BRO BY MAIL Releases

The RituaL @ Studio 352 - San Francisco, CA (5/5/07)

Disc 1: Astral Tempo, Hit, Down By The River, Them Belly Full, Aiko Aiko, Memphis Soul Stew
Disc 2: Sweet Pete Canton Jam (featuring Sam Flot performing "Down Town Pulaski"), The Weight, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Helpless > Brokedown Palace

Jordan Fienstein - Keys and Vocals
Matt Lucich - Drums
Sweet Pete Canton - Bass
Garrin Benfield - Guitar
Jon Krimstock - Guitar
Kyle Middlebrooks - Percussion

Price: 
$17
# of Discs: 
2

Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra @ Connecticut Yankee - San Francisco, CA (4/14/07)

Disc 1: Improve > Crazy Bitch, Hamps, Brakelight, Pulse, Burgandy Six, Newcastle, Cowgirls, Ace, 14 Days
Disc 2: Pheonix, Connected, Brownie Beat, Ash Tray, Past The Exit, Napolean, Cut This Rope, 2 Sides, Whoop

Price: 
$17
# of Discs: 
2

Banyan @ Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA (4/13/07)

Banyan @ Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA (4/13/07)

Stephen Perkins - drums
Rob Wasserman - bass
Willie Waldman - horn
Clint Wagner - guitar and violin

Price: 
$17
# of Discs: 
2

The RituaL @ Studio 352 - San Francisco, CA (3/2/07)

Disc 1: 3+5+2 = A Perfect 10, Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys, Hit It, Them Belly Full
Disc 2: Memphis Soul Underground, Astral Tempo, Gypsy, Another Saturday Night, The Loop, GB/SL, The Weight
Disc 3: Fire On The Bayou, Woman Are Smarter, The Launch, Broke Down Palace, A Day In The Life

Jordan Fienstein-Keys, Garrin Benfield-Guitar, Sean Leahy-Guitar, Sweet Pete Canton-Bass, Inxs Herman-Drums, Kyle Middlebrook-Percussion
Special guest Byron Riens-Guitar and Mark Calderon on Bass

Price: 
$20
# of Discs: 
3

Garrin Benfield @ Connecticut Yankee - San Francisco, CA (2/2/07)

Disc: I'm Only Sleeping, Tongue-Tied, Belly, Lovers Will, Children Go > Walk in the Light > Children Go, Sam Flot Jam > The Loop > Snakes in the Woodpile

Price: 
$13
# of Discs: 
1

Garrin Benfield @ Dolores Park Cafe - San Francisco, CA (1/26/07)

Disc 1: I'm Only Sleeping, Tongue Tied, Belly, Don't Panic, Little Drummer Boy, Sam Flot Jam, Are You With Me?, The Loop, Snakes in the Woodpile
Disc 2: Black Crow, Lovers Will, Remember Me, Shelter from the Storm, Receive Me, Box of Rain

Price: 
$17
# of Discs: 
2

Blue Turtle Seduction @ Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA (11/4/06)

Blue Turtle Seduction @ Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA (11/4/06)

Disc: Government, La Monde Fue, Vaudeville, Changing Lanes, Roll 99, Roses, Enjoy Yourself (Allen Klein song)

Price: 
$13
# of Discs: 
1

Garaj Mahal @ Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA (11/4/06)

Garaj Mahal @ Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA (11/4/06)

Set 1: 7-Up, The Shadow, Uptown Tipitina's, Rasaki
Set 2: The Twist, Paladin, We Are The Survivors, Meatless Patty
Encore: Mondo Garaj

Price: 
$17
# of Discs: 
2
Review: 

Garaj Mahal is one of those bands universally respected for their instrumental prowess yet can’t seem to get over the hump in terms of popularity. After listening to these two shows from last November it’s easy to see why. Like the fusion of Miles Davis, much of this stuff isn’t sugarcoated for the average listener. But those who get it, really get it. The Bay Recorders Organization swooped into San Francisco and Petaluma to capture these concerts in crystalline audio.

Each night the band comes out swinging, diving right into its complex compositions. One can’t ask for much more in a rhythm section than what you get from Alan Hertz and Kai Eckhart. Hertz’s drumming is death-defying at points. The relentless, fluid bass-runs by Eckhart are occasionally mind-warping.

The band has delved deeper into a global sound, pulling off a few multi-cultural experiments. Fareed Haque’s guitar/sitar hybrid makes a few memorable appearances. This reviewer loved the first disc of each show and felt like the band faded as the shows progressed. The first set of the Mystic Theater represents Garaj Mahal at its best. Buckle your seatbelt for “The Shadow.”

-Tyler Blue

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Garaj Mahal @ 12 Galaxies - San Francisco, CA (11/3/06)

Garaj Mahal @ 12 Galaxies - San Francisco, CA (11/3/06)

Set 1: Hotel, Hindi Gumbo, Tachyonics, Gulam Sabri
Set 2: Weapons Of Mass Distruction, Massive, Alvin, Never Give Up
Encore: Material Girl

Price: 
$20
# of Discs: 
3
Review: 

Garaj Mahal is one of those bands universally respected for their instrumental prowess yet can’t seem to get over the hump in terms of popularity. After listening to these two shows from last November it’s easy to see why. Like the fusion of Miles Davis, much of this stuff isn’t sugarcoated for the average listener. But those who get it, really get it. The Bay Recorders Organization swooped into San Francisco and Petaluma to capture these concerts in crystalline audio.

Each night the band comes out swinging, diving right into its complex compositions. One can’t ask for much more in a rhythm section than what you get from Alan Hertz and Kai Eckhart. Hertz’s drumming is death-defying at points. The relentless, fluid bass-runs by Eckhart are occasionally mind-warping.

The band has delved deeper into a global sound, pulling off a few multi-cultural experiments. Fareed Haque’s guitar/sitar hybrid makes a few memorable appearances. This reviewer loved the first disc of each show and felt like the band faded as the shows progressed. The first set of the Mystic Theater represents Garaj Mahal at its best. Buckle your seatbelt for “The Shadow.”

-Tyler Blue

Read Tyler's other reviews