Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Keller Williams, New Year's Eve, Skydog

Doing this a little early, at least as related to the shows I'll be covering tonight, because of the upcoming Christmas parade of relatives. 

On Thursday, December 30, Keller Williams will be playing The National in three configurations.  Set 1 will feature Keller in Reggae Dub/Funk mode  w/ Jay Starling & Mark D.  Set 2 looks to be the best with Keller & The Keels.  Set 3 is Keller solo acoustic & "loopy dance grooves".  I find the Keller solo doing the loops interesting for about 15 minutes and then he loses me.  But that's just me.  I do like Keller with a band, especially with The Keels, so that should be good.  And kudos to Keller for rockin' out three different ways in one night and giving his fans their money's worth.  Door open at 7, show starts at 8.  Tix are $18 in advance and $21 night of show.  Here is Keller doing his one man band thing so you can decide for yourself.  This one is called "Floatin' on Freshies":

I was hoping that The National or Hat Factory would get a good band for New Year's Eve but both apparently have had to settle for dance parties with DJs so if that's your bag, have at it. 

You can hit up a show on New Year's Eve with our favorite yacht rock band, Three Sheets to the Wind, at Capital Ale House downtown.  The show will start at 9 PM and according to their latest Facebook entry there are only 69 tickets left so if you are procrastinating you better get with it.  80's cover band, The Headband, will open.  Tix are $35 and you can get them HERE.

They will be doing New Year's Eve in Carytown again this year.  However, I could find little to no info on what exactly will be going on.  So check wherever you like to check for info on those things as we get closer to NYE.  If I get additional info, I will post something.

Cary St. Cafe will have Grateful Dead cover band, King Solomon's Marbles, on New Year's Eve.  Show starts at 10 PM and your $12 cover includes party favors and a midnight champagne toast.

Allman Brothers tribute band Skydog will be playing at Cary St. Cafe on January 1 so head on over there if you aren't too hungover.  Show starts at 10 PM. 

If you are looking for some free Christmas music, Paste Magazine has 50+ free Christmas downloads from bands like moe., Deer Tick, Fleet Foxes, Indigo Girls, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Kanye West, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Shelby Lynne, Wynton Marsalis and others.  The only problem is that you have to download one at a time.  So kick back with a gallon of egg nog, whiskey poured right into the carton, and get downloading.

Speaking of free downloads, you can get a free download of a recent show Trey Anastasio of Phish did with a string quartet at Princeton.  Click HERE for that.

Here is the next video from the Paste Magazine 25 best music videos of 2010.  This is Ted Leo & The Pharmacists "Bottle In Cork":

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Tony Jordan

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Carbon Leaf at Plan 9 tonight

Carbon Leaf will playing a free in-store performance tonight, Tuesday, 12/21 at 6 PM at Plan 9 in Carytown. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carbon Leaf, Conspirator, Skip Castro, Good Humor Band, Jingle Bud Bash

Much holiday happenings over the next few days.

The Jingle Bud Bash will be at the Hat Factory on Thursday night.  Admission is FREE, but you MUST GET A TICKET FROM radio stations HOT 100.9,  103.7 The River, or 96.5 KLR. Just go to one of their web sites to get a pair.  There will not be any tickets at the door. The show is for ages 21 and up.  The show will feature Richmond artists DJ Phenom, DJ Williams Projekt, Farm Vegas, and Proverbial.

You may know them from Prarie Home Companion, they're Robin & Linda Williams and they'll be with Their Fine Group at Ashland Coffee & Tea for a Christmas show on Friday night at 8 PM.  Tix are $25 in advance, $30 day of show.  Here are Robin & Linda singing "Wildwood Flower" by a crackling fire that will be sure to warm you:


Also on Thursday, Richmond's favorite yacht rock tribute band, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be at The Republic.  The show is FREE and starts at 10 PM. 

Friday night, Charlottesville VA legends Skip Castro & the Good Humor Band (w/Steve Bassett) bring their good time rock and roll to The National.  Show starts at 8 and tix are $20.  Here is the Skip Castro Band doing the rave-up "My Gal is Red Hot":

Richmond legends Carbon Leaf come back home for a performance at The National on Saturday night.  Tix are $18 in advance, $21 day of show.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Delta Rae & Suzanna Choffel.  Carbon Leaf has a new Christmas album out of all original music called "Christmas Child" and the show will be part of their acoustically-themed "Home for the Holidays" tour.  Here they are performing the title track from the new album:

If you would rather dance the night away to jamtronica, check out Conspirator, featuring members of Disco Biscuits & Pretty Lights, at the Hat Factory on Saturday night.  Doors open at 10, tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Here is a whole Conspirator show for you to check out from the Trinumeral festival in 2008:

With all the year-end best of lists (so far Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is leading the pack), here is a worst of the year list: The 12 Worst Album Covers of 2010.  I made the mistake of looking at this before bedtime and I am sure I will be having nightmares. 

And be sure to check out this article: 10 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Albums.  I will definitely be trying out #8.

Finally, from Paste Magazine's 25 Best Music Videos of 2010, here is Surfer Blood doing "Floating Vibes":

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Rising, The Machine, Three Sheets to the Wind, Friday Cheers?, Free Holiday Sampler

Its a big weekend for tribute bands at The National.  Friday night, you can see The Rising - Bruce Springsteen Experience, and I have obtained a special password that will let you see the show for FREE.  No foolin'.  Just go to The National Box Office starting at 7pm and give them the secret Password "THE BOSS" and receive a FREE Ticket to the show.   Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 with opener Cheenon.  If you don't believe me about the free ticket thing, shame on you for callin' me a liar (dem's fightin' words), you can check out the Calendar page on Cheenon's site for proof.  If you really want to pay for a ticket, its $12.50.  You can check out some videos of The Rising HERE but I was unable to embed any of them in the blog so you gotta go there.

