Desertion Trio: February 2, 2018 Trans-Pecos

February 5, 2018
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Desertion Trio joined us at newly-licensed Trans-Pecos this past Friday to celebrate the release of their new album, Midtown Tilt, having done the same in their hometown of Philadelphia the night before. The album picks up in many ways where their excellent 2016 effort, Desertion, left off, oscillating between focused riffage and freeform jazz improv. This set showed off not only bandleader Nick Millevoi’s ample guitar skills, but gave broad berth to guest keyboardist Jamie Saft, who appears on both of the band’s albums, adding tremendous depth in the process. Of course, the focus of this one-hour sessions was on Midtown Tilt, including an outstanding rendition of “Jai Alai Noon” that gave Saft ample room to run., while set closer “Numbers Maker” coalesced into an extended freakout before tapering off into its final minutes. For those of us who’d seen the band before, there was much to love about this version of “Desertion and Arsonist’s Match,” which departed from earlier, Saft-less renditions we’ve featured but kept the song’s essential nature as a palette for extended interaction. As we’ve pointed out before, all of these fine musicians contribute to the music world in so many ways, so it is a special pleasure to see them come together here in New York. Check out Midtown Tilt, which is available directly from the band now.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 microphones at the stage lip, together with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Desertion Trio
2018-02-02
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (stage lip, ORTC)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 WAV>Adobe Audition CC (fades, mixdown, compression, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:02:10]
01 It’s A Hard World For the Little Things
02 Midtown Tilt
03 Jai Alai Noon
04 Where They Do Their Capers
05 Desertion and the Arsonist’s Match
06 The Carideon
07 Fascination Fadeaway
08 Numbers Maker

Band:
Nick Millevoi – Guitar
Johnny DeBlase – Bass
Jamie Saft – Organ
Kevin Shea – Drums

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Sir Richard Bishop: January 16, 2018 Union Pool

January 30, 2018
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Though it would seem off-brand for Sir Richard Bishop to ever release a covers record, he’s developing quite the repertoire. Last year at Park Church Co-op, he did a beautiful version of “Till There Was You,” putting his own spin the Beatles classic. A couple weeks back at Union Pool, Bishop digs a little deeper with two surprising covers: the first is a faithful rendition of Gordon Lightfoot’s 1970 hit “If You Could Read My Mind,” which has been covered by everyone, including Johnny Cash. You’ll find Bishop doing a pretty good Gordon Lightfoot impression here—and if you think you don’t know this just listen and I’m sure it’ll sound pretty familiar. The second is a cover of the Michael Nesmith-penned Monkees tune, “Tapioca Tundra.” Again, the title might not be familiar out of context, but once you hear it you’ll know the song. Beyond the covers Bishop plays a few tunes we’re used to seeing him play live like “Mystic Minor 23,” “Safe House,” and the Sun City Girls songs “Abydos” and “Radio Morocco.” For the finale, he plays “Space Prophet Dogon” into an exciting return to “Zurvan.”

I recorded this from our usual spot with MBHOs combined with a board feed courtesy of FOH Doug. The sound is terrific. Enjoy!

Download: [MP3/FLAC]

Sir Richard Bishop
2018-01-16
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + MBHO MBP603/KA200N (DIN) > Zoom F8 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:15:31]
01. Mystic Minor 23
02. If You Could Read My Mind [Gordon Lightfoot]
03. Safe House
04. Abydos [Sun City Girls]
05. Tapioca Tundra [The Monkees]
06. Mekong
07. Radio Morocco [Sun City Girls]
08. [Unknown]
09. Zurvan
10. Space Prophet Dogon > Zurvan

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Kid Millions – Jim Sauter Duo: January 22, 2018 Trans-Pecos

January 26, 2018
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[photo by nyctaper]

The resurgence of the wonderfully eclectic Ridgewood Queens venue Trans-Pecos saw the return of old favorite Kid Millions on Monday, this time paired with semi-regular collaborator saxophonist Jim Sauter. However, to call Sauter a “saxophone player” is to very poorly describe what it is exactly that he does. Sauter plays his horn through an amp preceded by a bank of pedals and the result is a sound that sometimes more resembles a guitar than a sax. For the larger than expected Monday night crowd, the Duo performed a short-ish set that was long on intensity. The Duo have collaborated for more than five years and have released two studio albums, Boanerges in 2012 (Doubt Music) and Fountain (Family Vineyard), and a recent 7″ on Feeding Tube Records. So that while the two only play together every few months, they remain entirely in sync and have that unspoken musical language not uncommon among extraordinarily skilled players.

This set was recorded from the Pecos board by FOH Eric who stereo panned the performers for a nice balanced mix. This recording is quite superb. Enjoy!

