Friday, April 30, 2010

My Morning Jacket Columbus Ticket Giveaway Winner

That is a mouthful!

Congrats to Mike W. on snagging the ticket to Sunday's show. Without going into detail, dude did some pretty suave shit to make a couple MMJ shows happen. A heads up to anyone going to the Columbus show on Sunday, Mike and his buddy will be dressed as characters from MMJ songs.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Possible Ryan Adams?!?!?!

Thanks Chris!


Ryan Adams super-fans have been following him on his Internet adventures for quite some time now, so it’s been interesting to see him jump to Facebook over the last few months as his main source of communication. Ol’ DRA has been dropping some serious hints on his official page lately — about a new album, an old album and even a possible tour as he gets his bearings back after taking time off due to tinnitus and Ménière’s disease. (And marriage. And book-writing. And art shows.)
"New songs in the morning at one studio and Finishing old tunes in another in the evening! Trying to get it all together. Fingers crossed. Who Knows, Maybe I’ll even have to dust off the bat signal this fall…"
Given that Ryan has (finally!) been releasing new material lately, including the upcoming “metal” album, Orion, through his own Pax-Am label and seems to be done with Lost Highway and the major label system, one can only hope this means our hero might actually, honestly, be working on the mythical box set we’ve been waiting for since 2004 or so. Not that I’d mind new jams, either! Speaking of which: here’s “Electrosnake,” the first single from Orion.

My Morning Jacket Columbus, OH Ticket Giveaway!

Alright everyone, I know it is short notice but I've got one ticket for My Morning Jacket at the Lifestyle Community Pavillion in Columbus, OH for this Sunday, May 1st. After getting some very crude suggestions as to how I should decide who the ticket goes to, I've decided to make it very simple: tell me why you deserve it!

Leave a comment, shoot me an email, or Tweet me and tell me why I should give you the ticket to you. Come show time I can do one of two things: 1) leave the ticket at will call or 2) we can meet and I can give it to you. That will be your call though.

The last submission I will accept is at 5pm Central Time on Friday, April 30th and I'll be making my decision shortly after that.

Hope to get some good responses!

My Morning Jacket - New Orleans Jazz Festival Review

Thank you Joseph S. for this review from the New Orleans Jazz Festival!

After waiting over a year and a half it was great to see the boys come out and jam the Jazz Fest.

Luckily after the rain on Friday the weather was about perfect for the MMJ show. They came on shortly after five thirty and the first thing I  noticed even before the music is that Yim Yames was wearing holsters with two fake guns in them. Kind of a western cowboy look. I was not close enough to verify but speculate they were duck hunt guns (EDIT - this is accurate). Periodically he would point the at the crowd. Pretty Funny.

They started with a very brief musical interlude, that really never had a  groove, but was just a warm, then the opener "One Big Holiday" and we were off and running. The sound was good and the boys were tight.

Set list remained a pretty standard show with the boys playing tight and well and the crowd was pretty into it.  "Thank You Too" seemed a bit slow for fitting with the rest of the show, but still a solid version if you are
a fan of the song.

The setlist from the forum, see below indicated that "Evil Urges" was played before "Highly Suspicious" and with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. I did not write anything down, but was fairly certain that the first song with the PHB was "Highly Suspicious," which was funky. This represented my favorite run of songs, it was different, awesome, and very New Orleans with "Mother in Law," "Carnival Time," and "Move On Up." There was a group of locals that pretty well just stood and enjoyed the show the whole time, but when they played "Mother In Law" the locals went nuts.

After "Move On Up" I really wanted one more MMJ song, but I think they used up all their time. I saw several bands during the fest and the only one I saw do an encore was the Allman Brothers. The crowd stuck around for a good long time trying to get them back on, but it did not happen.

There was a good crowd for Jacket, but nice and spaced out with most people heading to Simon & Garfunkle. Good for the Jacket fans.

