Audio blog with links to great live tracks from great live bands.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Did someone say "God Street Wine"???

I figured I'd do a little snooping around to find out a little more about the openers for the World's Most Anticipated Shows next weekend here in El Gran Apple. I came up with this:

"Caffeine Nation" - Dr. Uhall, 7/7/05 New York, NY

And the verdict is....Eh. It appears to me like Umphrey's appearance on the pages of The Rolling Stone is starting to smack bands across the kisser. But it also seems like our little scene is going through some nostaligia of our own. Dr. Uhall sounds to me a little like a band we old-timers used to call "God Street Wine" (who the old-timers before US used to call "Steely Dan.") On top of that, listening to TLG a lot recently has me thinking that at times, those dudes can sound like that old-school Phish that hooked a lot of us in '92-'93. Tell me what you think:

"Zoom Zoom" - Tea Leaf Green, 1/10/04 Tahoe City, CA

Check out more Dr. Uhall here.

And do your ears a favor by downloading the whole TLG show here.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The Past Or The Present?

Sorry I haven't posted anything recently, but I have been swamped with all sorts of work and personal stuff. Basically, friends, the future is unknown so you gotta live for today. (I have no clue where that came from, but let's go with it...) That being said, I am posting something from a band I know very little about and a track from them I have never heard. The first time you hear it will be the first time I hear it. So we're all in this together, see?

"A Wonderful Day" - Brother's Past, 9/10/04, Madison, WI

All I know is that a friend of mine was working with Brother's Past a little more than a year ago. He was really psyched about them and where they were headed. So I'll give them a little support.

By the way, is it just me, or does it seem like some of these bands have been around for FOREVER and then all of a sudden one day - BAM! - people are going to their shows. I feel like RAQ has been around since at least 1986. And don't quote me, but I think that ALO's first gig was opening for Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Anyway, speaking of things that happen in Madison, WI...

Download Brother's Past whole show here.