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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Monday, August 29, 2005

Mp3s: Ride live in 1993 - The Daytripper Show

In March of 1993, Ride returned to the stage after a four month break to play a couple of gigs with the Charlatans that were dubbed the 'Daytripper' shows. Along with a warm up show, these nights marked their first appearances since the end of their banner year of 1992, and the first time they'd be playing new songs written during the downtime.

A few months later, I took my first-ever trip to London for 4AD's week-long 13 Year Itch series of shows, and was pretty overwhelmed by the number of bootleg cassettes available at the massive outdoor Camden Market. Not only did I grab a few Wedding Present tapes, but I found a recording of Ride's March 12th Daytripper gig, which had taken place at the Centre in Brighton.

For an obsessive Ride fan who'd read so much about the show in the imported NME and Melody Maker magazines, finding a recording of it was pretty damn exciting. Nearly wore the thing out in my walkman as I wandered solo around London.

But it survived the many repeated plays, and this past weekend I finally digitized and equalized the songs for sharing. Sixteen of 'em, including that new* stuff and a cover of The Who's "The Kids Are Alright". Here's the full set...
Live at the Centre, Brighton, UK
March 12th, 1993

01. Mouse Trap
02. Walk On Water *
03. Taste
04. Not Fazed
05. Sennen
06. Like a Daydream
07. Crown of Creation *
08. Time of Her Time
09. Since Then (aka Don't Let It Die) *
10. Twisterella
11. Drive Blind
12. Vapour Trail
13. Birdman *
14. Leave Them All Behind
15. The Kids Are Alright (The Who)
16. Seagull
Only two of those four new ones, 'Crown of Creation' and 'Birdman' (which was named 'Bad Man' on the bootleg) ended up appearing on their next album, 'Carnival of Light'. 'Since Then' would be reworked, retitled 'Don't Let It Die', and released on the 'Birdman EP' that preceeded the record, while 'Walk On Water' was saved for their final album, 'Tarantula'.

Enjoy the tracks, they'll be up for a couple weeks...


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