Son Volt: September 17, 2009 Irving Plaza – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 18, 2009
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Son Volt also played Washington DC on Tuesday
[photo by Steve from Baby Stew Blog]

Last night at Irving Plaza, Son Volt proved once again why they are the virtual mantle-carriers of the “no depression” movement of the 1990s. Fueled by the emergence of a superb new album American Central Dust, the band played an outstanding non-stop two-hour set which featured ten of the twelve tracks from the album along with material from the balance of their catalog (except no Straightaways material). The touring band features James Walbourne (Pernice Brothers, Pretenders) on guitar and pedal steel (he does not appear on the album), and his fervent guitar work provided multiple excellent solos during the evening. Of the new numbers, “Cocaine and Ashes” was a particularly strong performance, and along with the fan favorite “Windfall” and the old Waylon Jennings “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” were the highlights of the show. Despite his stoic stage reputation, Jay Farrar was engaging and talked to the crowd several times, including the dedication of “Big Sur” to ZZ Top.

We recorded this set with the four microphones from the middle of the floor in the sweet spot for sound in this venue. Other than some annoying chatter near the microphones, this is an outstanding capture. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Son Volt
2009-09-17
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Center of the Floor

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021s > 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
2009-09-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:52:43]
01 The Picture
02 Feel Free
03 Underground Dream
04 Down to the Wire
05 Dust of Daylight
06 Highways and Cigarettes
07 Cocaine and Ashes
08 When the Wheels Don’t Move
09 Ten Second News
10 Dynamite
11 Pushed Too Far
12 Jukebox of Steel
13 [banter]
14 Big Sur
15 Methamphetamine
16 [band introductions]
17 Tear Stained Eye
18 Strength and Doubt
19 No Turning Back
20 Hard Times
21 Medication
22 Damn Shame
23 The Search
24 Buzz & Grind
25 Bandages & Scars
26 Afterglow 61
27 [encore break]
28 Action
29 Roll On
30 Windfall
31 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (Waylon Jennings)

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NYCTaper Contest: Win Feelies T-Shirt from Insound

September 17, 2009
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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of InSound, designer Mike Perry created ten different t-shirt images for 10 different classic bands. The Feelies are one of the ten bands, and nyctaper was selected exclusively to give away one free t-shirt to one of our lucky readers.

The winner will be announced here at nyctaper on September 24.

Enter the contest at InSound [HERE].

Feelies: September 13, 2009 Southpaw – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 14, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

On the week that Bar None Records reissued both Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth, the Feelies played a weekend of shows in the New York area. On Friday, they played Crazy Rhythms from start to finish at All Tomorrow’s Parties (acidjack’s recording is here). Saturday’s show was a performance at the beautiful Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock. Last night, the celebratory weekend was completed with an absolutely monumental Feelies show at Southpaw. The band performed two sets that consisted of over two hours of music, but the most amazing aspect of the show was the encore set — the band returned on five separate occasions to perform a total of ten encores. Included in the show were the usual plethora of covers — the raging second set opener of Neil Young’s “Barstool Blues” and the Beatles “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide” (from Crazy Rhythms) among them — but there were also a few surprises including a teacher-mimics-student version of R.E.M.’s “Carnival of Sorts”.

The band was again well-served by the presence of long time sound pro Andy Peters, who navigated through a limited sound system to provide outstanding listening quality. We set up the four mics at the front of the railing above the floor which provided a direct line to the stacks. The resulting sound quality of this recording is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Feelies
2009-09-13
Southpaw
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front and Center at Railing
20 Feet from the Stage

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
2009-09-14

Setlist:
Set 1:
[Total Time 32:54]
01 When Company Comes
02 Egyptian Reggae (Jonathan Richman)
03 [new song]
04 The Undertow
05 Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground)
06 Invitation
07 Nobody Knows
08 The High Road
09 On The Roof
10 Let’s Go

Set 2:
[Total Time 1:27:47]
01 Barstool Blues (Neil Young)
02 Deep Fascination
03 Higher Ground
04 The Final Word
05 Slipping (Into Something)
06 Time is Right
07 Away
08 Original Love
09 Too Far Gone
10 Raised Eyebrows
11 Crazy Rhythms
12 [encore break]
13 Doin’ It Again
14 Carnival of Sorts (R.E.M.)
15 [second encore break]
16 Moscow Nights
17 I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms (Modern Lovers)
18 [third encore break]
19 Take It As It Comes (Doors)
20 Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
21 [fourth encore break]
22 Fa Ce-La
23 Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except For Me And My Monkey) (Beatles)
24 [fifth encore break]
25 Outdoor Miner (Wire)
26 She Said She Said (Beatles)

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Circulatory System: September 9, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 12, 2009
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[photo courtesy of John Kendelhardt]

