The Kickback: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 2, 2014

[photos by MaryAnne Ventrice for QRO Magazine]

Chicago’s The Kickback have been lucky enough to be pulled for early by some high-profile folks for the best of reasons — they’re a rock act with plenty of direct appeal, a great sense of humor, and strong songwriting. When we caught them at Piano’s earlier this year, they were still recording their debut with Jim Eno of Spoon, and that remains the case today. But since then, legend of the Kickback’s explosive live show has continued to spread, helping to bring out a crowd for our unofficial CMJ day party at Cake Shop this October. At Cake Shop, we got a high-octane show that closed on a special tune, “Rob Our House”, whose lyrics change with every performance. It’s the kind of move that not only reinforces Yost’s wit on the fly, but further endears you to a band that’s easy to like.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other recordings from the day, with Schoeps MK4V microphones on stage and a soundboard feed from house engineer Clint. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

The Kickback
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Fanger
02 Sting’s Teacher Wars
03 Head Hunter
04 White Lodge
05 Rob Our House

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2 Responses to The Kickback: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. December 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Spoiler: this set is going to be in my Top 10 shows of the year.

  2. December 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    The kickback are my favorite new band.


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