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Kid Millions – Jim Sauter Duo
2018-01-22
Trans-Pecos
Ridgewood NY

Digital Master Soundboard Recording

Soundboard [Engineer: Eric Lemke] + 16bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 15:32]
01 Improvisation

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo: January 9, 2018 Union Pool

January 15, 2018
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[Photo via @taswaim]

Until the surprise announcement of Bay Head from Gunn-Truscinski Duo last year, it seemed like these guys may never put out another record together. Their last platter, Ocean Parkway, was released back in 2012 and besides a very special gig for the Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen, the pair had been awfully quiet for a long time. Fortunately for us Bay Head picks up right where they left off, proving that when Steve Gunn and John Truscinski get a room together, it’s a rare magic that results. And speaking of rare, the duo aren’t doing many shows together in support of the record, but we were lucky enough to capture this set from Union Pool last week. Old classics “Bahn Mi Ringtones” and “Ocean Parkway” brought back memories of Zebulon gigs past, while new songs “Sugar,” “Seagulls for Chuck Berry,” and “Gunter” were captivatingly fresh.

If you’re in LA, be sure to grab tickets for their show with Body/Head.

And if you’re in Brooklyn, Union Pool has another free show scheduled for this Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the inimitable Sir Richard Bishop headlining.

I recorded this from our usual spot with MBHOs combined with a board feed courtesy of FOH Doug. The sound is terrific. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [FLAC/MP3]

Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2018-01-09
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + MBHO MBP603/KA200N > Zoom F8 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [44:42]
01. Bahn Mi Ringtones
02. Sugar
03. [tuning and talking]
04. Seagulls for Chuck Berry
05. [raccoons]
06. Ocean Parkway
07. [tuning]
08. Gunter

Steve Gunn: guitar
John Truscinski: drums

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List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2017 Posts

January 1, 2018
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Welcome to our annual list of all the recordings we’ve posted in a given calendar year. This should give our readers a chance to check back and grab some shows you may have missed. Please don’t take this as an invitation to download massive quantities of recordings. If I find someone downloading 10 or 20 shows at once, I’ll block your IP address.

All 2007 Recordings Listed [HERE]
Part 1 of 2008 Recordings (January through June 13) Listed [HERE]
Part 2 of 2008 Recordings (June 13 through July 31) Listed [HERE]
Part 3 of 2008 Recordings (July 31 through December 31) Listed [HERE]

All 2009 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2015 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2016 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2017 (124 Recordings):

A Place to Bury Strangers: March 3, 2017 Villain
A Place To Bury Strangers: July 16, 2017 Out In The Street Festival
Acid Mothers Temple: April 22, 2017 Knitting Factory
AJJ: November 7, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Alone & Together: December 15, 2017 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Animal Collective: May 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Avey Tare: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Bardo Pond: April 1, 2017 Knockdown Center
Big Ups: April 7, 2017 Sunnyvale
Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Brokeback: May 4, 2017 Union Pool
Bridget St. John: October 21, 2016 Schoolhouse
Cap’n Jazz: September 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Cate Le Bon: January 26, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Chad VanGaalen: December 6, 2017 Rough Trade BK
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: April 6, 2017 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: September 21, 2017 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Chuck Prophet: March 29, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Circuit des Yeux: November 15, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Clearance: October 13, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Cloud Nothings: February 1, 2017 Webster Hall
Creeper Lagoon: August 10, 2017 Mercury Lounge
Dave Harrington and Merry Pranksters: January 21, 2017 Trans-Pecos
Dean and Britta: December 15, 2016 Philadephia
Diet Cig: September 8, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Dinosaur Jr.: October 2, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Dinosaur Jr.: October 3, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Dire Wolves: September 21, 2017 Union Pool
Dirty Dishes: June 6, 2017 Alphaville
Dorji-Toth Duo: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Doug Tuttle: August 28, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Drag Sounds: May 13, 2017 Our Wicked Lady
Dream Syndicate: December 2, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Dylan Golden Aycock: October 21, 2016 The Schoolhouse
Earthless: December 13, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Eugene Chadbourne: April 25, 2017 Union Pool
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers: April 25, 2017 Union Pool
Feral Ohms: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Geologist: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Grim Streaker: July 16, 2017 Out In the Streets Festival, The Well
Gun Outfit: August 19, 2017 Union Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger: December 7, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Hiss Golden Messenger: December 8, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Honey: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Horse Lords: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Horse Lords: June 4, 2017 Sunnyvale
Jackie Lynn: April 27, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Jeff Rosenstock: November 18, 2016 Villain BK
Jeremy Hyman: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Jon Langford, Jean Cook and Walter Salas-Humara: December 17, 2016 – Private Home Brooklyn
Kevin Morby: September 9, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival, King’s – Raleigh NC
Lake Mary: October 21, 2016 The Schoolhouse
Lambchop: March 30, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Lee Ranaldo: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Leftover Salmon: April 20, 2017 Wanee Festival, Mushroom Stage (Live Oak, FL)
Long Hots: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed Records/WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Luna: November 18, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Man Forever: June 14, 2017 Brooklyn Music School
Meat Puppets: May 10, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Meg Baird: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Mike Watt + The Jom and Terry Show: May 10, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Mind Over Mirrors: May 4, 2017 Union Pool
Moon Duo: April 27, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Mountain Goats: November 10, 2017 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ
Mountain Goats: November 12, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Mountain Movers: July 13, 2017 Union Pool
Nathan Bowles Trio: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Nest Egg: September 7, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh NC
Nicole Atkins: September 9, 2017 Mercury Lounge
Oneida: July 14, 2017 Secret Project Robot
Ovlov: June 23, 2017 The Bell House
Parlor Walls: July 22, 2017 The Gutter
Phish: July 22, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 28, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 29, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 29, 2017 – Madison Square Garden
Phish: August 4, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: August 5, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: December 28, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Pile: April 7, 2017 Sunnyvale
Pile: December 9, 2017 Market Hotel
Purling Hiss: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Robert Millis: May 17, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Robyn Hitchcock (with Yo La Tengo): February 28, 2017 Rough Trade Brooklyn
Robyn Hitchcock (with Yo La Tengo): March 1, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Robyn Hitchcock: March 24, 2017 Big Ears Festival
Rosali: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Ryley Walker: January 26, 2017 Rough Trade BK
Sir Richard Bishop: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
Sir Richard Bishop: May 17, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Sebadoh: April 22, 2017 Bell House
Sloppy Heads: January 25, 2017 Union Pool
Sloppy Heads: July 14, 2017 Secret Project Robot
Songs: Molina: September 8, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh NC
Son Volt: April 7, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Spiral Stairs: June 23, 2017 The Bell House
Steve Gunn: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Sunburned Hand of the Man: August 28, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Sunn O))): March 17, 2017 Knockdown Center
Sunwatchers: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Suuns: February 11, 2017 Saint Vitus
Teenage Fanclub: March 27, 2017 Warsaw Brooklyn
Thou: January 7, 2017 Saint Vitus
Tim Presley: January 26, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Titus Andronicus: December 14, 2017 Market Hotel
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: September 6, 2014 Lockn Festival
Tonstartssbandht: January 25, 2017 Sunnyvale
Tortoise: March 15, 2017 (Le) Poisson Rouge
Tortoise: March 16, 2017 Hall at MP
Tortoise: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Tredici Bacci: January 25, 2017 Sunnyvale
Trey Anastasio Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Music Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Tyvek: August 26, 2017 Union Pool
War On Drugs: September 19, 2017 Terminal 5
Waxahatchee: July 15, 2017 Warsaw BK
Ween: June 6, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Ween: June 7, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Widespread Panic: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Widowspeak: October 13, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Wilco: March 24, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Wilco: June 23, 2017 Solid Sound Festival
Xenia Rubinos: April 13, 2017 Bowery Ballroom

