Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ The Triple Rock '10

Download a .RAR file containing this recording here.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Friday April 16th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, º), right drink rail, 25' back, ~9' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Cards) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 10 (fades)
TRT: 91:02

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Babydoctor
02. Helpless Corpses Enactment
03. Angle of Repose
05. Salamander In Two Worlds
07. Save It
08. Hymn To The Morning Star
> The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion
09. ...encore
10. Sleep Is Wrong (extended)

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Third time recording Sleepytime and they never disappoint. In my opinion they are one of the greatest bands of our time. Please support them by picking up their official releases. Most SGM and SGM-related releases are available through their online store. Thanks to the band and to The Triple Rock for allowing me to record. Guzzlemug (Minneapolis) wasn't messing around with their supporting set. They were also kind enough to load Sleepytime some gear for this mini-Midwest run.

The 04/13/09 set from The Triple Rock can be downloaded here. Life is good when Sleepytime Gorilla Museum stops through once a year.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Guante & Big Cats - "Dragons" @ The Entry

Guante & Big Cats - 7th St. Entry (Live) from Pure Optics on Vimeo.

Last Saturday I partnered up with my friend Colin, founder of Pure Optics in an effort to help document Kristoff Krane's CD release at The Entry. Chris always picks out choice support which included Guante & Big Cats, Big Trouble and Ecid. Brett Spurr was behind the additional camera and Tony Rohr mastered the audio capture. Thanks to Ron for doing what he does. Here's to Dragons.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ha Ha Tonka @ The Triple Rock

Download a .RAR containing the 10 track recording here.

Ha Ha Tonka
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday May 12th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, º), right drink rail, 25' back, ~9' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Cards) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 10 (compression)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Ha Ha Tonka supported Murder by Death on their recent stop through Minneapolis. They're from Ozark region of Southern Missouri and they won me over no matter where they're from. Don't miss out when they come back in July. Still working on the set list but please enjoy the recording in the meantime. Their latest LP, 2009's "Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South" is available through Bloodshot Records.

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Marijuana Deathsquads @ Nick & Eddie (XIV)

Marijuana Deathsquads
Nick and Eddie
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday May 5th 2010

Taper: empty emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: In the spot, 6' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > razorlame > 320kbps]

Marijuana Deathsquads - "Live at Nick & Eddie (XIV)"

(Right Click and Save Link As or Click-Operation)

Week Fourteen! MDS OG:


This is one of the best sounding MDS tapes yet due to the way the monitors were positioned. Don't take my word for it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Art-A-Whirl 2010

More stuff will be going down than this little blog can hold but I wanted to feature a few music related events that people may want to check out.

The Sample Room (2124 Marshall Street Northeast)

"The Slow Mirror and the Metronome"

"Along the river during ART-A-WHIRL this year come check out the Slow Mirror and the Metronome, a sprawling sound, video and sculpture event taking place behind the Sample Room. Bands playing from boats, video projections, floating installations, and sound collages transmitted to floating speakers, all combine to create an environment that reroutes and harnesses the river’s acoustics and reflective surface."

Presented By: Creative Electric Studios | The Sample Room

Created and Produced by: Joseph Belk, Drew Peterson, Ted Quinn, Adam Burchard, and Phil Harder.

Sponsored The 89.3 The Current, The Sample Room, Modern Radio, Pabst, Fulton, Sheba Productions, and Spyeglass.

Friday May 14th:

Sound installations playing throughout and during intermissions by Ben Carey from Hotpants (playing both nights).

Zak Sally 8:00-8:45
STNNNG 8:45-9:30
Bella Koshka 9:45-10:30

Saturday May 15th:

Marijuana Deathsquads 8:00-9:30
Mayda w/ full band 9:45-10:30

Late night - Burlesque of NA throwing an after-boat and barge party with details to come day of.

Video installations made for TSMATM by:
Mike Davis (2600)
Phil Harder
Patrick Pierson
(video projected on,across, and along the river banks)

Grumpy's Northeast (2200 4th Street NE)

Saturday May 15th:

Al Grande 12:30
Nightinghales 1:15
Tal Tahir 2:00
Sir Faux Jean 2:45
Bitch-N-Brown 3:30
Bombay Sweets 4:15
Neil Dynamite and the Heartlights 5:00
Pink Mink (Arzu+Christy & Charles Ouija Radio) 6:00
Birthday Suits 6:45
BNLX 7:40
Vaz 8:30

The 331 Club (331 13th Ave Northeast)

Both indoor shows start at 10pm and are 21+ with no cover.

