Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Uncle Tupelo - Halls of Shame - Lounge Ax - Chicago, IL - 1993-02-05

01 Chickamauga
02 Watch Me Fall
03 Satan, Your Kongdom Must Come Down
04 Fifteen Keys
05 The Long Cut
06 New Madrid
07 Sandusky
08 Looking For A Way Out
09 Slate
10 Atomic Power
11 Acuff-Rose
12 We've been Had
13 Give Back The Key To My Heart
14 Postcard
15 Gun
16 Effigy

Download - Uncle Tupelo - Halls of Shame - Lounge Ax - Chicago, IL - 1993-02-05

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jeff Luke Photography - Great Lake Swimmers - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street - 4-22-09 Photos

The Steam Engines friend Jeff Luke was at GLS the night after I was and he took some amazing photos. Jeff told me the lighting was poor but, somehow, he still managed to take some great shots. After you check out the GLS shots make sure to look at his My Morning Jacket photos (he is as good at photography as Mike Tyson is at being a low life, REALLY GOOD).

Jeff Luke - GLS
Jeff Luke Photography - Music
Jeff Luke Photography

Monday, April 27, 2009

M. Ward - 2008-4-27 - The Vic - Chicago, IL

M. Ward was great last night. We were at some open face bar kiddy corner from the venue having a really great time enjoying the hell out of the weather before the show and since we were having such a great time we skipped the opener but got there with plenty of time to see M. Wards set. I was really not too sure what to expect from M., I only know less than half his catalog and I literally know nothing about him. I don't have a set list or much detail but I was really blown away by his performance and his voice is fantastic; I've always loved it but seeing it like that really made me appreciate it. The Happy Genius Heroes guys were there too but our reviews are pretty similiar. If you have the chance to see this guy you really should, he is a fantastic songwriter.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Beatles- Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 1 (62-63)

The first in the most recognized series of Beatles bootlegs ever, Unsurpassed Masters vol. 1 was mastered incorrectly in it's first run and the stereo and cues were wrong. Tracks are from 1962-1963 recording sessions.
  1. Besame Mucho
    Features Pete Best on drums, from their first Abbey Road recording sessions. Unknown take recorded on June 6, 1962.
  2. How Do You Do It
    Take 2 recorded on September 4, 1962
  3. There's A Place
    Takes 5 and 6, both false starts, recorded on February 11, 1963
  4. I Saw Her Standing There
    Takes 6-9 recorded on February 11, 1963
  5. Do You Want To Know A Secret
    Take 8 recorded on February 11, 1963
  6. A Taste Of Honey
    Take 6, featuring a vocal overdub on take 5, recorded on February 11, 1963
  7. There's A Place
    Takes 12 and 13 recorded on February 11, 1963
  8. I Saw Her Standing There
    Takes 11 and 12, featuring handclapping overdubbed onto take 9, recorded on February 11, 1963
  9. Misery
    Takes 2-6 recorded on February 11, 1963
  10. From Me To You
    Takes 1 and 2 recorded on March 5, 1963
  11. From Me To You
    Takes 8-13 featuring some edit piece overdubs, recorded on March 5, 1963
  12. Thank You Girl
    Takes 2-4 recorded on March 5, 1963
  13. Thank You Girl
    Takes 7-13 featuring some drum overdubs, recorded on March 5, 1963
  14. One After 909
    Reversed stereo takes 1 and 2, recorded on September 11, 1963
  15. Hold Me Tight
    Takes 22-24, recorded on September 12, 1963
  16. Don't Bother Me
    Takes 11-13 featuring some harmonica overdubs onto take 10, recorded on September 12, 1963

Download - The Beatles- Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 1 (62-63)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

M. Ward - Santa Monica, CA - 9.28.06

Nice recording of M. Ward (got him on Sunday at The Vic, anyone going?) in CA. It is missing a couple of tracks but it is still great.

Thanks Anonymous.

