Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I have returned. Back to reality and my desk in Boston after a truly dream-like trip out to Chicago. The Touch & Go 25th Anniversary rock-fest was hands-down the greatest music-filled weekend of my life, and I've still got a little left over euphoria in my system. I was there from start to finish, from the first notes of The Shipping News to the last note of Calexico's encore, and all 30 bands in between. Many of them played sets worthy of travelling for on their own, and the fact that they were all in the same place just seems unreal. I lived it, I loved it, and I'll never forget it.
I've got a massive write-up somewhere in me, but for now, have a look at all my photos.
Fittingly enough, this week I share a Cambridge, MA set from last month by one of my favorite bands, one that appeared at the T&G fest on Saturday: The New Year. While they're still very much active, their live appearances are lately a scarce and precious occurrence, so the fact that I got to see them twice within a month is a special thing indeed.
So here's their August 11th, 2006 set from upstairs at the Middle East. Matt & Bubba Kadane, Mike Donofrio, Peter Schmidt, Chris Brokaw, and Josh McKay, aka The New Year...
The New Year
Live at The Middle East Upstairs
Friday, August 11th, 2006
01. Age of Conceit
02. Half A Day
03. Chinese Handcuffs
05. Plan B
07. The Block That Doesn't Exists / Carne Levare
09. MMV (new)
10. Newness Ends
11. Stranger to Kindness
12. Great Expectations
'MMV' is a new song, and the rest can be found on their two amazing discs, 2001's 'Newness Ends' or 2004's 'The End Is Near'. Buy 'em.
Some New Year links...
the fine print... If anyone has an issue with this live set being made available, just say the word (email link on left). Recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps mp3s. Mp3s are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.
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