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Pavement: September 24, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

September 27, 2010
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[iPhone photo by acidjack]

Oh, Pavement, how we will miss you.  This final show of the band’s five-night NYC (four nights in Central Park) run had a very different vibe than the previous shows, with the band giving off a bit more of a subdued vibe.  The setlist emphasized the more melodic, slower songs from the catalog, and Malkmus in particular seemed intent on jamming and reinterpreting songs (leading to a hilarious “Pavement and the Jicks!!” comment by Bob).  At times the more laid back approach worked – such as on the epic “And Then (The Hexx)” and the extended “Heaven Is A Truck” that was a last minute substitution for “Fight This Generation” in the setlist.  At others, it seemed the band was a tad off their game, with a few false starts here and there.  The set closed out with “Range Life” featuring the recording engineer Bryce Goggin, who mixed both Wowee Zowee and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and played keyboards in the recorded version of “Range Life,” performing live with the band – undoubtedly a dream come true for anyone who spends most of their time behind the console!

Where do we go from here?  Fans can hope that the band decides to make new music or at least tour together again, but that seems less than likely at this point.  What we will have left will be our memories of these beautiful nights – which Bob himself acknowledged the band would never forget – and the music itself.  Having Pavement back was also a reminder of how dearly they were missed.  To quote the simple “Summer Babe” refrain, made all the more poignant now: “Don’t go.”

I recorded this set with the same mobile rig as the Williamsburg Waterfront show and Wednesday’s show.  There was almost no wind, and the crowd around me was enthusiastic but respectful.  As a result, the recording is excellent.   As someone who never got to see their favorite band perform (due in part to an untimely death in the band), I greatly appreciate Pavement giving fans who had not seen them before a second chance.  One of the main reasons that I record concerts is because I know how much I treasure the old recordings that people made of my favorite band, since they are the closest thing I have to the real live experience.  I hope that some people will feel the same way about these recordings.  Enjoy!

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Direct download of FLAC files [HERE]

Pavement
2010-09-24
Central Park Summerstage
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: Audix 1280c>Church Audio Active Cables>SPSB-10>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Mobile rig, near left stack
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, compress wind noise, compress/hard limit clapping, EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Heckler Spray
02 In the Mouth of A Desert
03 Frontwards
04 Spit On A Stranger
05 banter
06 Shady Lane
07 Date With Ikea
08 Grounded
09 Cut Yr Hair
10 Perfume-V
11 Conduit for Sale!
12 Father to a Sister of Thought
13 Stereo
14 Starlings of the Slipstream
15 Gold Soundz
16 banter
17 And Then (The Hexx)
18 We Dance
19 Silence Kit
20 Unfair
21 No Life Singed Her
22 banter
23 Stop Breathin
24 banter
25 Elevate Me Later
26 banter/jamming
27 Here
28 encore break 1
29 Rattled by the Rush
30 Heaven Is A Truck
31 Summer Babe
32 encore break 2
33 Kennel District
34 banter
35 Debris Slide
36 banter
37 Range Life

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will continue to support Pavement, visit their official website, go to shows on this tour, and purchase the records and merch you don’t already own from the band’s official store or Matador Records.

Pavement: September 23, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

September 26, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Nadia Chaudhury]

Matt from Fluxblog described Thursday night’s Pavement show in an interview with NPR as “kinda tired, odd moods, a bit sloppier, definitely just kinda weird and goofy.” Matt is a bright and perceptive guy — his music writing is some of the best on the web. But in this case, he’s dead wrong. I have the audio proof to offer you. Pavement’s performance was loose, but that’s their forte. But there is no denying the energy of the individual performances from this show, not the least of which was the moment early in the set when the full band kicked in on “Gold Soundz” at the very point where the full moon illuminated the post-dusk night air. The band kept up the pace for twenty minutes straight through a screaming, manic version of “Unfair”, when they finally took a breath to wish a fan happy birthday and slowed things down with “Spit On A Stranger”. Far from sloppy or tired, Malkmus vocals on “Stranger” were confident and relaxed. The show kicked back into high gear with the heavy sounds of “Rattled” and “Stereo”. The band then whipped out rarely played (first of the tour) “Loretta’s Scars” (streaming below). “That was pretty good, and I’ve been there for all three times we played it, good job guys”, mused Malkmus. The band recovered from a slight snafu at the opening of “Stop Breathin'” to reclaim an inspired version of the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain classic. Malkmus spoke sincerely about how “Cut Your Hair” had changed his life before delving into perhaps the band’s most well-known number. The jammy “Fight This Generation”, superb guitar work on “Fin”, and the band’s other “hit” “Summer Babe” were among the closing tracks in this outstanding main set. The encore “set” consisted of 8 songs and one apparent “tease”, offering the packed Summerstage crowd a neat two-hour, twenty-eight song epic show.

