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Helmet: October 11, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 16, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin.  See more of her excellent work HERE.]

I can remember the first time I heard Helmet’s disc, ‘Meantime‘, which has since become the standard bearer for alternative metal.  Aggressive songs that held riffs hitting like a sledge hammer, frontman Page Hamilton (trained as a jazz guitarist and sole original member) threw the musical rulebook out the window and led a troupe of expert musicians who obviously had serious chops.  Having grown up on a steady diet of hard rock and heavy metal, I was instantly hooked.  The times I saw them play live before their breakup in 1998 were no less riveting.  And hearing of the band’s reformation in 2004 was very welcome news.  Having been well over a decade since I had last gone to one of their concerts, I jumped on tickets when I heard they would be coming through on their current tour.  I was further thrilled when they gave me the greenlight to record the show.  With cuts spanning the group’s career and from nearly all of their albums, particularly the recent, ‘Seeing Eye Dog‘, Helmet played quite a few favorites and a monstrous version of “Turned Out”.  Judging by his interaction with the crowd, Page seemed to be having a hell of a good time and very excited to be back in the band’s original hometown of NYC.  And he wasn’t the only one: I’m happy to report that the music I heard that night sounds just as good and tight as the tracks that put a smile on my face nearly 20 years ago.

We recorded this show with a four-microphone rig from our usual spot in the balcony.  Combining the always great sound of Bowery Ballroom and the impressive skills of the sound engineer and the result is an excellent recording.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did and PLAY IT LOUD!!

Stream “She’s Lost”:

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Helmet
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:16:21]
01. Wilma’s Rainbow
02. So Long
03. Renovation
04. Welcome to Algiers
05. Give It
06. In Person
07. banter
08. White City
09. Harmless
10. Smart
11. banter / band intro
12. Crisis King
13. She’s Lost
14. Blacktop
15. Tic
16. encore break / banter
17. Ironhead
18. banter
19. Turned Out
20. Milquetoast

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Helmet, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases (including their most recent album, Seeing Eye Dog) and merchandise [HERE].

The Gourds: October 1, 2011 Sullivan Hall – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 7, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Cassandra Mullinix at Bucket Of Rock]

Having been playing together for the better part of two decades, The Gourds have drawn favorable comparisons to The Band and Los Lobos.  After my first exposure to them, they also remind me at times of The Radiators crossed with the looniness of their Austin, Texas brethren Butthole Surfers.  Anyway you want to call it, it’s evident that they bring great songcraft, spot-on vocalizing and tightly meshed musicianship to a brilliant combination of blues, country, bluegrass and shake-yer-ass rock ‘n’ roll.  And with two frontmen in the mix, it’s a really nice contrast to have Kevin Russel sounding a bit like a smoother version of John Hiatt and counterpoint Jimmy Smith bringing the grit.  A very dedicated crowd showed up this night at Sullivan Hall and the boys brought their chops and humor for a wonderful, non-stop 90+ minutes of music.  Playing nearly all the tracks off the excellent new album, ‘Old Mad Joy, they also dug out a handful of choice nuggets from their older discs.  Since a lot of people know this group best through their popular cover of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”, I can’t help but say that they’re selling themselves and the band short.  With such an extensive catalog and marvelous live show, The Gourds have so much more to offer.

Thanks to Sullivan Hall’s great P.A. and the efforts of The Gourd’s excellent sound engineer, Mark, we were able to grab a superb capture with a soundboard feed and our microphones.  The only glitch is a 5-second dropout we had during “Haunted” that has been spliced to make for minimal distraction.  Other than that, the resultant recording is excellent.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to The Gourds, Nick Loss-Eaton, Lucy Sabini at Vanguard Records, and Steve at The Gourds News for the setlist.

Stream “Peppermint City”:

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Download the FLAC/MP3 files and stream this entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

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The Gourds
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sullivan Hall
New York, NY, USA

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The Gourd’s sound engineer: Mark
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:40:48]
01. intro
02. You Must Not Know
03. Peppermint City
04. Marginalized
05. Haunted
06. banter
07. Web Before You Walk into It
08. banter
09. Hellhounds
10. banter
11. Melchert
12. Ink and Grief
13. Two Sparrows
14. Your Benefit
15. banter / Pickles false start
16. Pickles
17. banter
18. Meteorite  [The Tinys]
19. banter / Louisiana 1927 tease  [Randy Newman]
20. Blankets
21. Burn the Honeysuckle
22. Drop the Charges
23. All the Labor
24. I Want It So Bad
25. Lower 48
26. Drop What I’m Doing

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Gourds, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases (including new release, ‘Old Mad Joy’) and merchandise [HERE].

