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Bjork: Voltaic 2-DVD Set Release Announced + Performing at Housing Works next Friday

April 29, 2009
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Today Bjork announced that the long-awaited 2-DVD set Voltaic would be released on June 23. The 2-DVD set will include highlights from one concert performances (Paris), a performance in-studio (London) and two bonus CDs. The complete tracklists are available at the bjork.com Voltaic Special page [here]. The package will be released by Nonesuch Records in the US.

NYC will experience Bjork’s first live performance since the conclusion of the Volta tour in August 2008. In a special benefit concert presented by Stereogum, B will collaborate with the Dirty Projectors at the Housing Works Bookstore on May 8. The show has long been sold out, but we are pleased to report that nyctaper will be there. Here are the official details:

In a never before seen or heard collaboration with The Dirty Projectors, Bjork will perform a suite of new music composed for her by David Longstreth of The Dirty Projectors. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Bjork with the Projectors (Dave Longstreth, Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle).
In 2008, the Dirty Projectors covered Bjork’s “Hyperballad” for a Stereogum tribute CD, a track-by-track covers project that also includes Liars, No Age, High Places, and members of Grizzly Bear, among others. Housing Works Board Member and Stereogum Senior Writer Brandon Stosuy, who knew of Bjork and David Longstreth’s admiration for each other’s work, approached the artists about performing together at Housing Works. It is their first collaboration.

Bjorkestra Returns to NYC (2 gigs)

July 22, 2008
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Bjorkestra at Montreal Jazz Fest June 2008
[photo credit]

Bjorkestra, Travis Sullivan‘s unique big band jazz interpretation of the music of Bjork returns to NYC for two gigs. The first gig is this Thursday July 24 at Le Poisson Rouge, doors at 7 pm and Bjorkestra on at 9 pm.

There will be some changes in the lineup for the LPR gig. Travis has pared down horn section from 18 to 12 pieces, and vocalist Natalie John will stand-in for Becca Stevens who is on tour with her own album.

The second new Bjorkestra gig is an opening slot for Benevento Russo Duo at SpiegelWorld on September 23.

Purchase the Bjorkestra CD Enjoy through links at their website. Sample previous live recordings of Bjorkestra at nyctaper [here].

Bjorkestra February 25, 2008 Jazz Standard – Flac Download

February 28, 2008
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[photo courtesy of Matt Bologna]

It has not been since our very first Bjorkestra experience at the late great Tonic club, that we’ve experienced this orchestra in a real jazz club. Monday night at Jazz Standard, Travis Sullivan and his superb band of musicians celebrated the release of their new CD Enjoy on Koch Records. We were invited to attend and record the late show. Bjorkestra delivered a stunning display of both orchestral interplay and individual improvisation within the structure of Travis’ unique arrangements of Bjork’s material.

Our close proximity to the stage gave us a special view of the interplay between the musicians and the pleasure that each player seemed to derive from the performance. Our recording reflects some of that joy, as the humor and banter is evident. Our belief in the strength of the performance we had just experienced was confirmed when Travis remarked to us after the show about the power of the set.

This is an outstanding clear recording, as our position gave us a direct line to the band. Much of the amplification of sound on the recording is directly from the instruments themselves. We mixed in a small amount of vocals from the soundboard feed to compensate for the volume of the instruments on stage. Minor quibbles exist for the clinking and clanking of food plates in this dinner club, and some balancing that was necessary in the first minute of the recording. Otherwise, its a tremendous listen. Enjoy, indeed!

There are three older Bjorkestra recordings archived on nyctaper (here) (here) and (here).

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
2008-02-25
Late Show
Jazz Standard
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Audience/Soundboard Matrix

Soundboard + Upfront Neumann KM-150s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Many thanks to Travis for permission to record.

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2008-02-26

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:09:22]
01 Joga
02 Army of Me
03 Cocoon
04 Pluto
05 All is Full of Love
06 [band introductions/banter]
07 Human Behavior
08 Its Oh So Quiet

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, visit their website, and purchase Enjoy directly from Bjorkestra or the Koch label.