I recorded this set with the four-mic rig from the front of the soundboard cage, about 100 feet from the stage. While the distance and wind were factors, the Neumann hypers raised to 13 feet captured the high end, and the DPAs at 10 feet secured the bass presence. Overall, I’m pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!

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Pavement
2010-09-23
Rumsey Playfield
Central Park Summerstage
New York, 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
2010-09-25

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:54:36]
01 [introduction]
02 Grounded
03 Gold Soundz
04 Silent Kid
05 Date With IKEA
06 Unfair
07 [banter/birthday]
08 Spit On A Stranger
09 Rattled By The Rush
10 Stereo
11 Loretta’s Scars
12 [crowd/banter]
13 Frontwards
14 Stop Breathin’ [false start]
15 Stop Breathin’
16 Shoot The Singer
17 [banter]
18 Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite at :17
19 [banter]
20 Cut Your Hair
21 Fight This Generation
22 Two States
23 Fin
24 Summer Babe
25 She Believes
26 Range Life
27 [encore break]
28 Kennel District
29 Shady Lane
30 Starlings of the Slipstream
31 Our Singer
32 [banter/Steve West praise]
33 Heckler Spray
34 Angel Carver Blues (intro)
35 In The Mouth A Desert
36 We Dance
37 Box Elder

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will continue to support Pavement, visit their official website, go to shows on this tour, and purchase the records and merch you don’t already own from the band’s official store or Matador Records.

Pavement: September 22, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

September 25, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Music Snobbery]

Night three of Pavement’s New York run was a wet one.  After the clear skies and perfect temperatures of Sunday’s Williamsburg Waterfront show, and the previous night at Central Park Summerstage, Wednesday night was a hot, wet mess.  Shortly into the show, the skies opened up and we all got soaked, but even with a delay for lightning, Pavement managed to play their entire planned set, and a killer one at that, closing out the proceedings with a thunderous “Conduit for Sale!” in which Bob Nastanovich pulled out absolutely all the stops on the vocals.  Drenched but happy, the still-strong crowd returned the favor, singing along to the chorus and giving Pavement another triumphant notch in their belt.

This show was tough to record, given that it was pouring rain, but despite the shirt on my head covering my mobile rig, the recording came out quite nicely.  Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Pavement
2010-09-22
Central Park Summerstage
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: Audix 1280c>Church Audio Active Cables>SPSB-10>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Mobile rig, near right stack
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, compress wind noise, compress/hard limit clapping, EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 intro/banter
02 Heckler Spray>
03 In the Mouth of a Desert
04 Perfume V
05 Trigger Cut
06 Unfair
07 Range Life
08 Starlings of the Slipstream
09 Spizzle Truck
10 Shady Lane
11 Fight This Generation
12 Summer Babe
13 Cut Yr Hair
14 Kennel District
15 Gold Soundz
16 Zurich Is Stained
17 Stereo
18 set break for lightning
19 The Hexx
20 Two States
21 Spit On A Stranger
22 Grounded
23 Silent Kid
24 Father To A Sister of Thought
25 banter
26 Stop Breathin
27 encore break
28 Date With Ikea
29 banter
30 Lions (Linden)
31 Here
32 Conduit For Sale!

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will continue to support Pavement, visit their official website, go to shows on this tour, and purchase the records and merch you don’t already own from the band’s official store or Matador Records.

Pavement: September 21, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 23, 2010
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[iPhone photo by threelobed]

Pavement put the tickets for the Central Park Summerstage shows in Manhattan on sale about a year ago.  The resulting advanced planning (or lack of skill at planning/holding onto tickets) of indie fans was even the subject of a recent New Yorker piece.  The good news about doing things this way was that (a) Pavement sold the shows out and (b) cheap tickets were available for fans day-of.

