Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 15, 2013

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[screen cap from this video]

Nirvana’s final album In Utero was released on September 13, 1993. In many ways, 1993 was a watershed year. It was the year that Clinton became President, and the year that the Web evolved from a connection to a handful of servers to a truly “world-wide” phenomenon. It was also the last full year of Kurt Cobain’s life. In Utero reflects many of the troubles and contradictions in Cobain’s life at that time — illness, drug addiction, the complications of fame and fatherhood. As an album of representing the life of a troubled artist and tortured soul its a brilliant work. Twenty years removed, the historical significance of the album is established and the painful events that followed its release are old wounds. Deervana is Deer Tick‘s alter ego and its attempt to both pay tribute to the band and enjoy playing music that the band loves. On Friday night, the band played its first Deervana show in NYC in two years, this time to play In Utero from start to finish on its 20th anniversary. John McCauley noted several times during the show that Deervana is “just for fun”. And at Brooklyn Bowl the band and the crowd had just that. There were no deep philosophical statements, recriminations or any sign of mourning. Enough time has passed for that. The performance was a faithful and at times eerily soundalike play through the album from start to finish. We are streaming “All Apologies”, the album’s final track and Nirvana’s swan song. As the crowd chanted along with Deervana, “all in all is all we are” indeed.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted high about midway on the floor and mixed with an excellent stereo board feed mixed expertly by Deer Tick’s FOH Matt. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “All Apologies”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-14

[Total Time 45:57]
01 [introduction]
02 Serve the Servants
03 Scentless Apprentice
04 Heart-Shaped Box
05 Rape Me
06 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
07 Dumb
08 Very Ape
09 Milk It
10 Pennyroyal Tea
11 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
12 Tourette’s
13 All Apologies

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9 Responses to Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Ryan
    September 17, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Love these guys! Got to see them on Valentine’s day in a sandwich shop in Portland two years ago. They are coming to salt lake soon and I will try to see them

  2. Benno
    September 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

    He totally fucked up the lyrics in All apologies.


  3. Walden
    September 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome!! Thanks Deer Tick!!

    @Benno: Kurt Cobain fucked up his own lyrics all the time and nobody cared. Educated yourself before spewing your ignorant verbal diarrhea. Who’s failing now?

  4. Matt Crow
    April 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    The Deervana recording is amazing. How would i go about getting the entire show?

    -Matt Crow

  5. April 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    The links are in the post. The first MP3 link is live, the second MP3 link I have to replace, and the FLAC link is live. Use one of the two live links and you’re all set.

  6. Jeff Gillespie
    October 7, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Can I still get a copy of Deervana? I can’t find it anywhere.

  7. October 9, 2017 at 9:09 am

    The download links in the post are still live, I just checked them.

  8. Tim Layton
    June 25, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Can I get a copy of this please????? Please let me know how.

  9. June 25, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Just checked and both download links are still active.

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