Thursday, May 17, 2018

TnJ 692 (5/17/18)

-HOUR ONE-

GARCIA / GRISMAN - Friend of the Devil (2001 Grateful Dawg OST)
PHISH - the Mango Song (12/16/99 Reynolds Coliseum, NCSU, Raleigh, NC) livephish.com
KING CRIMSON - 21st Century Schizoid Man (2000 Live in Central Park, NYC, rec’d 7/1/74)
the WHO - Underture (1994 Thirty Years of Maximum R&B Live, 8/17/69 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, Bethel, White Lake, NY)
DAVID BYRNE - This Must Be the Place [Naïve Melody] (2007 Live from Austin, TX, rec’d 11/28/01)
NICKODEMUS w/ ANTIBALAS - a Long Engagement (2018 a Long Engagement)
STS9 - Moon Socket (10/29/15 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH) nugs.net

-HOUR TWO-

SPAFFORD - Galisteo Way (3/4/18 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA) nugs.net
JIM JAMES - Just a Fool (2018 Uniform Distortion)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Samurai Cop [O Joy Begin] (2018 Come Tomorrow)
COLLIE BUDDZ - Legal Now (2018 digital single)
SLIGHTLY STOOPID w/ ALBOROSIE - If You Want It (2018 Everyday Life, Everyday People)
RIVER WHYLESS - Born in the Right Country (2018 Kindness, a Rebel)
the LUMINEERS - Angela (2016 Cleopatra)
SIMON LINSTEADT - February (2018 February)
HORSE FEATHERS - Thousand (2014 So It Is with Us)
BORIS McCUTCHEON - Godzilla vs. King Kong (2018 I’m Here, let Me In)

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

TnJ 691 (5/10/18)

3-fer Madness special EXPANDO session…

-HOUR ONE-

TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS - Something in the Air (2009 the Live Anthology, 11/4/93 Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL)
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS - Don’t Bring Me Down (1985 Pack Up the Plantation - Live!)
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS - Oh Well (2009 the Live Anthology, 6/16/06 Bo
nnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN)

DONOVAN - Wear Your Love Like Heaven (1967 a Gift from a Flower to a Garden)
DONOVAN - Atlantis (1969 Barabajagal)
DONOVAN - Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968 the Hurdy Gurdy Man)

BASSNECTAR - Journey to the Center (2016 Unlimited)
BASSNECTAR - Reaching Out (2016 Unlimited)
BASSNECTAR & DORFEX BOS - Other Worlds (2017 Reflective [Part 2] EP)

-HOUR TWO-

PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Porcupine (11/16/17 Paste Magazine Studios, New York, NY)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - F.U. (2014 Psychology)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Sunny Day (1/28/17 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO)

PHISH - It’s Ice (8/26/93 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR) livephish.com
PHISH - Rift (8/26/93 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR) livephish.com
PHISH - Golgi Apparatus (8/26/93 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR) livephish.com

-HOUR THREE-

KUNG FU - Samurai (2016 Joyride)
KUNG FU - Gung Ho (2012 Funk Fu)
KUNG FU - Hollywood Kisses (5/16/13 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY)

JERRY GARCIA BAND - Run for the Roses (2018 Garcia Live Volume 10, 5/20/80 Hilo Civic Auditorium, Hilo, HI)
JERRY GARCIA BAND - Deal (2017 Garcia Live Volume Eight, 11/23/91 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI)
JERRY GARCIA BAND - Sugaree (2001 Don't Let Go, 5/21/76 Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA)

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LIPS / THIEVERY HEADLINE TAOS VORTEX


Thursday, May 3, 2018

TnJ 690 (5/3/18)

-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD - Touch of Grey (2017 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989 [box set])
ROOTS of CREATION - Friend of the Devil (2018 Grateful Dub)
FRUITION - Let’s Take It Too Far (2017 Watching It All Fall Apart)
TRAMPLED by TURTLES - Life is Good on the Open Road (2018 Life is Good on the Open Road)
DAVID BYRNE - Every Day Is a Miracle (2018 American Utopia)
the SUFFERS - Do Whatever (2018 digital single)
SPAFFORD - All In (2018 For Amusement Only)
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & the NIGHT SWEATS - Intro (2018 Tearing at the Seams)

-HOUR TWO-

JAMES BROWN - It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (1980 Hot on the One, ca. Dec 1979 Tokyo, Japan)
HOT CLUB SANDWICH w/ DAVID and TRACY GRISMAN - St. James Infirmary (2018 No Pressure)
MARK HUFF - Heart Beating Without You (2018 Stars for Eyes)
OKKERVIL RIVER - Shelter Song (2018 In the Rainbow Rain)
NATIONAL RESERVE - Motel la Grange (2018 Motel la Grange)
TOM MISCH w/ DE LA SOUL - It Runs Through Me (2018 Geography)
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC - the Saga Begins (1999 Running with Scissors)
PIGMENT - Turning Wheel (8/19/17 Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM)

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Monday, April 30, 2018

MOTET FEST in TAOS JULY


From the Motet: "Playing shows and festivals is amazing, but so often you’re only able to get glimpses of your friends and musical family.  So, this year, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to get a whole heap of our favorite musicians and people together to take over Taos, NM for the inaugural Motet on the Mesa!  We’ve got Break Science, Sunsquabi, The Suffers, Tauk, Organ Freeman, and Mama Magnolia all ready to throw down on a funk-filled weekend in one of the most unique and beautiful places."  Click here for tickets.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

TnJ 689 (4/26/18)

