Monthly Archives: June 2010

Diamondsnake: June 17, 2010 Highline Ballroom – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

June 30, 2010
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[Photos by Johnny]

I first heard about Diamondsnake literally the day before this gig and had my interest piqued due to the inclusion in the lineup of Tomato, the drummer/lead singer from Sound of Urchin, and Moby, well-known for his electronic music.  Rounding out the band is Phil Costello, of Satanicide and Valley Lodge fame, and Dave Hill, also from Valley Lodge.  Even after perusing their website, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect: despite what you’ll hear alluded to during the concert, this was their debut and the first time they had performed in front of a live audience as a group.  With tongue planted firmly in cheek, they will invariably draw comparisons to Spinal Tap and Tenacious D.  The difference being that the members of Diamondsnake can play really well.  And by play really well, I mean play their asses off.  Phil, on lead vocals, was at times channeling Bon Scott and Bruce Dickinson and hitting notes that could shatter glass; he also strapped on a guitar or bass for a few songs.  Tomato spent the show trying to beat his drum kit into a smoldering pile of debris and nearly succeeded.  Dave, alternating between bass and guitar, played the stealth role, amazing the fans with his bass lines and 6-string chops when you least expected it.  And Moby… shredding on the lead guitar: who knew?  Topping it off are very well constructed songs; they just sound great.  Wearing their influences on their collective sleeve, I heard bits of ’70′s hard rock and metal (AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin), ’80′s hair metal/glam (Motley Crue, Poison, Cinderella) and hints of the Bad Brains/Melvins punk-metal crunch.  Add their salacious and sexy dancing girls, the Snake Charmers, into the mix and you had a good, old fashioned rock spectacle.  Not being familiar with their material didn’t matter as the crowd had no problem getting into it.  If you want biting social commentary and topics ripped from the headlines in your music, well, you’re mostly out of luck here.  But if you want to rock out and have fun, then you’re in the right place.  I strongly recommend you check out “D-Snake” if you’re in the mood for a great, loud time.

Our location in the venue was at a corner of the balcony which gave us a commanding view of the house and a direct line of sight to the P.A.  Other than the enthusiastic hollering of some attendees – which testifies to the vibe of the show – the quality and clarity of this recording is very good.  A big thank you to the staff at Highline Ballroom and especially to Diamondsnake for giving us the greenlight to record this awesome concert.  Hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Stream “Rock and Raw”:

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Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Diamondsnake
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > DPA 4021′s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time 1:12:20]
01. [intro]
02. We Wanna Love You
03. Switch Hitter
04. Rock and Raw
05. Lady of the Mornin’
06. Woman, Yeah
07. [banter]
08. What the World Needs Now is Rock
09. Wrong Woman to Love
10. [banter / band photo]
11. Lost
12. Yeah
13. [encore break]
14. D-Snake Riot
15. [banter]
16. Storm the Fucking Kastle
17. I Want Roll

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Diamondsnake, visit their website, visit their MySpace and Facebook pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise when available.

Real Estate: June 25, 2010 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

June 29, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

The best sign for the continued viability of a band that has moved beyond its initial “buzz” is their ability to write quality material and mature in their live act. Real Estate has accomplished both and proved it as the headliner of the Woodist showcase at the Northside Festival. The band continues to play tighter and more focused sets. On Friday, Real Estate opened with a new-ish song “All Out of Tune”, and played two other new numbers, including perhaps the strongest song of the set — an untitled number (“Nothing to Lose”? — sampled as Track 09 below) that premiered at Monster Island in April and for which we mixed the audio of this video of that performance. The song’s guitar line recalls “Fake Blues” but with a stronger melody and representative Real Estate style lyrics — perhaps a perfect new single for the band.

Real Estate perform again in NYC on July 9 at Le Poisson Rouge, at the outset of their extensive tour with Kurt Vile. They return again to NYC in mid-August to open for Deerhunter at Pier 54.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the left front corner of the soundboard. The house mix was quite excellent and the sound quality of this recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

Sample “Fake Blues”:

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Sample “New Song” (Track 09):

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Real Estate
2010-06-25
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021′s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2010-06-28

Setlist:
[Total Time 53:51]
01 All Out of Tune
02 Green River [false start]
03 Green River
04 Suburban Beverage
05 Fake Blues
06 Pool Swimmers
07 [banter]
08 Basement
09 [new song]
10 Suburban Dogs
11 [new song]
12 Atlantic City
13 Beach Comber
14 [encore break]
15 Black Lake
16 Younger Than Yesterday

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Real Estate, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their releases from Woodist Records, Half Machine Records, and Underwater Peoples (currently sold out).

