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The Hum Residency: April 27, 2015 Manhattan Inn – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 18, 2015
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[all photos courtesy of David Andrako]

The fourth and final week of the Hum Residency at Manhattan Inn was in many respects a fitting close to this excellent and unique concert series. The crowd for this night was the largest of the entire series and the music was as superb as expected. Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow) returned from last week, but this time in a trio with Cassandra Jenkins and Caroline Davis from Maitri. The trio began the night with a cold start of an acapella number that quickly quieted the crowd before Rachael from Hypnocraft introduced the artists. The first set was truly a remarkable display of three-part harmonies and collaborative songcraft from three outstanding artists. For the second set, we were again treated to music from Cat Martino, who has appeared many times on the pages of this website, this time with the multi-talented Erin Fein from Psychic Twin. This set was a five song affair that consisted of alternate numbers from the two protagonists that featured ethereal vocals and keys and effects that worked well in unison. The final song was a moving and poignant solo number on the house piano by Cat Martino that was striking not only for the beauty of her voice but the raw emotion it conveyed. The final set paired the indescribable artistry of Xenia Rubinos with the guitar masterwork of Indigo Street. The trio was joined by multi-instrumentalist and avant jazz performer Shahzad Ismaily on drums. This grouping was perhaps the most inspired mix of talents of the entire four-week series. Xenia’s ability to create compositions from whole cloth was on display as the set consisted primarily of improvised material. This format also suited the talents of Indigo Street as her guitar work, even in the improvised segments, was precise and entirely on point. The evening and the series were served well by this incredibly strong closing set and we could not be more pleased to have captured it, and every note of the month-long event.

I recorded this night in the same manner as the previous week’s sets — with microphones set up within the area of the music and mixed with a board feed consisting primarily of vocals. This week I used the Sennheiser cards on the floor. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

The first three installments of this excellent series were recording and posted on nyctaper here, here and here.

Download the Complete Sets:
Set 1: [MP3] / [FLAC]
Set 2: [MP3] / [FLAC]
Set 3: [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Hum
2015-04-27
Set One
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:56]
01 Go to Sleep Little Baby
02 [introduction]
03 Lost Paraguayos
04 Telephone
05 Don’t See Her
06 Girl on a Swing
07 Lindsay

Personnel:
Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow)
Cassandra Jenkins
Caroline Davis (Maitri)

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Hum
2015-04-27
Set Two
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 28:02]
01 Scream
02 Mid-Air
03 I Wanna Forget
04 Need Me
05 Stay the Night

Personnel:
Cat Martino (Stranger Cat)
Erin Fein (Psychic Twin)

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Hum
2015-04-27
Set Three
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:56]
01 Improvisation 1
02 Improvisation 2
03 Improvisation 3
04 You Don’t Know What Love Is
05 Improvisation 5

Personnel:
Xenia Rubinos
Indigo Street
Shahzad Ismaily

If you Download these Sets from NYCTaper, please support these artists and their bands: A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Cassandra Jenkins, Maitri, Stranger Cat, Psychic Twin, Xenia Rubinos and Indigo Street.

The Hum Residency: April 20, 2015 Manhattan Inn – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 30, 2015
By

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[all photos courtesy of David Andrako]

The third week of the Hypnocraft-presented Hum Residency at Manhattan Inn was my own personal first experience with this extraordinary mesh of talents and it was a terrific night. The first set was scheduled to be a duo with our old friend Alyse Lamb from EULA with Alex Nelson of Oracle Room but the group became a trio with the addition of Pamela Martinez (of Teletextile), a veteran of the first week of Hum, on percussion, keys and effects. Their set was a shared group of songs that neither protagonist has ever performed live before, and for Alyse the material was more aligned to her solo project Parlor Walls (who we recorded last year) than to the hard-driving post-punk of EULA.

The second set was performed by another old friend, Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, who has previously appeared on NYCTaper a couple of times. She was joined by Teeny Lieberson (TEEN) and Zoe Brecher (Brainfreeze) for a set that primarily was fueled by dual keyboards and drums until Jen strapped on the strat for the final number. Overall, this trio’s collaborative effort was reminiscent of the synth-driven pop of the aughts but with stunningly precise harmonies.

