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Deafheaven: January 18, 2014 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 22, 2014
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Good things come to those who wait. I arrived at 285 Kent at about 7:30pm on Saturday night prepared for a seven-band marathon show, but not quite expecting that the headliner would not take the stage until 2:45am the following morning. But Deafheaven at any ungodly hour is still an intense and entirely worthwhile experience. While quite a few of the overflowing sold-out crowd didn’t make it to the end, the space gave the diehards the option to get right upfront and experience the manic energy of George Clarke face to face. And George didn’t disappoint, getting right into the first few rows for most of the show. I’ll admit having a hard time keeping up the energy as their hour-long set pushed until nearly four a.m., but the band had no such problem. We’ve seen Deafheaven twice before and each time we were breathless even from the back of the room at Saint Vitus. But upfront and personal, the experience is that much more fervent. For the set, the band worked through virtually all of Sunbather (sans one instrumental track) — the album that saw them at or near the top of virtually every single published Best-of list for 2013. Deafheaven begins a two-month cross-country tour of the US in a few weeks, and their next appearance in NYC will be at Governor’s Ball. Like 285 Kent, the days of seeing Deafheaven from a few feet away in a DIY venue have pretty much ended, but having had this last experience, I’m ok with that.

I recorded this set in my usual manner in this venue, with the Sennheiser cards mounted on the beam near the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Vertigo”:

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Deafheaven
2014-01-18
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 50:31]
01 Dream House
02 Sunbather
03 Please Remember
04 Vertigo
05 Windows
06 The Pecan Tree

unartigNYC has posted a video of this entire set.

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Deafheaven, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Sunbather from Deathwish Inc. [HERE].

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nyctaper Top Ten Concerts of 2013 + Live Mix Tape

December 29, 2013
By

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Another banner year at the site and seeing shows in NYC (and sometimes beyond). This “best of” only encompasses the shows that I, nyctaper, saw. Remember that the site has had nine contributing tapers this year, and I did not even record and post the most shows — that honor goes to the indefagitable acidjack, who we hope will come along soon with his own list.

I’ve also attached an mp3 compilation to this post. Its mostly of a mix of “honorable mentions”, just really cool songs I recall from this year, some new songs, some older songs, but all performed and recorded in 2013. Enjoy!

nyctaper Top 10 Concerts of 2013:

1. Wilco – June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival North Adams MA
PSquared and I drove a long way in a short time to see this show, and then drove all the way back almost as soon as it was over. And it was infinitely worth it. Wilco playing an entire two and a half hour show of covers, some popular classics and some fairly obscure, but all in their own style and all requested by fans. This one-off is very unlikely to happen again and we’re so fortunate to not only have been there to but have captured an “event” of this kind. Our recording got us mentioned in Spin Magazine, Paste Magazine, Fuse TV, WXRT radio, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, Prefix Magazine, Gothamist, and a hundred other smaller sites. 20,000 people have downloaded this recording from our site. There are 24,000 plays on the “Marquee Moon” soundcloud sample (posted below). Its my own personal highlight of the year, and one of the best moments in the history of the site.

2. Yo La Tengo – December 16, 2013 Bell House Brooklyn
Sure, they appeared on the site six times this year, including the final four shows of the year at Bell House and of course the historical final YLT show at Maxwell’s (RIP) in June. But I believe this show was the most fully formed, most inspirationally played, and including some absolute classic selections. I’ve seen this band live about fifty times, and this may be the most completely realized performance of all of them.

3. Thee Oh Sees – October 27, 2013 285 Kent
In a cruel bit of synchronous irony, on the same day this month that word spread that the venue 285 Kent would soon close, Thee Oh Sees announced an “indefinite hiatus”. It was only about six weeks previous that this band played this venue on the day that Lou Reed died and it was a moment in time that anyone in attendance will not soon forget. One of the best live bands around played with an enormous amount of energy and inspiration and the packed crowd responded with equal energy.

4. Deervana (Deer Tick) – September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
This is another show selected because of its historical signifance. If perhaps the performance wasn’t technically perfect, the spirit and energy that Deer Tick brings to its “Deervana” performances is clear. On the 20th anniversary of the release of In Utero, the album was played from start to finish. It was a celebration, not some mournful exercise, and the love of the music was obvious from both the band and the crowd. In terms of the importance to the site, this recording also saw us get mentioned all over the web, including Spin, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, MTV, Stereogum and a bunch of other places.

