Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Bootsy Collins Album Out This Fall

The bass legend Bootsy Collins has a new, guest star studded album arriving this October and it is lining up to be funky as all hell.
Glide Magazine has the full breakdown, but needless to say we are very excited for this release as some of our favorites (Chuck D, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell) are coming together to play with Bootzilla himself.

This is also a bass players dream lineup as one track alone has Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo and Alissia Benveniste...that is a TON of funky bass. We will be looking forward to this one and will be grabbing the double vinyl. You can pre-order the album and peep the first single below:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Album Review: Gogol Bordello - Seekers and Finders

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is a review of Gogol Bordello's newest release Seekers and Finders. We have always enjoyed the gypsy punk's Gogol Bordello live but have usually not really dug their studio albums, but Seekers and Finders is a really solid work of art.

Support the band, read the review, buy the album and peeps some video below:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dylan Cover #290 Michael J Fillmore "Romance In Durango"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Michael J Fillmore playing "Romance In Durango"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
Containing the best opening line of any Dylan song (which places it high on the best opening line of any song ever) "Romance In Durango" is a movie played out over violins, words, dead bodies, love, adventure and life. A western tinged Dylan tune that talks about a horse taking him to Durango. A fantastic burst of creative songwriting and exhilarating playing it is a timelessly fantastic tune.

Thoughts On Cover Artist:
Michael J Fillmore posts a few different songs to youtube. We have not heard of him before.
Thoughts On Cover:
This one really surprised us as the playing is truly topnotch and the singing is grand as well. We will be checking out Mr. Fillmore's other uploads. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Full Show Friday: Willie Nelson Woodstock 1999

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Willie Nelson!
RtBE have seen Willie Nelson a few times and every show is enjoyable. Hits, a few deeper cuts and a tight as a drum band that keeps the show moving along behind Nelson's historically fantastic voice. While we really dug his last album, you are basically going to see him for the hits and at a big show like Woodstock 1999, you had a festival set full of them.

Pro shot, pro sound, full setlist is below. Enjoy:

Willie Nelson - Full Concert
Recorded Live: 7/25/1999 - Woodstock 99 East Stage (Rome, NY)

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0:00:00 - Whiskey River / Stay All Night
0:05:24 - Good Hearted Woman
0:08:33 - Funny How Time Slips Away / Crazy / Night Life
0:15:47 - Down Yonder
0:17:47 - Me And Paul
0:20:16 - Workin' Man Blues
0:24:02 - Georgia On A Fast Train
0:26:40 - Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
0:29:17 - Angel Flying To Close To The Ground
0:33:02 - On the Road Again
0:35:04 - Always On My Mind
0:38:28 - Will The Circle Be Unbroken? / Uncloudy Day / Amazing Grace
0:46:48 - Milk Cow Blues
0:52:20 - Still Is Still Moving To Me
0:55:39 - Poncho And Lefty
1:00:18 - Ou Es-Tu, Mon Amour? / I Never Cared For You
1:05:00 - Mountain Dew
1:08:54 - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It

Willie Nelson- guitar, vocals
Jody Payne - guitar, vocals
Bobbie Nelson - piano
Bee Spears - bass
Mickey Raphael - harmonica
Billy English - percussion, drums
Paul English - percussion, drums

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pearl Jam Let's Play Two Coming to a Theater Near You

The 2016 Pearl Jam performances are now being displayed in movie form as Danny Clinch helps out and Let's Play Two is on it's way to theaters.
Here are the trailer's and it looks damn exciting:

Tickets are on sale for special events like The Capital Theater showing and others around the country. Should be a hell of a concert film experience. How about some live PJ to set the mood the until then?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Album Review: Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher

Jen Cloher
**** out of *****

A veteran and standout of Melbourne’s DIY music scene, Jen Cloher has been recording for years but things have flourshied recently. Anytime an established artist decides to release a Self-Titled album there is usually a major reason behind it, a shift in tone, a declartion of a new beginning or a sense of an artistic high point. On Jen Cloher, the artist seems to be touching on all of these fronts.

