As we listen back to selections from live shows of the previous week, we’ve got solo performances from Reid Genauer and Panda Bear, Beatles and Floyd covers from Jackie Greene and The Machine plus Umphrey’s McGee constructing an almost half-hour combination of an original and a jazz cover.
[Thanks to Craig T for this week's photo]
Artist & Title: Jackie Greene – Taxman > Mexican Girl
Date & Venue: 2010-01-16 Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
Taper & Show Download: lou
I have featured Jackie Greene a couple of times in this feature and I have always selected tracks from his incredible 2008 album Giving Up The Ghost. This week, I have selected a combination of a Beatles cover and the fan-favorite original Mexican Girl. Greene is currently in Jamaica playing with both The Radiators and Ratdog. When he gets back, he does 11 dates in the US that takes him from Utah to Brooklyn.
READ ON to stream the rest of this week’s selections…
Artist & Title: The Machine – Matilda Mother
Date & Venue: 2010-01-17 Workplay Theatre, Birmingham AL
Taper & Show Download: Dennis Tyler
What’s great about tribute bands is that they not only play the hits, but they play deeper cuts such as when Pink Floyd cover act The Machine performed Matilda Mother and Keep Talking. The Machine will be playing The Wall in its entirety Friday at The Norva in Norfolk and Saturday at The National in Richmond.
Artist & Title: Panda Bear – Daily Routine
Date & Venue: 2010-01-16 Artefakt Stuk Kunstencentrum, Leuven Belgium
Taper & Show Download: Unknown Source via P4K
Panda Bear has been debuting a whole bunch of new material that will probably be on his new album that will most likely be titled Tomboy. You can watch video of some of the new tunes below, but the audio I have selected is Panda Bear performing Daily Routine from Merriweather Post Pavilion. In case you didn’t know, Panda Bear is one of the members of Animal Collective.
Video of two new tunes from the same set:
Artist & Title: Reid Genauer – Far From Yourself
Date & Venue: 2010-01-14 Joe’s Pub, New York NY
Taper & Show Download: Mike Salvo
Before his New Year’s Eve show, Reid posted a note to his message board asking for requests and said that Far From Yourself (a Strangefolk song from the album Lore) was requested online and he heard it in person from a couple of folks. On New Year’s, he said he hadn’t played it in a while (though it looks like he played it a few months earlier) and that he might mess up the words. It was nice to hear on tape, but the crowd was pretty chatty.
Well it looks like the song is back in his head because it showed up again last week in NYC at a Reid Solo show. And it’s a very respectful and quiet crowd. Once again, the song was introduced with some banter. Listen to it below. Reid brings his solo acoustic act to Massachusetts for two shows in the beginning of February.
Artist & Title: Umphrey’s McGee – DBK > MSNG > DBK
Date & Venue: 2010-01-15 House Of Blues, San Diego CA
Taper & Show Download: Pat Myers
Typing out the entire song names up there just didn’t look right, so here is the translation: Der Bluten Kat > Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty > Der Bluten Kat. That’s a Herbie Mann instrumental tune sandwiched inside of one of UM’s oldest tunes – a great segment of music that clocks in at over 27 minutes. UM plays Utah tonight before heading to Colorado for two shows (and another S2 event) this weekend.
Video from San Diego: UM played a little bit of the San Diego Chargers fight song before dropping into Glory during the encore: