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The Giraffes: September 27, 2014 The Wick – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

September 27, 2015
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[Photos courtesy of Todd Zimmer.  See more of his excellent work HERE.]

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, puts on a show like The Giraffes.  It’s like trying to explain a UFO or Bigfoot sighting to someone: they may nod, they might be interested, they could be fascinated by your story, but they have absolutely no clue what it’s all about until they experience it for themselves.  In 2011, lead singer Aaron Lazar decided to depart the band and, going out with an atomic-sized bang, had his last performance with them early that year.  The remaining members, Damien Paris, Andrew Totolos, and Jens Carstensen, soldiered on, mixing things up again by exploring the instrumental side of their oeuvre and recruiting two female vocalists to help flesh things out.

Three and a half years later, the murmurs and rumors of a full reunion concert turned into cold, hard fact.  And, like it was for Aaron’s farewell show, I personally received a landslide of requests to record this night from literally all across the globe.  In their neverending quest to take the performance of live music and evolve it into a contact sport, The Giraffes proved that they haven’t missed a beat.  Picking up where they left off, the crowd was right in step with the band and more than happy and willing to join in the antics that are the hallmarks of a Giraffes concert.  Welcome back, gentlemen.  We’re looking forward to what else the future holds for you.

Due to the sheer size and design of The Wick, the acoustics can present a bit of a challenge.  The venue’s house engineer, Eairon, was up to the task and, other than the occasional ring of feedback, produced an excellent mix.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy and PLAY IT LOUD!!

Special thanks to Damien, Drew, Aaron, Jens, and Tim for making this recording possible, and to the management and staff at The Wick for their courtesy and cooperation.

The Giraffes will soon be returning to the NYC area and performing on October 3rd at The Wick, as well as playing a few other dates in October.  Their new album, ‘Usury’, will be released on October 2nd. 

Stream “Medicaid Benefit Appliqué”:

Stream “Sugarbomb”:

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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The Giraffes
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Wick
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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The Wick’s house engineer: Eairon
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:25:32]
01. [intro]
02. Smoke Machine
03. Wage Earner
04. Prime Motivator
05. I’ll Be Your Daddy
06. The Ballad of Sissyfist
07. On Lovers Lane
08. The City
09. Sickness (This Is)
10. The Power of Fatherhood
11. Medicaid Benefit Appliqué
12. [banter]
13. Haunted Heaven
14. Having Fun
15. Clever Girl
16. Man U.
17. Sugarbomb
18. Help My Blood Count
19. Done
20. [outro]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Giraffes, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase their official releases and merchandise at Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite record store or retailer.  And most definitely go see their shows.

Built to Spill: May 11, 2015 Music Farm (Charleston, SC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

May 19, 2015
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Being at the forefront of the guitar-driven indie rock scene for over 20 years, Built to Spill have cemented their reputation with a lot of hard work.  With a string of superlative albums, first-rate musicianship and songcraft, and seemingly nonstop touring, it’s very well deserved.  After a few personnel changes as of late, frontman Doug Martsch and company have just released their newest disc, the lauded ‘Untethered Moon‘, and are back on the road to support itBeing almost exactly a year since I last saw the band, I was very excited not only to see them perform again but to also catch my first concert in Charleston and at the famed Music Farm.  Known for wearing their influences on their sleeves by way of an extensive list of cover songs, the group dialed it back a bit for this outing and focused primarily on their own material, including a handful of tracks from the new album.  The exception being a 14+ minute workout of Neil Young’s “Cowgirl in the Sand”, streaming below.  It’s the surprises like this that keep reminding you how Built to Spill stays at the peak of their game.

Set up dead center and right in front of the board, we couldn’t have asked for a better location to record from.  And with the band’s soundman, Ian, at the helm with assistance from the venue’s FOH, Mike, the sound was excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Stream “On the Way”:

Stream “Cowgirl in the Sand”:

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Built to Spill
Monday, May 11, 2015
Music Farm
Charleston, SC, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:40:20]
01. Made-Up Dreams
02. Living Zoo
03. Distopian Dream Girl
04. Kicked It in the Sun
05. On the Way
06. So
07. [banter]
08. The Wait
09. You Were Right
10. Nowhere Nothin’ Fuckup
11. Never Be the Same
12. Trimmed and Burning
13. Pat
14. [tuning / banter]
15. Stab
16. [encore break]
17. Cowgirl in the Sand  [Neil Young]
18. Carry the Zero

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Built to Spill, visit their website and Facebook page, go see their concerts, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite record store or retailer. 

Helmet: February 21, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

February 26, 2015
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[Photos from the February 18th show courtesy of Brian Reilly for Bowery Presents]

It was a few decades ago that a friend of mine happened to spin Helmet’s landmark ‘Betty‘ album for me and set the hook for my enthusiasm for this band.  Now touring to honor the 20th anniversary of this record, these dates include a front-to-back playing of it as well as a second set drawing from their vast catalog of songs.  In a day and age where a number of bands are doing this, the kicker is that ‘Betty‘ is an amazing album and easily made it onto my personal list of “desert island discs” some time ago.  The second of three very sold-out NYC area shows (the recording from the Saint Vitus gig is HERE) found Helmet firing on all cylinders.  Frontman Page Hamilton has surrounded himself with a roster of superb musicians (drummer Kyle Stevenson, guitarist Dan Beeman and bassist Dave Case) and these concerts showcased a very well rehearsed and tight group that obviously have the chops to play anything you can throw at them.  In addition to fielding a few crowd requests, Helmet dug out some deep cuts including “Impressionable”, “Repetition” and fan-favorite, “Sinatra”.  In a nutshell, they sounded fantastic and more than lived up to the legacy of this material.

With Helmet’s soundman, Rubes, at the board with assistance from Bowery Ballroom’s FOH, Kenny, the venue’s sound on this night was, as we’ve come to expect, great.  Combining our microphones with the soundboard feed that Page asked us to use, our recording is excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Helmet, Brian and Chad at Maine Road, and Kieran and the staff at Bowery Ballroom for making this recording possible and for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “Rollo”:

Stream “Give It”:

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Helmet
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:40:20]
01. Wilma’s Rainbow
02. I Know
03. Biscuits for Smut
04. Milquetoast
05. Tic
06. Rollo
07. Street Crab
08. Clean
09. Vaccination
10. Beautiful Love
11. Speechless
12. The Silver Hawaiian
13. Overrated
14. Sam Hell
15. [band intros / banter1]
16. (High) Visibility
17. Role Model
18. FBLA II
19. [banter2]
20. Welcome To Algiers
21. Birth Defect
22. Broadcast Emotion
23. Unsung
24. [banter3]
25. White City
26. Impressionable
27. [banter4]
28. Give It
29. [encore break / Sinatra intro]
30. Sinatra
31. [banter5]
32. Repetition
33. In the Meantime

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Helmet, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE] at Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite record store or retailer.  And definitely go see Helmet live.

Lucero: November 4, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

November 13, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of Michael DiGiovanni Photography]

For even the best of bands, there are times during their careers when they want to mix things up a bit to keep it interesting. Not only for their fans but for themselves. For more than 15 years, Lucero has never been afraid to work hard, get on the road less traveled and take some chances. On their current jaunt, billed as the “By The Seat of Our Pants Tour“, the alternative country rock/punk group from Memphis are experimenting by playing a few-nights stands in several cities (New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco), opening with acoustic sets and finishing the evenings with electric sets. With three nights here in New York alone, that makes for a lot of stage time and a lot of music. In addition to a number of songs that are regular staples in Lucero shows, it was thrilling to catch a few that we hadn’t heard in awhile and others that we’ve never heard them play live at all. Ever wanting to please, the guys dug out a sprinkling of deep and rare cuts going all the way back to their first self-released disc, ‘The Attic Tapes‘. What’s been most impressive is how well some of these pieces, already great, translate into something beautiful when stripped down and arranged acoustically. Of course, flying by the seat of your pants does include some hazards; among them, a few false starts and some indecision when fielding song requests from the crowd. But that’s just par for the course and part of the risk one takes when walking out on a tightrope without a net. When you have such an entertaining group of musicians like Lucero onstage, drawing from such a deep reservoir of tracks, you don’t really seem to mind when something doesn’t go quite as planned. And not knowing exactly what’s coming next makes it enthralling.

