Festival! All Good > 10,000 Lakes Festival

10,000 Lakes Main Field
What can I say? I love music festivals. If there was ever a speaker coming out of my head, it would sound like a festival. The music never stops. Basically All Good ran July 14th – 16th and then 10,000 Lakes was 19th – 22nd and man, that’s a lot of miles to travel. Over 500 miles round trip for All Good along with 2,800 miles for 10,000 Lakes makes for a weary traveler. Luckily I had some friends going out to 10KLF so I was able to fly out there and hitch a ride for the remaining 4 hours of driving. The company was great, the sights excellent and the music, well it was just damn good.

All Good 2006 Main Stage

    All Good, Marvin’s Mountaintop, Masontown, WV

This four day festival featured the unique situation of having no overlapping sets. With one main stage and then a side stage that fires up during the main breaks, All Good positions itself for maximum chilling action with zero hassle. You heard me, zero, its All Good man and they stick to it. I took my gear out there and was able to collect quite a few shows. This was a test run for 10,000 Lakes and it went very well except for my power going out right at the end of the GRAB set. Otherwise I was doing good.

What did I see?

All Good 2006, funny guys

Thursday: Brothers Past, Easy Star All-Stars – Radiodread, and Easy Star All-Stars – Dub Side

Friday: Oteil and the Peacemakers, Southern Culture on the Skids, John Medeski and The Itch, Les Claypool, Ween, GRAB, and The Disco Biscuits

Friday Sidestage: The Brakes, Soldiers of Jah Army, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Steel Train, The Bridge

Stand All Good 2006

Saturday: Donavon Frankenreiter, Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Black Crowes, The Greyboy Allstars

Saturday Sidestage: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, ALO, The Hackensaw Boys

Saturday Ropeadope Stage: DJ Logic and Friends, Stanton Moore and Friends, Karl Denson and Friends

Favorite shows go to GRAB. They really smoked the house and the crowd was feeling it. Surprise of the festival goes to Easy Star All-Stars for their original stuff they played. It was sick!

10,000 Lakes Sunrise

    10,000 Lakes Festival, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

This festival was also extremely chill. We ran there with the VIP action so that ment nice, close camping, two meals a day, and most importantly, a lawn chair to put in the VIP section of the main field. I would especially like to thank Bill Higgins for helping out my friends and myself as we taped up a storm. I met up with some old friends, had the most relaxing lake swim ever and finally got to chill with my brothers from SC. Enough about me what did I see?

Wednesday: Trampled By Turtles, The Breakfast

Thursday: Garaj Mahal, Kimock/Perkins, O.A.R., String Cheese Incident, The Mutaytor

Friday: The Everyone Orchestra, The Keller Williams Incident, Phil Lesh and Friends, Umphrey’s McGee, Assembly of Dust

Saturday: U-Melt, Keller Williams, Benevento/Russo Duo feat. Mike Gordon, GRAB, Medeski Martin & Wood

10,000 Lakes GRAB

Favorites of this festival goes bar none to Phil Lesh and Friends. They freaking rocked the house man. Surprise of the festival goes to The Breakfast for the killer set they rocked out. Shouts go out to U-Melt and Tea Leaf, you guys rock, it was fun.

And you know the kicker, in that crazy week of music, I saw almost as many bands as I did last year. I will do some follow-up posts as I have fifteen hours of music from All Good and twenty hours from 10,000 Lakes.

Here are some links to my tapes thus far to tide y’all over:
GRAB 2006-07-22 @ 10KLF spc4>mme
10KLF – Benevento/Russo Duo feat. Mike Gordon 2006-07-22.spc4

10,000 Lakes Stands

InTents – July 11, 2006 @ Miller’s

Crazy Red Beard ran the house at Miller’s Tuesday night following up some excellent performances by some Richmond musicians. Charles was nice enough to allow the mics to run and InTents ran a nice 20 minute set. You can listen to it below. Set as follows:

July 11-2006
Charlottesville, Va

Source: SP-C4 > XLR > mme > S/PDIF > mt24/96
Transfer: Compact Flash > Audacity > (dbPowerAMP 16/44.1) > MP3
Taped By: Joseph Lawson (joekiller dot com)

Crazy Read Weird+ > Wish You Were Here* > Fearless > Wish You Were Here > A Lark, A Creek~ > Don’t Sweat the Small Things > CRW Reprise

