There are a lot of great shows this summer which makes it impossible to attend but goody for us the live show “tapers” are a dedicated kind. Sure it’s all digital now but whatever. You don’t have to stand there. They do the work for you. Here’s some tasty bites. So crack open a beer and crank up these shows.
Tapers & Bootleggers:
nyctaper: Has very recent shows byBuilt to Spill and The Flaming Lips
Southern Shelter: Melvins@40WattAthens and a old Tortoise show the Standards tour 2001.
North East Recordings: Hold Steady at Toads places and The Feelies from back in March.
As I sit and watch the Grammy’s and actually enjoy Coldplay, despite their fruity Sgt pepper outfits, I put my trolling skills to work and found some great nuggets and music posts for you. I’ll also say the one country band had a ripping guitar player. I didn’t care too much for the song but the solo was hot. Other than that the Grammys sucked but I had to watch. Who dressed Katie Perry as Chequita banana and told her she could dance? I can’t believe somebody convinced her to perform without a mic? She looked totally out of place. Hats off to Rick Rubin too for winning an award and Radiohead was bringing the marching band in style — stellar
Deeper Shade of Soul – has a American Sam & Bootleg from from 1967 and some Matts circa 1987 (that’s the replacements). You either love them or hate them but Westerberg pulls off Gimmme Shelter. Great mp3 blog btw.
Ryan’s Smashing Life – Features a bunch of random live Flaming lips tracks and in keep with Stones theme here they do stellar version of Moonlight Mile among others. Dig deeper down and you find a Zeppelin zip from a 1975 Physical Graffiti tour.
Debbie D from WFMU blog posts a odd track by the stones called “I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys” plus a bunch other old crap by Bo Diddly, The Gentrys, The Monks and Tom Waits. Great tracks!
Yes, minor excitment for us laxy mp3 bloggers. rbally has resurfaced this winter with some awesome bootleg posts from Ryan Adams (which is as abundant as air but whatever), The Replacements at CBGB’s from October 12, 1984; Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at Crystal Ballroom, June 17, 2005; Radiohead – In Berlin from 2000, Sonic Youth – Teatro Tenda Strisce, Roma, Italia,and Wilco at Troutdale, Oregon, in the USA (August 22, 2007). Lets see if Matador leaves him alone. Start your mp3 downloading as rbally has enabled us once again.