Sunday, October 8, 2017

ALL HAIL KING GIZZARD and the LIZARD WIZARD

KING GIZZARD and the LIZARD WIZARD 10/3/17 Sister, Albuquerque, NM

I’m excited to report the Australian psychedelic music collective King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is now on a jaunt through the States.  Highly recommended.  Like all great bands, their recordings (while awesome) pale in comparison to the energy unleashed in a live setting.  I saw them in a small club on Central Ave. in Albuquerque and the old brick building could barely contain the madness.  Even a cute little mosh pit flared up from time to time.  Awwww.

The seven-(sometimes eight)-piece band appears unassuming and eschews theatrics in favor of locking into a series of mostly uptempo freak-outs.  Their sound is unusual and sometimes menacing, as though Pink Floyd, Primus and Black Sabbath were all they listened to growing up.  Their recording output is prolific (they’ve already released 3 albums this year), and often centered around a “stunt theme,” like using custom microtonal instruments, or performing the entire album as suites.

If you’re lucky enough to have them play at a venue near you, don’t miss them.  Since they’re from Down Under, who knows when they’ll be back?

~ Chris Diestler for Toast-n-Jam, KBAC-FM Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, October 5, 2017

TnJ 660 (10/5/17)

Bon voyage to Thomas Earl Petty, who left this world last Monday, just shy of his 67th birthday...

-HOUR ONE- 

TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – Learning to Fly  (2009 the Live Anthology, 6/16/06 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN) 
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – Melinda  (2009 the Live Anthology, 8/26/03 UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA) 
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – Free Fallin’ (2009 the Live Anthology, 8/14/05 Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA)
WHITE BUFFALO – the Observatory  (2017 Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights)
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – So It Is  (2017 So It Is)
LETTUCE w/ COREY GLOVER – God Made Me Funky  (1/6/11 Jam Cruise 9, Teatro Carlo Felice) nugs.net
STANTON MOORE w/ MACEO PARKER – Everything I Do Gone Be Funky  (2017 With You in Mind – the Songs of Allen Toussaint)

-HOUR TWO-

POLYRYTHYMICS – Lord of the Fries  (2017 Caldera)
COSMIC KNOT – Like a Gypsy  (2017 Inner Space)
SETH GLIER – Water on Fire  (2017 Birds)
DAVID RAMIREZ – Watching from a Distance  (2017 We’re Not Going Anywhere)
JONNY LANG – Singing Songs  (2017 Signs)
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE – Cold Shot  (2000 SRV [box set], 6/13/90 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX)
JIMI HENDRIX w/ BAND of GYPSYS – Power of Soul  (2016 Machine Gun – the Fillmore East First Show, 12/31/99 New York, NY)
DISREPUTABLE FEW – Peace Pipe  (2017 Ain’t Who I Was)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Blonde Light of Morning  (8/10/17 the Orange Peel, Asheville, NC)

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

TnJ 659 (9/28/17)

-HOUR ONE-

WIDESPREAD PANIC – Tall Boy > Last Straw  (4/21/17 Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL) nugs.net
NEIL YOUNG – Hitchhiker  (2017 Hitchiker, ca. Aug 1976)
NEIL YOUNG w/ BOOKER T. & the M.G.’s – Motorcycle Mama  (7/4/93 Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium)
SIMO – the Climb  (2017 Rise & Shine)
AQUEOUS – Complex pt. II  (2/13/17 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO)

-HOUR TWO-

KING GIZZARD & the LIZARD WIZARD – Open Water  (2017 Flying Microtonal Banana)
SUPERORGANIC – Something for Your M.I.N.D.  (2017 single)
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM – Super Ape  (2017 Super Ape Returns to Conquer)
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD – My Favorite Wine Is Tequila  (2016 Soulrocker)
PIGMENT – Puzzle  (2017 Crows & Elephants)
PHISH – Chalk Dust Torture  (7/28/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 6: Chocolate]) livephish.com

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

TnJ 658 (9/21/17)

Guest toast Ryan Welsh (from the band Pigment) curates a fresh Phish flashback from this month’s Dick’s run in Colorado…

-HOUR ONE-

PHISH – Tube  (9/1/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – Carini  (9/1/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – Simple  (9/2/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com

-HOUR TWO-

PHISH – Steam  (9/2/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – What’s the Use  (9/2/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – the Moma Dance  (9/3/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – Most Events Aren’t Planned  (9/3/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – 2001  (9/3/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com
PHISH – First Tube  (9/3/17 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO) livephish.com

