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We Were Promised Jetpacks: February 15, 2010 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

March 9, 2010
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[Photo courtesy of Jonny Leather]

A friend recommended to me months ago that I check out We Were Promised Jetpacks when they were opening for The Twilight Sad on their tour last year.  Sadly, I missed that show, but in between, these Scotsmen have garnered some major buzz.  After what by all accounts was a killer performance at Bowery Ballroom, the band headed out to Brooklyn and the lovely new(-ish) Knitting Factory to do it all over again.   In a positive way, WWPJ strike me as a bit of a younger, hungrier, Scottish version of U2, with a style that trends heavily toward the room-shaking rock anthem, all soaring vocals and approachable chords.   Nonetheless, WWPJ aren’t acting the part of mega-rock stars just yet, showing great humility as well as appreciation for their fans, who pumped their fists and sang along to almost every song.   I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time these guys came through, they were the opening slot at MSG for you-know-who…. and deservedly so.

I recorded this set from the same equipment and position as the Bad Veins recording – DPA microphones on a pole at the soundboard and a top-notch stereo soundboard feed provided by Melanie of Knitting Factory.  The sound quality is excellent.  Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

We Were Promised Jetpacks
2010-02-15
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted at nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021 + stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to center of SBD cage, mics at 8?, DIN
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, smooth peaks, set fades, tracking, slight EQ, downsample to 16bit, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Intro>Keeping Warm
02 Quiet Little Voices
03 Moving Clocks Run Slow
04
05 banter/crowd
06 A Far Cry
07 It’s Thunder and It’s Light
08 Roll Up Your Sleeves
09 This Is My House, This is My Home
10 Ships With Holes Will Sink
11 Short Bursts

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Mission of Burma: January 30, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 1, 2010
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[photo by nyctaper]

The second of Mission of Burma’s two nights at Bowery was covered for nyctaper by Acidjack. Our recording of the first night is [here].

Acidjack reports:
“I have to admit that this was my first time seeing Mission of Burma, which is one of those concert-going omissions that I should be embarrassed about. My first experience, with them playing a second night to a packed Bowery Ballroom, was a great one. It is truly an honor to see bands continue to produce at such a high level during the second phase of their careers. Unlike some bands whose raison d’etre for their career revivals seems to have more to do with credit card and mortgage balances than artistic vitality (I’ll avoid naming names), Mission of Burma prove that they still have something to say. The sound, thanks to the excellent work of master production wizard Bob Weston and the Bowery sound team, was excellent, and this recording, from the same spot as last night’s show with similar equipment, reflects that. Enjoy!”

Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Mission of Burma
2010-01-30
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

An acidjack master recording

Equipment: DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to balcony at right side of SBD, 8′ total height
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify each channel, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Dirt
02 Careening With Conviction
03 Good Cheer
04 SSL 83
05 After the Rain
06 Trem Two
07 Devotion
08 banter
09 Blunder
10 Spider’s Web
11 13
12 1, 2, 3 Partyy!
13 Possession
14 Feed
15 Comes Undone
16 2wice
17 This Is Not A Photograph
18 Red
19 encore break
20 1001 Pleasant Dreams
21 Hi Fi [new song]
22 That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
23 banter
24 Good, Not Great

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Ted Leo: December 6, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 10, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Jeremy Arambulo]

Acidjack reports:
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists came out to play on a cold Sunday night, sort of for no reason. They aren’t on tour, and they don’t have a new album out (as they pointed out). Luckily, nobody told them this might not be a proposition for a packed house. In fact, Bowery was sold out and very, very full with the type of fans that make Sunday night shows among my favorites. Much like the Dirty Projectors’ Sunday night tour closer at Bowery that we featured on the site earlier this week, this show brought out fans who came to enjoy the music, knew the songs, and showed the band enthusiasm, friendliness and respect. Leo and the band returned the favor, giving an approximately 90 minute set (comprising, as you will see, a ton of songs, 23 to be exact) that never sagged. The band debuted a number of new (and “new new”) songs as well as older classics and covers. Leo proves that three-chord punk music doesn’t have to be stupid or lo-fi — his stage banter and lyrics are witty and intelligent, and his guitar tuning breaks (due to the last minute substitution of a finicky guitar) this night were frequent. Younger bands take note: Sometimes, giving something more than a sloppily-tuned 40 minute set – even when your songs are all in the 3-4 minute range – can be pretty cool.

