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

October 14, 2015

Luna Dean Keim 2
[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”:

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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

[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].

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

  1. Mason
    October 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Great choice for the featured stream. Thought that might have been the best Anesthesia I’ve heard live. Blue Thunder was nicely Lunafied too.

  2. ciaoluna
    October 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Dan – as always your presence at any show I attend assures me that a memorable performance will be relived forever. Had the good fortune to attend all three but the first had an air of anticipatory satisfaction to it.
    I still owe you that second beer so i will make sure you don’t get away with you hands empty next time.

  3. October 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for this Dan – listening now and it’s an absolute treat. Luna are on such good form for this reunion – so relaxed and clearly having a blast – and it comes across beautifully in your recording! Thanks so much for doing it!

  4. Rich Cuiffo
    October 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm


  5. Joe Koyote
    October 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Delighted to get this. Thanks for all the work involved.

  6. October 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I was at Thursday’s show, it’s great to hear the comparison.

  7. F
    October 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    This looks great.I saw Luna in 1994 at 9:30 club in Washington DC and it was an incredible show I’ve never forgotten.Cant wait to hear this one.Thanks.

  8. ciao luna
    October 15, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Holy smoke Dan you nailed this one. Just gave it a full listen. Wow, just wow..
    Did you make Williamsburg?


  9. October 15, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Dan – this is truly an extraordinary matrix recording. Amazingly well done and thank you. I can’t wait to hear night two and Brooklyn… I included link to Andy’s amazing Head Full of Wishes site, he let me write a few words there about the other NYC shows there.

  10. Jerry
    October 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

    This sounds outstanding, thank you so much.

  11. Terry
    October 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Thanks much for the FLAC version! Just saw Luna in Pittsburgh last night and they were great as always! Glad to have a quality recording or three from this tour. Every Luna or Dean & Britta show I’ve been to here (and elsewhere) in the past 15 years has been a sonic treat.

  12. Cody
    October 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Thanks! Had the misfortune of standing next to the dumbest drunkest chattiest non-Luna fans.

  13. mike
    October 20, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I’m getting a 404 on the download page.

  14. October 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Hightail hiccup. It should be good now.

  15. Jesse
    August 28, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks again for the wonderful recording. What a special group Luna are

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