Thursday, December 31, 2009


2009 - what a year its been. So much has taken place over the past decade, let alone this year for us. Let' start off with Obama being inaugurated. A trip to Floridaze for a bachelor party to end all others. Meeting our special lady. The NY Gen Art Film Festival. The return of the Phish. Boatin on the Sound. July 4th w/ DJ Mastanugz @ the Beach House. Phish @ Fenway, Nah Nah Na Na. (Vibin @ the Vibes - Wavy Gravy eat your heart out) Taking on the Brooklyn Bowl. Halloween in the desert (epic style). A Snowed in Par-tay. Holiday's with the family in CT. Heroes, Lifetimes, Don't let a single memory fade away. Happy New Year folks!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 SDSG Show Recap

1/1 - My Morning Jacket - Madison Sq Garden
1/10 - Jackson Fuse - Parkside Lounge
1/29 - Kings of Leon - Madison Sq Garden
2/27 - Blitzen Trapper w/ Plants and Animals - Bowery Ballroom
3/9 - Allman's w/ Levon Helm, Taj Mahal - Beacon Theatre
3/12 - Allman's w/ Trey, Paige, Buddy Guy- Beacon Theater
3/14 - Jackson Fuse - Kenny Castaway's
3/27 - Gaslight Anthem - Webster Hall
4/10 - Mclovins - Sullivan Hall
4/17 - Young Love - The Studio @ Webster Hall
4/24 - Young Love - The Studio @ Webster Hall
4/25 - The Dead - Madison Sq Garden
4/29 - Peter, Bjorn & John - Webster Hall
5/5 - Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - Webster Hall
5/13 - Jackson Fuse - Sullivan Hall
5/15 - Michetti - Sullivan Hall
5/16 - Tea Leaf Green w/ Benevento Trio - Irving Plaza
5/28 - Girl Talk - Hiro Ballroom
5/31 - Phish - Fenway Park
6/3 - Mike Gordon, Scott Murwaski, Billy Kreutzman - City Winery
6/4 - Phish - Jones Beach
6/5 - Phish - Jones Beach
6/8 - Amadou & Miriam - Webster Hall
6/21- Phish - Alpine Valley
7/4 - DJ MastaNugz - Beach House
7/7 - The London Souls, Chix 6, - Fearless Music, Crash Mansion
7/8 - New Mastersounds - Rock's Off Cruise
7/10 - O' Death - Brooklyn Bowl
7/11 - Dark Star Orchestra w/ Keller Williams - Governor's Island
7-13 - Your Vegas - Webster Hall
7/24 - GATHERING OF THE VIBES - P-Funk, Deep Banana Blackout, moe. - Seaside Park
7/28 - Pete Yorn - Webster Hall
7/31 - APW - Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Jay Z
8/1 - APW - Tool, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello
8/14 - Phish - Hartford Meadows CT
8/16 - Phish - SPAC
8/23 - Girl Talk - East River State Park
8/26 - The Bravery - Webster Hall
8/27 - Widespread Panic/Allman Brothers - Jones Beach
8/30 - Grizzly Bear w/ Beach House - East River State Park
9/2 - Black Crowes w/ Levon Helm - Central Park Summer Stage
9/8 - The Alarm - Fearless Music, Crash Mansion
9/11 - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Brooklyn Bowl
9/18 - Michetti w/Stoops - Brooklyn Bowl
9/30 - Gov't Mule - Brooklyn Bowl
10/8 - Bruce Springsteen - Giants Stadium
10/9 - Scaring the Kids (Bob Weir) - Brooklyn Bowl
10/11- Disco Biscuits - Brooklyn Bowl
10/16 - Gaslight Anthem - Brooklyn Bowl
10/17 - Galactic w/ Michetti - Brooklyn Bowl
10/21 - Julian Marley - Brooklyn Bowl
10/23 - Chromeo - Brooklyn Bowl
10/30 - Phish - Festival 8 - Indio, CA
10/31 - Phish - Festival 8 - Indio, CA
11/1 - Phish - Festival 8 - Indio, CA
11/11 - Dan Auerbach - Webster Hall
11/14 - Metallica - Madison Sq Garden
11/21 - The London Souls - Brooklyn Bowl
11-28 - Brooklyn Bowl All Stars - Brooklyn Bowl
12/2 - Phish - Madison Sq Garden
12/3 - Phish - Madison Sq Garden
12/4 - Phish - Madison Sq Garden
12/11 - Dr. Dog - Brooklyn Bowl
12/15 - Hank and Cupcakes - Knitting Factory
12/22 - Bustle In Your Hedgerow - Brooklyn Bowl
12/29 - Gogol Bordello - Webster Hall
12/30 - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Brooklyn Bowl

