Lou Barlow: October 6, 2009 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 9, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

Lou Barlow released his second proper album Goodnight Unknown on Tuesday. That night at Mercury Lounge, Lou celebrated the album’s release with the only headlining show on this current tour. The balance of the dates are opening slots for Lou’s other band, Dinosaur Jr. The result was a two-hour show that not only featured a set with his current backing band, The Missingmen, but also a complete hour of Lou solo, taking requests and playing a ton of rare material including eleven Sebadoh songs. This show was a fan’s delight, as Lou was his usual gregarious self but also took chances and played songs that he had not performed live in years, or in several cases, decades.

I recorded this show with a pair of microphones set up in the usual location next to the soundboard booth, supplemented with a stereo feed from the board. The major flaw in this recording was a persistent buzz or hum coming from stage. During the show, the crowd made reference to this noise on several occasions and Lou even acknowledged it (Track 39). If the listener can subconsciously filter the noise, this is a very enjoyable and listenable recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Lou Barlow
2009-10-06
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-10-09

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:00:11]
Tracks 01-24 Lou Barlow and The Missingmen
01 [introduction]
02 Sharing
03 Don’t Apologize
04 [banter]
05 Home
06 [banter]
07 Goodnight Unknown
08 Too Much Freedom
09 The One I Call
10 [banter]
11 Praise
12 Gravitate
13 One Machine, One Long Fight
14 [tuning/banter]
15 Caterpillar Girl (false start)
16 Caterpillar Girl
17 Faith Defies the Night
18 [banter]
19 On The Face II
20 [banter]
21 Take Advantage
22 [banter]
23 Sharing
24 [banter]
Tracks 25-43 Lou Barlow solo
25 Tree
26 Holding Back The Year
27 The Ballad of Daykitty
28 Too Pure
29 Magnet’s Coil
30 Think (Let Tomorrow Bee)
31 [banter]
32 Willing To Wait
33 [banter]
34 Vampire (one verse)
35 Soul and Fire
36 [banter]
37 Brand New Love
38 A Hit (Smog)
39 [banter about amp noise]
40 Royalty (one verse)
41 [banter]
42 Ride The Darker Wave
43 Skull

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Decemberists: September 19, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 7, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Diana Wong — more excellent shots here]

The Decemberists “lottery” show at Terminal 5 was nearly three weeks ago. Since its taken us quite a while to turn around this recording (more below), rather than review the show we suggest our readers read the following excellent coverage of this unique show from various sources: rockscope, Will You Miss Me When You’re Gone, and brooklynvegan.

The story of this recording involves a lot of frustration and a ton of work which has ultimately led to something we’re proud to offer our readers. Acidjack captured a fine recording of excellent clarity and depth which was marred by one major problem — an apparent ADHD case who spent much of the show rattling and drumming on the railing that held the microphones. The result on the raw wav file was a persistent unlistenable series of tapping noises. I spent hours trying to fix it, but ultimately gave up. Acidjack however, was not to be denied. He took the job and persisted — ultimately producing a recording that is not only quite excellent, but very listenable through even the “drumming” segments. To compare the raw files to the finished product is almost unbelieveable. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the FLAC files on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

The Decemberists
2009-09-19
Terminal 5
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AT U853 cardiods (low sens mod)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/44.1)
Position: 7′ pole clamped to 3rd floor balcony rail, 90 degree split
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, reduce clapping, EQ, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro banter
02 Yankee Bayonet
03 July, July!
04 crowd
05 The Raincoat Song
06 lottery banter
07 Bridges and Balloons (Joanna Newsom cover)
08 crowd
09 From My Own True Love
10 Bachelor and the Bride
11 lottery banter
12 Rake Song
13 crowd
14 Culling of the Fold
15 crowd surfing waltz
16 I Was Meant for the Stage
17 lottery banter
18 The Crane Wife #3
19 Island
20 Island (cont)
21 Annan Water
22 encore break
23 lottery banter
24 Miracle on the Hudson (impromptu song)
25 lottery banter
26 The Tain
27 The Tain (cont)
28 The Tain (cont)
29 The Tain (cont)
30 The Tain (final)
31 Perfect Crime #2
32 encore break
33 Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)

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Holly Miranda: October 3, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 6, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

Holly Miranda’s voice can be melodic and it can be percussive, but at her gig opening for The Antlers at Maxwell’s on Saturday she proved that it never lacks for passion and character. From the opening acappella number to the closing Floydian segue, the strength of Holly’s set proved why she is now regarded as one of hottest Brooklyn-based artists in circulation. This set was recorded with the exact same equipment and location as the Antlers recording, and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Holly Miranda
2009-10-03
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-10-05

Setlist (via):
[Total Time 35:31]
01 Pelican Rapids
02 Secret Identity
03 Joints
04 Sleep On Fire
05 [new song]
06 No One Just Is
07 Breathe / Time / Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Holly Miranda, visit her website, visit her MySpace page, and purchase her debut EP Sleep on Fire from her website [HERE].

