Tom Carter: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Stream

July 13, 2015

Tom Carter

The last time we caught up with Tom Carter, he was playing as a duo with Barry Weisblat at the small South Slope bar, Freddy’s. That was a particularly out set that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when Carter took the stage a couple weeks ago at Trans-Pecos, heading a bill that featured guitar savant Bill Orcutt (his set here) and the percussion/guitar duo 75 Dollar Bill. Carter’s improvised set is a spacey, thirty-eight minute guitar journey of three to four distinct but linked movements punctuated by quiet, meditative transitions. Carter is a master of this craft and I highly recommend turning up the volume and letting yourself go with this one.

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The sound and performance are entirely in the zone. Enjoy!

Catch Tom Carter tomorrow night in a duo with Pat Murano at Trans-Pecos! Facebook event here.

I would also be remiss not to mention some new music from Tom Carter coming soon via Three Lobed: the solo double-LP, Long Time Underground. Preorder details should be available soon.

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Tom Carter
Queens, NY

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, downsample, dither, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [38:36]
01. untitled

Support Tom Carter: Website | Twitter | Purchase records from Tom Carter via Discogs

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Summer/Fall 2015

July 13, 2015


With the announcment of a ton of new and exciting shows in the Fall, its time to update the Schedule!

Caveat: 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. Feel free to make suggestions or point out shows we missed or invite us to your shows!


Andrew Jackson Jihad:
July 18, 2015 Knitting Factory BK

July 21, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Woodsman / Tonstartssbandht / Herbcraft:
July 25, 2015 Palisades BK

Josephine Foster:
July 29, 2015 Trans Pecos Queens

Silver Apples:
July 30, 2015 Trans Pecos Queens

Gathering of the Vibes (Wilco, etc):
August 1, 2015 Bridgeport CT

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah:
August 2, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Chuck Johnson:
August 2, 2015 Union Pool BK

Thurston Moore Band:
August 6, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

August 13, 2015 Secret Project Robot BK

Mac DeMarco:
August 17, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

August 27, 2015 St. Vitus BK

Thee Oh Sees:
September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Hopscotch Music Festival:
September 10-12, 2015 Raleigh NC

Moon Duo:
September 12, 2015 Baby’s All Right BK

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard:
September 16, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Babes In Toyland:
September 17, 2015 Irving Plaza NYC

Ultimate Painting:
September 18, 2015 Rough Trade NYC

of Montreal / Surface to Air Missive:
September 18, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn (permission pending)

Built To Spill:
September 23,24,25, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

September 24, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Built to Spill:
September 26, 2015 Brooklyn Bowl

Godspeed You! Black Emperor:
September 29, 2015 Terminal 5 NYC

October 7,8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

October 9, 2015 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn

Yo La Tengo:
October 10, 2015 Kings Theatre BK (venue issues pending)

Titus Andronicus:
October 16, 2015 Warsaw BK

November 13, 2015 Mercury Lounge NYC

November 14, 2015 Rough Trade NYC

Pearl and The Beard:
November 19, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

My Morning Jacket / Woods / Strand Of Oaks:
November 24, 25, 2015 Beacon Theatre NYC

December 16 2015 Market Hotel Brooklyn

Tweedy: June 28, 2015 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 10, 2015

[Photo courtesy of Ryan Jewell’s Instagram page]

Our recording of one of the earliest Tweedy performances, at last year’s Mountain Jam, caught fire on the Internet. Before that show, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the new father-son band. While that performance was good, it didn’t fully predict the quality of the now-released Sukierae album, which (in my view) compares favorably to some of Wilco’s more recent efforts. Now, just over a year on, Tweedy is a force of its own, as Jeff and Spencer Tweedy let us know forcefully when they played Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. This sprawling two hour and fifteen minute set, replete with covers, Tweedy songs, Wilco songs, songs from other side projects (Loose Fur, most notably), and special guests, seems like a window into what Jeff Tweedy wants this band to be. If Wilco will always be the man’s flagship and true moneymaker, Tweedy is where he gets to have fun. Here we have the Tweedys joined by all manner of Solid Sound guests, from Nels Cline to Ryley Walker, Bill Frisell to Cibo Matto. Would Wilco cover a Madonna song? Probably not — but with Tweedy, it didn’t even feel out of place. The set’s final number, a rousing “California Stars,” featured just about everybody on stage, and though this took place on the East Coast, the moment captured the wistful romance of that song perfectly.