Wilco: September 23, 2011 Central Park Summerstage – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

September 27, 2011
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[Photo courtesy of wagz2it]

Whereas the previous evening we saw the damp weather held at bay, for Wilco’s second night at Central Park’s Summerstage the band and attendees weren’t quite as lucky.  All parties took it in stride and the crowd, despite the rain or maybe because of it, seemed particularly enthusiastic.  Once again pulling a lion’s share of tracks from the new album, The Whole Love (which has its official release today), we were also treated to crowd-pleasers “Passenger Side”, “Impossible Germany” and “Heavy Metal Drummer”, and wonderful takes on live staples “Bull Black Nova”, “Misunderstood” and “Jesus, Etc.”, which Jeff Tweedy dedicated to us.  With all the good stuff going on stage, Wilco made it pretty easy to forget about the drizzle on our heads.

As with the night before, the entire NYCTaper crew made it out for the concert.  Paring down our rig considerably due to the inclement weather, we were still able to get an excellent recording and hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Stream “Bull Black Nova”:

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Wilco
Friday, September 23, 2011
Rumsey Playfield
Central Park Summerstage
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:07:00]
01. One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
02. Art of Almost
03. I Might
04. Poor Places
05. Bull Black Nova
06. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
07. Pot Kettle Black
08. Impossible Germany
09. Black Moon
10. California Stars  [lyrics by Woody Guthrie]
11. Born Alone
12. Handshake Drugs
13. Heavy Metal Drummer
14. Whole Love
15. Standing O
16. Passenger Side
17. Dawned on Me
18. A Shot in the Arm
19. encore break
20. Misunderstood
21. banter / dedication
22. Jesus, Etc.
23. Walken
24. I’m the Man Who Loves You
25. Red-Eyed and Blue
26. I Got You (At the End of the Century)

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases (including new release, The Whole Love) and merchandise [HERE].

Lucero: July 23, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

August 12, 2011
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[At the March 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg show.  Photo by Johnny]

A few years ago I saw a Lucero concert for the first time and was promptly blown away.  With their amalgam of southern rock, alt country and punk, I assumed that seeing them perform in a small bar-type venue in close proximity to a drunken, unruly horde would be where they would truly shine and the pinnacle of seeing them live.  Suffice to say, I got my wish.  When a little bird told me that a band called Nobody’s Darlings booked for a particular Saturday night at Mercury Lounge was, in fact, going to be a “secret” show by Lucero, I grabbed tickets as soon as they went on sale.  Judging by the throng that showed up that night, it obviously didn’t stay a secret.  Being in the midst of the Warped Tour, the band was eager to stretch its collective legs and play a longer and more varied setlist than they had been doing.  The crowd, wanting a good time and obviously as excited to see the band as I was, gave the boys a hero’s welcome.  And Lucero didn’t disappoint.  Including songs from nearly all of their albums, they also threw in a handful of new tracks as a preview of their next disc, slated for release early next year.  Put it all together and the concert was everything I had imagined it would be.

With Lucero’s engineer, Justin, joining always-excellent house engineer, Kevin, at the controls, the sound was perfectly dialed in for the show.  Our mics, flying dead-center in the venue, combined with a soundboard feed has resulted in a superb recording.  I hope you like what you hear as much as I did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Lucero and Brian Schwartz for making this recording possible, and to Jay Belin and the Mercury Lounge team for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “That Much Further West”:

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Lucero
(billed as Nobody’s Darlings)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, USA

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Lucero’s sound engineer: Justin
Mercury Lounge house engineer: Kevin
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:42:10]
01. [intro]
02. That Much Further West
03. Can’t Feel a Thing
04. Nights Like These
05. What Else Would You Have Me Be?
06. [banter]
07. Across the River
08. Like Lightning
09. Goodbye Again
10. A Dangerous Thing
11. Joining the Army
12. Last Night in Town
13. [banter]
14. Sixes and Sevens
15. [banter / whiskey break]
16. Chain Link Fence
17. Sounds of the City
18. It May Be Too Late
19. Women and Work
20. Darken My Door
21. [banter]
22. Drink ‘Till We’re Gone
23. [banter]
24. The Last Pale Light in the West
25. [banter]
26. Mom
27. [banter]
28. All Sewn Up
29. [encore break]
30. Fistful of Tears
31. [banter]
32. Hold Fast
33. [outro / A message from John C.]

