A Weekly Dive Into John Hell's Live Bootleg Library
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Joanna Newsom (2011) and The Knitters (2005)
March 27, 2023 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Joanna Newsom (2011) and The Knitters (2005)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

There's a special kind of music you're just not going to hear on commercial radio. Maybe those corporate types are just scared to take a risk? And such an easy risk to take. I guess this is what happens when you purchase your competition and don't feel the need to break new and exciting artists anymore?

The first artist up tonight isn't necessarily new, and she sure has gotten plenty of attention, but mostly from us here non-comm stations.

Joanna Newsom (cousin to our governor) has a very unique delivery with her voice and harp. I have really been drawn into her for the past few months and am excited to share her Austin City Limits set with you from August 1, 2011.

Lineage: ATSC-> antenna-> computer capture card->mpeg2cut2->mpeg2repair->you

Our headliner tonight is such a treat. The Knitters are the sort-of-Western Swing version of LA's seminal punk band, X. They even cover a few of X's tunes with a bit of a Western style. Gotta love that. I have always enjoyed seeing X live, and seeing The Knitters is always a crazy and wild ride. This is a super fun show from the Showbox in Seattle, July 22, 2005, featuring the great quartet with Dave Alvin, whom I suspect is a major reason they went this direction. Both X and The Knitters still play. Go see them when they hit your town.

Lineage: Soundboard -> DAT(M) -> CDR(1) -> AIFF -> WavePad normalize and split tracks -> TLH convert to FLAC > mp3

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Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around for my weekly music mix: Hell's Kitchen Radio, Mondays 8-10PM Pacific.

Enjoy and pay it forward.


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