+ – In memory of Syd Barrett
* – First Time Played
~ – Robot Revolt Teases; Run From the Shadows Teases

Listen to it here:

from the archives of re:Al I tea

welcome true believers. my name is monsieur lion-o. some know me as a painting dervish. a daredevil with a halo and a crazy red beard…

…why am i here, you might be wondering? well why are you? if you can tell me that, then i might be inclined to crack open the spine of my own personal history for you. i like to tell stories. ask my friend wierd jimmy. he’ll tell you. in fact, if we ever have an In Tents experience together, i’ll have him tell you one THROUGH me. it’s at least something to behold.

so here’s the deal. you’re all in for some mental diarrhea. you’ll either get it or you won’t. for some of you, it’ll be IT. for others, it’ll be just another literary fart in the wind. either way, it’s coming whether you like it or not.

so, that being said. welcome. welcome. and welcome again.

i’m spider-man. the author of the sipder files.

welcome to a new thing (same as the old thing).

enjoy the decadence. enjoy the decade dance. enjoy, enjoy, in JOY!!!!


Musical Traveling Round-up

Rainbow on the way to Wakarusa

Being that I haven’t been keeping up with all the shows I’ve attended, a round up post seemed to be the best way to go. So the last post was about Dubconscious; who were kick ass. Where have my musical tastes and taping taken me recently?

June 8th – 11th: Wakarusa
Waiting in line to get into Waka

If you don’t know, Wakarusa is a four day camping and music festival hosted by the kind town of Lawrence, Kansas. Yes, that is right, Kansas. Now while I can appropriately say that I am not in Kansas anymore, I did bring back some fond memories and made some new friends. Rain or shine (or wind), Waka must go on and it did! I flew out there to meet up with the usual crew (think Langerado crew) but it was an adventure in itself flying and getting to the venue. My plan was this:

1. Get Tickets.

2. Fly to Waka

3. ????

4. Party down!

5. ????

6. Fly back.

Please notice the ???? on steps 3 and 5, as I wasn’t really sure how I was getting to and from the airports. Luckily, when you are going to a festival like this, it is easy to pick out those who share the similar interests and intentions of attending this festival. Taking off for Kansas I proceeded to get a little alcohol buzz going before my 8:30 AM flight. *GASP* drinking in the morning? Who would ever do that… Well, I would and I know of a lot others that would too. Please don’t take this for an alcoholic rampage as only two bloody marys were involved and all I wanted to was to sleep the whole way there so that I was ready to go. Besides, drinking at the airport is expensive! Thus, I proceed to go to the plane and get on. We take off and my slumber ensues. Que Joe sleeping… zzzz…. Later on I awake to the wheels hitting the ground and we are good to go right? Nope, we had landed back where we started! Apparently we needed some federal safety whatchamajigger and took off with out it. We are sitting on the tarmac for about an hour when this sketchy heady looking guy gets on the plane and goes to the back. This guy was most definitely not in line to get on the plane when we took off the first time. The flight attendant talks to him for a while and then escorts him up to first class. I thought to myself, this is the sketchiest TSA guy I’ve ever seen. Anyway, we finally took back off and the airline did give us some complimentary snack packs for our delays. So props to them. Finally we make it to Kansas and my quest to fill in the first ???? began.

Sound Tribe under the full moon

Cue the sketchy guy from the plane. Observing his movements I came to the conclusion that the only reason that some heady looking guy is coming to Kansas is Wakarusa, duh. Our conversation was short and sweet. “Hey man, are you going to Waka?” I said. Heady dude responds with, “Yeah dude.” Pushing further I enquire, “Do you have a ride there?” Much to my delight he says, “Yeah my buddy is supposed to come pick me up.” Booya, doing well here, I ask then, “Could I catch a ride?” Headies always help out their kind and he answers, “No problem man, he should be here soon.” Wham blam, there’s the ride. Not bad eh?

Voodoo Tent at Wakarusa

Waka in it self was tremendous, the schedule heady, the weather, well a little hot but great! What bands did I attend?

Thursday: Disco Biscuits, Pnuma Trio, Lotus

Friday: MOFRO, Backyard Tire Fire, Disco Biscuits, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, New Monsoon, Greyboy Allstars

Saturday: New Monsoon, Gabby La La, Keller Williams and the Keels, Buckethead, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Benevento Russo DUO, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)

Sunday: Tea Leaf Green, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Yonder Mountain String Band, Zilla, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), and Hurra Torpedo

5:38 in the morning after some ALO Love.

