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75 Dollar Bill: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 5, 2015
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75 Dollar Bill

75 Dollar Bill is quickly becoming a staple in New York’s rich improvised and experimental music scene. They’ve got one proper LP, Wooden Bag (out on Other Music Recording Co.), and a few self-released tapes to their name, but it’s their live performances that are creating a splash that even the New York Times is picking up on. Though they’ve been known to incorporate other musicians in their live shows, 75 Dollar Bill proper is a duo, with Che Chen on guitar and Rick Brown on homemade percussion and horns. While that description may give you the notion that the band trades in minimalism, the rich textures of Chen’s guitar played through a small practice amp combined in complex rhythms with Brown’s improvised and homemade percussion will set you straight. This set from Trans-Pecos, opening for the equally mighty Bill Orcutt and Tom Carter, finds the duo exploring some material off their first release, the simply titled cassette (“Every Last Coffee or Tea” and “Water in the Lock”),  along with a shorter improvisation and a finale of “I Was Real,” which doesn’t appear to have yet seen release. Though the technique to the music is intricate, it’s not fussy in the least bit—what’s clear is that Chen and Brown are having infectious fun and it’s sure to rub off on you.

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Catch 75 Dollar Bill later this month at this can’t-miss show also featuring Eleventh Dream Day and Antietam at Mercury Lounge, August 21. Tickets on sale.

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75 Dollar Bill
2015-06-28
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging) > Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [34:38]
01. Intro / Every Last Coffee or Tea
02. Water in the Lock
03. [banter]
04. [untitled improvisation]
05. I Was Real

Support 75 Dollar Bill: Bandcamp | Buy Wooden Bag from Other Music Recording Co.

Bill Orcutt: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 6, 2015
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Bill Orcutt

Bill Orcutt is unlike any guitarist I’ve ever heard. He manages to conjure something primal out of the instrument that defies any normal comprehension of music. It’s at once grating and beautiful and each time I see him play, I’m simply awestruck. I most recently caught Orcutt last week playing a Sunday night set at Trans-Pecos along with Tom Carter and 75 Dollar Bill. The first track I’ve left untitled, though it likely picks up on motifs and phrasing from recorded songs. The second is Orcutt’s rendition of Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” (thanks to @boxwalla for that). The third track is, as Orcutt calls it, a “cluster” of three songs you may know well but not like he plays them. My best guesses for those are all from his 2013 Editions Mego LP, A History of Every One: interpretations of “Black Betty,” “White Christmas,” and “Solidarity Forever” (though it’s entirely possible I’m wrong on each count).

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The mix leans mostly on the board feed as the guitar was miked directly. The guitar is loud and clear; the overall sound and performance are excellent.  Enjoy!

Bill Orcutt has a couple of upcoming releases. First is a collaboration with drummer Jacob Felix Heule called Colonial Donuts. It’s out October 16 on Orcutt’s own Palilalia Records. Second is a collaboration with Alan Bishop and Chris Corsano, recorded live by our very own acidjack and due out soon on Three Lobed Recordings’ Parallelogram Box Set.

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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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.

Bill Orcutt
2015-06-28
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, compression, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [29:52]
01. Untitled
02. Lonely Woman [Ornette Coleman]
03. Untitled

Support Bill Orcutt: Facebook | Palilalia Records

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2013 Posts

April 11, 2015
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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 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 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

Nathan Bowles: February 12, 2015 Union Pool and January 31, 2015 Silent Barn – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 22, 2015
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An canny, skilled and unpretentious kind of player, Nathan Bowles is nonetheless important not because of how he plays, but what he plays. There’s no shortage of banjo music circulating these days — the jam-band scene is filled with bands playing their own pabulum and covering the classic rock hits with the instrument, using it to deliver a little authenticity from the extra twang. Bowles’ career is the exact opposite of all of that — not only does he bring a new style and sound to Appalachian music, but he has an intrinsic knowledge of what a worthy song is, whatever its era.

First as a member of legendary Pelt, the multi-instrumentalist helped to make drone-based music that changed the conversation about what “folk” could be. With the Black Twig Pickers, he and his bandmates have gone deep into American history, both excavating and elevating lost and under-appreciated old-time music. Fitting, then, that his solo work, in particular 2014’s Nansemond, does some of both, giving us traditional Appalachian and Piedmont string music that’s infused with the sound and spirit of the modern avant-garde. Though “solo” in name, Nansemond is a full-band effort, allowing Bowles to produce tunes like the album’s bookends, “Sleepy Lake Bike Club” and “Sleepy Lake Tire Swing” that weave rich guitar textures around his virtuosic banjo work.

These sets at Union Pool and Silent Barn were true solo affairs, with Bowles the support act for Joan Shelley and Elisa Ambrogio, respectively. In front of two crowds that couldn’t have been more different, Bowles performed sets that delivered the full range of what’s meaningful about Nansemond. Both were all-Nansemond affairs that included the “Sleepy Lake” pieces and his straightforward medley of “Jonah and the Whale” and “Poor Liza Jane”. At Union Pool we got “Moonshine Is the Sunshine”, closer to the former numbers in tone, while at Silent Barn, Bowles added something more experimental to the reportoire, with Chuckatuck”, a song in which Tom Carter’s guitar work figures prominently on the record. You could’ve heard a pin drop among the Union Pool crowd, who Nathan thanked, almost baffled, for how respectful they were. If playing for the younger crowd at Silent Barn — who’d already been treated to a couple of punk bands — represented an uphill climb, Bowles didn’t show it; if anything, the spare arrangement of “Chuckatuck”, extended by three minutes versus the album version, ought to go down as one of that song’s best takes.

The Union Pool set was recorded with a soundboard feed from the house engineer Rob together with my Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones, while Eric PH recorded the Silent Barn gig with a straight soundboard feed from the engineer Mike, with only a tiny amount of his AKG 480 cardiods mixed in.

Download the Union Pool show [FLAC] | [MP3]

Download the Silent Barn show [FLAC] | [MP3]

Stream the Union Pool show:

Stream the Silent Barn show:

Nathan Bowles
2015-02-12
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Rob) + Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, compression, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Sleepy Lake Bike Club
03 [banter1]
04 Moonshine is the Sunshine [Jeffrey Cain]
05 [banter2]
06 Jonah and the Whale [traditional] / folk medley
07 [banter3]
08 Sleepy Lake Tire Swing
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Nathan Bowles
2015-01-31
Silent Barn
Brooklyn, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Mike) + AKG C480B/CK61 (FOB, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV(24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (level 8)

Tracks [45:13]
01. Sleepy Lake Bike Club
02. [banter/tuning]
03. Jonah/Poor Liza Jane
04. [banter/tuning]
05. Sleepy Lake Tire Swing
06. [banter/tuning]
07. Chuckatuck

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Nathan Bowles, visit his website, and buy Nansemond from Paradise of Bachelors.

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NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Summer and Fall 2014

July 7, 2014
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With Summer show season in full-on mode, its time to update our calendar of Upcoming Shows, as the previous one has expired. Plenty of exciting stuff, big and small, to report.

[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.]

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 us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Phish:
July 11, 2014 Randall’s Island NYC

Marah:
July 12, 2014 Bowery Electric NYC

Tom Carter:
July 13, 2014 Trans Pecos Queens

King Buzzo (Melvins):
July 14, 2014 The Wick Brooklyn

Tyburn Saints:
July 15, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

Queens of the Stone Age:
July 16, 2014 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY (permission pending)

Daytona:
July 16, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Oneida:
July 17 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

FREEMAN:
July 22, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

The Fresh & Onlys:
July 23, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

The Wytches:
July 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

XPoNential Music Festival:
July 26, 2014 Wiggins Park Camden NJ

Mimicking Birds:
August 3, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

She Keeps Bees:
August 21, 2014 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn

Rubblebucket:
August 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

White Lung:
September 3, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn (permission pending)

Mr Twin Sister:
September 5, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Fucked Up:
September 6, 2014 Irving Plaza NYC