Those who weren’t daunted by the advanced planning were rewarded by what I believe to have been the best of the three Pavement shows I had (to this point) seen this year.  The band was in a jokey mood, the weather was perfect (about the opposite of Wednesday’s experience), and the set was loose, jammy and ten minutes longer than the already very long Williamsburg Waterfront show.  This show saw the band bust out several tunes not played at the Williamsburg show, including “In the Mouth of a Desert”, “Debris Slide,” “Shoot the Singer”, “Heaven Is A Truck” and the rarest inclusion (which was not on the official setlist), “Perfect Depth.”  Expectations could not have been higher for a show that went on sale a year ago, but Pavement still gave us more than we could ever have hoped.

This set was recorded with DPA 4021 mics mounted 12 feet in the air at the soundboard next to the JetBlue VIP area, unlike the mobile rig that I “stack taped” with on Sunday.  The sound is therefore more stereo balanced, but reflects that the recording was made at a much greater distance from the source.  There are also a couple of short spots of wind noise.

Wednesday’s show was also recorded using the mobile rig upfront and, miraculously (given the rain), sounds excellent.  We expect to post that recording, along with recordings of Thursday and Friday’s shows, to the site later this week or early next week.

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

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Direct download of FLAC files [HERE].

Pavement
2010-09-21
Summerstage
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: At soundboard booth, ORTF, 12? up
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, hard limit/compress clapping, EQ, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:53:39]
01 Shady Lane
02 Frontwards
03 Heckler Spray>Elevate Me Later
04 Starlings of the Slipstream
05 Stereo
06 Kennel District
07 Grounded
08 Rattled by the Rush
09 We Dance
10 In the Mouth of a Desert
11 Perfume V
12 Unfair
13 Fin
14 Gold Soundz
15 banter
16 Debris Slide
17 Range Life
18 Trigger Cut
19 banter
20 Cut Yr Hair
21 Perfect Depth
22 Fight This Generation
23 Box Elder
24 encore break
25 Date With Ikea
26 Shoot the Singer
27 Conduit For Sale
28 Silence Kid
29 Heaven Is A Truck
30 Stop Breathin

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will continue to support Pavement, visit their official website, go to their shows, and purchase the records and merch you don’t already own from the band’s official store or Matador Records.

Pavement: September 19, 2010 Williamsburg Waterfront – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 20, 2010
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[Photo courtesy of fakebook. See his Flickr stream here]

Pavement returned to New York City after a hiatus of more than 10 years. For those of us who grew up worshipping the band in the 90s, this was a jaw-dropping, tears-streaming moment. There once was a world where, far from all things, but a hell of a lot more things were right, and one of those things was Pavement, avatars of a time when being a “slacker” was a choice rather than an economic reality. Insouciant, wry and at times impenetrable, they were not all things to all people – but they were all things to a certain kind of person, the right kind of person some (particularly a certain vintage of indie snob) might say. Beyond all doubt time has been kind; since I last saw them take the stage in Raleigh, NC in 1999, sloppy as hell and evidently sick of it all, these guys have grown as musicians immensely, as evidenced by the more intricate solos and the swagger with which they dispatched a nearly two hour (!!) set before a crowd that, as I saw it, included a fair number of people who were in elementary school when Terror Twilight closed out their recorded history. Listen to the 7+ minute “Fight This Generation” and see if you agree. Fittingly, the show took place outdoors, facing Manhattan from the teeming Williamsburg Waterfront. Were Pavement a young band today, there is little doubt what side of the East River they would spend their time on.

These songs have worn well – with nearly every song a classic, it is hard to pinpoint highlights. Suffice it to say, for those of us who will be catching the next four shows at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from Tuesday through Friday, this is going to be a memorable week.

I recorded this set with a mobile rig in the audience very close to the sound source. Although there is occasional wind noise that I have mostly processed out, and the expected excitement of the crowd, the sound is overall extremely clear. Enjoy!