For our California readers, Bjorkestra will be on tour in the following places next month:

Date City Venue
Wed 03/05/08 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
Thu 03/06/08 San Francisco, CA Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
Fri 03/07/08 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s Night Club
Sun 03/09/08 Los Angeles, CA Safari Sam’s
Tue 03/11/08 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club
Wed 03/12/08 San Diego, CA Anthology

Bjorkestra – September 22, 2007 Blender Theatre – Lossless Download

September 29, 2007
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Bjorkestra at Bowery Ballroom
January 20, 2006

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra headlined the Blender Theatre last Saturday with a ninety minute set of jazz excellence. In anticipation of the release of their first CD (to be entitled Enjoy and due for release in January), Bjorkestra went on a brief tour in the Northeast. The Blender show featured the addition of a track from Bjork’s Volta album in the setlist.

The sound quality in the venue was outstanding, and my equipment and positioning were ideal. This recording accurately reflects the excellent venue sound, but perhaps the horn section was mixed too low. Thanks again to Travis for permission to record.

This is the third time I have recorded Bjorkestra. Excellent recordings of the February (here) and the June (here) performances are still available for download in the archives of nyctaper.

Direct download of the complete show in FLAC is [HERE].

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
2007-09-22
Blender Theatre at Gramercy
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from 1st Row of Seating Area
Directly Behind Soundboard

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Many thanks to Travis for permission to record.

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:38:09]
01 Overture
02 Hyperballad
03 Alarm Call
04 Enjoy
05 Jòga
06 Army of Me
07 Pneumonia
08 Pluto
09 Show Me Forgiveness
10 Hunter
11 Who Is It
12 Cocoon
13 Human Behavior

Please support this unique and compelling interpretation of the music of Bjork and visit the Bjorkestra website.

Bjork – September 24, 2007 Madison Square Garden – Lossless Download

September 25, 2007
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If Bjork’s May performances in New York–her initial return to touring after nearly four years off–were perhaps somewhat timid and apprehensive, tonight’s Madison Square Garden performance was powerful, aggressive, and vocally outstanding. Bjork has regained all of her vocal chops after four months on the road and she seems to be relaxed, in charge, and having fun. Additionally, the band was tight and fluid, and the setlist has added a several new numbers.

My recording was made from the 5th row of the seating section, directly in line with the right PA stacks. As a result, the recording is clear, and rich in bass presence. I utilized the DPA uni-directional microphones so that much of the chatter behind and to my left is hardly noticeable. This is the same recording rig and similar position to the White Stripes MSG recording from July.

Download the complete concert in FLAC [HERE].

Bjork
2007-09-24
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
Section 5, Row E

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper
2007-09-25

Setlist:
[total time 1:27:22]
01 Brennið Þið Vitar
02 Earth Intruders
03 Hunter
04 Pagan Poetry
05 I See Who You Are*
06 Unravel
07 The Pleasure is All Mine
08 Dull Flame of Desire**
09 Jóga
10 Desired Constellation
11 Army of Me
12 Innocence
13 I Miss You
14 Cover Me
15 Wanderlust
16 Hyperballad
17 Pluto
Encores:
18 [encore break]
19 [band introductions]
20 Oceania
21 Declare Independence

*With Min Xiao-Fen
**With Antony Hegarty

As with all artists featured on this site, if you download this recording, please support Björk and visit her website.

Bjork May 2, 2007 Radio City – Remastered – Lossless Download

September 4, 2007
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Bjork began her 18-month worldwide tour in promotion of the new album Volta with a week of three concerts in three different venues in New York. The first night at Radio City was her first concert in the U.S. in almost four years, and with new material and an all new band, the result was the most restrained of the three NYC shows. Nevertheless, the concert was a triumphant return to the stage for Bjork, with several pleasant surprises in the setlist.

