Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Heat Goes On

It all started in 1994 when Phish decided to play a musical costume. Their note by note rendition for the Beatles White Album began a tradition that lasted until 1998. These renditions celebrating and supporting the great works of other musicians were squeezed in between two sets. Halloween shows were a non-stop party with music and contests.

1994 - The Beatles White Album
1995 - The Who Quadraphenia
1996 - Talking Heads Remain in Light
1998 - Velvet Revolver Loaded

October 31st, 1996
The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Born Under Punches
Crosseyed and Painless
Great Curve
Once in a Lifetime
Houses in Motion
Seen and Not Seen
Listening Wind

Addison Groove Project - Love & Happiness
The Northwoods Band - Old Baker
Cornmeal - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Perpetual Groove - Andromedia
Keller Williams - Bounty Hunter>Midnight Rider>Bounty Hunter
John Bulter Trio - Zebra
Cadillac Jones - Concourse 73
DJ Williams Projekt - Woman
Mathew Haeffel Band - Wonder
Fat Maw Rooney - Unload My Head
The Big Wu - The Weight
Lotus - Suitcases
Umphrey's McGee - Song Remains the Same
Stealin' Strings - Fallin
Tea Leaf Green - Taught to be Proud
moe. - She Sends Me
New Monsoon - The Cisco Kid
Widespread Panic - Tall Boy
Trey Anastasio - Come as Melody

Talking Heads version of "Born Under Punches" and Phish's version.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Mobius Striptease

Mobius Striptease will be stopping into the show tonight around 7:00. We'll spend about a half hour with them, as they prepare for their show at The Brass Rail Tavern. The show tonight will include a Halloween twist from the Omni. Check out for a live stream.

Show Details:
Brass Rail Tavern
Show Starts: 9:30pm
Whitewater, WI

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Halloween at the Orpheum

Stealin' Strings will begin their Halloween activities tomorrow night at the Orpheum along side The Big Wu and Fat Maw Rooney. I've had the experience of watching all three bands, but most notably Stealin' Strings. Stealin' Strings hails from Cedarburg,WI right next to my hometown so I've seen plenty of shows from their beginning to now.

My latest project with the band has been video taping their sets. This of course is my final school project before I graduate in December and well time is ticking away.

Anyways, tomorrow night is the show at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 D.O.S. Show starts at 6:30 so make sure to check it out!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Nomadic Ways

If you haven't seen Lotus yet this is your chance. Nomad, Lotus's first studio album was released in September 2004 off of Harmonized Records. I was introuced to Lotus last spring and I really dig the electronic jam sound that they have. After finishing up their first trip to Japan their US Fall tour started last week at the Electronic Factory in Philadelphia. They will be arriving in the Midwest tonight with their show in Carbondale, IL and circle the Midwest before they head back to the East Coast. They will have two shows in Wisconsin with the first show on the 22nd at Shank Hall in Milwaukee and the second show traveling down I-94 to Madison at the Annex.

10/20 Carbondale, IL - Hangar 9
10/21 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
10/22 Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
10/23 Madison, WI - The Annex
10/25 Iowa City, IA - Yacht Club
10/26 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
10/27 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird
10/28 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

Lotus - Arupa (Live from Allgood Festival)

Lotus 2005-09-11 Sunset Terrace, Enoshima, JPN

The years just keep sliding by...

Phish plans to release New Year's eve 1995 from Madison Square Garden. The release date for this 27 track spectacular will be December 20th. For more information you can find it here.

Disc 1
1. Punch You In The Eye
2. The Sloth
3. Reba
4. The Squirming Coil
5. Maze
6. Colonel Forbin’s Ascent
7. Fly Famous Mockingbird
8. Shine
9. Fly Famous Mockingbird
10. Sparkle
11. Chalk Dust Torture

Disc 2
1. Audience Chess Move
2. Drowned
3. The Lizards
4. Axilla (Part II)
5. Runaway Jim
6. Strange Design
7. Hello My Baby
8. Mike’s Song

Disc 3
1. Phish Gamehendge Time Phactory
2. Auld Lang Syne
3. Weekapaug Groove
4. Sea And Sand
5. You Enjoy Myself
6. Sanity
7. Frankenstein
8. Johnny B. Goode

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tea Leaf Green to open for Trey

One of my new favorite bands, Tea Leaf Green will be opening for Trey Anastasio and his band 70 Volt Parade. During November and December they will begin their four show midwest run. TLG will open shows from November 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through November 5 at the Taft Theatre. So make sure you check them out when they arrive in Madison at the Orpheum Theatre on November 3rd. They will also be playing along side Warren Haynes and Govt. Mule for five nights beginning November 29 in Portland and once again ending in Cincinnati on December 3rd.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Take it back to the H.O.R.D.E Festival

In 1992, the H.O.R.D.E Festival began when John Popper and Dave Frey decided that they wanted to avoid the club circuit during the summer months. They called on a few bands such as Phish, Black Crowes, Widespread Panic, the Spin Doctors, and Aquarium Rescue Unit. The idea came about after the success of Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza Festival. The first H.O.R.D.E. Festival barely broke even, but most of the bands would stay along for the next few years. The last H.O.R.D.E Festival was in 1999.

