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Guerilla Toss: September 7, 2019 Bowery Ballroom

September 19, 2019
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It was last Halloween when our long-time fave space rock pranksters blasted off into Market Hotel, sold out the joint, and presided over perhaps the party of the year. It would be hard to match that epic night in NYC, and for almost a year Guerilla Toss didn’t even try. That is to say, this Bowery Ballroom night is their first proper local headlining gig since last Hallows Eve.

This Saturday night gig may not have been the pure rager that Market experienced, but as GT shows go, this was a real keeper. The band has developed a full-set style of playing distinct “parts” or segments where three or four songs flow naturally from one to the other, and as the band continues to master its live presentation, these segues have become nearly seamless. The Bowery show has not only a tremendous flow, but also a killer setlist, highlights including the Betty>Polly couplet, a Dose Rate that lived up to its name, and a guitar-heavy jammy Meteorological. Things bode well for the November release of the band’s latest EP, What Would The Odd Do? and we can’t wait.

The current Guerilla Toss Northeast Tour comes to a close with two shows, Friday in Boston and Saturday in Holyoke, dates here.

I recorded this set from our old balcony perch and mixed with an excellent feed from FOH Danielle. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show at Archive.org [HERE]

Stream the Complete Show:

Guerilla Toss
2019-09-07
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 1:22:42]
01 Plants
02 Can I Get The Real Stuff
03 Realistic Rabbit
04 Spider Heard
05 [tuning]
06 Magic Is Easy
07 Betty Dreams Of Green Men
08 Polly’s Crystal
09 Jesus Rabbit
10 [part three]
11 Future Doesn’t Know [debut]
12 Grass Shack
13 367 Equalizer
14 Dose Rate
15 Dog In The Mirror
16 [thanks]
17 Meteorological [Jane La Onda]
18 Diamond Girls
19 Green Apple
20 [non-Encore break]
21 Come Up With Me

PLEASE SUPPORT Guerilla Toss: Bandcamp | Facebook | DFA Records Page

David Nance Group: September 6, 2019 Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning (Raleigh, NC)

September 16, 2019
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If there are any constants in the musical universe, surely one of them is the Three Lobed / WXDU day show (dubbed the “Annual Ritual of Summoning” during the last few go-rounds) at Kings during the Hopscotch Music Festival. So abundant are this show’s riches that you almost have to remind yourself that, no, it’s not common for one five-hour span to feature insane one-off collaborations, unusual guest appearances, new act debuts, avant-garde soundscapes and visceral fucking noise.

This year’s day show checked a couple of those boxes right away, as the Omaha musician David Nance and his current touring trio teamed up with Tyler Damon (currently of Circuit des Yeux among many projects) to flay us with dual-drummer versions of “Amethyst” and “Prophet’s Profit” from Nance’s 2018 record Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, which introduced the prolific Nance to perhaps his widest audience yet. Suffice it to say he’s taking full advantage with his performances, as Nance takes the best of classic rock n’ roll and supercharges it with the intensity of these times. From the energy onstage, you wouldn’t know that not only had Nance played a late show the night before, but that it was only noon in Raleigh, North Carolina. By the last note of “Prophet’s Profit” the tone for the day had been set. Check back at this site to see more of what this annual jam had to offer.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 mics onstage, a soundboard feed, and MBHO microphones into the warm n’ fuzzy Aerco preamp back at the soundboard. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3/Apple Lossless/FLAC]

David Nance Group
2019-09-06
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning
Kings
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (onstage, XY)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard + MBHO KA200N/603A>Aerco MP-2>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Amethyst
02 Prophet’s Profit

w/ Tyler Damon on drums

Buy Peaced and Slightly Pulverized and more via Bandcamp

Chris Forsyth: September 6, 2019 Nublu

September 13, 2019
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Photo courtesy of Sasha

The Chris Forsyth residency at Nublu throughout this month got off to a great start last Friday, as Chris was joined by the most excellent Garcia Peoples for the third time in NYC this year. It was back at Nublu in March when this magic combination saw its first incarnation and the results were incendiary. The group later collaborated on a magic night at Market Hotel in July. This night offered a final local hook-up and the performance of all parties was unsurprisingly also en fuego.

Chris Forsyth released perhaps his most comprehensive work in April, and All Time Present material comprised the entire main set before the band reached back a few years for the non-encore track. But as was joked during the set, Garcia Peoples seemed to have rehearsed this material maybe even more than Forsyth, and the quintet was ready for every twist and turn and peak that their protagonist led.

Chris Forsyth returns every Friday this month to Nublu for what promises to be an historic residency. This week will feature Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) and Linda Pitmon (Minus 5) in a two-set affair that will deliver some never-before-heard iterations of band material and covers.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted back about 20 feet from the stage and pointed at the stacks. The sound quality (other than some chatter) is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Set at Archive.org [HERE].

Stream the Complete Set:

Chris Forsyth
2019-09-06
Nublu
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Upfront Audience

Schoeps CCM4u’s > Sound Devices 744t > 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 1:16:20]
01 Dream Song
02 Mystic Mountain
03 Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today
04 The Past Ain’t Passed
05 Techno Top
06 [no-encore break]
07 Dreaming in The Non-Dream

*entire show with Garcia Peoples

PLEASE SUPPORT These Artists: Chris Forsyth | Garcia Peoples

Boogarins: September 7, 2019 Hopscotch Music Festival, Kings (Raleigh, NC)

September 12, 2019
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The Brazilian band Boogarins put on one of the most packed shows (at my favorite Raleigh venue, Kings) I saw at all of this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival, and for good reason. Not only are visiting bands from Brazil less-than-common in most parts of the States, but they’re a compelling live presence, weaving a tropicalia-influenced, trance-like groove that’s as much a head trip as a party. If Os Mutantes are the godfathers of so-called “Brazilian psych,” Boogarins are one of today’s more notable torchbearers. They’ve spent late summer hitting the stage with Mdou Moctar (who also followed them on this night), promoting their recently-released Sombrou Dúvida.

This being a festival set, Boogarins didn’t go full-throttle on the improvisation, save the nine-minute, multi-movement “Tempo.” Instead, we were treated to relatively straightforward versions of their album tracks, which is hardly a bad thing. Their second album, Manual, was nominated for a Latin Grammy, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the new record (whose name means “Shadow or Doubt” in Portugese) take a similar tack. Boogarins will finish out this month here in the U.S.A. — don’t miss them if you have the chance.

I recorded this set with a combination of onstage Schoeps MK5 microphones, MBHO microphones at the soundboard, and a stereo soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Nathan Walker and Riot Act Media for the invitation.

Download the complete recording: [MP3/Apple Lossless/FLAC]

Boogarins
2019-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Kings
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5c (onstage, XY)>KC5>CMC6 + MBHO MBP603a/KA200N (at SBD, PAS)>Aerco MP-2>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Intro
02 Lá Vem a Morte Pt. 2
03 Foimal
04 [banter]
05 Tempo
06 Invençao
07 Te Quero Longe
08 Passeio
09 Dislexia ou Transe
10 Onda Negra
11 Sombra ou Dúvida

PLEASE SUPPORT Boogarins: Bandcamp | facebook

One Eleven Heavy: September 1, 2019 Union Pool

September 10, 2019
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Photo via @bbib

One Eleven Heavy’s second LP, Desire Path, doubles down on the seventies boogie rock vibe that made Everything’s Better so irresistible. Building on the first record’s foundation, though, it ventures further into loose, Dead-inspired jams with songs like “Chickenshit” and “Hot Potato Soup.” It’s a pure delight for anyone who’s ever owned a Dead record or discovered the other side of country music with Numero’s Comic American Music compilation.

I was pretty jazzed to finally see One Eleven Heavy—their short tour last year was full of misfortunes including a van accident and a venue closure that preempted their Brooklyn gig. Unthwarted, they’ve been touring the U.S. this month, beginning with this record-release show at Union Pool and winding up back where they began with a tour-capper this Saturday, September 14th at Trans-Pecos. (Grab your tickets!) For a band so with members so geographically separated, they sound here like they play together every day. I highly recommend you get yourself out to Trans-Pecos this weekend for a surefire good time.

I recorded this from our usual location at Union Pool, with MBHO mics in DIN stereo configuration, combined with a board feed. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Download MP3/FLAC



One Eleven Heavy
2019-09-01
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging, downsample, dither) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [54:54]
01. Old Hope Chest
02. Stir
03. House of Cards
04. Kitty Clyde’s Sister
05. Chickenshit
06. Mardi Gras
07. Fickle Wind
08. Valley Bottom Fever
09. Hot Potato Soup
10. Crosses

Garcia Peoples: August 7, 2019 Brooklyn Bowl & July 27, 2019 Market Hotel

September 5, 2019
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Photos from Brooklyn Bowl by Christopher Bruno

In case you’ve been hibernating for the summer, you should know that Garcia Peoples have a new album out on October 18, One Step Behind. It’s a two song deal, with the title track being a newly-recorded 32-minute version of the song that’s been a staple in their live sets for a while now. You can preorder that for October delivery and get an 8-minute radio edit immediately. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing! The second song on the record is a new one, “Heart and Soul,” that you can preview here from their recent Brooklyn Bowl gig opening up for Howlin’ Rain and Ryley Walker. A couple other songs make their first appearance on one of our recordings: “Gliding Through” and “One at a Time,” plus a jam I’m pretty sure we’ve heard before in some form.

Then travel back to July when the Garcias played with Chris Forsyth at Market Hotel. We’ve already posted their set backing Forsyth, but here finally is the proper Garcia Peoples set. And by the way, you can see the Garcia Peoples backing Chris Forsyth again this Friday September 6 at Nublu. Do not miss that!

For more of that very necessary Garcia Peoples fix they’re playing Philadelphia on Sept 14 with Chris Forsyth and Sept 29 in Asbury Park with Real Estate. Then in October, they’ll be doing a residency at Nublu every Thursday night. Wow!

I recorded this with a pair of MBHO hypercardioid mics positioned at our usual spot at Brooklyn Bowl. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Downloads available at the Live Music Archive:
August 7 Show | July 27 Show

August 7 Brooklyn Bowl stream:

July 27 Market Hotel stream:

Garcia Peoples
2019-08-07
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
Photos by Christopher Bruno

MBHO KA500/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [42:37]
01. Gliding Through
02. The Spiraling
03. Jam
04. Heart and Soul
05. Dishpan Boogie > One at a Time
06. Show Your Troubles Out



Garcia Peoples
2019-07-27
Market Hotel
Brooklyn, NY USA

Presented by NYCTaper

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Neumann KM150 + Soundboard (Engineer: RL)>Zoom F8>2x24bit WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.1>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 50:31]
01 Canvas
02 Feel So Great
03 One Step Behind
04 Weathered Mountains
05 Rolling Tides>
06 High Noon Violence
07 Break Me Down

Ryley Walker: August 7, 2019 Brooklyn Bowl

September 2, 2019
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Photos by Christopher Bruno

Not much left to be said here at NYCTaper about our bud Ryley Walker, except that he’s a good reason to keep going out and recording shows. Always different, always the same? Anyway this one’s got a beautiful “Spoil With the Rest” (personal fav) and an epic take on “The Roundabout.” Never one to take a break, Ryley’s got a ton of upcoming shows including a tour with Black Mountain and more. For locals, there’s a can’t-miss duo set with David Grubbs coming up on September 12 at Trans-Pecos. See you there!

I recorded this with a pair of MBHO hypercardioid mics positioned at our usual spot at Brooklyn Bowl. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Downloads available at the Live Music Archive

Ryley Walker
2019-08-07
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
Photos by Christopher Bruno

MBHO KA500/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [56:24]
01. [Intro]
02. Telluride Speed
03. [Traumatized by bowling]
04. The Halfwit in Me
05. [Zoot suit revival]
06. Spoil With the Rest
07. [Oh yeah by the way]
08. Opposite Middle
09. [Ryley on shuffle]
10. The Roundabout

Buy Ryley Walker music on Bandcamp

Chris Forsyth & Garcia Peoples: July 27, 2019 Market Hotel

August 6, 2019
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[Photo courtesy of Steve Smith]

Some musical happenings are noteworthy because they’re never repeated. Others, like this team-up between Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples, are always as welcome as the first time. These artists have collaborated before — most notably, for NYC, at Nublu a little while back — and their comfort level with each other is evident. While the Nublu show featured Forsyth lending a hand to GP for their album release, here they returned the favor as Chris’ backing band, powering through Neil Young’s “Barstool Blues” right on through some of the standout moments on Forsyth’s latest, All Time Present (in particular, dig this version of “Mystic Mountain”). This being an NYCTaper presents show at Market Hotel, there was no curfew and no time limit, and the band took full advantage, including another digressive, head-spinning nearly half-hour version of “Techno Top” that called back to the Nublu outing.

While these artists may approach their sound from somewhat different starting points, there’s no question that their complimentary styles make for a unique and compelling package. If you happen to be in town for a Forsyth show anytime soon, he’s been appearing with a few different bands, so don’t be surprised if you get a completely different flavor on your next go round!

I recorded this set with Neumann KM150 microphones far forward of the soundboard, and a soundboard feed from house engineer RL. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show from its Live Music Archive page.

Chris Forsyth & Garcia Peoples
2019-07-27
Market Hotel
Brooklyn, NY USA

Presented by NYCTaper

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Neumann KM150 + Soundboard (Engineer: RL)>Zoom F8>2x24bit WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.1>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [Banter/Happy Birthday]
02 Barstool Blues [Neil Young]
03 Tomorrow Might As Well be Today
04 Mystic Mountain
05 Dream Song
06 [banter2]
07 Dreaming in the Non-Dream
08 [banter3]
09 Techno Top

PLEASE SUPPORT CHRIS FORSYTH & GARCIA PEOPLES: Buy Forsyth’s All Time Present | Buy Garcia Peoples’ Natural Facts

Dire Wolves: July 27, 2019 Market Hotel (NYCTaper Presents)

August 1, 2019
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Dire Wolves (in its various incarnations, this one being the Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) is one of those West Coast treats we don’t get too often, so when bandleader Jeffrey Alexander brings any version of the band to town, we make sure not to miss it. This has been a prolific year for the band in NYC, with shows both at Nublu in May and Union Pool in February. We aren’t complaining — their shows come with the expectation of high originality and little repetition (in the case of those last two shows, exactly one song).

On this night at Market Hotel, presented by this site, Dire Wolves came bearing a special guest, Sunwatchers saxophonist Jeff Tobias, and a new album to jam, courtesy of our friends at Beyond Beyond is Beyond. That record, Grow Towards the Light, was represented here by “I Control the Weather” — its leadoff and arguably most accessible track, if “accessible” is a meaningful thing to say about a band whose proclivities take them into all kinds of different avant-garde spaces. The night’s opener, “Archons at the Gates of BSHWCK” began with a tribal drone that evolved into a piece of alt-universe jazz fusion, with Georgia Carbone’s vocals sung in an invented language that gave form to the music without a prescribed meaning. The subsequent “I Control the Weather>Love Everybody (For Moses)>Vibrational North Star” combo built on that impeccable start, leading to perhaps the most transporting Dire Wolves performance I’ve seen yet.

I recorded this set with Neumann KM150 microphones mounted near the stage, together with a soundboard feed from house FOH RL. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show from its Live Music Archive page

Dire Wolves
2019-07-27
Market Hotel
Brooklyn, NY USA

Presented by NYCTaper

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Neumann KM150 + Soundboard (Engineer: RL)>Zoom F8>2x24bit WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.1>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 53:40]
01 Archons at the Gates of BSHWCK
02 I Control The Weather>Love Everybody (For Moses)>Vibrational North Star

PLEASE SUPPORT Dire Wolves: Buy Grow Towards the Light | Buy their other records

Wilco: June 29, 2019 Solid Sound Festival

July 15, 2019
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photo by Qbertplaya

Pete reports:

“Saturday night’s show kicked off with “Hell is Chrome”. For me, Jeff could have said “Thanks and good night” and walked off stage after that, and I would have been satisfied. But the festivities continued with another AGIB entry (Muzzle of Bees) followed by a couple from YHF (IATTBYH and War on War), and back to AGIB’s “Company in My Back”. A few songs later, they debuted two brand new songs, “Empty Corner” (which had been featured earlier in the day in a surround sound installation at the museum) and “White Wooden Cross.” Overall, the Saturday night installment was classic, good-as-it-gets, Wilco fare. 24 songs, solid entries from the entire body of work, and a nice two-song encore to cap off the night. Absolutely electrifying, and exactly what one would expect from this band at their own festival in the Saturday night, beachfront real estate portion of the weekend.”

Pete recorded this show with the trusty Neumann cards from a very advantageous position at the Soundboard cage. The sound is superb, enjoy!

Download the Complete Set [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Set:

Wilco
2019-06-29
Solid Sound Festival
North Adams MA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded at Soundboard Cage

Neumann KM-185s > Sound Devices 702 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar

Recorded by gr8fulpete
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:54:01]
01 Hell Is Chrome
02 Muzzle of Bees
03 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
04 War on War
05 Company in My Back
06 I’ll Fight
07 Shouldn’t Be Ashamed
08 An Empty Corner
09 White Wooden Cross
10 Box Full of Letters
11 Remember the Mountain Bed
12 Hesitating Beauty
13 Bull Black Nova
14 Laminated Cat
15 Reservations
16 Side With the Seeds
17 Theologians
18 Someone to Lose
19 Impossible Germany
20 Red-Eyed and Blue
21 I Got You
22 Outtasite
23 [encore break]
24 A Shot in the Arm
25 [Glenn standing on drums]
26 I’m A Wheel

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