I recorded this concert from a prime location with pro-quality DPA microphones. However, in my rush to upload this concert to a bit torrent site within 3 hours of the end of the show, I did not perform any post-production work. The remaster posted below was the result of many hours of post-production work in Soundforge which improved the initial recording drastically. The volume levels were increased significantly and balanced, dozens of instances of close clapping or other audience noise were softened or removed, and the high-end peaks were accentuated through equalization.

This recording is dedicated to my friends in the Bjork Hub, the most reliable and dedicated fans of any artist anywhere.

This recording is in an indirect way responsible for the existence of the nyctaper website. Prior to the establishment of this site, I posted my masters on various bit torrent trackers, and in several instances my recordings were then compressed to low-quality mp3s and re-posted without any credit or attribution on bottom-feeder blogs.

In this case of this recording, the blogger not only failed to give credit, but also deleted my comments and insulted me when I sought credit. One of those insults ironically “suggested” that I create my own blog where I could host lossless downloads and pay the server fees. Eight days later, I did.

Download the complete performance in FLAC [HERE].

Bjork
2007-05-02
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
Orchestra Row PP, Seat 509

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > Soundforge (Remaster) > flac

Recorded and Produced and
Remastered by
nyctaper
2007-09-03

Setlist:
01 Earth Intruders*
02 Venus as a Boy
03 Aurora
04 I See Who You Are**
05 Oceania
06 Dull Flame of Desire***
07 All is Full of Love
08 The Pleasure is All Mine
09 Pagan Poetry
10 Jóga
11 Where is the Line
12 Army of Me
13 Innocence
14 Wanderlust
15 Pluto
Encores:
16 [encore break]
17 [band introductions]
18 Anchor Song
19 Declare Independence

*With Konono N°1
**With Min Xiao-Fen
***With Antony Hegarty

As with all artists featured at this site, PLEASE SUPPORT this wonderful and unique artist and visit her web page and purchase Volta:

Bjorkestra – June 15, 2007 Lossless Download

June 16, 2007
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Becca Stevens is the lead vocalist for Bjorkestra, and her performance last night stands as a shining example of why Bjorkestra works so well. Becca is an extremely talented singer, and she performs Bjork’s music not as in imitation or a mimic. The compositions become Becca’s songs, and yet maintain faithful to the originals. A prime example is the encore of “Its Oh So Quiet” from last night. Becca performed the song in a more traditional big band jazz style than Bjork and provided her own flourishes, but maintained the dynamic of Bjork’s version.

The flac files posted below were recorded again from the prime location with my best equipment, with thanks again to Travis for permission and access. The recording has better stereo separtion, and a better vocal mix than the February recording.

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
2007-06-15
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from in Front of the Soundboard Booth
Dead Center, approximately 40 feet from the PA

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime >
digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:40:30]
01 Hunter
02 Hyperballad
03 I Go Humble
04 Jòga
05 Cocoon
06 Army of Me
07 Unravel
08 Alarm Call
09 Pluto
10 Show Me Forgiveness
11 Who Is It
12 [band introductions]
13 Human Behavior
14 Its Oh So Quiet

Please support this unique and compelling interpretation of the music of Bjork.
http://www.bjorkestra.com

Bjorkestra – Feb 2007 Lossless download

June 13, 2007
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Bjorkestra at Bowery Ballroom
January 20, 2006

As the founder and host of the Bjork Hub since March 2004, I’ve had a lot of contact with Bjork-related projects, some of which have worked with the hub in artist promotion. Of these, the Bjorkestra is by far the most rewarding.

Bjorkestra succeeds so effectively for two very distinct reasons: the quality of the musicians, and the content and vision of the creation. The musicians are essentially a “who’s who” in the new wave of young downtown NYC jazz musicians. The concept of Bjorkestra is quite simple, Bjork’s music set in big band brass arrangements–and the execution of that concept is quite superbly done. The arrangements are original, yet capture the essence of the music, and leave ample room for the musicians to breathe their own unique abilities into the framework of the songs. It also helps that Travis Sullivan is an engaging individual, and he stamps his gregarious personality all over the music.

