Friday, October 18

Let's Active - Winston-Salem, N.C. 1985 (sbd)

Mitch at the mic, Einstein a Go-Go, Florida
groovy photo by Allison Durham
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Oct. 12, 1985

soundboard recording (quality VG; multi-generation source tape)

00 intro
01 Ornamental
02 Talking to Myself
03 Still Dark Out
04 Writing the Book of Last Pages
05 Crows On a Phone Line
06 Reflecting Pool
07 Won't Go Wrong
08 Invisible Hills
09 Last Chance Town
10 Leader of Men
11 Room With a View
12 Sunshine of Your Love

TT: 43 mins.

ROB SEZ: Been a good while since I've posted anything from our heroes. But, hey — anytime's a good time for Let's Active, right? Judging by the length of the set, they must've been opening for some other act at the top of the bill. BIG THANKS to dB’s Fan, who must’ve supplied me with this tape, like so many others.
The late, great Ziggy's

WAV lossless files

Let’s Active:
Angie Carlson – keyboard, 
                        additional guitar 
Mitch Easter – guitar, vocals
Faye Hunter – bass, vocals
Rob Ladd - drums
Last night, Mitch Easter was inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Famealong with Big Daddy Kane, Merle Watson and others. It couldn't have happened to a cooler human being or more influential musician in this part of the world. 

Friday, October 11

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey - Philadelphia 1991 (sbd)

Chestnut Cabaret 
Philadelphia, PA
June 18, 1991

soundboard recording (quality: Ex; clone of DAT master; stunning sound quality)

00 intro, stage entrance
photos from the Mavericks CD booklet
01 Lord of the Manor
02 Geometry / Here Without You
03 Haven't Got the Right 
     (to Treat Me Wrong) 
04 Storm Warning
05 I Know You Will
06 Lovers' Rock
07 She Was the One
08 The Company of Light
09 Taken
10 A Part of Me
11 Angels
12 I Want to Break Your Heart
13 The Child In You (jump cut @ 0:04)
14 encore break 1
15 Do You Believe In Magic?
16 From the Word Go
17 encore break 2
18 Today Could Be the Day
ROB SEZ: No, dear fans: I haven't been holding out on you. This one just turned up, so I'm sharing with you now: a stunning digital soundboard recording of a great performance. It's Peter and Chris touring behind Mavericks, with an ace band including musicians who played on the studio recordings. What's not to like? Nothing. Huge thanks to the taper and to julsay for sharing.
Peter Holsapple: vocals & acoustic guitar
Chris Stamey: vocals & acoustic guitar
Dave Schramm: electric guitar & lap steel
Alan Bezozi: drums
Ilene Markell: bass

Friday, October 4

Pernice Brothers - Leicester, UK 2003

Summer Sundae
De Montfort Hall
Leicester, UK
Aug. 10, 2003
soundboard recording (via web stream: quality VG+)
PERNICE BROTHERS (and sister?) — Live in 2001
photo by Rico Ramirez
01 Water Ban
02 Working Girls
03 The Ballad of Bjorn Borg
04 Crestfallen
05 Waiting for the Universe
06 Monkey Suit
07 Sometimes I Remember
08 Talk of the Town
      (Pretenders cover) 
09 7:30
10 BBC outro

presumptive lineup
• Joe Pernice (safe bet!)
• Tom Monahan
• Peyton Pinkerton

JOE PERNICE - wailing away
ROB SEZ: With uncanny synchronicity, this recording showed up a few months ago, just in time to remind me that Joe P. was releasing a new Pernice Brothers album soon — and now it's here. Pernice gets help on Spread the Feeling from Neko Case, Ric Menck, and Pete Yorn, among othersHUGE THANKS to auto_pilot for sharing and to the BBC for rebroadcasting this in July. (The FLAC version is a lossless capture of a high-quality lossy source.) It's the complete broadcast, but probably not the full show as heard by the lucky SOBs who were there.
Pernice Brothers' fab new album Spread the Feeling — out now

Learn more about Pernice Brothers' music at WikipediaAllMusic and the band's web site.