Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jimmy's Weekly Phish Fry

Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Phish compliments of the Phish Google Spreadsheet. I figured since I don't have a weekly Phish post, why not start one. I will be posting some of my favorite shows with a link to download the show. I am not sure if I will have a set day for the post, so check back throughout the week for my pick.

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Wednesday, June 14, 1995

Mud City Amphitheater

Memphis, TN

Set 1:
Don't You Wanna Go, Gumbo, NICU, Mound, Cavern, Possum, All Things Reconsidered, Amazing Grace, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Spock's Brain, Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart > Tweezer, Acoustic Army, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Encore: Simple, Rocky Top > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Don’t You Wanna Go was preceded by a Stairway to Heaven tease. This 50+ minute Tweezer included a brief Gypsy Queen Jam, a 2001 tease, a Slave-like jam, and a Digital Delay Loop Jam with whistling. Simple was performed with an a cappella ending instead of a jam, akin to the ALO version from December 8, 1994. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.

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Wilco @ Coveleski Field, South Bend, IN 7-30-10

Last night, Wilco made their final Midwest appearance of the year at Coveleski Field in South Bend, IN. The show, which wasn't very crowded carried a very chill vibe and it felt like Wilco was playing someone's backyard. Jeff Tweedy was particularly chatty and touched a number of subjects including the futility of the Cubs, Glenn Kotche's broken toe, Kings of Leon, and his admittance of him trying zumba. The boys will curate their inaugural Solid Sound Festival in August before heading to Europe in the fall. Wilco will begin recording their new record in October. Thanks to my friends Jessica & Michael for making last nights show a blast! You can check out the setlist below.

Friday, July 30, 2010
Coveleski Field
South Bend, IN

Set:Sunken Treasure, Ashes of American Flags, Either Way, IATTBYH, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, One Wing, Company In My Back, A Shot in the Arm, Side With The Seeds, She's A Jar, Say You Miss Me, Impossible Germany, Forget The Flowers, I'll Fight, Box Full of Letters, Handshake Drugs, Jesus, Etc., Can't Stand It, You Never Know, Heavy Metal Drummer, Walken, I'm The Man Who Loves You
Encore 1: Broken Arrow#, Airline To Heaven, The Late Greats, Red-Eyed and Blue> I Got You (At The End of the Century)
Encore 2:Thank You Friends*^

Notes: # Buffalo Springfield cover, *^ Big Star cover w/ Yo La Tengo

NPR Webcast Schedule For Newport Folk Festival (Saturday)

NPR will be offering a webcast of this weekends Newport Folk Festival. You can check out today's schedule below. The festival boasts a really solid lineup, so if you are just hanging around your place and want to hear some great music, tune in.

To listen to the webcast, click


11:40 a.m. ET - Sarah Jarosz

12:35 p.m. ET - The Low Anthem

1:30 p.m. ET - Nneka

2:20 p.m. ET - Blitzen Trapper

3:25 p.m. ET - Yim Yames (Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

4:30 p.m. ET - Andrew Bird

5:45 p.m. ET - O'Death

6:05 p.m. ET - John Prine

Video: Wilco - Ripple w/ Phil Lesh

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jonsi Returns To North America This Fall To Blow Peoples Minds....Again

If you live anywhere remotely close to any of the cities on Jonsi's upcoming fall tour, I implore you to go. The show will absolutely blow your mind!!!!

jónsi tour trailer from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Jonsi 2010 North American Fall Tour Dates
Oct. 15 @ 4th & B - San Diego, CA
Oct. 17 @ The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

Oct. 19 @ Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

Oct. 21 @ House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 22 @ The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT

Oct. 23 @ The Marquee - Tempe, AZ

Oct. 25 @ Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX

Oct. 26 @ Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX

Oct. 27 @ Verizon Music Theater - Houston, TX

Oct. 29 @ Voodoo Festival - New Orleans, LA

Oct. 30 @ Moogfest - Asheville, NC

Oct. 31 @ The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

Nov. 2 @ The Pageant - St. Louis, MO

Nov. 2 @ Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL

Nov. 5 @ The Fillmore - Detroit, MI

Nov. 6 @ Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH

Nov. 8 @ 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.

