Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Remember This Old Thing?

Minneapolis-St. Paul Transit 2020 

Hello, I'm going to be spending a lot of time in airports this December but I just updated the calendar and will continue to do so before I leave. I'm still recording shows. Instead of 3 or 4 a week I've opted for 3-4 per month lately. I love archiving live music but this has given me more time to spend with family and friends. I just wanted to thank anyone who's ever cared about and or stopped by this site. I know it's been a little dead lately. Please do me one favor, take care of you and yours the best that you can.

 - John

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TERMA FESTIVAL In Minneapolis This Weekend.

 20 bands in 2 nights! Advance ticket pass for Friday and Saturday is $20 or a single night is $15 at the door. Tickets are available here.
The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge

25 N 4th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
The Face.

Friday September 20th

Youth Code (Los Angeles, CA)


Night Sins (Philadelphia, PA)

The Funeral And The Twilight (Minneapolis, MN)

Worried Mothers (Omaha, NE)

Voight Kampff - RECORD RELEASE


Camden (Minneapolis, MN)

Cruelty (Minneapolis, MN)

Plack Blague (Lincoln, NE)

Saturday September 21st

White Car (Los Angeles, CA)

Claps (Minneapolis, MN)

Goldendust (Iowa City, IA)

Wet Hair (Iowa City, IA)

Zwaremachine (Minneapolis, MN)

Population (Chicago, IL)

Temple (Minneapolis, MN)

Oaks (Minneapolis, MN)

Pleasure (Minneapolis, MN)

Burnet207 (Minneapolis, MN)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Silkworm @ The Triple Rock Social Club

The Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday March 19th 2005

Recorded: Empty
Mastered: Jordan Skophammer
Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6S/L > PA-6LC2 > Sony MZ-NH1 Hi-MD
Transfer: Hi-MD (PCM WAV 16/44.1) > USB > SonicStage 3.1 > WAV > TLH lvl 6 > FLAC

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

FLAC (updated 5/7) | 320kbps mp3

01. Is She A Sign
02. (I Hope U) Don't Survive
03. "Don't Look Back"
04. Raging Bull
05. Lily White & Cherry Red
06. Yr Web
07. Contempt
08. Insomnia
09. Bar Ice
10. Low Blow
11. Internat'l Harbor of Grace
12. Treat the New Guy Right
13. Shitty Little Yacht
14. The Operative

Malachi Constant and Maps of Norway opened.

I'm not going to get into why this band should still be around or how the circumstances of their end sadden me to this day but I do want to thank anyone who's patiently waited for me to release this recording. The highly anticipated documentary Couldn't You Wait? The Story of Silkworm is out now. Peace to Michael, his friends and his family.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gifts From Enola @ The Turf Club (2009)

Gifts From Enola
The Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Wednesday July 29th 2009

Recorded: Empty
Mastered: Jordan Skophammer

Location: AB, 5' LOC, 6' back, ~8' ^
Source: SP-C4 Cards > 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]

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

FLAC | 320kbps

01. City Lights Scraped the Sky
02. Thawed Horizon
03. Trieste
04. Aves

giftsfromenola.com | Bandcamp | Facebook

Gifts From Enola recently broke up so I wanted to pull this out of the Archives. This recording was originally posted in August 2009. No editing was done in 2009 so if you enjoyed that recording I encourage you to check out what Jordan has done here.

Gifts From Enola were booked to play Minneapolis exactly two years prior to this show on July 29th 2007 at Memory Lanes with Nomia but I believe the show got canceled on the Mpls side. They came back the summer 2008 but I was out of town. I was happy to finally catch up with them at The Turf Club. Gifts From Enola, Falcon Arrow and peoplearemagnets opened for Paragraphs.

They have one last show at Bule Nile in Harrisonburg, VA on June 8th. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Brain Tumors @ The Entry

Brain Tumors
The Entry
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday March 14th 2013
Recorded: Empty
Mastered: Jordan Skophammer

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

| 320kbps
(I hate this site. Server downloads coming back soon)

Meet Brain Tumors, in my humble opening the greatest punk band to come out of Minneapolis in the past decade. Brain Tumors first played the 7th Street Entry on November 15th 2012 opening for some band from the UK. Federal agents confiscated that recording at bar close so all that remains from that evening are individual memories and hearsay. This evening was in support of the Total Trash tape release and a tour kick off for both bands. The Miami Dolphins and Ugly Motors also played. 

They just got back from tour so I can't encourage you to check out the show in your town but perhaps I can encourage you to spend 16 minutes reading their tour diary while you listen to this recording? They say that attempting to record a Brain Tumors set is suicide for expensive electronics. I say some things are worth the risk to document.

If you're interested in purchasing music from Brain Tumors or booking a show they can be contacted at this email.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Paragraphs @ The Entry (2009)

The 7th St. Entry
Minneapolis, MN
Friday August 28th 2009
Recorded: Empty (AKG 414s)

Paragraphs, a band from Minneapolis who I have always enjoyed have recently made this recording available via their SoundCloud page. Wheat and Ice Palace (recording available here) were on this bill as well.

Paragraphs are playing this Friday April 12th at Groudswell Coffee (1342 Thomas Ave.) in St. Paul. 6-8pm No Cover. 

Signal to Trust @ The Turf Club

Adam at Reviler.org
Signal to Trust
The Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Saturday February 23rd 2013
Recorded: Empty
Mastered: Jordan Skophammer

FLAC | 320kbps

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. A Young Girl's Heart Is Broken In The Future
02. The Herald
03. Seaspray 
04. Cosmic Cube
05. Silver Coast
06. Victory Over The Sun
07. Golden 
08. Now We Got What You Got

First Signal to Trust show since 2007 as part of the STNNNG 10 Year Anniversary celebration. Other bands recorded include; STNNNG, Vampire Hands and Tight Phantomz. Thanks as always to everyone at The Turf Club and to all of the bands.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Caspian @ The Entry

Somewhere in between Minneapolis and Madison.

The 7th St. Entry
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday March 12th 2013
Recorded: Empty
Mastered: Jordan Skophammer

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

320kbps mp3 | FLAC

01. Waking Season
02. Procellous
03. Some Are White Light
04. Malacoda
05. Concrescence
06. Gone In Bloom and Bough
07. Halls of the Summer
08. Fire Made Flesh
09. Sycamore

caspianmusic.net | facebook | bandcamp

Fourth time recording Caspian since the 2007 show at The Triple Rock. Please support these guys by picking up the official releases. Caspian's 3rd LP Waking Season was released on September 25, 2012 through Triple Crown Records.

Thanks to Caspian and The Entry staff.

Apologies for the lame hosting site for the FLAC. Still working on the old server but this will be uploaded to the Live Music Archive in the next week or so. Leaving town for a bit. Here's the 2007 tape for now