Friday, December 31, 2010

Audio Archive -Live Music Archive - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Live at Higher Ground Ballroom on 2010-12-29

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Live at
Higher Ground Ballroom on 2010-12-29

Goodbye Kiss
Ah Mary
That Phone
Ain't No Time *
Things I Never Needed *
One Short Night
Only Love
Tiny Light > (Glory Box)
Heart of Glass
Encore Break
Hot Summer Night

Collection: GracePotterandtheNocturnals
Band/Artist: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Date: December 29, 2010 (check for other copies)
Venue: Higher Ground Ballroom
Location: South Burlington, VT

Source: AKG 480s/ck61s > HiHo Custom Cables > Marantz ACM-671
Lineage: Compact Flash > Dynex Card Reader > WaveLab 6.11 (Crystal resample, UV HR 22 dither) > CDWav 1.98 > FLAC Frontend 1.7.1 > Foobar2000
Taped by: jjohnso2
Transferred by: jjohnso2

* Acoustic
Thanks to Sam for the assistance.

Recommended disc splits: t01-t10, t11-t19.
Compiled by Jason Johnson on December 30, 2010.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis 01-16-2011 STREET TEAM

MN and upper Midwest, get yours! >>

@gracepotter @VarsityTheater


Saturday, December 25, 2010

GRACE POTTER: Christmas Day debut at Madison Square Garden!!

Christmas Day debut at Madison Square Garden!!
That's how it's done.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals on Letterman 12-22-10

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performed Paris (Ooh La La)
on the Late Show with David Letterman
Check it out and pick up their self-titled album on iTunes

Get out too a ((LIVE)) show!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Dark Side of OZ

The Dark Side of OZ
43:03 - 3 years ago
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon dubed over The Wizard of OZ.
You've heard the rumors, now watch for yourself! Unbelievable.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Minneapolis, MN 01-16-2011

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Minneapolis, MN

- Varsity Theater - Time: 9:00pm.
Time: 9:00pm.
$17.00 ADV / $20.00 DOS. Age restrictions: 18+.
Address: 1308 Fourth Street SE.

Buy tickets:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 17, 2010 ... Grace Potter And The Nocturnals On World Cafe

from NPR:
December 17, 2010
National Public Radio®, NPR® Listen Now. World Cafe. ...
Use the LINKS below to listen to the 12/17/2010 show
World Cafe
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals On World Cafe
December 17, 2010 ... Grace Potter And The Nocturnals On World Cafe

from NPR:
December 17, 2010

Authentic and inspiring, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' rootsy
has won the band fans in cities all over the country.
Potter's soulful, bluesy voice draws frequent comparisons to
Bonnie Raitt
and Janis Joplin, and the band has won plenty of
awards, from several
Boston Music Awards
(Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist of the Year)

to a Jammy for Best New Groove.

The group has now evolved into a strong quintet and broken
into the big
time with a recent self-titled album. As Potter
notes, the process of making
the record "was fluid and
effortless. In my mind, an album shouldn't be
unless it feels that way."

in anticiaption of the upcoming Jan 16th show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Setlist Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY, USA, WInter 2010

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
at Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY, USA

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Join the Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Street Team TODAY!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - their story!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day
version of Tina Turner stroking the microphone in a
spangled mini-dress while fronting the Rolling Stones
circa Sticky Fingers. The proof is there for all to hear on
the band’s third album for Hollywood Records, hitting
this spring, and marks an artistic breakthrough
for a vital young band caught in the act of fulfilling its
immense promise. Little wonder that Grace and her
cohorts have chosen to title it, directly and emphatically,
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

