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

May 18, 2015
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Hum 4-27 Set 3 Andrako
[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]

Stream Set 1:

Stream Set 2:

Stream Set 3:

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.

Acid Mothers Temple: May 7, 2015 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 11, 2015
By

AMT_Mercury Fix
[photo by nyctaper]

Of all the times that NYCTaper has captured Acid Mothers Temple and all of their many trips to NYC, I have personally never had the pleasure of recording the band live. Sure, there were tickets purchased and then eaten, missed connections and just plain bad timing, but it was all remedied on Thursday night when the band played one of their legendary space rock shows at Mercury Lounge. In my mind, I was prepared for the sonic onslaught and the noisy and trippy jams, but to see the band live is to be mesmerized by their proficiency and awed by their no-holds-barred approach to the material. There aren’t songs as much as themes that meld gradually into other themes and in some respects defy the archivist’s ability to track and provide a setlist. For me personally, there was a point during the trifeca of “Pink Lady Intro” (a fan-created title for an apparently untitled melodic jam segment) that segued neatly into the “OM Riff” and then crashed into “Pink Lady Lemonade” proper, when I truly appreciated the unique and powerful quality of AMT and their ability to play this style of music perhaps better than any other band, living or dead. Its really a treat that after twenty years and multiple groupings of personnel, that we are still able to experience AMT’s profound live shows. This may unbelievably be my first time, but it certainly won’t be the last. Acid Mothers Temple’s current US tour has another seven dates, all in the South and West, and ends on May 18th in San Diego.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards on a stand next to the soundboard and mixed with an excellent feed provided by the Merc’s FOH Val. The sound quality is quite outstanding. Enjoy!

This recording is available to download in FLAC or in MP3 at Archive.org [HERE], or to Stream below.

Stream the Complete Show:

Acid Mothers Temple
2015-05-07
Mercury Lounge
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer: Val] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:27:04]
01 Chinese Flying Saucer
02 Benzaiten
03 Pink Lady Intro > OM Riff > Pink Lady Lemonade
04 Cometary Orbital Drive > Speed Guru

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records here.

NYCTaper is 8 Years Old Today

May 11, 2015
By

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Its been a great eight and the ride keeps going. We are so thankful to all of our readers, friends, fellow tapers, artists, venues, managers, photographers, and everyone who has helped in big and small ways to make NYCTaper what it is today and what is will continue to become in the future. So thanks!

Let’s get 8 more.

Hurray For The Riff Raff: April 24, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 4, 2015
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HFTRR Bowery
[photo by Kelsey]

We have followed the career trajectory of Hurray For The Riff from their very beginnings playing small clubs, basements and rooftops in NYC. We were so pleased to still be invited to join the party when the band celebrated their “Bowery Moment” last Friday night — a healthy sell-out of the Bowery Ballroom with friends and family in attendance. Its definitely a “we made it” night for bands and particularly sweet for HFTRR who’ve been working hard at their craft for a decade. The recent years have been kind them as we outlined when we caught them at the XPonential Festival last Summer, but that first Bowery night is always a special one. For the show the band worked through a setlist that featured primarily tracks from the last two albums Look Out Mama and Small Town Heroes but also a nifty Lucinda Williams cover (from their covers album) and one brand new song “Living in the City”, that Bronx-born Alynda Lee Segarra dedicated to NYC. Hurray For The Riff Raff is currently on an extensive US tour that is going through the South and Midwest before we’ll catch up with them again at Mountain Jam in June.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cardioids mounted in our usual Bowery spot and mixed with an excellent board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download The Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “The Body Electric”:

Hurray For The Riff Raff
2015-04-24
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:11:11]
01 The New SF Bay Blues
02 Blue Ridge Mountain
03 Instrumental
04 Look Out Mama
05 Slow Walk
06 I Know Its Wrong
07 Levon’s Dream
08 The Body Electric
09 Crash On The Highway
10 Lake of Fire
11 End of the Line
12 [banter – openers]
13 People Talkin [Lucinda Williams]
14 Ode to John and Yoko
15 What’s Wrong With Me
16 Living in the City
17 [encore break]
18 St Roch Blues
19 Little Black Star

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hurray For The Riff Raff, visit their website, and purchase Small Town Heroes from the ATO Records website [HERE].

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

April 30, 2015
By

HumIII Andrako 6
[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.

Stream “Set 1″:

Stream “Set 2″:

Stream “Set 3″:

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)

___________

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.

Blitzen Trapper: April 17, 2015 City Winery – Flac/MP3/Streaming (Neil Young Harvest show)

April 23, 2015
By

BT City Winery
[screen shot from this video]

Blitzen Trapper has always been a band who embraces their influences. Whether it be country-folk, 70s rock or even Zep, we’ve seen the band play some pointed covers over the years. I even had the pleasure of seeing lead singer Eric Early perform an outstanding mini-Dylan set at the Complete Last Waltz show in 2013.

For this year’s Record Store Day, Blitzen Trapper took it to the next level — releasing a limited edition vinyl of a complete performance of Neil Young’s Harvest recorded live in Portland last Fall. Accompanying the release, the band went on a small tour playing Harvest along with a selection of their own material. We caught the early show at City Winery on Friday, a venue that so impressed us during last weekend’s Mountain Goats shows. Despite the still-daylight starting time, the band came out ready to play with four of the own songs right out of the gate. The set’s centerpiece piece began with the familiar opening chords of the plaintive “Out on the Weekend” (streaming below), a performance so spot-on that we knew this would be a pleasure to behold. The remainder of Harvest was equally impressive — extraordinarily faithful to the original renditions while adding a very Trapper-like flavor to each number. The rest of the set was equally well played as the band worked through a fine selection of BT classics, highlighted by the well-jammed ten-minute “Thirsty Man” and a terrific version of “Furr” that we’re also streaming below.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted on a pole about 10 feet in front of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent feed provided by the band’s touring FOH Engineer Nathan Vanderpool. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Out on the Weekend” (Neil Young cover):

Stream “Furr”:

Blitzen Trapper
2015-04-17
(Early Show)
City Winery
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Nathan Vanderpool] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:24:06]
01 Black River Killer
02 Not Your Lover
03 Love The Way You Walk Away
04 Lady on the Water
05 Out on the Weekend
06 Harvest
07 [banter – record store day]
08 A Man Needs a Maid
09 Heart of Gold
10 Are You Ready for the Country
11 Old Man
12 There’s a World
13 Alabama
14 The Needle and the Damage Done
15 Words (Between the Lines of Age)
16 Fletcher
17 Thirsty Man
18 [encore break]
19 The Man Who Would Speak True
20 Furr
21 [banter – NY]
22 Might Find It Cheap

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE support Blitzen Trapper, visit their website, and purchase their official release from the Store at their website [HERE].

the Mountain Goats: April 12, 2015 City Winery – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 16, 2015
By

Mountain Goats City Winery 2 (2)
[screen cap from capnkoons video here]

There are times when the people who book shows make the perfect pairing of a band and a venue and this weekend the Mountain Goats and City Winery were a marriage made in heaven. We caught both nights with two different NYCTaper contributors but we both were in complete agreement that these were outstanding shows in large part because of where they took place. City Winery prides itself on being a “listening room” — a place where people who come to see an artist perform respect the music. There is literally a pre-show message to refrain from talking during the music. For Mountain Goats fans however, the warning may not be actually necessary. They may sing along with the lyrics (all known by heart) and call out the most obscure requests in between songs, but when the band is playing, the listening is happening. And City Winery is both large enough to satisfy the two-night ticket demand for this band, and small enough to maintain a nice level of intimacy.