Keepaway: June 27, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

June 29, 2010
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[Photo by Janice Chou for FREEwilliamsburg.  Used by permission.]

Brooklyn’s Keepaway are having quite a year.  Having just released their debut EP, Baby Style, they already scored an opening slot for Yeasayer at their recent Governor’s Island show.  That must have made for a logical pairing, as Keepaway serve up tribal, live dance music with beats and keys served up live along with drums and guitar – this is not “press play” dance music.  The closer dance music and rock music get, the tougher they are to tell apart, though it is fair to say that compared to, say, Yeasayer, these guys fall a bit further toward the dance side of things.  Drummer Frank Lyon anchors the trio with an unusual drum setup that abandons the kick drum (since the deep bass is coming from Mike Burakoff’s beats), while Nick Nauman rounds things out on guitar, with all three participating on the vocal end of things.  This show saw the band anchoring FREEwilliamsburg’s awesome Sunday night Northside Festival lineup at Brooklyn Bowl.  The venue’s massive sound system did Keepaway justice, with a bass-heavy, aggressive house mix that shook the entire place.  If you aren’t a fan yet, check out Keepaway and the other offerings from the well-curated Lefse Records, which is home to several excellent like-minded bands.

Thanks to FREEwilliamsburg for putting on this excellent showcase, and thanks to Lefse Records for their support of NYCTaper.  More recordings from this night and other Northside Festival showcases will be appearing on this site throughout the week.

I recorded this set in a somewhat unorthodox manner (for us, anyway), in that the layout of the room dictated placing my two Schoeps hypercardiod mics about 12ft from the right stack on a mic stand extended 11ft above the crowd.  While the sound is different than our normal offerings – which give a better sense of the room – it is an excellent capture.  You can stream the band’s first single, “Yellow Wings” below, and the entire show is properly tagged for importing into iTunes.  Enjoy!

Stream “Yellow Wings”:

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Download the entire show [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Keepaway
2010-06-27
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: ~12ft from right stack, mics A/B, pointed at stack, 12ft up
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, EQ, tracking, amplify channels)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks [Total Time 36:47]
01 5 Rings
02 Royal Jelly
03 Family of the son
04 Head
05 Sideways Smile
06 Yellow Wings
07 100

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Keepaway, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Baby Style (available on vinyl direct from Lefse Records, or on iTunes and other retailers for download).

Fiery Furnaces: June 26, 2010 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

June 28, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

The Fiery Furnaces played three nights in the NYC area this weekend, but we only managed to catch the final show. From the scuttlebutt after their set, it seems like we picked the right night. From the very outset, the quartet was just electrifying. This tour’s setlist wrinkle is the twenty-eight song segue. The Furnaces opened with a little instrumental interlude which they would revisit several times during the set, and then immediately pounced on “Tropical Iceland”. For the next sixty-five minutes, the band never let up as they flowed complete and partial versions of cherry-picked multiple reworked numbers from their vast catalog one into the next. Highlights included the extra-melodic newest take on “Quay Cur” (stream below) and several songs from the under-appreciated masterpiece Bitter Tea. This show also featured a complete rarity — Eleanor’s mishandling of lyrics (“Straight Street”) — the shocking nature of the faux pas is a testament of her uncanny ability to master the voluminous and difficult word-strings that are Furnaces lyrics. The Furnaces also performed two new numbers which fit seamlessly into the massive segue — a good sign of things to come for the band.