“This record is the first time it’s really been us — the
first time we’ve all found each other and ourselves,”
says Potter with obvious excitement. “Everybody was
totally comfortable,everything we had was sitting right
in front of us, and it just poured out of us. The whole
thing was fluid and effortless.
In my mind, an album shouldn’t be self-titled unless
it feels that way.” “We were a homegrown Vermont
band for five years,” says Grace with a wicked smile.
“Now we’re a national act that does not want to be
fucked with.”
After pausing for dramatic (or comedic) effect, she
continues in a more serious vein. “With this record
we feel like we’re finally there, after a long struggle.
It’s like the song ‘Oasis,’ which is about slogging
through the desert feeling like you’re completely
lost, with no end to the road and very little hope.
I wrote it as advice to myself to keep on walking,
because in the middle of the desert there might
be an oasis.And that’s what we’ve actually found.”

from the Vh-1 Diva's For The Troops Show on Vh-1

Follow Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on TWITTER!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana

Credit & Copyright: Sean R. Heavey

A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or
photograph of our fascinating universe is featured,
along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Little Big Town - "Kiss Goodbye" Label: Capitol Nashville - Director: David McClister

Little Big Town - "Kiss Goodbye"
Label: Capitol Nashville
Director: David McClister

Friday, November 12, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Little Big Town - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI 10/28/2010, and the kick-off of 'The Reason Why' solo tour

VIEW ALL of my photos from the show by using the
FOTO stream URL's below. If you have a particular
interest in any of the images on display, contact me
e-mail, or TWITTER. @trainwreckradio
(Copyright 2010 - TrainWreckRadio-All Rights Reserved)

LBT-Pabst Theater1

LBT-Pabst Theater2

Roger Waters 'The Wall 2010/11' - St Paul - 10/27/10

Want to view MORE IMAGES from the show........
CLICK the URL below!

Roger Waters 'The Wall 2010/11' - St Paul - 10/27/10

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

UPDATE: Rumors running RAMPANT relative to tonite's Roger Waters show in St Paul

While culling thru TWITTER this AM:

Just confirmed: David Gilmour and Roger Waters are in St. Paul today!!!!!
Xcel is the mystery show!!!!!! via/KQRS

Word is Roger Waters AND David Gilmour are both staying at the St. Paul Hotel.
Should be a good show tonight!

I called the aforementioned KQRS (Twin Cities classic rocker)
to try to CONFIRM what was tweeted. The woman I spoke to
basically repeated the info contained in the 2 TWEETS above.
She did say that the KQRS Morning Show did announce the
RUMOR on their airwaves this AM. Watch for UPDATES
during the course of the day!


Friday, October 22, 2010

5 days & a wake-up for me !

Roger Waters Comfortably Numb Live 2010 HD

Read the review from SOUNDSPIKE below
after you watch this HD bootleg from the
Toronto show, I do believe.
After viewing this VIDEO I can say I am
officially 'giddy' in anticipation of what could
be a show of a lifetime. This coming show
on Thursday is another I can formally check
off the 'Bucket List'.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Big Town gets 'giddy', and rightly so!

Check out this, and other Little Big Town
You Tube Episodes here:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Taking Dawn "The Chain" Music Video both get the TWR 'squeal of approval' !

Saw this act open for Slash (yes, thee SLASH) at the
Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA Monday nite
If you get a chance to see
Taking Dawn LIVE, go see
Taking Dawn gets the TrainWreckRadio
'squeal of approval' !!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RIP Ben Keith; Guitarist, Collaborator, dies

Ben Keith, Neil Young’s Pedal Steel Guitarist
and Collaborator, Dies.

[Ben Keith, at far left, in the film Heart of Gold.
Photo courtesy of]
if you are a Neil Young fan this is a MUST-READ!

Use the link below to get the FULL STORY at American Songwriter DOT com

Little Big Town ((LIVE)) in West Bend, WI 07-22-2010

from last Thurs in West Bend, WI - amid the severe weather,
TORNADO WARNINGS, the frog-strangling downpours,
and the fun in the mud....what a great performance!

Business as usual for LBT......looking forward to
Cold Spring, MN on Saturday 07-31-2010 CLICK THIS URL to view the photo-stream from the 07-22-2010 show in West Bend, WI

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little Big Town on whirlwind promotional tour of the great northwest on Weds.

Kimberly, Jimi, Karen & Phillip stopped by
The New 941 KMPS
to chat about their
upcoming new album The Reason Why.