Jane Lee Hooker:
September 8, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

The Blasters:
September 12, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn (permission pending)

Marco Benevento:
September 16, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

Ty Segall:
September 17, 2014 Webster Hall NYC

Hiss Golden Messenger:
September 18, 2014 Rough Trade Brooklyn

The Replacements:
September 19, 2014 Forest Hills Stadium Queens (permission unlikely, but I’m trying)

So Cow:
September 20, 2014 Cake Shop NYC

Wormburner:
September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

White Fence:
October 13, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

J Mascis:
October 17, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Chelsea Light Moving: September 12, 2012 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 24, 2012
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[photo by acidjack]

Chelsea Light Moving is Thurston Moore’s new band. As Sonic Youth is on hiatus and has left the future of the band somewhat of a mystery, the various members have pursued their own projects. Thurston chose to debut Chelsea Light Moving with a series of concerts throughout Europe, but their very first show in NYC took place in mid-September at 285 Kent. The show was presented by Issue Project as a Benefit for Tom Carter, which acidjack outlined in his post of the Gunn-Truscinski Duo set from this show. Suffice to say, we applaud the artists who performed for Tom at this show. You too can support Tom by following this link.

Chelsea Light Moving has released four songs at Matador and through various media outlets in anticipation of a full length release later this year, or early next. At 285 Kent, the band began the set with those four songs. We’re streaming “Frank O’Hara Hit” in which Thurston riffs on the concept of having a birthday in July. Its also the most “familiar” sounding song of the bunch for SY fans. The balance of the set consisted of material that has not yet been released, and the song titles are approximated from our research into info about CLM online. The song we’ve titled “I Come to Get Wasted” (at the suggestion of this Spin review of the show) gave Thurston an opportunity to really stretch and his guitar playing on this track is notable for both its aggression and imagination. We expect that Thurston will continue to grow this material and we look forward to the development of this new project.

I recorded this show in the usual manner for this venue. The Sennheiser Cards were mounted near the stage and after requesting and receiving permission to supplement the somewhat boomy room with a board feed, we mixed in about 25% of the board for clarity in the vocals and guitars. The result is an overall excellent recording, as SY’s FOH Aaron mixed this difficult room about as well as anyone has done. Enjoy!

Stream “Frank O’Hara Hit”:

Download the Complete show in MP3 [HERE] or FLAC [HERE]

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.

Chelsea Light Moving
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-10-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:48]
01 Groovy and Linda
02 Burroughs
03 [tuning]
04 Frank O’Hara Hit
05 Empires of Time
06 Sleeping Where I Fall
07 I Come to Get Wasted
08 [instrumental]
09 [banter]
10 Too Fucking Bad

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP TOM CARTER – BY BUYING MUSIC AND DONATING TO HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES – HERE

Support Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving by visiting the band’s page at Matador Records, the band blog, the Sonic Youth site, and purchasing Thurston’s official releases at the Store [HERE].

Gunn-Truscinski Duo: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 2, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The duo of the guitarist Steve Gunn and drummer John Truscinski, better known as Gunn-Truscinski Duo, was a perfect closer to the Three Lobed Recordings/WXDU Day Show during the Hopscotch Music Festival. The pair epitomizes some of the highlights of the Three Lobed aesthetic – rhythmically complex, guitar-based music with psychedelic overtones that occupies no obvious musical niche, that advances the state of its art while giving a subtle nod to its forebears. With no words sung during their set, it is still easy to locate Gunn-Truscinski as distinctly American; although he melds Eastern elements to his work, Gunn is nonetheless a successor to this country’s folk tradition. What we got at King’s Barcade on this fine Friday afternoon was a short barnstormer of a set consisting of three of the five songs from the duo’s latest release on Three Lobed, Ocean Parkway.  Gunn and Truscinski kicked off with perhaps that record’s best song, “Banh Mi Ringtones”, given some extended jamming treatment, followed by “Don’t Lean On Door” and “Ocean Parkway”. For those who would doubt that an instrumental guitar and drum duo can unrepentantly rock, I submit this recording as Exhibit A.

I recorded this set in the same manner as all of the other sets from this show, with Schoeps MK5 microphones onstage in the omnidirectional setting and a soundboard feed provided by the King’s staff. As I was able to get the mics closer to the performers for this set, this is one of the best quality-wise of the day. Enjoy!

Thanks to WXDU, Cory Rayborn and Three Lobed. Also check out our post of Gunn and Truscinski playing as a trio in support of Tom Carter, which is coming soon.

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2012-09-07
Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Kings Barcade
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, onstage, split)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and tube effects)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Banh Mi Ringtones
03 Don’t Lean On Door
04 [banter]
05 Ocean Parkway

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Gunn-Truscinski Duo, visit Steve Gunn’s website, and purchase Ocean Parkway and their other releases directly from Three Lobed [HERE]

William Tyler: November 16, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 25, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

It seems about right to refer to William Tyler as an indie rock prodigy. Back when most guys his age were gawky college freshmen, the Nashville native was already playing with Lambchop. By age 21, he’d appeared on a Silver Jews record; two years later, he was laying down tracks with Will Oldham and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Today he plays solo, as well as gigs with Lambchop, and he also has his own record label, Sebastian Speaks. In the somewhat rarified world of solo guitar players, Tyler is one of the most gifted and most recognizable for both his relative youth and his intense, uncharacteristic style. In giving his 2010 release, Behold the Spirit a “Best New Music”-worthy rating, Pitchfork’s Grayson Currin described Tyler’s style thus:

“Lambchop’s oeuvre should give you some hint as to what makes Tyler special. Just as Lambchop’s pan-American indie incorporates soul, rock, country and outsider music into one weirdly warped mold, Tyler integrates a dozen different approaches. He’s as comfortable with an electric as an acoustic, as accomplished conducting a long, coruscated drone as he is gliding through fingerpicked hymns. The English folk of Pentangle and the American hum of Tom Carter are clear references, as are Indian ragas and Appalachian ballads. Unlike the work of fellow polyglot Sir Richard Bishop, though, Tyler engages all of those muses at once, consistently folding them into surprising revelations.”

This PopGun Booking-sponsored show at Glasslands found Tyler dazed from coming straight from his flight but nonetheless ready to play and share new songs. The set featured only two Behold the Spirit numbers – “Missionary Ridge” and “Tears and Saints” – interspersed with new songs, classics and some hilarious storytelling (if you’re ever planning to play in Schwarzenburg, Germany, you might want to listen to Track 5 of this recording first). After playing the first three songs acoustic, Tyler switched to the electric for the final two numbers, including a 12-minute number from his 2008 record Deseret Canyon entitled “Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass”. Behold the Spirit is a lovely offering, even for those who may not be into many solo guitar albums, but seeing Tyler live is an entirely more elevated experience, a chance to grasp not just the what but the how of a great player like him.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by Josh, the house engineer of Glasslands, with some room ambiance from Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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William Tyler
2011-11-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + Schoeps MK22>CMC6>littlebox >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mix down, effects, limiting, levels)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Missionary Ridge
02 Waltz of the Circassian Beauties
03 [banter]
04 Terrace of the Leper King
05 [banter]
06 Tears and Saints
07 [banter]
08 Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular, King’s (Raleigh, NC)

April 20, 2016
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Though his solo career has been the (very successful) focus of late, many of us were first exposed to the virtuosic guitar playing of Steve Gunn via his perfect pairing with the drummer John Truscinski. The duo produced a pair of outstanding albums on Three Lobed RecordingsSand City and the masterstroke Ocean Parkway, each with an indelible connection to desert blues, Indian ragas, American folk, and psychedelia. By our count, though, their last live shows doing this music were in 2012, including the Hopscotch Music Festival and 285 Kent shows that appeared on this site.

