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Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: April 6, 2017 Trans-Pecos

June 1, 2017
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Chris Forsyth’s appearance at Trans-Pecos a couple months ago heralded that most important of musical happenings: the possibility of a new release. With their latest No Quarter release The Rarity of Experience a proven success win fans, Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band used this intimate stage to show off some of their latest attractions. After hitting the ground running with “High Castle Rock,” we heard three new numbers in a row, including “History and Science Fiction” and “Mistaken the Bottle” (which we first heard at Union Pool back in late 2016) plus a new as-yet-unnamed (to us, anyway) number. When you add in “Dreaming In the Non-Dream I-II,” you’ve got a set chock-full of new material that continues to expand on Forsyth’s unique guitar vision, which blends a rock fan’s appreciation for shredding (he named a song after “Cocksucker Blues,” after all) with a Deadhead’s appreciation for sonic exploration, thematic variation, and little details. It’s always a treat to see Chris and the band, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on what’s next.

I recorded this set with onstage Schoeps MK5 microphones into a warm-sounding Aerco preamp, plus a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream and download the complete set on our bandcamp page:

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band
2017-04-06
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (onstage, DFC, XY)>KCY>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard >> Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.0.3>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 High Castle Rock
02 American History and Science Fiction
03 [new1]
04 Mistaken The Bottle
05 The First Ten Minutes of Cocksucker Blues
06 Dreaming In the Non-Dream I-II

Support Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: Website | Facebook | Buy The Rarity of Experience from No Quarter

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: December 11, 2014 Terminal 5 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 28, 2014
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It had been a whopping fifteen years since I last saw Medeski, Martin & Wood (at the Ritz in Raleigh, NC, during the Combustication days, if anyone’s counting), so I was grateful to get another bite at that apple on one of my final shows of the year. The addition of the guitarist John Scofield, the band’s longtime collaborator, made this show at Terminal 5 a special treat.

MMW always straddled the line between being a serious jazz unit and serving up the more funky, R&B and blues-driven music that endeared them to the jam band scene, which has always orbited around the band even though they’re not really a perfect fit for it. With Scofield in the lineup, the band becomes a bit more of a “rock” band, and that made Scofield an especially worthy addition in this cavernous room.

To that end, the first set of the performance worked better for me, kicking off with a few minutes of improv before delving into “Sham Time”, the leadoff track from the foursome’s 2014 album Juice, followed by perhaps the moment of the show, “Juicy Lucy”, featuring Martin’s mother Jean and Jerry Paris dancing together onstage. From there we got an older MSMW tune, “Chank”, followed by two more from Juice. 

The second set fell into the trap that I think befalls too many otherwise-talented bands followed by the “jam band” faithful — the curse of the Rock Canon. I find it unfortunate when a musician of any stripe can’t bring themselves to churn out something more inventive than covers of the best-loved songs of the sixties and seventies, but it’s especially unfortunate coming from what is ostensibly a jazz outfit. Each of “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, “Sunshine of Your Love” and The Doors’ heinous “Light My Fire” can be found on Juice, and none did much credit to these musicians on that album or in the room on this night. While the quartet found some new solo-worthy material to mine in each song, the fact remains that these three well-worn hits are better suited to a jukebox, rather than half of a live set by a band that’s still making quality new material.

That quibble aside, I’m excited to have seen MSMW for the first time, and to have (finally) caught MMW again after so long of a break.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones right at the soundboard, into the Aerco custom preamp for extra warmth and realism. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete show:

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
2014-12-11
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acid jack

Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DFC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, imaging)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (light dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Thanks to aaronji for the setlist/tracking assistance

Tracks
Set One [Time 52:06]
01 [improv]
02 Sham Time
03 Juicy Lucy
04 Chank
05 North London
06 Helium
07 [banter]

Set Two [Time: 1:02:14]
08 Louis the Shoplifter
09 Little Walter Rides Again
10 Sunshine of Your Love
11 I Know You
12 Light My Fire
13 [banter2/encore break]
14 The Times They Are A-Changin’

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MMW, visit their website, and buy Juice from the band.

Phish: July 12, 2014 Randall’s Island – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 13, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Phish represents a lot of things that people don’t understand. Tell those who listen to almost all of the other bands I listen to that you’re going to a Phish show, and expect rolled eyes and chuckles. At one time, Phish meant to its fans the continuation of the promise of The Grateful Dead and the beautiful movement they created; that gave way, in short order, to Phish being a juggernaut in its own right. If anything, the band’s very stylistic and and generational dissimilarity to the Dead is a key source of lament for its detractors. For others, so is the fact that they play really long songs, some of which have wincingly twee lyrical concepts. These things, I’ll concede.