I recorded this set from a pole clamped to the left side of the soundboard cage, with the mics about 8′ from the floor with the DPA 4021s. The sound quality is excellent.

Thanks to Ted Leo, Touch and Go Records, and the Bowery Ballroom for allowing the recording, and Kevin and the rest of the Bowery team for their assistance.”

We recorded Ted Leo almost exactly two years ago at Music Hall [here].

Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
2009-12-06
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted at nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021>Marantz PMD 660 (Oade Concert Mod) (16/44.1kHz)
Position: Pole clamped to left side of SBD cage, 8′ total height, DIN
Mastering: 16/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Setlist
01 Heart Problems
02 Me and Mia
03 The One Who Got Us Out
04 tuning
05 The Mighty Sparrow
06 The Ballad of the Sin Father
07 Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?
08 tuning
09 Even Heroes Have to Die
10 The Stick
11 I’m A Ghost
12 Army Bound
13 tuning/banter
14 One Polaroid A Day
15 The High Party
16 Parallel or Together?
17 tuning/banter
18 Counting Down the Hours
19 Where Was My Brain
20 tuning/banter
21 A Bottle of Buckie
22 Under the Hedge
23 tuning/crowd
24 Bottled and Corked
25 The Crane Takes Flight
26 Last Days
27 encore break
28 [unknown cover song]
29 Timorous Me
30 Biomusicology

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Dirty Projectors: November 22, 2009 Bowery – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 8, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Amanda M. Hatfield]

Acidjack reports:
“The Dirty Projectors are the band you’d get if some Ivy League music majors decided to convert their acappella group into a rock band. Or perhaps, they are, almost, the band we *did* get. If you don’t own Bitte Orca, their excellent album from this year, go out and buy it now, before you don’t own the album that will top all of this year’s “best of” lists.

Experiencing this band live, it is even more striking just how *musical* this band is. Quite frankly, I lack the music theory vocabulary to explain what it is they’re doing up there, but the complexity in their compositions – from the vocal harmonies to the song structures – is evident to even the untutored ear. This night, closing out an almost weeklong run in their home town, saw the Projectors in fine form, playing a nearly 90 minute set (including an acoustic set) that closed out with special guest star David Byrne, as well as an appearance by The Roots. Not since Kid A has a band moved rock music this far forward this quickly, and, like Kid A, challenged the most basic notions about what “rock” music is – and could be.

I recorded this set in the center with my new DPA 4021s. Thanks to the combination of the band’s extremely talented sound engineers, the respectful crowd, and the top-flight equipment, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!”

NYCTaper would like to acknowledge and thank David Longstreth and Domino Records for their kind permission to post this recording.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

[edit: some formats are having problems extracting track 08 of the mp3s due to the syntax of the multi-song title. An alternative Track 08 is here]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Dirty Projectors
2009-11-22
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: DPA 4021>Marantz PMD660 (16/44.1)
Position: FOB, center, halfway back
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, amplify channel, set fades)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Imagine It
02 Ascending Melody
03 Cannibal Resource
04 crowd
05 Wittenberg III
06 crowd
07 Fucked For Life
08 Gimme Gimme Gimme>Rise Above>Thirsty and Miserable
09 Two Doves
10 crowd
11 Spray Paint the Walls
12 The Bride
13 Stillness is the Move
14 No Intention (with the Roots)
15 Remade Horizon
16 Useful Chamber
17 encore break
18 Temecula Sunrise
19 crowd
20 Knotty Pine (with David Byrne)

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Dinosaur Jr: November 21, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 1, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Pat at Pop Tarts blog]

The Dinosaur Jr. set opening for Sonic Youth last week at Terminal 5 was a condensed version of the band’s current show. After opening with a few classic nuggets, the band then performed several songs from the excellent new album Farm, before closing with “Freak Scene” and another early-era shredder, in this case “Gargoyle”. We expect the set to be fleshed out for the two shows that Dinosaur Jr. will play in NYC next month — January 16 at Bowery Ballroom and January 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (we’ll be there).

Acidjack recorded this set from the same location at the Sonic Youth recording and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
2009-11-21
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted at nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021>Marantz PMD660 (Oade Concert Mod) (16/44.1)
Position: 12′ up, on stand, right side of SBD cage, DIN
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [introduction]
02 Thumb
03 In A Jar
04 Imagination Blind
05 Get Me
06 Pieces
07 Plans
08 Feel The Pain
09 Over It
10 Little Furry Things
11 Freak Scene
12 Gargoyle

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Titus Andronicus: November 5, 2009 Masonic Temple – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 19, 2009
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Titus 09
[photo by Joe Perez – courtesy of Impose Magazine]

As the opening band at F*cked Up’s performance of The Chemistry of Common Life, Titus Andronicus performed their first set of Titus material since in the infamous appearance at the Vice Magazine Halloween Party.

