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Luna: November 18, 2017 Brooklyn Steel

November 27, 2017
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[photos by Will from We All Want Someone blog]

At some point in the last three years, Luna transitioned from a “reunion” to an actively recording and touring band. This year saw two new Luna releases, a full album of eclectic covers (A Sentimental Education) and an all-instrumental EP (A Place Of Greater Safety). For A Sentimental Education, the band placed their own unique stamp on an interesting selection of covers. It was the first new Luna album in 13 years and it hit all the right buttons — 70s and 80s influences and one 90s contemporary. The selection of songs are for the connoisseur, no obvious tracks to be found.

The final night of Luna’s most recent tour reached Brooklyn Steel two Saturdays ago. This was the largest venue the band had played in NYC maybe ever, and a healthy crowd showed up in support. The band began the night with opening track from Greater Safety and proceeded to treat the fans to a nice selection of classic material mixed with the new versions of memorable tracks from Sentimental. Indeed the set ended with an inspired performance of Mercury Rev’s “Car Wash Hair” followed by a series of encores. On this night, the rarity was an infrequent appearance of the Galaxie 500 classic “Tugboat”.

I recorded this set with the Neumann hypercards mounted at the soundboard and mixed with a superb feed mixed by the band’s outstanding FOH Paul. The blend of the two sources produced perhaps the best of our many recordings of Luna to appear on this site. Enjoy!

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Luna
2017-11-18
Brooklyn Steel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Paul] + Neumann KM-150s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:50]
01 GTX3
02 Gin [Willy Loco Alexander]
03 Sideshow by the Seashore
04 Bobby Peru
05 Fire in Cairo [Cure]
06 Malibu Love Nest
07 Tracy I Love You
08 Still at Home
09 Freakin and Peakin
10 One Fine Summer Morning [Evie Sands]
11 Chinatown
12 Friendly Advice
13 I Want Everything
14 Car Wash Hair [Mercury Rev]
15 [encore break]
16 Tugboat
17 23 Minutes in Brussels
18 [second encore break]
19 Moon Palace

SUPPORT Luna:  Website | Bandcamp | Buy A Sentimental Education

Luna: September 29, 2016 Alexandria VA

November 2, 2016
By

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[photo by Joakim Bengtsson]

Early in October, we posted the Luna show from the first night of Rough Trade, which was part of a brief four-night tour from a month ago. All four nights of the tour were recorded, and this is the first show of the run at The Birchmere in Alexandria Virginia. I didn’t attend, but fortunately both Kubacheck and his friends from Sweden (Joakim and Ulrika) were there. It was Kuba with the recording and Joakim with an amazing tour diary that was just posted this week at the excellent fan site A Head Full Of Wishes.

Here is some of Joakim’s story of this show:

“They play Fire In Cairo. We’ve never seen them play it before, just heard the recordings, it’s nice to hear it for real. The Cure is band me and Ulrika has strong feelings for. Without Pictures of You and Lovesong we probably wouldn’t have been together. It was about 16 years ago, in a Stockholm suburb apartment, they where playing Disintegration at a party, and we danced, slowly, the night came to an end. She lent me Bewitched and Penthouse, it was nice. I met someone else, but a couple of years later we danced again. The same songs. Music has that affect on you.

“Please get off the stage”, a speaker voice is saying after the show. We get the set list anyway. We step back out to the bar area and we meet Mike’s friends, Kathleen and Paul. Kathleen had made a t-shirt, with a print saying “I only dance to New Order”. It’s pure genius. I wish we could have spent much more time together.

Everyone was overwhelmed by the show. Talking about how good it was. And the band looked very, very happy when they were outside in the lobby talking to all the fans. I saw Dean standing in the crowd of people and he looked at me, did a sign with his hands, keeping that satisfied smile on his face. He’s not always that comfortable after the shows, but this time he looked really relaxed. We talked with Sean for a while and Mike and Kathleen and Paul.

Sadly we had to leave, the place was closing. We called a taxi and went outside and waited in the parking lot. Someone yelled Ulrika’s name and it was Lee, he was driving his own car, we waved back and shouted “hello, see you tomorrow”. He is nice to us, they all are.”

There’s a lot more about this show and its all great, read the full diary entry [HERE].

Kuba recorded this set with his trusty MBHO rig and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Luna
2016-09-29
The Birchmere
Alexandria VA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:23:43]
01 Chinatown
02 California
03 Pup Tent
04 Lovedust
05 Malibu Love Nest
06 Sideshow by the Seashore
07 Rhythm King
08 Bewitched
09 [banter – Sean Eden Quotes]
10 Tracy I Love You
11 Tiger Lily
12 Friendly Advice
13 Lost in Space
14 23 Minutes in Brussels
15 [encore break]
16 Fire In Cairo [The Cure]
17 Indian Summer
18 [off the stage]

SUPPORT Luna:  Website | Bandcamp | Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks [HERE].

Luna: October 1, 2016 – Rough Trade

October 3, 2016
By

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[photo courtesy of Adria Farrero]

With their reunion currently in its third year, I think its safe to assume that Luna is back. The band has been doing these brief and intermittent tours since 2014, and the current one (four dates) completed with two nights at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. The first night was a standard mixed set and the second night included a complete performance of the Penthouse album.

The Saturday show began in earnest with 23 Minutes in Brussels, a lengthy song with a propelled instrumental segment that usually works as a show-stopping number. From the outset it was clear that this was going to be no ordinary night. There was classic numbers, obscure tracks, a song from Britta Philips‘ new solo album Luck or Magic, and ultimately two callbacks for encores. But what was most striking about this show was the band’s positive energy, tight arrangements and relative feeling of being at ease. They’re comfortable being Luna and that is a very good thing that bodes well for more tours and for our presence at local (and some distant) shows.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted inside of the soundboard booth and mixed with Evan’s superb feed. The sound quality is pretty much ideal. Enjoy!

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Luna
2016-10-01
Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Evan Player] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:39:26]
01 23 Minutes in Brussels
02 Pup Tent
03 Malibu Love Nest
04 Tiger Lily
05 [banter – moved to LA]
06 This Time Around
07 Still At Home
08 Speedbumps
09 One Fine Summer Morning [Evie Sands]
10 Tracy I Love You
11 [banter – IHOP]
12 Bewitched
13 Kalamazoo
14 Lost In Space
15 Friendly Advice
16 [encore break]
17 Chinatown
18 Indian Summer
19 [second encore break]
20 Blue Thunder

SUPPORT Luna:  Website | Bandcamp | Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks [HERE].

Luna: May 4, 2016 Granada Theater Dallas TX

May 25, 2016
By

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[photo by Bill Ellison]

After their triumphant return in 2015, it remained to be seen whether Luna’s reunion was permanent. The band took some time off after their New Year’s show in California, but earlier this month Luna played the first of quite a few scheduled 2016 shows. The brief two-show run through Texas continued the band’s impressive return. For this particular Dallas show, the setlist contained the familiar songs, but also included a couple of rarities and of course the show featured some clever banter. The good news for NYC fans is that the band is back this coming weekend. Luna has sold out the Bell House this Friday night but our readers might be advised to try to find secondary market tickets. If that does not work out, Luna is returning to NYC for two shows in October at Rough Trade — and will perform Penthouse in its entirety.

Luna’s bassist Britta Phillips released her first solo album Luck or Magic last month, and she is playing a free solo show (with a familiar backing band) at Rough Trade tomorrow (Thursday) night.

Kubacheck recorded this Dallas show with his trusty MBHO rig and the sound quality is equally excellent to his previous contributions to this site. Enjoy!

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Luna
2016-05-04
Granada Theater
Dallas TX

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:24]
01 Slide
02 Speedbumps
03 Chinatown
04 Sideshow by the Seashore
05 Malibu Love Nest
06 Pup Tent
07 This Time Around
08 [banter – Big D]
09 California
10 [banter – Screaming Trees]
11 Tracy I Love You
12 [banter – politics]
13 Bewitched
14 [banter – Perkins]
15 Moon Palace
16 Lost in Space
17 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
18 [encore break]
19 Friendly Advice
20 Indian Summer
21 [second encore break]
22 Tiger Lily

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

Luna: October 6, 2015 930 Club Washington DC

March 11, 2016
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[photos by Matt Condon – courtesy of Chunky Glasses]

Last year was really the goldmine for Luna fans — a lengthy reunion tour with inventive setlists and universally strong playing. The band were happy to be back and it showed. We were pleased to have brought six recordings of Luna’s 2015 concerts to NYCTaper, four of them recorded by our friend Kubacheck.

There have been a couple of nice developments in Luna land this month. Firstly, the band will be doing more concerts, this time a three-show run through Texas in May. We also found out that we’re likely going to be getting some recordings from those shows. Another excellent development is the upcoming release of Britta Phillips‘ first solo album Luck or Magic. The album is due to be released on April 29 and can be pre-ordered through Pledge Music.

In celebration of these fine new developments, we’re posting a show also recorded by Kubacheck from this past Fall. This show at the classic 930 Club in Washington came on the heels of the Atlanta show where the band had performed the complete Penthouse album. This DC show is notable for the minimal amount of stage banter and for a real workman-like but very strong run through the best material from the tour. For a topper, Luna came back out a second time for an encore and delivered a bit of a rarity — a sharp cover of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. We’re hoping the shows upcoming in May will feature the same energy as the Fall tour, and I’m pretty confident they will.

Kubacheck recorded this show in the same manner as the rest of his generous contribution to the site, with his MBHO cards in an advantageous front of board position. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Luna
2015-10-06
930 Club
Washington DC

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:44]
01 Slide
02 Chinatown
03 Speedbumps
04 Sideshow by the Seashore
05 Malibu Love Nest
06 Bobby Peru
07 Tiger Lily
08 Tracy I Love You
09 Lost in Space
10 Bewitched
11 Kalamazoo
12 Moon Palace
13 Friendly Advice
14 [encore break]
15 California
16 Time to Quit
17 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
18 [second encore break]
19 Season of the Witch [Donovan]

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

Luna: October 9 , 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg

November 2, 2015
By

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[photo by Joakim Bengtsson from A Head Full of Wishes]

One of the nicer things about this superb Luna reunion tour has been the band’s acknowledgement of their own history. In Atlanta, Luna performed the entire Penthouse record from start to finish (recording here), and earlier in the week of New York shows, the Bowery Ballroom night was a chance to acknowledge the location of their final pre-reunion show in 2005 and the excellent documentary Tell Me Do You Miss Me of that tour (recording here).

In Brooklyn, the band welcomed back the original drummer Stanley Demeski, the legendary percussionist from the Feelies who was the behind the kit for the first three Luna albums, including the aforementioned Penthouse. At this special night in Brooklyn, Demeski added a nice extra set of skins to three songs for which he played on the original recordings, including a particularly memorable “23 Minutes in Brussels”. The guest appearance was the highlight of one of the best played shows of the tour and what is also one of the longer sets of the reunion shows.

Kubacheck recorded this show from a stand at the right nook in front of the soundboard booth with his excellent MBHO cards, and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Luna
2015-10-09
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:47:05]
01 California
02 Pup Tent
03 Cindy Tastes of Barbecue
04 Sideshow by the Seashore
05 Still at Home
06 Malibu Love Nest
07 [banter – SeanEdenQuotes]
08 Tiger Lily
09 Tracy I Love You
10 Lost in Space
11 [Stan Demeski intro]
12 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
13 Chinatown
14 Friendly Advice
15 Bewitched
16 Bonnie and Clyde
17 Time to Quit
18 [encore break]
19 Season of the Witch [Donovan]
20 Indian Summer
21 [second encore break]
22 Fuzzy Wuzzy

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

Luna: October 2, 2015 Terminal West Atlanta

October 20, 2015
By

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[photo by Kubacheck]

After a couple of successful mini-tours overseas (plus one Summer NYC show), it was time for Luna to tour the East coast in their highly successful reunion. The first show of this tour became one of the most memorable because the band chose this night to perform the complete album Penthouse start to finish. This release came at the pinnacle of Luna’s 1990s success, and it is perhaps their most consistently excellent album. Its certainly one of my personal favorites. Penthouse material has been prominent throughout the 2015 shows, so the performance of the complete record only added three songs that had not previously been played, and a couple that only made sparse setlist appearances. But it was all very tight, well played, and the band’s between-song banter continues to draw smiles. After the completion of Penthouse, Luna came out for a mini-set and an encore that stretched this concert longer than any previous in 2015.

Luna’s current tour continues with seven more shows out West (dates here), including another performance of the Penthouse album at the Teragram Ballroom in LA presented by our friends over at Aquarium Drunkard.