-HOUR ONE-

ZIGGY MARLEY - Rebellion Rises (2018 Rebellion Rises)
HOLLIE COOK - Stay Alive (2018 Vessel of Love)
KING TUFF - Psycho Star (2018 the Other)
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Mantis (7/3/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO) nugs.net
KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH w/ JEN HARTSWICK and DJ LOGIC - Come On (2018 50)
RECORD COMPANY - Life to Fix (2018 All of This Life)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Behold the Seer (2018 Raven’s Reels, Vol. 1 [Record Store Day release], 9/24/17 Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN)

-HOUR TWO-

LEFTOVER SALMON - Analog (2018 Something Higher)
DRASTIC ANDREW - End of Your Dreams (2017 Soul Casino)
JOHN PRINE w/ JASON ISBELL and AMANDA SHIRES - God Only Knows (2018 the Tree of Forgiveness)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND w/ CHUCK GARVEY, JIM LOUGHLIN, VINNIE AMICO, and JAMES van de BOGERT - Franklin’s Tower (“Another One for Woody” 11/22/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY) nugs.net
TAUK - Premises (2018 Shapeshifter I: Construct EP)
PHISH - Harry Hood (8/26/93 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR) livephish.com

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

TnJ 688 (4/19/18)

-HOUR ONE-

PLAYING for CHANGE w/ JIMMY BUFFETT, DAVID CROSBY, and DAVID HIDALGO - Ripple (2018 Listen to the Music)
NAKIA - Whipping Post (2018 digital single)
GREYHOUNDS - No Other Woman (2018 Cheyenne Valley Drive)
JASON ISBELL & the 400 UNIT - Hope the High Road (2017 the Nashville Sound)
STEPHANIE HATFIELD - Blood on My Face (2018 Live at Frogville)
WIDESPREAD PANIC - Rebirtha > E on a G > Wish You Were Here (10/22/17 Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI) livewidespreadpanic.com

-HOUR TWO-

MARCUS KING BAND - Thespian Espionage (2016 the Marcus King Band)
BIG SOMETHING - Waves (2017 Tumbleweed)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Poseidon (2017 Pizazz)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - the Music’s Hot (2017 Betty’s Blends Vol. 3, Self-Rising, Southern Blends, ca. Nov 2015)
PHIL LESH & the TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND w/ PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, ROB BARRACO, NICKI BLUHM, and ROBERT RANDOLPH - Intro > Werewolves of London (10/31/17 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY) nugs.net
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS - Bid You Goodnight (2017 Prayer for Peace)
CHEECH & CHONG - Up in Smoke [2018] (2018 Up in Smoke [40th Anniversary])

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

TnJ 687 (4/12/18)

-HOUR ONE-

PHISH - 2001 (1/2/15 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL)
HERBIE HANCOCK - Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1975 Man-Child)
the MOTET - Handcuffs (3/24/18 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY)
LED ZEPPELIN - Heartbreaker (2003 How the West Was Won, 6/27/72 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA)
SELWYN BIRCHWOOD - Heavy Heart (2017 Pick Your Poison)
SAMANTHA FISH - Hello Stranger (2017 Chills & Fever)
JANIVA MAGNESS w/ CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - Hammer (2018 Love Is an Army)

-HOUR TWO-

BLACKBERRY SMOKE - Medicate My Mind (2018 Find a Light)
the DECEMBERISTS - We All Die Young (2018 I’ll Be Your Girl)
SNEAKY PETE and the SECRET WEAPONS - Clown Shoes (2018 Liftoff)
MAGIC BEANS - What in the World (2018 Casino Cabaret)
NELS CLINE 4 - Furtive (2018 Currents, Constellations)
NOLATET - Pecos Wilderness (2018 No Revenge Necessary)
SHPONGLE - Juggling Molecules (2013 Museum of Consciousness)
moe. - Spine of a Dog (2/2/18 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY) nugs.net

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MOTET at MEOW WOLF


MOTET - 3/31/18 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM - Frontman Lyle Divinsky has most definitely upped the Motet's live game.  They have always been a formidable musical force, but Divinsky's antics draw the crowd into their world from the start and holds their attention, even if they're not jam fans.  The Motet has evolved into a retro-70s-funk outfit who still jam, but now the emphasis is more on songs.  Crowd favorites included a Parliament song (Handcuffs) and a Prince song (I Feel for You) via Chaka Khan.  Props to newest member of the Motet, trumpeter Parris Fleming, for keeping pace with the old pros.  This combo is, at long last, ready for the big time.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TnJ 686 (4/5/18)

Special guest toast, and noted conservationist, Nate Downey brings the goods tonight: all-Dead, all-southwest themed.  Roll up and enjoy (^_^)


-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Me & My Uncle  (4/29/71 Fillmore East, New York,NY)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Promised Land  (1998 Dick’s Picks, Volume 11, 9/27/72 Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ)
GRATEFUL DEAD – El Paso  (2017 Dave’s Picks, Volume 23, 1/22/78 McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene,OR)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Jack Straw  (2017 Dave’s Picks, Volume 23, 1/22/78 McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene,OR)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Alien Intro > I Need a Miracle > Shakedown Street  (1/15/79 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA)

-HOUR TWO-

GRATEFUL DEAD – New Minglewood Blues > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider  (9/10/83 Santa Fe Downs, SF, NM)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Spanish Jam > the Other One  (1996 Dick’s Picks, Volume 6, 10/14/83 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford,CT)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo  (2018 Dave’s Picks, Volume 25, 11/6/77 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY)

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

TnJ 685 (3/29/18)

-HOUR ONE-

JANE’S ADDICTION - Three Days (1997 Kettle Whistle, 12/19/90 Hollywood Palladium)
JACK WHITE - Corporation (2018 Boarding House Reach)
CHROME SPARKS - Still Think (2018 Chrome Sparks)
YO LA TENGO - Shades of Blue (2018 There’s a Riot Going On)
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Whistle Kids (2018 It’s Not Us)
WARREN HAYNES BAND - Pretzel Logic (2012 Live at the Moody Theater, 11/3/11 Austin, TX)

