performances.  If you have never seen one in person I highly recommend putting it on your bucket list.  The concert I am featuring might be one of the best sounding of his recordings and I have been very enthused to bring it to you ever since I recently discovered it.  Here are Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals from their May 22, 2003 concert in Berlin, Germany.

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 Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals - Berlin, Germany - 5/22/03

Song Listing
1) Excuse Me Mr.
2) Brown Eyed Blues
3) Temporary Remedy
4) Sexual Healing
5) Waiting on an Angel
6) Walk Away
7) Blessed to Be a Witness
8) Like a King
9) I'll Rise

Bonus Song Listing
1) Welcome to the Cruel World
2) The Woman in You
3) Steal My Kisses
4) Diamonds on the Inside

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Bonus!

Podcast #40: Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - Asheville, NC - 12/13/08
Podcast #17: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals - Athens, GA - 03/01/00
Podcast #5: Bonnaroo Superjam - Manchester, TN - 06/16/07

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_064.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

"Before I get into the music portion of the show I want to use this episode to officially announce the Live Music Podcast’s Youtube video channel. Some of you may have already noticed this down the left side of the home page but if you haven’t been there in a while I encourage you to check it out. It is especially fitting to make this announcement now because the featured band for this episode is also featured in one of the videos posted there.

You may have noticed that I typically feature a lot of rock bands on the Live Music Podcast but every now and then I like to switch it up. The Charlie Hunter Trio is clearly in the jazz genre but if that doesn't appeal to you, do not be quickly discouraged since they can rock out as well. Take for instance the song "Cueball Boppin'" which is actually playing as I speak and has been the background music for every episode since the beginning of this podcast. I personally don’t take in many jazz shows but when I saw these guys last February at the Blue Room in Kansas City, I was blown away. It was an especially cool experience seeing them play in a very small club with a respectful and appreciative crowd who gave their full attention the entire show. That doesn’t happen very often at a lot of the rock shows I go to, which isn’t to say I don’t still enjoy them but it was interesting to see the difference. Even the people working there were exceptionally polite and actually apologized to us because there was limited seating and we had to sit at the bar about 20 feet from the stage. If you get a chance to see the Charlie Hunter Trio live please do not miss it but if they’ve already been through your town then this recording will have to be a temporary substitute. The concert I am featuring was recorded at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN on March 1st, 2010, just two days after the concert I saw in Kansas City. I now present to you Curtis Fowlkes on Trombone, Eric Kalb on Drums, and Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, also known as the Charlie Hunter Trio.

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 Charlie Hunter Trio - Minneapolis, MN - 3/1/10

Song Listing
1) ?
2) ?
3) ?
4) ?
5) ?
6) ?
7) ?
8) Gentlemen I Neglected´╗┐ to Inform You You Will Not be Getting Paid

Bonus Song Listing
1) ?
2) ?
3) ?

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_063.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Ideally this show would have came out sooner so everyone could have listened to it on St Paddys Day, but a busy weekend followed by a Hendrix Tribute concert caused a slight delay in production. The timing for it, however, brings up a great lesson that its ok to enjoy Irish music the other 364 days of the year. Its kind of the same way one would continue to drink Guinness after St Paddys Day due to it being a very fine beverage. Well, this compilation showcases another fine Irish export, their music and musicians.

I have tried to cover a pretty wide range of styles any where from the Celtic Rock of the Young Dubliners, to traditional Irish folk songs, as well as some U2 and Sinead OConnor. I hope that you enjoy it and if you are holding a Guinness feel free to raise it for a toast.  Slainte!

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Song Listing 
1) Irish Medley - Railroad Earth - 2005-03-17  
2) Waxies Dargle - Young Dubliners  


Notes:
U2 cover

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_062.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

When I began this year’s podcasts with Episode 58 I mentioned having a stock pile of amazing shows to kick the year off with. Well this one definitely falls into that category. This episode features an audience recording that is truly a classic and also a first on my podcast featuring the artist known as the Boss. Back on November 19, 1984, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rolled into Kansas City to perform a 3+ hour marathon of a concert in a building filled with thousands of screaming fans. The sound quality and song selection made this recording an easy pick, especially after hearing Bruce mention Ames, IA during his epic finale. Of course Ames is home of the Iowa State Cyclones which is my alma mater.

As you can imagine it was very difficult to whittle 3 hrs down to just 1 but hopefully I did a decent enough job getting a sampling of the wide range of songs. I strongly encourage you to download the entire show in order to get the full experience. One highlight of the show that I didn’t include was about 20 minutes from the end of the set Bruce pauses for a moment just to announce that he got his second wind and goes right into a cover of “Twist and Shout” mixed in with “Do You Love Me?”. Listening to this concert, Bruce’s love for performing music is palpable and he truly earns his nickname of the Boss. That band of his can kick some butt too. Well here it is, I give to you Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!

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Bruce Springsteen - Kansas City, MO - 11/19/84

Song Listing
1) Johnny 99
2) Reason to Believe
3) Glory Days
4) I'm Goin' Down
5) Cover Me
6) Dancing in the Dark
7) I'm on Fire
8) Born to Run
9) Epic Medley

 

Bruce Springsteen Solo - Vancouver, BC - 8/13/05

Bonus Song Listing
1) Living Proof
2) Because the Night
3) State Trooper
4) The Line
5) Matamoros Banks
6) The Promised Land

 

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Bonus!

Featured Stream #22 - Bruce Springsteen - Winterland (San Francisco, CA) - 12/15/78

 

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_061.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

 

I want to start the show by wishing everyone an early Happy Valentine’s Day or a late one depending on when you download this. Also I’d like to let my listeners know that I have noticed less downloads of the App bonus content than I would have expected. If you have purchased the App and need help accessing the bonus section please email me at livemusicpodcast@gmail.com. Thanks again for your downloads and support.

This past Tuesday was the release of the new Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds concert album “Live In Las Vegas”. This album includes the music from night three of Dave & Tim’s Las Vegas trilogy last December and I highly recommend picking up a copy of it. Partly due to this release, I thought the timing was perfect to finally podcast what I consider to be the finest live acoustic set ever captured by a taper. I played a Dave & Tim recording on the very first episode of this podcast and you don’t know how close I was to using this one instead of the 2006 Vegas show. Picking a Dave & Tim recording is extremely difficult because there are so many flat out amazing ones in circulation. So you might be asking yourself what makes this one so special. Audio quality is pretty much a given so lets just skip that. Next up is a passionate performance and excellent song selection…check and check. Finally you need something extra unique to make it stand out from the rest. Do special guests the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Carlos frickin’ Santana do it for you? I’d wager most of you will be in the hell ya category. Just a quick note before I get into it; you might notice a lot more space between the songs than I normally leave. This was done intentionally to highlight the often hilarious banter that comes out of Dave’s mouth, lovingly referred to as ‘Dave Speak’. Please enjoy Dave, Tim, and their guests from the March 14, 1999 performance in San Rafael, California.  

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Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - San Rafael, CA - 3/14/99

Song Listing
1) Two Step
2) Crush
3) All Along The Watchtower
4) Bartender
5) Don't Drink The Water
6) John The Revelator
7) Love Of My Life
8) Too Much
9) Song That Jane Likes
10) Dancing Nancies

 

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Las Vegas, NV - 12/10/09

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Las Vegas, NV - 12/11/09

Bonus Song Listing
1) Spaceman
2) The Maker
3) The Stone
4) Angel From Montgomery
5) #27
6) Corn Bread
7) Rye Whiskey

 

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Podcast #1: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Las Vegas, NV - 10/27/06

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_060.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

Very quickly I would like to thank everyone that has download the Live Music Podcast App and shown your support for this podcast. I hope you are very happy with your new purchase and I look forward to bringing you more quality live music to play through it.

Well here it finally is, the podcast I have been hyping up for a full week on my site. Hopefully you will agree that it was well deserving of that.

When I heard the news last spring that Jack White would not be touring with The Raconteurs in the coming year I was deeply confused and disappointed as a huge fan of theirs. I was also a little skeptical of the new band he had formed with him moving from guitar to drums and leaving the majority of the singing duties to Alison Mosshart of The Kills. Well that feeling of worry evaporated very quickly with my first listen of their debut album Horehound and having heard and seen some of their live performances I have now fallen madly in love with the new sound. At this point I will follow Jack White to a polka band if need be, because he has an incredible knack for surrounding himself with immensely talented musicians. Without further adieu I present to you from their November 17, 2009 concert in Brooklyn, NY, The Dead Weather.

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The Dead Weather - Brooklyn, NY - 11/17/09 

Intro Song
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Sure 'Nuff 'n' Yes, I Do

Song Listing
1) Forever My Queen
2) 60 Feet Tall
3) Hang You From the Heavens
4) You Just Can't Win
5) So Far From Your Weapon
6) Bone House
7) No Horse
8) A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death
9) Rocking Horse
10) No Hassle Night
11) Jaw Breaker
12) New Pony
13) Will There Be Enough Water?

Bonus Song Listing
1) I Cut Like a Buffalo
2) I Hate You
3) Treat Me Like Your Mother

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Bonus Links!
The following is a compilation of links on the LMP for The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Kills, and miscellaneous Jack White affiliations.

The Dead Weather
Featured Stream #15 - The Dead Weather - Washington, D.C. - 07/14/09

Featured Videos #1: The Dead Weather Cometh....

Album Pick #7: The Dead Weather - Live At Third Man Records West EP

New Downloads #8 - The Dead Weather - Ottawa, ON - 7/19/09

The Kills
Album Pick #8: The Kills - Live EPs from Itunes

Featured Stream #21 - The Kills Get the NPR Treatment

From the Basement: The Kills

The Raconteurs
Podcast #27: The Raconteurs - Las Vegas, NV - 10/28/06

Featured Stream #9 - The Raconteurs: Acoustic 'Consolers'

Featured Stream #14 - The Raconteurs - Bonnaroo 2008

Misc Projects w/ Jack White
'It Might Get Loud' Trailer HD

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_059.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

This is the first podcast of 2010 so I want to kick it off by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. I’ve got a ton of great music lined up to get this year started off right so I hope you will continue listening. Just one quick announcement before I get into the music portion, I made a false statement in the last podcast when I was introducing the new Live Music Podcast App. I had assumed that the Itunes store used the same system for gifting apps as it does for music but apparently that is not the case. For now it looks like the only way to give an app to a friend is to email a gift card through the store. Unfortunately they are only sold in $10 increments so your friend will have to find another way to spend the eight dollars and one cent that they have left over. If you need a suggestion you might mention all of the great Itunes links that are found at livemusicpodcast.net.