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Pavement
2010-09-19
Williamsburg Waterfront
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Equipment: Audix 1280c>Church Audio Active Cables>SPSB-10>PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Mobile, near right stack
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, hard limit/compress clapping, EQ, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:43:59]
01 intro banter
02 Cut Yr Hair
03 Date With Ikea
04 Rattled by the Rush
05 banter
06 Elevate Me Later
07 Grounded
08 Frontwards
09 Shady Lane
10 Unfair
11 Perfume V
12 Fight this Generation
13 Silence Kid
14 Box Elder
15 banter
16 Stop Breathin
17 Two States
18 Father to a Sister of Thought
19 banter
20 Heckler Spray>In the Mouth of a Desert
21 banter
22 We Dance
23 Summer Babe
24 Fin
25 Stereo
26 encore break
27 Spit on a Stranger
28 Trigger Cut
29 banter
30 Starlings of the Slipstream
31 Gold Soundz
32 Kennel District
33 Range Life

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will continue to support Pavement, visit their official website, go to shows on this tour, and purchase the records and merch you don’t already own from the band’s official store or Matador Records.

Clearance: October 13, 2017 Rough Trade NYC

October 20, 2017
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The Chicago band Clearance have been at it for a few years now, having first gained broader notice with a track debut from their current full-length, Rapid Rewards, on Stereogum. Various corners of the Internet have compared them to Pavement, having more (to this listener) to do with their wry sense of humor than their exact musical style, which falls into the broad camp of “indie rock” or “alt-rock” or “garage-rock” or whatever you want to call guitar-driven music that isn’t made by meatheads these days, but is delivered, at this stage, with a certain professionalism that wasn’t Pavement’s stock-in-trade until career end.

This set at Rough Trade NYC represents a solid eleven (with one additional that was aborted) song introduction to the band, including “You’ve Been Pre-Approved.” But among the set, I was most taken with the band’s latest single, “Are You Aware,” an upbeat burst of optimism that might fit less within the “ironic slacker” framework, but is just the dash of musical Prozac you want on a Friday after a wearying week. By the time the song downshifts in its final segment, you’re feeling the relaxation wash over you. We also got some new songs in the mix, including “Chances Are” and “Haven’t You Got the Time,” the latter of which has a bit more of a 90s Britpop feel than some of the band’s other songs. The band closed with the short-burst anthem “She’s A Peach,” which ended abruptly in under two minutes. At first it seemed like a mistake or a joke, but then it became clear — the song had said all it needed to say. Clearance are that kind of band.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Widowspeak set, with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from Jeremy. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]

Clearance
2017-10-13
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Jeremy) + Schoeps MK5 (DFC, at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>>Sound Devices MixPre6 (24/48)>polyWAV file>Adobe
Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Had A Fantastic
02 The Prospect
03 Destination Wedding
04 Frozen Orange / No Wonder
05 Gallery Glare
06 Are You Aware
07 You’ve Been Pre-Approved
08 Owner/Operator
09 Chances Are
10 Haven’t You Got The Time?
11 Another Arrow [stops]
12 She’s A Peach

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Spiral Stairs: June 23, 2017 The Bell House

June 27, 2017
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[Photos by Rocketman]

It’s been nearly a decade since we’ve had new music from Scott Kannberg/Spiral Stairs—but the long wait is justified as his new album Doris and the Daggers is his best since Preston School of Industry disbanded in 2004. We caught up with Spiral Stairs for the first of his two night NYC stand and were rewarded with eighty minutes of tunes off the new record, plus some Pavement and Preston School of Industry favorites. If you needed reminding of Spiral’s crucial contributions to the former, the song selection here—“Date with IKEA,” “Kennel District,” “Passat Dream,” “Hit the Plane Down,” and “Two States”—will emphasize that Pavement had two major songwriters. For my money, I enjoyed hearing a couple from the criminally underrated Preston School of Industry, the wonderfully-lackadaisical “Whalebones” (which ranks up there with his signature Pavement compositions) and “Caught in the Rain.” (As an aside, there are quite a few PSOI tracks I’d still like to hear the Spiral Stairs band play live, like “Somethings Happen Always” and “Falling Away.”) But back to Doris and the Daggers: so many reviews have focused on the maturity of the record, which makes it sound overly serious. Spiral Stairs may be older and singing about real life, but he’s still doing so with a wink and smile and his penchant for an opaque but resonant turn of phrase.

I recorded this with the mics set up at the board in DIN stereo configuration, which I then combined with a board feed from the Bell House’s FOH David Hurtgen. A special thanks goes out to David for loaning me a mic stand so I could make this recording for you all. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Spiral Stairs
2017-06-23
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
Photos by Rocketman

Soundboard (engineer: David Hurtgen) + AKG C480B/CK61 (DIN, ROC) > Zoom F8 > 2 x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, balance, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:18:31]
01. Flesh and Blood [Roxy Music]
02. Dance (Cry Wolf)
03. No Comparison
04. Exiled Tonight
05. Trams (Stole My Love)
06. Date with IKEA [Pavement]
07. Kennel District [Pavement]
08. Emoshuns
09. Dundee Man
10. Passat Dream [Pavement]
11. Hit the Plane Down [Pavement]
12. Whalebones [Preston School of Industry]
13. Caught in the Rain [Preston School of Industry]
14. Angel Eyes
15. Hypnotized
16. Two States [Pavement]

Buy Doris and the Daggers at the Spiral Stairs website
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Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn

September 21, 2016
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Since we sung the praises of guitarist Nick Millevoi and his Desertion Quartet after a show at Palisades earlier this year, Millevoi has not only been hitting the pavement with Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, but he’s been developing more of his own work as well. This show at Silent Barn (which has never looked or sounded better) gave us a taste of that new material as well as some of the songs we love from his current album, including the noise freakout “The Fire That Damaged City Hall.” This show was played as a trio, with Kevin Shea on drums and Johnny DeBlase helming the other guitar. Millevoi’s unique style is a joy to watch live, as it shifts effortlessly between choogling rock to free jazz, and it’s something that sets him apart in a more-than-worthy field of contemporaries. Being able to see Nick is still a too-rare treat, so we’re especially grateful to him for inviting us. We’re sure you’ll agree.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones split wide onstage (as you can see above) in the omnidirectional pattern. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]

Stream the complete set:

Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio
2016-09-15
Silent Barn
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5o (stage lip, DFC, 3’ split A-B)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression, fades, normalize)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Desertion and the Arsonist’s Match
02 [banter]
03 [new]
04 [new2]
05 The Big Moment Is Always Out There Waiting
06 The Fire That Partially Damaged City Hall

Band
Nick Millevoi – Guitar
Johnny DeBlase – Bass
Kevin Shea – Drums

Support Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Quartet: Website | Order Desertion via Bandcamp

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2010 Posts

December 19, 2015
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This is a rejuvenation of the lists we used to do in the early days of the site. I’m trying to get every year up in this category, so this is a look back five years at 2010. The following years (’11 and ’12) will be available soon, and 2015 will go up in January. That will complete a full listing of the entire NYCTaper archives and make available every recording in our history only two clicks away. Again, don’t take this as an invitation to download massive quantities of recordings. If I find someone downloading 10 or 20 shows at once, I’ll block your IP address.

All 2007 Recordings Listed [HERE]
Part 1 of 2008 Recordings (January through June 13) Listed [HERE]
Part 2 of 2008 Recordings (June 13 through July 31) Listed [HERE]
Part 3 of 2008 Recordings (July 31 through December 31) Listed [HERE]

All 2009 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2010 (242 Recordings):

47.5: September 18, 2010 Studio BPM
Acid Mothers Temple: April 7, 2010 Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Akron/Family: March 3, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Akron/Family: July 1, 2010 Monster Island
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: February 24, 2010 Union Pool
ARMS: November 8, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
ArpLine: January 27, 2010 Mercury Lounge
ArpLine: March 11, 2010 Glasslands
ArpLine: May 15, 2010 Piano’s (NYCTaper 3rd Anniversary Concert)
ArpLine: October 21, 2010 Cake Shop NYCTaper CMJ
ArpLine: November 17, 2010 Glasslands
A Sunny Day in Glasgow: March 29, 2010 The Bell House
A Sunny Day In Glasgow: October 26, 2010 Knitting Factory
Atlas Sound: February 3, 2010 Bell House
Autolux: August 26, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Babies: January 6, 2010 Glasslands
Bad Veins: February 15, 2010 Knitting Factory
Bardo Pond: November 20, 2010 Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
Beach Fossils: January 6, 2010 Glasslands
Bear in Heaven: October 24, 2009 Market Hotel
Bear in Heaven: January 27, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Bear in Heaven: February 19, 2010 Glasslands
Bear In Heaven: November 19, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Benevento Russo Duo: August 27, 2010 Highline Ballroom
Black Keys: July 28, 2010 Terminal 5
Braids: November 30, 2010 Knitting Factory
Brit & The Cavalry: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Buffalo Tom: November 18, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Built To Spill: July 28, 2010 Irving Plaza
Built to Spill: September 2, 2010 Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Built to Spill: October 5, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Built to Spill: October 6, 2010 Highline Ballroom
Bunnygrunt: May 23, 2010 NYC Popfest at Littlefield
Camper Van Beethoven: January 15, 2010 Highline Ballroom
Cap’n Jazz: July 25, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Cap’n Jazz: July 25, 2010 Maxwell’s
Casiokids: March 15, 2010 Knitting Factory
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: July 18, 2010 Monster Island
Caspian: April 15, 2010 Studio at Webster Hall
Charles Burst: August 7, 2010 Gaza Benefit Show
Cloud Nothings: June 24, 2010 Knitting Factory
Common Prayer: August 13, 2010 Rock Shop
Common Prayer: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Courtesy Tier: July 10, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Courtesy Tier: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cracker: January 15, 2010 Highline Ballroom
Crystal Stilts: March 27, 2010 Maxwell’s
Dan Deacon Ensemble: October 15, 2010 Ridgewood Masonic Temple
Dead Confederate: September 28, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Deakin: September 13, 2010 Glasslands
Deakin: November 2, 2010 Music Hall
Deerhunter: August 12, 2010 Pier 54
Deer Tick: July 19, 2010 Maxwell’s
Depreciation Guild: May 25, 2010 Knitting Factory
Diamond Rings: July 18, 2010 Monster Island
Diamond Rings: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Diamond Rings: December 4, 2010 Glasslands
Diamondsnake: June 17, 2010 Highline Ballroom
Dinosaur Feathers: December 17, 2009 Cameo Gallery
Dinosaur Feathers: March 5, 2010 Studio at Webster Hall
Dinosaur Feathers: May 15, 2010 Pianos (NYCTaper 3rd Anniversary)
Dinosaur Jr.: January 16, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Dinosaur Jr.: January 17, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dinowalrus: February 4, 2010 Littlefield
Dinowalrus: November 16, 2010 Knitting Factory
Dirty Projectors: September 11, 2010 Terminal 5
Drive-By Truckers: April 1, 2010 Webster Hall
Drivin’ N Cryin’: November 6, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Dustin Wong: November 2, 2010 Monster Island Basement
Emanuel and The Fear: October 22, 2009 Bruar Falls
Emanuel and the Fear: June 21, 2010 Knitting Factory
Embassy: May 23, 2010 NYC Popfest 2010 at Littlefield
Extra Lens: October 21, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Feelies: September 12, 2009 Woodstock NY
Fiery Furnaces: June 26, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett): January 18, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Flaming Lips: July 26, 2010 Central Park Summerstage
Fol Chen: April 18, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Franz Nicolay: August 28, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Fresh & Onlys: October 8, 2009 Mercury Lounge
Fresh & Onlys: June 25, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fucked Up: February 18, 2010 Maxwell’s
Frankie Rose and The Outs: February 13, 2010 Monster Island Basement
Galactic: June 3, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Gary Louris: May 1, 2010 Truck America Festival
Ghastly City Sleep: May 3, 2010 Glasslands
Harlem: April 24, 2010 Maxwell’s
Headless Horseman: December 16, 2010 Glasslands
Health: April 24, 2010 Solar One
Heartless Bastards: July 14, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Heartless Bastards: July 15, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Hold Steady: April 17, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Holly Miranda: May 26, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Holly Miranda: August 8, 2010 Vivo In Vino
Hooray For Earth: June 27, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Jay Farrar: June 4, 2010 Maxwell’s
JEFF The Brotherhood: June 13, 2010 Santos Party House
Jeff Tweedy: December 3, 2010 Maxwell’s
Jeff Tweedy: December 4, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
John Vanderslice: October 21, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Joy Formidable: January 12, 2010 Pianos – Flac and MP3 Downloads
Joy Formidable: April 30, 2010 Truck America Festival
Joy Formidable: May 10, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Keepaway: June 27, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Keepaway: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Kelli Scarr: August 21, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Kurt Vile: January 16, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Les Claypool: June 8, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Lightning Bolt: October 15, 2010 Ridgewood Masonic Temple
Lil Daggers: April 11, 2010 Glasslands
Local Natives: May 7, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Long Winters (John Roderick solo): March 26, 2010 The Bell House
Loom: October 22, 2009 Bruar Falls
Loom: August 13, 2010 Rock Shop
Loom: October 10, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Loom: November 13, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Love Is All: March 27, 2010 Maxwell’s
Lymbyc Systym: September 18, 2010 Studio BPM
Magik Markers: March 19, 2010 Union Pool
Maps & Atlases: August 12, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Medications: July 23, 2010 Littlefield
Melvins: May 15, 2009 Webster Hall
Melvins: June 18, 2010 Webster Hall
Memory Tapes: February 3, 2010 Bell House
Memory Tapes: June 26, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mercury Rev: May 1, 2010 Truck America Festival
MGMT: August 17, 2010 Radio City Music Hall
Midnight Masses: January 29, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Midnight Masses: February 24, 2010 Union Pool
Miracles of Modern Science: June 17, 2010 Cake Shop
Mission of Burma: January 29, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Mission of Burma: January 30, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Mission of Burma: December 5, 2010 Maxwell’s
Mon Khmer: February 19, 2010 Glasslands
Mon Khmer: April 21, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Moon Duo: June 25, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
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Motel Motel: January 21, 2010 Union Pool
Motel Motel: August 7, 2010 Gaza Benefit Show
Motel Motel: August 24, 2010 Union Pool
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Nada Surf: March 26, 2010 The Bell House
National: July 29, 2010 Terminal 5
National: December 8, 2010 Maxwell’s
Natureboy: May 15, 2010 Pianos
Neil Halstead: May 1, 2010 Truck America Festival
Neverever: May 23, 2010 NYC Popfest 2010 at Littlefield
Nicole Atkins: June 19, 2010 Backyard Brunch
No Age: July 25, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
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Oh Land: June 27, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
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Oh Land: November 8, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Oneida: March 19, 2010 Knitting Factory
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Owen Pallett: April 22, 2010 Webster Hall
Panda Bear: September 11, 2010 Governor’s Island
Pavement: September 19, 2010 Williamsburg Waterfront
Pavement: September 21, 2010 Central Park Summerstage
Pavement: September 22, 2010 Central Park Summerstage
Pavement: September 23, 2010 Central Park Summerstage
Pavement: September 24, 2010 Central Park Summerstage
Pearl and the Beard: September 25, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Person L: July 10, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Peter Wolf Crier: July 15, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Phantogram: May 19, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Pierce Turner: February 15, 1998 Fiddlesticks NYC
Pontiak: November 20, 2010 Bell House
Quasi: April 22, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Quiet Lights: October 26, 2010 Knitting Factory
Radical Dads: November 9, 2010 Glasslands
Real Estate: March 12, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Real Estate: June 25, 2010 Music Hall
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Richard Barone: November 13, 2010 Maxwell’s
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Royal Chains: May 3, 2010 Glasslands
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Royal Forest: May 3, 2010 Glasslands
Sanctuaries: July 23, 2010 Littlefield
Secret History: May 23, 2010 NYC Popfest 2010 at Littlefield
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Shark?: January 28, 2010 Cake Shop
Shark?: August 7, 2010 Gaza Benefit Show
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Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3: February 19, 2010 Lakeside Lounge
Superchunk: September 19, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
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Team B: June 26, 2010 Backyard Brunch
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: April 9, 2010 Irving Plaza
That Petrol Emotion: December 12, 2009 Bell House
These United States: August 28, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Tidal Arms: June 17, 2010 Cake Shop
Titus Andronicus: March 6, 2010 Bowery Ballroom
Titus Andronicus: April 24, 2010 Maxwell’s
Tommy Keene: September 15, 2010 Rock Shop
True Womanhood: January 6, 2010 Glasslands
Tune-Yards: August 2, 2010 The Rock Shop
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Twin Sister: June 26, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Unicycle Loves You: September 18, 2010 Cake Shop
Unicycle Loves You: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Vandelles: February 4, 2010 Littlefield
Vandelles: February 26, 2010 Cake Shop
Wave Pictures: March 15, 2010 Knitting Factory
Wavves: June 24, 2010 Northside Festival, Knitting Factory
We Were Promised Jetpacks: February 15, 2010 Knitting Factory
WhoMadeWho: March 15, 2010 Knitting Factory
Wilco: April 2, 2010 Wellmont Theatre
Wilco: April 3, 2010 Wellmont Theatre
Wild Beasts: February 28, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wild Nothing: February 13, 2010 Monster Island
Wild Nothing: March 12, 2010 Music Hall
Wooden Shjips: September 6, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Woods: August 14, 2009 Bell House
Woods: March 12, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Woods: May 13, 2010 Abrons Arts Center
Woods: June 25, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wormburner: December 10, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Wussy: April 16, 2010 Cake Shop
Yo La Tengo: December 1, 2010 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 5, 2010 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 6, 2010 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 7, 2010 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 8, 2010 Maxwell’s
ZaZa: June 26, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Superchunk: December 3, 2015 Baby’s All Right