Another thing that was different for me was to see them with the big projection screens. I have seen six shows, including two at Bonnaroo, but never were at the main stage or with projections screens.   Caught myself watching them a bunch.

Well another good show. Not the best I have seen, but solid for the time they were allowed. With the short format it was tough not seeing the long jams I love like "Dondante," "Run Thru," "Steam Engine,"  "Phone Went West", etc.

Looking forward to Columbus

My Morning Jacket - St. Augustine, FL Setlist

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Morning Jacket - The Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA - 2010-04

So I'm not sure if Taylor Caine, taper extraordinaire, is even a human being. It tapes shows and has them up on The Archive early the next morning. Here is last nights show in Atlanta, GA. I've added a counter to the Columbus show (the only show I can get to this time around) in the top right, it can't come soon enough. But I'll say it again, Taylor, I'll buy you a beer or a can or motor oil (or whatever robots consume) if you're going to be there.

Thanks Taylor.

Really loving the new solo in "I'm Amazed."

t01 [03:08] Intro>
t02 [05:42] One Big Holiday
t03 [03:55] Gideon
t04 [07:15] Off The Record
t05 [04:02] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.1
t06 [05:12] I'm Amazed
t07 [05:01] Golden
t08 [06:18] Mahgeetah
t09 [04:20] Anytime
t10 [05:09] Friends Again
t11 [04:29] Where To Begin
t12 [04:31] Thank You Too!
t13 [06:29] Lay Low
t14 [11:31] Dondante
t15 [05:08] Smokin From Shootin
t16 [03:53] Run Thru>
t17 [07:40] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.2
t18 [02:17] crowd

t19 [04:56] Wordless Chorus
t20 [03:48] Highly Suspicious
t21 [04:11] Carnival Time
t22 [06:16] Move On Up

My Morning Jacket - Atlanta, GA Setlist

Friday, April 23, 2010

Model Stranger - Dreams & Bones Album Review

Chicago natives Model Stranger are playing the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville Saturday evening for a CD release show. Their latest effort Dreams & Bones is their best work to date. I attended the listening party a few weeks back and enjoyed the hell out of the record in a loud, crowded room. I've since gotten my hands on a copy of the record and the personal time I've spent with it has only solidified my first impression: these boys have a possibly career changing record on their hands. The 9 track LP doesn't really begin, it just starts. Does that make sense? Think of Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane" (not comparing songs, just the way it's rockin' right off the bat). "She Don't" sets a nice tone for the rest of the record with it's huge vocals and soaring guitar solo's. "Turn of the Century" is a song that appeared on their EP, A Boy and His Crown, but it has been re-recorded (analog baby! these guys don't mess around) in superior form. While this record feels nothing like the EP, listening to the song amongst this batch of tunes makes me wonder how it ever fit anywhere else (pay attention to the keyboard, it's as if it's floating along with the rest of the music, a really nice touch). "Eyes Half Open" is a monster of a song.  From the filthy guitar riff to the hazy lyrics, this track just f*cking rocks. The almost cult like title track closes the album on a very memorable note with a searing riff and beat to match. Front man Stephen Francis eerily sings "We are made, we are made, we are composed of dreams and bones"  If lemmings listened to music, the song "Dreams & Bones" is what they'd listen to while walking over the edge. Chilling stuff.

What it comes down to for me is that Model Stranger writes great rock and roll. They're capable of writing songs you want to sing along with at the top of your lungs and they're also capable of writing the softer ballad that quiets the room. It's near impossible to not draw comparisons to many great classic rock bands; from their sound, to their recording methods (again, all analog!) to the way they look, these dudes might own a DeLorean.