Monday, December 21, 2009

"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” - Eskimo proverb


Monday Blues

I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo
Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Gunter

Friday, December 18, 2009

Phriday. Phish. Nice


REBA - MSG (12-4-09)

This version smokes.

" A day equals a lifetime. What will you do with yours?"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


MMJ Playing NOLA Jazzfast? Yup


April 23rd -25th

Link for 2nd Weekend Lineup, April 29th - May 2nd

Artist TBA, Lionel Richie, Allman Brothers Band, My Morning Jacket, Anita Baker, Dr. John, Darius Rucker, The Black Crowes, Steel Pulse, Johnny Lang, Band of Horses, The Levon Helm Band, Drake, Keely Smith, Baaba Maal, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Imagination Movers, Ledisi, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Better Than Ezra, Blind Boys of Alabama, Elvin Bishop, funky Meters, Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, and Jeff Lorber, Marcia Ball, Shawn Colvin, Pastor Smokie Norful, Terence Blanchard, Cowboy Mouth, The Campbell Brothers, Chocolate Milk, Sam Bush

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Phishy Phriday Indeed

(Photo: Graham Lucas)

MSG - 12.3.09

Disease > Piper > Fluffhead

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard." - Theodore Roosevelt


Back in the Saddle

Ahhh. Yes we did. A lot going on @ SDSG worldwide as we gear up for the holiday's. To recap - Phish absolutely raged last week at MSG. It's almost as if that venue was built for the band. Had a great time all 3 nights, but Friday was our personal favorite. The energy during First Tube was as intense as any moment I've ever felt at a show. Truly the whole run was as good as it gets. The rest of the weekend / week has been spent getting our energies & emotions in order. Well folks, back in the saddle. Gidddyup

Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Sunday Portland ME Phish Review

"Wooof, Great time last night. Band sounded great, just excited to be there. Really blew the roof off the old barn. Whole second set was fire, with Pebbles and marbles>2001 leading the way for me. Loophole avenue made it's way to Portland. Just a great night. KillDevilFalls is growing on me, they raged it last night. Free bird, with fish leading the vocals was pretty sweet. They were all cracking up. Bring on Wed." - TNASH

And there u have it

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


"Great and good are seldom the same man.” -Winston Churchill

Two for Tuesday

Sophisticated Honky - Orgone
Downtime - Orgone

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Vid Pretty Much Sums it Up

This is a photo animation comprised of still shots pieced togteher to make for one amazing montage.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


So the new issue of Relix just turned me on to BLAKROC - a new album coming out featuring the Black Keys, w/ guest spots by the RZA, Q-Tip, Mos Def among other MC's. The whole thing came to fruition when Damon Dash reached out to the Keys about having his artist (Jim Jones) collaborate on an album. Once they got going, Dash reached out to a variety of other MC's who all wanted to contribute to this unique outfit. The results are fittingly awesome. I't seems the guys from the Black Keys are on a creative high right now, with both members following up their last albums with 2 solo records.....and now this. Check out the above clip (which is the 1st in a series of 8) to see what its all about.

