September 16, 2014
The Tape Record: 8/21/87 (Ian’s Party)

setlistschematics:

8/21/87.
Ian McLean’s Party, Hebron, N.Y.

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This tape sounds really good. The show is a precursor to their later festival shows, but it’s not typical of any show that’s happened so far in the tape record. You can listen to every show in order and still not be prepared for what you hear on this one.

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September 16, 2014
""I wanted to get out of the box." Mike Polizze on the new @PurlingHiss album Weirdon. http://bit.ly/1r3IARL pic.twitter.com/JhkvVdatEm"

Power Trio Purling Hiss Brings Its Messy Approach To Hamden

September 15, 2014
The Tape Record: 8/9/87 and 8/10/87.

setlistschematics:

8/9/87
Nectar’s, Burlington.

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Golgi > Slave is clearly a thing now.

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September 15, 2014
"With his head down and eyes closed, Edmar Castaneda’s hands scurry across his instrument — the traditional Colombian harp — like spiders, weaving elaborate webs of sound."

Edmar Castaneda Transforms His Harp Beyond The Traditional

September 14, 2014
The Tape Record: 5/11/87 and 5/20/87.

setlistschematics:

5/11/87.
Nectar’s, Burlington.

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This is not a good-sounding tape.

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September 12, 2014
"A solo performance by British saxophonist Evan Parker might make you rethink everything you know about music. You could be reminded of John Coltrane’s sheets-of-sound period, or the relentless, near-static textures of Gyorgi Ligeti’s keyboard music, or maybe Igor Stravinsky’s late-period micro-counterpoint, or maybe nothing you’ve heard before. On his own, Parker uses extended techniques like circular breathing, rapid tonguing and multiphonics, to create the illusion of polyphony; when he performs with others, some sort of next-level, breathless musical language is reached. Fresh off a week-long residency at the Stone in New York, Parker visits New Haven’s Firehouse 12 on Friday, Sept. 19, where he’ll perform with guitarist Joe Morris and trumpeter Nate Wooley; the following night, he kicks off the Improvisations series at Real Art Ways in Hartford with Morris and trumpeter Stephen Haynes."

British Saxophone Giant Evan Parker To Play Two Dates In Connecticut

September 12, 2014
"Pumpkin ale? Check."

Fall’s Pop Concerts: Fans Can Look For Iggy, B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac

September 11, 2014
The Tape Record: 4/29/87.

setlistschematics:

4/29/87
Nectar’s, Burlington.

Listen to the show: http://bit.ly/WQhxwA

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September 10, 2014
The Tape Record: 4/24/87.

setlistschematics:

4/24/87.

Billings Student Center, University of Vermont, Burlington.

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There’s some weird shit on this one, and much is revealed.

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September 10, 2014
"You can listen to all five songs on Julie Beman’s first EP, “Movie,” in about 14 minutes, roughly the amount of time it takes to drink a cup of coffee."

Julie Beman And The Dress-Ups Sing Of Heartache, Transformation

September 9, 2014
The Tape Record: 3/23/87.

setlistschematics:

3/23/87
Nectar’s, Burlington.

Another onion­ layer is revealed. This is an important show for a number of reasons. They’re trying to establish themselves at Nectar’s. They thank Paul for building Trey’s guitar and “practically all the rest of the equipment.” It’s a really good­sounding tape,…

September 9, 2014
The Tape Record: 2/13/87 to 3/6/87.

setlistschematics:

2/13/87
Johnston State College.

Funky Sneakin’ Sally opener. The end­ chorus vocals on Possum are nearly twice as long as modern ­day versions. In Slave, they skip the vocals and go right into a funky jam. The guitar cuts out (Trey probably broke a string). There’s a solid early version of…

September 9, 2014
"Masking biting, sardonic lyrics about modern life behind ear-friendly, cool-jazz-flavored yacht rock (performed by the best studio players money can buy, I might add), Steely Dan — the longrunning partnership of Walter Becker and Donald Fagan — may have single-handedly introduced irony into rock and roll."

Steely Dan At Oakdale

September 9, 2014
"A sizable chunk of GenXers can recite “Rapper’s Delight,” the groundbreaking 1979 hip-hop single by the Sugarhill Gang, from memory; its words — rapped by Wonder Mike, Master Gee and “Big Bank Hank” Jackson — were burned into our collective DNA before we knew it, while the endlessly repeating groove (nabbed from Chic’s single “Good Times”) conjures memories of rollerskating rinks and basement parties."

Wimbash: Music Legends At Sully’s Pub

September 9, 2014
"At 16, an age when most of us are trying to remember our locker combinations, singer-songwriter and Holland, Mass. native Joel Crouse was down in Nashville, having his songs picked apart by industry vets."

Country’s Joel Crouse Helps Kick Off The Big E

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