Friday, December 30, 2022

Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Albums of 2022

Here are our all of our favorite albums of 2022. This is the year end review, all in one place.

You can click the links to also find our favorite album cover artRtBE's favorite archive releases and picks for best live shows

Below are our picks for RtBE's favorite albums of the year. It starts with our honorable mentions then moves into our top ten albums of the year. There is a short blurb about the album and a song from it, click on the title to read our full review of the selected records. The focus here is on full albums, not singles, but long playing releases you can slap on and listen to all the way through.

We worked with the Glide Staff on their list as well, so there may be a few overlaps if you read that already. 

Thanks for reading. Until next year....

Full Show Friday: Songwriters Showcase - Austin City Limits 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 ...Songwriters Showcase!


Some months our Full Show Friday's will focus on specific artistsyearsvenuestv shows, festivals or some combo of it all
This months Full Show Friday Series focuses on the Austin City Limits Television Series.

This is a cool collection of singer/songwriters from back in the early 80's including John Prine and Billy Joe Shaver.
  
Thanks for checking out our Full Show Friday's this year.  

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Setlist below. Enjoy:



1) John Prine - There She Goes 1:50 
2) Billy Joe Shaver - Georgia On A Fast Train 5:10 
3) Rodney Crowell - 'Till I Gain Control Again 7:40 
4) Guy Clark - The Carpenter 12:00 
5) Keith Sykes - The Coast Of Marseilles 17:20 
6) Rodney Crowell w/ Rosanne Cash - No Memories Hanging Round 20:30 
7) John Prine - Grandpa Was A Carpenter 23:40 
8) Billy Joe Shaver - I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal 26:30 
9) Bill Caswell - Sodbuster 29:05 
10) Keith Sykes - I'm Not Strange (I'm Just Like You) 31:50 
11) Guy Clark - Homegrown Tomatoes 34:50 
12) Rodney Crowell - Shame On The Moon 38:00 
13) Billy Joe Shaver - Ride Me Down Easy 42:00 
14) Bill Caswell - Don't Tell Momma I'm A Guitar Picker 44:15 
15) Keith Sykes - One True Love 46:47 
16) John Prine - Aimless Love 49:40 
17) Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway 52:10

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Album Review: Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks 44: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon 6/23/90

Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks 44: 
Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon June 23, 1990
***and1/2 out of *****

The final Dave's Picks of 2022 goes back to summer of 1990, just like the final Dave's Picks of 2021. Spring and Summer 1990 were the last consistently top notch tours of the Dead's career and archivist David Lemieux has made the most of them. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Album Review: The Sadies - Colder Streams

The Sadies
Colder Streams
***and1/2 out of *****

With the untimely passing of vocalist/guitarist Dallas Good after the recording of The Sadies newest release Colder Streams, the long running Canadian alt/folk/garage/retro-rock act is in a state of flux. However, none of that unknown is present on the excellent final release to feature Good. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Album Review: Ceramic Animal - Sweet Unknown

Ceramic Animal 
Sweet Unknown 
*** out of *****


The Doylestown, Pennsylvania outfit Ceramic Animal have been going at it for a few years now but hope to breakout to larger audiences with Sweet Unknown. The record was produced by Dan Auerbach (who plays and sings throughout the album) and released on his Easy Eye Sound label as the group deliver a sampler of pop rock styles, hoping some will stick. 

Monday, December 26, 2022

Dylan Cover #562 Emma Gillespie "Forever Young"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Emma Gillespie is performing a live cover of "Forever Young" 



Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we covered a cover of this tune.
"Forever Young" is a classic. A track that Dylan released two different versions of on Planet Waves, and a song tons of artists use to close out sets or play encores. Without doing research it has to be one of the top 5 most covered songs of his, and yet it was never one of RtBE's favorites. It is a great song, Bob has always treated it a bit sterile though and this is a flaw in Dylan; artists would give their whole careers to write a song like this and he treats it like an out take, Last Waltz version not withstanding.