-HOUR TWO-

CABIN DOGS - Farm (2018 Mountain Sun)
LEFTOVER SALMON - Astral Traveler (2018 Something Higher)
TRAMPLED by TURTLES - the Middle (2018 Life Is Good on the Open Road)
WILCO - Kingpin (2017 Being There [deluxe edition], 11/12/96 Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA)
PAUL THORN - Love Train (2018 Don’t Let the Devil Ride)
BLUES TRAVELER - Go Outside & Drive > Low Rider > Go Outside & Drive > Run-Around (1996 Live from the Fall)

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

TnJ 684 (3/22/18)

-HOUR ONE-

BOBBY and PHIL DUO w/ TREY ANASTASIO - St. Stephen (3/13/18 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY) nugs.net
DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET - the Purple Grotto (2016 the David Grisman Sextet)
FRUITION - Eraser (2017 Watching It All Fall Apart)
DIANE PATTERSON - Full Moon (2018 Open Road)
KHRUANGBIN - Cómo Me Quieres (2018 Con Todo El Mundo)
LUCY DACUS - Pillar of Truth (2018 Historian)
RED SHAHAN - Revolution (2018 Culberson County)
TEXAS GENTLEMEN - Shakin’ All Over (2017 TX Jelly)

-HOUR TWO-

VAN WILLIAM - Fourth of July (2018 Countries)
ADAM ROBERT THOMAS - Hey Sugar (2018 Adam Robert Thomas)
CUT CHEMIST w/ CHALI 2NA and HYMNAL - Work My Mind (2018 Die Cut)
MUNGION - Herbert (2/16/18 Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC)
GORILLAZ w/ MOS DEF and BOBBY WOMACK - Stylo (2010 Plastic Beach)
ROOTS of CREATION w/ MELVIN SEALS - Shakedown Street (2018 Grateful Dub)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WIDESPREAD RED ROCKS TIX ON SALE FRIDAY

Get 'em while you can!  The longest sold-out-at-Red-Rocks run of all time keeps rollin' (^_^) On sale to the public this Friday, March 23rd.  Go here for more.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

TnJ 683 (3/15/18)

-HOUR ONE-

PHIL LESH QUINTET - New Speedway Boogie (3/18/16 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY) nugs.net
SLY & the FAMILY STONE - I Want to Take You Higher (2009 the Woodstock Experience, 8/17/69 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, White Lake, NY)
ORGŌNE - It’s Serious (2018 Undercover Mixtape)
FEMI KUTI - Dem Militarize Democracy (2018 One People One World)
IMARHAN - Alwa (2018 Temet)
BOMBINO - Tehigren (2018 Deran)
PRIMUS - the Scheme (2017 the Desaturating Seven)

-HOUR TWO-

PIGMENT - Ark of the Machete (8/19/17 Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM)
DOPAPOD - Donkey Kong Country Theme (4/1/17 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
MT. JOY - Mt. Joy (2018 Mt. Joy)
TIM O’BRIEN - Grandma’s Hands (2017 Where the River Meets the Road)
PhilRAD - Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain (12/31/14 Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY) nugs.net

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

TnJ 682 (3/8/18)

-HOUR ONE-

DAVID GILMOUR w/ the POLISH BALTIC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (2008 Live in Gdańsk, 8/26/06 Gdańsk Shipyard)
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Give It Away (1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik)
JIMI HENDRIX - Power of Soul (2018 Both Sides of the Sky, ca. Jan/Feb 1970 Record Plant, New York, NY)
MOBY - the Waste of Suns (2018 Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt)
ODESZA - Intro > a Moment Apart (2017 a Moment Apart)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Ocean Flows (8/8/15 the Camping Trip [invite-only festival, upstate New York])
BIG SOMETHING - Wildfire (2018 Otherside)

-HOUR TWO-

JACK WHITE - Over and Over and Over (2018 Boarding House Reach)
MIKE GORDON - Victim (2017 OGOGO)
DAVID BYRNE - This Is That (2018 American Utopia)
SOULIVE - Waves (2018 Cinematics Vol. 1 EP)
WOOD BROTHERS - Sparkling Wine (2018 One Drop of Truth)
BIG DADDY LOVE - Kerosene (2013 Live at Ziggy’s, 11/21/12 Winston-Salem, NC)
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES - Stay Awhile (2017 the Ode)
LEFTOVER SALMON - Show Me Something Higher (2018 Something Higher)
WIDESPREAD PANIC - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (10/28/17 Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV) nugs.net
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - How Blue Can You Get (2/20/18 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY)

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

LISTEN to WIN UNRELEASED JIMI

Tune in TnJ to score the third in a series of unreleased material from the late Jimi Hendrix - "Both Sides of the Sky."

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TnJ 681 (3/1/18)

-HOUR ONE-

PHISH - Bouncing Around the Room (2013 Ventura [box set], 7/30/97 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA)
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Life During Exodus (2016 Zonkey)
AQUEOUS - Don’t Do It (2018 Live from Kalamazoo, 11/17/17 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI) nugs.net
JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS - Face (2018 Guilty of Innocence)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Bartender (1995 Weekend on the Rocks, 9/9/95 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)

-HOUR TWO-

DOC & MERLE WATSON - Miss the Mississippi and You (2017 Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House May 1974 [box set])
THE WHO - Love Reign O’er Me (2017 Tommy - Live at Royal Albert Hall)
CAROLINE ROSE - Jeannie Becomes a Mom (2018 Loner)
ODESZA w/ LEON BRIDGES - Across the Room (2017 a Moment Apart)
PROGGER - Dystopia (2018 Dystopia)
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO - Can I Change My Mind? (2018 Close But No Cigar)
SOJA - I Found You (2017 Poetry in Motion)
JERRY GARCIA BAND - Like a Road Leading Home (2018 Garcia Live Volume 10, 5/20/80 Hilo Civic Auditorium, Hilo, HI)

