Saturday, November 28, 2009

Setlist: Phish @ Times Union Center

My 25th Phish show was definitely one that I will never forget. The Seven Below > Ghost, Cool it Down was just downright nasty. You need to download the show and check it out!

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Times Union Center
Albany, NY

Set I: Party Time, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Uncle Pen, Sanity, Foam, Walk Away, NICU, Alaska, Split Open and Melt, Joy, Vultures, Backwards Down the Number Line

Set II: Seven Below > Ghost, Cool It Down > Gotta Jibboo, Let Me Lie, Wolfman's Brother, Julius

Encore: You Enjoy Myself

Notes: This show featured the first Uncle Pen since July 11, 2000 (129 shows).

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Setlist: Phish @ Times Union Center

I just got back to my hotel room and tonight was a tale of two sets. I enjoyed parts of the first set, but the second set is where it was at! "Golden Age" was definitely a surprise, but the jam was very cool. Not sure if that will stick around in the rotation, but I wouldn't mind hearing it again. I am exhausted and need some sleep. I will have a review of both shows when I get back to Chicago early next week.

Friday, November 27, 2009
Times Union Center
Albany, NY

Set I:
AC/DC Bag, Maze, Driver, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, Gumbo, Bouncing Around the Room > It's Ice, Two Versions of Me, Timber (Jerry) > Limb By Limb, Cavern, Light

Set II:
My Friend, My Friend, Golden Age^, On Your Way Down, Fluffhead > Piper > Tomorrow's Song*, Prince Caspian, Harry Hood, Suzy Greenberg, The Squirming Coil, I Been Around

Encore: Fire

^ - TV on the Radio cover, first time played
* - First time played

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Phish In Albany Tonight & Tomorrow

I will be hopping on a flight later this morning for Albany to catch both Phish shows this weekend. I will be tweeting live from the show. Don't forget to sign up to follow my tweets.


Video: Tony Dekker - Still


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Setlist: Phish @ Wachovia Center

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wachovia Center
Philadelphia, PA

Set I:
Kill Devil Falls, 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Halley's Comet, The Divided Sky, Sleep Again, Ocelot, Train Song, Wilson, Run Like an Antelope

Set II:
Birds of a Feather, Farmhouse, Tweezer, You Enjoy Myself, Esther, Time Turns Elastic, Tweezer Reprise

Oh! Sweet Nuthin'

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tour Dates: Alice in Chains

The newly reformed Alice in Chains will launch a winter tour in support of Black Gives Way To Blue in Vancouver, BC on February 2. It is the bands first album with new singer William DuVall and their first studio album since Alice in Chains. I can't say that I am a fan of the new music, but growing up I really dug their sound. R.I.P. Layne Staley. Check out the dates below.

2/2 - Vancouver - Orpheum Theatre
2/4 - Seattle - Paramount Theatre
2/6 - Salem - Salem Armory
2/11 - Oakland - Fox Theatre
2/17 - Phoenix - Dodge Theatre
2/19 - Denver - Fillmore
2/21 - Kansas City - Midland Theatre
2/22 - St. Louis - Pageant
2/23 - Louisville - Louisville Palace
2/25 - Atlanta - Tabernacle
2/27 - Myrtle Beach - House Of Blues
3/1 - Nashville - Municipal Auditorium
3/2 - Charlotte - Fillmore
3/3 - Washington DC - DAR Constitution Hall
3/5 - Richmond - The National
3/6 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods
3/8 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
3/12 - Atlantic City - Borgata
3/13 - Philadelphia - Tower Theatre
3/14 - Boston - Orpheum Theatre
3/16 - Montreal - Metropolis
3/17 - Toronto - Sound Academy
3/19 - Detroit - Fillmore
3/20 - Chicago - Aragon Ballroom
3/21 - Minneapolis - Roy Wilkens Auditorium

Listen To The New Blakroc Record

Blakroc, the hip-hop project headed up by The Black Keys are streaming their self-titled debut album on their website. The exclusive listening party will be available from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. All times are EST. The album will be available at independent record stores and on iTunes on Friday, November 27, which is being dubbed "Blak Friday".