The Mountain Goats are currently on tour in support of Beat the Champ, which is ostensibly John Darnielle’s tribute to the early days of professional wrestling of the 1970s and early 80s. But as with the Mountain Goats music, there’s much going on beneath the surface of these songs. The basic routines that made wrestling attractive to a suburban kids of the time — identifiable heroes and villains, fluid loyalties, physical comedy, and deception — are all themes that Darnielle is comfortable covering in Mountain Goats material as symbols of wider human truths. For example, the protagonist in “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” (streaming below) becomes the “good guy” foil to Darnielle’s abusive stepfather and “Southwestern Territory” becomes a parable for the musician’s life on the road. In a lengthy show at City Winery, these and other Champ songs fit well within a career spanning setlist that offered a “gimmick” of its own. The band had played a pared-down “basement” set for the City Winery’s video series this week and enjoyed the experience so much that the actual stage plot on this night featured a small drum kit and Peter Hughes fretless bass — an “unplugged” set-up if you will. There were also some change-ups, as usual set-closer “This Year” appeared very early in the set, and “No Children” featured a complete-song vocal performance by the crowd while Darnielle led the chorus while standing on a table in the audience. Other highlights of this terrifically entertaining set included personal favorite “Up The Wolves” (also streaming below), “Foreign Object” with the outstanding horn work from new band member Matt Douglas, and a goofy acoustic cover of the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen” — and of course a significant amount of John’s usual humorous banter. While the Mountain Goats will not be back in NYC until next year — the current tour runs through June and then its off to Europe in the Fall — we expect that when they do the NYC shows will again be at City Winery. At least we hope they are, since this was one of my favorite tMG shows of the many I have seen.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards clamped to the same beam that acidjack used for the previous night’s show and mixed with a superb soundboard feed by longtime Mountain Goats FOH Brandon Eggleston. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Up The Wolves”:

Stream “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

Mountain Goats
2015-04-12
City Winery
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Brandon Eggleston] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:45:07]
01 [wrestling intro]
02 Get Lonely
03 [banter – basement]
04 Werewolf Gimmick
05 This Year
06 Animal Mask
07 Slow West Vultures
08 [banter – weapon]
09 Foreign Object
10 Luna
11 Deuteronomy 2:10
12 Shot in the Dark [Ozzy Osbourne]
13 [banter – audible]
14 Steal Smoked Fish
15 St. Stephen [Grateful Dead cover]
16 Cotton
17 The Ballad of Bull Ramos
18 Cry for Judas
19 Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into the Water, Triumph Of
20 Love Love Love
21 Choked Out
22 Up the Wolves
23 The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
24 [encore break]
25 The Diaz Brothers
26 [banter – fiefdoms]
27 Southwestern Territory
28 No Children
29 [second encore break]
30 Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT The Mountain Goats, visit their website, and purchase Beat the Champ from the Merge Records website [HERE].

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2013 Posts

April 11, 2015
By

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A few months ago, we compiled the list of 2014 Recordings, and here is the previous year. This is a rejuvenation of the lists we used to do in the early days of the site. 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 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2013 (207 recordings):

