Friday, September 30, 2022

Minus 5 Or Young Fresh Fellows? Live In Olympia 2022

When I started this blog over sixteen years ago, my goal was to share music that I loved, either by writing about new releases or posting samples of music that I found interesting. Through the years, I've concentrated more on live concert recordings, either something I taped or shows I traded for or downloaded online. This was partly because of the copyright infringement take-down notices and threats of closing the blog down if I didn't comply to their requests. I've had some push-back for some live shows I've posted, but never any complaints from bands or musicians, so I suspect record labels and corporate bullshit is responsible for the "action". When it came time to choose a name for this blog, I wanted it to reflect the type of music I listened to, but not in a super-obvious and predictable way. I chose, Teenage Dogs In Trouble, a song from the Young Fresh Fellow's debut album, that had the coolest (and weirdest) title and it's a great song! So far, I haven't had any complaints from the band (I think, at least Scott knows it exists?) and though this isn't a tribute site or fan page for the Fellows, I do have a love for the band. I've posted some of their live shows in the past and more recently, I've tried to post 'em during the annual TDIT anniversary month (yeah, I know it's not August anymore!).

It's good to see that Scott and some of the other Fellows have been playing live shows and this past summer they played a number of gigs, including a spot opening for NRBQ. Though they are billed as the Minus 5 (aka:Thee Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows 3, the Minus Tad), they are essentially three quarters of the Young Fresh Fellows with Tad sitting out and Kurt filling in on drums. John Ramberg, who is a consistent member of the Minus 5, takes lead guitar and the band sounds great! For the show I'm posting, they play a mixed set of M5/Fellows songs and they open up with the song, Teenage Dogs In Trouble (as a tribute to this blog, no doubt!). Special thanks to HWeinberg who recorded and posted this show originally on Dime and gave me permission to share this show. Thanks!! 

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Capitol Theater 
Olympia WA
August 4, 2022

01-Teenage Dogs In Trouble
02-You Don't Mean It
03-Becky Doll
04-I Like The Way She Walks
05-There Is No Music
06-They Don't Know
07-A Humble Guy
08-Never Had It Bad
09-Bleed Out
10-Aw Shit Man
Scott McCaughey - guitar/vox
John Ramberg - guitar
Jim Sangster - bass
Kurt Bloch - drums


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Kathleen Edwards- Haddon Heights, NJ, August 24, 2022

For many performers, the pandemic proved to be difficult to stage live concerts with many artists turning to technology, such as live streaming to perform for their fans...and to make a living. A lot of musicians took the time to write new music and record albums giving us plenty of new music to enjoy this past year. This year, saw a return to more "proper" concerts, live in clubs, concert halls and outdoor music festivals bringing fans back and in some cases, more than ever. Personally, besides an afternoon at an outdoor show in August (Harvest Sun Festival in Kelwood, MB), I haven't been to any concerts at an indoor venue. It's not that I'm avoiding going to shows, it's just that I'm being more selective of what I see and if I want to bothered to record a show or not. We'll see, hopefully something that interests me comes to town soon.
One such artist who recorded a new album during the pandemic was Ottawa's, Kathleen Edwards. She released her latest album, Total Freedom in August of 2020 during the lock-down (in some places). The title of the album was unfortunately named, as many people's "freedoms" were compromised at the time, which, of course leads to a whole different conversation. (she jokes in the recording that she has lots of shirts still available) The record release launch was held at her cafe, Quitters Coffee (she no longer owns it) and her performance with her band was live-streamed. She slowly returned to live shows in 2021, mainly outdoor festival-type venues and this year (2022) she has returning to touring and has spent most of the summer and this month playing shows mainly in the States and Ontario. Here's hoping she can make her way across western Canada in the near future!
Fortunately, some live recordings of Kathleen's shows have surfaced and it's good to hear her live again. Thanks to everyone that takes the time to record and post live recordings! I've posted an amazing sounding show recorded at a show in New Jersey that was recorded/posted on Dime by edtyre. He also posted an excellent, professional looking video of the same performance (the photos are screenshots from the video). The newer songs sound great, as she has a relatively different band than in the past and the guy on steel-pedal is outstanding. Well worth the listen (or watch) and I look forward to hearing more recordings from this tour.

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Norcross-McLaughlin Memorial Dell
Haddon Heights, NJ, USA
August 24, 2022

Simple Math
Options Open
Change the Sheets
Hockey Skates
Who Rescued Who
One More Song The Radio Won't Like
Empty Threat
Money Talks
A Soft Place to Land
Hard On Everyone
Six O'Clock News
Asking for Flowers

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