Saturday night at The National, is the Pink Floyd tribute, The Machine.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8, tix are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.  There is no opener.  The Machine will be doing two all request sets.  If you want to request a song, go HERE.  Please don't request the same old, same old.  "Wish You were Here", come on, no!  "Money", please, NOT!  Go on there and ask for "Astronomy Domine", "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict", "Atom Heart Mother", "Obscured by Clouds > When You're In" and "Dogs".  Here's another good one they could play from the "Obscured By Clouds" album, "Wot's...Uh The Deal":

Next Thursday, yacht rock tribute band Three Sheets to the Wind will be playing The Republic.  The show is FREE and starts at 9:30 PM. 

BTW, in case this cold weather is bummin' you out, we have our first Friday Cheers sighting of the year.  Per Pollstar, on Friday, May 20, 2011, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will at Friday Cheers.  Looks like a good one and if feel chilly, just imagine standing on Brown's Island, beer in hand, shorts & t-shirt on and having fun grooving to them. 

If you like the chilly weather as it gets you in the mood for Christmas, you can download Paste Magazine's free 13 song Holiday sampler HERE.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to download all 13 songs at once.

Speaking of Paste Magazine, in an earlier blog, I mentioned their list of the top 25 music videos of the year.  I figured we'd highlight a few over the next few weeks.  Here is "Congratulations" by MGMT and a weird ostrich-like creature wandering around Tattooine.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free Phish Download


"Live Bait Vol. 03" Available Now

To commemorate Phish's upcoming New Year's Run, including a double-header in Worcester, "Phish: Live Bait Vol. 03", a new five-track Phish sampler, is available for download now at for free.

We're giving away "Phish: Live Bait Vol. 03", which features tracks (all previously unreleased) from Phish's past Legendary Worcester performances. Yep, this includes the 58-plus minute Runaway Jim from 11/29/97. Share it with your friends, pass the link around, trade the MP3s freely. The tracks were cherry-picked and are fully mixed soundboard recordings.

Click here to stream "Phish: Live Bait Vol. 03" now or download MP3s - absolutely free.

Phish: Live Bait Vol. 03 Tracklisting

1. Countdown/Auld Lang Syne > (12/31/93 Worcester Centrum)

2. Down With Disease Jam > (12/31/93 Worcester Centrum)

3. Split Open And Melt (12/31/93 Worcester Centrum)

4. Runaway Jim (11/29/97 Worcester Centrum)

5. Llama (1991-12-31 Worcester Memorial Auditorium "The New Aud" - Worcester, MA)

25 Best Music Videos of 2010

Just because MTV doesn't play videos anymore and VH1 only shows 80's videos and Taylor Swift, it doesn't mean the art of the music video is dead.  Here are the year's 25 best as chosen by Paste Magazine and I think they did a damn fine job.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Bonnie "Prince" Billy

The Christmas festivities get under way all around the town this weekend with the Grand Illumination kicking things off at the James Center on Friday evening.  You know the drill.  They'll have some holiday type family entertainment, they'll turn the Xmas lights on on all the big buildings, everyone will oooh and aaah and cheer and then we'll all go get a beer.  Music is of the marching band and classical holiday music variety but I thought I'd mention it because its fun to bring the kids to.

Music-wise Friday night, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band returns to the Capital Ale House.  Tix are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  The right Reverend will be playing his usual manner of gutbucket blues & country.  Here's a video from their latest album, "The Wages".  The song is called "Clap Your Hands".  Don't know if the crowd will be this eclectic at the Ale House on Friday, but you never know.  Bring your own chicken.

Saturday night you can do Christmas New Orleans style with The Six Strings of Christmas Tour featuring Tab Benoit and Anders Osborne (not one of Ozzy's Osbornes) with special guest Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  They'll be at the Hat Factory with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show starting at 7 PM.  Tix are $16 for GA and $24 for Reserved seats.  Tab and Anders both play New Orleans roots based rock and roll.  I used to go see Anders quite a lot in the 90's then he seemed to stop touring the Northeast for a while so I haven't seen him in a long time.  But he always put on a great show and I might have to make it out for this one.  Here is Anders rockin' out with the Stanton Moore Trio in Baltimore in September:

Christmas is a time for giving and if you want to do some good, go to the Celebration Of Life: A Red Carpet Benefit For The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Science Museum of VA.  That will go down on Saturday night from 7 PM to 11 PM.  Tickets on sale for $75, which includes drinks, by-the-bite foods, music, silent auction, & more details to be confirmed closer to the date. The price for tickets will go up to $85 if you purchase at the door - if there are any tickets remaining.  Richmond's favorite yacht rock band, Three Sheets to the Wind will be providing the tunes, so you can get your smooth groove on.  In honor of Three Sheets, here are smooth rockers Hall & Oates doing "Jingle Bell Rock".  I really dig Darryl Hall's "I won't move my arms" walk in the beginning.

Also Saturday night, Allman Brothers tribute band, Skydog, will be at Cary St. Cafe.  Show starts at 10.  Not sure if there is a cover but if there is it will be a minimal price to pay for some melt your face Allman Bros tunes.  Here's a video medley from their gig at Cary St. Cafe on Halloween.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy will be at The National on Sunday night.  Tix are $18 and this show has reserved seats.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener The Babblers.  Bonnie "Prince" Billy is now the main outlet for the work of Will Oldham, literate indie-rock influenced by Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave & Townes Van Zandt.  Here's a clip from his 2006 album, "The Letting Go", called "Cursed Sleep":

That dude in the E.T. mask is a dick!

