Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bonnaroo 2006 Lineup

Who's excited? I sure am with this latest announcement of the lineup for Bonnaroo 2006. Radiohead and Tom Petty will be the headliners with a lot other awesome bands. I really like how they are mixing the jam band scene with the alternative scene once again. I really need to see Radiohead again after their last performance I saw at Alpine Valley a few years ago. To this day I have never seen a better live show than the one I saw with Radiohead. I still listen to that show daily because it still makes the iPod playlist.

This comes from the Manchester Times:

2006 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival confirmed artists:

Radiohead; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Elvis Costello & the Imposters;

Bonnie Raitt; Death Cab for Cutie; moe; Bright Eyes; The Neville Brothers;
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones;
Buddy Guy; Damian Marley; Ben Folds; Robert Randolph & the Family Band; Dr. John;

G. Love & Special Sauce; My Morning Jacket;
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; Steel Pulse;
Mike Gordon and Ramble; Dove; Cat Power; Medeski Martin & Wood; Nickel Creek; Gomez; Steve Earle; Blues Traveler; Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks; Dresden Dolls; Son Volt
; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Jerry Douglas; Soulive; Rusted Root; Devendra Banhart Band; Donavon Frankenreiter; Mike Doughty;

Sasha; Grace Potter & the Nocturnals; The Magic Numbers; Bill Frisell; Seu Jorge; Bettye LaVette; Dungen; Shooter Jennings; Rebirth Brass Band; Robinella; Andrew Bird; Steel Train; Jackie Greene; Devotchka; Wood Brothers; dios (malos); Toubab Krewe; Marah; I-Nine; Balkan Beat Box; and Cat Empire.

Particle Returns

Lots of news from the Particle camp and I can't say that I'm not excited! Particle returns to the stage Feb. 24 at The Fonda in Hollywood with a few guests planning to join them on stage. DJ Logic will be there, and also Robbie Krieger from The Doors returns as a special guest.

Upcoming Tourdates:
Feb-24-2006 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Thr. w/ DJ Logic
Feb-28-2006 SF, CA Great American Music Hall w/Motion Potion

March-16-2006 Austin, TX SXSW-Fox & Hound w/ Brazilian Girls, The Mutaytor, and
Kid Beyond
March-17-2006 Dallas, TX Granada Thr.
March-24-2006 Phoenix, AZ Brickhouse
March-25-2006 San Diego, CA Belly Up
March-31-2006 Arcata, CA Mazottis

April-1-2006 Tahoe, NV Breeze
April-5-2006 Vail. CO Club 8150
April-6-2006 Boulder, CO Fox Thr.
April 8-2006 Denver, CO Gothic Thr.
April-9-2006 Lawrence, KS Granada
April-11-2006 Ames, IA People's
April-12-2006 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
April-13-2006 Madison, WI Orpheum Thr.
April-14-2006 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
April-15-2006 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
April 18-2006 State College, PA-Crowbar
April-20-2006 Boston, MA Paradise w/ Pnuma Trio
April-21-2006 NY, NY Bowery Ballroom
April-22-2006 Philadelphia, PA-TBA
April-23-2006 Baltimore, MD Recher Thr.
April-26-2006 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill
April-27-2006 Richmond, VA Canal Club
April-28-2006 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

May-2-2006 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May-21-2006 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Music Fest

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Podcast #4

Podcasts? I forgot about the podcasts! Actually I made podcast #3 but lost in somewhere in the transition of transfering some files around..but here is podcast 4. Drop a band's name in the comment section if you would like to me include them next week.

This week's episode includes:

Umphrey's McGee (12/31/05) - Jimmy Stewart>The Bottom Half
Tea Leaf Green (23/31/05) - John Brown
moe. (4/20/01) - Plane Crash
Serialpod (12/17/05) - Angel

You can download the podcast here.

Odds and Ends

I thought I would make a pretty decent size post with a lot of music before I go out of town. Unfortunatetly, I'm not doing anything too exciting but working somewhere else and putting a lot of hours in starting tomorrow.

I'd also like to welcome Charlie to the blog, he started Phish & Chips the radio show with me 2 years ago and still continues to DJ on WSUW-FM with his own show, Jerry's Pine Party on Friday nights from 8PM to 2AM CST. I know Charlie will be posting his setlists weekly, and probably adding a few kind words and sounds here and there.

We'll start off with some Fat Maw Rooney, a band I featured on Taste of Cheese a few weeks ago.

MP3: FMR 10/21/05 - War Pigs (Black Sabbath Cover)
MP3: FMR 1021/05 - Minnesota

Did I mention I'm a fan of 311?

MP3: 311 10/15/2005 - All Mixed Up
MP3: 311 10/15/2005 - Amber
MP3: 311 10/15/2005 - Feels So Good

Torrent crazy!
tlg2006-01-20.flac1644 - Sandbar Sports Grill - Vail, CO.torrent
Black Crowes - 2005-12-31 - MSG-NYC, NY
Tim Palmieri & Adrian Tramontano (The Breakfast) - 2006-01-14: North Branford, CT
Neil Young - 1971-01-19 (Late), Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada (FLAC)
Jimi Hendrix 1968-03-17 Blues At Midnight (FLAC)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - KSAN

In 1973 Bob Marley and The Wailers were finishing up their last scheduled shows with Sly & The Family Stone, but were eventually dumped from the tour. The Wailers seemed to getting more of attention then Sly & The Family Stone and were now stranded in Las Vegas. They decided to regroup and perform two sold out shows at The Matrix in San Francisco with little promotion. After two great successful shows the Wailers booked two more shows and were the hottest selling ticket in San Francisco. KSAN hyped The Wailers from the start always spinning their music on progressive rock station. They offered a live broadcast, and the morning after their last show they performed at The Record Plant in Sausalito for KSAN.

The Record Plant
Sausalito, CA

01 Intro
02 Rastaman Chant
03 Bend Down Low
04 Slave Driver
05 You Can't Blame the Youth
06 Stop That Train
07 Burnin' & Lootin'
08 Kinky Reggae
09 Get Up Stand Up
10 Lively Up Yourself
11 Walk the Proud Land
12 Outro

MP3: Entire 10/31/1973 Show

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Flaming Lips Announce Track Listing

According to CMJ.com, At War With The Mystics, The Flaming Lips new album will feature 12 cuts and also released its tracklisting. The album will be released April 4 and the first single will be "Yeah Yeah Yeah Song". An additional track titled "The W.A.N.D." has also been released on iTunes and other music stores.

Tracklist For At War With The Mystics:
01. Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
02. Free Radicals
03. The Sound Of Failure/It's Dark....Is It Always This Dark??
04. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion Song
05. Vein Of Stars
06. The Wizard Turns On....
07. It Overtakes Me/The Stars Are So Big, I Am So Small...Do I Stand A Chance?
08. Mr. Ambulance Driver
09. Haven't Got A Clue
10. The W.A.N.D.
11. Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung
12. Goin' On

Tour Dates:
03/11 - Sunrise, FL - Langerado Festival
04/19 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
04/22 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
04/24 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
04/25 - Manchester, UK - Apollo

The Flaming Lips - The W.A.N.D.

Back in Action...

I believe this week has been the longest week ever. Charter.com shut off our cable on Monday morning and it finally returned today. I realized I need the internet. Well not need, but its pretty much how I keep in touch with everything...current events, music, and socially (this was easily fixed by using the cell phone).

Next week, a friend of mine will begin posting (hopefully) and I will attempt to post a new podcast after I accidentally forgot to for a few weeks. I'm going to leave you with some My Morning Jacket (if you can't get enough!)

MMJ (11/22/05) - Dancefloors
MMJ (11/22/05) - It Beats
MMJ (10/22/05) - Mahgeetah

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Coup de Gras Tour

Galactic will be back on the road again after announcing their upcoming Coup De Gras Tour. After forming in the mid 90's in New Orleans and also being inspired by the sounds of New Orleans this tour will feature tradition Crescent-City openers throughout the tournament.

I have always wanted to see Galactic, but I've somehow always had to magically work when they perform at Summerfest the past two years.


8 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ *

9 4th & B San Diego, CA *

10 House of Blues Anaheim, CA *

11 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA *

12 Ceasars Tahoe Showroom Stateline, NV

14 & 15 Belly Up Aspen, CO

16 Levelz Nightclub Steamboat Springs, CO

17 Club 8150 Vail, CO

18 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

19 Rafters Mt. Crested Butte, CO

21 Farmers Public Market Oklahoma City, OK **

22 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK **

23 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX **

24 Meridian Houston, TX **

25 & 27 Tipitina's New Orleans, LA

* - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Golden Eagles supporting

** - Hot 8 Brass Band supporting

*** - The Rebirth Brass Band supporting / with special guests Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias and Teedy Boutte.

Galactic - Passin' the Torch

Wakarusa Festival Lineup

The 3rd Annual Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival has announced their current lineup. Keller Williams, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Greyboy Allstars, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are just a few of the names listed to be performing in Lawrence, Kansas in early June.

For the entire roster lineup, visit http://www.wakarusa.com/

I really like the lineup and may just have to add this to the "things to do this summer". I just purchased by tickets to Summer Camp and Langerado, and I think this might also work itself into the summer plans.

