Bob Marley Live in Boston 1973


This is another live recording I’ve held on to for a long time. Just about everyone I know who collects live recordings has it. It’s not a secret recording. It’s not rare. But there are some distortions at as the volume increases and I can see why they did not want it released commercially (at least the recording I have).

But, man, this band is on fire. Don’t let anyone tell you that Reggae is just hippy-dippy beach-bro Sublime with some other singer type-vibes. This band means business and this is one of my favorite recordings. I love the hiss. I love the crackle. I love the distortion. This is protest music, so let’s feel it.


  1. Lively Up Yourself

  2. 400 Years

  3. Stir It Up

  4. Slave Driver

  5. Stop That Train

  6. Kinky Reggae

  7. Concrete Jungle

  8. Get Up, Stand Up

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Patiokings: Live at Iron Horse Music Hall 2004

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I don’t remember anything about this band, but I dig this 2004 set at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA and apparently, I helped upload it to the Live Music Archive in 2004. Sorry, but apparently in 2004, I didn’t know how to title the files. But we do have the show information.

I don’t think this band is still around, but I’d like to be proven wrong. Funky soul with groove galore. The perfect soundtrack to your late Summer cookout jam.

Tracklisting and Notes:

First Set
(first tune of the night was Living Like a King but did not get recorded)
Freeman (beginning cut off)
Untitled new tune
Left For the Last Time
Better Than Yesterday
One More Once
Two Steps Away
Cover tune medley
Kings of Kingsford (end cut off)

Second Set
Rhythm & Sunshine
Nine to Five
One Way
Keep On
As it Was
Step Down (end cut off)

(Encore was “Living For the City,” Stevie Wonder cover, but did not get recorded)


Unfortunalety there is some distortion in parts. It was recorded off the board into a four track but the gain was just a little too high.

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Hoooo-Weeee! One Eleven Heavy! Detroit and NYC!

If you don’t know the music of One Eleven Heavy, then what kind of friend have I been to you? I’m sorry. Allow me to remedy that. Aquarium Drunkard says:

A transatlantic affair, the group features songwriters James Toth (Wooden Wand) and Nick Mitchell Maiato (Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura), along with bassist Dan Brown (Royal Trux), drummer Ryan Jewell (Solar Motel Band), and pianist Hans Chew (Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger).

NPR says:

There's a dancing bear slapped on the back of a station wagon cranking out a copy of Europe '72 — it's no deep dive from one of Dick's Picks, but it's a solid collection of live sets, with Grateful Dead at the top of its game. You exchange eyes with the driver, acknowledge the good-times jams, and counter with a '77 date. Soon enough, you're holding up traffic, but the songs keep on truckin'.

This wasn't quite the Cosmic Americana meet-cute for James Toth (Wooden Wand) and Nick Mitchell Maiato (of Manchester psych-rockers Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura), but it's not too far off. When Toth was on a U.K. tour 10 years ago, the two bonded over Crazy Horse, the Dead and Little Feat — rock bands that thrived on wild-eyed improvisation, but still knew how to write an easygoing melody.

The band’s debut Everything’s Better is a terrific slice of Cosmic Americana and the band’s second album Desire Path is due out September 20 and is available for preorder now.

The fabulous NYC Taper recently recorded and posted the One Eleven Heavy 09/01/19 show at Union Pool in NYC. Stream here and head over to the show’s page at NYC Taper to download for yourself. And, please, thank and support tapers and the bands they tape.

And, as if that fabulous recording is not enough, the fantastic Detroit Lightning blog recorded and posted the band’s 09/05/19 show at Outer Limits Lounge, Hamtramck, MI. You can stream the show here but head over to the show’s page at Detroit Lightning to download the show for yourself. And, please, thank and support tapers and the bands they tape.

Hear “Mardi Gras” from the upcoming album Desire Path.

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Papa Mali Live at The Catacomb on 2001-07-08


This is another great live show that I’ve been holding on to for years. Why not share it?! I just realized that this show also has a page at the Live Music Archive and it says that I was involved in uploading it, which I only vaguely remember. In keeping with looking back on the incredible Fog City Records lineup, here is Papa Mali Live at The Catacomb in San Francisco on 2001-07-08.

This is not a complete show and was recorded from a stream that was presented by Fog City’s Dan Prothero.


01. Talking
02. Sugarland
03. Sweet Potato Vine
04. Talking
05. Walk on Guilded Splinters
06. People Get Ready *
07. Feel Like Going Home


* w/ Chuck Prophet

This is not a complete show. I don’t know of any recordings of the full show. This was originally posted to the Web by Dan Prothero as a streaming REAL media file. It was captured from this streaming file and as such, may have a couple of very minor dropouts. While this is not a complete show, it is terrific! Great sound quality and absolutely solid playing. This is a solo performance by Papa Mali (with the exception of Chuck Prophet sitting in on one track), which seem hard to come by in the download world.

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JJ Grey and Mofro: BOOM BOOM!


Here is another live show that I acquired somewhere along the way when I used to do a lot of trading.

You can visit the show’s Live Music Archive page to download the show for yourself, or you can stream it below, download it here as one big file.

I think this was still when they were just going by Mofro and were associated with the Fog City Records label. There was a period when I would buy any album on Fog City. Papa Mali, Galactic, Mofro, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Stanton Moore, Garage a Trois, come on, son. Fog City ruled.

Anyway, enjoy JJ Grey and Mofro live at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, courtesy of Fog City’s Dan Prothero.

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Lyle Lovett: Live at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (01.27.92)


Here’s a nice live set from January, 1992 by Lyle Lovett. I don’t remember where I got this recording but it’s a clear and clean soundboard recording and includes a nice selection of early-ish material including one of my personal favorite songs “If I Had A Boat,” from the 1987 album Pontiac. This show also features a terrific version of “LA County” from the same 1987 release.

I couldn’t find out anything about this show but it would have been between 1989’s Lyle Lovett and His Large Band album and Joshua Judges Ruth, which came out March 1992, about a month after this concert. He previews several songs from the album and references it being released.

This show features Lovett on acoustic guitar, accompanied by bass, cello, and percussion. The song audio quality is clear and audible but the talky parts (and there are several) are very quiet. This show came to me as-is as one complete file. It did not include any source information. You know what I do. I have not done anything to it other than hoard it for many years and now pass it along for you.

“You Can’t Resist it” and “North Dakota", both from Joshua Judges Ruth are standouts for me, but this show includes a performances a performance of one of my favorite songs: “If I Had A Boat” and closes out the night with the Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.”

Definitely worth a listen.

The Necks in Three Performances


The Necks are a piano jazz trio from Australia. Though it’s probably a bit misleading to let you think that they are filling smoking bars with jazz standards. “Avant-Jazz” might be a bit more appropriate. The Necks specialize in long-form improvisational pieces that blur the lines between jazz and minimalism.

As you might expect, they develop a theme and then deconstruct and recreate that theme. Their typical track is about an hour long. The Free Music Archive has made available three different radio appearances, which you can stream or download below.

The Necks Live at WFMU 2/10/2009 

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Naan Violence


Sitar and electronics your thing? Want some flute too? Cosmic jams for the Global Elite. Not to be confused with Vindaloo Against Violence, Naan Violence plays sitar-based cosmic jams that are right up my alley.

Arjun Kulharya of Atlanta, GA heads Naan Violence, which Aquarium Drunkard describes as:

“Cosmically and spiritually in line with forebears such as Sun Ra and Ravi / Ananda Shankar, Kulharya’s work also finds itself of a piece with fellow chromatic travelers and contemporaries such as Bitchin Bajas.”

Kulharya told Memphis Magazine: “With this band, I wasn't interested in playing traditional music," Kulharya says. "I really dig Sun Ra and I think that probably has something to do with our sound."

Yes, please. The fine folks over at Southern Shelter have made two live tracks available, which are certainly worth sharing. These were recorded and made available by Southern Shelter, so if you can donate, please send a little support their way.

Naan Violence @ Caledonia Lounge 2013-11-21.

“Brown Summer”

“Eight Trips From The Moon”

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Ryley Walker's "Psych-Jam" Set At Union Pool


I haven’t been feeling well lately, so I missed out on seeing Ryley Walker at Valley Bar, one of my favorite Phoenix venues. But don’t worry, I’m sure that staying home sick as a parent to 8 kids was just as fun as seeing a great artist in an intimate venue.

Though I have been tempted to drown my sorrows in Hot Toddys (or is the plural “Hot Toddies”?), instead I am listening to Walker’s “Psych Jam” set at NYC’s Union Pool from NYC Taper.

The show’s page provides context:

Ryley Walker’s March residency at Union Pool covered all the bases of Walker’s sound, from relatively “straight-ahead” song-based performances to instrumental blowouts with friends and colleagues like Ryan Jewell and Steve Gunn. Count this final night’s performance firmly in the latter camp, as Walker and residency mainstay Jewell were joined by David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, others) and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) for a full set of avant-garde experimentation that found Walker stepping away from the mic but fully present as guitarist and spiritual force.”

Enough talking. Let’s jam.

Elkhorn: Acid Folk Guitar For The Discerning Ear


Elkhorn often includes a rotating cast of musicians but is centered on the dynamic guitar duo of Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner. The group’s Bandcamp bio says:

“Folk/psych-rock guitar duo featuring Jesse Sheppard on twelve-string acoustic and Drew Gardner on electric, interweaving the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation, moving freely from pre-rock to post-rock, from the 1860s to the 1960s and beyond.”

The group recently released two albums of fantastic guitar explorations: Sun Cycle and Elk Jam on Feeding Tube Records, both of which are highly recommended. The terrific sweetblahg recently posted a terrific recording of Elkhorn with drummer Charles Rumback at Elastic Arts in Chicago, saying:

“Most appropriate for this first-time meeting of the minds, only one of these jams has been released - Song of the Son on the aforementioned Sun Cycle. The opening Raga > Distances, while technically two songs, plays as one flowing multi-section suite that I hope gets studio treatment sooner than later. The closing number, Train, is one that they try to play whenever they encounter a capable drummer, and Rumback really shines on it.”

Here’s the deets including setlist:

Elkhorn + Charles Rumback
4.14.2019 @ Elastic Arts
Chicago, IL

Raga > Distances
Song of the Son

Watch the official video for “To See Darkness” from the album Sun Cycle on Feeding Tube Records.

Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band In Milwaukee


Thanks to the wonderful Milwaukee Taper site, here are two performances from Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band (We’ve already highlighted the band here). Both shows were April 13, 2019 with an afternoon show at Acme Records and Music Emporium and the evening show at the Milwaukee Psych Festival.

Here is the afternoon show at Acme Records and Music Emporium in Milwaukee on April 13, 2019. Download the show from the Milwaukee Taper site.

Here is the evening show Milwaukee Psych Festival on April 13, 2019. Download the show from the Milwaukee Taper site.

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The Myrrors: “Sonoran Trance Music” from Tucson via Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2019


“Sonoran Trance Music” from Tucson via Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2019.

Check out this live set from 23.8.19 at Fuzz Club Festival, Eindhoven.

Big thanks to Groovy Al Wyatt for filming.”

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Sunwatchers: February 22, 2019 The Glove by NYC Taper

Sunwatchers: February 22, 2019 The Glove by NYC Taper


Sunwatchers’ Facebook page describes the band as “Punk Jazz Drone” and really wants you to know what they’re all about in all caps:


That’s a sentiment we will stand with. Especially when the music is as vibrant as this. Who knew instrumental music could be political? We all did, son. NYC Taper, to whom we are all indebted for this show says:

Sunwatchers make no secret of their politics — heck, they’re written right on the cover of their previous album, II. They’re far from the only “rock” band (if you can even call them that) to use a saxophone, of course, but in Jeff Tobias’ hands, the instrument itself becomes political, recalling elements of spiritual and free jazz. Peter Kerlin, Jason Robira and Jim McHugh make a hell of an avant-rock trio, but it’s the defiant tone of that sax, the holy cry, that seals the band’s sound.

The band’s most recent album Illegal Moves is one of my favorite albums of 2019. I’ve been jammin this 2019 February set at The Glove and I think you will too.

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Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives, Doe Bay Sessions 2010

Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives Doe Bay Sessions 2010

When you search “Doe Bay Festival” on the Googles, this is what comes up:

Doe Bay Fest is a four day grassroots festivalfeaturing music, food, drink, camping and activities in the unique setting of the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. ... (Doe Bay is not responsible for 3rd party content on these sites).”

When you Googles Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, one of the first things that comes up is a 2011 NPR profile beginning:

“In recent years, gospel music has found some unlikely adherents: David Bazan, Sufjan Stevens, Damien Jurado and Rosie Thomas have all melded faith with underground folk and rock, while bands like The Head and the Heart have taken homespun choral backgrounds back to the campfire. Drew Grow and his band The Pastors Wives also have their roots in that stomp-and-clap, post-fireside-church-camp circle, but — as with predecessors like Stevens — you don't have to be a Believer to be a believer.”

In 2010, the band played the Doe Bay Festival and recorded a couple of intimate performances in the woods with a ladder. As one does.

The band later changed their name to Modern Kin and put out one LP, and a live release, both available at Bandcamp and highly recommended.

After Modern Kin disbanded, Grow started playing in Slang, which you may have heard of as one of Janet Weiss’ bands, along with Quasi. Grow and Weiss were recently in a fairly serious car accident which postponed a joint tour and our prayers are with them both.

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Songhoy Blues at the Tiny Desk


Songhoy Blues at the NPR Tiny Desk

NPR’s Bob Boilen says:

“The music I feel most connected to beyond rock is from Mali. The melodies are so fluid, so elegant and most of all so trance-inducing. It often sits on one chord and notes played revolve around that chord. It can feel like a drone at times, and in the case of Songhoy Blues it rocks, lulls and the percussion grooves are not only trance-inducing but dance-inducing.”

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Josh Rouse Radio 1998 and 2000


I used to do a lot of live concert trading. I got rid of quite a bit of my collective over the years, but I did keep a few personal favorites for the treasure box.

Here we have three different radio appearances by Nebraska’s Josh Rouse. Two from 1998 and one from 2000, which also includes a couple of interview segments.

Originally from Nebraska, Rouse mined that heritage for his 1998 debut Dressed Up Like Nebraska, of which Allmusic says:

Josh Rouse plays it straight like the roads and byways which criss-cross the Great Plains. This music is the no-frills variety that takes a bit of getting used to, but once acclimated, listeners start to feel like they've come across something real. The songs which comprise Dressed Up Like Nebraska sound like they've really happened, if not to the artist, then to those near and dear to him.”

21 years and 13 albums later, Rouse has left Nebraska but continues to play earnest Americana Folk Rock Pop(™).

Josh Rouse Live at Mountain Stage (The Culture Theatre, Charleston, WV, 08/22/98)

  1. Introduction

  2. Dressed Up Like Nebraska

  3. Late Night Conversation

  4. Suburban Sweetheart

The introduction has some static and unfortunately, there is what sounds like a CD skip during the first few seconds of “Suburban Sweetheart.” I have had this disc since approximately 2001 and have just never tried to fix it. Sorry about that, but hey, otherwise this is a fantastic early acoustic set. Enjoy.

Josh Rouse Live at E-Town (Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, 11/22/98)

  1. Introduction

  2. Everybody Knows What’s Going On

  3. Interview

  4. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

  5. Little Know It All

  6. Interview

  7. Dressed Up Like Nebraska

  8. White Freightliner

Josh Rouse Live at NPR’s World Cafe (Cafe Studios, Philadelphia, PA, 08/14/00)

  1. Introduction

  2. Marvin Gaye

  3. Interview

  4. Laughter

  5. Interview

  6. Direction

  7. Interview

  8. 100M Backstroke

  9. Interview/Closing

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Chris Forsyth and the Broken Mirrors Motel Band 7​​.​​11​​.​​19


Celebrating his latest double LP “All Time Present,” guitarist Chris Forsyth did a little mini-tour with “The Broken Mirrors Motel Band.” From Forsyth’s Facebook page announcing the run of three shows, Forsyth says:

Minneapolis/Milwaukee/Chicago dates in July. The band on this little run will be Doug McCombs (Tortoise, etc) on bass, Areif Sless-Kitain (Brokeback, The Eternals) on drums, and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors) on keys aka the Broken Mirrors Motel Band.

