Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Motet does The Grateful Dead

For years now, The Motet has been putting on incredible Halloween cover shows, playing music by The Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Tower of Power, Jamiroquai, Herbie Hancock, Prince, etc.

This year, they covered The Grateful Dead! It's definitely a unique take on tGD and I find it quite enjoyable.

Have a listen:

The snow is on the way folks! See you out there in snow angel land...

Friday, October 21, 2011

PHISH Breaking News!

Sorry I'm a bit behind, but If you're not already on it, there are BIG developments in PHISH Land with all sorts of new material being leaked via official channels. Get on this guy's twitter and check his soundcloud! This is very VERY cool!!/TomMarshall111

Enjoy, discuss...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bela Fleck and The Original Flecktones!

Wow! Dare I say best show of 2011 so far! Howard Levy - after having been absent from the stage since 1992 - has seamlessly reintegrated himself into the Flecktones and in turn, elevated this band to incredible new heights.

Last week's show at Red Butte Gardens was absolutely mesmerizing. Howard absolutely ruled on the harmonica and the piano, routinely leading jams and improvising along with the rest of the Flecktones. The harmonica was especially nice, as they busted out tunes from the Levy era.

Bela, Howard, Victor and Futureman, each a virtuoso in his own rite, weaved their beautiful familiar melodies and guests Bruce Horsnby and Casey Driessen added more complexity and beautiful soaring jams. Simply amazing and the best Flecktones show I've heard in ages.

Do yourself a favor and download the recording. It's far from perfect, with a couple spots of wind noise, but I think you'll find it very listenable. In fact, if anyone wants to remaster this show, contact me and I'll get you the flacs.

Happy Summer folks! We have PHISH and Targhee Bluegrass knocking on the doorstep with many peak experiences in store.


(good thru end of AUG. contact me if expired)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Royal Family Ball at The State Room on May 19, 2011

Soulive, Lettuce and Break Science were in SLC in May, serving up their brand of jazzy funk soul music on a tour they're calling The Royal Family Ball. 

The show started with a DJ spinning some grooves and this progressed into Break Science which is a drummer/DJ combo.  The Lettuce horns joined the duo and took the sound to a really nice peak.  This music was much more "likable" than a simple traditional DJ set.  The live drummer kept the grooves very tangible and the whole thing was pretty sweet.  Unfortunately, I don't think we got a recording of it.

Soulive was up next and offered a Beatles Medley, ala their new Rubber Soulive Click record.

The highlight of the night, by a longshot, was Lettuce.  Lettuce is essentially 'Soulive with horns' and the funk was deep, approaching musical heights reminiscent of Karl Denson and the Greyboy Allstars.  If you dig the horny funky soul music, I HIGHLY recommend you listen to this set.

Check out the recordings below!


Soulive recording -flac format - by Ryan:

Lettuce recording - mp3 format - by Jmed:

Download mp3 the Break Science record:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Listen: Tedeschi Trucks Band 2011-05-18 SLC, UT

Tedeschi Trucks Band put on a great show last night at Kingsbury Hall!

Derek and Susan and the Band tore up the stage for a full 2 hours with some great new and old material. They mixed some Hendrix and Herbie Hancock into the set and the Band really showed their collective prowess with extended jams and some excellent individual solos. Oteil and Kofi Burbridge are both incredible players and Oteil in particular just bubbled with energy the whole time. The horn section, while missing the trombone player, added a great texture to the sound, as did the two vocalists. Derek and Susan shared lead guitar duties with each of them shining brightly. Derek just makes it all look SO EASY, as he fingerpicks and slides his way up and down his beautiful Gibson SG.


Download link: