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DRive By Truckers

Drive by Truckers played Terminal 5 in NYC last night (March 26, 2008). More photos below....

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Comments (66)

I await nyctapers recording from the show to see how he navigated the shit that is Interminable 5

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 10:47 AM

great show!

Posted by anon | March 27, 2008 10:53 AM

The Whigs' set was way too short. They only played for 30 minutes which was a shame.

Posted by Chris | March 27, 2008 11:02 AM

patterson and co. are good people. that new album rocks much ass. wish i coulda been there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:09 AM

how long did they play for?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:10 AM

when did daft punk go on

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:19 AM

They went on at 9 sharp and played til 11:20.

A little slow to warm up the first half hour, but once it got going your standard great Truckers show.

Nice cover of Tom Petty's Rebels late in the show.

A buddy of mine almost got thrown out for lighting up a jay close to the state, until Patterson told the security guard "C'mon, give the guy a get out of jail free card!"

Posted by Loyd Ramberhose | March 27, 2008 11:25 AM

The recording is coming soon, its actually pretty good.


Drive-By Truckers
2008-03-26
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Setlist:
[total time 2:21:43]
01 The Righteous Path
02 Where the Devil Don't Stay
03 That Man I Shot
04 Self Destructive Zones
05 Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife
06 Daddy Needs a Drink
07 3 Dimes Down
08 Putting People on the Moon
09 Hell No, I Ain't Happy
10 Checkout Time in Vegas
11 The Living Bubba
12 I'm Sorry Huston
13 Carl Perkins' Cadillac
14 Sink Hole
15 A Ghost To Most
16 You and Your Crystal Meth
17 Goode's Field Road
18 Women Without Whiskey
19 Let There Be Rock
20 [encore break]
21 Shut Up and Get on The Plane
22 Rebels (Tom Petty)
23 Zip City
24 18 Wheels of Love
25 Lookout Mountain
26 People Who Died (Jim Carroll)

Posted by nyctaper | March 27, 2008 11:39 AM

Looks like I missed a good one...

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:45 AM

"They went on at 9 sharp"

If your definition of 9 sharp is 8:55pm, then you are correct. :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:48 AM

How was the crowd?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:59 AM

i am so fucking sick and tired of all the complaining about terminal 5. sure there are these weird pockets where the sound goes weird but 98% of the venue is not like this. if it doesn't sound perfect, fucking move.

Posted by grace6697 | March 27, 2008 1:51 PM

Grace
you are just wrong. It is not just scattered pockets. Now please go shut the fuck up and suck one of the Bowery Presents guys cock

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 1:54 PM

Well said Grace!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 1:58 PM

anon 1:54, why are you so angry?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 2:04 PM

The crowd was ok, few were dancing, but many were singing along. It was the first show I have seen at Terminal 5 that was not sold out, so you were able to move about the floor with ease.

The sound was terrible as always. When they rocked out, everything was one big muddy mess. When they played softer and the volume went done, things were much better. I think it was during "Self Destructive Zones" when the song was soft, everything was great. But then you can hear the volume getting pushed higher by the sound guys and everything turning to mush.

Still, I wouldn't rule out going to a show because it was at Terminal 5. It's not that bad (unlike terrible places like Glasslands).

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 2:06 PM

Anon 2:06 is spot on-- though I would say that Terminal 5 CAN indeed be that bad ;)

Hard for a three guitar band to not sound mushy in T5. I would say that there are pockets of good sound, but they are few and far between (at least last night)

Hadnt been there in a while-- I think since the first few weeks it opened. At least they fixed the beer line issue for the most part.

