This painting measures 24″x36″ and was painted live during Particle on 11/14/06 at Starr Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s signed by the members of the band on the back, which I think is spiffy-neato. I haven’t decided on whether or not I’ll sell it. Prints, maybe?
Yeah yeah, what the hell right? I haven’t posted in almost three months. Three months! I make a pledge, yes, you heard it. To make sure that I post at least every four months. You heard it here first folks. Anyway, I am going to the Duo at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC saturday night. It’ll be sweet, hopefully the boys aren’t tired.
How about that Trey show. For as much shit that I talk about Trey, he rocked it out. I hate to admit that I was grining as hard as I ever would (or can remember) at a good Phish show. Speaking of the boys, check out Tom Marshall’s blog post about the Phish looking for a new home. Charlottesville is a good town. Soon as Coran Capshaw re-opens the Jefferson as an indoor venue to shows, balcony with seats, downstairs is floor space, few tables on the sides, same as the State Theatre, we will have pretty much every accomidating venue possible for music.
Speaking of music, last night I was struck silly of the choices of music in the area. First up of couse was Orbit’s Wesnesday Night Showcase. The sweet sounds of funk, soul, rock, and even ween flow through the corner of the Corner as garage doors are opened full. Next at Starr Hill three different bands including Richmond’s own the Grove. Some Widespread Panic love came from Crozet where Bloodkin ripped out some crazy twanging good times. Rebel Vibe from D.C., which I attended, brought the raggae sound. When I was driving home from work Wednesday night, I thought to myself, I really want to listen to some reggae and then boom, get a phone call form friends and away we go.
Charlottesville is an excellent musical city. I promise I’ll update with a full dump of everything I got pictures of. Hopefully soon I will manage to start a podcast of the shows I record. Maybe I’ll do a show. Should be fun. Updates ever four months right? Yup, leaving that window open. Peace y’all.
One of my buddies just pointed this out:
Widespread Panic: September 26th and 27th at the Charlottesville Pavilion
Pre-sale begins 8/15 @ 10am EST and ends 8/17 @ 5pm EST
On sale 8/18 @ 10am
Charlottesville Pavilion or call 877.CPAV.TIXX
Can I get a hells yeah! HELL YEAH. Two nights baby, they must really like us here. That is all.
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:
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
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
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
4. Party down!
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
Bisco rocked it out back in April and I ran my microphones however my Mini-Me was still set to high gain which is a huge no-no at Starr Hill (That place is freaking loud!). So my recording came out like crap however someone was running Nuemanns behind me (as mentioned in my previous post, creatively, entitled stated: Disco Biscuits 04-18-2006 @ Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA) and it has finally been released to the Live Music Archive!
You can listen to the whole show directly from the detailed listings here:
Here is the text:
PLAN C APPROVED
The Disco Biscuits
April 18, 2006
Star Hill Music Hall
Source: Neumann TLM170 (card, 15 ft. from stage, DFC, FOB) > sound devices 722 @16/44.1
Transfer: Sound Devices 722 > Macintosh G5 > Spark XL > Xact > WAV* > FLAC(8)*
Taped and transferred by Jonathan Hatgis
*Edited and encoded by Dave Cooke (WaveLab/SoundForge 6/CDWave)
2. King Of The world
3. Triumph ->
4. Pilin’ It High (1) ->
5. Triumph ->
6. Run Like Hell
8. Crystal Ball
Set II (cont.):
4. Once the Fiddler Paid
5. Strawberry Girl
6. Save The Robots
(1) – Unfinished
* The 722 was accidentally run with a “no clipping” compression level
* set. I’ve done my best to try to counter some of that, but the bass
* at its peak is still distorted. However, this is all that has
* surfaced as of yet. — DC, 6/21/2006
I ran my mics at Dubconscious on Wednesday last week. They are a kick ass Dub Reggae band with some jam mixed in there. Coming from Athens, GA they brought the sweet sounds that make you want to get down. The guys were down with C’Ville so much that they came and ran another show Friday night. I didn’t get to record that one, however I believe someone else was running a SBD feed to Minidisc, so hopefully that is true. The show is on the archive, check it out:
May 05, 2006
Source: SP-C4 > mme > mt24/48
Transfer: Compact Flash > Audacity > FLAC
Taped By: Joseph Lawson (joekiller dot com)
02. Under the Weather
04. Be Free
05. Trinity !
06. One Tribe !
07. Constantly Inspired !
08. Hear Who Knows !
09. Sufferers Dub
10. Ring the Alarm >
12. Much Respect ^
13. Unchain ^
14. Spell ^
15. Wise Man Say ^
! – Shelly Olin singing
^ – Roger Lonne on Bass
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Particle came in a blew the house down as usual. Usual blow outs aside, this is pretty much a brand new band! There are two new guitarist whom which have added some rock into the space! These guys are totally cool and I would party with em any night. Seriously…
Sketchy videos and torrent below:
Bittorrent of my tape: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=24788
DJ Williams Projekt rolled into Starr Hill Saturday night with an opening act that brought sounds from Waynesborough, VA, and Baltimore, MD. Calf Mountain was charged with warming up the crowd followed by the Bridge. Near the end of the night brought DJ Williams and his saxophone sounds to full peak.
Calf Mountain Jam is a band that I have been watching for about a year and one half. They were one of those bands that you would say, hrmm, give it a year. Well, it has been a year since I thought that and you know what, these guys are really getting it together. They have a small but very solid following. High energy jams with a good groove to move to. That’s what I’m talking about! Calf Mountain is getting it together. Listen to the tape.
The Bridge was the next opener. I was curious about these guys and again, delivery straight down the pipe! Starr Hill’s musical lineup Saturday night was supreme as the jams kept flowing and the talent never stopped. Near the end of the set Gordon Sax and DJ Williams were playing up on stage and I would say the crowd was really filling in with a groove. By the end of this set, everyone was really ready to rock. Excellent first time viewing of The Bridge in my opinion.
DJ Williams Projekt was another strong band that I had not yet had the pleasure of viewing. I missed some parts of the show however in catching with I did I am continuously amazing at the quality of music Virginia has floating about it. From the valley to the capital, tunes flow like water, sparkling in the pristine environment, bars. Yes, here at these bars we experience the vibe that moves the crowd like a current through the ocean, nudging, sometimes harder than you might like, for you to move your butt and get down!
Whats up to my sketchy crew that kept the rig going in my absence.