Friday (Inside):

Skoal Kodiak
Knife World

Saturday (Outdoors):

Halloween Alaska
Chris Koza
Red Pens
The Dynamiters
Zoo Animal
Minneapolis Dub Ensemble
The Alpha Centauri
The Roe Family Singers

Saturday (Indoors):

The Rockford Mules
Man Is Doomed

Modern Café Parking Lot (337 13th Ave NE)

Gastro Non Grata and Modern Café Present GastroWhirl 2!

Noon – 8:45
Modern Café Parking Lot
Free admission to all
$1 wristbands for 21+ to drink

"Gastro Non Grata and Modern Café have put aside their petty differences on reality TV programming to bring you GastroWhirl 2 : Muralize It –an entire day of local bands, cold beer, fine wine and a PBR art mural.

Modern Café will be open inside inside until 2pm, but the interesting stuff will be cooking on the parking lot. Jim and Phil are going to be building a BBQ pit out of cinder blocks then overload it with braising pans full of shouldered pork that will be torn into carnitas tacos with radish relish and a few select sides to help set the base for the day of debauchery.

We’re glad the guys at Fulton Beer will be on hand pouring Sweet Child of Vine IPA. Local beer made by local guys drank by local ladies and fellas, a thing of beauty. Also, Chris Brink of Bourget Imports will be on hand to dole out some summer whites and thirst quenching rose for those of you that stick your pinkies in the air.

Our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon will be on hand all day pounding tall boys and creating an art mural on the empty wall of the parking lot, giving us some some whirl cred and leaving a lasting impression of what should prove to be an amazing show."

On the music end we’re biting off ten bands of varying flavor and intensity. Starting off with Sorry OK, Ogre Smash Death Boom, Claps, Communist Daughter, Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, Me and My Arrow, Amen and the Hell Yeahs, International Espionage, Cokewolf And Building Better Bombs.

Chris from Bourget will be pouring wine samples before Communist Daughter

Fulton Beer representatives will take the stage before Me and My Arrow pouring free samples."

Food starts at 11:30 am

12:30 - Sorry OK
1:15 - Ogre Smash Death Boom
2:00 - Claps
3:00 - Communist Daughter
3:45 - Chickadee Mountain Martyrs
4:30 - Me and My Arrow
5:30 - Amen and the Hell Yeahs
6:15 - International Espionage
7:00 - Cokewolf
8:00 - Building Better Bombs

Shuga Records (165 13th Ave NE) is hosting Hoolie Fest this year. Looks massive!

Friday May 14th (Indoors):

Radical Chic 12:00 p.m.
The Chord & The Fawn 1:00 p.m.
Bottom Feeders 2:00 p.m.
King Tuesday 3:00 p.m.
Wendy's band 4:00 p.m.
Korat Grey Band 5:00 p.m.
Say Like The French Say 6:00 p.m.
Northeast & the Beat 7:00 p.m.
Good day Montag 8:00 p.m.
Hastings 3000 9:00 p.m.
Sky Lion 10:00 p.m.
Frontier 11:00 p.m.

Friday May 14th (Outdoors):

The Poor Nobodys 4:00 p.m.
Citizen Sage 4:45 p.m.
The Goondas 5:30 p.m.
Red Daughters 6:30 p.m.
The Butchers Bag 7:30 p.m.
Unicorn Dream Attack 8:30 p.m.

Saturday May 15th (Indoors):

Unicorn Love Child 11:00 a.m.
The SUrfactants 12:00 p.m.
Whitesand / Badlands 1:00 p.m.
Jazari 2:00 p.m.
Disasteratti 3:00 p.m.
8-Ball Deluxe 4:00 p.m.
Torch The Spires 5:00 p.m.
Teddy And The Turks 6:00 p.m.
Pony Skirt 7:00 p.m.
Claw Like Things 8:00 p.m.
Dug Mackabee & Kai Swivel 9:00 p.m.
Fever and the Ox 10:00 p.m.
The Word Party 11:00 p.m.