July 21, 1993
Orange County Fairgrounds
Middletown, NY

Also Sprach Zarathustra>
Split Open and Melt
The Squirming Coil
Bouncing Around the Room
Runaway Jim
Big Ball Jam
Purple Rain> HYHU
Chalk Dust Torture

Delta Moon - You Don't Have to Go
Hot Buttered Rum String Band - Less Guns More Butter
Brothers Past - Leave the Lights On
Barefoot Manner - Happenstance
My Morning Jacket - Masterplan
Rufus Grove - Sanctuary
Govt. Mule - She Said
Warren Haynes - One
Allman Brothers - Every Hungry Woman
SCI - Sittin On Top of the World
Global Funk - Long Time Comin'
Boston Horns - Pink
MMW - New Planet
New Monsoon - Journey Man
Hot Tractor - Mountain
Big Fuzz - Together
WSP - Going out West
Stealin' Strings - Runaway Dogs
Nucleus - Pretend
The Breakfast - I'm Your Captain
SCI (again) - Missing Me>Mountain Girls
Trey Anastasio - Love is Freedom
Umphrey's McGee - Fool in the Rain
moe. - Captain America
The weeks are counting down and that means my run as host is almost over. I'll be out filming Stealin' Strings show tonight at the Riverwest Commons in Milwaukee tonight so hopefully that all goes well. Stay tuned next because well I really have no idea what I plan to play.

Monday, October 10, 2005

My Friend My Friend

After an eventful day on Thursday night, I was determined to make Friday a much more successful night. After waiting in line for about an hour at the DMV I finally got my new drivers license (more importantly my ticket into the bars). I really had no idea what I planned to play on Friday night but I stumbled uponJuly 10, 1994, double checked the setlist and went with it. Overall, Set I was more then I expected and I was quite pleased. My highlights were "My Friend My Friend", and Peaches.

July 10, 1994

Chalk Dust Torture
Peaches En Regalia
If I Could
My Friend My Friend

ALO - Wasting Time
John Brown's Body - Blazing Love
Peach Truck Republic - Handsome Johnny
Acoustic Syndicate - Talk
Burnt Toast n' Jam - For the Artist
Ratdog - Shade of Grey*
Signal Path - Kaliedoscope
Oysterhead - Army's On Ecstasy
Umphrey's McGee - Plunger
Ween - Booze Me Up
Garaj Mahal - Gulum Sabri
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - Electric Ghost
Nucleus - The Sooner You Learn
Tea Leaf Green - Earth & Sky*
moe. - She Sends Me*
Big Wu - Red Sky
Widespread Panic - All Time Low
Perpetual Groove - Three Weeks
Stealin' Strings - Gotta Get Out*
Willie Nelson - I'm a Worried Man
John Butler Trio - Company Sin
Allman Brothers - High Cost of Low
Ben Harper - Burn One Down/My Own Two Hands*

* request

Adds for the week
Tea Leaf Green

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Austin City Limits Festival

Sorry it took me so long to post this. I was updating constantly over the past few weeks.

Ambulance LTD 2005-9-25
The Arcade Fire 2005-9-25
The Arcade Fire 2005-9-25 (.mpg)
Black Crowes 9-23-2005
Black Crowes 9-23-2005
Black Keys 9-23-2005
Bloc Party 9-24-2005
Buddy Guy 9-24-2005
Buddy Guy 9-24-2005
Coldplay 9-25-2005
Coldplay 9-25-2005
Fiery Furnaces 9-24-2005
Franz Ferdinand 9-24-2005
Govt. Mule 9-23-2005
Govt. Mule 9-23-2005
Govt. Mule 9-23-2005
Jason Mraz 9-25-2005
John Prine 9-23-2005
Keane 9-23-2005
Lucinda Williams 9-23-2005
Lucinda Williams 9-23-2005
Lyle Lovett 9-25-2005
M83 9-25-2005
Mike Doughty9-24-2005
Rachael Yamagata 9-25-2005
Robert Randolph 9-24-2005
Robert Randolph 9-24-2005
Split Lip Rayfield 9-24-2005
Thevery Corporation 9-23-2005
Tristan Prettyman 9-25-2005
Widespread Panic 9-24-2005
Wilco 9-25-2005
Wilco 9-25-2005

If anyone else has additions to this list, please comment below. I'm a bit late on this and I'll be a bit later on Farm Aid.

Monday, October 03, 2005

On The Road Again

A few bands are back on the road again...

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Good Times Bad Times

Sometimes PA problems can be a hassle. Phish found this out during their July 10, 1998 show in Zelestre, Barcelona, Spain. However, after the aborted first set they put on an excellent 2nd set especially when problems arose during Sparkle. During the 2nd set Phish covered Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" which pretty much summed up the entire evening.

Once again I appreciate all the phone calls last night, and I was glad to meet your needs. Here is the request filled setlist that I played last night starting out of course with the 2nd set from July 10, 1998.

Halley's Comet
Mike's Song>
Weekapaug Groove>
Sample In a Jar
Good Times Bad Times
Brian and Robert

Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
Hot Tractor - Stop
Big Wu - Texas Fireball
Addison Groove Project - Love and Happiness
Leftover Salmon - Woody Guthrie
moe. - Rebula
Perpetual Groove - Left to Drifting
The Roots - The Seed 2.0
John Butler Trio - Betterman
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yens & Euros
Tea Leaf Green - Taught to be Proud
Widespread Panic - All Time Low
Keller Williams - Portapotty
Stealin' Strings - El Nino
Umphrey's McGee - In the Kitchen
New Monsoon - Cisco Kid
Eric Clapton w/ Robert Randolph - Sunshine of your Love
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