5. Superchunk – September 28, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
They are indie vets both as a band and as a label, but Superchunk continues to produce excellent material. And this year’s new album I Hate Music was one of their best. This show at Bowery, the first of two sold-out shows in NYC was like most Superchunk shows a kinetic and crazy run through material old and new and their was a celebratory and special air in the room. Perhaps the most fun show we saw all year.

6. The Complete Last Waltz – November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre, Portchester NY
The original Last Waltz was perhaps the greatest concert in the history of rock music, so a complete performance nearly forty years later would have to be a pale comparison, right? Only it wasn’t. We were absolutely stunned at the quality of the performances and the reverence with which the entire ensemble treated the material.

7. Deafheaven – February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus Brooklyn
Yes, I realize that Deafheaven has appeared on virtually every best of 2013 list compiled on the web in the last month or so, but this is different (aren’t we always), this is a concert that we recorded early in the year before their game-changing album Sunbather had even been released. We saw them again in July, which was also a phenomenal show but we’re sticking with the first experience of this “take your breath away” band who are destined for bigger places than the great Saint Vitus in 2014. But we were there then. As it ever was.

8. Kevin Devine – November 22, 2013 Webster Hall NYC
He released two of the best records of the year, and unless you read Paste Magazine every day or saw our post about Kevin in November, you wouldn’t even know it. He is perhaps the best current purveyor of power pop and his prolific songwriting ability is a thing to behold. This concert was the home show after a lengthy US tour and Kevin and band were in a fine form from start to finish.

9. Ty Segall – August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
Ty Segall released a true departure album this year, the somewhat-quiet and contemplative Sleeper. This Bowery show was a seated affair, with the new album performed almost entirely to start the show. Ty is a performer of great proficiency and this show highlighted his maturity and versatility.

10. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – January 26, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Easily the best single performance of Grateful Dead material since the demise of the original band nearly twenty years ago. My review was pretty harsh regarding “post-Jerry” projects and that generated a bit of a comment war, but thankfully most people agreed with me — and nearly everyone agreed that this show was immense.

Honorable Mention:
This is a 16-track MP3 mix of songs from other excellent concerts I attended this year. Its by no means a comprehensive list of musical highlights, but consists of tracks that caught our ear this year. We included three tracks from the Top Ten because fit they thematically, but 13 songs are from shows that were certainly important enough to deserve mention. Download [HERE].

The Blind Shake: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 4, 2013
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[still from this video]

When Thee Oh Sees toured last month, John Dwyer brought Minnesota’s The Blind Shake on the road with them. Last month, we saw Blind Shake twice in NYC, but much preferred the more intimate 285 Kent set. The band plays an angular brand of garage punk, not dissimilar from Thee Oh Sees, but with a decidedly less 60s feel and perhaps a bit of a post-punk edge. Their set at 285 was fast and furious — the band literally took no significant breaks in between songs, so that they played 13 songs in barely 30 minutes. The Blind Shake have two full albums, an EP and several singles and their most recent record Key To A False Door is on Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The setlist drew from their releases and also seems to include some unreleased tracks. The band just completed a lengthy US tour, so there are currently no dates but we’ll be sure the catch The Blink Shake when they return to NYC.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Thee Oh Sees set and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Out Of Work”:

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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.

Blind Shake
2013-10-27
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 31:02]
01 Garbage on Glue
02 I’m Not An Animal
03 Out of Work
04 Yellow
05 Go Go 78
06 Can’t Stand Life
07 Calligraphy
08 Fly Right
09 Young Carnival Waste
10 Porto Alegre
11 Man Leaves House
12 Seriousness
13 O’Rider

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Blind Shake, visit their website, and purchase Key To A False Door from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Beach Fossils: November 22, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 29, 2013
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[a still from unartignyc video of entire show]

Beach Fossils began their set last Friday at 285 Kent midnight show at about 2 am. The band has been on tour since late October, and this was their homecoming party. As these “friends-only” shows tend to be, this night was loose, fun and at times inspired as heck. The show was really two shows — the first half a standard run-though Fossils favorites, including a nice mix of songs from both albums. The second half of the show began with the pairing of “Careless” and “Clash The Truth” — long versions with extended noise jams. It was after the introduction of Chris Hansell and the cover of anti-hardcore band No Trend (“Reality Breakdown”), that things began to get wild. For the balance of the set, the band played extra loose and the final two songs were crazy and cacophonous — and extremely fun and entertaining.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted on the beam ten feet from the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

This set was also recorded on video by UnArtigNYC, and those videos can be found [here].