This recording was captured with the Neumann microphones on a stand at the soundboard booth mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Black Hearted Boy”:

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Stream “Quay Cur”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Fiery Furnaces
2010-06-26
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-06-27

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:14:59]
01 Tropical Iceland
02 Single Again
03 The Wayward Granddaughter
04 Benton Harbor Blues
05 Worry Worry
06 Wolf Notes
07 The Philadelphia Grand Jury
08 Black Hearted Boy
09 My Egyptian Grammar
10 Teach Me Sweetheart
11 Slavin’ Away
12 Even in the Rain
13 Take Me Round Again
14 Quay Cur
15 Clear Signal from Cairo
16 Keep Me in the Dark
17 Clothes Make The Man [new song]
18 I’m In No Mood To Comb My Hair
19 Restorative Beer
20 South Is Only A Home
21 Charmaine Champagne
22 Doctor in the Dungeon [new song]
23 I’m Going Away
24 My Little Thatched Hut
25 My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found
26 Straight Street
27 Bitter Tea
28 Chris Michaels
29 [band introductions / encore break]
30 Two Fat Feet
31 Asthma Attack
32 Japanese Slippers

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Fiery Furnaces, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Thrill Jockey Records site.

ZaZa: June 26, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Full Show

June 28, 2010
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[Photo courtesy of Jessica Amaya and Brooklynvegan]

ZaZa are a Brooklyn-based trio that boasts an unusual modus operandi – they never play the same exact set twice.  While the band, consisting of Jennifer Fraser (formerly of The Warlocks), Danny Taylor and Dru Prentiss currently has only their excellent Cameo EP to its name (with a full length on the way this year), they stretch their material by transitioning songs with unrehearsed free playing.  With a shoegaze-electronica sound that has landed them opening slots for like-minded bands such as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, ZaZa’s EP grabbed early attention, and this performance at the 2010 Northside Festival’s BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall was the type to guarantee more attention when the full record drops.  Although stuck with the unenviable task of taking the early slot, those who made it early were rewarded with a strong performance that debuted excellent new material (new to me/not on their EP in any case), including my personal favorite of the set, “Distance Creator”.

We recorded this set from our usual spot at Music Hall with the four-microphone rig.  The sound quality is outstanding.  Enjoy, and look for more Northside sets to be on this site in the coming days.  The entire ZaZa show is available for streaming on this site and the FLACs and MP3s are properly tagged for iTunes.

Thanks to BrooklynVegan for this outstanding showcase and their continued support of NYCTaper, and to the Northside Festival and The L Magazine for organizing it.  Finally, thanks to Danny from ZaZa for his help with the setlist, and a great performance!

Stream the entire show:

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Download the entire show in MP3 [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

ZaZa
2010-06-26
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to left side of sound booth, mics at 7.5?, DPAs ORTF, hypers pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2×24bit WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, EQ, light compression, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 Sooner or Later
02 Are What You Aren’t
03 Arms Length
04 Distance Creator
05 Burn and Build
06 Faith in the Faithless

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT ZaZa, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their EP Cameo from Kanine Records here.

The Fresh & Onlys: June 25, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 8, 2009 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 27, 2010
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[The Fresh & Onlys at Monster Island Basement earlier this year. Photos courtesy of Erin Kilkenny]

The Fresh & Onlys have a delightfully San Francisco sound, modern rock n’ roll with just a dash of 60s hippie.  Despite getting lumped in with the garage/lo-fi crowd (in no small part due to the analog/DIY style of their latest, Grey Eyed Girls), these guys are serious players, and their live sound is transporting.  This show at the Woodsist showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg for the 2010 Northside Festival was a highlight of the festival so far (as was, frankly, every act on this bill).  I was first introduced to The Fresh & Onlys when they opened up for Thee Oh Sees last year at Mercury Lounge(Oh Sees recording here), and they have only gotten better since then.  We are pleased to offer both last night’s recording (in streaming and download) and that recording (download only) to our readers.  Many more Northside Festival sets will be posted in the coming days, but please do yourself a favor and come out and see the last day of shows.

Thanks to Jeremy and Woodsist for putting on an amazing showcase and their continued support of NYCTaper.

I recorded this set with a four-microphone setup from our usual spot at Music Hall, and the sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream the Music Hall show:

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Download the Music Hall MP3s [HERE]

Download the Mercury Lounge MP3s [HERE]

Download the Complete shows in FLAC [MUSIC HALL] / [MERCURY].

