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Gunn-Truscinski Duo: January 9, 2018 Union Pool

January 15, 2018
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[Photo via @taswaim]

Until the surprise announcement of Bay Head from Gunn-Truscinski Duo last year, it seemed like these guys may never put out another record together. Their last platter, Ocean Parkway, was released back in 2012 and besides a very special gig for the Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen, the pair had been awfully quiet for a long time. Fortunately for us Bay Head picks up right where they left off, proving that when Steve Gunn and John Truscinski get a room together, it’s a rare magic that results. And speaking of rare, the duo aren’t doing many shows together in support of the record, but we were lucky enough to capture this set from Union Pool last week. Old classics “Bahn Mi Ringtones” and “Ocean Parkway” brought back memories of Zebulon gigs past, while new songs “Sugar,” “Seagulls for Chuck Berry,” and “Gunter” were captivatingly fresh.

If you’re in LA, be sure to grab tickets for their show with Body/Head.

And if you’re in Brooklyn, Union Pool has another free show scheduled for this Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the inimitable Sir Richard Bishop headlining.

I recorded this from our usual spot with MBHOs combined with a board feed courtesy of FOH Doug. The sound is terrific. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [FLAC/MP3]

Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2018-01-09
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + MBHO MBP603/KA200N > Zoom F8 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [44:42]
01. Bahn Mi Ringtones
02. Sugar
03. [tuning and talking]
04. Seagulls for Chuck Berry
05. [raccoons]
06. Ocean Parkway
07. [tuning]
08. Gunter

Steve Gunn: guitar
John Truscinski: drums

Buy Bay Head, Ocean Parkway, and Sand City via Three Lobed

Gunn-Truscinski Duo: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular, King’s (Raleigh, NC)

April 20, 2016
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[photo courtesy of David Schwentker]

Though his solo career has been the (very successful) focus of late, many of us were first exposed to the virtuosic guitar playing of Steve Gunn via his perfect pairing with the drummer John Truscinski. The duo produced a pair of outstanding albums on Three Lobed RecordingsSand City and the masterstroke Ocean Parkway, each with an indelible connection to desert blues, Indian ragas, American folk, and psychedelia. By our count, though, their last live shows doing this music were in 2012, including the Hopscotch Music Festival and 285 Kent shows that appeared on this site.

That made it especially exciting to experience the group’s return to a stage where we’ve seen them before — at King’s in Raleigh, NC. This time, we were celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of Three Lobed Recordings, and in a sense, the reissue of both of the duo’s albums by the label this year. Building on Gunn’s dynamic afternoon solo set, the pair gifted us three songs filled with precise interplay and hypnotic guitar work. Gunn dug deep on the guitar work during “Ocean Parkway” and “Banh Mi Ringtones,” the latter’s signature melody leading the pair into an explosive, noisy jam that iced the cake for those of us who love seeing these two play together about equally to our love for Gunn’s solo outings. After “Banh Mi” wound back to its subtler beginnings, the pair closed with “Wythe Raag” from Sand City, which managed to evoke both the namesake Brooklyn street and legendary musical style for which it’s named. That number likewise came in the three parts, building to another sprawling noise climax before its mystical, melodic closing. As Gunn prepares to tour his new record, we hope these two will find time to continue to work together — it’s something not to be missed.

I recorded this set as with the other sets from the day, with a combination of multiple soundboard channels from engineer Brad  Womack’s feed, together with onstage Schoeps MK22 mics and mounted MBHO mics in the center of the room. The sound quality is simply phenomenal. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2016-03-26
Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Kingís
Raleigh, NC USA

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

4x Soundboard channels (engineer: Brad Womack) + MBHO 603a/KA200N (FOB, DFC, PAS) + Schoeps MK22 (onstage, ORTF, DFC)>KC5>CMC6>Aeta PSP3 >> Zoom F8>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Ocean Parkway
03 [tuning]
04 Banh Mi Ringtones
05 Wythe Raag

PLEASE SUPPORT Gunn-Truscinski Duo, visit Steve Gunn’s website, and purchase the new Ocean Parkway/Sanc City re-release and their other releases directly from Three Lobed [HERE]

Gunn-Truscinski Trio: September 12, 2012 285 Kent (Issue Project Room Benefit for Tom Carter) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 22, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP TOM CARTER – BY BUYING MUSIC AND DONATING TO HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES – HERE

The guitarist Steve Gunn joined longtime collaborator John Truscinski (with whom he comprises the unit Gunn-Truscinski Duo), and bassist Justin Tripp (along with Laura Ortman on violin for most of the set) for a very special trio performance to benefit the guitarist Tom Carter. Carter, who has worked on many projects over the years but is best known for his work in Charalambides, contracted a serious form of pneumonia while on tour in Europe, and has incurred significant medical bills while being treated in intensive care and, more recently, at recovery centers in both Germany and the United States. This show at 285 Kent, sponsored by the Issue Project Room, was designed to raise funds for Carter’s ongoing recovery. The community of avant-garde guitarists and musicians is incredibly tight-knit and supportive, and this contribution in New York was one of many efforts to support Tom around the world.

