You may have read a recent Washington Post article examining how some of the Indie rockers are growing more comfortable coming out of the jamband-fan-closet. One area which I’d like to see more crossover in is to have more bands implement open taping policies. That’s why I was ecstatic to pull up recordings on my weekly Live Music Archive search from bands like Blitzen Trapper and The National. Good for them, now whatever happened to the policy that MGMT promised months back only to have the idiots at Sony make them retract it? Note: Hidden Track previously contacted Sony for a comment, was promised one, and then received nothing. Oh but Hidden Track readers and LWS Podcast faithfuls, don’t worry – we still remember that Phish tour started last week too.
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[Thanks to acidjack for this week's photo]
The P4K album review of Destroyer Of The Void describes the title track as such – “ambitiously steamrolls over decades of canonical popular music, squishing it into an epic suite that gathers Beatles harmonies, sci-fi synths, classic rock guitars, country-rock twang, and AOR sentimentality into one big, ballsy package.” Pretty serious stuff, and they are right – it’s an amazing piece. It’s nice to hear the band has a good live arrangement of it as well. Blitzen Trapper [tour dates] plays tonight at the Dallas House of Blues.
Video from a Blitzen Trapper show from two nights ago:
READ ON for tracks from The National, Phish and String Cheese Incident with Trey Anastasio from the Fourmile Canyon Revival concert…
More Indie Shit. Love it. The National is on tour with Owen Pallett [tour dates] and they play tonight at Marquee in Tempe, AZ.
Unamplified encore from the same show with a little help from Owen Pallett:
Did you hear – fall tour started? Mark the date October 10th 2010 as the day it started to become OK for Trey Anastasio to start joking about drug use again. In previous Phish 3.0 versions of Makisupa Policeman Trey mostly just had his fellow bandmates take solos, talked about his probation, sang the original lyrics [actually that one does mention smoking herb] or talked about Bobby Brown. But this version had a new phrase that rhymes with “dank” – YES! They also debuted this new fun tune directly after. And the Slave is stellar as well. A nice 20 minute segment here. Phish [tour dates] plays tomorrow at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina.
Video of the Slave:
I think friend of HT David “ZZYZX” Steinberg put it well in his review of the benefit concert stating “Despite the online tension between some Phish fans and String Cheese Incident, it never felt like that the band ever felt any of that. When Trey sat in for ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ and ‘Outside Inside’ with the band, it just felt like another great sit in, an excuse to play more high energy music and hit yet another peak.” Amen. We so often get too wrapped up in the opinions of Internet Assholes that we can forget that the average fan and the musicians themselves welcome collaborations like this. String Cheese Incident [tour dates] next plays at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia on October 29th with the Disco Biscuits.
SCI’s set closer – I Know You Rider