Set up in our regular spot in the balcony at Bowery Ballroom, the venue sound was top notch as usual. Aside from some chatter during the quieter songs, our recording is excellent. We hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Stream “Wandering Star”: 

Stream “San Francisco”: 

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Lucero
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

1st SET:
[Total time: 59:38]
01. [1st set intro]
02. Into Your Eyes
03. That Much Further West
04. Wandering Star
05. [banter 1]
06. When You Decided to Leave
07. Across the River
08. [banter 2]
09. Hello Sadness
10. Better Than This
11. Last Night in Town
12. In Lonesome Times
13. The Last Song
14. 100 Miles on the Other Side of Lonesome
15. Ain’t So Lonely [false start]
16. Ain’t So Lonely
17. Hate and Jealousy
18. The Last Pale Light in the West
19. Toadvine

2nd SET:
[Total time: 1:31:42]
20. [2nd set intro]
21. What Else Would You Have Me Be?
22. Nights Like These
23. Downtown (intro)
24. On My Way Downtown
25. I’ll Just Fall
26. Women & Work
27. Raising Hell
28. Texas & Tennessee
29. Nineteen Seventy-Nine
30. San Francisco
31. Here at the Starlite
32. Mom
33. [banter 3]
34. The War
35. [banter 4]
36. All Sewn Up
37. [banter 5]
38. Sixes and Sevens [false start]
39. Sixes and Sevens
40. [banter 6]
41. She’s Just That Kind of Girl
42. Tears Don’t Matter Much
43. Fistful of Tears
44. [banter 7]
45. Sweet Little Thing

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lucero, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes

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King Buzzo: July 14, 2014 The Wick – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

July 22, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

For over 30 years, Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne and the Melvins have made their own brand of heavy rock, ‘sludge’, an institution.  While that has had a huge influence on music, including helping birth the kinder, gentler ‘grunge’ genre, Melvins continue to stand apart from the crowd with a sound that is instantly recognizable.  When Buzzo decided to record and release his first acoustic album this year, the excellent ‘This Machine Kills Artists‘, it was definitely a departure from what he’s known for, but not completely unexpected from a performer who has been blazing his own trail for decades.  With Melvins being a favorite of ours and having appeared on this site several times, we were excited to hear that he was embarking on a solo tour in support of the new disc and relished the opportunity to catch his stop at The Wick, a new venue in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.  Onstage with little more than an acoustic guitar, a microphone and his trademark hair, King Buzzo kicked his set off with the dramatic “Boris” and proceeded to keep the respectful Brooklyn crowd (aside from one overly enthusiastic attendee) in rapt attention for the next 75 minutes.  Peppered with anecdotes, observations and a hilarious story about Mike Patton, Buzz proved to be quite the raconteur.  His great combination of new songs, Melvins staples from their vast catalog and engaging, interactive banter made for a show that I could easily enjoy almost every night.

We recorded King Buzzo in the same manner as Mary Halvorson’s opening set with a stereo pair of Countryman B3 omni microphones placed onstage. While there is some ambient noise at times, the overall quality and clarity is excellent thanks to Buzzo’s sound engineer, Dave, and The Wick’s FOH, Joe. Enjoy!

Special thanks to King Buzzo, Joey Massa, Chris White, John Seroff and the staff at The Wick for making this recording possible and for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “Rough Democracy”:

Stream “We Are Doomed”:

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

If any of the links are no longer working, email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the files.

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King Buzzo
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Wick
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:15:47]
01. [intro]
02. Boris
03. The Ballad of Dwight Frye [Alice Cooper]
04. Suicide in Progress
05. [banter 1]
06. Dark Brown Teeth
07. Rough Democracy
08. Laid Back Walking
09. Drunken Baby
10. [banter 2 – Mike Patton]
11. Evil New War God
12. The Vulgar Joke
13. How I Became Offensive
14. [banter 3]
15. We Are Doomed
16. Hooch
17. Revolve

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT King Buzzo and Melvins, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase ‘This Machine Kills Artists‘ at Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.  And definitely go see Buzz and the Melvins live.  

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: February 26, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs

March 3, 2014
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[Photos by PSquared Photography]

Rising from the late-90’s hiatus of indie rock standard bearer Pavement, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks picked up that flag and are still running like hell with it.  Quite successfully, I might add.  With a string of critically lauded albums under their belt, Malkmus and company are still the gold standard for the genre.  On top of that, their live shows are spoken about in revered tones and on the must-see lists of stalwart fans.  Having been a late devotee of Malkmus’ various projects, it seemed only fitting that my first Jicks concert be at the venue where they had their official live debut over a decade ago.  The first of two sold out nights in the NYC-area, the band hit the stage with all cylinders firing, in great form, and with an eager crowd thrilled to hear every note.  Playing the bulk of their celebrated new record, ‘Wig Out at Jagbags‘, they had plenty of room to cover songs from nearly all the previous albums, and even snuck in Pavement’s “Father to a Sister of Thought”.  I’d say if there was one complaint I had by the end of the evening, it was that I hadn’t the foresight to get tickets for the following night.  I guess there’s always next time.

In our regular spot next to the mixing board in the balcony, we would be hard pressed to have better sound.  Dialed in beautifully, the mix was about as good as it gets at Bowery Ballroom and we were able to pull a wonderful recording with our microphones.  Enjoy!

Stream “Lariat”:

Stream “Baby C’mon”:

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:17:20]
01. [intro]
02. Chartjunk
03. Scattegories
04. Lariat
05. No One Is (As I Are Be)
06. Brain Gallop
07. Rumble at the Rainbo
08. Shibboleth
09. Cinnamon and Lesbians
10. Out of Reaches
11. [banter]
12. Tigers
13. [banter]
14. Vanessa from Queens
15. [banter]
16. The Janitor Revealed
17. Houston Hades
18. J Smoov
19. Baby C’mon
20. Surreal Teenagers
21. [encore break / banter]
22. Father to a Sister of Thought  [Pavement]
23. Kite in a Closet

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.

The Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs (Two Sources)

October 24, 2013
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[Photos from the 10/21 show courtesy of Joe Madonna.]

If there are two things that can be said about The Black Crowes’ live shows it’s that they’re consistent and damn good.  Being a fan since their first album, I can attest to having seen more than my fair share of BC concerts that have stuck in my memory and been added to my personal “best of” list.  Their acoustic shows, however, have been few and far between and I relish them like the rare fruits they are.  In addition to hearing old favorites in new arrangements that translate beautifully from the electric counterparts, I’ve noticed that the gents seem to take more risks and extend their collective reach a bit when playing these “unplugged” gigs.  The recent four-date run at The Capitol Theatre was certainly no exception.  With their vast catalog of original tracks and mining some deep and obscure material from the likes of Crazy Horse, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Pink Floyd, there were distinct surprises to be had on this evening.  The band itself had also expanded with performers Larry Campbell, Sam Bush and Joe Russo joining the group for the night, as well as Neal Casal and John Fullbright jumping in for the encore.  Between the added instrumentation, new songs and solid chops on display, the Crowes continue to be a potent live experience.

Set up in the taper’s section behind the soundboard at The Capitol Theatre, we were able to pull great recordings, albeit with a little more crowd noise than we like during some of the quieter songs.  As a result, we are offering both of our excellent quality sources for download: my Milab VM-44 Link cardioids and acidjack’s Schoeps MK41 supercardioids paired with his warm Aerco MP-2 preamp.  Enjoy!

The Black Crowes will be playing a series of electric shows at Terminal 5 beginning tonight.  We will be recording at least one of them and posting it next week.

Stream “Torn and Frayed” (Milab VM-44 Link source):

Stream “Wiser Time” (Schoeps MK41 source):

Milab VM-44 Link source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Schoeps MK41 source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

If any of the links are no longer working, email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the files.

Follow Johnny Fried Chicken Boy on Twitter

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The Black Crowes
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:15:53]
01. [intro]
02. Torn and Frayed  [The Rolling Stones]
03. Downtown Money Waster
04. Good Friday
05. [tuning]
06. I Don’t Want to Talk About It  [Danny Whitten / Crazy Horse]
07. Fork in the River
08. [tuning]
09. So Many Times  [Chris Hillman / Stephen Stills]
10. Just An Old Hobo
11. There’s Gold in Them Hills
12. Wiser Time
13. [intros / banter]
14. The Gnome  [Pink Floyd]
15. Chapter 24  [Pink Floyd]
16. She Talks to Angels
17. [tuning]
18. Appaloosa
19. Milk Cow Blues  [Kokomo Arnold]
20. Lost and Found
21. Like a Tumbleweed in Eden
22. [tuning]
23. The Last Place That Love Lives
24. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)  [Bob Dylan]
25. Soul Singing
26. [encore break / banter]
27. Hot Burrito #1  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
28. Hot Burrito #2  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
29. [tuning]
30. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  [The Band]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Black Crowes, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.