Hump Day Happenings

On Friday morning, I will hop on a plane to Albany, NY and catch both Phish shows this weekend. I caught their second show in Cincinnati this past weekend and had an absolute blast. With five shows already in the book, Phish is on fire and continues to blow minds on a nightly basis. This Saturday will mark my 25th Phish show. I will have a review of both shows posted early next week.

Setlist: Phish @ Wachovia Center

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wachovia Center
Philadelphia, PA

Set I: Chalk Dust Torture, Bathtub Gin, Cities > Camel Walk, The Curtain With, The Wedge, The Moma Dance, Reba, Golgi Apparatus, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Set II: Possum > Down with Disease > Twenty Years Later > Harry Hood, The Mango Song > Mike's Song > Simple > Slave to the Traffic Light > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: A Day in the Life


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Last but not least, Further have announced a month worth of shows beginning in early February at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in Miami, FL and ending at the Portland Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR. The band has a few multiple night stands including two shows at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and another pair at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Check out the rest of the dates here.

Setlist: Phish @ Oncenter

Sunday, November 22, 2009

War Memorial at Oncenter,

Syracuse, NY

Set I: David Bowie, Julius, Sparkle, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Heavy Things, Funky Bitch, Sample in a Jar, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Let Me Lie, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Stash

Set II: Drowned > Twist > Piper > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Tube, Theme From the Bottom, Maze, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Character Zero, First Tube

Encore: Good Times, Bad Times

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Setlists: Phish @ US Bank Arena

I made the trip to Cincinnati on Saturday to catch Phish's second and final show at U.S. Bank Arena. The show featured some great jamming with the band clearly enjoying themselves on stage. Highlights for me included a very funky "Wolfman's Brother", a mind splitting "Split Open & Melt", and a fantastic version of "Rock and Roll", which segued into "Ghost"

For me though, the best part of the night was the middle of the first set. It was a real treat to hear "Torn and Frayed", "Ginseng Sullivan" and "Albuquerque". This is getting me very excited for this weekend, when I will travel to Albany for both shows. I logged just over 600 miles in my car in a little over 24 hours, but it was worth every mile.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Set I: Wilson > NICU, Wolfman's Brother, Ocelot, Torn and Frayed, Strange Design, Ginseng Sullivan, Albuquerque, Split Open and Melt, Dirt, Limb By Limb, Run Like an Antelope

Set II: Rock and Roll > Ghost > If I Could, Backwards Down the Number Line > Prince Caspian, Suzy Greenberg > Also Sprach Zarathustra > The Squirming Coil

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Axilla

Notes: Albuquerque was played for the first time since 9/14/00 (115 shows).

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Friday, November 20, 2009
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Set I: Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance > The Divided Sky, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Fast Enough for You, Time Turns Elastic, Gotta Jibboo > Fluffhead

Set II:
Punch You In the Eye > Tweezer > Light > Back on the Train > Possum, Slave to the Traffic Light, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Joy, Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great Lake Swimmers To Tour China

Great Lake Swimmers have lined up their first ever shows in China. I definitely recommend checking these guys out. I caught them at the newly opened Lincoln Hall in Chicago on October 28, and they delivered a wonderful performance. You can check out my review here.

Jan 7th - Beijing @ Yu Gong Yi Shan

Jan 8th - Chengdu @ Little Bar

Jan 9th - Wuhan @ VOX

Jan 10th - Shanghai @ Yuyintang

Bonnaroo Confirms 2010 Dates

Lisa Go Stick It, I Got My Bonnaroo Ticket from Bonnaroo on Vimeo.

The ninth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
will take place from June 10 - 13, 2010 in Manchester, TN. Expect an initial lineup to be announced in late January or early February. A special holiday pre-sale will start on Friday, November 27. The festival organizers will also offer a payment plan for festival goers.

Pavement, Blakroc, Furthur and Them Crooked Vultures are all solid bets for me, but we will just have to be patient and see what the folks AC Entertainment and Superfly Productions have up their sleeve.

