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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

Sunday, June 26, 2011

[Live MP3 Re-Up] UNDERTOW ORCHESTRA (Bazan, Chesnutt, Eitzel, Johnson) in Boston 2006

With last month's release of David Bazan's great new record, "Strange Negotiations", and last week's arrival of the latest Centro-matic full-length, "Candidate Waltz", I've been thinking about how lucky Boston was to get a visit during the one-and-only tour from The Undertow Orchestra. The five-piece was an understated supergroup, with Bazan & Centro-matic's Will Johnson joined by American Music Club's Mark Eitzel, Centro-matic's Scott Danbom, and the tragically departed Vic Chesnutt. His absence on this plane makes this show even more special in retrospect - any time I listen to Vic now it's bittersweet, but hearing him make music with those who knew and loved him is a particular kind of beautiful pain.

I was poking around the forums the other day and saw a fellow fan hunting for this recording of the Undertow Orchestra's magical Valentine's Day 2006 performance at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Hadn't realized it had already been five years since that perfect night, so it's passed time I re-shared this one for all. For my thoughts and details on the show, check out my original post.

Oh, and stop by here tomorrow (Monday, 6/27), when I'll kick off a giveaway for a pair of tickets to see Will Johnson's Centro-Matic return to Allston's Great Scott this Wednesday, along with a CD of their new album, "Candidate Waltz". Any time a member of the Orchestra comes to town, file it under "gotta go".

The Undertow Orchestra

download as a single 162MB .zip file

Live at the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

1. intro
2. Tent Of Total Mystery *
3. Vultures Await *
4. interlude 1
5. Just To Know What You've Been Dreaming *
6. interlude 2
7. Bands With Managers #
8. interlude 3
9. Priests And Paramedics #
10. Slow Car Crash #
11. interlude 4
12. Stupid Preoccupations ^
13. I'm Through ^
14. interlude 5
15. Iraq ^
16. Sleeping Beauty +
17. St. Michael My Pet Rat +
18. Home +
19. interlude 6
20. Just Some Silence *
21. Closing Down My House *
22. I See Through You *
23. interlude 7
24. Criticism As Inspiration #
25. interlude 8
26. The Devil Is Beating His Wife #
27. I Do #
28. Ladies And Gentlemen +
29. interlude 9
30. Patriot's Heart +
31. interlude 10
32. Johnny Mathis' Feet +
33. The Pool ^
34. interlude 11
35. In My Way, Yes ^

* - Will Johnson
# - David Bazan
^ - Vic Chesnutt
+ - Mark Eitzel

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