Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown 1933-2006

First, Merry Christmas to all the Phish & Chips readers and I hope you stuffed yourself with food like I did this afternoon. However, "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown passed away at the age of seventy-three. I'll leave you with one of my favorite James Brown song in Man's World via YouTube.

Related: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Legendary singer James Brown dies at 73


Saturday, December 23, 2006

From the Video Vault (aka YouTube)


The Shins - Phantom Limb

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Trey Arrested!

I leave for the weekend and my ex-favorite band's frontman gets arrested. Trey was arrested on Friday while driving through Whitehall, NY and was arrested on DUI and drug charges. I still couldn't imagine getting a DUI while on drugs....I'd almost think its too hard to accomplish, but what do I know? Here is some more information from the Boston Globe:

A search turned up quantities of the painkillers hydrocodone and Percocet, as well as the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, that had been prescribed for someone else, police said.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Best of 2006 - Albums

With a weekend to think about what albums I liked, disliked, and of course was either blown away by or just not digging it I present my top ten albums in 2006. I should write a disclaimer to some of the readers that think this list contains Trey Anastasio or other members of the 'jam band' community because we all know their lives shows kick way more ass than their albums. But, don't worry I also plan on posting this year's best live shows too!

1. Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
Cold War Kids - Saint John
Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds
Related: "Cold War Kids bassist exhibits art"
Purchase Robbers & Cowards

2. The Black Keys - Magic Potion
The Black Keys - Your Touch
The Black Keys - You're the One
Related: "The Black Keys endure despite the horrors of the road"
Purchase Magic Potion

3. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
TV On The Radio - Province
TV On The Radio - I Was a Lover
Related: Watch TVOTR's Staring at the Sun Video
Purchase Return To Cookie Mountain

4. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Bob Dylan - Ain't Talkin
Bob Dylan - When the Deal Goes Down
Related: "Bob Dylan to tour in 2007"
Purchase Modern Times

5. Benevento/Russo Duo - Play Pause Stop
Benevento/Russo Duo - Soba
Benevento/Russo Duo - Echo Park
Related: Read an article from All About Jazz
Purchase Play Pause Stop

6. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls In America
The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
The Hold Steady - Chillout Tent
Related: "The Hold Steady performs private show in Columbia,MO
Purchase Boys and Girls In America"

7. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill
Thom Yorke - Atoms for Peace
Related: Get some free remixes from The Eraser album
Purchase The Eraser

8. Centro-matic - Fort Recovery
Centro-matic - Calling Thermatico
Centro-matic - Triggers and Trash Heaps
Purchase Fort Recovery

9. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
Band of Horses - Weed Party
Band of Horses - The Great Salt Lake
Related: "Band of Horses kick off tour"
Purchase Everything All The Time

10. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares (Live)
Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces (Live)
Related: Five grammy nominations later...
Purchase St. Elsewhere

Honorable Mention
The Slip - Eisenhower
Neil Young - Living With War
Murs - Murray's Revenge
Gov't Mile - High & Mighty
Piers Faccini - Tearing Sky
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
K-OS - Atlantis

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What's This?

Our "How ya feelin?" man of the year Michael Franti recently recorded a version of "What's This?" alongside Gabriel Rios. This song will be featured pon Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas movie.


Monday, December 11, 2006

STS9 Tour Dates

photo by Tobin Poppenberg

Its looks like once again if you're a huge Sound Tribe Sector 9 fan you'll be headed to Boulder, CO in 2007. STS9 starts their five day run on March 13 and ends on my favorite day of the year, St. Patrick's day. For more ticket information please visit the Boulder Theatre website.