Recorded mostly live with minimal overdubs with a comfortable band of friends and like minded friends the disk has a relaxed feel to it, but never dips into melancholy, kept interesting by oft-kilter riffs and noisy flashes all around the lengthy lyrics and breathy vocals from Cloher.

The opener "Forget Myself" paints a paranoid picture around Patti Smith poems (a clear connection for Cloher) and a lonely lover as the players move in a later day Sonic Youth style ("Kool Thing" even gets a lyrical nod on "Kinda Biblical"). That bands smoother/lighter tones as well as the mellower Wilco is the reference point for the majority of the songs here including the softly swelling "Regional Echo". The nervous lyrics, angular tones and sense of intimacy draws the listener instantly in.

A standout number that combines all of these elements is "Sensory Memory". Slowly working up with Cloher's strumming, lyrically describing an intimate portrait of home life and living with a touring musician, balancing the mundane everyday home life, with the mundane toll of the road. The music swells and majestically soars to close, wrapping up gorgeously.  

Another influence comes with "Analysis Paralysis" a seven minute plus ramble that cracks open the artist head lyrically and also pulls in a Velvet Underground motoring sense of rhythm and cool. "Shoegazers" is a screed against critics "Most critics are pussies who want to look cool/Those who can, they do/Those who can’t review" that has a meaty muscular riff while "The Great Australian Bite" drifts in a glorious feedback sea.

"Strong Woman" does exactly what it sets out to do, but could use an extra injection of energy/abandon while "Loose Magic" starts folksy and might have ended better that way rather than injecting drums and guitars out of key. However, those are minor quibbles with, what is in the end, an excellent album from an artist who has a lot to say and sounds damn good saying it.

Cloher has long been in a relationship with Courtney Barnett (who also plays guitar here) and while Barnett has specifically named Cloher in songs it is easy to infer that 90% of these lyrics here are directed to her but that can be left to others as the feelings of unease, nervousness and wondering are universal. Cloher has increased her angst and pumped up her electric sound, fitting like a glove into those Patti Smith poems she mentioned early on, creating a successfully engaging disk in her own right with this self titled effort.
A great bandcamp find. Support the artist, buy the album, stream it here or below, and peep some video:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Album Review: DocFell & Co. -Dust Bowl Heart

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of DocFell & Co. newest release Dust Bowl Heart. The Oklahoma group puts fourth a disk full of Country and Americana sounds and a few of the tracks stand out. "The Less I Know" is one of those that really works well from the band, the female vocals are also a nice touch through out.

Support the band, buy the album, read the review, and peep some video below:

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dylan Cover #289 Yokey "Girl From The North Courtney" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Yokey and it is his live cover of "Girl From The North Country"
Thoughts on Dylan's Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
A fun little number that connects Dylan with folk's past. I heard Simon and Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" first when I was growing up so I have always been a bit more partial to that version of this old folk tune even though Dylan changed a bunch of stuff around (obviously) with his recording that appeared on The Freewheeling Bob Dylan. His duet with Johnny Cash that highlights Nashville Skyline is something else entirely, a major sonic effort that I love. On an album that saw so many massive tunes come flowing out of the bard this one can be overshadowed yet his first version of this track is just a sweet folk ditty that has aged very, very well.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard of Yokey before, but here is self written bio from his website:
I am Adrian Burruto, the man behind Yokey; a solo music project which was created to explore the art of song. I simply enjoy making art. I work in my quasi-home studio out in Melbourne’s west toying with sounds and trying to organise them into songs. Just as the visual artist has a studio to experiment with colours and textures, I try to use the studio with a similar approach. Yokey is more commonly seen as live act which currently consists of me armed with my guitar, voice and a couple of stories.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is a gorgeous live acoustic cover. The song fits folk singers and Yokey does a hell of a job. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Full Show Friday: Judas Priest 1983

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Judas Priest!
Flash your metal horns and strap on your leather for Judas Priest. This show harkens back to 1983 when Priest was huge and playing a festival on May 23rd in San Bernadino California. Pro Shot and Pro Sound with a few songs missing for copyright reasons, full setlist is below, Enjoy!