02 Chinese Translation
03 Post War
04 Cosmopolitan
05 Eyes On The Prize
07 Poison Cup
08 To Go Home
09 Right In The Head
11 Paul's Song

Download - M. Ward - Santa Monica, CA - 9.28.06

Great Lake Swimmers - Schuba's in Chicago - 2009-4-21

Absolutely great set from the GLS last night. The axle on their trailer broke in Indianapolis and they did not get on until 11:15pm but the whole band worked quite diligently to get things moving and once they were on they were fantastic. We were seated on the head honcho's (Tony Dekker) left side right by the multi-instrumentalist of the band, Erik Arneson, I had an opportunity to speak with him and get his autograph on one of the tour posters. He actually remembered me from the last time they played there and I got an autograph on the tour poster, kind of cool. Anyways, if you guys have the chance, go see Great Lake Swimmers, A+ band.

I will have more pictures and a video of "Your Rocky Spine" later today or tomorrow, I hope the audio doesn't sound too poor.

Also, my buddy has a photo pass for tonight's show in Minneapolis so look forward to those pictures too!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nothing yet


The axle on their trailer broke and they won't be until 11.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Anonymous - Who are you?

I'm pleased as hell and curious as heck to know who you are. Email me at if you see this.

Rock Stars and Us

Good morning everyone. I was just talking with my buddy Chris, he had an excellent night at Wilco in Tennessee the other night, and was able to get a couple of pictures with Jeff Tweedy. It got me thinking that I would LOVE to see the pictures all of you guys have with members of bands. Email them to and after a couple of weeks I am going to post all of them. Thanks guys!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

MMJ ACL - War Begun?

How nasty?

Not sure if the files are still ready to party but if they are; its worth it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Record Store Day Score

I was at Kiss The Sky in Geneva, IL promptly at 9:30AM (they open at 10) and while I already had the MMJ EP and the Wilco DVD put aside for me I still wanted to grab a couple other choice items.

From the 9 o'clock position:

Kings Of Leon - (A) Use Somebody (B) Knocked Up (Lykke LI vs. Rodeo Remix)

Wilco - Ashes of American Flags DVD - watched it once, its great EXCEPT for the fact that the extras and the actual film are not combined, instead of one long set you get 2 shorter sets.

Whiskeytown - (A) San Antone (B) The Great Divide

My Morning Jacket - Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal - Excellent.

Record Store Day - Free when you spend $50 or more - Random Artists

Friday, April 17, 2009

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog Alternate Tracks

I hope everyone enjoys their weekends. I've got Umphrey's tonight and I actually just met Brendan Bayliss (vocals/guitar) when I was taking out my garbage at lunch (the venue and my building share an alley).

01 The Devil Never Sleeps
02 Boy With A Coin
03 Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car
04 Peace Beneath The City
05 Lovesong Of The Buzzard
06 Innocent Bones
07 Flightless Bird, American Mouth
08 Resurrection Fern

Download - The Shepherd's Dog Alternate Tracks

Download - Trapeze Swinger (Right Click --> Save As)

My Morning Jacket (ft. Eddie Vedder) - A Quick One While He's Away (Who cover) - MP3

Download - My Morning Jacket (ft. Eddie Vedder) - A Quick One While He's Away (Who cover)

Record Store Day is Tomorrow

Go support your local record store on Saturday 4/18! They have a full list of what is being released tomorrow and a bunch of other cool stuff at the official site.

Record Store Day Home

Items I will absolutely be purchasing:
My Morning Jacket -CelebraciĆ³n De La Ciudad Natal
Wilco - Ashes of American Flags DVD (I would murder 3 bums for a Blu-Ray)
Whiskeytown 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks)

Items I will probably be purchasing:
Neil Young Sugar Mountain Live at Canterbury House 1968 2LP

Items I might purchase:
Pavement "Live in Germany 1988" LP
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7"
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MMJ - High Sierra Music Fest - 2006-06-30

Two Sources:

Thanks John and Riley!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pink Floyd - Watching The World Upon The Wall

A great unofficial release from The Wall tour.

