Kevin Devine: December 11, 2015 Bell House (Devinyls Splits Show)

December 15, 2015
By

kd-1267
[photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane]

We always knew Kevin Devine was one of the nicest guys around — what I didn’t know was how ubiquitous is that opinion. Kevin’s current project is the Devinyls Splits, a six-volume series released in semi-monthly intervals by Bad Timing Records where Devine pairs with another performer on a double-sided 7″. The roster of artists who have joined in this project is both impressive and eclectic — from indie-vet Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) to new punk frontperson Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) to neo-folk hero Mike Kinsella (Owen). Kevin’s ability to attract such a variety of artists is admirable, but it was astounding that when he planned a tour for the series and invited all six of the artists — every single one of them agreed to play the three-show run. The opening night of the tour was Friday at Bell House and if the Kevin Devine three-album show from a few years ago (recording here) was a wealth of riches, this year’s event was even more fan-friendly. In the end, the show featured two lengthy sets that lasted over four hours, offered seven guests including mini-sets from Laura Stevenson, Tigers Jaw, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Owen, and Matthew Caws, many collaborations between the artists, some neat covers, and interspersed within it all, twenty-four Kevin Devine (either solo or with The Goddamn Band) performances. But somehow the night never seemed to lose any momentum despite many stage changes. Ultimately, it was Kevin at the center of it all, and as his fans intrinsically trust him, on this night he and his friends delivered in spades.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cardioids clamped to the front rail of the soundboard and blended with a superbly mixed soundboard by Bell House FOH Dave. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Cotton Crush”:

Stream “In Between Days” (Cure cover):

Kevin Devine
2015-12-11
Devinyls Split Series
Bell House
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Dave] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
Set 1
[Total Time 1:23:20]
01 [introduction]
02 Ballgame
03 Cotton Crush
04 Noose Dressed Like a Necklace
05 No Time Flat
06 [Laura Stevenson intro]
07 The Move
08 Angel in the Snow [Elliot Smith]
09 Barnacles
10 Bubblegum
11 Private First Class
12 Little Bulldozer
13 She Can See Me (Bubblegum version)
14 [Tigers Jaw introduction]
15 For Eugene
16 Teen Rocket
17 Plane vs Tank vs Submarine
18 In Between Days [Cure]
19 Cool
20 [banter – splits theme]
21 Lovesong [Cure]
22 Buried By the Buzz
23 Carnival
24 Another Bag of Bones
25 [outro – Food Bank]

Set 2
[Total Time 1:55:40]
26 [Cymbals Eat Guitars intro]
27 Aerobed
28 Warning
29 Jackson
30 I Was Alive Back Then
31 Magic Magnet
32 A Story a Sneak
33 11-17
34 [Mike Kinsella intro]
35 No One Says You Have To
36 Where Do I Begin
37 Love is Not Enough
38 [new song – Quiet Like an Island]
39 [Meredith Graves intro]
40 [new song – People Like Me]
41 Took the Ghost to the Movies
42 Giessen
43 [Carey Brandenburg intro]
44 Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]
45 Trouble
46 [Matthew Caws intro]
47 Brooklyn Boy
48 Blizzard of 77
49 [banter – Fiscal Cliff intro]
50 Fiscal Cliff
51 Inside of Love
52 See These Bones
53 [band introductions]
54 I Could Be With Anyone
55 Yr Husband
56 My Brother’s Blood

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Kevin Devine, visit his website, Support the Guest Artists at this show, and purchase the Devinyls Splits Series from Bad Timing Records [HERE].

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One Response to Kevin Devine: December 11, 2015 Bell House (Devinyls Splits Show)

  1. Gregory Jordan Norris
    March 23, 2016 at 12:48 am

    so awesome. thanks so much for this. Got to make the next show, the Philly show, but the sets were wildly different, not to mention different guests.

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