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Phish Summer Tour Announced Today

January 8, 2009
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Alright, so we’re going to keep harping on this. We broke this story last August and while some people were appreciative of the news, we took a lot of crap here and elsewhere for posting all the way back in Summer of 2008 the news that Phish would tour in the Summer of 2009.

Today, finally, officially, we have our news confirmed. The Phish summer tour dates are posted at phish.com. Local dates include two at Jones Beach and one show in Camden. No NYC shows announced…yet.

Phish Official Announcement — 3 Shows in March in Hampton VA

October 1, 2008
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As we announced back in August, our inside source learned that Phish would return in 2009. About 20 minutes ago, three dates were officially announced at Phish.com — March 6, 7 and 8 at the Coliseum in Hampton Virginia. Limited Tickets at Phish.com are available now, and the general sale begins on October 18.

Phish Will Reunite for Summer Tour 2009

August 14, 2008
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[photo credit]

A long time friend of mine has been friends with a member of Phish for years. This past weekend, at a wedding party for another friend of the band, it was revealed that Phish will reunite for a tour next Summer. Readers can give this information whatever credibility they feel it deserves. However, this source has never provided me with incorrect information about any Phish-related non-public news or any music news for that matter.

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2017 Posts

January 1, 2018
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Welcome to our annual list of all the recordings we’ve posted in a given calendar year. This should give our readers a chance to check back and grab some shows you may have missed. Please 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 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2015 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2016 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2017 (124 Recordings):

A Place to Bury Strangers: March 3, 2017 Villain
A Place To Bury Strangers: July 16, 2017 Out In The Street Festival
Acid Mothers Temple: April 22, 2017 Knitting Factory
AJJ: November 7, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Alone & Together: December 15, 2017 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Animal Collective: May 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Avey Tare: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Bardo Pond: April 1, 2017 Knockdown Center
Big Ups: April 7, 2017 Sunnyvale
Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Brokeback: May 4, 2017 Union Pool
Bridget St. John: October 21, 2016 Schoolhouse
Cap’n Jazz: September 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Cate Le Bon: January 26, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Chad VanGaalen: December 6, 2017 Rough Trade BK
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: April 6, 2017 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: September 21, 2017 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Chuck Prophet: March 29, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Circuit des Yeux: November 15, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Clearance: October 13, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Cloud Nothings: February 1, 2017 Webster Hall
Creeper Lagoon: August 10, 2017 Mercury Lounge
Dave Harrington and Merry Pranksters: January 21, 2017 Trans-Pecos
Dean and Britta: December 15, 2016 Philadephia
Diet Cig: September 8, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Dinosaur Jr.: October 2, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Dinosaur Jr.: October 3, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Dire Wolves: September 21, 2017 Union Pool
Dirty Dishes: June 6, 2017 Alphaville
Dorji-Toth Duo: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Doug Tuttle: August 28, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Drag Sounds: May 13, 2017 Our Wicked Lady
Dream Syndicate: December 2, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Dylan Golden Aycock: October 21, 2016 The Schoolhouse
Earthless: December 13, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Eugene Chadbourne: April 25, 2017 Union Pool
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers: April 25, 2017 Union Pool
Feral Ohms: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Geologist: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Grim Streaker: July 16, 2017 Out In the Streets Festival, The Well
Gun Outfit: August 19, 2017 Union Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger: December 7, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Hiss Golden Messenger: December 8, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Honey: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Horse Lords: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Horse Lords: June 4, 2017 Sunnyvale
Jackie Lynn: April 27, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Jeff Rosenstock: November 18, 2016 Villain BK
Jeremy Hyman: October 23, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Jon Langford, Jean Cook and Walter Salas-Humara: December 17, 2016 – Private Home Brooklyn
Kevin Morby: September 9, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival, King’s – Raleigh NC
Lake Mary: October 21, 2016 The Schoolhouse
Lambchop: March 30, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Lee Ranaldo: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Leftover Salmon: April 20, 2017 Wanee Festival, Mushroom Stage (Live Oak, FL)
Long Hots: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed Records/WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Luna: November 18, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Man Forever: June 14, 2017 Brooklyn Music School
Meat Puppets: May 10, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Meg Baird: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Mike Watt + The Jom and Terry Show: May 10, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl
Mind Over Mirrors: May 4, 2017 Union Pool
Moon Duo: April 27, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Mountain Goats: November 10, 2017 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ
Mountain Goats: November 12, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Mountain Movers: July 13, 2017 Union Pool
Nathan Bowles Trio: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Nest Egg: September 7, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh NC
Nicole Atkins: September 9, 2017 Mercury Lounge
Oneida: July 14, 2017 Secret Project Robot
Ovlov: June 23, 2017 The Bell House
Parlor Walls: July 22, 2017 The Gutter
Phish: July 22, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 28, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 29, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: July 29, 2017 – Madison Square Garden
Phish: August 4, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: August 5, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Phish: December 28, 2017 Madison Square Garden
Pile: April 7, 2017 Sunnyvale
Pile: December 9, 2017 Market Hotel
Purling Hiss: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Robert Millis: May 17, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Robyn Hitchcock (with Yo La Tengo): February 28, 2017 Rough Trade Brooklyn
Robyn Hitchcock (with Yo La Tengo): March 1, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Robyn Hitchcock: March 24, 2017 Big Ears Festival
Rosali: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Fest
Ryley Walker: January 26, 2017 Rough Trade BK
Sir Richard Bishop: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
Sir Richard Bishop: May 17, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Sebadoh: April 22, 2017 Bell House
Sloppy Heads: January 25, 2017 Union Pool
Sloppy Heads: July 14, 2017 Secret Project Robot
Songs: Molina: September 8, 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh NC
Son Volt: April 7, 2017 Bowery Ballroom
Spiral Stairs: June 23, 2017 The Bell House
Steve Gunn: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op
Sunburned Hand of the Man: August 28, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Sunn O))): March 17, 2017 Knockdown Center
Sunwatchers: June 24, 2017 Union Pool
Suuns: February 11, 2017 Saint Vitus
Teenage Fanclub: March 27, 2017 Warsaw Brooklyn
Thou: January 7, 2017 Saint Vitus
Tim Presley: January 26, 2017 The Bowery Ballroom
Titus Andronicus: December 14, 2017 Market Hotel
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: September 6, 2014 Lockn Festival
Tonstartssbandht: January 25, 2017 Sunnyvale
Tortoise: March 15, 2017 (Le) Poisson Rouge
Tortoise: March 16, 2017 Hall at MP
Tortoise: March 25, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Tredici Bacci: January 25, 2017 Sunnyvale
Trey Anastasio Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Music Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Tyvek: August 26, 2017 Union Pool
War On Drugs: September 19, 2017 Terminal 5
Waxahatchee: July 15, 2017 Warsaw BK
Ween: June 6, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Ween: June 7, 2017 Brooklyn Steel
Widespread Panic: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)
Widowspeak: October 13, 2017 Rough Trade NYC
Wilco: March 24, 2017 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
Wilco: June 23, 2017 Solid Sound Festival
Xenia Rubinos: April 13, 2017 Bowery Ballroom

Ween: June 7, 2017 Brooklyn Steel

June 9, 2017
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For the second night of Ween‘s run at shiny new venue Brooklyn Steel, the band continued to reiterate what has made them such a cult favorite. As a newcomer to the band, I can’t claim to be any kind of expert in the ins and outs of the setlists, but if you’re curious what has made them one of the more welcome “reunions” of recent years, I can offer some thoughts. First, the musical diversity of the band’s sound has long been well-known, mixing bar-room rock, punk, psychedelia, country, new wave, funk and more. Though the recent accumulation of Phish fans to their ranks has been talked about, the more logical touch points for understanding this band are willfully-weird bands like the Butthole Surfers and the Meat Puppets, who similarly can’t be pigeonholed into a genre so much as a vibe. Second, in Ween’s case, there’s a brand of outrageous humor at work in many of their songs, of a kind that prompts debate on the Internet over the funniest Ween songs. Whether or not songs like “Deez Nutz” or “Bananas and Blow” are your thing doesn’t necessarily determine whether you have to like or dislike the live show, just as some Phish get more turned on by the Gamehendge element than others. Personally, I was more fired up about songs like the sprawling 1994 jam “A Tear for Eddie,” or 1990’s Butthole Surfers-esque “Licking the Palm for Guava” (also dedicated here to Gibby Haynes).

Since I know fairly little about the band, I decided to consult a long time fan on the show to get his take. In his read, compared to the previous Brooklyn Steel show, this was a relatively sedate affair, focusing more on the band’s country sound and skipping some of what this fan deemed “essential” Ween songs such as a classic cover, or any of “Dr. Rock,” “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down),” “Push the Little Daisies,” “You Fucked Up,” “Golden Eel,” and “Buckinham Green” — all of which made it into the first night setlist.  Along with the “A Tear For Eddie” that I did, he pointed out that “Mushroom Festival In Hell” and “I’ll Be Your Johnny On the Spot” as highlights.