This set consisted of both new material and work from Gunn’s two most recent LPs for Three Lobed Recordings, one highlight of which was “The Lurker”, Gunn’s side from the out-of-print Three Lobed 10th anniversary box set. For that song, Gunn & co. were joined by Marc Orleans, who most recently collaborated with Carter on the Northern Spy Records release Eleven Twenty Nine. The song, like much of Gunn’s work, showcases a range of styles and unique phrasing, and Orleans’ participation made it all the more memorable. Streaming below is a rollicking full-band version of the 2012 Gunn classic “Trailways Gramble”, which appeared on Three Lobed’s compilation of work of eight outstanding American underground guitarists, Eight Trails, One Path. While a lot of this night’s crowd may have been there for the headliner, Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving, it was perhaps this unique collaboration of guitar talents that was the most fitting tribute to Carter and the work he has done to this point in his life. We wish Carter a speedy recovery, and encourage you to donate by buying music, donating via PayPal, or attending other benefit shows, all of which can be done by clicking the link at the top of this post.

nyctaper and I recorded this set in our usual manner for this venue with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and a soundboard feed. While 285 Kent can always be a bit of a challenge with quieter acts, we feel this is a recording of excellent quality. Enjoy!

The Chelsea Light Moving set was also recorded and will be posted this week.

Stream “Trailways Gramble”

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If the FLAC link is no longer working, email nyctaper for the FLAC files

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Gunn-Truscinski Trio
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ and compression to individual files)>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>

Tracks [Total Time 48:00]
01 [intro]
02 [unknown1]
03 [banter/tuning]
04 Old Strange
05 [tuning]
06 Banh Mi Ringtones
07 [banter/tuning]
08 The Lurker (w/ Marc Orleans)
09 [banter/tuning]
10 Trailways Gramble

Players
Steve Gunn (guitar)
John Truscinski (drums)
Justin Tripp (bass)
Laura Ortman (violin)

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Steve Gunn, visit his website, and purchase his records from Three Lobed [HERE].  Please also support Tom Carter by visiting helptomcarter.org, buying his music, and donating to his medical expenses.

 

Gunn-Truscinski Duo: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 2, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The duo of the guitarist Steve Gunn and drummer John Truscinski, better known as Gunn-Truscinski Duo, was a perfect closer to the Three Lobed Recordings/WXDU Day Show during the Hopscotch Music Festival. The pair epitomizes some of the highlights of the Three Lobed aesthetic – rhythmically complex, guitar-based music with psychedelic overtones that occupies no obvious musical niche, that advances the state of its art while giving a subtle nod to its forebears. With no words sung during their set, it is still easy to locate Gunn-Truscinski as distinctly American; although he melds Eastern elements to his work, Gunn is nonetheless a successor to this country’s folk tradition. What we got at King’s Barcade on this fine Friday afternoon was a short barnstormer of a set consisting of three of the five songs from the duo’s latest release on Three Lobed, Ocean Parkway.  Gunn and Truscinski kicked off with perhaps that record’s best song, “Banh Mi Ringtones”, given some extended jamming treatment, followed by “Don’t Lean On Door” and “Ocean Parkway”. For those who would doubt that an instrumental guitar and drum duo can unrepentantly rock, I submit this recording as Exhibit A.

I recorded this set in the same manner as all of the other sets from this show, with Schoeps MK5 microphones onstage in the omnidirectional setting and a soundboard feed provided by the King’s staff. As I was able to get the mics closer to the performers for this set, this is one of the best quality-wise of the day. Enjoy!

Thanks to WXDU, Cory Rayborn and Three Lobed. Also check out our post of Gunn and Truscinski playing as a trio in support of Tom Carter, which is coming soon.

Stream “Banh Mi Ringtones”

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If the FLAC link is no longer working, email nyctaper for the FLAC files

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Check out all of NYCTaper’s Hopscotch Festival recordings

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2012-09-07
Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Kings Barcade
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, onstage, split)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and tube effects)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Banh Mi Ringtones
03 Don’t Lean On Door
04 [banter]
05 Ocean Parkway

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Gunn-Truscinski Duo, visit Steve Gunn’s website, and purchase Ocean Parkway and their other releases directly from Three Lobed [HERE]

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2016 Posts

January 4, 2017
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Welcome to our annual list of all the recordings we’ve posted in a given calendar year. This should give our readers a chance to check back and grab some shows you may have missed. Please 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 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2015 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2016 (167 Recordings):

A Giant Dog: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Acid Mothers Temple: April 5, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Acid Mothers Temple: April 6, 2016 Knitting Factory
AJJ: November 6, 2016 Warsaw BK
Al Riggs: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Alan Licht: January 6, 2016 Union Pool
Alan Licht: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks “Play Dead”: December 30, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Ancient Ocean: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Animal Collective: February 24, 2016 Irving Plaza
Animal Collective: November 2, 2016 Terminal 5
Antietam: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
B Boys: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Bachman-Toth Band: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Bambara: February 25, 2016 Palisades
Barbara Manning: July 3, 2016 Union Hall
Bardo Pond: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Bardo Pond: November 18, 2016 Union Pool
Bear vs Shark: September 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Beech Creeps: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Big Ups: July 16, 2016 Out In the Streets Festival
Big Ups: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Bill Nace: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Body / Full of Hell: September 9, 2016 Market Hotel
Bohannon/Dusenbury/Fox: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Cass McCombs: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Chris Forsyth x Nick Millevoi Duo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: March 19, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & Loren Connors: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson Band: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet 16 Spectacular
Chuck Johnson: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Cian Nugent: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Colin Fisher, Mike Pride, Carl Testa Trio: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Courtesy Tier: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
craw: March 12, 2016 Saint Vitus
Creepoid: January 14, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dan Friel: January 9 2016 Palisades
Dan Friel: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Daniel Bachman: November 22, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dead and Company: July 3, 2016 Boulder CO
Dead C: September 20, 2016 First Unitarian Congregational Society
Dead Meadow: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Dinosaur Jr.: August 5, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Disappears: February 20, 2016 Baby’s All Right (including Bowie’s “Low”)
Downtown Boys: June 24, 2016 Market Hotel
Dungen: June 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Earthless: March 18, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Eleven Twenty Nine: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Enemy Waves: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Faust: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Freakwater: February 16, 2016 Bell House
Girls Against Boys: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Girls Against Boys: November 3, 2016 Saint Vitus
Gotobeds: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Govt Mule: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
Guerilla Toss: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Festival
Guerilla Toss: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Gunn-Truscinski Duo: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Hans Chew: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heartless Bastards: May 10, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Herbcraft: December 12, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Herbcraft: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heroes of Toolik: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
Heron Oblivion: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger – November 15, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Holly Miranda: December 18, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Holy Tunics: December 11, 2016 Sunnyvale
Horse Lords: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Infinity Girl: January 16, 2016 Muchmore’s
James Jackson Toth & William Fowler Collins: October 5, 2016 Park Church Co-op
Jason Isbell: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
JEFF The Brotherhood: September 27, 2016 Market Hotel
Joan of Arc: October 7, 2016 Knitting Factory
Jon Langford and Jean Cook: February 13, 2016 Brooklyn House Party
Journalism: May 21, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Kohoutek: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Lambchop: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Lawrence: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Lee Ranaldo: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Long Ryders: November 10, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Luna: October 6, 2015 930 Club Washington DC
Luna: May 4, 2016 Granada Theater Dallas TX
Luna: September 29, 2016 Alexandria VA
Luna: October 1, 2016 Rough Trade
LVL UP: September 24, 2016 Market Hotel
MAKE: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
MANAS: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Mary Lattimore and Dave Mies: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matchess: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Matthew Shipp and Bobby Kapp: September 17, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: August 14, 2016 Union Pool
Martin Courtney: February 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Mind Over Mirrors: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Mothers: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Mountain Goats: April 2, 2016 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Mountain Goats: April 17, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 18, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 19, 2016 City Winery
MV & EE: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Nap Eyes: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Nathan Bowles: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Quartet: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn
Oneida: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Oneida: March 11, 2016 Shea Stadium
Oneida: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Ought: May 8, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Palehound: August 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Palm: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Palm: March 26, 2016 Market Hotel
People of the North: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Phish: October 15, 2016 North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
Pill: February 25, 2016 Palisades
PS Eliot: September 15, 2016 Market Hotel
PUP: October 22, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Rangda: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Rhyton: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Rooks: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Running: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Ryley Walker: May 13, 2016 “A Day at the Market” (Market Hotel)
Ryley Walker: November 3, 2016 Villain
SAVAK: January 22, 2016 Union Pool
SAVAK: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Shearwater: February 6, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Shearwater: March 15, 2016 Rough Trade (Bowie’s Lodger)
Sloan: October 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins: April 5, 2016 Beacon Theatre
Soda: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Soft Moon: February 13, 2016 Market Hotel
Soldiers of Fortune: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
So So Glos: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Fest
Spacin’: April 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Spacin’: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Speed the Plough: February 25, 2016 HiFi Bar
Speer Duo: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Spray Paint: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Steve Gunn: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Steve Gunn: December 9, 2016 Bell House
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Sunwatchers: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Sunwatchers: March 11, 2016 The Studio at Webster Hall
Teenage Fanclub: October 15, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Thermals: April 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Thurston Moore Group: April 28, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Tortoise: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Ty Segall & the Muggers: February 27, 2016 Webster Hall
Ultimate Painting: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ultimate Painting: December 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Waco Brothers: April 13, 2016 Union Hall
Watery Love: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival
Wilco: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: February 3, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam – Hunter NY
William Tyler: June 26, 2015 Mercury Lounge
William Tyler: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Woods: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wrekmeister Harmonies: November 4, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Wussy: March 4, 2016 Studio at Webster Hall
Wussy: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Yo La Tengo: April 9, 2016 Landmark Loew’s New Jersey Theatre
YVETTE: September 29, 2016 Market Hotel

Steve Gunn: December 9, 2016 Bell House

December 11, 2016
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Watching Steve Gunn and his latest band play this performance at The Bell House reminded me of the below Gunn performance with Alex Bleeker & the Freaks at the “Play Dead” show that we captured in 2015. Gunn’s music at the time — consisting of solo guitar records, his duo work in Gunn-Truscinski Duo, and his two Paradise of Bachelors LPs, Time Off and Way Out Weather — wasn’t necessarily the work of someone who revered the Dead. But as he and Bleeker’s band played “Wharf Rat” that night, it all clicked. Part of what continues to make the Grateful Dead so special is that there are multiple entry points to the band, a whole universe of styles and vibes contained within individual tours and individual shows and, even, individual songs. Gunn wasn’t a person who mimicked the band’s style(s), at all, but he had absorbed many of their lessons. And this show, more than most of his I have seen, proved it.

This show, the band’s final of the year after a long slog of touring and greatly increased exposure thanks to Gunn’s Matador Records debut, Eyes On the Lines, was my first time seeing most of Eyes On the Lines in the live setting, despite having seen Gunn several times this year. Maybe it was the hometown crowd, whose love is unconditional and the opposite of the “play the hits” mentality of the festival crowds, maybe it was the finely honed interplay among the musicians, maybe it was just them saying “fuck it” and doing things the way they wanted — whatever it was, Gunn and Co. came out and turned even some of the relatively concise material of Eyes On the Lines into life-affirming jams that both challenged and enlightened. What’s most gratifying about watching an artist that you’ve followed for a while keep doing this after achieving his greatest commercial popularity to date is to know how unafraid of it he is, how resolutely true to himself.

Gunn bookended the show with stripped-down songs, starting things off with a fourteen-minute solo acoustic “Old Strange” that was a classic mix of Gunn’s earnest lyrics and desert blues guitar, with the “Wildwood” encore with James Elkington on the electric and Steve on the acoustic. While hearing the new songs — especially a personal favorite, “Ancient Jules” — was a blast, what also stuck me was once again how the music cut through the heaviness of the political moment without flinching from it. Gunn’s impassioned intro to “Park Bench Smile” about inclusion and “fighting what the fuck’s happening” hit its mark, but the song, as rendered, spoke for itself. A noisy, messy, emphatic rendition of the song, it felt like so much of this moment, chaotic but, ultimately, resolved into something hopeful, defiant, and right. What a way to end a year.

I recorded this set with engineer David Hurtgen’s house mix combined with Schoeps MK41V hypercardiod microphones. David’s regular work with the venue shows here, as the sound is dialed in and excellent. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete show:

Steve Gunn
2016-12-09
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard (engineer: David Hurtgen) + Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:26:57]
01 [intro]
02 Old Strange [solo acoustic]
03 Way Out Weather
04 Conditions Wild
05 [banter]
06 Ancient Jules
07 Night Wander
08 Full Moon Tide
09 [banter2]
10 Ark
11 [banter3]
12 Park Bench Smile
13 [encore break]
14 Wildwood [duo w/ Elkington]

Band:
Steve Gunn
James Elkington – Guitar
Jason Meagher – Bass
John Truscinski – Drums

PLEASE SUPPORT STEVE GUNN: Go to matadorrecords.com or your local record store and buy Eyes On the Lines. 

And then, please consider donating to local organizations that support freedom and fair treatment for all, such as the New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition.

Steve Gunn: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular, King’s (Raleigh, NC)

April 8, 2016
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[photo by David Schwentker]

In case you live under a rock, Steve Gunn is a pretty big deal in the independent music world. Along with working with Kurt Vile, he’s released a sprawl of killer records, from his duo work with John Truscinski, to his collaborations with Hiss Golden Messenger, Mike Cooper and the Black Twig Pickers, to his work with GHQ, to his singer/songwriter solo work. There is no version of Steve Gunn that isn’t great, that isn’t able to worm its way into your brain and stick there, and maybe make you think in the process.

Like Bardo Pond, Gunn is another artist that Three Lobed Recordings has been aligned with for a long time, and the fact that Steve would take the stage twice at the Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular, in celebration of the label’s sixteenth anniversary, says what you need to know about his commitment right back. If (as it would seem) Gunn will prove to be one of the Three Lobed alumni with the greatest popular appeal, it won’t be because he’s abandoned the spirited, inventive and challenging style of playing that early fans have always cherished. The proof of that lies in this single set from King’s, as Steve closed out the morning portion of the day with just three long songs. Sure, “Old Strange” is a bit easier to hum along to than GHQ’s “Four Trees,” but it’s still fifteen freaking minutes long, as played here, with the lyrics and the chorus almost afterthoughts amidst the guitar work that almost makes you forget there’s just one of him up there. That doesn’t discount one of Gunn’s other most-loved and longest epics, “The Lurker (Extended),” which graced the Not the Spaces You Know, But Between Them boxed set on Three Lobed, and arrived in stunning form here. He closed with “Mr. Franklin,” another relatively uncommon number in his current tour repertoire, and readied himself for the second half of this day, when he would join John Truscinski for their first duo set in several years (that recording coming soon).

You owe it to yourself to hear where Steve is going next — preorder Eyes on the Lines here, and check out the new single “Conditions Wild” on YouTube.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other recordings from the day, with Schoeps MK22 open cardiod microphones onstage, MBHO microphones in the audience, and a multichannel soundboard feed from Justin Perrachon. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Steve Gunn
2016-03-26
Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

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

2x Soundboard channels (engineer: Justin Perrachon) + MBHO 603a/KA200N (FOB, DFC, PAS) + Schoeps MK22 (onstage, ORTF, DFC)>KC5>CMC6>Aeta PSP3 >> Zoom F8>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro-Cory Rayborn and Steve Gunn]
02 Old Strange
03 [banter/tuning]
04 The Lurker (Extended)
05 [banter/tuning2]
06 Mr. Franklin

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List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2012 Posts

December 28, 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, and when 2015 goes up in January it 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 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 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 2012 (248 Recordings):

