Friday, September 17, 2021

Full Show Friday - The Zombies 2013 Summer Stage NYC

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...The Zombies!

Heading out to Central Park SummerStage back in 2013 for today's Full Show Friday with The Zombies.

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Set list below. Enjoy!


0:25 I Love You 4:00 Can't Nobody Love You 6:17 Breathe Out Breathe In 9:34 I Want You Back Again 13:15 That Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 17:00 I Don't Believe In Miracles 20:00 Show Me The Way 24:26 Any Other Way 30:15 A Rose For Emily 33:02 Care Of Cel 64 37:20 This Wil Be Our Year 39:55 I Want Her She Wants Me 43:00 Time Of The Season 48:32 A Moment In Time 52:19 Tell Her No 54:27 You've Really Got A Hold On Me 58:46 Old And Wise (The Alan Parsons Project) 1:05:18 Hold Your Head Up (Argent) 1:20:56 She´s Not There 1:25:02 Summertime

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Nugs.net Add The Hold Steady, Ziggy Marley and More

RtBE can remember downloading random fun shows from nugs.net Free Stash back in the day. There were some killer Grateful Dead and Phish shows, plus a random sampling of Black Crowes, Robert Randolph and others. Now it has evolved into one of the best live streaming sites and more. 

Recently they announced the addition of three new acts who RtBE enjoys, The Hold Steady, Ziggy Marley and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

The site already has some amazing artists on it and is only growing larger and better with time and new artists. To celebrate, here are tunes from each of the new additions. 


Don Giovanni Records to Release Winterhawk Out of Print Discography

One of RtBE's favorite record labels Don Giovanni is releasing the 1970's Indigenous hard rock band Winterhawk's two album discography in a month. 

The band drew comparisons to KISS and Thin Lizzy back in the day and you can check out their tune "Custers Dyin" below. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Album Review: Ali Awan - Moon Mode

Ali Awan
Moon Mode
***and1/2 out of *****

The newest release from the Philadelphia, PA based Ali Awan falls between an EP and full length at six songs and while describing the length can be tricky, describing the musical goodness presented on Moon Mode is not. Awan delivers the slick rock goods with cool grooves, expressive experimentation and loads of indie pop flair. 

Opening with the title track Awan's relaxed vocals become breathy around a hip beat and laid back yet  pulsing low end supported in fairly straight ahead fashion before tape loops and a large expansive outro push the song into cosmic orbit. The hits keep coming as the percussion and bass driven "Dogs of Fire" has a light Beck flair while the hypnotic flowing "Sticky Sneakers" brings a Beatlesque feeling from the background to the swirling forefront. 

The best of the bunch just may be "Climb" which pushes indie pop to catchy heights with a great guitar riff and beat that could be used in multiple commercials with ease while getting stuck in your head for days. Less successful is the warbling "Run With You" which never breaks out into the jam hinted at dragging over the five minute run time. 

The brief record (or long EP) wraps up on a poppy stroll with "Cherry Pits", skipping and shuffling along with breezy ease to close. Ali Awan's knack for catchy sounds, relaxed delivery and odd flourishes make Moon Mode seem elegant and simple, a fun trick indeed. 
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A fun, random bandcamp find. 
Support the artist, buy the album, stream it on bandcamp or below and peep some video:



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Live Streams: Hurricane Ida Relief - Mashed Potato Records

For the last year live music was on lock down (like everything else in New York City). Live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are improving on the pandemic front in this city, but live streams will be an option for the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Hurricane Ida Relief - Mashed Potato Records

Hurricane Ida wrecked major damage in Louisiana and help is still needed.  Mashed Potato Records is hosting a benefit tonight.  Even if you can't watch tonight you can donate to Feed the Second Line or any group doing vital work in the region. 


To get in the mood for the benefit tonight, here is some music from Dr. Kinsey, who will be performing. 


Live Streams: Chalwa From New Rootz Studio

For the last year live music was on lock down (like everything else in New York City). Live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are improving on the pandemic front in this city, but live streams will be an option for the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Chalwa

Not to be confused with the New Orleans outfit Cha Wa, Chalwa are a self described "Appalachian Mountain Reggae" group. They play live from New Rootz Studio at 9pm tonight. Grab tickets here.

To get in the mood, here is a full live show from the band back in 2019:



Album Review: Heartless Bastards - A Beautiful Life

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

It is of the Heartless Bastards newest album, A Beautiful Life


Erika Wennerstrom takes over the band, basically releasing a solo album under that name with lots of friends helping out. 

