Category: 2000’s

Video ~ Umphrey’s McGee: Making of ‘Safety In Numbers’

From Umphrey’s McGee

“A behind the scenes look, shot in late 2005 & early 2006, this documentary was originally released in 4 parts over a decade ago. This is the full piece in its entirety without any edits, reissued to celebrate the 10 year remastered edition of SIN:”

Video Credits:
Produced by Umphrey’s McGee
Directed/Edited by Chad Ericksen
Photography by Brett Saul
Storm Thorgerson Interview by Steen Brix Eriksen

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String Cheese Incident “Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live In Las Vegas” Available [10.9.15]

String Cheese Incident - Rhythm of the Road: Vol. 2

“The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to announce the release of Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live In Las Vegas – the second installment of SCI’s live archival series that highlights the band’s most celebrated concerts with re-mastered limited edition releases!

Live in Las Vegas features the best moments from SCI’s two night run at The Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas in July of 2001. This 3-disc set includes fan favorites such as “San Jose” and “Howard”, as well as rare bust-outs like “SKAT” and more. The audio has been completely re-mixed and re-mastered, creating a listening experience that all fans are sure to enjoy!

To celebrate the release of Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, SCI Fidelity Records is pleased to announce the Live In Las Vegas Pre-Order Contest. Beginning on September 8th, everyone who pre-orders the album through the official SCI online store will automatically be entered to win the following prizes:

  • One (1) grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets to all three SCI NYE shows in Colorado, free MP3 downloads (via of every SCI show ever played in Sin City and the official Aladdin Theater show poster from 2001, signed by the band
  • Five (5) first prize winners will receive free MP3 downloads (via of every SCI show ever played in Sin City, as well as the official Aladdin Theater show poster from 2001, signed by the band
  • Ten (10) second prize winners will receive free MP3 downloads (via of every SCI show ever played in Sin City

In addition, 100 people who pre-order will be randomly selected to receive a signed copy of Live In Vegas! The album will be available in-stores and online beginning October 9th, 2015.”


The Disco Biscuits Release ‘The Classical Set’ on Vinyl

Disco Biscuits - Classical Set

From Disco Biscuits
“On behalf of the entire Disco Biscuits organization, I couldn’t be happier to announce the official release of THE CLASSICAL SET….on vinyl (now available for preorder HERE ). This special afternoon show was performed on Aug 16, 2003 at a festival we put together in the mountains of Trade, Tennessee called “TranceMission.” The tracks consist of arrangements of some of the most famous classical pieces of music, mixed with some Biscuits classical-inspired originals. I vividly recall the band tearing through the sheet music of the conductor’s score and crafting our own unique four piece orchestration that still stayed true to the written music.

Though we have played some of these songs very rarely over the years, this is the only time we have performed them as one complete set, and that fluidity made it an instant fan favorite since the day it was first performed. An audience mic recording was the only thing available to document this performance…until now. Earlier in the year, the multi-tracked, grouped stems (individual recordings of each instrument) were discovered, and we knew immediately we had to have them polished for an official archive release. The stems were sent out for mixing and mastering to Jon Altschiller, who has the incredible talent of bringing live Biscuits performances back to life like he did with the releases Wind at Four to Fly, Rocket 3 and the TransFusion Radio series. The new mix was then sent out to one of the best mastering engineers in the country for vinyl, Scott Hull, who expertly de-noised and optimized the release for vinyl. This astonishing audio was then pressed to high quality, virgin 180g vinyl by RTI, Americas finest vinyl production facility pressing plant.

Why do I tell you all this? Because the results absolutely blew me away. I have listened to this recording many, many times, especially throughout the mixing and mastering process. We just wanted to get this release out there already. But when I sat down and heard the vinyl master for the first time, I was astonished. I couldn’t believe how captivating the recording was, and how immersed I became in the show; a show I had heard so many times before. There was new life to it. It was breathing. A portal back in time to that summer afternoon in 2003.