The final set of the night was a full-on party, which is what we’d expect from a quartet that includes Rubblebucket‘s Kalmia Traver, but which was a true collaboration that also featured Sarah Pedinotti (LIP TALK), Kaila Mullady (champion beat boxer) and Jordyn Blakely (Invisible Familiars). This set included songs written and arranged by all four participants and was a mix of funk and electronica with some amazing harmonies, and also featuring nice bits of baritone sax, beats and some sweet guitar licks. The final song had the whole crowd standing and grooving and ended this fine night in very entertaining fashion.

I recorded this show with the Neumann large diaphragm cardioid microphones on the floor in the center of the performers and mixed with a soundboard feed which provided primarily vocals. The mix of the two sources provided an excellent balance and the sound quality is superb for all three sets. Enjoy!

Download Set 1 [MP3] / [FLAC]

Download Set 2 [MP3] / [FLAC]

Download Set 3 [MP3] / [FLAC]

The previous two weeks of the Hum Residency were previously posted [here] and [here]. The final week was also recorded and will be posted within the next week.

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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.

Hum
2015-04-20
Set One
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs >
Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:07]
01 The Will
02 July
03 [banter – integrate]
04 A Flood
05 Something Better
06 Heavyweight

Personnel:
Alyse Lamb (EULA)
Alex Nelson (Oracle Room)
Pamela Martinez (Teletextile)

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Hum
2015-04-20
Set Two
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:50]
01 Get Along
02 Four Twenty Friendly
03 We Try, All of Us, We Try
04 Bake Me A Cake (Ten = Ten)
05 Killah
06 Manmade Lake

Personnel:
Teeny Lieberson (TEEN)
Zoe Brecher (Brainfreeze)
Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow)

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Hum
2015-04-20
Set Three
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Setlist:
[Total Time 20:55]
01 Artemis
02 Who Are You
03 Ad Junky
04 Fuk it up
05 Party Like Your Heart Hurts

Personnel:
Sarah Pedinotti (LIP TALK)
Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket)
Kaila Mullady + Jordyn Blakely (Invisible Familiars)

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If you Download these Sets from NYCTaper, please support these artists and their bands: EULA, Parlor Walls, Oracle Room, Teletextile, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, TEEN, Brainfreeze, Rubblebucket, LIPTALK, and Invisible Familiars.

The Hum Residency: April 13, 2015 Manhattan Inn – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 19, 2015
By

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[Elizabeth & the Catapult. All photography courtesy of David Andrako]

If you caught last week’s post about week one of the Hum Residency, you already know the deal — Hypnocraft Presents brings us a monthlong, Monday night series held at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, featuring musical collaborations among a diverse range of predominantly women artists, together with live projections. By design, the events have a spontaneous, free-flowing feel to them, with the artists wedged in around the centerpiece of the restaurant’s back room, a large white piano, used intermittently by the bands. Surrounding the artist on all sides are the fans, unsure of exactly what to expect, but knowing it should be something interesting and important.

The second week’s lineup was especially diverse, featuring songwriter Deli & Ashley Jackson on harp, the violist and singer Hannah Epperson, folk pop from Elizabeth & the Catapult, and an abstract guitar performance from Indigo Street of Shy Hunters and Shelley Burgon on harp, all of it backed by lush projections by Sofy Yuditskaya.

Ashley Jackson began with two solo harp pieces, the second a fascinating version of Angelica Negron’s “Technicolor” with loops added in. Jackson was then joined by singer-songwriter Deli Neblett. Deli, of Nashville, began her very first New York show (!) with a set of guitar songs that felt even more delicate when backed by Jackson’s harp, as Neblett’s voice looped in the background to provide a ghostly ambiance to her arrangements. Her songs have a stylistic daring to them that sets her apart from her peers; the phrasing in “Boating” is hers and hers alone. “Grown Again” may remind you a little of Grouper, but it has a more organic sensibility than her work, despite the loops. Neblett’s future NYC shows should be worth a look.