Not bad for four days of music right? Highlights were the Zilla show, Larry Keel with guests from both Yonder and Railroad Earth. Sleeping during Gabby La La and awakening to her staring me down for sleeping. My feelings were come on it was hot, I didn’t sleep the last night due to the fact that the music stopped after the morning came thus making the tent too hot and others were doing it too! The fire department coming out and spraying the hose up to cool down the hippies instead of turning it on us. Tapers being prepared for such an occasion by having umbrellas on hand. Meeting everyone from Jacksonville, FL as those guys filled in steps 3 and 5 with a ride. The positive vibe. The lake, the heat. Seeing tents just go flying from the fierce winds. Meeting new friends from Indiana and of course DUO! Easily said, this was one hell of a weekend.

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

Big Field

Hurra Torpedo

During the summer it is harder to see good stuff here in the ‘ville so I generally travel to the shows, but this hasn’t prevented me from taping. Crazyredbeard and I have been working on a demo tape for himself. Basically a compilation of all of his best live stuff. We did some recording sessions in house too which turned out great.

June 20th: The Slate Hill Show

Slate Hill Show

Feeling the pains of not having taped anything for while, I ventured into the Outback Lodge hoping for some good tunes. I was rewarded with a fine, slightly drunken, showing by Slate Hill Phil and his Slate Hill Show. The music, which he claims is country though sometimes sounding like grass, is a combination of banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Perfect sounds for some grass, er uh, country. Being that it was acoustic the sounds came out really well through the C4s but man, some people were talking right in front of the microphones generally the whole time. Furthermore, there were a grand total of perhaps seven of us there so you can hear their conversations loud and clear. *grumble grumble* Oh well. I take the passive approach to taping because I have found that if you start asking people, especially drunk people, they generally just get louder or do something drunk like try to fight you, throw beer on your gear and generally stuff that we don’t want going on. Besides, their stories are funny, but shit y’all, STFU.

June 25th: Peen, Man Mountain Jr. and Intents


These shows were in honor of Natalie leaving the area and going on to graduate school. The whole setup could be attributed to a community effort. Everyone brought out their equipment which allowed the show to sound great at Orbit and we got a fine recording. Music started around 8:30 PM or so and ran until they kicked us out at 2:00 AM. I have the vast majority of the show tracked out already and will get it up on tapers.org when I can.

Tucker and BJ Jamming!

June 28th: Phil Lesh & Friends / Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon with The Benevento/Russo DUO

I traveled to Raleigh, NC to the Walnut Creek Pavilion, now called the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, for a full day of music. Starting at 4:00 and going until 11:00 is not bad for one show. The Duo opened it all up with a normal however short set. We had just finished our margaritas and charged into the venue, which has a no re-entry policy, and they stopped. Well damn! Now we are stuck in $10 beer land and having just paid $500 to fix the car, that just wasn’t happening. Oh well, Phil came out fairly soon and we were taken for a ride. Here is the set list:

Set 1: Good Lovin, Tenessee Jed, Friend of the Devil > Hardest Part, Next Time You See Me, Berthaet
Set 2: Loose Lucy > Shakedown on 9th Street > Shakedown Street, They Love Each Other > Unbroken Chain > Death Don’t have no Mercy, Gimme Shelter, The Weight

Very solid. I really enjoyed the Friend > Hardest part. Joan Osborne was on vocals and did a beautiful job.

Next up was G.R.A.B:
Jam> Play, Pause, Stop, Dragonfly, Suskind Hotel, Sleep Again, Goodbye Head > Something For Rockets, Car Carrier Blues, Mr. Completely > Spin, Trouble, Seasons, Drifting, Mud City
E: Let Me Lie, Tuesday

Good stuff. A little sloppy I felt but this was their first gig (other than the impromptu Bonnaroo showing). I thought the best was the Mr. Completely > Spin. Sickness!

GRAB BT: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=26683

Phil BT: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=26748

This post is dedicated to Natalie who, for the short amount of time I knew her, turned my world upside down, inside out, and every other way possible. I loved every minute of it. Holler on back girl!

Boomer and I hiding under the pool table.