Wilco: June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 23, 2013

[photos by PSquared Photography]

I’ve taken road trips before to see Wilco. But I’ll admit that the trip from NYC to Northeast Massachusetts there-and-back in one day was quite a lark. We applied for media credentials months ago, and PSquared got his weeks ago, but mine came through just this past week. I moved some scheduling things around, freed up all Friday and we drove up in the afternoon. It was still light out when we arrived in North Adams, and the quaint beauty of the town was immediately recognizable. The Solid Sound Festival takes place on the grounds of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) which is located on the re-purposed grounds of all old factory and the riverside lands that surround it, and the entire complex is simply stunning in its classic charm. The riverside field next to the train tracks is the location for the large outdoor stage and is where Wilco performed. I knew this would be an “all request” set, but I was surprised to hear the rumors pre-show that it would be an all covers show. From the opening notes of the appropriate “The Boys Are Back in Town”, I sensed that this would be a very unique and special evening — and that’s exactly what we experienced. The band worked through a quick run of a handful of excellent covers before comedian John Hodgman came on stage as the “emcee”. In the both the running “randomizer” bit and the “stump the band” segment, Hodgman ribbed the band and provided an almost variety-show atmosphere to the set, which gave the show both levity and a theme. The covers were classic (Beatles, Stones, The Band), alternative (Replacements, Pavement), and pretty much everything in between — all played pretty straight-on in Wilco’s patented style. Our two favorite tracks of the evening were the epic cover of Television’s “Marquee Moon” (streaming below) which during the performance began to sound very much like the band’s own “Kidsmoke”, and reminded me that Wilco was not just playing covers but also telling us a little about what has influenced their music. For the Replacements “Color Me Impressed” (also streaming) Wilco brought out a very unexpected guest, original Replacement bassist Tommy Stinson, who played guitar on the song. It was that kind of once in a lifetime show, with constant smiles and surprises. And just when we thought we’d heard it all Wilco played a head-scratcher, a fairly straight forward rendition of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. That one is sure to get much of the attention, but this night was much bigger than any single song. At the end of the final cover, a state-appropriate “Roadrunner”, one of my fellow tapers asked me if the extended trip was worth it. Oh, yeah.

I recorded this set from inside the soundboard cage in the middle of the field. While the elements and distance were a bit of an issue, overall the sound is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Marquee Moon” (Television):

Stream “Color Me Impressed”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]


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Solid Sound Festival
North Adams MA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded inside Soundboard Cage

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-06-22

[Total Time 2:25:00]
01 The Boys Are Back in Town [Thin Lizzy]
02 Cut Your Hair [Pavement]
03 In the Street [Big Star]
04 New Madrid [Uncle Tupelo]
05 Dead Flowers [Rolling Stones]
06 Simple Twist of Fate [Bob Dylan cover]
07 [John Hodgeman – the Randomizer 1]
08 Ripple [Grateful Dead]
09 Who Loves the Sun [Velvet Underground]
10 And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles]
11 And Your Bird Can Sing [repeat]
12 Psychotic Reaction [Count Five]
13 [John Hodgeman – the Randomizer 2]
14 Tom Courtenay [Yo La Tengo]
15 [John Hodgeman – the Randomizer 3]
16 James Alley Blues [Richard Rabbit Brown]
17 Waterloo Sunset [Kinks]
18 Waterloo [ABBA]
19 Peace Love and Understanding [Nick Lowe]
20 [John Hodgeman – the Randomizer 4]
21 Marquee Moon [Television]
22 [Happy Birthday to Pat Sansone]
23 Don’t Fear The Reaper [Blue Oyster Cult]
24 Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young]
25 [Stump the Band]
26 Get Lucky [Daft Punk]
27 Surrender [Cheap Trick]
28 Color Me Impressed [Replacements]
29 [John Hodgeman – the Randomizer 5]
30 Kingpin
31 Thank You Friends [Big Star]
32 [encore break]
33 The Weight [The Band]
34 Roadrunner [The Modern Lovers]

Track 14 performed with Yo La Tengo
Track 17 and 18 with Lucius
Track 28 with Tommy Stinson
Track 33 with Lucius
Track 34 with Yo La Tengo

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases at their website [HERE].

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151 Responses to Wilco: June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Aaron
    June 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Really looking forward to this…unfortunately, it looks like the links are already gone from this morning’s upload :(

  2. Brandon
    June 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    AND… they’re down

  3. mjd2five
    June 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you very much for capturing and sharing this historical event.

  4. Julie
    June 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Please reload. Thank you so much!

  5. Pete
    June 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    This is great, thanks!

  6. Luke
    June 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Why not just upload it somewhere else? Yousendit isn’t really suited to distributing on blogs.

  7. June 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    There is now a new FLAC link (500 capacity). The MP3 link will be renewed when I get to the computer hosting these files, in several hours.

