Archive for May, 2009

Phish -5/31/09 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA

It’s arrived! After months of anticipation, Phish is back and ready to head out on the road for what promises to be an epic tour. Here’s some updates from tonight:

Phish at Fenway

Phish at Fenway

Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner** (sung from pitchers mound), Sample In a Jar, The Moma Dance > Chalkdust Torture > Ocelet*, Stash***, Bouncing Round The Room > Poor Heart, Limb By Limb, Wading In The Velvet Sea > Down With Disease, Destiny Unbound, Character Zero

Set 2: Tweezer > Light, Bathtub Gin, David Bowie, Time Turns Elastic*, The Ballad of Curtis Lowe, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Cavern, Good Times Bad Times, Tweezer Reprise

Sound Check: Star Spangled Banner**, Jam>Funky Bitch, Time Turns Elastic, Undermind

* – First Time Played, ** – Acapella, *** – with ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ teases

Set 1 Download

Set 2 Download

Check out some great pics here

Phish at Fenway

Phish at Fenway

YouTube (no vid, just audio) of Phish rehearsing their new song ‘Ocelet’ at the DCU Center 5/30/09:

Part of David Bowie:

YEM (Mike Bass Sickness > Vocal Jam)

ABB – 5/31/09 – Mountain Jam Day 3

Here’s what the Allmans layed down to close out Mountain Jam V, looks like a classic list with tons of great tunes all sandwiched in a tasty mushy Mountain Jam sandwich…

The Allman Brothers Band
Mountain Jam V
Hunter Mountain, NY

Mountain Jam >
Drums > Drums/Bass >
Trouble No More
Midnight Rider
Jam >
Rockin’ Horse > (w/ FMR jam)
Black-Hearted Woman >
Other One Jam >
Black-Hearted Woman
Statesboro Blues
Ain’t Wasting Time No More
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl *
Stand Back
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed >
JaMaBu >
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed >
Mountain Jam

One Way Out
Little Martha outro (pre-recorded)

* w/ Danny Louis on Keyboard

Gov’t Mule – 5/30/09 – Mountain Jam Night 2

Gov’t Mule kept things going last night with their second headlining performance up at Hunter Mountain. Another amazing looking show with some great covers and interwoven jam segments. Tonight, while the Allman Brothers Band closes things out at Hunter, Phish will be kicking thing off a few miles north up at Fenway Park for their summer tour. Summer is here and what a summer it will be musically!

Mule 5/30/09

Mule 5/30/09

Gov’t Mule
Mountain Jam V
Hunter Mountain, New York

Set I:
Hoover Jam >
Bad Little Doggie >
Brand New Angel
About To Rage >
Streamline Woman
When Doves Cry >
Beautifully Broken >
When Doves Cry >
Beautifully Broken
Patchwork Quilt
Have Mercy On The Criminal
Goin’ Out West >
Bang A Gong >
Goin’ Out West

Set II:
Jam >
Morning Dew
When The Music’s Over
All Along The Watchtower# >
Devil Likes It Slow# >
Drum Solo >
I’m A Ram >
Blindman In The Dark >
Ain’t No Sunshine >
Blindman In The Dark# >
Whole Lotta Love >
Blindman In The Dark

Warren Banter – Thanks
Long As I Can See The Light

* With John Medeski On Keyboard
# With Karl Denson On Saxaphone

Download Link (Torrent)

Mule 5/30/09

Mule 5/30/09

Warren crowd shot 5/30/09

Warren crowd shot 5/30/09

Gov’t Mule – 5/29/09 – Mountain Jam Night 1

Mule’s getting things kicked off up at Hunter Mountain as we speak for the 5th annual Mountain Jam festival. Having been at the Mountain the past 2 years, I can personally testify to the standup job that Warren does putting this festi on. It truly is one of the top 3 NE festivals of the summer – I highly recommend you check it out if you get the opportunity.

Phil and Friends - Mountain Jam 07'

Phil and Friends - Mountain Jam 07'

Here’s what Mule had to say for their Friday night headlining set, this second set looks MONSTROUS, creative, rocking, and just flat out amazing – the kind of magic they only lay down on the Mountain :

Gov’t Mule
Mountain Jam V
Hunter Mountain, NY

Set 1
Grinnin’ In Your Face >
Kind of Bird
Game Face >
I Believe To My Soul
Banks of The Deep End
Think You Know What I Mean >
When The Levee Breaks >
Think You Know What I Mean
Slackjaw Jezebel
Thorazine Shuffle

Set II:
Trane >
Third Stone From The Sun Jam >
Eternity’s Breath Jam >
St. Stephen Jam >
Larger Than Life >
If 6 Was 9
Larger Than Life
Empty Pages >
Drums >
Drums/Bass* >
Third Stone From The Sun Jam*
Brighter Days >
Like Flies
Mule >
Loser Tease (Beck) >
Who Do You Love?

Cortez The Kiler

* w/ George Porter Jr. on Bass

Gov't Mule - Mountain Jam 08'

Gov't Mule - Mountain Jam 08'

Grateful Dead – Portland, ME – 4/01/85

Check this straight fire Dead show from spring of 85′. This AUD recording really captures the energy of the show and preserves it in its true form. Highlights include one of the best Rooster’s I’ve ever heard, a surprisingly tasty Bird Song, a beautiful Looks Like Rain, and a smokin’ Other One. Jerry’s guitar playing is in the zone – totally honed in, and Bobby’s rhythm playing in this show is some of the best I’ve heard from the man.

