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Wussy: April 4, 2014 The Studio at Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 10, 2014
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Wussy at Studio WH
[iphone photo by nyctaper]

Wussy’s new album Attica (Shake It Records) will be released in about a month. Its the band’s fifth full-length release and its certainly their most ambitious project thus far. The album fully incorporates touring guitarist John Erhardt as a full-time member and the added instrumentation is evident in the record’s production. Wussy recorded in the Afghan Whigs John Curley’s studio and the results are both stylistically consistent with their previous output and more fully realized. Wussy is still raw and authentic, and when we caught them live last week at The Studio at Webster Hall, still funny as hell. This band has some very dedicated fans — we receive more requests to record Wussy than any other band, believe it not — and the front half of the room at the Studio was packed. Lisa Walker even took time during the encore break to individually thank fans who she’d seen consistently at shows. The set was what we’ve come to expect from our previous experiences, a fun and energetic but a tad bit sloppy run through a good selection of the band’s Ohio americana/garage rock with frequent bits of hilarious banter. For this tour, the Attica material is obviously front and center and we’re streaming an excellent version of “Bug”, one of the standout tracks on the album.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards set up beside the soundboard in the rear of the rectangular room and mixed with a board feed provided by house FOH David. The chattering in the back of the room can be heard at quieter times in the recording, but overall the sound is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Bug”:

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Wussy
2014-04-04
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer David Fine-Firesheets] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:57]
01 Teenage Wasteland
02 Pulverized
03 Maglite
04 Death by Misadventure
05 To The Lightning
06 [banter - Joe's Daughter]
07 Bug
08 Pizza King
09 Yellow Cotton Dress
10 Rainbows and Butterflies
11 [banter - greatest city]
12 Airborne
13 [banter - videos]
14 Beautiful
15 [encore break]
16 Acetylene
17 Rigor Mortis

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wussy, visit their website, and pre-order Attica directly from Wussy’s Bandcamp page [HERE] and purchase it thereafter from Shake It Records [HERE].

Wussy: August 11, 2012 Mercury Lounge – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 21, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Wussy, like their Cincinnati brethren and fellow NYCTaper favorites Heartless Bastards, are one of those hardworking, unpretentious, straight-up-rocking bands that real music fans should always pull for. Unlike the unabshed classic rock of the Bastards, Wussy’s sound is more reminiscent of early-80s indie acts like the Bongos, with a rawer sound and accented with a light country twang. Despite being what no lesser critic than Robert Christgau called “the best band in America”, they remain an open secret among music fans. Meaning, when they throw a Sunday night early show at Mercury Lounge like this one, they’ve got a line snaking down the block before doors. And half the people in that line were wondering aloud at why the band isn’t more popular. There’s no getting past it, Wussy aren’t an act built around image or gimmicks; I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m betting their t-shirt sales aren’t what they could be (being a dude wearing a shirt that says “Wussy” may not be a winner). What Wussy is about is delivering the best show possible, having a fan-first attitude, and writing song after song with what Christgau himself called “Beatles/Stones consistency”.  This band suffered and sweated to make it to this Mercury Lounge show, in a van without A/C, which on this particular day, coming from just about anywhere, was enough torture to make you question their sanity, but not their rock n’ roll bona fides. (You can hear the story at the beginning of “Funeral Dress”, streaming below).  What we got was a set that spanned their records, kicking off with the title track from Funeral Dress, the album that started it all. Vocalists Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker sounded raw and right on this night, and despite a trying day, they gave the packed early evening house a hell of a time.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a soundboard feed provided by Kevin, the head engineer at Mercury.  As with most of our recordings from the venue, this one is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Funeral Dress”

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Wussy
2012-08-11
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 44:27]
01 Funeral Dress
02 Pulverized
03 Maglite
04 Death by Misadventure
05 Pizza King
06 Happiness Bleeds
07 Motorcycle
08 [banter]
09 Grand Champion Steer
10 Airborne
11 Rigor Mortis

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wussy, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Strawberry directly from the Music section of their website [HERE]

Wussy: March 3, 2012 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 8, 2012
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[photo by nyctaper]

I can’t imagine that Robert Christgau gets out to many shows these days. But last Saturday at Cake Shop, there he was at Wussy‘s first NYC show in almost two years. I suppose its a bit of a novelty that one of the current favorite bands of a legendary music critic is a relatively obscure self-described “midwestern drone” outfit. But Christgau has it right. As the current band of Chuck Cleaver, the leader of 90s underground legends The Ass Ponys, Wussy is a solid guitar-bass-drums quartet with an excellent mix of male and female vocals and tremendous songcraft. For this tour, the band brought along another former Ass Ponys guitarist John Erhardt to play pedal steel. The Cake Shop show was perhaps a tad short because they were the third band in a four band bill (with a late show to follow), but Wussy worked through a mix of older and newer numbers, including songs from their recent release Strawberry. The band did not hold back for the set’s closer, a raging version of “Rigor Mortis” that concluded with a noisy guitar-drenched episode that left the packed crowd asking for more. We’re streaming that song below. Wussy will play several SXSW shows and we’re hoping to catch them, before they play more midwest shows, and then there is an anticipated Summer tour (with more East Coast dates).

I recorded this set in the same manner as the recent Old Monk recording, with the DPA 4021s on a mount on the low ceiling above the stage and the DPA 4061 omnis mounted in front of the PA. The sound quality is excellent except for a crackling (blown amp) sound which persists for several songs in the middle of the set. With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “Rigor Mortis”:

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Wussy
2012-03-03
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master
Upfront Four Channel Audience Recording

DPA 4021s + DPA 4061s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95(tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-03-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 39:14]
01 Waiting Room
02 Pulverized
03 Grand Champion Steer
04 [banter - Wings]
05 Maglite
06 [banter]
07 Happiness Bleeds
08 Pizza King
09 Muscle Cars
10 Airborne
11 Rigor Mortis

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wussy, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Strawberry directly from the Music section of their website [HERE]

Wussy: April 16, 2010 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 17, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

I saw the Ass Ponys thirteen or fourteen years ago play at the late lamented club Brownie’s on Avenue A. The most lasting memory of the night was the hilarious between-song banter, primarily from Chuck Cleaver. When the Ass Ponys just sort of stopped playing in 2005-6, Chuck took up full time with his latest band Wussy. And while Wussy plays a similar intelligent americana-rock as Ass Ponys, and have inherited the gift of entertaining banter, what separates the two bands is Chuck’s new co-frontperson. Lisa Walker writes lyrics as compelling as Chuck’s and on stage, she is a tighly-wound bundle of energy uncoiling to deliver three-minute bursts of sonic goodness. At Cake Shop last night, we saw up close why the followers of this puzzlingly-obscure Cincinnati quartet are so dedicated — one fan came all the way from Canada for the show. In their seventy-five minute set, the band drew from their three excellent albums, played one new song and an Eddie Hinton cover, and returned twice for four encores.

I recorded this set from upfront, six feet from the PA. The sound quality of the recording is rich in clarity and limited sonically only by the modest system in the venue. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Wussy
2010-04-16
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded Upfront
6 Feet from Right PA

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2010-04-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:14:23]
01 Funeral Dress [false start]
02 Funeral Dress
03 Happiness Bleeds
04 [banter]
05 Crooked
06 [banter]
07 Sun Giant Says Hey
08 Do Do Do Do
09 [banter]
10 Breakfast in Bed (Hinton/Fritts)
11 [banter/monitors]
12 Death By Misadventure
13 Muscle Cars
14 Airborne
15 Yellow Cotton Dress
16 Fly Fly Fly
17 Rigor Mortis
18 [encore break/banter]
19 Soak It Up
20 [banter]
21 Jonah
22 [banter]
23 Maglite
24 [second encore break]
25 Don’t Leave Just Now

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NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Summer and Fall 2012

August 2, 2012
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The Summer season comes to a close, and shows for September and October are now being announced. Expect a lot of additions to this schedule as things keep popping up day to day. Highlights include acidjack’s return to NC and his attempt to record as much of the Hopscotch Festival as possible, and of course our CMJ show(s).

[Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime.]

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Family Band:
August 1, 2012 Union Pool Brooklyn

Helmet:
August 2, 2012 Webster Hall NYC

Night Beats:
August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Broncho:
August 8, 2012 Glasslands, Brooklyn

Wussy:
August 11, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

Sonny and the Sunsets:
August 16, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

Screaming Females:
August 16, 2012 92Y Tribeca NYC

Imperial Teen:
August 17, 2012 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Matthew E. White:
August 20, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

Sebadoh:
August 22, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Hurray For The Riff Raff:
August 26, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

Hopewell:
September 8, 2012 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn

Hopscotch Music Festival (various artists)
September 5-8 Various Venues Raleigh, NC

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary (Guardian Alien, Dan Friel, Rhyton, White Hills, Man Forever):
September 14, 2012 Death By Audio Brooklyn

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary (Tortoise, Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy, D Charles Speer):
September 15, 2012 Webster Hall NYC

Patterson Hood:
September 17, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Lightning Bolt:
September 20, 2012 285 Kent Brooklyn

North Mississippi Allstars:
September 28, 2012 Irving Plaza NYC

The Melvins:
October 4, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Animal Collective:
October 5, 2012 Williamsburg Waterfront

Mike Watt:
October 12, 2012 Bell House Brooklyn

the Mountain Goats:
October 14, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 15, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYCTaper CMJ Day Party (bands TBA):
October 18, 2012 Cake Shop NYC

NYCTaper CMJ Really Big Night Show (bands TBA):
October 20, 2012 Venue that Hasn’t Reopened Yet

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Winter/Spring 2012

January 5, 2012
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[image by Songbirdnest]

Happy New Year to all of our faithful readers. 2011 was a banner year again for NYCTaper and the site continues to grow in size and recognition. We again must thank in earnest the artists who have contributed their superb music to the site, along with the many venues who have welcomed us. Additionally, the management, labels, agents, photographers, fellow bloggers, fellow tapers, and all other people who have contributed one way or another in making this site what it is today are so appreciated. We hope again to bring all of you the same kind of quality recordings in 2012!

[Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime.]

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Kevin Devine / Common Prayer:
January 7, 2012 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

The Lemonheads:
January 11, 2012 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Scud Mountain Boys:
January 13, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven:
January 14, 2012 Highline Ballroom NYC

Phantom Family Halo:
January 16, 2012 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Mission of Burma:
January 19, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Akron/Family:
January 21, 2012 285 Kent Brooklyn

Nada Surf:
January 24, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Cass McCombs:
January 25, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Cloud Nothings / Jump Into The Gospel:
January 26, 2012 Studio at Webster Hall NYC

Rubblebucket:
January 28, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Grandfather:
February 1, 2012 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Larkin Grimm:
February 2, 2012 The Rock Shop Brooklyn

Thurston Moore:
February 3, 2012 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Bjork:
February 3-18 NY Museum of Science Queens (some dates)

Howlin Rain:
February 7, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

JEFF The Brotherhood:
February 9, 2012 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Screaming Females:
February 11, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Frankie Rose:
February 21, 2012 Knitting Factory Brooklyn [permission pending]

Bjork:
February 22, 2012 – March 2, 2012 Roseland Ballroom NYC (some dates)

Parts & Labor / Oneida:
February 24, 2012 285 Kent Brooklyn

Heartless Bastards:
February 24, 2012 Webster Hall NYC

Sharon Van Etten:
February 24, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Sharon Van Etten:
February 25, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Craig Finn:
February 29, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

Wussy:
March 3, 2012 Cake Shop NYC

The Wedding Present:
March 21, 2012 Bell House Brooklyn

the Mountain Goats:
March 24, 2012 Merkin Hall NYC

Cursive:
April 3 or 4, 2012 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The War On Drugs:
April 6, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Spring Into Summer

March 22, 2010
By


[image by Songbirdnest]

Its about time for a new “upcoming” post. There are many new additions.

Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime.

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get me on the list and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember I’m doing this all for free — the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc. — so treat me fairly.

2010 Schedule:
Love Is All:
March 27, 2010 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ
March 28, 2010 Knitting Factory Brooklyn (acidjack)

Drive-By Truckers:
April 1, 2010 Webster Hall NYC (acidjack)

Wilco:
April 2, 2010 Wellmont Theatre Montclair NJ (acidjack)

So Cow / Babies:
April 7, 2010 Death By Audio Brooklyn

Acid Mothers Temple:
April 7, 2010 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (acidjack)

Ted Leo / Obits:
April 9, 2010 Irving Plaza NYC

Cymbals Eat Guitars / Bear in Heaven:
April 9, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn (acidjack)

The Wedding Present:
April 11, 2010 Bowery Ballroom NYC

-and/or-

Shark? / Sundelles / Lil’ Daggers:
April 11, 2010 Glasslands Brooklyn

Liars:
April 15, 2010 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Wussy:
April 16, 2010 Cake Shop NYC

and/or

Real Estate:
April 16, 2010 Market Hotel Brooklyn

Liars:
April 18, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Owen Pallett:
April 22, 2010 Webster Hall NYC

Vivian Girls:
April 23, 2010 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Titus Andronicus:
April 24, 2010 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Here We Go Magic:
April 30, 2010 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ (permission pending) (acidjack)

The Joy Formidable:
May 1, 2010 Mercury Lounge NYC

The Clean:
May 7, 2010 Bell House Brooklyn

Broken Social Scene:
May 8, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg (permission pending)

Jonsi:
May 9, 2010 Terminal 5 NYC

Woods:
May 13, 2010 Abrons Arts Center NYC

ArpLine / Dinosaur Feathers / Uninhabitable Mansions / Natureboy:
May 15, 2010 NYCTaper 3rd Anniversary Show, Pianos NYC

Buffalo Tom:
May 21, 2010 Mercury Lounge NYC

NYC Popfest:
May 23, 2010 Littlefield Brooklyn (acidjack)

Holly Miranda:
May 26, 2010 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Jay Farrar:
June 4, 2010 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Les Claypool:
June 8, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl

The National / The Antlers:
June 16, 2010 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Flaming Lips:
July 26, 2010 Central Park Summerstage NYC

The National:
July 27, 2010 Prospect Park Brooklyn (acidjack)

Pavement:* (permission pending)
September 23, 2010 Central Park Summerstage NYC

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