Video: Beck & Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Setlist: Phish @ Cobo Arena

November 18, 2009
Cobo Arena
Detroit, MI

Set I: AC/DC Bag, Foam, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, Bouncing Around The Room, Sample In A Jar, Kill Devil Falls, It’s Ice, Horn, Mountains In The Mist, Poor Heart, 46 Days, David Bowie

Set II: Runaway Jim, Down With Disease > Free, Waste, Taste, Bug, Wading In A Velvet Sea, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Cavern

Encore: Character Zero

West Ham United To Sell Kate Perry Inspired Lingerie

Phish fans picture this. John Fishman is centerstage at SPAC singing "I Kissed a Girl" in Kate Perry inspired Lingerie. The thought actually makes me cringe. With that being said, Fishman can stick with his dress! While West Ham United sits at the bottom of the table in the English Premier League, the football club is offering up a some interesting apparel.

Earlier this month at the MTV Europe Awards, Perry appeared on stage wearing
skimpy outfit with two West Ham United logos. The club will now sell the outfit in their club stores with an initial run of only 50 outfits. Get them before they are gone!

For more information on what is sure to be a hot commodity,
click here.

[via gigwise]

Hump Day Happenings

Phish begins their fall tour tonight at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It marks the bands first appearance in the Detroit since the band played St. Andrew's Hall on May 6, 1992. If you can't make it to any of the shows, there won't be a lack of coverage. Several websites will offer comprehensive coverage of all the shows.

Hidden Track Blog

Live Music Blog

Coventry Phish Blog

Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts



Tuesday, November 17, 2009


NPR has put together a list of their 50 most important records of the decade. You can check out their choices here. It seems that some fans are not very happy with the list. Check out the comments at the bottom of the story.
Please read the paragraphs below before passing any judgment on their choices.

November 16, 2009 - It seemed like an impossible task, but that didn't stop us from trying. With the first decade of the new millennium coming to a close, we decided to compile a list of the 50 most important recordings of the past 10 years — a list that covers a wide range of styles and genres, with indelible songs and albums that challenge, inspire and captivate. These are the game-changers: records that signaled some sort of shift in the way music is made or sounds, or ones that were especially influential or historically significant.

Favorite records don't necessarily qualify. A lot of people, including nearly everyone at NPR Music, love Fleet Foxes' debut album, but was it one of the decade's most important? (You can tell us what you think in the comments section below.) The 50 recordings that appear here are listed alphabetically. We've included artists and bands from a number of musical worlds, from dubstep and hip-hop to Top 40 pop, classical, jazz, world, beardy folk, metal and hard rock. There's some country, too, but admittedly no grindcore or goa trance. (Again, you can tell us what you think in the comments section below.)

A lot of people, including All Songs Considered listeners, helped put this list together. As we culled through the nominees, tears were shed and arguments were had. But one thing we all agreed on: This was one of the best decades yet for music. We can't wait to hear what comes next.

Phish Fall Tour Begins Tomorrow

Phish will begin their 13 date fall tour at Cobo Hall in Detroit on Wednesday. The band is on a roll after delivering 8 fantastic sets at Festival 8. No pun intended. I will be hitting up the second night in Cincinnati and both Albany shows.

Phish Fall Tour Dates

11/18 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena - Limited Tickets Available

11/20 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
- Limited Tickets Available
11/21 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
- Limited Tickets Available
11/22 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at Oncenter - Sold Out

11/24 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
- Limited Tickets Available
11/25 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
- Sold Out
11/27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
- Sold Out
11/28 Albany, NY Times Union Center
- Sold Out
11/29 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
- Sold Out
12/2 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
- Sold Out
12/3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
- Sold Out
12/4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
- Sold Out
12/5 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
- Sold Out

Video: Mastodon - Oblivion

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friendly Reminder: Wilco Live Webcast This Afternoon

1:45 p.m. CST

2:45 p.m. EST

11:45 a.m.PST

Listen to the webcast here

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Since the release of the first Foo Fighters album in 1995, Dave Grohl hasn't stopped making music. He has performed with the likes of Brian May, Paul McCartney & Jimmy Page to name a few. This month will see the release of a Foo Fighters Greatest Hits record, Nirvana's stunning performance at the 1992 Reading Festival, and Them Crooked Vultures debut album. His latest project features John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). Recently, The New York Times recently ran a nice story on Grohl.

