On a night when it seemed as if the rest of the NYC bloggerati were attending the South By Southwest Festival in Texas, we were fortunate to be in South by Southwest Williamsburg to see one of our new favorite bands play at one of our favorite venues. The combination of Brooklyn’s Oakley Hall performing among friends at Brooklyn’s best venue Glasslands Gallery was a sight to behold — it was as if the best of the borough’s musicians had a private party and we were invited.
Oakley Hall worked through a similar setlist to the Knitting Factory show, but added a Dylan cover and re-worked the list for a better flow. The highlights were many, but the set closing run of Rue the Blues, Volume Rambler, and Having Fun Again (with Derek from Awesome Color guesting on guitar) was fearsome and intense.
This recording was made again with the permission of Pat and Jesse from Oakley Hall. We improved on our mix from the last Glasslands recording, capturing just the right balance of soundboard feed and audience microphones. This recording is also a vast improvement over the previous Oakley Hall recording on nyctaper from the Knitting Factory. We are extremely pleased with the results. Enjoy!
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Brooklyn, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Front of Board Neumann KM-150s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
[total time 1:04:40]
01 If You Can See Them, They Can See You
02 Eyes, Lock and Steel
03 No Dreams
04 All the Way Down
05 She Belongs to Me (Dylan)
08 If I Was in El Dorado
09 Confidence Man
10 Rue the Blues
11 Volume Rambler
12 Having Fun Again*
*with Derek Stanton from Awesome Color on guitar
Experience Oakley Hall when they tour in the latter half of April:
Fri-Apr 18 Boston TT the Bear’s
Sat-Apr 19 TBA
Sun-Apr 20 Philadelphia Johnny Brenda’s
Mon-Apr 21 Washington DC Rock n Roll Hotel
Tues-Apr 22 Cleveland Grog Shop
Wed-Apr 23 TBA
Thurs-Apr 24 Chicago Empty Bottle
Fri-Apr 25 Pontiac MI Pike Room
Sat-Apr 26 TBA