Holly Miranda and The Antlers covered Pink Floyd – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 4, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

One of the special treats at last night’s Antlers show at Maxwell’s occurred during the end of Holly Miranda’s set. Holly and her guitarist Tim welcomed the three Antlers on stage for a cover of the Pink Floyd classic segue from Dark Side of the Moon — Breathe / Time / Breathe Reprise. Holly handled the lead vocals while Tim played David Gilmour’s slide guitar parts. For the Antlers, Peter provided the background vocals, Darby the Rick Wright-style keys, and Michael did his best Nick Mason impression.

Download the songs.
Holly Miranda and The Antlers:
Breathe/Time/Breathe FLAC
Breathe/Time/Breathe MP3

The balance of Holly set will be posted tomorrow.

The Antlers: October 3, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 4, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

On their return home after another extensive and triumphant tour, last night The Antlers continued their evolution at Maxwell’s. As a headline band, they packed the legendary Hoboken club and performed a sixty-five minute set of Hospice material — with several reworked numbers. Opening with a quiet rendition of “Bear”, the band immediately turned up the energy as the song growled to a intense conclusion. “Thirteen” followed, with Sharon Van Etten’s vocals from the album filled in admirably by set opener Holly Miranda. Holly and her guitarist Tim returned and contributed to the set’s highlight — a thoroughly entrancing version of “Wake”.

The Antlers have only one more local appearance this year — at the brooklynvegan opening night CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday October 20 — before they depart for an extensive tour on the West coast, and then a return trip to England.

We recorded this set with a stereo feed from the board mixed with two strategically placed room microphones and the sound is professional quality. Enjoy!

Holly Miranda’s set was also recorded and will be posted very soon.

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Antlers
2009-10-03
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-10-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:03:59]
01 [introduction]
02 Bear
03 Thirteen
04 Sylvia
05 Atrophy
06 Shiva
07 Two
08 [banter]
09 Wake
10 Epilogue

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Antlers, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Hospice directly from Frenchkiss Records [HERE].

NYCTaper Upcoming Events – Fall into Winter (Including CMJ!)

October 3, 2009
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[image by Songbirdnest]

This is a great time for nyctaper.com. We have had a very successful run of recording outings in the last month. Readership has doubled since this time last year. The addition of acidjack as a regular contributor has been a godsend. The site is now producing recordings at a much higher rate and with consistently higher quality. In fact, this week we did a first for NYCTaper — two shows recorded the same night and posted within hours!

The Fall and Winter continue along the same path — many excellent shows and many opportunities to bring outstanding music to our readers. CMJ is especially packed this year and we expect to record many shows during that week. We hope these salad days continue unabated!

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.

The Antlers:
October 3, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Lou Barlow:
October 6, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC

Thee Oh Sees:
October 8, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC
(correspondent recording)

Clem Snide:
October 13, 2009 Mercury Lounge NYC
(correspondent)

The Dodos:
October 13, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Built to Spill:
October 12 and 13, 2009 Webster Hall NYC
(correspondent recording)

Regina Spektor:
October 14, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC
(have perfect taping ticket — need correspondent!)

Built to Spill:
October 14 and 15, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

David Bazan:
October 18, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Bob Weir and Ratdog:
October 19, 2009 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom NYC

The Music Slut CMJ Day Show:
October 20, 2009 Pianos NYC

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted CMJ Day Show:
October 20, 2009 Cake Shop NYC

The Antlers (& others – brooklynvegan CMJ show):* (permission pending)
October 20, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Atlas Sound:
October 21, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn (CMJ)

NYCTaper CMJ Day Show:
October 22, 2009 Bruar Falls Brooklyn

After The Jump Fest Official CMJ Showcase:
October 22 Cake Shop NYC

The Bongos/Fleshtones:* (permission pending)
October 23, 2009 Hiro Ballroom NYC

O’Death:
October 31, 2009 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom NYC

and/or:

Crystal Stilts/Vivian Girls:
October 31, 2009 171 Lombardy Brooklyn

Fiery Furnaces:
November 4, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Ted Leo:
November 6, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Sharon Van Etten / Natureboy:
November 7, 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn

Alela Diane/Marissa Nadler:
November 14, 2009 Union Hall NYC

Big Star:* (permission pending)
November 18, 2009 Masonic Temple Brooklyn

Feelies:
November 21, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Sonic Youth / Dinosaur Jr.:
November 21, 2009 Terminal 5 NYC
(correspondent recording)

Pixies:
November 23, 2009 Hammerstein Ballroom NYC

Meat Puppets:
November 25, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Mountain Goats:
December 1, 2009 Webster Hall NYC
-and-
December 2, 2009 Bell House NYC

Oneida (with many others):
OneidaFest in December ToddP Venue TBA

Pavement:* (permission pending)
September 23, 2010 Central Park Summerstage NYC

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