The Murder City Devils – 2006-07-30

July 31st, 2006

Sometimes, things happen. Sometimes, bands that you never thought would play together again end up playing a show. Last night was such a night. I know I know… Murder City played the Block Party the night before and that was awesome and whatever, but this is something more awesome.

Last night, as an unexpected and unannounced treat, they played at the same venue they played at for their final show in 2001. They played to a crowd that was pretty much entirely true-blue MCD fans. The place erupted with people singing along with raised hands and voices. It was something special.

Even more exciting than MCD playing (for me, at least) was that The Blood Brothers were the unbilled openers. They were billed as “Escape From The Laser Grid” because they can’t advertise any performances so close to their Bumbershoot date (radius clause). The boys paraded out four new songs that are sure to tear up the new album like all sorts of crazy and the crowd really got into it about halfway into the set. I’m sure there would have been more tight-panted fanboys at the show if they had known they were playing.

Also, an experimental guitar duo called The Bright Shiny Objects opened the show first. The crowd didn’t seem too into it but I enjoyed some of the effects they were trying to achieve… some really cool A/B guitar effects. They were definitely playing to an uninterested crowd, though… it happens.

Bright Shiny Objects – 2006-07-30 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: bso2006-07-30sample.mp3

The Blood Brothers – 2006-07-30 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: bbrothers2006-07-30sample.mp3

The Murder City Devils – 2006-07-30 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: mcd2006-07-30sample.mp3

EDIT 1: Some quick corrections to the MCD setlist:

1) #03 is “I Drink The Wine”, not “I Drank The Wine” (typo on my part)
2) #08 is “Murder City Riot”
3) #09 is “Dancehall Music”
4) #21 is “Officer”

Thanks to SxPxDxCx for the missing song titles and Jim Hirte for noticing the error.

EDIT 2: Some other corrections for The Blood Brothers’ set:

1) #02 is “Set Fire To The Face On Fire”
2) #03 is “Teen Heat” (woops!)
3) #05 is “We Ride Skeletal Lightning”

14 Responses to “The Murder City Devils – 2006-07-30”

  1. Joseph Says:


  2. Joseph Says:

    By the way, did you tape the block party as well? I’d love to hear it — the more, the merrier. MCD encouraged people to tape it and then send the results to ’em.

    Thanks again! You made my week, friend.

  3. Joseph Says:

    Oops, disregard that last message — I was so excited that I didn’t read through your previous entry before posting.

  4. Zaied Says:

    Im glad you tape the opening bands as well! I love the Blood Brothers! I really appreciate this!

  5. Jason Says:

    You fucking rule. I went to both shows and have been searching online for audio/video since an hour after each show. This is the first high quality, full show i’ve found. You fucking rule.

  6. Brian Says:

    There are at least two high quality tapes of the Block Party performance. If I see them on a tracker, I’ll post a link on this entry.

  7. Jason Says:

    Brian – Please do – I’d love to get ahold of those.

  8. empty Says:

    Thanks for the Blood Brother man, I’m sure the MCD set is sweet too, I’ll be checking both out at some point.

  9. Alex Says:

    Thanks very much for this. Very much appreciated.

  10. nathan Says:

    no need to post this. I downloaded the murder city devils show but am unable to open it. Tried itunes and media player. Nothing works. Some other freinds are having the same problem. Can you help?

  11. Brian Says:

    The files are in FLAC format (lossless) so you’ll need a player that can handle those. I use Foobar2000 to play all of my music as it can play FLAC files natively.

    Alternatively, you can convert them to MP3 using this:

  12. Jimmy Thunderball Says:

    Sweet! This is a great recording of a great show!
    Thank you so much!

  13. kevinjuana Says:

    dude, you saved my life! i wanted to be there sooooo bad but i’m in london and unfortunately i only heard about the show 2 days before the event… but this is AWESOME!!!! it’s second best to actually being there. thanks a whole lot dude!

    keep it surreal.

  14. Dagger Says:

    Brian was cool enough to mail me a CD of the MCD set. It’s available for download in MP3 format at (go to the MEDIA section)

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