The Red Eye Flight

Phish is Back! Hampton Night 1 Download

Posted in live music, phish by huckd on March 7, 2009

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The reviews are streaming in and all sound positive: the boys are firing on all four cylinders like never before. Trey sounds more focused and clear-headed that he has in years.

I’ll let the music do the talking. Head over to LivePhish where you can have yourself a pristine copy of last night’s show–in all it’s soundboard glory–for free, courtesy of the band. The mp3 files are encoded in 256kps, while lossless FLACs are available for $12.95.

Phish
March 6, 2009
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, Virginia

Set 1
Fluffhead
The Divided Sky
Chalk Dust Torture
Sample in a Jar
Stash
I Didn’t Know > vacuum solo > I Didn’t Know
The Oh Kee Pah Ceremony >
Suzy Greenberg
Farmhouse
NICU
Horn
Rift
Train Song
Water in the Sky
The Squirming Coil
David Bowie

Set 2
Backwards Down the Number Line
Tweezer
Taste
Possum
Theme from the Bottom
First Tube
Harry Hood
Waste
You Enjoy Myself*

Encore
Grind**
Bouncin’ Round the Room
Loving Cup

*started and stopped, restarted
**acapella

Find more photos from Phish.com here.

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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.

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

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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.

Personnel
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.

Andrew Bird 1/30/09 Boston

Posted in andrew bird, live music, Uncategorized by huckd on January 31, 2009

Andrew Bird must have felt much more relaxed playing at the historic Orpheum Theater in Boston than he did two days prior at Carnegie Hall. After a solo introduction of looping his violin, whistling and plucking, Bird stripped off his black boots, down to a pair of hot pink socks. Surrounded by 8-foot tall gold-painted gramophone looking speakers (vaguely Dr. Seuss-ish), Bird began with the woodsy-ballad “Natural Disaster.”

His backing trio seemed reluctant at first to add much color during the first three songs, creating for a bit of a slow start. Bird was clearly the center of attention, but the part-time farmer from Illinois would have none of it. With a spark finally lit, the band shined on all four cylinders through 2007’s “Plasticities.” The song got a crowd of females in the back of the theater onto their feet, as the rest of the audience sat transfixed on the brilliant Bird whirling his way through the song’s jam. Punctuated by a custom built spinning Janus-speaker horn, Bird’s crystalline violin splashed across the theater in a serene display of music wizardry.

Coming from a classically-trained background, Bird clearly shines the brightest when he has his violin at hand. His acute attention to detail is hard not to notice, as his latest album’s production attests to (and his blogging on the New York Times about its creation). Bird restarted “Imitosis” three times because the violin part he looped just didn’t meet his high musical tenor. Some musicians may have looked aside and gone on, but for Bird he could accept no less than right on.

The set also included a re-worked version of “The Confession” from his 1999 “Oh! Granduer” album under the name of “Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire.” The frontman from the opening Swedish-folk rockers Dear, Lonely jumped up on stage to join Bird on vocals and tambourine.

Set List: Carrion Suite/Master Sigh/Masterswarm/Effigy/Oh No/Plasticities/The Privateers/Not a Robot, But a Ghost/Tenuousness/Fitz and the Dizzy Spells/Imitosis/Anonanimals/Souvarian/Tables and Chairs Encore: Why?/Fake Palindromes