Above photo by David Azia for The New York Times

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Update: Time Change For Wilco Webcast On Monday

The show time for Wilco's live webcast from the Paradiso in Amsterdam has changed. Check out the updated times below.

Monday, November 16
8:45 p.m. CET
2:45 p.m. EST

11:45 a.m. PST

Check out the Roadcase section of Wilco's website for more information on the webcast.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Who To Perform @ Super Bowl Halftime Show is reporting that The Who will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl, which takes place on Sunday, February 7, 2010 in Miami, FL.


Video: The Blakroc Sessions: Webisode 9

Tour de Friday

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another Free Vampire Weekend Show In Southern California

November 13
Alliance Skate
29355 Grand Ave.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Set time 4:00pm

Vampire Weekend will announce 2010 tour dates in the near future.

Tomorrow Never Knows 2010

Schubas & Lincoln Hall present their annual indie-winter-music festival. Check out the initial lineup below.

January 13 -17 2010

3159 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Single show and five-day passes go on sale Friday, November 13 @ noon via Schubas & Lincoln Hall's website.

The initial lineup:
The Cribs


Final Fantasy


The Rural Alberta Advantage

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Adam Green


The Dead Trees

Solid Gold

Julie Doiron

The Hood Internet

Gemini Club

Paul Green's School of Rock

More bands and DJ's to be announced.

Wilco Webcast Live From The Paradiso In Amsterdam

Wilco will offer a live webcast of their show on Monday, November 16 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The band really does a nice job offering these webcast's for their fans. Now all they need to do is add video! Check out the details below.


9:15 p.m. CET
3:15 p.m. EST
12:15 p.m. PST

"Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hump Day Happenings

Lastly, Aerosmith has been providing more drama than an episode of Gossip Girl. It appears that Aerosmith may have solved their issues for the time being. Steven Tyler made a surprise visit at a Joe Perry solo gig last night in New York City. Joe Perry also took to his Twitter page to dispel rumors of Aerosmith breaking up. It would have been a shame if the band would hired a new singer and continued under the Aerosmith name.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Phish Returns To Miami For NYE Run

Phish has finally announced their long rumored New Years Eve run in Miami. The band will play four shows between December 28 - 31 at American Airlines Arena. Tickets for the first three shows will be $50 and the New Years Eve show will cost $60.

The presale lottery has begun and will end on Sunday, November 15 at 11:59PM EST.

You can request tickets here

Phish played four incredible shows at American Airlines Arena to bring 2003 to a close. You can check out the setlists from those shows below. I had a blast at these shows!

12/28/03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set I: David Bowie, Sample in a Jar, Tweezer, Bouncing Around the Room, AC/DC Bag, Frankie Says, Llama, HYHU> Love You> HYHU, Tweezer Reprise
Set II: Gotta Jibboo, Suzy Greenberg> Theme from the Bottom, Water in the Sky, Friday, Harry Hood
Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Loving Cup

12/29/03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set I: Piper, Foam, Anything But Me, Limb By Limb, Wolfman's Brother, Poor Heart, Cavern
Set II: Rock and Roll> Twist> Boogie On Reggae Woman> Ghost> Free, The Divided Sky, Good Times Bad Times
Encore: Waste, The Squirming Coil

12/30/03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set I: Wilson> Sand> Shafty> NICU, Weigh, Cities, Strange Design, Scent of a Mule, Bathtub Gin> Also Sprach Zarathustra
Set II: Tube> L.A. Woman> Birds of a Feather> L.A. Woman> Makisupa Policeman> Booty Ain't Nothing But a Butt Rap> Give Up the Funk(Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)> P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), Makisupa Policeman, Down With Disease
Encore: Contact, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

