Thursday, September 07, 2006

Catfish Haven @ the Mercury Lounge

Last night marked the 5 time I have seen Catfish Haven this year. I didn't think last night was the best show I have seen them perform. But it was really neat to see how they have evolved as a band. I biggest difference was the addition of two back up singers and an additional guitarist, members of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin also sat in on cow bell and drums. In my opinion last night confirmed that Catfish Haven really should have a lead guitar player. The few songs that he played on really made a huge difference to their sound. Catfish Haven perform again tonight in Brooklyn at Union Hall.

Bob Dylan Live Concert from 1999 Download

There has been a lot of Bob Dylan hysteria going on over the past week. So figured why not give into it and post a live Dylan concert. It was very tough for me when deciding what show to post. I love listening to Dylan bootlegs and I didn't want to post just an average show. At first I thought about posting a show from one of the classic periods. But I finally decided that I should go with a concert from the "Never Ending Tour" since it seems a little more relevant.

During the summer of 1999 Dylan set off on a co headlining tour with Paul Simon. But in between shows on this tour Dylan decided to do a small club show in Cincinnati, Detroit, Eugene, and New York City. I was lucky enough to attend the show at Bogart's in Cincinnati. I thought about posting that show as it one of my favorite Dylan shows. But unfortunately the recording I have of it isn't that great. So instead I have decide to post the Eugene, Or show. This show features Dylan and the original "Never Ending Tour" band at their best. Sure Dylan's voice isn't a good as it once was but Charlie Sexton and Larry Campbell's playing is nothing short of amazing.

Bob Dylan
EMU Ballroom
Eugene, Or

Cocaine Blues
My Back Pages
Boots Of Spanish Leather
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Down Along The Cove (debut performance)
Blind Willie McTell
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Simple Twist Of Fate
Can't Wait
Highway 61 Revisited
Not Dark Yet
Like A Rolling Stone
Blowin' In The Wind
Not Fade Away

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Marc Ford quits the Black Crowes

The following announcement was posted on the official Black Crowes message board.

Yesterday, The Black Crowes were notified by Marc Ford’s attorney that Marc was quitting The Black Crowes and that it was effective immediately.

The last show of The Black Crowes summer tour was on August 12, 2006.
The band has since been on a three week break.
On September 5, two days before the start of the fall tour which begins on
September 7, The Black Crowes attorney received a fax from Marc Ford's attorney immediately terminating his agreement with The Black Crowes.

The contract between The Black Crowes and Marc Ford stipulates that Marc must provide twelve (12) weeks notice if he wishes to terminate the agreement.

I am not going to comment on the timing of this notification or the way Marc has elected to handle his personal and business affairs with The Black Crowes, however I will state as a matter of fact, that this is not the first time that Marc Ford has breached his agreement with The Black Crowes.

Paul Stacey will be performing with The Black Crowes during the upcoming fall tour and Chris and Rich are currently in discussions with other guitarists.

Pete Angelus
Angelus Entertainment

In my opinion this is horrible news, but I am also the kind of person that believes that something great could come out of this. I also think that this isn't as clear cut as the Black Crowes management would like us to believe. I wish Marc all the best and hope that some day he returns to the band. So who will be the replacement for Marc is the big question. If I had my choice it would be Larry Campbell.

In other Black Crowes news they plan to release a new album next year. Read more about that here.