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time hearing Emma Gillespie.

Thoughts on Cover:
Such delicate cover and a wonderful way to wrap up this series for the year. 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas from Rock the Body Electric

Have a Happy One on @RockBodyElec:


Here is our favorite Christmas song for the Holiday Season, sing it Clarence!


And a a few bonus tunes as stocking-stuffer's because we are in the giving spirit. Here is Albert King trying to get Santa the respect he deserves...


Jimmy Jule and the Nuclear Soul System let's you that "Xmas Done Got Funky":

Our friends The Clay Pigeons doing their best with "Oh, The Holidays":

and we will end with Reigning Sound double dipping with "Jingle Bell Rock" and "If Christmas Can't Bring You Home":


Enjoy the holiday and as always, thanks for reading.

Friday, December 23, 2022

RIP Walter "Wolfman" Washington

The New Orleans legend Walter "Wolfman" Washington passed away today, he was 79. 

Here is more on the man who RtBE was lucky enough to have seen with his band the Roadmasters. They combined blues, soul and R&B with ease and were always a fun set of music. 

Play his tunes loud and toast his life. 

Full Show Friday: The Pretenders - Austin City Limits 2017

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 Pretenders!


Some months our Full Show Friday's will focus on specific artistsyearsvenuestv shows, festivals or some combo of it all
This months Full Show Friday Series focuses on the Austin City Limits Television Series.

This week we head back to 2017 for The Pretenders set on Austin City Limits. 


Pro shot, Pro sound, full set list below. Enjoy:

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Live Review - Los Lobos @ City Winery, NYC 12/19/2022

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

It is of Los Lobos recent live show at City Winery on Monday night December 19th. 


RtBE have been fans of Los Lobos for a while but had yet to ever catch them live...that was a a mistake.  This band kicks major ass still on the live stage. See them if you can. 

Support the artists, read the review and peep some video. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Album Review: $ilkmoney - I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore

$ilkmoney
I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore
*** out of *****

The insane cover art with candles gold skulls, planets, deities and the possible apocalypses all represent the experimental, overwhelming at times, ride that is $ilkmoney's newest release titled I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore.  

That cover art seeps into the odd album intro setting a creepy vibe before the short blasting vocals kick off "I Ate 14g of Mushroom and Bwoy Oh Bwoy" as $ilkmoney sounds like a juiced up Busta Rhymes with a fierce driving vocal style. The skittering beats and braggadocio rapid fire lyrical style color tracks like "A White Bitch Killed Gary Coleman" and "One Glazed and One Jelly Filled Nucleus" while "S.F.C.S.S.S.$" uses soul samples and weed smoke to cloud the misogynistic lyrics.    

Producer Khalilblu excellently accents $ilkmoney's aggressive style with a mix of modern and throwback hip hop sounds. Grand Theft Auto samples move into spoken word poetry around twinkling sounds on "A Visit from The Grand Portal Wizard Snake" while Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan gets his concept altered a bit on the following effort.

The most complete offerings here arrive in the center of the album as Khalilblu and $ilkmoney team to match machine gun rapping over creative beats on "Cuummoney Amiliani" while smoother music cools out "Jody Don't Love Me No Mo :-(" the rare exhale. Most of the album is very direct and in the listeners face, never more so than on the protest poetry of "Emmm, Nigga You Is Tasty :)" which moves from hip-hop to spoken word anger railing against the constantly pervasive racism in society and equating it effectively to cannibalism.  

More modern hip-hop beats accent "Rent-Em Spoons Is A Good Idea" while samples and a laid back groove finish of the record on a production standpoint as $ilkmoney continues his distorted rapid fire spoken word, hating on capitalism and exploitation in hip-hop, Hollywood and more before sidetracking into mind expansion of 'Shrooms and Ayahuasca and ending with the sample of "there is always work at the post office" from Robert Townsend's excellent Hollywood Shuffle, a film that took on racial stereotypes in the arts during the late '80's. 

Part album, part experiment, part art-exhibit, part protest $ilkmoney's I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore touches on a lot of topics in sometimes harsh and uncomfortable ways, not always succeeding, but always remaining interesting which is rare  to find on albums these days.   
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Support the artist, buy the album and peep some video below:


  

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Album Review: Leyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer

Leyla McCalla
Breaking The Thermometer
***and1/2 out of *****

The companion album to Leyla McCalla's Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, muli-disciplinary music, dance and theatre work developed with collaborator Kiyoko McCrae, the Breaking The Thermometer record is a tribute to Radio Haiti and McCalla's personal journey as well as others Haitian memories and connections to that country.

The album opens with percussion and McCalla talking about her personal trip to Haiti to visit relatives on "Nan Fon Bwa" before her powerful cello work enters the scene. "Fort Dimanche" uses banjo and percussion as well as others memories of the country while "Bon App├ętit Messieurs" is an old Radio Haiti broadcast which leads directly into the banjo and skittering beats of "Le Bal est Fini" which is a dynamic combination of styles and a major highlight on the album. 

Vocally McCalla sings with passion on "Dan Reken" and delicately on "Pouki" (which also features Melissa Laveaux) as McCalla's singing is dynamite throughout the album.  The dance ready percussion and vibrating strings resonate on "Dodinin" while the personal stories of more Haitians start "Ekzile" before rising string work and percussion lead to a swelling finale. 

"You Don't Know Me" stands out as a pop single on a very fluid album and while it is fine in and of itself, it seems a touch out of place and one note. Better is the slow rising dawn of "Vini We" complete with sweeping doorways and animal noises as the environment of Haiti comes to audial life. The field/earth song "Artibonite" is pushed along by percussion and McCalla's strong vocals before the floating/smoky guitars of "Mountain Song" and the French vocals of "Boukman's Prayer" wrap things up. 

The incredibly personal project from Leyla McCalla, Breaking the Thermometer, is an engaging journey of self-discovery and identity definition as well as a positive musical portrait of Haiti. While not as world welcoming as her best past work, the historic importance and individual Haitian pride throughout makes for a enjoyable discovery.    
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RtBE are huge fans of McCalla. ranking Capitalist Blues as our favorite of 2019 and high on our decades end list. Support the artist, buy the album and peep some video below:


Monday, December 19, 2022

Dylan Cover #561 Federico Borluzzi "Must Be Santa" 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 Federico Borluzzi playing "Must Be Santa"


Thoughts on Original:
In 2009 Bob Dylan released Christmas In The Heart and unleashed his version of the rollicking "Must Be Santa" and it's killer video upon the world.

Based on a German drinking song, "Must Be Santa" was concocted by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks and first released in 1960. Dylan's version is a blast in a polka style tossing in Presidents into the mix. While technically not an original for this series...who cares?  

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time hearing Federico Borluzzi who is a singer-songwriter from Aosta, Italy

Thoughts on Cover:
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2022

Full Show Friday: Run The Jewels - Austin City Limits 2018

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...Run The Jewels!


Some months our Full Show Friday's will focus on specific artistsyearsvenuestv shows, festivals or some combo of it all
This months Full Show Friday Series focuses on the Austin City Limits Television Series.

Having caught RTJ now twice at the Garden, I can attest they put on a great live show. Here they are back in 2018 on ACL.

Pro Sound, Pro Shot, Setlist below. Enjoy:



1:44 Talk To Me 4:25 Legend Has It 9:15 Blockbuster Night, Pt.1 12:01 Oh My Darling Don't Cry 17:35 36" Chain 21:10 Stay Gold 24:45 Don't Get Captured 28:24 Nobody Speak 31:51 Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) 34:46 A Report to the Shareholders / Kill Your Masters 38:18 Thursday in the Danger Room 42:50 2100 48:19 Down

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Albums Part 3: The Top 5

Another year is finishing up and @RockBodElec wouldn't be a proper music site if we didn't end the year with a "Best Of" list, so RtBE presents 2022's Favorite Albums Part 3: Top Five.


