Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - 2007-01-20 - Portland, OR

Happy holidays guys, I've been enjoying a break from everything. It's been great. I hope a wonderful new year to everyone. Thanks for the continued support, every message, comment and email I receive brings me pure happiness and I thank you.

Now enjoy this soundboard Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks show. I feel like I don't see many live Malkmus shows out there, I know people over at the forum have some but I can't recall ever downloading one (other than the one other I have posted). BUT, if you guys have 'em, send 'em on down! I'd appreciate it. Been listening to lots of his solo stuff, particularly Face the Truth.

Once again HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS - Anyone going to The Black Keys in Chicago on the 1st of the year? The camera on my phone is busted and would love to know if someone is taking some. THANKS!!!!

Crstal Ballroom
Portland, OR

01 Soundcheck
02 Intro
03 Baby C'mon
04 Jo Jo's Jacket
05 Real Emotional Trash
06 We Can't Help It
07 Dragonfly Pie
08 Mama
09 Merry Go Round
10 It Kills
11 Baltimore Again
12 Walk into a Mirror
13 Pennywhistle Thunder
14 Hopscotch Willie
15 Band Intros Song
16 Water and a Seat
17 Pencil Rot
18 encore break
19 Freeze the Saints
20 Wicked Wanda
21 Post-Paint Boy

Download - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - 2007-01-20 - Portland, OR

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chris "Space Wolf" Feinstein Passes Away

From TwentyFourBit.com:

Cardinals bassist Chris Feinstein has passed away at his Manhattan home. He was 42.

Feinstein, endearingly known by the awesome nickname of Spacewolf by bandmates and fans alike, recorded and toured as a member of Ryan Adams & the Cardinals for their last two full-length albums, Easy Tiger and Cardinology. His discography also includes numerous songwriting credits for Santigold’s then-eponymous album Santogold, and bass performance on Albert Hammond, Jr.’s song “Scared” from his solo album, Yours to Keep.

Most recently, Feinstein and fellow Cardinals Jon Graboff, Brad Pemberton, and Neal Casal recorded and performed with New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore.

All three surviving Cardinals members have posted reactions to this sad news online, including a series of photographs on guitarist Neal Casal’s blog and drummer Brad Pemberton’s Facebook message: “This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today…things will never be quite the same.” Matthew Ryan a friend and former collaborator with Feinstein also posted a tribute on YouTube earlier today.

Though Feinstein’s family recently confirmed the story, as well, there are few details about his untimely death available at the moment. If/when important info comes to light, we will update this post accordingly.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Unreleased Elliott Smith Song - Cecilia/Amanda

From Pitchfork:

The Pacific Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars and the tragic, beloved singer-songwriter Elliott Smith have a long history together. Before he decamped for DreamWorks and hit the mainstream via Good Will Hunting, Smith released two intimate, absolutely stone-classic records on KRS: 1995's self-titled album and 1997's Either/Or.

In 2007, four years after Smith's death, KRS released the posthumous double-CD rarities collection New Moon. And next year, the label will reissue two more Smith albums: his 1994 solo debut Roman Candle (originally released on Cavity Search) and the 2004 posthumous full-length From a Basement on the Hill (originally released on Anti-).

Both reissues are due April 6. Tape Op Magazine editor and Smith archivist Larry Crane has remastered Roman Candle, and this reissue marks the first time it'll be available on vinyl in the U.S. When the reissues drop, every Smith album other than his two major label albums (1998's XO and 2000's Figure 8) will be available via KRS.

In honor of the reissues, KRS has a nice surprise for us: "Cecilia/Amanda", an unreleased Smith solo track that Crane recorded in 1997. The track is a rewrite of "Time Is Ours Now", a song from the early Smith band Stranger Than Fiction.

Download - Unreleased Elliott Smith Song - Cecilia/Amanda

MMJ Playing New Orleans Jazz Fest

new orleans jazz fest
From MyMorningJacket.com:

My Morning Jacket will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this coming April. The festival takes place from April 23rd to May 2nd. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.

Other artists appearing at the festival: Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, The Black Crowes, B.B. King, Van Morrison, and many more. Tickets and more info can be found at www.nojazzfest.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

Norah Jones on working with Ryan Adams on a new track

My Morning Jacket - Live on WFPK - 2001-12-21 (aired 12/25)

Let's keep the Christmas madness rolling, this time with our favorite group. Jim James voice is so perfect for Christmas songs it's crazy. Grab some egg nog (and throw some booze in it), light the fire and press play.