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Friday, September 15, 2017

SPAFFORD NYE PHOENIX

One of my favorite new bands is playing a home turf New Year's run in Phoenix, y'all!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

TnJ 657 (9/14/17)

-HOUR ONE-

the NATIONAL – Day I Die  (2017 Sleep Well Beast)
BIG SOMETHING – Blue Dream  (2017 Tumbleweed)
CIGARETTES after SEX – Apocalypse  (2017 Cigarettes after Sex)
FLEET FOXES – Kept Woman  (2017 Crack-Up)
JASON ISBELL & the 400 UNIT – Anxiety  (2017 the Nashville Sound)
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – Where the Devil Don’t Stay  (2015 It’s Great to be Alive!, ca. 2014 the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)
DEER TICK – Hope Is Big  (2017 Deer Tick Vol. 1)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – White Freightliner Blues  (3/3/17 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO) nugs.net

-HOUR TWO-

TAJ MAHAL & KEB’ MO’ – Diving Duck Blues  (2017 TajMo)
PIGMENT – Pay What You Charge  (8/19/17 Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM)
MIKE GORDON – Crazy Sometimes  (2017 Ogogo)
PRIMUS – Frizzle Fry  (1990 Frizzle Fry)
GRATEFUL DEAD – the Other One > Space  (2017 Dave’s Picks Volume 23, 1/22/78 McArthur Court, Eugene, OR)

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

TnJ 656 (9/7/17)

-HOUR ONE-

STEVE WINWOOD – Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Empty Pages  (2017 Greatest Hits Live)
LEFTOVER SALMON – House of Cards  (2018 House of Cards)
SKIP MARLEY – Refugee  (2017 digital single)
TWIDDLE – Milk  (2017 Plump [Chapters 1 & 2])
ALONZO PADRON – Transmundane  (2017 Dimensions)
TV on the RADIO – Will Do  (2011 Nine Types of Light)
ROGER WATERS – Mother  (2015 Roger Waters the Wall)

-HOUR TWO-

DOPAPOD – Eight Years Ended  (3/31/17 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
TEXAS GENTLEMEN – Habbie Doobie  (2017 TX Jelly)
LONE BELLOW – Is It Ever Gonna Be Easy  (2017 Walk Into a Storm)
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Miss September  (2016 Shouted, Written Down & Quoted)
JOAN OSBORNE – Highway 61 Revisited  (2017 Songs of Bob Dylan)
MATT CAPPY – Rose Lane  (2017 Church and State)
GREGG ALLMAN – I Love the Life I Live  (2017 Southern Blood)
GERRY SPEHAR – Dirt  (2017 I Hold Gravity)
LIZZ WRIGHT – Barley  (2017 Grace)
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE of the REAL – Forget About Georgia  (2017 Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

TnJ 655 (8/31/17)


BAKER’S THURSDAY – revisiting high points from the already-legendary “Baker’s Dozen” Phish run at MSG / NYC.  Each night began with a different custom doughnut from Federal Donuts in Philadelphia, and set lists loosely followed the theme…

-HOUR ONE-

PHISH – Strawberry Letter 23  (7/22/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 2: Strawberry]) livephish.com
PHISH – Lawn Boy  (7/25/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 4: Jam-Filled]) livephish.com
PHISH – Pebbles and Marbles  (7/26/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 5: Powdered]) livephish.com

-HOUR TWO-

PHISH – Simple  (8/6/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 13: Glazed]) livephish.com
PHISH – Most Events Aren’t Planned  (8/6/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 13: Glazed]) livephish.com
PHISH – Sunshine of Your Feeling  (8/5/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 12: Boston Cream]) livephish.com
PHISH – 1999 > Jam  (7/26/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 5: Powdered]) livephish.com

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

TnJ 654 (8/24/17)

Roll up for an all-reggae special session with guest toast Wayne Luttrell…

-HOUR ONE-

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday  (1978 Bloody Tourists)
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY + DUB SYNDICATE – Jungle  (1987 Time Boom X de Devil Dead)
BUNNY BRISSETT – Better Safe Than Sorry  (2017 Smooth Roots)
PETER TOSH – Bush Doctor [long version]  (1978/2002 Bush Doctor – the Definitive Remaster)
PETER TOSH – 400 Years > Stepping Razor  (3/14/79 the Bottom Line, New York, NY)
BUNNY WAILER – Cool Runnings  (1981 Rock’n’Groove)
BIG YOUTH – Spiderman Meet the Hulk  (1988 Manifestation)
YELLOWMAN – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng  (1983 Zungguzungguguzungguzeng)

