The Red Eye Flight

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals 2/21 Boston

Posted in live music, ryan adams by huckd on February 23, 2009

The hecklers and chatty teeny-boppers who only cared about songs off Cardinology were abound, but Ryan Adams shined at the Orpheum Theater.  Highlights included a strong vocal performance on “Oh My God Whatever, Etc.” and the heavy hitter, Alice in Chains cover “Down in a Hole.” Who knew the heart breaker could play a damn decent guitar solo too? Adams was bouncy and had fun with the crowd, commenting that the Boston crowd is a consistent loud and energetic group. He is clearly at a good point in his career where he can truly focus on his songwriting and live performances, and this show was proof.

Set One

01. Intro
02. I See Monsters
03. Everybody Knows
04. Fix It
05. Let It Ride
06. Two
07. Easy Plateau
08. A Kiss Before I Go
09. Wonderwall
10. Come Pick Me Up
11. Cardinals Intros musical medley
12. Peaceful Valley >
13. Beautiful Sorta
14. Evening Joke featuring Jon Graboff
15. Freeway To The Canyon (Neal Casal)
16. Goodnight Rose
17. Ryan banter
18. Grand Island (Neal Casal)

Set Two

19. Shakedown On 9th Street
20. Rescue Blues (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
21. Oh My God Whatever Etc. (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
22. Stars Go Blue
23. Magick
24. Oh My Sweet Carolina
25. Off Broadway
26. Born Into The Light
27. Down In A Hole

Thanks to vanark for the setlist and recording which can be downloaded or streamed here.


Early Grammy Winners

Posted in Uncategorized by huckd on February 9, 2009

7:40 p.m. est, Billboard is reporting the following 51st Grammy winners:

Radiohead: “In Rainbows” for best alternative music album
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida” for best best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals
Duffy: “Rockferry” for best pop vocal album

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Radiohead + USC Marching Band Tonight at the Grammys

Posted in grammys, kings of leon, live music, radiohead, Uncategorized by huckd on February 8, 2009

marchingyorkeWow, the Grammys actually have me excited this year. The band has been rehearsing “15 Steps” with the USC Marching Band in preparation of the awards ceremony, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. est on CBS. In a report from the the Los Angeles Times, Johnny Greenwood talked about the collaboration: “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do with this song for a long time,” he said.

Radiohead is nominated for Album of the Year (“In Rainbows”), Best Rock Song (“House of Cards”), Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Alternative Music Album.

Other Grammy nominees include Weezer, Hot Chip, Coldplay, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, M.I.A., Kings of Leon, the Raconteurs, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Neil Young, Eddier Vedder, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z and a whole lot more.

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Derek & the Dominoes feat. Duane Allman Live 1970

Posted in blues, duane allman, live music by huckd on February 7, 2009


Derek and the Dominoes featuring Duane Allman: Live At Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Fl. December 1, 1970
Legendary concert remastered
Currently this version is out of circulation.

Eric Clapton: Vocals, Electric Guitar
Duane Allman: Slide and Electric Guitar (1970-12-01)
Bobby Whitlock: Keyboards, Vocals
Carl Radle: Bass
Jim Gordon: Drums

Disc 1:
1. Layla
2. Got To Get Better In A Little While
3. Key To The Highway
4. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

Disc 2:
1. Blues Power
2. Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
3. Battle Of Red Wine
4. Let It Rain

Download here

Kings of Leon Spring Tour

Posted in kings of leon, live music by huckd on February 7, 2009

kolFresh off a rockin’ performance at Madison Square Garden, Kings of Leon are geering up for another tour, beginning with a stop in Boston. On February 11 they begin a month-long tour through Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

4/19 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
4/21 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
4/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Palumbo
4/24 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
4/25 Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum
4/27 Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center @ ODU
4/28 Raleigh, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
4/30 Charlotte, NC – Bojangles’ Coliseum
5/4 St Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre
5/5 Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
5/7 Miami, FL – Bank United
5/8 Tampa, FL – Sundome
5/10 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
5/12 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
5/13 Cleveland, OH – Tower City
5/19 Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
5/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic

For ticket pre-sale dates visit here.