If you haven't already checked these guys out clear your schedule for Saturday night (4/24) and come out to the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville. They're always playing in the Chicago area and I assure you, they are a real treat live. On top of their great original tunes they always throw in some excellent covers and it's not uncommon for their sets to go for three plus hours. Model Stranger will take the stage at 11:00 pm on April 24th. Chicago native acts Verona Red, 20 Mark Helga, The Flavor Savers and Cavalry will also be on the bill. Tickets for the show are available for $8 presale and $10 the day of show on Ticketmaster.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Morning Jacket - The Municipal Auditorium - Nashville, TN - 2010-4-21

Taylor Caine, I want to kiss you on the mouth. Another insane turn around. For those of you that don't know, Taylor Caine attended, taped and uploaded the tour opener in the blink of an eye (seriously record timing I think, it can be found here). And now, the same was just done for the second show of the tour in Nashville. 

Taylor, if you're going to be in Columbus, I'd love to buy you a beer.


t01 [03:17] Intro>
t02 [05:52] One Big Holiday
t03 [06:05] Gideon
t04 [04:24] It Beats 4 U
t05 [05:14] The Way That He Sings
t06 [06:57] Off The Record
t07 [04:53] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.1
t08 [05:16] Golden
t09 [05:43] Carried Away
t10 [05:14] I'm Amazed
t11 [05:07] Losin' Yo Head
t12 [07:05] Lay Low
t13 [04:48] Anytime
t14 [05:00] Friends Again
t15 [05:06] Wonderful
t16 [04:25] Thank You Too!
t17 [12:24] Dondante
t18 [05:24] Smokin From Shootin>
t19 [03:48] Run Thru>
t20 [08:08] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.2
t21 [02:27] crowd

t22 [05:46] Wordless Chorus
t23 [05:27] Evil Urges
t24 [04:05] Highly Suspicious
t25 [05:56] Move On Up
t26 [03:30] Mother In Law
t27 [04:45] Carnival Time
Download - My Morning Jacket - Nashville, TN - 2010-4-21

My Morning Jacket - Nashville, TN Setlist

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Morning Jacket - The Alabama Theatre - 2010-04-20

 **This recording is really great, thanks again Taylor.**

Taylor Caine, you are an amazing man or woman. Last nights show already up on the Archive. This has to be some sort of record, good work my friend.
The "One Big Holiday" intro is f*cking amazing. Pardon the brutalness, it's really the only way to describe it.

I don't have access to Photoshop right now, I'll get some legit cover work soon. This is sort of a mobile post.

I know what I'm doing tonight! The entire show is streaming below and the download link is after the set list..

Photo: WireImage

t01 [02:53] Eminence Front Intro>
t02 [05:44] One Big Holiday
t03 [04:19] Gideon
t04 [05:07] The Way That He Sings
t05 [07:07] Off The Record
t06 [04:49] It Beats 4 U
t07 [06:10] Magheetah
t08 [07:05] Lay Low
t09 [05:16] Losin' Yo Head
t10 [06:58] I'm Amazed
t11 [05:34] Golden
t12 [05:16] Let's Be Friends Again
t13 [04:57] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.1
t14 [04:34] Thank You Too!
t15 [13:56] Dondante
t16 [05:06] Smoking From Shootin
t17 [04:27] Run Thru
t18 [04:06] Anytime
t19 [08:00] Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.2
t20 [03:07] crowd

t21 [05:31] Wordless Chorus
t22 [05:32] Evil Urges
t23 [03:47] Highly Suspicious
t24 [05:48] Move On Up
t25 [03:35] Mother In Law
t26 [03:57] Carnival Time
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Opened
Evil Urges through Carnival Time with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Thanks to Jason Lonchar for the tubes & V3
Set [1:54:31] Encore [28:10]

My Morning Jacket - Birmingham, AL Setlist

Here it is folks. I'm so excited for Columbus I feel like I'm going to puke. Hopefully this feeling does not last for another 10 days.

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Thanks freeport from the MMJ forum for the setlist!

