Category Archives: MP3

MP3: Download Arcade Fire’s 7/17/17 Milano Concert

 

By Uncle Blurt

Arcade Fire is apparently on the verge of taking a widespread drubbing for their new album Everything Now – it’s released this week, July 28, and already some high-profile early reviews have made it clear that the bloom is finally off the rose for the critical darlings, with extremely lukewarm commentary arriving from Stereogum (here as well as here – the latter for the whole “dress code” silliness) and quite pointed commentary from Brooklyn Vegan (here and, tellingly, here – again, on the dress code flap that had the band lashing out). Pitchfork had already semi-dismissed the title track and first single, doing likewise a few weeks later for second single “Signs of Life” – no small feat, considering it wasn’t all that long ago that Pitchfork served as a de facto fan club for the band. Even Salon, usually a safe harbor of puff pieces, critically speaking, is taking the cynical route by accusing Arcade Fire of being, er, cynical on the record.

So what can a poor boy do, except to… download some live bootlegs in advance of the album release, in hopes of whetting the appetite and as a result being able to ignore the critics. Thanks, then, to Big O zine, for posting the band’s show from Italy last week that was broadcast over the radio and subsequently surfaced at Dime A Dozen.

MP3: Arcade Fire – Milano Summer Festiva. LIppodromo SNAI di San Siro, Milano, Italy; July 17, 2017

You can nab the entire show in MP3 format along with a pre-show interview with Will Butler, plus downloadable artwork. A handful of songs from the new album are spotlighted, along with the expected fan faves. The full tracklisting is below.


      Track 101
. intro 2:00
      Track 102
. Everything Now * 5:11
      Track 103
. Rebellion Lies 5:45
      Track 104
. Here Comes the Night Time 7:14
      Track 105
. Chemistry * 4:31
      Track 106
. Electric Blue * 4:15
      Track 107
. Signs of Life * 4:55
      Track 108
. No Cars Go 6:00
      Track 109
. The Suburbs 7:10
      Track 110
. Ready to Start 4:40
      Track 111
. Tunnels 5:01

      Track 201
. Sprawl II 6:18
      Track 202
. Reflektor 7:08
      Track 203
. Afterlife 5:43
      Track 204
. Creature Comfort * 5:26
      Track 205
. Power Out 7:03
      Track 206
. encorebreak 1:43
      Track 207
. Wake Up 7:08
      Track 208
. Neon Bible 5:15
      Track 209
. radioutro 2:00
      Track 210
. Interview with Will Butler 12:28

MP3: Download The XX’s 7/6/17 Lisbon Concert

By Barbi Martinez

If you couldn’t make it to the NOS Alive festival in Portugal earlier this month, take heart, as much of the fest was broadcast, including the set from The XX. That set is now available for free download in MP3 form at the Big O zine, downloadable artwork included.

MP3: The XX – NOS Alive Festival. Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal; July 6, 2017

It’s a superb-sounding recording, making it clear that despite their reputation as studio auteurs, the band — Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie “xx” Smith (beats, MPC, production) — doesn’t slack off when they go onstage. The full tracklisting is below.

      Track 01
. Intro 2:14
      Track 02
. Crystalised 3:42
      Track 03
. Say Something Loving 4:54
      Track 04
. Islands 2:47
      Track 05
. Chained 3:15
      Track 06
. Dangerous/I Dare You 7:24
      Track 07
. Performance 2:49
      Track 08
. Infinity 6:07
      Track 09
. A Violent Noise 4:05
      Track 10
. Brave for You 4:38
      Track 11
. VCR 4:43
      Track 12
. Fiction 4:33
      Track 13
. Shelter/Loud Places 9:47
      Track 14
. On Hold 6:16
      Track 15
. Angels 4:32

MP3: Download Depeche Mode’s 7/8/17 Lisbon Show

By Uncle Blurt

Let’s electro pop, kids. Depeche Mode is out on tour, supporting their album Spirit, released this past March. Last weekend they performed in Lisbon, Portugal, and the HD television broadcast soon hit the internet, where the good folks at Big O zine scooped it up and now have posted as a free download, along with artwork.

MP3: Depeche Mode – NOS Alive! Palco NOS, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal; July 8, 2017.

Intriguingly, only a few songs from the new album was spotlighted, as there were plenty of hits and fan faves such as “Personal Jesus,” “Walking In My Shoes” and early gem “Everything Counts.” The full tracklisting is below.


      Track 101
. Going Backwards * 6:12
Track
      102
. Barrel of a Gun 5:51
Track
      103
. A Pain That I’m Used To 4:35
Track
      104
. In Your Room 6:41
Track
      105
. World in My Eyes 5:37
Track
      106
. Cover Me * 5:26
Track
      107
. Judas 6:17
Track
      108
. Where’s the Revolution * 5:05
Track
      109
. Wrong 4:09
Track
      110
. Everything Counts 6:46
Track
      201
. Stripped 5:08
Track
      202
. Enjoy the Silence 8:10
Track
      203
. Never Let Me Down Again 6:11
Track
      204
. encore break 2:13
Track
      205
. Home 7:42
Track
      206
. Walking in My Shoes 7:02
Track
      207
. I Feel You 6:18
Track
      208
. Personal Jesus 6:08
* Tracks from Spirit.

MP3: Download the Wedding Present’s 6/17/17 Dublin Show

 

David Gedge knows of what he thumps.

By Uncle Blurt

Weddoes rool, OK! The legendary British band performed ’87 debut George Best a couple of weeks ago in Dublin, and by all accounts it was a smokin’ evening. A great sounding audience recording is up on the web for free download now at the Big O zine (via Dime A Dozen, natch).

MP3: Wedding Present – Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland; June 17, 2017.

In addition, they have kindly included downloadable artwork, and there’s also bonus material from last year’s BBC Session (for Marc Riley show), Media City, Manchester, UK; September 8, 2016, originally broadcast via satellite radio. The full tracklisting is below.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Scotland 5:41
      Track 102
. Broken Bow 2:43
      Track 103
. Deer Caught In The Headlights 5:27
      Track 104
. Model, Actress, Whatever 4:20
      Track 105
. Click Click 4:52
      Track 106
. Crawl 2:44
      Track 107
. Loveslave 4:03
      Track 108
. Fifty Six 4:48
      Track 109
. England 5:13

George Best

      Track 110
. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft 3:49
      Track 111
. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? 2:24
      Track 112
. Don’t Be So Hard 3:23
      Track 113
. A Million Miles 3:33
      Track 114
. All This & More 2:13
      Track 115
. My Favourite Dress 5:04
      Track 116
. Shatner 2:02
      Track 117
. Something & Nothing 3:27
66 mins

Disc 2

      Track 201
. It’s What You Want That Matters 4:30
      Track 202
. Give My Love To Kevin 2:37
      Track 203
. Anyone Can Make A Mistake 3:25
      Track 204
. You Can Moan, Can’t You? 3:27
      Track 205
. Band Intros 2:18
      Track 206
. Kennedy 4:40
21 mins

BBC Session 2016

      Track 207
. Introduction/Rachel 5:59
      Track 208
. Interview 8:20
      Track 209
. Santa Monica 6:25
      Track 210
. Bear 4:49
      Track 211
. Jumper Clown/closing comments 4:37
      Track 212
. Kill Devil Hills 2:23
33 mins

MP3: Download Yo La Tengo’s 3/23/17 “Turned Itself Inside Out” Show

By Uncle Blurt

Who out there doesn’t love Yo La Tengo? (Okay, you in the corner, the dude with the Fatomas T-shirt, please let yourself out quietly.) In March the Hoboken heroes mounted a unique concert billed as Yo La Tengo Turned Itself Inside Out that featured additional instrumentation beyond the core three: two drummers, a guitarist, a four-person horn section, and Zeena Parkins on electric harp being processed through multiple effects boxes. The good folks at Big O Zine have now posted the show in its entirety online – via a hot-sounding audiende recording at Dime A Dozen, natch.

Lineup:
Ira Kaplan – guitar, piano, vocals
Georgia Hubley
drums, vocals
James McNew
bass, keyboards, vocals

Chad Taylordrums
Amy Garapic
drums
Zeena Parkins
harp
Mary Halvorson
guitar
Vincent Chancey
french horn
Roswell Rudd
– trombone
Daniel Carter
saxophone
Taylor Ho Bynum
– cornet

MP3: Yo La Tengo – Town Hall, New York, NY; March 23, 2017.

You can download the MP3s at the above link, along with artwork suitable for printing out. The full tracklist is below.


      Track 101
. Let’s Be Still 11:52
      Track 102
. Ohm 10:02
      Track 103
. Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House 6:34
      Track 104
. Black Flowers 5:56
      Track 105
. Tom Courtenay 4:22
      Track 106
. Our Way to Fall 6:12
      Track 107
. Green Arrow 7:38
      Track 201
. Saturday 5:04
      Track 202
. Stupid Things 11:18
      Track 203
. Autumn Sweater 5:42
      Track 204
. Blue Line Swinger 19:42
      Track 205
. Nuclear War 10:17

 

MP3: Download Midnight Oil’s 5/18 Chicago Show

Power and passion par excellence…

By Uncle Blurt

There are a lot of us here at BLURT who are big fans of Australian rock bands, and Midnight Oil is near the top of the list. So your ol’ Uncle was mighty chuffed when news arrived that Peter Garrett & Co. would be barnstorming across North America throughout May for their “Great Circle 2017 Tour.” Last week they performed in Chicago, and now an audience recording of the show has surfaced on Dime A Dozen, with Big O zine picking up the ball and posting the MP3s, along with downloadable artwork, at their site.

MP3: Midnight Oil – The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL; May 18, 2017.

Worth noting: the Oils performed their fourth album, 1982’s 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 , in its entirety during the first set, then plenty more fan favorites and politically-charged hits. The full tracklisting is below.

Disc 1

      Track 101
. Intro 2:32
      Track 102
. Outside World 4:50
      Track 103
. Only The Strong 5:14
      Track 104
. Short Memory 5:41
      Track 105
. Read About It 5:01
      Track 106
. Scream In Blue 5:33
      Track 107
. US Forces 4:11
      Track 108
. Power And The Passion 9:01
      Track 109
. Maralinga 4:58
      Track 110
. Tin Legs And Tin Mines 4:46
      Track 111
. Somebody’s Trying To Tell Me Something 4:10
      Track 112
. Peter’s Band Introductions 1:44
      Track 113
. My Country 3:53
Disc 2
      Track 201
. When The Generals Talk 4:03
      Track 202
. Spirit of the Age 3:02
      Track 203
. Ships of Freedom 4:46
      Track 204
. Kosciusko 4:55
      Track 205
. The Dead Heart 6:40
      Track 206
. Beds Are Burning 4:17
      Track 207
. Blue Sky Mine 4:35
      Track 208
. Dreamworld 6:03
      Track 209
. Put Down That Weapon 4:39
      Track 210
. Truganini 4:44
      Track 211
. Forgotten Years 6:45
      Track 212
. Sometimes 5:03

MP3: Download Mac DeMarco’s 5/8/17 Brooklyn Show

By Uncle Blurt

A few nights after the May 5 release of his new album This Old Dog, Mac DeMarco commandeered an undisclosed location in Brooklyn for a live webcast showcasing mostly his new material. It’s now circulating on the web and of course the Big O zine in MP3 form, including downloadable artwork.

MP3: Mac DeMarco Live in Brooklyn, New York; May 8, 2017.

And a good time was clearly had by all, especially the artist. Full tracklisting is below.

      Track 00
. Setting up 2:16
      Track 01
. Dreams from Yesterday 5:42
      Track 02
. This Old Dog 5:51
      Track 03
. A Wolf Who Wears Sheep’s Clothes 3:48
      Track 04
. For the First Time 3:25
      Track 05
. Happy Birthday (for Andy) 2:26
      Track 06
. My Old Man 5:22
      Track 07
. One More Love Song 8:23
      Track 08
. On the Level 7:17
      Track 09
. Moonlight on the River 11:04

 

MP3: Download Kendrick Lamar’s Coachella ’17 Set

Get some California lovin’, KL style.

By Uncle Blurt

I know what you’re thinking: Uncle Blurt, you never gave us the slightest hint that you were down with Kendrick! Au contraire, frere. I’ve got all his records on vinyl, so there. And now I’ve got his entire Coachella set from this year burned to CDR, complete with downloadable artwork, thanks to the archivists at the Big O zine.

MP3: Kendrick LamarEmpire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA; April 16, 2017.

The show was ripped from an HD webcast, so the quality is sweet. Tracks from all his albums are spotlighted – check the tracklist, below. And let’s face it: being able to listen to Coachella shows without having to actually BE at that clusterfuck for rich people is second only to not having to be at the Fyre Festival.

      Track 00
. crowd 3:04
      Track 01
. DNA * 3:20
      Track 02
. Element * 3:12
      Track 03
. King Kunta 3:59
      Track 04
. Untitled 2:25
      Track 05
. Untitled 3:30
      Track 06
. Goosebumps (Travis Scott cover, with Travis Scott) 4:10
      Track 07
. Backseat Freestyle 3:13
      Track 08
. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe 3:49
      Track 09
. That Part (ScHoolboy Q cover, with ScHoolboy Q) 3:33
      Track 10
. Lust * 3:27
      Track 11
. Money Trees 6:18
      Track 12
. XXX * 2:06
      Track 13
. Maad City 2:38
      Track 14
. Pride * 5:13
      Track 15
. Mask Off (Future cover, with Future) 3:32
      Track 16
. Alright 3:33
      Track 17
. God * 4:24
      Track 18
. Humble * 7:44
      Track 19
. Love * 4:34

MP3: Download Run The Jewels 3/1/17 NYC Show

Hey kids – stay calm!