Happy Hanukah to all my Jewish friends!  Had to play this one for you because, really, there aren't too many Hanukah songs to choose from.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deconstructing ‘Gimme Shelter’: Listen to the isolated tracks of the Rolling Stones in the studio

My friend, Joel, shared this story with me:

You can listen to the individual tracks (vocals, rhythm guitars, etc.) of the Stones' classic "Gimme Shelter".   If you like this check out the "Classic Albums" show on VH1 Classic where they do a lot of listening to the individual tracks on the albums they feature. Its amazing to hear a lot of the subtle things that don't really jump out at you but add to the full sound of a song. For another great example of this check out the documentary on producer Tom Dowd, "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music" when he breaks down "Layla".

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ben Kweller, Julia Nunes, Susan Greenbaum, Zoso, William Walter, Thanksgiving Fun

I heard the saddest commercial on the radio this afternoon.  Paper Moon will be open on Thanksgiving Night "if you want to ditch the family" and they will be serving hot turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  How sorry do you have to be, or desperate to escape your family, to go out to a strip club on Thanksgiving night?  Now if they were smart, they would do a Black Friday special and open at 6 AM on Black Friday.  "While the ladies are out lookin' for bargains, the men can be out lookin' at boobies!"  

Anyway, if you want to take your relatives out to see some tunes or escape from your relatives into a world of music, there are some options for you this weekend.  Friday night at Capital Ale House, William Walter and Tucker Rogers will perform for FREE starting at 10 PM.  In 2010, William won a "Best of C-Ville" award for best Singer-Songwriter and best Musical Group.  As his web site puts it, "The full band’s unique sound combines high energy rock and roll with a special blend of funky twang. Solo shows deliver even more intimate moments from the singer/songwriter, and incorporate live looping jams with epic guitar wizardry." Here's William Walter & Co. performing at the Brew Ridge Trail Music Fest in August:

Saturday night, if you find yourself already in the holiday spirit, you can take in Susan Greenbaum's Holiday Show at Ashland Coffee & Tea.  Susan and her band will be playing originals, holiday favorites and the ever-popular more.  Tix are $15 in advance, $20 day of show.  Here is a little sampler pack of her music from an earlier date at Ashland Coffee & Tea:

If you are in more of a Led Zeppelin mood on Saturday, check out Zoso: Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at The National.  I would think the ultimate Led Zep experience would be seeing Led Zeppelin themselves, but apparently not.  Anyway, I've heard good things about these dudes.  Tix are just $12.50, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Stoke Row & Gandhi's Gunman.  Here's Zoso rockin' out "Bring It On Home":

Sunday night Ben Kweller will play at The Camel.  This concert is sponsored by WNRN, who you should listen to at 103.1 on your FM dial.  Tix are $20 and the show starts at 7 with opener Julia Nunes.  I caught Ben when he opened up for Conor Oberst at the National.  I enjoyed Ben's show of upbeat, fun, classic rock inspired, alt-country.  Here is Ben & Julia's tour announcement video which I found highly entertaining and found Julia highly cute.

Saturday Night Live had a couple of good skits after "Weekend Update" this past week which is a rare thing.  Usually I stay up until "Weekend Update", which is always good and then check out the first skit after WU.  If its bad, its bed time.  But here was one I liked on a big sale you won't want to miss this Friday:

And with more music related content, here is an ad for the soundtrack from the upcoming heart-warming family movie "Horse Play" with Kristen Wiig doing an excellent imitation of Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries:

And in honor of the holiday, "Thank You" from the great Sam & Dave:

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tony Jordan

Monday, November 22, 2010

Diversions :: Patterson Hood on Darkness On The Edge of Town

The lead singer of my favorite current band (OK, if you count the last 8 years or so as current) writes about my all-time favorite artist. HERE is the link.  The threads are woven together and you can hear the Darkness influence in DBT songs like "Putting People on the Moon" and "Righteous Path".

Here's Drive-By Truckers doing "Righteous Path" at soundcheck at The National on 10/29/10:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Railroad Earth, Joanna Newsom, The Nighthawks, Jimmy Herring Band & more

If you are an Americana fan, you have a choice to make on Friday night.  Jamgrass band Railroad Earth will be at The National.  Tix are $22, doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 with opener Cornmeal.  Here they are performing "Dandlion Wine" at the Greyfox Bluegrass Festival in 2010:

Also, on Friday, local Americana act, The Atkinsons, will be at Ashland Coffee & Tea.  The show starts at 8 and tix are $10 at the door.  They'll be releasing their second CD, "Mile Marker" in early 2011 so I'm sure you'll hear a few tunes from that.  Here they are performing "Out of Time" at The National on October 16, 2010:

Saturday night, Joanna Newsom, the other-worldly singer and harpist (that's right, harpist) will be at The National.  This is a Seated General Admission show.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with opener Neal Morgan.  Caught Joanna one day on "Later with Jools Holland" and I had to stop what I was doing and listen to her unique mesmerizing music.  Here is that performance, a song called "81".  (BTW, "Later with Jools Holland" is on Ovation network and I highly recommend this no-frills, eclectic show featuring four or five different artists on each show.) There may be a short ad before the video, but its a nice quality video so deal with it.

Allman Brothers tribute band Skydog will be at The Camel on Saturday with fellow tribute band Led Zepplica.  Show starts at 9 and its $7 to get in.  Here's Skydog doing "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed":

If your taste is more yacht rock tribute than jam rock tribute, check out Three Sheets To The Wind at The Republic on Saturday night.  Show starts at 9 PM and its FREE.
Here is the band performing the Stephen Bishop classic "On & On" in Palm Beach FL earlier this year, putting the yacht in yacht rock.