Well the music I have for this show is Dan Auerbach and The Fast Five’s August 9th stop at last year’s Lollapalooza. This tour was in support of Dan Auerbach’s solo release Keep It Hid but you may recognize Dan’s voice from his other band, The Black Keys. I’m not totally sure why Dan and drummer Patrick Carney decided to spend some time apart for this album/tour but Black Keys fans need not worry. They have already been back in the studio to record the rap rock collaboration project Blakroc which came out last November and are also working on a new album which will be released in the spring. Similar to Dan, The Fast Five also have an alter ego outside of this gig and are more widely known as the San Antonio based group Hacienda.


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Dan Auerbach and the Fast Five - Chicago, IL - 8/09/09 

Song Listing
1) Hidden Charms
2) I Want Some More
3) The Prowl
4) When I Left the Room
5) My Last Mistake
6) Mean Monsoon
7) Real Desire
8) Money and Trouble
9) Street Walkin'
10) Whispered Words
11) Heartbroken, In Disrepair
12) Inside-Looking Out

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Hacienda (aka the Fast Five) - Wayne, NJ - 10/10/09 

Bonus Song Listing
1) She's Got A Hold On Me
2) Little Girl
3) Shake Ya
4) Leave it this Way
5) Here Today
6) ?
7) Where the Waters Roam
8) Baby Don't Go
9) Country Air

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_058.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

To start the show I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you on the Live Music Podcast front. Last week I was informed from my host site that the iPhone app they have been developing for me was accepted. The new app makes listening to this podcast on your iPhone or iPod Touch easier than ever before. On top of that, starting on this episode I will be releasing bonus content that you can only get by using the app. I do apologize to the non iPhone owners out there, which includes myself, but I will make sure to include links on the site where you can find bonus content.

Due to the timing of this episode release you may not hear it before Christmas but if you do and are looking for a last minute gift for the iPhone owner in your life please consider giving the app. Its only $1.99 and Itunes makes it super easy to send it to anyone with an email address apparently this is not the case I had assumed that it worked the same as gifting music, silly silly me. And finally I am giving the away the app to the first 10 people that put a comment on this episode so good luck!

The music for this show continues a tradition on this podcast by featuring a concert from Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam. This year I am playing select tracks from the Christmas Jam Band’s performance on December 12th. This was quite a show even by the very high standards that this event brings. It features a little bit of everything from Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones to Collective Soul and Bob Dylan. So please enjoy the 2009 Christmas Jam Band.

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Warren Haynes Presents: The 21st Annual X-Mas Jam Band - Asheville, NC - 12/12/09 

Song Listing
1) Wild Horses
2) The World I Know
3) Shine
4) I Ain't Waitin' on Tomorrow
5) Last Child
6) Spoonful
7) Animal
8) Isis

Warren Haynes Presents: The 21st Annual X-Mas Pre-Jam Band - Asheville, NC - 12/11/09 

Bonus Song Listing (Live Music Podcast App only)
1) I Ain't Waitin' On Tomorrow
2) Jumpin' Jack Flash
3) Taxman
4) Ohio

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Bonus: Stocking Stuffers
Ani DiFranco - Xmas Jam - 12/11/09
Ani DiFranco - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
Bloodkin - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
Cornmeal - Xmas Jam - 12/11/09
Counting Crows - Xmas Jam - 12/11/09
Counting Crows - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' P - Xmas Jam - 12/11/09
George Porter Jr. and the Funk Band - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
Govt Mule - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
Hall, Porter,Deitch and Krasno with William Bell - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
Jennie Arnau Band - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09
moe - Xmas Jam - 12/12/09

...and some related podcasts
Podcast #16: Warren Haynes Presents: The 19th Annual X-Mas Jam - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Podcast #40: Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - Asheville, NC - 12/13/08

...and a first hand account (+ pictures) of the Pre-Jam from the Live Music Blog
21st Annual Warren Haynes Xmas Jam: The Pre-Jam @ the Live Music Blog


Happy Holidays!
Direct download: livemusicpodcast_057.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

If you follow music blogs like I do you may have read a story last month about the tragic accidental death of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) drummer Jerry Fuchs. My sympathies especially go to those closest to him but also to any fans of the band. Unfortunately for me I hadn’t gotten a chance to see him perform but from the sounds of this recording he was very talented and will be sorely missed. If you would like to leave a message for Jerry’s friends and family visit jerryfuchs.net.

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Big Cyprus, FL - 3/7/08 

Song Listing
1) Yadnus
2) Myth Takes
3) Pardon My Freedom
4) Must Be The Moon
5) ?
6) A New Name
7) ?
8) ?
9) Heart of Hearts


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

I don’t have much of an intro this time so we’ll get right to the goods. The concert I am featuring is yet another from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, this time featuring the Beastie Boys. While I’m definitely more of a rock fan than hip hop I still enjoy a good Beastie tune every now and then. They also have a slightly more rock sound than usual playing live so hopefully if you despise hip hop you will at least give this a chance. Mix Master Mike even samples a couple of Zeppelin tunes for ya.

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Beastie Boys - Manchester, TN - 6/12/09 

Song Listing
1) The Biz Vs The Nuge
2) Time For Living
3) Super Disco Breakin
4) Sure Shot
5) No Sleep 'til Brooklyn
6) Shake Your Rump
7) Sabrosa
8) Body Movin'
9) Pass The Mic
10) Root Down
11) Too Many Rappers
12) Something's Got To Give
13) So Watcha Want
14) Intergalactic
15) Three MC's and One DJ
16) Sabotage


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Bonus! Check out this amazing hip hop medley which includes the Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right".

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_055.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

I’m sure by now most people have found one or two albums from the year that have found their way on repeat more than the rest. Even though the year is far from over its pretty safe to say that I have declared my winners. The first album that really stood out for me was The Dead Weather’s debut ‘Horehound’. Although I was first disappointed to hear that the Raconteurs wouldn’t be touring again. Jack White’s new project did not disappoint and easily swooped in to fill the void. This album is rock solid all the way through and, yes, I am working on finding a concert to podcast.

The second album I picked up just recently and first came into my radar on the Austin City Limits free sampler that I blogged about in my Big Ass Austin City Limits post. This short exposure to Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears was quickly followed up by reading about their performance from the festival, in of all places, a blog on ESPN. If you are into music, basketball or just like reading witty musings check out Paul Shirley’s blog on ESPN’s The Life, where I read his first hand account of the festival. I used to watch Paul play forward for the Iowa State Cyclones, but I think even non alums can appreciate his entertaining articles. I do feel slightly bad for the people trying to watch the festival from behind him.

The music for this episode comes from a concert that Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears played in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 15th earlier this year. If you like the music of James Brown its almost a sure bet that you will dig these guys. The sound quality of this recording is a tad gritty compared to some of the other shows I’ve posted but seems to fit the type of gritty soul music that this band plays.

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Charlotte, NC - 6/15/09 

Song Listing
1) Boogie
2) Sugarfoot
3) Big Booty Woman
4) I'm Broke
5) Black Snake
6) Hound Dog Taylor Jam
7) Gunpowder
8) Bobby Booshay
9) Booty City
10) Bitch, I Love You
11) About Jimmy Tapes
12) Please Pt. Two


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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_054.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

I first want to thank everyone who has become a Facebook Fan of the Live Music Podcast. Becoming a fan is a small way that you can show your support of the site and also find out who else is listening. If you are not a fan yet and would like to become one check out the Facebook gadget on the right side of the homepage, its pretty hard to miss. Another new way that everyone can show your support is by filling out a quick survey. This survey will be used by my hosting site to determine potential advertisers and literally takes less than 1 minute to complete. I need a minimum of 250 responses to be counted so thanks in advance for your help on this.

The musical talent for this show is truly one of the great ones. I say that about a lot of bands but for this one there are almost 20 years of consistently great music and millions of sold concert tickets and albums to back me up. They also have a new album out so it was pretty hard not to pick Pearl Jam for this episodes featured band. These natives of Seattle were in especially pure form the day of June 14th 2008 in Manchester, TN. This was of course the 7th installment of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and this taping really capture all of the excellence that a Pearl Jam concert can be. Even the sound quality of this recording is superb and the crowd noise to a minimum. I’m not even sure how this was possible since clearly from the amount of crowd singing on songs like Better Man they were picked up on the mics perfectly. Eddie Vedder was even impressed with the singing ability of the crowd to stop for a moment and acknowledge them. I thought he might even pull out the “pretty good singing there” quote.

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Pearl Jam - Manchester, TN - 6/14/08 

Song Listing
1) Hard To Imagine
2) All Night
3) Why Go
4) Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
5) 1/2 Full
6) Animal
7) Daughter
8) W.M.A.
9) Better Man
10) Black
11) Alive

Backspacer Notice:
Currently you can only purchase Backspacer at Target and download it from Itunes which in my opinion is total crap. I hate to dig on a band after I have just listened to a free live recording but this type of exclusive deal bullshit is making things even harder on independently owned record stores that are already dying out at a tremendous rate in this economy. This is a very strange move for one of the most notorious anit-corporation bands around who even took on the all powerful Ticketmaster back in the day. The good news is that the rest of the stores will carry the new release on October 13th so if you haven’t already bought it I recommend holding off and finding it at your favorite music store. I’m hoping that if enough people backlash against exclusive releases then artists will figure out that they are a bad idea and if I might say even un-American.

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_053.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm EST

To start off this show I want to make a quick announcement that the LMP has finally joined the social network bandwagon. The website now features Facebook and Twitter gadgets down the right side of the page. Please consider becoming a Facebook fan or following LMP tweets on Twitter. I especially encourage joining the fan page because it is a great place to meet other listeners, comment on past episodes, and make recommendations for new ones.

