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what is this stuff about? what is it like?

*@*.* (gareth), Friday, 12 November 2004 18:58 (eighteen years ago) link

it's great. it's about freedom and energy and love.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 12 November 2004 19:01 (eighteen years ago) link

dood, buy *folk scene* before you die. you will thank me and then thank me again.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 12 November 2004 19:02 (eighteen years ago) link

'eared the new one yet? haven't, but i must gripe about the tower rec. reunion that didn't even play new york. doesn't like, half the band reside here?
that aside, the new matt valentine & erika elder long-player, ragas & blues, is pure melt. and better yet, it added another 9 to the usually impossible CoM editions of 99, making it 999! mass consumption, ahoy!

Beta (abeta), Friday, 12 November 2004 19:14 (eighteen years ago) link

come see them in dundee, *@*.*

cºzen (Cozen), Saturday, 13 November 2004 00:19 (eighteen years ago) link

the new one is pretty good! I like the extendo-drones better than the tiny snippets on folk scene, but i think the overall vibe of folkscene was more magical; this one's kind of a downer.

Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 06:23 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Ian is the new one The Galaxies’ Incredibly Sensual Transmission Field? Has anyone else heard it? I would love insight into if it's a good one to get first--it's the only one I've ever seen in shops!

Nanker Phelge, Wednesday, 5 January 2005 19:24 (eighteen years ago) link

That is the new one, and I really, really, really like it! It's six tracks and fairly 'song-y' in approach. (whereas a lot of their other albums have lots of collaged together fragments this one sticks with six more structured pieces.)

Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 19:40 (eighteen years ago) link

five months pass...
I just picked up Fraternity of Moonwalkers for $4.99 brand new. There's more at the store if anyone's interested. Anyone? I haven't heard much of them and the limited edition vinyl I once had of Furniture Music is long gone, but I expect this disc is probably pretty good. Or at least worth what I paid for it.

Goodbye Brain, Monday, 27 June 2005 19:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I have the Galaxies' Incredible Sensual Transmission Field and I haven't heard Folk Scene so I can't compare the two, but the album is great. I'd recommend it.

Mickey (modestmickey), Monday, 27 June 2005 20:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey, I'd like a copy of fraternity of moonwalkers! email about it and whatnot.

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Ian, if you live in NY, it's $4.99 at Academy Records on 18th street. Through the Academy website it's $8.00, which is still an okay price considering it seems to be kind of hard to find. You can get it here:

I had been wondering why nobody snagged it in the 3 weeks since I first spotted it. When I finally decided to go ahead and buy it today, they reached around back and grabbed one of several copies and then returned the one with the $4.99 price tag back to the display shelf.

You were the guy who used to go by the name of Helios Creed, right? I recognize the dr.carl.sagan email from searching the archives for Helios Creed. Now that I see you're still around, I will have to go check and see if you contributed to my Helios Creed thread I made yesterday.

Goodbye Brain, Monday, 27 June 2005 23:12 (seventeen years ago) link

two months pass...
Currently listening to Furniture Music for Evening Shuttles and remembering why I like this band so much.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 14 September 2005 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

ned u should pick up the pg6 albums.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 14 September 2005 18:51 (seventeen years ago) link

i have The Well of Memory by PG Six, its great - what are their other albs like?

for londoners: PG Six + Samara Lubelski @ underbelly, hoxton square, monday 14th Nov 2005

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 14 September 2005 19:01 (seventeen years ago) link

i haven't heard the first one, "parlor tricks and porch favorites" but the guy who runs amish, m@tt h@rm0n, sez good things about it and i'm gonna pick it up soon. definitely go see him live.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 14 September 2005 19:02 (seventeen years ago) link

ned u should pick up the pg6 albums.

Noted, noted...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 14 September 2005 19:04 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...

folk scene is still so fucking good. i want an atrocity jukebox in my kitchen

kamerad, Friday, 24 July 2009 22:36 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

how is metal mountains? they're playing in brooklyn next friday.

mizzell, Friday, 28 January 2011 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

I love Metal Mountains! I haven't heard the record yet but seen them live three times, and I am really into it.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:24 (twelve years ago) link

Got the record today--as good as I'd hoped. Do seek it out.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Sunday, 30 January 2011 22:57 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

just got a promo link for the new pg six record -- sounds really good! more guitar heavy than usual, very much of a richard and linda thompson "pour down like silver" vibe.

tylerw, Monday, 27 June 2011 16:05 (eleven years ago) link

ooo sounds good. i loved The Well of Memory; never clicked w/ Slightly Sorry though.

nerve_pylon, Monday, 27 June 2011 16:09 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, this one improves on the sound of slightly sorry, i think. i liked that record, but it was lacking in record seems to be a lot more muscular. great full band sound, more confident singing.

tylerw, Monday, 27 June 2011 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

awesome. i think there's a PG Six/Metal Mountains split LP in the works too..

