Sunday, May 28, 2006

Brandi Carlile on KCRW

I saw a couple of shows since Sunday's Rainer Maria gig that I posted about earlier. Brandi Carlile headlined the TLA on South Street Wednesday night and put on a fantastic show. I was particularly impressed with her drummer - he made the songs rock a little harder than they might've otherwise. I've already posted a couple of times about my affinity for Carlile's music, so I won't repeat myself. Here's the songlist from the Wed show (not sure of order) as far as I can remember and with a little help from Brandi's forum:
The Times They Are A-Changing
Fall Apart Again
Throw It All Away
Closer To You
Folsom Prison Blues
The Clock
Late Morning Lullaby
Cannonball (new song)
The Story
My Song
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
After a show I often feel compelled to post some MP3s of the artist I just saw, so here's Brandi Carlile's recent set on KCRW's Morning Becomes Ecelctic.
What Can I Say
Late Morning Lullaby
Someday Never Comes
Throw It All Away
Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain (Willie Nelson cover)
Burn (Ray LaMontagne cover)

Download the set here.


Monday, May 22, 2006

Rainer Maria in Philly

Rainer Maria rocked the First Unitarian Church last night in Philadelphia, playing lots of tunes from their latest along with a few fan faves from their extensive back catalogue. It was my first Rainer Maria show and I must say I was very impressed. Drummer William Kuehn was awesome, guitarist Kyle Fischer was all over the little stage, and bassist/singer Caithlin De Marrais' voice soared over the band's driving live sound. Opener Ambulette (I got there too late to hear first act, Pela) sounded very cool too. Bummer they didn't have any copies of their EP for sale.

Here's a little live Rainer Maria I found from a recent performance on Minnesota Public Radio.

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Life Of Leisure


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Buffalo Tom: New Tourdates + Old Music

Buffalo Tom
was one of the best pop rock bands to come out of the thriving Boston scene of the 90s. They're playing a few select shows, including two in New York, over the next few weeks. Count me in for sure. Here are the dates:
June 23 - Paradise, Boston - tickets go on sale 5.12
This evening is in the smaller front room

June 24 - Paradise, Boston - tickets go on sale 4.28

July 8 - Cactus Festival , Belgium - check back for any more european dates

July 13 - Mercury Lounge, NYC

July 14 - Joe's Pub, NYC - acoustic show
While trolling Dime A Dozen and Pure Live Gigs recently, I came across a radio show that Buffalo Tom did in 1998 promoting Smitten. Great acoustic performance of four tunes from that record.

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01 Postcard
02 Under Milkwood
03 Wiser
04 Knot In It


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tool: Live Tracks From Current Tour

I found a few MP3s from Tool's current tour today at www.distortiononline.com. They are all audience recordings, but the kind soul who hosts the site seems to have cleaned up the audio and evened out the levels so that the tracks sound pretty good.
Jambi 05-02-06 Seattle
Rosetta Stoned 05-02-06 Seattle
The Pot 05-02-06 Seattle
Lateralus 05-08-06 Dallas
The Patient 05-08-06 Dallas
Vicarious 05-08-06 Dallas
Jambi 05-12-06 Minneapolis
Right In Two 05-13-06 Chicago
Schism 05-13-06 Chicago
Lateralus 05-16-06 Toronto
Sober 05-16-06 Toronto
Stinkfist 05-16-06 Toronto

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Live Concert Post #7: Richard Ashcroft 03-07-06

I stumbled across Fabchannel when I followed a link to see a full Sarah Bettens concert stream online a couple of weeks ago. I'll eventually post that show too, but recently Fabchannel uploaded video of this Richard Ashcroft acoustic gig from the Paradiso in Amsterdam. He rocks out some of his new tunes, along with a killer version of "Bittersweet Symphony", with a stripped down version of his touring band. The files are MP3 as usual.
Check The Meaning
Break The Night With Colour
Music Is Power
Sweet Brother Malcolm -->
Lucky Man
Words Just Get In The Way
Keys To The World
encore break
Why Not Nothing
Bittersweet Symphony (Blues Version)

Download the show here.
Fabchannel has a ton of live shows streaming, including concerts from the likes of Stars, Stereophonics, Editors, Bright Eyes, BRMC, Damien Rice, The Arcade Fire, The Frames and We Are Scientists.


Thom Yorke To Release Solo Album

The net was abuzz (i.e. sites like greenplastic) with the news that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has finished a record that he worked on by himself with producer Nigel Godrich. The record is called The Eraser and is due out July 11 on XL Recordings. The tracklist, as reported by Pitchfork, follows.

01 the eraser
02 analyse
03 the clock
04 black swan
05 skip divided
06 atoms for peace
07 and it rained all night
08 harrowdown hill
09 cymbal rush

Word is that the band will resume work on the next Radiohead album after their current tour and will release the record sometime next year.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Death Cab For Cutie: AOL Music Session

Last year Ben and Chris from Death Cab For Cutie did a brief AOL Music Session to support their major label debut, Plans. All files are MP3.

Crooked Teeth
Soul Meets Body
The Sound Of Settling

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Coldplay: AOL Music Session

Coldplay did a session after the release of A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and though there aren't any rare cuts, the set was pseudo-acoustic. All files are MP3.

The Scientist
Don't Panic
Warning Sign
In My Place

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Audioslave: AOL Music Session

Audioslave's AOL Music Session featured a solo acoustic version of "Doesn't Remind Me" by Chris Cornell and covers of Soundgarden's "Loud Love" and Rage Against The Machine's "Sleep Now In The Fire". The slight overload on the vocals during Cornell's solo song is in the original recording, unfortunately. Still, it's a compelling performance from one of the best rock singers of the past decade and a half. All files are MP3.

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Doesn't Remind Me
Doesn't Remind Me (Chris Cornell solo)
Be Yourself
Your Time Has Come
Out Of Exile
Loud Love (Soundgarden cover)
Sleep Now In The Fire (RATM cover)

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Snow Patrol: AOL Music Session

Here's another of the fantastic AOL Music Sessions I wrote about yesterday, this time from Snow Patrol.

They played a couple of tracks from their new record, Eyes Open, along with their hit "Run" and an acoustic cover of the Bright Eyes tune "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will." All the files are MP3.

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Chasing Cars
Hands Open
You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. (Bright Eyes)
You're All I Have
Sessions from Coldplay and Audioslave will be up soon.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Pearl Jam: AOL Music Session

There are a bunch of great live performance videos at AOL Music Sessions. Pearl Jam did one recently to promote their new record, and the setlist was great. Eddie Vedder's solo version of "Gone", and outstanding performances of b-sides "Hard To Imagine" and "Sad" made for a real treat for fans. You can view the session, along with interview footage, here. The audio of the live performance is below in MP3 format.

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World Wide Suicide
Gone (Ed solo)
Hard To Imagine
Life Wasted


Sunday, May 07, 2006

Music Blog Happenings

I Am Fuel, You Are Friends has the three new Radiohead tunes up from Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood's performance at the recent benefit gig for Friends of the Earth: The Big Ask.

Indieblogheaven has a link to video of the aforementioned Radiohead performance.

Awesome Until Proven Guilty has tracks up from the new Snow Patrol record if you can't wait until its official US release date on Tuesday 5/9.

Ear Farm has Tool's performance from this year's Coachella Festival. Not a bad audience recording at all.

buddyHEAD has some live video of The Duke Spirit performing on British TV.

Rawkblog has links to a full live set by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Scenestars has the Secret Machines video for "Lightning Blue Eyes".

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Pearl Jam: Post-Letterman Gig

Pearl Jam played Letterman last Thursday and after the taping performed a special show for the selected few fans that were able to get into the Ed Sullivan Theater. The performance was broadcast live on the net and someone was kind enough to share the Real Video file. I took the liberty of ripping the audio to MP3.

Pearl Jam 05-04-06 Ed Sullivan Theater
New York, NY

01 - Intro
02 - World Wide Suicide
03 - Comatose
04 - Severed Hand
05 - Marker In The Sand
06 - Gone
07 - Unemployable
08 - Present Tense
09 - Do The Evolution
10 - Why Go
11 - Porch

Download the show here, including the version of "Life Wasted" that they performed on the show.
Check out www.pearljam.com for upcoming tour dates and go here to buy their new self-titled record.


Stephen Colbert Is My Hero

If you haven't already seen his appearance at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner, here's a link to a site hosting the video. Talk about guts! To say the things he says with President Bush sitting a few feet away...unbelievable.

There's a full story on Colbert's appearance at Editor and Publisher. An excerpt:
As Colbert walked from the podium, when it was over, the president and First Lady gave him quick nods, unsmiling. The president shook his hand and tapped his elbow, and left immediately.

Those seated near Bush told E&P's Joe Strupp, who was elsewhere in the room, that Bush had quickly turned from an amused guest to an obviously offended target as Colbert’s comments brought up his low approval ratings and problems in Iraq.
Whoever booked Colbert must've known what they were getting, so I'm not sure why some folks are so bent out of shape over his routine. He does this kind of stuff all the time on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Live Concert Post #6: Tool 06-23-93

I've been unable to stop listening to the new Tool record 10,000 Days ever since I got my grubby little hands on it yesterday. It's early yet, but initial reports indicate that it's freaking awesome.

I'd never heard of Tool before the '93 Lolapolooza tour, and my brother and I were totally blown away by their performance when the tour stopped off in Philly. Maynard swaying back and forth hypnotically while staring straight ahead into space, singing "You lie, cheat and steal" over and over (from "Intolerance" as I later learned) is the lasting memory I have of that gig. Though I don't have a recording of my first Tool live experience, I do have this soundboard show from the '93 tour. As usual, all files are MP3. Enjoy.

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Tool - 06-23-93 Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountainview, CA

Cold And Ugly
Prison Sex
4 Degrees
Visit Tool's official website and buy their CDs.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Radiohead Confirms Tourdates + Jeff Buckley Motherload

If you haven't already heard the dust and the screaming on the net, today Radiohead confirmed the dates for their upcoming "warm up" tour of small venues. They've got two dates set for Philadelphia at the Tower Theater. Those tickets will be mine. Oh, yes, they will be mine... Here's the list of dates and on-sale times from www.radiohead.com.
June 1 & 2 Philadelphia - Tower Theatre * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 6
June 4 & 5 Boston - Bank of America Pavilion * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 6
June 7 & 8 Toronto - Hummingbird Center * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 6
June 10 & 11 Montreal - Salle Wilred Pelletier at places des Arts * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 5
June 13 & 14 New York - The Theatre at Madison Square Garden * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 5
June 19 & 20 Chicago - Auditorium Theatre * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 6
June 23 & 24 Berkeley - Greek Theater * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 14
June 26 & 27 San Diego - Bayside * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 6
June 29 & 30 Los Angeles - Greek Theater * PUBLIC ON SALE MAY 25

I stumbled across a series of phenomenal Jeff Buckley posts at Kwaya Na Kisser. There are three posts in the series thus far. If you are a Buckley fan you must check these out.
I - Rarities, Outtakes, Live & Non-Album Tracks
II - Part II of Rarities, etc...
III - Live At WNEW, Sony Studios, NYC., April 6 1995
Here's a little sampler from the set:

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Grace (acoustic) (MP3)

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