(featuring their hit Little White Church)
Check out the above video, from
Tony Thomas of KMPS radio.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Channel: NFL - Schein: Packers SB bound?

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Severe Thunderstorms of June 17, 2010

Supercell thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota
during the afternoon of Thursday June 17th producing tornadoes
and large hail initially. These storms then developed a line of
damaging wind gusts that moved through parts of Rochester, MN
and eventually grew to produce strong to severe winds across much
of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and into western Wisconsin
into the evening hours.

Tornado damage surveys in Dodge County, MN continue,
but an EF1 tornado was determined in northwest Rochester, MN
which occurred shortly after 900 p.m. CDT.


Radar image from 949 p.m. CDT showing a squall line with two
distinct "bows" or strong winds areas.
Radar image from 908 p.m. CDT showing a bow or strong winds
across Olmsted County, MN.
Radar image from 822 p.m. CDT showing rotation near
Dodge County, MN.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Aubrey - WOW, a year sure goes fast!

CLICK image above
to view LARGER out though, those blue eyes will melt you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NASAtelevision — May 25, 2010

NASAtelevision — May 25, 2010 —
Highlights of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis from
NASAs Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on May 14, 2010
to begin the STS-132 mission to the International
Space Station. Video includes views of the liftoff from
multiple cameras in and around launch pad 39A.

Creepy AD? You be the judge! | Mayflower Expands Moving Services, Launches "Big Move" Ad Campaign

Mayflower Expands Moving Services,
Launches "Big Move" Ad Campaign

Mayflower Moving now offers additional moving services,
expanding its offering
to cover full service moving,
as well as do-it-yourself moves.

CREEPY AD? Weigh-in with your opinion!
Bad shoes, too!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Coldwater Jane get the TWR 'squeal of approval'

— Music video by Coldwater Jane performing Bring On The Love. (C) 2010 Mercury Records,
a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Friday, April 23, 2010

23. Packers - OT Bryan Bulaga : Photo Gallery

23. Packers - OT Bryan Bulaga - B+

Aaron Rodgers
must have pumped a fist upon this pick.
History shows that offensive tackles are one of the safest
position picks in the first round, and for a team that saw

its QB bounced on the turf 50 times last season, getting a
big-time talent in Bulaga represents reason to celebrate.

23. Packers - OT Bryan Bulaga : Photo Gallery

Monday, April 12, 2010

County Style Ribs SEARED, and ready for the roaster 04/11/2010

and the HEAT Goes On..........and the HEAT Goes On o/`o/`o/`o/`o/`o/`
In less than 20 minutes these country-style ribs were seared, and ready for the blue-speckled enamel roast pan to slow-roast to heavenly tenderness. I marinated the ribs in a mixture of apple cider
vinegar, garlic powder, and chili powder prior to hitting the cast iron grates. After searing I loaded the ribs into a lightly-greased (with olive oil), covered blue-speckled roaster, smothered the ribs
with finely-chopped sweet red pepper and onions (about 2 cups) &
added about 2 cups of thinned BBQ sauce of your choice
(I used Original KC masterpiece). I once again used apple cider
vinegar to THIN the BBQ sauce, and provide extra ZING and
tenderness to the meat. Into a pre-heated 325 degree oven for
2 (two) hours, basting & checking for done-ness only one at
about the 80 min. mark. FALL-OFF-THE-BONE-TENDERNESS
Hickory Chips added to the cast iron box on the right added good hickory flavor in just 20 minutes. Once again, I contend this grill is a "BEAST" with regards to sear-power (and shear power!) MEAT.....MEAT.....MEAT.....MEAT.......

