Mikaela Davis: January 25, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

January 27, 2023
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Mikaela Davis live at Tubby’s 2023-01-25

Mikaela Davis has an interesting winter tour going right now. Two simultaneous three-night residencies in opposite corners of Upstate New York. Bold tour planning for January. Sometimes the path of most resistance offers the greatest reward and the reward for each night is a set of originals and set of Grateful Dead material. 

Those that braved the Cold Rain and Snow (pun intended) on this Wednesday night were treated to a set of mostly new material from her album coming out later this year. The new songs already feel completely fleshed out offering the band chances to explore. 

The evenings “Dead” set was a full cover of the 1972 classic “Garcia”. The first side of this record is loaded with absolute classics that were staples of the dead catalog for their entire career. It is near impossible to consider the Grateful Dead without “Deal” or “Sugaree.” The highlight of this “side” of the album was “Bird Song” enriched by the harmonic intricacies at play between harp and pedal steel.  

The pedal steel/Harp combo offered some exciting ideas on how the second, and significantly headier, side of the record could be handled. It did not disappoint. If you listen to nothing else, please give the “Eep Hour > To Lay Me Down” section a spin. If you love side 2 of this album as much as me, I promise it’s what you want. 

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle. Enjoy! 

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Mikaela Davis
2023-01-25
Tubby’s
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO603/KA200 + SDB > MixPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle for the patch.

This was night 2 of her 3 show residency at Tubby’s. Each night was a set of originals and set of Dead music. Tonights Dead set was a cover of the self titled “Garcia” album.

Set 1:

  1. Promise
  2. Cindy
  3. Far From You
  4. Saturday Morning
  5. Leave It Alone
  6. PDL

Set 2: “Garcia”

  1. Deal
  2. Bird Song
  3. Sugaree
  4. Loser
  5. Late For Supper
  6. Spidergawd
  7. Eep Hour
  8. To Lay Me Down
  9. An Odd Little Place
  10. The Wheel

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Garcia Peoples: January 14, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

January 24, 2023
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Garcia Peoples at Tubby’s 2023-01-14

If you are a follower of this site, you do not need an introduction to Garcia Peoples. Collectively the NYCTaper team is responsible for 46% of the GP shows uploaded to the live music archive. The reason we keep coming back is because they keep evolving and this show was a perfect example of that. 

The night started with an over exuberant Tom attempting a left foot crossover move to his wah pedal and falling behind the drum set. Through force of will and sheer determination he maintained peak shred for several more minutes seeing the piece to conclusion. At this point they brought saxophonist Jefry Brown up who sat in for the remainder of the set. What came next was a nearly 20-minute version of GP staple “A Reckoning” but presented in a way I had never heard. The existing structure of the song was replaced by a free jam in D featuring kraut like propulsion covered in freak out sax melts that felt much closer to electric free jazz or something you would hear at a Sunburned Hand Of The Man show then the Indie jam style they are most often associated with. Completely thrilling and the reason we keep coming back. 

You can catch GP playing several Northeast shows this February including two in Boston with Sunburned Hand Of The Man that will surely be can’t miss events. New England freaks come out! 

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Will. Enjoy! 

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Garcia Peoples
Tubby’s
Kingston, NY
2023-01-14

Source: MBHO 440 + SDB > MixPre3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/izotope > Audacity > FLAC (lvl8)
Recorded and produced by kliked

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Will for the patch!

  1. Head Over Heels Jam
  2. A Reckoning
  3. False Company
  4. Tubby’s Jam
  5. Cold Dice
  6. Tough Freaks
  7. Stray Cats

This show featured Jefrey Brown on sax

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Phish: December 30, 2022 Madison Square Garden

January 4, 2023
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My eighth and final Phish show of 2022 was the night where I entered the arena with the least expectations. The previous night (posted here) had been such an outstanding performance, that I felt like this show was basically a “bonus”. But man, did Phish disagree. 12/30/22 is currently at the top of the yearly statistics as the highest rated show, and for good reason. This show smoked from the opening notes of crowd favorite opener “Down With Disease”, and continued throughout the first set including a tight “Reba”. But the highlights of this show for me weren’t the “hits”, but rather the two songs that opened the first forty minutes of the second set. “No Man’s > Golden Age” were so well jammed and veered off into such interesting territory that I lost track of what tune what actually being played. But it didn’t matter. This was Phish 4.0 at its best, and like all three of the New Year’s week shows I attended, I felt lucky to be there to see it.