12/31/03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set I: Wilson, Mike's Song> I am Hydrogen> Weekapaug Groove, The Moma Dance, Guyute, You Enjoy Myself, First Tube> Tube
Set II: Stash, Seven Below, Lawn Boy, Chalkdust Torture> Slave to the Traffic Light> Chalkdust Torture
Set III: Jungle Boogie> Auld Lang Syne> Iron Man, Runaway Jim, Simple, Reba, I Didn't Know, Feel Feel Feel The Heat> HYHU, Run Like An Antelope
Encore: Frankenstein

Monday, November 9, 2009

Watch Ween @ Red Rocks On iClips

You can watch Ween's September 6 show at Red Rocks on iClips pay-per-view.

Watch the show

Two songs were omitted from the show because of technical purposes.
If you don't want to watch the whole show, you can check out two samples here.

You will have to sign up for an iClips account to watch both the samples and the full show.

God Ween Satan!

Them Crooked Vultures Debut Album Streaming Now!

I got home from work and to my surprise I saw that Them Crooked Vultures are streaming the debut album in it's entirety. Enjoy!

Scents & Subtle Sounds On Twitter

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Monday Morning Coffee Break

It's hard to believe, but Santana released Supernatural 10 years ago. Not only did the album go platinum 15 times in the US, but it sold 25 millions copies worldwide and won nine Grammy Awards. The album featured guest spots from Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, and Cee-lo to name a few. The Onion recently ran a great piece about the song "Smooth", which appeared on the album and featured Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Power Outage: AC/DC Fans Strike Back

On October 28, 2008 AC/DC began their world tour in support of Black Ice. After 123 shows around the world, the band is still playing the same setlist. There is a group of very devoted AC/DC fans who are fed up and penned an open letter to the Aussie rockers asking them to change it up bit.

I really wonder if AC/DC has lost their desire to perform. The band has been around for over 30 years and has countless songs to choose from. Is it really that hard for the band to throw in a few different tunes? It appears that is the case. I hope for the fans sake that AC/DC listens and gives back to their hardcore fans.

Click here to read the open letter to AC/DC

Hidden Track]

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pavement To Play Sasquatch! 2010

Pavement is set to perform at next year's Sasquatch! Music Festival, May 29-31. The rest of the lineup will not be announced until February 16. I would be willing to bet that they will be headlining the festival, but no word on that yet.

If you want to scoop up tickets early, three-day passes go on sale tomorrow, November 7, at 10 a.m. PST. Click here for ticket information.

You can also follow Sasquatch! on Twitter


Friday, November 6, 2009

Tour de Friday

Will Aerosmith Replace Steven Tyler?

I sure hope not!

It appears that the band isn't really getting along. I can't imagine the rest of the band finding a replacement for Steven Tyler. If they can't solve their issues
, I think it's time the band call it quits

Anyone have any suggestions for a Steven Tyler replacement? Do I hear Chad Kroeger?

[via NME]

Video: The Blakroc Sessions: Webisode 8

Only a couple of weeks until The Black Keys unleash their hip-hop project.

Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble

On February 2, 2008 I made my way to Woodstock, NY to attend my first Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios. Aside from being a big fan of The Band, I was also really digging Levon Helm's Grammy Award winning Dirt Farmer.

Levon Helm Studios is located off the beaten path and is very easy to miss as it sits down a drive surrounded by trees. It was perhaps the most unique concert experience I have ever witnessed. It's not that often that you get to see a legend like Levon Helm perform in the comfort of his own home.

All shows are pot luck and fans are encouraged to bring all types of food. Tickets are $150, and while that seems a little steep, it is worth every penny. You never know who will stop by the studio. Past special guests have included Allen Toussaint, Robert Earl Keen, The Swell Season, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, Donald Fagen, Medeski Martin & Wood, Chris Robinson, Emmylou Harris, Garth Hudson, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Norah Jones and many more.