Our friend gr8fulpete recorded this set with Neumann KM185 hypercardiod microphones. Other than some gusts of wind noise that can’t be avoided, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]
Please, be kind and don’t repost the direct download links.

Stream the complete set:

Solid Sound Festival
North Adams, MA USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded by gr8fulpete
Produced by acidjack

Neumann KM185>Sound Devices 702>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time approximately 2:15:00]
01 Hazel
02 Fake Fur Coat
03 Diamond Light Part 1
04 Flowering
05 World Away
06 New Moon
07 [banter]
08 Summer Noon
09 Honeycombed
10 Desert Bell
11 High as Hello
12 Wait for Love
13 Love Like a Wire [Diane Izzo]
14 Low Key
15 Nobody Dies Anymore
16 Remember the Mountain Bed
17 Please Tell My Brother [Golden Smog]
18 Summerteeth
19 Pecan Pie [Golden Smog]
20 The Ruling Class [Loose Fur]
21 Chinese Apple [Loose Fur] !
22 Too Far Apart
23 Get Into The Groove [Madonna] &
24 Grandpa Was a Carpenter [John Prine] ^
25 Harvest Moon [Neil Young] #
26 Be Not So Fearful [Bill Fay] @
27 I’m The Man Who Loves You
28 You’re Not Alone [Mavis Staples]
29 Only the Lord Knows [Mavis Staples]
30 God [John Lennon] %
31 The Losing End [Neil Young]
32 [banter2]
33 Give Back the Keys to My Heart [Doug Sahm] +
34 California Stars

! w/ Glenn K and Ryley Walker
& w/ Nels Cline and Cibo Matto
^ w/ the Felice Brothers
# w/ Luluc
@ w/ John and Pat
% w/ Bill Frisell
+ w/ Mikael Jorgensen

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases at their website [here].

Ty Segall: June 26, 2015 Rough Trade NYC – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 9, 2015

[photos from the Bell House show by P Squared Photography]

Two things you can’t say about Ty Segall: That he doesn’t work hard enough, and that his songs don’t stand up without all the fuzz attached. While a lot of garage rock acts would fall apart without the 110dB of drums and electric guitars around them, what this series of acoustic shows by Segall around the New York area a few weeks ago proved was exactly how good his songs are on their own. If it wasn’t quite as revelatory as Nirvana Unplugged, these shows had much more in terms of set size and variety.

This show at Rough Trade was the second of Ty’s two performances of the night, following stints at Baby’s All Right (coming soon), Bell House, and Mercury Lounge earlier the same night (download here). By the time the set began around midnight, Ty was loose and ready to have a good time, making this set, possibly even more than the others, an extravaganza of both new material and covers both common (two Beatles tunes and Neil Diamond) and obscure (the Groundhogs and the Urinals). Joined again by Cory Hanson of Wand (who we recorded earlier this year), Ty took us on a winding tour through his material, both from Ty Segall Band and Fuzz, and it was hard to pick a favorite among them. A few repeats of the Mercury set are here, but most of this is new, including one song we don’t have the title for, tentatively called “She Is A Beam.” In the acoustic set, Segall occupies a comfortable place between cafe troubadour and the impish garage-rock persona for which he’s better known. That is,  he’ll deliver a moving “Bob Dylan Blues” to kick things off — but as soon as the applause goes up, he’s kidding around about dropping his pick in his guitar. Ty’s music is serious, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That humility is not only part of why his popularity continues to explode, but it makes him the kind of guy who’s willing to take chances, such as these four shows. We’re here to tell you that the experiment succeeded.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Kameron Biehl of Rough Trade and Schoeps MK41V supercardiod microphones. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Ty Segall
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Kameron Biehl) + Schoeps MK41V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Roland R-26>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, studio reverb, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Bob Dylan Blues [Syd Barrett]
03 Lucy Leave [Syd Barrett]
04 Crazy
05 [banter1]
06 Sleeper
07 Breakfast Eggs [new]
08 Finger
09 [banter2]
10 Don’t You Want to Know (Sue)?*
11 Yer Blues [The Beatles]>Why Don’t We Do It In the Road [The Beatles]*
12 “She Is A Beam” [new song by Ty and Cory]*
13 The Feels*
14 Emotional Mugger [new]*
15 [banter3]
16 Orange Colored Lady [new]*
17 [banter4]
18 Wave Goodbye
19 California Hills [new]
20 Fine
21 I’m A Bug [Urinals]
22 [encore break]
23 Rich Man, Poor Man [Groundhogs]
24 You Make the Sun Fry
25 Cherry, Cherry [Neil Diamond]

* w/ Cory Hanson

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Ty Segall, visit his website, and purchase his official releases from the Drag City Records website [HERE].