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

TnJ 680 (2/22/18)

-HOUR ONE-

KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH - Onset > Wyatt Earp’s Tale (2018 50)
the MOTET - Get It Right (2017 digital single)
the MOVEMENT - Cool Me Down (2018 digital single)
HOLLIE COOK - Lunar Addiction (2018 Vessel of Love)
EASY STAR ALL-STARS - Any Dub You Like (2003 Dub Side of the Moon)
STICK FIGURE - Easy Runaway (2018 digital single)
FEMI KUTI - Africa Will Be Great Again (2018 One People One World)
JOÉL - It’s Only You (2018 Seasons Change)
SETH WALKER - High Time (2018 Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House)

-HOUR TWO-

GRATEFUL DEAD - Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain > Good Lovin’ (2018 Dave’s Picks Volume 25, 11/6/77 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY)
the ACCIDENTALS w/ KELLER WILLIAMS - KW (2017 Odyssey)
I’M WITH HER - Close It Down (2018 See You Around)
TRAMPLED by TURTLES - Kelly’s Bar (2018 Life is Good on the Open Road)
LOW CUT CONNIE - Beverly (2018 Dirty Pictures [Part 2])
moe. - Rebubula (2/2/18 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY) nugs.net

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

TnJ 679 (2/15/18)

-HOUR ONE-

PHISH - Tweezer (2017 Live Bait Vol. 13, 12/30/94 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) livephish.com
the WEIGHT BAND - Common Man (2018 World Gone Mad)
JORMA KAUKONEN - Ain’t In No Hurry (2015 Ain’t In No Hurry)
BILL PALMER - Lake (2018 a Whisper in the Trees)
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER - When the Wall Comes Down (2017 Hallelujah Anyhow)
GARY CLARK, JR. - Please Come Home (2016 Crossroads Revisited, ca. Apr 2013 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)

-HOUR TWO-

AJ GHENT - Do the Rump! (2018 the Neo Blues Project EP)
the FRITZ - Another Way (2017 Natural Mind)
FRESH HOPS - Getting By (2017 Congratulations!)
JOHN OATES w/ the GOOD ROAD BAND - Arkansas (2018 Arkansas)
STEVE WINWOOD - Why Can’t We Live Together (2017 Greatest Hits Live)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Too Long (2017 Pizazz)
JERRY GARCIA and MERL SAUNDERS - La La (1974/2017 Garcia Live Volume Nine, 8/11/74 the Keystone, Berkeley, CA)

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TROMBONE SHORTY in TAOS THIS SUMMER

Heck yes!  The good folks at AMP Concerts have announced "Voodoo Threauxdown" at Kit Carson Park in Taos September 22, 2018, starring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cyril Neville and more.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 20th at 10am here: holdmyticket.com

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

TnJ 678 (2/8/18)

-HOUR ONE-

BASSNECTAR - Timestretch (2010 Timestretch)
ORGŌNE w/ TERIN ECTOR - Cosmic Slop (2018 Undercover Mixtape)
KHRUANGBIN - Maria También (2018 Con Todo el Mundo)
FEMI KUTI - One People One World (2018 One People One World)
LOS LOBOS - Cumbia Raza (7/22/17 Route 66 Summerfest, Albuquerque, NM)
GRATEFUL DEAD - My Brother Esau (9/10/83 Santa Fe Downs, SF, NM)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS - War / No More Trouble > Get Up, Stand Up > Exodus (2015 Easy Skanking in Boston ’78, 6/8/78 Music Hall, Boston, MA)

-HOUR TWO-

HIGH CEILING - Fields a’Flamin (2017 Easy)
WIDESPREAD PANIC - Space Wrangler (2008 Live from Austin TX DVD, recorded for Austin City Limits, 10/31/2000)
CHRIS EVES & the NEW NORMAL - Find Your Way (2018 Find Your Way)
FRUITION - Northern Town (2018 Watching It All Fall Apart)
MATTHEW STUBBS & the ANTIGUAS - El Segundo (2018 Matthew Stubbs & the Antiguas)
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Speak Up (2018 It’s Not Us)
GRIZ w/ LEO NAPIER - a Fine Way to Die (2015 Say It Loud)


R.I.P. John Perry Barlow 1947-2018 - He truly knew what it was to be human.

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 08, 2018
 
Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) drew up a list of what he called Principles of Adult Behavior. They are:

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

Here’s what these principles meant to Barlow:
I don’t expect the perfect attainment of these principles. However, I post them as a standard for my conduct as an adult. Should any of my friends or colleagues catch me violating one of them, bust me.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

TnJ 677 (2/1/18)

-HOUR ONE-

GOV’T MULE w/BLIND BOYS of ALABAMA and CHUCK LEAVELL - Soulshine (5/2/14 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA) muletracks.com
DEL McCOURY BAND - Love Is a Long Road 2/21/01 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO)
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS - Willin’ (2016 Kiss My Amps LIVE Vol. 2, 6/3/13 Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT - Got What He Wanted (2015 Rhythm of the Road Volume Two – Live in Las Vegas, Jul 2001 the Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, NV) livecheese.com

-HOUR TWO-

JASON ISBELL & the 400 UNIT - Cigarettes and Wine (2012 Live from Alabama)
JERRY DOUGLAS BAND - Unfolding (2017 What If)
MARK EGAN | ARJUN BRUGGEMAN - Wave Motion (2018 Dreaming Spirits)
GRAMATIK - Just Jammin’ (2014 Coffee Shop Selection)
DR. LONNIE SMITH - Alhambra (2018 All in My Mind)
PINK FLOYD - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (2016 the Early Years 1972 Obfusc/ation, ca. Oct. 1971, Roman Amphitheatre, Pompeii, Italy)
WAR on DRUGS - Strangest Thing (2017 a Deeper Understanding)

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

PHISH SUMMER TOUR - ON SALE FEB 8th




Phish's 2018 Summer Tour begins with two performances in Stateline, NV, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on July 17 and 18, and culminates with the band's traditional summer ending shows in September at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.

