Saturday, May 30, 2020

Live Streams: Quarantine Comes Alive

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Quarantine Comes Alive

There is a large festival on multiple channels today starting at 1pm EST called Quarantine Comes Alive

This donation-based event will directly benefit the participating musicians as well as Sweet Relief, MusiCares, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Partners In Health, Trans Lifeline, Backline, and local organizations helping the homeless.

To get in the mood here is some video from artists participating:

Friday, May 29, 2020

Full Show Friday: A Flock of Seagulls- Live at The Ace in Brixton 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...A Flock of Seagulls!

We are going back to the dark days known as the early eighties...here are A Flock of Seagulls from 1983.

Enjoy:

0:00:26- Space Age Love Song 0:04:14- DNA (Grammy Winner) 0:06:30- Electrics 0:10:00- Wishing 0:14:33- The Traveler 0:13:18- Telecommunication 0:20:58- The Fall 0:25:32- Transfer Affection 0:31:24- Over the Border 0:37:00- Man Made 0:43:00- You Can Run 0:47:18- What Am I To Do 0:51:20- Nightmares 0:56:12- I Ran 1:01:30- Committed (Hole In the Wall) 1:04:13- It's Not Me Talking Live at the Ace in Brixton 1983.

Live Streams: Slay At Home Festival

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.



Today we highlight: Slay At Home Festival

The Slay At Home Festival starts today and continues tomorrow:


To get ready here is Twelve Foot Ninja:

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Live Streams: Ogden Museum of Southern Art - Ogden After Hours

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight: Ogden Museum of Southern Art - Ogden After Hours

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art do a weekly musical session they call Ogden After Hours.


Tune in tonight to see some RtBE Personal Favorites like Big Sam Funky Nation.  To get in the spirit for the show, here is Big Sam:



Live Streams: Post World Radio - Shea Stadium BK Take Over

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight: Post World Radio - Shea Stadium BK Take Over

Small live music venues are going to be crushed more than most business by this disease lock down so Shea Stadium BK is doing a take over of Post World Radio today to raise some funds:


Support the cause and help keep small venues open. To get in the mood here is Told Slant:


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Japandroids to Release First Live Album

One of RtBE's favorites the Japandroids are releasing their first live album titled Massey Fucking Hall. The album was recorded at Toronto's Massey Hall (shocker) in 2017.

The band will be releasing the digital version next month and then the double vinyl in October.


RtBE digs the band having ranked their best album Celebration Rock high on our list of the best albums from the previous decade. We have also seen them live a bunch and they always rip it up, so we have high hopes for this release.

To get pumped, here is a tune from the upcoming live record, "Heart Sweats" a song from their Post-Noting album which we reviewed back in 2009

Live Streams: Pickathon - Shovels & Rope

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure. Also you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Pickathon - Shovels & Rope

Back when they started we highlighted Pickathon who have announced they would dip into their festivals archives and produce a show a day for the next 60 days. It continues at 1PM Pacific with an RtBE favorite, Shovels & Rope.

To get in the mood here is a tune from the band:

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Live Streams: Car Seat Headrest

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight: Car Seat Headrest

A live stream starts at 5pm Est/2pm Pst:


To get in the mood here is a tune from Car Seat Headrest:

Album Review: Khujo - Echoes of a Legend

Khujo 
Echoes Of A Legend
***and1/2 out of *****

One of Dirty South's original MC's newest album mixes the old with new school as Khujo delivers the solid full length Echoes Of A Legend. Inviting longtime friends to help out, Khujo displays his mix of boasting and conscious rhymes with determination and fluid power.

Starting off with definitions of what the albums title means, the record kicks into gear with beats based around southern blues guitar riffs as Big Mike joins for "Go Further".

Khujo works to make a difference as his positive rhymes and fights against racism/inequality color tunes like "No Powder No Makeup" (featuring Miss Dolla), closer "The Struggle" (featuring Outlawz) and "Hit Dawg" which  uses solid lines like "Put in brain in your head but I can't make you think" over ominous skittering beats. These tunes all fight against the everyday societal poisoning of racism, broken families, capitalist greed and other society ills.

However, Khujo also dives into his boast rhymes, proclaim his status as a legend on the strip club ready trap beat of "Out Your League" and "Don't Care Nuthin Bout It" as his main act the Goodie Mob joins him in a modern hip hop session that showcase random screams and digital quick beats.

The other dichotomy on the album is the mix between those new and old school beats. Khujo mixes up skittering trap based numbers with more demonstrative old school leanings. While a track like "Family First" amps up the speed of his rhymes and proves he can contend with the new school trap sound, he is more effective and at home with the older hip hop environments where he made his name in the early 90's.

The best numbers here go all out, such as the huge "General Patton" Big Boi influenced deep beats of "JoDaz" featuring Daz Dillinger which is just one of a trio of banging stand out numbers. The other two also bring in old friends of Kujo as B-Real arrives to color the keyboard swooning of "Cypress Mob" and Cee-Lo provides the chorus of "Gangsta Walk" around deep bass and infectious string sections.