Phish: December 28, 2017 Madison Square Garden

December 30, 2017
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[photos by LazyLightning55 and Jeff]

We had such a good time at the “Baker’s Dozen” shows this Summer at Madison Square Garden, so that when a taper’s ticket for the first night of the Phish four-show New Year’s run became available, I jumped at the chance to relive recent glory. Phish v3.0 is in a good place right now. They didn’t play as many shows in 2017 as in recent years, but what they did was quite memorable. The band themselves also seem to be personally doing well — clean and sober and enjoying each other’s company.

The first night of previous New Year’s runs of shows has been jokingly criticized as the “practice” night, a show used to work out the kinks and get back into the groove. But the current version of Phish isn’t playing by the old rules and this debut night was strong and confident from the outset. The band also is unencumbered by the mandate of playing different songs on every night of thirteen shows, so that the setlist was chock full of prime material. The abundant first set highlights included a solid “Wolfman’s Brother”, and extended “Roggae” and a peak version of “Back on the Train”. The second set started with the familiar, but the highlight of the set and perhaps the entire show was the twenty-four minute “No Men” which worked through a series of often melodic and thematic jams so that the extended length didn’t drag or seem indulgent. This was just the v3.0 of Phish playing to its strengths and operating on all cylinders. Far from “practice”, this night was a year-long highlight show and quite a cap to a perfect year for our experiences with Phish.

Thanks to Noah for the ticket and Walt for the clamp space!

I recorded this set from the first row of the taper’s section on the right side. Due to our fortunate position next to the great Charlie Miller, we were able on this night to maneuver the stand onto a raised platform in the center area, and that advantageous position helped this recording to achieve its maximum potential. Its perhaps our best capture of this year’s MSG shows. Enjoy!

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Phish
2017-12-28
Madison Square Garden
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
First Row Tapers Section

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
Set 1 [Total Time 1:16:01]
01 ACDC Bag
02 Wolfman’s Brother
03 Roggae
04 Tube
05 Bouncing Around the Room
06 Back on the Train
07 Your Pet Cat
08 Waking Up Dead
09 Theme From the Bottom

Set 2 [Total Time 1:40:57]
10 Wilson
11 No Men In No Man’s Land
12 Twist
13 Everything’s Right
14 Also Sprach Zarathustra
15 Harry Hood
16 [encore break]
17 The Wedge
18 Slave to the Traffic Light

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