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




Monday, September 13, 2021

Dylan Cover #496 The Midnight Sol "She Belongs To Me" 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 Midnight Sol playing "She Belongs To Me"

Thoughts on Original:
The first song in this series was a different cover of this track, here is what I wrote about it then and still feel the same way:
This is a gem of a song, a twisted tale that entwines beauty and deceit, darkness and sparkling Egyptian Red Rings.  One of Dylan's best in it's mystery, elusiveness and bitter biting undertones; really pure Dylan and one of his all time classics.  Loved it when I first heard it, still love it today.
Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE are hearing The Midnight Sol. They are a band from Melbourne Australia. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A shimmering straight ahead cover version of the magical tune. Well done. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Live Streams: Reigning Sound

For the last year live music was on lock down (like everything else in New York City). Live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are improving on the pandemic front in this city, but live streams will be an option for the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Reigning Sound 

Shot earlier this year at the Harbor Town Amphitheater in Memphis, TN the band will be playing some tunes focused on their recent excellent new release, A Little More Time With Reigning Sound

The full concert premieres on today, and tickets are on sale now for just $7.98 (including service fee) with a two-week rebroadcast.  Here is a preview tune from the show:

Full Show Friday: Valerie June - Shelter In Place Sessions

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...Valerie June!

Southwest Roots Music presents Valerie June live acoustic Shelter In Place Session from December 2020. June is a favorite of RtBE and we dig her style. 

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, full set list below. Enjoy:



0:10 Uncloudy Day 3:50 Astral Plane 8:11 Slip Slide On By 13:10 What a Wonderful World 17:40 True Love 20:06 Synthetic World 25:03 Landslide 30:01 1979 34:41 Columbine 37:59 Meet Me in the City 42:42 Drink Up and Go Home 45:33 Katie Cruel 48:11 Closing meditation

Thursday, September 9, 2021

New Video from Muck and the Mires, "Good Enough"

The newest single and video from the Boston based garage rockers Muck and the Mires arrives today.

It is titled "Good Enough" and you can watch it below. The song and 1860's inspired video comes off the bands most recent release, Greetings From Muckingham Palace on Dirty Water Records. The full album can be accessed via their bandcamp page.  



Gov't Mule to Release New Album, Heavy Load Blues, Unveil Title Track

Gov't Mule has a new album on the way. The blues based Heavy Load Blues will be the next offering from the outfit. 

While the band has always played blues based rock and roll, this is being described as their first true blues effort by main Mule himself Warren Haynes. The record will show off the bands original offerings next to covers by Tom Waits, The Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland and the Animals.

RtBE have always enjoyed the Mule live, and have really dug Warren's solo offerings (and his solo live shows) but it has been quite a few years since we have been excited for a Mule studio offering. The excellent title exudes high hopes for the fall release which you can pre-order here.  

Listen to "Heavy Load Blues" and a behind the scenes video to the making of the album below:

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Live Streams: Amayo & Friends

For the last year live music was on lock down (like everything else in New York City). Live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are improving on the pandemic front in this city, but live streams will be an option for the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Amayo and Friends

Over at Relix Twitch channel, Amayo & Friends get live at 7pm EST:
We reviewed Antibalas most recent release and dig front man Duke Amayo's tunes. To get in the mood for the show here is some video: 



Album Review: Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks 38: 9/8/73 Nassau Coliseum

Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks 38 
9/8/73 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
*** out of *****

On this day 48 years ago, the Grateful Dead played a show that has now become the 38th entry in the ongoing Dave's Picks series. This was an early part of the Fall 1973 tour, when the band was excited about their upcoming Wake of the Flood album which would be released a month later. The night in Nassau Memorial Coliseum captured here was the second night of the tour which would find the Dead criss crossing the country, playing some excellent shows to wrap up a very productive year for the band. 

The Long Island event kicked off with a cooking "Bertha" as the band seemed locked in from the get go, in fact this is one of the shows where the first set outshines the second in all aspects. The show overall is a bit unique for the band during this time period as it doesn't contain any of the big jam vehicles from the group. No "Playin' In The Band", "Dark Star" or "The Other One" but the players just make the most of the songs presented. In particular Bob Weir and Phil Lesh are especially on their game this evening as Bill Kreutzmann pushes the beat while Keith Godchaux twinkles the ivories. 