By Uncle Blurt

You could say we love us some El-P and Killer Mike around the BLURT crib… even your aging ol’ uncle, who until a year ago still thought the term “rap” was what folks did back in the ’60s when they wanted to have a serious conversation. (I remember an Episcopal Church preacher who prided himself for his “rap sessions” with us teenagers… but I digress.) So Run the Jewels had an HDTV broadcast of their March 1 concert in New York last month, and it’s now up at the Big O zine for free download, complete with artwork.

MP3 – Run The Jewels: Terminal 5, New York, NY; March 1, 2017

The sound is pretty awesome, and guests who come out include Boots, Joi, Gangsta Boo, and Zach de la Rocha, so things get, uh, pretty lively, to say the least. They even close out with a wild cover of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind.” Here’s the full tracklisting:

      Track 01
. intro (We Are the Champions) 1:56
      Track 02
. Talk To Me 2:55
      Track 03
. Legend Has It/Call Ticketron 9:12
      Track 04
. Blockbuster Night, Part 1 4:00
      Track 05
. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry 4:04
      Track 06
. Nobody Speak 2:27
      Track 07
. Hey Kids (Bumaye) 7:32
      Track 08
. Stay Gold/Don’t Get Captured 6:00
      Track 09
. Panther Like a Panther 2:56
      Track 10
. Everybody Stay Calm 2:40
      Track 11
. Love Again (Akinyele Back) (with Gangsta Boo) 5:40
      Track 12
. Lie, Cheat, Steal 3:55
      Track 13
. Early (with BOOTS)/A Report to the Shareholders 6:31
      Track 14
. banter 0:59
      Track 15
. Run the Jewels 4:52
      Track 16
. Happy Birthday (Mildred J Hill cover) 1:38
      Track 17
. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (with Zack de la Rocha) 5:32
      Track 18
. Down (with Joi) 4:10
      Track 19
. Outro (Where Is My Mind? Pixies cover) 1:33

MP3: Download Patti Smith’s 4/16/17 Melbourne Show

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Band performs Horses plus selected faves.

By Uncle Blurt

It’s been nine years since the Patti Smith Group toured Australia, and even longer since I saw her, so to nab a very hot audience recording of Smith performing this past weekend in Melbourne is a treat indeed. Over at longtime Smith supporters the Big O zine, the Sunday evening show is now posted for free download, along with downloadable artwork.

MP3: Patti Smith – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia; April 16, 2017

It’s not only great sounding, it’s a raucous show as well; as Big O informs us, “The crowd sat for the first two songs, then during Birdland one enterprising young lady decided to make her way up to the front, which then led to a free for all abandoning of seats and everyone else rushing to the front and everyone in the stalls standing for the rest of the show.”

Added a reviewer at Australia’s The Age, “[Forty years after the release of Horses] and in the flesh, this holy figure spits, burps and whips her followers into a spiritual frenzy. Standing ovations were happening before the band played a note, and while the first couple of tracks built the mood – ‘Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine’ – ‘Birdland’ saw people get out of their seats and march down to the front and out in the aisles, dancing, clapping and reaching out for Smith to touch their hands like she was, well, the Pope.”

Below, check out the setlist. Lineup: Patti Smith – vocals, guitar (on My Generation); Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass, vocals; Jay Dee Daugherty – drums, bass; Tony Shanahan – keyboards, bass, vocals; Andy York – bass, guitar, vocals.

      Track 100
. Intro 0:38
      Track 101
. Gloria 6:28
      Track 102
. Redondo Beach 5:05
      Track 103
. Birdland 9:20
      Track 104
. Free Money 5:25
      Track 105
. Kimberley 5:28
      Track 106
. Patti talks 2:47
      Track 107
. Break It Up 4:16
      Track 108
. Patti talks 3:42
      Track 109
. Land/Gloria 15:45

      Track 201
. Patti talks 1:39
      Track 202
. Elegie 5:31
      Track 203
. Patti talks 2:17
      Track 204
. Privilege (Set Me Free) 4:16
      Track 205
. Dancing Barefoot 6:03
      Track 206
. Ghost Dance 5:10
      Track 207
. Patti talks 0:34
      Track 208
. Because the Night 5:11
      Track 209
. People Have The Power 5:36
      Track 210
. Encore Break 1:54
      Track 211
. My Generation (The Who cover) 9:26