An online ticket request period is currently underway at
tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, February 5th at 10:00 am ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning February 8th. Full ticketing details at phish.com/tours.

SUMMER 2018 TOUR DATES

7/17 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV
7/18 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV
7/20 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/21 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/22 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/24 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
7/25 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
7/27 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA
7/28 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA
7/31 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/03 – Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
8/04 – Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
8/05 – Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
8/07 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
8/08 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
8/10 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
8/11 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

8/12 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

8/31 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/01 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/02 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO


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TnJ 676 (1/25/18)

-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD - Black Peter (2017 Dave’s Picks Volume 24, 8/25/72 Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA)
HARD WORKING AMERICANS - Something Else (2017 We’re All in This Together)
BEN MILLER BAND - Akira Kurosawa (2018 Choke Cherry Tree)
TYLER CHILDERS - Whitehouse Road (2017 Purgatory)
MARGO PRICE - Pay Gap (2017 All American Made)
WOOD BROTHERS - Happiness Jones (2018 One Drop of Truth)

-HOUR TWO-

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND - Last of the Railroad Men (2017 Love. Ain’t Love)
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS - Gravity (2017 Laws of Gravity)
JON STICKLEY TRIO - Playpeople (2017 Maybe Believe)
AQUEOUS - Warren in the Window (9/16/17 the Mousetrap, Indianapolis, IN) nugs.net
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Maybe Someday (2017 It’s Not Us)
WIDESPREAD PANIC - Arleen (10/28/17 Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Paradise, NV) nugs.net

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

TUCSON: GEM & JAM FESTIVAL NXT WKND

Wow, occasionally facebook actually advertises something at me I'm interested in.  This looks worth the trip.  Next weekend in astonishingly warm Tuscon, AZ (^_^)

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Friday, January 19, 2018

UMPHREY'S at RED ROCKS THIS SUMMER

Pre-sale starts Jan 24th, public on-sale Feb 2nd.  Visit umphreys.com

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

TnJ 675 (1/18/18)

-HOUR ONE-

moe. - Timmy Tucker (2008 Dr. Stan’s Prescription Vol. 1, 3/17/95 Garton’s, Vail, CO)
DAN AUERBACH - Cherrybomb (2017 Waiting on a Song)
PHO - Tomorrow in Texas (2017 two)
ORGŌNE - Melting Pot (2018 Undercover Mixtape)
MR. CHOCOLATE - Not Gonna Hate You Anymore (2017 debut compact disc)
GRATEFUL DEAD - To Lay Me Down (2017 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989 [box set])

-HOUR TWO-

TOMMY EMMANUEL w/ AMANDA SHIRES - Borderline (2018 Accomplice One)
STEEP CANYON RANGERS - Can’t Get Home (2018 Out in the Open)
MOSES GUEST - California (2017 Light) homegrownmusic.net
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES - Townes (2015 Middle Western)
BAND of HEATHENS - Green Grass of California (2017 Duende)
FREEWAY REVIVAL - Angels in Rhymes (2017 Revolution Road)
DISCO BISCUITS - Pygmy Twylyte > Little Lai (2003 TranceFusionRadio_Broadcast_02, ca. Dec 2012) nugs.net

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DEAD & CO in ALBUQUERQUE



DEAD & COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2018 TOUR
24-Concert Tour Kicks off May 30 in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, January 26 at 10:00 AM

photo by Danny Clinch

DEAD & COMPANY announces its 2018 tour, kicking off on Wednesday, May 30th in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as Citi Field in New York; Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin; Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, California; and Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, while also adding new venues, including Los Angeles’ historic Dodger Stadium and Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, to the tour. Dead & Company - Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti -will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is available HERE for the 2018 tour dates beginning today, January 18, at 8 AM ET, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited.

Tickets will go on sale in most markets beginning Friday, January 26, at 10 AM through livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 23, at 10 AM. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for U.S. show dates beginning Tuesday, January 23, at 10 AM.

Dead & Company has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP & Seamless Packages on tour. All 3 packages include a General Admission pit or premium reserved ticket to see Dead & Company. Additional perks include early venue entry, a limited edition, screen printed poster, and a commemorative concert ticket and case. To view the available packages, visit HERE.

Dead & Company was formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. The inaugural tour kicked off in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden and ending the year with two sold-out performances at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.

Since then, the band has gone on to complete three record-breaking U.S. tours, performing to more than a million fans. The 2017 summer tour, which lasted from the end of May through the first of July, drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field in Chicago. The back-to-back sold out shows in Chicago drew in over 80,000 fans and set the ballpark’s all-time record for most tickets sold for a single concert (43,600).

Dead & Company 2018 Tour Dates:
WED 5/30/2018 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center+
FRI 6/1/2018 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion+
SAT 6/2/2018 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion+
MON 6/4/2018 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center^
WED 6/6/2018 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
FRI 6/8/2018 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood+
SAT 6/9/2018 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
MON 6/11/2018 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
WED 6/13/2018 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre^
FRI 6/15/2018 New York, NY Citi Field**
SAT 6/16/2018 New York, NY Citi Field**
TUE 6/19/2018 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater^
WED 6/20/2018 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center^
FRI 6/22/2018 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre^
SAT 6/23/2018 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre^
FRI 6/29/2018 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre^
SAT 6/30/2018 Eugene, OR Autzen Stadium^
MON 7/2/2018 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater+
TUE 7/3/2018 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater+
FRI 7/6/2018 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre+
SAT 7/7/2018 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium^
WED 7/11/2018 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater+
FRI 7/13/2018 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**
SAT 7/14/2018 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**

^Tickets going on sale Friday, January 26 at 10 AM local time
+Tickets going on sale Saturday, January 27 at 10 AM local time
**Not ticketed through Ticketmaster.

Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour information.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

TnJ 674 (1/11/18)

-HOUR ONE-

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Everyday (2005 Weekend on the Rocks)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & the E STREET BAND - She’s the One (2006 Hammersmith Odeon, London ‘75)
JIMMY PAGE & the BLACK CROWES - Nobody’s Fault But Mine (2000 Live at the Greek, ca. Oct 99)
DAVID BOWIE - Stay (2010 Station to Station [special edition], 3/23/76 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY)
BIG SOMETHING - the Flood (2017 Tumbleweed)
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Dark Brush (2017 It’s Not Us)

-HOUR TWO-

CHRIS FORSYTH & the SOLAR MOTEL BAND - History & Science Fiction (2017 Dreaming in the Non-Dream)
WAR on DRUGS - Holding On (2017 a Deeper Understanding)
LOTUS - Age of Inexperience (9/19/14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO) nugs.net
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND - Santiago (2017 So It Is)
PIMPS of JOYTIME w/ IVAN NEVILLE - Mud (2017 Third Wall Chronicles)
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM – War Ina Babylon (2017 Super Ape Returns to Conquer)
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD - Greatest of Days (2017 Make It Better)
MIKE GORDON - Stealing Jamaica > Go Away (2017 Ogogo)

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

TnJ 673 (1/4/18)

-HOUR ONE-

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
- Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black] (1991 Weld)
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - Alabama (11/18/17 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA)
GREGG ALLMAN - Black Muddy River (2017 Southern Blood)
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - Absolutely Sweet Marie (2017 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, ca. May 2016, the CMA Theater, Nashville, TN)
TOUBAB KREWE - Squash (2018 Stylo)
THUNDER BODY - Gong (2017 Solstice)
ZACH DEPUTY - It’s All Right (2017 Wash It In the Water)
PIGMENT - Tough Day for Iris (2018 Crows & Elephants)

-HOUR TWO-

SPAFFORD
- Abaculus (2017 Abaculus - an Improvisational Experience)

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TnJ BEST of 2017

-TOAST'S FAVORITE LIVE ALBUMS of 2017-


GRATEFUL DEAD – Cornell 5/8/77
The holy grail of bootlegs finally gets an above-board release thanks to the overdue acquisition of the “Betty boards.”  If you only ever own one Dead show, it should be this one.  Also available (and worth hunting down) as part of the “May 1977 – Get Shown the Light” box set.

PHISH – 7/25/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 
The whole “baker’s dozen” was a stunt for the ages, and this particular evening (night four) was a “jam-filled” show for the ages.  Within hours ranked as the second-best Phish show of all time.

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Betty’s Self-Rising Southern Blends, Vol. 3 
Betty strikes again!  Another solid installment in a solid series, these recordings were captured in November of 2015.  Rumor has it the vinyl release offers an additional set from that year.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – Live from the Fox Oakland 
At long last, another live release from this incredible road band.  Like most in this category, live is where they really stretch out and shine.

DOPAPOD – II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II 
One-of-a-kind sounds that will get your toes tappin’ and your brain melting.

STEVE WINWOOD – Greatest Hits Live 
Classic tunes from a classic artist, with room to let the songs breathe as they should.

WIDESPREAD PANIC – 10/28/17 Park Theatre, Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 
A themed show in the middle of a three-night Halloween run, dubbed “Ladies Night.”  Fans and followers were abuzz immediately.  First time played: “Honey Bee” by Tom Petty.
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde 
They’ve already turned two Dylan leftovers into great singles, and this cements their reputation as channelers of the almighty Bob.

SPAFFORD – Abaculus – An Improvisational Experience 
It is what it says, one hour-long jam with no stops and no lyrics.  They should release more of these.

RYAN ADAMS – Live at Rough Trade 
Historically, one of the few record store recordings to really show off how great the songs and the artist are at their core.  Limited edition vinyl only.
 
-TOAST'S FAVORITE STUDIO ALBUMS of 2017-


10) BAND of HEATHENS – Duende

Equal parts J.J. Cale, Gram Parsons, and New Riders of the Purple Sage, this Austin band makes psychedelic cowboy music look easy.

HIGH POINTS: Trouble Came Early, Sugar Queen, Green Grass of California

09) POLYRHYTHMICS – Caldera

Impossibly tight as a live band, Seattle’s Polyrhythmics manage to commit their Afrobeat-influenced funk to record with earth-and-booty-shaking results.

HIGH POINTS: Au Jus, Lord of the Fries, Marshmallow Man

08) INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS – Laws of Gravity

This collection of studio-prefect musicians who love to jam continue to come out on top in the string band wing of live music.  They toss off soaring licks as a matter of habit and remain an outstanding example of a group being greater than the sum of their parts.

HIGH POINTS: Vertigo, Black Elk, Sirens,

07) PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – So It Is

This New Orleans “legacy” contingent hits all the right notes with their latest, “So It Is.”  There’s a perfect balance of composition and meandering in these grooves which more resembles Blue Note-era jazz than most of New Orleans’ shuffle-funk output of late.

HIGH POINTS: La Malanga, Convergence, Mad, Innocence

06) ST. VINCENT – Masseduction

I don’t think St. Vincent is trying to transition into pop stardom, although Talking Heads made that transition despite herculean efforts at being “alternative” and “weird.” These songs bear a slightly poppier sheen than her previous work, but they’re no less fun to get absorbed in.