Mixing new and old, spiritual and braggadocio, Echoes Of A Legend proves that Kuhjo is just that as he works through pain and power, proving he still has a lot to say in 2020.
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Support the artist, buy the album, stream it on bandcamp or below and peep some video:



Monday, May 25, 2020

Dylan Cover #429 Vampire Weekend "Jokerman" Live

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

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
The kick-start to his "back to rock and roll" album Infidels, "Jokerman" is a monster. A torrent of images, symbols, thoughts, proclamations, fears and fables; it feels like a dam was broken in Dylan's brain and all of these things just poured out. Musically it moves along but doesn't add much to the towering wordplay as the tune is dominated by the lyrics which seem almost never ending; Dylan has penned wordier tunes, but few feel as heavy as this. Flawed, but reaching for something, it is a not an all-time great Dylan song, but it is one that lets us peak into his brain a bit. For more on this tune, check out this post.
Cover:

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE has never really taken to this band.

Thoughts on Cover:
Never a favorite band of this sites...yet Vampire Weekend does exactly what we like when it comes to covers, they experiment and make the song their own. They do this by inserting a swirling jam right in the middle, opening up this difficult Dylan tune in jamband fashion. A solid effort from the group.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Live Streams: T.S.O.L 40th Anniversary Live Stream

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: T.S.O.L 40th Anniversary Live Stream

Today T.S.O.L celebrate their 40th Anniversary live from Las Vegas:
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Live stream !! BREAKING NEWS!!! TSOL 40th Anniversary LIVE Streaming Event! Sadly, we will all be stuck at home around the world this Memorial Day weekend and can’t spend it in person with all our loyal fans in Las Vegas like the last few years during PRB. Please join us on Sunday May 24th for a special TSOL 40th Anniversary LIVE multiple camera streaming event from the Backstage Bar and Billiards and Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV! All tickets are FREE for this LIVE streaming concert; however, we will be accepting donations and will also be offering a special edition merch package available for this epic show! Set time is 3pm PST/6pm EST. So, grab a PBR and crank up the volume on your TV/laptop/smart phone/etc., and enjoy TSOL when they play LIVE! What: TSOL 40th Anniversary FREE Live Concert When: Sunday, 5/24/2020 @ 3pm/6pm PST/EST Where: https://facebook.com/events/s/tsol-40th-anniversary-live-str/2762789100517525/?ti=icl
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The show is at 3pm EST. to get in the mood here is a tune from the band:


Happy 79th Birthday Bob Dylan

No one has ever been better. Happy 78th birthday Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan.
Enjoy a few of his best songs:




Saturday, May 23, 2020

Live Streams: Mork

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight: Mork

The black metal outfit from Norway Mork will be doing a live stream today at 3pm EST on their youube channel or right here:


To get in the mood for them, here is some Black Metal:

Friday, May 22, 2020

Live Streams: Margo Price - Runaway Horses

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight: Margo Price - Runaway Horses

Margo Price is hosting a radio show every Friday Night over on her youtube channel.

Her Runaway Horses show has been flowing for a few weeks now and you can follow live and relive old episodes on her channel. RtBE has dug on Margo's Americana style, loving her debut and her follow up even more, it even made our list of Top 50 of the last decade.

To get ready for tonight's show, here is a great tune from Margo:

Full Show Friday: Frank Zappa - Live in Barcelona 1988

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 is from Frank Zappa's last tour where he played with a big band and did some rare tunes. The show today is from Barcelona May 17th 1988. Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Setlist below:


00:00:12 Black Page Spanish Intro 00:01:50 The Black Page ( New Age Version ) 00:08:37 Packard Goose I 00:11:35 Royal March from L`Historie du Soldat ( Igor Stravinsky ) 00:12:30 Theme from The Bartok Piano Concierto ( Bela Bartok ) 00:14:00 Packard Goose II 00:16:05 Sharleena 00:22:40 Bamboozled By Love 00:28:00 Black Napkins 00:34:18 When The Lie's So Big 00:37:55 Planet Of The Baritone Women 00:40:37 Any Kind Of Pain 00:45:53 Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk 00:53:23 Sofa 00:56:02 Find Her Finer 00:58:41 Big Swifty 01:10:29 I Ain't Got No Heart 01:12:25 Love Of My Life 01:14:41 The Torture Never Stops Medley ( inc. Theme from "Bonanza" and Lonesome Cowboy Burt ) 01:32:40 Bolero ( Maurice Ravel ) 01:38:05 Watermelon In Easter Hay 01:42:47 Whipping Post 01:48:17 I Am The Walrus 01:51:48 The Illinois Enema Bandit 02:01:20 Strictly Genteel La Banda: Frank Zappa – sintetizador, guitarra, teclados, voz Ike Willis – sintetizador, guitarra, guitarra r铆tmica, voz Scott Thunes – sintetizador, bajo, voz, minimoog Bobby Martin – teclados, saxof贸n, voz Chad Wackerman – bater铆a, voz, percusi贸n Ed Mann – percusi贸n, marimba, vibr谩fono, percusi贸n Mike Keneally – sintetizador, guitarra, guitarra r铆tmica, voz Bruce Fowler – tromb贸n Walt Fowler – sintetizador, trompeta, fliscorno Kurt McGettrick – saxof贸n, saxof贸n bar铆tono, clarinete Albert Wing – saxof贸n tenor Paul Carman – saxof贸n alto, saxof贸n bar铆tono, saxof贸n soprano