Stream Deli & Ashley Jackson

[Hannah Epperson]

Violinist and vocalist Hannah Epperson felt in command of the situation from the get-go, promising to tame her usual volubility. I’d have been happy to hear her talk more, personally, but her playing belonged as the highlight. Of her two songs, the expressive “Farthest Distance Apart” really nailed it for me, with Epperson’s vocals about the transient nature of attention in modern society sure to hit home with most of us.

Stream Hannah Epperson:

Then came time for Elizabeth & the Catapult (in this case, the “Catapult” was guitarist/vocalist Chris Cubeta), who let loose with a rollicking, devil-may care kind of a set that found Elizabeth moving between the piano and wandering the stage with her guitar, joining her musical partner for vocals on “Go Away My Lover”, which we first experienced at Elizabeth’s Backyard Brunch Session a couple years ago. Here, Elizabeth sounded more forceful and assured than ever, earning plaudits as well as some deserved laughs for both her all-too-recognizable lyrics about relationships and her equally-deserved hate for hashtagging. Elizabeth & the Catapult’s set was so on point, in fact, that she even got an “encore” of sorts, turning her song “More Than Enough” into a crowd singalong.

Stream Elizabeth & the Catapult:

Perhaps the evening’s most surprising set came from Indigo Street and Shelley Burgon, who closed things down with an intense set of ambient instrumental music that created the perfect vibe for ending the night. Their choices — Burgon’s “Time Between Times Variation Three” and the theme from “To Kill A Mockingbird” — were cerebral, cinematic numbers that were a joy to see being created. They truly created the sort of “hum” this event is about, a warming of the heart, brain and soul, an oasis of reflection capable of taking place even in a crowded bar. It was something special.

Stream Indigo Street and Shelley Burgon:

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed together with Audio Technica 4051 cardiod microphones up close on the performers. While some ambient noise can be heard from the crowded bar up front, as well as bits of DI hum here and there, overall the sound quality of the sets is quite good. Enjoy!

Download all four sets: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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The Hum Residency
2015-04-13
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard + Audio Technica 4051>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, adjust levels, align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, imaging, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Ashley Jackson
01 John Riley [Kati Agocs]
02 Technicolor [Angelica Negron]
03 [banter]

Deli and Ashley Jackson
04 Sepiatoned Rainbow
05 Boating
06 Grown Again

Musicians:
Deli Neblett – vocals, guitar
Ashley Jackson – harp
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Hannah Epperson

Tracks
01 Catenary
02 Farthest Distance Apart

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Elizabeth & the Catapult

01 [intro/Happy Birthday]
02 Thank You For Nothing
03 Happy Pop
04 Go Away My Love
05 When My Time Comes
06 [banter]
07 Secrets
08 [banter2]
09 More Than Enough

Musicians:
Elizabeth Ziman – Vocals, piano, guitar
Chris Cubeta – guitar, vocals

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Indigo Street and Shelley Burgon

01 Time Between Times Variation Three
02 Theme From To Kill A Mockingbird

Learn more about these great bands and buy their records: Deli | Ashley JacksonHannah Epperson | Elizabeth & the Catapult | Shy Hunters | Shelley Burgon

 

The Hum Residency: April 06, 2015 Manhattan Inn – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 13, 2015
By

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[photos courtesy of David Andrako]

The Hum Residency is a collection of over 30 artists collaborating at Greenpoint’s Manhattan Inn every Monday night in April. In the evening, Manhattan Inn is a bar and restaurant featuring a baby grand piano and rotating pianist in a lovely candle lit room in the back. After 10pm, the space is transformed into a concert venue, tables on the floor quickly whisked away while dinner patrons sitting in custom-made wooden booths, dessert plates and the check in front of them, prepare to enjoy a special evening of music in what will be a standing-room only crowd.

Each Monday night features three sets of collaborating artists and for the first act of this night, Brooklyn’s Teletextile and Belle Mare huddled around the house piano. Teletextile is no stranger to intimate sets as we previously featured them for an indoor Backyard Brunch session in 2011 and both bands delivered an equally good performance.

For the second act, Renata Zeiguer of Cantina and Cassandra Jenkins shared the floor creating a seven piece ensemble complete with drum kit. The floor was impassable, cables and guitar peddles covering every last inch of available space on the floor, and the artists were literally surrounding my microphones.