I recorded this set as I had the 12/29 set, with the Neumann hypers from an advantageous position in the first row of the taper’s section, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Phish – Live at MSG Dec 30 2022

Phish
2022-12-30
Madison Square Garden
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Tapers Section at Soundboard

Neumann KM-150 Hypers > 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 1:26:41]
01 Down with Disease
02 The Moma Dance
03 Pebbles and Marbles
04 Theme From the Bottom
05 Reba
06 The Howling
07 Foam
08 Run Like an Antelope

Set 2 [Total Time 1:27:53]
09 No Men In No Man’s Land
10 Golden Age
11 Sand
12 If I Could
13 I Always Wanted It This Way
14 [encore break]
15 Chalk Dust Torture

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Phish: December 29, 2022 Madison Square Garden

January 1, 2023
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Of the eight Phish shows I attended and recorded this year, the second night of this week’s New Year’s run was my favorite. The first night (coming soon) was very solid and raised expectations that these four shows could be ragers, and this second night confirmed that. From the opening 22-minute “Fluffhead”, Phish were locked in and delivering the jams. There are at least four highlight segments in this show where the band just let go, stepped out, and peaked. Phish 4.0 is renowned for choosing the unexpected songs to stretch out and on this night it was an exceptional “Ruby Waves” where the band allowed the music to create the moment. This recording is one that I’m going to come back to often, and it is nights like this that keep me coming back.

I recorded this set with the Neumann hyper cards from a head-high stand in front of the lighting booth. The advantageous position and mic choice combine for a really bright and clear recording and we repeated this combo the following night based on the superb results. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Phish – Live at MSG December 29 2022

Phish
2022-12-29
Madison Square Garden
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Tapers Section at Soundboard

Neumann KM-150 Hypers > 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 1:16:12]
01 Fluffhead
02 Your Pet Cat
03 Bathtub Gin
04 hey stranger
05 Tube
06 Slave to the Traffic Light
07 Blaze On

Set 2 [Total Time 1:49:37]
08 David Bowie
09 Everything’s Right
10 You Enjoy Myself
11 Ruby Waves
12 Lonely Trip
13 Back on the Train
14 Character Zero
15 [encore break]
16 Guyute
17 Possum

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Phish: July 23, 2022 Bethel Woods

December 28, 2022
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With the onset tonight of the four-night Phish New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden (I will be attending the first three nights). I was reminded of the last time I saw three consecutive Phish shows, during the tour last July. The first of these three July experiences began in the beautiful Bethel Woods venue, on the site of the original Woodstock.

This was the second night of a two-show stand in Bethel, and while reports of the first night were so-so, this show started out with some nice energy that built up throughout the first set, capped by a nicely executed “Divided Sky” and a set-ending relaxed and well jammed “Ghost”. But it was the second set Caspian/Crosseyed “sandwich” where this show really leapt into the stratosphere. We enjoyed the entire second set as the band was locked into some juicy jams. The extended encore segment was great for the smiles, and ended this super show in true Phish fashion — with a nice Hendrix/Woodstock tribute.

I recorded this show with the outdoor-friendly large diaphragm Neumann mics from the first row of the taper’s section and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Phish – Ghost (Live in Bethel July 23 2022)

Phish
2022-07-23
Bethel Woods
Bethel NY

Digital Master Recording
Tapers Section 1st Row Behind Soundboard

Neumann TLM-102s > 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 1:14:56]
01 Evening Song
02 Turtle in the Clouds
03 Vultures
04 My Sweet One
05 Undermind
06 Fast Enough for You
07 Divided Sky
08 Suzy Greenberg
09 Ghost

Set 2 [Total Time 1:33:35]
10 Prince Caspian
11 Crosseyed and Painless
12 Miss You
13 Set Your Soul Free
14 Crosseyed Reprise
15 Prince Caspian Reprise
16 Twist
17 Carini
18 [encore break]
19 The Horse
20 Silent in the Morning
21 Fuck Your Face
22 Buffalo Bill
23 Fire

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Tonstartssbandht: November 2, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

December 7, 2022
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The Hudson Valley was lucky enough to get blessed with 2 Tonstartssbandht shows this year. The first, back in March, saw them promoting the material from their most recent album “Petunia”. That tour, like so many others, was riddled with COVID-related cancellations. On this night, as they wound down the tour cycle for that album, the brothers dug deep into their enormous catalog pulling out old gems, new favorites and even a choice cover. You will be hard pressed to find two nicer guys than Andy and Edwin so I was particularly happy to see that the audience had nearly doubled from their previous show. Grassroots promotion at its finest!

Tracking this recording was challenging. Talking with Edwin after the show I mentioned how, after the initial few songs, it felt like two distinct suites of music. Andy and Edwin were kind enough to email me a setlist (complete with timestamps!), but I’ve chosen to keep it tracked as the two suites with the individual track names noted in the text file. That’s what it felt like in the room and I try to keep these recordings as true to the experience I had in the moment as possible.

The brothers are taking some well deserved time off from the road but you can catch Andy playing duet with Ryley Walker on December 20th at Union Pool as part of the excellent line up put together by Island House recordings as a benefit for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with my MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Will. Enjoy!

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Tonstartssbandht
2022-11-2
Tubby’s
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO0440 + SDB > SD MIxPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Will for the board Patch

  1. Hymn Eola
  2. 5FT7
  3. Andy Summers
  4. Pass Away Medley
    -Pass Away
    -Breathe
    -Susie
    -Last Train Home
    -Show To La Parc
    -Hey Bad
  5. Opening Medley
    -Alright Medley
    -Last Time
    -B.G. Lead III
    -Black Sea
    -Electric Dragon Sword
    -Speculatin
    -Black Sea Reprise

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