That made it especially exciting to experience the group’s return to a stage where we’ve seen them before — at King’s in Raleigh, NC. This time, we were celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of Three Lobed Recordings, and in a sense, the reissue of both of the duo’s albums by the label this year. Building on Gunn’s dynamic afternoon solo set, the pair gifted us three songs filled with precise interplay and hypnotic guitar work. Gunn dug deep on the guitar work during “Ocean Parkway” and “Banh Mi Ringtones,” the latter’s signature melody leading the pair into an explosive, noisy jam that iced the cake for those of us who love seeing these two play together about equally to our love for Gunn’s solo outings. After “Banh Mi” wound back to its subtler beginnings, the pair closed with “Wythe Raag” from Sand City, which managed to evoke both the namesake Brooklyn street and legendary musical style for which it’s named. That number likewise came in the three parts, building to another sprawling noise climax before its mystical, melodic closing. As Gunn prepares to tour his new record, we hope these two will find time to continue to work together — it’s something not to be missed.

I recorded this set as with the other sets from the day, with a combination of multiple soundboard channels from engineer Brad  Womack’s feed, together with onstage Schoeps MK22 mics and mounted MBHO mics in the center of the room. The sound quality is simply phenomenal. Enjoy!

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo
2016-03-26
Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Kingís
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

4x Soundboard channels (engineer: Brad Womack) + MBHO 603a/KA200N (FOB, DFC, PAS) + Schoeps MK22 (onstage, ORTF, DFC)>KC5>CMC6>Aeta PSP3 >> Zoom F8>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Ocean Parkway
03 [tuning]
04 Banh Mi Ringtones
05 Wythe Raag

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The Space Merchants: June 8, 2015 Rough Trade – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 25, 2015
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Brooklyn’s The Space Merchants gathered us together a couple Mondays ago at Rough Trade to celebrate the release of their stellar self-titled debut album on the tiny imprint Aqualamb Records. The band’s sound boasts a cohesive but diverse set of rock influences, from the Velvet Underground to Black Sabbath to Bobbie Gentry (per a recent profile), and you feel the weight of those influences equally in a number of songs (take, for example, the stellar “One Cut Like the Moon”). Onstage, the Merchants are a cohesive unit both when they’re playing and not — I laughed at guitarist/singer Michael Guggino and keyboardist/singer Ani Monteleone bantering about who, exactly, the band’s rather novel release format (a 100-page book of custom images, with a download code at the back) was intended for. Guggino comes to the Merchants from beloved Brooklyn “stoner punk boogie metal” band Mount Olympus, which didn’t take itself very seriously (songs like “Get Yer Ass to Mars”), but musically was no joke, and we recently caught drummer Carter Logan playing with his other band, Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissim’s SQÜRL, at this very venue. Keyboardist/vocalist Monteleone and bassist Aileen Brophy have popped up in a variety of local bands and music-related ventures as well, making it a bit less surprising that The Space Merchants would be so dialed-in at a relatively early point in their cycle (not that they haven’t already opened for Acid Mothers Temple, among others).

Though they lead off the night, the Merchants played a tight set to a full floor, launching straight away into the stoner-metal crunch of “Kiss The Sky,” which gave Guggino a chance at some guitar pyrotechnics that would’ve made Mount Olympus proud. After the almost comically upbeat “Beatniks” the band took us back to earth with the sludgy “1000 Years of Boredom.” Then we got a non-album track, “Transcendental Superconscious State,” which with any luck will end up on official release somewhere. For my money, the deep groove of “One Cut Like the Moon” makes it my favorite of the band’s songs, but it’s hard to argue with “Evil Itch,” the song that they chose to close with, and the album’s lead single. Monteleone’s lead vocal, the mid-song tempo downshift, and the surge that follows sound exactly like Magnet described it — “the emerging days of California’s acid-rock scene and the final days of Woodstock.” With many positive mentions coming in for the record, and with a live show like this, The Space Merchants should be a don’t-miss on your Brooklyn concert schedule.

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The Space Merchants
2015-06-08
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Nic Cameron)>>Roland R-26>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades, limit peaks)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 34:07]
01 Kiss the Sky
02 Beatniks
03 1000 Years of Boredom
04 Transcendental Superconscious State
05 One Cut Like the Moon
06 Mainline the Sun
07 Evil Itch

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