Noah and the MegaFauna: June 24, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Song

June 24, 2013
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How a musician makes the transition from indie rock to big-band gypsy jazz is anyone’s guess, let alone being able to pull it off successfully.  But that’s exactly what Noah Lit, the namesake of Los Angeles’ Noah and the MegaFauna, did.  Rising from the ashes of his previous band, Oliver Future, Lit enlisted friends and family (brothers Joshua and Gabriel are part of the gang) to work on and produce their great 2011 debut, ‘Anthems for a Stateless Nation‘.  And on their return to New York for this performance, the group played all of its tracks with its intricately appealing rhythms, notes and layers.  Far more than a straight run-through of the album, this crew absolutely killed it live with an energy and tautness that comes with having a talented group of musicians that really enjoy what they’re playing, for an audience that really appreciates it.  Additionally, we had the treat of a new song which we hope will appear on the band’s forthcoming record, ‘Psychopomps and Circumstance‘.

On this night, we were set up just about dead-center in the terrific sounding Joe’s Pub.  Our location was ideal and the results are quite excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Noah and the MegaFauna and Joe Rogers at Silence Breaks for making this recording possible, and to the staff at Joe’s Pub for their courtesy and cooperation.

Noah and the MegaFauna will soon be returning to the NYC area and performing on July 2nd at Mercury Lounge with Silence Breaks labelmate Kelli Scarr

Stream “When You’re Down (The Slackjaw’s Serenade)”:

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Noah and the MegaFauna
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:02:28]
01. We Knew We Had It Coming
02. Those Already Blessed
03. Au Revoir Shoshanna (We Shall Meet Again)
04. Moan All Night
05. [banter]
06. When You’re Down (The Slackjaw’s Serenade)
07. Until We Break Through
08. On and On
09. Gusano Coco
10. [banter]
11. R Futuristique
12. [band intros]
13. Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)
14. [banter / tuning]
15. We’ll Sail Above This

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Dinosaur Jr.: December 1, 2012 Terminal 5 – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 7, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin.  See more of her excellent work HERE.]

Here at NYCTaper, we have a special place in our hearts for Dinosaur Jr. Not only do they make outstanding music and have chops second to none but they have long supported the taping community, making several appearances on this website including one of the first recordings posted here. We were particularly ecstatic when the original lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reunited in 2005 and have since released three superb albums. In the interim, we have done our best to capture as many of their concerts as we can but none of us grasped the full extent of what we were in for when they announced this celebratory show marking the 25th anniversary of the seminal and influential ‘You’re Living All Over Me‘ album. In addition to playing the disc in its entirety, allusions were made to many other tracks and “special friends” making an appearance. We wound up being clobbered with a setlist and guest lineup worthy of an alt/indie-rock uber fan’s wet dream: Lee Ranaldo and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Frank Black from the Pixies, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Dale Crover from the Melvins, Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Kyle Spence from Harvey Milk, Kurt Vile, Al Cisneros from Sleep, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Suzanne Thorpe of Mercury Rev, Don Fleming, Dante Ferrando, John Petkovic and Fred Armisen. On a night with more highlights and jaw-dropping performances than one can count, there was a wonderful interplay between all the artists and a realization by the crowd that this concert was to be savored. Thank you J, Lou and Murph for the awesome holiday gift you honored us with. It was an extraordinary way to begin drawing this year to a close.

Thanks to Dinosaur Jr.’s management and the team at Terminal 5, we were given the opportunity to set up and record from the dead-center spot towards the back of the floor. With such an ideal location, acidjack and I ran three distinctly different microphone configurations in an effort to ensure the best possible recording we could make: Milab VM-44 Links (DIN) and AKG C 414 B-XLS’s in both Blumlein and M/S configurations. The results are uniformly excellent so we are offering all three sources for download. We certainly hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dinosaur Jr., Brian Schwartz and Daniel Mapp for making this recording possible, and to Mike and the staff at Terminal 5 for their courtesy and cooperation.

