Monday, March 13

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.

Silver Jews
March 11, 2006
Atlanta, GA

Black and Brown Blues
Random Rules
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
Horseleg Swastikas
How Can I Love You (If You Won't Lie Down)
New Orleans
Sleeping is the Only Love
Slow Education
Punks in the Beerlight
The Poor, the Fair, and the Good
How to Rent a Room
Buckingham Rabbit
- 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 here.
High-quality mp3's via Rapidshare:
Part 1
Part 2

What a weekend. I'm exhausted. Time to settle, watch Adult Swim, and relax. Ahhhh.

Have a great week, y'all.


Blogger Leah said...

Thanks so much for offering up the recordings! I'm so glad to get to re-live them over & over!

I also really love the way to compaired the Fri. show to a revival. What a perfect way to describe it!

6:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show sounds great. What equipment was used to record?

9:19 PM

Blogger Rich said...

It's listed on the info file packaged in the first .zip file:

Source: SP CMC-4's > batt box > Nomad Jukebox 3

Conversion: Nomad JB3 > Inspiron 6000 > Cool Edit Pro > CDWave > dbPowerAmp

10:11 PM

Blogger Sam Gemmill said...

Hey man.. i realise you have no idea who i am but I'd really like to hear these shows and the rapid share thing doesn't seem to be working anymore. and unfortunatly that bittornet thing won;t work for me.

Is there anyway you could possibly re-up them?

My email is

I'd be really grateful if you could help me out with this.

11:56 PM

Blogger Rich said...

They still work. I just checked. Give it a shot. Make sure you wait through the countdown and then enter the password within a few seconds after it appears.

12:56 AM

Blogger Sam Gemmill said...

Not for me, man. I just keep getting a "download session invalid" message.
I guess rapidshare doesn't like my computer.
Thanks anyway man.

6:14 AM

Blogger Rich said...

What browser are you using?

8:56 AM

Blogger Sam Gemmill said...

IE for Mac. I also tried it on Safari though.. No luck. Its weird.

9:55 AM

Anonymous Mike said...

Wow, thanks a lot for both of these shows. I saw the Balitmore show on Wed and it was really impressive. They sound a lot tighter and more confident after a few weeks on tour. I tried to record it but my mic couldn't handle the bass

Berman is still reading off a music stand, but it comes off as kind of charming.

3:45 PM

Blogger Firefox12222 said...

Use Firefox. Why are you using IE on a Mac?

9:14 AM


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