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Toadies, Eagles of Death Metal, Tom Morello, Brian Wilson making in-store appearances in Boston.

Are you in Massachusetts? Wanna see some great In-store appearances at Newbury Comics in November/December??

Toadies Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Saturday, November 8th @ 3:30 PM
Norwood, MA location

Eagles Of Death Metal Live Performance & Autographed Signing

Saturday, November 15th @ 6:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

Tom Morello Performance & Autograph Signing

Monday, November 17th @ 6:00 PM
Newbury Street – Boston, MA location

Brian Wilson Autograph Signing

Wednesday, November 19th @ 12:00 PM
Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA location

Demon Hunter Movie Screening

Tuesday, November 25th @ 7:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

The Spill Canvas Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Friday, December 5th @ TBD
Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA location

Duke Spirit Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Saturday, December 6th @ 3:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

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November 3, 2008 Posted by | brian wilson, concert, demon hunter, duke spirit, eagles of death metal, indie, jameson, jamesonian, live concert, live music, music, spill canvas, Toadies, tom morello | Leave a comment

Lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel performed Sunday night in Columbus, OH

The fine, fine folks over at i guess i’m floating are reporting the legendarily reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum played for a crowd at the Elephant 6 show Sunday night in Columbus, OH

Some of you are aware that Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider, a fellow resident of Lexington, KY and co-founder of Elephant 6 Recording Company with Mangum, has embarked on a brief tour called the Elephant 6 Orchestra presents: “Holiday Surprise”. Naturally, one would hope to see Mangum join the extensive orchestra (surprise!) and (so far) it looks like he has. I’m not sure what his role is within the show, which artist is playing what, or how all of the Elephant 6 musicians are performing but I’ll be sure to find out soon; luckily, the final tour date for the tour is this Thursday in Lexington at The Red Mile and it’s for FREE! You can bet I’ll be there getting the scoop, but until then you can watch Mangum performing “Engine” last night in Columbus, OH. He’s still lurking in the shadows but that doesn’t seem to matter when it sounds oh, so good.

Tour ending grand finale of a full length NMH concert in Lexington, anyone? I’d hope so!

Jeff Mangum-XFM Radio Session May 1998 Engine

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, blog, columbus, concert, indie, jameson, jamesonian, jeff mangum, live, live concert, live music, mog, music, Neutral Milk Hotel, singer songwriter, singing | 1 Comment

What CAN’T be said about Kings of Leon?

Here are the Kings of Leon in some recent late night appearances. I don’t know how it’s possible that these guys have been around long enough to have put out FOUR ridiculously good albums. Their latest, Only By The Night, is out now.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | arena rock, indie, kings of leon, late show, letterman, live, live concert, live music, manhattan, rock, sex on fire, use sombody | Leave a comment

PHampton 3 678 9

PHiSH – 12/07/97 Dayton OH – Boogie on Reggae Woman [HOT!]

PHiSH – 12/31/95 MSG – The Sloth [Never a bad version!]

October 1, 2008 Posted by | Hampton, jam, jamband, jameson, jamesonian, live, live music, Phish, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

My Friday Evening Jacket pt. 1

So here I am. Monday night. Not quite fully recovered from this weekend of weekends, but loving every minute of it. This entry will be “part 1”. Ben Folds and Ryan Adams to follow.

My fiance, Jess, and I finally got around to planning a trip from Providence to Philly, to visit my kid sister. Of course, being the music junkie that I am, I built the weekend trip around some pretty good music. My Morning Jacket were playing at Festival Pier Friday night, so, sensing my desire to go, my sister bought 3 tickets for my birthday. We all got to go. Let me tell you….She, my friends, is awesome. Best present ever. Getting to the show, well….another situation altogether. Oh and another awesome thing about the show was that I was gonna get to share it with the legendary LizzieGreenEyes.

