bradley's almanac - a boston-based music blog
navigate the 'nac
almanac mp3 archives almanac shared mp3 archive
live show photo archive boston-area live shots on flickr
'my life or some dream'
original mp3 compilation

free mp3 compilation on club fub
bands i've been in bands i've played drums in
the 'nac faq & contact info
contact info and more
the 'nac on the 'net
the almanac rss feed
subscribe to my rss feed
follow me on twitter the almanac twitter account
become a fan on facebook the 'nac on facebook
the almanac tumblr page bradley's tumblanac
hype machine 'nac page the almanac hype machine page
the almanac soundcloud page the almanac shuffler page
the 'nac songkick gig page the almanac songkick gig page
almanac events on sponty the almanac sponty events page
the almanac page the almanac page
listen to 'nac mp3s on shuffler the almanac shuffler page

the almanac archives

search the 'nac

recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mp3s: The Long Winters live in Allston, MA

Yes, it may be an overly-obvious thematic choice, but in honor of the blessed end of a brutally long Boston winter, I've decided to share up a live recording of... The Long Winters. It's been exactly two years since John Roderick and his merry band visited our fair city, when they played to a packed house at Allston's Great Scott on a fantastic bill that included The Broken West (who coincidentally played here again just last night) and The Stars of Track and Field. While it does often take me a very long time to share up certain sets, hitting the two-year mark is flat-out embarrassing, and I surely deserve to be scolded. But look at it this way: perhaps this will help you endure the ongoing wait for the LW's next album.

When I asked Mr. Roderick if it was cool to share up this set (which, of course, it is), he had this to say about progress on the follow-up to 2006's "Putting The Days To Bed"...
"We're still plugging away at it daily, but no vocals have been recorded yet so there's nothing very interesting to share. It's going to suck if I'm killed in a plane crash, because they won't even be able to release the 'unfinished record' with the demo vocals. I mean, there's NO vocals of any kind."
So let's hope that either John remains on the ground for awhile, or that the flying fates are kind. If his Twitter account falls silent for more than a day, someone will need to send out a search party.

Some Long Winters links...
  • Their own site, MySpace page, Wikipedia entry, and Barsuk Records page. There are a couple of fine fansites out there, including The Long Winters Library & Archive and Hater High (more on H.H. just below).

  • Additional Audio: An Mp3 for "Pushover", thanks to Barsuk. A few mp3s from their previous discs are available here as well, and at their own site. You can also grab some live Mp3s pulled from their recent DVD release (more on that below) from Barsuk over here.

    The band played some songs a few years back on NPR's World Cafe. Stream live versions of "Teaspoon", "Honest", and "Fire Island, AK" right here. You can also find a couple of live shows shared on the indispensable Live Music Archive.

    For lots more freely available audio goodness, but sure to visit the lovingly maintained Hater High fansite, where you can grab a bunch of live lossless recordings (including the FLAC versions of the Mp3s I just shared above). There are also a number of other live sessions in Mp3 form as well.

  • Video: Here's the clip for Fire Island, AK (also on YouTube), and the unedited version of older vid "Blue Diamonds" (quicktime). There's a plethora of live clips on YouTube, of course.

    The Long Winters' most recent official release, which also helps bide the time between albums, is the excellent limited edition Live At The Showbox DVD, put out by Dorsia Films last December. Check out the trailer right here, and pick up a copy of your very own from Barsuk.

  • Photos: My Flickr-hosted shots are here. Check out the full Long Winters Flickr search as well.

  • As always, easily stream any and all 'Nac-hosted Mp3s at the Hype Machine.

  • the fine print... Live sets recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps Mp3s. Files are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.


    featured mp3 download
    neil halstead
    live in cambridge, ma
    on november 14th, 2008
    previously: joy formidable - boston 2011

    recent posts on the 'nac...

    on the nightstand

    boston-area music bloggers

    boston music media

    I Buy Music

    This page is powered by Blogger Pro.