Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gratitude - 2005-11-23 The Ascot Room Minneapolis, MN

Link to the torrent.

Gratitude - "Gratitude's Final Show" (not really)
The Ascot Room
Minneapolis, MN
November 23rd 2005
Taper: empty
Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6S/L > ~8 foot stand > PA-6LC2 Batt Box > Sony MZ-NH1 Hi-MD
Lineage: Hi-MD master (PCM WAV) > USB > SonicStage 3.2 > WAV (44.1kHz 16Bit Stereo) > CD Wave > FLAC5 (Verified OK)
Editing: -3dB boost in Sound Forge 7.0
TRT: 53:43

Please Do Not sell this recording. Share & trade it freely.
Please Do Not circulate mp3s or other lossy formats.

01. Intro Music (1:37)
02. Sadie
03. Feel Alright
04. Last
05. Lukewarm *
06. #1 Defender *
07. Be Careful What You Wish For #
08. If Ever
09. Another Division St.
10. The Greatest Wonder
11. Drive Away
12. This Is the Part

* on the New End Original album "Thriller"
# unreleased New End Original song

Jonah Matranga - Vocals
Jeremy Tappero - Guitar
Bob Lindsey - Bass
David Jarnstrom - Drums
Norman - Guitar

Notes: Great show, really happy with this AUD. Strange there was no encore...they had been coming back out for 2 more at other shows. Oh well, they probably needed to be out of there by 10pm for the club's booty dance night, happy they finally made it here. Please support Jonah's music. Jeremy & Dave are still in ATTENTION. I'm sure Norman and Bob are still active.


This was a really special show, likely to go down in the top 10 shows I've ever seen. I've had numerous requests to reseed some Gratitude or other Jonah related material so I'll start to come through on that. This one's for Stefan in Berlin. It's been a long time since I've seeded any of the masters I taped with my older rig but I was always happy with the sound on this and the original seed received many compliments on the quality of the recording. I just re-listened to this today and it's great imho.

Link to Original Seed

San Diego

Left for San Diego on the 20th and flew back in last night. I missed Big Trouble at the Dakota but hope to catch up with them soon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

January is almost over.

Still want to post some sets from the Kill the Vultures/Splinter Cells/Doric show at the Turf.

Still want to post some sets from the City on the Make/Abzorbr/Adrenaline/Sector 7G show at the Entry.

Missed The Pines/Bon Iver/Roma di Luna at the Turf.

Missed "the best new bands of 2007" at First Avenue.

I'll be out of town next week but would like to make it to the Dakota for Big Trouble. Not sure what time I'm getting back on Friday...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Roma di Luna: The Last Show of 2007

Here's a link to the torrent.

Roma di Luna
The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday December 29th 2007

Taper: empty (neveragain1980 AT yahoo DOT com)
Location: DIN (17cm, ~90ยบ) FOB, DFC, 30' back, ~9' ^
Source: Studio Projects C4's > Mil Spec Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Conversion: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > FLAC]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 9.0 (fades)

Please Do Not sell this recording. Share & trade it freely.

01. The Romance Of Wolves
(Trouble Down the Road) *
02. The Devil Walks
03. band intros
04. Plenty
05. Letter to a Young Poet
(I Can't Afford to Be Broke) *
(Never Surrender to Silence) * +
06. Ghost Dance
(Red Walls) *
07. Bury Me (Beneath The Killing Fields)
08. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ^

* Unreleased songs that have been omitted. Please see notes.
+ words by Leonard Peltier
^ Neutral Milk Hotel cover

Alexei Moon Casselle - vocals & acoustic guitar
Channy Moon Casselle - vocals & violin
"Big" Mike Rosetto - banjo
Jessi W. - vocals
Ben Durrant - electric guitar
James Everest - electric bass
Ryan Lovan - drums

We have decided that all unreleased material except for "The Romance Of Wolves" will be omitted from this torrent. As soon as the new album is released whether that's six months from now or a year from now this set will be torrented in it's entirety. I hope this does not prevent people from checking this recording out. It's such a great set and recordings from the Cedar always sound excellent. I have checked and rechecked to verify that this recording plays through seamlessly without a hint of any missing tracks.