Blues rockers The Nighthawks will be at Shenanigans for an early show on Sunday night starting at 6:30.  There may be a cover charge which probably won't be too much but if you want to know call Shenanigans at 804-264-5010.  Here's The Nighthawks in Littleton CO in October:

Monday night, The Jimmy Herring Band will be at The Hat Factory.  Tix are $16 in advance, $20 day of show and the show starts at 7 with opener Barrelhouse.  Jimmy has played with just about every jam band starting with Aquarium Rescue Unit, then Phil Lesh & Friends and The Dead, Allman Brothers Band, and now Widespread Panic.  The rest of the band features a lot of jam rock vets with drummer Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead, Shawn Lane), keyboardist Matt Slocum (Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks), and Neal Fountain on bass (Col Bruce Hampton, Alex Machacek).  They'll be playing stuff from their latest album along with covers of Led Zep, The Beatles, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa and others.  Here they are playing "Transients" in RI a few days ago:

That's the weekend and more.  Have a great one!

Tony Jordan

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hoots & Hellmouth @ Plan 9 Saturday @ 2 PM

This Saturday November 13th at 2PM atPlan 9 in Carytown for HOOTS & HELLMOUTH will be doing an in-store performance.

Rewind: Music from 10, 20, and 30 Years Ago This Month

Rewind: Music from 10, 20, and 30 Years Ago This Month

The monthly Metacritic feature that highlights albums that came out 10, 20, & 30 years ago this month. 30 years ago I was spending much time spinning REO's "Hi Infidelity". I say that with no shame.

Black Crowes, Experience Hendrix, Hoots & Hellmouth, Ian Anderson, EOTO

I'm going to start off the blog for this weekend by taking about this coming Tuesday night, which is the big night for me.  Why?  Because I'm going to see the Black Crowes at The National!  Tix are $35 in advance, $38 at the door.  Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8.  Get there on time becuase there will be no opener.  The Crowes will be doing 2 full sets, the first acoustic, the second electric.  If you have ever wanted to see the Black Crowes but have not or want to see them again, you better go on Tuesday.  After this tour, the band is taking an indefinite hiatus, which could be for a few years or could be forever.  And they are apparently kicking some ass on this tour too as evidenced by this review from David Fricke in Rolling Stone.  Here they are doing "Black Moon Creeping" a few years ago:

Tonight, Friday, at the Landmark Theater (who finally got a real website), will be the Experience Hendrix show featuring Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Steve Vai, Susan Tedeschi, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Steve Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Ernie Isley, The Slide Brothers, Mato from Indigenous and many more.  Tix run from $39.50 to $75.  Show starts at 8 PM.  Lots of good seats left for this one.  Here are some highlights from the show a few nights ago in Boston:

I fyou are looking form something to do after the Experience Hendrix show, head to Capital Ale House Downtown for an after-party with Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison, lead singer of the Derek Trucks Band.  Show starts at 10 PM and its $10 to get in.

Saturday night, head on up to Ashland Coffee & Tea to check out Hoots & Hellmouth and their roots rock.  Show starts at 8 (no opener), tix are $12 in advance, $17 day of show.  Here they are performing "You and All of Us":

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull brings his flute and a band to perform at The National on Sunday.  Tix are $37.50 and you can get Reserved Seats or GA Floor.  Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8.  There doesn't appear to be an opener.  Here is some classic Tull from '78, "Thick as a Brick":

If jamtronica is more your taste, check out EOTO at The Canal Club on Monday night.  Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Doors open at 9 and the opener will be Archnemesis.  Here they are live in Minneapolis on 11/5:

Finally, on Wednesday night at Capital Ale House Downtown, Disgrace featuring Al, Chuck and Rob of moe. unplugged.  Tix are $12 in advance, $14 day of show.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 with "special guests".  I couldn't find any Disgrace videos so here is some moe from earlier this year in Vegas doing Rebubula:

If you missed any of my earlier posts this week, check 'em out below.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you at the Crowes show!

Tony Jordan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Richmond Folk Festival Survey

If you went to the 2010 Richmond Folk Festival, take the survey HERE.  Let 'em know what you liked and what you didn't like and it will make the festival better.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Radiators to Play Final Shows in 2011

The Radiators to Play Final Shows in 2011

Sad news.  I've taken The Radiators for granted over the last 10 years or so.  But in the late 80's, before Jam Bands 2.0 arrived (Phish, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Spin Doctors), The Radiators and The Grateful Dead kept the jam band flame alive.  And The Rads were more accessible and less hassle to see, playing clubs and festivals.

Over the years I had some memorable Radiators shows.  The many times I saw them at Jambalaya Jam on the river in Philly on Memorial Day weekend, fueled by margaritas, beer and alligator po' boys.  The night at the TLA in Philly where they played a great show and then we walked blocks in the pouring rain to the hip martini beer only to get turned away because I had Chuck Taylors on.  The night at The Ritz in NYC at the height of their unfortunately limited popularity, when guitarist Camile Boudoin melted Hatfield's face, keyboardits Ed Volcker became know as "Big Daddy" amongst my circle of friends and my friend bought weed outside the venue only to find it was oregano. 

And the greatest Rads show of all, the night before Mardi Gras at Tipitina's in New Orleans.  Exhausted from three days of non-stop partying, Dave & I soldiered on for one more night to see a mammoth three set show that found us stumbling from the club at dawn and the band was STILL playing.