Tour Dates
12.29.06 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
12.30.06 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
12.31.06 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
02.14.07 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
02.15.07 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
02.16.07 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
02.17.07 - House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
02.20.07 – Mont Bleu Ballroom - Lake Tahoe, NV
02.21.07 - Mateel Community Center - Redway, CA
02.22.07 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
02.23.07 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
02.24.07 - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR
03.08.07 - Revolution (Outdoors) - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
03.09.07 - Langerado Music Festival - Sunrise, FL
03.13.07 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
03.14.07 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
03.15.07 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
03.16.07 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
03.17.07 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO

And almost as cool as going to a STS9 five day extravaganza is definately their new podcasts! Make sure you check out their first episode.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Cruisin' the Archive - Toubab Krewe

If you've never heard of Toubab Krewe here is your chance. This is a great audience recording of this afro-beat based group. I've also included a video at the bottom of this post. Have a good weekend!
Toubab Krewe
October 4, 2006
Seattle, WA

Long Break
Lamine's Tune
Roy Forrester
Devil Woman
Bamana Niya
Autorail >
Buncombe to Badala


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Friday, December 08, 2006

New RAQ Videos

There is a few new RAQ videos now available at their website. I've watched all three and for a hungover Friday afternoon...these videos are kickin!

To see all the videos please visit RAQ's website.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

10,000 Lakes Festival - Initial Artist Lineup

The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival will be taking place once again from Detroit Lakes, MN from July 18-21. Tickets and all that good stuff are already on sale at their website.

Initial Lineup
Bob Weir & Ratdog
Trey Anastasio
Govt. Mule
Umphrey's McGee
Little Feat
Derek Trucks Band
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Trampled by Turtles
Moses Mayes

Looks pretty solid right now. They say more than 50 acts this year so this should be one of the better (or best) festival of the year.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

I Shot The Sheriff

I was recently listening to an Eric Clapton performance from a couple of years ago. I popped the CD because well our beloved Green Bay Packers were getting destroyed by the Jets and for a moment I didn't want to see Brett Favre look like crap (I'm a diehard Cowboys fan). I came across his performance of 'I Shot The Sheriff' and wanted to compare that to some others. Of course, at the end it came out to Eric Clapton vs. Bob Marley with me still undecided if I liked Marley's original or Clapton's cover.

A little more information from Wikipedia:
"I Shot The Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley. It is a song about justice, innocence and defiance, first released on Marley's 1973 album, Burnin'.
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff

Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
Bockman's Euphio - I Shot The Sheriff
The S.E.A.D. - I Shot The Sheriff
Stellar Road - I Shot The Sheriff (Last Tube Outro)
Sky Pocket - I Shot The Sheriff
String Cheese Incident - I Shot The Sheriff
Marc Broussard - I Shot The Sheriff
Jiggle The Handle - I Shot The Sheriff
Jah Works - I Shot The Sheriff
George Wesley Band - I Shot The Sheriff
Agents of Good Roots - I Shot The Sheriff

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From the Video Vault (aka YouTube)

Look who's wasted!


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Govt. Mule - Million Miles From Yesterday

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

moe. - The Conch Preview

I know you may be asking me why I'm previewing this album or giving it any kind of recognition before it's January 23rd release date because lets be honest thats a long time from now. However, I've always enjoyed moe. a lot except when they cover Radiohead's Karma Police. The first time I was able to see moe. was at Summerfest I believe in 2001 when they announced that they were taking the spot of The Guess Who (thank you music gods). moe.'s last studio album seemed like years ago with Wormwood that yes I did purchase but I'd rather collect all those Warts & All collection. Hopefully, after the four year hiatus of studio albums we can see what a jam band is not known for....creating a great studio album and I think moe. can definately produce with their new album The Conch.

Track Listing
1. Blue Jeans Pizza
2. Lost Along The Way
3. The Conch
4. Tailspin
5. Tubing The River Styx
6. The Pit
7. Another One Gone
8. Wind It Up
9. y eaux Massa
10. Down Boy
11. She
12. Where Does The Time Go
13. Summer o i
14. The Road
15. MacIntyre Range
16. The Col
17. Brittle End

Tour Dates
12/30 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/31 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY
1/7-14/06 - moe. 2007 Cruise
1/25 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
1/26 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
1/27 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
1/28 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
2/1 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI

To see the remaining dates for the Winter tour please visit their website.

moe. - Wind it Up
moe. - Down Boy
moe. - The Road
moe. - Blue Jeans & Pizza

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