Quiet Life: January 30, 2011 The Rock Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 12, 2011
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[photo by Bill Antonucci from Duke Street Blog]

Tonight the Moondoggies/Quiet Life tour comes to a close with a show in Portland, the home base of Quiet Life. The two bands crossed the nation in unison, both as friends and as bands with musically similar identities. Two weeks ago, we caught the tour at Rock Shop and posted the Moondoggies recording last week. The opening set that night at Rock Shop was a revelation. Quiet Life write compelling songs with a strong dose of Americana. The vocalist Sean Spellman has a natural stage presence and the band’s excellent musicianship also shines live. The band released their new album Big Green the same week as this show, and the new songs were prominently featured in the setlist, including the extended jam of the set closing “Nighttime” (streaming below).

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Moondoggies set from the same night and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Nighttime”:

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Quiet Life
2011-01-30
The Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-02-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:03]
01 [introduction]
02 San Luis Obispo
03 Storm Clouds
04 Cave Country
05 [banter]
06 Skin and Bones
07 [banter2]
08 Big Green
09 No Surprise
10 [banter3]
11 Housebroken Man
12 Downtown
13 [banter4]
14 Sherry Darling [Springsteen]
15 City Life
16 [banter5]
17 [set up jam]
18 Nighttime

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NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: The Hope of Spring

February 12, 2011
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After a heavy month of January which saw our continued capture of some excellent concerts, we ended the month with our first live streaming show — hopefully the first of many to come. Recently there have been a bulk of new announced shows, so its time to update the schedule. What a list. I hope we can do it all!

[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 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.

Schedule:

Screaming Females:
February 12, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg (permission pending)

Drive-By Truckers:
February 15, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Akron/Family:
February 17, 2011 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn

Yellow Ostrich:
February 24, 2011 Pianos NYC

Tennis:
March 3, 2011 Bell House Brooklyn

Middle Brother / Dawes / Deer Tick:
March 4, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Akron/Family:
March 5, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Parts and Labor:
March 8, 2011 Monster Island Basement Brooklyn

Crass (Steve Ignorant):
March 10, 2011 Santos Party House NYC

Nicole Atkins:
March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Rural Alberta Advantage / The Loom:
March 12, 2011 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Godspeed You! Black Emperor:
March 14, 2011 Terminal 5 NYC

Harvey Milk:
March 13, 14 or 15 2011 Union Pool Brooklyn

Godspeed You! Black Emperor:
March 16, 2011 Masonic Temple NYC

Godspeed You! Black Emperor:
March 17, 2011 St. Paul’s Church NYC

British Sea Power:
March 21, 2011 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Elephant 6 Tour:
March 22, 2011 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

J Mascis:
March 25, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Mountain Goats:
March 28, 29 and 30, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Jessica Lea Mayfield:
April 1, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Obits:
April 2, 2011 Bell House Brooklyn

Destroyer / The War On Drugs:
April 3, 2011 Webster Hall NYC

Black Angels:
April 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Sebadoh:
April 9 and 10, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Acid Mothers Temple:
April 12, 2011 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Wye Oak:
April 14, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

O’Death:
April 15, 2011 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Sharon Van Etten:
April 16, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mogwai:
April 21 and 22, 2011 Webster Hall NYC

Jason Isbell:
April 22, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Buffalo Tom:
April 28, 2011 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Joy Formidable:
April 29, 2011 Webster Hall NYC

Of Montreal:
April 30, 2011 Webster Hall NYC

The Feelies:
May 12, 2011 Bell House Brooklyn

John Vanderslice:
May 13, 2011 The Rock Shop Brooklyn

Tune-Yards:
May 21, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg

NYCTaper 4th Anniversary Show (bands TBA):
May 26, 2011 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Northside Festival:
June 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2011 Various Venues TBA

Nicole Atkins: February 9, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 10, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Chris from Music Snobbery]

Redemption is sweet, especially when it follows several years of intense struggle. On Tuesday, the New York Times published an article and interview with Nicole Atkins called “Musical Survivor Hustles for a Second Chance“, which describes her travails since she separated from Columbia Records. But the title is misleading. Nicole is not seeking a “second chance”, but rather with the release of Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) this week, the ability to make the albums she envisions and to control her own fate. At the sold-out and breakout Bowery Ballroom show last night, Nicole Atkins proved that she is indeed up to the task and very much in control. As the nine-piece band bounded on stage, Nicole’s delayed entrance wasn’t so much for dramatic effect as to indicate who was in charge. As she led the band through a set that consisted of every track on the new album, a few songs from her first album, and some eclectic covers, Nicole proved that ultimately it all boils down to that voice — a magical instrument that bursts forth in every song with abundant character and melody. The highlights of the set included the set-closing thoroughly powerful “The Tower” in which her voice soared, and which is an early contender for performance of the year. The show concluded with a quiet and soulful performance of 2007’s “Neptune City”, a song which likely feels as if it was recorded in a different lifetime for Nicole, but which carries so much more redemptive meaning now.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the balcony rail and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Tower”:

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Nicole Atkins
2011-02-09
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Balcony Railing

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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
2011-02-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:27:56]
01 Introduction
02 Heavy Boots
03 Maybe Tonight
04 Brooklyn’s on Fire!
05 The Way It Is
06 Cry Cry Cry
07 [banter]
08 My Baby Don’t Lie
09 [banter2]
10 You Were The Devil
11 You Come To Me
12 Hotel Plaster
13 Monterey Honey
14 Vultures
15 [banter3]
16 Vitamin C [Can]
17 Party’s Over
18 [banter4]
19 War Is Hell
20 This Is For Love
21 [band introductions]
22 Oh Well [Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac]
23 The Tower
24 [encore break]
25 See and Don’t See [Marie Queenie Lyons]
26 Neptune City