02-26-90, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA [Mon]

I: Holiday, Have A Little Mercy, Oh Beautiful Loser, I Want To Live, Mood To Move, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, Boomerang, Hurtin' For It, Crawfish Head, Last Getaway> Ain't Nothing You Can Do, Rosie, Meet Me Down In Birdland, I Just Want A Little Bit, Doubled All Up In A Knot, Love Is A Tangle

II: Total Evaporation, Devil's Dream, Like Dreamers Do, One Eyed Jack, Rollin' Stone, Fall Of Dark, Tell Me How Do You Feel, Little Paradise, You Won't Miss What You Can't Measure, I Ain't Ready For It, Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee O'Dee> Iko Iko, Lucinda> The Magnificent Seven> Cissy Strut

III: I Walk On Guilded Splinters, Brown Eyed Girl, Freeway, Let It Bleed, Willin', Hard To Handle> It's Your Thing, Suck The Head> Danang> Turn On Your Lovelight

E: Never Let Your Fire Go Out, Hang On, Sloopy, Soul Kitchen

I hope the show the Radiators played last month at The Hat Factory will not be their last time in Richmond.  If I had known then that might be their last go-around, I would have made every effort to go.  But with kids and activities and bills, I let it slide.  I know that if they come back one more time before the end, I will be there to dance with them one more time, say thanks, and pay tribute to the Law of The Fish.

Long Live The Radiators!

Tony Jordan

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Mick Jagger's" response to the Keith Richards book

A really good fictional reply to Keith from Mick on Keith’s book. It’s long but worth it I think. Print it out and read it on the way home.

Takes the line in the Rolling Stone review of the book about “I wonder what Mick would say about having to deal with a junkie in the band” and expounds on it.

I haven’t read the book yet but from everything I’ve read about it, I have to wonder “why now”? Why not put it out after they are all dead? I’m not getting what Keith is trying to accomplish and a lot of it sounded rather bitchy to me. And I thought Mick was supposed to be the bitch! Ah well, just another turn in the saga that is the Rolling Stones.

DBT review, Marco Benevento, Soulive, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Earl Keen

Will start by saying last Saturday's Drive-By Truckers show at The National was every bit the rock n' roll extrodinaire show I expected.  Bobby Bare Jr. was a fitting opener, his grungy, witty Southern rock fitting right in with the Truckers crowd.  For a night when a good number of the crowd dressed up (including myself in the classic cow costume, another cow costumed person, panda bears, soccer coaches, gangsters, etc.), Bobby got the crowd laughing with his song "Rock & Roll Halloween":

During the set break, as I waited in line for a beer behind the guy costumed as the soccer coach, a drunk guy began to berate me about how much better the soccer coach costume was than my cow costume (which most other people seem to enjoy).  Just as I was about to say that I didn't realize it was a competition, drunk guy dropped his full beer on my foot, making my Chuck Taylors a little squishy for a while.  However, I was quite happy to know that as drunk guy stumbled embarrasingly away that he had just lost his entire $6 beer.

The Truckers came on dressed as policemen and then opened the show with their new song, "Used To Be A Cop" (see last week's blog for video).  Shonna was the sexiest looking female cop since Niecy Nash & Wendy McLendon-Covey of "Reno 911!", that is if you like your female cops with a few extra donuts in their back pockets, if you know what I mean. 

Highlights of the show were Lookout Mountain, Drag the Lake Charlie, Bulldozers & Dirt (dedicated to Drive-By Truckers artist and Richmond resident Wes Freed), The Righteous Path, Sands of Iwo Jima, (It's Gonna Be) I Told You So, Gravity's Gone (sung by a very tipsy Mike Cooley who is a very happy drunk), Shut Up & Get On the Plane, Hell No I Ain't Happy, and the killer encore of Let There Be Rock, Buttholeville>State Trooper (rrrrrroooockin' of the Springsteen song)>People Who Died (cover of the Jim Carroll song).  Here's the Buttholeville>State Trooper combo from a month earlier in Dallas:

Everyone left sweaty, thrilled, almost deaf (it was loud, but clearly loud) and exhausted after a truly great Saturday night of rock n' roll.  Can't wait until the Truckers come back again.

To give you an idea of how loud it was, when I walked in the door of my home after the show, the alarm will give a cautionary beep for 30 - 45 seconds or so, giving you a chance to turn it off.  I walked in and thought "Oh, my wife didn't turn the alarm on" and proceeded to go about my business.  Only my wife did set the alarm and my ears were so blown out I either couldn't hear the frequency of the beeping or just flat out couldn't hear it.  My wife comes running downstairs wondering why I'm not turning the alarm off and as I'm asking her "What alarm?", the full-on alarm goes off waking up the kids.  I had the alarm off in about 10 seconds as I leapt to the control panel, now full of adrenaline.  I could hear that alarm.  Its freakin' loud.  At least as loud as the Truckers.  Luckily, the kids fell back to sleep rather quickly and I drank a big glass of water (gotta rehydrate) and scarfed down a slice of leftover pizza before stumbling to bed.  So the Truckers were so loud they even woke up my kids.

Onto this week in Richmond.  Saturday night Marco Benevento will be at the Capital Ale House Downtown.  The show will start at 10 PM and tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  Marco plays jazzy jam rock or jammy jazz rock, whichever you prefer.  Anyway you look at it, he's an excellent piano/keys player who is wide open and experimental but can also get you dancing.  Here's one of his more experimental pieces with a pretty cool video too, "Now They're Writing Music":

Leading up to the Benevento show at the Ale House will be Screens & Suds 2010, a rock n' roll poster and beer show that is FREE, though a $5 donation is suggested because it benefits the MS Society and Richmond-area hospice.  That'll kick off at 4 PM.  There will be cool art to look at, a cool dj spinning tunes, and breweries will be on hand with free tastings, drink specials and freebies, and a fund-raising raffle.  The event will run until 9 PM.

Sunday at the Capital Ale House Downtown, Soulive checks in with their soul, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock combo thing.  Hell, its just funky music.  Here is what was written on the Ale House site: "Not many bands can say they’ve recorded with Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, Talib Kweli and John Scofield. Nor can many bands open for The Rolling Stones on one tour and have Stevie Wonder sit in with them on the next tour. The musical relationships the band has developed, from the aforementioned artists to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Fred Wesley, The Roots, Ivan Neville and so many others, speak volumes about both how versatile these talented musicians are. Jazz, hip-hop, rock, soul, funk, R & B, Blues – musically, there is not much the band hasn’t done."  Show starts at 8 with opener Nigel Hall.  Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. 

I'm sure you'll hear some selections from their latest album, "Rubber Soulive", which is their tribute to the Beatles.  Here they are doing "Eleanor Rigby/I Want You (She's So Heavy)":

Tuesday, Sufjan Stevens will be at The National.  Tix are $35.  Doors open at 7 and show starts at 8 with opener DM Stith.  Sufjan made one of my all-time favorite albums, "Illinois" and if you are looking for some new Christmas music for the upcoming holidays, check out his "Songs for Christmas", which has a nice blend of the religious and secular and traditional and orginal music.  Here is Sufjan a few nights ago doing a song from the "Illinois" album called "John Wayne Gacy Jr.":

Wednesday, the Bard of Texas, Robert Earl Keen will be at The National.  Tix are $25.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Reckless Kelly.  I'm a big REK fan and would probably be going to this if it wasn't smack dab in between my Truckers show and the Black Crowes show in two weeks at The National which I'll be going to.  Here you can watch REK on Austin City Limits on the show which just premeired last weekend:

Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

That's it.  Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Friday, October 29, 2010

Drive-By Truckers, Pretty Lights, Drivin' N Cryin'

This weekend, two big shows with one of my favorite bands, Drive-By Truckers, who will be at The National on Friday and Saturday night with Saturday night being the "Big Halloween Ball" so wear your costumes (the venue has requested no masks be worn, please).  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  The doors open at 7 and showtime is at 8 with opener Bobby Bare Jr.

I will be there on Saturday night in the old, reliable cow costume.  These are going to be pretty special shows with the band promising different shows for each night.  The specialness is increased by the bands ties to Richmond, their second home, which include the artist who does most of their album and poser artwork, Wes Freed (that's his poster up above) and Jay Leavitt, former GM of Plan 9 and current owner of Deep Groove record store.  HERE is an article on the long history between Jay & DBT lead singer, Patterson Hood.

If you can't make it to the shows, or just want some extra music, Bobby Bare Jr. will be at Plan 9 doing an in-store performance at 2 PM on Saturday.  Patterson Hood of DBT will be visiting his old friend at Deep Groove for a performance at 3 PM which I am hoping to drag one of the kids to.

Here are the Drive-By Truckers doing "Used To Be a Cop" from their upcoming album, "Go-Go Boots".

Drive-By Truckers "Used To Be A Cop" from Jason Thrasher on Vimeo.

Thursday night (11/4), electronica duo Pretty Lights will be at The National.  Tix are $25 in advance, $28 at the door.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30 with opener Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5).  Here they are grooving at Red Rocks last year.

If you prefer your rock n' roll a bit more trad, Drivin' N Cryin' will be at the Capital Ale House Downtown on Thursday (11/4).  Tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  The show starts at 9 PM and make sure you get there on time to catch opener, Sons of Bill, who hail from Charlottesville.  DNC had a sizable hit back in the 90's with "Fly Me Courageous" and have been out playing their southern roots rock for almost 25 years now.  You might dig DNC if you like The Jayhawks, Replacements, Soul Asylum, Wilco, Black Crowes, BoDeans, Georgia Satellites, Widespread Panic, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Allman Brothers Band, Big Star, Skynyrd, The Stones or REM.  Here they are doing "Eye of the Hurricane" in Atlanta in August.

If you head out this weekend to see DBT or one of these other fine bands, hopefully you won't run into any of the "7 annoying people you'll encounter at a rock concert".

Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Tony Jordan

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ari Up, of the Punk Band the Slits, Dies at 48 | Rolling Stone Music

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Rewind: Music from 10, 20, and 30 Years Ago This Month

Rewind: Music from 10, 20, and 30 Years Ago This Month

This review of albums released in October at 10 year intervals is highlighted by October 1980 which saw the release of Talking Heads' "Remain In Light", Springsteen's "The River", Dire Straits "Making Movies", The Police's "Zenyatta Mondatta" (the first CD I ever bought), and U2's "Boy".

Perpetual Groove, The Riot Before, Rocky Votolato, Paul Thorn, Metric, Peter Case

Feeling much better today after the Phils win last night.  We live to fight another day.  However, because I fell asleep with my son while putting him to bed, I watched the game from about the 5th inning forward on the DVR starting at 11:20.  So I didn't finish the game until 1 AM and then went to sleep.  Wasn't about to start the blog at that time.  So it will be another quick one this AM.

Tonight, jam band Perpetual Groove comes to The National.  Tix are $18, doors open at 8, show starts at 8:30 with openers The Former Champions & Wyllys.  On Wyllys from the P Groove web site, "With 12 years of experience behind the turntables, Wyllys is proficient in every style of dance music and can weave a seamless sonic tapestry together that always gets the crowd going. Having shared the stage with The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, and Orchard Lounge, he is no stranger to "the big gig" and delivers every time. Coming off of 3 huge sets at North Coast Music Festival, Wyllys is ecstatic to party with his old friends Perpetual Groove. Expect a lot of collaborations and a huge party vibe."  Here is Perpetual Groove from Charleston in August playing "It Starts Where It Ends":

Also Saturday night, Richmond's own The Riot Before will headline a pop-punk rock show at The Camel.  The cover is $7, doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers O Pioneers!!!,Junior Battles, Red City Radio, and This is Your Life.  The Riot Before is getting some regional acclaim with shows in Norfolk, NC, GA and FL coming up.  Here they are playing "We Are Wild Stallions":

Singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato will be at The Camel on Sunday.  Tix are $12 in advance, $14 at the door.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Ha HA TONKA & David Shultz and The Skyline.  You might like Rocky if you like Sufjan Stevens, Paul Westerberg, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, or Neil Young.  Here is Rocky's song, "White Daisy Passing":

