Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Head and The Heart - 2014-08-10 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Anfeles, CA

The Head and The Heart
August 10, 2014
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's more from The Head and The Heart. This one from a couple years later, and after release of their 2nd album, Let's Be Still (2013). So, this features some of the new songs from that album, in addition to those from their first. Great folk-rock sound from the band and a very nice show. Also included are a couple bonus tracks from their acoustic set at the Mountain Stage Festival in Charleston, WV earlier that same year. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 Coeur D’Alene
03 Homecoming Heroes
04 Ghosts
05 Another Story
06 Honey Come Home
07 Let’s Be Still
08 Winter Song
09 Lost In My Mind
10 Shake
11 10,000 Weight In Gold
12 Sounds Like Hallelujah
13 Down in the Valley
14 Rivers and Roads
Bonus tracks:
2014-06-01 - Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV (acoustic set). FM broadcast recording
B01. No One to Let You Down
B02. Fire/Fear


FLAC - Head and The Heart_2014-08-10_HollywoodBowl_FLAC.rar
 
mp3 - Head and The Heart_2014-08-10_HollywoodBowl_mp3.rar


Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Head and The Heart - 2012-08-03 - Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

The Head and the Heart
August 03, 2012
Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Soundboard recording, very good quality
Mp3 @ 256 kbps

Just saw The Head and The Heart live in concert last week, with my daughter (currently her favorite band). Great show. So thought I'd post some shows from them. Unfortunately, I don't have any shows from their current Signs of Light Tour, but here is a great sounding recording from earlier in their career, touring following their first album (self-titled). The Head and The Heart are an Indie Folk/Rock band from Seattle, WA, formed in 2009 and signed to Sub Pop Records in 2010. Their following and popularity has steadily grown with each of their 3 released albums, culminating with their most recent (Signs of Light - 2016). Check out this concert from their earlier days, gaining popularity with this appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Tracklist:
01. Cats & Dogs
02. Coeur d'Alene
03. Ghosts
04. Honey Come Home
05. Gone
06. Heaven Go easy On Me
07. Lost In My Mind
08. Winter Song
09. When I Fall Asleep
10. Sounds Like Hallelujah
11. Down in the Valley
12. Rivers & Roads

Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Charity Rose Thielen (violin, vocals)
Chris Zasche (bass)
Kenny Hensley (piano)
Tyler Williams (drums)

The Head and The Heart_2012-08-03_Lollapalooza-Chicago.rar

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gin Blossoms - 2003-01-24 - Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

Gin Blossoms
2003-01-24
Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

Soundboard Recording, Excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Continuing with the Gin Blossoms: Despite a very successful 2nd album (Congratulations I'm Sorry-1996) and subsequent tour, the band broke up in 1997 to go their separate ways. However, after a few one-off reunion appearances in 2001, the band decided to get back together for good in 2002, and started touring again. And basically, the band has been together ever since, including releasing new albums in 2005 (Major Lodge Victory) and 2010 (No Chocolate Cake), and a live album in 2009. And other than a somewhat frequent turnover of drummers (Spinal Tap Curse?), the core of the band (Robin Wilson, Scotty Johnson, Jesse Valenzuela, Bill Leen) has stayed the same since 1992. Here's a great-sounding show from their 2003 reunion tour.

Tracklist:
01)  Follow You Down 4:59
02)  Mrs. Rita  4:17
03)  Hands Are Tied  3:20
04)  Competition Smile  4:45
05)  Seeing Stars  3:44
06)  Cajun Song  5:22
07)  Idiot Summer  4:58
08)  Day Job  4:34
09)  As Long As It Matters  5:19
10)  Just South of Nowhere 3:50
11)  Lost Horizons  3:58
12)  Pieces of the Night 5:14
13)  Found Out About You  4:04
14)  Hold Me Down   5:30
15)  Until I Fall Away  4:42
16)  Til I Hear It From You  4:25
17)  Allison Road  3:49
18)  Hey Jealousy  7:00
19)  Rocket Man  5:21
Bonus tracks (2002-06-13 - Ribfest, Cincinnati, OH
20) Keli Richards
21) Dinosaur
22) I Need to Know (Petty)
23. Mid-Western Folk Song

Lineup:
Scott Johnson - Guitars
Scott Kusmirek - Drums
Bill Leen - Bass
Jesse Valenzuela - Guitars/Vocals
Robin Wilson - Vocals

 mp3 - Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_mp3.part1.rar
Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_FLAC.rar
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gin Blossoms - 1996-03-18 - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Gin Blossoms
March 18th, 1996.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-FM soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions


Continuing with the Gin Blossoms, they followed up their multi-platinum debut album (New Miserable Experience-1992) with a non-album single ('Til I Hear It From You'), from the Empire Records film soundtrack in 1995, and their 2nd major album, Congratulations... I'm Sorry in 1996, as well as a major tour in 1996. The title of the album made reference to how they were often greeted in the aftermath of their breakthrough album (Congratulations - for their recent success, I'm Sorry-for the loss of their friend and former guitarist-songwriter, Doug Hopkins, who tragically killed himself near the end of 1994). Their subsequent songs proved, however, that Hopkins wasn't the only talented songwriter in the group, and Congratulations continued in a similar style as their first album, spawned additional hits (notably 'Found Out About You'), and was also a major success (Platinum status). This show comes from their extensive 1996 tour supporting the album, which puts the new album front and center, featuring virtually all of their new songs (entire Congratulations album and 'Til I Hear It From You'), half a dozen older songs, and a cover or two (such as Tom Petty's 'I Need to Know'). As this is a Pre-FM recording for radio broadcast it features excellent sound quality. A few tracks from an acoustic session in New York are thrown in as bonus tracks to round out the set. A great show from Gin Blossoms. 

Tracklist:
Disc One: (45:50)
01. Highwire 2:39
02. Day Job 4:03
03. Til I Hear It From You 4:15
04. My Car 4:25
05. Virginia 4:00
06. Whitewash 3:51
07. Not Only Numb 3:02
08. Found Out About You 4:05
09. I Can't Figure You Out 3:06
10. Memphis Time 3:25
11. Perfectly Still 4:13
12. Hold Me Down 4:46

Disc Two: (38:59)
01. Mrs. Rita 4:21
02. As Long As It Matters 4:32
03. Hands Are Tied 3:04
04. Hey Jealousy 4:01
05. Follow You Down 4:27
06. Flaming Moe's (from The Simpsons) 0:47
07. Competition Smile 3:38
08. I Need to Know (Tom Petty cover) 2:43
09. Allison Road 3:21
Bonus tracks: From 1996-02-09, New York City, Acoustic Session
10. Til I Hear It From You 3:50
11. As Long As It Matters 4:18
12. Competition Smile 3:28

FLAC - Gin Blossoms_1996-03-18_DuquesneU_Pittsburgh_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Gin Blossoms_1996-03-18_DuquesneU_Pittsburgh_mp3.rar

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Gin Blossoms - 1993-04-22 - The Metro - Chicago, IL (FM)

Gin Blossoms
1993-04-02
The Metro, Chicago, IL

FM Broadcsast (WXRT) recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's the Gin Blossoms with some classic 90's power pop/rock. Hard to believe I haven't posted any 'Blossoms before this, as they are pivotal  to and fit right in with much of the other power pop type bands I listen to and have posted previously. They have a great unique sound and style that takes you back to those days in the early nineties. So here is the start of multiple Gin Blossoms posts. Gin Blossoms formed in Tempe, AZ in the late '80's, played locally around AZ for a few years, gaining popularity, until they attracted the attention of a major label, and signed with A&M in 1990. After some initial difficulty in recording their first major label album, resulting in release of an EP instead (Up and Crumbling-1991), they finally released their now classic first album New Miserable Experience in 1992, but not without additional problems. Lead guitarist and principal songwriter Doug Hopkins' struggles with alcoholism and self-destructive behavior was increasingly out of control, and the band was forced to fire him shortly after the album was finished. Now the band fully recognized that the strength of Doug's songs (He wrote 'Hey Jealousy' and 'Found Out About You', the bands first and biggest hits) is what got them their contract, but they couldn't continue with him, so he was out (unable to manage his drinking and depression, Hopkins killed himself in December 1993). Although not a hit right away, the album slowly gained momentum (on the strength of 'Hey Jealousy', follow-up singles, and successful touring) until it eventually became a huge hit by 1994, selling over 4 million albums. This show comes from early in their 1993 tour (actually before 'Hey Jealousy' was even released as a single), and shows their energetic style, sound, and performance abilities well. This comes from a WXRT FM broadcast, so boasts excellent sound quality. I've included a bonus track ('Idiot Summer') from a different date. Although this song was played at the Chicago show, it was not included in the radio broadcast (it also later was featured in the film Wayne's World 2), but here it is anyway. A condensed version of this show is featured on a widely distributed bootleg entitled In Bloom (containing part of this show with part of the Solano Beach CA show), but here is the complete radio broadcast of the Chicago show. 

