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Nicole Atkins: September 29, 2011 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 3, 2011
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[photo courtesy of JC McIlwaine and Bowery Houselist]

After several near misses, we were fortunate to finally catch Nicole Atkins live for the first time since March at Maxwell’s. As she is currently on tour in support of The Felice Brothers (recording coming soon), Nicole’s set was an abbreviated version of her recent performances. While we pined for her mid-set solo segment, her Webster Hall show on Friday was full of peak moments — her band The Black Sea continues to impress, particularly guitarist Irina Yalkowsky whose aggressive slide guitar work shined in several numbers. As Nicole continues to tour behind Mondo Amore, that album’s songs predominated the setlist. The Leadbelly cover “In The Pines” was dedicated to Kurt Cobain (Nirvana also covered the song), and it was perhaps the most powerful song of the set. We are streaming it below. Nicole Atkins has several more local dates coming up this month, including the Petty Fest, a City Winery show, and the O Positive Festival in Kingston NY.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted in the soundboard booth at the front and center of the balcony and mixed with a soundboard feed. There is some interference from a digital interface on stage that is noticeable at quieter moments of the show, but overall the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “In The Pines”:

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This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Nicole Atkins
2011-09-29
Webster Hall
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, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper and acidjack
2011-10-01

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:46]
01 Heavy Boots
02 Party’s Over
03 This Is For Love
04 [banter]
05 The Way It Is
06 Cry Cry Cry
07 You Come To Me
08 Brooklyn’s On Fire
09 My Baby Don’t Lie
10 Vultures
11 In The Pines
12 The Tower

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Nicole Atkins: June 19, 2010 Backyard Brunch – Flac and MP3 Downloads (Streaming Sample)

June 21, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

Talent is an amazing thing to behold up close. When it comes to professional athletes, when you see them in person their amazing physicality is intimidating. Television does not do them justice. Its the same with musical performers. On Saturday, we were invited to capture a private performance at a “backyard brunch” series being presented weekly this summer. Nicole Atkins is a performer of some renowned, as Neptune City her 2007 release on Columbia Records reached number 20 in the Billboard “heatseeker” chart. But from five feet away in a relaxed backyard setting, Nicole’s talent is breathtaking. The Backyard Brunch series is unamplified, and yet even without the benefit of a sound system, her sweet yet powerful voice carried through all the ambient noise of a Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg to thoroughly entertain the intimate crowd. Nicole set included two songs from Neptune City and several songs that we anticipate will appear on her forthcoming album. Nicole Atkins performs again in NYC at the City Winery on August 7, when she returns from an extensive European tour.

I recorded this set with four microphones placed within a few feet of the artist. Other than a few moments of wind and some outside noise, this is quite an exceptional capture. Enjoy!

Stream “Call Me The Witch”:

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This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Nicole Atkins
2010-06-19
Private Backyard Barbeque
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Onstage

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
2010-06-20

Setlist:
[Total Time 34:50]
01 The Way It Is
02 Cry Cry Cry
03 Call Me The Witch
04 [tuning/banter]
05 Monterey Honey
06 Baby Don’t Lie
07 Hotel Plaster
08 The Tower
09 Neptune City

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Sharon Van Etten – New CD Rave Review from Pitchfork + Bonus Live Concert Download (Flac and MP3)

June 22, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Bryan at subinev blog]

I love these days when our favorite undiscovered gems finally receive the accolades they so richly deserve. This day is especially gratifying because one of our favorite people in the music world has officially made it — Sharon Van Etten‘s debut CD Because I Was in Love has received a glowing review from Pitchfork. Some of the language in the review echoes our original raves about Sharon over the last year — “Van Etten’s confident, nuanced soprano is able to help temper the emotional fragility of her material”, “Van Etten really nails it”, and her “unerring sense for crafting memorable, seductive melodies” are the glowing samples.

The picture posted above is from Sharon’s performance at our CMJ show in October at Cake Shop. She delivered such a powerful emotional intimate performance, that we listed her in our top ten shows of 2008.

