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Friday Live and Legal Download – Les Claypool’s Fancy Brigade

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Les Claypool’s Fancy Brigade – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA - 12.31.2010

Every Friday Oakland Jam Bands Examiner gives readers a free “Live and Legal Download” suggestion, pulled from a variety of shows in the Bay Area.

This week’s Friday Live and Legal Download is Bay Area favorite Les Claypool’s Fancy Brigade bringing the weirdness to New Year’s Eve at the Fox Theatre in 2010. The December 31, 2010 show marked the 20th consecutive year Les Claypool has played a New Year’s Eve show in the Bay Area.

Les Claypool’s Fancy Brigade opened for Claypool’s other band, Primus. Claypool is the lead vocalist and bassist in Primus as well. Pictures (also the video on the left) from the concert prove it was a “weird” event but that isn’t anything new from the man responsible for The Oddity Faire. Listeners expecting an explosion of psychedelic rock won’t be disappointed with this show. It’s only eight songs deep, but the energy piles on top of you. Look for the Primus New Year’s Eve show to be a legal and live download for the same reason.

One of my favorite live music download websites, bt.etree.org has the only seed for Les Claypool’s Fancy Brigade at the Fox Theatre NYE (if you are aware of any other seeds please let me know). Apparently, the taper was waiting for a better quality version to appear on the boards. It isn’t the best of quality but it gets the job done. Remember the music is free to swap and share, but illegal to sale (unless you are the band). Download, seed, share and enjoy the music.

Les Claypool's Fancy Brigade NYE Setlist:

1. Amanitas
2. ?This is it, 20 years-
3. Up on the Roof
4. Precipitation
5. Booneville Stomp
6. Hendershot

What do you think of the show? Leave a comment below or find me on Facebook (Oakland Jam Bands Examiner) and Twitter (@HellaMusic).

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