Keller Williams (5/20/2005) - Ninja of Love (with Steve Kimock and John Molo)
Robert Randolph & Family Band (5/29/05) - I Need More Love
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (4/6/2004) - Sex in a Pan

Friday, January 13, 2006

Ski Jam

The 3rd Annual Ski Jam is over and Relix has a nice featured diary of the event. Featured in the picture is Speech from Arrested Development. My first tape ever was from Arrested Development and I also remember buying Speech's solo cd and listening to his rendition of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On". I wish I could find it and post it here, but no such luck as the Speech cd has probably vanished from my collection.

Read the diary.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Big Wu Tour Dates

After a succesful New Year's Eve show with fellow bands White Iron Band, God Johnson, and Trampled by Turtles, the Big Wu is back on the road. (Warning: This is a very long post. Some music is on the bottom..enjoy!)

Mangy Moose
Teton Village, WY 21+
Doors: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM

The Starlight
Fort Collins, CO All Ages
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Sherpa & Yeti's
Breckenridge, CO 21+
$8 Adv / $10 Door
Doors: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM

The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO All Ages
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Quixote's True Blue
Denver, CO 21+
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Fox Theatre
With: Mumbouli
Boulder, CO All Ages
$10 Adv / $12 Door
Doors: 8:30 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Vaudeville Mews
Des Moines, IA All Ages
$8 Adv / $10 Door
Doors: 9:30 PM
Show: 10:00 PM

Paramount Theatre
Austin, MN All Ages
$12 Adv / $14 Door
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

House of Rock
With: Down Lo
Eau Claire, WI 21+
$10 Adv / $12 Door
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Pints Pub
Rochester, MN 21+

The Miramar Theatre
With: God Johnson
Milwaukee, WI All Ages
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

2/17/2006 Wutsin!!
Papa Charlie's
Lutsen, MN 21+
$10 Adv. -- $12 Door
Doors: 8:00
Show: 9:30

2/18/2006 Wutsin!!
Papa Charlie's
Lutsen, MN 21+
$12 Adv. -- $14 Door
Doors: 8:00
Show: 9:30

The Canopy Club
With: Mr. Blotto
Urbana, IL 18+
$8 Adv / $10 Door
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 8:30 PM

Stage Door at the Orpheum Theatre
With: Mr. Blotto
Madison, WI 18+
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 8:30 PM

Cubby Bear
With: Mr. Blotto
Chicago, IL 21+
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit http://www.thebigwu.com/

1/21/2005 - Black Rain
1/21/2005 - Texas Fireball
5/28/2005 - Jazz 88

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Phil Lesh & Friends February Tour

After leaving off New York and a few other East coast cities from his las tour, Phil Lesh makes his return in February. During his "Shadow of the Moon Tour" he was unable to make it New York and several other cities, but Phil Lesh & Friends will be hanging out on the coast for 14 shows. The band's lineup for the February tour has not yet been announced. The "Shadow of the Moon" tour consisted keyboardist Mookie Siegel, pedal-steel Barry Sless, guitarist Jimmy Herring, drummer John Molo and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.

10-12, 14,15 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater

17-19 - New York, NY- Hammerstein Ballroom

21-22 - Providence, RI - Lupo's @ The Strand

24-26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater

11/22/2005 - I Know You Rider
12/31/2005 - Scarlet Begonias
10/30/2005 - Pride of Cucamonga

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Milwaukee Attacks!

Believe it or not Milwaukee could be the next "It" city according to Edward Keenan. This of course was done according to some high tech mathematical equation. You can read more here.

I'm not sure what to think on this one. Milwaukee seems spread among too many neighborhoods with their own musical atmosphere. We'll have to see if this really happens, but I'd be thrilled if it was true.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Taste of Cheese (Wisconsin Exposure 2 of 5)

Anyone else from Wisconsin or Minnesota notice the explosiveness of Fat Maw Rooney? While my two years at WSUW I had heard about FMR from the guys of Stealin' Strings, and I was finally able to see them last October as they opened for the Big Wu. After watching the Stealin' Strings set my friends weren't too interested in staying for the Big Wu, but I convinced them to see FMR after I had heard all the hype about them. FMR that night put on quite a show while keeping the crowd busy with the danceable grooves. On New Years they played at Olympia in Oconomowoc, WI with the Northwoods Band.

Jan 5-7
Lutsen, MN
Lutsen Mountain
Fri, Jan 20
Neenah, WI
Cranky Pat's Pizzeria
Fri, Feb 3
Winona, MN
The Black Horse
Sat, Feb 4
Eau Claire, WI
The House of Rock
Fri, Feb 10 (8:30pm)
Milwaukee, WI
The Miramar Theatre
Fri, Feb 17 (8pm)
Minneapolis, MN
The Cabooze

FMR - End of the Beginning (Studio)
FMR - The Bluegrass is Always Greener
FMR - Shine On

Friday, January 06, 2006

Lotus Winter Tour Dates

Lotus has recently announced a winter tour. A few dates on the east coast mainly in New Hampshire and then its out to Pennsylvania making a run through a few towns towards Colorado. There are seven shows announced currently in Colorado. On February 4th, Lotus will join The Disco Biscuits at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Lymbyc Sysym will be their opening act for the last stretch of the tour.