Roger Waters to Take 'The Wall' Back on the Road - Spinner

It's been 30 years
since Pink Floyd
released 'The Wall'
and founding mem-
ber Roger Waters
has performed it 31
times since then.
He's looking to more
than double that num-
ber this year as he cele-
brates the album's big
anniversary by laun-
ching a massive North American tour, during
which he'll perform 'The Wall' in its entirety, backed
by a full band and state-of-the-art production that's
suitable for, well, Pink Floyd.
(continue on to the rest of the story at Spinner)...............
Roger Waters to Take 'The Wall' Back on the Road - Spinner

Roger Waters' 'The Wall' North American Tour Itinerary:

September 15: Toronto -- Air Canada Centre
September 20: Chicago -- United Center
September 21: Chicago -- United Center
September 26: Pittsburgh -- Consol Energy Center
September 28: Cleveland -- Quicken Loans Arena
September 30: Boston -- TD Garden
October 5: New York -- Madison Square Garden
October 8: Buffalo -- HSBC Arena
October 10: Washington DC -- Verizon Center
October 12: Uniondale -- Nassau Coliseum
October 15: Hartford -- XL Center
October 17: Ottawa -- ScotiaBank Place
October 19: Montreal -- Bell Centre
October 22: Columbus -- Schottenstein Center
October 24: Detroit -- Palace of Auburn Hills
October 26: Omaha -- Qwest Center
October 27: St Paul -- Xcel Energy Center
October 29: St. Louis -- Scottrade Center
October 30: Kansas City -- Sprint Center
November 3: New York -- Izod Center
November 8: Philadelphia -- Wachovia Center
November 9: Philadelphia -- Wachovia Center
November 13: Fort Lauderdale -- Bank Atlantic Center
November 16: Tampa -- St. Pete Times Forum
November 18: Atlanta -- Philips Arena
November 20: Houston -- Toyota Center
November 21: Dallas -- American Airlines Center
November 23: Denver -- Pepsi Center
November 26: Las Vegas -- MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 27: Phoenix -- US Airways Center
November 29: Los Angeles -- The Forum
December 6: San Jose -- HP Pavilion
December 10: Vancouver -- General Motors Place
December 11: Tacoma -- Tacoma Dome
December 13: Anaheim -- Honda Center

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Broil King gets my 'squeal of approval' (I'm convinced!)

Do NOT focus on my AC/DC shorts.......
you'll become too distracted!
Broil King gets my 'squeal of approval' (I'm convinced!) The research paid off! This thing 'SMOKES' any Weber in my humble opinion!
All the features I coveted, and as beautiful inside as it is
on the outside. The rotisserie motor is almost completely
silent, and stronger than it looks. Notice the horizontal
back burner exclusively for use w/ the rotisserie spit.

On the mark.........

get set.........


After 70 minutes. Time for a very light coat of sauce now....

This grill is a BEAST with regards to total grilling power.
Absolutely ZERO (0) flare-ups......nada, zip!
Great control,
which is why Broil King - Signet 70 gets the Steve Richards
'squeal of approval'!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Alice In Chains - 03/21/2010 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium- St Paul, MN


For the second time in 6 months I'm convinced that the
current line-up
of Alice In Chains is more than 'for real'.
They are in fact, "very real" and
perhaps, churning out
the most powerful music of their careers, despite
tragic, and premature loss of one Layne Staley almost
eight years ago.
This time around it was the last stop
of their current US leg in support of
their 'Black Gives
Way To Blue' record. Previously in Sept 2009 they

played the legendary First Avenue in downtown
Minneapolis, melting the
faces off a jammed-packed
w/regards to the Sept 09 performance: I have NEVER
been at a show
before where those in attendance sang
back to the band like they did at
this particular performance.
Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't think so.)

Frontman William DuVall has not tried to replace Staley,
for nobody could
do that. What he does bring is a huge
stage presence, killer voice, and
guitar skills to the mix
in a very convincing way. He may not be as meteoric

a star as Staley, but he doesn't need to be. He's a nice
fit, and Alice In Chains
is better off because of it. Dark
and compelling harmonies along with big riffs
always been their calling card; it still is based on what
I heard last night.