Upcoming Midnight Rambles

November 7 w/ The Duke & The King - Sold Out

November 14 w/ Marshall Crenshaw - Sold Out

November 20 Acoustic Ramble w/ Martha Scanlan -
Get tickets here
November 21 w/ Eric Church & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Sold Out

November 28 w/ Emory Joseph - Sold Out

December 5 w/ Imelda May - Sold Out

December 12 w/ Joe Louis Walker -
Get tickets here
December 19 w/ Joan Osborne - Sold Out

December 31 w/ The Alexis P. Suter Band - Sold Out

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nirvana Live at Reading

I know this sounds corny, but the reason I started playing guitar was because of Nirvana.

With that said, I have been thoroughly enjoying the latest Nirvana live release,
Live at Reading. The album was released in multiple formats including a CD/DVD combo. From the opening chords of "Breed", to the feedback laden destruction of "Territorial Pissings", the album gives fans a glimpse to the chaos that Nirvana brought to the stage every night.

The DVD is the real gem of this release. The bands 1992 Reading Festival performance is one the bands most celebrated. The set featured early versions of "Tourette's", "All Apologies", and "Dumb", which would wind up on their 1993 release
In Utero.

Nirvana may have only been around for seven years, but in those seven years, the band accomplished more than most bands do in a lifetime. If you are just getting into Nirvana or have been a long time fan, this is a must have release.
Live at Reading is a prime example of Nirvana kicking ass and taking names, which is what they did best.

Let's Keep Free Music In Chicago

Living in Chicago definitely has it's perks when it comes to live music. On any given night, you can see a show covering just about every genre of music.

Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, SummerDance, Music Without Borders, and Downtown Sound are all programs put on by the city that are FREE. It's hard to beat sitting in Grant Park on a nice June night listening to some of the best blues in the world.

Chicago is feeling the economical crunch and with that our free music programs are being threatened. The Chicago City Council is putting together it's budget for next year and the city's music, arts, and other cultural programs are facing budget cuts. Friends of Chicago Music have put together a petition online to support these wonderful programs. Click here to sign the petition.

Please help keep these wonderful programs free for everyone!

[via Pitchfork]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Derek Trucks Band Announces Hiatus

After 16 years of relentless touring, and a fantastic 2009 that featured the release of Already Free, and a World Tour that brought the band to more than a dozen countries on four continents, The Derek Trucks Band is taking a hiatus in 2010. There are still a number of dTb dates scheduled throughout November and December of 2009.

To commemorate a stellar year of dTb concerts, we are releasing a live CD in 2010 from one of the band’s shows from the Already Free Tour. We’ve been listening to the tapes and the band is getting excited about their first full-length live album since 2004’s Live At Georgia Theatre.

Great Lake Swimmers To Perform At 2010 Winter Olympics

It has been a tremendous year for Great Lake Swimmers and the great press just keeps on coming!

As part of the celebration to mark the 100 days til the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Resort Municipality of Whistler is pleased to present Whistler Live! - an outdoor network of stages, screens and performance sites in Whistler Village that will provide unique and FREE programming throughout the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Great Lake Swimmers are proud to join the likes of showcasing artists; Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund, Elliott Brood, Hey Rosetta & Sam Roberts, among others on this momentous occasion and hope you can join us in the festivities.

Great Lake Swimmers will perform on the Whistler Village Stage on Saturday February 13th, for more details please visit

Hump Day Happenings

Finally, Dave Grohl thinks the release of the Foo Fighters Greatest Hits is a bit early in his estimation. The only reason it is being released is because of a contractual obligation with Song/BMG. It's hard to imagine that they have been around for 15 years!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Free Them Crooked Vultures Song on iTunes

Them Crooked Vultures are giving away a song from their self titled debut album. You can download the song now from iTunes with no strings attached. It's really FREE! The song is called "Mind Eraser, No Chaser". Them Crooked Vultures will release their debut album on November 17. In the meantime, the band has announced some West Coast shows.

November 17 @ The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

November 19 @ Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

November 21 @ Paramount - Seattle, WA

November 22 @ Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

Video: Phish - Ocelot @ Festival 8

Check out this fantastic version of "Ocelot".

Monday, November 2, 2009

String Cheese Incident To Tour In 2010

The Colorado Daily has the scoop.