In the instance that RtBE has reviewed the album, either on this site or elsewhere, we will link to that review and just give a quick summation; click on the name/title and you can read our full opinion. RtBE worked with the Glide Team to give input on their Top 20 so you can expect some overlap if you already have seen that list.

Again the focus here is on full albums, not singles, but long playing releases you can slap on and listen all the way through. We know these are a dying breed, but it still is the way we consume music, no shuffle, Spotify or singles for us.

The number ten just works for this, so here is the second part of our top ten, numbers five through one. You can see the back end of our top ten and the albums that just missed as well. 

Like all of our lists or 'best of's' these are meant to start conversations, not end them...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Albums Part 2 (#10-6)

Another year is finishing up and @RockBodElec wouldn't be a proper music site if we didn't end the year with a "Best Of" list, so RtBE presents 2022's Favorite Albums Part 2 (Numbers 10-6):


In the instance that RtBE has reviewed the album, either on this site or elsewhere, we will link to that review and just give a quick summation; click on the name/title and you can read our full opinion. RtBE worked with the Glide Team to give input on their Top 20 so you can expect some overlap if you already have seen that list.

Again the focus here is on full albums, not singles, but long playing releases you can slap on and listen all the way through. We know these are a dying breed, but it still is the way we consume music, no shuffle, Spotify or singles for us.

This begins our top ten and we will wrap it up tomorrow. You can find our list of Honorable Mentions and let downs here

Like all of our lists or 'best of' roundups, these are meant to start conversations, not end them...

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Live Show

The live show is a slippery thing. There are lots of variables at play, most having little to do with the performance itself. Does the venue have enough bathrooms? Is it going to rain? What day of the week is it on? Did I have a shitty day at work before hand? Did tickets cost waaay too much? All of this effects one's opinion of a live show before the band even tunes up and with reason, but when the stars align, there is no place RtBE would rather be than in the moment of magic occurring spontaneously from the stage.

Live Music Has No Equal!
Taken By The Fantastic Megan Donohue

While obviously we can't see every show that is out there, we try to get out often to catch live music. Sure there are a few left in the calendar year, but for now, here is a listing of the best concerts we were fortunate enough to have caught in 2022 (THANK GOD LIVE MUSIC IS BACK!).

There are links to show reviews in the titles, also because who doesn't love arbitrary rankings, one show at the bottom took the top prize as RtBE's 2022 Favorite Live Show. We also make mention of a few live streams we enjoyed in 2022 as they now seem like a positive development for all involved. 

Monday, December 12, 2022

New Single from Regent Titled "The Thunder"

Southampton rockers Regent have a new single out "The Thunder" off of their upcoming EP titled Believe

Check out the UK rockers newest, heavy marching tune below:


Dylan Cover #560 Pete Morton "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" 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 Pete Morton performing "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" 


Thoughts on Original:
(From the first time in this series we tackled a cover of this song)
A rambling transitional tune from Dylan as he moved from folk to his rock phase backed by The Hawks, pushing that wild thin mercury sound which Dylan was just starting to dabble in. Perhaps because of it's rarity, not appearing on any official album, it is always a joy to listen to when it pops up, but there are better tracks in this vein such as the unfinished "She's Your Lover Now", but that is a whole separate post....

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time we are hearing Pete Morton. 

Thoughts on Cover:
Like a cover a few weeks back, Morton takes a rollicking electric original and strips it down to acoustic strums and it works well. I am not sure about the hat, but I am sure about Morton's gusto, a fun cover of an underappreciated jam. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

New Single From Manuela Iwansson Titled "Strangers On A Train"

Swedish new wave punkster Manuela Iwansson has released the single "Strangers On A Train" from her debut album Dark Tracks which you can check out on Bandcamp

The Stockholm based singer has been working on the album for a while, check out the song below:

Full Show Friday: Merle Haggard - Austin City Limits 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...Merle Haggard!