Kubacheck recorded this set from the front and center balcony of this venue — an excellent location sound-wise for capturing the show. Unfortunately, the crowd is boisterous and a bit chatty, but overall its an excellent recording. Enjoy!

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Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Luna
2015-10-02
Terminal West
Atlanta GA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Balcony

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:36:17]
01 Chinatown
02 Sideshow by the Seashore
03 Moon Palace
04 [banter – play the album]
05 Double Feature
06 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
07 Lost in Space
08 Rhythm King
09 [banter]
10 Kalamazoo
11 Hedgehog
12 [banter – Ron Jeremy]
13 Freakin and Peakin
14 [banter – secret bonus track]
15 Bonnie and Clyde
16 [encore break]
17 Pup Tent
18 Malibu Love Nest
19 Tracy I Love You
20 [banter – requests]
21 Anesthesia
22 Friendly Advice
23 [second encore break]
24 California

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

Luna: October 7, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 14, 2015
By

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[photos by Dean Keim]

Ten years ago Luna retired with a series of shows at the Bowery Ballroom that eventually became part of the documentary Tell Me Do You Miss Me. In their return for two shows last week the band were well aware of the connection, but in their infinite jest used the reference as inspiration for their usual relaxed and often hilarious banter. When a band feels like they’re playing in front of friends, the show tends to be a celebratory affair and that was exactly feeling on this Wednesday night. In terms of the setlist, Luna pulled out a few numbers that haven’t seen much rotation this tour — “Fuzzy Wuzzy” and “Anesthesia” among them, the latter of which we are streaming below. Its going to be a good time for Luna fans here at NYCTaper. After this Bowery show, we’ll also have at least two more recordings.

I recorded this set in our usual location at Bowery. The mix in the room was terrific and we supplemented that with a feed from the board that fortified the vocals. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Anesthesia”:

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Luna
2015-10-07
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Paul] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:28:48]
01 Chinatown
02 Going Home
03 Double Feature
04 Sideshow by the Seashore
05 California
06 Malibu Love Nest
07 Tracy I Love You
08 [banter – champagne cork]
09 Moon Palace
10 Lost in Space
11 [banter – different time]
12 Bonnie and Clyde
13 Bewitched
14 Friendly Advice
15 [encore break]
16 Fuzzy Wuzzy
17 Anesthesia
18 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
19 [second encore break]
20 Blue Thunder

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

Luna: July 31, 2015 London UK – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 16, 2015
By

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[photo courtesy of A Head Full of Wishes fan site]

We are extremely fortunate the Luna UK Tour in August has been so well documented. The first point of departure is the excellent fan site A Head Full of Wishes, which has compiled all the setlists, photos, video clips, and an extremely entertaining series of first person accounts of the tour. The stories contain multiple characters, including our own personal hero Kubacheck who taped this show and also the next night in Leeds (that we posted here). The HFOW post regarding this London show described the writer’s personal experiences and includes some recollections of the show itself. What’s not captured in the review — but is all over this recording — is the boisterous and animated crowd. Normally, this would be the bane of the taper’s existence, but for this night the crowd was entirely involved in the show and showed their great appreciation of the band. And for that, we can’t complain. The show itself was a rager from start to finish with a strong setlist similar to the recent shows. Among the numbers perhaps the lack of personal favorite “California” was offset by the inclusion of the not-always-played “Lost in Space”, but overall the existence of three encore songs tells us a lot about this excellent London night.

The Luna shows in NYC in October are only three weeks away. We can’t wait.

Kubacheck recorded this show in the same manner as the Leeds concert and the sound quality is equally superb, different only due to the specifics of the larger venue. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Tracy I Love You”:

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Luna
2015-07-31
The Garage
London UK

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from FOB

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:27:36]
01 Slide
02 Chinatown
03 Sideshow by the Seashore
04 Malibu Love Nest
05 Tiger Lily
06 This Time Around
07 Friendly Advice
08 Tracy I Love You
09 [banter – oldest tshirt]
10 Cindy Tastes of Barbecue
11 Lost in Space
12 Bobby Peru
13 Moon Palace
14 23 Minutes in Brussels
15 [encore break]
16 Anesthesia
17 Blue Thunder
18 Indian Summer

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Luna, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website, from Bandcamp and the Long Players Box Set from Captured Tracks Records [HERE].

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