The final act was the powerful duet of Shilpa Ray amd Deva Mahal. Shilpa is releasing a new album called Last Year’s Savage on May 19, 2015 (Northern Spy Records), and she’ll be playing a record release show at Rough Trade on May 23rd.

I recorded this unique set using a pair of Schoeps MK4 Cardioid microphones on-stage in the a classic ORTF setup which was re-positioned for each artist. The audience recording was mixed with a soundboard feed provided by Manhattan Inn’s Engineer John. The audience was incredibly respectful during this intimate set and the results are outstanding. We hope you enjoy!

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Download the complete show – Teletextile and Belle Mare: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the complete show – Renata Zeiguer (Cantina) and Cassandra Jenkins: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the complete show – Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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.

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The Hum Residency
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn, NY
2015-04-06

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and Produced by hi and lo

Source: Soundboard (Engineer: John) + Schoeps MK4 (ORTF) > KC5 > PFA > Naiant PFA > Sound Devices 744T @ 24 bit / 48 kHz

Teletextile and Belle Mare:

1. Gold Green
2. All the Time
3. Rehearsed Lines
4. The Boat of the Fragile Mind
5. Distant Places
6. Girl

Cassandra Jenkins and Cantina:

01. Basement Bug
02. Cartoon
03. Wayside
04. Follow Me Down
05. Disco Death Dance
06. Hotel Lullaby
07. Tennessee Waltz
08. Shame

Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal:

1. Empire City (Deva Mahal)
2. I’d Rather Go Blind
3. Genie’s Drugs
4. Dedicated to the One I Love
5. Too Late
6. Shilpa Ray’s Got A Heart Full of Dirt

If you enjoyed this recording, please support The Hum Residency by visiting their Facebook page and attending any of their FREE Monday night shows at Manhattan Inn in April!.

Kaki King and Kiran Gandhi: October 26, 2015 The Hum at Manhattan Inn

November 13, 2015
By

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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

I believe its safe to say that at this point The Hum music series has been an unqualified success. The concept was a unique one — place together various female performers from diverse backgrounds and let them make music. But in practice, it has become so much more than that. The results of these performances have created friendships, bonds, working relationships and as we’ve experienced live, absolutely breathtaking musical accomplishments. In the Spring, we attended and recorded all four of the sessions at the Manhattan Inn. This Fall, various commitments prevented us from attending all but one of the nights. But fortunately, the night we attended was a superb presentation and contained what for me is the most compelling performance of the entire series — the duo between uber-guitarist Kaki King and supreme percussionist Kiran Gandhi.

We were familiar with Kaki King, most notably from her supporting slot on the 2008 Mountain Goats tour. But her career has spanned more than a decade and includes eight albums. In the recent past she has released instrumental (Glow) and multi-media pieces (The Neck Is The Bridge To The Body) and that format gave a nice backdrop to this Hum show. Our only familiarity with Kiran Gandhi was that she was the drummer on recent M.I.A. tours — but a little of bit of research revealed that Kiran is truly a remarkable human being. She has toured internationally with M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation while simultaneously achieving an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She has her own TED Talk, is a mathematics genius, oh and yeah, ran the London Marathon — all by the age of 25.

The set begins with Kiran’s sincere thanks to the Hum and to its founder Rachael Pazdan. As Kaki began the opening riff, the duo flowed effortlessly into what we believe is an original composition for this night, a track titled with both performers’ last names. Thematically, the opening number is similar to the songs that followed which include two numbers from Kaki King’s recent albums (Glow and The Neck). “Wazey” is a Madame Ghandi song that became the centerpiece for the set when Kiran involved the very willing crowd over whom she harmonized a coda to the song. It was a moment that truly captures the sense of discovery and community that The Hum has created and brought and end to this installment of the series with a very appropriate close. The Hum will return, likely in early 2016.

I recorded this set as we did the Spring, with Sennheiser cardioid microphones mounted on stage and mixed a board feed. The sound quality of this particular recording is quite remarkable, as the instruments are clear and panned in the appropriate layout of the room. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream The Complete Show:

Kaki King and Kiran Gandhi
2015-10-26
The Hum
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 33:42]
01 [introduction]
02 King Gandhi
03 Cargo Cult
04 Distillery
05 Oobleck
06 Wazey
07 Percussion Breakdown
08 [thanks]
09 Dad Band

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT these amazing artists:
KAKI KING and KIRAN GANDHI.