Judas Priest - Live in San Bernadino, California, USA - May 29, 1983 - US Festival 1983 | 720p50 PAL | Intro with Electric Eye, and Screaming for Vengeance are missing, due to copyright.
00:00 - Riding on the Wind
03:31 - Heading Out to the Highway
07:45 - Metal Gods
12:04 - Breaking the Law
15:27 - Diamonds and Rust
19:05 - Victim of Changes
28:40 - Living After Midnight
33:08 - Oh Yeah! (Audience Call)
33:59 - The Green Manalishi
38:21 - You've Got Another Thing Coming
46:10 - Hell Bent for Leather

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Spoon's Best Record

One of RtBE Favorites Spoon is celebrating a milestone in 2017, the 10th Anniversary of their best disk Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. We think this is their peak release, however it may have the worst album title of any disk ever released.
To celebrate, the band will release a remastered version of the album combined with their Get Nice! EP on vinyl October 20th.

RtBE loves this disk, we rated it 28th on our top 50 record's of the 00's list and still listen to it often. It is funny though we normally don't like remastering, which often just means making things louder, but compared to the excellent sound of They Want My Soul, Ga Ga etc sounds thinner and a touch weak so we would like to hear the changes.    

We already pre-ordered the vinyl and can't wait to spin it. Until then, here are some tunes from the disk:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Angels & Vagabonds Working With Rescuebox

It is with great excitement that we can announce Angels & Vagabonds has worked with Rescuebox  to help raise awareness to their great cause.
If you are unaware of the company here is their about us:
In the summer of 2015, the founders of RescueBox came together to brainstorm new and unique ways to help give back to the animal rescue community. After founding several successful companies in the pet industry such as, and the Animal Rescue Site, as well as collectively donating nearly 500,000 pounds of food to shelter animals in need, the itch to make an even bigger impact in the space would simply not go away.
Their final idea was simple. Create an exciting, easy way to give back that will delight pets and their parents.
Collectively, our team has years of experience catering to the needs of pets and their parents. We’ve built relationships with the best vendors and local distributors in the industry. Like you, we have high standards when it comes to the products that they spoil their pets with. With every RescueBox, subscribers will receive a curated box filled with high-quality toys, delicious treats, and other tail-wagging products that have been vetted by the pets of our team. The best part? Every delivery will feature a rescue story that wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation that your purchase provides. RescueBox is a special monthly delivery that both you and your pet can truly get excited and feel GOOD about.
Millions of animals are abused and abandoned every single year. The team at RescueBox is working hard every single day to reduce that number. We couldn’t do it without your help.

Team RescueBox
Angels & Vagabonds have worked with them to help get the message out as our music is featured in their newest pro-active marketing message. Please watch (and listen) to the video below and help out if you can, also if you enjoy the music feel free to download/stream it for free on our bandcamp site or below the video.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Album Review: Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman - Triple Fat Lice

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
Triple Fat Lice
*** out of *****

Here comes the third EP from the pairing of two excellent NYC MC's, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman. Coming on the heels of 2015's Fat Lice and the follow up Lice Two in 2016 is the aptly named (and gross concept of) Triple Fat Lice.

While RtBE missed the sequel we are here to review the third installment and it is more of the same dexterity and fluid beats from the duo and their guest producers. Opening with computerized voices of a mother daughter combo finding lice comes "Pins and Needles" that is an old school introduction to the EP with a throwback to A Tribe Called Quest over skittering piano laced beats from Cohenbeats. If anything, the short track ends too early as it moves along with swaggering strides.

The whole EP is an ode to the Native Tongues as "Comfy" takes harsher lyrics and melds them with smooth soul sounds from producer Oh No. The funky groove gets deeper as Ben Boogz uses Best In Show samples around blaxplotation era guitar/bass lines while the MC's deal with commercialism and calories on the best overall track on this EP.

The lows are never that deep though as this whole collection, and everything this duo has ever produced, is high quality. "Yoohoo" is a bit disjointed with bullet fast rhymes not pairing that well with Quelle Chris's syrupy slow beats while" Panacea" works better to close the EP as M Slago incorpates crackling vinyl sound along with atmospheric swells to support the MC's as they roll along.  