Some people will never be convinced, but if you’re in the mood to be, you could do worse than starting with this excellent Village Voice blog post. Maybe a Phish show is a “you have to be there” kind of thing, but I’d like not to think so. Their career was, after all, built in part by people sharing live tapes. If you listen to this recording, in particular the emotional rollercoaster of a kickoff to the second set from “Punch You In the Eye” into “Carini”, followed by an especially cosmic rendition of “Ghost”, you might get an inkling of what this is all about when its firing on all cylinders. What’s on offer is neither party music nor music school pyrotechnics nor straight ahead rock n’ roll, but some combination of all three, a high wire act of a journey for its audience that only masters of their craft could create. One can’t ignore, too, the skills of Phish’s crew, especially veteran light man Chris Kuroda, who makes Phish’s shows as visually stunning as anything in the music business, and the entire FOH sound crew, who accomplished the difficult feat of making a windy, open-field outdoor venue sound flawless.

I haven’t attended a huge number of shows myself (this was the first I taped since 1999, though I’ve attended others since then), so, as was commented on our post of last night’s show, I won’t allow myself standing to say whether this was a “great” Phish show. But it was a reminder of the many things this band has done so right. Haters might ask themselves what they have against a band who created a community this large and this durable organically, turning their hard work into something commercially successful and culturally relevant, even if not to the mainstream. “Phish 3.0” at this point has a little something for everybody, community-wise, continuing to grow its fan base from the grizzled vets to the kids in their early 20s getting into their groove for the first time. For us tapers, seeing the band at this point is part ritual, part nostalgia trip. Most people are aware that they sell very good soundboard recordings on their site, meaning what we’re doing doesn’t have the same relevance, maybe, that it did before. But the mere act of recording the band is, for us, our connection to the community and to a band that for many of us was the one that brought us into the hobby to begin with. We share the recordings not only because they represent our own personal takes on the show, but out of tradition, community, and the original spirit that made this band what it is today.

I recorded this set from the same position nyctaper used for last night’s recording, forward of the board and dead center. Tonight’s recording was made with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and the warm Aerco custom preamp. The crowd was generally respectful around us, meaning the only occasional flaws are gusts of wind that were stronger than those experienced last night. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [Direct FLAC] | [FLAC torrent at bt.etree.org]
If the above MP3 link is not working, use this one: [MP3]

Stream “Carini”

Stream the full set:

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Phish
2014-07-12
Randall’s Island
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB, DFC, PAS, 7ft)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, light compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set One [1:20:57]
01 AC/DC Bag>
02 46 Days
03 [banter]
04 Yarmouth Road
05 Devotion To A Dream
06 Free
07 My Sweet One>
08 Back on the Train
09 [banter2]
10 Halfway to the Moon>
11 Sparkle
12 A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing
13 The Line
14 Run Like An Antelope

Set Two [1:34:05]
15 [crowd in]
16 Punch You In the Eye>
17 Carini
18 Ghost>
19 Wingsuit
20 Rock N’ Roll [Lou Reed]>
21 Harry Hood
22 [encore break]
23 Tube
24 Joy
25 First Tube

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Phish, visit their website, and purchase Fuego from the Phish Dry Goods store [HERE].

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The Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs (Two Sources)

October 24, 2013
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[Photos from the 10/21 show courtesy of Joe Madonna.]

If there are two things that can be said about The Black Crowes’ live shows it’s that they’re consistent and damn good.  Being a fan since their first album, I can attest to having seen more than my fair share of BC concerts that have stuck in my memory and been added to my personal “best of” list.  Their acoustic shows, however, have been few and far between and I relish them like the rare fruits they are.  In addition to hearing old favorites in new arrangements that translate beautifully from the electric counterparts, I’ve noticed that the gents seem to take more risks and extend their collective reach a bit when playing these “unplugged” gigs.  The recent four-date run at The Capitol Theatre was certainly no exception.  With their vast catalog of original tracks and mining some deep and obscure material from the likes of Crazy Horse, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Pink Floyd, there were distinct surprises to be had on this evening.  The band itself had also expanded with performers Larry Campbell, Sam Bush and Joe Russo joining the group for the night, as well as Neal Casal and John Fullbright jumping in for the encore.  Between the added instrumentation, new songs and solid chops on display, the Crowes continue to be a potent live experience.

Set up in the taper’s section behind the soundboard at The Capitol Theatre, we were able to pull great recordings, albeit with a little more crowd noise than we like during some of the quieter songs.  As a result, we are offering both of our excellent quality sources for download: my Milab VM-44 Link cardioids and acidjack’s Schoeps MK41 supercardioids paired with his warm Aerco MP-2 preamp.  Enjoy!