Stream “Youth”:

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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.

Beach Fossils
2013-11-22
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:04:38]
01 [intro]
02 Calyer
03 Moments
04 What A Pleasure
05 Daydream
06 Shallow
07 [banter – birthday]
08 Generational Synthetic
09 Youth
10 [banter – one song]
11 Careless
12 Clash The Truth
13 [Chris intro]
14 Reality Breakdown [No Trend]
15 Birthday
16 [banter – best thing]
17 Burn You Down
18 [banter – thanks]
19 Crashed Out
20 Twelve Roses

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Beach Fossils, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Clash The Truth from Captured Tracks [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 28, 2013
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[photo courtesy of We All Want Someone To Shout For blog]

Lou Reed died on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013. If that fact is important to you, then by now you’ve read the hundreds of excellent tributes across the web. The man was complicated, but one thing is for certain — his vast and ubiquitous influence over multiple genres of music and musical lifestyles will be felt for generations to come. So it was abundantly appropriate that on the night of his death, one of New York’s premiere DIY venues — in a warehouse no less — hosted one of the country’s premiere garage-rock bands. I don’t think its a reach to say that if Lou Reed’s life had not taken the path he began nearly fifty years ago, 285 Kent and Thee Oh Sees would not exist, or at least exist in the way they do now. ToddP recognized the importance of the evening, as his house music was all-Reed for virtually the entire night. And as Thee Oh Sees were about to take the stage, the ipod mix queued up “Walk On The Wild Side”, and a natural and spontaneous cheer arose from the packed house. As John Dwyer approached the mic, he dedicated the set to Lou, and began to play. And play they did. Thee Oh Sees are one of today’s most engaging live acts, but this performance was special. Each song was a bundle of kinetic energy and it seemed as if the crowd was of one mind, moshing in beat to every single song for this meaty and lengthy set. The band is on tour to support their latest album Floating Coffin, and while the setlist included more than half the album, there were also plenty of old favorites. Thee Oh Sees play locally again tonight (Tuesday October 29), at Irving Plaza. As of this writing, there are less than 100 tickets left. We’ll be there, and if you’re reading this, hopefully you will be too.

I recorded this set by mounting the Sennheiser cards on the beam ten feet from the stage and mixed it with a fine board mix. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Block of Ice”:

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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.

Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-27
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:24:54]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 The Dream
06 Tidal Wave
07 Tunnel Time
08 What’s Over There
09 Strawberries 1 and 2
10 Meat Step Lively
11 [tech break – bad cable]
12 No Spell
13 [tech break – power strip]
14 Dead Energy
15 Minotaur
16 Lupine Dominus
17 [encore break]
18 Carrion Crawler

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Floating Coffin from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Spacin’: April 4, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 17, 2013
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[uncredited photo from last.fm – will credit if info provided]

The band Spacin’ began as the solo project of Jason Killinger, who was also a member of Birds of Maya. Philadelphia has produced a plethora of superb gargage-influenced music over the last several years and Killinger’s contribution is no less impressive than others such as Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, and Purling Hiss. In fact, Killinger teamed with Purling Hiss’ Mike Polizze in Birds of Maya, and their solo bands just completed a tour together. On Thursday last, we caught Spacin’ opening for the Hiss at 285 Kent and their set, although short in song titles and total time was a superb neo-psych/garage workout which included a couple of numbers from their debut album Deep Thuds, a couple of apparent new songs, and a killer cover the the MC5’s “American Ruse” (streaming below). Now that Spacin’ is on our radar, we won’t miss their NYC shows.

This set was recorded in the same manner as the Purling Hiss set and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “American Ruse [MC5 cover]:

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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.

Spacin
2013-04-04
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM 102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-04-12

Setlist:
[Total Time 33:53]
01 Human Condition
02 Sunshine No Shoes
03 [banter]
04 American Ruse [MC5]
05 [new song]
06 Oh Man

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Spacin’, visit their bandcamp page, and purchase Deep Thuds from Richie Records / TestosterTunes [HERE].

