The Clash - Live in Jamaica 1982

This is a live set from the Clash. It was recorded at the Bob Marley Center in Kingston, Jamaica on November 27, 1982. This one has been bootlegged countless times with a ton of different names, such as "From London to Jamaica," "Jamaica Affair" and "Death or Glory LP." Some of the versions I've seen floating around are missing the last track (I Fought the Law), but this one has all 17 songs intact. This is the best Clash bootleg I've ever heard, hands down; not only for the great quality (soundboard), but also for the set list. It's a great mix of their reggae-influenced tracks and you can really feel the heat of the Caribbean in their performance. Hell, this is worth having just for the over-7-minute-long version of "Straight to Hell." So sit back, light one up, and enjoy the Clash at the height of their tragically short career. Also, check this website for more info on this and all other Clash boots.
The Clash - Live in Jamaica 1982


The Ergs! - Live in Wallingford

Here's a live set from the now-defunct Ergs! while they were on tour with For Science. This band should need no introduction. The recording is from a show at the Wallingford American Legion in Wallingford, CT on March 30, 2008. It was a daytime show which was kind of weird, but the Ergs! tore shit up. The quality of the recording is quite good (not soundboard, but clear enough to enjoy) and it's a great selection of songs.
Credits: Recorded by Chris Zizzamia. And I split up the tracks in Garageband for easier listening.
Fun fact: When Joey Erg starts talking about the asshole factory, he's referring to a song by my band, Angleworm (we opened the show). It really made my year. Also, they closed with "Linoleum" by NOFX which is rad.

Here's the setlist:
Blah Blah Fuck You Blah
Kind of Like Smitten
Jazz is Like the New Coke
Bike Shoppe
Extra Medium
Every Romance Language
Most Violent Rap Group/Pray for Rain
Saturday Night Crap-o-Rama
See Him Again
...and the True Believers
Piltdown Man
Books About Miles Davis
Everything Falls Apart (and More)
Linoleum (NOFX Cover)

The Ergs! - Live in Wallingford


Slackjaw - Self-Titled

Slackjaw was the best so-cal punk band from outside of California (Connecticut, in fact). This is their only full-length album released by Asbestos Records back in the day. The band broke up around the same time I started going to shows (2000-ish), but I bought this CD and listened to it more than any other local band. Some of the members reformed under the name Kennesaw, but they've been broken up for a while now too. I was told a while back that they reformed under another new name, but I never heard anything much beyond that. It's not re-inventing the wheel, but Slackjaw were great at crafting catchy skate-punk anthems that sounds like something straight outta 1994. Maybe I'll upload the rest of what I have some other time.
Slackjaw - "Self-Titled"


Ape Up! - Tour Demo 2009

I saw these dudes on tour with Algernon Cadwallader (of which they include ex-members) at the beginning of the summer. While I'm not hugely into the twinkly bullshit, I really liked their set and I decided to pick up a demo CD-R. Man, was that a good move. Since then I've listened to this thing non-stop. It's great punk rock with an early-90's emo vibe. Think "Bivouac"-era Jawbreaker, but faster.
Ape Up! - Tour Demo 2009