January 2009

Leftovers: The Boss Admits His Mistake

Bruce Springsteen has always been an advocate of the working man, so it was surprising to his fans that The Boss struck a deal with Wal-Mart to exclusively distribute his

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Grousing The Aisles: Complete Last Waltz

The BandComplete Last Waltz [FLAC, MP3]

Most folks don’t realize that the Capitol release of the Last Waltz isn’t an accurate representation of what went down at The Band’s last concert on November 25, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom. Robbie Robertson took the tapes of the concert into the studio where most of the vocals and some of the music were overdubbed. Not only that, a number of tunes from the show – including a Richard Manuel-sung cover of Georgia On My Mind – were left on the cutting room floor.

Luckily, the master tapes have circulated completely unadulterated. What we’ve got for you today is the complete, dub-free, raw soundboard of the entire Thanksgiving evening show from 1976 at Winterland, running about 241 minutes. Robbie Robertson can save his version, this recording makes you feel as if you are at the show. We especially dig the urgent vocals on King Harvest and the powerful original take of Rag Mama Rag.

READ ON for a full list of the 17 tracks omitted from the official Capitol release, as found on The Trader’s Den website…

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Open Thread: Phish Summer Tour Onsale

Tickets for most of Phish’s summer tour go onsale this morning and hopefully you’ve taken a few moments to familarize yourself with Live Nation’s ticketing system. Head to livenation.com at

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2009 Coachella Lineup Finally Released

After days of false alarms, the lineup for April 17-19’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has finally been released. READ ON after the jump for the full press release including all the details on this year’s event…

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Televised Tune: On The Tube This Weekend

Grammy recipients and longtime HT favorites The Swell Season make their Austin City Limits debut this weekend in an episode that also features Englishman Nick Lowe. Lowe’s best known for

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Superdrag Plot Upcoming Tour

Veteran alt rockers, Superdrag, will hit the road this March to support the upcoming release of their new record.  It all kicks with a hometown show on the 13th, with

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