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List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2015 Posts

December 31, 2015
By

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This is a rejuvenation of the lists we used to do in the early days of the site. We now have all years updated on the site, 2007-2015, which means that every recording in our history is 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 2012 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 2015 (262 Recordings):

75 Dollar Bill: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos
75 Dollar Bill: August 21, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Acid Mothers Temple: May 6, 2015 Knitting Factory
Acid Mothers Temple: May 7, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Alabama Shakes: June 7, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Alan Licht: August 2, 2015 Union Pool
Alejandro Escovedo: March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Alejandro Escovedo: March 21, 2015 Maria’s SXSW Party
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks: November 12, 2015 Brooklyn Bowl
Alex Calder: January 11, 2015 Rough Trade
American Aquarium: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival
Amy Rigby: May 28, 2015 HiFi Bar
Andrew Jackson Jihad: July 18, 2015 Knitting Factory
Antietam: May 22, 2015 Cake Shop
Antietam: August 21, 2015 Mercury Lounge
A Place to Bury Strangers: February 17, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Baked: January 2, 2015 Palisades
Away Msg: September 11, 2015 WXDU/WXYC/WKNC Day Show, Neptune’s Raleigh, NC
Babes In Toyland: September 17, 2015 Irving Plaza
B Boys: April 11, 2015 Silent Barn
Beach Fossils: June 12, 2015 Rough Trade
Beech Creeps: April 4, 2015 Union Pool
Bill Orcutt: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Birds of Avalon: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival
Blaxxx: September 11, 2015 Slim’s, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Fest)
Blitzen Trapper: April 17, 2015 City Winery
Bob Brown: October 9, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Built to Spill: May 11, 2015 Music Farm (Charleston, SC)
Built To Spill: September 25, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Car Seat Headrest: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show Cake Shop
Chain and the Gang: August 6, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: October 24, 2014 Rough Trade
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: January 10, 2015 Palisades
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: February 5, 2015 Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: April 18, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: June 11, 2015 McCarren Park Northside Fest
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: November 12, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: December 12, 2015 Trans Pecos
Chuck Johnson: August 2, 2015 Union Pool
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: August 2, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Condo Fucks: May 22, 2015 Cake Shop
Courtesy Tier: November 3, 2015 Rough Trade BK
Daniel Bachman: May 24, 2015 Union Pool
Dead Stars: July 10, 2015 Rough Trade
Dead Tongues: September 23, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Decemberists: September 24, 2015 Capital Theate Port Chester NY
Deep Banana Blackout: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT)
Deer Tick (playing Devo): December 29, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl
Deer Tick: October 30, 2015 Tommy Brull Benefit – Rockville Centre NY
Destroyer: October 4, 2015 Webster Hall
Destruction Unit: October 17, 2015 Ad Hoc Car Wash
Diane Cluck: February 17, 2015 Trans Pecos
Dirty Dishes: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper CMJ Party at Cake Shop
Dirty Ghosts: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper CMJ Party at Cake Shop
Disappears: February 28, 2015 Rough Trade
Dommengang: June 6, 2015 Union Pool
Dopapod: June 6, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Dope Body: September 3, 2015 Aviv
DVA: November 1, 2015 Trans Pecos
E: October 23, 2015 Cake Shop
Earth: August 27, 2015 Saint Vitus
Eidetic Seeing: July 9, 2015 The Acheron
Elephant Micah: July 16, 2015 The Living Room
Eleventh Dream Day: August 21, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Elisa Ambrogio: January 31, 2015 Silent Barn
Elisa Ambrogio: April 30, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Elisa Ambrogio-Ben Chasny-Tashi Dorji: September 11, 2015 WXDU/WXYC/WKNC Day Show
Elisa Ambrogio: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Eugene Chadbourne-Steve Gunn-Mary Lattimore: September 11, 2015 WXDU/WXYC/WKNC Show
Ex Hex: April 18, 2015 Chaz’s Bull City Records (Durham, NC)
Fat White Family: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Felice Brothers: February 7, 2015 Brull Foundation Benefit
Flesh Wounds: September 12, 2015 Orange County Social Club Day Show (Raleigh, NC)
Föllakzoid: May 23, 2015 Rough Trade
Futurebirds: November 12, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Fox Millions Duo: November 21, 2015 Trans Pecos
Giraffes: September 27, 2014 The Wick