Acid Mothers Temple: April 30, 2012 Knitting Factory
Akron/Family: January 21, 2012 285 Kent
Alabama Shakes: April 11, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Alcoholic Faith Mission: April 27, 2012 Glasslands
Altos: September 4, 2012 Glasslands
Amen Dunes: June 17, 2012 Glasslands
Amen Dunes: June 24, 2012 Knitting Factory
Animal Collective: December 4, 2012 Terminal 5
Antlers: July 30, 2012 Glasslands Gallery
AU: March 29, 2012 Cameo Gallery
Backwords: February 8, 2012 Glasslands
Ben Folds Five: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam
Ben Kweller: July 14, 2012 Stuyvesant Town Oval
Ben Sollee: September 8, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Björk: February 12, 2012 New York Hall of Science
Björk: February 25, 2012 Roseland Ballroom
Black Angels: March 16, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX
Black Wine: February 11, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Blitzen Trapper: July 14, 2012 Stuyvesant Town Oval
Blouse: January 31, 2012 285 Kent
Bowerbirds: March 23, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
BRONCHO: August 8, 2012 Glasslands
Caged Animals: March 30, 2012 Union Pool
Camper Van Beethoven: January 14, 2012 Highline Ballroom
Chelsea Light Moving: September 12, 2012 285 Kent
Chuck Johnson: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh, NC)
Clear Plastic Masks: January 4, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Cold Showers: September 20, 2012 Glasslands
Conduits: April 2, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Corin Tucker Band: September 27, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Cowboy Junkies: March 10, 2012 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Cracker: January 14, 2012 Highline Ballroom
Craig Finn: February 29, 2012 Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
Crime & The City Solution: October 22, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Crystal Stilts: April 14, 2012 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
Crystal Stilts: May 5, 2012 285 Kent
Crystal Stilts: June 17, 2012 Glasslands [Northside Festival]
Cymbals Eat Guitars: April 3, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Dandy Warhols: June 5, 2012 Irving Plaza
David Bazan: November 15, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
D. Charles Speer & the Helix: February 8, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Dean & Britta (with Luna reunion!): July 21, 2012 Mulcahy’s Wantagh NY
Death Blues: September 4, 2012 Glasslands
Death Blues: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Lincoln Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Deer Tick: December 5, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Deer Tick: December 12, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
DIIV: June 8, 2012 285 Kent
Dinosaur Jr.: December 1, 2012 Terminal 5
Disappears: April 19, 2012 Glasslands
Doe Paoro: May 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery
Donora: February 22, 2012 Glasslands
Donora: June 26, 2012 Glasslands
Eidetic Seeing: August 9, 2012 Public Assembly
El Jezel: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House
EULA: February 2, 2012 Cameo Gallery
EULA: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent
Everymen: October 7, 2012 Public Assembly
Family Band: April 5, 2012 Bell House
Family Band: August 1, 2012 Union Pool
Fanfarlo: March 15, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX
Fantasmas: February 1, 2012 Glasslands
Feelies: December 10, 2012 Maxwell’s
Field Mouse: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival]
FIELD RECORDINGS: January 4, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Field Report: July 21, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Food Will Win the War: January 11, 2011 Knitting Factory
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls: September 30, 2012 Webster Hall
Friend Roulette: May 6, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Futurebirds: October 27, 2012 Irving Plaza
Givers: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam
Glen Hansard: March 15, 2012 Hotel Vegan at SXSW
Glenn Jones: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, NC)
Gourds: August 29, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Gov’t Mule: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam
Grandfather: February 1, 2012 Glasslands
Greensky Bluegrass: July 13, 2012 Highline Ballroom
Guardian Alien: November 9, 2012 Knitting Factory
Gunn-Truscinski Duo: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Show, Hopscotch Fest Raleigh NC
Gunn-Truscinski Trio: September 12, 2012 285 Kent (Benefit for Tom Carter)
Hallelujah the Hills: June 23, 2012 Rock Shop
Hans Chew: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
Heartless Bastards: February 24, 2012 Webster Hall
Heartless Bastards: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX
Heartless Bastards: October 27, 2012 Irving Plaza
Helmet: August 2, 2012 Webster Hall
Heliotropes: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister: October 25, 2012 Knitting Factory
Hiss Golden Messenger: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Fest Raleigh NC
Hiss Golden Messenger: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Show, Hopscotch Fest Raleigh, NC
Holly Miranda: September 12, 2012 Zebulon
Hospitality: February 3, 2012 Glasslands Gallery
Howlin’ Rain: February 8, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Howth: March 29, 2012 Cameo Gallery
Howth: May 6, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Human Eyes: September 6, 2012 DiggUp Tapes Day Show at Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh, NC)
Hurray For The Riff Raff: June 15, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Hurray For The Riff Raff: August 26, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Hurray For The Riff Raff: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
Imperial Teen: August 17, 2012 Knitting Factory
Invisible Hand: September 6, 2012 DiggUp Tapes Hopscotch Fest Day Show, King’s (Raleigh, NC)
Jeff Beam: June 19, 2012 Knitting Factory
Jennifer Castle: August 1, 2012 Union Pool
Jo Schornikow: June 10, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Jump Into The Gospel: February 18, 2012 Pianos
Kelli Scarr: June 5, 2012 Joe’s Pub
Kevin Devine: January 7, 2012 Maxwell’s
Kevin Devine: December 1, 2012 Webster Hall
K-Holes: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory
Kurt Vile: December 1, 2012 Terminal 5
Lambchop: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Fletcher Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Larkin Grimm: February 2, 2012 Rock Shop
Laura Stevenson & the Cans: February 11, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands
Lee Ranaldo: December 22, 2011 Maxwells
Lee Ranaldo: July 28, 2012 Brewery Ommegang
Lemonheads: January 11, 2012 Knitting Factory
Lightning Love: September 7, 2012 Spike Hill
Lightning Love: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
Liturgy: May 4, 2012 St. Vitus
Loom: September 4, 2012 Glasslands
Los Lobos: July 11, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Lotus Plaza: April 19, 2012 Glasslands
Lower Dens: May 2, 2012 Glasslands
Low Roar: January 19, 2012 Pianos
Lucero: October 17, 2009 Webster Hall
Lucero: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX
Lucero: April 20, 2012 Webster Hall
Lucius: July 14, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Luther Dickinson & The Wandering: May 14, 2012 Joe’s Pub
Mac McCaughan: October 18, 2012 Merge Records CMJ Showcase, Mercury Lounge
