Prince Montreal Metropolis Setlist

TMBPRN (The Man Born Prince Rogers Nelson) barnstormed the Montreal International Jazz Festival for two nights at Metropolis in front of beyond rapt audiences of 2000.  Having supposedly "hung up" the bulk of his populist repertoire on his last major stadium tour Prince and the New Power Generation, the Artist nonetheless unerred crowd pleasers ranging from Let's Go Crazy, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret, Kiss and the eponymous Purple Rain.  For the more diehard fans in the mix (see all) Prince thankfully delivered (particularly during the second 4 hr. night) renditions of relative rarities like the singular Pop Life and D.M.S.R. (Dance Music Sex Romance), to say nothing of the covers ranging from Tommy James and the Shondells, James Brown, Sly and The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue.

Prince and the NPG, Metropolis, Montreal - June 24

When I Lay My Hands On U
Crimson And Clover (Wild Thing and Foxy Lady teases)
Waiting In Vain (Andy Allo vocals)
Pass The Peas (with Maceo Parker)
Everyday People
Let's Go Crazy/Delirious
Little Red Corvette
Musicology (incl. Tighten Up interpolation)
Play That Funky Music
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (with Maceo Parker)
Purple Rain (Guitar and Piano only)
Raspberry Beret
Cream (incl. For Love interpolation)
Cool (incl. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough interpolation)

Prince and the NPG, Metropolis, Montreal June 25

Love We Make

Pop Life
NPG jazz interlude
Musicology (with Tighten Up, and bass solo finishing with America tease).
(Song from Olivia Warfield or Shelby Johnson)
Misty Blue (Shelby Johnson)
Freak Out
Which Way Is Up Shelby
Play That Funky Music
Take Me With You
Need Another Lover
Dr Feelgood (guitar solo)
Nothing compares 2 U
Joy In Repetition
Pass The Peas
What Have You Done For Me Lately
It Ain't Over
The Bird
Jungle Love
I Like Funky Music
Love Bizarre
Purple Rain

New Power Generation:

Maceo Parker - Saxophone
Andy Allo - Guitar/ Vocals
Ida Neilson - Bass
John Blackwell - Drums
Morris Hayes - Keyboards
Cassandra O'Neill - Keyboards
Olivia Warfield - Vocals
Shelby Johnson -  Vocals


Ryan Adams European Tour setlist

Much to the delight of his deadicated core of undoubtedly lifelong fans Ryan Adams is out on the road again with a solo acoustic tour of Europe.  A fine audience recording of the second night in Oslo at Folketeatret can be found here at Archive.org.  Adams is currently in the studio with veteran producer Glynn Johns whose most noteable production credits include several LP's by The Who, the Rolling Stones’ Satanic Majesties Request and Beggar’s Banquet as well as Eric Clapton’s Slowhand.

Ryan Adams (solo) - June 11, 2011 - Folketeatret, Oslo, Norway

Ryan Adams (solo) - June 11, 2011 - Folketeatret, Oslo, Norway

01. Intro

02. Oh My Sweet Carolina
03. Don't Fail Me Now
04. Crossed Out Name
05. Let It Ride
06. Desire
07. The Rescue Blues
08. Blue Hotel
09. banter/intro to Dancing With The Woman At The Bar
10. Dancing With The Woman At The Bar
11. Please Do Not Let Me Go
12. If I Am A Stranger
13. banter about cell phone filming
15. crowd/encore break
16. Come Pick Me Up
17. Two
18. Everybody Knows
19. Friends
20. This House Is Not For Sale
21. 16 Days - improv. Black Metal version
22. 16 Days

Ryan Adams (solo) - June 16, 2011 - Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal

Oh my sweet Carolina
Don't fail me now
Please do not let me go
If I am a stranger
Everybody knows
NYNY on piano
'Invisible Riverside' (new song, potential title)
200 more miles (Cowboy Junkies cover)
This house is not for sale
16 days
Breakdown Into The Resolve
English Girls Approximately
Strawberry Wine
Come pick me up

'Promise' (new song)
'Come home' (new song)

Ryan Adams (solo) - June 14, 2011 - Koncerhause, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oh My Sweet Carolina
Carolina Rain
Invisible Riverside
If I Am A Stranger
Jacksonville Skyline
This house is not for sale
New York, New York
Dancing with the woman at the bar
Everybody knows
Sweet Illusions
English Girls Approximately
Sylvia Plath

Let it Ride
'Shadow of the Light'
16 Days

Ryan Adams (solo) - June 13, 2011 - The Consert House, Malmo, Sweden

Oh My Sweet Carolina
Don't Fail Me Now
Damn Sam (I Love a Woman That Rains)
I Taught Myself How to Grow Old
New York, New York
Invisible Riverside
English Girls Approximately
Dirty Rain
Winding Wheel
If I Am A Stranger
Let it Ride
Cannonball days

E (all new songs):
Straight ("you go sailing through the sky")
Ashes and Fire ("and the river she cried")
Shadow in the Light ("we didn't ... she never coming back, like we did, waited all night")
Take...high ("talking about the chains of love")
Wild and Young ("remember ... wild and young...")
Come Home ("we built this house")

Ryan Adams European Tour Dates (solo)
06-10 Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus

06-11 Oslo, Norway - Folketetreat
06-13 Malmo, Sweden - The Consert House
06-14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Koncerhause
06-16 Lisbon, Portugal - Aula Magna
06-17 Porto, Portugal - Teatro Sa Da Bandeira
06-20 London, England - Barbican
06-22 Brighton, England - Dome
06-23 Manchester, England - Bridgewater Hall
06-25 Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
06-26 Oxford, England - Oxford New Theatre
06-28 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Concertgebouw


Random Axe leak Chewbacca

In the quick runup to the release of Random Axe' (Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Sean Price) self titled another track is available for your listening pleasure.  Chewbacca featuring Roc Marciano opens with a Black Milk calliope beat you swear you've heard from him before - Sean P quickly diving his head into the snowy beats.

Random Axe "Chewbacca" feat. Roc Marciano by duckdown


Random Axe debuts self-titled at NYC listening party

Billboard is reporting on a listening party held at the Dominican NY Theater & Lounge for Random Axe's (Black Milk, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson) self-titled debut.  The 15 track album including the already previewed The Hex includes cuts entitled Chewbacca, Understand This and Random Call.

While Black Milk is the sole producer on the album - it is the uncanny collaboration of Brownsville native Sean Price's and Guilty Simpson's and their jocular style of jailyard collegiality that gives the album it's deep grind.  It's deep grind floating atop Milk's slightly-less-spaced (than this past years Album Of The Year) beats lends to its deep appeal.  Getting the sessions going with Price and Simpson engaged in any manner of chicanery was apparently a constant tug of war of productivity over hilarity.   Likewise while Milk conducted the sessions and had Price rapping his deep internal and stacked rhymes over 'Jimi Hendrix shit' - Price lobbied for Milk to come to the fore vocally on more tracks as he does on The Hex.

Random Axe Random Axe is being released June 14th on Duck Down Music.