Now moving on to the music for this episode and the featured artist Alejandro Escovedo. If Bruce Springsteen and Los Lobos had a child it would probably sound very similar to Escovedo. He brings a lot of passion to his shows and you will find that out on this recording from June 10th, 2009 at the Pageant in St Louis. If the first track sounds familiar it might be because I featured a cover of it by Backyard Tire Fire on Episode 48. Now I present to you, Alejandro Escovedo!

Alejandro Escovedo - St Louis, MO - 06/10/09 

Song Listing
1) Always a Friend
2) Everybody Loves Me
3) I Was Drunk
4) People (We’re Only Gonna Live So Long)
5) Chelsea Hotel ‘78
6) Castanets
7) All the Young Dudes
8) Beast of Burden

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_052.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

The artist for this show is another great musician that I’ve been trying to feature for some time. If this is your first exposure to Donavon Frankenreiter he is a singer/song writer who’s bio reads a lot like Jack Johnson…both professional surfers turned musicians. Not surprisingly the two are long time friends and Donavon’s debut album was even released on Jack’s Brushfire Records. While this first album had more of a laid back acoustic feel similar to Jack, his albums since have stood apart and even mixed in some 70s inspired funk. The concert I will be playing was recorded at the Greenfield Lake Ampitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina. Here he is, the man, the myth, the mustache…

Donavon Frankenreiter - Wilmington, NC - 08/09/09 

Song Listing
1) Girl Like You
2) Bend in the Road
3) Sing a Song
4) Free
5) Call Me Papa
6) What'cha Know About
7) Life, Love, and Laughter
8) Your Heart
9) Swing On Down
10) Move By Yourself
11) That's Too Bad

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_051.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

With this show I am celebrating the 50th episode with a band that I have been dying to feature for quite some time. I have not seen many recordings of Kings of Leon on the net, but the quality of this recording made it a shoo-in for this milestone podcast. I’m guessing most listeners of this podcast have heard of Kings of Leon by now as their mainstream exposure has sharply increased within the last year. It is only on their current tour that they have been headlining larger venues in the US, while they have been playing in front of huge audiences in the UK for the past several years. A strange fact when you consider their hometown of Nashville, TN. It was probably inevitable that their days of smaller venues wouldn’t last, so feel very lucky if you got to see them. I think you will agree that they were destined for the big stage after hearing this recording of their June 27th, 2009 concert in the 17,000 capacity O2 World arena in Berlin.

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Kings of Leon - Berlin, Germany - 6/27/09 

The source for this show is only available in FLAC format so if would like to convert it to MP3 for your Ipod or other portable media player I recommend downloading a free program I developed called the Ultimate Live Music Audio Converter. This is the easiest way to convert FLAC or SHN files to MP3 and also has handy features like automatic tagging and updating of your Itunes library with converted files.

Song Listing
1) Notion
2) Be Somebody
3) Molly's Chambers
4) Fans
5) Closer
6) Crawl
7) Charmer
8) Sex On Fire
9) On Call
10) Use Somebody
11) Knocked Up
12) Manhattan
13)Black Thumbnail

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

In the blog posts leading up to this episode I hinted that the music for this show would feature a concert from this year’s Bonnaroo. With many downloads to choose from I ended up deciding on a very impressive recording of Wilco’s set from the third night. This was Wilco’s third time playing at the music festival Mecca in Tennessee and left no doubt why they keep getting invited back.

Song Listing
1) Wilco (the song)
2) I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
3) Company in My Back
4) Handshake Drugs
5) California Stars
6) Misunderstood
7) Spiders (Kidsmoke)
8) The Late Greats
9) Hate It Here
10) I’m the Man Who Loves You
11) Hoodoo Voodoo


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Wilco - Bonnaroo - 6/13/09 


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

This show features a band that I’ve been listening to quite a bit lately called Backyard Tire Fire. This hardworking Midwestern rock and roll band plays honest music for the everyman, as you might expect with a name like Backyard Tire Fire. I was able to see these guys open for Grace Potter last November and despite the annoyance of the fire alarm going off several times, they put on an awesome performance. Fortunately the concert I have for you does not have any alarms. With so many great recordings on archive.org it was tough picking out just one, but special thanks go out to the band’s manager for kindly directing me to this one.

Song Listing
1) Road Song #39
2) Thick Skin
3) One Wrong Turn
4) Good To Be
5) The White On My Walls
6) A Better Day
7) Jimmmy and Bob and Jack
8) I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled, and Crazy
9) Downtime
10) A Thousand Gigs Ago
11) How In the Hell Did You Get Back Here?
12) Runnin' Down a Dream


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Backyard Tire Fire - Dekalb, IL - 3/26/09 


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Last month I received an email from a listener asking if I would do a show to mark the 15 anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Although the actual anniversary has since passed by, I thought it was a great idea and especially wanted to do this because of Nirvana’s influence on me during my earlier years.

I looked around for some quality sounding live shows without much luck but not surprisingly there are a great many bands that cover Nirvana songs. I thought it would be fitting to put together a compilation of those covers recognizing the lasting impact that Kurt Cobain and Nirvana has had on rock music. Some of these are from well-knowns like Gov’t Mule and Disco Biscuits, but also included are several less established bands but equally inspired covers.

Song listing
1) All Apologies - Gov't Mule - 2008-12-31
2) Breed - Local H - 2005-06-01
3) Lithium - Disco Biscuits - 2007-02-16
4) Something In the Way - The Hippo Campus - 2008-12-12
5) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Keller Williams - 2008-11-22
6) School - Sound Team - 2004-11-06
7) Polly - Scarecrow Collection - 2007-04-20
8) Pennyroyal Tea - Brian Dolzani - 2008-05-24
9) In Bloom - Fat Maw Rooney - 2005-10-29
10) On a Plain - Rogue Wave - 2005-12-06

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

I want to take a minute from normal broadcasting to welcome back Justin from his short hiatus on livemusicblog.com. Those familiar to it will be glad to know that his jam friendly site is back with concert and festival updates, band news, and everything else related to live music. Just in time for the prime concert season. Also of interest one of the recent postings announced the creation of a new site, livemusicworkouts.com, started by LMB contributor Whit Person. As the name suggests this site features high energy live music sets to get your workout moving. It’s a great idea considering most people don’t usually consider live music recordings when they put together a workout mix.

Now back to our regularly scheduled broadcast, already in progress. For this show I am featuring a recent concert by Idaho born singer songwriter Josh Ritter. I owe my friend Susie, who very well might be his biggest fan, for introducing me to his music. The last time I saw her she burned a mix of his songs and I’m hoping on this episode I will have returned the favor. Please enjoy Josh Ritter and his band live at Baltimore’s Ram’s Head, March 26, 2009.

Song Listing
1) Other Side
2) Lillian, Egypt
3) Right Moves
4) The Curse
5) Kathleen
6) Mind's Eye
7) Bad Actress
8) Rumors
9) To The Dogs Or Whoever
10) Snow Is Gone

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Josh Ritter - Baltimore, MD - 03/26/09 


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

With St Paddy’s day just around the corner I thought it would be fitting to feature a concert with some Irish heritage. With that in mind you’d be hard pressed to find a concert any more suited than U2 in their hometown of Dublin. Combine that with the release of their new album, “No Line on the Horizon”, and this pick was a no-brainer.

The recording I will be playing was made during the On the Eleventh Hour tour, December 30th, 1989. Besides having impeccable sound quality it also includes special guest B.B. King towards the end of the show and is easily one of the best recordings you will find on U2Torrents.com.

Song Listing
1) Running To Stand Still
2) God Part II
3) Desire
4) All Along The Watchtower
5) All I Want Is You
6) New Year's Day
7) Pride (In The Name Of Love)
8) She's A Mystery To Me
9) Angel Of Harlem
10) When Love Comes To Town
11) With Or Without You

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U2 - Dublin, Ireland - 12/30/89 

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U2's world tour kicks off June 30th, check dates here.

If you'd like to listen to more live U2 check out Podcast #12: U2 - Rosemont, IL - 04/29/87.


Direct download: livemusicpodcast_045.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

The music for this episode comes from the ocean cruise/music festival known as Jam Cruise. Since the maiden voyage in 2004, Jam Cruise has been bringing jam band artists together with their fans for several days out in the Caribbean. I’ve never been able to make it but perhaps they’ll give me a free pass next year for giving them the free publicity. Fortunately they do allow tapers to bring their equipment and the show I have for you comes from something that they call the Jam Room. This is basically like the Bonnaroo Superjam where artists from diverse bands can come together to have an anything goes jam session. The night I have for you includes Ivan Neville on keys, Scott Metzger from Particle on guitar, and Les Claypool on drums among the many other talented musicians. Prepare to enter the Jam Room.

Artists:
Matt Grondin - guitar, keys, percussion
Ivan Neville - keys
Stanton Moore - drums
Scott Metzger - guitar
Dave Dreiwitz - drums
Jans Ingber - vocals, percussion
Ralph Roddenberry - vocals
Brock Butler - guitar
Les Claypool - drums

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Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/04/09 

You might also enjoy the other nights from this year's Jam Room
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/05/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/06/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/07/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/08/09


Bonus: This is how I imagine Jam Cruise


 

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_044.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

The recording for this show comes from one of my all time favorite live performers and the only reason it took this long to get a show posted was the relatively small number of recordings available. Every once in a while I will spot a decent Ben Folds recording on the inter-webs, but this one from a 2008 tour stop in San Francisco was a cut above the rest.

There is a clear reason why Ben Folds’ live reputation has achieved such a legendary status. First and foremost the man is a natural performer and really knows how to work a crowd. Another reason in my mind is what he describes during this recording as his set list strategy. Basically this means playing his new songs at the beginning of the set and then finishing with classic fan favorites. To me this formula is a perfect 1-2 punch that I believe all artists should use for optimal crowd enjoyment. I tried to follow Ben’s lead for the song selection so I hope you’ll agree with my assessment.

