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Re: IT BEGINS! B&S Tickets
« Reply #180 on: March 07, 2006, 11:13:00 am »
I guess I'm the only one who who wasn't impressed by either of the bands live, though as I said B&S were good at times. Both have lisping gingers as frontmen, did anybody notice that?

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« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2006, 11:24:00 am »
B&S was some of the best musicianship I've seen in a very long time.  It's refreshing to wake up the next morning and not have your ears ringing because everyone was turned up way too loud.
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« Reply #182 on: March 07, 2006, 11:32:00 am »
This was my second time seeing the New Pornographers and my first time seeing B&S. I think I liked the New Pornographers much more this time, if only because Dan Bejar wasn't there. Man, I hated that guy at their last show at the 9:30 Club. I didn't mind the lack of female vocals so much really. I thought they got some decent harmonies with just the guys. I think Kathryn forgot she wasn't supposed to sing. I saw her singing on the final song of the set. Very good set list too.
 
 B&S didn't disappoint, but I'm not sure I'd say they blew me away exactly. Still, I had a great time and I was really psyched to hear "Judy" especially. They put on an excellent show. The sound mix was impeccable last night.

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« Reply #183 on: March 07, 2006, 11:33:00 am »
If you're really into musicianship, check out the country music festival at the Kennedy Center later in the month. Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Marty Stuart, Kenny Vaughan, Vince Gill...the list goes on and on...
 
 http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/festivals/05-06/country/
 
 
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Originally posted by eros:
  B&S was some of the best musicianship I've seen in a very long time.  It's refreshing to wake up the next morning and not have your ears ringing because everyone was turned up way too loud.

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« Reply #184 on: March 07, 2006, 11:35:00 am »
Every single person I've ever taken to see B&S or that I know has seen them has walked away totally happy. I've seen them when they're OK, but for the most part they are always great. They praised the 9:30 Club last night, saying it's one of their favorite places to play. Seth, any chance you can bring them back this summer? Stuart hinted they may return. Great, great stuff.
 
 By any chance, does anyone have a recording of any of these shows? I'm dying to get a live version of "Electronic Renaissance" and "Your Cover's Blown".

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« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2006, 11:38:00 am »
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 By any chance, does anyone have a recording of any of these shows? I'm dying to get a live version of "Electronic Renaissance" and "Your Cover's Blown".
The  stream is available on NPR.org.  Anyone know a good way to capture it?
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« Reply #186 on: March 07, 2006, 12:36:00 pm »
Great show, I'm happy...it was worth the $$$$$$$$$$
 
 
 The New Pornographers were alright, I wish they had had a female vocalist but I guess there's nothing anyone can do about that. I'd like to see them sometime again when they did.
 
 I really enjoyed Belle & Sebastian. They played a lot of good stuff and were obviously having a good time. I danced a bunch, and left in a really great mood.

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« Reply #187 on: March 07, 2006, 12:40:00 pm »
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  Last night was my first time seeing the the NPs and while I appreciate the catchiness of the songs am still ambivalent towards as I'll give the records the odd listen but little more.  Seeing as Kathryn's voice was shot and none of the girl singer songs could be performed , it got a bit tedious as the set went on when they couldn't decided what to play next.  Carl's comment about not liking boy singer bands and specifically mentioning Fall Out Boy, Hawthone Hieghts and All-American Rejects was funny.  And they played "Graceland" and acknowledged it being a request for the previous night.  It's probably just a personal pet peeve, but get a freakin' guitar tech to tune your guitars and stop doing it between songs on stage.
They played Graceland?  Haha, that was my request, I'm thrilled that got recorded.

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« Reply #188 on: March 07, 2006, 12:42:00 pm »
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Originally posted by bearman:
 By any chance, does anyone have a recording of any of these shows? I'm dying to get a live version of "Electronic Renaissance" and "Your Cover's Blown".
The  stream is available on NPR.org.  Anyone know a good way to capture it? [/b]
They'll be formatting it soon to download.  I think they said it would be by Wednesday.

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« Reply #189 on: March 07, 2006, 01:07:00 pm »
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 The  stream is available on NPR.org.  Anyone know a good way to capture it?
If you have Linux or Mac OS X (or maybe Windows?), you can use MPlayer to capture the streams, play them, and convert them to PCM (so that you can convert it to MP3 by another program, such as iTunes or LAME).
 
