2016/05/28 Chicago, IL AUD

Riviera Theater
Chicago, Illinois
May 28, 2016

Source: DPA 4060 => Tascam DR-2D
Lineage: 24-bit WAV files => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => FLAC (level 8)


  1. Band entrance
  2. Shady Grove
  3. Orphan of the Storm
  4. TP Banter
  5. Six Days on the Road
  6. Scare Easy
  7. TP Banter
  8. Trailer
  9. TP Banter
  10. This is a Good Street
  11. Lover of the Bayou
  12. TP Banter
  13. Beautiful World
  14. Banter
  15. Dreams of Flying
  16. Banter
  17. Save Your Water
  18. Hungry No More
  19. Banter
  20. I Forgive It All
  21. House of Stone
  22. TP Banter
  23. The Other Side of the Mountain
  24. TP Banter
  25. Hope
  26. Welcome To Hell
  27. Crystal River
  28. Victim of Circumstance
  29. The Wrong Thing To Do
  30. Bootleg Flyer
  31. Encore break
  32. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  33. High School Confidential
  34. Good Night


Note: This is a 24/44.1 file set, which for most CD burning programs will require downsampling before it can be burned to CD. A 16-bit, CD-friendly version will be posted separately. The recording is seamless; the disc breaks above are merely a suggestion.

I went into this concert with absolutely zero expectations; I hadn’t heard anything by Mudcrutch yet, and from the setlists I’d seen online, it appeared there were no Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers songs in the setlist – I was expecting a novelty at best.

These guys killed it. I haven’t seen a show this good in a couple of years – the band was tight, inspired, and masterful; the songwriting was good … and amazingly, Tom Petty played bass in his own band. Phenomenal show. I haven’t yet gone back and listened to their commercial releases, but I’m expecting to be pleasantly surprised.

A friend and I got to the Riv about 90 minutes before showtime to stake out balcony seats — I took the night off from taping. Talltaper arrived during the opening set and was pleased that he’d run into a security guard he knew from an event they’d both worked at; the guard texted him moments before Mudcrutch’s set to let him know there were three seats waiting for us in the reserved section. We ended up in the 5th row of the balcony with few people around us, and the sound was surprisingly good. On this recording, there are a few whoops and hollers from nearby audience members, but nothing too debilitating; the sound from the PA is actually quite good in this venue if you can get in the front of the balcony. I applied some light EQ to the recording to boost the vocals, but it didn’t need much help.


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