Emergency Group: May 16, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

May 31, 2023

Emergency Group plays jazz. But they also don’t play jazz at all. There are obvious reference points to 70s electric jazz but it’s boring to stop there; let’s add some progressive rock, some free improv and a sprinkling of post rock. The Brooklyn-based quartet brought all those influences and laid them bare on the stage at Tubby’s to close out an excellent evening of music courtesy of Island House Recordings

It took all of 90 seconds for the band to find a perch to launch from as drummer Andreas Brade sends the band pummeling forward. This began a 2-song 40+ minute ride so hot guitarist Jonathan Byerley was forced to play in a tank top and then apology to the crowd for “doing kind of a Bob Weir thing”. Electric piano leads and crunchy riffs buoyed by hypnotic bass lines and drumming equally prepared for fusion or hard rock; National Health or Spooky Tooth. Pick your poison. For the encore the band invited Seawind of Battery to join in. The already expansive playing took an atmospheric turn with the addition of Mike Horn’s looped guitar and Jarrod Annis’s lap steel. 

Emergency Group has a show on July 23 with Tacoma Park at Mama Tried. Additionally, they are heading into the studio in July for new music produced by Chris Schlarb! All money spent on their Bandcamp is going directly towards that recording budget so, I implore you, dig deep. A Schlarb/Emergency Group collab is a truly exciting proposal. 

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

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mr_kliked · Emergency Group 2023-05-16 Tubby's

Emergency Group
Tubby’s Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO440 + SDB > SD MixPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity FLAC (lvl8) > Mp3Tag
Recorded and produced by Kliked

Thanks to Tubbys FOH engineer Kyle for the patch!

  1. Tubby’s Jam 1
  2. Tubby’s Jam 2
  3. Tubby’s Jam 3*
  • with Seawind of Battery

Emergency Group is:
Robert Boston – Keys
Andreas Brade – Drums
Jonathan Byerley – Guitar
Dave Mandl – Bass

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Damon & Naomi: May 9, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

May 24, 2023

Photo by CG Lauro

Followers of this site of a certain age (e.g., too old to be seeing rock shows in the middle of the week) will almost certainly have some association with Damon & Naomi’s work. Maybe you have a fond memory from the early 90s of the sun shining, your vision blurred just enough around the edges to let the light and new ideas in and, somewhere in the background, “Strange” is playing from a mixtape. Or maybe that completely hypothetical and totally not autobiographical scenario doesn’t apply, and you just appreciate incredible songwriting with harmonies that can only come from a lifetime of playing music with someone. Either way, we’ve got you covered. 

Tubby’s is a small room and acoustic sets full of ballads can be complicated. On this Wednesday night, the crowd was completely engaged in the moment. We stood enthralled as they worked through songs from their most recent album, 2021’s, “A Sky Record” and beyond. Things got really interesting when they invited their co-headliners, Meg Baird and Charlie Saufley, to join them.  

When Damon casually stated, “Tonight, you’re seeing two duos and two quartets. This is the first appearance of the first quartet,” the room knew special things were about to happen. With Meg on drums and Charlie on guitar they eased into the ghostly and beautiful “Seasons Without Time” and eventually brought the set to fiery close with the Galaxie 500 classic “Another Day.” 

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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mr_kliked · Damon & Naomi 2023-05-09Tubbys

Damon & Naomi
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO440 + 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. Intro
  2. Oceans In Between
  3. Between the Wars
  4. How Do I Say Goodbye
  5. Helsinki
  6. The Robot Speaks
  7. Seasons Without Time*
  8. Sailing By*
  9. Another Day*
  • with Meg Baird on Drums and Charlie Saufley on guitar

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Oneida: August 4, 2022 Tubby’s

May 17, 2023

Brahs and Sahs! Here’s your unofficial Oneida chatbot with the news: It’s nearly summer and once again August has been declared the month of Oneida, with tour dates in a bunch of cities you’ve heard of and possibly live in. Last year’s August festivities were interrupted by that nasty bug (but not before we got to see them play Tubby’s), so wish the boys a Success-ful tour and grab your tickets now—dates below!

Soundtrack your buying with this sumptuous gig from last August in support of their latest album Success and general Oneida awesomeness. All the hits from the album are here with some oldies to round things out—I can’t even remember the last time I saw them play “Double Lock Your Mind,” not to mention the fan-favorite “Each One Teach One” making an appearance. But I love the new ones too—they’re like Oneida meets the Ramones? I don’t know but “Rotten,” “I Wanna Hold Your Electric Hand,” and “Beat Me to the Punch” are infectious pop-tunes run through the Oneida riff machine.

I recorded this from our usual spot at Tubby’s with a board feed courtesy of our bud, Will. The sound is excellent. And remember—if you don’t appreciate the Oneida you have we’re not gonna get you another one.

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nyctaper · Oneida – Live at Tubby's 2022
Kingston, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Will) + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [1:21:42]
01. Rotten
02. Cockfight
03. Opportunities
04. Each One Teach One
05. Paralyzed
06. Ghost in the Room
07. I Wanna Hold Your Electric Hand
08. Low Tide > Ragged Shore
09. Up With People
10. Solid
11. Double Lock Your Mind
12. Beat Me to the Punch

Find Oneida ticket links, records, and more at Joyful Noise!

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Chris Brokaw: April 8, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

May 16, 2023

Yes, you’ve read that date right! Sometimes life gets in the way and recordings linger. But this one’s been on my mind for a while and even more so recently, with Come ending a short US tour tonight in DC. More tour dates are scheduled this year for Come, Lupa Citta, and Codeine (go see them at the Bowery Ballroom November 9th). Chris Brokaw does not rest!

Last year we got to see him playing solo at Tubby’s supporting his solo LP, Puritan, and a new one from The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries, his band with Elisha Wiesner and Bob Weston which had been dormant since 2013. One of the great things about seeing Brokaw solo is that you get to focus on his lyrics which feature vivid juxtapositions of imagery, like in “She’s a Fucking Angel (From Fucking Heaven)” and “Betty Ford James.” I hear rumors we may get another opportunity to see Brokaw locally this fall, so keep an eye out. Meanwhile, catch up with tour dates, releases (including this recent live tape and a long-lost Codeine album!), and more at his website.

I recorded this set with the mics clamped to the soundboard booth, combined with a board feed from FOH Will. I mixed those down and then Sohrab Habibion of SAVAK provided some additional mastering. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Chris Brokaw – Live at Tubby’s 2022

Chris Brokaw
Kingston, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Will) + MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [48:07]

  1. Into the Woods
  2. The Heart of Human Trafficking
  3. Depending
  4. She’s a Fucking Angel (From Fucking Heaven)
  5. Trade Winds
  6. Periscope Kids
  7. Puritan
  8. I Belong to You
  9. Betty Ford James
  10. [Encore Break]
  11. Blues For the Moon

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: April 23, 2023 Union Pool

May 13, 2023
Photo by Jesse Jarnow

It’s hard to remember the last time I saw Chris Forsyth and crew tear it up. Before the pandemic? Time blurs! I do know that this was my first in-person experience of the most recent Solar Motel Band lineup with Tom Malach (Garcia Peoples) on guitar, Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback, etc.) on bass, and of course Ryan Jewell, who somehow manages to be everywhere at once, on drums. This set is mostly songs off of Forsyth’s latest burner, Evolution Here We Come, including the Richard and Linda Thompson song “You’re Going to Need Somebody.” Forsyth is ever-reliable in his choice of covers, here capping off the night (and not to mention the triple-threat Garcia Peoples/Purling Hiss/Motel Band tour) with his take on Neil Young’s “Powderfinger.” But it’s the Evolution-closer “Robot Energy Machine” that really let’s the group stretch out, McCombs and Jewell providing the motorik backing rhythms for Forsyth and Malach to trade lines over. Maybe next tour Forsyth and co. will be doing a Neu! cover. You never know!

I recorded this from our usual spot at Union Pool. Thanks to all the folks there and sound engineer Jase Hottenroth for making this happen. Enjoy!

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Jase Hottenroth) + MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [56:56]
01. Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today
02. Experimental & Professional
03. Heaven For a Few
04. Bad Moon Risen
05. [banter]
06. You're Going to Need Somebody [Richard & Linda Thompson]
07. Robot Energy Machine
08. Powderfinger [Neil Young]

Dominick & The Family Band: April 20, 2023 Tubby’s

May 3, 2023

If you forgot to wear your tie-dye shirt out to Tubby’s 4/20 show—no problem, they were dyeing ’em out back. Meanwhile, local Kingston jammers Dominick and the Family Band were inside playing “I Wanna Get High” and “Just Smoke” to a packed Thursday evening crowd. Those songs are off last year’s tape Body Wave Heat Whatever, but the band has a new album nearly in the can and treated us to the new ones “All I Do,” “Heather,” and “Backwards.” More than a few ears perked up as the band transitioned from “Lights Out” into “I Know You Rider,” ensuring that we’d all get a bit of Dead in our 4/20.

I recorded this from our usual spot at Tubby’s, the MBHO’s combined with a board feed from enginner Nick. The sound is excellent. Dig in!

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Dominick & the Family Band
Kingston, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Nick) + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [41:37]
01. I Wanna Get High
02. All I Do
03. Blue Morning Light
04. Just Smoke
05. Heather
06. Backwards
07. Lights Out > I Know You Rider



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