Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Marijuana Deathsquads @ Nick and Eddie (VIII)

Marijuana Deathsquads
Nick and Eddie
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday March 24th 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 (VIII)"

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Ryan
Isaac
Stef
Ben
Pete Biasi - bass
Drew - percussion

Week 8 of the MDS Nick & Eddie Residency featured the return of Stef and Isaac.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Disconnected.

I know this place is looking pretty empty but a weekend with no internet was actually pretty nice. On the way...

- The Soviettes Reunion
- At some point maybe Gateway District and Awesome Snakes (Last Show)
- Marijuana Deathsquads from last Wednesday
- Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (Triple Rock 04/13/09)
- Buildings (the full set from The Turf)
- Other tapes from the back log that I need to go through.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Live Tracks & Dying Modems

So last Friday after work, prior to posting the Song of Zarathustra reunion I spent a good hour on the phone with Qwest trouble shooting some connectivity problems. By bill is paid up as always and the PC recognizes the modem, it's just that the modem is 5 years old and probably on it's way out.

Last night I was itching to get some stuff posted but didn't want to get carried away with full sets until said modem issues are resolved. I'm very happy with my selections:

Buildings - "Misshaped Head" Live at The Turf Club

This is from the 3/12 show with Young Widows. I have some how been missing out on Buildings. No longer I say! I love this band. If you live in town you should check them out and stop missing out like I was.

Sorry OK - "I Need To See Somebody" Live at The Nomad

3/23 show with The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs and some nice fellows from Illinois (Rob Jacobs & Dr. Responsible). This one is for West Bank Bobby. He can finally rest now. I've been wanting to record Sorry OK at a legitimate venue for a while now (no offense Fecal Manor!). These are good folks making music that is good for you. They will be leaving town in the Spring for a large tour of the Eastern States so keep an eye on their calendar if that interests you.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

City on the Make to Play Dakota Late Night

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Are you interested in witnessing City on the Make's first hometown performances since returning from a string of SXSW shows? Have you been meaning to catch them in a uniquely intimate and dimly special venue? Do you have a penchant for economically price chicken wings? If you've answered "yes" to two or more of the last three questions I encourage you to mark your calendar for April 2nd. City on the Make will be playing two 50 minute sets in the late night confines of the internationally renowned Dakota Jazz Club located Downtown Minneapolis on 10th & Nicollet. Come one. Come all. Please note that this evening is NOT restricted to those of the age 21 or older. Young couples are encouraged to spend a night holding hands underneath the arc lamps. Sorry Tobacco but the neighborhood comes first.

Friday, April 2nd 2010
City on the Make @ Dakota Jazz Club
11:30 PM
$5 | 18+


Friday, March 19, 2010

Song of Zarathustra (Reunion) @ The Triple Rock

This link is being removed until I have time to fix a tracking error. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Song of Zarathustra
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday February 27th 2010

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Mess Of Zero
02. The Great Longing
03. Deep Yellow And The Burning Red
04. Inaccurate Accuracy
05. Half Mass
06. The Messenger Of Heat
07. One Strike At Romance
08. Murder In La Jolla
09. Science, Science
10. Recommend For Digestion
11. ...encore
12. At The Foot Of The Ladder

www.myspace.com/songofzarathustraaa

I was recording at The Cedar prior to this and barely made it in time to see Gay Witch Abortion and Song of Zarathustra. Unfortunately I missed STNNNG. Thanks to the band for allowing us to see them one more time, The Triple Rock for hosting and to B for the set list help!

"The Midwest has always been there for us."

Marijuana Deathsquads @ Nick & Eddie (VII)

Marijuana Deathsquads
Nick and Eddie
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday March 17th 2010

Taper: empty emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: In the action, 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 (VII)"

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At the moment the core of MDS is:

Ryan Olson - The Godfather
Benjamin Ivascu - drums
Freddy Votel - drums
Isaac - (currently out of town)

Week seven of the MDS residency featured Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on vocals & programming as well as Jon Nielsen (Knife World, Moonstone Continuum), Nick Ryan (Leisure Birds), Chris Rose (Vampire Hands), Doug (owner of Nick & Eddie), Adam Burt (Blackcloud Stallionheart, STNNNG) and Ryan Chermack (Death Cube) all wielding their guitars. It was truly something to witness. Many of the musicians that have been involved with the residency over the past month & a half felt it was the best MDS set at N&E yet.

You can catch Marijuana Deathsquads and The New Power Generators every Wednesday night at Nick & Eddie.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Upcoming Shows @ Nick & Eddie

Nick & Eddie is located Downtown on the north end of Loring Park. They've started to ramp up their booking so stop down and check it out if you get the chance. They have a full bar & restaurant to enjoy alongside your live music experience.