Saturday May 15th (Outdoors):

Ellen Stanley aka Mother Banjo 11:00 a.m.
Brianna Lane 11:45 a.m.
Eliza Blue 12:30 p.m.
Bethany Larson 1:15 p.m.
Kid Dakota 2:00 p.m.
Brad Senne 2:45 p.m.
Minor Kingdom 3:30 p.m.
Communists Daughter 4:15 p.m.
The Nightingales 5:00 p.m.
The f*** Knights 6:00 p.m.
Tru Ruts Crew 7:00 p.m.
The Unknown Prophets 8:00 p.m.

Sunday May 16th (Indoors):

Boone 11:00 a.m.
The Grande Machine 12:00 p.m.
Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures 1:00 p.m.
The Boys N' The Barrels 2:00 p.m.
The Maze Sisters 3:00 p.m.
The New Monarchs 4:00 p.m.
Nomia 5:00 p.m.
The Angry Mothers 6:00 p.m.
We Can't Bury Shelley 7:00 p.m.
The Wandering Bartlettes 8:00 p.m.
The Van Gobots 9:00 p.m.

Sunday May 16th (Outdoors):

Sneaky Pete 11:00 a.m.
Nikki And The Ruemates 11:45 p.m.
The Brass Kings 12:30 p.m.
Gabe Barnett 1:15 p.m.
Paul Metsa 2:00 p.m.
The Guystorm 3:00 p.m.
Nyteowl 4:00 p.m.
First Communion Afterparty 5:00 p.m.
Lost In Prague 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Murder By Death Return To The Triple Rock

Hey hey, one of my favorite bands is stopping through town Wednesday and on top of that they return to The Triple Rock for the first time in two years. They delivered a great set the last time their were on the West Bank playing The Cabooze 10/04/09 with Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner and The Loved Ones. As much fun as that show was I'm excited to see that they are playing The Triple Rock this time around, which is where we ended up after the show last October.

Murder By Death's most recent Triple Rock appearances include:

04/21/09 w/ Where Astronauts Go To Hide
05/04/08 w/ Dios and Gasoline Heart
05/28/06 w/ Langhorne Slim and Metal Hearts

MBD's new LP "Good Morning, Magpie" was released on April 6th, 2010 through Vagrant Records. It is available through Vagrant's online store as well as the band's official online store.

The Triple Rock
Wednesday May 12th
18+ | 8pm Doors | $13

Murder by Death
Ha Ha Tonka

Tickets available online or at Red's Savoy Pizza Uptown location.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Ghostband @ The Entry

On Friday April 9th Ghostband supported Dosh at one of the three release shows he held that weekend for his new album "Tommy" (anticon).

I passed the .WAV file onto Mr. Jon Davis (Ghostband) so he could apply his own master tweaking. He then saw fit to upload the recording to the Audio Archive. Ghostband Live at 7th Street Entry 4/9/10 can be downloaded here. Much of Jon's other work is also available on The Archive including; Ghostband, Notes/Improvisation, Prince Feathers and Minneapolis Free Music Society. Much respect to Ron at The Entry.

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Appleseed Cast @ The Triple Rock

Download a .RAR file containing this recording HERE.

The Appleseed Cast
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday March 16th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, º), right drink rail, 25' back, ~10' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame > 320kbps mp3]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Disc One:

01. The Waking of Pertelotte
02. On Reflection
03. Blind Man's Arrow
04. Flowers Falling From Dying Hands
05. Messenger
06. Doors Lead to Questions
07. Steps and Numbers
08. Sentence
09. Bird of Paradise
10. Mile Marker
11. Convict
12. A Tree For Trials
13. Signal
14. View of a Burning City

Disc Two:

01. View of a Burning City
02. Strings
03. A Place in Line
04. Shaking Hands
05. Rooms and Gardens
06. Ring Out the Warning Bell
07. Sunset Drama King
08. The Last in a Line
09. Decline
10. The Argument
11. Reaction
12. Confession
13. ...encore
14. Speedy Train, by the Van Pelt

Super glad I can finally get this recording out there. Please support The Appleseed Cast by purchasing their official releases. On a recent tour of the US they played Low Level Owl, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 in their entirety. Thanks to the band and to The Triple Rock for allowing this recording to happen. Dreamend (Chicago) supported.