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Dream Syndicate: December 2, 2017 Bowery Ballroom

December 7, 2017

[photo by Marcus Slade]

There was a point early during Saturday night’s Dream Syndicate show at Bowery Ballroom when I thought to myself, I can not believe that is only the second show of the band’s current tour. The amazement was based on the fact that the band was just so damned tight. Its true that Steve Wynn and guitarist Jason Victor have played together regularly for more than a decade, but Dream Syndicate was not that long ago a “reunion” band. A band coming back together after years apart isn’t supposed to sound this in-sync. But over the last couple of years the band started recording again, and the result was an excellent new album called How Did I Find Myself Here (Anti).

The Dream Syndicate is currently on an extensive tour to support the new record, and if the Bowery show is any indication, this tour is destined for legendary status. The set mixed in material old and new and was clearly high energy from the start. The band didn’t take many breaks between songs to banter, but just rolled on one ripping track after another. Its says a lot about the new record that the show-stopping number was a twelve-minute version of the title track that was absolutely shredded. But the classic material was also on display and an all-timer version of “Days Of Wine and Roses” ended the main set in furious fashion before the band returned for three encores. Don’t miss this tour. All dates are (here).

I recorded this set in our usual fashion in this venue mixing the strategically placed Schoeps with an excellent soundboard feed from the band’s touring FOH. Unfortunately, I inexplicably lost power for about thirty seconds during the second song, which now contains a noticeable splice. Otherwise, the quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Dream Syndicate
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + 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

[Total Time 1:39:36]
01 [introduction]
02 Halloween
03 The Circle
04 80 West
05 Armed With An Empty Gun
06 Like Mary
07 Out of My Head
08 [banter – NYC]
09 Filter Me Through You
10 Burn
11 Whatever You Please
12 The Medicine Show
13 How Did I Find Myself Here
14 [band introductions]
15 Forest for the Trees
16 That’s What You Always Say
17 The Days of Wine and Roses
18 [encore break]
19 When You Smile
20 Tell Me When It’s Over
21 [banter – thanks]
22 Glide

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Dream Syndicate: November 15 and 16, 2014 Rough Trade – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 20, 2014

[photos by PSquared Photography]

In 2012, a European superfan of Steve Wynn convinced him to reunite the Dream Syndicate for a festival in Barcelona and eventually the reunion became the 30th anniversary tour. But frustratingly for fans in his adopted home town, Steve had not returned with the band to NYC. In fact, there had only been a handful of US dates thus far, the first of which was 2013’s Solid Sound Festival. This past weekend’s two-fer at Rough Trade remedied the slight as New York received two outstanding performances of the band in full sync. Dream Syndicate had several personnel changes during its original eight-year tenure as Steve and drummer Dennis Duck were the only consistent band members. This version of the Dream Syndicate featured bassist Mark Walton, the longest tenured bass player who joined for the second album and remained through the band’s demise in 1989. This time around the lead guitar is a very familiar face to Steve Wynn fans — his longtime guitar partner Jason Victor who has performed many of these very songs live with the Miracle Three. The fortunate aspect of having to wait a couple of years for the reunion tour to reach NYC is that the band is truly operating on all cylinders and really clicking as a unit. There were many moments of inspired improv during the two show run, including a foray into “Morning Dew” during “Coltrane” on Saturday and a well developed “Marquee Moon” jam in the midst of an extended “Halloween” at Sunday’s show. The setlist for each night included just about all the songs you’d hope to hear at a Dream Syndicate show and a few tasty covers. Steve promised and delivered a different show for Sunday, subbing in a few deep tracks and re-arranging the list, but each show was equally satisfying and clearly worth the wait.

The Dream Syndicate perform their final show of the year at the Echoplex in Los Angeles this weekend, Saturday November 22.

The November 15 show was recorded by Kubacheck with his MBHO cards from a stand inside of the soundboard booth and the recording is an outstanding capture. I recorded the November 16 show from the same exact location with the Schoeps cards mixed with an excellent board feed provided by talented house FOH Kyle. Its is a super listen. Enjoy!

Stream “Definitely Clean” (from November 15 show):

Stream “Tell Me When Its Over” (from November 16 show):

Download and Stream the Complete Shows at
November 15 [HERE]
November 16 [HERE]

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Dream Syndicate
Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded inside Sound Booth

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

[Total Time 1:50:56]
01 When You Smile
02 Sure Thing
03 Then She Remembers
04 [banter – homecoming]
05 Season of the Witch [Donovan]
06 Daddy’s Girl
07 Until Lately
08 Tell Me When It’s Over
09 Burn
10 Definitely Clean
11 Halloween
12 [banter – Rutles reference]
13 The Medicine Show
14 That’s What You Always Say
15 Too Little Too Late
16 The Days of Wine and Roses
17 [encore break]
18 Merritville
19 John Coltrane Stereo Blues


Dream Syndicate
Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kyle] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, effects, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:38:27]
01 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
02 Tell Me When It’s Over
03 Daddy’s Girl
04 [banter – Brooklyn]
05 Sure Thing
06 Armed With An Empty Gun
07 Definitely Clean
08 Burn
09 Fifty in a 25 Zone
10 Then She Remembers
11 When You Smile
12 Halloween
13 [band introductions]
14 That’s What You Always Say
15 Too Little Too Late
16 The Days of Wine and Roses
17 [encore break]
18 Season Of The Witch [Donovan]
19 John Coltrane Stereo Blues
20 Break On Through [Doors]
21 John Coltrane Stereo Reprise

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