An overall successful outing that proves Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman are consistently professional and confident in their style and power, and no matter the producer the duo continue to stick around your head...well, like Lice.  
Support the band, stream the album on their bandcamp site or below and peep some video:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dylan Cover #288 The Skyriders "The Mighty Quinn" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by The Skyriders playing "The Mighty Quinn"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Not officially released until 1970's audience and critic defying Self-Portrait "Quinn The Eskimo" first found life with Manfred Mann, before a lot of the world heard Dylan sing it himself. It had been on The Basement Tapes though and lots of bootleggers, underground fans and admiring fellow artists got to bask it its rollicking glory. A fun old ride that makes everyone from children to adults smile. A favorite purely because it is one of the plain funnest songs in Dylan's catalog one of my personal highlights regarding the song has nothing to do with the playing, it has to do with what Dylan himself wrote about it in Chronicles:
"On the way back to the house I passed the local movie theater on Prytania Street, where The Mighty Quinn was showing. Years earlier, I had written a song called 'The Mighty Quinn' which was a hit in England, and I wondered what the movie was about. Eventually, I'd sneak off and go there to see it. It was a mystery, suspense, Jamaican thriller with Denzel Washington as the Mighty Xavier Quinn a detective who solves crimes. Funny, that's just the way I imagined him when I wrote the song 'The Mighty Quinn,' Denzel Washington."

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard of the The Skyriders before this post. They seem to be a German band and lead singer Petra Stokkamp- Ballin has posted a few other live covers from various bands
Thoughts on Cover:
It is a sped up version that contains a jammed out midsection and is an upbeat fun take for a live interpretation of the tune. A good way to start this summer Monday. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Full Show Friday: Gnarls Barkley Live From The Astoria London

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Gnarls Barkley!

We were recently in Atlanta and had the amazing honor to shake CeeLo Green's hand. It was an experience, so we are celebrating this week with a full live show from his Gnarls Barkley act from London. This is a really cool live set with Danger Mouse and full backing band.

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Full Set List Below. Enjoy:

00:00 Charity Case 04:04 Surprise 08:03 Gone Daddy Gone 10:39 Run 13:20 Blind Mary 16:49 Just A Thought 19:30 Going On 22:24 Neighbors 27:12 Whatever 29:33 Transformer 33:40 The Boogie Monster 36:20 Storm Coming 39:36 Crazy 42:36 A Little Better 46:37 Who's Gonna Save My Soul 51:12 Reckoner 54:58 Smiley Faces

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Springsteen on Broadway Is Coming This Fall

Bruce Springsteen is bringing a solo show to Broadway this fall with almost two months of shows.
Full info can be found here but the shows will run from October 3rd through November 26th. I am sure these shows will be incredibly interesting and RtBE will certainly be catching at least one of the nights during the run.

Tickets go on sale August 30th and you can register to buy some now. Until then how about some live solo Springsteen to hold you over.
"Born To Run"

"For You"

"No Surrender"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Album Review: Stanton Moore- With You In Mind - The Songs of Allen Toussaint

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

The songs of Allen Toussaint get a full cover treatment by the Stanton Moore Trio on the players newest release. The group brought in a slew of big name guests, everyone from Maceo Parker to Cyril Neville shows up and lends their talents to the songs, which do not hold the original songs sacred (a good thing).

Support the artist, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Craig Finn Plans Fall Tour, NYC Halloween Show