 Here's the command I'm using to do just that as I write this:
 
 
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mplayer -dumpstream 'http://wm.npr.na-central.speedera.net/wm.npr.na-central/asc/live/20060306_asc_bellesebastian.wma?MSWMExt=.asf'Here are some links:
 http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
 http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/archives/2004/09/25/howto-capture-streaming-audio-for-later/

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« Reply #190 on: March 07, 2006, 02:25:00 pm »
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Originally posted by eros:
 The  stream is available on NPR.org.  Anyone know a good way to capture it?
If you have Linux or Mac OS X (or maybe Windows?), you can use MPlayer to capture the streams, play them, and convert them to PCM (so that you can convert it to MP3 by another program, such as iTunes or LAME).
 
 Here's the command I'm using to do just that as I write this:
 
 
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mplayer -dumpstream 'http://wm.npr.na-central.speedera.net/wm.npr.na-central/asc/live/20060306_asc_bellesebastian.wma?MSWMExt=.asf'Here are some links:
  http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
  http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/archives/2004/09/25/howto-capture-streaming-audio-for-later/ [/b]
Would you mind converting the B&S and NP streams to MP3 and sharing them? Or, if you email them to me (will ***AT*** eggdropper ***DOT*** com), I can host them.

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« Reply #191 on: March 07, 2006, 02:41:00 pm »
Why don't we wait until Wednesday? If Graace is right, maybe NPR will post them in MP3 then. NPR has posted at least one of their shows in MP3 format in the past. (Bloc Party, I believe.)

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« Reply #192 on: March 07, 2006, 02:51:00 pm »
I'm listening to the B&S steam right now, and the quality doesn't quite seem up to NPR's usual standards. The vocals don't sound like a soundboard recording and the quality is very compressed. Oh, well. Better than nothing.

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« Reply #193 on: March 07, 2006, 05:49:00 pm »
For Belle and Sebastian, a New Sound at the 9:30 Club
 
 Tuesday, March 7, 2006; C09
 
 The New York post-punk label Matador has released a lot of caustic stuff over the years, but currently its top attractions are a pair of dulcet pop-rock bands: Glasgow, Scotland's Belle and Sebastian, and Vancouver, B.C.'s New Pornographers. The bands, touring together, played the first of two sold-out nights on Sunday at the 9:30 club, where they proved entirely compatible but surprisingly unequal.
 
 Overcoming a reputation for being awkward and introverted, Belle and Sebastian justified headliner status with a performance that was as relaxed as it was well-arranged. The band's 90-minute main set was framed by two ballads from its whispery early days, "The Stars of Track and Field" and "The State I Am In," in which singer-guitarist Stuart Murdoch sounded characteristically fragile, and the other players barely intruded. Yet the bulk of the octet's show was drawn from its new album, "The Life Pursuit," which successfully blends the band's original sound with bits of T. Rex, David Bowie and even Kool & the Gang.
 
 Cello, violin, trumpet and vibes embroidered the sound, but guitars and keyboards drove nearly funky new material including "White Collar Boy" (which actually sounded as much like the Undertones as it did T. Rex) and "The Blues Are Still Blue." Murdoch made an unexpected transformation into showman, proving he can now dance nearly as well as he can brood.
 
 Midway through the New Pornographers' hour-long set, singer-keyboardist Kathryn Calder spoke briefly to demonstrate just how hoarse she was. She sounded fine harmonizing with guitarist and principal songwriter A.C. Newman, but perhaps her strained voice unsteadied the rest of the sextet.
 
 While the audience favorites "From Blown Speakers" and "Sing Me Spanish Techno" were adequate simulations of their glossy studio versions, their roughness did not boost the songs' appeal. When the essence of a band's message is in lines like "ooh la-la la-la," the articulation has to be just right.
 
 -- Mark Jenkins

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Re: IT BEGINS! B&S Tickets
« Reply #194 on: March 07, 2006, 05:58:00 pm »
Haha, some chick is pretending to be me in the recording.  Oh god.  Jumping on the Graceland bandwagon.
 
 Without any female vocal at all, the NP kind of lose their edge.