One Big Holiday (crazy intro)
The Way He Sings
Off the Record
It Beats 4 U
Lay Low
Losin' Yo Head
I'm Amazed
Friends Again
Touch Me pt 1
Thank You Too
Smokin' From Shootin'
Run Thru (jam and outro, not full but all ballz)
Touch Me pt 2

Wordless Chorus
Evil Urges*
Highly Suspicious*
Move On Up*
Mother in Law (cover ?)
Friends Again* (cover ?)

*w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Morning Jacket - First Show Tonight!

Our boys kick off their mini tour tonight in Birmingham, AL. Birminghamians - we are all jealous. Let us know how the show is!

Photo by Jeff Luke.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Black Keys - "Howlin' For You" and "The Go Getter"

We now have 3 of the 15 new tracks off Brothers the Black Keys new record being released May 18th. Check the Akron, OH duo on road, dates here. Another new song, "Next Girl" is available streaming on their website as well.

01 Everlasting Light
02 Next Girl
03 Tighten Up
04 Howlin' for You
05 She's Long Gone
06 Black Mud
07 The Only One
08 Too Afraid to Love You
09 Ten Cent Pistol
10 Sinister Kid
11 The Go Getter
12 I'm Not the One
13 Unknown Brother
14 Never Gonna Give You Up
15 These Days

Download - the Black Keys - "Howlin' For You"

Download - the Black Keys - "The Go Getter" 

Download - the Black Keys - "Tighten Up"

Computer Issues...

Hey guys, I've been having some pretty serious computer issues of late. I'll get them straightened sooner than later but haven't had time lately. Hopefully by Wednesday...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Band of Horses "Laredo" Streaming and MP3

Another track from Band of Horses upcoming Infinite Arms. As of now, it sounds like we'll have a great record to enjoy come May 18th.

Check out another new track from Infinite Arms here.

Download - Band of Horses "Laredo" MP3

Monday, April 12, 2010

Model Stranger - "She Don't" single

Check out a stream of Model Strangers' new single, "She Don't," below. It is the first single off their new record Dreams and Bones

Also, catch the boys of Model Stranger on the road! They'll be all over the West and back between now and the end of April.

Myspace - Facebook - YouTube - Twitter - Official


Friday, April 9, 2010

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - The Complex Sessions

Have a great weekend everyone, The Steam Engine will be at Atoms for Peace first Chicago show on Saturday at the Aragon this weekend, cannot wait!

Not my words-

On October 3rd & 4th, 1994, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and director Jonathan Demme convened in Complex Studios in L.A. to make a film. The Complex Sessions captured Neil and the band just after the Sleeps With Angels recording sessions, as Young was still obsessing over the death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Although the two never met, you might remember their chilling connection... Cobain quoted Young's lyric, "it's better to burn out than to fade away," in his suicide note.

What you have here is the audio version of those filmed sessions. Four songs, clocking in at over 25 minutes. No audience, no clutter, no bullshit. Whether Young specifically sang any of these songs with Cobain in mind is hard to say. In fact, he had performed some of them in concert well before this recording date. But, it doesn't take a lot to read Young's empathy into a lyric like "...when life is hanging in the breeze."

01 My Heart (3:07)
02 Prime Of Life (4:44)
03 Change Your Mind (14:44)
04 Piece of Crap (3:10)

Download - Neil Young & Crazy Horse - The Complex Sessions

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Radiohead - Live in Santiago, Chile - 2009-3-27

**New file added 2010-4-8 - no hiccups**

In honor of this weekends Atoms for Peace show in Chicago (Thom Yorkes' soloish gig), enjoy this Radiohead set from about a year ago, great great set.