Some months our Full Show Friday's will focus on specific artistsyears, venuestv shows, festivals or some combo of it all
This months Full Show Friday Series focuses on the Austin City Limits Television Series.

A classic ACL entry finds the one and only Merle Haggard playing the famous stage.  

Pro Shot, Pro Sound. Enjoy:


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Live Review: WFUV Holiday Cheer Concert with Spoon, Lucius, Kingfish and More

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

It is of the recent WFUV Holiday Cheer Concert at NYC's Beacon Theater. SaySheShe, Kingfish, Lucius, Spoon a fun lineup supported the benefit. 

You can support as well, read the review and peep some video below:


 

Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Albums Part 1 (Honorable Mentions and Let Downs)

Another year is finishing up and @RockBodElec wouldn't be a proper music site if we didn't end the year with a "Best Of" list, so RtBE presents 2022's Favorite Albums Part 1 (Honorable Mentions and Let Downs):


In the instance that RtBE has reviewed the album, either on this site or elsewhere, we will link to that review and just give a quick summation; click on the name/title and you can read our full opinion. RtBE also worked with the Glide Team to give input on their Top 20 so you can expect some overlap if you already have seen that list.

Again the focus here is on full albums, not singles, but long playing releases you can slap on and listen all the way through. We know these are a dying breed, but it still is the way we consume music, no shuffle, Spotify playlists or streaming for us.

These are the albums that just missed out on being included in our top ten favorite for the year (coming soon). After some very excellent albums we have a few releases from artists we dig, which we were let down by. 

Like all of our lists or 'best of'' these are meant to start conversations, not end them...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Live Review: The Hold Steady @ Brooklyn Bowl 12/2/2022

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

It is of the recent Hold Steady Massive Nights show at Brooklyn Bowl last Friday night, 12/2. 

While this wasn't our favorite tHS show of all-time, it was a real joy to see friends, loved ones and familiar faces at the Bowl.  Great night as always. 

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


Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Archival Releases

Each year the music industry dips into the past to deliver box sets, live albums, re-masters and outtake collections to sell to the music loving masses (present company included). This look back will round up some of RtBE's favorite archival releases from the past year. 

Usually these releases can fall into the money grab category, not really adding much outside of revenue for the label and (hopefully) the artist. Every now and then though some spectacular collections are unearthed and are worth any price. 

RtBE includes live albums in this category, since they were recorded in the recent or distant past and thus fall into archival release status. 

With the increase in vinyl, and enhanced Record Store Days to help smaller sellers, there are more and more archival releases each year. RtBE are sure to miss a lot of them, but the quality and abundance is exciting. Post your favorites, or any we may have missed in the comments. 

These were our favorite archival releases of 2022, click the link in the title for full length reviews. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Album Review: Fats Domino - Live at Tipitina's

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

It is of the recent release from Tipitina's Record Club, the legendary Fats Domino's final public performance, Live at Tipitina's

A very cool record and another great release from this ongoing project.


Year In Review 2022 - Favorite Album Art

We kick off our Year in Review section of 2022 with the first feature in the Best of... area, Album Art

Just like in years past, we will be choosing our favorite albums of the year, a few that were underwhelming, our favorite live shows, and highlight some fantastic archive releases, all of which will be posted over the next few days. 

Today we are starting out by judging books (records) by their covers (vinyl sleeves, jackets, digital pics, etc) with the Best Album Art Work of 2022.


The biggest gripe RtBE has with digital music is not the quality (that has been massively improved) nor the disposal nature of it (still a problem, but whatever), it is the lack of amazing album covers and art work.