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: September 10, 2015 Hopscotch Music Fest (Raleigh, NC)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: September 30, 2015 Music Hall of Williamburg
Gotobeds: August 30, 2015 Saint Vitus
Gov’t Mule: June 6, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: June 5, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Grateful Dead: July 3, 2015 Chicago
Grateful Dead: July 4, 2015 Chicago
Grateful Dead: July 5, 2015 Chicago
Greensky Bluegrass: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT)
Greg Fox + Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: September 11, 2015 WXDU/WKNC/WXYC Hopscotch Day Show
Grooms: February 17, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Heartless Bastards: June 15, 2015 Webster Hall
Heaters: September 26, 2015 Alphaville
Heaven: February 2, 2015 Rough Trade
Helmet: February 21, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Helmet: February 22, 2015 Saint Vitus
Hiss Golden Messenger: April 17, 2015 Haw River Ballroom (NC)
Hiss Golden Messenger: June 2, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hiss Golden Messenger: November 19, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Holy Sons: August 27, 2015 Saint Vitus
Honey: January 28, 2015 Union Pool
Horse Lords: February 5, 2015 Union Pool
Howlin Rain: April 18, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Hum Residency: April 06, 2015 Manhattan Inn
Hum Residency: April 13, 2015 Manhattan Inn
Hum Residency: April 20, 2015 Manhattan Inn
Hum Residency: April 27, 2015 Manhattan Inn
Hurray For The Riff Raff: April 24, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Hurray For The Riff Raff: June 7, 2015 Mountain Jam
Ignatz: May 24, 2015 Union Pool
Invisible Familiars: November 23, 2015 Manhattan Inn
Jake Xerxes Fussell: September 10, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Jennifer Castle: October 4, 2015 Webster Hall
Joan Shelley: February 12, 2015 Union Pool
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – January 24, 2015 Brooklyn Bowl
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead: May 9, 2015 Capitol Theatre
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead: June 5, 2015 Mountain Jam
Kaki King and Kiran Gandhi: October 26, 2015 The Hum at Manhattan Inn
Kathryn Calder: September 11, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Kevin Devine: December 11, 2015 Bell House
Kevin Morby: March 15, 2015 Baby’s All Right
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: June 19, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: June 24, 2015 Baby’s All Right
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival
Kinski: October 23, 2015 Cake Shop
Krill: March 19, 2015 Longbranch Inn Austin TX – Impose SXSW
Lake Street Dive: June 7, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Law$uits: September 1, 2015 Union Pool
Lazyeyes: January 11, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Lee Ranaldo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2015 Market Hotel
Loom: November 1, 2015 Union Pool
Los Lobos: April 25, 1996 Mercury Lounge
Los Lobos: March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Luna: June 11, 2015 McCarren Park (Northside Fest)
Luna: July 31, 2015 London UK
Luna: August 1, 2015 Leeds UK
Luna: October 2, 2015 Terminal West Atlanta
Luna: October 7, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Luna: October 9 , 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
LVL UP: October 17, 2015 Ad Hoc Car Wash
Mac DeMarco: August 17, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Mac McCaughan: April 18, 2015 Chaz’s Bull City Records (Durham, NC)
Mac McCaughan: May 16, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Makthaverskan: April 6, 2015 Saint Vitus
Mark McGuire: January 7, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Mates of State: July 10, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
M.C. Taylor & Friends: January 18, 2015 NARAL NC Benefit, Pinhook Durham, NC
Media Jeweler: April 3, 2015 Shea Stadium
Mekons: July 21, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Michael Chapman: October 9, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Mikal Cronin: May 5, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Mike Pace and the Child Actors: January 16, 2015 Union Hall
Mind Over Mirrors: February 5, 2015 Union Pool
Mission of Burma: June 26, 2015 The Bell House
moe.: October 31, 1998 Utica NY
moe.: March 13, 2015 Best Buy Theatre NYC
moe.: May 31, 2015 Cutting Room
Moon Duo: March 10, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Moon Duo: September 11, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival
Mothers: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show, Cake Shop
Mountain Goats: April 11, 2015 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 12, 2015 City Winery
Nathan Bowles: January 31, 2015 Silent Barn
Nathan Bowles: February 12, 2015 Union Pool
Natural Causes: September 11, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh, NC
NE-HI: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show, Cake Shop
New Pope: November 21, 2015 Trans Pecos
New Pope: November 21, 2015 Secret Project Robot
Nocona: August 28, 2015 The Gutter
Noveller: January 29, 2015 Cameo Gallery
Obits: November 22, 2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Obnox: May 15, 2015 Cake Shop
