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Bootleg City: Marvin Gaye in Tokyo, November ’79

As mayor of Bootleg City, I’ve decided to make some changes around these parts. You see, recently I noticed that our fair city really...

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Bootleg City: Pearl Jam in Chicago, May ’06

I feel like Heather Browne from I Am Fuel, You Are Friends today. Sure, I feel pretty and witty and bright (thank you for noticing!), but...

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Bootleg City: Jellyfish

According to an article I found on Magnet magazine’s website, Jellyfish’s lead singer, Andy Sturmer, wasn’t afraid to...

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Bootleg City: Patty Griffin, Pt. 3

As I mentioned last week, an anonymous donor sent me disc two of Patty Griffin’s “Love From My Lips” bootleg after I...

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Bootleg City: Talking Heads, 8/19/83-8/20/83

Talking Heads spent less time talking, more time singing and playing, so in that spirit I’m going to keep my introduction brief this...

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Bootleg City: Talking Heads, 8/5/83

It’s taken me a few weeks to find my way back to Bootleg City — I made an unscheduled stop in Layoff Land, an increasingly...

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Bootleg City: Patty Griffin, Pt. 2

By “2,” I mean “3,” of course. But if you’re having trouble following my byzantine internal logic, then allow...

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Bootleg City: Patty Griffin

If you live in Las Vegas, be sure to catch either of Kathy Griffin’s two shows tonight at Mandalay Bay Casino, where I presume...

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Bootleg City: The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

It’s a little disgusting when you think about how much talent these guys had. But I’ve come up with a surefire way to make...

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Bootleg City: Big Star, “Radio City”

You get what you deserve, Big Star fans, so here are the rest of the tracks from the 2000 bootleg “What’s Goin’...

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Bootleg City: Big Star, “#1 Record”

Last week Bootleg City featured a 1978 concert by AC/DC to celebrate the release of their new album, Black Ice, which came out on Tuesday....

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Bootleg City: AC/DC in Boston, August ’78

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!! Did that sound screamy enough? Be honest. Okay, lemme try it again. Uhh-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!! Yep,...

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Bootleg City: Indigo Girls, “In Cold Storage” (2000)

If it’s Friday, it must be Bootleg City — and this week, our show comes to us courtesy of our good friend Old Davy, who had...

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Bootleg City: Ryan Adams, St. Luke’s (2007)

His public displays of dickishness soured me on his music long ago — and hell, who can keep up with his output anyway? — but...

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Bootleg City: Nick Lowe, St. Luke’s (2007)

Never let it be said that this blog does not have a raging chubby for all things Nick Lowe-related:and now, thanks to reader Stephen, we...

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Bootleg City: Evan Dando and the Lemonheads

I hope you’ve been enjoying our two-week burst of Lemonhead-fresh tunes, because to wrap it all up in true Bootleg City fashion,...

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bootleg city: bruce springsteen, “the agora club (september 8, 1978)”

This is going to be a brief post, my friends…as those of you who read this space with a fine-toothed comb may already know,...