Song listing
1) Way To Normal (Fake Song)
2) Brainwascht
3) Annie Waits
4) Dr. Yang (Fake Song)
5) Dr. Yang
6) The Frown Song
7) Landed
8) Zak and Sara
9) Army
10) Rockin' the Suburbs
11) Kate
12) Philosophy
13) Frown Song (Feeble Anthem)

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Ben Folds - San Francisco, CA - 11/13/08 


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Bonus #2
Way To Normal (Fake Version)

 

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_043.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EST

I was inspired to do an inauguration theme for this show mostly due to the monumentally historic event that occurred earlier this week. However, I was also inspired in small part by another inauguration podcast I had just listened to from This American Life. As usual that episode was superbly done and a great one to get you started if you have never heard the show before. After listening to a few of them there is a very good chance you will get hooked on it like I have been for the last 6 months.

For my inauguration show I’ve got some great politically themed live music in store for you. For those familiar with the Live Music Blog you might recognize the music from their podcast episode 62, which I helped put together. After a long and excellent run the Live Music Blog is currently on an indefinite hiatus so I wanted to repost the music from that show and this week seemed like a good opportunity for that. So please sit back and enjoy my 2009 Inauguration Compilation.

Song listing
1) People, People - Derek Trucks Band - 2008-07-11
2) No More - Pearl Jam - 2008-06-14
3) Get Up Stand Up @ - Michael Franti and Spearhead - 2006-07-21
4) A Change is Gonna Come # - Gavin DeGraw - 2004-04-18
5) Come Together $ - John Butler Trio - 2007-11-16
6) Gimme Shelter % - moe. - 2008-03-06
7) What’s Going On ^ - Railroad Earth - 2006-09-03
8) Revolution $ - String Cheese Incident - 2004-10-31
9) War @ - Dispatch - 2001-04-03
10) Keep On Rockin’ In the Free World + - Outformation - 2007-12-01

Notes:
@ Bob Marley cover
# Sam Cooke cover
$ Beatles cover
% Rolling Stones cover
^ Marvin Gaye cover
+ Neil Young cover

For more live political compilation fun check out Episode #35 - Keep On Votin' in the Free World (Part 2)

 

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_042.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

This is the first show since the holidays so I hope you found some time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family during the break. I stayed pretty busy myself with a pair of family get-togethers over Christmas and recently returned from a trip to Dubai, which explains the delay in getting this episode out.

Dubai was a pretty amazing place with incredible buildings around every corner, delicious cuisine, and even indoor snow skiing. What really amazed me was despite how far away it was just how similar city life was to the States and relatively easy it was to acclimate. Well other than the cost of everything that is. Not to say that it was all the same, one big difference that I found was the absolute power that their government has over businesses there. During my stay all live music was prohibited in public on multiple occasions by order of the Shaikh. So from a live music perspective it might not be the ideal place to go, but if you are planning on seeing a concert there my advice would be to have a backup plan.

Moving on to the music portion for the episode. For this show I am featuring Blitzen Trapper from their November 22, 2008 performance in Birmingham, Alabama. A co-worker told me about this band a while back and I found this recording shortly after. They have a slightly Dylanesque sound in my opinon but, as Levar Burton might say, you don't have to take my word for it. Give them a listen and decide for yourself, I hope you enjoy.

Song listing
1) Sleepytime In The Western World
2) Furr
3) God & Suicide
4) Saturday Night
5) Black River Killer
6) Lady on the Water
7) Not Your Lover
8) Texaco
9) Badger's Black Brigade
10) Echo/Always On/EZ Con
11) Summer Town
12) Wild Mountain Nation

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Blitzen Trapper - Birmingham, AL - 11/22/08 


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Earlier in the week I had planned to go with a different concert for this episode but it seems that Santa had an early present for me. Last year around this time I featured Warren Haynes’ 19th Annual X-Mas Jam and I decided to continue the tradition when I came across multiple concerts from the 20th X-Mas Jam. The lineups are always so good that I might have to make this a yearly tradition.

The music for this show will feature a new band with a familiar lead singer. During the Beastie Boys recent “Get Out and Vote” tour, Ben Harper debuted a new lineup, Relentless 7. The beginnings of the band’s formation date back to 1998 at a concert Ben played in Austin. While on the way to the show, the guy driving Ben’s van asked to play a demo tape. Ben was so impressed that he got the band a record deal and continued to work with their guitarist on several projects, including one of the tracks on Both Sides of the Gun. The band was Wan Santo Condo and guitar player Jason Mozersky, is now playing lead for Relentless 7.

This concert begins with a track called “Number With No Name,” which is from their debut album, White Lies For Dark Times, which will be out in May of next year. The limited tour stops they have made so far have been at smaller venues than typical for the Innocent Criminals. The reason for this can be attributed to the following quote from Ben Harper: “I wanted us to earn it, this is where it needs to be for it to be sincere”. I for one am hoping they stick with this philosophy on their album tour next Spring, just be sure to get your tickets early.

Song listing
1) Number No Name
2) Shimmer
3) Lay There & Hate Me
4) Better Way
5) Fly One Time
6) Keep It Together
7) Dressed in Black
8) Boots
9) Up to You Now
10) Good Times Bad Times w/ John Paul Jones

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Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - Asheville, NC - 12/13/08 

Also check out some of the other bands from Warren Haynes' 20th X-Mas Jam
Derek Trucks Band 12/12/08
Del McCoury Band 12/12/08
Dumpstaphunk 12/12/08
Warren Haynes & John Paul Jones 12/12/08
Joan Osborne 12/12/08
Gov't Mule 12/12/08
Travis Tritt 12/12/08
Johnny Winter 12/13/08
Coheed & Cambria 12/13/08
Michael Franti & Jay Bowman 12/13/08
Steve Earle 12/13/2008
Christmas Jam Band 12/13/08

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

Well it’s that time of year in Kansas City as I’m sure it is in many other areas where you are listening when the inevitability of winter starts sinking in. With the majority of my outdoor activities coming to an end for the next several months the thoughts of spending the majority of my time indoors has put a slight damper on my mood. So in light of this I thought it would be fitting to do a blues show for this episode. Also, it has been a while since I featured a recording from my hometown and this recent download I came across fit both of those criteria perfectly.

Last month wrapped up the end of Gov’t Mule’s Kinder Revolution Fall Tour and supporting them on this tour was a great blues band called Back Door Slam. The trio comes all the way from the Isle of Man which is at the geographical centre of the British Isles. Despite that they seem to spend a lot of time touring the US because I saw them open for Rusted Root about a year before at the same venue. They really are a great opening act and I’d love to see what they can do with a full set sometime. This recording was captured by Nick Hatfield aka MOMule on November 16th, 2008 and is sure to get you fired up on even the coldest winter day.

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Back Door Slam - Kansas City, MO - 11/16/08

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1) Outside Woman Blues
2) Tear Down The Walls
3) Come Home
4) Back Door Slam
5) Country Girl
6) Coming Into Los Angeles
7) It's a Long Long Road
8) (Tell Me) What the Fuss is All About
9) What in the World

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Also check out the amazing Gov't Mule set that followed their performance.
Gov't Mule - Kansas City, MO - 11/16/08


...and last year's concert from the same venue
Podcast #14: Gov't Mule - Kansas City, MO - 11/01/07


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

For this episode I am featuring an Australian artist that was last seen touring the US with Ben Folds. If you guessed Missy Higgins then I guess you win although I didn’t really come up with any prizes. I got the chance to see their sold out stop in Kansas City last month and despite waiting in line during a cold and rainy night for about a half an hour, it turned out to be one of my favorite concerts this year. I can be fairly cheap so when I get to see 2 great bands in the same night it kind of feels like I got a little extra for my money.

The job of the opening band can be quite difficult with many crowds and especially with one that is cold and wet. Typically half of the people show up in time for the opener and half of those are trying to talk to each other during the songs. An opener really has to do something special to excite a crowd in this kind of environment and for the audience in attendance at the Uptown Theater, Missy Higgins was absolutely captivating. Her expressive and slightly sassy style was a great complement to Ben Folds and perfect for a small theater like the Uptown. A good indicator of how well an opener is doing is the difference between the crowd noise during the songs and in between. Let’s just say that a lot of headliners would be jealous of the loud applause after and near silence during each song.

Try as I might, I was not able to find a recording of that night’s performance. I did however find an excellent recording of a concert that was taped about a year before in Hollywood, California.


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Missy Higgins - Hollywood, CA - 10/18/07

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1) Peachy
2) This Is How It Goes
3) Forgive Me
4) Any Day Now
5) Where I Stood
6) Angela
7) Secret
8) Warm Whispers
9) The Special Two
10) Scar
11) Steer

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Also check out this recording that almost made it to the podcast
Missy Higgins - Telluride, CO - 6/17/06




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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

After what seems like an eternity the 2008 election came to conclusion this week. I know I stayed non-partisan in my previous postings but I’m going to break away from that for a moment and tell you that I am absolutely thrilled to have Barack Obama as my next president.

So with the election out of the way I don’t have much else to talk about at the moment so I’m going to get back to focusing a little more strictly on the music. For this show I have for you 13 songs from The Black Keys’ May 13th, 2008 concert in Washington, D.C. I actually hadn’t intended to make a political connection for this show but I guess it must have slipped in subconsciously because this was the concert I picked out among the several that I downloaded. I’ve only been listening to the Black Keys fairly recently and have never seen them live, but this recording really blew me away. In fact until researching for this show I wasn’t even aware that there were only two members in the band. Despite having only two members they are able to create a live show that is more powerful than most bands twice their size. Now I present to you the Black Keys….

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The Black Keys - Washington, D.C. - 05/13/08

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1) Girl is on My Mind
2) Set You Free
3) Thickfreakness
4) 10 AM Automatic
5) Same Old Thing
6) Busted
7) You're the One
8) Oceans and Streams
9) Your Touch
10) The Breaks
11) I Got Mine
12) Psychotic Girl
13) Till I Get My Way

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

The past two episodes I have started the show off with a message to encourage you to vote. So it’ll come as no surprise then that with less than 2 weeks before one of the most important elections in US history that is exactly how I will begin this one. I will continue to stay non-partisan so I’ve included links to both candidates websites where you can read more about their stances on key issues which hopefully will be how you are making your decision this November 4th.

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/
http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/

Another good resource is factcheck.org which is a great website that monitors the factual accuracy of statements made by the candidates and their campaigns. Please check it out before taking those attack ads on TV at face value.

