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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Thursday, July 6, 2017

TnJ 648 (7/6/17)

Guest Toast Mary Pat Butler and I proudly present:  the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Flashback Soundtrack.  Either performed/recorded in 1967 (a lot of pulls from the Monterey International Pop Festival), or on the radio during the height of the Haight.  One exception “slipped past the goalie,” as KBAC’s Honey Harris is prone to say: Steve Miller Band’s “Living in the U.S.A.” wasn’t released until 1968.  In our massive research sessions we intended to dig up the performance from 6/17/17 at the Monterey festival, but must have lost track of that goal somewhere along the way.  Sincerest apologies to the purists (^_^) TOAST

-HOUR ONE-

the DOORS – Light My Fire  (1967 the Doors)
ERIC BURDON & the ANIMALS – San Franciscan Nights  (6/16/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
BIG BROTHER and the HOLDING COMPANY – Down on Me  (6/17/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
MOBY GRAPE – Omaha  (1967 Moby Grape)
VELVET UNDERGROUND – Venus in Furs  (1967 the Velvet Underground & Nico)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Viola Lee Blues  (1967 the Grateful Dead)
the BYRDS – So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star  (6/17/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)

-HOUR TWO-


the WHO – My Generation  (6/18/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – I’m a Man  (1967 I’m a Man)
ARETHA FRANKLIN – Respect  (1967 I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You)
JAMES BROWN & HIS FAMOUS FLAMES – Cold Sweat pt. 1 & pt.2  (1967 Cold Sweat)
STEVE MILLER BAND – Living in the U.S.A.  (1968 Sailor) whoops! see above
DONOVAN – There Is a Mountain  (1967 single)
COUNTRY JOE and the FISH – Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine  (6/17/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Killing Floor  (6/18/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – For What It’s Worth  (6/18/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
OTIS REDDING – Shake  (6/17/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
PROCUL HARUM – a Whiter Shade of Pale  (1967 Procul Harum)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – Today  (6/17/67 Monterey International Pop Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA)
PINK FLOYD – Astronomy Domine  (1967 the Piper at the Gates of Dawn)
the BEATLES – All You Need Is Love  (1967 single)

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

TAOS MESA FESTIVAL RECAP

This is turning out to be "the little festival that could."  Taking a giant leap forward in the acts they're booking, plus you can camp onsite.  Saweet!  Elephant Revival was a real highlight (including a scorching rendition of Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar") and a band I hadn't heard yet from Illinois called the Giving Tree Band had a unique sound that really stood out.  I waited all weekend for one-off collaboration The Cheese Dusters, featuring members of String Cheese Incident and the Infamous Stringdusters.  While they turned out to be little more than a very capable cover band, another collaboration worked wonders, and featured Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon with Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters (as well as Drew and Vince's sons, I believe).  Read all about it: Jake Cudek filed a photo essay with LiveForLiveMusic.com which showcases hundreds of shots from the weekend (^_^) TOAST

photo by Jake Cudek

TnJ 647 (6/29/17)

-HOUR ONE-

UMPHREY’s McGEE – All in Time  (10/30/16 the Pageant, St. Louis, MO) livedownloads.com
PHISH – Possum  (2017 St. Louis ’93 [box set], 8/16/93 American Theater, St. Louis, MO) livephish.com
KING GIZZARD and the LIZARD WIZARD – the Lord of Lightning vs. the Balrog – I Some Context II the Reticent Raconteur III the Lord of Lightning IV the Balrog V the Floating Fire VI the Acrid Corpse  (2017 Murder of the Universe)
CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – K.  (2017 Cigarettes After Sex)

-HOUR TWO-

ERIC KRASNO – On the Rise  (2016 Blood from a Stone)
MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD – Acht o’Clock Rock  (4/13/02 the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM)
MATISYAHU – Forest of Faith  (2017 Undercurrents)
OZOMATLI – Afterparty  (2017 Live at the Belly Up EP, 3/10/17 Solana Beach, CA)
SANTANA – Soul Sacrifice > Jingo  (2016 Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas, 3/21/16)

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