Note: Subject to changes and additions.

March
20 – Private Dancer, Dante & the Lobster
24 - Marijuana Deathsquads and The New Power Generators
26 – Benefit for Haiti: DJ Solid Gold, Estate…more
27 – Minor Kingdom, Kicks & Spurs
31- Marijuana Deathsquads and The New Power Generators

April
09 – Akai
10 – Paragraphs
17 – Muzik, James Apollo
24 – Ghost in the Water set and DJ set
30 – the Wapsipinicon

May
01 – Funeral & the Twilight, Zombie Season
07 – Bouncer Fighter
08 – Sorry OK
14 – tentative Speed’s the Name, Kill to Kill
21 – Limian Phase, Death Cube

June
05 – National Bird
26 – Dearling Physique

Nick & Eddie Restaurant
1612 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1916
(612) 486-5800

Review of the Recent Young Windows Show

For those interested you may want to check out Andrew Flanagan's review of the recent Young Widows show at The Turf Club available via the City Pages Gimme Noise blog. Some stellar shots of the evening are also available on Reviler.org courtesy of Adam Bubolz. Thank you for the linkage Sirs Flanagan and Bubolz. The Young Widows set can downloaded here. Buildings is to follow, hopefully Friday evening when I get off work.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Someone Said This Week Will Be a Good Week

I'm sure, actually, I know that there's other amazing shows to check out this week but here's what I'm catching...

Tuesday the 16th:

The Appleseed Cast stop into The Triple Rock to play "Low Level Owl Volumes 1 & 2" in their entirety. Who in their right mind would miss this tour? Chicago's Dreamend are supporting on this tour. This Triple Rock show happens to be at 5pm.

Wednesday the 17th:

I'm looking forward to another double banger of a Wednesday. Definitely checking out Mike Gunther's happy hour set at the City Club located inside Grumpy's Downtown. This goes down from 6pm to 7:30ish. I believe this is happening 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31 if you're interested in checking it out. I'm excited to return to Nick & Eddie for Marijuana Deathsquads later that night. Thanks again to Perks for covering N&E last week.

Thursday the 18th:

The 331 Club grows on me more and more after each visit. They've got a great bill on Thursday that includes; Poor Posture, The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, Teenage Moods and The Drug Budget.

Friday the 19th:

The Soviettes reunite at The Turf Club! Gateway District, Awesome Snakes (Last Show!) and That's Incredible support. If you're across the River Friday night I would highly recommend checking out the Anti-Civ Records Showcase at Memory Lanes which includes sets from; Bouncer Fighter, Zombie Season, Sorry OK, Ogre Smash Death Boom and Hangun Man.

Saturday the 20th:

No Bird Sing, The Alarmists and Paragraphs at The Triple Rock!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Western Curses @ Memory Lanes

Western Curses
Memory Lanes
Minneapolis, MN
Monday February 1st 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB DFC front middle table, ~7' ^
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]
Edit: Tracking (CD Wave) Fades (Sound Forge 10)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

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01. Midnight Mess
02. The Sails
03. To the Four Corners

Andy Hart - vox
Mad Manatee - drums
Live Jeff - bass
Josh Kruse - guitar
PC Pete - guitar

This is only a little taster of the first three songs from the set. Western Curses and Amen & the Hell Yeahs supported Off With Their Heads on their tour kick off. Check out Tigger's review of the show here. Check out live music at Memory Lanes every Monday night and most weekend nights as well.

Young Widows @ The Turf Club

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Young Widows
The Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Friday March 12th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 5' LOC, 6' back, ~8' ^
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)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Website | Myspace | Temporary Residence Limited

After a string of touring obstacles (broken van, broken bones, the death of a friend) had kept Young Widows from playing their last two or three Twin Cities shows they were finally able to make it back. Buildings (Minneapolis), The Phantom Family Halo (Louisville, KY) and My Disco (Melbourne, Australia) rounded out the bill with powerful sets of their own. I was also able to record Young Widows at The Triple Rock March '08. Apologies on the lack of a set list here. Please support this tour if it's stopping anywhere near you.

Muja Messiah & DJ Turtleneck @ The Triple Rock

Muja Messiah & DJ Turtleneck
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday March 11th 2010

These Recordings are for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Muja Messiah & Maria Isa - "Nightmare on Lake Street"

Muja Messiah - "Murder Rap"

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Muja Messiah and St. Paul Slim supported The GZA at The Triple Rock last Thursday. Keep an eye out for an upcoming project featuring Muja & Maria Isa. Muja Messiah was named City Page's Best Hip Hop artist of 2009. DJ Turtleneck likes to keep it busy as well. "MPLS Massace Vol. 1" and "Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy" are both available through iTunes. You could also check out Fifth Element.