For this episode’s music I am featuring a Canadian band that was recorded in 2005 and isn’t currently touring so you might not think there is a political connection. In fact I downloaded this concert while searching for political songs for my last episode. In search of anything Bruce Springsteen, I came across a concert by the Arcade Fire playing a cover of his song “State Trooper”. It is the eighth track on the set list in case you are listening for it. My apologies go out to those listeners that are getting sick of this political stuff and I thank you for staying with me.

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The Arcade Fire - Las Vegas, NV - 10/30/05

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1) Wake up
2) Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3) No Cars Go
4) Haiti
5) Age Of Consent
6) Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
7) Rebellion (Lies)
8) State Trooper
9) Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

Hello everyone and welcome to the Live Music Podcast episode 35. If you are joining us from the Live Music Blog then let me welcome you back for Part 2 of Keep on Votin’ in the Free World. If not make sure you check out Part 1.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, the theme for this episode is registering new voters. Voter registration deadlines are fastly approaching in many states, with October 4th being the first, so there is no time to waste if you aren’t yet registered. Even if you are not planning on voting it is still a very good idea to register in case you make the decision to vote when it’s too late. There really aren’t any downsides to registering…it’s fast and requires very little effort. A great place to start the process is by going to non-partisan websites Rockthevote.com or HeadCount.org to begin the registration process or to check the voter registration deadlines in your state.

Part 2 of Keep on Votin’ in the Free World takes place where Part 1 left off with more great sounding audience recordings featuring politically charged music. Once again all music was downloaded via archive.org and bt.etree.org for artists with open taping policies. Thanks again to the bands for allowing these recordings and to the tapers that made them. Please enjoy part 2 and if you still need to register do it today!

Track Listing:
1) A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall @ - Edie Brickell - 1990-07-14
2) Ohio # - Brian Dolzani - 2006-05-29
3) Fortunate Son $ - Todd Snider - 2008-08-04
4) War Pigs % - Leftover Salmon - 2002-10-31
5) Everyday People ^ - All Mighty Senators - 2008-02-29
6) For What It's Worth & - Ekoostik Hookah - 2007-10-19
7) I Am a Patriot + - The Reuben James - 2007-08-08
8) Bullet in the Blue Sky ## - Perpetual Groove - 2007-12-31
9) The Times They Are a Changin' @ - Bluegrass Underground - 2007-01-26
10) Imagine $$ - Blues Traveler - 1995-11-19

Background:
Killing in the Name ** - Tea Leaf Green - 2004-01-09

Notes:
@ Bob Dylan cover
# Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover
$ Creedence Clearwater Revival cover
% Black Sabbath cover
^ Sly and the Family Stone cover
& Buffalo Springfield cover
+ Little Steven cover
## U2 cover
$$ John Lennon cover
** Rage Against the Machine


Direct download: livemusicpodcast_035.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am EST

If you are living in the US it’s pretty hard not to get sucked into all things political right now and if you were hoping for an escape from it in this podcast you will be sorely disappointed. As Bono has shown us music and politics go hand in hand and although the LMP doesn’t officially support a candidate we do think voting is important enough to be featured on a LMP PSA.

The voter registration deadlines are fastly approaching in many states, including my home state of Missouri where the last day to register is October 8th. Even if you haven’t made up your mind on who to vote for or even whether or not you will vote, the LMP strongly encourages you to register anyways in case you make up your mind when it’s too late. It only takes about 3 minutes and can even be completed online by going to either voteforchange.com or johnmccain.com.

One contest that does not require expensive ad campaigns and complicated polling is for the title of Greatest Band in the World. This episode features music from the one band that experts and fans can all agree on. I’m speaking, of course, about Tenacious D. The dynamic duo of Kyle Gass and Jack Black take rocking to a whole new level and have even been known to rock a face clean off. If you are offended by crude language or humor of any kind please look elsewhere. For all others please enjoy Tenacious D from their January 22, 2002 stop at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

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Tenacious D - New York, NY - 01/22/02

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1) Flash
2) Wonderboy
3) Warning
4) Jesus Ranch
5) Kielbasa
6) History
7) Special Things
8) Lee
9) KG Power Solo
10) Dio
11) Cosmic Shame
12) Summer of '69
13) Kyle Took a Bullet
14) Rocket Sauce
15) Sasquatch
16) Rock Your Socks
17) Spiderman
18) Tribute
19) Carry That Weight

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

Ladies and gentlemen it’s time once again time for a Live Music Podcast public service announcement or LMP PSA for short. After many years of listening to audience tapings I have found an easy way to increase the listening pleasure for recordings with less than perfect audio quality.  Simply switch out your speakers for headphones. I can’t give you an explanation of the physics to why they sound better through headphones, but next time you are ready to throw out a sub par recording try out this tip before you do so.

Here at the Live Music Podcast I do my best to bring you only the best sounding recordings but even a good recording is usually improved through headphones. For this episode especially, low quality shouldn’t be an issue since the recording I have comes straight from the soundboard.

Matt Costa is pretty much what you’d expect from the same record label as Jack Johnson and G Love and Special Sauce. Of course I mean that it the best way possible, as his songs are in the same vein of laid back chill music with soul. The music I have here ranges from the very catchy upbeat single “Sunshine”, to the slower melodic “Astair”, to the electric guitar and harp driven “Emergency Call”.

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Matt Costa - Boulder, CO - 05/29/08

1) Long Wait
2) Ballad Of Miss Kate
3) Vienna
4) Mr. Pitiful
5) Shimmering Field Seed
6) Sunshine
7) Astair
8) Miss Magnolia
9) Sweet Rose
10) Emergency Call

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...and for more Matt Costa check out his appearance with Jack Johnson on their cover of the Beatle's song Two of Us.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Despite having an extraordinary set list for you on this episode the mood is somber. Like I’m sure many of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dave Matthews Band sax player Leroi Moore. Speaking as a huge fan his loss is already sinking in but a deepest sympathy goes out to Leroi’s close friends and family. In addition to being a very gifted musician, every story that I have heard about his life off stage portrayed him as an all around great person.

The music for this show is a compilation of some of my favorite Leroi moments from past DMB concerts. These songs together celebrate a life that was cut too short but sweet for certain.

1) Bartender (07/31/05)
2) Best of What's Around (09/04/04)
3) #34 (10/02/07)
4) What Would You Say (12/10/05)
5) Seek Up (10/05/04)
6) #41 (12/10/05)
7) Grey Street (08/08/03)
8) Proudest Monkey (07/17/99)
9) Say Goodbye (03/23/07)
10) Don't Drink the Water (10/02/07)
11) Crush (06/07/08)
12) Typical Situation (09/04/04)
13) Pay For What You Get (06/07/08)
14) Spoon (09/14/03)
15) All Along the Watchtower (08/26/07)
16) Kit Kat Jam (06/29/03)
17) So Much To Say (06/21/08)
18) Anyone Seen the Bridge (06/21/08)
19) Too Much (06/21/08)
20) Long Black Veil (09/08/02)
21) Stay (10/05/04)
22) Leroi Intro (07/11/00)
23) Pantala Naga Pampa (07/11/00)
24) Rapunzel (07/11/00)
25) Ants Marching (04/21/01)


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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_032.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

The LMP returns with another festival concert, this time from last years moe.down. The lineup for moe.down 8 was stellar and included the up and coming singer/songwriter Amos Lee. I’m not as familiar with his music as some of the other bands that I have featured so I’m going to keep this intro fairly short. I would describe his music as a hybrid of folk and soul with Norah Jones coming to mind with a few of his songs.

The live performance of his songs came across very well and it sounded like the crowd was digging it even if the style of music different from that of the festival’s founding fathers. The band also seemed to have a lot of fun, even pulling a Rick Roll on the crowd with a medley including Rick Astley’s 80s pop hit.

Please enjoy Amos Lee and company from their September 02, 2007 performance in Turin, New York.

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Amos Lee - Turin, NY - 09/02/07

1) Dreamin'
2) Freedom
3) Supply And Demand
4) Listen
5) Truth
6) Seen It All Before
7) Colors
8) Easy
9) Caramel
10) Give It Up


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:56am EST

The music for this episode comes once again from Bonnaroo 2008 which was just too jam packed with great performances to be contained in one episode. This time I will be playing songs from the Saturday night headliner concert featuring Pearl Jam in their Bonnaroo debut.

There is no doubt that Pearl Jam was more than due to join the amazing group of musicians that have played Bonnaroo. Not only are they a great band but they have also been a champion of the live music scene since their early days. Back in 1994 they went head to head against the mighty Ticketmaster in response to inflated service charges. In addition to this they have provided their fans with a huge collection of live music content through the Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs series. These bootlegs have captured almost every single show the band has played since 2000.

The recording that I will be playing is not the official bootleg but Pearl Jam’s taping policy is kind enough to allow for unofficial recordings as well. Interesting to note on this recording is that taper makes note that some of his equipment was confiscated at a Doobie Brothers show and had to borrow gear from other tapers at Bonnaroo. That pretty much sums up the scene at Bonnaroo, great music and great people coming together. I hope you enjoy the tunes.

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Pearl Jam - Manchester, TN - 06/14/08
or
Pearl Jam Official Bonnaroo 2008 Bootleg

1) Hard To Imagine
2) Corduroy
3) Go
4) Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
5) Down
6) Severed Hand
7) 1/2 Full
8) Animal
9) Better Man
10) Black
11) Alive


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

It seems to be festival season here at the LMP with back to back shows featuring 2008 music festivals.  For this episode I will be playing music from the quaint little music and arts festival known as Bonnaroo.  As always the lineup this year was stacked which made it pretty difficult to pick just one.  However, I recently downloaded a show that distinguished itself from the pack, Mark Lynn's taping of My Morning Jacket. 

Up to this point I hadn't heard very much of their music, but I've been seeing a lot of buzz about them in the live music blogosphere.  I especially had heard good things about their Bonnaroo set and had to check it out for myself.  The first thing that I noticed about this set was the length, just shy of 4 hours.  To entertain a crowd for that long you need to bring your A game and they definitely did that.  Powerful musical performances, a great selection of covers, and guest appearances by Kirk Hammett of Metallica and comedian Zach Galifianakis all added up to one unforgetable show.  The sound quality of the taping was also stellar which is made even more impression when you consider that it was raining for part of the set. 

