Set Archive

The Monday Set: Bear In Heaven – Katowice – 8/8/10

Bear In Heaven
Off Festival
Katowice, Poland
8/8/10

I was a day behind in getting this “Monday Set” posted, but hopefully it was worth the wait. Here’s a fantastic live Bear In Heaven recording that I traded for last year. It was the first date of their fall/winter tour which spanned nearly four months. They’ve played a handful of dates here and there since that tour, but none near Los Angeles. Here’s hoping the lack of tour dates is due to a forthcoming album.

Setlist
1. Beast In Peace
2. Ultimate Satisfaction
3. Wholehearted Mess
4. Fake Out
5. Dust Cloud
6. Lovesick Teenagers
7. Deafening Love
8. Drug A Wheel
9. You Do You
10. Casual Goodbye
11. Lovesick (Lindstrom & Christabelle Cover)

Download: Bear In Heaven – Katowice – 8/8/10 – 297 MB

Sample: You Do You (Live)

The Monday Set: Bauhaus – Wiesbaden – 11/28/81

Bauhaus
Wartburg Club
Weisbaden, Germany
11/28/81

For 30 plus (yeah 30!) years, Peter Murphy has been one of the most captivating front-men in show business. I recently took my wife to her first Peter Murphy concert and even though she knew next to nothing about his solo work short of “Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem” she walked away even more captivated by the performance than I did, a fan of over 20 years.

Peter Murphy’s new record “Ninth” comes out today in the UK and tomorrow in the US. The full record can be streamed right now from the fantastic Slicing Up Eyeballs and I can say, it’s a pretty fantastic record.

Now a little bit about this recording. Recorded in Germany in 1981, Bauhaus were wrapping up their “Mask” European tour. It’s an audience recording from the early ’80s, so there’s a ton of tape hiss, but you can still hear the brilliant live show the band must have put on for what was a small crowd judging by the amount of applause.

Setlist
1. Intro/The Passion Of Lovers
2. In The Flat Field
3. Silent Hedges
4. In Fear Of Fear
5. Of Lillies And Remains
6. Dancing
7. Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores
8. Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Cut)
9. Hair Of The Dog
10. Mask
11. The Man With X-Ray Eyes (Slow Version)
12. Kick In The Eye
13. Hollow Hills
14. Stigmata Matyr
15. Dark Entries

Download: Bauhaus – Weisbaden – 11/28/81 – 214 MB

Sample: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (Slow Version) (Live)

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The Wednesday Set: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 3)

LCD Soundsystem
Terminal 5
New York City, NY
3/28/11

So this was the opening night of the much-hyped “farewell” concert series for LCD Soundsystem. After the villainous triple threat of corporate America, scalpers, and free market capitalism hijacked the ticket sale for the Madison Square Garden show, snatching up all the tickets and exorbitantly marking them up for resale on legal pirate scalper outpost StubHub, James Murphy booked 4 shows at Terminal 5 to amend for the miscalculation. Even this did little to tame the public’s appetite to see LCD Soundsystem one last time, as the T5 shows sold out immediately, but this time with scalper-proof distribution requiring ticket pick-up at 6:30 the day of the show.

I’ve never been big on LCD Soundsystem. I’ve had “Sound of Silver” on my iPod for years, but rarely listened to it. Despite being considered one of the best albums of 2007 (at least that’s what Wikipedia told me), the album just never clicked for me. But after witnessing them live, I have to say that I finally get it. The show was nothing short of a spectacle. There had to be close to 20 people performing both on and off stage including a chorus. I counted at least 13 keyboards in addition to a battery of percussion and the usual guitar/bass/drums setup. The 3 sets ran for about an hour each and consisted of some obvious choices and some deep cuts for the hardcore fans in the house, ending well after midnight. I was pretty exhausted at the end and not looking forward to work early the next morning.

But still, a 3 hour show is pretty fucking cool. I’d like to see more bands with extensive catalogues would do these kinds of special shows. I gotta give it up to Mr. Murphy for giving his musical project the proper sendoff that any true fan would want. At least until 2017, when the reunion shows are announced.

Set 3
1. Us v Them
2. You Wanted a Hit
3. Tribulations
4. Movement
5. Yeah (Crass Version)

Encore 1
6. Someone Great
7. Losing My Edge
8. Home

Encore 2
9. New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Download: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 3) – 98 MB

Sample: Losing My Edge (Live)

The Tuesday Set: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 2)

LCD Soundsystem
Terminal 5
New York City, NY
3/28/11

So this was the opening night of the much-hyped “farewell” concert series for LCD Soundsystem. After the villainous triple threat of corporate America, scalpers, and free market capitalism hijacked the ticket sale for the Madison Square Garden show, snatching up all the tickets and exorbitantly marking them up for resale on legal pirate scalper outpost StubHub, James Murphy booked 4 shows at Terminal 5 to amend for the miscalculation. Even this did little to tame the public’s appetite to see LCD Soundsystem one last time, as the T5 shows sold out immediately, but this time with scalper-proof distribution requiring ticket pick-up at 6:30 the day of the show.

I’ve never been big on LCD Soundsystem. I’ve had “Sound of Silver” on my iPod for years, but rarely listened to it. Despite being considered one of the best albums of 2007 (at least that’s what Wikipedia told me), the album just never clicked for me. But after witnessing them live, I have to say that I finally get it. The show was nothing short of a spectacle. There had to be close to 20 people performing both on and off stage including a chorus. I counted at least 13 keyboards in addition to a battery of percussion and the usual guitar/bass/drums setup. The 3 sets ran for about an hour each and consisted of some obvious choices and some deep cuts for the hardcore fans in the house, ending well after midnight. I was pretty exhausted at the end and not looking forward to work early the next morning.

But still, a 3 hour show is pretty fucking cool. I’d like to see more bands with extensive catalogues would do these kinds of special shows. I gotta give it up to Mr. Murphy for giving his musical project the proper sendoff that any true fan would want. At least until 2017, when the reunion shows are announced.

Set 2
1. 45:33 Part One
2. 45:33 Part Two
3. Sound of Silver
4. 45:33 Part Four
5. 45:33 Part Five
6. 45:33 Part Six
7. Freak Out
8. Starry Eyes

Download: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 2) – 57 MB

Sample: Freak Out (Live)

The Monday Set: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11

LCD Soundsystem
Terminal 5
New York City, NY
3/28/11

So this was the opening night of the much-hyped “farewell” concert series for LCD Soundsystem. After the villainous triple threat of corporate America, scalpers, and free market capitalism hijacked the ticket sale for the Madison Square Garden show, snatching up all the tickets and exorbitantly marking them up for resale on legal pirate scalper outpost StubHub, James Murphy booked 4 shows at Terminal 5 to amend for the miscalculation. Even this did little to tame the public’s appetite to see LCD Soundsystem one last time, as the T5 shows sold out immediately, but this time with scalper-proof distribution requiring ticket pick-up at 6:30 the day of the show.

I’ve never been big on LCD Soundsystem. I’ve had “Sound of Silver” on my iPod for years, but rarely listened to it. Despite being considered one of the best albums of 2007 (at least that’s what Wikipedia told me), the album just never clicked for me. But after witnessing them live, I have to say that I finally get it. The show was nothing short of a spectacle. There had to be close to 20 people performing both on and off stage including a chorus. I counted at least 13 keyboards in addition to a battery of percussion and the usual guitar/bass/drums setup.  The 3 sets ran for about an hour each and consisted of some obvious choices and some deep cuts for the hardcore fans in the house, ending well after midnight. I was pretty exhausted at the end and not looking forward to work early the next morning.

But still, a 3 hour show is pretty fucking cool. I’d like to see more bands with extensive catalogues do these kinds of special shows. I gotta give it up to Mr. Murphy for giving his musical project the proper sendoff that any true fan would want. At least until 2017, when the reunion shows are announced.

Set 1
1. Intro
2. Dance Yrself Clean
3. Drunk Girls
4. I Can Change
5. Time to Get Away
6. Get Innocuous
7. Thrills
8. Daft Punk is Playing at My House
9. Yr City’s a Sucker
10. All My Friends

Download: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 1) – 82 MB

Sample: Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Live)

Set 2
1. 45:33 Part One
2. 45:33 Part Two
3. Sound of Silver
4. 45:33 Part Four
5. 45:33 Part Five
6. 45:33 Part Six
7. Freak Out
8. Starry Eyes

Download: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 2) – 57 MB

Sample: Freak Out (Live)

Set 3
1. Us v Them
2. You Wanted a Hit
3. Tribulations
4. Movement
5. Yeah (Crass Version)

Encore 1
6. Someone Great
7. Losing My Edge
8. Home

Encore 2
9. New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Download: LCD Soundsystem – New York – 3/28/11 (Set 3) – 98 MB

Sample: Losing My Edge (Live)

The Monday Set: Joy Division – Leeds – 9/8/79

Joy Division
Queen’s Hall
Leeds, UK
9/8/79

TSOI is finally back! And to correspond with Peter Hook’s new release today we’re posting a vintage Joy Division show to hopefully cleanse the palate. This audience recording was originally released as the bootleg “All God’s Angels Beware” which combined this show with the July 27th, 1979 Blackpool gig.

Setlist:
1. I Remember Nothing
2. Wilderness
3. Transmission
4. Colony
5. Disorder
6. Insight
7. Shadowplay
8. She’s Lost Control
9. Atrocity Exhibition
10. Dead Souls

Download: Joy Division – Leeds – 9/8/79 – 259 MB

Sample: Colony (Live)

The Monday Set: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – New Orleans – 4/7/11

Peggy Wang! (credit: Carlie)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, LA
4/7/2011

I had been wanting to catch Brooklyn’s Pains of Being Pure at Heart ever since their debut album came out, but I missed them the one time they came through Louisiana a few years ago. Thanks to One Eyed Jacks’ regular ’80’s show being scheduled for Thursday night, POBPAH (if I can coin an acronym) had to play an early set that made this show not only possible for a road-trip from Baton Rouge, but ideal for one.

I wasn’t disappointed. It was a great show, primarily focusing on tracks from their just-released (and Flood-produced) album Belong. The live tracks have a little more weight behind them than those on the album — compare “Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now” or “Heart in Your Heartbreak.”

The other thing I learned is that singer-keyboardist Peggy Wang is a New Orleanian, a fact noted frequently and vociferously by the crowd (I have to admit I removed most of these references from the recording). Her mom was present, too. So it only seems right to feature Peggy in the photo for this set. Buzzfeed us, Peggy Wang!

Setlist:
1. Belong
2. This Love Is Fucking Right!
3. Teenager in Love
4. The Body
5. Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now
6. Stay Alive
7. Heart in Your Heartbreak
8. My Terrible Friend
9. Come Saturday
10. Young Adult Friction
11. Even in Dreams
12. Everything with You/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (encore medley)

Download: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – New Orleans – 4/7/11 – 284 MB

Sample: Belong (Live)

The Monday Set: Twin Shadow – New Orleans – 4/7/2011

Twin Shadow
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, LA
4/7/2011

Twin Shadow opened up for fellow Brooklyners Pains of Being Pure at Heart on their current national tour. I have to admit I didn’t know much about these guys, and what there is online tends to emphasize the role of singer-guitarist George Lewis, Jr. But the crowd was totally into them and were dancing up a storm (see Carlie’s photo, above). What you have here is essentially the bulk of the new TS album, called Forget. This album was produced by one of the guys from Grizzly Bear, but it bears no real resemblance to that band’s style.

I’ll also say that I think this is one of the best-sounding recordings I’ve done to-date.  One Eyed Jacks is my favorite venue in NOLA, and the sound was terrific that night.

Setlist:
1. Shooting Holes
2. Tyranny Destroyed
3. When We’re Dancing
4. I Can’t Wait
5. Slow
6. At My Heels
7. Castle in the Snow
8. Forget

Download: Twin Shadow – New Orleans – 4/7/2011 – 191 MB

Sample: Forget (Live)

The Monday Set: Raphael Saadiq – Los Angeles – 3/23/11

Raphael Saadiq
Grammy Museum Clive Davis Theater
Los Angeles, CA
3/23/11

I heard about a special Raphael Saadiq “American Express Card Holders Only” BS show that was going on at the Grammy Museum the day tickets were going on sale. Trying my luck, I busted out my corporate card (the only AmEx I have) and prayed to the Ticketmaster gods I would be one of the chose ones. As luck, and a $19 service fee would have it, I got through. For my effort, we were treated to a special Q&A session and then a short set featuring tracks off the forthcoming record in a very intimate 200 person theater. The downside is that they had about 7 people watching the crowd to make sure you weren’t taking pictures or recording the set. I set my recorder on the floor, so the quality of this recording pretty much sucks, but I figured I would share it anyway. I can’t speak for the other 198 people who were there, but we thought it was an amazing evening.

Setlist
1. Heart Attack
2. Radio
3. Day Dreams
4. Just Don’t
5. Stone Rollin’
6. Good Man

Download: Raphael Saadiq – Los Angeles – 3/23/11 – 146 MB

Sample: Heart Attack (Live)

The Monday Set: Air Miami – San Francisco – 10/11/94

Air Miami
The Bottom Of The Hill
San Francisco, CA
10/11/94

Here’s one of the better live Air Miami recordings I’ve come across. It was recorded in San Francisco during the ’94 Teen Beat Circus tour which also featured a special one-off performance by Cath Carroll.

Setlist:
1. Stop Sign
2. Bubble Shield
3. Neely
4. Pucker
5. Airplane Rider
6. Special Angel
7. Adidas My Ass
8. I Hate Milk

Download: Air Miami – San Francisco – 10/11/94 – 172 MB

Sample: Airplane Rider (Live)

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