Tracklist:
01. Hold Me Down 4:06>
02. What 4:23
03. Hands are Tied 3:15
04. Cajun Song 3:01
05. 29 3:54
06. Until I Fall Away 3:20
07. Everywhere 4:09
08. Just South of Nowhere 3:20
09. Soul Deep 3:06
10. Cheatin' 3:52
11. Mrs. Rita 4:20
12. Allison Road 3:31
13. Hey Jealousy 4:12
14. My Biggest Date 3:18
15. Weeds 5:57
Bonus track:
16. Idiot Summer (1993, Solano Beach, CA) (mp3 only)

FLAC - Gin Blossoms_1993-04-22_Chicago_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Gin Blossoms_1993-04-22_Chicago_mp3.rar

Thursday, December 29, 2016

BoDeans - 1989-12-31 - Park West, Chicago, IL (WXRT Broadcast)

BoDeans
1989-12-31
Park West, Chicago, IL

FM Radio Broadcast recording (WXRT), very good quality
Mp3 @ 192 kbps

To salute the tradition of New Year's Eve rock concerts, here's another in our series of quality New Year's Eve shows. Here's the BoDeans in a classic NYE show from 1989, captured right at the band's peak years (after Home-1989, and shortly before the release of Black and White-1990). This excellent, but all too short set (surely edited down for radio broadcast) from Chicago was broadcast by WXRT-FM. As a bonus, a couple of vintage seasonal tracks (1987 Christmas single tracks) from the boys are also included, with originals, the lovely 'Christmas Time', and the uniquely strange and incessant jazz/punk/hip-hoppish rocker 'Jingle Bell Rock' (definitely NOT a remake of the familiar Bobby Helms classic of the same name). Happy New Year! to all, and let's hope 2017 is a much better year all around than 2016 was.

01. Intro
02. Brand New
03. She's a Runaway
04. Dreams
05. Sylvia
06. Angels
07. talk
08. Good Things
09. Don't Be Lonely
10. Countdown
11. Still the Night
12. Outro
Seasonal Bonus tracks (320 kbps):
B01. Jingle Bell Rock
B02. Christmas Time

BoDeans_1989-12-31_ChicagoFM.rar

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo & Friends - 2015-12-09 - Christmas Show - Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Christmas Show
Featuring Liz Phair, Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick
2015-12-09 (Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015)
Wilbur Theater - Boston, MA

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC)
and mp3 (320 kbps) versions


Here's the return of Aimee and Ted's Christmas show, this time the 2015 edition (last year's show). Aimee and Ted joined together a few years ago to form The Both. Last year, I posted their 2014 Christmas Show, which marked the return of Aimee's Annual Christmas shows after missing several years. Aimee did not tour with a Christmas show for the current year (2016), so this is the most recent Christmas show available. These popular shows are a musical-variety show that mixes much music (holiday and otherwise) with some banter, skits, and comedy bits, and features several other artists in addition to Aimee and Ted. This year's guests included Liz Phair, Jonathan Coulton (who also was in the 2014 shows), and John Roderick. The theme in this year's show (or running gag, if you will) is a recurring bit about North pole politics and the ongoing Santa Elections. Song highlights include a new song from Aimee and Ted ('You're a Gift'), holiday favorites, artist standards, and some unique twists and variations on familiar songs. Overall, a very entertaining show. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best.

01. Intro
02. It's Christmas Time (Status Quo cover)
03. Banter 1 with Aimee and Ted
04. You're a Gift (new Aimee and Ted song)
05. Santa Election Banter 1
06. Supernova (with Liz Phair)
07. Winter Wonderland (with Liz Phair)
08. Recap for Latecomers
09. Christmas is Interesting (Jonathan Coulton)
10. Intro to 2600
11. 2600 (Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick)
12. Intro to Re: Your Brains
13. Re: Your Brains (Jonathan Coulton)
14. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
15. Intro to Same Song
16. Same Song (John Roderick)
17. Ho Ho Ho Ho (Liz Phair)
18. Santa Election Banter 2
19. I'll Be Home for Christmas
20. Banter 3
21. Lyin' Eyes (snippet)
22. The Week Between (Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick)
23. Calling on Mary (a capella)
24. Intro to. . .
25. The Christmas Donkey
26. Why Can't I Weave? (Liz Phair)
27. Save Me
28. Bottle of Buckie
29. No Sir
30. Set up for the original lyrics to Voices Carry
31. (He's Your Dad Now) This is Gary
32. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (featuring John Roderick)
33. Santa Election Banter 3
34. Jesus Claus, Santa Christ
35. Christmastime is Here

FLAC - Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show_2015-12-09_Boston_FLAC.rar
 
mp3 - Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show_2015-12-09_Boston_mp3.part1.rar
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show_2015-12-09_Boston_mp3.part2.rar