Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jerry Garcia Bob Wier National Anthem (ufo in background)



A stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick at Candlestick Park on April 12, 1993. Even in the later years, they could still belt it out. ALSO: A never-before-noticed UFO flyby occurs at 2:11 in this video. Note the object's unusual green hue. (Perhaps certain aliens just wouldn't miss this rendition for the world--literally...!)

national and bob wier, the bridge sessions

the bluegrass craze in brooklyn hits a new low! with the national sitting in with bob weir, with banjos and accordion.

this guy sucks at banjo. bluegrass arms race fuck yeah! you suck!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Derek Trucks/Allman Brothers White House

getting to see derek trucks wow the world, and be appreciated for his terrific slide playing, brings a huge smile.




the dead now the ABB, these are the peace bearers and they came to bring peace. they carry the torch of the mushroom and it shall illuminate the world.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jaimo's Jasssz Band and The Jamie McLean: Gramercy

Jaimo's Jasssz Band and The Jamie McLean band brought a good crowd to the Gramercy Ballroom starting the show around 7:30pm and going past 11pm. Just a few weeks earlier The Jamie McLean Band recorded a live CD and DVD at the Gibson Guitar Studios in NYC with Taylor Hicks (American Idol) and Jason Crosby (Robert Randolph) sitting in on two tracks. Back again in NYC McClean started out the night with little more than an introduction, inviting the crowd to come to the front of the room and “make it a party” he commented on the familiar faces in the audience and got strait to the music. The band features Jamie McLean on Guitar and vocals, Ben Mars on bass and Brian Griffin on drums. Jason Crosby sat in for the entirety of the set on keyboards and violin. Mars and McClean were high energy and all smiles while drummer Brian Griffin stayed Intently focused on the other two members, locking in a tight power trio.

The set mainly featured songs off the band's most recent album Sunday Morning (featuring John Popper from Blues Traveler and Nigel Hall of Lettuce). Starting off with the bluesy tune “Holy Water” that included a dissonant guitar solo which had McClean trading licks back and forth with Mars. The song set a tone for the night of classic 1-4-5 blues progressions with humble and at times self effacing lyrics. A highlight of the night was Reggie Pittman, Jaimo's trumpet player sitting in on a cover of Otis Redding's Mr Pitiful. Jamie McClean left The Dirty Dozen Brass Band to pursue his own sound and he certainly proved it at the Gramercy

Jaimoe is celebrating the release of his new CD "Renaissance Man," he was introduced onstage as “the original Allman Brother,” with these sort of connections he has put together a stellar group of musicians featuring Jaimoe on drums, blues hall of famer Junior Mack on vocals/guitar and Dave Stoltz (of PBR) on bass. “Rainy Night in Georgia,” featured Junior Mack's deep baritone voice, “Leaving Trunk” showcased the bands blues chops, Junior Mack broke out his best slide work playing signature Duane Allman licks on his cherry red Gibson SG.

For “Dilemma” the band stepped aside to give Jaimo the spotlight for a 5 minute drum solo. The band then stepped back onstage with the rumbling of the bass leading back into the song. The band closed the set with The Allman Brothers’ “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” with a “Jessica” tease toward the end. They closed the set with Albert Collins’ “Black Cat Bone.”


Jamie McLean Band | NYC | 1.27.12
Holy Water
Cinderella
Sing It
Box of Memories
Country Living
Open Up
Crazy About You
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Mr. Pitiful w. Jaimoe's trumpet player
Summertime on Mainstreet
I Been Low

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Everyone Orchestra Brooklyn Sessions



Everyone wants to play in Brooklyn now, don't ask me why, a bunch of washed up hipsters and high rent. Nevertheless these happy hippies have keep coming to record here, and Everyone Orchestra is Fucken awesome so check this out and give him money.

Also check out USPS at Spike Hill tomorrow, we have This Way and Frankenpine opening for us.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NYC: vote tomorrow to get money out of politics!

So tomorrow your New York City Council will vote on whether or not to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that declares corporations are not people and money is not speech.

Because of your past support, I know you agree with me that we have to get money out of politics. I'm hoping you will join me in asking your city council member to support this resolution.

You can identify your member and find contact information here. Please contact them today and ask them to support Resolution 1172. This is important.

Three weeks ago the Los Angeles City Council passed a similar measure. That vote was a huge bang heard across the country. Now, if the largest city in America passes almost the exact same resolution, it will be a crucial step forward in the fight against money in politics.

It will give a turbo boost to the cause if the two biggest cities in America representing more than 12 million people stand in support of getting money out in less than a month.

Let's take the fight to Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Little Rock, Des Moines and many other cities and towns across this country. Each victory leads to the ultimate victory in Washington, D.C.

But first we have to win tomorrow. Please contact your member and tell them to support Resolution 1172.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Horrific Images from Occupy Wallstreet


Old Lady got Pepper Sprayed, Occupy Wallstreet (NYC)