Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Black Keys - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA - 2003-4-08

I really can't get enough of this stuff.

1. Intro
2. Thickfreakness
3. Hard Row
4. Busted
5. Yearnin'
6. Countdown
7. She Said She Said (The Beatles)
8. The Moan
9. Them Eyes
10. The Breaks
11. Set You Free
12. No Trust
13. Have Love Will Travel
14. I'll Be Your Man
15. Do The Rump (Junior Kimbrough)
16. Heavy Soul
17. No Fun (Stooges - Iggy Pop)

Download - The Black Keys - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA - 2008-4-08

Photo by Veronica Vaillancourt

Thank for the kind words

Thank you everyone for all the kind words last week, you guys kick ass. I hope you enjoyed the downloads!

My Morning Summer by Max Bonem

Max Bonem, staff writer at SpeakEasyMag.com, sent me a great story of his My Morning Jacket intertwined summer of travel and a very cool interview (some really great questions) with Bo Koster. Check it out here!


Speakeasy: I saw three of MMJ's shows this summer (Bonnaroo, Paris, Louisville) and it is easy to see that the five of you really feed off the crowd's energy. Have there been any shows from this tour that have particularly stuck out in your mind, and if so, why?

BK: Wow, those were three very different shows. The Louisville show definitely stood out, there was something in the air that day. It was more of a celebration of the city of Louisville I think. Radio City Music Hall was another special one. There were a lot of other good ones, too. I think we've been lucky to have fans that come out ready to participate in the show with us. It's definitely a give and take. I believe that we're all affecting everything all the time. A concert is definitely a place where you can feel that. It's always up to the cosmos. If it were only up to us, we'd want it to be great and magical every time, but unfortunately, or fortunately, we don't have all the power. We're just one small part of a bigger mysterious equation.

Speakeasy: What was your reaction after you found out you were playing Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve?

BK: Humility. Awe. Feeling lucky. That's a pretty mind-bending thing. Carl has a good saying for things like that, which is "Tell THAT to your eleven-year-old self!"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Black Keys - Rare Ones

Download - The Black Keys - Rare Ones

My Morning Jacket - Austin City Limits 2008 DVD


If asked for a password use: mmj

Put all files in a folder named VIDEO_TS

The files needed to copy this are (click to download, the first set is all one link):






Neil Young - DCU Center - Worcester, MA - 2008-12-13

1. Love And Only Love
2. Hey Hey, My My
3. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
4. Powderfinger
5. Spirit Road
6. Cortez The Killer
7. Cinnamon Girl
8. Oh, Lonesome Me
9. Mother Earth
10. The Needle And The Damage Done
11. Light A Candle
12. Cough Up The Bucks
13. Fuel Line
14. Hit The Road
15. Heart Of Gold
16. Old Man
17. Get Back To The Country
18. When Worlds Collide
19. Get Behind The Wheel
20. Just Singing A Song
21. Cowgirl In The Sand
22. Rockin' In The Free World
23. A Day In The Life

Download - Neil Young - DCU Center - Worcester, MA - 2008-12-13 - Part 1
Download - Neil Young - DCU Center - Worcester, MA - 2008-12-13 - Part 2

Wilco - KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic - 2002-09-10

01 Intro
2 Sunken Treasure
3 Less Than You Think
4 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
5 Interview
6 War On War
7 I'm The Man Who Loves You
8 Reservations
9 Outro

Download - Wilco - KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic - 2002-09-10

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Radiohead - Live on Le Reservoir

01 I Might Be Wrong
02 There There
03 Knives Out
04 Sail To The Moon
05 I Will
06 No Surprises
07 Punch Up At A Wedding
08 Everything In It's Right Place
09 Street Spirit (Fade Out)
10 Fog
11 Karma Police

Download - Radiohead - Live on Le Reservoir

My Morning Jacket - Canal Club - Richmond, VA - 2004-1-24

photo by Rachel Zahumensky

One Set
Disc One:
3.Picture of You
4.The Way That He Sings
6.Just One Thing
8.One Big Holiday
9.I Will Sing You Songs
10.Phone Went West

Disc Two
1.Steam Engine
2.Golden (Jim solo)
3.Bermuda Highway (Jim solo)
4.Xmas Curtain
5.The War Begun
6.Run Thru

Download - My Morning Jacket - Canal Club - Richmond, VA - 2004-1-24

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kings Of Leon - Werchter Festival 2008

01-radio introduction
03-Black Thumbnail
04-My Party
06-King Of The Rodeo
09-Four Kicks
10-Molly's Chambers
11-The Bucket
12-On Call
13-Knocked Up
15-Slow Night So Long

Download - Kings Of Leon - Werchter Festival 2008

Dan Auerbach - Live In Session On KCRW FM 2009

02.Mean Monsoon
03.My Last Mistake
04.Money & Trouble
07.I Want Some More
08.Real Desire
10.Keep it Hid
12.When the Night Comes

Download - Dan Auerbach - Live In Session On KCRW FM 2009

Thanks Everyone

Today is a year since The Steam Engine opened its doors. Everyone that checks this place out: THANK YOU so much. It really has been cool the past year. I'll be posting all sorts of stuff this week so keeps your eyes peeled.

And, we've had 101,054 hits since the first day. I'm not sure if it is a lot but I think it sounds pretty damn good. Thanks again.


Friday, March 20, 2009

The Steam Engine...

Has been rollin' for almost a year (March 24th) and next week I will have a lot of stuff to post for all you guys. Have a good weekend.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Neil Young - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Los Angeles, CA - 1971-02-01

I bet "Clyde the Camel" is a f*ckin creep.

From the vinyl bootleg "I'm Happy That Y'all Came Down"

1. On the Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. Old Man
4. Journey Through the Past
5. Cowgirl in the Sand
6. Heart of Gold
7. A Man Needs a Maid
8. Sugar Mountain
9. Don't Let It Bring You Down
10. Love in Mind
11. The Needle and the Damage Done
12. Ohio
13. See the Sky About to Rain
14. I Am a Child
15. Dance, Dance, Dance

Tour : 1971 Journey Through the Past Solo Tour
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica

This two-record vinyl boot must have sold a million copies, because it seems that just about everyone used to have one. The sound quality is really nice considering the audience recording technology of 1971. Neil is quite talkative, and his "comedy" on "Sugar Mountain" is hilarious. I consider this show essential to a live Neil Young collection.
This is from mint-condition records; I was told they'd been played only six times. Still, you'll notice the vinyl noise -- boots in that era were not exactly high-quality pressings. Still, it's pretty minor, I think. No effort has been made to "clean it up" -- this is how it would have sounded if you were bringing one home from a head shop in 1971. This recording has never emerged among collectors from a non-vinyl source.
CD case artwork is included; it's made from the original album jacket, including some incorrect titles because many songs were unreleased at the time. I still can't figure how they got "It's So Hard to Wait" for "On the Way Home."

Clyde the Camel

Download - Neil Young - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Los Angeles, CA - 02-01-1971

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bon Iver - Hamburg Germany - 2008-09-26

I was wondering what to post the other day and I realized I have not seen any Bon Iver shows available for download anywhere. Last winter I was at Schuba's in Chicago for a Redwalls show. They had 2 openers I had never heard of, Bon Iver and Illinois. Illinois could be good if they wanted to, they need to lose the songs about smoking bowls though. But Bon Iver was f*ckin on that night. Justin Vernon's spooky vocals against their sparse, quietly distorted and feedback laden music was just perfect and it honest to God brought thoughts of camping in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. Well, the next day I find out Bon Iver's record was recorded about 2 hours South of those camping memories. During the set, I turned around and saw a friend from high school, gave him a nod, and he came up to me and told me his cousin is the other guitarist in the band. Kind of cool.

Anyways, this is an FM broadcast of a show they played in Hamburg. Enjoy!

01 Flume
02 Blood Bank
03 Skinny Love
04 For Emma
05 Lump Sum
06 Creature Fear
07 re:stacks
08 The Wolves (Prelude Act)
09 The Wolves (Act I and II)
10 encore
11 Lovin's For Fools
12 I Believe In You

Download - Bon Iver - Hamburg Germany - 2008-09-26

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Morning Jacket - Celebración De La Ciudad Natal BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

This is the behind the scenes video from the .com. It is in MP4 format.

Download - MMJ Behind the Scenes

My Morning Jacket - Celebración De La Ciudad Natal

F*ck yes. For all of us at the Waterfront Park show last summer, we are in for an added treat.

Anyone with ANY info on a possible concert DVD or full LP of the Louisville show, PLEASE TO GOD, leave a comment or shoot me an email. Thanks guys!

From the .com:

hello friends. we are proud to announce and release a lil live ep that was recorded right in our very own hometown of louisville, ky. a few songs were taken from our in-store appearence at our beloved and fabled record haven “ear-x-tacy” and a few of them were taken from our concert at the fabled “waterfront park.” see if you can guess which is from which. we are excited to make this a special release that you can only get at your favorite local independent record store, as now more than ever we all need to take the time to celebrate what our favorite local record stores and businesses mean to us - the value of community/human to human non- internet related physical and spiritual contact and supporting the hardworking people in your community who strive everyday to keep it unique and keep it local. we are fortunate in our travels to get to see many wonderful things, but one of the most distressing things is the increasing “normalization” of the world and how all these places are starting to look the same- everywhere you look more and more towns are starting to be filled with the same gigantic corporations, and while some of these huge companies undoubtably provide valuable services, it is so important that we realize that it is our local businesses and people (and natural landscapes, but thats a different letter) that are what make different towns worth coming to…things you can only get in one place, made and sold by people who believe in what they are doing…people who are trying to keep good weirdness alive in this crazy dome. god* bless all of you, and god* bless the world and all that kinda shit.

-yer pals, my morning jacket

p.s.- *the word “god*” is used here meaning anything you want it to mean and is a trademark of globo-chem worldwide.

The EP (in both CD and limited edition double 10″ vinyl) will be available at finer independent retailers beginning on Record Store Day, April 18.

To find the store closer to you, click here.
For those outside these United States, click here.

Track listing:

1. Evil Urges
2. Highly Suspicious
3. Gideon
4. Where To Begin
5. Librarian
6. Phone Went West
7. Dondante

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dan Auerbach - Minneapolis, MN - 2009-3-7

Our friends Jeff and Derek went to the Dan Auerbach Show in Minneapolis the night after I had the good fortune to see him and his band (Hacienda + Patrick Hallahan = AWESOME) in Chicago. The audio is not perfect but it seems to get pretty good after the first couple of tracks. Enjoy!

Photo credit goes to Jeff Luke, great picture man.

Thanks cjohnson22463 for taping this!

01 intro
02 Trouble Weighs A Ton
03 I Want Some More *
04 The Prowl
05 When I Left The Room
06 My Last Mistake
07 Mean Monsoon
08 banter
09 Oh Carol **
10 Real Desire
11 Money And Trouble ***
12 Street Walkin
13 banter
14 When The Night Comes
15 banter
16 Whispered Words
17 Heartbroken, In Disrepair
18 Keep It Hid
19 banter
20 Inside Lookin Out ****
21 applause to encore
22 Goin' Home
23 Hidden Charms *****

* ?
** Rockin' Horse
*** ?
**** Animals
***** Willie Dixon?

Download - Dan Auerbach - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN - 2009-3-7

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dan Auerbach - Minneapolis Pictures by Jeff Luke

Jeff Luke is one of my favorite photographers, check out his pictures from the Dan Auerbach concert on the 2009-3-7 in Minneapolis.

Jeff Luke Photography

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jim James & Ken Wilber - My Morning Jacket and the Search for Meaning

From the .com:

hello friends, a few months ago i took part in a recorded conversation/interview with world class thinker/author/magic man ken wilber. i have been a fan of his integral theory and approach to life after hearing his 6-disc “Kosmic Consciousness” interview set where he goes really in depth to what he describes as his “map of existence” and all the different elements that make up said existence. He read an interview i had done where i mentioned his work and reached out to me to do a recorded interview for this great new site they are doing called integral life. a good place to start if you want to learn more about all of this is his new book which is basically an introduction to the integral approach called “The Integral Vision.” the website and all of his work and theory are meant to apply and be useful to people of any and all backgrounds/religions/race/creed etc…i think it is a really open and useful way of thinking and re-organizing your mind- trying to take the things that seem to make sense to you from all walks of life, and blend them into your own special set of beliefs and ways of living. although i think anyone could really get something out of ken’s work as well as this website, this is not a sales pitch from them or myself to get anyone to buy or join anything, and i am still learning quite a bit about all of this and don’t pretend for a minute to be any kind of expert in understanding the ways of our most complex human experience…i just wanted to explain a little more of the background behind this interview. i hope you are to enjoy!