Halloween Rundown

While Phish's Festival 8 garnered most of attention this Halloween, there were plenty of other shows going on. Check out some other notable setlists below.

Pearl Jam
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

Set 1:Why Go, Last Exit, Corduroy, Severed Hand, The Fixer, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, You Are, Amongst the Waves, Evenflow, Pilate, Unthought Known, Daughter/It’s Okay/Another Brick in the Wall, Part II@, Johnny Guitar, Rats, I’m Open, I Got Id, Glorified G, Out of My Mind, Black, Insignificance, Life Wasted

Encore 1:
Just Breathe, The End, Low Light, Speed of Sound, Jeremy, Inside Job, Bugs, Spin the Black Circle, Porch

Encore 2: Whip It$, Got Some, Crown of Thorns#, Satan’s Bed, Sweet Lew, Do the Evolution, Better Man/Save It For Later%, Smile, Alive, Rockin in the Free World^, Yellow Ledbetter/The Star-Spangled Banner

@ Pink Floyd Cover
$ Devo Cover
# Mother Love Bone Cover
% English Beat Cover
^ Neil Young Cover

Check out this video of Pearl Jam covering "Whip It" by Devo. Epic costumes!

Washington Ave Armory
Albany, NY

Set I:
TGORM,Godzilla@ ,Farmer Ben, You Can Call Me Al#, We Got the Party$, George, Echoes%

Set II: Stash^,meat, Eyes Of the World &>, Echoes%, Rebubula ->, Dark Star& > Rebubula

Encore: Fuck Her Gently*, Don’t Fuck With Flo, Crab Eyes, Al.nouncements

@ Blue Oyster Cult Cover
# Paul Simon Cover
$ Miley Cyrus Cover
% Pink Floyd Cover
^ Phish Cover
& Grateful Dead Cover
* Tenacious D Cover


Widespread Panic
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX

Set I: Waitin’ For The Bus* > Chilly Water > Rock > Chilly Water, Trouble, Gimme > You Got Yours, Give, Mama Told Me Not To Come > Red Beans and Rice

Set II: Come As You Are* > Bowlegged Woman, The Last Straw, Holden Oversoul > Vampire Blues, Imitation Leather Shoes > drumz > Bust It Big > Pigeons, Lake Of Fire* > Henry Parsons Died Enc: The Masquerade*, Postcard, Flat Foot Flewzy

Notes: * First time played. Last “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” 10/26/08. Last “Red Beans and Rice,” 10/17/08. Last “Vampire Blues,” 10/29/08.


Umphrey’s McGee
Los Tortugas, Groveland, CA
Dance of the Dead IV.

Set I: JaJunk* > 2 × 2 > Q*bert > 2 × 2, Cemetery Walk, Padgett’s Profile**, Cemetery Walk (part II), Sweet Sunglasses#

Set II: Jazz Odyssey > Nothing Too Fancy > Hangover > Night Gambler## > Nothing Too Fancy, FF > Professor Wormbog^ > JaJunk, Mulche’s Odyssey, Land of Wappy^^ Enc: 40’s Theme, Nemo’s Fat Bottomed Good Times%

Notes: * With “Smooth Criminal” (Michael Jackson) and “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin) teases. ** With “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” (Michael Jackson) tease. # Mash-up of “Sweet Dreams” (Eurhythmics), “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart), and “Electric Feel” (MGMT). ## Mash-up of “The Gambler” (Kenny Rogers), “Night Fever” (The Bee Gees), and “Rapper’s Delight” (Sugarhill Gang). ^ With Bill Kreutzman on drums. ^^ Mash-up of “Wappy Sprayberry,” “Land of Confusion” (Genesis), and “Seek and Destroy” (Metallica). % Mash-up of “Nemo,” “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Queen), and “Good Times, Bad Times” (Led Zeppelin)


Gov’t Mule


Tower Theater

Upper Darby, PA

Set I and encore with Jackie Greene.

