MP3 Downloads – Christine Hoberg at Rockwood Music Hall, Lower East Side Manhattan

Christine Hoberg captivated the audience at Rockwood Music Hall with the voice that can cut through the bullshit of New York City. I heart her so much. She laughs at all my jokes.

Here are a few tracks, MP3 Downloads from Saturday night in the Lower East Side.

Nom 3 [3.8MB]
Plain Faced Jane [5.7 MB]
Nice [3.5 MB]
Home [3.9 MB]
Sometimes [5.3MB] (Working Title, first public performance)

Hoberg Setlist 4/18/2011 : Nom. 3, Plain-Faced Jane, Nice, Home, Another Man, Sometimes, Stripes , I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li Cover)

Shamar Forté Echo Animated Lyrics

Made this for my friend Shamar, a karaoke video of sorts for his song Echo

The Numbers & Letters EP is now available at Amazon.com

Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band with Strand of Oaks at Mercury Lounge, Manhattan

The hauntingly beautiful music filled the room as Strand of Oaks took the stage at Mercury Lounge before Joe Pug last night. Not what I expected from a guy that “looks like a cross between The Lion from the Wizard of Oz and The Dude.’ His name is Tim Showalter and his voice will cut through you and show you something you were missing out on before.

Here’s Strand of Oaks doing Daniel’s Blues [4.4] written from Dan Ackroyd’s perspective on the loss of John Belushi and what will become of the Ghostbusters. With lines like “who will I call / Chevy’s an ass and Gilda’s got a cold.” Even Eddie Murphy gets a shout out in this one, a very interesting piece.

Another great track, Sterling [4.6MB]

With a heartwarming voice that gets you every time, up next was the Joe Pug set. I love checking out Joe every chance I get. Thanks to The Low Anthem for the introduction. Here is I Do My Father’s Drugs [4.8MB] Afterwards he jokes around telling the crowd they came out on a Saturday night in Manhattan for ‘brooding introspective folk ballads’ which he will providing. Joe is always a good time.

I’ll put the rest of the MP3s online when Joe finishes his current tour this summer, so check back here next month.

MP3 Downloads – Go Folk Yourself @ Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn

Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn hosted an event for Go Folk Yourself.

Before running off to Joe Pug at Mercury Lounge, I watched the always amazing Christine Hoberg open up the night, followed by Free Advice.

Both acts, a refreshing change from the norm. Hoberg offering her sultry ways to a sausage fest that could use a pretty girl in a dress on stage.

Free Advice keep it real, gathering around an old timey feeling microphone with their acoustic instruments. They make you feel like it’s 1920 again. Pete’s is a great spot for intimate music, probably the best “awkward hallway room” for music that Brooklyn has to offer.

Here is Oh Precious Burning [5.7MB] by Free Advice, with a great intro as to the songs origins. Put me on the Shelf [4.1MB]Christine Hoberg offers a stripped down version of Home. [4MB] It will be interesting to compare her performance to this upcoming Monday’s version where she will be joined by her full band at Rockwood Music Hall. [Rockwood Version Here]

Animated lyrics on Shamar Forté “Echo”

Echo
by Shamar Forte and New World Group

Animation by VisualNoiz

Free MP3s

My Heart (single) http://bit.ly/DownloadMyHeart

Numbers & Letters EP
– Echo http://bit.ly/EchoShamar
– Whatcha Gonna Do? http://bit.ly/DownloadWhatcha
– More of That http://bit.ly/DownloadMore
– Numbers & Letters http://bit.ly/DownloadNumbers
– Heartbreaker http://bit.ly/DownloadHeartbreaker
– Can’t Touch Me http://bit.ly/DownloadTouchMe
– If You Want Me http://bit.ly/DownloadWant

MP3 Download – Sebadoh – Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan

Second night in New York City brings the end of East Coast 2011 Tour for Sebadoh. I took my new TASCAM DR-100 and here are some of the MP3 downloads from it. Third show captured with this digital recorder, the first being Sebadoh at Johnny Brenda’s and the second was Dead Milkmen at Warsaw Brooklyn.