Tour Dates!

01-20 | Newmarket, NH | The Stone Church
01-24 | State College, PA | Crowbar
01-25 | Columbus, OH | Little Brother's
01-26 | Moline, IL | Bent River Brewery
01-27 | Columbia, MO | Mojo's
01-28 | Lawrence, KS | The Bottleneck
01-31 | Telluride, CO | Fly Me to the Moon Saloon
02-01 | Durango, CO | The Summit
02-03 | Ft. Collins, CO | The Aggie Theatre
02-04 | Denver, CO | The Fillmore Auditorium w/ The Disco Biscuits
02-07 | Vail, CO | 8150 Club
02-08 | Breckenridge, CO | Sherpa & Yeti's
02-09 | Steamboat Springs, CO | Levelz w/ Lymbyc Systym
02-11 | Boulder, CO | Fox Theatre w/ Lymbyc Systym
02-15 | Carbondale, IL | Hangar 9 w/ Lymbyc Systym
02-16 | Bloomington, IN | Bluebird w/ Lymbyc Systym
02-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ Lymbyc Systym
02-18 | Cleveland Heights, OH | Grog Shop w! / Lymbyc Systym

11/23/05 - Wax
10/21/05 - Arupa

Battlerusa 2006 & Covers!

Moonstruck Promotions and Loyal Family have announced a wonderful opportunity for some lucky Midwest bands. Battlerusa 2006 will kickoff January 18th and run until early February making visits in Coloradio, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Each city will have winner that will perform at this year's Wakarusa Music Festival in Lawrence, Kansas. Wakarusa is one of the biggest Midwestern festivals drawing more than 15,000 fans and many great performances last year. Not only will the winning bands play at Wakarusa they will also be featured on compilation CD!

This seems like a no brainer for bands looking to expand their horizons. I know I will be making plans to possibly make my way to Madison to see some of Wisconsin's finest perform.

For more information please vist http://www.battlerusa.com

And for your listening satisfaction, here are some covers....

Phil Lesh & Friends (12/4/05) - Midnight Hour
Acoustic Syndicate (5/29/05) - Baba O'Riley
John Butler Trio (10/02/05) - No Woman No Cry
Mike Doughty (9/14/05) - Paradise City>The Gambler

Lou Rawls (1935-2006)

I can remember listening to Mr.Lou Rawls when I was a young lad. However, another former WSUW dj can tell you more. Read AK's Soul Shower.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

UM Phans

As discussed today on Live Music Blog it seems like message boards are a place of burden. I have seen tons of threads posted on this picture alone. This photo was apparently taken at the 12/30 Umphrey's McGee show. I guess most of these people flaming away didn't attend shows until they were 18.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Rave Presents....

Get ready Milwaukeans, The Rave has an exciting late stretch coming up in the next few weeks. Tea Leaf Green, the biggest breakout band of 2005 opens things up on Thursday, January 26 with two more excellent bands after that. Sound Tribe Sector 9 plays Thursday, February 9 and Umphrey's McGee returns to the Rave after an October 9th show last fall the following day on Friday, February 10.

Umphrey's McGee (2/25/05) - Anchor Drops
STS9 (12/31/04) - Movements> 4 My Peeps
Tea Leaf Green (3/11/05) - Freedom

Xavier Rudd

I'm not sure when I began listening to Xavier Rudd, but I can probably figure out why. I am a big fan of the John Butler Trio, also out of Austrailia. Rudd is a one man band, but not in a Keller Williams sense. He plays didgeridoo, guitar, drums, and other percussion instruments. An interesting fact I found out is that he uses 14 microphones for the various instruments. I'm not a sound guy, but that seems like a lot of one person. After being signed by Universal two years ago he has released two albums. Solace brought mores fans as he had already sold 10,000 records indepently. During the summer of 2005, he played a lot of shows in the United States including in front of 80,000 people at Bonnaroo. Rudd just released Food in Belly in December, and will be hitting up Austrailia with a Summer tour (Lucky guy, 2 summers.)

Tour Dates

June 28 - Threadgill's, Austin TX - Gift of Trees
April 19, 2003 - Blues & Roots Music Festival - Byron Bay, Austrailia - State of Mind
July 1, 2005 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO - Conceal Me

And on a side note...I hope Texas holds onto their 16-10 lead over USC. I still have nightmares of the Notre Dame game.
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