Set I: Under My Thumb*, Monkey Man*, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo*#, Angie*, Ventilator Blues*#, Shattered*#^, Wild Horses, Slave*#, Gimme Shelter*#, Play With Fire, Paint It Black*, Bitch*#, Brown Sugar*#

Set II: Steppin’ Lightly, Broke Down on the Brazos, Railroad Boy > Monday Mourning Meltdown > Forevermore, Frozen Fear > Brighter Days > Blind Man in the Dark#

Encore: Goin’ Out West#^^ > Bang A Gong (Get It On)# > Goin’ Out West#

Notes: * First time played. # With Steve Elson. ^ Jorgen on drums, Danny on bass, Matt on vocals. ^^ With “Peter Gunn” theme tease.


Bob Dylan


Aragon Ballroom

Chicago, IL

Set I: Gonna Change My Way of Thinking, Lay Lady Lay*, Beyond Here Lies Nothin’, To Ramona, It’s All Good**, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, Cold Irons Bound, This Dream Of You*, Jesus Gonna Be Here**#, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Forgetful Heart, Highway 61 Revisited, Workingman’s Blues #2, Thunder on the Mountain, Ballad of a Thin Man

Like A Rolling Stone, Jolene, All Along the Watchtower

Notes: * Bob on guitar. ** First time played. # Stu on vocals.


The Disco Biscuits


Auditorium Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Glitch Mob, Holy Fuck and Orchard Lounge opened.

Set I:
Strobelights and Martinis, Pimp Blue Rikki, Flash Mob > Mindless Dribble > Caves of the East > Mindless Dribble > Confrontation*

Set II:
Stone > The Devil’s Waltz, On Time > Confrontation* > Spraypaint > Tempest > Tricycle > Spraypaint, Spy, I Am One**

Save The Robots# > Run Like Hell##

* Dyslexic. ** First time played. # Dyslexic completion of 10/30 version. ## Completes 10/28 version.


Thanks to for the setlist help.

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Finally, props to Sirius XM Radio for their coverage of Phish's Festival 8. Their feed was unbelievably clear and except for them cutting out "Driver" during the acoustic set, I would say it was a huge success. I would have preferred to be at the festival, but at the same time, sipping on a cold beer and listening to the shows from the comfort of my couch was pretty awesome. I will have a full recap of the weekend coming in the next few days.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Setlist: Phish Festival 8 Night 3

Set I: Water in the Sky, Back on the Train, Brian and Robert, Invisible, Strange Design, Mountains in the Mist, The Curtain With, Army of One, Sleep Again, My Sweet One, Let Me Lie, Bouncing Around The Room, Train Song, Wilson, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Driver, Talk, Secret Smile

Set II:
AC/DC Bag, Rift, Gotta Jibboo, Heavy Things, Reba, The Wedge, Guelah Papyrus, Undermind, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt

Set III: Tweezer > Maze, Free, Sugar Shack, Limb By Limb, Theme From the Bottom, Mike's Song > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Light > Slave to the Traffic Light

Grind, Esther, Tweezer Reprise

Entire first set was acoustic
. The band had a different stage set up. Fishman was stage right and Page was on the far left side.

Vampire Weekend To Play Free Show in LA Today

Hollenbeck Rec Center Band Shell
415 S St Louis St

Los Angeles, CA 90033


Parking at hospital across the street

Setlist: Phish Festival 8 Night 2 & Intro Video

Phish Festival 8
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Indio, CA

Set I:
Sample in a Jar, Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Kill Devil Falls, Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil, Runaway Jim, Possum, Run Like an Antelope

Set II:
The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street: Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Shake Your Hips, Casino Boogie, Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, Torn and Frayed, Sweet Black Angel, Loving Cup, Happy, Turn On The Turd, Ventilator Blues > I Just Want to See His Face, Let It Loose, All Down The Line, Stop Breaking Down, Shine A Light, Soul Survivor

Set III: Backwards Down The Number Line > Fluffhead > Ghost, When The Circus Comes, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Suzy Greenberg

Notes: Entire second set & encore played with Sharon Jones & the Dap King Horns

Eclectic Method Goes Phish from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.