Beach Day: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

October 31, 2014
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[photos courtesy of Dean Keim]

It may have been dreary and pouring outside of Cake Shop at the start of the NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, but Beach Day brought some Florida sunshine to brighten the day’s kickoff. The Hollywood, FL band treads some of the same ground as like-minded beach-named acts (that is surfy/garage-y rock) distinguished by the vocals of guitarist/vocalist Kimmy Drake, whose vocals are as sweet as any I heard all weekend. The once two-piece of Drake and Skyler Black, the band’s drummer, expanded to four by the time of this show, and the more robust sound did the band’s songs justice. Their music is deliciously retro, with songwriting of the AM radio/earworm variety. I haven’t been able to get “I’m Just Messin’ Around” and the heavier “Pretty” for more than a week. Both songs can be found on the band’s latest Kanine Records release, Native Echoes, and I recommend you grab one before the weather here in New York gets any worse.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other shows on this day, with Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip and an excellent soundboard feed from Clint, the house engineer. Enjoy!

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Beach Day
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 I’m Just Messin’ Around
02 Don’t Call Me On the Phone
03 Walkin’ On the Streets
04 Gnarly Waves
05 Pretty
06 Beach Day
07 Boys

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Beach Day, visit their Tumblr page, and buy Native Echoes directly from Kanine Records

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Wilco: October 28, 2014 Capitol Theatre – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

October 29, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Wilco, themselves the spawn of the No Depression greats Uncle Tupelo, are touring to celebrate their twentieth year as a band. Look around at acts of their longevity, and you tend to see one of two things: strict and competent adherence to a winning formula (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam) or aggressive experimentation and reinvention (Radiohead). Wilco may claim to do both — there’s a straight line from the rock n’ roll stomp of a song like A.M>‘s “Casino Queen” (the second to last song of the night) to a song like “Wilco (The Song”), which opened the night. But there is also that seismic shift to point to that began on Being There and solidified on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which catapulted the band beyond their existing limits into the realm of something special. The kind of band that, in gracing the renewed Capitol Theatre for the first time, belongs firmly in the first rank of bands that made that place famous.

This set was, if one can call it such, the usual harassment of riches from this band — two hours and twenty minutes long, 30 songs, and many old and underplayed favorites. “Casino Queen” joined Doug Sahm’s “Give Me Back the Key To My Heart” and “Too Far Apart” in a semi-amplified acoustic set that closed the evening, and early material (and a fair number of ballads) was the rule for much of the night. “Hummingbird” found touring guitarist Nels Cline on a tear that left Tweedy to say “I don’t think you’ll hear it like that ever again”. The beauty of this band is that even with three nights of shows in the same venue (all of which we are covering), you’ll never hear something the same way again.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 and an MK8 microphone in the “mid-side” configuration to maximize control over reverberation and crowd noise. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Wilco
2014-10-28
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5c+MK8 (M-S, at SBD, slightly ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Voxengo MSED (decode M-S)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, light effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:22:15]

01 Wilco (The Song)
02 I Must Be High
03 You Are My Face
04 Shouldn’t Be Ashamed
05 At Least That’s What You Said
06 Handshake Drugs
07 Side With the Seeds
08 Promising
09 Sunken Treasure
10 Reservations
11 Muzzle of Bees
12 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
13 [banter]
14 She’s A Jar
15 War on War
16 Magazine Called Sunset
17 Hummingbird
18 On and On and On
19 How to Fight Loneliness
20 Kamera
21 [banter2]
22 Country Disappeared
23 Hate It Here
24 Theologians
25 Monday
26 Dawned On Me
27 Shot In the Arm
28 [encore break]
29 Kingpin
30 I’m A Wheel
31 [encore break 2]
32 Too Far Apart*
33 Casino Queen *
34 Give Me Back the Key To My Heart [Doug Sahm]*

* performed semi-amplified

If you download this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases at their website [HERE].

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Purling Hiss: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 28, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Purling Hiss, the scuzz-rock project of Philadelphia-based guitarist/songwriter Mike Polizze, has emerged from his early records’ soup of fuzz with the band’s best-recorded, best album of righteously weird rock n’ roll, appropriately titled Weirdon. We couldn’t have been happier as longtime fans to feature this band as the headliner of our annual unofficial CMJ day show at Cake Shop, where the Hiss gave us thirty minutes of the most badass shredding we saw all weekend. Appropriately enough, we first caught the band opening for fellow Philadelphian Kurt Vile, another artist who has cultivated his early sound into something still-vital but more accessible to the masses.

A set like this shows you another thing, which is that while Weirdon is certainly Polizze’s most complete song cycle yet, it’s as much a triumph of production as evolved songwriting. When you hear a Hiss classic like “Run From the City” next to some of the best new numbers like “Forcefield of Solitude” and “Learning Slowly”, you realize just how much the aesthetics of a recording actually do matter, even in the earbud age. Despite a CMJ-typical truncated set time, Polizze and the band put everything into what they had, with Polizze on his knees bent over his guitar at several points in front of a crowd that, in the best Cake Shop tradition, was practically on top of him. Closing out with the very early PH song “Almost Washed My Hair”, Polizze drew a straight line from then to now. To hear the live version below is to realize that, if you weren’t, you should have been on this bandwagon from day one.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones mounted just in front of the band on the ceiling, plus Clint’s excellent soundboard feed of the house mix. The sound quality makes this likely our best Purling Hiss recording. Enjoy!

Purling Hiss plays more New York dates, including this Wednesday at Death By Audio, and Friday night at 338 Moffat.

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Purling Hiss
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 30:26]
01 Mercury Retrograde
02 Forcefield of Solitude
03 Rat Race
04 Airwaves
05 Learning Slowly
06 Run From the City
07 Where’s Sweetboy
08 Almost Washed My Hair

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Purling Hiss, like them on Facebook, and buy Weirdon directly from Drag City.

Matt Northrup: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Vintage 21, Raleigh, NC – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

October 27, 2014
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[Photo by Andy Marino for Shuffle Magazine]

Greensboro, NC-based guitarist Matt Northrup comes from the distinctly louder spectrum of folks in the solo guitar field. He has commented before on the fact that people don’t always expect “solo guitarist” to represent quite the wall of sound that his performances tend to create, but I suspect he’s OK with the added mystery. One of the highlights of Hopscotch Music Festival for me is always the chance to catch up on North Carolina talent that I haven’t been exposed to before, and seeing Northrup was high on my list. In the dim and quiet confines of Vintage 21, he more than rewarded all of our interest with a multi-part piece, “The Unwinding”, that hasn’t yet been committed to recorded form. What is clear is that Northrup is one to watch among the latest guitar talents. Don’t miss him.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and Schoeps MK41 microphones which provided a little bit of ambiance. The quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Matt Northrup
2014-09-05
Hopscotch Music Festival
Vintage 21
Raleigh, NC USA

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recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, levels, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, fades, dither and downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 The Unwinding (1-5) pt. 1
02 The Unwinding (1-5) pt. 2

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Matt Northrup, visit his website, and buy his records on his bandcamp page.

Oneida: October 17, 2014 Secret Project Robot – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 27, 2014
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[photo by Eric PH]

The relationship between this site and Oneida is such that we feel musically bound to capture every gig that the band plays locally as possible. On Friday last, the odds were against us, as several previous engagements (including our long-planned J Mascis capture) threatened to prevent our Oneida streak. Fortunately, a new friend and contributor came to the rescue — old-time taper and recent re-entry into the world of NYC taping Eric PH was able to attend and record Oneida show at their home studio Secret Project Robot. The show began as our recent recorded shows have done with new-ish tracks “Cedars” and “Economy Travel” before the band stepped back in time to play some “oldies”. “Caesar’s Column” is a song from ten years back that the band has played occasionally over the years, but I don’t think in the many times I’ve seen Oneida that I’ve ever witnessed it played. The setlist also included two tracks that we believe are new songs before the band finished with a couple of favorites. We are streaming the closing “You Get Brighter” which ended this high energy set on a peak.

Eric recorded this show with Church Audio cardioid mics from an up close position and the sound is both crisp and very clear due to this excellent location. Enjoy!

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Oneida
2014-10-17
Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn NY

Upfront Audience Recording

Church Audio CA-11 Cardiods > Bat 2B > Roland R-05 > 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Eric PH
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:13:48]
01 Cedars
02 Economy Travel
03 Caesar’s Column
04 [banter - last beach night]
05 Cock Fight
06 People of the North
07 [new song]
08 [new song - It Was Me]
09 Up With People
10 You Get Brighter

If download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will please support Oneida, visit their website, and purchase A List of the Burning Mountains and their other releases from Jagjaguwar [HERE]

Thurston Moore: October 21, 2014 St. Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming/Video

October 23, 2014
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

For more than three decades, Thurston Moore has been a constant in so many ways — perhaps the only excusable reason why changes in his personal life have been talked about at all in the last few years. Musically, Moore has stood above almost every one of his peers in his ability to both mine the farthest reaches of his instrument (see, for example, his recent appearances with Tony Conrad and Enemy Waves) while constructing memorable, catchy, yet-still original traditional songs. Moore’s most recent album, The Best Day, represents both impulses while leaning on the latter, abetted by a crack band that includes Steve Shelley, James Sedwards on guitar, and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe on bass. While The Best Day is technically Moore’s first solo album since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, it may be better to think of it as a next step beyond the Chelsea Light Moving project that we saw in 2012 and 2013. The connection to Moore’s Sonic Youth output, both lyrically and musically, feels strong, but there’s also a line toward the more concise style of his 1995 solo album, Psychic Hearts. On the U.S. release date for The Best Day, this show at the metal-centric venue St. Vitus gave us the very best of all of it — energetic guitar work, deeply-explored grooves, and killer songwriting.

This set covered almost the entire Best Day album, plus a couple of choice nuggets from Psychic Hearts. We had first hoped to catch the full band at Hopscotch Music Festival, but due to visa issues, that ended up being just Thurston and Shelley, doing surprisingly full renditions of these songs. Played by the band for which they were intended, these songs sprung to life, from “Speak to the Wild” and its earworm of a hook to the set closer, Psychic Hearts’ “Pretty Bad”.  Many artists at Moore’s level of seniority are worried about staying relevant; the question with Moore is how much better he might get from here. Moore has made some misunderstood comments about black metal lately, making the choice of St. Vitus all the better. Watching the man and his band on stage, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being impressed.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a soundboard feed of the house mix. The sound quality is outstanding, at least on par with the Chelsea Light Moving recordings from 2013. Enjoy! We have now added a complete video of the set from our friends at unARTig as well!

Thurston Moore plays another NYC show this Sunday at Rough Trade NYC. It appears to be sold out, but give it your best shot….

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Thurston Moore
2014-10-21
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, A-B)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard>>Roland R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (aligh, mix down, fades, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:06:14]
01 Forevermore
02 Speak to the Wild
03 Germs Burn
04 Detonation
05 [banter]
06 The Best Day
07 Grace Lake
08 [encore break]
09 Psychic Hearts
10 Pretty Bad

Band:
Thurston Moore – guitar, vocals
Debbie Googe – bass
James Sedwards – guitar
Steve Shelley – drums

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Thurston Moore, visit his Facebook page, and buy The Best Day directly from Matador Records.

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