Posted by A Roach | March 27, 2008 2:37 PM

Anyone who defends this out of the way, murky sounding room is being paid to do so. If it looks like a turd & sounds like a turd, folks, it's a turd. No one wants to go there, really. Bands should stop forcing fans to go to such a resoundingly bad space. There are plenty of places to play. Last night was just a bummer for me. Fixed beer line or no, I am voting with my dollars and not going back.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 5:36 PM

^^^ this guy again?
DBT sounded great last night. The show was excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 5:43 PM

Sounds pretty good listening to it now:
http://www.nyctaper.com/?p=146

Posted by nyctaper | March 28, 2008 12:56 AM

i am not paid by bowery presents to say jack shit. i have an opinion, this is america and i feel like expressing it. thanks.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 10:35 AM

Grace I am not paid either and it isn't so bad. Some people just complain to complain. They would probably complain if all concerts were free and sounded 100 % impecable. Something would be wrong in their mind. Something as miniscule as they might have to walk a few blocks to get there. Shesh! Grow up people!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 10:39 AM

I agree that most people commenting on this site complain just to complain. However Terminal 5 is an exception. If the sound at that venue sounds great to you, then good for you. It does not surprise me since the music listening public downgraded from CDs to crappy mp3s for the sake of convenience and most claim iTunes files sound good to them. The few times I was at Terminal 5, the sound was terrible even though I moved around the floor section to see if it was going to sound any different elsewhere. The place is a disgrace. I skipped at least 7-8 shows I would have definitely seen had they been not at Terminal 5. Not the end of the world for me. I'm out at a show every other night. I can do without the few at Terminal 5. Still Bowery Presents did a disservice to the whole NY scene by opening that place and artists are definitely doing a disservice to themselves by agreeing to play there. I know at least 5 people off the top of my head who would have been at this show if it was anywhere else other than Terminal 5, Roseland, or Hammerstein. If that was the case, maybe the show would have been sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 11:33 AM

^^^^^^very well said Anon 11:333 and 100% correct.

People like grace and anon 10:39 are just fucking stupid

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 11:55 AM

please, anon. 11:33. don't condescend. i don't think the sound is decent (never said "great") at terminal 5 because i'm some moron anti-audiophile who just listens to shitty mp3s off the internet on bad headphones/speakers. i'm pretty particular about the way things sound. that being said, i still think terminal 5 is decent.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 11:56 AM

As stated above. Grace6697 is a jackass

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:00 PM

to anonymous 11:33 what is your opinion of Webster Hall in that case? I saw 2 shows there in the past 6 months where the artists were apologizing from the stage about the sound quality issues. That would be the Animal Collective show and Menomena show.

And what about Music Hall of Williamsburg? which is just an atrocity if you are anywhere close to the stage, for the opening acts especially.

I saw one show at Terminal 5 and from where I was standing by the stage, I would rank it easily one of the better sounding shows Ive seen.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:03 PM

Anon 12:00 is a jackass! I agree with Grace!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:10 PM

Hammerstein sounds good? are you fucking kidding me? I went there for Disco Biscuits and from front of stage we couldnt even hear the goddamn drummer at all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:11 PM

Anon 12:03pm, Webster Hall and MHOW are heads and tails better than Interminable 5. To say anything otherwise is laughable at best

Anon 12:10pm that would make you as much of a schmuck as Grace

Anon 12:11pm you went to see Disco Biscuits??? Nuff Said to your opinion. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:16 PM

i just don't see what's so bad about terminal 5 as compared to other venues in the city.

everyone needs to calm down.

signed,
your jackass.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 12:18 PM

Anon 12:16 Is it that hard to believe someone likes Terminal 5! Get over yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:18 PM

Grace the jackasss, if you cant see the difference i would guess that you are not only stupid but deaf as well

Anon 12:18pm yes it is hard to believe.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:25 PM

Lets do a survey of sorts..