Monday, November 16, 2009


"Taking what their giving cause I'm working for a living" - Huey Lewis


Metallica @ MSG - Nov 14, 2009 - Setlist

1. That Was Just Your Life
2. The End Of The Line
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Holier Than Thou
5. One
6. Broken, Beat And Scarred
7. Cyanide
8. Sad But True
9. Turn The Page (Bob Seger cover)
10. All Nightmare Long
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Fight Fire With Fire
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Helpless (Diamond Head cover)
17. Whiplash
18. Seek & Destroy


What sick sick show. After spending the afternoon getting amped with friends at SDSG headquarters, Metallica's performance on Saturday night topped any & all of our expectations. For a great review and more pics I defer to Brooklyn Vegan. Highlights for SDSG included a VVIP stroll around the venue mid-set, a raging 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' & the overwhelming energy inside the Garden during 'Seek & Destroy' (w/ the house lights on). Just nasty

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy 40th Sesame Street


Pinball Countdown

Nice Lefsetz Post on WSP

"There was no click track, nothing was prerecorded. But the band instantly found a groove and laid down in it, pulling the entire audience along. And the electricity was palpable. It was like every attendee was plugged into a socket, causing them to twist and turn, jump and groove to the music."


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To add to the sheer ridiculousness of this past weekend, my buddy Justin B. had video DJ's Eclectic Method (whom he manages) "create a intro video to open 2nd set of Phish’s Halloween performance. Taking Phish’s “99 Albums” promotion to the next level, the trio sourced and remixed content from all 99 albums & remixed them into a single, beat-driven AV collage, shown just before the Phish took the stage to perform the Rollings Stones "Exile on Main St.” Simply put: EPIC

Hallowen | Phish | Photo Recap

Scenic View
Take the Highway
Paint A Picture
Here. We. Go
Circus Comes to Town
Weekend Hosts
Full Throttle - Hulkster - Mr Nelson
Sunshine Daydream
Meet @ the Coil
Wheel is Turnin

For more awesome pictues check Brooklyn Vegan

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Blues = Yesterday's News


Yeah thats right. No Monday Blues here at SDSG worldwide due in part to the fact we're headed out to sunny California for Phish's Halloween extravaganza. In honor of the trip, the people and the epic possibilities that await - here are some Cali tracks to get ya goin.

California Girls - Beach Boys
California Sun - Ramones
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Live @ Coachella - Daft Punk

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Galactic @ the Bowl

Friday, October 16, 2009

Phishy Phriday : Bruuuuce Edition

Could the boys be leaning towards playing Born To Run on Halloween? Oh man. For the time being, enjoy the above multi cam clip from Bonnaroo. The 3:05 mark is niiice

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"They may forget what you said - but they will never forget the way you made them feel" -Carl W Buechner

Thursday Bomb Tracks

The Fixer - Pearl Jam
King of the Rodeo - Kings of Leon
Breakdown - Tom Petty
No Myth - Michael Penn
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
Thats What You Get - Paramore

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birds Are Secretly Composers?

"A normal person sees these birds perched on electrical wires and worries about getting crapped on. Jarbas Agnelli looks at them and sees musical notes." via Gizmodo


Taken a minute to recap, but SDSG caught one heck of a run of shows last week. Kicking things off on Thursday, we headed to Giants stadium to catch the Boss play his 2nd to last show there. This was actually my 1st time seeing Bruce & the E Street band (where the heck have I been?) & they were in the fine of form. It's unbelievable how much energy this guy brings to the the stage considering the man just turned 60. Opening with a new Wrecking Ball (dedicated to the stadium) he proceeded to run through all of the Born to Run album + a bunch of other hits / covers mixed in. Highlights for me included Human Touch, Dancing in the Dark, Badlands, Because the Night & Thunder Road. Bruce: we'll be seeing you again guy!


The next day Bob Weir came to the Brooklyn for the 1st time in 20 years for a special as part of Scaring the Children, a trio that featured original RatDog members Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane. Earlier in the day I was fortunate to catch their sound-check & I couldn't stop thinking..holy crap..thats Bobby Weir on stage. Later on that evening, they came on stage only after the Yanks beat the Twins in an extra inning thilla - offering up gems like 'Maggie’s Farm', 'Loose Lucy', & the Beatles 'Blackbird'.


Closing out the weekend, the Disco Biscuits played the Bowl on Sunday night as part of their record release party. These guys sell out the Nokia theatre, so seeing them play at such a smaller venue was cool. To add to the party, we snagged a few lanes & proceeded to eat, bowl & shake our $$ makers to the music. Not bad for a Thurs>Sunday run eh?


"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions." -Marcus Aurelius