Batmen @ Nick & Eddie

Batmen
Nick and Eddie
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday February 24th 2010

Taper: empty emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: In the action, 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]
Edit: fades (Sound Forge 10)

Batmen - "Live at Nick & Eddie"

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Batmen features Drew Christopherson (Digitata, Mel Gibson & The Pants, Building Better Bombs) and Adam Hurlburt (Solid Gold). This was the fourth week of the Marijauana Deathsquads residency at Nick & Eddie AND Drew's Birthday!

Upcoming Events at Nick & Eddie include:

03-17 - Marijauana Deathsquads (VII)
03-20 - Private Dancer and Dante & the Lobster
03-26 - Benefit for Haiti
03-27 - Minor Kingdom and Kicks & Spurs
04-09 - Akai
04-16 - Murzik
04-24 - Ghost in the Water
05-01 - Funeral & the Twilight and Zombie Season
05-08 - Sorry OK

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'll Sleepy When I'm Deady

Even though I haven't heard the recordings yet last night went well. Got to Grumpy's at 5:30 and of course was the only person in the City Club room. I was joined by my pal Todd as I was getting set up. A young lady who likes me for some reason also came down. Mike rocked a trio and I thought it was a great set. I'm glad I went and look forward to checking out the tape. You should check this out next Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30. The wings are delicious! What up Luc. Made it back to the apartment for a short bit before catching the train to The Triple Rock for Alpha Consumer and Communist Daughter. I'm sorry if you missed out but we're talking two of the best rock bands in town on the same bill here. I got word that Perks was being treated well at Nick & Eddie so thank you to MDS for being so kind to the taping folk for the past month and a half. See you next week. I was about to catch up with Perks but two cab fares in one night is silly and it sounded like both shows were ending around the same time. Who else digs the new 8pm doors at The Triple Rock? Note that some shows still have 9pm and 10pm doors.

Tonight it's the second week of the Bitch N' Brown Miniseries at The Nomad w/ Truck Stops Across America, InBOIL and Kicks & Spurs. Unfortunately I missed the first week but my cyborg clone is not finished yet. Sounds like a closer but it's rare that I look forward to seeing all 4 bands on a 4 band bill. Is Country Rock or Country Punk the preferred nomenclature?

The backlog is growing but in 5 year that may not be such a bad thing, eh?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday With the Triple Threat

Last week I got word that Mike Gunther is doing the Wednesday happy hour residency this month at the City Club room inside of Grumpy's Downtown. I found out in the morning and there was no time to run to the apartment for gear...so I made sure I came prepared today. Happy hour til 7pm including 10 wings for $3.50! Done deal. Music starts at 6 and goes until around 7:30. I was able to catch the last week of Jim & The French Vanilla's residency which included a set by The Blind Shake last month. The City Club is a nice little oasis tucked away on the edge of Downtown. See you there.

After a short run back to Longfellow it's back on the train to the West Bank. Very excited to see Alpha Consumer and Communist Daughter on the same bill at The Triple Rock. I honestly do not know much of Boats but look forward to checking them out. Thanks in advance for the stellar show everyone. From there, depending on what time it is I may try to make it to Nick & Eddie for week six of the Marijuana Deathsquads residency. Much respect to my Elliot Park associate and good friend Perks for covering MDS tonight. I greatly appreciate it, Perks! If all goes well at N&E then Sean and Aaron from Moonstone and Travis Bos (Song of Zarathustra, Chariots & Chibalo) will be joining MDS this week.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Bouncer Fighter CD Release @ The Hexagon

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Bouncer Fighter
The Hexagon Bar
Minneapolis, MN
Friday February 19th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, left back corner, 20' back, ~7' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Hypers) > 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: 56:32

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

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Bouncer Fighter is one of the best bands in Minneapolis. Bouncer Fighter is one of the best bands in the region no doubt. You might consider picking up the debut album. Even though I have a copy of the album sitting beside me I'm too lazy to match up song titles right now. Since Caleb is in between computers at the moment we'll get you the set list later. Tom Waits and Daniel Johnston covers are included. I have listened to this a number of times and I'm not so sure a recording at The Hexagon can sound much better. It's definitely one of my favorite recordings of the year. Hawks & Oxen and Children Of Euler opened the evening. Long live The Hexagon.