Duane Allman: Muscle Shoals Recording Sessions & More

Posted in Uncategorized by huckd on February 5, 2009


Disc 1:
– Muscle Shoals Recording Sessions 1969-1970
01. Down In the Alley – Ronnie Hawkins
02. Red Rooster – Ronnie Hawkins
03. Darkness – Soul Survivors
04. Relativity – Sam Samudio
05. Steal Away – Duane Allman
– ABB Outtakes
06. Trouble No More – 1969
07. Don’t Keep Me Wondering – 1970
08. Revival – 1970
– Live w/ Friends
09. 12 Bar Blues: Delaney & Bonnie – 1971 – New York City
10. Sugar Magnolia: Grateful Dead – 4/26/1971 – Fillmore East
– Live w/ ABB
11. Elizabeth Reed – 3/70
12. Stormy Monday – 5/2/70 – Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, PA

Disc 2:
01. Statesboro Blues – 7/4/70 – Atlanta Pop Festival
02. Whipping Post – 7/4/70 – Atlanta Pop Festival
03. Blue Sky – 9/16/71 – The Warehouse-New Orleans, LA
04. Dreams – 9/20/71 – SUNY Stony Brook-Stony Brook, NY
05. WABC-FM, NYC 12/9/70 Interview -> Layla outake -> Interview
06. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – 1971


Super Mega Deal: Ticketmaster & Live Nation

Posted in Uncategorized by huckd on February 4, 2009


Billboard is reporting that the two entertainment giants, Ticketmaster and Live Nation might be merging next week to form Live Nation Ticketmaster. Despite the completely original name, one must wonder what this massive deal will bring: lower ticket prices? Less “convenience” fees? Better online ticketing systems? Regardless, there will be a lot less competition in the live music scene if this deal goes down.

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Remember Buddy Holly: 50 Years Ago Today

Posted in buddy holly, early rock, Uncategorized by huckd on February 3, 2009


On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” chartered a small plane after finishing up their gig at the Winter Dance Party in Cleark Lake, Iowa. Tired of the crumby conditions of their school tour bus and desperately yearning for a hot shower and clean clothes, the three 1950s rock & roll musicians boarded the four-seater in a light snow on route to Fargo, North Dakota. Five minutes into the flight, the plane drifted southward and crashed, killing all four passengers.


It was on this tour, which passed through the chilly auditorioums of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, that an early Bob Dylan (then known by his birth name “Bobby Zimmerman”) caught a glimpse of the 22-year old Holly on January 31 at the Armory in Duluth, Minn. Dylan would later reference this gig in his Grammy acceptance speech: “And I just want to say that when I was sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play at Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him…and he looked at me. And I just have some sort of feeling that he was–I don’t know how or why–but I know he was with us all the time we were making this record in some kind of way.”

Buddy Holly’s remarkable impact on rock & roll and pop music should never be forgotten. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to the Rolling Stones and the Black Keys, and to the Grateful Dead, his midwestern pop love songs have left him a lasting legacy that will never fade away.

Chess Classics

Posted in blues by huckd on February 3, 2009


1. Wade in the Water – Ramsey Lewis Trio
2. Liberation Conversation – Marlena Shaw
3. Gun Slinger – Bo Diddley
4. Night Beat – Chuck Berry
5. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun – Rotary Connection
6. Tom Cat – Muddy Waters
7. Spoonful – Howlin’ Wolf
8. Hi-Heel Sneakers – Tommy Tucker
9. Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Sonny Boy Williamson II
10. Voice Your Choice – The Radiants
11. I Surrender – Fontella Bass
12. Ordinary Joe – Terry Callier
13. I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James
14. I Had A Talk With My Man Last Night – Mitty Collier
15. You Left the Water Running -Maurice & Mac

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