Yo La Tengo: July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 17, 2009
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Ira and Company later joined Wilco on stage
[photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]

Yo La Tengo has stayed fresh for over two decades by consistently keeping fans on their toes with the unpredictable. On Monday night, in an opening slot for 12,000 Wilco fans, one might have expected a fairly straightforward accessible set from YLT. Instead the band delivered an hour of fuzz and crackle anchored by the complete madness of the twenty minute closer “The Story of Yo La Tango”. While the set left casual listeners with raised eyebrows, those who listened closely were treated to an hour of what makes Yo La Tengo special. Also featured in the set were three songs from Popular Songs, the new album due in September.

We recorded from the same location as the Wilco recording, but the wind was heavier during this set. While there was also more chatter during the YLT opening, there were significantly fewer people in the venue so that the crowd din is also lower. Overall, this is certainly a fine recording although not of the quality of our several YLT Hannukah Maxwell’s recordings. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Yo La Tengo
2009-07-13
Keyspan Baseball Park
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four Track Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Area
300 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
2009-07-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:34]
01 Here to Fall
02 Mr. Tough
03 We’re An American Band
04 Little Eyes
05 Autumn Sweater
06 [banter – baseballs]
07 Periodically Double or Triple
08 From A Motel 6
09 Nothing to Hide
10 Tom Courtenay
11 The Story of Yo La Tango

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Wilco: July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 14, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]

Wilco have given me, as a fan, literally everything one could ask. In twenty shows over thirteen years, I have seen them perform at intimate venues (Mercury, Irving), at Festivals (Fleadh), and at celebratory events (New Year’s ’04). They consistently perform extended two-hours-plus shows. They permit fans to record audio and freely share the concerts. Wilco have released nearly a decade and a half of consistently excellent albums.

Last night at Keyspan Park, they provided another unexpected and thoroughly mindblowing gift. Wilco brought the incomparable Yo La Tengo onstage to perform as two bands together the most appropriate Wilco song for the occasion “Spiders”. As two of my favorite bands of all time completely shredded the 13-minute song, it was hard to determine whether the ice chills were from the event or the cold winds coming off the beach. Historical, indeed.

The balance of this concert was standard Wilco excellence – with five songs from the new Wilco (The Album) sprinkled among twenty-six career spanning songs (no AM songs, though). The two-hours and twenty-one minute running time was a mere two minutes short of last year’s McCarren Pool marathon.

I recorded this set with the four-microphone rig from a location at the front inside of the soundboard area. The major impediments were distance (estimated at 300 feet), and occasional strong winds from the west. There was some chatter in the area in front of the board — what amounted to the rear of the field section, but its less of a factor than the elements. While this recording does not provide the same quality as last year’s McCarren recording, or the 2007 recording from Hammerstein, it is nevertheless a fair reproduction of the concert experience and a fine listen. Enjoy!

The Yo La Tengo set was also recorded and will appear on nyctaper in the near future.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Wilco
2009-07-13
Keyspan Baseball Park
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Area
300 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
2009-07-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:21:51]
01 Wilco (The Song)
02 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 Shot in the Arm
04 At Least That’s What You Said
05 Bull Black Nova
06 You Are My Face
07 One Wing
08 Handshake Drugs
09 Deeper Down
10 Impossible Germany
11 [banter / Take Me Out to the Ballgame]
12 Jesus Etc.
13 Sonny Feeling
14 I’m Always in Love
15 Can’t Stand It
16 Hate it Here
17 Walken
18 I’m the Man Who Loves You
19 Hummingbird
20 [encore break]
21 Heavy Metal Drummer
22 You And I [with Feist]
23 California Stars
24 You Never Know
25 Misunderstood
26 Spiders (Kidsmoke) [with Yo La Tengo!]
27 [second encore break]
28 The Late Greats
29 Hoodoo Voodoo

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Wilco at Coney Island – Written Setlist and Show Recording Coming Soon

July 14, 2009
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Above is the actual setlist for tonight’s Wilco show, donated by Wilco’s soundman Stan — who did a superb job at tonight’s baseball stadium show at Coney Island’s Keyspan Park.

What is not noted on the setlist is the mindbending joining-forces of Wilco and Yo La Tengo for the most out there version of “Spiders” we have ever seen.

We recorded the show with the four-microphone rig from inside the soundboard area. The long train ride home offered an opportunity to listen on headphones and it really came out quite excellent, despite the pitfalls (wind and distance) of an outdoor event. The recording is coming to nyctaper ASAP. We also recorded Yo La Tengo’s opening set and that will follow shortly thereafter.


Yo La Tengo on the video screen with the Keyspan backdrop

The Feelies at Southpaw Sept 13 – Tickets on Sale

July 11, 2009
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Unlike last year’s July 4th run of shows, this year we missed the Feelies at Maxwell’s due to holiday travel. Fortunately, again like last year’s September shows, the Feelies will perform in NYC on September 13 at the relatively small Brooklyn venue Southpaw.

Tickets are now on sale for this show [here] and will likely go quickly.

Coyote Eyes: June 19, 2009 Monster Island – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 9, 2009
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[photo courtesy of frankd – more here]

Coyote Eyes were one of the two local band to perform at the NYCTaper event at Monster Island two Fridays ago. We found this excellent band through the work of others — most notably the Ear Farm music blog. Their recorded songs are angular but melodic, and mix a variety of interesting influences. But live, Coyote Eyes are three fluent players with a ferocious stage energy. As I told Manny after the show, I knew they were good, I just didn’t know they were this good. I expect to hear a lot more from Coyote Eyes in the future — here and on other music blogs.

This set was recorded from the same location and same equipment as the recordings of The Rest and Thunder Power. Enjoy!

Coyote Eyes perform live this summer at the following two shows:
Jul 26 2009 Crashin’ In at CAMEO w/ Spanish Prisoners Brooklyn
Aug 29 2009 UNION HALL (Jaguar Club Album Release) Brooklyn

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Coyote Eyes
2009-06-19
Monster Island Basement
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded 10 Feet from Main PA

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level boost, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper
2009-07-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:14]
01 Clumsy
02 Jade Pagoda
03 Yellow Red
04 Kahlen
05 You And Me
06 Island Floor

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Coyote Eyes, visit their MySpace page, attend their excellent gigs, and download their songs from their BandCamp page where you can join the Coyote Eyes mailing list.

Benefit Concert at Bell House on July 22 with The Drums and My Teenage Stride

July 8, 2009
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This show is yet another benefit concert produced by Jonny Leather with an excellent bill of bands. My Teenage Stride have been burning up NYC for two years now, and we have somehow had the misfortune of missing them each time. That will be cured on July 22 at Bell House.

The Drums are a brand new band who has come roaring out of the gate, having received rave reviews from their recent NYC Popfest and Annex residency shows from the likes of Oh My Rockness and NY Press. This show is a benefit for Empty Cages, a primarily feline-oriented NYC animal rescue organization.


A Benefit for Empty Cages
MY TEENAGE STRIDE
THE DRUMS
PAUL & THE PATIENTS
NEW NUMBERS
(members of Jealous Girlfriends, Sam Champion, The Comas)

Wednesday, July 22nd

@ Bell House
Doors at 7pm, Bands at 8pm
$10
All Ages


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