The Fresh & Onlys
2010-06-25
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+DPA 4061>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: LOC, clamp to sound booth, 9ft, hypers DIN, omnis 1.5ft split
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, EQ, set fades, tracking, amplify channels, balance levels, downsample to 16bit>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 Fascinated
02 Feelings In My Heart
03 [unknown]
04 Endless Love
05 Invisible Forces
06 Grey-Eyed Girl
07 You’re Known to Wander
08 August In My Mind
09 Waterfall
10 Diamond In the Dark
11 I’m a Thief

The Fresh & Onlys
2009-10-08 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

An acidjack master recording

Equipment: AKG ck91 (Busman active mod)>custom BB>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Clamp to right side of SBD cage, 11ft total height, DIN
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, EQ, downsample)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 intro
02 D.Y.
03 Feelings In My Heart
04 Fascinated
05 Summer of Love
06 Grey-Eyed Girl
07 Invisible Forces
08 Come Dance With Me
09 Happy To Be Living
10 Endless Love
11 [unknown]
12 Clowns (Took My Baby Away)
13 Laughter Is Contagious

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Fresh & Onlys,visit their website, and purchase their records from Woodsist Records here.

Wavves: June 24, 2010 Northside Festival, Knitting Factory – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 25, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Dave Wharton]

Sweaty bodies were flying all over the place at the Knitting Factory as Wavves headlined the official kickoff show of the 2010 Northside Festival.  Wavves may have been on the bill, and frontman Nathan Williams was certainly there, but otherwise, this was a very different band than the the duo I recorded at the Bowery Ballroom last year, when Nathan came onstage in a cast, chastened after a string of unfortunate incidents and bad press (which, if one judges by Brooklynvegan commenters, earned the man a lot of haters) – and blew the doors off the place in spite of it.  Now, Williams is back with new songs, and more importantly, a new rhythm section consisting of bassist Stephen Pope and drummer Billy Hayes, formerly known as Jay Reatard’s (RIP) band.  The new band does wonders for Wavves, for one thing, Wavves is now, in fact, a full actual band.  It may be party music, fine – but it’s good party music now.  Hayes keeps things lively in between songs with what seems to be the assumed mantle of stage banter duties, and Williams seems grateful not to have the burden.  As for the band’s new songs, from the forthcoming King of the Beach (out August 3rd), in the live setting, the departure is less dramatic than the well-mixed, lighter-feeling and less home-demo sounding songs that have been released to the Internet so far, but they are still a clear step forward.  Tonight we heard several forthcoming examples of what King of the Beach will have to offer, including the first single, “Post Acid,” “King of the Beach,” and “Green Eyes”.  Northside has stepped up its game even further and has the fans pumped – we can’t wait for the next few nights (and days) of shows.

I recorded this set with a stereo soundboard feed and Schoeps CMC641 microphones eight feet up.  The result is a nicely balanced and spot-on rendition of the night.  Enjoy!

Stream “Post Acid”:

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Wavves
2010-06-24
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+Stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to right side of sbd booth, 8 ft up, DIN
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, slight EQ, adjust levels, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 intro
02 Friends Were Gone
03 King of the Beach
04 To the Dregs
05 Idiot
06 [interlude]
07 Wavves
08 Green Eyes
09 So Bored
10 Weed Demon
11 Post Acid
12 Take On the World
13 Stupid
14 In the Sand
15 [encore break]
16 Beach Demon
17 No Hope Kids

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wavves, attend their shows, visit their website, and pre-order King of the Beach from Fat Possum records.

Wilco: April 3, 2010 Wellmont Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads (Streaming Sample)

June 23, 2010
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[Photos for nyctaper by Kate Ehle -- many more here]

If Wilco continues to expand their live show at the same rate that the sets have expanded in the last few years, the 2014 Wilco tour will consist of five hour shows with 60 songs. While that seems absurd, its almost inconceivable that in an era of 50-minute headliners, Wilco regularly plays for over three hours with an almost ridiculous (thirty-eight on this night) number of songs. In April, we recorded both shows at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair New Jersey and featured the first night a few days after the show. Unfortunately, the recording of the second show was technically problematic, and the significant post-production meant that it got pushed to the back of the nyctaper queue. Although the editing was a chore, it was a pleasure to revisit another epic Wilco show in the NYC area. For this tour, the band performed a brief “acoustic set” mid-show, which gave them an opportunity to trot out some oldies. This particular night, several Being There tracks were played, along with rare nuggets like “Laminated Cat”, “Candyfloss” and “Airline to Heaven”. The set closed with a two-for of Big Star covers, in tribute to the death in March of the legendary Alex Chilton.