Monday, March 08, 2010

Dawes @ The Triple Rock

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Dawes
The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Friday February 12th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, ยบ), 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) Sound Forge 10 (fades)
TRT: 50:11

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. When You Call My Name
02. Give Me Time ->
03. Bedside Manner
04. If I Wanted Someone
05. Love Is All I Am
06. How Far We've Come
07. If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
08. My Girl To Me
09. Time Spent In Los Angeles
10. That Western Skyline
11. When My Time Comes

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Dawes debut LP "North Hills" is available through ATO Records. Thanks to the band and to The Triple Rock for allowing me to record. Dawes and Jason Boesel supported Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons. Thanks as always to The Triple Rock.

Marathon Mile

Coming soon...

Ogre Smash Death Boom, Western Curses, Dawes, Bouncer Fighter, The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, Truck Stops Across America, Heiruspecs, Lookbook, No Bird Sing, Kill The Vultures, City On The Make, The Pines, Peter Wolf Crier, Romantica, Jeremy Messersmith, Old Canes, Paragraphs, Zoo Animal and many more.

Marijuana Deathsquads (V)

Marijuana Deathsquads vs. ghostband
Nick and Eddie (V)
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday March 3rd 2010

Taper: empty emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: In the action, 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 vs. ghostband - "Live at Nick & Eddie (V)"

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Week five brought a Marijuana Deathsquads vs. ghostband battle. Hopefully you didn't miss out! Thanks to Nick and Eddie for having us back. What are you doing this Wednesday?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Northeast Minneapolis and afghani pizza

Will Marijuana Deathsquads At Nick and Eddie (V) get posted before I get to sleep? It's possible. Will it be posted next? Yes.

Friday night at The Hexagon was a grand ole gathering of friends. Sleeping in the Aviary, Military Special, Icarus Himself and Alpha Centauri kept things lively. Saturday night it was a privilege to record Lookbook, City on the Make, The Pines, Peter Wolf Crier, Jeremy Messersmith and Romantica in the Mainroom as part of Vita.MN's SXSW send off. After the Mainroom Ray and I rolled over to The 331 in his cadi to catch Gospel Gossip, Dante & The Lobster and Magic Castles.

Did I mention that the afghani pizza at the Crescent Moon Bakery is amazing?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Tips for Twat @ The Turf Club

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Tips for Twat
The Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Tuesday February 2nd 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 5' LOC, 6' back, ~8' ^
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) Sound Forge 10 (fades)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. ...intro
02. Fetus
03. Frim
04. Going Down to Cuba
05. Cradle Crap
06. Raped Awake and Then Back to Sleep Again
07. Blaked Awake and Then Back to Blake Again
08. Bar-B Que Pope (Butthole Surfers)
09. Bad Sex

Myspace | Soothing Almonds Collective

Tips for Twat are a part of the Minneapolis based record label Soothing Almonds Collective. I highly recommend checking out the bands affiliated with this here collective. If you know Twin Cities music you know they don't mess around. This bill also featured The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs and Larry Wish. Give your money to The Turf Club.

WTF Empty?

It warms my empty little heart to think that in the past month this site received over 2,500 unique visitors from 6 different continents, 65 Countries/Territories and 718 cities across our empty little world. I have so much music that I would like to share with you but sometimes life gets in the way of doing so. I'm not the type of person who gets way personal on the internets but I would like you to know two things; 1) I plan to be doing this for a very long time do come. Who knows, I might even pick the video camera back up? 2) I'm not always going to be the Empty of old with the 48 hour turn around. Sometimes when you make archiving the music you cherish to the core your sole purpose you end up alone and really, who wants to die alone?

Friends on the local front have been persistent about hearing the recent Tips for Twat set from The Turf Club which is great because I'd rather people be persistent than ambivalent. Therefore Tips for Twat will be posted next. It's partially tracked and the CD Wave cue sheet is waiting to be completed. The Marijuana Deathsquads set from Wednesday will follow and since I don't record as many national bands as I used to the Dawes set from The Triple Rock is next.

Recordings are on the way from Tips for Twat, Bouncer Fighter (CD Release), The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs (CD Release), Marijuana Deathsquads, Dawes, City on the Make, Peter Wolf Crier, Lookbook (Vinyl Release), No Bird Sing, Kill the Vultures, Andrew Broder, Knife World, Bethany Larson (CD Release), Ogre Smash Death Boom and Paragraphs. That's the quick list of recent stuff. I'm sure there are others and I've also started digging into the Archive to post older stuff. Click on the "Archive" tag to follow those.