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My Morning Jacket - Manchester, TN - 06/13/08

1) Evil Urges
2) Off the Record
3) I'm Amazed
4) Hit it and Quit it
5) Anytime
6) One Big Holiday
7) Wordless Chorus
8) Mahgeetah

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Welcome to episode #28 where I am pleased to bring you a band that I wasn't sure I'd ever see on the LMP. When I saw that Cake was in the line-up for this year's Wakarusa festival I hoped there might be a chance that a taper would get their set. Fortunately for me Brian Price was able to pull off a great sounding recording and especially fortunate since I missed out on Wakarusa this year.

Cake's catchy guitar riffs, blazing trumpet solos, and off the wall lyrics all make them a great band, but I don't know if they've gotten a lot of live attention. I've seen them a couple times in the past and take if from me if you are fan you will enjoy the show. You can't really argue with the statistics, 9 out of 10 German tourist interviewed agree that their songs rock even though they miss the rising action a little bit. If you didn't get the reference check out the the video to Short Skirt, Long Jacket at about 3:30 in.

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Cake - Lawrence, KS - 06/06/08

1) Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
2) Stickshifts and Safetybelts
3) Comfort Eagle
4) War Pigs
5) Wheels
6) Love You Madly
7) Sheep Go To Heaven
8) Never There
9) Short Skirt, Long Jacket
10) Jolene

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

For those unfamiliar the Raconteurs they are a band of amazing musicians who’s lead singer also doubles as the front-man for a band called the White Stripes. On the music scene since 2005, I only recently became a big fan of theirs. A friend of mine lent me their latest album “Consolers of the Lonely” which I listened to almost exclusively for a solid couple of weeks. I followed that up with seeing their concert in Kansas City last April, which converted me into a devoted fan for life.

If you get a chance to get out and see them on their current tour please take it and you will not be disappointed. Here’s a recording of their October 28th, 2006 performance in Las Vegas, Nevada if you need some nudging to drop your hard earned cash on tickets.

Thanks to Carrington Crawford for the taping duties!

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The Raconteurs - Las Vegas, NV - 10/28/06

1) Intimate Secretary
2) Level
3) Steady As She Goes
4) Together
5) Store Bought Bones
6) It Ain't Easy
7) Broken Boy Soldier
8) Blue Veins
9) Hands

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More live shows here!!!
The Raconteurs - New Orleans, LA - May 04, 2008
The Raconteurs - Washington, D.C. - May 27, 2008
The Raconteurs - Morning Becomes Eclectic - Aug 3, 2006

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_027.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

As you might remember from the last episode, this show marks the 1 year anniversary here at the LMP. It has been a year filled with some pretty amazing live performances and I'm hoping the following year will bring more of the same. Looking back on the last 12 months I am blown away at the number of listeners that we have received and also the positive comments I have gotten from some of you. Thank you to everyone for tuning in and for your support of the show.

On that note I'll begin the 2nd year of the live music with a download featuring two of my favorite musicians which were also featured in the very first LMP. This time however they will be joined by a few more friends. During the winter of 2003-2004 Dave Matthews and a few close pals including Tim Reynolds and Trey Anastatio combined musical forces for a limited stop tour in support of Dave's solo album "Some Devil". I was lucky enough to catch their stop in Chicago and to this day it still sits at the top of my all time concert list. In all fairness to other shows I've seen, this was really 3 or 4 shows in one. The concert began with Dave and Tim on acoustics, followed up by the full band, then by Dave and Trey on acoustics and finally an encore with the full band. The variety of songs and band's energy really stand out to me and you can tell my the crowd's energy that everyone else there was equally impressed by it.

The songs I am featuring were included as part of a Best of Dave and Friends compilation I downloaded from dreamingtree.org. Thanks to Brian at antsmarching.org for assembling it!

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Dave Matthews & Friends - Winter 03-04 Compilation

1) #40
2) The Maker
3) Spanish Moon
4) Waste
5) Everyday
6) Bathtub Gin
7) Up on Cripple Creek
8) Thank You

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_026.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

As this being the 25th episode it is somewhat of a milestone for the LMP. Being as such I wanted to make it a bit extra special, but then I realized that the next episode will mark the show's one year anniversary. So after much debate I decided that the best option was to make both episodes special, but I will save the party horns for next time.

The music for this episode comes from what is easily one of my favorite all time downloads and features singer/song-writer Ray Lamontagne. If this is your first encounter with Mr. Lamontagne's music be prepared to get some goosebumps.  His unique singing style combines a husky whisper with powerful raw emotion that comes straight from his soul. Combine that with Ray's excellent song writing, a very talented ensemble of musicians, and near soundboard quality you have a truly remarkable recording.

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Ray Lamontagne - Chicago, IL - 04/04/05

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1) Burn
2) Please
3) Jolene
4) You Should Belong To Me
5) Hold You In My Arms
6) Shelter
7) Hannah
8) Tired of Waiting For You
9) How Come
10) Trouble
11) Can I Stay

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If you'd like to hear some more live Ray Lamontagne check him out on NPR's Live in Concert series which was linked to in Featured Stream #3.

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_025.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

In the last episode I briefly commented on all of the festivals that are in store for this summer.  However, some festivals don't bother waiting until the busy season and get things started off early.  One of the first major US music festivals for the last 20 years has been South by Southwest held in Austin, TX.  There were a ton of great bands that played there this year so it was a bit difficult picking just one.  I ended up deciding on the North Mississippi Allstars who's musical style I believe represents this southernly located festival.  If you'd like to find other audience recordings from this year's SXSW check out the nearly full list over at largeheartedboy.com:

Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
North Mississippi Allstars - Austin, TX - 03/13/08

Taper: Lee Hart

Song listing
1) Shake
2) Eaglebird
3) Blow Out
4) Keep The Devil Down
5) Mean Ol' Wind Died Down
6) Shake 'Em On Down
7) Po Black Maddie > Skinny Woman
8) Sugartown
9) Horseshoe

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Is it just me or has there been an explosion of new music festivals in recent years? If you don't believe me take journey over to the Live Music Blog and search for the word "festival". The nice thing about all of these new festivals is that no matter where you live you are probably within driving distance to one. Currently I'm making plans with some friends to head over to Wakarusa which will once again be held in Lawrence, KS.

The appeals of festivals are many but one big draw is that you get to see a lot of your favorite bands in one trip and also get exposure to new bands that you might not otherwise have seen live. From a live music taping perspective an additional benefit of the festival scene is that the taping policy of the festival will often times trump that of each band or record label. The result is that live recordings of bands that don't usually taped get injected into the taping community.

The band I am featuring in this episode is one such example. Despite very few live recordings in circulation, here is Neil Young and Crazy Horse live from Bonnaroo 2003.

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Neil Young - Manchester, TN - 06/13/03

Taper: Michael Wilker

Song listing
1) Powderfinger
2) Cortez the Killer
3) Fuckin' Up
4) Cinnamon Girl
5) Rockin' In The Free World
6) Down By The River

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_023.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

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The band leader from this episode has been included on more episodes of the LMP than any other but this will be the first time she and her band get the stage all to themselves. The first sighting appeared on Episode 14 when Grace Potter joined Gov’t Mule for amazing renditions of Emmy Lou Harris’ Angel Band followed by the Fleetwood Mac classic Gold Dust Woman. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, Grace Potter more than holds her own on both songs which is quite a feat considering the legendary singers being covered.

The second appearance came on Episode 16 which featured Grace Potter with her bandmates the Nocturnals during Warren Haynes 19th Annual X-Mas Jam. For this episode they laid down a jammed out version of their song ‘Watching You’ which is most likely responsible for them entering my download radar. After hearing that show I picked up several more really good recordings but held off on pulling the trigger on a podcast until I found just the right one show. I’m really glad that I did wait because "the one" turned out to be recorded last month and truly blew me away. Here is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals from their February 21st concert in New York City.

If you like Grace Potter's style of music you might also enjoy some of the music featured on Honest Tunes Radio.  I've been listening to the podcast for a while now and dig their mix of live tunes and in studio interviews with some great bands from the jam and roots scene.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - New York, NY - 02/21/08

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Taper: keith from NY

Song listing
1) Ain't No Time
2) Treat Me Right
3) Mastermind
4) Stop The Bus
5) Apologies
6) Over Again
7) Nothing But The Water(I)
8) Nothing But The Water(II)

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_022.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

The featured concert for this episode brings a slightly heavier tone to the LMP than my previous shows. Last year marked the return of a one of the greatest bands in the alternative rock scene. On May 22nd, 2007 the Smashing Pumpkins returned to a stage in Paris after more than a six year hiatus. Original band members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain proved throughout that 2007 tour that they still could rock a live show just as they had in their earlier days.

The concert that I selected from the year of the Pumpkin's reunion was taped in Normal, Illinois on October 4th. Part of the reason I liked this recording was the great sound quality but also because of it's proximity to the Pumpkin's old stomping grounds in Chicago. Due to it's location and the time of year, in the recording you can hear the crowd chanting in support of the Chicago Cubs. It turns out that they were playing game 2 of the National League Divisional playoffs that same night which would make a very difficult decision for any fan of the band and the team. Also, a quick warning to St Louis Cardinal fans out there that if you decide to listen to the full concert Billy Corgan has a few unkind words to say about your team. I choose to stay neutral on this and leave this part out of the podcast but the rest of the show is a solid listen no matter which team you root for.

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Normal, IL - 10/04/07

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Taper: jcrabb66

Song listing
1) Superchrist
2) Doomsday Clock
3) Drown
4) Bullet With Butterfly Wings
5) United States
6) 1979
7) To Shiela
8) Tonight, Tonight
9) Tarantula
10) Today

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

This episode features music by former Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty during his 2000 solo tour.  I'm a pretty big fan of Mr. Doughty but I especially enjoyed this set because it is one of the most intimate recordings that I have listened to.  In a large part this is due to the venue being the Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA.  I went to college in Ames and the M-Shop, as it is known, seats only a couple hundred people.  For a personal concert setting this is great but only as long as you get tickets before they sell out.  I unfortunately found this out the hard way when Jack Johnson sold it out in under 10 minutes.