As always Jerry Garcia leads the way and brilliant versions of "Sugaree" and "Row Jimmy", his guitar and voice primed, ring out strongly. Clear crisp versions of tunes like "Tennessee Jed" and "Jack Straw" solidify the early section of the show with Weir delivering a gutsy "Looks Like Rain".  As always Dave Lemieux and the Dead team have delivered top notch audio quality for the listening public as all of the songs vibrate beautifully placing you in the Coliseum on this night with the best seats in the old barn. 

The highlight of the show as a whole happens at the end of the first set as "Weather Report Suite" complete with "Prelude" drips gorgeously out into the air delivering over fifteen minutes of blissful emotion, being played live for only the second time ever. Not to be outdone a "Eyes Of The World" drips, mellower then other versions, but still strong before a sorrowful "China Doll" shows off Garcia's wizardry with a slow ballad, ending a strong set.

Things become noticeably more relaxed, slower/sleepy and a bit less cohesive for the second set. Some interesting moments are "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away" which allows Keith to do a rare lead vocal and a messy "China Cat Sunflower" which recovers with a "Feeling Groovy" jam in the following "I Know You Rider". The best song of the underwhelming second set is "He's Gone", this show was played on Pigpen's birthday exactly six months after his death and there is a hypnotic spiritual quality to this jam that speaks to something higher as the band delivers the languid tune. 

The encore picks back up that vibe as a gorgeous "Stella Blue" and and a succinct "One More Saturday Night" wrap up a mixed bag of a show. After so many official releases, not every one is going to be in the best-ever category and while there are certainly many better official releases from this 1973 Fall tour (Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Road Trips Vol 4 No 3) this offering is pleasant, relaxed listen. 

Dave's Picks 38 is far from vital, except for completists, but it is always worth checking in on the outfit night in and night out to see what they are up too, especially during 1973, a very fruitful year in their long career.       
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Support the band, buy the album and peep some video below:

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Album Review: Steve Gunn - Other You

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

It is of Steve Gunn's newest release, Other You.

A cool record that floats along. 

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


Monday, September 6, 2021

Dylan Cover #495 MisterBorg9 "Union Sundown" 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 MisterBorg9 playing "Union Sundown"

Thoughts on Original:
From what has become an annual tradition here and here:
Wanted to pick this one for Labor Day as it is Dylan's take on the lack of US manufacturing jobs as well as the increasing flux of capitalism in society and the death of unions.  The idea of greed taking over is nothing new, but this song seems to come from an impulsive Dylan (a lot do) and shows up on Infidel's of which Dylan has commented something along the lines of "Those songs stuck around too long".  Ideas seem to be a bit jumbled on this disk, but not on this tune, his lament at no good paying job for American workers is clear, but he isn't passing the buck.  It is all of HIS products that are foreign made, this isn't a plea for change as a younger Dylan might have done; it is a simple statement of fact...and a sad one at that.  Having grown up in a extremely pro-Labor house hold I just wanted to point this tune out and the fact that Dylan wrote it almost 30 years ago, and things have only gotten worse... Happy Labor Day....

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
There isn't much about MisterBorg9 online, just a few covers and random videos

Thoughts on Cover:
Well played acoustic picking and strumming with vocals that are still searching for the proper delivery, but heartfelt and honest.  

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Full Show Friday: ZZ Top - Rockpalast 1980

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...ZZ Top!

With the recent passing of Dusty Hill, Rockpalast posted this full show from 1980 of the Texas trio and it is a good one.  

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, full set list below. Enjoy:


Setlist 1. I Thank You 00:00:00 2. Waitin' For The Bus 00:04:05 3. Jesus Just Left Chicago 00:06:39 4. Precious And Grace 00:10:52 5. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide 00:13:36 6. Manic Mechanic 00:18:01 7. Lowdown In The Street 00:21:35 8. Heard It On The X 00:24:41 9. Fool For Your Stockings 00:27:17 10. Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings 00:33:11 11. El Diablo 00:37:45 12. Cheap Sunglasses 00:41:46 13. Arrested For Driving While Blind 00:46:24 14. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers 00:51:14 15. La Grange 00:54:25 16. She Loves My Automobile 01:06:19 17. Hi Fi Mama 01:08:50 18. Dust My Broom 01:12:12 19. Jailhouse Rock 01:15:37 20. Tush 01:17:23 21. Tube Snake Boogie 01:23:48 22. Just Get Paid 01:26:32

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Live Streams: Dead & Company Live at Xfinity Center

For the last year live music was on lock down (like everything else in New York City). Live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are improving on the pandemic front in this city, but live streams will be an option for the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Dead & Company Live at Xfinity Center

Dead & Company's summer tour pulls into Xfinity Center tonight. You can stream tonight's show over on nugs.

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