Earthless: March 16, 2018 Market Hotel

March 18, 2018

Sonic titans Earthless took the stage Friday night to inaugurate their new record Black Heaven. This blistering ninety-minute set will take you through their entire discography starting with Sonic Prayer through the new album and ending with their hyped-up take on the Zep classic “Communication Breakdown.” The Black Heaven tour continues with not-to-be-missed openers Kikagaku Moyo and Jjuujjuu.

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Market Hotel
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard (engineer: Eric) + AT4051 > 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 [1:22:31]
01. Godspeed
02. Black Heaven
03. Electric Flame
04. Gifted by the Wind
05. Uluru Rock
06. Violence of the Red Sea
07. Volt Rush
08. Communication Breakdown [Led Zeppelin]

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Benefit for Sweet Relief: Oneida live March 3, 2018 at Secret Project Robot

March 12, 2018

Dear Friends,

As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Oneida drummer Kid Millions was in a serious car accident a few weeks back and we’ve all been sending him our positive healing vibes. Kid is a vital part of our music community here in NYC and we can’t wait to see him behind the kit again.

We recognize the hardships musicians face when confronted with medical needs. In that spirit we’re offering a download of last week’s Oneida record release show at Secret Project Robot in exchange for a small donation to aid musicians. As per their mission statement, Sweet Relief “provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.” All money received for this recording via Bandcamp (minus the Bandcamp/Paypal fees) will be donated to Sweet Relief.

Click here to head over to Bandcamp and grab a killer recording that finds Oneida—minus Kid who was there in spirit—working through most of their excellent new album, Romance, out now on Joyful Noise. (They’ve got that sweet  “Town Crier” 7″ as well.) The band was forced to postpone their March tour dates and are in the process of rescheduling, so be sure to show them some love when they hit your city soon. Keep in touch with the band via Facebook or their new Twitter account for the latest on those.

Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn, NY

Romance record release show.

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for
Photos by Tim Bugbee/Tinnitus Photography

MBHO MBP603/KA200N (LOC, PAS) > Zoom F8 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:00:03]
01. Intro
02. Economy Travel >
03. Cedars > Snow Machine outro
04. Good Lie
05. Town Crier
06. It Was Me
07. Lay of the Land
08. Cockfight >
09. Bad Habit
10. Sheets of Easter

Buy Romance via Joyful Noise

Bardo Pond: February 17, 2018 Union Pool

March 6, 2018

If Williamsburg venue Union Pool is better-known among the GenZ semi-grownups that populate the nabe’s bars these days, don’t tell the people who crowded the room for the Bardo Pond show on this snowy Saturday night — many of us grinning as the hookup-seeking set turned away from door not only by the “SOLD OUT” sign but also the deep noise emanating from behind it.

Bardo Pond is one of those bands that will always cast a deep but not wide net, nestling in the psyche of those able and open to embracing them. Their massive oeuvre — their latest and misleadingly titled Volume 8 is far from only their 8th record — attests to fans’ insatiable desire for what they’re into. Tonight’s set, short on number of songs but long on jams, was anchored by a sprawler from the new album, “And I Will” along with some recent tour favorites. The night capped with a longtime band classic, “Tommy Gun Angel,” putting an exclamation point on the idea that whatever other fleeting things might pass on that Saturday night in that room, this band always leaves echoes long after they’ve left the building.

I recorded this set with Lesley’s house PA feed together with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream and download the complete show (and donate to the band) from our bandcamp page:

Bardo Pond
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Lesley)>>Sound Devices MixPre6>2×24/48 WAV>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Kali Yuga Blues
02 Out of Reach
03 My Eyes Out
04 Under the Pines
05 And I Will
06 Tommy Gun Angel

SUPPORT BARDO POND: Website | Buy Volume 8

People of the North: February 24, 2018 Trans-Pecos

February 25, 2018

Oneida’s new album Romance is only a couple weeks away. In preparation, here’s a palette cleanser from Bobby and Kid doing their People of the North thing, with Barry London joining. The trio waste no time in locking into a late-night groove, and follow with forty-five minutes of pulsing organ, synth, and drum rhythms. As Oneida has drifted back into playing more songs and less improvisation live, POTN has stepped in to scratch the itch for those less-structured performances. Hopefully you made it out Saturday night as these POTN shows aren’t all that frequent these days. But whether you did or not be sure to come out next Saturday, March 3 as the mighty Oneida take the stage at Secret Project Robot to celebrate their new one and kick off some March tour dates. Word on the street is they’ll have those Joyful Noise VIP-only colored vinyl copies to make all your friends jealous.

Recorded from the stage lip with MBHO cards in ORTF stereo. Board feed courtesy of Trans-Pecos FOH Imoni Cole-Palmer.

Download: [FLAC/MP3]

People of the North
Queens, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard (engineer: Imoni Cole-Palmer) + MBHO MBP603/KA200N (ORTF, stage lip) > Zoom F8 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > xAct > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [45:59]
01. Live at Trans-Pecos

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Desertion Trio: February 2, 2018 Trans-Pecos

February 5, 2018

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!

Download the complete set: [FLAC/ALAC/MP3]

Desertion Trio
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at
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

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

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
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

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. My Painted Tomb [Sun City Girls]
09. Zurvan
10. Space Prophet Dogon [Sun City Girls] > Zurvan

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