Archive for the 'Live Upload Series' Category

Monday, November 29th, 2010

What year is it, again? Within the last twelve months I have picked up the reissue of Exile on Main Street, the Keith biography, Life, and went downtown for a screening of the 1972 concert film Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones documenting the American leg of the Exile tour. All good. The Keith bio […]

Monday, April 26th, 2010

As promised, continuing with the New Orleans related posts during Jazz Fest, here are two Meters shows from 1977 that I’ve posted several times since 2005. Call it tradition. Details after the jump.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Ahoy there. I featured this rare 1978 live recording, from the Montreux Jazz Festival, on AD in October of 2005 as part of the original Live Upload Series. I suspect a good many of you were not following the blog way back then, so with New Orleans’ Jazz Fest on the horizon I’m re-upping it […]

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I can count on one hand the number of contemporary ‘indie rock’ bands that 90 percent of my friends all agree upon. As Pavement most definitely fall in that circle, it’s no surprise that it seems like every other person I know in L.A. is making the drive to Pomona, Thursday night, for their Coachella […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

1983 was was an incredibly fertile year for the the Talking Heads. The companion album to Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense made an effort at capturing the band’s live mojo, but due to its length (neutered at nine tracks) failed to paint a complete picture. Thankfully there are a number of high-quality boots in circulation. […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Before I cool it with the Waits stuff, I thought I’d share this last bit as I’ve been in a heavy early-late ’70s Waits mode for awhile. It’s that time of year. What I love about this era is that it just bounces. There is no one doing it quite like this anymore, not even […]

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

As nice as the official ‘bootleg series’ releases have been over the past 10+ years, it’s the unofficial stacks I regularly find myself turning to when looking for an off-kilter Dylan fix. Long available in trading circles (at times known as the Yesterday bootleg) the following two sessions were cut in ’69 and ’70 at […]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

“This was a show I recorded with Tom in December of 1976 that was originally broadcast on WNEW during my first sojourn at the station. I played this rare one-hour tape tonight as my contribution to the station’s “From The Archives” weekend. Tom and I (and drummer Ralph Ebler) taped this at a studio in […]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Do you watch Gossip Girl? Me neither, but apparently Sonic Youth do and made a guest appearance on the show last night (you can check out the cameo via Videogum, here). In short, the band play a wedding reception – specifically an acoustic version of “Star Power” (originally off Evol) which you can download for […]