NYCTaper CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop – Thursday October 23 Afternoon Show!

October 7, 2008
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We are very proud to finally announce the lineup for the
NYCTaper CMJ Showcase.

When:
Thursday October 23, 2008
Time:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where:
Cake Shop
Who:
Downstairs Stage (“Electric” Acts)
6:00pm Bearsuit
5:00pm Bloodsugars
4:00pm Bridges and Powerlines
3:00pm Best Friends Forever
Upstairs Stage (“Acoustic” Acts)
5:30pm Sharon Van Etten
4:30pm The Loom
3:30pm Naked Hearts
Ticket Price: Free

Over the course of the next few weeks, expect to read often about this special event — including band bios, interviews and of course more live nyctaper recordings.

Atlas Sound October 2, 2008 Irving Plaza – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 7, 2008
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The last time we saw Bradford Cox, it was less than a month ago under very different circumstances. At Le Poisson Rouge in September, Bradford fronted the powerful guitar-driven five-piece Deerhunter. On Thursday night at Irving, Bradford was accompanied only by his guitar, keyboards and effects — as his solo project Atlas Sound. The thoroughly different, yet equally compelling music that Atlas Sound produced is a testament to the multiple talents of this unique performer.

We recorded this set from the exact location as the Stereolab recording. However, the unabashed high volume crowd chatter during this set was disturbing. Fortunately, throughout much of this set the volume covered the chatter, although at quiet times during this set the talking is quite audible. Otherwise, its a fine capture. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Atlas Sound
2008-10-02
Irving Plaza
New York NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Front of Board — 40 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2008-10-06

Setlist
[Total time 34:36]
01 Cold as Ice
02 April 13
03 Cold and Golden
04 On Guard
05 The Abandoned Closet
06 Another Bedroom
07 Logos

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Atlas Sound, visit the MySpace page, visit Bradford’s blog, and purchase the official releases from the Kranky Records site [HERE].

Kria Brekkan September 16, 2008 Messiah Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 5, 2008
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As we reported the day after this show, Kri­a Brekkan‘s set at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on September 16 was primarily a beautiful performance with a few equipment-related bumps along the road. Similar to her 2007 performance in a church, the crowd was quiet and reverent and the performer responded with a set of intricacy and poignancy.

We recorded from up close to the stage, about 20 feet from the left PA speaker. While the PA system was a basic mobile unit, this is a fine capture. Although there are some ambient noises (shutterbug clicks, chair squeaks, door closings), the crowd was mostly quiet and the sound signal is clear. Enjoy!

Kria Brekkan performs again on Tuesday October 7, at Santos Party House.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Kri­a Brekkan
2008-09-16
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Brooklyn NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Upfront
Left Side — 20 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2008-10-05

[Total time 35:02]
06 Tracks

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Kria Brekkan, visit her website, and purchase her Official Releases directly from her website [HERE].

The Antlers on Tour – Follow Along!

October 5, 2008
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The Antlers are on their first extended tour, a Northeast-ish jaunt that covers the first three weeks of October. The nice part is that technology is allowing the NYC fans to follow along. There is a really entertaining Tour Journal written for Soundcheck Magazine by the band’s tour manager [HERE].

We were also quite pleased to see that baltimore-taper captured the opening night of the tour in flac and mp3, which can be downloaded [HERE].

The Antlers return to NYC at the end of the month and perform again at the Pop Tarts Suck Toasted CMJ Party at Cake Shop on Tuesday afternoon, October 21.

Yo La Tengo Will Play 2008 Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell’s

October 4, 2008
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We are very happy to report that Yo La Tengo will again perform a series of shows in celebration of Hanukkah at Maxwell’s this December. Our source informs us that the dates are preliminarily set for December 21 through December 28.  There will be an official announcement in the near future. Yo La Tengo is scheduled to leave for a few dates in Asia in less than two weeks, so expect official word before they leave.

Our faithful readers will recall that the one YLT Hanukkah show we attended last year was selected as our concert of the year for 2007.

Stereolab October 2, 2008 Irving Plaza – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 3, 2008
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Stereolab is on tour to promote their August 2008 release Chemical Chords and the band is currently on a three-night run of shows at Irving Plaza. Last night’s performance was the opening night and showed no uncertainty or trepidation as early nights often do. These eighteen-year veterans worked through old and new material with grace and confidence — the setlist included only four songs from Chemical Chords. On a humorous note, the band performed “Ping Pong”, although they did not dedicate it to Meghan McCain.

We recorded this set with the gracious permission of Stereolab manager Martin Pike and we were able to set up in the perfect location in this venue and utilized our best equipment. We are extremely pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!

Tickets are still available for the Saturday night (Oct 4) concert by Stereolab at Irving Plaza.

Atlas Sound was also recorded and will be posted in the next few days.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Stereolab
2008-10-02
Irving Plaza
New York NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Front of Board — 40 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2008-10-03

Setlist
[Total time 1:32:21]
01 Percolator
02 Neon Beanbag
03 Eye of the Volcano
04 Mountain
05 Chemical Chords
06 Self Portrait With Electric Brain
07 Ping Pong
08 Double Rocker
09 Ecstatic Static
10 Lo Boob Oscillator
11 Bump
12 Silver Sands
13 John Cage Bubblegum
14 French Disko
15 Cybele’s Reverie
16 [encore break]
17 Three Women
18 The Emergency Kisses
19 Jenny Ondioline

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Stereolab, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and and purchase their Official Releases, including the new release Chemical Chords directly from the Duophonic Store [HERE].

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