Thanks to the guys over at the MMJ forum for turning me onto this.

1. Introduction

2. Santa Claus is Back in Town
3. X-mas Curtain (jazzed up)
4. O Holy Night (shoes interruption)
5. Interview - Jim "Son" James
6. Christmas Time Is Here Again (Bring Out the Joy!)
7. Old Sept Blues
8. I Will Sing You Songs
9. Interview - Jim
10. Silent Night

11. Come Closer

Friday, December 11, 2009

Benjamin Sells - Christmas Time Is Here

The holidays are upon us and what better way to get you in the mood than a little Christmas music? Benjamin Sells recorded this and sent it my way. Who the f*ck is Benjamin Sells? Nobody famous but a talent nonetheless. He recorded this at home for his family and thought that maybe the readers of The Steam Engine would appreciate it, enjoy the music, I certainly am.

For more from Benjamin Sells, check out his MySpace, there are some great little blues numbers on there, he's got a unique voice.

1. We Three Kings of Orient Are
2. Christmas Time Is Here
3. Baby It's Cold Outside
4. Silent Night
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (feat. Hunter Hoerchler (age: 19 months) on Keyboards)
6.. Hark! the Herald Angels Sings
7. Away in a Manger
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
10. Christmas in Dixie

Download - Benjamin Sells - Christmas Time Is Here

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rolling Stone 100 Albums of the Decade

Our boys snagged slot 31 with Z but here is a look into the entire list. The albums I too adore have been put in bold. Lots of names albums on here I should probably listen to though. Ryan Adams got some mentions, Wilco's on there and Radiohead is all over it. I don't take this list much to heart, its Rolling Stone after all.

I'll be doing something for the end of the year, not sure what just yet...

1 | Radiohead: Kid A

2 | The Strokes: Is This It

3 | Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4 | Jay-Z: The Blueprint

5 | The White Stripes: Elephant

6 | Arcade Fire: Funeral

7 | Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP

8 | Bob Dylan: Modern Times

9 | M.I.A.: Kala

10 | Kanye West: The College Dropout

11 | Bob Dylan: Love and Theft

12 | LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver

13 | U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind

14 | Jay-Z: The Black Album

15 | Bruce Springsteen: The Rising

16 | OutKast: Stankonia

17 | Beck: Sea Change

18 | MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

19 | Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

20 | The White Stripes: White Blood Cells

21 | Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head

22 | Green Day: American Idiot

23 | D'Angelo: Voodoo

24 | Bruce Springsteen: Magic

25 | Radiohead: Amnesiac

26 | Cat Power: The Greatest

27 | The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

28 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell

29 | Sigur Rós: Ágaetis Byrjun

30 | Radiohead: In Rainbows

31 | My Morning Jacket: Z

32 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

33 | Daft Punk: Discovery

34 | OutKast: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

35 | PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

36 | U2: No Line on the Horizon

37 | 50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin'

38 | Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

39 | Kings of Leon: Aha Shake Heartbreak

40 | Kanye West: Late Registration

41 | Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

42 | Elliott Smith: Figure 8

43 | The Killers: Hot Fuss

44 | System of a Down: Toxicity

45 | Kanye West: Graduation

46 | Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds

47 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

48 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science

49 | Fiona Apple: Extraordionary Machine

50 | Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

51 | Spoon: Kill the Moonlight

52 | M.I.A.: Arular

53 | Kings of Leon: Only By the Night

54 | Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

55 | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

56 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

57 | Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism

58 | Danger Mouse: The Grey Album

59 | Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights

60 | Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

61 | The Shins: Oh, Inverted World

62 | Johnny Cash: American III: Solitary Man

63 | Kanye West: 808s and Heartbreak

64 | Gillian Welch: Time the Revelator

65 | Manu Chao: Próxima Estación Esperanza

66 | Antony & the Johnsons: I Am a Bird Now

67 | Björk: Vespertine

68 | U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

69 | Missy Elliott: Under Construction

70 | Sleater-Kinney: The Woods

71 | Bright Eyes: Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Eart to the Ground

72 | Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand

73 | Coldplay: Parachutes

74 | Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

75 | Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

76 | Sigur Rós: ()

