[photos by PSquared Photography]
If you’re the opening act and at the end of your set the crowd is literally chanting the name of your band, you’re doing something right. A couple of weeks back, the Brooklyn What opened for Dead Milkmen at Bowery Ballroom and their set was so damned entertaining that there was a mosh pit, stage diving and yes indeed, as you can hear at the end of the recording, the crowd chanting their name. The Brooklyn What are an amalgam of styles, with influences as wide at the New York Dolls, the Minutemen, and 1960s Brooklyn do-wop — performed with an uninhibited and indefatigable style. Lead singer and frontman Jamie Frey is a ball of energy who from the outset of the show engaged the crowd. As a result, the band got the attention they deserved throughout the set, built the momentum and finished with perhaps the best response we’ve ever seen from an opening set. The Brooklyn What played much of their new album Hot Wine, some older material and a couple of well-received covers. The band will play again later this month in a show at Shea Stadium on May 16.
We recorded this show in the same manner at the Dead Milkmen set and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!
Stream “The Basement”:
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New York, NY
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)
Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-05-02
[Total Time 35:35]
01 Catastrophe Kids
02 Come To Me
03 Punk Rock Loneliness
04 She Gives Me Spasms
05 Game Of Pricks [Guided By Voices]
06 Sledgehammer Night
07 Hot Wine
09 The Basement
10 I Want You On A Saturday Night
11 I Wanna Be Your Dog [Stooges]
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