-HOUR TWO-

SHAGGY – Boombastic [Sting International remix]  (1996 single)
CHRONIXX – Smile Jamaica  (2013 single)
SLIGHTLY STOOPID – 2am  (2007 Chronchitis)
HIP ABDUCTION – Live It Right  (2013 the Hip Abduction)
WAILING SOULS – Shark Attack  (1992 All Over the World)
EEK-a-MOUSE – Ganja Smuggling  (1981 Wa-Do-Dem)
BLACK UHURU – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner  (1981 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner)
STEEL PULSE – Blues Dance Raid  (1982 True Democracy)
MARCIA GRIFFITHS w/ SLY & ROBBIE and WARREN HAYNES – Shakedown Street  (2015 Fire on the Mountain – Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead [20th Anniversary])

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

TnJ 653 (8/17/17)

-HOUR ONE-

LEFTOVER SALMON – Light in the Woods  (2015 25)
PIGMENT – Reconstruction  (2017 Crows & Elephants)
GIVING TREE BAND – Now Here We Are  (2017 Frequency of Love)
TWIDDLE – Brick of Barley  (6/3/16 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO) nugs.net
the FRITZ – Stuck in Between  (2017 Natural Mind)
STANTON MOORE w/ MACEO PARKER – Night People  (2017 With You in Mind – featuring the Songs of Allen Toussaint)

-HOUR TWO-

MACEO PARKER – Quick Steps  (2003 Made by Maceo)
JOCELYN & CHRIS ARNDT – History  (2017 Go)
GOV’T MULE – Songs & Dreams  (2017 Revolution Come…Revolution Go)
TYLER CHILDERS – I Swear [to God]  (2017 Purgatory)
SECRET SISTERS – Mississippi  (2017 You Don’t Own Me Anymore)
BORIS McCUTCHEON – a Week Before the 4th of July  (2017 I’m Here, Let Me In.)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Terrapin Station  (2017 Dave’s Picks vol. 23, 1/22/78 McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Cease Fire > Heaven  (4/21/17 Wanee, Live Oak, FL) nugs.net

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LOCK'N FESTIVAL ALMOST HERE

One of the big'uns every festival season, LOCK'N, is nearly here.  As you probably know, its specialty is the cross-pollination factor of artists interlocking for once-in-a-lifetime meet-ups!  Here's the official website.  Word is that onsite lodging and VIP tix still exist, but for how long?

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UMPHREY'S - DENVER NEW YEAR'S

Looks like the tickets are already on sale for Umphrey's McGee's 3-night run at the Fillmore in Denver for New Year's Eve 2016/17 - get 'em while you can (^_^)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

TnJ 652 (8/10/17)

Guest toasts Michelle LaFlamme-Childs and "Flava" Dave Childs allow for Chris to play with Pigment at the Santa Fe Bandstand (^_^) THX

-HOUR ONE-

FRANK ZAPPA – Excentrifugal Forz / Apostrophe  (1974 Apostrophe)
SOULIVE w/ ROBERT RANDOLPH – Crosstown Traffic  (2005 Breakout)
COLONEL LES CLAYPOOL’S FEARLESS FLYING FROG BRIGADE – Thela Hun Ginjeet  (2001 Live Frogs Set 1, 10/8/00 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA)
KELLER WILLIAMS w/MOSELEY, DROLL & SIPE – No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature  (2008 Live DVD)

-HOUR TWO-

YES w/ GEDDY LEE – Roundabout  (2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony)
GALACTIC – Moog Marmalade  (2001 We Love ‘Em Tonight – Live at Tipitina’s, ca. 2000)
OLD and in the WAY – Old & in the Way Breakdown  (1997 Breakdown – Live Recordings 1973)
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND – My Gal  (2001 Mountain Tracks: Volume 1, c.2000)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – Strangletage  (2016 Zonkey)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Cream Puff War  (11/8/08 Riverside Theater, Milwaukie, WI) nugs.net
EDDIE from OHIO – I Know You Rider Medley – Turn on Your Love Light  (1998 Portable EFO Show)

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

TnJ 651 (8/3/17)

