Zander Bleck – Mercury Lounge Free MP3 Download

Zander Bleck leads a charmed “sexy life.” His rock n roll is in your face, perhaps even trying to get in your pants. With tracks like “Take It Away” and “Find You Again” it’s clear that Zander has got something the music scene hasn’t experienced yet.

Joined by guitar god Mark Williams, The Pocono Prodigy; here they are at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan.

The addition of Mark adds his distinctive flavor of soul which accentuates Zander’s energy in a genre defying effort with an LP release pending soon, this will be something to take New York by storm . I can’t wait to see where they take us next.

Check out the news about the upcoming album at ZanderBleck.com

Zander pays homage to Led Zeppelin with Good Times, Bad Times [4.5MB] live at the Mercury Lounge in Lower Manhattan.

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)

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]

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 (J├Ągermeister)

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]

MP3 Download – Sebadoh – Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia

seBADoh on tour in 2011, performing at Johnny Brendas.

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Too Pure

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Skull

Lou Intro* > Willing To Wait

More tracks coming to the MP3 download section of www.Sebadoh.com when Jason gets off tour.

* = Lou introduced the final track of the night with some Sebadoh catchphrases, including…

Rescuing wounded animals and returning them to their woodland homes… sebadoh
Three more reasons to doubt your boyfriend… sebadoh
Eagerly buttfucking your grandpa… sebadoh
The lonely band that mutters… sebadoh

This was the first recording with my new TASCAM DR-100. I lost the power supply to my DA-P1 in New England and had to buy a new recorder en route to Philadelphia.

MP3 Download – Sebadoh – Daniel Street Club, Milford CT

Here is a track from Sebadoh live at Daniel Street.

Jason is mixing the whole show from a multitrack, my mic was just used for him to bring in crowd noises later. Check back for the full show in a month or so.

Sixteen

Much better quality coming soon!

MP3 Download – Black 47 – Fire of Freedom Set at Connolly’s Irish Pub

On November 20th, 2010, Black 47 celebrated Fire of Freedom by performing the album in it’s entirety

Maria’s Wedding > Rockin’ The Bronx [18.4MB]
Fanatic Heart [18.4MB]
Funky Ceili (Bridie’s Song) – MISSING, Played for encore
Fire Of Freedom [7.9MB]
James Connolly [7.9MB]
Livin’ In America > Banks Of The Hudson [6.4MB]
Maria’s Wedding > 40 Shades Of Blue [7.1MB]
New York, NY 10009
Sleep Tight In New York City/Her Dear Olf Donegal
Black 47
Livin’ In America

Free MP3 Downloads – The Low Anthem live at Bellhouse Brooklyn

The Low Anthem debut a new song, Love & Altar at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn,

MP3 Downloads:
Ghost Woman Blues
Apothecary Love
Love & Altar [first performance in public]
Maybe So