The Black Crowes will be playing a series of electric shows at Terminal 5 beginning tonight.  We will be recording at least one of them and posting it next week.

Stream “Torn and Frayed” (Milab VM-44 Link source):

Stream “Wiser Time” (Schoeps MK41 source):

Milab VM-44 Link source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Schoeps MK41 source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

If any of the links are no longer working, email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the files.

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The Black Crowes
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY, USA

Johnny’s source
Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

acidjack’s source
Schoeps MK41 (BOB, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity (tracking, fades, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by acidjack

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:15:53]
01. [intro]
02. Torn and Frayed  [The Rolling Stones]
03. Downtown Money Waster
04. Good Friday
05. [tuning]
06. I Don’t Want to Talk About It  [Danny Whitten / Crazy Horse]
07. Fork in the River
08. [tuning]
09. So Many Times  [Chris Hillman / Stephen Stills]
10. Just An Old Hobo
11. There’s Gold in Them Hills
12. Wiser Time
13. [intros / banter]
14. The Gnome  [Pink Floyd]
15. Chapter 24  [Pink Floyd]
16. She Talks to Angels
17. [tuning]
18. Appaloosa
19. Milk Cow Blues  [Kokomo Arnold]
20. Lost and Found
21. Like a Tumbleweed in Eden
22. [tuning]
23. The Last Place That Love Lives
24. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)  [Bob Dylan]
25. Soul Singing
26. [encore break / banter]
27. Hot Burrito #1  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
28. Hot Burrito #2  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
29. [tuning]
30. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  [The Band]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Black Crowes, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.

Holy Wave: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 9, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

The Austin band Holy Wave didn’t shy from the task of warming up the Music Hall of Williamsburg crowd last month before GOAT’s epic performance (that one here). Rocking a dense, intricate psychedelic style reminiscent of bands like The Black Angels and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the band played material from their current release, Evil Hits (a combination of their The Evil Has Landed and Knife Hits EPs) plus new material that we hope will see the light of day soon. Set against the backdrop of swirling live light projections, the band gave us a taste of what they had in store for the Austin Psych Fest, which they played later that week, and gave us an appropriate intro to the wild GOAT set that was to follow.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the GOAT recording, with MBHO microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Spooky Fuckin Blues”

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Direct Download of the FLAC files [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.

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Holy Wave
2013-04-23
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Aerco MP-2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and effects)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [unknown1]
02 Spooky Fuckin Blues
03 [tuning]
04 Albuquerque Freakout
05 [unknown2]
06 [tuning2]
07 [unknown3]
08 Lady Madonna’s Operation
09 [unknown4]

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Holy Wave by visiting their bandcamp page, where you can purchase Evil Hits in digital, cassette or vinyl formats.

Disappears: April 25, 2013 Knitting Factory – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 7, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

Chicago’s Disappears distinguish themselves by being both consistent and prolific. Since their 2010 full-length debut, Lux, they’ve cranked out one consistent release after another, from 2011’s Guider EP to 2012’s Pre-Language plus a live album. This year has already seen two more releases, the 12″ EP Kone and single-sided and limited 12″ EP A New House In A New Town. Each of these releases has offered incremental refinements to their dark post-punk sound. This show at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn was my first time seeing  Kone done live, and the title song and its b-side “Kontakt” offer some clues as to where the band’s sound is heading. Both those songs represent longer-form compositions than the tightly-paced stuff from Pre Language, but the new style works for the band, broadening their palette a bit. But fear not, this set still featured several of the band’s floor-fillers, including the one-two punch of “Replicate” and “Pre Language early in the set. There were also a handful of songs I could not identify that I believe were either new or from the A New House In A New Town EP, but any more information would be appreciated. The band also played three new songs — “Girl”, “Power” and “Elite Typical” — from their forthcoming new LP, expected late this summer. Thanks to Disappears for clearing that up, and here’s to that new record!

I recorded this set with MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones and an excellent soundboard feed of the house mix by the Knit engineer Rob and Disappears’ traveling FOH. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Kone”

Direct download of the entire show [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Disappears
2013-04-25
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard (engineer: Rob)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [unknown1] Girl
02 Replicate
03 Pre Language
04 [unknown2] Power
05 [unknown3] Elite Typical
06 Minor Patterns
07 Kone
08 Love Drug
09 Joa
10 Kontakt

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Disappears, visit their website, and purchase their records, including Kone, from their online store [HERE]

Goat: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 28, 2013
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

