Silver Jews @ The EARL, Mar. 11, 2006
By now many of you have downloaded the Silver Jews show from the 40 Watt. Today I follow up with show #2 of the tour, a great set from The EARL in Atlanta. The vibe in the crowd was much as it was the night before in Athens, with a lot of very excited folks in the venue. There were also a number of people at The EARL who had also been at the 40 Watt the night before (myself included).
While I'd expected the band to follow the Athens show with the same setlist, etc., they surprised me by offering several additional songs they'd left off the setlist the night before. The second show seemed to be a little more streamlined than the first, and the band played two additional songs in almost exactly the same amount of time (67-68 minutes). David Berman, Cassie, and the band did a darn good job last night. There were a few tech issues with the vocal mic, but they were intermittent enough not to be altogether annoying. Also notable is that Will Oldham was in the house to watch the show. Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
March 11, 2006
Black and Brown Blues
Smith and Jones Forever [download mp3]
I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You
Trains Across the Sea
Inside the Golden Days of Missing You
How Can I Love You (If You Won't Lie Down)
Sleeping is the Only Love
Punks in the Beerlight
The Poor, the Fair, and the Good
How to Rent a Room
- encore -
Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed
Once again, I taped the show. Huzzah. You can download "Smith and Jones Forever" above to sample the quality.
As with the 40 Watt show posted below, you can download the full show in a couple ways:
Lossless (.flac) via dimeadozen.org here.
High-quality mp3's via Rapidshare:
What a weekend. I'm exhausted. Time to settle, watch Adult Swim, and relax. Ahhhh.
Have a great week, y'all.