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Heartless Bastards: July 23, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

July 29, 2011
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[Photo by Johnny]

Having become a fan of Heartless Bastards only in the past few years, I’ve been treated better by them in that short time than any devotee could ask for.  After catching several of their brilliant concerts, including the MHoW and Bowery gigs last year, we were graced by a pair of acoustic performances at the intimate Mercury Lounge this time around.  Sans a drummer, Erika, Jesse and Mark gave us captivating, pared down renditions of their work including several new songs, a Bob Dylan cover (one of my personal favorites of his) and brought out singer Heidi Johnson for the majority of the set to harmonize on the vocals.  And once again, when the night ended, I found myself already expectant for their next set of shows.  If the new material is an indication of what’s to come on the next Heartless Bastards album, I’m sure to find myself even more impatient in the interim.

As a compliment to our microphones, the most excellent and gracious house engineer, Kevin, gave us a patch out of the soundboard.  Combined with the dead-center location of our mics, the result is a superb recording and indicative of the outstanding sound in this venue.  Enjoy!

Night two was also recorded and will be posted soon.

Stream “Sway”:

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Heartless Bastards
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, USA

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Mercury Lounge house engineer: Kevin
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:11:10]
01. Marathon  [new song]
02. Sway
03. Hold Your Head High
04. The Will Song
05. Skin and Bone  [new song]
06. The Arrow Killed the Beast  [new song]
07. Searching for the Ghost
08. [new song]
09. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere  [Bob Dylan]
10. Runnin
11. Could Be So Happy
12. [encore break]
13. The Mountain

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Melvins: June 7, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 15, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin.  See more of her excellent work HERE.]

After the previous night’s epic tooth-rattling concert featuring the ‘Eggnog‘, ‘Lysol‘ and ‘Houdini‘ albums, I was wondering what the response would be to this nights playing of ‘Bullhead‘ and ‘Stoner Witch‘.  Two great records that bookend the other three, they are generally lesser known by the masses but equally crucial to the Melvins catalog.  I needn’t have worried as the crowd seemed to build on the intensity that began the night before.  The band’s no nonsense approach didn’t stray from the track listings of the two discs, but their intense live renditions will never be mistaken for the studio versions.  Anything but workman-like, the Melvins imbued new life and twists into these songs.  Among others, this included the set-enders: extended opus, “Boris”, and the night’s closer, “Shevil”, which gave Dale Crover and Coady Willis a jumping off point for a 12 minute drum workout.  Joined by skinsman Vinny Signorelli from Brooklyn-based Unsane, thunder pealed through the venue and left many attendees with their ears pleasantly ringing.

Set up in the dead-center spot on the balcony, the resultant recording is excellent and surprisingly clear considering the sheer volume in the venue; a testament to the engineer’s skills and how good the P.A. is in the Music Hall of Williamsburg.  That said, if you like heavy low-end, this recording is for you.  Enjoy and PLAY IT LOUD!!

Stream “It’s Shoved”:

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Melvins
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

1st SET: ‘Bullhead
[Total time: 37:11]
01. intro (Blazing Saddles theme)
02. Ligature
03. It’s Shoved
04. If I Had an Exorcism
05. Zodiac
06. Anaconda
07. Cow
08. Your Blessened
09. Boris

2nd SET: ‘Stoner Witch
[Total time: 58:16]
10. intro (The Great Escape theme)
11. Lividity
12. Skweetis
13. Sweet Willy Rollbar
14. Revolve
15. June Bug
16. Roadbull
17. Goose Freight Train
18. Queen
19. At the Stake
20. Magic Pig Detective
21. Shevil > drums

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Queens of the Stone Age: March 25, 2011 Terminal 5 – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 26, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of a.f. cortes.  See more of his outstanding work HERE]