Bjorkestra is performing on Friday June 15, at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. If you have the opportunity to attend this concert, by all means make your way to the venue and experience this superb act.

The performance captured in the recording posted below is both musically outstanding, and a very enjoyable listen. Travis was nice enough to place me on the guest list, and allow me to record from inside of the soundboard booth, with a microphone stand, using my best equipment. The result is an honest and clear capture of Bjorkestra.

Direct download of Complete show in FLAC is [HERE].

More about FLAC

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
2007-02-02
The Canal Room
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Inside the Soundboard Booth
Dead Center, approximately 30 feet from the PA

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime >
digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:44:10]
01 Overture
02 Hyperballad
03 Alarm Call
04 Enjoy
05 Jòga
06 Army of Me
07 Unravel
08 Pluto
09 Show Me Forgiveness
10 Hunter
11 Who Is It
12 Cocoon
13 Human Behavior

Please support this unique and compelling interpretation of the music of Bjork, and visit the Bjorkestra site.

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

Yo La Tengo: December 14, 2013 Bell House – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 19, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Yo La Tengo has never been shy inviting guests of all sorts to play live with them. Just peruse the pages of this site for audio evidence of the frequency and often mindbending success of those collaborations. For Saturday night’s show, the second of the Bell House run, they welcomed perhaps the most eclectic guest we’ve ever seen, a woman whose name we only heard as “Yen” playing a stringed Chinese instrument called the guzheng. Wikipedia tells us that the guzheng usually has 21 strings and movable bridges and it dates back about 2500 years. Although in recent years, the instrument has found its way into some rare rock and jazz compositions, the closest I’ve ever seen to this type of collaboration was during Bjork’s 2007 tour when Min Xiao Fen guested for one song on the Chinese stringed instrument the Pipa for all of the NYC dates. But that was one song. The Yo La Tengo guest played on the majority of the first (acoustic) set, and with one minor quibble, the instrument added a unique subtle depth to all of the tracks upon which is was featured. Perhaps my favorite song that featured the collaboration was “Paddle Forward”, where the rhythmic sound of the guzheng strings paralleled and enhanced the water imagery of the lyrics. The only song where perhaps the addition didn’t quite work was on “Green Arrow” where Ira’s slide guitar solos sounded too close in tone to the guzheng, and the climaxes sounded a bit cluttered. But all in all, this guest appearance was one of the more memorable and unique and was quite the success. For the electric set we were back to the trio and as with all the second sets this week, it raged from start to finish. This night’s closing song was a twenty-minute working of “Tango” that touched on all aspects of the band’s sound — quiet melody, rich harmonic instrumentation, thrash, unpredictable solos and a crescendo for the ages. The encores featured three covers and were icing on the cake of another amazing YLT experience.

I recorded this show with the Neumann Hypercards mounted on the rail in front of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent feed by veteran YLT FOH Mark Luecke. The sound quality is superb, enjoy!

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Yo La Tengo
2013-12-14
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard (engineer Mark Luecke) + Neumann KM-150s > 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

Setlist:
Set 1
[Total Time 49:29]
01 Ohm
02 Green Arrow
03 Paddle Forward
04 Fog Over Frisco
05 The Point of It
06 Cornelia and Jane
07 I’ll Be Around
08 Autumn Sweater
09 Nowhere Near

Set 2
[Total Time 1:34:10]
10 Stupid Things
11 Well You Better
12 False Alarm
13 Super Kiwi
14 Shaker
15 Before We Run
16 Double Dare
17 Decora
18 Ohm (electric)
19 The Story of Yo La Tango
20 [encore break]
21 Drug Test
22 [banter – Hanukkah]
23 Gimme All Your Lovin [ZZ Top]
24 Griselda [Peter Stampfel]
25 [banter – false start]
26 Behind That Locked Door [George Harrison]

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