The Mountain Goats: March 28, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 31, 2011

[photo by Maryanne Ventrice – courtesy of Prefix Magazine]

The Mountain Goats returned to NYC for the first time since late 2009 for a sold-out run of three shows at Bowery Ballroom. The band is on tour in support of the new album All Eternals Deck (Merge), which was released on Tuesday. Although the Monday show was a celebratory affair and the longest of the three shows, it was also the first night to sell out, so that the crowd contained a large majority of diehards who felt the need to scream out requests for the most obscure songs. But John was in very good spirits and was not rattled by the persistent requests in his banter with the crowd. The setlist was nice mix of older and new material as only five of the thirteen All Eternals Deck songs were played on this night. John played a special request for a friend (“Going to Port Washington”) and acceded to one of the crowd’s obscure calls (“Baboon”), but mostly kept to the written list. The surprise of the evening was the appearance of The Hold Steady lead singer Craig Finn, who shared vocal duties on “This Year” (streaming below).

I recorded this set with the Neumanns at the balcony rail pointed at the stacks and mixed with an excellent soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

All three shows were recorded and will be posted over the next few days.

Stream “This Year” (with Craig Finn):

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

The Mountain Goats
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:44:39]
01 [introduction]
02 Liza Forever Minnelli
03 Southwood Plantation Road
04 [banter]
05 Broom People
06 Birth of Serpents
07 [banter2]
08 Estate Sale Sign
09 [banter3]
10 Seeing Daylight
11 [banter4]
12 Going To Port Washington
13 [banter5]
14 High Hawk Season
15 Dilaudid
16 You Were Cool
17 [banter6]
18 Outer Scorpion Squadron
19 [banter7]
20 Jeff Davis County Blues
21 Prowl Great Cain
22 Minnesota
23 [banter8]
24 Family Happiness
25 Damn These Vampires
26 Elijah
27 This Year
28 [encore break]
29 Baboon
30 Going to Georgia
31 [banter8]
32 Ontario
33 [banter9]
34 No Children
35 [second encore break]
36 Plain [Silkworm]
37 Palmcorder Yajna

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8 Responses to The Mountain Goats: March 28, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. March 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Hey, thanks for this– it was a fun show, & I’m happy to have been there.

  2. March 31, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Can’t wait to listen to this. Just streamed the one song, and John’s “yeah” after the line about the scotch and the tongue is great. Thanks again!

  3. Jeff
    March 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for this fantastic recording. Next best thing to being there.

  4. Matt
    March 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for this – can’t wait to listen. It was a truly fun night. John is a helluva guy.

  5. Chris
    April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Great recording, thanks man. Going to be pedantic and point there’s actually 7 AED songs in the list :)

  6. Mister mark davis
    April 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you sooooo much. I really appreciate you doing all three shows. Please allow me to Spock a few nits to set the record straight. The picture is from the Tuesday show. Also while all the shows sold out and the Monday show was the first, “the first night to sell out” was Tuesday because it was 18+ not 21+.

    Thank you so much. New York and music lovers world wide benefit from your great work.

  7. April 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    All the photos for these 3 shows will be from Tuesday! That’s the night Maryanne went and she was kind enough to provide 3 photos for these posts (along with Megafaun photos).
    My memory is that Monday sold out first, but I could be wrong. Happy to be corrected on technical errors.

  8. Smintjes
    April 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks so much, sounds perfect! Great show!

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