Warren Haynes: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 14, 2015
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[photo from Warren Haynes’ facebook page, by Heath Robson]

Warren Haynes may love playing music more than anyone. How else can you explain his innumerable appearances on the summer festival circuit, from his own Mountain Jam, to others such as Gathering of the Vibes, where once again he played two lengthy sets in one day? This one, with Railroad Earth as his backing band, showed off some of Warren’s solo material, which is of a piece with his Gov’t Mule work — blues-inflected rock with an eye toward tradition, freshened for the modern audience. Also in line with Warren’s Mule sets, after kicking off with his own songs like “Company Man,” Warren and RRE headed into cover territory, firing off Grateful Dead’s “China Doll” (joined by Bill Kreutzmann) and Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman,” among others. As always, nobody was having a better time than Warren, who shredded through the songs with a vigor that would impress someone half his age. I can’t imagine a music festival without him.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in the official taper’s section. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Warren Haynes feat. Railroad Earth
2015-08-01
Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time:
01 Is It Me Or You?
02 Word On the Wind
03 [banter1]
04 Company Man
05 Stranded In Self Pity
06 Coal Tattoo [Billy Ed Wheeler]>Angel Band
07 Patchwork Quilt [Phil Lesh & Friends]
08 China Doll [Grateful Dead]*
09 Gold Dust Woman [Fleetwood Mac]
10 Blue Sky [Allman Brothers]
11 Spots of Time [Allman Brothers]

* w/ Bill Kreutzmann

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Warren Haynes, visit his Facebook page, and buy his records here

Chuck Johnson: August 2, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 13, 2015
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Chuck Johnson has soared in recent years, with three landmark solo guitar LPs this decade alone. The latest, Blood Moon Boulder, continues the corvid-based theme of 2013’s Crows In the Basilica, and has been hailed in some quarters as his finest achievement yet. It’s hard to argue with that analysis watching Chuck perform on a recent Sunday night at Union Pool to a dedicated crew of serious music fans, who huddled around Chuck as he played both lap acoustic and stand-up electric pieces. As is sometimes pointed out, Johnson is a latecomer to solo guitar, having spent much of his 90s career in bands in Chapel Hill, NC (including Shark Quest, Idyll Swords, and Spatula). You wouldn’t know it from the calculated virtuosity of his three records, evident in his mastery of the slide guitar on “Corvid Tactics.” Crows are a clever, calculating bird, able to adapt and learn over time. Their ability for forethought sets them apart — something that might also be said of Johnson, whose pieces have a habit of leading to unexpected places, shifting gears in ways non-obvious but utterly rewarding. As a special treat, Johnson played an untitled new number mid-set, before playing a favorite melody of “A Slender Thread” into “Dissevered” to close things out. Do yourself a favor and check out Blood Moon Boulder as well as Chuck’s previous releases — the live recording is no more than a taste of how good he can sound.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Kevin Mazzarelli, together with Schoeps MK41V microphones to provide a bit of ambiance. Some noise reduction was used to eliminate DI buzz, and there are a few short bursts of cell phone interference. Overall, however, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Chuck Johnson
2015-08-02
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, noise reduction on SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Corvid Tactics
02 On A Slow Passing In Ghost Town
03 Silver Teeth in the Sun
04 [untitled]
05 [banter]
06 A Slender Thread>Dissevered

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Chuck Johnson, visit his website, and buy Blood Moon Boulder from Scissor Tail Records here and his other records here

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: August 2, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 12, 2015
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[photos courtesy of Will from We All Want Someone to Shout For]

I’ve written and re-written multiple versions of my “review” of the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 10th anniversary tour, most of which eviscerated the blog culture of previous decade where self-appointed know-nothing “tastemakers” wrung bands like CYHSY through the buzz cycle. But the reality is that most of those blogs are long gone — there’s no point in beating a dead horse. The better story here is that CYHSY are still very much alive — albeit with some different personnel. What began as Alec Ounsworth’s semi-solo project has ten years on become essentially the same project as CYHSY is now supplemented live by touring musicians. Last week’s shows at Bowery Ballroom consisted of a run through the band’s self-titled debut album, a half-dozen other numbers and one excellent cover. We caught the Sunday night show, and if the current conventional wisdom is that CYHSY are a band of the last decade, that news didn’t reach the packed crowd who sang and danced throughout the entire show. This kind of enthusiasm is built on quality music and cultivated through grassroots fan connections — the type of old fashioned “hype” that doesn’t rely on some “tastemaker” with a cute domain name spending too much time on a laptop in the parents basement. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will continue this tour internationally throughout the end of August, dates here.

This show was recorded from our usual balcony location at this venue with the Schoeps cards which were mixed with an excellent board feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2015-08-02
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 1:13:15]
01 Clap Your Hands!
02 Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away
03 Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)
04 Sunshine and Clouds (And Everything Proud)
05 Details of the War
06 The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
07 Is This Love?
08 Heavy Metal
09 Blue Turning Gray
10 In This Home On Ice
11 Gimme Some Salt
12 [banter – spirit animal]
13 Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood
14 Into Your Alien Arms
15 Some Loud Thunder
16 Coming Down
17 Disappointed [Morrissey]
18 Satan Said Dance
19 [encore break]
20 As Always
21 [band introductions]
22 Adam’s Plane

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Deep Banana Blackout: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (day set) (Bridgeport, CT) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 11, 2015
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[YouTube screenshot from the late night set — see more DBB video from MKDevo here]

The Connecticut band Deep Banana Blackout has been, not surprisingly, a fixture at their local Gathering of the Vibes Festival for years now, and their NOLA-style funk always inspires the local crowd. About the only clue you got from this set that it was the band’s 20th anniversary of their founding was how on point they were, maintaining a tight, dance-worthy groove against the stifling midday heat. Though truncated by the festival format, this set had at least one element that was likely a first for a DBB set — a wedding proposal, delivered by a fan right after “Hear My Song.” It was the kind of crowd-pleasing, heartfelt moment that gives you a clue why the band, like this festival they are so emblematic of, has endured and thrived.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones from the official taper’s section. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Deep Banana Blackout
2015-08-01
Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V>KCY>Z-PFA>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:07:51]
01 Take the Time
02 Breakfast at Volo’s
03 Tug
04 Brandy Wrecker
05 Get’chall In the Mood
06 Hear My Song [w/ wedding proposal]
07 Holy Ghost
08 Groove is Here

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Deep Banana Blackout, visit them on facebook, and buy their albums.

Thurston Moore Band: August 6, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 9, 2015
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[Photo from Portsmouth by Tim Bugbee/tinnitus photography]

Since the dissolution of Sonic Youth in 2011, Thurston Moore has kept pretty busy, between solo records, various one-offs, and noise records. Last year’s The Best Day finds Moore flirting with stretched out jams similar to Sonic Youth’s 2002 return to form, Murray Street. We caught up with Moore touring the new album last year at Saint Vitus, and while this set similarly covers most of The Best Day material, the band adds three new songs—“Turn On,” “Cease Fire,” and “Aphrodite”—scheduled to appear on the next album, which Moore says is titled Rock and Roll Consciousness and due out next year. By far the highlight of the entire hour-and-a-half show is “Turn On,” a ten-minute slow build that achieves liftoff in the back half. If this is what we can expect from the Thurston Moore Band’s second record together, I think we’re in for something that will surpass even the highest expectations.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue with a board feed from Thurston’s FOH. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thurston Moore band will return to the area on September 17, at Monty Hall in Jersey City. I mean, if there was ever a reason to go to Jersey, this is it. Tickets on sale.

And if you’re in search of more live Thurston Moore, the upcoming Parallelogram box set from Three Lobed Recordings features Thurston Moore and John Maloney playing live as Caught on Tape— and it’s recorded by our very own Acidjack. Preorder here.

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Thurston Moore Band
2015-08-06
The Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard + AKG C480B/CK63 (FOB, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [01:27:20]
01. [Intro]
02. Forevermore
03. Speak to the Wild
04. [banter]
05. Germs Burn
06. Turn On
07. Detonation
08. [banter]
09. The Best Day
10. [banter]
11. Grace Lake
12. [encore break]
13. Cease Fire
14. [encore break]
15. Aphrodite

Support Thurston Moore: Website | Buy The Best Day from Matador

Greensky Bluegrass: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 5, 2015
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[screen shot from the below YouTube video by MK Devo]

We caught back up with Michigan band Greensky Bluegrass, seen by us most recently at the Gramercy Theatre last year, during the peak heat on this past Saturday at Gathering of the Vibes. The band’s updated bluegrass sound made for a perfect backdrop to the sunny weather, as they mellowed things down with their approachable tunes and good, well, vibes. This being a festival set, we were treated to an hour’s worth of some of the band’s key material, much of it culled from their most recent effort If Sorrows Swim. Back at the Gramercy the band busted out a Prince cover; today found them in a similar mid-’80s frame of mind cover-wise, as they pulled out Dire Straits’ 1985 classic, “Money For Nothing.” MTV barely even exists anymore, but even the younger segments of the Vibe Tribe still seemed to get it. This was Greensky’s first Gathering of the Vibes, and based on the crowd’s response, I suspect they’ll be back.

I recorded this set with four Schoeps microphones, combining a pair of MK4V cardiods with MK5s in the omnidirectional pattern to give the recording added presence. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Greensky Bluegrass
2015-08-01
Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Schoeps MK5o (3′ split A-B)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:01:12]
01 Demons
02 Handguns
03 Kerosene
04 [banter1]
05 Windshield
06 The Floor
07 Burn Them
08 [banter2]
09 Money For Nothing [Dire Straits]
10 [banter3]
11 Wings For Wheels
12 Hit Parade of Love
13 Leap Year

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Greensky Bluegrass, visit their website, and order If Sorrows Swim and buy their other records in their store.

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