Left Providence on Friday at noon, and arrived in North Wales, PA at 6:30. We had just enough time to say hi to my sister and take a look at her new condo, before we were out the door and on the road once again, for the drive into Philly. And it became immediately clear that traffic wasn’t gonna be very kind. It took about an hour for us to get to the venue. We found a great parking spot, however, and at 7:45……..we walked into the venue as MMJ were walking on stage for a set that would last for nearly 3 hours.

Moggers know where to find each other….and Lizzie let it be known that she and Deb were camping out by the shortest beer line. Of course, I found them before the first tune was even over! And let me tell you, there’s no better remedy for road-weary bones than to dance off the cobwebs with Lizzie, a couple of Miller Lites and Jim James’ unreal growl . Three hours of bliss. Even a little bit of T.S. Hanna couldn’t put a damper on the 4,500 people gathered to witness one of the most electric and energetic of indie rock bands of all time. And all the talk about Moggers, beers, bands, and…of course…The Swell Season got me in just the right mood for some afterbeers at Johnny Brenda’s, the perfect dive bar for a fella in a grateful dead shirt and a gal in a Vote Green T! And I will admit, Lizzie, that guitarist is the male equivalent of Jenny Lewis. He’s pretty damn hot…I’ll give you that. And he plays sax. Damn. That’s what gets the ladies….

My Morning Jacket – 9/05/08 Festival Pier, Philly, PA FM Soundboard

3 separate dl’s (works easily with downthemall)


September 8, 2008 Posted by | americana, festival pier, indie, jameson, jamesonian, jim james, live music, Lizzie, mog, my morning jacket, obama, philly, rock | Leave a comment

Wilco, nudie suits, and what effin good is a meet-and-greet pass?

So I got to see Wilco last night. While it was against my better judgement and against my bank account to do so, it will be a night that I won’t soon forget.

Matt and I had talked about this show for a long time. All spring and summer, in fact. With all of the shows and all of the vacations that were to be squeezed in this summer, a little Wilco show in the Berkshires was probably not gonna make it onto the itinerary. You see, Matt and I have been alums of Wilco’s for a couple of years. He met his wife at that Agganis Arena show in ’05, days after I had broken up with my (now) fiance. He had found love and I had lost love with Wilco that summer. We were both at the Pines last summer, the day after my engagement to Jess, and at New Haven this February. I want Matt to know that it was a complete accident how I got to meet Jeff Tweedy after the free show I saw at Tanglewood.

A week and a half ago I was reading a blog post about the Newport Folk Festival on a great blog site, Ryan’s Smashing Life. He had written a post on the previous day announcing a Wilco ticket giveaway, courtesy of his site, and Wilco’s band management. I thought it would be worth a go, so I emailed him, as instructed. And then I forgot about it. Well, Monday morning I got an email from Ryan.

Hey Jameson,

Can you make this show tomorrow?


I replied. I knew that if Jess and I couldn’t swing it, then maybe Matt and Jules could. Ryan emailed me back and told me that a set of lawn tickets would be waiting for me at Will Call.

We left Providence an hour late. 5:30. That sucked but traffic was a bitch. When we got into the car and set the gps, our estimated arrival time to western Mass was 7:47. OUCH. Showtime was 6:30. I put some pedals to metals and didn’t look back. We were sacrificing Andrew Bird, but we might catch the start of Tweedy and Co. Might.

After stopping on the turnpike for a five minute break, we limped into Lenox, Mass at 10 minutes till eight. I walked up to the ticket window and the ticketing guy said he recognized my name, pulled a thin white envelope and handed it to me.

“Enjoy the show”, he said earnestly.

“You know I will”, I replied, with even greater earnest.

As I hurriedly handed our tickets to the woman manning the entrance gate, she said, “I think they must be waiting for you…they’ve been ringing the bells for a few minutes, now. So get to your seats, they’re about to start.”

“Thanks”, I said, not knowing where I was going. “These are lawn seats, right?”

She looked at my ticket again, and said, “No. B15 is a box seat. They’re pretty nice tickets.”

Our seats were not lawn seats. They were right behind the soundboard in the absolute perfect location for sound, and visually WAY better than the lawn….