-HOUR ONE-

JERRY GARCIA and MERL SAUNDERS – Mystery Train  (1974/2017 Garcia Live Volume Nine, 8/11/74 the Keystone, Berkeley, CA)
GREGG ALLMAN – the Road Is My Only True Friend  (2017 Southern Blood)
JERRY DOUGLAS BAND – Freemantle  (2017 What If)
JOE WEST – Rolling River  (2017 Rodeo of the Soul)
PIGMENT – Wicked Sister  (2017 Crows & Elephants)
HARD WORKING AMERICANS – Mission Accomplished  (2017 We’re All in This Together)

-HOUR TWO-

PHISH – It’s Ice > Kung > It’s Ice  (12/30/95 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) livephish.com
PASCAL BOKAR – So Much Love  (2017 American Shores EP)
KELLER WILLIAMS’ KWAHTRO – Baby Mama  (2017 Sync)
PICKWICK – Ascension  (2017 Lovejoys)
BARR BROTHERS – It Came to Me  (2017 Queens of the Breakers)
WILD REEDS – Only Songs  (2017 the World We Built)
ALLAH-LAs – Strange Heat  (2016 Calico Review)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Morning Dew  (1972 Europe ’72, 5/26/72 Lyceum Theatre, London, England)

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BTW, last week’s show was a beloved repeat from 9/26/13 (TnJ 460), featuring an all-Allman Brothers Band “Legends of Live” set w/guest toast John Barraco.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

DEAD & COMPANY - PLAYING IN THE SAND

Pre-sale starts Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.  All-inclusive packages on sale to the general public Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.  Visit PlayingInTheSand.com for info (^_^)

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Friday, July 21, 2017

BIRTHDAY JAM for JERRY

Fathom Events presents another Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies in theaters nationwide on what would have been Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday.  This year's show was recorded 7/12/89 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.  For more info and tickets, click here.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

TnJ 650 (7/20/17)

-HOUR ONE- 

PHISH – Everything’s Right  (7/14/17 Northerly Island, Chicago, IL) livephish.com
MORGAN HERITAGE w/ ZIGGY & STEPHEN MARLEY – One Family  (2017 Avrekebabra)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – Waiting in Vain  (2017 Exodus 40 – the Movement Continues)
ROOT SHOCK – Boss Battle  (2017 Boss Battle)
ZACH DEPUTY – Scrambled Eggs  (2017 Wash It in the Water)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – Stop Drop Roll  (2017 Believe)

-HOUR TWO-

moe. – Rebubula  (12/31/07 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY) nugs.net
TEMPLE of the DOG – Say Hello 2 Heaven  (1991 Temple of the Dog)
SANTANA – Europa [Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile]  (1977 Moonflower, ca. 1976)
JOE WEST – Josh Went to Yoga  (2017 Rodeo of the Soul)
FRANK SOLIVAN w/ JOHN COWAN, ROB ICKES and MIKE MUNFORD – Leaving On a Jet Plane  (2017 Family, Friends & Heroes)
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – Everybody’s Talkin’  (2012 Everybody’s Talkin’, ca. Oct 2011)
PHISH – the Wedge  (7/20/14 Northerly Island, Chicago, IL) livephish.com

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

TnJ 649 (7/13/17)

-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Not Fade Away > Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away  (2017 Dave’s Picks vol. 22, 12/7/71 Felt Forum, New York, NY)
BORIS McCUTCHEON & the SALTLICKS – Might Crash  (2013 Might Crash!)
GRUPO FANTASMA – Problemas  (2015 Problemas)
LEFTOVER SALMON w/ SAM BUSH – Here Comes the Night  (12/12/14 Strings & Sol, Puerto Morelos, MX) livedownloads.com
RAILROAD EARTH – When the Sun Gets in Your Blood  (2014 Last of the Outlaws)

-HOUR TWO-

MAGIC GIANT – Let It Burn > Let It Burn [outro]  (2017 In the Wind)
COLLIE BUDDZ – Good Life  (2017 Good Life)
DOPAPOD w/ JOSH DION – Tell Me Something Good  (4/1/17 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – Innocence  (2017 So It Is)
CHEECH & CHONG – Earache My Eye  (1974 Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album)
WILCO & ROGER McGUINN – Mr. Spaceman  (10/22/97 Hard Rock Café, as broadcast on VH1)
WAXAHATCHEE – Recite Remorse  (2017 Out in the Storm)
MOSES GUEST – Light Out of Me  (2017 Light)
GREG SCHATZ – Get a Hold of Yourself  (2017 Small Peace of Mind)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Blue Star Woman  (2017 Barefoot in the Head)

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