Sunday, February 4

Madeline 2-3-2007 @ 40 Watt Club, Athens

Saturday night I ventured down the road to Athens for a long-anticipated night of music. After catching sets from Russian Spy Camera and How I Became the Bomb at Caledonia Lounge (more on that later -- Sloan and I both taped), I scrambled over to the 40 Watt Club to see Athens-based songstress Madeline at her CD release party (The Slow Bang is now available from Orange Twin). Boy, am I glad I did. It was my first time seeing her, and it was more than I could have expected.

Madeline played her set as part of an eight-piece band including an upright bass, organ, and horn section (including Laura Carter of Elf Power, who also played accordion and woodwinds). The large band filled out the sound of her familiar songs, and the large and enthusiastic crowd at the 40 Watt added spark to the event. This was one of those occasions when I left the venue incredibly glad that somebody was there to capture the moment. I've uploaded the recording for posterity at the Live Music Archive, and you can check it out here.

February 3, 2007
40 Watt Club
Athens, Georgia

Taped: SP-CMC4s > battery box > Creative Nomad JB3
Converted: JB3 > Dell Inspiron 6000 > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CD Wave > dbPowerAmp > .flac

01. intro/tuning
02. You Can't Break My Heart
03. Fish in the Sea
04. Lit Elephants
05. tuning
06. Shotgun Wedding
07. band intros/banter
08. Demise of Madame Butterfly
09. band change
10. Uncle's Sweetheart pt. 2*
11. band change
12. I Know You Won't
13. band switch/tuning
14. Dollar Beer (aborted)
15. Dollar Beer
16. banter
17. Blackout Song
18. banter/band switch
19. Durty South
20. banter/false start
21. Bella's Song
22. crowd/band switch
23. Good Houses
24. crowd
- Encore -
25. I Left the Light On
26. Home to Me
27. banter
28. Slow Down

*vocal low at start

The full show can also be streamed or downloaded as either lossless or lossy files via the Live Music Archive.

As noted, Sloan and I both taped at Caledonia. I will probably defer to his recordings given his better equipment, and he also managed to record Casper & The Cookies (I missed most of their set while over at the 40 Watt). Mike from Deadly Designs was also in the house taking great pictures as usual. It was, in short, a heck of a night in Athens.


Blogger Sloan Simpson said...

Jeez man, did you get any sleep? Good to see you, and thanks for posting Madeline!

7:14 PM

Anonymous Chris Hassiotis said...

Glad you caught this show, Rich, it was definitely a top-notch performance. Good to meet you, if only briefly.

10:44 AM

Blogger Rich said...

Good to see you gents too, and great to finally meet ya Chris. We'll have to chat more at the Elekibass/Velcro Stars/Ice Cream Socialists show if you'll be there.

And Sloan... re: sleep... not much. ;)

11:13 AM

Anonymous Mike White said...

Good to meet you, Rich. It was weirding reading someone that was at a lot of shows I was but had no idea who that person really is (IRL).

4:36 PM

Anonymous Ted said...

Awesome show. Thanks for posting it. Sure as heck made my day at work a lot better.

6:27 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Good to hear. I do what I can. Heh.

6:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Madeline with Defians, Ohio a while ago. Hail hail.

5:02 PM

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