The sound quality of this recording is below the usual standards of this site. We offer this show because of the large number of requests for a recording, and because this date does not seem to have been taped by anyone else. There were two major losses of the right channel during the first half of the set — one lasting 20 minutes — and those have been patched by replicating the left channel. There were also many peaks of close-clapping, the most egregious of which have been isolated and reduced. This particular venue has also not achieved its maximum sound potential and frankly the talented Wilco sound crew could only do so much. With those caveats, enjoy!

Stream “Box Full of Letters”:

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Wilco
2010-04-03
Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, NJ USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Front Rows of Balcony

DPA 4061s > Edirol R-09 > 24/48 wav files > Soundforge (channel loss patches, close clapping reductions, level adjustments, downsample, set fades) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries)

Recorded by ErikB
Produced by nyctaper
2010-06-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:56:57]
01 [introduction]
02 Ashes of American Flags
03 Wilco (The Song)
04 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 Bull Black Nova
06 You Are My Face
07 One Wing
08 A Shot In The Arm
09 Muzzle of Bees
10 Deeper Down
11 Summerteeth
12 Misunderstood
13 California Stars
14 Impossible Germany
15 Poor Places
16 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
17 You And I
18 Kamera
19 [banter - dinners]
20 Hesitating Beauty
21 Laminated Cat
22 When You Wake Up Feeling Old
23 Dreamer In My Dreams
24 Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
25 Airline to Heaven
26 I’m Always In Love
27 Candyfloss
28 Jesus, Etc.
29 Box Full of Letters
30 Can’t Stand It
31 Hate It Here
32 You Never Know
33 Walken
34 I’m the Man Who Loves You
35 Thank You Friends [Big Star]
36 In The Street [Big Star]
37 [encore break]
38 Casino Queen
39 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
40 Hoodoo Voodoo

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases directly from the band here.

Emanuel and the Fear: June 21, 2010 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Entire Show

June 23, 2010
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[iPhone photos by acidjack]

Emanuel and The Fear continue to expand their horizons and win over new fans with a multi-faceted sound that references classical music, bluesy barroom rock, folk, and indie pop.  On this Monday night at the Knitting Factory, the band was hosted by the Onion A/V Club for a showcase that featured The Silent League and NYCTaper pals Dinosaur Feathers. Since we last saw the band, they have debuted their new full length album Listen, which delivers on the promise of their lauded first EP.  This set gave ample coverage to the many different styles this 11-member band is capable of, including a new solo number by Emanuel Ayvas called “Drinking Song,” as well as many of the standouts from the 19-track Listen.  Thanks to Paper Garden Records for hosting us at this event.

I recorded this set with a four-microphone rig that perfectly captured both the room and the direct sound from the PA system.  You can stream the entire show below, and the files have been properly tagged for importing into iTunes or your favorite music player.  Enjoy!

Stream entire show:

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Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Emanuel and the Fear
2010-06-21
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to right side of SBD cage, at 8?, 4021s XY, hypers pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, tracking, amplify channels, downsample)>FLAC Level 8

01 Intro
02 Song for A Girl
03 Jimme’s Song
04 tuning/noise
05 Guatemala
06 Whatever You Do
07 The Rain Becomes The Clouds
08 banter
09 Want To Be
10 Drinking Song
11 Same Way
12 Over & Over
13 Alright
14 [encore break]
15 The Raiman

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Emanuel and the Fear, visit their website, and purchase their first full-length, Listen, from Paper Garden Records here.