Wherever you are in your Ween fandom, you can’t deny that they’re as hard working a band as they come. When they promised “an evening” with them, we got one, a full two hours and ten minutes of mostly uninterrupted playing that fired up the slam-packed Brooklyn Steel floor. I have no doubt that the show was ten times more engaging for those better acquainted with the inside jokes and the general band lore, but based on this performance, I’d be up for finding out more.

Finally, if you haven’t been to Brooklyn Steel yet, know that longtime sufferers of its predecessor will finally have a mid-large venue for more popular bands that offers a full view of the stage from almost every place in the room. We’ve already enjoyed a few shows here so far, and look forward to many more. As always thanks to the professional staff of Bowery Presents for making our presence there feel both safe and welcome.

I recorded this set from the “taper’s section” with Schoeps MK41V microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Night one was also recorded and will be posted soon.

Download the complete set from its home on the Live Music Archive: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Ween
2017-06-07
Brooklyn Steel
Brooklyn, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC (fades, compression, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)
>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 2:10:07]
01 Chocolate Town
02 Tried and True
03 Birthday Boy
04 Help Me Scrape the Mucus off My Brain
05 [banter1]
06 Take Me Away
07 Fat Lenny
08 Cold & Wet
09 Boys Club
10 [banter2]
11 Nan
12 Gabrielle
13 Bananas and Blow
14 My Own Bare Hands
15 A Tear for Eddie
16 [banter3]
17 Licking the Palm for Guava
18 Mushroom Festival in Hell
19 I Can’t Put My Finger on It
20 [banter4]
21 Baby Bitch
22 Flutes of Chi
23 [banter5]
24 I Saw Gener Cryin’ in His Sleep
25 I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
26 [banter6]
27 Learnin’ to Love
28 Deez Nutz
29 Polka Dot Tail
30 [tuning]
31 Drifter in the Dark
32 Powder Blue
33 Hey There Fancypants
34 [encore break]
35 Don’t Shit Where You Eat
36 What Deaner Was Talkin’ About

Support Ween: Website | Store

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Spring/Summer 2017

May 9, 2017
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We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on May 11, but there’s no NYCTaper Presents show to go along with that, unfortunately. Meanwhile, we’ll just keep taping and posting shows until this thing runs it course, whenever that might be.

Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime. Feel free to make suggestions or point out shows we missed or invite us to your shows!

Schedule:

Meat Puppets / Mike Watt / Grant Hart:
May 10, 2017 Brooklyn Bowl

North Mississippi Allstars:
May 11, 2017 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Overlake:
May 12, 2017 Mercury Lounge NYC

Drag Sounds:
May 13, 2017 Our Wicked Lady BK

Sir Richard Bishop / Robert Millis:
May 17, 2017 Park Church Co-Op BK

Real Estate:
May 17, 2017 Brooklyn Steel BK

Ty Segall / Purling Hiss:
May 18, 2017 Warsaw BK (permission pending)

Wrekmeister Harmonies:
May 20, 2017 Saint Vitus BK

Animal Collective:
May 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel

Horse Lords:
June 4, 2017 Sunnyvale BK

Ween:
June 6, 2017 Brooklyn Steel BK

Downtown Boys:
June 9, 2017 Saint Vitus BK

Thursday / Jeff Rosenstock / PUP / Tony Molina:
June 11, 2017 McCarren Park BK (permission pending)

Kurt Vile:
June 23, 2017 Brull Foundation Benefit, Rockville Centre NY (permission denied)

Palm:
June 23, 2017 Baby’s All Right BK

Daniel Bachman:
June 30, 2017 Baby’s All Right BK

Waxahatchee:
July 15, 2017 Warsaw BK

Phish:
July 22, 2017 Madison Square Garden NYC

Phish:
July 29, 2017 Madison Square Garden NYC

Phish:
August 4, 2017 Madison Square Garden NYC

Thee Oh Sees:
September 10, 2017 Warsaw BK

Trey Anastasio Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Music Festival (Live Oak, FL)