One of RtBE's Favorites Craig Finn just announced a Fall Tour on his (and The Hold Steady's) Instagram Pages.
He and his band, The Uptown Controllers (along with John K Samson) will be returning to City Winery on Halloween this year to play NYC. We recently caught them at the same venue and will be catching The Hold Steady in December so we are debating attending this show, but all the tour dates and info is below:
Excited to announce that I’ll be heading out with The Uptown Controllers for a headline tour this Fall. We start October 13 in Gainesville and end on Halloween in NYC with a lot of ground covered in between. This is the first headline tour since the release of We All Want The Same Things and I’m really looking forward to stretching out and playing these songs for everyone. In a fantastic turn of events, John K. Samson will be opening the shows. John is one of my all time favorite lyricists and songwriters and it’s a dream come true to have him join us for these dates. Come on out and hang with us, these shows will be special. Dates:  10/13: High Dive, Gainesville FL 10/14: City Winery, Atlanta GA 10/15: City Winery, Nashville TN 10/16: The Ready Room, St. Louis MO 10/17: The Record Bar, Kansas City MO 10/18: Turf Club, St. Paul MN 10/20: Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN 10/22: Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI 10/23: City Winery, Chicago IL 10/24: The Shelter, Detroit MI 10/25: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON 10/27: Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY 10/28: Milkboy, Philadelphia PA 10/29: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC 10/30: City Winery, Boston MA 10/31: City Winery, New York NY
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Dylan Cover #287 Raign "Knockin' On Heavens Door"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Raign playing "Knockin' On Heavens Door"
Thoughts on Original:
The song that seems to have been covered by anyone, but when originally recorded it it was on one of Dylan's oddest releases yet. A straight ahead mournful number that just seems to work, it has invaded culture (possibly because of all the covers) and I would wager is one of Dylan's most widely known tunes...

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE has not be clued into Raign before. She is Rachel Rabin a singer songwriter from England.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is an overly dramtaic version, and for any other Dylan track it would feel overwrought, however for "Knockin' On Heavens Door" it is par for the course. The drama works well and while it is a bit slow, again it works for this track.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Full Show Friday: Frank Zappa - We Don't Mess Around 1978

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Frank Zappa!
This one is a bit different as it is a bootleg movie, centered around a live Frank Zappa show from Germany in 1978. Enjoy the madness of Frank and company...

Frank Zappa "We Don't Mess Around"

September 8, 1978
Circus Krone, Munich, Germany

FZ, Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Arthur Barrow, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann, Vinnie Colaiuta

58 mins


Pound for a Brown
Baby Snakes
Deathless Horsie
Dancin' Fool
Easy Meat
Honey Don't You Want a Man Like Me?
Keep It Greasey
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Sofa #2
Vinnie's Seal Call Fusion Music
Bobby Brown
Dead Air/I'm On Duty
St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast
Father Oblivion
Bamboozled Outro

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Primus Upcoming Album, Fall Tour and Brand New Single

One of RtBE's favorites are back at it. The original Primus is back with The Desaturating Seven, a new album inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Les Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up about Goblins stealing the color out of the world.
Playing with Claypool this go around is Larry LaLonde and Herb Alexander recording together for the first time since the awesome Tales From The Punchbowl. While we didn't like the last few Primus efforts we are looking forward to this classic lineup return.

Here is the first single "The Seven" from the album and below that is the tour dates for the groups upcoming summer and fall tour in support of this release which is out 9/29.


8/4 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater

8/5 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads

8/6 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

8/8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

8/9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

8/11 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater

8/12 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield

8/13 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater

8/15 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

8/17 – Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

8/18 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

with Clutch

10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens

10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn

10/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live

10/24 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial

10/25 – Richmond, VA – The National

10/27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater

10/28 – Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch

10/29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater

10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

11/2 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater

11/3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater

11/4 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater

11/5 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater

11/7 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater

11/9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

11/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel

11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

12/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Album Review: Jon Cleary - Live at Chickie Wah Wah

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of Jon Cleary's newest release, his first solo live album, conveniently titled Live at Chickie Wah Wah. Jon has been playing a residency at the Mid City venue and captured it on this disk. We love it as it is as deep dive into the towns musical history.

Support the artist, read the review, buy the album and peep some video below:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Remembering Jerry Garcia

On this day way back in 1942 Jerome Garcia was born and as we have done in the past we wanted to take a second to remember Jerry in the best possible way, by his music.
In past years we have focused on full shows from The grateful dead, but this year we wanted to post a few Jerry Garcia Band songs. Enjoy them on this great day and always as RtBE will be highlighting Garcia more this month...oh and also, Happy Birthday Meg!