I guess you have to call Raleigh, NC’s The Vibekillers a bar band — their most frequent haunt is, after all, Slim’s in downtown Raleigh, which is a bar. But give a listen to this set, and see that they are so much more than that. And, despite their protestations to the contrary, they make the vibes just fine, thank you. These guys are real players; for example, frontman Chip Robinson hails from the legendary Raleigh band The Backsliders and Skillet Gilmore, the drummer was in Whiskeytown. Hopscotch Music Festival has always respected the local scene, and having this crew kick off the main stage on the festival’s final night was the perfect way to do that. This set consists of well-rendered covers for the most part, including an outstanding version of Dylan’s “I & I” and The Jim Carroll Band’s “The People Who Died.” The festival’s final night had just begun, but the vibe was already right.
I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and Audio Technica 4051 microphones. The sound quality is reflective of being outdoors, but is overall quite good. Enjoy!
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Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC USA
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Recorded and produced by acidjack
Soundboard + Audio Technica 4051 (FOB, PAS)>Edirol R-44>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, expansion, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )
01 Paradise [Alejandro Escovedo]
02 So Old [Jeff Hart]
03 One of the Boys [Mott The Hoople]
04 I & I [Bob Dylan]
05 The Contenders [The Kinks]
06 Mylow [Chip Robinson]
07 People Who Died [The Jim Carroll Band]
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