Acidjack reports:
“This show, commemorating the one-year anniversary of Le Poisson Rouge, showcased a significant portion of the membership of the newly resurgent Elephant 6 collective. The opener, Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t, features former Olivia Tremor Control keyboardist Pete Erchick and other members of Circulatory System, and even managed to sneak in an old OTC cover. The second opener, Circulatory System guitarist Nesey Gallons, performed a haunting solo set. Circulatory System, OTC founder Will Cullen Hart’s latest band, has itself risen from the ashes after Hart has battled multiple sclerosis over the past few years. Circulatory System refines the more experimental Olivia Tremor Control aesthetic, with tighter songs still heavily informed by the psychedelia and found sounds that permeated OTC’s records. This set showed off some new songs from Circulatory’s forthcoming album, Signal Morning as well as classics from their self-titled 2001 debut, including the rousing closer “Yesterday’s World.”

Since all three acts are intimately related, we are offering the complete sets of all three bands as a single download. Enjoy!”

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Circulatory System and Friends
2009-09-09
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: DPA 4061 (Coresound HEB)>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Center, mics mounted A-B with 1.5′ split on center pole, 10′ up
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (downsample to 16bit/44.1kHz, amplify each channel, tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Recorded and produced by acidjack. Hosted at nyctaper.com

Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t
11 Tracks (setlist help needed)

Nesey Gallons
06 Tracks (setlist help needed)

Circulatory System
01 Lovely Universe
02 Round Again
03 Cloud Replace
04 Overjoyed
05 Signal Morning
06 Frozen Lake
07 I You We
08 Woodpecker
09 A Peek
10 The Pillow
11 Outside Blasts
12 This Morning
13 Particle Parades
14 [encore break]
15 Yesterday’s World

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Emanuel and The Fear: September 4, 2009 Joe’s Pub: Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 11, 2009
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[photo credit]

Last Friday night at Joe’s Pub was a coming out party of sorts for Emanuel and The Fear. The show was sold out to capacity (some were turned away at the door), there were some rock luminaries in attendance (David Byrne and members of TV On The Radio), and the band absolutely charmed the crowd with an outstanding hour long set. Emanuel and The Fear released an acclaimed debut EP this year, but we fully expect that the full-length album to be released in the coming months will propel this band to greater heights. Several of those new songs are featured on this recording. The Fear is a ten-piece “rock orchestra” of tremendous talent and musical instincts and they compliment Emanuel’s voice, guitar, piano, and stage presence to perfection.

We recorded this set from upstairs in the soundboard area, with two microphones attached to the railing and a 2-channel feed from the soundboard. The large number of instrument and voice microphones on the stage required that my board signal be split and the result is that the various sources are split between right and left channels. We suggest that listeners play this recording on speakers as its somewhat distracting to listen to this separation on headphones. With that caveat, enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Emanuel and the Fear
2009-09-04
Joe’s Pub
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
2009-09-07

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:59]
01 [introduction]
02 Guatemala
03 The Rain Becomes the Clouds
04 Dear Friend
05 [banter]
06 Free Life
07 [“Greek song” interlude]
08 Whatever You Do
09 Comfortable Prison
10 Simple Eyes
11 Song For a Girl
12 Balcony
13 [band introductions]
14 Want to Be
15 [encore break]
16 Jimme’s Song

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These Are Powers: September 5, 2009 Under The Highline – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 10, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Impose Magazine – many more here]

Its hard to believe that its been almost seven months since we last saw These Are Powers — in February at an art gallery for their CD release show. On Saturday night, the scene was a world away. In a venue that could be best described as coming right out of the rumble scene in West Side Story, These Are Powers played underneath the old Highline railroad, surrounded by chain link fences, graffiti, and the smell of car oil and gasoline. While fortunately no one was knifed, the crowd did move to the stabbing beats propelled by the many gadgets manipulated by tech wizard Bill Salas perfectly syncopated with the thunder bass of Bill Noecker. In the months since we last saw TAP, Anna Barie has become even more animated on stage. Saturday’s show saw Anna hurling large quantities of sugar delights into the crowd during “Candy”, and performing virtually the entire “World Class Peoples” while being held aloft vertically by the crowd.

We recorded this set with microphones set up directly in front of the soundboard/video projection area, about 30 feet from the stage. We received a mono soundboard feed (which begins 5 minutes into the recording) which was mixed with the room mics in post production. The sound quality is quite excellent and represents our best audio capture of this amazing band. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

These Are Powers
2009-09-05
Under The Highline
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
2009-09-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 44:31]
01 [introduction]
02 Double Double Yolk
03 Easy Answer
04 Adam’s Turtle
05 Untitled New Song
06 Gutter
07 Life Of Birds
08 Candy
09 World Class Peoples*
10 [encore break]
11 [Mash-Up]*
*with Ryan Sawyer on percussion

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