Nov. 10 @ Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY

Video: Oysterhead - Oz is Ever Floating

Your Monday Evening News

Looks like I might be changing my posts around here at Scents & Subtle Sounds, so stay tuned. I had a really good weekend and got to relax a bit. I did make it to Goose Island to try the Sai-Shan-Tea, but wasn't really impressed. They really need to get Fleur back in stock! I am really looking forward to this Friday as I will be heading to South Bend, IN after work to catch Wilco play their last Midwest performance of the year. I hope everyone had a great Monday!

Phish - 6/26/10 "Wolfman's Brother" from Phish on Vimeo.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

I am definitely ready for the weekend. I haven't decided, but I might make it over to Lincoln Hall tonight for the Langhorne Slim show. It's a scorcher here in Chicago today, but I think it's supposed to cool off over the weekend. I will also probably make it over to Goose Island to try the the Sai-Shan-Tea. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weezer To Give 'Pinkerton' Deluxe Treatment

For me, Pinkerton is the essential Weezer album. I know that may sound crazy, but there isn't much to not like about this album. I know it doesn't have the catchy songs that Weezer (The Blue Album) had, but it just straight up rocks.

Anyways, I got very excited when I saw that Pinkerton was going to get re-released with a few extra goodies. Amazon has
started a page for the upcoming release, which has an October 5th release date.

Consequence of Sound]

BrewDog Take Extreme ABV Brewing To Another Level

I haven't had a chance to open my bottle of Sink the Bismarck (41% ABV), and the folks at BrewDog have once again brewed the world's strongest beer. The End of History is a mind numbing 55% ABV! Yes, 55% ABV! Not only is the beer pretty strong, but it comes presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel! That is ridiculous, but pretty cool at the same time.
This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7 stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity.
You can read more about The End of History here.

The End of History from BrewDog on Vimeo.

NPR First Listen: Menomena - 'Mines'

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hump Day Happenings

It's been another busy week for me, but I am looking forward to my weekend, which should be uneventful. The next show I will be seeing is Wilco at Coveleski Field in South Bend, IN, but that's not until July 30. Tickets are still available and if you live within reasonable driving distance, I would recommend hitting up their last Midwest show of the year.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I still don't have internet at my new place, so that is the cause of the lack of posts. I have pretty much settled into my new place (except the internet part) and am really enjoying it. I had a fantastic meal at Nightwood on Saturday and definitely recommend it. Goose Island on Clybourn has some great beers in tap including a collaboration with Paul Kahan of Publican. Here is some news and a video to get your Monday moving!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hump Day Happenings

I actually didn't get around to posting this yesterday, so here it is. It's been a pretty chill week for me, but I am definitely looking forward to this weekend. I actually sold my Pitchfork 3-day pass because I didn't want to deal with the crowds this year. As a consolation, I picked up a ticket to see Pavement at Pritzker Pavilion in September!

Phish - 6/25/10 "Chalk Dust Torture" from Phish on Vimeo.

Panic In Chicago This Weekend

For the last five years, Widespread Panic has made the Chicago Theatre their home in Chicago. Starting tomorrow, the band will take to the historic Chicago venue for three shows. Tickets are available for the first two nights, but the Saturday show is sold out.

Saturday afternoon before the show, you can catch JB throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at Wrigley Field! Game starts at 12:05pm CT.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Camp 2010 Soundtrack

My friend Jessica and her crew took in this years Summer Camp Festival and she has compiled some choice covers from the weekend. Check out the tracklist below. Enjoy!

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Summer Camp 2010 Soundtrack
1. "Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough" – Michael Jackson (Umphrey’s McGee)

2. "American Girl" – Tom Petty (Family Groove Company)

3. "Can’t You Hear Me Knockin" – Rolling Stones (Umphrey’s McGee)

4. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" – Led Zeppelin (Umphrey’s McGee)

5. "Get Up Stand Up" – Bob Marley (56 Hope Road)

6. "Girlfriend is Better" – Talking Heads (Umphrey’s McGee)

7. "Lisztomania" – Phoenix (Umphrey’s McGee)

8. "After Midnight" – Eric Clapton (Pretty Lights)

9. "Midnight Rider" – Allman Brothers Band (Pretty Lights)

10. "The Shape I’m In" – The Band (Gov’t Mule)

11. "Loser" – Grateful Dead (Gov’t Mule)

12. "St. Stephen" – Grateful Dead (Gov’t Mule)

13. "Life’s Been Good" – Joe Walsh (ALO)

14. "Seven Bridges Road" – The Eagles (Umphrey’s McGee)

15. "City of Tiny Lights" – Frank Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa)

16. "San Bernadino" – Frank Zappa (Umphrey’s McGee)

17. "Keep It Greasy" – Frank Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa)

18. "Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" – Traffic (Gov’t Mule)

19. "Whole Lotta Love" – Led Zeppelin (Gov’t Mule)

20. "Comfortably Numb" – Pink Floyd (Umphrey’s McGee)

21. "Wild Horses" – Rolling Stones (Gov't Mule)

22. "Cissy Strut" – The Meters (moe.)