Paul Thorn will be at The Canal Club on Sunday night.  Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Doors open at 7 and openers will be Dean Fields & Ted Dalton Band.  Paul fits into that alt-country mode and has lived quite a life.  Per AllMusic, "was a prizefighter and skydiver before becoming a rootsy singer/songwriter. As a boxer, Thorn once fought against Roberto Duran and as a musician, he has toured and collaborated with Sting, Paul Carrack, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and Carole King."  Here is Paul singing "If I Can Get Over Her".  He tells a pretty funny story in the intro.:

Metric is at The National on Monday night.  Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener "A Special Guest".  I hope no band ever decides to call themselves A Special Guest becuase that would get really confusing on concert announcements and on the marquee.  Some of your daughters (does anyone under 30 read this blog?  does anyone read this blog?)  may know Metric from the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack.  I heard those hot vampires are all the rage with the kids these days.  Metric play synth-pop new wave electronica rock and one might compare them to The Breeders, Liz Phair, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blondie, The Cars, Missing Persons, The Cure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Pretenders, or Sonic Youth.  Here you can check out a bunch of stuff by them and decide for yourself who they sound like.

Finally, Peter Case will be at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Thursday.  Three-time Grammy nominated "Case has been playing music and writing songs for over 40 years now – From the new wave “The Nerves” (who wrote "Hanging on the Telephone", the song made famous by Blondie) and the pop/rock sounds of  “The Plimsouls”, to the folk/blues sounds of his acoustic-oriented solo career, Case is the rare songwriter who’s considered life from all its angles and hasn’t flipped yet, though he’ll be the first to admit that as time goes by, the weirder it gets."  Tix are $18 in advance, $23 day of show.  Show starts at 8 PM with no opener.  Here he is "After Hours on Pico Blvd" doing a medley of some of his tunes:

I'm outta here.  Gotta work!  Have a great weekend.

Tony Jordan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tonight: Matt & Kim, Three Sheets to the Wind

A quick post on tonight's music action in Richmond.  I was going to do this last night but was too shocked, angry and depressed after the Phils blew it in the 9th against the Giants.  I knew we were in trouble when all the "experts" said the Phils were the overwhelming favorites to win the World Series.  Odds are now heavily against us even making the Series.  I hope to have a blog up on the full music activities for the weekend later tonight but that will again depend on the results of the Phils game and how I feel and how late it is.\

Anyway, enough of "woe is me and my woeful team" blubbering.  Matt & Kim will be at The Canal Club tonight.  Tix are $18 and doors open at 7 PM with Donnis opening.  Matt & Kim hail from hipster Mecca, Brooklyn NY.  You may like Matt & Kim if you like The Decemberists, B-52s, New Order, or Elastica. 

Here you can listen to their song "Lesson Learned" while watching them gettin' nekkid in Times Square.  I love watching the people who try to be cool and not look at the naked people.  Be sure to watch until the surprise ending.

Also tonight at The Republic, Richmond's favorite yacht rock band, Three Sheets to the Wind, will perform the greatest 70's smooth rock hits of ALL TIME!  Festivities get under way at 10 PM and its FREE. 

Have a great day!


Tony Jordan

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mellencamp tix on sale today for Landmark Theater

Tix are going on sale today, Friday, at 10 AM for John Mellencamp at the Landmark Theater on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM.  There is a Premium Ticket Package you can get for $142.30 which includes: one reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows of the stage, an exclusive John Mellencamp concert shirt, a collectible tour poster (limited, numbered), a limited edition vinyl copy of John Mellencamp's new album "No Better Than This", and a commemorative tour laminate.  Otherwise, the tix are $53.40.

Though John Mellencamp may not be selling as many albums as he used to, his last two albums, "No Better Than This" (2010) and "Life Death Love and Freedom" (2008) have been critically acclaimed and he puts on a great show.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvest Fest, Radiators, New P's, Death on Two Wheels, Avett Bros., Grace Potter

This Saturday afternoon, you can check out some free music at the A'maize'ing Meadow Farm Harvest Festival at Meadow Farm in Crump Park at 3400 Mountain Rd in Glen Allen.  This will run from noon to 5 on Saturday.  You can see performances by the Hackensaw Boys, Susan Greenbaum, and The Runaway String Band, but exactly when who will play I don't know since they don't have a schedule posted.   Bring the whole family because there will also be "many hands on activities and demonstrations of typical homemaking and farming tasks of the era such as cider making, candle dipping, bee keeping, blacksmithing, woodworking, and a natural dye demonstration. Some additional a‘maize’ing activities include corn husking contests, corn shelling, and popcorn sampling. Children ages 3-12 can visit the Great Pumpkin Patch of Meadow Farm and take part in gourd decorating and cornhusk doll making."  And there will be clogging.  (Language in video NSFW.) 

Saturday night, New Orleans' favorite sons, The Radiators, will be at the Hat Factory.  Tix are $20 in advance, $24 day of show.  Doors open at 8 and show starts at 9.  The Radiators are always good for a fine party and on a Saturday night, doubly so.  Here they are rockin' out in Norfolk CT on Wednesday night:

Sunday, if you're up for a little trip to Charlottesville, the Avett Brothers and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will be playing at Charlottesville Pavilion.  Tix are $35.  Doors open at 6, show starts at 7 with Grace & The Nocturnals taking the stage first.  Here's Grace & The Nocturnals doing "Paris" on the Ellen show last week:

Here's the Avett Brothers doing "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" on the Jimmy Kimmel show:

Sunday night in Richmond, Death on Two Wheels will be at The Camel.  Tix are $8 and the doors open at 7 with Glass Clovers opening.  Here is Death on Two Wheels doing "Calling Us All Back Home" earlier this year at The Roxy in LA.