65daysofstatic: November 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Acid Mothers Temple: April 19, 2013 Mercury Lounge
ACME String Quartet: March 20, 2013 Society for Ethical Culture
Akron/Family: April 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks: July 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Alexandra Stewart: March 15, 2013 Glasslands
Amanda Palmer: May 25, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Amanda Palmer: August 9, 2013 Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Amazing: January 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: July 23, 2013 Maxwell’s
Antlers: June 12, 2013 Le Poisson Rouge
Arbouretum: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery
Beach Fossils: February 23, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Beach Fossils: November 22, 2013 285 Kent
Bent Shapes: August 25, 2013 South Street Seaport
Bill Evans Soulgrass: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam
Birds of Maya: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
Black Crowes: April 6, 2013 Terminal 5
Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre
Black Crowes: October 26, 2013 Terminal 5
Black Twig Pickers: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
Bleeding Rainbow: February 12, 2013 Glasslands
Blind Shake: October 27, 2013 285 Kent
Blouse: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5
Brian Settles & Central Union: January 16, 2013 Barbès
Brooklyn What: April 21, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Built To Spill: November 7, 2013 Irving Plaza
Caged Animals: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Camper Van Beethoven: January 19, 2013 Stage 48
Caspian: November 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Cass McCombs: December 12, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Caveman: April 10, 2013 Webster Hall
Chelsea Light Moving: March 2, 2013 Maxwell’s
Chris Forsyth & Solar Motel Band: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Day, Hopscotch
Chuck Johnson: May 26, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Cian Nugent: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Fletcher Opera Theater
Complete Last Waltz: November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY
Cracker: January 19, 2013 Stage 48
D. Charles Speer & the Helix: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Daniel Bachman: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Long View Center (Raleigh, NC)
Daniel Bachman: December 12, 2013 Union Pool
Dead Milkmen: April 21, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Dead Stars: September 28, 2013 Glasslands
Deafheaven: February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus
Deafheaven: July 2, 2013 Saint Vitus
Deer Tick: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Desert Heat: September 6, 2013 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Kings
Deslondes: November 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Diane Cluck: February 5, 2013 Joe’s Pub
Disappears: April 25, 2013 Knitting Factory
Dismemberment Plan: October 18, 2013 Terminal 5
Doe Paoro: May 14, 2013 Glasslands
Drive By Truckers: March 15, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY
Drug Yacht: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Slim’s
Dump: October 4, 2013 Glasslands
Eagulls: October 16, 2013 Glasslands
Echo Friendly: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Eidetic Seeing: November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Eidolons: June 30, 2013 Cameo Gallery
Elizabeth and the Catapult: September 22, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Field Mouse: October 26, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Firehorse: October 17, 2013 PledgeMusic CMJ Show, McKittrick Hotel
Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls: March 4, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
French Films: June 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Friend Roulette: April 5, 2013 Bushwick Starr
Futurebirds: May 31, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Futurebirds: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Gary Clark Jr.: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Goat: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Govt Mule: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: February 23, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Grandchildren: May 15, 2013 Glasslands
Gross Ghost: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest Main Stage – FLAC/MP3/Streaming
Habit: March 26, 2013 Knitting Factory
Hans Chew: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery
High Aura’d: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Long View Center – FLAC/MP3/Streaming
Hilly Eye: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hiss Golden Messenger: August 17, 2013 Glasslands
Holly Miranda: June 2, 2013 Glasslands
Holy Wave: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hooded Fang: June 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Hospitality: January 10, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Hurray For The Riff Raff: August 1, 2013 Knitting Factory
Hurray For The Riff Raff: November 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Infamous Stringdusters: December 27, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Iron and Wine: May 19, 2013 Capitol Theatre Portchester
J Fernandez: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop
Jeffrey Lewis: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead: January 26, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
John Vanderslice: November 5, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Jon Langford: July 9, 2013 Maxwell’s
Julia Weldon: May 29, 2013 Rock Shop
Julia Weldon: July 19, 2013 Knitting Factory
Julia Weldon: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop
Kevin Devine: November 22, 2013 Webster Hall
Kung Fu: February 21, 2013 Highline Ballroom
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: May 11, 2013 Glasslands
Lake Street Dive: December 27, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Laura Stevenson: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lawsuits: October 26, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Lee Ranaldo: July 30, 2013 Maxwell’s
Lemuria: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lonnie Holley: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors Show, Stephenson Theatre Raleigh NC