Magic Trick: August 16, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Magrudergrind: November 27, 2012 St. Vitus
Matthew E. White: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Fletcher Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Megafaun: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival Day Show (Raleigh, NC)
Melvins: October 4, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
METZ: November 20, 2012 Knitting Factory
Whatever Brains: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC)
Mike Watt & Friends: May 2, 2012 Le Poisson Rouge
MMOSS: May 5, 2012 285 Kent
MMOSS: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory
Modern Inventors: October 7, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Mountain Goats: October 13, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mountain Goats: October 16, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Naam: January 13, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Naam: May 12, 2012 Glasslands
Natureboy: March 30, 2012 Union Pool
Natureboy: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House
New Multitudes: March 14, 2012 Webster Hall
Night Beats: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory
North Mississippi Allstars: September 28, 2012 Irving Plaza
Notekillers: January 18, 2012 Union Pool
Noveller: April 19, 2012 Glasslands
Old Monk: February 22, 2012 Cake Shop
Olivia Tremor Control: June 15, 2012 Good Company
Olivia Tremor Control: June 16, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oneida: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper Anniversary Show at 285 Kent
Oneida: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival Day Show (Raleigh, NC)
Oren Ambarchi: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, NC)
Our Mountain: January 16, 2012 Glasslands
Parquet Courts: November 16, 2012 285 Kent
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers: July 23, 2012 Bell House
Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers: September 17, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Phantom Family Halo: January 16, 2012 Glasslands
Phantom Family Halo: April 30, 2012 Knitting Factory
Pipe: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC)
Plants and Animals: April 18, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Pontiak: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase at 285 Kent
Pop. 1280: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Port St. Willow: July 30, 2012 Glasslands
Port St. Willow: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
Portugal The Man: January 20, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Prairie Empire: June 10, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Prairie Empire: July 14, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Prince Rama: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Longbranch Inn Impose Party
Prince Rupert’s Drops: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show at 285 Kent
Psychic Ills: November 9, 2012 Knitting Factory
Pujol: March 15, 2012 SXSW at Longbranch Inn Impose Party
Purling Hiss: November 3, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Real Estate: December 11, 2012 Maxwell’s
Rhyton: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase at 285 Kent
Rhyton: November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Rubblebucket: January 28, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Sam Prekop: April 7, 1999 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Sam Prekop & Archer Prewitt: June 30, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Sean Rowe: July 21, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Sharon Van Etten: February 26, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Sharon Van Etten: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery
Shellshag: February 11, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Six Organs of Admittance: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Fest, Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh, NC)
Ski Lodge: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival]
Sleepy Sun: April 9, 2012 Glasslands
Smashing Pumpkins: December 10, 2012 Barclays Center
Snowmine: February 16, 2012 Pianos
Soft Bullets: June 19, 2012 Knitting Factory
Soft Moon: September 20, 2012 Glasslands
Sonny and the Sunsets: August 16, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Soulive: March 1, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl
Spinto Band: May 24, 2012 Rock Shop
Starlight Girls: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival]
Starring: November 9, 2012 Knitting Factory
Steel Phantoms: May 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery
sunn O))): September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Superhuman Happiness: January 28, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Suuns: December 10, 2011 Webster Hall
Suzuki Junzo: November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Team Genius: February 22, 2012 Glasslands
Thee Oh Sees: September 24, 2012 Death By Audio
Thieving Irons: October 7, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions
This Is the Kit: April 18, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Ty Segall: September 24, 2012 Death By Audio
Union Street Preservation Society: July 13, 2012 Highline Ballroom
Vetiver: September 21, 2012 Glasslands
War On Drugs: April 8, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
War On Drugs: July 21, 2012 Mulcahy’s Wantagh NY
White Hills: April 9, 2012 Glasslands
White Hills: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent
Widowspeak: March 3, 2012 Glasslands
Widowspeak: November 3, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wilco: July 25, 2012 Terminal 5
Wilco: July 28, 2012 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown NY
William Tyler: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Festival
William Tyler: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival
William Tyler: October 18, 2012 Merge Records CMJ Show, Mercury Lounge
Wires Under Tension: December 17, 2011 285 Kent
Wooden Shjips: June 24, 2012 Knitting Factory
Wooden Wand: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh, NC)
Wooden Wand: September 7, 2012 Berkeley Cafe, Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh, NC)
Woods: May 5, 2012 285 Kent
Woods: November 3, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Word: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam
Wormburner: September 14, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Wussy: March 3, 2012 Cake Shop
Wussy: August 11, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Wymond Miles: June 17, 2012 Glasslands [Northside Festival]
Yellow Ostrich: April 12, 2012 Mercury Lounge
Yo La Tengo: December 24, 2011 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 27, 2011 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 8, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 1)
Yo La Tengo: December 9, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 2)
Yo La Tengo: December 10, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 3)
Yo La Tengo: December 11, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 4)
Yo La Tengo: December 12, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 5)
Yo La Tengo: December 13, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 6)
Yo La Tengo: December 14, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 7)
Yo La Tengo: December 15, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 8)
Young Magic: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Young Prisms: March 5, 2012 Glasslands
Zambri: December 9, 2011 Glasslands