  8. Chris
    June 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    this marquee moon is terrific. kudos to the clever person that requested this one. absolutely perfect fit. so few bands could pull this off.

  9. Stitch Jones
    June 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you so much! This is awesome!

  10. Christine
    June 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this and dealing with the server issues!

  11. UrbanSurfer
    June 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    the 2-songs hosted sound terrific. And that setlist is sick. Thanks for sharing the FLAC’s and long live Wilco!

  12. Phil
    June 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I can’t wait to hear this, I’ll keep checking back!-)

  13. Ben
    June 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Please repost! Thanks for doing this!

  14. Juni
    June 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I’m waiting for a good link to download it.

    A Hug from Brazil.

  15. June 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    The new MP3 link is up. Its 9:06PM EST.
    I’m uploading a new flac zip file now, so expect a new FLAC link in a couple of hours.

  16. Suzanne
    June 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I am emailing you for access to the free download of Wilco’s Solid Sound all fan request set they playes june 21st…thank you.

  17. June 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    The links are in the topic, no need to email. MP3 is above, new flac is coming in less than an hour.

  18. Adrian
    June 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    MP3 link already exhausted.
    Maybe you could torrent the file instead?

  19. miguel
    June 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Everytime I come back the archive is already gone :(

    why don’t you upload it to another site?

    or maybe someone who has already downloaded it can share and post new links.

  20. June 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    MP3 is re-uploading. New FLAC is on the site now as of 11:35pm EST.

  21. Bill Rodgers
    June 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Not sure why you’re constantly re-uploading the files. Just torrent it, for crissakes!

  22. June 25, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Its 12:42am EST and there’s now a new MP3 link.
    Another coming tomorrow morning.

  23. June 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Another MP3 link is up now, 1:48am EST.

  24. Alex Bossano
    June 26, 2013 at 2:18 am

    None of the links work. Please, update the links. Thanks in advance.

  25. Alex Bossano
    June 26, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Now yes. Cheers…

  26. Tommy
    June 26, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Please, Update! Thanks!!

  27. June 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

    One MP3 link is still good. Now there are 2 Flac links and a second MP3 is uploading. Hopefully today I can stay ahead of the download limits!

  28. Chris AL
    June 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Thank you SO SO much! This is unbelievable – Nels ripping it up on the Marquee Moon solo, he is obviously a Television fan, with snippets of Marquee Moon sometimes spliced into Wilco live shows.

  29. June 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Four links up now, all active. 9:54am EST.

  30. Rich
    June 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I can’t wait to hear this again! The show was amazing. Wilco is always delivers.

  31. fran
    June 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    mp3s down again :(

  32. June 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    There is a new MP3 link as of 3:09pm EST. Both Flac links are still active.

  33. THANKS
    June 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks that’s great do you have the 6-22-13 set to share as well? Cheers:)

  34. June 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Yes, I have raw files for 6-22, coming soon.

  35. June 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    New MP3 link coming in less than an hour. Both FLACs are still active.

  36. June 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    New MP3 link now, and one flac still running. 9:58pm EST.

  37. Leah
    June 27, 2013 at 10:46 am

    WOW! Got the whole show! What a treat. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  38. June 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve gotten a few shows from you, including a few WIlco NYC gigs and I just want to say thank you for being you and being here, for us. So great to have, hear and hold these and all your captures.

    Very appreciative fan.

  39. Donna
    June 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you!!!

  40. Luke
    June 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for taking the effort to re-upload this so many times, just managed to download it and can’t wait to listen. Would still recommend using a better upload service though!

  41. wayne
    June 29, 2013 at 6:35 am

    thanks so much for sharing… was so happy that they played new madrid… now my thanks from jeff is recorded for posterity.. ;):)

  42. Martin Ainsley
    July 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for another excellent concert recording! So much fun to hear a great band cover others’ songs. (I also wanted to point out that John Hodgman’s name is spelled without the ‘e’. My apologies if it’s already come up.)

  43. Jesse
    July 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Here’s a torrent I found of this, no need to host it privately.


  44. July 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Who are you to say how I can share it? Over 20,000 people have downloaded it from here. What you’ve posted is a different recording made with significantly less dynamic microphones.
    When you are in the position to record a show and share it for free, then feel free to dictate how it can be shared. Otherwise, we don’t care.

  45. July 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you for all that you do!!!!

  46. February 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm


  47. Masato Kakinoki
    May 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I would appreciate much if you kindly renew the Flac links. Thanks

  48. May 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    The FLAC link is live again.

  49. July 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Can you reup the mp3 version? Thanks a mil.

  50. July 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I have re-uploaded new MP3s with a fresh link now. This is to our new unlimited Hightail account, so it should be good to go without any more need to re-upload.

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