Sure there may be great album art out there but seeing it on a screen, on Spotify or elsewhere is nothing compared to holding an LP or even a CD booklet with pages of lyrics, pictures etc. 

Thankfully the rise of vinyl is helping this dilemma but it is still not enough. The hours we spent staring, actually holding, examining tons of covers while listening to music can't be adequately recorded, it added new dimensions to the sounds. You were connected to album in a more physical way; things were deeper, more evocative...Anyways...

Here comes RtBE's Favorite Album Art of 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022

New Single/Video from Addie Brik "Retromingent"

Addie Brik has released a new video for her song "Retromingent"

It is from her album That Dog Don't Hunt. Regarding the lyrical themes of this song, Brik says:
“Whatever people do or do not do to you along the way, if you can’t let go of that you’ll never get to where you should be going. So, there is Logos, the truth, not my personal take, or some lobbyist take on truth and I have a responsibility to think correctly and hold myself to higher standards, my future, heaven or hell, depends on it. People do what they do and will get their comeuppance. There’s a natural working order here that fulfils itself.”
You can check out the video below and support the artist.

Live Streams: Eric Slick - Live at Relix Studios

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during 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 check out our 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: Eric Slick Live at Relix Studios

We have highlighted Scott's new band, Toby's new EP and now Eric Slick is playing Relix Studios tonight at 7pm.  Lots of Dr. Dog action on RtBE lately. 

To get in the mood, here is a tune by Slick:


Dylan Cover #559 Isto "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Isto performing a live cover of "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" 

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
A simple little number coming off of John Wesley Harding it discards the lyrical wizardry for a down home spin.  We are rewarded with easy bliss, not often found in Dylan tunes. The emotions displayed by the singer here are heartfelt, hearty and easy going, just like the tune as a whole. Always a pleasant ride, bring that bottle over here...   

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE have encountered Isto (aka Chris White) who is a musician and guitar teacher, based in New York City and Newark, NJ.

Thoughts on Cover
A sweet, slow rolling solo stroll through the pleasant tune. Sung and played properly and affectingly. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Live Stream: The Hold Steady - Massive Nights @ Brooklyn Bowl

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during 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 check out our 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: The Hold Steady - Massive Nights @ Brooklyn Bowl 

RtBE will be in the house for the annual Massive Nights Friday Night show at Brooklyn Bowl in about 8 hours, but if you can't be there with us, you can still get down via this FANS live stream

To get pumped here is some of of their live stream from earlier this year in London:


Full Show Friday: Lucinda Williams Austin City Limits 1998

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...Lucinda Williams!


Some months our Full Show Friday's will focus on specific artistsyearsvenuestv shows, festivals or some combo of it all
This months Full Show Friday Series focuses on the Austin City Limits Television Series.

Austin City Limits is the longest running music series in television history and to end 2022, each Full Show Friday on RtBE will showcase this classic program. 

Today start, we go with the legendary Lucinda Williams from 1998. 

Pro-shot, Pro-sound, setlist below. Enjoy:


Lucinda Williams - Austin City Limits 1998 - Full Performance. Lucinda Williams (vocals, guitar), Kenny Vaughan (guitar, backing vocals), John Jackson (guitar), Richard "Hombre" Price (bass), Randy Leago (Hammond B3, Accordion), Fran Breen (drums), and Jim Lauderdale (acoustic guitar, backing vocals). 1. Pineola (0:19) 2. Metal Firecracker (5:00) 3. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (8:38) 4. Right in Time (13:19) 5. Drunken Angel (17:58) 6. Greenville (21:21) 7. Still I Long for Your Kiss (25:43) 8. Lake Charles (30:13) 9. Changed the Locks (35:42) 10. Disgusted (39:31) 11. Jackson (42:45) 12. Sweet Old World (49:02) 13. Passionate Kisses (54:12) 14. Something About What Happens When We Talk (56:54) 15. Joy (1:00:54) 16. Cant Let Go (1:09:33)