Sharon has a handful of shows coming up:
Jun 29 2009 8:00 City Winery New York, New York
July 03 2009 8:00 Sycamore Brooklyn, New York
Jul 16 2009 8:00 Monkeytown Brooklyn, New York
Jul 27 2009 8:00 Mercury Lounge NYC
Aug 14 2009 8:00 Union Hall w/ Alela Diane Brooklyn, NY

In January, Sharon performed a brief set at a show we presented at Pianos. While the Hooves on the Turf blog captured a partial video of this show, we recorded the entire set in audio — offered below:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Sharon Van Etten
2009-01-11
Pianos
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
30 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

Setlist:
[total time 22:33]
01
02 I Am Giving Up On You
03 Call It a Joke
04 Consolation Prize
05 You Didn’t Really Do That

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sharon Van Etten, visit her website, visit her MySpace page, and purchase her new CD Because I Was In Love from InSound [here] or Amazon [here] or directly from the Language of Stone website [here].

NYCTaper Update: The Sting of Rejection

March 9, 2009
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[image by Songbirdnest]

Over the last couple of weeks, we have had a bad time of it in terms of receiving permission from bands to record. Obviously, we respect the artist’s request to refrain from recording their performance, but nevertheless its pretty frustrating. On February 28, we had excellent seats for the Grizzly Bear special show at BAM, but their management asked us not to record. The following day, unauthorized poor quality recordings were all over the web and we were incredibly disappointed that such a show was archived and circulated in such a manner [edit: we just received a friendly email from the band that informed us that it was a venue issue and not the band’s decision].

Later that week, Dan Auerbach’s management denied a request to capture his Bowery show, despite the fact that The Black Keys permit open taping. That was a bit of a head-scratcher. And finally, a few days ago we received word that Throbbing Gristle does not want their first NYC show ever archived — we are not permitted to record the Masonic Temple show.

A large part of the frustration of such rejection is the fear that this site has not gotten its message across to the bands — that somehow we’re still stigmatized by the very old idea that tapers are “bootleggers”.

Ultimately, the good news is that the rejections are still the exception — the vast majority of artists that we approach do accept and understand the positive aspects of what nyctaper does for the bands and fans.

And in the spirit of soldiering on, we have added some new shows to the list below.

Upcoming Shows:

Monks of Doom:
March 12 -and- March 13, 2009 Europa Brooklyn

Crystal Stilts/Women/Blank Dogs: (correspondent)
March 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

John Darnielle / John Vanderslice:
March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Concert Hall (Wordless) NYC
-and-
Neil Halstead: (we need a correspondent for this show – list/early entry is available!)
March 27, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn

Akron/Family:
March 28, 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn

Cowboy Junkies:
April 2, 2009 City Winery NYC

Langhorne Slim:
April 3, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

North Mississippi All-Stars:
April 9, 2009 Highline Ballroom NYC

Of Montreal:
April 15, 2009 (correspondent) -and-
April 16, 2009
April 17, 2009 (correspondent or nyctaper) Music Hall of Williamsburg
-and/or-
Dead Milkmen:
April 17, 2009 Warsaw Brooklyn

Animal Collective:
May 13, 2009 Terminal 5 NYC

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYC Popfest 2009:
May 15-17, Multiple Venues

Iron and Wine:
May 17 and May 18, 2009 Abrons Art Center NYC

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Thunder Power / El Jezel / Coyote Eyes (and more):
June 19, 2009 NYCTaper Presents – Venue TBA

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

NYCTaper Update: Spring Ahead

February 12, 2009
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Its been a nice couple of weeks for nyctaper. We again received recognition and links for our Wavves recording on such sites as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla vs. Bear, Largehearted Boy and Fader. The server withstood the rush of visits and downloads with only a few short instances of downtime.

We have received a few “tire-kicking” inquiries from potential “white knights”, but ultimately we’re still on the same server and have the same limitations. We do still need a new server, but there do not seem to be any viable options at this point. In the meantime, we will continue to chug along.

We have added some exciting new shows and made some changes to the schedule listed below.