Jason will be putting up more 2011 Sebadoh Tour MP3s at Sebadoh.com in the MP3 section. Here, a few favorites of mine follow:

Opening act cult hero Richard Buckner takes us somewhere wonderful backed up by Anders Parker on drums and vocals.
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New York gets a version of The Freed Pig, [4MB] only played once all tour this year.

Lots of amazing moments with Lou, Jason and Bob interacting with the crowd. At one point, Lou asks for Liquid Applause (Jägermeister)

So much fun to be had listening to Lou taking stabs at Manhattan in response to the crowd booing him just before
Give Up [6.5MB] when talking about his home in LA. I will call it the It’s All Good/Fuck Off Jam > New Worship [5.9 MB]

Together or Alone leads into Not a Friend [8.8 MB] which I thought was beautiful.
After Not Too Amused, [8.3 MB] Lou reminisces the early days of touring, driving down the FDR in NYC to the Lower East Side from Massachusetts.

seBADoh setlist – Sunday April 10th,2011 Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan

Too Pure, On Fire, Skull, Ocean, Shit Soup, Mind Reader, Got It, Drag Down, Losercore, Dreams, Magnet’s Coil, License to Confuse, Sister, Drama Mine, Nothing Like You, Crystal Gypsy, Bird in the Hand, Careful, Together or Alone > Not A Friend, Sixteen, Give Up, Junk Bonds, It’s All Good Fuck OFF! Jam, New Worship, Brand New Love
(Fake Encore Averted)
Not Too Amused
The Freed Pig
Willing To Wait

In the future you can download a ZIP of full show in MP3 format at Sebadoh.com

MP3 Download – Dead Milkmen – Warsaw at the Polish National Home, Greenpoint, Brooklyn NYC

The Dead Milkmen reunited in 2011, here is their set from Brooklyn, New York City at punk rock haven Warsaw in Greenpoint. 2nd show recorded with my spiffy new TASCAM DR-100.

Lots of old favorites and many new ones off the 2011 album, The King In Yellow.

Amazing show!

V.F.W. > Nutrition > The Thinnest Line [ 6.1 MB ]
She’s Affected [1.9 MB]
Punk Rock Girl [2.4 MB]
Methodist Coloring Book [2.3 MB]
Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song (Don’t Trust The Happy, The Happy Are Insane) [1.5 MB]
Serrated Edge [1.8 MB]
Caitlin Childs [3.2 MB]
Cars (Gary Numan cover) [2.7 MB]
Fix Rolling Stone Project > Bitchin’ Camaro (Rodney is talking bout R.S. Issue 1128 April 2011 w/ Beyonce On Cover) [5.2 MB]
Tiny Town [1.7 MB]
Hangman [2.2 MB]
Smokin’ Banana Peels > Right Wing Pigeons (new lyrics New York + Donald Trump) [5.4 MB]
Beach Party Vietnam (More Trump references) [1.6 MB]
Fauxhemia [2.6 MB]
Stuart [2.2 MB]
Big Lizard in My Backyard [2.1 MB]
Some Young Guy [1.7 MB]
If You Love Somebody, Set Them on Fire [2 MB]
Life is Shit > Death Valley 69
[6.8 MB]

Encore
The King in Yellow / William Bloat [4.5 MB]
Lucky > Life is Shit (reprise) [3.2 MB]

Animated lyrics on Shamar Forté “Echo”

Echo
by Shamar Forte and New World Group

Animation by VisualNoiz

Free MP3s

My Heart (single) http://bit.ly/DownloadMyHeart

Numbers & Letters EP
– Echo http://bit.ly/EchoShamar
– Whatcha Gonna Do? http://bit.ly/DownloadWhatcha
– More of That http://bit.ly/DownloadMore
– Numbers & Letters http://bit.ly/DownloadNumbers
– Heartbreaker http://bit.ly/DownloadHeartbreaker
– Can’t Touch Me http://bit.ly/DownloadTouchMe
– If You Want Me http://bit.ly/DownloadWant