Love Language: August 1, 2013 Glasslands
Low: March 20, 2013 Society For Ethical Culture
Low: June 19, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Low: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Lucius: April 10, 2013 Webster Hall
Lumineers: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Mac DeMarco: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall
Mac DeMarco: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5
Marnie Stern: September 5, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
Math the Band: January 4, 2013 Glasslands
Meat Puppets: April 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Men: March 7, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
METZ: April 17, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Mikal Cronin: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – Pour House, Raleigh, NC
Mike Doughty: June 19, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mike Doughty: July 31, 2013 City Winery
Mike Doughty: November 22, 2013 9:30 Club DC
Mike Doughty: November 23, 2013 Webster Hall
Minks: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5 Festival
Miracle of 86: June 14, 2013 Maxwells
Mission of Burma: January 18, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Mission of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwell’s (Early Show)
Mission Of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwells (Late Show)
Modern Merchant: September 22, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Moondoggies: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Mountain Goats: June 5, 2013 Maxwells
My Brightest Diamond: January 23, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Night Beats: May 8, 2013 Glasslands
Night Marchers: March 2, 2013 Glasslands
Noah and the MegaFauna: June 24, 2012 Joe’s Pub
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub): December 15, 2012 Maxwell’s
Notekillers: November 5, 2013 Trans Pecos
North Mississippi Allstars: September 11, 2013 Irving Plaza
Numbers Band (15.60.75): December 6, 2013 Bowery Electric
Old 97s: March 15, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Old 97s: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Oneida: October 4, 2013 Glasslands
Ovlov: October 15, 2013 Oh My Rockness CMJ Show, Cameo Gallery
Parkington Sisters: October 10, 2013 Joe’s Pub
Parquet Courts: March 7, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Paul Damian Hogan the Third: April 5, 2013 The Bushwick Starr
Phil and Friends: June 9, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Porcelain Raft: June 28, 2013 Glasslands
Pop. 1280: August 16, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Promised Land Sound: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
PUP: October 15, 2013 Oh My Rockness CMJ Show, Cameo Gallery
Purling Hiss: April 4, 2013 285 Kent
Rathborne: May 14, 2013 Glasslands
Retribution Gospel Choir: February 12, 2013 Knitting Factory
Sannhet: February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus
Sebadoh: November 1, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
She Keeps Bees: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery
She Keeps Bees: August 29, 2013 Glasslands
Sheiks: October 24, 2013 Cake Shop
Shellshag: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ski Lodge: August 20, 2013 Glasslands
Sky Picnic: March 28, 2013 Union Pool
Soft Moon: January 8, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Son Lux: November 4, 2013 Joe’s Pub (Late Show)
Soulive: March 12, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl (Bowlive IV, Night 4)
Spacin': April 4, 2013 285 Kent
Spacin': September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – King’s
Spacin': September 7, 2013 Hopscotch – Paradise of Bachelors Show
Speedy Ortiz: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Kennedy Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Stars: March 08, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stars: March 09, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stormshadow: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Suburbs: September 27, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Superchunk: September 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Superchunk: September 28, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Swearin: April 20, 2013 Maxwell’s
Thee Oh Sees: October 27, 2013 285 Kent
Thee Oh Sees: October 29, 2013 Irving Plaza
Thermals: March 9, 2013 Maxwell’s
These Animals: December 6, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Titus Andronicus: December 14, 2012 Maxwell’s
Tom Carter: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Tom Carter: September 6, 2013 Three Lobed/WXDU Show, King’s – Hopscotch Fest
Torres: September 25, 2013 Glasslands
Trapper Schoepp and The Shades: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Trey Anastasio Band: January 24, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Ty Segall: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall
Ty Segall: August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming
Ultimate Vag (feat. Gibby Haynes/Don Fleming): November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Ume: July 23, 2013 Maxwell’s
VietNam: May 18, 2013 Glasslands
Villages: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Kennedy Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Walking Shapes: May 15, 2013 Glasslands
Waxahatchee: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Waxahatchee: September 6, 2013 Kennedy Theatre, Hopscotch Fest
White Fence: September 18, 2013 Glasslands
Widespread Panic: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Wilco: June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Wilco: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Wood Brothers: March 1, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Woods: July 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Woodsman: January 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: December 1, 2012 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: June 15, 2013 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Yo La Tengo: December 13, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 14, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 15, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 16, 2013 Bell House
Zachary Cale: September 27, 2013 Union Pool
Zoned Out: March 28, 2013 Union Pool

Alejandro Escovedo: March 21, 2015 Maria’s SXSW Party – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 8, 2015
By

Alejandro at Marias
[photo from @alescovedo twitter]

Last month we had the opportunity to see Alejandro Escovedo under two very different but equally compelling circumstances. His acoustic duet show at the Capitol Theatre was a treasure in large part because the live arrangements allowed the songwriting to shine. As we discussed in that review, Escovedo is a legend and one of the few artists who has universal admiration from his peers. For this SXSW show, he played with a full band in his hometown in front of many friends (and celebrities) and the atmosphere was a true party vibe. Escovedo has been hosting these Saturday SXSW shows at Maria’s Taco XPress on South Lamar for almost two decades but sadly this year’s event is going to be the last one ever.

After curating a day’s worth of artists, Alejandro and his band closed the night. The set began straight enough with four Escovedo classics before he slowed it down and discussed the history of this show in a moving spoken word intro for “San Antonio Rain”. As the show progressed, the packed crowd became more engaged and this was quite evident during “Sally Was a Cop” when the fans carried the song to its completion with a sing-along chorus that can be heard clearly on the recording. We’re streaming that track below. The balance of the set was anchored by two classic rock covers, a scorching version of Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane” that featured some outstanding guitar work and the night’s last song, an extended and loose version of the Stones’ “Beast of Burden” that once again featured much crowd participation and completed this extraordinary set with smiles all around.

Alejandro Escovedo will be touring and playing quite a few shows in April and May, dates here. He returns to NYC for a special show at the Rubin Museum of Art on West 17th Street on May 29.

I recorded this set with the Sennheisers mounted from the low ceiling next to the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. There was a lot of crowd chatter that necessitated reducing the levels of the audience source at certain points, but over the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Sally Was a Cop”:

Alejandro Escovedo
2015-03-21
Maria’s Taco Xpress – SXSW Party
Austin, TX

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Ben Richardson] + Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:18:18]
01 [introduction]
02 Castanets
03 I Was Drunk
04 Tender Heart
05 Anchor
06 San Antonio Rain
07 Sensitive Boys
08 Sally Was a Cop
09 [banter – Maria]
10 Arizona
11 Like a Hurricane [Neil Young]
12 [encore break]
13 Always a Friend
14 [band introductions]
15 Beast of Burden [Rolling Stones]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Alejandro Escovedo, visit his website, and purchase his official releases from the Store at his website [HERE].

Sannhet: March 27, 2015 Saint Vitus – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 3, 2015
By

Sannhet Vitus 15 unartig
[screen shot from unARTigNYC video]

Its fair to say that we generally have pretty similar tastes among the various members of the NYCTaper crew, but there are definite divergent viewpoints on different musical genres. So while its not uncommon that we’ll all agree to the excellence of a particular artist, there are generally degrees of interest among us. So its somewhat rare when we’re all in universal agreement that a band is simply awesome. When acidjack recorded Sannhet exactly a month earlier than this past Friday’s show at Saint Vitus it brought a smile to my face when I read his review where he referred to the band as “phenomenally good”, confirming my exact reaction from as long as two years ago.

This Saint Vitus show was the release party for Sannhet’s new album Revionist (Flenser Records) which has received the kind of universal acclaim that leads to best-of-year type album acknowledgement when the time comes. The trio’s ability to capture a level of intensity within four to five minute song bursts is really quite remarkable and the live show is accompanied by compelling screen projections that add to the mood — a silent crowd during the music that erupted at song breaks and at the end of the set. Sannhet has been grouped with metal, black metal and post-metal bands from its outset but the band is far more than a simple label these days. This is almost orchestral rock music that sets a theme and then proceeds to guide the listener trance-like through all of the emotional aspects of the song’s journey. Its truly an experience not to be missed and we expect that Saint Vitus will soon be too small a room for Sannhet as their influence grows. The band is currently on an East Coast and Midwest tour and the next scheduled NYC show is at Music Hall of Williamsburg opening for Viet Cong on June 14.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in front of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent board feed provided by house FOH Tim. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “False Pass”:

Sannhet
2015-03-27
Saint Vitus
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Tim] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 40:46]
01 [sample]
02 Revisionist
03 Lost Crown
04 Enemy Victorian
05 Death Testimony
06 Short Life
07 Absecon Isle
08 Empty Harbor Intro
09 You Thy
10 Empty Harbor
11 [sample 2]
12 False Pass

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