Please place your grades below

Sound:
Bowery Ballroom A
Irving Plaza B (Usually very loud!)
Webster Hall C+/B-
Hammerstein C+
Roseland C-/D+
Southpaw C+
Music Hall of Williamsburg C+
Beacon B-
MSG B (For a large venue it is good)
Theater at MSG B-
Radio City B+
Living Room B
Joes Pub B+
Terminal 5 C+

Other expierences (Alcohol, Bathrooms, etc)
Bowery Ballroom B+
Irving Plaza B-
Webster Hall C
Hammerstein D+
Roseland D+
Southpaw C+
Music Hall of Williamsburg A-
Beacon B-
MSG C
Theater at MSG B-
Radio City B
Living Room B-
Joes Pub B-
Terminal 5 B

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:26 PM

sound at the music hall is great...

"And what about Music Hall of Williamsburg? which is just an atrocity if you are anywhere close to the stage, for the opening acts especially."

you obviously know nothing

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:27 PM

Music Hall was nice. Was there for ASH! Sound was VERY LOUD! Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:29 PM

Ahh forgot
Sound
Mercury Lounge B
Knitting Factory B

Expierences
Mercury Lounge B-
Knitting Factory B

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:31 PM

Anon 12:26 pm-are you fucking kidding me????
Joe's Pub B+
MHOW C+
MSG B
and Mercury Lounge B-

Dude, you are a fucking dunce.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:43 PM

I must agree, (as a live sound engineer) that the sound could have been better. I spent most of the night in the VIP section though and had the left mains blowing in my ear. I still can't hear very well. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but I couldn't hear the bass at all and I felt bad because she seemed to be playing her heart out. Other than the sound it was a good performance on the bands part. I only wish I had gotten there earlier.

Posted by Alex | March 28, 2008 12:46 PM

Stupid...
MHOW sounds WAY better than Southpaw!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:48 PM

All you people who are disagreeing lets see your rankings. If you don't agree that’s your personal preference. Most of you like to agitate people and probably have not even been to several shows at the above venues. I attend 50-60 NYC shows a year. My rankings are averages. I saw great shows and terrible shows at almost all the venues, but the following is a consistent feeling.

Anon 12:43 you are a dunce for not backing up your rebuttal. Give me examples why I am wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:53 PM

I mostly agree with Anon 12:26 Music Hall of Williamsburg I would put higher though!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:55 PM

" must agree, (as a live sound engineer) that the sound could have been better. I spent most of the night in the VIP section though and had the left mains blowing in my ear. I still can't hear very well. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but I couldn't hear the bass at all and I felt bad because she seemed to be playing her heart out. Other than the sound it was a good performance on the bands part. I only wish I had gotten there earlier."

As a live sound engineer, you should know that the band is responsible for mixing the show. not the venue...

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:58 PM

"All you people who are disagreeing lets see your rankings. If you don't agree that’s your personal preference. Most of you like to agitate people and probably have not even been to several shows at the above venues. I attend 50-60 NYC shows a year. My rankings are averages. I saw great shows and terrible shows at almost all the venues, but the following is a consistent feeling.

Anon 12:43 you are a dunce for not backing up your rebuttal. Give me examples why I am wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 12:53 PM"

I am anon 12:43
50-60 nyc shows a year...OOOOOOH you are some concert goer. Dude, i see almost 3 or 4 shows a week on average and most weeks more than that. So you can take that 50-60 and shove it up your ass, dunce. The rankings you give are so completely out of wack i dont have to give you mine. I know most sound engineers would agree with me on your stupidity. Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge are considered to be 2 of the best venues for live sound in this city. MSG one of the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 1:07 PM

bullshit bullshit, always lay the blame on the bands when the venue fucks up! were you there for Thurston Moore (at MHoW) what a fucking joke that was the poor woman who opened that show, it was easily one of the worst sounding shows Ive all last year, and I go probably close to 100 shows a year.

We went over Webster Hall many times over and Im not gonna rehash that one.