December 6, 2015
By

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[photo courtesy of Ellen Qbertplaya]

Superchunk spawned one of the most revered independent labels, revitalized the music scene of two entire towns, and continue to inspire men and women alike to pogo at the stage lip singing every word. Few bands can claim those achievements, but even fewer can claim to have not only kept, but expanded their fans’ loyalty since the early 1990s. Mac McCaughan may well be one of his generation’s few ageless indie stars, as unabashedly confessional, athletic and compelling onstage as he was when he was in his twenties. What separates his songs from those of lesser peers is that those lyrics aren’t just reflections of youthful naiveté — they just say what they need to in the most direct, compelling way. It hurts none that behind Mac is a crack band (sans, sadly, Laura Ballance these days) that has only gotten better over the years; if many drummers are hitting the kit better than Jon Wurster at any age, they ought to count themselves lucky. And that doesn’t even begin to touch the humor of Jim Wilbur (who’s a pretty darn good player, too).

The band came into Baby’s All Right on this Thursday to follow up a performance the night before at Ground Control Touring’s 15th Anniversary, meaning they weren’t here to flog a new record or for any purpose other than to remind their fans exactly why they stick around. They rewarded us with a set that drew from all over their catalog, treating 2013’s I Hate Music and their 1990s canon with equal reverence. The sold out crowd gave as good as they got in terms of energy, as the people in the front didn’t stop moving, or singing, the entire time. The band may have joked before “The Popular Music” (from Indoor Living, 1997) about how they would sit around in front of a Britney Spears poster in their practice room and wonder if a new song they were writing would “make them popular” (Mac’s reply — it didn’t) but the reality is that, in the longer run, their efforts worked. Sometimes it’s quality, and not quantity of “popularity” that counts, and Superchunk has the former in abundance. For a certain group of people, Superchunk were a foundational band, in the same way other giants of the era like Pavement (or further toward the mainstream, Nirvana) inspired countless stints as independent radio DJs, memberships in variously-successful bands, and LP/CD collections that burden many of us to this day. In 2013, we called them “the best working band in America today,” and noted that they “don’t have a bad song in their catalog,” and those sentiments remain true to this day.

To be honest, I’m not really sure if they haven’t played the first encore, “The Breadman” single in more than 20 years as claimed, but I’m not going to be that guy who disputes the band on the Internet (according to said Internet, this was only the second time it’s ever been played). I will say that “Hyper Enough,” still rings true — rocking this night with an energy that belied its twenty years in the rotation, and a song whose central premise still rings true of Mac now as when he wrote it. And “Throwing Things,” which closed the first encore, well, it was as compelling as it was when it first appeared on No Pocky for Kitty in 1991. True to their nature, the band came out for a second encore, and closed with “Slack Motherfucker.” Balance wrote the song back in 1990 and, whoever it was addressed to at the time, Mac has proven to be anything but.

I recorded this set with Superchunk FOH Matthew Barnhart’s soundboard mix, together with Audio Technica 4051 microphones onstage. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Superchunk
2015-12-03
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Matthew Barnhart) + Audio Technica 4051 (onstage)>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust width, fades, very light compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:24:15]
01 [intro]
02 Like A Fool
03 Cursed Mirror
04 Hello Hawk
05 Good Dreams
06 Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
07 Punch Me Harder
08 On the Mouth
09 [banter1]
10 Rosemarie
11 Kicked In
12 Iron On
13 The Popular Music
14 Low F
15 Crossed Wires
16 Detroit Has A Skyline
17 Driveway to Driveway
18 Digging for Something
19 [encore break]
20 The Breadman
21 Hyper Enough
22 Throwing Things
23 [encore break 2]
24 Slack Motherfucker

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Superchunk, visit their website, and purchase their albums directly from Merge Records [HERE].

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[photo by Lauren Epstein]

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