-yer pal yim yames

Download - Part 1: From The Tennessee Fire to Okonokos

Jim James and Ken Wilber discuss the spectacular rise of My Morning Jacket, examining the circumstances and intentions behind each of their albums, tracking the band’s career from their humble beginnings to their latest forays into rock stardom.

"We started to realize that there's some reason that we're lucky enough to do this, so we want to try to put as much good energy into the world as we can, and try to give as much back as we can...."

Download - Part 2: Evil Urges and the Church of

In the second installation of this discussion, Jim James and Ken Wilber take a look at the personal side of Jim’s career, exploring some of the more difficult aspects of maintaining one’s relationships, sanity, and integrity amidst the mania of the rock and roll lifestyle, and reflecting on how rock music can be the primary source of spiritual experience and connection for a great many people in the world....

11/16/2006 Gypsy Tea Room - Dallas, TX (photo by Jarrod Mizell)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Go See Dan Auerbach

Absolutely f*cking fantastic.

Here are some great shots from the show (not taken on my phone like the one above)


Friday, March 6, 2009

Fleet Foxes - Metro - Sydney, Australia - 2009-1-3

I felt bad leaving you guys with just a FLAC set for the weekend. Here is a lovely Fleet Foxes show courtesy of our friend Abe Lincoln.

01 – Sun Giant
02 – Sun It Rises
03 – Drops In The River
04 – English House
05 – White Winter Hymnal
06 – Ragged Wood
07 – Your Protector
08 – Crayon Angels / Oliver James
09 – He Doesn’t Know Why
10 – Mykonos
11 – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
12 – Blue Ridge Mountains

Download - Fleet Foxes - Metro - Sydney, Australia - 2009-1-3

M. Ward - Live on KCRW 2009

I know it seems like I have been starting all my posts with "Sorry for the lack of..." lately but things have been nuts.

They are FLAC. Enjoy.

02.One Hundred Million Years
03.Never Had Nobody
04.To Save Me
05.Rave On
06.(=Interview With Jason =)
10.Oh Lonesome Me
12.Fisher Of Men
13.Chinese Translation

Download - M. Ward - Live on KCRW 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Awesome Ryan Adams...

FYI, awesome Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 2008 European Tour Compilation (3 discs) up at Coughing Up Blood and Whiskey.

Disc I

01. Cobwebs (#)
02. Everybody Knows (+)
03. Sink Ships ($)
04. Born Into A Light (&)
05. When The Stars Go Blue (&)
06. Fix It (*)
07. Natural Ghost (*)
08. Evergreen (#)
09. Goodnight Rose (#)
10. Wonderwall (@)
11. Come Pick Me Up (~)
12. The Sun Also Sets (*)
13. I Taught Myself How To Grow Old (+)
14. Off Broadway (@)

Disc II

01. Grand Island (Neal Casal) (!)
02. Go Easy (%)
03. Crossed Out Name (&)
04. Let It Ride (^)
05. Desire (^)
06. Cold Roses (+)
07. La Cienega Just Smiled (%)
08. Freeway To The canyon (Neal Casal) (%)
09. band introductions
10. The Rescue Blues (%)
11. Like Yesterday (*)
12. Stop (~)
13. Two (!)
14. Easy Plateau / Witches Destroy Hospitol (!)

Disc III

01. The Gargle Song (improv) (~)
02. Please Do Not Let Me Go (+)
03. Why Do They Leave? ($)
04. How Do You Keep Love Alive? (!)
05. Peaceful Valley (!)
06. The End (^)
07. Games (^)
08. banter and bass solo
09. Magnolia Mountain (&)
10. Meadowlake Street (&)
11. Mockingbird (@)
12. Dear John (@)
13. A Kiss Before I Go (^)
14. Shakedown On 9th Street (~)
15. I See Monsters (*)

bonus track:
16. Times Like These (Foo Fighters) (BBC Studios, London, England 8th November 2008)