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Lexie Mountain Boys are an acappella group of women from Baltimore who are equal parts musical group and performance troupe. To be honest, while the audio is good to have, you really need video to appreciate these women. This particular performance “Rods & Sam, Pie” had the Lexie Mt. Boys dressed up as men with beards and involved some pie in the face theatrics. As is usual with Lexie Mt. Boys performances, there was much stomping and vocal chanting.

Lexie Mt. Boys
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
January 26, 2008

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck41(hypercard)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com

1. Rods & Sam, Pie

Notes:
Lineup:
Lexie Mt. Boys>WZT Hearts>Ecstatic Sunshine>I.U.D.>Growing
http://www.myspace.com/floristree
http://www.myspace.com/lexiemountain
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Growing is a metal noise duo from Brooklyn, NY…I saw these guys at Whartscape this past summer and thought they were awesome. This set blows Whartscape out of the water!

Growing
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
January 26, 2008

Band:
Joe Denardo: guitar, pedals
Kevin Doria: guitar, pedals
(one or both may also use electronics)

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck4(card)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com


1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled

Notes:
Lineup:
Lexie Mt. Boys>WZT Hearts>Ecstatic Sunshine>I.U.D.>Growing
Tracking is arbitrary
http://www.myspace.com/floristree
http://www.myspace.com/growingsoundnyc
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Photo by Dana Wachs

I.U.D. is a duo from New York City…not really sure what genre to pigeon-hole them in, maybe metal? Definitely mind-meld all the way!

I.U.D.
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
January 26, 2008

Band:
Lizzie Bougatus-drums
Sadie Laska-drums
(one or both also play guitar/effects/vocals)

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck4(card)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com


1. Intro Jam>
2. FF’ing
3. Goat Pussy
4. Ghetto Sperm
5. Styx>
6. Bam Bam
7. Superfuzz

Notes:
Lineup:
Lexie Mt. Boys>WZT Hearts>Ecstatic Sunshine>I.U.D.>Growing
Tracking may be off/Titles might be mixed up (setlist from stage)
http://www.myspace.com/floristree
http://www.myspace.com/flirtyfishing
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The new lineup of Ecstatic Sunshine from Baltimore…

Ecstatic Sunshine
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
January 26, 2008

Band:
Matt Papich-guitar/effects pedals
Kieran Gillen-effects pedals
Dave Zimmerman-electronics/effects pedals

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck4(card)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com


1. Cutterhammer>
2. Topless>
3. Take It Easy

Notes:
Lineup:
Lexie Mt. Boys>WZT Hearts>Ecstatic Sunshine>I.U.D.>Growing
Tracking may be off
http://www.myspace.com/floristree
http://www.myspace.com/ecstaticsunshine
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Photo by: We Are Powers

Baltimore noise masters…

WZT Hearts
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
January 26, 2008

Band:
Jason Urick-computer
Jeff Donaldson-guitar, effects
Mike Haleta-laptop and zoom effects rack
Shaun Flynn-drums

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck4(card)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com

1. Improv Jam

Notes:
Lineup:
Lexie Mt. Boys>WZT Hearts>Ecstatic Sunshine>I.U.D.>Growing
http://www.myspace.com/floristree
http://www.myspace.com/wztheartssss
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Show started a bit earlier than I expected, so I was still setting up when the first act came on, a spoken word monologue. Otherwise, I taped all the musical acts. There were some hula hoop dancers as well, but for the most part, it was spoken word or music the whole night. The Expanding Man w/ Shodekeh set was probably my most anticipated set, primarily because I love The Expanding Man and I knew that with Shodekeh involved, Carlos and Tyler would step it up a notch. I also went for the last band, one of my favorite locals, The Degenerettes. As always, you can catch this Degenerettes’ set, as well as other shows, on The Live Music Archive. It had been awhile since I’d seen The Degenerettes, so I was treated to both new material and a new member, bassist Chrissy Howland (no offense to past members, I really like her style).

Also included in this show is a monologue by Terry Barnes of an excerpt of Irwin Shaw’s “Bury The Dead”, a blistering set from Darsombra (not only is he amazing on stage, but Brian is one of the best sound guys in town…check him out behind the board at The Ottobar sometime), Water School played a few tunes (I had never seen these guys as a band, but I swear I’ve seen them all around at various shows). Following the Water School set is a special treat, the debut performance of Kohl Cooke on drums, accompanying his mother Natasha Tylea-Cooke (who ran sound for the show and did an amazing job of it…if you go to a show and you think, “Wow, the sound here is fantastic!“, go up to the soundboard between sets or at the end and thank the sound person not the band). Annie Ewaskio & James Sarsgaard followed with a couple of songs (James is a member of the band Noble Lake, who I have yet to see, but I’ve had the pleasure of catching James solo in the past and I think he’s got one of the best voices for Americana roots). Jed Dodds followed with a set played, first, with a cell phone and then with the musical saw. I thought he was fantastic! Unfortunately, I had to jack the levels up to really capture him and, as a result, the clapping of the audience became distorted (so I had to cut the audience out on a couple of parts). In addition, I inserted some blank tracks to separate the individual sets from each other.

