The Rumor Returns!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Silver Jews played in Atlanta last week, and it was transcendant. This awesome guy taped the show and has reviews and audio for both the Athens and Atlanta show. What made the Atlanta show extra cool is that there only about 100 people there- a tiny room in the back of the Earl which was way sold out. It was great seeing Bob and Steve from the mighty Pavement. Will Oldham was in the house too!

David and the band were great. Not nearly as sloppy as one would think, considering it was the second official show of their first-ever tour. Cassie is a fox and a hell of a player and singer. Peyton Pinkerton was outstanding on lead guitar, and I was psyched that he really nailed Malkmus' lead lines on a few songs where SM's parts are kinda integral to the songs. I had been waiting for this show for years and it surpassed all expectations.

There are some great tour pics by Lalitree and others here.

Ashley was cool enough to snag the setlist off the stage and get it autographed!

This past Tuesday night we were fortunate enough to see Wilco right here in little ol' Tallahassee. They played an incredible set of rock, which you can read about here. I am now 100% convinced of Jeff Tweedy's genius.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

There's a review of the Joos' secret Nashville warmup show here. I cannot wait!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Neil Young- Revolution Blues

This is a solo acoustic performance from May 1974. A good minute or so of stage banter about why he's sick of playing some of the old songs, then Neil launches into this spooky version of the On the Beach classic. From the Citizen Kane Junior Blues boot.

Traveling to Atlanta this weekend to catch the Silver Jews on their first-ever tour. Here's what one fan had to say about their secret tour warm-up show in Nashville a couple of nights ago:

"I was first through the door and DB was on stage alone welcoming the first few folks walking in - very laid-back and friendly. Show started not too long after the doors opened - they played for a little over an hour - Sometimes a Pony gets Depressed, Punks in the beerlight, Buckingham rabbit, Random Rules, Trains across the sea - that's about all I can recall - I was way too excited and overjoyed to be seeing the show. I got some good pics. Bob handed out a bunch of PBRs to the front rows towards the end of the show. Way too much fun."

Whoa, Bobby N. handing out PBRs. Sounds awesome. Here's the video for the Joos "Punks in the Beerlight" off their great new album Tanglewood Numbers.

From Adam: Play blackjack with Van Morrison.

Finally, here's a photo of Canard and the Magnetic Band from this past weekend's Super Secret Meat Party.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Bonus mp3 from Royal Albert Rags:

The Band- We Can Talk

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Here's a fantastic performance of an Addie fave from the Royal Albert Rags boot:

Look Out Cleveland

Check out this awesome picture of Richard from the back cover of RAR.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Which song from "Cahoots" rules more?
4% Pantomime
Where Do We Go From Here?
The Moon Struck One
Life Is a Carnival
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The Rumor was the preeminent American website for bootlegs by The Band way back in the old days of 2000. Back then mp3 blogs weren't really around, so we spent ridiculous amounts of money burning CDs to build our fucking legendary bootleg collection. Anyhoo, THE RUMOR RETURNS, BITCHES!!! If you want bad-ass live tracks and studio rarities from all your favorite dadrockers, you've come to the right place.

This first number is by our man Van. Mr. Morrison can wear the hell out of a disco jumpsuit. Dig him wailing on this classic by Robert Zimmerman. We have no idea when and where it was recorded, but who cares when it kicks this much ass?

Van Morrison- Just Like a Woman