1.1 MC Intro / In The Flesh? (4:00)
1.2 The Thin Ice (2:48)
1.3 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1) (4:16)
1.4 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (1:43)
1.5 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (6:13)
1.6 Mother (8:17)
1.7 Goodbye Blue Sky (2:47)
1.8 Empty Spaces (5:16)
1.9 Young Lust (5:17)
1.10 One Of My Turns (4:08)
1.11 Don't Leave Me Now (3:54)
1.12 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3) (5:35)
1.13 Goodbye Cruel World (1:39)

2.1 Hey You (4:37)
2.2 Is There Anybody Out There? (2:57)
2.3 Nobody Home (3:32)
2.4 Vera (2:11)
2.5 Bring The Boys Back Home (1:22)
2.6 Comfortably Numb (6:56)
2.7 The Show Must Go On (2:39)
2.8 MC Intro (3:03)
2.9 In The Flesh (4:30)
2.10 Run Like Hell (7:17)
2.11 Waiting For The Worms (4:35)
2.12 Stop (0:30)
2.13 The Trial (6:14)
2.14 Outside The Wall (3:21)

Download - Pink Floyd - Watching The World Upon The Wall - Disc 1
Download - Pink Floyd - Watching The World Upon The Wall - Disc 2
Download - Pink Floyd - Watching The World Upon The Wall - Artwork

Friday, April 10, 2009

Led Zeppelin - The Forum - Inglewood, CA - 1977-6-21

Have a good weekend everyone. If you're the church goin' type, happy Easter.

Disc 1:
1-01.The Song Remains The Same
1-02.The Rover - Sick Again
1-03.Nobody's Fault But Mine
1-04.Over The Hills And Far Away
1-05.Since I've Been Loving You
1-06.No Quarter

Disc 2:
2-01.Ten Years Gone
2-02.The Battle Of Evermore
2-03.Going To California
2-04.Black Country Woman
2-05.Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
2-06.White Summer
2-07.Black Mountain Side

Disc 3:
3-01.Out On The Tiles - Moby Dick
3-03.Guitar Solo
3-04.Achilles Last Stand
3-05.Stairway To Heaven
3-06.Whole Lotta Love
3-07.Rock And Roll

Download - Led Zeppelin - The Forum - Inglewood, CA - 1977-6-21 - Pt. 1

Download - Led Zeppelin - The Forum - Inglewood, CA - 1977-6-21 - Pt. 2

Thursday, April 9, 2009


He's at it again.

Grateful Dead - San Diego Sports Arena - 1973-11-14

This is to to help me feel less ashamed for my last post. It's a Miller recording.

Set 1:
d1t01 - Big Railroad Blues
d1t02 - Jack Straw
d1t03 - Sugaree
d1t04 - Mexicali Blues
d1t05 - Here Comes Sunshine
d1t06 - Black Throated Wind
d1t07 - Cumberland Blues
d1t08 - Row Jimmy
d1t09 - The Race Is On
d1t10 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t11 - Beat It On Down The Line
d2t01 - Tennessee Jed
d2t02 - El Paso
d2t03 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t04 - I Know You Rider
d2t05 - Around And Around

Set 2:
d3t01 - Truckin' ->
d3t02 - The Other One ->
d3t03 - Big River ->
d3t04 - The Other One ->
d3t05 - Eyes Of The World ->
d3t06 - The Other One ->
d3t07 - Wharf Rat
d4t01 - Me And My Uncle
d4t02 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d4t03 - One More Saturday Night

Download - The Grateful Dead - San Diego Sports Arena - 1973-11-14 - Pt. 1

Download - The Grateful Dead - San Diego Sports Arena - 1973-11-14 - Pt. 1

Venue Information!

Alpine Valley - East Troy, WI

One of my favorite outdoor venues even though I've never been here for a concert of any substance. I've mostly seen Dave Matthews Band concerts here in my high school days. The "parking lot" is a big huge party (before every show I've been to at least) and is ultra fun if you are in the mood to be an idiot and party. They have some big acts rolling through this Summer, most notably Dave, Phish and Coldplay.

Alpine Valley Music Theater Tickets


Pacific Amphitheater - Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA

Never actually been here. The place was shut down for a while but was reopened sans lawn area turning from an 18k person venue to a 8.5k venue. It's kind of cool they didn't act like "the man" and try to cram a bunch of people in there like some kind of van. Watch for The Moody Blues cruisin' through this Summer on July 9th.