01 - Intro + Radio Banter
02 - Creep
03 - The National Anthem
04 - 15 Step
05 - There There
06 - All I Need
07 - Radio Banter + Radio Comercials
08 - Radio Banter
09 - Nude Play Video
10 - Weird Fishes - Arpeggi
11 - The Gloaming
12 - Climbing Up the Walls
13 - No Surprises
14 - Videotape
15 - Morning Bell
16 - Reckoner
17 - Radio Banter
18 - Just
19 - Idioteque
20 - Exit Music (For A Film)
21 - Bodysnatchers
22 - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
23 - Dollars & Cents
24 - Radio Banter + Radio Comercials
25 - House Of Cards
26 - Street Spirit
27 - Everything In Its Right Place
28 - Go Slowly
29 - 2+2 = 5
30 - Paranoid Android
31 - Radio Outro

Download - Radiohead - Live in Santiago, Chile - 2009-3-27

Radiohead Offiicial
Thom Yorke Official

Radiohead ear X-tacy
Thom Yorke ear X-tacy

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Raconteurs - The Henry Fonda Theater - 2008-5-18

**LINK UPDATED 2010-11-29**

This Jack White spell I've had of late shows no signs of slowing. The more I listen, read about, discuss, whatever, about him and his projects the more I understand how special the dude actually is. Since 1999 he's played in 3 large to semi large acts (in our music world, not U2's) (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, solo album soon?) he's made 10 records (including The Dead Weathers next record, Sea of Cowards), produced 28 (albums/singles), has won 5.5 Grammys, done quite a bit of movie work, has started Third Man Records, and the list goes on. He's one of the busiest men in music. BUT I'm not saying "he has these accomplishments, that makes him good" im saying he's accomplished that much and it has been good, he's consistently put out interesting, quality work.

Anyways, Jack White fans, grab this one. His guitar work is stellar throughout but their are moments on this recording that will blow your mind. This is the best "Blue Veins" jam I've heard to date.

01 Consolers of the Lonely
02 Hold Up
03 You Don't Understand Me
04 Top Yourself
05 The Switch and the Spur
06 Keep it Clean
07 Old Enough
08 Level
09 Rich Kid Blues
10 Blue Veins
11 Rich Kid Blues
12 Many Shades of Black
13 Store Bought Bones/ Intimate Secretary
14 Steady, As She Goes
15 Together
16 Salute Your Solution
17 Carolina Drama

Monday, April 5, 2010

Neil Young - Farm Aid - Louisville, KY - 1995-10-1

Any of our Louisville readers attend this?

01  Comes A Time
02  The Needle And The Damage Done
03  Mother Earth
04  Helpless
05  Heart Of Gold
06  Four Strong Winds
07  Sugar Mountain

Download - Neil Young - Farm Aid - Louisville, KY - 1995-10-1

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spoon - Live at Emo's - Austin, TX - 2004-12-04

Enjoy this 2004 Spoon show this weekend!

Last night Spoon played an excellent sold out show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Britt opened up with some acoustic numbers ("Me and the Bean" solo acoustic was absolutely incredible) and then the band hit the stage with a serious power trio of songs consisting of "Written in Reverse," "Got Nuffin'," and "My Mathematical Mind."  Those three songs played consecutively was intense! For the full set list go here, great night.

Thanks Brian Graves for taping this show from 2004!

01. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
02. Lines in the Suit
03. Sister Jack
04. Anything You Want
05. Someone Something
06. Something to Look Forward To
07. My Mathematical Mind
08. Utilitarian
09. The Minor Tough
10. Paper Tiger
11. Small Stakes
12. Me and the Bean
13. The Delicate Place
14. Metal Detektor
15. The Way We Get By
16. Back to the Life
17. Car Radio
18. Fitted Shirt
19. Everything Hits at Once
20. The Infinite Pet
21. 30 Gallon Tank
22. Jonathon Fisk

Download - Spoon - Live at Emo's - Austin, TX - 2004-12-04

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Band of Horses new song "Compliments" Video and MP3

Band of Horses have a fresh batch of material landing May 18th. Their 3rd record, Infinite Arms, will be supported by a tour of the U.S. and the UK.

In the meantime they have unleashed the very cool video by Chris Wilson for the new song  "Compliments." Watch the video and download the MP3 below.

Band of Horses

Download - Band of Horses - Compliments MP3