I was once again blown away by Jerry Cantrell's
fretwork in this 2 hour show.
Jerry is still the band's
current day *star*, however, the whole unit was

road-tested and tight on this nite,as you would expect.
Mike Inez on bass and Sean Kinney on drums may not
have done any
stage diving into the pit on this night,
but there was no need to do so.
Rock-solid perform-
ances in all regards!

The crowd was not subdued by any means, but maybe
not quite as crazy as the
Sept 09 performance at First
. Maybe it was the larger hall that took the edge
off the crowd a bit on a late Sunday nite. That's the
perception I was struck with
anyway. At times Cantrell
seemed like he had to coax reaction from the crowd.
Perhaps it was the newness of the songs, because they
did play a lot from the
new record.


I thought the show was a nice mix of current material
and past hits. It kicked off
with 'All Secrets Known'
from the current effort, until the encore finale' of 'Rooster'.

(3-song encore set)
'Check My Brain', 'Last Of My Kind', and their current
radio-track 'Your Decision'
all included in the main set,
and rightly so! ('Last Of My Kind' my official new-fav)

Usual high points for me were 'Again', 'Them Bones',
'Would?', 'Angry Chair',
the set-ending 'Man In The Box',
and the aforementioned 'Rooster' during the


They're taking a short break and then jumping back
to the
road in mid-April thru the end of May stateside,
onto Europe,
and even Istanbul, Turkey during June
& July.

(see tour schedule )
The concert go'ers to RockFest in Cadott, WI
July 18th 2010 should be 'thrilled'
to be rounding
out their 4-day annual fest with Alice In Chains.
Who knows,
but maybe that's the act to get me
back to that hillside in the cow pasture!

Steve Richards (aka:madman)
Rochester, MN


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hammon, OK tornado - first in the US for some time

I can't wait to check 'storm chasing'
(tornado filming) off the bucket list!

Friday, March 5, 2010

MonteMontgomery SOUND CHECK - at Fitzgeralds - Berwyn, ILL

Recorded Friday March 5th 2010 at SOUND CHECK.
Berwyn, ILL, Fitzgeralds, now a regular stop whenever
Monte Montgomery rolls thru the midwest. No MN or
WI stops this time around, which is somewhat odd.
No road trip for me this time around. I'm happy to get
my 'fix' right here this time, as long as it doesn't become
a regular thing. I guess I can't complain. Monte brought
his fretboard magic right here to 'Med-City' last July.

NEW Little Big Town - (the making of) Little White Church

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Andrew Breitbart destroys Rachel Maddow at CPAC

This is awesome! Andrew Breitbart in an interview
with POLITICO on the sidelines of the Conservative
Political Action Conference, blasted Rachel Maddow
as an intellectually dishonest, left-wing propagandist
who personifies the shortcomings of an antiquated
media business model. Maddow, Breitbart said,
drastically distorted the arrest of one of the ACORN
filmmakers last month during an unrelated attempted
exposé of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

too young to handle the hardware....nuff said! (see Neil Young posting below)

See what I mean?
~~nuff said~~

Neil Young Announces New Album :: Music :: News :: Paste

Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? HIS 1ST GRAMMY?
For ART DIRECTION on a box set? What the hell is WRONG with
and the whole music industry/Grammy selection/award
Give me a freaking break!
Taylor 'not-so' Swift turns in a miserable performance,
and embarrasses
Steve Nicks with her screeching,
and still walks away with an arm load
of 4 Grammy?

Read salute a real American troubadour!

Neil Young Announces New Album :: Music :: News :: Paste

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis, and Lyla Grace!

This is my grand daughter, Lyla Grace, daughter
of Lisa & Chad, who have been chosen and blessed
with this little girl.
Lyla was born with Cystic Fibrosis.

Why We Stride
GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national
fundraising event.
Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family
come together each year as one community for one
cause…to help find a cure for CF.
In 2009, nearly $35 million was raised to support
vital CF programs.

YOU can help little Lyla Grace by using and
referencing the info below at the
Team Lyla Grace - Appleton, WI

Great Strides

Time: 10:00AM
Saturday, April 24th

Location: Pierce Park, Appleton, WI


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