It’s basic fact that Josh Homme has been one of the principle contributors to the stoner rock handbook and it would’ve made for a very different read without his input.  Starting with his first band, Kyuss, in the early 90’s and continuing through present day with Queens of the Stone Age, he’s been adding chapters to it ever since.  On tour to coincide with the re-release of their long-out-of-print debut album, the crux of these shows was to play it in its entirety; a popular trend that seems to be the case with many bands nowadays.  The sticking point is that the Queen’s self-titled first disc is brilliant, a touchstone of hard rock that many professional reviewers and fans alike have added to “must-have” rosters.  With many of these songs rarely showing up in setlists, it was a treat to hear them performed in a live setting.  In addition to surrounding himself with talented musicians that have great chops, Homme takes to the frontman role well and has a knack for keeping the audience entertained.  The proof being the crowd’s interaction with him, the adulation that teeters on the brink of feverish worship and the many declarations of love from female fans that I witnessed during this sell-out performance.  With devotees like that, I predict this band will have more continued years of success.

Per our usual in this venue, we were set up in the dead-center spot on the first balcony.  Terminal 5 can be tricky when it comes to getting the sound just right, so while the instruments sounded very good and are nicely balanced, the vocals were pretty low in the mix throughout most of the concert.  Nonetheless, the recording is solid and a great snapshot of the show.  Enjoy!

Stream “If Only”:

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Queens of the Stone Age
Friday, March 25, 2011
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA
(opening band: The Dough Rollers)

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:40:05]
01. Regular John
02. Avon
03. If Only
04. Walkin’ on the Sidewalks
05. You Would Know
06. How to Handle a Rope
07. Mexicola
08. [banter]
09. Hispanic Impressions
10. The Bronze
11. Give the Mule What He Wants
12. I Was a Teenage Hand Model
13. You Can’t Quit Me Baby
14. [1st encore break]
15. Turnin’ on the Screw
16. Long Slow Goodbye
17. Little Sister
18. [2nd encore break / banter]
19. Burn the Witch
20. [banter / band intros]
21. Make It Wit Chu
22. No One Knows

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Trey Anastasio Band: February 22, 2011 Terminal 5 – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

March 23, 2011
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[photos by Johnny]

Despite how “jambands” seem to invoke the ire of quite a few people, it can’t be ignored that they attract a zealous following.  Bolstered by excellent musicianship and great songwriting, Phish has arguably been at the top of this genre for a long time and are able to sell out nearly every arena-sized (and larger) venue they play in.  That’s why it’s nice when the individual members indulge in their side projects, allowing them to kick back and play the smaller places like they did before becoming a multi-million dollar juggernaut.  I hadn’t been to a Phish concert for the better part of two decades when a few friends literally dragged me to see frontman Trey Anastasio last year.  It turned out to be a stellar gig and good enough to make me dip my toes back into the pond, so to speak.  With his return to Terminal 5 this year, there was no way I was going to miss it and it turned out to be money well spent.  Delving into the extensive catalog of material from his main band and solo jaunts, Trey and company split the performance into acoustic and electric sets, playing a lot of favorites and a few inspired, and some surprising, covers.  Judging by the great time the performers and the crowd were having, reinforced by the multiple sing-alongs during the course of the evening, I can understand why so many folks are continually drawn to them.

We recorded this show from the first balcony, nearly dead-center.  A few other people had the same idea and we had a blast turning the area into a taper’s section.  As with Phish, Trey Anastasio’s sound engineers are top-notch.  The house sound that night was superb and our recording reflects that.  Enjoy!

Stream “Meatstick”:

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Trey Anastasio Band
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

1st SET: Acoustic
[Total time: 1:07:40]
01. Down with Disease
02. Wolfman’s Brother
03. Theme from the Bottom
04. Camel Walk
05. Kill Devil Falls
06. Meatstick
07. Halley’s Comet
08. Bouncing Around the Room
09. Cavern
10. Prince Caspian
11. [banter]
12. Limb by Limb
13. Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan
14. [banter]
15. Wading in the Velvet Sea
16. [banter]
17. Heavy Things
18. [banter]
19. Peggy
20. [banter]
21. Hey Ya!  [OutKast]

2nd SET: Electric
[Total time: 1:43:45]
22. 2nd set intro
23. In the Night  [Professor Longhair]
24. Valentine
25. Ocelot
26. It Makes No Difference  [The Band]
27. Gotta Jibboo
28. Burlap Sack and Pumps
29. Clint Eastwood  [Gorillaz]
30. Cayman Review
31. Sand
32. Sweet and Dandy  [Toots & the Maytals]
33. Burn That Bridge
34. [banter]
35. My Problem Right There
36. Tuesday
37. First Tube
38. Empire State of Mind  [Jay-Z]
39. [encore break]
40. Sultans of Swing  [Dire Straits]

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Drive-By Truckers: February 15, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

March 2, 2011
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[photos by Johnny]

Being the standard-bearers for Southern rock can’t be an easy job and Drive-By Truckers not only do it well, but manage it with a smile on their faces.  Constant touring and marathon concerts that would hospitalize lesser people appear to make this group thrive and get better every time I’ve seen them perform.  Billed as the release show for their new album that had officially hit stores that day, the beautifully dark ‘Go-Go Boots‘, the band played nearly all the tracks from it during the course of this two and a half hour gig.  Both the disc and the night served as somewhat of a tribute to late songwriter/musician (and Patterson Hood family friend) Eddie Hinton who was honored not only with two covers of his songs, but also a beautiful take on the seldom-played “Sandwiches for the Road”.  In addition to a few acoustic spots, DBT filled out the set with tracks from all of their albums.  It made for an impressive night showcasing their outstanding and diverse talents.

Set up in our usual spot next to the soundboard in the balcony, the mix on this night was exceptional.  And in the Bowery Ballroom where it’s usually great, that’s saying something.  The resultant recording is excellent and ranks as one of the best I’ve personally ever pulled.  Enjoy!

Stream “Dancin’ Ricky”:

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Stream “Gravity’s Gone”:

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Drive-By Truckers
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC) > FLAC Level 8
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:39:27]
01. intro [Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)]
02. I Do Believe
03. Go-Go Boots
04. Marry Me
05. Puttin’ People on the Moon
06. Cartoon Gold
07. I Hear You Hummin’
08. The Thanksgiving Filter
09. 3 Dimes Down
10. [banter]
11. Tales Facing Up
12. Dancin’ Ricky
13. The Weakest Man
14. [banter]
15. The Deeper In
16. Pulaski
17. [banter]
18. Sandwiches for the Road
19. Women Without Whiskey
20. Santa Fe
21. A Ghost To Most
22. Where’s Eddie [*]
23. Everybody Needs Love [*]
24. Birthday Boy
25. Sink Hole
26. Gravity’s Gone
27. Ray’s Automatic Weapon
28. Zip City
29. Lookout Mountain
30. [encore break / banter]
31. Used To Be A Cop
32. Get Downtown
33. (It’s Gonna Be) I Told You So
34. Mercy Buckets
35. Shut Up and Get on the Plane

* Eddie Hinton song

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The Forms: February 12, 2011 The Rock Shop – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 21, 2011
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[photo by Johnny]

Judging by the gig I saw this night at The Rock Shop, it’s no wonder that Brooklyn-based The Forms are sharing stages with some of indie rock’s best acts and garnering quite a bit of attention.  Beginning their show by walking through the crowd with a steel drum and accordion and playing a very unique take on their song, “Knowledge In Hand”, Alex Tween and Matt Walsh treated us to a brilliant set of their intricate rhythms and melodies.  Being the release show for their ‘Derealization‘ disc, they played half of its tracks, a few from previous albums and even some yet-to-be-released nuggets.  With a sound and structure that defies most genres, I suggest that you check these guys out and keep your eye on them.

Thanks to The Forms engineer Jeff Stultz and the house engineer, Shane, we were able to get a feed from the board to compliment our microphones.  With this top-notch mix, the resulting recording is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Finally”:

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The Forms
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Source: SBD + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz) > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
The Forms engineer: Jeff Stultz
The Rock Shop house engineer: Shane
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 37:02]
01. Knowledge In Hand
02. Derealization
03. Fire To The Ground
04. Untitled
05. All Souls Day
06. Finally
07. [banter]
08. Haha-So-Far
09. Same Path Mantra

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