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NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Winter/Spring 2015

December 15, 2014


There have been a nice selection of announcements for 2015 shows lately, and we’ll keep it rolling into the new year. 2014 has been another banner year here at NYCTaper and we’ll be finishing up the year with a few shows still to record, a bunch of stuff still in the queue, and our annual “best of” lists.

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!.


Beach Fossils:
December 17, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

December 17 and 18, 2014 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

Nels Cline:
December 18, 2014 Trans Pecos Queens

Fat White Family:
December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Deer Tick:
December 29, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl

Mark McGuire:
January 7, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn (permission pending)

January 9, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Oneida / Chris Forsyth:
January 10, 2015 Palisades Brooklyn

January 11, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Vaselines / Amanda X:
January 16, 2015 Bell House Brooklyn (permission pending)

January 17, 2015 Studio at Webster Hall NYC

Amen Dunes / Kevin Morby:
January 22, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead:
January 23 and January 24, 2015 Brooklyn Bowl

Elisa Ambrogio / Nathan Bowles:
January 31, 2015 Silent Barn Brooklyn

Felice Brothers / Strand of Oaks:
February 7, 2015 Shine a Light Benefit / Tommy Brull Foundation, Rockville Centre NY

Sturgill Simpson:
February 11, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

February 18, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

February 22, 2015 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

Kayo Dot:
February 25, 2015 Mercury Lounge NYC

This Will Destroy You:
February 26, 2015 St. Vitus Brooklyn

North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osbourne:
February 27, 2015 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY

February 28, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper:
March 3, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

Los Lobos / Alejandro Escovedo:
March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY

The Growlers:
March 7, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Twerps / Ultimate Painting:
March 13, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

The Church:
March 14, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn (permission pending)

March 19-22, 2015 Austin TX

Hurray For The Riff Raff:
April 24, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Mountain Jam:
June 4-7, 2015 Hunter Mountain NY

Birds of Maya: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors / WXYC Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 14, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

If certain people are to be believed, Birds of Maya is the best rock n’ roll band in Philadelphia. Which, considering how essential that city’s rock tradition has been to the genre in the last few years, is saying a hell of a lot. In recent years, acts like Purling Hiss (the newer vehicle of BoM’s Mike Polizze) and Spacin’ have gotten a lot of the ink, but Birds of Maya is what started it all. After killer sets from fellow Philadelphians Spacin’ and Chris Forsyth earlier in the day at the Paradise of Bachelors / WXYC day show during Hopscotch Music Festival, it was only fitting that the day ended with the BoM mothership blasting us off to 1969 with some epically heavy chooglin’. Rarely bothering with such studio niceties as polished production and carefully laid out song titles, Birds of Maya’s official releases soar on the pure adrenaline of monster riffs made with total commitment and no bad attitudes. Ready to Howl, for example, is a double LP consisting of three songs – “Friday”, “Saturday” and “Sunday”. That’s how they roll.

All of that made BoM an ideal coda to a perfect weekend outdoor show, as the band roared through four epic-length tracks. That old Spinal Tap line about cranking your amps to 11 isn’t, it turns out, a figure of speech — Birds of Maya pushed out enough onstage volume that the amps seethed with fuzz. This set of continuous music brought all the heat of the band’s LPs, with the spontaneity and good vibes of the live setting to boot. Just listen to “E.O.I.”, streaming below, to get an idea of how it felt to see these guys in action.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a soundboard feed. As noted, BoM’s amps were cranked, causing the board feed to distort a little. So, this sounds similar to a Birds of Maya album — loud, fuzzy and raw. It’s a thing of beauty. Enjoy!

Stream “E.O.I.”

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

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Birds of Maya
Paradise of Bachelors /WXYC Day Show
Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre
Raleigh, NC USA

Schoeps MK4V>KC5>CMC6 + SBD>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjustments, EQ to SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (tube effect, compression, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Sie Kleben
03 E.O.I.
04 Black Foot Kin
05 Cosmic Honeyshaker

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