I for one enjoy the occasional crowd-sourced live recording, which is why I was happy to come across the Mckenzie Tapes:

The McKenzie Tapes is a collection of live audio recordings from some of New York City-area most prominent music venues of the 1980s and 1990s.

The collection itself was recorded by David McKenzie, a Kearny, NJ-native and former Maxwell’s employee (that’s him pictured above!). It spans mostly from 1985 to 1993, and includes shows played not only at Maxwell’s, but also The Ritz, Irving Plaza, City Gardens, and more.

David generously sent his tapes to me (Tom) in hopes of getting them archived online. I’m looking forward to sharing all this great music over the course of 2018.

All shows are available to stream or download. There are so many good people out there in the world, it makes me want to cry.

Find ’em here!

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