When we got to our seats, the lights went out and the show began. Wilco came out, dressed in the Nudie suits that they wore at this years’ landmark Lollapalooza show in Chcago. Not a soul sat down the entire night.

A few songs in, they brought out their horn section, the “Total Pro Horns”, which would allow them to play a bunch of songs off of Summerteeth that they reall can’t play normally.

The complete setlist was as follows:

Either Way
Remember The Mountain Bed
Muzzle of Bees
You Are My Face
Impossible Germany
A Shot in the Arm
What Light (w/Total Pros horns)
California Stars (w/TPs)
Pieholden Suite (w/TPs)
Handshake Drugs
Pot Kettle Black
Summer Teeth
Jesus, etc.
Poor Places>
Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Can’t Stand It (w/TPs)
Hate It Here (w/TPs)
Walken (w/TPs)
I’m The Man Who Loves You (w/TPs)
The Late Greats (w/TPs)
Heavy Metal Drummer
Monday (w/TPs)>
Outtasite (Outta Mind) (w/TPs)
I’m A Wheel

The encores were the sickest Wilco I’ve ever seen. A complete rock show. Nudie suits, horns, Pat Sansone’s Townshend-impressions. Hands down 100 percent energy. Nobody wanted the show to end, but when the lights went out it was time to go.

While people filed out, we sat. Talked Wilco. Caught our breath. The very nice security woman who was standing next to us, turned and asked inquisitively, “Do you guys have a meet-and-greet pass, too?” We said, “Um, no? Can we get one?” But alas, she just chuckled and we knew that we weren’t THAT cool. No meet and greets for us tonight.

So Jess always accuses me of ambling. I’m always walking very slowly wherever I go. Well, as we were walking towards the exits, I decided to amble off the beaten path and wound up at the tour buses about 10 minutes after the show ended. A few minutes after getting there, Jeff Tweedy left the venue and entered his bus, then he came out and started talking with the 20 or so people milling around the area. He signed some stuff, some girl’s Converse All-stars, somebody gave him a sock monkey, yeah a sock monkey. A pregnant woman wanted her unborn to meet Jeff. One guy was having a reaction to mushrooms or something (at Wilco, dude?) and Jeff had to tell him to chill the fuck out….

…..I got a signature and a picture. I got to throw my arm around Tweedy. How cool. Cue Marsha Brady :”I’m never washing this cheek again”. Well, things were getting pretty hectic pretty quick and Jeff was about to make an exit so we were Audi. Great show capped off with a nice personal meet-and-greet with Jeff Tweedy. Who needs a meet-and-greet pass? Jeff just skipped out on that anyway.

Thanks to Ryan’s Smashing Life and Wilco’s Management for gifting me such a great night. I’ll never forget it.

August 13, 2008 Posted by | horns, jeff tweedy, live music, ryan's smashing life, tanglewood, wilco | 1 Comment

Pearl Jam @ Great Woods, Mansfield Mass 6/30/08

When Pearl Jam roll into Great Woods and start off the night with a song that has been rarely played in the band’s storied career, you know that you’ve been invited to, well, not so much a ‘concert’ but an event.

the following is NOT an inferior youtube video:

“Wash”, set opener 6/30/08 (from ‘Lost Dogs’)

and then, after a stellar set, we’re treated to another nugget. Eddie and Jeff Ament perform a rare track, played just seven times prior.

“Bee Girl” Encore 1 opener, 6/30/08 (from ‘Lost Dogs’)

You know time is long, and life is short.
Begin to live while you still can.
Believe in nothing, believe me,
Those who can be trusted can change their mind.
When the anxious is the present, unwrap your gifts, take your time.
Everything you imagine needn’t be stuck in your mind.
Bee Girl, be a girl.
Bee Girl, be a girl.

