There was plenty of live music last week that didn’t take place in Mexico at Mayan Holidaze, but since the taper Z-Man supplied more than enough material to dedicate this entire piece to this festival, I thought why not? We’ve got audio and video from 30db, the rarely taped act The Album Leaf, a 30+ minute segment from the Disco Biscuits, a tune from STS9′s “axe the cables” acoustic set, and an Umphrey’s McGee staple translated into Spanish.
If you don’t want to stay on the site for an hour streaming the individual tracks, you can download all of this week’s audio in one easy to listen to MP3 that we call the Last Week’s Sauce Podcast, click here to download.
Our first segment of music is Liar from 30db’s 2010 album One Man Show followed by the set-closing cover of The Good Times Are Killing Me by Modest Mouse. While Brendan Bayliss and Jeff Austin already have plenty of tour dates on the books with their primary bands, 30db doesn’t have any future scheduled dates. They are both scheduled to play at Summer Camp 2011, perhaps that will be the host of the next 30db gig.
Wilco’s Handshake Drugs earlier on in the set:
READ ON for tracks from The Album Leaf, tDB, STS9, and Umphrey’s…
As I mentioned in the intro, you don’t see a whole lot of live recordings from The Album Leaf, who I think was brilliantly booked and scheduled for these late afternoon time slots – though I heard that there was a bit of rain scaring off attendees from at least one of their sets. No future tour dates on the books for The Album Leaf, but while on their website I did learn that if you have an Album Leaf tattoo, you get in free to their shows.
This segment of music clocking in at over 30 minutes is the meat of this week’s Last Week’s Sauce Podcast. It’s a great combination of old (Crickets) and new (Portal To An Empty Head) with some fantastic playing throughout. The next sceduled show by the Disco Biscuits is Camp Bisco in July, but you can get a full listing of the band’s side-project tour dates over at discobiscuits.com
The third night of Mayan Holidaze had the three headlining bands each play special sets. The Disco Biscuits went with their instrumental alter-ego Tractorbeam, Umphrey’s McGee played a setlist based on attendee voting (a ballot was sent out a couple of weeks ago), and STS9 played an acoustic “Axe The Cables” set. As we reported last week, STS9 bassist David Murphy has been diagnosed with cancer and the band’s February and March itinerary has been postponed. We hope to see Murph and STS9 back on the stage really soon.
Brendan Bayliss sang all of In The Kitchen in Spanish. GENIUS! At the end he mutters something, still in Spanish, about being sorry and drinking too many beers. It was announced on Tuesday that long-time UM sound caresser Kevin Browning would be leaving the touring crew of Umphrey’s McGee. He’s still got a handful of shows left to mix though. Umphrey’s McGee [tour dates] plays tonight at Boston’s House of Blues.
UM busts out their cover of Ain’t No Fun about once a year, and the folks at Mayan Holidaze got one last week: