Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon/Ryan Jewell: November 12, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston NY)

November 22, 2022

Ryley Walker offers plenty of reasons to see him any chance you can.  His guitar playing ranges from intricate to brain bending, his songwriting is constantly evolving in creative ways and his stage banter is always great. His willingness  to chase creativity and always try something new keeps me coming back.  As he said at the beginning of the night, “We play Avant Garde music!”

The set was billed as the Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon Duo but we were lucky enough to have Ryan Jewel (complete with “Jazz Machine” t-shirt) join for 2 of the 3 improvisational pieces.  The first piece is a beautiful excursion into blissed out guitar and pedal steel zones and Ryan adding drums and percussion to the remaining two.  A case point for seeing music that sits at the edges of rhythm and melody can be found around the ninth minute of the last piece.  From seemingly nowhere they find a groove so sharp Slint would be jealous.  They ride that just long enough to let you know they recognized it and then immediately push past; audience and band both in search of what’s next.

I’ve been reading and following the NYCTaper site as a fan for many years but my first actual contribution was a little over a year ago when AcidJack and I recorded Ryley with the “Course In Fable” band at Tubby’s.  It was a nice little anniversary for me to be able to record this set from my usual perch in the back of the room by the sound board.  To really tie the anniversary theme together, I used a set of MBHO 603A/KA200 mics and a clamp borrowed from AcidJack. Tubby’s excellent FOH engineer Will provided the board patch. Enjoy!

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Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon Duo
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO603A/KA200 + 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. Zone 1
  3. Zone 2*
  4. Zone 3*

Ryley Walker – guitar
JR Bohannon – Peddle Steel

*w/ Ryan Jewel – Drums

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Chris Forsyth: October 28, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

November 4, 2022

A little over a year ago Chris Forsyth made his first post-Covid appearance backed by Tom Malach (Garcia Peoples), Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback) and Ryan Jewel (everyone). This show was well documented by or own NYCtaper. In his write up he mentioned that the new material emerged feeling fully realized and noted the bands immediate chemistry. Time has proven him right.

With the release of Forsyth’s new album, Evolution Here We Come, we are able to see the full vision Chris had for this ensemble and these songs. The core band of Chris, Tom, Doug and Ryan are augmented by a host of cosmic and psychedelic warriors including Steve Wynn, Bill Nace and Marshall Allen (!!!!) with the final results all massaged into place by Dave Harrington.

On this night the band operated as a power trio. While Tom’s additions were missed, it’s exciting to see how much space Chris is able to cover on his own. The band sounded amazing, taking flight immediately and working through a majority of the new material. The set closer, Robot Energy Machine, featured Charlie Saufley (Heron Oblivion) on guitar and offered nearly 20 minutes of wide eared improvisation to digest.

Chris is currently wrapping up a co-headlining tour with Meg Baird. Hopefully you got a chance to catch a set, but if not we’ve got you covered! I recorded this from the back of the room with my MBHOs and board patch from Tubby’s FOH engineer, Brian. Enjoy!

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Chris Forsyth



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 Brian for the board patch

1: Bad Moon Risen

2: Experimental & Professional

3: Tomorrow Might As Well be Today

4: Heaven For A Few

5: You’re Going to Need Somebody

6: Long Beach Idyll

7: Robot Energy Machine*


Chris Forsyth – Guitar, Vocals

Doug McCombs – Bass

Ryan Jewell – Drums

* with Charlie Saufley on guitar

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Pavement: October 2, 2022 Kings Theatre

October 25, 2022
Pictured: Pavement plays live at Kings Theatre.

Pavement have crossed the pond and are now three nights into their London run. Boy those setlists are looking good, with “Cream of Gold” and “Angel Carver Blues/Mellow Jazz Docent” now in rotation. But hey, I can’t complain about this setlist from night three of their Kings Theatre run which filled in some songs I hadn’t seen the previous couple nights like “In the Mouth a Desert,” “Fight This Generation,” “Spizzle Trunk,” and “Gangsters & Pranksters.” The duo of “Blue Hawaiian” and “Motion Suggests” here sweetened this one into my favorite show of the weekend. Will we see you again in another decade, Pavement? I sure hope so!