April 24, 2017
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Though veteran Bob Weir closed out this year’s Wanee Festival main stage in fine fashion, it was Trey Anastasio Band who captured the most emotional highlight. Clearly moved by the death of Butch Trucks, with whom he had played on this very Wanee stage in years past, Anastasio and his band took the fired-up crowd through everything from hard boogie numbers like “Cayman Review” to a funky cover of Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” to several of Anastasio’s more downbeat offerings. Whatever the feel of the exact moment, Anastasio and his band owned it, with Trey beaming at the front of the stage for much of the set, just as he was brought to tears recalling his time with Trucks and the Allman Brothers. Perhaps most notable about this set to me personally was the energy and inventiveness of it compared to the lackluster Phish set I saw earlier this year; if the full band interplay wasn’t quite what it is with the main band, the enthusiasm behind it was a night-and-day difference. Perhaps it’s not a surprise; most artists, like most people, care about context and place, and this place brought back memories for Trey that no doubt can’t be replicated in a stadium-type setting. Thanks to this set — which ended on a billowing cover of Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused,” Trey and his band made some Wanee Festival memories for many of us, too.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones FOB with my man Fried Chicken Boy. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]

Stream the complete show:

Trey Anastasio Band
2017-04-22
Wanee Festival
Spirit of Suwanne Music Park
Live Oak, FL USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB, DFC)>KC5>PFA>Zoom 48>24/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Isotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.0.3 (amplify, track, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:45:00]
01 Cayman Review
02 Curlew’s Call
03 Magilla
04 Sand
05 Soul Rebel
06 Money, Love and Change
07 [banter1 – Wanee and Butch Trucks]
08 Ohh Child [Five Stairsteps]
09 Mozambique>Simple Twist Up Dave
10 Tide Turns
11 Valentine
12 Everything’s Right
13 Tuesday
14 Clint Eastwood [Gorillaz]
15 Dazed and Confused [Led Zeppelin]

SUPPORT Trey Anastasio Band: Website | Records

Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)

April 23, 2017
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[From the Wanee Festival Facebook Page]

Bob Weir’s closing set at Wanee Festival ended this festival on a note that suited it, combining some crowd-moving Dead songs with more contemplative, comedown fare. If (more than) half the crowd was spent from Trey Anastasio’s ultra-high energy set, Weir brought them back in with a thoughtful acoustic set that began with him solo on “Two Djinn” and “Corinna,” followed by a guest appearance by Anastasio himself. If the more emotional highlights (their duet on Phish’s “Miss You,” a stark “Friend of the Devil”) will be overshadowed by the night’s Internet-ready moment (that’d be the Lady Gaga cover, “A Million Reasons”) that’s OK, too.

Among the electric fare, the second set proved the highlight, with the “Playing In the Band,” “Eyes of the World” and “The Other One” trifecta sealing the deal. But of course, the closing numbers, dedicated to the recently deceased Butch Trucks, were the real highlight, as the crowd carried its positive vibes for Trucks aloft on the mass singalong versions of “Not Fade Away” and then “Ripple.” This set was a bit less about Weir’s latest, quality album, Blue Mountain, than the night before, but we’ll share that night with you as well soon.

If you haven’t been to the Wanee Festival, held in an out of the way state park in a town in north-central Florida called Live Oak, I’d fully recommend it, especially as other festivals in the northeast shut down or turn away from their original missions. The Spirit of Suwanee Music Park is a special space, and for now, those charged with making Wanee what it is are staying true to the park’s spirit.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in an optimal “FOB” situation, with Johnny Fried Chicken boy sharing the space. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete set from the Live Music Archive: [FLAC] | [MP3] or get Apple Lossless and the other file types here: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]

Stream the complete set: 

Bob Weir & the Campfire Band
2017-04-22
Wanee Festival
Spirit of Suwanne Music Park
Live Oak, FL USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB, DFC)>KC5>PFA>Zoom 48>24/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Isotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.0.3 (amplify, track, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

[Set One – Acoustic]
01 Two Djinn>
02 Corrinna>
03 [banter1 – Trey Intro]
04 Deep Elem Blues*>
05 Friend of the Devil *
06 Bird Song*
07 Miss You*
08 Million Reasons* [Lady Gaga]

[Set One – Electric]
09 Darkest Hour
10 Ghost Towns
11 Cottonwood Lullaby
12 Shakedown Street>
13 Minglewood Blues
14 Jack Straw

[Set Two]
15 Dark Star
16 Playing in the Band>
17 Eyes of the World>
18 The Other One
19 Morning Dew
20 [encore break]

[Encore]
20 Not Fade Away
21 Ripple

* w/ Trey Anastasio

SUPPORT BOB WEIR: Website | Buy Blue Mountain

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2016 Posts

January 4, 2017
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Welcome to our annual list of all the recordings we’ve posted in a given calendar year. This should give our readers a chance to check back and grab some shows you may have missed. Please 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 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2015 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2016 (167 Recordings):

A Giant Dog: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Acid Mothers Temple: April 5, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Acid Mothers Temple: April 6, 2016 Knitting Factory
AJJ: November 6, 2016 Warsaw BK
Al Riggs: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Alan Licht: January 6, 2016 Union Pool
Alan Licht: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks “Play Dead”: December 30, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Ancient Ocean: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Animal Collective: February 24, 2016 Irving Plaza
Animal Collective: November 2, 2016 Terminal 5
Antietam: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
B Boys: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Bachman-Toth Band: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Bambara: February 25, 2016 Palisades
Barbara Manning: July 3, 2016 Union Hall
Bardo Pond: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Bardo Pond: November 18, 2016 Union Pool
Bear vs Shark: September 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Beech Creeps: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Big Ups: July 16, 2016 Out In the Streets Festival
Big Ups: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Bill Nace: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Body / Full of Hell: September 9, 2016 Market Hotel
Bohannon/Dusenbury/Fox: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Cass McCombs: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Chris Forsyth x Nick Millevoi Duo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: March 19, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & Loren Connors: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson Band: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet 16 Spectacular
Chuck Johnson: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Cian Nugent: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Colin Fisher, Mike Pride, Carl Testa Trio: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Courtesy Tier: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
craw: March 12, 2016 Saint Vitus
Creepoid: January 14, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dan Friel: January 9 2016 Palisades
Dan Friel: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Daniel Bachman: November 22, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dead and Company: July 3, 2016 Boulder CO
Dead C: September 20, 2016 First Unitarian Congregational Society
Dead Meadow: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Dinosaur Jr.: August 5, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Disappears: February 20, 2016 Baby’s All Right (including Bowie’s “Low”)
Downtown Boys: June 24, 2016 Market Hotel
Dungen: June 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Earthless: March 18, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Eleven Twenty Nine: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Enemy Waves: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Faust: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Freakwater: February 16, 2016 Bell House
Girls Against Boys: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Girls Against Boys: November 3, 2016 Saint Vitus
Gotobeds: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Govt Mule: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
Guerilla Toss: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Festival
Guerilla Toss: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Gunn-Truscinski Duo: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Hans Chew: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heartless Bastards: May 10, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Herbcraft: December 12, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Herbcraft: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heroes of Toolik: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
Heron Oblivion: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger – November 15, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Holly Miranda: December 18, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Holy Tunics: December 11, 2016 Sunnyvale
Horse Lords: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Infinity Girl: January 16, 2016 Muchmore’s
James Jackson Toth & William Fowler Collins: October 5, 2016 Park Church Co-op
Jason Isbell: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
JEFF The Brotherhood: September 27, 2016 Market Hotel
Joan of Arc: October 7, 2016 Knitting Factory
Jon Langford and Jean Cook: February 13, 2016 Brooklyn House Party
Journalism: May 21, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Kohoutek: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Lambchop: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Lawrence: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Lee Ranaldo: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Long Ryders: November 10, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Luna: October 6, 2015 930 Club Washington DC
Luna: May 4, 2016 Granada Theater Dallas TX
Luna: September 29, 2016 Alexandria VA
Luna: October 1, 2016 Rough Trade
LVL UP: September 24, 2016 Market Hotel
MAKE: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
MANAS: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Mary Lattimore and Dave Mies: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matchess: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Matthew Shipp and Bobby Kapp: September 17, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: August 14, 2016 Union Pool
Martin Courtney: February 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Mind Over Mirrors: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Mothers: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Mountain Goats: April 2, 2016 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Mountain Goats: April 17, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 18, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 19, 2016 City Winery
MV & EE: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Nap Eyes: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Nathan Bowles: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Quartet: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn
Oneida: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Oneida: March 11, 2016 Shea Stadium
Oneida: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Ought: May 8, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Palehound: August 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Palm: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Palm: March 26, 2016 Market Hotel
People of the North: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Phish: October 15, 2016 North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
Pill: February 25, 2016 Palisades
PS Eliot: September 15, 2016 Market Hotel
PUP: October 22, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Rangda: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Rhyton: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Rooks: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Running: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Ryley Walker: May 13, 2016 “A Day at the Market” (Market Hotel)
Ryley Walker: November 3, 2016 Villain
SAVAK: January 22, 2016 Union Pool
SAVAK: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Shearwater: February 6, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Shearwater: March 15, 2016 Rough Trade (Bowie’s Lodger)
Sloan: October 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins: April 5, 2016 Beacon Theatre
Soda: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Soft Moon: February 13, 2016 Market Hotel
Soldiers of Fortune: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
So So Glos: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Fest
Spacin’: April 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Spacin’: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Speed the Plough: February 25, 2016 HiFi Bar
Speer Duo: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Spray Paint: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Steve Gunn: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Steve Gunn: December 9, 2016 Bell House
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Sunwatchers: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Sunwatchers: March 11, 2016 The Studio at Webster Hall
Teenage Fanclub: October 15, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Thermals: April 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Thurston Moore Group: April 28, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Tortoise: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Ty Segall & the Muggers: February 27, 2016 Webster Hall
Ultimate Painting: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ultimate Painting: December 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Waco Brothers: April 13, 2016 Union Hall
Watery Love: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival
Wilco: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: February 3, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam – Hunter NY
William Tyler: June 26, 2015 Mercury Lounge
William Tyler: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Woods: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wrekmeister Harmonies: November 4, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Wussy: March 4, 2016 Studio at Webster Hall
Wussy: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Yo La Tengo: April 9, 2016 Landmark Loew’s New Jersey Theatre
YVETTE: September 29, 2016 Market Hotel

Alex Bleeker & the Freaks “Play Dead”: December 30, 2015 Rough Trade NYC

January 6, 2016
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If you were a fan of the Grateful Dead, and you saw the actual band live, then you’ve probably got more than your share of opinions about the various combinations of the remaining parts of it who’ve tried to transact on the original’s greatness. As someone who never saw the actual band (but has seen some successful and less-than-successful related projects), I’m not here to convince you. But for my money, there’s something rewarding, something essential, about watching much-younger musicians, with full careers filled with their own original material in front of them, paying tribute to one of rock music’s foundational bands.

I  loved the Brooklyn Bowl show that we posted by Alex Bleeker and The Freaks — that one a combo run through their new album and some other originals, followed by a “Play Dead” set that’s become a staple of many of their live shows. This one flipped that script, with Bleeker and pals offering up a 100-minute set consisting almost entirely of Dead covers. This — my final show of the year — was billed as the afterparty to Phish’s 12/30 Madison Square Garden show, and the celebratory air from that event (an especially strong performance from this year’s MSG run) carried over into the more intimate confines of Rough Trade NYC.

Overall, this “Play Dead” was a looser, better and arguably truer performance to the spirit of the original band. While the Brooklyn Bowl set consisted mainly of discrete run-throughs of each song, you’ll notice that this set was filled with segues, kicking off with “China Cat Sunflower” into a surging “I Know You Rider” before venturing into  cosmic territory with “Eyes to the World” into “He’s Gone” into “The Other One,” taking a short detour through “Dark Star” and ending up, improbably, with a Bleeker original, “Sealong Hair,” from their latest record, Country Agenda. After that came three more non-Dead tunes (two more originals, plus their regular-rotation cover of Mountain Man’s “Animal Tracks,” a fierce jam in its own right. Where Bleeker was joined last time by Real Estate’s Martin Courtney, here we had another cameo by one of his Ridgewood, NJ pals, Julian Lynch and multi-talented Dave Harrington (of many bands, but perhaps best-known for his work in Darkside). The band managed to deliver a little birthday salutation to Harringon in between “Tennessee Jed” and “St. Stephen,” which closed the set. By that point it was 2 a.m. and the club’s neighbors weren’t going to tolerate any more. For those of us inside, though, this was an afterparty that we’d have been happy to continue all night.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Rough Trade engineer Leah, together with Schoeps MK4V microphones. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Alex Bleeker & The Freaks “Play Dead”
2015-12-30
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard [engineer: Leah] + Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:43:00]
All songs by the Grateful Dead unless noted

01 tuning>China Cat Sunflower>
02 I Know You Rider
03 Eyes of the World>
04 He’s Gone>
05 The Other One>
06 Dark Star Jam>
07 Sealong Hair [Alex Bleeker & the Freaks]
08 Downright Stinson [Alex Bleeker & the Freaks]
09 Animal Tracks [Mountain Man]
10 U.H.M. [Alex Bleeker & the Freaks]
11 Shakedown Street>
12 The Wheel>
13 Tennessee Jed>
14 [Happy bday to Dave]>
15 St. Stephen
16 [outro]

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