Silver Jews: Tour of the Year PART 1

On March 10, 2006, the Silver Jews kicked off their first-ever tour at the 30 Watt Club in Athens, GA. In an indie-rock miracle, it was bootlegged – and it sounds amazing.

Here it is in a two-part post, complete with between-song banter and the crowd singing along with every word on “New Orleans.”

Silver Jews – Live, 3.10.06 The 30 Watt, Athens GA

1. Silver Jews – “Intro”: mp3
2. Silver Jews – “Random Rules”: mp3
3. Silver Jews – “Smith & Jones Forever”: mp3
4. Silver Jews – “Dedication”: mp3
5. Silver Jews – “I’m Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You”: mp3
6. Silver Jews – “Sometimes A Pony Gets Depressed”: mp3
7. Silver Jews – “Trains Across The Sea”: mp3
8. Silver Jews – (Banter): mp3
9. Silver Jews – “New Orleans”: mp3
10. Silver Jews – (Banter): mp3
11. Silver Jews – “How Can I Love You If You Won’t Lie Down?”: mp3
12. Silver Jews – (Banter): mp3
13. Silver Jews – “Inside The Golden Days Of Missing You”: mp3

Or, download the first half of the show as a convenient zip file: Download Part 1

Rich, the taper, has the full show and the follow-up March 11 concert available on his blog. Since gentlemen prefer YSI, I’ll still post the second half tomorrow.

Also on the live show front: An Aquarium Drunkard has a live Undertow Orchestra show up for download here. Undertow Orchestra is David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Will Johnson (Centro-matic) and Vic Chesnutt playing together as a band – they learned each other’s songs and switch off singing and playing. They’re finishing off their tour, so check it out if you didn’t see ’em.