Radio Flyer reviewed their set:

Fitting with their slightly cleaned-up appearance, Titus Andronicus have polished up their sound. Don’t think that takes off the edge, though. They are loud and fast and make me want to move to Ireland and go to a pub with people I will come to call “the lads” every night just so that we can stumble home shouting drunken renditions of every Titus Andronicus song we know. But Titus Andronicus has always been a technically sophisticated band and now their guitar-work can really shine. They’ve rearranged their songs to include some enormous, glittering walls of sound, some stunning embellishing riffs and some crazy, crazy noise. They are more loud and cool and fun than ever.

Acidjack recorded this set with a mobile rig from the middle of the floor of this venue of subpar sound. The recording is raw and somewhat boomy, but it sounds like it was — a punk show. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Titus Andronicus
2009-11-05
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Brooklyn, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted by nyctaper

Equipment: Audix 1280c capsules>Church Audio Active Cables>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Center of floor, about 30-35′ back, mics in hat
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, amplify each channel, EQ, set fades)

Tracks
01 [introduction]
02 Titus Andronicus
03 Arms Against Atrophy
04 [crowd]
05 Joset of Nazareth’s Blues
06 A More Perfect Union
07 [Union cont’d]
08 My Time Outside The Womb
09 [crowd]
10 Upon Viewing Bruegel’s “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”
11 No Future Part Two: The Days After No Future
12 The Enemy is Everywhere
13 [crowd]
14 Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ
15 [instrumental]

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Built to Spill: October 13, 2009 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 16, 2009
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[photo courtesy of joshbg2k]

The second night of Built to Spill at Webster Hall was a show for the old-timers. Opening the set with “Nowhere Nothing FU” from their 1993 debut album, BTS proceeded to play a set that drew heavily from their two masterpieces — 1997’s Perfect from Now On and 1999’s Keep It Like a Secret. The set’s highlight was another 1990’s gem, the Halo Benders “Virginia Reel Around the Fountain”.

Acidjack recorded this set from a completely different vantage point from the first night, as he chose to go onto the center of the floor with a mobile rig. The result is an excellent recording of great energy and clarity with more audience participation than the previous evening. Enjoy!

Both nights of BTS at the Music Hall of Williamsburg were recorded and will be posted in the coming days.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-13
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: Audix Micro Cariod Capsules>Church Active Cables>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: FOB, Center, about halfway back, X-Y in hat
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, amplify each channel, compress some audience noise, slight EQ, set fades)

Setlist:
01 [tuning jam]
02 Nowhere Nothing Fuckup
03 Time Trap
04 [crowd]
05 Stab
06 [crowd]
07 Center of the Universe
08 [crowd]
09 Untrustable
10 [crowd]
11 Hindsight
12 You Were Right
13 [crowd]
14 Else
15 Planting Seeds
16 Kicked It In The Sun
17 [crowd]
18 Big Dipper
19 [crowd]
20 Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
21 [encore break]
22 Oh Yeah
23 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
24 Going Against Your Mind

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Built to Spill: October 12, 2009 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 14, 2009
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[photo courtesy of joshbg2k]

In the opening night of their four-show run in NYC, Built to Spill proved again why they are one of the most compelling bands of the last decade and a half. Opening with a short but relaxed tuning jam that led into “Into Your Mind”, the band worked through a setlist evenly dispersed between old classics (“The Plan”, “Sidewalk”, “Carry The Zero”) with a handful of songs from the excellent new album There Is No Enemy. Built to Spill continues to sound as fresh as they did when we first saw them at Tramps in 1996 — Doug Martsch seems completely at ease with his oeuvre and if the new release is any indication, he has no plan to cease the quality output. With three more nights in NYC, we expect to celebrate that fact.

Acidjack recorded this set from an outstanding location at this venue — with a microphone clamp on the center balcony. The result is a recording of outstanding clarity and presence. Enjoy!

The October 13 show (tonight) was recorded and is coming soon. We also expect to record the following two nights at Music Hall.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-12
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AKG ck91 cardioid capsules (Busman Active Mod)>custom battery box>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Clamp to left side of SBD cage, arm extended almost dead center, DIN
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, set fades)

Setlist:
01 [tuning]
02 In Your Mind
03 [crowd]
04 Flustered
05 [tuning]
06 The Plan
07 When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough
08 Done
09 [crowd]
10 Sidewalk
11 Reasons
12 Wherever You Go
13 [crowd]
14 Car
15 Life’s A Dream
16 Joyride
17 Carry The Zero
18 [crowd]
19 Hindsight
20 Stop The Show
21 Conventional Wisdom

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Decemberists: September 19, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 7, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Diana Wong — more excellent shots here]

The Decemberists “lottery” show at Terminal 5 was nearly three weeks ago. Since its taken us quite a while to turn around this recording (more below), rather than review the show we suggest our readers read the following excellent coverage of this unique show from various sources: rockscope, Will You Miss Me When You’re Gone, and brooklynvegan.

The story of this recording involves a lot of frustration and a ton of work which has ultimately led to something we’re proud to offer our readers. Acidjack captured a fine recording of excellent clarity and depth which was marred by one major problem — an apparent ADHD case who spent much of the show rattling and drumming on the railing that held the microphones. The result on the raw wav file was a persistent unlistenable series of tapping noises. I spent hours trying to fix it, but ultimately gave up. Acidjack however, was not to be denied. He took the job and persisted — ultimately producing a recording that is not only quite excellent, but very listenable through even the “drumming” segments. To compare the raw files to the finished product is almost unbelieveable. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the FLAC files on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

The Decemberists
2009-09-19
Terminal 5
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AT U853 cardiods (low sens mod)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/44.1)
Position: 7′ pole clamped to 3rd floor balcony rail, 90 degree split
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, reduce clapping, EQ, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro banter
02 Yankee Bayonet
03 July, July!
04 crowd
05 The Raincoat Song
06 lottery banter
07 Bridges and Balloons (Joanna Newsom cover)
08 crowd
09 From My Own True Love
10 Bachelor and the Bride
11 lottery banter
12 Rake Song
13 crowd
14 Culling of the Fold
15 crowd surfing waltz
16 I Was Meant for the Stage
17 lottery banter
18 The Crane Wife #3
19 Island
20 Island (cont)
21 Annan Water
22 encore break
23 lottery banter
24 Miracle on the Hudson (impromptu song)
25 lottery banter
26 The Tain
27 The Tain (cont)
28 The Tain (cont)
29 The Tain (cont)
30 The Tain (final)
31 Perfect Crime #2
32 encore break
33 Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)

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Tortoise: July 21, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 24, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Nick at Life of The Mind – more excellent shots here]

Post-rock pioneers Tortoise are back with a vengeance. Their June 2009 release Beacons of Ancestorship is easily their most powerful album since 2001’s Standard. The recent reports from the 2009 shows have been glowing, and on Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge, those reports were confirmed and more. Tortoise performed a stunning seventeen songs, including an unheard-of two encore segments of five total songs. The set consisted primarily of Beacons material with a nice selection of older material towards the end of the set.

We seriously acknowledge the continued excellence of Le Poisson Rouge as a venue. Their diverse and eclectic artist bookings continue to impress, and their sound system has continued to improve in quality. Additionally, the venue has been incredibly nice and cooperative to the nyctaper site in many ways, including permitting Acidjack to enter the venue early for this show to set up. The result is perhaps his finest recorded contribution to this site, a recording of outstanding balance and clarity with a remarkable bass response. Thanks again to all involved in the production of this superb listen. Enjoy!

Download the FLAC and MP3 files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Tortoise
2009-07-21
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted by nyctaper

Recorded from the front of the soundboard, mics mounted 11′ up on either side of center post.

DPA 4061 (Coresound “High-End Binaurals”)>R-09HR (24/48)>Audacity (tracking, amplify to -0.1dB, set fades, downsample to 16bit/44.1kHz)>FLAC (level eight)

Tracks
01 Prepare Your Coffin
02 High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In
03 Minors
04 TNT
05 The Suspension Bridge At Iguazu Falls
06 Eros
07 crowd
08 Charteroak Foundation
09 Dot/Eyes
10 Crest
11 Yinxianghechengqi
12 Swung From the Gutters
13 Gigantes
14 encore break #1
15 Benway
16 Monica
17 In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, There Were Women and Men
18 encore break #2
19 Salt the Skies
20 Seneca

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