Bands I'm looking forward to catching include; Sleeping in the Aviary (always a hoot), Bitch 'N Brown (Thursday night residency at The Nomad all this month!), My Disco, Young Widows, A Storm of Light, The Appleseed Cast, The Soviettes (reunion!), Rocky Votolato, Tobacco, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Builders & The Butchers, The Fall Of Troy, Dosh, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Caspian, Red Sparowes, DeVotchKa, Gogol Bordello, Past Lives (ex-Blood Brothers!) Murder by Death, Gayngs (get ready!), La Dispute, MONO and Josiah Wolf of Why?.

Wow, I guess now that the ice is melting more national folks are coming through. Come say hi at the show if you feel like it. I can always be reach at this email if you ever have any questions. Thank you for reading this far.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Archive: Red Sparowes @ The Triple Rock '07

320kbps mp3s are available here.

Red Sparowes
The Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, MN
Friday March 16th 2007

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, LOC, ~30' left drink rail, ~8' ^
Source: Studio Projects C4's > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Conversion: h120 > USB > PC [WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC5 + Verified > Razorlame > 320kbps mp3]
Edit: tracking (CD Wave) fades (Sound Forge 7)
TRT: 65:03

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. ...intro
02. Buildings began to stretch wide across the sky, and the air filled with a reddish glow. [7:36]
03. A message of avarice rained down and carried us away into false dreams of endless riches. [7:47]
04. Like the howling glory of the darkest winds, this voice was thunderous and the words holy, tangling their way around our hearts and clutching our innocent awe. [10:24]
05. Millions starved and we became skinnier and skinnier, while our leaders became fatter and fatter. [12:38]
06. The great leap forward poured down upon us one day like a mighty storm, suddenly and furiously blinding our senses. [8:33]
07. Alone and unaware, the landscape was transformed in front of our eyes. [8:06]
08. Finally, as that blazing sun shone down upon us, did we know that true enemy was the voice of blind idolatry; and only then did we begin to think for ourselves. [9:39]
09. ...outro

Josh Graham - Guitar
Greg Burns - Bass / Pedal Steel
Andy Arahood - Guitar / Bass
Steve Moore - Guitar (Cliff is on tour with Isis)
Dave Clifford - Drums

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I usually set it and forget it, adding a few db in post if needed but after the first song I decided to gently add a tiny bit of gain. I think it was a good decision. Thanks to the band for being cool with taping/filming and thanks to Chris Avis for everything he's done taping this band since 2004, getting them added to the Archive and getting more people into them. William Elliott Whitmore opened and his set was great as well. Greg and Andy joined him for a song, something they had only been doing for the past few days. What you hear at 0:59 of track 2 was coming through the PA. - Me sometime in March 2007.

The next Archive release is in honor of Red Sparowes's return to Minneapolis which is part of their headlining tour of the US & Canada. Caspian will be there to support them. Caspian is another band that I've been waiting a few years to return so seeing these bands on the same bill means a lot to me. - 3/2/10.

"The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer" is due out 04/06 through Sargent House.

03/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room **
03/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad **
04/01 Dallas, TX @ Lola’s **
04/02 Austin, TX @ Red 7 **
04/03 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s **
04/05 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon **
04/06 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree **
04/07 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits **
04/08 Orlando, FL @ the Social **
04/09 Atlanta, GA @ the Earl **
04/10 Chapel Hill @ Local 506 **
04/11 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ** ^
04/13 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **
04/14 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **
04/15 Boston, MA @ the Middle East Downstairs ** ^
04/16 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ** ^
04/17 Toronto, ON @ the Garrison ** ^
04/18 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop # ^
04/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio # ^
04/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # ^
04/22 Madison, WI @ High Noon # ^
04/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar # ^
04/24 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr. # ^
04/26 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^
04/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
04/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s # ^
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ the Biltmore # ^
05/01 Portland, OR @ the Hawthorne # ^
05/02 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall #
05/04 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp ^
05/05 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place ^
05/06 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place ^
05/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
05/08 Los Angeles, CA @ the Echoplex ^
05/09 San Diego, CA @ the Casbah ^

** With Doomriders
# With Caspian
^ With Fang Island

Monday, March 01, 2010

Marijuana Deathsquads @ Nick and Eddie (IV)

Marijuana Deathsquads
Nick and Eddie (IV)
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday February 24th 2010

Taper: empty emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: In the action, 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]
Edit: None

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

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This was Drew's Birthday and featured a set from his new band Batmen. This week's guests included Dave Matters (The Book of Right On) and Zach Coulter (Solid Gold). Nick & Eddie is the spot in Loring Park. The Batmen set is to follow...