Melvins: June 18, 2010 and May 15, 2009 Webster Hall – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 22, 2010
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The Melvins
[At the May 2009 Webster Hall show.  This photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]

Melvins have now been at it for more than 25 years.  In that time, they inspired many rock legends in the Seattle/Pacific NW scene, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana among them, and have consistently made vital music that rarely if ever crossed paths with the mainstream.  Originally a trio, in recent years they have come out with an awe-inspiring two-drummer attack featuring original drummer Dale Crover and Coady Willis that only magnifies their sludgy personification of the Seattle sound.  The crowd and performance at both of these fantastic shows from Webster Hall - the earlier being one of their mammoth 25th anniversary shows from last year, the more recent one being a shorter set opening for metal gods Isis, who are on their final run before breaking up – spoke to the authenticity of this act.  For once, I attended a Friday night show where every fan stood at rapt attention as this foursome demolished ears and melted faces, including sharing several new songs from their latest, The Bride Screamed Murder.

Of the May 15, 2009 set, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy had this to say:

“This was one of several “25th anniversary” gigs the Melvins performed in the spring of ‘09 that included the album ‘Houdini‘ played in its entirety.  Technically, Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne has been fronting the band under that moniker a little longer, but who’s counting?  I hadn’t seen the band since ‘97 and am I glad I pulled the trigger on getting tickets.  It was one of those shows that remind you that you’re alive; the energy was phenomenal and spilled over into the moderate pit that broke out.  Having forgotten how amazing these guys can be in a live setting, it brought back memories of this old man’s youth.  They opened with a short set of material from the ‘Mangled Demos from 1983‘ disc that had their first drummer, Mike Dillard, pounding the skins and current, long-time drummer, Dale Crover, on bass.  Trevor Dunn came out later to handle the low-end duties after Dale switched to the drums.  I’ve been to a lot of concerts but this was definitely in my top three of loudest shows I’d seen and I don’t have the memory or time to scratch my head remembering the other two.  It was so loud my clothes were vibrating, as were the keys and loose change in my pockets.  It was so loud my friend had to go sit down because she was getting nauseous.”

These shows were recorded in very different ways.  I recorded the June 2010 set with the DPA microphones mounted to an articulated arm clamped to the balcony, while Johnny recorded the May 2009 set using a lean and mean mobile rig.

Since some people may ask, please note that we were not permitted to record Isis.  Their management made it very clear that the band does not allow audio taping of any kind, and we respect their wishes.  We wish Isis the best in their final shows and future endeavors.

Direct download of complete June 18, 2010 show in MP3 [HERE] | FLAC [HERE]

Direct download of complete May 15, 2009 show in MP3 [HERE] | FLAC [HERE]

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Melvins
2010-06-18
Webster Hall
New York, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to left side of SBD cage, extended right, roughly DIN
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, EQ (cut 200Hz by ~2dB, boost frequencies above 10kHz by ~3dB), tracking, amplify/balance channels, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Time 1:09:50]
01 Sacrifice
02 Civilized Worm/Black Stooges
03 Pig House
04 Electric Flower
05 Anaconda
06 Black Bock/The Kicking Machine
07 Billy Fish/Lovely Butterflies
08 The Water Glass
09 Evil New War God/Amazon
10 The Talking Horse
11 Hung Bunny/Roman Bird Dog

Melvins
2009-05-15
Webster Hall
New York, NY, USA

Source: Church Audio CA-11 > SP-SPSB-8 > Edirol R-09 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-09 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

Tracks:
01 intro
02 Walter
03 Forgotten Principles
04 If You Get Bored
05 Matt-Alec
06 Snake Appeal
07 Run Around
08 The Real You
09 Set Me Straight
10 I Don’t Know
11 Sunshine of Your Love  [Cream] / unknown
12 Second Coming  [Alice Cooper]
13 Ballad of Dwight Fry  [Alice Cooper]
14 It’s Shoved
15 Let Me Roll It  [Paul McCartney & Wings]
16 Suicide in Progress
17 Oven
18 Black Bock
19 Let God Be Your Gardener

[Houdini set - Buzz, Dale, Trevor Dunn on bass]
20 Drum intro > Hag Me
21 Pearl Bomb
22 Hooch
23 Honey Bucket
24 Night Goat
25 Lizzy
26 Joan of Arc
27 Set Me Straight (reprise)
28 Deserted Cities of the Heart  [Cream]
29 Sky Pup
30 Teet
31 Goin’ Blind  [Kiss]
32 Copache
33 Spread Eagle Beagle
34 With Teeth
35 The Bit
36 outro

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