Purling Hiss: April 4, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 8, 2013
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[photo by PSquared Photography]

When we broke the news back in November that Purling Hiss had signed to Drag City Records and that their new album would be released in March, it was one of those well-deserved jumps in stature that we love to see for the bands that we’ve championed here on NYCTaper. Now that their new album Water On Mars has been released to universally positive reviews, its also good to see that the band are still the same humble guys we met for the first time several years ago. At 285 on Thursday, the merch table was moved to the DJ table where we record the shows, and so we were by default the band’s unofficial merch guy when they were on stage. But afterwards while breaking down my equipment, it was refreshing to see up close Mike Polizze’s natural and sincere interactions with the long line of fans waiting to buy the album. In these days when the quality of fan relationships are almost as crucial to a band’s success as the quality of the music, its good to know that Purling Hiss is ahead of the game in both respects. The band’s set was almost entirely Mars material played with ferocity and among the many highlights, we’re streaming “Don’t Even Try It”. Purling Hiss will continue to tour the midwest for the next couple of weeks before spending May in Europe. The tour dates are on their Drag City Records artist page.

I recorded this set with the wide diaphragm Neumann TLM 102 microphones mounted on the pole 10 feet from the stage and mixed with a vocal-heavy board feed. The sound quality is excellent, enjoy!

Stream “Don’t Even Try It:

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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.

Purling Hiss
2013-04-04
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM 102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-04-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 48:03]
01 Water on Mars
02 Lolita
03 Rat Race
04 Mercury Retrograde
05 Run From the City
06 [banter]
07 Mary Bumble Bee
08 Don’t Even Try It
09 The Harrowing Wind
10 Almost Washed My Hair
11 Face Down

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Purling Hiss, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Water on Mars from the Drag City Records site [HERE].

Parquet Courts: November 16, 2012 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 25, 2012
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Several months ago, a friend told me to keep an eye out for Parquet Courts. He had seen them at Death By Audio and was so impressed with their excellent garage-styled pop and their new album Light Up Gold, that he went out of his way to secure permission for me to record the band when I saw them live. Last week at 285 Kent, I got the chance and Parquet Courts lived up to expectations. This is a tight quartet with a strong sense of melody, rhythm and a wicked sense of humor. The songs are with one exception two-minute nuggets and in their thirty-minute show at 285, they managed to fit ten of them in the set. For what its worth, the single “Borrowed Time” received this week “best new music” at Pitchfork a couple of months too late, but evidence that the band is gaining the kind of notoriety that will make these 285 Kent nights a thing of the past. We are streaming that song below. The other obvious highlight was the set closer, a six-minute song called “Stoned and Starving” that calls to mind the vocal stylings of Jonathan Richman while referencing current Brooklyn locations in a lengthy groove. It was the perfect ending for this superb set. Parquet Courts will return to Brooklyn for a show opening for Fucked Up at Warsaw, before they head out on a Midwest tour.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted 10 feet from the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is limited only by the acoustics of the venue, but is otherwise excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Borrowed Time”:

Download the Complete show in [MP3] / [FLAC]

Parquet Courts
2012-11-16
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-11-24

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:33]
01 Tears O Plenty
02 Master Of My Craft
03 Borrowed Time
04 [banter]
05 Donuts Only
06 Yonder is Closer to the Heart
07 Mezzanine
08 Light Up Gold II
09 Yr No Stoner
10 N Dakota
11 Stoned and Starving

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Parquet Courts, visit their website and purchase Light Up Gold from the Dull Tools Records website [HERE].

Chelsea Light Moving: September 12, 2012 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 24, 2012
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[photo by acidjack]

Chelsea Light Moving is Thurston Moore’s new band. As Sonic Youth is on hiatus and has left the future of the band somewhat of a mystery, the various members have pursued their own projects. Thurston chose to debut Chelsea Light Moving with a series of concerts throughout Europe, but their very first show in NYC took place in mid-September at 285 Kent. The show was presented by Issue Project as a Benefit for Tom Carter, which acidjack outlined in his post of the Gunn-Truscinski Duo set from this show. Suffice to say, we applaud the artists who performed for Tom at this show. You too can support Tom by following this link.