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The National at Webster Hall Studio (MTV Taping) – Setlist and Review

February 9, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Mina K]

I spoke to The National’s excellent engineer Brendan last night after their show at The Studio at Webster Hall. The band flew back recently from an Australia tour and forwarded all of their equipment to Brussels, where they will begin a tour of Europe in a few days. The band had to rent equipment for last night’s MTV taping, but the performance didn’t suffer at all. The set time of 9 p.m. was strict, as the band began only a few minutes after the hour with “Runaway”. Matt was in a playful mood, with abundant joking banter in between songs. Highlighted songs on the written setlist translated into songs contemplated for airing on MTV.com, which provided Matt with a punch line — “this next song is not highlighted, so its ok if we f* it up”. Despite persistent shouts of requests (including one fan who screamed for Ada after every song), the band stuck to the list which included much of the latest album High Violet, a few standard older choices and one semi-rare song (“Lucky You”). The National completed the set with a rousing “Terrible Love”, which featured Matt stalking through the entire audience straight to the back of the floor where he climbed the cage around a video camera and then crowd surfed until the end of the song. The set concluded at 10:20pm, and despite some calls for an encore, the house lights and music came up and the set was over.

This show will be available for viewing at MTV’s “Live In NYC” site on February 21.

We didn’t record this show, but The National have been on nyctaper plenty of times [search here] or [here].

The National
2011-02-08
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York NY
MTV Taping

Setlist
[approximate time 1:15]
01 Runaway
02 Anyone’s Ghost
03 Bloodbuzz Ohio
04 Slow Show
05 Squalor Victoria
06 Afraid of Everyone
07 Conversation 16
08 Lucky You
09 Abel
10 England
11 Fake Empire
12 Mr. November
13 Terrible Love

Woods: February 4, 2011 Monster Island Basement – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 7, 2011
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[photo by PP]

Friday night’s Woods show at Monster Island was billed as an acoustic duo, but soon evolved into a near full band Woods show. Jeremy and Jarvis were originally scheduled to perform the entire set together, but were ultimately joined by Lucas, and Matt and Alex from Real Estate/Ducktails. The set’s unique nature was further enhanced by the fact that the band performed seven new songs among a 13-song show. Opening with two pieces of new material presented a challenge for the young-ish and packed-in crowd, but after the band began to play in earnest, they received full attention. The crowd was rewarded with a stunning ten-minute “Bend Beyond” (streaming below), which has taken on the role of Woods jam piece during recent sets. The four new songs performed in the middle of the set were quiet minor-chord folk numbers, but thereafter “Born to Lose” (also streaming below), began quietly and developed into a seven minute full band psychedelic jam. The set closed with two familiar numbers, and despite calls for an encore the lateness of the hour required that the band call it a night. Woods will continue with two final shows in their tour with Ducktails, tonight in Philadelphia and Tuesday in Baltimore, before heading to Europe for much of March.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphone mounted on a pole fifteen feet from the stage, and mixed with a feed from the board. There was some minor hiss in the system and in the PA that is evident during quieter moments, but its not distracting to this overall excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Bend Beyond”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Woods
2011-02-04
Monster Island Basement
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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
2011-02-05

Setlist:
[Total Time 53:19]
01 Pushing Onlys
02 I’m Not Gone
03 Bend Beyond
04 [tuning]
05 Be All Be Easy
06 Rain On
07 To Clean
08 Get Back
09 Pick Up
10 Wouldn’t Waste
11 Say Goodbye
12 Born To Lose
13 Suffering Season
14 Blood Dries Darker

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Moondoggies: January 30, 2011 The Rock Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 4, 2011
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[photo by Kevin Kaim from Duke Street Blog]

While the critically easy way to approach The Moondoggies is to describe them as another in the line of Northwest “beardo” bands (i.e. Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses), their high-energy show at The Rock Shop on Sunday demonstrated their versatility and unwillingness to be pigeonholed. As the band opened with one of their oldest songs “Keep Her On The Line”, the folk rock strumming was forefront, but as the set progressed, the variety of styles and influences were diverse. “Its A Shame” owes a debt to Tonight’s The Night-era Neil Young, while “Black Shoe” (streaming below) echoes early Wilco, and “Ain’t No Lord” could be performed by Gary Louris. Perhaps acknowledging the granddaddies of the entire genre, Moondoggies closed the set with a cover of the Byrds version of the Dylan classic “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” (also streaming below). The Moondoggies new album Tidelands showcases their unique take on these various genres and establishes an identity for this superb band, and like their predecessors, their growth will only yield greater results.

I recorded this set with the DPA’s at the front of the board and mixed it with a soundboard feed. Unfortunately, for some reason the soundboard has a persistent whine/hum that rendered it unusable. As a result, this recording is the straight audience capture. There is some crowd chatter, but overall its still an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Black Shoe”:

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Moondoggies
2011-01-30
The Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-02-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:56]
01 Keep Her On The Line
02 [banter]
03 It’s a Shame, Its a Pity
04 Tidelands
05 What Took So Long
06 [banter2]
07 Lead Me On
08 When You’re Young
09 Black Shoe
10 [banter3]
11 Ain’t No Lord
12 Jesus On The Mainline
13 Save My Soul
14 Changing
15 Butte, Montana
16 [banter4]
17 Fly Mama Fly
18 [tuning jam]
19 Bogachiel Rain Blues
20 [banter5]
21 You Ain’t Going Nowhere [Dylan]
22 [encore break]
23 Down The Well
24 Night and Day

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Moondoggies, visit their website, and purchase their new album Tidelands from the Hardly Art Records website [HERE].

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