This past weekend I was explaining the concept of Last Week’s Sauce to a friend of mine and they said, “Oh, so it’s like a Podcast of music that happened the previous week.” I explained yes that it was, but that I don’t compile all the tracks into one file, I just download them…do some edits and normalizing and we embed them individually on our site. Then it occurred to me that it would be just a little more work to essentially make this a Podcast as well. So for the first time this week, you can download all of this week’s selections in one easy to transport MP3. Click here to download this week’s selections. The rest of the piece will continue as it always has, with the audio embedded directly into the piece individually.
[Thanks to kcmoejoe for this week's photo]
Jackie Greene is on the road in a slightly more stripped down setup than you are used to seeing from him live. The shows are being billed as the Jackie Greene Acoustic trio, and he has regularly been performing a few songs solo acoustic as well. He certainly has the song catalog to effectively pull this off. Greene plays tonight at Old Rock House in St. Louis.
READ ON for tracks from Lettuce, RRE, Stockholm Syndrome and Wilco…
In case you missed it, Carla Danca and Jeremy Gordon made a good case for why our New York City readers should make it out to one of the Soulive shows at Brooklyn Bowl this week. Funny thing about a Soulive gig, you’re always just a few musician switches away from a Lettuce reunion breaking out. If you’re one of our Colorado readers, you can catch Lettuce and Soulive at the Royal Family Ball May 14th-15h at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.
There is a lot of great video on YouTube from the shows already, here is the cast of characters performing some Tears For Fears:
Railroad Earth has been out on the road with their new bass player Andrew Altman (no relation to Sammy). The band has also recently issued a pretty serious package titled Retrospective. RRE next play Friday March 26th at Toad’s Place in New Haven.
Some recent video from Railroad Earth that is just a little older than “last week”:
Artist & Title: Stockholm Syndrome – Apollo
Date & Venue: 2010-03-02 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Taper & Show Download: Taper Jeff
Last month Stockholm Syndrome released a 7-song EP recorded live at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz last September. So if you like what you hear, be sure to check that out. Stockholm Syndrome play tonight at The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff.
Video from two nights later:
This two song sequence combines my favorite tracks from Wilco’s 2007 release Sky Blue Sky and the 2009 Wilco [The Album]. It’s incredible the quality of songwriting that Tweedy has maintained 15 years removed from the first Wilco studio record. Wilco next plays Monday March 22nd in Miami. In the meantime, frontman Jeff Tweedy will be playing two solo acoustic shows at Chicago’s Vic Theater March 12th & 13th. The solo gigs will benefit Chicago Youth Scholarships.
While I couldn’t find any Wilco videos from last week, I did find this amazing cover of Handshake Drugs: