Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nona Marie & The Choir - "Good Woman" @ The Cedar

Nona Marie & The Choir
The Cedar
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday November 19th 2011

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Nona Marie & The Choir - "Good Woman" (Cat Power)

(Right Click & Save Link As or Mac equivalent to download the .mp3)

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Nona Marie Invie
Ana Roxanne
Emily Jean Snyder
Alyssa Hill
Chrissy Chookiatsirichai
Erin Lynn Smith
Lindsay Noble
Annika Kaplan
Emily Temte
Alberta Mirais
Antonia Eberhart
Jess Buns
Sophie Weil
Kate Farstad
Lucy W. Woods

Nona Marie & The Choir, Dreamland Faces and Mike & Nikki Gunther supported The Painted Saints on the eve of their release for the new album No Match for Greater Minds. The first snow of the year hit at a steady pace but those who made it out to the West Bank were treated to one of the best shows from start to finish this year. Certainly in my top 5 out of a 100 or so. Thanks to The Cedar for always being cool with people archiving shows there. It's greatly appreciated. Thanks to Nona Marie & The Choir for giving me permission to share this.

Nona & The Choir: Making grown men tear up at The Cedar Cultural Center since 2011.

The audience recording sounds really nice but I have zero time to "EQ" it right now. I wanted to post this sbd version before I leave town and hopefully post the full audience sometime when I get back.

Wizards Are Real @ Hymie's Records

Photo by Steven Cohen

320kbps mp3s of this recording can be downloaded here.

Wizards Are Real
Hymie's Records
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday November 13th 2011

Recorded by: emptystapes AT gmail DOT com
Location: DINish, at the pilar, 7' ^
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: mild compression (Sound Forge 10) track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. I’m Your Free Lieutenant
02. We Need Zinc
03. The Expert
04. Through the Pipes
05. 9 Volt
06. Clamander
07. Falconry
08. Flavor of Coal
09. Stay Golden
10. Keep Still
11. Making Out the Hard Way

Melanie Bergstrom - sax
Tim Baumgart - drums
Ted Held - bass
Brian O'Neil - pedal steel

Facebook | Hymie's Records

Thanks to Dave and Laura at Hymie's (3820 East Lake Street) for doing what they do for the community and Wizards Are Real for being cool with me sharing this. Check out the Hymie's site for weekly in-store performances from some of the best bands in all the land.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Perish: Stacian and Gel Set

Stacian (Milwaukee, WI)
Gel Set (Chicago, IL)

Lilith Flair and Ruin Value

Kitty Cat Klub
10pm. 11/17.

Perish. Every Third Thursday of the Month.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frank Turner @ The Triple Rock

320kbps mp3 | FLAC

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
The Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday October 23rd 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, Right drink rail, 30' back, ~7.5' ^
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: Compression + fades (Sound Forge 10) track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Eulogy
02. Try This At Home
03. I Still Believe
04. One Foot Before The Other
05. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
06. I Am Disappeared
07. Love Ire & Song
08. Substitute
09. English Curse
10. Dan's Song
11. Sons Of Liberty
12. Peggy Sang The Blues
13. If Ever I Stray
14. Glory Hallelujah
15. Long Live The Queen
16. The Road
17. Somebody To Love (Queen)
18. Magazines (The Hold Steady)
19. The Ballad Of Me And My Friends
20. Photosynthesis

Frank Turner - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Ben Lloyd - guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Tarrant Anderson - bass
Matt Nasir - piano, organ, guitar, backing vocals
Nigel Powell - drums, percussion, backing vocals

frank-turner.com | Facebook | Xtra Mile Recordings | Epitaph Records

I first caught up with Frank (Winchester, Englad) in October '09 at The Cabooze. I for one appreciate what he has to say so I'll keep recording his shows as long as he's cool with it. Come to think of it, he's been stopping through town once a year for a while now. The 2010 show supporting Social Distortion sold out First Avenue. I believe this was his first time headlining in Minneapolis and tickets sold out well in advance of the show. Andrew Jackson Jihad (Phoenix) and Into It. Over It. (Chicago) supported. I'll try to get those sets posted down the road but don't hold me to it. Please support Frank by picking up the official releases. Thanks as always to The Triple Rock and to Loopy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Current Backlog...

Malamanya @ The Driftwood (last night of the residency)
Six Organs/Mother of Fire @ The Entry
Bill Orcutt/Paul Metzger/Jesse Petersen @ Franklin Art Works
Mount Eerie/Andrew Broder @ The Cedar
CLAPS @ The Entry
The Funeral and the Twilight/CLAPS @ Hymie's Records
Villa Rosa/Malamanya/Mayda/Carnage @ First Avenue
Children of Euler/Canyons of Static/Paul Metzger/Falcon Arrow @ Hell's Kitchen
Astronautalis/Me and My Arrow/Votel @ The Triple Rock
The Cactus Blossoms @ Hymie's Records
The Cactus Blossoms/Spider John Koerner/Meg Ashling @ The Ritz Theater
Explosions in the Sky/Wye Oak @ First Avenue
Seawhores/The Miami Dolphins @ The Triple Rock
Wizards Are Real @ Hell's Kitchen
Frank Turner/Andrew Jackson Jihad/Into It, Over It @ The Triple Rock
Sleeping in the Aviary/Buffalo Moon @ Hell's Kitchen
MDS/Polica/Tender Meat @ Nick and Eddie
Wizards Are Real @ Hymie's Records

So...I'm still recording live music but I've gotten extremely lazy about getting any of it online. Not every single set above will make it onto this site (permission, motivation, time etc.) but off the top of my head that's some of the recent stuff that's been added to the archive.

It's been a while since the last 3 night run but there are 3 shows coming up later this week that I'm really excited about. Maybe I'll drag myself out of the house to go see Hardcore Crayons and The Great Went at Cause later tonight.

11-17 - The Rope/Aaron & the Sea @ Hell's Kitchen
11-18 - The Book Of Right On, Bloodnstuff @ Triple Rock
11-19 - Painted Saints w/ Nona Marie and the Choir, Dreamland Faces & Mike Gunther @ The Cedar

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Cactus Blossoms Turf Club Residency!

Join The Cactus Blossoms at The Turf Club every Tuesday this month. They play first every night so get there early! Invite yourself on the Facespace in you're into that.

Check back here as well because I plan on posting some recordings from the release show at the Ritz last month...perhaps also a bonus track from the Hymie's Records in-store performance.

Monday, November 07, 2011


A) Record Brain Tumors and Much Worse at Memory Lanes.
B) Record Polica, BrodR and Invisible Boy at The Turf.
C) Stay home and crash in the Lazy Boy.

I kind of feel like doing C right now guys.


In South Minneapolis there's a gentleman who built a brick oven with his bare hands and has been kind enough to invite people into his backyard to enjoy pizza from said oven. O.A.E.O.P. Click on the pictures to expand them.

Sunday November 6th:

Pardon the dark phone pictures but the first pizza I tried was the outstanding Big Peppa (Chicken & Pork Sausage, Red & Green bell pepper, Red Onion, Mozzarella).

Knowing that this isn't going to be going on much longer I couldn't leave without trying another. I went with the Decidedly Dill (Olive Oil, S&P, Dill Ricotta, Mozzarella) and was not disappointed. Amazing!

The makings of the Sweet N' Sour (Squash sauce, Pear, Sauerkraut, Ricotta)?

Got to love a good bottle opener.

Now that's what I call a nice butcher's block.

Last night's menu included:

Squash sauce, Pear, Sauerkraut, Ricotta

Squash sauce, Roast Apples & Beets, Sage, Blue Cheese, Mozzarella

Chicken & Pork Sausage, Red & Green bell pepper, Red Onion, Mozzarella

Olive Oil, S&P, Dill Ricotta, Mozzarella

Spinach, Crimini Mushrooms, Red Sauce, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Black Radish

Cauliflower, Red Onion, Red Sauce, Gouda, Mozzarella

Garlic Pepper Bacon (+ $ 1)

The Appleseed Cast @ The Triple Rock '11

FLAC torrent available on The Traders' Den.

The Appleseed Cast
Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, MN
November 4, 2011

Taper: pjp
Source1: Schoeps MK4 > Nbox > Edirol R44 @ 24/48
Location: Right drink rail, ~20 feet from stage
Transfer: USB > Audition > CDwav > TLH .flac
Editing: Resampled to 16/44.1 with Adobe Audition


01. Ceremony
02. Hanging Marionette
03. Middle States
04. Poseidon
05. Raise the Sails
06. Here We Are
07. Fishing the Sky
08. End Frigate Constellation
09. On Reflection
10. South Col
11. Steps and Numbers
12. As the Little Things Go
-- encore --
13. Santa Maria
14. Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets

Total Running Time: 75:13

The Appleseed Cast

As per my previous post PJ and I divided and conquered Friday night. He held down The Triple Rock to get a stellar capture of The Appleseed Cast while I was across town at N & E for MDS. Thanks PJ! Previous years are available as well; 2009 and 2010.

If you're not familiar with torrents or FLAC check out some of the links along the right hand side of this page under the venues list.

Friday, November 04, 2011

The Appleseed Cast Vs. Marijuana Deathsquads

I was pretty torn about tonight. I've recorded The Appleseed Cast the past two years in a row (2009 and 2010) at The Triple Rock but I also spent a good 6 months recording the Marijuana Deathsquads residency at Nick & Eddie last year. With things coming full circle at Nick & Eddie tonight for the Deathsquads LP release I was happy to hear that P.J. will be covering The Triple Rock!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hymie's Record Road Show at The Turf Club!

I was asked to play records at Hymie's Record Road Show at The Turf Club tonight. Sounds like Dave and I will be switching off every hour or so. Stop on down if you're in the neighborhood! Swing by Hymie's Vintage Records for your vinyl needs.

Nate Nelson will also be there serving up some delicious food. He's spent the past year or so building quite the reputation for quality. The following info is straight from him...

This is best Pastrami and/or Reuben you will ever have most likely. People (I'm not naming names) have told me they like it EVEN BETTER THAN KATZ in NYC. I wouldn't argue with them.

Hymie's Dj'ing featuring John Empty starts around 9. 2 4 1 rails from 8-11. NO COVER.

The Menu:

Pastrami - smoked and steamed the day of serving.

Reuben - Corned Beef with kraut, swiss cheese and my own homemade 1,000 island

Vegan Sloppy Joe - Vegans/Vegetarians love this shit!

Coleslaw - Red cabbage and carrots in a creamy onion dressing.

Caraway Rye and Dark Russian Rye from Cecil's.