Old 97s: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 9, 2013

Old 97s Vernon Webb
[photo courtesy of Vernon Webb Photography]

In March, we reconnected with the Old 97s at their highly enjoyable set at the Capital Theatre in Portchester. So I guess it was only natural that we would attend their next NYC show, this time as a play-a-full-album three night run at Brooklyn Bowl — one of our old favorites at one of our current favorite venues. The first night album was appropriately the band’s first album Hitchhike to Rhome played from start to finish, including a bonus track, a hidden track, and even an outtake from the album’s sessions. At the conclusion of Rhome, the Old 97s played another dozen tracks, making this both an lengthy and highly entertaining set. The band’s performance was both inspired and tight — clearly a band comfortable with their past and their present.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 cards pointed at the right stack midway on the right side of the floor. The ambient noise (bowling and chatter) is greatly reduced with the addition of a board feed, synced in at about 40% of the overall mix. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Four Leaf Clover”:

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Old 97s
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades, EQ) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-07-02

[Total Time 1:41:52]
01 [intro]
02 St. Ignatius
03 504
04 Drowning in the Days
05 Miss Molly
06 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
07 Four Leaf Clover
08 Wish The Worst
09 Old 97s Theme
10 Doreen
11 [banter – twenty years]
12 Hands Off
13 Mama Tried
14 Stoned
15 If My Heart Was a Car
16 Desperate Times
17 Ken’s Polka Thing
18 Tupelo County Jail
19 West Texas Teardrops
20 Lonely Holiday
21 Champaign Illinois
22 Rollerskate Skinny
23 Let The Whiskey Take The Reins
24 Can’t Get a Line
25 Every Night Is Friday Night
26 Big Brown Eyes
27 [encore break]
28 Making Love With You
29 Dance With Me
30 Timebomb

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12 Responses to Old 97s: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. July 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    thanks for this!

  2. Jennifer
    July 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Awesome! Thank you! Love this band. Seen them live so many times.

  3. Rob
    July 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks a lot for this recording. Did you also tape Trapper Schoepp and the Shades? I enjoyed their set very much.

  4. July 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Yes, Trapper was excellent. And yes, the set was recorded and is coming soon.

  5. Rusty Shackleford
    July 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Outstanding recording. Wish I could have been there.

  6. Josh
    July 10, 2013 at 7:31 am

    thanks! This was my birthday and I wanted to go so bad, but I didn’t have a car or a ride. I was stuck in a hotel in North Jersey. What a great birthday!

  7. Geoff Offermann
    July 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Many thanks. They don’t seem to come to Atlanta or Athens GA anymore. So sad.

  8. Cartwright Jones
    July 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for this MP3 offering.. The Old 97’s are one of the best live bands I’ve seen in many years….and I’ve seen hundreds of bands. Uncle Tupelo followers would like these guys. Grab a cold one and crank it.

  9. Kevin Lehman
    July 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    One of the best live bands ever! Thank you for this recording.

  10. August 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Great live band, but I’m kinda biased. Thanks Ken

  11. Johnny G
    August 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks, seriously thanks! Realized there is a total lack of any really great recordings of the band, at least in my collection. To have this one, an album show in entirety is special. Great capture!

  12. Jackie
    September 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for this. My favorite band–so great live!

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