Thursday, September 9, 2010

moe.down XI

moe. celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. With the milestone came a change of venue for the band's annual end of the summer bash. Originally I thought, why fix what isn't broke? In the end this move really became a welcomed, fresh start to a career spanning two decades. Gelston Castle Estates was perfectly conducive to host moe.down in just about every way imaginable. Sure the trek to your campsite took about three hours and multiple trips carrying everything you'll need for the weekend (A wagon was essential this year).... and sure... we faced drastic weather changes almost every day. Besides these two minor formalities the new home was a dream.

For the third year straight I decided to capture every note played the entire weekend. This meant keeping two recorders running simultaneously at both stages from noon till 2 am. Luckily the distance between stages was reduced this year, which made for a little less running around. This post will be your one stop shop for every set played at moe.down. I'll keep the list below updated with links for everything as they're available, so check back often. A special thanks has to go to Jon Merin for generously donating some of his gear for the effort.

Friday September 3th 2010

Buzz Stage
Macpodz (3 sets)

Main Stage
Tortoise : [etree torrent] [mediafire mp3]
Nas and Damian Marley
moe. (1 set): [live music archive]

Saturday September 4th 2010
Buzz Stage
Turbine (2 Sets): [live music archive]
Monkey Wrench
Orgone (3 sets): [etree torrent] [mediafire mp3]

Main Stage
Punch Brothers
Built to Spill: [etree torrent] [mediafire mp3]
Lotus: [live music archive]
moe. (2 Sets)

Sunday September 5th 2010

Buzz Stage
Ryan Montbleau Band (2 Sets)
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
The Brew: [live music archive]

Main Stage
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: [live music archive]
Mike Gordon Band: [etree torrent] [mp3 sendspace]
The Black Keys: [etree torrent] [mp3 sendspace]
moe. (2 sets): [live music archive]

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  1. nice work! cant wait to hear lotus again!

  2. Awesome...any word if the Punch Brothers were recorded?

  3. I have read the blog...thnak you for your efforts...Much appreciated!!!

  4. All Your recordings sound stellar. Think the quality sounds better than most. Many thanks to you and all the other tapers who did battle with the weather conditions to bring all of us these awesome recordings. Have all the sets (except Monkey Wrench). Any word on their set??? Hope you are at the moe. Tower Theater show so I can acquire another top notch recording from you...

  5. Hope to see ya at the moe.acoustic show on 11/18 @ the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ

  6. Hey - thanks for all of this. Can't wait for Albany. Any chance of that Monkey Wrench set going up soon ???