Overall, I had a great time and getting out early on a Thursday night was bonus since I had taped the night before and had to go to work in the morning. If you haven’t checked ‘em out, you should go to the Creative Alliance website and look around. They put on shows involving music, video, film, writings…basically anything creative. I definitely hope to make it out for more of their shows, though the setup of the Patterson isn’t ideal for taping.

CA Staff Talent Show
Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre
Baltimore, MD
January 24, 2008

Players:
Terry Barnes-vocals
Expanding Man: Carlos Guillen-guitar
Expanding Man: DJ Tyler Quinn-turntable
Shodekeh-beatbox vocals
Darsombra: Brian Daniloski: guitar/effects
Water School-band
Natasha Tylee-Cooke-vocals (also house sound)
Kohl Cooke-drums
Annie Ewaskio-guitar, vocals
James Sarsgaard-guitar, vocals
Jed Dodds-cell phone, saw
The Degenerettes-band

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck41(hypercards)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com

CD1:

1. “Bury The Dead”* (Terry Barnes)
2. (blank space)
3. Improv Jam (The Expanding Man w/ Shodekeh) (video excerpt)
4. (blank space)
5. Periphery (Darsombra)
6. Nymphaea (Darsombra)
7. (blank space)
8. Hardest Part (Water School)
9. Walkin’ (Water School) (video)
10. Sleep Inn (Water School) (video)
11. Sarasota (Water School) (video)
12. Cornelia (Water School)
13. New York City (Water School)
14. (blank space)
15. Presidents of the United States (Natasha Tylea-Cook & Kohl Cooke)
16. Drum Solo (Natasha Tylea-Cooke & Kohl Cooke)
17. You Are My Sunshine (Natasha Tylea-Cooke & Kohl Cooke)
18. (blank space)
19. Down In The River (Annie Ewaskio & James Sarsgaard)
20. Rose Of The Winds (Annie Ewaskio & James Sarsgaard) (video)
21. (blank space)
22. Cell Phone Jam*** (Jed Dodds)
23. (blank space)
24. Somewhere Over The Rainbow**** (Jed Dodds) (video)
25. (blank space)
26. Amazing Grace (Jed Dodds)
27. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Jed Dodds)

CD2:

1. Intro (The Degenerettes)
2. Mummy (The Degenerettes)
3. Dangerous Desires (The Degenerettes) (video)
4. Come On (The Degenerettes) (video)
5. Truck Drivin’ Girl Friend (The Degenerettes) (video)
6. Candy Says (The Degenerettes) (video)
7. Band Intro (The Degenerettes)
8. Jackson** (The Degenerettes)

Notes:
*excerpt of Irwin Shaw’s “Bury The Dead”
**w/ Jed Dodds on saw
***43 sec of audience deleted
****20 sec of audience deleted
Blank spaces put in to separate sets
Audience deleted from Dodds set due to distortion
Volume levels vary from set to set
I missed the opening spoken word set
http://www.creativealliance.org
http://www.myspace.com/theexpandingman
http://www.myspace.com/shodekeh
http://www.myspace.com/darsombra
http://www.myspace.com/waterschool
http://www.myspace.com/annkingmanewaskio
http://www.myspace.com/noblelake
http://www.myspace.com/thedegenerettes
http://www.archive.org/details/degen2008-01-24.flac
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Note: I didn’t tape Albratross and The Expanding Man was unhappy with their performance and requested that I not post the recording.

The Hot Magic
The Ottobar
Baltimore, MD
January 23, 2008

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck41(hypercards)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com

1. Intro>
2. Mirrorboy
3. Payday (video)
4. Island of Divine (video)
5. Babygap
6. Second Best
7. The Surgeon
8. Latitude

Notes:
Lineup: Vox Populi>The Hot Magic>The Expanding Man>Albatross
http://www.theottobar.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thehotmagic
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Note: I didn’t tape Albratross and The Expanding Man was unhappy with their performance and requested that I not post the recording.

Vox Populi
The Ottobar
Baltimore, MD
January 23, 2008

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Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)
http://baltimore-taper.blogspot.com

1. Thoughts Are Walls
2. Love’s Winter
3. Things Better Left Unspoken
4. Paradise
5. Chains (video)
6. Colorblind
7. What Now?

Notes:
Lineup: Vox Populi>The Hot Magic>The Expanding Man>Albatross
http://www.theottobar.com/
http://www.myspace.com/voxpopulithefirst
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