Pacific Amphitheater Tickets


Bank of America Pavillion - Boston, MA

I am a virgin to this place as well. BUT I have posted a kick ass show from Ryan Adams & The Cards' here. They just put $40 millyone in this place in an attempt to make it nice. Anyone ever go to a show here? Boston is a future travel destination for the J-Dog and maybe I'll plan that trip around a show at this place. I mean, f*&$, it's gotta be nice with a $40 mill facelift.

Catch CSN on June 14th.

Bank Of America Pavilion Tickets


Lots of good shows coming up at all these places.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Radiohead - A Smell Of Recognition

A live acoustic compilation. Enjoy.

01 I Might Be Wrong
02 Paranoid Android
03 Morning Bell
04 Lucky
05 Fog
06 My Iron Lung
07 No Surprises
08 Blow Out
09 Karma Police
10 Subterranean Homesick Alien
11 Motion Picture Soundtrack
12 You
13 Everything In Its Right Place
14 Like Spinning Plates
15 Airbag
16 Sail To The Moon
17 Fake Plastic Trees
18 There There
19 Follow Me Around
20 I Will

Download - Radiohead - A Smell Of Recognition

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Morning Jacket - Slim's - San Francisco, CA - 2002-7-27

Thanks .com forum member JPV for turning me on to this one. I originally meant to post this yesterday with the message "start your week off right" but I accidentally deleted all the files. DONT WORRY! I was able to get it again. Enjoy.

Oh yeah, is it possible to ever get enough War Begun?

Photo by Christian Johnson.

01. The Dark
02. The Way That He Sings
03. Heartbreakin' Man
04. Just Because I Do
05. War Begun
06. One Big Holiday
07. Phone Went West

Download - My Morning Jacket - Slim's - San Francisco, CA - 2002-7-27

Monday, April 6, 2009

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Recordings

From the .com-

yim yames recently had the honor of traveling to new orleans to record live with the legendary preservation hall jazz band in grand old school new orleans fashion. the recordings will be part of a benefit album to raise money for the hall ( which hopefully will be released in the fall. stay tuned for more info.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Uncle Tupelo - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO - 1990-11-29

Just so everyone knows the poster is a slightly modified version of one at Uncle Tupelo's official store here.

Disc 1

01. Life Worth Livin'
02. Punch Drunk
03. Watch Me Fall
04. Postcard
05. Gun
06. Discarded
07. Flatness
08. Outdone
09. Sauget Wind
10. Train
11. Wasn't Born to Follow
12. Atomic Power
13. Nothing
14. Before I Break

Disc 2

01. That Year
02. Country Home
03. True to Life
04. D.Boon
05. I've Been Working On the Railroad
06. Factory Belt
07. Country Home
08. Do Re Mi
09. Freak Scene
10. Whiskey Bottle
11. No Depression
12. No Matter What
13. I Got Drunk
14. Graveyard Shift

Download - Uncle Tupelo - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO - 1990-11-29

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Great Lake Swimmers - The Mill - Iowa City - 2006-04-18

I really enjoy these guys. Tony Dekker has proven himself to be quite the songwriter. He writes beautiful music and his lyrics burn such a vivid image in your head, not much to dislike. Anyone catching these guys this tour? I'll be at Schuba's in Chicago (2nd time seeing them there, last time was simply amazing), anyone going?

Their new album Lost Channels is really spectacular.


The Mill
Iowa City, Iowa
April 18, 2006

01 Let's Trade Skins
02 Moving, Shaking
03 Song For the Angels
04 Various Stages
05 To Leave It Behind
06 This Is Not Like Home
07 Merge, A Vessel, A Harbour
08 Innocent When You Dream (Tom Waits)
09 Your Rocky Spine
10 I Saw You In The Wild
11 Imaginary Bars
12 Moving Pictures Silent Films
13 Long Into the Evening

Download - Great Lake Swimmers - The Mill - Iowa City - 2006-04-18