Upcoming Shows:

These Are Powers:
February 13, 2009 Secret Project Robot Brooklyn NY (CD Release)

Circle of Buzzards:
February 26, 2009 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Blitzen Trapper:
February 27, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Dan Auerbach:
March 3, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Antlers:
March 5, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn (CD Release)

Monks of Doom:
March 12 -and- March 13, 2009 Europa Brooklyn

Crystal Stilts/Women/Blank Dogs: (correspondent)
March 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg

John Darnielle / John Vanderslice:
March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Concert Hall (Wordless) NYC
-and-
Neil Halstead: (correspondent – tentative)
March 27, 2009 Union Hall Brooklyn

Akron/Family:
March 28, 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn

Wavves:
March 29, 2009 ToddP Event Venue TBA

Cowboy Junkies:
April 2, 2009 City Winery NYC

Langhorne Slim:
April 3, 2009 Bell House Brooklyn

North Mississippi All-Stars:
April 9, 2009 Highline Ballroom NYC

Throbbing Gristle: (very tentative)
April 16, 2009 Masonic Temple Brooklyn

Of Montreal:
April 15, 2009 (correspondent) -and-
April 17, 2009 (correspondent or nyctaper) Music Hall of Williamsburg
-and/or-
Dead Milkmen:
April 17, 2009 Warsaw Brooklyn

NYCTaper 2nd Anniversary Party: (tentative)
May 9, 2009 Unconfirmed Venue

Animal Collective:
May 13, 2009 Terminal 5 NYC

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down:
May 14, 2009 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYC Popfest 2009:
May 15-17, Multiple Venues

Decemberists:
June 10, 2009 Radio City Music Hall NYC

Two Festivals:
June 12 through June 14, 2009 Williamsburg
June 20, 2009 [unconfirmed location NYC]

Oneida:
July 10, 2009 Maxwell’s Hoboken NJ

Shearwater: February 6, 2016 Mercury Lounge

February 10, 2016
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

I’m a big fan of intelligent and accomplished musicians — the type of people who don’t just play music but thrive at other vocations. Recently we enjoyed the music of fashion icon Preetma Singh, mathematics whiz Kiran Gandhi, composing genius Owen Pallett, award-winning novelist John Darnielle, and others. On Friday at Mercury Lounge, it was Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater, who besides fronting an outstanding band is also a renowned ornithologist, or a bird expert, who has been profiled in Scientific American.

Meiburg’s dual expertise results in some consistent themes in Shearwater’s music. The lyrical content includes many references to nature, with two of the albums actually called Animal Joy and The Golden Archipelago. Last month, Shearwater released their eighth full-length record Jet Plane and Oxbow and its been described as a “protest album” which given current climate science, would seem to be an instinctual reaction for someone in tune with the natural world. At Mercury, the band played eight of the eleven songs on the new album (along with three classics and one cover) and the entire event was truly breathtaking. The show began with a single white light illuminating Jonathan’s face as the band began the set with the album’s opening track “Prime”, a song that offers dual themes of tragic love and a natural world on the precipice of danger. The set continued in dramatic fashion until book-ended by the album’s closing track the somber “Stray Light at Clouds Hill”, a song that shares a lyrical refrain with “Prime” but mourns both human and natural death. For an “encore” (the band never actually left the stage), Meiburg offered a heartfelt tribute to the late David Bowie by pointing out that the album Lodger helped him through some difficult times, before the band broke into a powerful version of “Look Back in Anger”. It was a compelling and appropriate end to what was most certainly one of the best shows we will see all year. Shearwater is currently on tour in Europe but will return to the US in March, including a show back in NYC at Bell House on March 12. Our local readers would be wise to attend that show.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps mounted at the soundboard booth and mixed with an extraordinarily well-mixed board feed by the band’s very talented touring FOH (whose name I did not get, please provide if you know ). The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Set [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Set [banter tracks removed]:

Shearwater
2016-02-06
Mercury Lounge
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:44]
01 Prime
02 Filaments
03 [banter – crows]
04 A Long Time Away
05 Rooks
06 [banter – uncomfortable dislocation]
07 Quiet Americans
08 You As You Were
09 Wildlife in America
10 [banter – louder]
11 Pale Kings
12 [band introductions]
13 Backchannels
14 [banter – Lodger]
15 Stray Light at Clouds Hill
16 [banter – thanks]
17 Look Back in Anger [Bowie]

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