This limited edition, four side, official release has been set for November 28, but we are accepting pre-order reservations HERE that will ship out by mid-November. The release contains original artwork by Gwen AP, liner notes by Jon Lesser, a special bonus track on side 4, a download card redeemable for a free digital version of the album, and, for those who purchase via the pre-order before the end of October, a bonus item from our merch store.”

Roll over Beethoven…we’re rocking in 2 by 2.
-Aron Magner

The Classical Set – TranceMission, Trade, TN – August 16, 2003
1. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (5:47)
2. The Devil’s Waltz (10:12)
3. Sabre Dance (2:14)
4. The Thieving Magpie (8:20)
5. The Overture (14:08)
6. In The Hall of the Mountain King (4:15)
7. Waltz Of The Flowers (6:22)

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Free Download: Kyle Hollingsworth Band Live at NedFest 8.26.12

From Kyle Hollingsworth Band at NedFest 2012

1. Racer X – 09:03
2. Can’t Wait Another Day – 07:17
3. You’ve Got The World – 05:43
4. Lost>Jungle Boogie>Lost – 06:24
5. The National Anthem > – 04:48
6. ¡BAM! – 11:01
7. Too Young – 06:15
8. Ordinary – 06:24
9. Way That It Goes > – 04:49
10. Slipknot! > – 01:30
11. Franklin’s Tower > – 04:10
12. Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik – 07:10
13. Rosie – 09:55

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Video ~ Warren Haynes Benefit Concert Vol. 4

From WarrenHaynesOfficial on YouTube
“Promotional video for the Double CD Release Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol 4 in stores 12/06/11 on Evil Teen Records. This was filmed in 2002 at the Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC.”

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Video ~ “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch – Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

“A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave–“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”–wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. ‘We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.'” –Randy Pausch

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Trailer ~ The New Mastersounds “Coals to Newcastle”

From FanManager
“England’s finest funk jazz band journeys from Leeds to the birthplace of funk, for 3 performances that coincide with the 2007 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Unsure about bringing sand to the beach (or “Coals to Newcastle” as they say in Britain), The New Mastersounds try bringing their brand of funk to New Orleans.

With sit-ins and commentary from several New Orleans master musicians, “Coals to Newcastle,” offers viewers a look into the lives of 5 Britons that have been influenced by a uniquely American art form, and a glimpse at the city that started it all as it struggles to retain its culture after Katrina’s devastation.

The band leader, Eddie Roberts, says, “This is some of the most accurate portrayal of our band we have ever seen… It’s a gesture of the filmmakers, Aaron Dunsay and Marca Hagenstad, to be able to capture our passion for what we do and the challenges we as musicians have with balancing our personal and professional lives. The raw aspect to the filming really highlights our enthusiasm that we get off playing to American live audiences.””

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Best Albums of 2009

In no particular order.

Best Albums of 2009

Featuring new albums from Lotus, Dave Matthews Band, Monsters of Folk, Derek Trucks Band, The Flaming Lips, Papadosio, Umphrey’s McGee, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Avett Brothers, Assembly of Dust, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Emmitt-Nershi Band.

Mantis – Umphrey’s McGee


I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers


Some Assembly Required – Assembly of Dust


Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band


Oil on Glass & Feather on Wood – Lotus


New Country Blues – Emmitt-Nershi Band


Up From Below – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


Already Free – The Derek Trucks Band




Free Download: New Monsoon Live at Las Tortugas 2009

From New Monsoon Live at Las Tortugas 2009

Las Tourtugas Dance of the Dead IV – Main Stage on October 30, 2009

Set 1
1. Southern Dew
2. Greenhouse
3. Naked Truth
4. Modus Operandi
5. Slippery People
6. Condor Canyon

Set 2
7. Trust in Me
8. Izabella
9. On the Sun
10. Eminence Front *

11. Daddy Long Legs
12. Outro

Taped by: Jon Hart/Bob Cogswell
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