Wednesday, August 24

Chris Stamey - Live in Aug. & Sept.


Chris Stamey will be performing in North Carolina and elsewhere in the coming weeks, both as an opening act for the legendary Television and with the (not quite as legendary) Winston-Salem combo Sneakers.

Chris will open for Television on Sept. 6 & Sept. 10 (more info HEREHERE)

Sneakers' previous reunion shows were in 2007 & '08. Now, another show with Chris, Mitch Easter, Will Rigby and Robert Keely is scheduled for the Hopscotch Music Fest in Raleigh, N.C. on Sept. 8.

SNEAKERS — as they were in Winston-Salem, one or two years ago...
In related news, Chris will take part in the Be Loud Sophie Foundation benefit show Aug. 27 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. The Be Loud Sophie site says Chris will premiere "new songs from Occasional Shivers, a 'musical entertainment' in the works." A (presumably) related show will be at UNC-Chapel Hill on Sept. 23, during which Chris and numerous other musicians will reimagine "the language of the Great American Songbook, as jazz meets pop against a backdrop of 1960s Manhattan."
More info about the latter is HERE.

Thanks to eagle-eye Fantom for alerting me to this page on Yep Roc's site. 
           

Tuesday, August 16

Teenage Fanclub - Malmo 2005 + Phoenix Fest 1997 (FM)

Accelerator Festival
Folkets Park
Malmo, Sweden
July 5, 2005

FM recording (sound quality VG to VG+)

Teenage Fanclub: happy bastards making happy music
this one and live photo below by Ryan Muir 
New studio album, Here — out in September
Hear the single "I'm In Love" HERE
Pre-order the new album here:  Europe / U.S.

01 Near You
02 Start Again
03 About You
04 It’s All In My Mind
05 Nowhere
06 Mellow Doubt
07 I Need Direction
08 Fallen Leaves
09 Your Love Is the Place 
     Where I Come From
10 Neil Jung
11 Ain’t That Enough?
12 Verisimilitude
13 Sparky’s Dream
14 Everything Flows

Here’s what Don said when he shared this at the late, great ASH blog:  “An absolutely stomping 54-minute set from the Accelerator Festival at Folkets Park in Malmo as the band tour the Man Made album. Simply wonderful!”

Phoenix Festival
Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
July 18, 1997

FM recording (sound quality VG+; BBC Radio 1 broadcast)


Teenage Fanclub in the 1990s perhaps not quite as happy then
01 Start Again
02 Don’t Look Back
03 I Don't Care
04 Alcoholiday
05 Mellow Doubt
06 Ain’t That Enough?
07 About You
08 Star Sign
09 Neil Jung
10 Sparky’s Dream
11 He’d Be a Diamond
12 The Concept




All praises to Don at the old ASH blog.
Don't forget to check out Don's new musical musings & discussion blog:

ASH Tuesday post #48
     

Friday, August 12

Velvet Crush - Live in 1995 with Tommy Keene

Maxwell’s
Hoboken, N.J.
January 20, 1995

audience recording (sound quality VG to VG+; from master tape; club show with the usual audience chatter
  

SAMPLE: "This Life Is Killing Me" (live 1995 - Denmark set)


01 Yesterday's Numbers (Flamin' Groovies cover)
02 Window to the World
Velvet Crush: with Tommy Keene in 1995
03 My Blank Pages
04 Ash and Earth
05 Why Not Your Baby? (Gene Clark cover) 
06 band intros
07 Atmosphere
08 This Life Is Killing Me
09 Hold Me Up
10 Remember the Lightning (20/20 cover)
11 Blind Faith
12 Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll
      (Neil Young cover)
13 Keep On Lingerin'
14 Time Wraps Around You
15 Why (Byrds cover)
16 Don't You Slip Away from Me

ROB SEZ: supa dupa thanks to Scott S. for taping, Phil H. for tracking, and jgk1971 for sharing.

unknown venue & city
Sound waves so powerful, they screwed up the camera
Denmark
January 28, 1995

soundboard recording (quality VG++; 
this would get a higher rating, but the vocals 
are a tad distant; otherwise, the sound 
is excellent)

01 Window to the World 
02 My Blank Pages
03 Ash and Earth
04 Why Not Your Baby?
05 Atmosphere
06 This Life Is Killing Me
07 Hold Me Up
08 Tell Me It's Alright
The band at Mitch Easter's studio, recording Heavy Changes
09 Don't You Slip Away 
     from Me
10 Keep On Lingerin'
11 Blind Faith*
12 It's Been Too Long and It's 
     Too Late Now* 
13 Drive Me Down*

*last 3 tracks = Lupo's, Providence, R.I., 
May 21, 1995 (sbd - quality VG)

Velvet Crush:
Paul Chastain - bass, vocals
Ric Menck - drums, vocals
Jeffrey Borchardt - 
                     rhythm guitar
^Tommy Keene - electric guitar

^TK may not have played on the final 3 tracks

MP3@320
Just-released archival collection
Demos & live tracks from the Teenage Symphonies era
Get it from the folks with impeccable musical taste at Omnivore
Read spavid's overview at Wilfully Obscure 


Friday, August 5

R. E. M. + Let's Active - One Night in Charlotte 1982

Let's Active 
Viceroy Park
Charlotte, N.C. 
Jan. 23, 1982

audience recording (sound quality VG to VG+; from best available, first-generation tape source; club show with the usual degree of chatter near the taper)

SAMPLE: "Counting Down" (live, Charlotte, N.C. 1982)

MITCHELL BLAKE (right), John Michael, Michael Edward & Peter Lawrence in 1982 



01 Single File  
02 I'm Sorry  
03 Safety In Numbers  
04 Counting Down 
05 Out of Sight, Out of Mind
06 Prying Eyes  
07 Dirty Reasons  
08 We Do the What If  
09 title unknown 
10 Make Up With Me  
11 Law of Averages 

TT: 38:12 mins.

MANY, MANY THANKS to kneesfudd for the analogue-to-digital transfer & generous sharing. Thanks also to the original taper & trader. One of Let's Active's first public shows, and the earliest-known live recording. 

Let's Active:
Mitchell Blake Easter - guitars, vocals
Faye Elizabeth Hunter (RIP) - bass
Sara Teresa Romweber - drums


R. E. M. 
Viceroy Park
Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 23, 1982

audience recording (sound quality VG to VG+; sounds like same tape source as the Let’s Active set; see above comments)

SAMPLE: "9-9" (live, Charlotte, N.C. 1982)




01 Ages of You
02 Catapult
03 Shaking Through
04 Laughing
05 Romance
06 Sitting Still
07 Permanent Vacation
08 Pretty Persuasion
09 That Beat
10 Gardening at Night
11 9-9
12 1,000,000
13 Wolves, Lower
14 Radio Free Europe

Encore:
15 White Tornado 
16 Stumble
17 Ghost Riders In the Sky

TT: 1 hour, 1:04 min.

Repaired & remastered by kneesfudd. MUCHOS GRACIAS to him and the original taper & trader, tomcannon.

R. E. M.:
John Michael Stipe - lead vocals
Peter Lawrence Buck - electric guitar
Michael Edward Mills - electric bass, backing vocals
William Thomas Berry - drums, percussion, backing vocals

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Tuesday, August 2

Pernice Bros - Live 2003 & 2004

2 separate shows; 2 separate downloads 
Bottom of the Hill
San Francisco, CA
July 6, 2003

soundboard recording (quality Ex-)




St. Bonaventures Club
Bristol, UK
March 15, 2004

soundboard recording (quality Ex-)




MY USUAL EFFUSIVE, WELL-DESERVED THANKS to Mick for compiling these & creating the artwork, and to Don & loremipsum for sharing. Additional thanks to my music mates from ASH for making me listen to Joe Pernice and Pernice Brothers! Check out the new ASH-related music reflection & discussion blog, I Don't Hear a Single.
ASH Tuesday post #47.
   

Wednesday, July 27

Connells - Charlotte, NC 1991

1313 Club
Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 17, 1991

FM recording (sound quality VG++)


01 Take a Bow
02 Speak to Me
03 Inside My Head
04 I Suppose
05 Too Gone
06 Elegance
07 What Do You Want?
08 Choose a Side
09 All Sinks In
10 Hey Wow
11 Upside Down
12 Get a Gun
13 Home Today
14 Try
15 Fun and Games
16 Sal
17 Something to Say
18 Stone Cold Yesterday
19 I Got You*
20 Here Comes My Baby^
21 Darker Days
22 Scotty’s Lament 
23 Over There
24 Hats Off

*Split Enz cover
^Cat Stevens/Tremeloes cover

HUGE THANKS to Mick for putting this together, and to Don for sharing

REPERCUSSION: Mitch Easter produced this Raleigh, NC band's acclaimed Boylan Heights album.

ASH Tuesday post #46.

Learn more about the music of The Connells 
at the band's official site and at Wikipedia
  

Tuesday, July 19

On Vacation — Come Back Next Week

Enjoying a vacation with my family this week.
Will be back with weekly posts, starting next week.
See you then.

Friday, July 15

Big Star Third - Live in Memphis & Seattle 2014

Overton Park
Memphis, TN
May 23, 2014
 
Big Star Third Live: at the Bumbershoot Fest, Seattle, WA in 2014
photos by Suzi Pratt via Flickr

soundboard recording (sound quality VG++; via webstream)
   
N.C. talent: Skylar Gudasz & Brett Harris
(That's Mitch Easter in the background)
01 Kizza Me
02 O, Dana
03 Big Black Car
04 Blue Moon
05 You and Your Sister   
06 Stroke It, Noel
07 Lesa Aldridge intro
08 Femme Fatale
09 You Can't Have Me
10 Downs
11 Jody speaks
12 For You
13 Jesus Christ
14 September Gurls


Chris Stamey: master of the musical feast
Bumbershoot Festival
Seattle, WA
Aug. 31, 2014

soundboard recording
(sound quality Ex-; via webstream)

01 For You
02 Take Care
03 Nightime
04 Give Me Another Chance 
05 Thirteen
06 Jody speaks
07 Blue Moon
08 I Am the Cosmos
09 In the Street 


Jody Stephens: Big Star's one & only drummer

MP3@320
      
NEW FLASH: This article from Billboard magazine says a recent BS3rd live show 
was recorded & filmed for planned release in 2017. 

Recent Big Star Third live shows have featured performances of Big Star's first album in its entirety. Learn more about the music of Big Star Third at Wikipedia, the project's official site & FB page.