• 06/09/2007 - Live at Radio City Music Hall By Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

    6 Sep 2007, 18:43 by amorCombate


    Artist: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
    Album: Live at Radio City Music Hall
    Rating: 8/10

    After years of waiting, finally Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds decided to release another live album of one their acoustic concerts (Live at Luther College was released in 1999!).

    It's a fantastic album, full of Dave Matthews Band's classics, with some Dave solo tracks (Gravedigger), some Reynolds stuff and some new material. I recommend it!
  • live, in... wherever!

    11 May 2007, 21:50 by Chamberk

    Now, I'm assuming a great deal of us enjoy live shows. I do a great deal. There's nothing quite like seeing one of your favorite musicians or groups playing their asses off and connecting with an audience.

    Live albums, on the other hand, can be a mixed bag. There's nowhere near the energy on a disc as there is in a good live show. Still, some live albums are fun/interesting just to see how bands can adapt their music to the stage, or to hear a good mix of a band's music. Here in this entry, I have thought up a few live albums that I think are worthy additions to a band's catalog.

    Kicking Television: Live in Chicago - Now I was fairly unimpressed with A Ghost is Born, though there were a few solid songs here and there. (10 minutes of white noise never helps an album, people. Never.) However, some of those songs really come alive on Wilco's live album; "Handshake Drugs" in particular. Some songs from one of my all-time favorite albums, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, sound even better in this version. …
  • I'd Rather Hear Them Live (Updated)

    13 Mar 2007, 13:11 by JoeIsListening

    Not necessarily see them live. But for whatever reason, I'd rather listen to their live recordings because of the arrangements, because of the energy in the performance, or because it was the stuff I was weaned on.

    Joe Ely - I think this was the first time I realized I liked the live stuff better than the studio work. I had an acquaintance try to pass some Ely studio stuff on me and it just didn't connect. Then one night I saw him on Austin City Limits in support of his album Live At Liberty Lunch. And I got him. And I had that album within 24 hours. I also have his other two live sets now, Live at Antone's and Live Shots (the latter recorded while he was touring with... The Clash).

    Phish - I first bought a Phish album in a roundabout sort of way: at one time, the ad agency I work for represented the company that made the little chocolate fish in Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream, and I had to research a bit about the band for a related project. Picked up Billy Breathes. Meh. …
  • Kill The Crowd

    10 Mar 2007, 02:21 by kotsa200

    Fri 9 Mar – Dave Matthews

    Yay! So tonight was a big night as I finally get to see one of my favourite artist. I Thought he would never come (back) to Belgium. Last time Dave Matthews came here was 10 years ago with the band and I unfortunately did not get to see them then. So I was quite excited. When I got to the venue OMG! I didn't expect the hall to be that crowded @ 7:45pm. I'm happy i didn't came any later 'cause the concert started @ 8 sharp.

    The biggest surprise of the evening was that although the gig was supposed to be "An acoustic evening with Dave Matthews solo", it was in fact a Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds acoustic performance. It was just amazing (The Live At Luther College album is one of my all-time favourite). Tim is one of the biggest guitar player around and the fact that he was also there really made my evening. Most of my favourite songs were played: Crash Into Me, Warehouse, Everyday, Gravedigger, Stay or Leave…