The MacPodz describe themselves as “Alien Exhaust Jazz Meets Townie F**K Rock.. One of the coolest party’s on planet earth!” Now just because I have no idea what that means doesn’t mean that this band isn’t amazing. One of the only guitar-less, five piece jambands I know of, The MacPodz’ music stretches from jazz to funk and everything in between. It actually took me about 10 minutes of listening before I realized that they don’t have a guitarist. Bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums is a rather refreshing break from the stereotypical model of what a jamband is. The MacPodz are definitely a band that should be in any music lovers ipod. Here’s a live recording of them performing at All Good Music Festival this past summer (the whole show is awesome but Track Four is especially cool because a short beatbox/flute solo). For more shows check out their archive page here.
Live at All Good Music Festival 7/10/2010
The MacPodz – Track One
The MacPodz – Track Two
The MacPodz – Track Three
The MacPodz – Track Four
The MacPodz – Track Five
The MacPodz – Track Six
The MacPodz – Track Seven
The MacPodz – Track Eight
Based on the set lists and reviews I’ve read it sounds like Umphrey’s McGee tore it up this weekend. I found a recording of a debute mash-up “Mark On The Bus” mashing Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade” with The Beastie Boys “Mark On The Bus”. Unfortunately I don’t have a recording of it but you can listen to it here. Its a really sick mash-up.
Here’s their set list from 10/30
I: All In Time > The Linear, Red Tape, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft (w/Chris Wood), Bulls on Mark (Bulls On Parade/Mark On the Bus mash-up) > Front Porch, Cemetery Walk II
II: In Bloom > Booth Love, Rocker II > In the Kitchen, Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Andy’s Last Beer, Higgins > Miss Tinkle’s Overture
E: Push the Pic > All In Time
Set list from 10/31
I: Ocean Billy > Conduit, Nothing Too Fancy > Hangover, November Walk [Guns N’ Roses/Cemetery Walk], Women Wine & Song > Ocean Billy, 1348 > The Way You Rule The World [Tears for Fears/ Michael Jackson] > 1348
II: The Triple Wide > Bitter Sweet Haji [The Verve/Hajimemashite], Bridgeless > Walletsworth, “Top 10 mash-up costumes,” Prowler > Bridgeless, SOciable Jimmy > Nothing Too Fancy, 1901 Jump You [Phoenix/Van Halen/Cee Lo Green], Bright Lights
E: JaJunk > Don’t Stop the Spirit of the Radio [Journey/Rush] > JaJunk
You can buy the show from 10/30 and 10/31 on their website.
Attention all music lovers living in the New Brunswick, New Jersey area!
The great acoustic duo The Lords of Liechtenstein will be performing live at the Court Tavern (124 Church Street New Brunswick NJ) this coming Friday, October 8th at 10pm. Unfortunately its a 21+ show however if you are 21 or have a fake ID you should definitely come out and support this great local band. Plus tickets are only $7. If you don’t know who The Lords of Liechtenstein are check out our previous post here. Be sure to RSVP on their facebook event as well! I will also be there promoting Turn Up Your Speakers so definitely come say hi (I will be the kid handing out TUYS stickers). Hope to see you there!