Another reason for it's intimacy is that following almost every song, Doughty is interacting with the crowd in some way.  While this might not be for everyone I think it is something that he really excels at and gives you the feeling of experiencing the concert in person. 

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Mike Doughty - Ames, IA - 04/28/00

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Taper: John Griswell

Song listing
1) Blue-Eyed Devil
2) Real Love
3) Rachel
4) St. Louise is Listening
5) The Idiot Kings
6) Circles
7) Soft Serve
8) Janine
9) Moon Sammy
10) Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_020.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

There has been a few times where I have heard a new artist and immediately wanted to go see them live.  Then shortly later I find out that I had missed the tour by a couple weeks.  Well this happened about a year ago when a friend told me about someone he had been listening to named Regina Spektor. 

Fortunately I was able to make up for my lateness to Regina's music by seeing her performance at the Uptown theater in Kansas City last November.  Her singing was absolutely amazing and lived up to everything that I had been hoping for the entire year of waiting.  I had expected her vocal range to blow me away so that was no surprise, but what amazed me was how she pulls off the entire show solo.  Her talents alternate between grand piano, electric guitar, percussion, and then percussion while playing the piano.  I wouldn't be surprised if she plays piano and guitar during the next show I see.  Her lyrics are also very clever and sometimes quite funny.

The concert that I am featuring was from the same tour as the one I missed and is an excellent sounding recording.  I am very thankful to the audience in San Francisco who are for the most part unnoticeable during the songs, but definitely let Regina hear it in between.  All concerts are not the same in this respect and for the style of music that Regina plays a mellow crow really makes the concert more enjoyable for everyone. 


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Regina Spektor - San Francisco, CA - 05/13/06

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Taper: Danielle Hashem (daniellehashem@speakeasy.net)

Song listing
1) Eight Miles High
2) Baby Jesus
3) That Time
4) Apres Moi
5) Fidelity
6) Human of the Year
7) Poor Little Rich Boy
8) Us
9) Better
10) On the Radio
11) Ghost of Corporate Future
12) Samson
13) Summer in the City

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Regina Spektor @ Austin City Limits 2007
Regina Spektor @ Lollapalooza 2007
Regina Spektor - Live In California 2006 - EP


Direct download: livemusicpodcast_019.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

I am prefacing this episode with a shout out to a fellow blogger that has graciously returned from a short hiatus for part of last year.  Justin Ward, who heads up livemusicblog.com, runs one of the most popular and informative blogs about the live music scene.  His posts cover a wide range of topics including early announcements of festival lineups, concert reviews, and even advice on how to survive a 3-4 day music festival.  In addition to all of this the Live Music Blog also has a corresponding podcast featuring some great live recordings which fans of this podcast will most likely enjoy.  That's the end of the plug so I hope you'll check this site out if you haven't already.

Moving on to the featured concert for this episode is one that I have eagerly been anticipating putting together ever since starting this podcast.  The featured concert is from Will Hoge's February 3rd, 2007 performance in Boulder, CO.  I first heard about Will Hoge through a taper in the KC area who at the time was moving to Denver and was going to see him in KC before he left.  Ironically enough he was the one who recorded the show in Boulder, so thanks goes out to Ed for sharing this awesome concert. 

If you have never heard of Will Hoge's music before it's has a ton of energy, but at the same time a very bluesy soulful sound.  The Black Crowes are a pretty good comparison, but Mr. Hoge definitely has a unique sound that is his own.  I didn't have to listen to very many of their songs before I added them to my must see list, so hopefully you will have the same experience with them that I did.


Taper:    Ed Paff (edpaff_jr@oarsa.org)
Source:   SP-CMC-4 Cardiods -> SP-SPSB-1 @ 69Hz -> Creative Nomad Jukebox 3

Song listing
1) Woman Be Strong
2) Sweet Magdeline
3) Wait 'til Your Daddy Gets Home
4) She Don't Care
5) July Moon
6) All Night Long

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Will Hoge - Boulder, CO - 02/03/07 

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_018.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

I might be a couple days late but I still want to wish everyone out there a very happy New Year!  I also want to thank you for listening in 2007 and let you know that I look forward to another year of great live music.  I'm not planning on making any major changes in 2008 just yet, but that should be good news if you have enjoyed the show thus far.

I'm kicking off the new year with one of my all time favorite bands to watch live.  The first time I saw Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals was in the summer of 2003 and ever since I have tried my best not to miss a show.  I'm actually kind of surprised that I waited this long to feature one of their concerts, but sadly their live recordings are a somewhat rare occurrence. 

This band is easily one of the most powerful live acts around and on top of that they have produced some wonderful CDs with a lot of commercial success as well.  Having said that, if you have heard songs off their CDs but not performed live I really believe this band take on a completely new form when they get on stage.  Hopefully this podcast will give you a glimpse at what they do live, but it really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.  Please enjoy a sampling from their March 01, 2001 performance recorded in Athens, GA.

Song listing
1) Oppression
2) Breakin' Down
3) Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
4) Burn One Down > With My Own Two Hands
5) Glory & Consequence
6) Ground On Down
7) Forgiven

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Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals - Athens, GA - 03/01/00 

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_017.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

This episode I am featuring a very special Christmas edition of the podcast.   Unfortunately I was unable to find any solid recordings of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but I think what I have will be equally as festive.  This episode features music coming from Warren Haynes' 19th Annual X-Mas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina. 

The X-Mas Jam began on December 29th, 1989 as a way to bring together local musicians to play once a year for charity.  This tradition has continued ever since and this year's iteration once again brings great musicians together to benefit the Asheville chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The jam may have started with local musicans but this year's lineup featured some big name bands including Jackson Browne, G. Love, Bruce Hornsby, Stockholm Syndrome, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Peter Frampton, and of course Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule.
In case you were hoping for some traditional Christmas songs this set will probably let you down, fortunately for you the Neil Diamond Christmas Album is available at amazon.com.  Instead, this concert features some very talented musicians and some wicked jams...feel free to enjoy it with a glass of eggnog though.

Song listing
1) G. Love & Friends - X-Mas Blues
2) Grace Potter - Watching You
3) Stockholm Syndrome - Couldn't Get It Right
4) Bruce Hornsby - Rainbow's Cadillac
5) Gov't Mule - Goin' Out West (with Bang A Gong)
6) Jackson Browne - Patriot
7) Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like I Do

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G. Love & Friends - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Stockholm Syndrome - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Bruce Hornsby - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Gov't Mule - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Jackson Browne - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07
Peter Frampton - Asheville, NC - 12/15/07

Also available from muletracks.com are soundboard recordings of Gov't Mules sets here.

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Gov't Mule
Live...With a Little Help, Vol. 2
  Grace Potter
This is Somewhere
  Stockholm Syndrome
Holy Happy Hour
  Jackson Browne
Best Of
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The Way It Is
  Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive
  G. Love
Lemonade
   
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If you are in Asheville next year around December there is a very good chance that there will a 20th Annual X-Mas Jam. You can find information for that when it becomes available and also check out some of the previous X-Mas jams at xmasjam.com.

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_016.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Looking back on the past 14 episodes there is one general theme that comes to mind and that is Sausage Fest. The LMP has been severely lacking in female musicians, so far there has been half of Rodrigo y Gabriela and a few female guest performers here and there. That all changes with this episode where I will be featuring singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman.

I often refer to Tristan's music as a female version of Jack Johnson. I'm not sure if this is due to the relaxing acoustic melodies that they both share or that Tristan also grew up as a competitive surfer. Regardless, they are two of my favorite musicians to listen to when I want to kick back and relax.

Tristan's live shows are primarily a solo affair, but this concert also features Jen Lowe on percussion which really helps fill out her songs. This concert was taped at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on February 05, 2006. Thanks goes out to Christopher Jones for recording it.

Song listing

1) Guest Check
2) Smoke
3) Love, Love, Love
4) Evaporated
5) Please
6) Live Forever
7) Simple As It Should Be

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Tristan Prettyman - New York, NY - 02/05/06  


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Tristan Prettyman's main website is currently under heavy construction but you can get details on tours and other info at her Myspace page. If you'd like to hear some more live Tristan check out her guest appearance with G. Love and Special Sauce at his January 1, 2007 concert.

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_015.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

If you have been listening to the Live Music Podcast for a while this is probably already apparent, but I try to mix up the musical styles quite a bit. Last episode featured the electronic sounds of Daft Punk and this time I am featuring the bluesy jam band Gov't Mule.

Known by some as the Mule, this band has been together since the mid nineties and has built up a very loyal fan base. Musically their songs aren't a great fit for most radio stations so they remain relatively unknown to the majority despite their immense amounts of talent.

The concert I am featuring was played at the Voodoo Lounge in Kansas City on November 1st of this year. I almost got tickets to this and after listening to the recording I really am kicking myself for not going. Fortunately for me the recording is absolutely flawless and props go out to the mystery taper who posted it on bt.etree.org.

Song listing

1) Bad Little Doggie
2) Mr. High and Mighty
3) The Angel Band
4) Gold Dust Woman
5) Where's My Mule
6) Same Thing

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Gov't Mule - Kansas City, MO - 11/01/07  


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

The music for this episode comes from this year's Vegoose festival held in Las Vegas. For the past 3 years the same crew that puts on Bonnaroo Festival has been throwing a Halloween music and arts festival of the same vein, minus the camping. I've never been to it personally but each year I try to download some of the sets that were fortunate enough to be taped (LMP Fact: the first episode featuring Dave Matthews and Tim Reyonlds was from Vegoose 2006!).

This year I was pleasantly surprised to find Daft Punk's Vegoose performance hosted on bt.etree.org. If you are a fan of electronic or house music you've probably heard of them, but recently they made a huge jump into the mainstream music scene when Kayne West sampled their track on his song "Stronger". The video for "Stronger" also features an homage to the band. For the past decade most if not all of Daft Punk's public performances and interviews have been held with them in robot suits which are similar to the ones piloting the spacecraft in Kayne's the video.

I was not aware of this until putting together this podcast, Daft Punk will be releasing a new live album titled Alive 2007 on December 4th, 2007. So if you enjoyed the Vegoose show I expect the live album to be very similar since it will contain the duo's performance in Paris from their Alive 2007 tour.

