Friday, October 31, 2008

Wilco on Colbert 10/30/08

My two favorite people, together. Love it!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ben Folds at Stubbs, 10/25/08

Wow, amazing, energetic performance. I decided to go at the last minute, not knowing the show was sold out. But, thankfully a lovely couple happened by about four songs in and sold me a ticket for $20! Thank you kind folks. You made my night. Now, back to the show. I had forgotten why I liked Ben Folds until being in his live audience again ... he played new songs from Way to Normal during the first part, including the fake versions released on the Internet. Ben said they were a joke at first, but then they starting liking them. He gave explanations and stories behind each one. Download them for free here. He rocked the old tunes during two encores playing hits from Ben Folds Five and Whatever and Ever Amen (except Brick). The crowd sang along all night.

The fake songs are as good as the originals. Shows that he can't like a bad song if he tried.

If you, too, have forgotten why you ever liked Ben Folds, take a look at these videos for a gentle reminder:

Bitch Went Nuts


Rockin' the Suburbs

Friday, October 24, 2008

Brent Adair - Live from Clementine tonight

Well, unfortunately the audio didn't get saved with this live stream. Not sure why. Seems like all my problems happen at Clementine... Sorry Brent.

Later, went to see Lil Capn Travis at Club Deville. Beautiful night, great show with that rock wall background.

Carrie Rodriguez at Cactus, later Craig Marshall at Hole

Well, after a big week at school for our Mass Comm Week, I managed to scurry out last evening to see Carrie Rodriguez at Cactus Cafe. She played two nights there this week, and I had been wanting to see her live show for some time. This summer, I interviewed her and reviewed her recent CD She Ain't Me for Texas Music Extra. I love the CD, and the performance was not a let down. Carrie is amazingly talented, adorable - as you can see from the photos, and surrounded by a cute band. I'm so jealous. I really predict she's on to something big here.

Infinite Night written with Gary Louris of the Jayhawks

She's Ain't Me written with Dan Wilson of Semisonic

Then, afterward, I stopped by Hole in the Wall to check out Craig Marshall who was debuting a new video for his song "Difficult." See video below.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brent Adair at Hole in the Wall

Thanks for tuning in tonight. Here's the archive. I recorded most of it, but didn't get some of the beginning.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Paul Minor, Sheboygan and Brothers Lazaroff at Hole in the Wall

Here's the archive of the show. Great sets, nice talking to everyone tonight!


Brothers Lazaroff

Paul Minor releases The Marfa Project

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Paul Minor on KGSR

Paul was interviewed and played a tune on KGSR this morning. I attempted to record it, but somehow the stream randomly started playing Coldplay right before Paul started playing Out of My System. Damn. But, I did catch the nice things were said about him before he played "Afterthought," from the CD (my personal favorite). Maybe KGSR will publish the stream...
Click here to hear Paul on KGSR 10/14/2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Phil Dutra Live at Clementine

Ustream was not behaving earlier. Sorry I wasn't able to get the live stream to work. But, here's some of Phil's show that I recorded:

Here's Part I

Part II

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Neal Mehta Live at Clementine

Thanks for watching everyone. Looks like the live stream was fine for Neal, but the recorded version did not work. We'll try it again soon.

HAAM Benefit Day in Austin

October 7th was HAAM Benefit Day in Austin. HAAM stands for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, a non-profit that provides health care and insurance to our talented musical artists, who often are unable to afford these services on their own. The HAAM Benefit Day recruited over 200 business and more than 100 musicians to play all around town. I stopped by Potbelly Sandwiches on the Drag this morning to watch my friend Paul Minor. Afterward, I stayed for Brennen Leigh's set. I had not seen her before, just met her today, but she's an amazingly talented singer-songwriter. Check her out sometime and get out to see some live music!

Paul Minor Plays for HAAM Day