Obnox: September 12, 2015 CAM, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)
Of Montreal: September 18, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oneida: January 10, 2015 Palisades
Oneida: February 27, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom
Oneida: October 23, 2015 Cake Shop
Oneida: November 21, 2015 Secret Project Robot
Parquet Courts: February 9, 2015 Palisades
Patois Counselors: September 10, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival
PC Worship: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right
PC Worship: September 3, 2015 Aviv BK
Phil Cook: September 10, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Phil Cook: September 23, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Pile: March 19, 2015 Longbranch Inn – Impose SXSW
Pile: April 28, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Pill: September 3, 2015 Aviv
Pipe: September 12, 2015 Orange County Social Club Day Show (Raleigh, NC)
Pity Sex: March 19, 2015 Long Branch Inn (SXSW – Austin, TX)
Pity Sex: October 17, 2015 Ad Hoc Car Wash
Protomartyr: October 17, 2015 Ad Hoc Car Wash
Rangda: January 9, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Rhyton: December 10, 2014 Union Pool
Robert Millis: April 10, 2015 Union Pool
Robyn Hitchcock: November 20, 2015 (Early Show) City Winery
Ryley Walker: January 13, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Ryley Walker: March 15, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Ryley Walker: June 26, 2015 Le Poisson Rouge
Ryley Walker: October 9, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Sannhet: February 27, 2015 Saint Vitus
Sannhet: March 27, 2015 Saint Vitus
Shakey Graves: June 6, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Sir Richard Bishop: April 10, 2015 Union Pool
Six Organs of Admittance: April 30, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Sloan: June 29, 2015 Rough Trade
Space Merchants: June 8, 2015 Rough Trade
Spacin’: December 14, 2014 Glasslands
Spectre Folk: March 15, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Spray Paint: April 4, 2015 Union Pool
Spray Paint: October 16, 2015 Union Pool (R.I.P. SVT CMJ Party)
ST 37: May 6, 2015 Knitting Factory
ST 37: May 7, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Steve Gunn: January 11, 2015 Rough Trade
Steve Gunn: April 1, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers: September 11, 2015 Hopscotch Music Fest Raleigh, NC
Strand Of Oaks: February 7, 2015 Brull Foundation Benefit
Sunwatchers: August 23, 2015 St. Paul’s Church
Superchunk: December 3, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Suuns: February 28, 2015 Rough Trade
Tall Firs: March 15, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Tashi Dorji: September 11, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Thee Oh Sees: March 20, 2015 Hotel Vegas – Panache SXSW
Thee Oh Sees: September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
This Will Destroy You: February 27, 2015 Saint Vitus
Thurston Moore Band: August 6, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom
Tigue: March 11, 2015 Secret Project Robot
Tom Carter / Barry Weisblat Duo: February 24, 2015 Freddy’s BK
Tom Carter: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Tom Carter, Chris Corsano, Carter Thornton: December 5, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Trigger Hippy: June 5, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Tweedy: June 28, 2015 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA)
Ty Segall: June 24, 2015 Baby’s All Right
Ty Segall: June 26, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Ty Segall: June 26, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Tyvek: April 11, 2015 Silent Barn
Ultimate Painting: October 25, 2014 Rough Trade
Ultimate Painting: September 18, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Vibekillers: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Viet Cong: January 28, 2015 Union Pool
Vomitface: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper CMJ Party at Cake Shop
Vulture Shit: April 28, 2015 Baby’s All Right
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Warehouse: June 12, 2015 Rough Trade
War on Drugs: October 8, 2015 Radio City Music Hall
Warren Haynes: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT)
Washer: January 2, 2015 Palisades
Waxahatchee: April 9, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg
White Fence: October 26, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Wilco: June 26, 2015 Solid Sound Festival
Wilco: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT)
William Tyler: April 18, 2015 Chaz’s Bull City Records (Durham, NC)
William Tyler: May 5, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Wizard Rifle: September 11, 2015 Pour House, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Fest)
WOMPS: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show, Cake Shop
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Worthless: May 6, 2015 Knitting Factory
Wussy: January 17, 2015 Studio at Webster Hall
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YVETTE: October 29, 2015 Trans Pecos
Zachary Cale: July 16, 2015 The Living Room
Zachary Cale: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show Cake Shop
Zs: September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom

Ryley Walker, Steve Gunn & Ryan Jewell Trio: March 5, 2019 Union Pool

March 7, 2019
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Photo by Drew Gardner

Ryley Walker led off his March 2019 Union Pool residency with a shot of his usual self-deprecating humor, telling us he just got dumped and that this was his first show as a New Yorker (he’s lived here for months and performed quite a few sets here since). For those of us who’ve followed his career for the past five-plus years, we knew at least one thing to expect next: Ryley’s music is as serious as his stage persona is flippant.

Still, that couldn’t quite prepare us for the trio set with Steve Gunn and Ryan Jewell that followed. This trio could have done any number of things well, but what we ended up with reminded me tonally of Gunn’s collaborations with the drummer John Truscinski — with a hundred percent more guitar. Over the course of this 50 minute improvisational piece (titled by yours truly given the lack of a given one), I was struck by how, in the right hands, an instrument can be a person’s voice. Take Walker at his word — or put yourselves in the shoes of almost anyone who first moves to NYC from their hometown — and you knew what kind of energy he was working with: frenetic, exuberant and relentless. He played like a person aching to be seen, announcing themselves in an unfamiliar place. It wasn’t his first show as a New Yorker, but it might be the first one with that alchemical mix of awe, anxiety and urgency that turns you into the kind of person who belongs here.

Gunn’s trademark guitar tone undergirds the entire piece, a beacon for what’s to come. There’s a sweetness and calm to even Gunn’s noisiest work that’s of a piece to his own stage persona: confident but laid-back about it, extraordinary without overreaching. Like his recent guest appearance with William Tyler, this collaboration with Walker made for an incredible combination of peer guitarists operating at their creative and artistic peaks (not to say they won’t enjoy more). Likewise the conservatory-trained Jewell, an almost-constant among Ryley’s touring bandmates, who comes in and out of the foreground of this extended improv at the right moments, adding drone-style percussion at critical ebbs in the volume.

From his noise roots to his folk-leaning earlier albums to his wholly-new current material, Walker proves over and over that he refuses not to stretch himself artistically. It was hard to take photos of this show. You could get a clear shot of Steve, eyeing Ryley from stage left. But Ryley Walker, he was a blur, especially at this piece’s final, ecstatic climax. Like a true New Yorker, he never stops moving.

I recorded this set with a flawless feed from Union Pool’s engineer Doug Graham, together with Schoeps MK5 microphones at the soundboard. The quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks as always to the artists and the Union Pool team for having us.

Download the complete show from its Live Music Archive page.

Ryley Walker, Steve Gunn & Ryan Jewell Trio
2019-03-05
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY  USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Doug Graham) + Schoeps MK5 (XY, at SBD, DFC)>KC5>CMC6>>Sound Devices MixPre 6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.2.2>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 51:41]
01 [Chicago rap]
02 Exodus 2 Brooklyn pt 1
03 Exodus 2 Brooklyn pt 2
04 Exodus 2 Brooklyn pt 3

Ryley Walker – guitar
Steve Gunn – guitar
Ryan Jewell – drums

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