Song listing

1) Robot Rock
2) Oh Yeah
3) Harder Better Faster Stronger
4) Burnin’
5) Too Long
6) Da Funk
7) Daftendirekt
8) Superheroes
9) Human After All
10) Together
11) One More Time

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Daft Punk - Las Vegas, NV - 10/27/07  


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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_013.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

U2 is one of those bands that really doesn't require much of an introduction, but I just have a couple things to say about my selection for Episode 12.  This concert took place during the beginning of U2's Joshua Tree tour which coincided with the release of probably their most legendary CD.

With the worldwide success of the CD and tour, U2 was catapulted from mere super band to mega band status and have only continued upward since.  This recording is easily one of the best sounding that I have heard and the set list covers many of their biggest hits during that period.  While there is nothing like seeing a U2 performance live, here is a recording that gives you the next best thing without having to stand in line for hours to get tickets.

Song listing
1) Where The Streets Have No Name
2) I Will Follow
3) Trip Through Your Wires
4) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5) In God's Country
6) Sunday Bloody Sunday
7) Bad
8) With Or Without You


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U2 - Rosemont, IL - 04/29/87  

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It's tough to say when the next U2 tour will be but it will probably be posted here when it happens.

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_012.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Episode #11 of the Live Music Podcast brings another unique style of music somewhat like the last episode. In this episode I am featuring a band called Rodrigo y Gabriela made up of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero.  This duo's musical style is something of a combination of mariachi and heavy metal, which might make them the only band on the planet to do so. All of their songs are strictly acoustic and instrumental, played on a pair of classical guitars. Amazingly they are able to play in such a way that you would swear that there is someone else playing percussion instruments with them. Regardless of how you describe their style I find Rodrigo y Gabriela's music very energetic and uplifting, the musical equivalent to a box of Red Bull.  

Taper: calrust
Source: Schoeps CCM4 > Sonosax > Edirol R-09 at 24bit/48k

Song listing
1) Ixtapa
2) Juan Loco
3) Unknown
4) Unknown
5) One
6) Diablo Rojo

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Rodrigo y Gabriela - Santa Cruz, CA - 04/27/07  

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_011.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:55am EST

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.

Taper: amaro
Source: Peluso CEMC-6 (ck-4)>silvers>Oade W+mod UA-5>S/pdif>Microtrack
Location: Tapers Section behind soundboard LOC

Song listing
1) Sting Me
2) Jealous Again
3) Sometimes Salvation
4) My Morning Song
5) Remedy


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The Black Crowes - Morrison, CO - 09/09/07  

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

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

Song listing
1) Corn Bread
2) #27
3) Smooth Rider*
4) Eh Hee
5) All Along the Watchtower*

* with Robert Randolph


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Dave Matthews Band - Gorge, WA - 08/31/07
Dave Matthews Band - Gorge, WA - 09/01/07
Dave Matthews Band - Gorge, WA - 09/02/07  

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

Welcome once again to the Live Music Podcast episode #8 (the Ocho). Technical difficulties delayed the release of this episode but hopefully it will be worth the wait. For this episode I am featuring Todd Snider, who is a fantastic singer/songwriter out of Nashville. Mr. Snider's style of music doesn't make the radio waves very often, but in my humble opinion he is at the top of the food chain for folk singers. His live performances are chalked full of some great story telling both in the songs and between them. He also tackles song themes that you won't find on the latest bubblegum popstar's CD. Another interesting note about Todd Snider is that he plays his shows with bare feet (it doesn't get much more folk than that). I'm not sure if you will be able to notice the lack of shoes on this performance from September 17, 2006 but at least it sounds really good.

Taper: toddow
Source: Source: SBD > Edirol UA-5 mod (44.1kHz, 16bit) > NJB3 > WAV

Song listing
1) Can't Complain
2) Just Like Old Times
3) Devil You Know
4) Highland Street Incident
5) Doublewide Blues
6) Enjoy Yourself
7) Alright Guy

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Todd Snider - Dayton, OH - 09/17/06 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

So I'm back from vacation and am very excited to post episode #7 of the LMP featuring G. Love and Special Sauce. This concert was recorded at the House of Blues in San Diego, January 31, 2007 by way of the sound board and as you might expect it is very high quality. If you are new to G. Love, his style crosses genres all the way from blues to hip hop, but there really isn't a single definition for it. This recording really stood out to me because of the great sound and also the guest tracks featuring San Diego natives Slightly Stoopid and Tristan Prettyman.

Taper: Timothy Brown
Source: MBHO-KA200Ns(ORTF,~8'on stand)->MBHO-603As->Edirol R4 (24 Bit @ 96 kHz)

Song listing
1) Rappin Beats
2) Don't Drop It
3) Back Of the Bus
4) Banger
5) Still Hangin Around
6) Sunshine
7) Mellow Mood
8) Paid In Full/Just a Friend/Jam

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G Love & Special Sauce - San Diego, CA - 01/31/07 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Episode #6 of the LMP features Jason Mraz and company from their 2006 fall tour. If you've never heard Mr. A-Z live you will be in for a pleasant treat. This show, at least, is a more stripped down version of his songs than you might hear on the radio (and it works very well). Jason's voice really shines when you pair it up with some acoustic guitars and a conga drum. This concert also features the talents of another singer/songwriter, Raul Midon, whose voice really matches up well with Jason's.  If you want to hear a good example of this check out Midon's song Keep on Hoping which can be downloaded on Itunes here .

Jason and his band also know how to have a good time on stage and the crowd that night was more than willing to follow along. At one point in the concert they stop the music to play something called the Song Game. In the Song Game, Jason asks the audience to come up with several phrases and he then uses those to spontaneously create a song. I didn't include this in the podcast because it would take up too much time but it is definitely worth downloading the full show to listen to it.

I'll stop my rambling about this one and let you form your own opinion about it. Hope you enjoy!

Taper: Timothy Brown
Source: MBHO-KA200Ns(ORTF,~8'on stand)->MBHO-603As->Edirol R4 (24 Bit @ 96 kHz)

Song listing
1) Plane
2) The Remedy (Wonderwall)
3) I'll Do Anything (One Love)
4) I'm Yours
5) 0% Interest

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Podcast #6: Jason Mraz - Kutztown, PA - 10/21/06 

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If you happen to be in Europe in the next few weeks they are currently on tour! The rest of us will have to wait until they post a few more tour dates here .

Direct download: livemusicpodcast_006.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

I intentionally left off one of the concerts from Bonnaroo on my last post since I absolutely had to feature it in my next podcast episode. Every year at Bonnnaroo there has been a Superjam where artists from different bands and styles of music come together. It really symbolizes the diverse array of styles on display at Bonnaroo and always ends up being an awesome show. It goes to show you that truly great musicians can adapt to play with just about anyone and produce great sounding music.

My mouth salivated when I saw the lineup for this year's Superjam: on lead guitar and vocals Ben Harper, on drums ?uestlove of the Roots, and on bass the legendary John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. This ensemble truly lived up to the name of Superjam. The week after Bonnaroo I scoured the net and almost had given up hope on finding this one. Last week, however, I found a link on bt.etree.org to download my holy grail of tapings. After listening to it several times since then I can assure you that it definitely lived up to my hype and was worth the effort.

As you might expect they cover a lot of Zeppelin and throw in quite a few extended jams. This concert is in an early lead for taping of the year for me, so give it a listen and see if you agree.

Song listing
1) Good Times Bad Times
2) Ramble On
3) Superstitious
4) Them Changes
5) It's Your Thing

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Bonnaroo Superjam - Manchester, TN - 06/16/07 

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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_005.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

I almost hate to admit it, but Episode #4 features a band that I have only been listening to fairly recently. The reason I say that is that the John Butler Trio really should have been in my CD player a while ago considering their style matches so close to bands like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and G Love and Special Sauce which I am huge fans of.  Another reason that they should have been in my CD player is that they are really damn good. 

I was fortune enough to see these guys live at Wakarusa this year and really got to see an excellent performance.  This Australian trio really has a good variety of songs to get your toes tapping.  I especially enjoy their up tempo song Funky Tonight which is, as the name suggests, quite funky.

Song listing
1) Daniella
2) Gov' Did Nothing
3) Zebra
4) Good Excuse
5) Better Than
6) Funky Tonight

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John Butler Trio - Lawrence, KS - 06/09/07 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Episode #3 brings one of my favorite artists of all time to the Live Music Podcast, Jack Johnson. This recording comes all the way from Le Zenith in Paris, France and sounds just as good or better than ones I've heard in the states.  If you aren't a big fan of crowd noise you might notice a lot of clapping and singing along, but on this one it really adds to energy rather than being a distraction.  Another thing that makes this concert special is the addition of several members from ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) sitting in with the band.  Jack's songs really come alive with a little help from a piano, harmonica, and even accordion.  Plus they mix in several very interested cover songs to keep you on your tows.  Enjoy the show!

Song listing
1) Banana Pancakes
2) Do You Remember
3) Bubble Toes
4) Wasting Time
5) Belle
6) Girl I Wanna Lay You Down
7) Mudfootball
8) The Horizon Has Been Defeated
9) Good People

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Jack Johnson - Paris, France - 03/06/06 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Episode #2 of the Live Music Podcast features a recent concert from Robert Randolph and the Family Band. I had the opportunity to see this one live and I can tell you that this was an awesome show from the moment they took the stage to the end of the encore. I met up with one of the tapers before the show and was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded it from archive.org.

Song listing
1) Diane
2) Shake Your Hips
3) Homecoming
4) Peekaboo
5) Deliver Me

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Kansas City, MO - 05/04/07 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

The first episode of the Live Music Podcast features one of my favorite downloads of 2006, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. This is an outstanding recording of an equally great performance.  Even if you are not a fan of their music individually, you have to appreciate the energy that occurs between these two when they jam together.  If you are already a fan you will probably enjoy versions of some of the newer Dave Matthews Band songs.

Song listing
1) Old Dirt Hill
2) Gravedigger
3) So Damn Lucky
4) Down By The River
5) Smooth Rider
6) Save Me

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Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Las Vegas, NV - 10/27/06 

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Tim Reynolds
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Direct download: livemusicpodcast_001.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EST