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Kings Theatre
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH

DPA 4061 > d:vice > iPhone 12 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [1:46:47]
01. Major Leagues
02. In the Mouth a Desert
03. Two States
04. We Dance
05. Harness Your Hopes
06. Cut Your Hair
07. Heaven Is a Truck
08. The Hexx
09. Frontwards
10. Home
11. Stereo
12. Kennel District
13. Range Life
14. Folk Jam
15. Embassy Row
16. Fight This Generation
17. Here
18. Blue Hawaiian
19. Motion Suggests
20. Unfair
21. [Encore Break]
22. Spizzle Trunk
23. Spit on a Stranger
24. Gangsters & Pranksters
25. Summer Babe
26. Stop Breathin

Pavement: October 3, 2022 Kings Theatre

October 19, 2022
Photo courtesy of P Squared Photography / hosted on BrooklynVegan

I’m gonna stick to my man Eric PH’s winning strategy of brevity here, as I offer you Night 4 of Pavement’s NYC run at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. (Lemme stop there and answer your next question, yes, we will be posting Night 3 also). This show only repeated a handful of songs from the previous evening and brought out a couple of choice nuggets, including the first time “AT&T” has been played in 12 years and a sprawling “Fillmore Jive” for the first time during this NYC run. If you’re here, you know what you’re doing.

I recorded this set with DPA’s microscopic 6061 mics into their d:vice interface to an iPhone 14 Pro. Sounds good!

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Kings Theatre
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

DPA 6061 (FOB, ROC)>d:vice>iPhone 14 Pro (24/48)>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 3.0>FLAC24 ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:44:25]
01 Grounded
02 Silence Kid
03 Gold Soundz
04 Fame Throwa
05 Kennel District
06 Starlings of the Slipstream
07 Trigger Cut
08 Two States
09 Zurich Is Stained
10 Heckler Spray
11 Debris Slide
12 Type Slowly
13 Shady Lane
14 Father to a Sister of Thought
15 Serpentine Pad
16 Give It A Day
17 Harness Your Hopes
18 Pueblo
19 [encore break
20 Stereo
21 Transport Is Arranged
22 AT&T
23 [encore break]
24 Grave Architecture
25 Range Life
26 Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)
27 Cut Your Hair>
28 Fillmore Jive

Pavement: October 1, 2022 Kings Theatre

October 13, 2022

If night one was the hits set, then night two dealt some deeper cuts from Wowee Zowee. We got “Black Out,” “Grave Architecture,” “Pueblo,” “We Dance,” and for only the second time on the tour a blistering “Half a Canyon.” Wow! If I could point to one song I was chasing on this tour it would be “Half a Canyon.” And if they didn’t play it at Kings Theatre, I would be forced to follow them until they did. We also got their Jim Pepper cover, “Witchi Tai To,” the tour’s only new addition to the Pavement repertoire, to close out the evening. Maybe it was where my seats were located, or simply a Saturday night crowd, but the unbridled enthusiasm out in the seats I think perked up the band a bit compared to the previous night. Pavement forever!

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Kings Theatre
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH

DPA 4061 > d:vice > iPhone 12 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [1:47:19]
01. Our Singer
02. Silence Kid
03. Black Out
04. Perfume-V
05. Transport is Arranged
06. Zurich is Stained
07. Type Slowly
08. Stereo
09. Date w/ IKEA
10. Grave Architecture
11. Gold Soundz
12. Starlings of the Slipstream
13. Summer Babe
14. Pueblo
15. Heckler Spray
16. Feed 'em to the (Linden) Lions
17. Embassy Row
18. Debris Slide
19. Grounded
20. Shady Lane
21. We Dance
22. Harness Your Hopes
23. [Encore Break]
24. Half a Canyon
25. Spit on a Stranger
26. Cut Your Hair
27. Painted Soldiers
28. Witchi Tai To

Pavement: September 30, 2022 Kings Theatre

October 10, 2022
Photos by P Squared

Honestly I have nothing to say about Pavement that is original, interesting, or that you will care about. They’re maybe my favorite band ever. I’ve been listening to them for more than half my lifetime. Last weekend, I got to see Pavement play three wildly joyful shows. I’m absolutely ecstatic, the good feelings persisting long after the band stopped playing. Here’s the first night, the one I’m calling the hits night. Enjoy this as much as I do!

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Kings Theatre
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH

DPA 4061 > d:vice > iPhone 12 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC

Tracks [1:43:07]
01. Fin
02. Box Elder
03. Harness Your Hopes
04. Spit on a Stranger
05. Serpentine Pad
06. Painted Soldiers
07. Type Slowly
08. Heckler Spray
09. Trigger Cut
10. Shoot the Singer
11. Two States
12. Gold Soundz
13. Grounded
14. Folk Jam
15. Kennel District
16. Father to a Sister of Thought
17. Stereo
18. Here
19. The Hexx
20. Unfair
21. Range Life
22. [Encore Break]
23. Stop Breathin
24. Major Leagues
25. Summer Babe
26. Cut Your Hair



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