Tuesday, February 10, 2009

There Ain't Nothin' I Can Do...

Albert King


Eric Burdon & The Animals

Johnny Whitehill Band

Jimmy Jonhson Blues Band

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Something to Look Forward To

The boys play Carini 11 years ago in NYC...

And some Vultures from Walnut Creek summer of 97...

Can't hardly wait til March!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Winning the Lottery

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Dead, 10/13/08, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

Mrs. Bear scored tickets the day of the event from Barack's headquarters downtown State College. The Allmans came on before 7:00pm, and The Dead didn't quit until after midnight. I could tell you how great The Dead were, but I recommend you just give it a listen when you've got the time and the inclination.
Check out the review published in The Collegian.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Phish 3 678 9

Follow the link below for some outstanding news.
Call Sammy Smith - we need more Taddy Porter!

Phish 3 678 9

Monday, September 8, 2008

Phish Reunites!

"After a break of over four years, Phish reunited Saturday evening in New York City at the wedding of former road manager Brad Sands. The quartet treated the crowd to a three song set that included old standbys Suzy Greenberg, Julius and Waste. As if that wasn’t enough, shortly after Phish left the stage drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police joined the wedding band for Can’t Stand Losing You and The Meters’ Fire on the Bayou. Congratulations go out to Mr. and Mrs. Sands."

Thanks to Glide Magazine for the info!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Deadheads for Obama

Can it be true? It's almost as if I actually am located directly above the center of the earth!

Quit Your Job and Go On Tour

The stars are aligned... Phish will surely hit the road next year. Right?

Friday, August 15, 2008


She Said, She Said

...as performed by Mike Gordon and his band...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Best of 2008, To Date

So they are... the albums from the first half of 2008 that will be contenders for the "Best Of" list at year's end. There are 22 releases I recommend so far, and here they are listed in alphabetical order. (And yes, that damn MMJ album really grows on you. Even though it's not what I had hoped for.) Give each one the justice of a listen, and hopefully you'll find something new to enjoy!

  • Beck - Modern Guilt
  • Black Mountain - In the Future
  • British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music
  • Cat Power - Jukebox
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
  • Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
  • Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
  • Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
  • moe. - Sticks and Stones
  • My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
  • Nada Surf - Lucky
  • Santogold - Santogold
  • She and Him - Volume One
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
  • The Black Crowes - Warpaint
  • The Black Keys - Attack and Release
  • The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
  • The Kooks - Konk
  • The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
  • The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
  • Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
  • Weezer - The Red Album

Friday, July 11, 2008

Phish! (almost... but probably soon?)

Our boys look happy to be back together! Let's hope it sticks.

Friday, June 27, 2008

New Band of Horses tune

Recorded live at Sweden's Accelerator Festival. Gus always comes through with the key finds.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Toe Jam

Best video ever? David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal provide the rhymes, beats by Fatboy Slim, directed by Keith Schofield.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

She & Him

M. Ward has collaborated with Jim James (MMJ), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Neko Case, and Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley). But I've never been as enthralled as I am right now as he joins Zooey Deschanel to form She & Him. The album is titled Volume One, and is worth checking out. Sorry Scarlet, but this actress makes a great singer.
I'm all about music that sounds like it comes from another time (timeless?). On April 29th, the pair performed at the Vista Theater in L.A. Check out this clip of "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here". Jason Schwartzman (go watch The Darjeeling Limited and listen to his band Coconut Records if you haven't already done so) plays the piano during this tune at the show.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Damn! That's Funky!

Lettuce is a seven-piece band including members Eric Krasno (guitar) and Neil Evans (keys) of Soulive. I first saw the light when we stumbled across Soulive playing in a tent surrounded by knee deep mud at Bonnaroo many moons ago.
Invest the time to listen to this compilation of live jams by Lettuce and then go get some funk for yourself! Damn!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Age of the Understatement
Avatar Studios, NYC - 3/4/08

Do yourself a favor and click on the little play button at the bottom of the video.

Head over here to check out some more tunes from this session.