Also no one mentioned Knitting Factory, which is one of the best sounding venues, especially the 2nd level one, the woman who mixes the floor on that level if fucking awesome.

best sound- Joe's Pub, Living Room, Cake Shop, Union Pool, all an A, all small spaces. Theaters I give an A to United Palace and Beacon, for halls Bowery Ballroom, and the small space at Hammerstein, not the main room

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 1:22 PM

how arbitrary.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 1:35 PM

Anon 1:22 i am not sure what you speak of though i do agree with you on some point. I was at the Thurston Moore show and it was not bad sound. MHOW is a great sounding place although it could use a little warmth to it. Cake Shop and Union Pool im gonna have to say ummm no. Not that they are bad by any means but not an A.
And what woman do you speak of at Knitting Factory because it is my buddy who does a lot of the work there and he is most def a dude.

And to Grace the jackass, there is arbitrary and then there is just stupid and wrong which is where you fit in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 1:49 PM

Sounded fine to me.

Posted by JD | March 28, 2008 1:49 PM

United Palace has the best sound in NYC.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 1:59 PM

^^^^^^So sayeth the worthless Jackass

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 2:21 PM

Yes, Terminal 5 is a poor sounding venue. Funny, at the DBT show, the sounds was very boomy, but you couldn't hear the bass!

You can rank the venues all you want, but there are few 3000 person GA venues in the city. It's either T5, Roseland or Hammerstein. I prefer Hammerstein over T5, but ticket prices are much higher for shows there. I have seen a few shows at T5 for around $25, but nothing at Hammerstein was below $35. Would I pay $20 extra for a show at Hammerstein? No. $10? Maybe. Roseland only sounds good up front. The sound underneath the overhang is terrible (of course). Roseland has the best bar and bartenders (and a coat check that works), too bad the sound sucks in that spot!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 2:35 PM

Some that weren't mentioned: Maxwell's is fantastic for a small room. Southpaw's usually pretty bad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 2:55 PM

i'd choose t5 over hammerstein any day of the week. the staff @ hammerstein are a bunch of douchebags and the prices are unreasonable for that sort of venue.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 6:01 PM

^^^^^ Thats funny. The jackass is calling someone a douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2008 6:28 PM

everyone get off the internet. it's the fucking weekend.

Posted by grace6697 | March 28, 2008 6:57 PM

A couple of hundred people have downloaded this recording now. Any comments on the sound with hard evidence on your computer ?

Posted by nyctaper | March 29, 2008 12:31 PM

you know what makes Terminal 5 sound crappy?... the digital soundboard that they have... those things compress the shit out of the music... a nice analog soundboard would have been much better.

Posted by analogman | March 30, 2008 5:17 AM

^^^ Yeah and you know what would have made it even better???
Not playing at Terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 9:28 AM

"a nice analog soundboard would have been much better."

you mean like the nice midas analog board that was used for this show? Dumbass...
A perfect example of the know-nothings who all think they are soundguys.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 10:19 AM

""a nice analog soundboard would have been much better."

you mean like the nice midas analog board that was used for this show? Dumbass...
A perfect example of the know-nothings who all think they are soundguys.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 10:19 AM"

I agree about the know-nothings but it does not take a soundguy to know that the sound at Interminable 5 sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 10:43 AM

I think it would be a fun play on words if the word "interminable" actually meant what you seem to think it means. However, it's a really stupid play on words because it doesn't mean what I think you think it means.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 2:10 PM

Terminal 5 - great venue or greatest venue?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 2:21 PM

^^ Stephen Colbert?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 2:33 PM

You know, ever since Terminal 5 opened, the Webster Hall bashing has dropped drastically. It looks like a pretty great venue next to T5.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 2:35 PM

Was on that show the drive was awesome, half of the concert don't remember cause I was drunk.

Posted by Doug | June 22, 2010 4:58 AM

The rankings you give are so completely out of wack i dont have to give you mine. I know most sound engineers would agree with me on your stupidity. Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge are considered to be 2 of the best venues for live sound in this city. MSG one of the worst.

Posted by Goremassacre | October 29, 2010 7:13 AM

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