We are lucky enough to live in a day and age when we can get high quality live concert recordings within days. Ofter for free. Think about that. What a time to be alive. With that in mind, let’s all give a warm thanks to the people over at Southern Jukebox Music for not only recording 07/11/19’s show and sharing it, but making it a “name your price” release on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to the artist. That is cool. Really, if you can, throw a couple of bucks Forsyth’s way. The more we can do to support great music the better.

Southern Jukebox Music says:

In early July 2019, Chris Forsyth pulled three lauded Chicago musicians together to rehearse for a single day before they set out on a short three-night tour—Doug McCombs of Tortoise on bass, Jaime Fennelly of Mind Over Mirrors on synth, and Areif Sless-Kitain of the Regulator Watts on drums.

Before hitting Acme Records in Milwaukee and finishing at the Hideout in Chicago, they made their first live appearance together at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #34 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, the fabled meeting place of young punks and irritated townies confused at the noise coming from one of the ballrooms that’s drowning out Karaoke at the bar.

This was recorded direct to reel. Enjoy and thanks to all involved!

Weeping Bong Band (7.8.18 The Root Cellar Greenfield, MA)


If you are the type to hazard a guess that a band called Weeping Bong Band would send forth cosmicy simmering shimmers of drone folk goodness into the universe, then your hazardous guess would be correct. The group’s page at the Feeding Tube Records site says:

Sub-underground super-groups are not common. This is less a function of the concept’s oxymoronic nature than of the fiercely independent stance of musicians toiling in this area. By definition, they are doing what they do simply because they love it. It can be quite difficult to distract them from their main focus long enough to get them to do anything else. Weeping Bong Band is a lovely exception that proves this rule.

Three members — Clark Griffin, Wednesday Knudsen and PG Six — are in the current line-up of Pigeons. One, Anthony Pasquarosa, has his own host of solo projects (Crystaline Roses, Gluebag, Burnt Envelope, etc.). And a final “ghost member,” Beverly Ketch, is half of the duo Viewer. Together, however, theirs is a rural psych engine that weeps as gently as a spring rain.

This is high-provenance instrumental hippie spew from the apex of the Pioneer Valley. There’s plenty of burbling psych guitar, laced with overtones that will make you conjure up visions of dark stoned nights. It is definitely music made in the day when marijuana had passed its medical-use-only status in the Commonwealth. Which is not to infer this music is unimbued with its own mystical curing properties, especially when played at mind-bending volume.

The band’s 2018 self-titled release is highly recommended.

Watch a live 2018 set from The Root Cellar Greenfield, MA and experience for yourself.

Dire Wolves: July 27, 2019 Market Hotel (NYCTaper Presents)


NYCTaper continues to be one of the most valuable “free” resources on the Internets. Seriously, if you can, please donate to what they do.

This time, they’ve captured Dire Wolves Exactly Perfect Sisters Band. Led by Jeffrey Alexander out of San Francisco. The band is best described as:


Free Jazz?

Folk Jazz?

Drone rock?

the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock”?

Liquidy-musical space auras?

All of the above?


Whatever you call it, Dire Wolves find the intersection of so many musics that I love: folk, jazz, rock, drone, repeat-o-rock, psych, etc. Building guitar swirls with vocals transcending language, this is transcendent music from the gut.

The group’s new album Grow Towards the Light opens with the sinewy “I Control the Weather,” which lets you slide just so into the musical world of Dire Wolves Exactly Perfect Sisters Band. Pulsating grooves and swirling vocals with hints of Ethiopian jazz, the music is both mesmerizing and cathartic. Somehow both transcendent and immediate.

According to NYCTaper: “On this night Market Hotel, presented by this site, Dire Wolves came bearing a special guest, Sunwatchers saxophonist Jeff Tobias, and a new album to jam, courtesy of our friends at Beyond Beyond is Beyond.”

Here’s the first track, ““Archons at the Gates of BSHWCK”:

Here’s the first track (sort of) off of the band’s fantastic new release Grow Towards The Light, “I Control The Weather” // “I Control the Weather>Love Everybody (For Moses)>Vibrational North Star”:

Watch the “Water Bearing One” video by Sheila Bosco from “Grow Towards The Light” LP by Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band:

Watch the official “Spacetime Rider” video:

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