Monday night at The National, New Pornographers come to town.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with Tokyo Police Club.  Here is New Pornographers doing "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" on the Studio Q show on Canadian TV.  Forgive them for looking a little rough and grumpy.  Apparently, Studio Q is a morning show and rock bands never do well in the AM.  But it doesn't seem to effect the performance. 

That's all I got this week.  I'll leave you with this one which shows what would happen if The Beatles, Joan Jett, Cypress Hill, House of Pain and Rage Against the Machine all got together and rocked out.  Actually the mashup and accompanying video are quite good.

Have a great weekend.

Tony Jordan

Friday, October 8, 2010

Folk Fest, Built to Spill, Deerhunter, Pimps of Joytime, ACL Fest webcast

Its Folk Fest weekend in Richmond!  Yes, the annual Richmond Folk Festival is here once again, taking place on Brown's Island and in the area around Tredegar Iron Works Friday (6 PM - 10:30 PM), Saturday (noon - 10:30 PM) and Sunday (noon - 7 PM) and its FREE.  Check out the web site for all you need to know about parking and the shuttles.  The Folk Fest is like taking a trip around the world in music with the styles of bluegrass (Tony Rice & Peter Rowan), cajun, blues, salsa, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, tejano, Haitian, Irish, Brazilian capoeira, rockabilly, New Orleans brass band, jazz, go-go, shape note singing, Siberia, Iran, fiddle music, gospel & North Indian tabla all represented.  Walking from tent to tent taking it all in lets you celebrate both the diversity and the similarities between all these forms of music.  For the kids, there is an large family area with crafts, animals and a stage set up where the kids get to hear and play music with some of these master musicians.  I'll be down there volunteering on Friday night at one of the info booths and Sunday at the Dominion Stage and then hanging out too so I hope to see you down there. 

When you can't be at the Folk Fest, you can tune into the webcast of the Austin City Limits Fest from Austin, TX (duh).  The webcast is HERE.  You can also watch it on Facebook HERE.  The webcast runs from 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM on Friday, 2 PM - midnight on Saturday, 2:15 PM - 11 PM on Sunday (all times Eastern here).  Bands on the webcast include Sonic Youth, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gaslight Anthem, The xx, Gogol Bordello, Matt & Kim (coming to the Canal Club soon), LCD Soundsystem, Band of Horses, The National, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and more. 

Back in Richmond, on Saturday night, Built to Spill will be at The National. Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with opener Revolt Revolt.  You may like Built to Spill if you like Modest Mouse, Beck, Radiohead, Neil Young, Hendrix, Beach Boys, Beatles, Doors, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, or Band of Horses.  Here is their latest video for "Hindsight":

The National announced a couple of upcoming shows on Facebook yesterday.  Robert Earl Keen w/Reckless Kelly on November 10.  Tix are $25 for standing floor and they are on sale this Saturday, Oct 9.  Gregg Allman will be at The National on Tuesday January 4th and they haven't posted a ticket on sale date or price yet. 

Sunday, Deerhunter will be at the Canal ClubCasino vs. Japan and DuckTails will be opening.  Doors open at 7:00.  Tickets are $14.00 in advance, $17.00 at the door.  You might dig Deerhunter if you like Sigur Ros, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Echo & The Bunnymen, Radiohead or Sonic Youth.  Here is Deerhunter's full set at the Noise Pop festival in SF in February 2009:

Pimps of Joytime will be at the Capital Ale House on Wednedsay night.  Show starts at 9 and tix are $10.  Here is what the Ale House web site says about them: "If you have yet to encounter the Broklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show by show, and track by track.

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band's diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band's connection to its roots."

Here they are doing their song "Blues Wit You":

I'll leave you with the greatest song about Wendy's chili & Frostys ever written. From an old Wendy's training video, here is "Chili Can Be Served with Cheese".:

And just for kicks, I just created my quarterly mix entitled "I'm a Beautiful Sandwich - Summer 2010 Mix".
Here is what's on it:
Disc 1

1. Girls Who Smoke – Drive-By Truckers (2:58)

2. Loving You Is Easy – Sarah McLachlan (3:07)

3. Nobody – Doobie Brothers (4:40)

4. F**k You – Cee Lo Green (3:44)

5. California Gurls – Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg (3:53)

6. Bulletproof (Radio Edit) – La Roux (3:25)

7. That Lady (Part 1 & 2) – The Isley Brothers (5:34)

8. Bop Gun (Endangered Species) – Parliament (8:36)

9. Love Struck Baby – Stevie Ray Vaughn (2:57)

10. 46 Days – Phish – 6/15/10, Portsmouth VA (9:38)

11. Beg Steal or Borrow – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs (4:33)

12. Could It Be I’m Falling in Love – The Spinners (4:16)

13. It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama) – Phosphorescent (4:27)

14. My Morning Song – Black Crowes (6:15)

15. Idea – Phish - 6/15/10, Portsmouth VA (8:08)

16. Coquet Coquette – of Montreal (3:46)

Disc 2

1. You Are Not Alone – Mavis Staples (3:59)

2. Shakedown Street – Grateful Dead – 12/31/84, San Francisco (17:26)

3. 16 Military Wives – The Decemberists (4:53)

4. Dark Horse – George Harrison (4:16)

5. Swimming – Breathe Owl Breathe (4:07)

6. In The Light – Led Zeppelin (8:46)

7. Bathtub Gin – Phish -6/15/10, Portsmouth VA (13:10

8. Collector – Here We Go Magic (5:09)

9. Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2) – The Isley Brothers (5:18)

10. Milk Cow Blues – The Kinks (3:39)

11. Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2 – James Brown & The J.B.’s (5:00)

12. Open My Eyes – The Nazz (2:44)

Have a great weekend!
Tony Jordan