HIGH POINTS: New York, Pills, Masseduction, Los Ageless

05) BIG SOMETHING – Tumbleweed

Taking the term “odyssey” and equating it with the underground term “trip,” Big Something have an epic concept album which breathes, shifts, and surprises like an extended hallucinogenic experience.  The hippy-trippy-zen-western is reborn with a fluent interchanging of unexpected styles.

HIGH POINTS: Song for Us, Waves, Blue Dream, UFOs Are Real

04) BARR BROTHERS – Queens of the Breakers

It would be easy to dismiss the Barr Brothers as Canada’s answer to Fleet Foxes or the War on Drugs, but the truth is that neither of those bands came up with anywhere near as good an album this year.  “Queens of the Breakers” can be distilled as an object lesson in ambient-indie-folk songcraft.

HIGH POINTS: It Came to Me, Hideous Glorious, Kompromat, Ready for War

03) SPOON – Hot Thoughts

Whether or not it’s Spoon’s mission, as a band, to revisit and rework every single “80s sound” imaginable, that seems to be what they’re doing.  Their assimilation and transformation of an entire decade’s worth of pop comes out sounding absolute aces on this disc.  Somehow they avoid the trap of 80s atmospheric moodiness and keep the proceedings lively, without being cheesy.

HIGH POINTS: Hot Thoughts, Pink Up, Can I Sit Next to You, Us

02) GOV’T MULE – Revolution Come…Revolution Go

I’ve said it before, but this is the Gov’t Mule album I’ve been waiting for since the first one.  Maybe it took a while for the post-Allen Woody lineup (featuring Jorgen Carlsson and Danny Louis) to gel in the studio, but this disc has all the deep rumble, sheer beauty, growl, grit and gravitas you could want from a band who consistently dishes out those aesthetics in spades at their live shows.

HIGH POINTS: Traveling Tune; Revolution Come, Revolution Go; Dreams & Songs, Pressure Under Fire


01) KING GIZZARD & the LIZARD WIZARD – Flying Microtonal Banana

An astonishingly deft blend of heavy stoner rock and psychedelia.  This is one of five albums King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released in 2017 and, as they usually form each release around a stunt of some kind (using microtonal instruments in this case, or having the album play on an infinite loop, an arrangement of suites, or deep-end jazz experiments), it may not get the attention it’s due with commercial radio play, but this band has fans who will turn out in droves to see their unique, low-budget, high-energy performances.

HIGH POINTS: Rattlesnake, Sleep Drifter, Open Water, Doom City, Nuclear Fusion

-TOAST’S SINGLES THAT STUCK-

10) FATHER JOHN MISTY – Total Entertainment Forever
The sardonic satirist strikes again.
09) CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – Apocalypse
That turntable sounds like it’s on half-speed.
08) SECRET SISTERS – Mississippi
I’m not positive, but this might be goth folk.
07) the KILLERS – the Man
Disco is now a genre again, I guess.
06) SYLVAN ESSO – Radio
Robotic, repetitive, and emotionless, much like radio.
05) RYAN ADAMS – To Be Without You
With his heart on his sleeve and that melody, he wins again.
04) the NATIONAL – the System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Giddily gloomy, with an undeniably catchy guitar riff.
03) ALICE MERTON – No Roots
A song like this makes me want to take up choreography.  It begs to be accompanied by enough dancers to make the ground shake.
02) LUMINEERS – Angela
Haunting and elegant.  From a 2016 album, but not until I heard it on the radio a zillion times did it totally own me.
01) PORTGUAL. the MAN – Feel It Still
The stickiest of all this year’s sticky earworms.  Not as psychedelic as they’re known to be, but they figured out the pop thing.  So…they’re too rich to hang with us now.

-TOASTWORTHY COVERS of 2017-

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Rock and Roll
The Velvet Underground classic (often covered by Phish) gets the lazy, loping, stoner treatment and almost sounds like a brand new song. Played on tour in NM, CO, OR, VA, and NJ.
ROBERT RANDOLPH and the FAMILY BAND - I Thank You
A smoldering rendition of the Sam & Dave classic, with help from Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry off the Family Band’s “Got Soul” album. Do not play near flammable materials.
CONSUELO LUZ - Across the Universe
Recorded at Santa Fe’s own Frogville Studios, this Beatles track is just as dreamy as the original, but with extra Latin flair. Heard on the Frogville Radio Show.
GREGG ALLMAN - Black Muddy River
Usually I make note of covers which reinvent the song in some way. The late Gregg Allman manages to improve upon the original Grateful Dead song (ca. 1987) without changing a thing.
NOUVELLE VAGUE - I Wanna Be Sedated
Taking the Ramones’ song and actually playing it as if they WERE sedated is so perfect, it’s a wonder no one ever tried it before.
ALO - Bizarre Love Triangle
Originally a New Order club banger from the late 80s, Zach Gill and crew give it a dazed surfer makeover. Available on their “Love Songs” EP.
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS - Get Lucky
Perhaps the most left-field conversion this year, turning the Daft Punk disco jam into a bluegrass stomper. Find it on their “Undercover, Vol. 2” EP. 