…and of course no PJ show would be complete without:

(I’d click the link to youtube and watch this in their ‘higher quality’ mode)

‘Alive’ 6/30/08

As a bit of a music snob, I’m not supposed to subscribe to such music….. but I respond to this thought with a big…”Fuck That!”. Amazing event, amazing music. I’ll be riding a cloud of ear-ringing ecstasy for a couple more weeks….

July 2, 2008 Posted by | bee girl, comcast center, eddie vedder, great woods, grunge, jameson, jamesonian, jeff ament, live music, mansfield, pearl jam, stone gossard, tweeter center, wash | Leave a comment

My Morning Jacket – Bonnaroo ’08 – "Return to Thunderdome pt. 2" [256kbps]

My Morning Jacket
Which Stage,Bonnaroo Music Festival,Manchester,TN


cd # 1
Evil Urges
Off the Record
Hot Fun(Sly & the Family Stone) with Jeff Coffin on saxophone and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Highly Suspicious
What a Wonderful Man
I’m Amazed
Thank You Too
Touch Me Pt 1
Sec Walkin
Two Halves
Hit it and Quit it
Tyrone(Erykah Badu)

cd # 2
Steam Engine
Aluminum Park
Easy Morning Rebel with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Dancefloors with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
One Big Holiday featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica

Set 2:
Cold Sweat with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Get Down On It (Kool and the Gang) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack & Peace) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Wordless Chorus
Phone Went West

cd # 3
Oh Sweet Nuthin(Velvet Underground)
Bermuda Highway
Run Thru
Smokin from Shootin
Touch Me Pt 2
Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe) featuring Zach Galifianakis as Annie

FOB DPA(B&K) 4011s->Luminous Monarchs->SD 722 @ 24/96.SD722 ->Wavelad(dither/resample)->CD Wave (tracking) ->
Wavelab 5(edit)-> FLAC. Recorded in th pouring rain with a liitle luck and transfered by Mark Lynn(

June 26, 2008 Posted by | bonnaroo, jim james, live music, mmj, my morning jacket, rock | Leave a comment

Garcia, Weir, and Los Lobos jammin on some Guthrie

This is a weird little tidbit of music that I’ve been hoarding for a couple of years. I thought I’d share it, because, well, I’m on a bit of a “Dead” streak, and what good is music if you can’t share it with people who love, and live, music, right???

The Grateful Dead rolled into Foxboro, Mass on July 2nd, 1989 to start the ’89 Summer Tour. Big album, big plans, and a big tour were the foreshadowing of what was to become one of the most exciting tours in the latter part of Dead history. This little nugget of music came to me in a trade a while back, and the only info that I have on this recording is that it was filmed for Fourth of July broadcast on “Nightline with Ted Koppel”. What I didn’t know until now, is that the footage of this broadcast is now available on YouTube… isn’t technology effin’ amazing… It’s nice to hear a couple of takes, a couple of fuck-ups, a few diversions, and then to be able to see the finished product! Enjoy…
Jerry Garcia, Bob Wier, and Los Lobos, Sullivan Stadium Parking Lot, Foxboro, Mass, July 2nd 1989



This Land Is Your Land (Take 4)


April 13, 2008 Posted by | acoustic, americana, bob weir, concert, folk, foxboro, grateful dead, horns, jerry garcia, live music, los lobos, sullivan stadium, this land is your land, woodie guthrie | Leave a comment

Beirut in Paris Part 2 : Zach Covers "Hallelujah"

This video is a little montage of some clips I’ve collected with Beirut’s Zach Condon covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in the Jeff Buckley style (follow? good. I like you). This audio clip was culled from Beirut’s Nov. 2007 Black Session in gay Paris. Seek it out. It’s quite good.
Beirut – Black Session – Hallelujah.mp3

This marks my second foray into fooling around with some new video software. I did it the fast and easy way, but the back end took a while with editing and quality issues. It didn’t come out terrible.

March 30, 2008 Posted by | acoustic, balkan, beirut, black session, indie, jamesonian, jeff buckley, leonard cohen, live music, rock, singer songwriter, toodrunktodream, zach condon | Leave a comment