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    Monday, March 2, 2009

    Sound Advice: Grizzly Bear - Two Live Shows (Plus video!)

    Here are links to two live Grizzly Bear shows, available over at You Ain't No Picasso:

    - February 28, 2009 -- Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. LINK

    - August 14, 2008 -- Recorded live at the Calderwood Courtyard in Boston, MA. LINK

    And here's a video of "Deep Blue Sea" performed at BAM (originally found at Gorilla vs. Bear)

    Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Sites to Download / Listen to Concerts for Free

    Here's a list of sites that I often use to either listen to (or download) live performances from some of my favorite bands.


    Daytrotter Sessions - (Web-Based) Amazing in-studio recordings from a virtual who's-who of the indie world. Songs can be streamed or download.



    The Backstage Sessions at It's Hard to Find a Friend - (Web-Based) Archived in-studio recordings from a small selection of indie music artists. Nothing new here since 2008, but the material is ace. Performances can be downloaded (as .mp3s) or watched in HD!


    Wolfgang's Vault - (Web-Based & iPod Application) HUGE archive of concerts from the last 50 years! Only streaming here, but the shear amount of recordings makes this a must-visit. Site also features concert memorabilia and retro concert t-shirts. I bought a great "Jefferson Airplane Love You" shirt from W.V. over the summer.



    Archive.org - (Web-Based) Another massive collection of live shows. MASSIVE! (They have 174 Ween shows alone -- WTF?) Recordings can be downloaded on a song-by-song basis, or as an entire show in a .zip file. Very cool.


    KEXP Live Performances Podcast - (Podcast) Short shows (< onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3wt9mEgkdQ0/SawgQDeKnuI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/x2xcM0GQCBs/s1600-h/npr.jpg">
    NPR Live Concerts from All Songs Considered - (Podcast) One of my favorite podcasts. Full-length shows from amazing artists. If you own an iPod, you need to subscribe to this one NOW!