Chelsea Light Moving has released four songs at Matador and through various media outlets in anticipation of a full length release later this year, or early next. At 285 Kent, the band began the set with those four songs. We’re streaming “Frank O’Hara Hit” in which Thurston riffs on the concept of having a birthday in July. Its also the most “familiar” sounding song of the bunch for SY fans. The balance of the set consisted of material that has not yet been released, and the song titles are approximated from our research into info about CLM online. The song we’ve titled “I Come to Get Wasted” (at the suggestion of this Spin review of the show) gave Thurston an opportunity to really stretch and his guitar playing on this track is notable for both its aggression and imagination. We expect that Thurston will continue to grow this material and we look forward to the development of this new project.

I recorded this show in the usual manner for this venue. The Sennheiser Cards were mounted near the stage and after requesting and receiving permission to supplement the somewhat boomy room with a board feed, we mixed in about 25% of the board for clarity in the vocals and guitars. The result is an overall excellent recording, as SY’s FOH Aaron mixed this difficult room about as well as anyone has done. Enjoy!

Stream “Frank O’Hara Hit”:

Download the Complete show in MP3 [HERE] or FLAC [HERE]

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.

Chelsea Light Moving
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
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Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-10-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:48]
01 Groovy and Linda
02 Burroughs
03 [tuning]
04 Frank O’Hara Hit
05 Empires of Time
06 Sleeping Where I Fall
07 I Come to Get Wasted
08 [instrumental]
09 [banter]
10 Too Fucking Bad

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP TOM CARTER – BY BUYING MUSIC AND DONATING TO HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES – HERE

Support Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving by visiting the band’s page at Matador Records, the band blog, the Sonic Youth site, and purchasing Thurston’s official releases at the Store [HERE].

Gunn-Truscinski Trio: September 12, 2012 285 Kent (Issue Project Room Benefit for Tom Carter) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 22, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP TOM CARTER – BY BUYING MUSIC AND DONATING TO HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES – HERE

The guitarist Steve Gunn joined longtime collaborator John Truscinski (with whom he comprises the unit Gunn-Truscinski Duo), and bassist Justin Tripp (along with Laura Ortman on violin for most of the set) for a very special trio performance to benefit the guitarist Tom Carter. Carter, who has worked on many projects over the years but is best known for his work in Charalambides, contracted a serious form of pneumonia while on tour in Europe, and has incurred significant medical bills while being treated in intensive care and, more recently, at recovery centers in both Germany and the United States. This show at 285 Kent, sponsored by the Issue Project Room, was designed to raise funds for Carter’s ongoing recovery. The community of avant-garde guitarists and musicians is incredibly tight-knit and supportive, and this contribution in New York was one of many efforts to support Tom around the world.

This set consisted of both new material and work from Gunn’s two most recent LPs for Three Lobed Recordings, one highlight of which was “The Lurker”, Gunn’s side from the out-of-print Three Lobed 10th anniversary box set. For that song, Gunn & co. were joined by Marc Orleans, who most recently collaborated with Carter on the Northern Spy Records release Eleven Twenty Nine. The song, like much of Gunn’s work, showcases a range of styles and unique phrasing, and Orleans’ participation made it all the more memorable. Streaming below is a rollicking full-band version of the 2012 Gunn classic “Trailways Gramble”, which appeared on Three Lobed’s compilation of work of eight outstanding American underground guitarists, Eight Trails, One Path. While a lot of this night’s crowd may have been there for the headliner, Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving, it was perhaps this unique collaboration of guitar talents that was the most fitting tribute to Carter and the work he has done to this point in his life. We wish Carter a speedy recovery, and encourage you to donate by buying music, donating via PayPal, or attending other benefit shows, all of which can be done by clicking the link at the top of this post.

nyctaper and I recorded this set in our usual manner for this venue with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and a soundboard feed. While 285 Kent can always be a bit of a challenge with quieter acts, we feel this is a recording of excellent quality. Enjoy!

The Chelsea Light Moving set was also recorded and will be posted this week.

Stream “Trailways Gramble”

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Direct download of FLAC files [HERE]

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Gunn-Truscinski Trio
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ and compression to individual files)>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>

Tracks [Total Time 48:00]
01 [intro]
02 [unknown1]
03 [banter/tuning]
04 Old Strange
05 [tuning]
06 Banh Mi Ringtones
07 [banter/tuning]
08 The Lurker (w/ Marc Orleans)
09 [banter/tuning]
10 Trailways Gramble

Players
Steve Gunn (guitar)
John Truscinski (drums)
Justin Tripp (bass)
Laura Ortman (violin)

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