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 27 June 2011 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

dunno who the lead guitarist is here, but he's killing it.

tylerw, Monday, 27 June 2011 16:15 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:46 (ten years ago) link

wow, nice. when's that from?

has anyone seen mv&ee touring with their special sound system and live visuals? great show in london last night, that sound system really brings out the best in the gnarly neil young guitar solos, and after a slowish start i really got a ~thing~ going on with the visuals. perhaps it goes without saying but throughout i was thinking how amazing it would've been if i had been stoned.

Right or wrong, It's the truth! (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 22:20 (ten years ago) link

that is some very early tower, circa first album so like 1995 maybe?

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 23:09 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

p.g. six solo show at 9pm tonight at hank's saloon on atlantic avenue.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 3 March 2013 01:04 (ten years ago) link

(in brooklyn.)

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 3 March 2013 01:20 (ten years ago) link

This is about 10 minutes from my place. More than 56 minutes heads up would be appreciated next time.

But thank you all the same.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 3 March 2013 07:44 (ten years ago) link

didn't hear too many people talking about it, but that last pg six record was pretty happening.

tylerw, Sunday, 3 March 2013 15:08 (ten years ago) link

oh i guess i was talking about it upthread a little bit.

tylerw, Sunday, 3 March 2013 15:12 (ten years ago) link

maybe MFB and I are neighbors. sorry for the lack of heads up, i forgot to post it until later. pat is not great at promoting his shows.
i also really like the last pg six record.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 3 March 2013 22:30 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...
this new pg six/matt valentine collab is very happening (the electric set at least, haven't gotten to the acoustic yet)

tylerw, Monday, 1 May 2017 15:22 (five years ago) link

you have to see pg play with pigeons. pigeons were already great but two guitar lineup is just.....oof!

scott seward, Monday, 1 May 2017 15:36 (five years ago) link

only heard bits and pieces of pigeons, will have to check 'em out more.

tylerw, Monday, 1 May 2017 16:39 (five years ago) link

i'm really spotty on my '77 dead, couldn't vote.

but. the copy on the link you posted is fucking golden:


NEW HAVEN 5/5/77
"Here is a prime example of the saying ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’ … It’s called synergy and the Dead wrote the book on it.”

BOSTON 5/7/77
“The music they laid down brought me places I had not been before.”

CORNELL 5/8/77
“...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.”

“There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture, or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.”

"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.”

BUFFALO 5/9/77
" awesome display of the Dead’s captivating power"

budo jeru, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 02:47 (five years ago) link

oh ffs, wrong thread

budo jeru, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 02:49 (five years ago) link

matt valentine/j.mascis duo tomorrow night at the bar. looking forward to that.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 13:20 (five years ago) link

there's a couple of new PG Six albums that have been in the cutout bin of my local store forever I should get them

budo i don't think matt valentine would mind you posting about the dead itt

marcos, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 13:45 (five years ago) link

Haha yeah, Dead 77 talk works here tbh
As I've said in this thread before PG Six solo joints are good!

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 13:52 (five years ago) link

also, matt and j are going on first which is wonderful for oldboys like me. dad rockers know how to go home early.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 14:07 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

(huge rack joke here.)

ian, Friday, 25 August 2017 15:14 (five years ago) link

scott seward, Friday, 25 August 2017 15:16 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

sweet wet tuna audience tape from last week over here:

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:48 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

These two Eau'd to a Fake Bookie releases from Wet Tuna are so killer, just got the 2xCD in the mail the other day. Volume 2 features some pretty killer dub diversions and a great Dead cover.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:11 (two years ago) link

oh wow

budo jeru, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 21:09 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

The next PG six record on drag city is beautiful and sad, beware listeners if you’re feeling fragile. It’s got more harp than any of his other solo records I think; does not rock like starry mind did. It’s truly beautiful and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it.

ian, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:17 (two weeks ago) link

What's it called? I can't find anything on Drag City about a new album. I just keep coming up on the Amish Records reissue of the debut.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:21 (two weeks ago) link

Called murmurs and whispers. Dunno when release will be, hoping this year? He played it for us (wife and I) when he visited a couple weekends ago.

ian, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:23 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, got it! Thought maybe I missed something, definitely stoked to keep an eye out for this one. Thanks for the heads up!

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

Sorry, but trying to get anyone psyched before it’s time. I just played it again and so I thought to comment. It’s super. A lot of the songs he has been playing live for a long time but with different arrangements in most cases. I haven’t been this stoked about a new record in a while so pardon my gushing enthusiasm.

ian, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:27 (two weeks ago) link


obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

I def appreciated your post - I went off to pre-order it right away (which is what prompted my post lol).

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

Very nice to read this advance notice. Good work always being done.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

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