Sloan: June 29, 2015 Rough Trade – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 8, 2015

[photos by Ellen Qbertplaya]

Sloan has to be the most democratic working band around these days. For the band’s last album, the four members of the quartet each had a single side of a double album dedicated to that member’s songs. But Commonwealth is not a novelty record — its an album that purposefully accentuates the strengths of Sloan with each performer given the chance to shine. The first side is dedicated to the Laurel Canyon-ish sweet country soul of Jay Ferguson, side two is the power pop of Chris Murphy, the third side is Patrick Pentland’s straightforward rock and the final side is one track, Andrew Scott’s opus “Forty-Eight Portraits”. At Rough Trade last Monday, Sloan opened with Andrew’s track and it set the tone for the evening as the band passed the lead vocals democratically among the members and while the setlist was heavy on Commonwealth material, it also was culled from a variety of the band’s eleven albums. For the Fall tour, the band had utilized the two-set format to play Commonwealth in the first set and selected classics in the second. For this tour, the sets are more mixed and the result was that the sold-out crowd realized quickly that the Commonwealth material holds up to the best of the band’s catalog. We’re partial to Jay’s contributions, and we are streaming the first side track “Three Sisters” below, along with Chris’s “Carried Away”, which is the second single from the album.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted inside of the soundboard booth and mixed with an outstanding feed provided by the band’s FOH Mike. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Three Sisters”:

Stream “Carried Away”:

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Mike] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Set 1
[Total Time 51:02]
01 Forty-Eight Portraits
02 [banter – new record]
03 Keep Swinging
04 Unkind
05 Thirteen (Under a Bad Sign)
06 You’ve Got a Lot On Your Mind
07 Three Sisters
08 [banter – new box set]
09 I Hate My Generation
10 Carried Away
11 [banter – Rush]
12 Follow The Leader
13 Coax Me

Set 2
[Total Time 1:03:37]
14 If It Feels Good Do It
15 C’mon C’mon
16 [banter – keeping up with Rush]
17 Fading Into Obscurity
18 Worried Now
19 Who Taught To Live Like That
20 Ready For You
21 The N.S.
22 Love Is All Around
23 On The Horizon
24 Someone I Can Be True With
25 Ill Placed Trust
26 Cleopatra
27 The Other Man
28 Reach Out
29 [encore break]
30 The Rest of My Life
31 Five Hundred Up

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sloan, visit their website, and purchase their official releases, including Commonwealth, from the Store at their site [HERE] or from the Yep Roc Records website [HERE].

Ignatz: May 24, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 7, 2015


Ignatz—named after Krazy Kat’s comic strip nemesis—is the solo folk guitar project of Belgium’s Bram Devens. Acoustic guitars and vocals are cloaked in distortion by an array of effects pedals, recalling the lo-fi sounds of AM radio. More than once during Ignatz’s set, I recalled the quieter moments in the Hush Arbors catalog—both share an affection for distorted acoustic guitars and the higher registers of the voice. Half of his Union Pool set is comprised of newer, as-yet-untitled songs, while “Drinking Tea and Bloody Maries,” “Japan is Romantic,” and “I Need a Good Night’s Sleep” are off Ignatz’s first record with De Stervende Honden (The Dying Dogs), Teenage Boys, released last year on Ultra Eczema. While the album features the full band, here Ignatz is accompanied only by his guitar and the result is an outstanding, delicate reimagining of American folk through through the lens of a Belgian guitarist.

I recorded this set with the AKGs clamped to the balcony and a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Kevin. There’s a little bit of ambient noise from the bar here, but the guitar and vocals are loud and clear. Enjoy!

Thanks to Jeff for organizing the event and inviting us down to record it. Avant Ghetto will presenting another show full of guitar worship at Union Pool on August 2 with PG Six, Chuck Johnson, Alan Licht, and Anthony Pasquarosa.

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Kevin) + AKG C480B/CK63 (FOB, LOC, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, compression, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [35:41]
01. Untitled
02. Drinking Tea and Bloody Maries
03. Untitled
04. Untitled
05. Japan is Romantic
06. I Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Support Ignatz: Website | MySpace | Buy Ignatz & De Stervende Honden – Teenage Boys from Ultra Eczema

Support nyctaper

DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of is strictly prohibited. hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.