-TOAST'S 2017 TOUR DIARY HIGHLIGHTS-

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - 2/14/17 Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE - 3/3/17 Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
TURKUAZ - 3/11/17 Skylight, Santa Fe, NM
ELEPHANT REVIVAL - 6/2/17 Music on the Mesa, Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM
DREW EMMITT & FRIENDS - 6/2/17 Music on the Mesa, Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM
JAMES McMURTRY - 6/4/17 Music on the Mesa, Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM
DUMPSTAPHUNK - 6/17/17 Railyard Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
SANTANA - 7/1/17 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
HERBIE HANCOCK - 8/16/17 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
KING GIZZARD & the LIZARD WIZARD - 10/3/17 Sister Bar, Albuquerque, NM

-TOAST HOPES TO HEAR MORE from THESE-

AQUEOUS
SELWYN BIRCHWOOD
TYLER CHILDERS
SAMANTHA FISH
FREEWAY REVIVAL
GIVING TREE BAND
HORSESHOES and HAND GRENADES
LIL SMOKIES
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG
DAVID RAMIREZ


That's a wrap for 2017! Here's to another great year of groovy music ahead. Keep on truckin' (^_^)

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

TnJ 672 (12/28/17)

A mere sampling of the best 2017 had to offer, and a fond farewell to a couple of legends this year as well…

-HOUR ONE-

GREGG ALLMAN w/ JACKSON BROWNE - Song for Adam (2017 Southern Blood)
TOM PETTY - a Higher Place (1994 Wildflowers)
GRATEFUL DEAD - Jack Straw (2017 Cornell 5/8/77, Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
BARR BROTHERS - Ready for War (2017 Queens of the Breakers)
KING GIZZARD & the LIZARD WIZARD - Nuclear Fusion (2017 Flying Microtonal Banana)
DOPAPOD - Bubble Brain (2017 II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II)
POLYRHYTHMICS - Marshmallow Man (2017 Caldera)

-HOUR TWO-

PORTUGAL. the MAN - Feel It Still (2017 Woodstock)
DAVID RAMIREZ - Stone Age (2017 We’re Not Going Anywhere)
STEVE WINWOOD - Walking in the Wind (2017 Greatest Hits Live)
ST. VINCENT - Masseduction (2017 Masseduction)
PHISH - Crosseyed and Painless (7/25/17 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Night 4: Jam-Filled]) livephish.com
GOV’T MULE - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (2017 Revolution Come… Revolution Go)

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

TnJ 671 (12/21/17)

-HOUR ONE-

ROBERT RANDOLPH & the FAMILY BAND - Travelin’ Cheeba Man (2017 Got Soul)
FRANK ZAPPA - [spoken] Once Upon a Time...the Horrible Part of It Is… (1995 Kill Ugly Radio Some More [promotional])
FRANK ZAPPA - City of Tiny Lights > Pound for a Brown (Saarbrücken 1978 [bootleg], 9/3/78 West Germany)
NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE of the REAL - Already Great (2017 the Visitor)
POKEY LaFARGE - Better Man Than Me (2017 Manic Revelations)
LIL SMOKIES - the City (2017 Changing Shades)
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES - AD:BC (2017 the Ode)
BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN - Sally in the Garden / Big Country / Molly Put the Kettle On (2017 Echo in the Valley)

-HOUR TWO-

KIMOCK - Orson (2017 Satellite City)
COL. BRUCE HAMPTON x the MADRID EXPRESS - I’m So Glad (2017 Live at the Vista Room, 3/16/17 Atlanta, GA)
MAVIS STAPLES - No Time for Crying (2017 If All I Was Was Black)
DEEP DARK WOODS - Fallen Leaves (2017 Yarrow)
RYAN ADAMS - Outbound Train (2017 Live at Rough Trade, 1/26/17 Rough Trade East record store, London, England)
CHARLIE HUNTER - Big Bill’s Blues (2016 Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Ride (2017 Betty’s Blends Vol. 3, Self-Rising, Southern Blends, ca. Nov 2015)

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

TnJ 670 (12/14/17)

-HOUR ONE-

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (1989 Dreams [box set], 1974 quadrophonic remix, 3/13/71 Fillmore East, New York, NY)
WIDESPREAD PANIC - Machine > Barstools and Dreamers (6/22/11 Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM) nugs.net
UMPHREY’S McGEE - Bad Friday (1/22/16 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY) nugs.net

-HOUR TWO-

SNARKY PUPPY - What About Me? (9/14/15 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA) nugs.net
SIMO - Shine (2017 Rise & Shine)
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG - Somethin’ for Ya (2017 Pizazz)
JOHN GINTY - the Shark (2017 Rockers)
FREEWORLD - Eve Waits (2017 What It Is)
GRATEFUL DEAD - Throwing Stones > Good Lovin’ (2017 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989 [box set])

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

TnJ 669 (12/7/17)

-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Man Smart, Woman Smarter  (2017 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989 [box set])
CHA WA – Li’l Liza Jane  (2015 Funk’n’Feathers)
SOJA – To Whom It May Concern  (2017 Poetry in Motion)
MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN w/ KOFI BURBRIDGE – Wastin’ Time  (2017 Marvelous Funkshun EP)
DAN HICKS & HIS HOT LICKS – Dig a Little Deeper  (1971 Where’s the Money?, Feb 1971 the Troubadour, Hollywood, CA)
TOM WAITS – Jersey Girl  (1980 Heartattack and Vine)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND w/ JAY COLLINS – Desdemona  (6/5/09 Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL)
GREGG ALLMAN – Blind Bats and Swamp Rats  (2017 Southern Blood)

-HOUR TWO-

the DOORS – Dead Cats, Dead Rats > Break On Through [To the Other Side]  (1970 Absolutely Live, 10/23/70 Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI)
JACK DeJOHNETTE / LARRY GRENADIER / JOHN MEDESKI / JOHN SCOFIELD – Tony Then Jack  (2017 Hudson)
WOOD BROTHERS – River Takes the Town  (2018 One Drop of Truth)
LEFTOVER SALMON – Thornpipe  (2014 High Country)
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND – Eat In Go Deaf [Eat Out Go Broke]  (2017 Love. Ain’t Love)
JON STICKLEY TRIO – Microbruise  (2017 Maybe Believe)
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS – Sirens  (2017 Laws of Gravity)
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Merely Avoiding  (2016 Shouted, Written Down & Quoted)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo  (2017 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989 [box set])

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