77 | Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

78 | Sufjan Stevens: Illinois

79 | The New Pornographers: Electric Version

80 | Kings of Leon: Youth and Young Manhood

81 | Ryan Adams: Gold

82 | Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R

83 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release

84 | Eminem: The Eminem Show

85 | Coldplay: Viva La Vida

86 | The Postal Service: Give Up

87 | Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere

88 | Brian Wilson: Smile

89 | Radiohead: Hail to the Thief

90 | Amadou & Miriam: Dimanche a Bamako

91 | The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious

92 | Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

93 | Johnny Cash: Unearthed

94 | The Libertines: Up the Brackett

95 | Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor

96 | The Streets: Original Pirate Material

97 | Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

98 | TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain

99 | The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me

100 | Leonard Cohen: 10 New Songs

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Town Hall - New York City - 2006-12-4-5-6

Nice trio of shows from Ryan Adams & The Cardinals. My buddy sent me a low quality YouTube video of "Harder Now That It's Over" from the 12-5 show and Ryan played such a sweet solo on that track (around 3 minutes in) I had to see if possibly there were some soundboard copies of this show. While I haven't come across a soundboard yet, there are some great audience recordings. The quality is legit, just needs to be turned up a bit here and there. And yes, that is Norah Jones on the cover. She did "Dear John" with Ryan night dos.

Thank you muzikspy for the photo, snagged it from flicker.

Thank you tapers! You guys are amazing.

Disc 1:
1. Magnolia Mountain
2. Please Do Not Let Me Go
3. Dear Chicago
4. Peaceful Valley
5. Mockingbird
6. Tears Of Gold
7. Nightbirds
8. Cold Roses
9. New York, New York
10. Arkham Asylum
11. break banter

Disc 2:
1. Kiss Before I Go
2. Let It Ride (false start)
3. Let It Ride
4. Bartering Lines
5. To Be Young
6. Blue Hotel
7. Beautiful Sorta
8. The End
9. Expressway to Yr Skull
10. Wharf Rat
11. Shakedown on 9th Street
12. I See Monsters

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Town Hall - New York City - 2006-12-4

Disc 1:
1. What Sin Replaces Love
2. Nobody Girl
3. Harder Now That Its Over
4. September
5. Meadowlake Street
6. Freeway to the Canyon
7. Trouble on Wheels

-set break-

Disc 2:
1. Easy Plateau
2. Firecracker
3. G'night Rose
4. Trains
5. Cherry Lane
6. "Dr Who" banter
7. Dear John (w/ Norah Jones)
8. Stella Blue

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Town Hall - New York City - 2006-12-5

1. Come Pick Me Up
2. When The Stars Go Blue
3. Oh My Sweet Carolina
4. Love Is Hell
5. This Is It
6. Afraid Not Scared
7. talk with Santa
8. La Cienga Just Smiled
9. introduction to second set
10. Hallelujah
11. Judy Garland
12. Wish You Were Here
13. Blue Sky Blues
14. Games
15. My Winding Wheel
16. Willow Jane
17. 29
18. The Rescue Blues

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Town Hall - New York City - 2006-12-6

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ryan Adams - The Variety Playhouse - 2001-09-28

I've been a sucker for 2001-ish solo acoustic Ryan Adams lately and while this show isn't totally acoustic it is a fine example of Gold era live Ryan Adams. I'm aching for a proper release (I know I say this all the time) from Ryan Adams (in any form) and would slaughter puppies for a tour. We also get a little David Letterman treat at the end of this.

Disc One

01 Candy Doll
02 Firecracker
03 Answering Bell
04 Someday, Somehow
05 Nobody Girl
06 Lovesick Blues
07 Chat
08 Touch, Feel & Lose
09 To Be Young
10 La Cienega Just Smiled (Take 1)
11 La Cienega Just Smiled (Take 2)
12 The Rescue Blues
13 Oh My Sweet Carolina
14 Tina Toledo's Street Walkin' Blues

Disc Two

01 Nervous Breakdown
02 New York, New York
03 Friendly Fire (solo acoustic)
04 My Winding Wheel (solo acoustic)
05 Don't Ask For The Water (solo acoustic)
06 Damn, Sam (solo acoustic)
07 Call Me On Your Way Back Home (solo acoustic)
08 Chat
09 Come Pick Me Up
10 Mega-Superior Gold
11 I Don't Wanna Work
12 Waiting For A Sign
13 Tennessee Sucks
14 Desire
15 New York, New York (Late Show with David Letterman)

Download - Ryan Adams - The Variety Playhouse - 2001-09-28