nyctaper Upcoming Schedule

The shows that we anticipate will be recorded and reviewed by nyctaper

NYCTaper Upcoming Events: Summer is Here!

July 4, 2009
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So its outdoor taping season, and our first expedition proved successful. However, there are always wind and rain issues that arise and we’ll certainly not make all of these events.

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get me on the list and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember I’m doing this all for free — the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc. — so treat me fairly.

Upcoming Shows:

Wilco / Yo La Tengo:
July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park Brooklyn

Kaki King:
July 15, 2009 Stuyvesant Town

Miracles of Modern Science:
July 16, 2009 Pianos NYC

Built to Spill:
July 18, 2009 Village Voice Siren Festival

Oneida:
July 24, 2009 Broadway Backyard Brooklyn

Polvo:
July 31, 2009 South Street Seaport NYC

Mekons:
August 1, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC

-and-

Mary Timony and Soft Power:
August 1, 2009 Cake Shop NYC

Joe Pernice:
August 7, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

So So Glos / Spanish Prisoners / Miracles of Modern Science:
August 8, 2009 NYCTaper Presents Venue TBA

The Janks:
September 8, 2009 Sullivan Hall NYC

Naked Raygun:
September 13, 2009 Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ

Deerhoof:
September 15, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Steve Wynn IV with Minus 5 and The Baseball Project:
September 23, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

New Model Army:
October 1, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC

CMJ Music Marathon:
October 20-24 Various Artists and Venues

múm:
October 24, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

NYCTaper Update: Or, Have I Really Been Doing This For Two Years?

May 14, 2009
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Some really nice additions, blah blah blah. This is an ideal list. Some of these events won’t be recorded by us because, well, life happens.

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get me on the list and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember I’m doing this all for free — the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc. — so treat me fairly.

Upcoming Shows:

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Iron and Wine:
May 17 and May 18, 2009 Abrons Art Center NYC

Grant Hart: *(pending permission)
May 29, 2009 Cake Shop NYC

Grizzly Bear:
May 31, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Jessica Lea Mayfield:
June 1, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Love Is All:
June 5, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Fiery Furnaces:
June 11, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

The Meat Puppets:
June 12, 2009, Mercury Lounge NYC

The Mountain Goats:
June 13 and June 14, 2009 The Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen NY

Regina Spektor:
June 17, 2009 Beacon Theatre NYC

Best Friends Forever:
June 18, 2009 Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn

Thunder Power / El Jezel / Coyote Eyes / The Rest:
June 19, 2009 NYCTaper Presents – Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn

Dinosaur Jr.
June 25, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Matisyahu / Umphrey’s McGee:
July 9, 2009 Central Park Summerstage NYC

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Wilco:
July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park Brooklyn

Kaki King:
July 15, 2009 Stuyvesant Town

Polvo:
July 31, 2009 South Street Seaport NYC

NYCTaper Update: Spring into Summer

April 22, 2009
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A nice set of additions to the calendar. This is shaping up to be an amazing season for concerts and recording. More to come.

Upcoming Shows:

The Dead:
April 24, 2009 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale NY

Spanish Prisoners:
April 25, 2009 Crash Mansion NYC
-or-
Nashville Skyline Project:
April 25, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge NYC
-or-
Ponytail:
April 25, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Crystal Stilts/Mahogany/Motel Motel (Music Snobbery Anniversary Show):
April 26, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Mogwai:
April 27, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Yo La Tengo:
May 3, 2009 Hoboken Spring Festival
(false rumor)

Mike Watt:
May 7, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Deli Magazine Best of NY Festival:
May 8 and May 10, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Iron and Wine:
May 17 and May 18, 2009 Abrons Art Center NYC

Grizzly Bear:
May 28, 2009, Town Hall NYC

Grizzly Bear:
May 31, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Jessica Lea Mayfield:
June 1, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

The Meat Puppets:
June 11, 2009, Mercury Lounge NYC

Best Friends Forever:
June 18, 2009 TBA NYC

Thunder Power / El Jezel / Coyote Eyes / The Rest:
June 19, 2009 NYCTaper Presents – Venue TBA

Dinosaur Jr.
June 25, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Wilco:
July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park Brooklyn

NYCTaper Update: April through June

April 6, 2009
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We had a nice bit of recognition this week from some traditional media — the Village Voice covered our recording of The Mountain Goats show on March 27, and the Wall Street Journal online edition had a little blurb about nyctaper.com.

We also have permission to record the Dead Milkmen show at Warsaw on Friday April 16, and a free ticket to give away to any taper willing to catch the show for the site. I will be away and our correspondents are also unavailable that night so need a taper to cover the show.

Upcoming Shows:

North Mississippi All-Stars:
April 9, 2009 Highline Ballroom NYC

Of Montreal: (correspondent)
April 15, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Crystal Stilts/Mahogany/Motel Motel (Music Snobbery Anniversary Show):
April 26, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Mike Watt:
May 7, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Dirty Projectors:
May 8, 2009 Housing Works Bookstore Cafe NYC

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Iron and Wine:
May 17 and May 18, 2009 Abrons Art Center NYC

Grizzly Bear:
May 28, 2009, Town Hall NYC

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

The Meat Puppets:
June 11, 2009, Mercury Lounge NYC

The Northside Festival:
June 11-14: Various Williamsburg/Greenpoint Venues
(This “festival” is a disorganized fiasco)

Thunder Power / El Jezel / Coyote Eyes, The Rest:
June 19, 2009 NYCTaper Presents – Venue TBA

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

NYCTaper Update: The Sting of Rejection

March 9, 2009
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Over the last couple of weeks, we have had a bad time of it in terms of receiving permission from bands to record. Obviously, we respect the artist’s request to refrain from recording their performance, but nevertheless its pretty frustrating. On February 28, we had excellent seats for the Grizzly Bear special show at BAM, but their management asked us not to record. The following day, unauthorized poor quality recordings were all over the web and we were incredibly disappointed that such a show was archived and circulated in such a manner [edit: we just received a friendly email from the band that informed us that it was a venue issue and not the band’s decision].

Later that week, Dan Auerbach’s management denied a request to capture his Bowery show, despite the fact that The Black Keys permit open taping. That was a bit of a head-scratcher. And finally, a few days ago we received word that Throbbing Gristle does not want their first NYC show ever archived — we are not permitted to record the Masonic Temple show.

A large part of the frustration of such rejection is the fear that this site has not gotten its message across to the bands — that somehow we’re still stigmatized by the very old idea that tapers are “bootleggers”.

Ultimately, the good news is that the rejections are still the exception — the vast majority of artists that we approach do accept and understand the positive aspects of what nyctaper does for the bands and fans.

And in the spirit of soldiering on, we have added some new shows to the list below.

Upcoming Shows:

Monks of Doom:
March 12 -and- March 13, 2009 Europa Brooklyn

Crystal Stilts/Women/Blank Dogs: (correspondent)
March 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

John Darnielle / John Vanderslice:
March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Concert Hall (Wordless) NYC
-and-
Neil Halstead: (we need a correspondent for this show – list/early entry is available!)
March 27, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn

Akron/Family:
March 28, 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn

Cowboy Junkies:
April 2, 2009 City Winery NYC

Langhorne Slim:
April 3, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

North Mississippi All-Stars:
April 9, 2009 Highline Ballroom NYC

Of Montreal:
April 15, 2009 (correspondent) -and-
April 16, 2009
April 17, 2009 (correspondent or nyctaper) Music Hall of Williamsburg
-and/or-
Dead Milkmen:
April 17, 2009 Warsaw Brooklyn

Animal Collective:
May 13, 2009 Terminal 5 NYC

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYC Popfest 2009:
May 15-17, Multiple Venues

Iron and Wine:
May 17 and May 18, 2009 Abrons Art Center NYC

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Thunder Power / El Jezel / Coyote Eyes (and more):
June 19, 2009 NYCTaper Presents – Venue TBA

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

NYCTaper Update: Spring Ahead

February 12, 2009
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Its been a nice couple of weeks for nyctaper. We again received recognition and links for our Wavves recording on such sites as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla vs. Bear, Largehearted Boy and Fader. The server withstood the rush of visits and downloads with only a few short instances of downtime.

We have received a few “tire-kicking” inquiries from potential “white knights”, but ultimately we’re still on the same server and have the same limitations. We do still need a new server, but there do not seem to be any viable options at this point. In the meantime, we will continue to chug along.

We have added some exciting new shows and made some changes to the schedule listed below.

Upcoming Shows:

These Are Powers:
February 13, 2009 Secret Project Robot Brooklyn NY (CD Release)

Circle of Buzzards:
February 26, 2009 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Blitzen Trapper:
February 27, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Dan Auerbach:
March 3, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Antlers:
March 5, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn (CD Release)

Monks of Doom:
March 12 -and- March 13, 2009 Europa Brooklyn

Crystal Stilts/Women/Blank Dogs: (correspondent)
March 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

John Darnielle / John Vanderslice:
March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Concert Hall (Wordless) NYC
-and-
Neil Halstead: (correspondent – tentative)
March 27, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn

Akron/Family:
March 28, 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn

Wavves:
March 29, 2009 ToddP Event Venue TBA

Cowboy Junkies:
April 2, 2009 City Winery NYC

Langhorne Slim:
April 3, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

North Mississippi All-Stars:
April 9, 2009 Highline Ballroom NYC

Throbbing Gristle: (very tentative)
April 16, 2009 Masonic Temple Brooklyn

Of Montreal:
April 15, 2009 (correspondent) -and-
April 17, 2009 (correspondent or nyctaper) Music Hall of Williamsburg
-and/or-
Dead Milkmen:
April 17, 2009 Warsaw Brooklyn

NYCTaper 2nd Anniversary Party: (tentative)
May 9, 2009 Unconfirmed Venue

Animal Collective:
May 13, 2009 Terminal 5 NYC

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYC Popfest 2009:
May 15-17, Multiple Venues

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Two Festivals:
June 12 through June 14, 2009 Williamsburg
June 20, 2009 [unconfirmed location NYC]

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

NYCTaper Updates

January 18, 2009
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In just a couple of hours, from 3 PM to 5 PM, the debut of NYCTaper Live can be heard on Radio23.org. Click on the radio in the sidebar on the right of this post to listen!

The NYCTaper Presents show at Pianos last Sunday was not quite as well attended as we had hoped, but the recordings came out great and will be up on the site very soon — possibly this evening. We also made an unscheduled appearance at Cake Shop on Saturday to capture five bands in a showcase produced by State Capital Records. We expect to post recordings from that night in the near future.

We have added a few more shows to the schedule listed below.

Upcoming Shows:

Animal Collective:
January 20, 2009 Manhattan Center Ballroom NYC

Animal Collective:
January 21, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Naked Hearts:
January 22, 2009 Cake Shop NYC (CD Release Show)

Ponytail:
January 23, 2009 The Bell House Brooklyn

The Annuals:
January 28, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Kittens Ablaze:
January 31, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC (CD Release)
-and-
Rafter:
January 31, 2009 Cake Shop NYC

Blank Dogs / Woods:
February 6, 2009 Market Hotel Brooklyn
February 7, 2009 Less Artists More Condos NYC

Jason Isbell:
February 26, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Blitzen Trapper:
February 27, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Grizzly Bear:
February 28, 2009 BAM Brooklyn

Monks of Doom:
March 12 -and- March 13, 2009 Europa Brooklyn

Langhorne Slim:
April 3, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

NYCTaper Upcoming Events

January 3, 2009
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Happy 2009 to all of our readers. This promises to be an interesting year for NYCTaper. There are four major areas of development for the site, with more details to follow. NYCTaper has been invited to produce a weekly radio show for a large new fledgling web radio station. The details are still being worked out, but expect more information in the Spring. We also expect to present more concerts this year, the first of which is our exciting show on January 11 at Pianos, featuring members of Camper Van Beethoven and special guests. One other development is too early to announce, but involves a new association with some excellent people in the web music industry. And one final major piece of news we are obligated by law not to discuss at all, but its huge, believe me.

In 2009, nyctaper will continue to offer music news, reviews, and of course free downloads of our many live recordings. We expect to attend the following shows, with the caveat that more will be added and some changed.

Upcoming Shows:
The Antlers / Sharon Van Etten / Pet Ghost Project:
January 3, 2009 Cake Shop

Camper Van Beethoven:
January 9 and January 10, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Jonathan Segel (of Camper Van Beethoven) / Victor Krummenacher (of Camper Van Beethoven) / Sharon Van Etten / and Special Guests:
January 11, 2009 NYCTaper Presents Sunday Night at Pianos

The Loom / Treasure:
January 13, 2009 Pianos NYC

Animal Collective:
January 20, 2009 Manhattan Center Ballroom NYC

Animal Collective:
January 21, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Naked Hearts:
January 22, 2009 Cake Shop NYC (CD Release Show)

Ponytail:
January 23, 2009 The Bell House Brooklyn

The Annuals:
January 28, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Blank Dogs / Woods:
February 6, 2009 Market Hotel Brooklyn
February 7, 2009 Less Artists More Condos NYC

Jason Isbell:
February 26, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Grizzly Bear:
February 28, 2009 BAM Brooklyn

NYCTaper Upcoming Events — How Do You Like the New Server?

November 15, 2008
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After recording five full sets in four nights, we have taken a few days to get over the exhaustion. We will not be out in the field until next Wednesday, and then its a fairly full schedule for the rest of the year.

The new server seems to be working quite well. The number of hits to the site this week have more than doubled since last week and we have experienced no outages and certainly no complaints. Again, please consider making a donation to nyctaper to help defray the costs of this substantial upgrade to the site.

In 2009, we plan to add new tapers and also photographers. If you are interested in a “position” in either category, please email NYCTaper. These are obviously not pay positions, but you will get guest list passes and exposure of your work to approximately 10,000 readers per day.

We expect to attend and record the following shows, subject to change. There will be dates added in the interim.

Upcoming nyctaper Events:

Hot Buttered Rum:
November 19, 2008 Sullivan Hall NYC

The Antlers:
November 20, 2008 Knitting Factory NYC

The Loom:
November 21, 2008 Cake Shop NYC

The Secret Life of Sofia / Jeremy Messersmith / Naked Hearts:
November 22, 2008 Union Hall Brooklyn

Sharon Van Etten:
November 25, 2008 Glasslands Brooklyn

Teletextile:
December 2, 2008 Cake Shop NYC

O’Death:
December 5, 2008 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Love Is All:
December 7, 2008 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Sharon Van Etten / Hurray For The Riff Raff:
December 8, 2008 Pianos NYC

The Butthole Surfers:
December 12, 2008 Warsaw Brooklyn

Oneida (and others – Oneida Fest):
December 13, 2008 Knitting Factory NYC

Yo La Tengo:
December 23, 2008 Maxwell’s NYC

Yo La Tengo:
December 27, 2008 Maxwell’s NYC

Camper Van Beethoven:
January 9 and January 10, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Animal Collective:
January 20, 2009 Manhattan Center Ballroom NYC

Grizzly Bear:
February 28, 2009 BAM Brooklyn

nyctaper Fall Schedule

September 1, 2008
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As we have reached September and the end of the outdoor shows, its time to lay out the complete Fall schedule for nyctaper. There are many dates, some of which we may not end up attending, but these are the plans.

Unconfirmed dates are indicated with asterisks (**).

Upcoming nyctaper Events:

Benefit For Terry Karydes:
September 5, 2008, Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ

East Village Radio Festival (feat. Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, High Places):
September 6, 2008, South Street Seaport NYC
-and-
Monster Island Block Party (feat. Oneida):
September 6, 2008, Monster Island, Brooklyn

Deerhunter:
September 9, 2008, Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Kria Brekkan:
September 16, 2008, Lutheran Church Of the Messiah, Brooklyn NY

Sigur Ros:
September 17 and 18, 2008, United Palace Theatre

Black Mountain:
September 24, 2008, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Built to Spill/Dinosaur Jr./Meat Puppets:
September 26, 2008, Terminal 5 NYC

Junior Brown:
September 27, 2008, Highline Ballroom, NYC
-or-
Pierce Turner:
September 27, 2008, Joe’s Pub, NYC

Hotel Lights:
October 6, 2008, Blender Theatre, NYC

Dead Confederate:
October 9, 2008, Mercury Lounge, NYC

Of Montreal/Love Is All:
October 10, 2008, Roseland Ballroom NYC

bearsuit:
October 13, 2008, Cake Shop, NYC

John Vanderslice:
October 18, 2008, 92Y-Tribeca, NYC

CMJ Music Marathon (various artists and venues):
October 21 through October 25, 2008

ToddP Halloween Bash:
October 31, 2008, Danbro Studios, Brooklyn NY

Drive-By Truckers/The Hold Steady:
November 6, 2008 and November 7, 2008, Terminal 5 NYC

Mountain Goats:
November 8, 2008, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
and
November 9, 2008, Webster Hall, NYC

Wilco:
December 15, 2008, Madison Square Garden, NYC

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