Steve Gunn: April 1, 2015 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 5, 2015
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Steve Gunn is having a blockbuster spring, having signed recently to Matador Records, and announcing that he’ll be joining Wilco on their spring tour. Gunn’s music has been one of building slowly but methodically as he nurtured different aspects of his talent, from his early solo work, to his partnership with John Truscinski on two outstanding records, to his second solo phase represented by Time Off and Way Out Weather, two fine records that have launched him onto the bigger stages he deserves. This show at Baby’s All Right represented the end of Steve’s recent tour with the “Way Out Band” comprised of site favorite Nathan Bowles on drums, Jason Meagher on bass, and Paul Sukeena on guitar, and it may be the last proper club show for Gunn for a while.

While Steve’s tours have been increasingly turning up newcomers, there to see what the buzz is about, this show was all about the hometown crowd, with the front rows lined with Steve’s personal friends and musical associates, alternating love and tipsy-but-gentle heckling. The set reflected the mood, with the band serving up long-form, loose versions of Time Off and Way Out Weather regulars. “Old Strange” set the tone, with its hypnotic opening riff, and the songs that joined it kept up its feel, with Gunn and Sukeena trading guitar lines while Bowles and Meagher kept the beat. If the slightly different band (trading Sukeena for Jim Elkington) at the 2014 Rough Trade show felt like a band growing into itself, this one was that almost-same group spreading its wings, even more road-confident than when they returned to the area back then. “Street Keeper” was a new addition I hadn’t heard at recent NY shows, making this a winner setlist- as as well as performance-wise.

You can catch Steve Gunn this spring with Wilco; please show up early and make him feel welcome in those large arenas!

Kevin Mazzarelli mixed this live set and recorded various tracks to Pro Tools; I mixed and mastered them. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete set and download individual tracks:

Steve Gunn
2015-04-01
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and live engineered by Kevin Mazzarelli
Produced by acidjack

6 digital soundboard tracks + Audio Technica 4051>Pro Tools>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, hard limiter, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total time: 57:14]
01 Old Strange
02 Water Wheel
03 [banter]
04 Wildwood
05 [banter2]
06 Milly’s Garden
07 [banter3]
08 Street Keeper
09 [banter4]
10 Way Out Weather
11 Tommy’s Congo

Band:
Steve Gunn – vocals, guitar
Paul Sukeena – guitar
Jason Meagher – bass
Nathan Bowles – drums

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Steve Gunn, visit his website, and buy his albums, all of which have “buy” links here.

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Cian Nugent: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Fletcher Opera Theater (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 18, 2013
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Everyone ought to pause once or more at a festival full of big, bombastic noisy bands to revel in the simple beauty of a solo player who is expert at his instrument. Such was the case for those lucky enough to witness Cian Nugent‘s performance at the Fletcher Opera Theater during Hopscotch Music Festival, where the Irish guitarist wowed a pin-drop quiet crowd eagerly anticipating a rare U.S. show. Like virtually every solo acoustic guitar player, Nugent earns comparisons to masters like John Fahey, but the combination of the influence of his home country and the American heartland gives Nugent’s compositions a different flavor than the work of U.S. contemporaries like Danny Paul Grody or Daniel Bachman. Those craving some electric non-solo Nugent would be wise to check out the Desert Heat (Nugent, Steve Gunn, John Truscinski and Jason Meagher) set we posted here, as well as his outstanding upcoming release on Brooklyn label No Quarter, Born With the Caul, which you can pre-order now.

This set was recorded by North Carolina taper Larry Tucker with Peluso cardiod microphones, and the sound is quite good. Enjoy!

Stream “Grass Above My Head”

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

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Cian Nugent
2013-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Fletcher Opera Theater
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded by Larry Tucker
Produced by Cory Rayborn

Peluso CEMC6/CK4 (Cardiod)>Fostex FR2-LE>24bit/48kHz WAV>Cool Edit Pro>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Grass Above My Head
03 [banter]
04 Hire Purchase (Part I)
05 [banter]
06 Rathsallagh Rose
07 [banter]
08 Double Horse

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Cian Nugent, like him on Facebook, and pre-order Born With the Caul directly from No Quarter.

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