Jerry in the zone

Jerry in the zone

Set 1: Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, West L.A. Fadeaway, Little Red Rooster, Bird Song, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well

Set 2: China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Not Fade Away,

Encore: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Stream Link
Download Link


Bobby gettin' down

Phish Is Back

Phish is back. And they’re everywhere.


This week the band released their first single from their forthcoming album – Time Turns Elastic. This 13 minute introspective pop-jamrock-ballad definitely has some fun sections, a rocking refrain and some catchy melodies. While it’s no ‘David Bowie’, it’s no ‘Mexican Cousin’ either and I’m glad to see the band at least moving in a positive direction with their studio work. Check it out at the following links:

Watch the ‘Time Turns Elastic’ promo vid

Stream ‘Time Turns Elastic’ at Phish MySpace

Download ‘Time Turns Elastic’ at ITunes

Also, check out this unreleased Trey acoustic studio outtake of the song

The boys set out on the road for their summer tour – their first tour in 5 years – this Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston. This is a historic show for the band, and their first real stadium gig ever. Fenway kicks off the following monster 2-leg summer tour:


Leg 1
5.31.09  Fenway Park, Boston, MA
6.02.09 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
6.04.09 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
6.05.09 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
6.06.09 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
6.07.09 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
6.09.09 Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC
6.10.09 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
6.12.09 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
6.14.09 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
6.16.09 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
6.18.09 Post Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
6.19.09 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
6.20.09 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI
6.21.09 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI

Leg 2
7.30.09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
7.31.09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
8.01.09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
8.02.09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
8.05.09 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
8.07.09 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
8.08.09 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
8.11.09 Toyota Park, Chicago, IL
8.13.09 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
8.14.09 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
8.15.09 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
8.16.09 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

This spring, the band got ready for the tour by spending a few weeeks in an NYC studio and are expected to release a new CD later this year. For rumours about the album title, track list, and more, check out this wikipedia page. The excitment in the Phish community right now is potentially higher than any other time in the band’s history – let’s hope the band can run with it and blast off this summer. I’ll be there with an open ear, and open mind, and my dancin’ shoes laced high, ready to boogie down. Phish is back!


Jerry’s All-Stars

Check out this Jerry show from 72′ with an all-star cast featuring the late great organist Merl Saunders, bass-man extraordinaire John Kahn, and drum-master Billy K. from the Grateful Dead. This show is overflowing with energy, soul, funk, and straight top-notch playing. The setlist features classic cuts from The Beatles, Dylan, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye as well as rare Jerry Band tunes ‘Save Mother Earth’ and  ‘Lonely Avenue’. This bootleg is raw but crisp and really captures this performance intimately and nicely. Without further ado:

Jerry and Merl

Jerry and Merl

Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, and Bill Kreutzman
Pacific High Studio
San Fransisco, CA

Set 1
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
That’s The Touch
Save Mother Earth>

Set 2
That’s All Right Mama
Who’s Loving You Tonight
When I Paint My Masterpiece
I Was Made To Love Her
Lonely Avenue
How Sweet It Is

Download Link Part 1
Download Link Part 2

The Dirty Mac Sessions

In honor of Memorial Day and the beginning of summer, enjoy this classic rock gem – The Dirty Mac Sessions featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell! This was recorded as part of ‘The Rock N’ Roll Circus’ in 1968. The track list touches on The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix cuts with an raw bluesy feel and virtuosic playing from some of rock and roll’s greats.


The Dirty Mac Sessions
From the Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus, The Dirty Mac Sessions!

1. Yer Blues (Rehearsal)
2. Blues Jam
3. John & Mick’s Intro Of ‘The Dirty Mac’
4. Yer Blues
5. Whole Lotta Yoko
6. John & Mick ‘Yer Blues’ Acapella
7. Yer Blues (Take 1)
8. Yer Blues (Take 2)
9. Yer Blues
10. Jam
11. Mini Opera
12. Purple Haze
13. Wild Thing

Tracks 1-2: Unused Rehearsal Versions
Tracks 3-5: From Film Soundtrack
Tracks 6: Studio Dialogue
Tracks 7-8: Early Versions With No Vocals
Tracks 9-13: Taken From A Mono IBC Acetate

Download Link


Elvis – 8/01/69 – Las Vegas, CA

Let’s mix things up a bit here on Welcome To Now and return to the summer of 69′ to dig on this Elvis show from the one and only Sin City. In addition to a lot of his greatest hits, Elivs takes on some nicely chosen covers too – Hey Jude, What’d I Say, Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, and a few others. Give it a listen…


Elvis Presley
Las Vegas, NV

blue suede shoes
i got a woman
all shook up
love me tender
jailhouse rock/dont be cruel
heartbreak hotel
hound dog
mystery train/tiger man
life story(dialogue)
baby what you want me to do
are you lonesome tonight
hey jude
band introductions
in the ghetto
suspicious minds
what’d i say
cant help falling in love

Download Link Part 1
Download Link Part 2

Paul Simon – 9/27/91 – Los Angeles, CA

On this lazy afternoon, let’s get down to the sweet sounds of Paul Simon. This pristine sounding 2 set bootleg from L.A. in 1991 ought to do the trick for some straight layed back chillin’. Happy holiday weekend!

Paul Simon
The Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

Set I
The Obvious Child
The Boy in the Bubble
She Moves On
Born At The Right Time
Train in the Distance
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
I Know What I Know
The Cool Cool River
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Michael Brecker Instrumental
The Coast

Set II
You Can Call Me Al
Still Crazy After All These Years
Loves Me Like A Rock
Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes
Hearts and Bones
Late in the Evening
Gone at Last
The Boxer
Mrs. Robinson
The Sound of Silence

Download Link – Part 1
Download Link – Part 2
Download Link – Part 3

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