23. "Higher" – Sly and the Family Stone (Dumpstaphunk w/Jennifer Hartswick)

24. "Eye of the Tiger" –Survivor (ALO)

25. "Chelsea Dagger" – The Fratellis (Umphrey’s McGee)

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am pretty much finished moving and am starting to get settled. I still don't have internet in my new place, so that's a lot of the reason while I haven't been posting much of anything. I hope to have that problem remedied this week. In the meantime, I look forward to more posts as my blog is approaching it's first birthday! Grab a cup of coffee and check out some news and a video to jump start your Monday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wilco Leaves Nonesuch..... Wilco (The Label) On Tap?

It appears that Wilco is joining the growing number of bands/musicians who are either starting their own label or finding new ways to release new music. I am really excited to hear what Jeff Tweedy and company has up their sleeves. Stay tuned!
In an interview with D.C. website Express Night Out, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline mentioned that Wilco’s new album would be on their own record label. “I don’t know the name of it,” Cline told Express Night Out. “Jeff was basically not wanting to be on a record label for a while—he didn’t renew his contract with Nonesuch—so we’re striking out on our own, our own label. There might be a 7-inch or something, a little souvenir when we do this Mass MoCA [Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Ma.] I’m not sure, really. Basically, Jeff and [Wilco manager] Tony Margherita are the masterminds, so I’m just cruising with what they want to do.”
[via Paste Magazine]

Video: Pearl Jam - Amongst the Waves

Hump Day Happenings

I am back from my blogging slumber! I had a fantastic time on my Phish trip. I saw some great shows and will have a post about my trip this week. In the meantime, I am getting back in the swing of things and have begun moving into my new place! I hope that everyone's week is going well. With that, here is some news and a video to get you over the hump day known as Wednesday.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Phish @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC 7-2-10

I am off to Atlanta for the final two shows of this leg. I have had a blast and can't wait to meet up with my crew in Hotlanta! Last night was as good as it looks on paper! Download the show and take a listen for yourself.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC

Set I:
Buried Alive > AC/DC Bag, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother, Back on the Train, The Wedge, Mexican Cousin, Stash, Sparkle, Chalk Dust Torture

Set II:
Drowned > 46 Days, 20 Years Later, Lizards, Carini, Fuck Your Face, 2001, YEM^

A Day in the Life

This show featured the first Fuck Your Face since April 29, 1987 (1,413 shows)


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Friday, July 2, 2010

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

I finally made it to Charlotte and I am about to grab a bite to eat before heading to the show. This morning I made a stop at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill for some biscuits and they did not disappoint. The BBQ yesterday at Bullock's in Durham was excellent as well. I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Phish @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC 7-1-10

I will keep this short, but tonight Phish was once again firing on all cylinders. The tone was set early and the band carried that through the whole show. You MUST listen to "Light Up or Leave Me Alone". It was the song of the night, as it carried so much energy. Other highlights for me included "Backwards Down The Number Line", "Have Mercy", and a rocking "Suzy Greenberg". I need to get some sleep, but I am off to Charlotte in the morning, and can't wait for tomorrow night! Download the show now!

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC

Set I: Llama, Roses Are Free, Kill Devil Falls, Time Loves a Hero*, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Runaway Jim, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Cavern

Set II: Backwards Down the Number Line, Halley’s Comet, Light > Fluffhead, Have Mercy^, Light Up or Leave Me Alone# > Free, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Squirming Coil, Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman

Notes: This show featured the first Time Loves a Hero since December 31, 2002 (127 shows), the first Have Mercy since December 10, 1999 (189 shows), and the first Light Up Or Leave Me Alone since December 30, 1999 (181 shows), which was subsequently teased in Suzy.

[Song gaps courtesy of]

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