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Source 1: Milab VM-44 Link (DIN)
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Source 2: AKG C 414 B-XLS (Blumlein)
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Source 3: AKG C 414 B-XLS (M/S)
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Dinosaur Jr.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA
(opener: Kurt Vile and the Violators)

Source 1: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid DIN) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Source 2: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s (Blumlein) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage for Sources 1&2: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )

Source 3: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS (FOB, DFC, M/S) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 24bit/48kHz WAV > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (decode M/S, adjust levels) > Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample) > FLAC ( level 8 )

Recorded and produced by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:17:43]
01. [intro]
02. Thumb [Suzanne Thorpe (flute)]
03. Little Fury Things [Lee Ranaldo (additional vocals)]
04. Kracked
05. Sludgefeast
06. The Lung
07. [banter]
08. Raisans
09. Tarpit
10. In a Jar
11. Lose
12. [banter]
13. Poledo
14. [banter]
15. Almost Fare [Frank Black (vocals/additional guitar)]
16. [banter]
17. Tame [Pixies] [Frank Black (vocals/additional guitar), Kyle Spence (drums)]
18. [banter]
19. Alone [Kurt Vile (additional guitar), Al Cisneros (bass), Kyle Spence (drums)]
20. [banter]
21. Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know
22. Watch the Corners
23. [banter]
24. The Wagon [Kevin Drew (vocals), Johnny Marr (additional guitar)]
25. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side [The Smiths] [Johnny Marr (additional guitar), Dale Crover (drums)]
26. Training Ground [Deep Wound] [Dale Crover (drums)]
27. tuning > jam
28. Gargoyle [Al Cisneros (bass)]
29. Crucified [Iron Cross] [Don Fleming (vocals), Dante Ferrando (drums), Graham Clise (additional guitar)]
30. Don’t [Kim Gordon (vocals), Don Fleming (additional guitar)]
31. [encore break]
32. T.V. Eye [The Stooges] [John Petkovic (vocals), Tommy Stinson (bass), Fred Armisen (drums)]
33. Start Choppin’ [Kevin Drew (additional vocals)]
34. Freak Scene

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The Gourds: August 29, 2012 Mercury Lounge – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 3, 2012
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[Photos courtesty of Mammacass4demsgudbeebles at We Are Cucurbs Wiki.]

Johnny reports:
“I don’t care what kind of mood you happen to be in, there’s something about going to see The Gourds that pretty much guarantees a good time. Between the upbeat vibe the band exudes and the raucous, fun-lovin’ fans they attract (no doubt infused with copious amounts of alcohol) it’s like being at a great party. The expert musicianship, great songcraft and interesting choice of covers they perform definitely help support that atmosphere. We caught our first Gourds concert last year, had a blast and were very happy to see them come back to town this summer. And, as expected, we sure weren’t disappointed with a show that may have surpassed the last one. We’ve become big fans of The Gourds ourselves and can’t recommend strongly enough that you get out and see them when you have the chance and need to put a big smile on your face.

At the great-sounding Mercury Lounge the audio was perfectly dialed in, as usual, on this night and the mix sounded sublime. With kudos going to the superbly combined efforts of The Gourds’ engineer, Mark, and the venue’s engineer, Kevin, the quality of hi and lo’s recording is excellent. Enjoy!”

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The Gourds
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY
2012-08-29

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : MBHO KA200/603 > Custom Preamp + Soundboard >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Edit : WaveLab V6 (mixdown/eq/gain/fades/dither/resampling)
Encoding : FLAC v1.2.1 ( Level 8 ) with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Everybody’s Missin’ the Sun [Grin / Nils Lofgren]
03. Pickles
04. Tomb of Nefertari
05. Lament
06. Pine Island Bayou
07. Illegal Oyster
08. Cracklins
09. Jenny Brown > I Can’t Stand It [Lou Reed]
10. Your Benefit
11. Blankets
12. Eyes of a Child
13. Honduras
14. All the Labor
15. Haunted
16. Drop What I’m Doing
17. Two Sparrows
18. All in the Pack > Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [Ramones]
19. Lower 48
20. (Encore Call)
21. Mister Betty
22. Pill Bug Blues
23. Caledonia
24. Werewolves of London [Warren Zevon]
25. Ants on the Melon
26. Maria
27. Michoacan [Atwood Allen / Kim Fowley / Doug Sahm / The Sir Douglas Quintet]
28. Take Me Back to Tulsa [Bob Wills / Tommy Duncan]
29. The Waxies’ Dargle [traditional]

Running Time: 2:15:49

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