Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ladyfinger (ne) @ The Triple Rock

Here's a link to the torrent.

Ladyfinger (ne)
The Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday January 14th 2009

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, º), right drink rail, 25' back, ~11' ^
Source: MBHO 603a KA200N > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > TLH lvl 6 + Tested > FLAC]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 9 (fades)
TRT: 41:27

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


Ethan Jones
Pat Oakes
Chris Machmuller
Jamie Massey |

Ladyfinger and Story of the Sea opened for Cursive on another frigidly sub-zero night while we all remained cozy as could be in the Triple Rock. Not even arctic wind chills will keep me from seeing Cursive. Ladyfinger's new album is being released through Saddle Creek Records on February 3rd. Please support Ladyfinger and check out the official releases.

The Triple Rock is one of the best music venues in Minneapolis. They also serve up some of the greatest food and have some of the friendliest staff in town.

Monday, January 12, 2009

No Bird Sing :: Ars Poetica single

As previously mentioned No Bird Sing recently had their single for Ars Poetica mastered by Brian Johnson at Winterland Studios.

The single can be downloaded @ 320kbps mp3 here and here. Please repost these links wherever you like and or email the track to anyone you think may dig it.

In related news, Joe & Bobby's other band, Hyder Ali will be releasing their debut EP very soon. Graham is also keeping busy with several different bands. The most up to date information on his gigs can always be found on his page.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

No Bird Sing @ The Depot

Here's a link to the torrent.

No Bird Sing
The Depot
Hopkins, MN
Saturday January 10th 2009

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish ( cm, º) DFC, 20' back, ~8' ^
Source: MBHO 603a KA200N > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > TLH lvl 6 + Tested > FLAC]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 9 (fades)
TRT: 30:19

01. City in the Sky
02. Drum Skin
03. ...we're No Bird Sing
04. Legal Blood Money
05. Ars Poetica
06. ...thank you
07. Breathe It Out
08. ...fits of improvisation
09. Devil Trombones

Joe Horton - Voice
Robert Mulrennan - Guitar/Electronics
Graham O'Brien - Drums/Electronics

This was the 2nd of 4 residency shows featuring Kristoff Krane & friends that are taking place every Saturday in January at the Depot in Hopkins, MN. This show featured No Bird Sing and Big Quarters. First of all the Depot is a great place and I'm sure many of us would have liked to have had a similar space when we were coming up. If you're in the metro area the Depot deserves your patronage. Amy, Eric, Ryan and many others whom I didn't formally meet, thank you for doing what you're doing.

You're now invited to check out an amazing Twin Cities band that goes by the name of No Bird Sing. Some people grabbed the Uptown tape from last October. Others may recognize the members of NBS from other bands including; Hyder Ali, Abzorbr, Junkyard Empire, Keston & Westdal, dial_system and Root Decision to name a few. With that said, No Bird Sing stand on their own. I'm really into what these guys are doing and it's highly likely you'll find me standing under a pair of mics at the shows they have coming up.

Please contact me if you would like a hifi copy of the newly mastered single for Ars Poetica. Much respect to Brian Johnson at Winterland Studios for the stellar job he did on the mastering.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

To be torrented after the move...

What up all. I'm moving but fear not, I'm staying in South Minneapolis and I'm of course going to keep taping. I might be without the net for a week or so, we'll see. Getting a connection at the new place ASAP is obviously a priority for me and for what I do.

I have some shows I'd like to torrent but they'll probably have to wait until after the move. For anyone who cares to know what they are I've listed them below.

Been wanting to get the Dosh CD release out there because it's great. Also want to finish up the Mill City Scene release party sets. Not wanting to lug gear around with me on NYE I popped into The Entry and got Soundboards of everything. Same goes for Mel Gibson & the Pants and Lookbook on the 3rd. I don't like running mics in the Kitty Cat Klub so that's another SBD. I love The Clown Lounge but any chance I get to see Fat Kid Wednesdays at the AQ, the Cedar etc. I'm there. I won't be torrenting the Face Candy sets from last night because they were recorded for an official release. I'll try to get the Fantastic Merlins out there because it's some great jazz. Also looking forward to putting some more Carnage sets out.

2008-06-27 - Dosh @ First Avenue
2008-12-27 - Carnage + Kristoff Krane @ The Entry
2008-12-31 - Eyedea & Abilities + Kristoff Krane + Sector7G + Carnage @ The Entry (SBD)
2009-01-02 - Fat Kid Wednesdays @ The Artists' Quarter
2009-01-03 - Lookbook @ Kitty Cat Klub (SBD)
2009-01-09 - The Fantastic Merlins @ The Black Dog Cafe

Going to try and make it to The Depot in Hopkins for Kristoff Krane, Big Quarters and No Bird Sing tonight. If everything goes well I'll post the first Hopkins torrent in the history of torrents.