The impenetrable Swedish collective Goat became a lot better known in the gap between when PopGun Booking announced their U.S. debut at Glasslands and when the show finally happened — by then at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg. Their first proper release World Music is exactly that — European psych-rock mated to the sounds of the Western Sahara. Shocking Blue meets Group Doueh. Made up of a rotating cast of villagers from the Swedish town of Korpilombolo who have been playing together for several decades (or so the story goes), the current players in Goat would seem to manage the rare feat of being a holy trifecta of mysterious, entertaining and authentic. Even if the Swedish psych rock tag is the easiest, Goat is hardly mystical stoner music, with a heavy, danceable backbeat. Their stage presence is geared to that, as well as maintaining their mystique. All of the players appear in masks and tribal costumes, and two dancer/singers perform up front. The result is a swirling, colorful fantasia of sound and positive rock and roll unlike anything else I’ve seen. Even if the band’s shadowy origins turn out to be less fanciful than they originally appear, this will still be a band to have on your list for the festival circuit this summer and beyond.

I recorded this set with MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones and a custom made analog preamp for a warm, natural sound. The result is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Danato and the rest of the Music Hall team for their hospitality and assistance, and to Goat’s team for permitting the recording.

Stream “Disco Fever”

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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.

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Goat
2013-04-23
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Aerco MP-2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and effects)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks Tracks [Total Time 1:04:54]
01 Diarabi
02 Golden Dawn
03 [tuning]
04 Disco Fever
05 Stone Goat
06 Let It Bleed
07 Dream Building
08 Run To Your Mama
09 Goathead
10 [tuning2]
11 Goatman
12 Goatlord
13 Det Som Aldrig Förändras / Diarabi
14 [encore break]
15 [unknown] The Sun the Moon

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Goat, visit their website, and buy World Music wherever you can find it on vinyl, or digitally from Amazon or iTunes.

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ACME String Quartet: March 20, 2013 Society for Ethical Culture – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 1, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

One of the missions of the Wordless Music Series is to help bring classical and contemporary music together by pairing rock and electronic artists with more conventionally classical  acts.  On this night at the Society for Ethical Culture, the ACME String Quartet joined Low (that recording here) for an incredible evening of music that began with a set of ACME performing a series of contemporary string pieces.  The group is well-known for avoiding the typical cloistered classical environments that are the province of their peers (they play Le Poisson Rouge with some frequency), nor do they hem themselves in to one genre, movement or style.  On this night, for example, the group performed two pieces by the modern American composer Ingram Marshall, followed by a piece from English composer Gavin Bryars involving a repeating blues vocal loop.  The set closed with “White Man Sleeps”, a fast-paced number by the post-minimalist South African composer Kevin Volans.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones from the third row in the audience, in the center. As with the Low recording, there is a bit of analog hiss in the mix, which was reduced in post-production.  Enjoy!

Stream “White Man Sleeps”:

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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.

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ACME String Quartet
2013-03-20
Society for Ethical Culture
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (3rd row, DFC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition 3.0 (noise reduction, smooth peaks)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Entrada [Ingram Marshall]
02 Fog Tropes II [Ingram Marshall]
03 [banter- band intro]
04 Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet [Gavin Bryars]
05 White Man Sleeps (excerpt) [Kevin Volans]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT ACME String Quartet, visit their website, and buy their records [HERE

Low: March 20, 2013 Society For Ethical Culture – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 24, 2013
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

Seeing Low inside a non-denominational church (the Society For Ethical Culture, a favorite spot of the Wordless Music Series) seems appropriate. The by-now-legendary Duluth, MN band, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has a sound that demands reverence. This audience of superfans gave it to the band, too, as the church stayed as pin-drop quiet during the mellowest parts of the band’s catalog as it filled with applause after every number. I was blown away by the Low show I saw at Bowery Ballroom two years ago, and this show may have bettered that one.  The band played the bulk of their current Sub Pop release, The Invisible Way, but delved into some rarities, too, such as “I Hear… Goodnight” from their In the Fishtank EP with The Dirty Three.  While the current record is a less full-on rock affair than 2011’s, C’Mon, it is still a comparatively noisy outing for the band who gave birth to the “slowcore” genre. Some of the noisier new songs were among the night’s best, particularly Alan Sparhawk’s squalling guitar freakout during “On My Own”.  The band was joined for the final quarter of the set by the night’s opener, the ACME String Quartet, and the added strings gave added depth to Low’s spare arrangements. The ACME players seemed as honored and gratified to be sharing the stage with Low as we were to be sharing the evening with all of them. During a pause in their playing during “So Blue”, I noticed one of the ACME players gently nodding, a huge smile on her face. The smile just about said it all.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones at head height from the third row, center, in the audience.  That position, while great for watching a show, is not ideal for recording, especially as the PA stacks were placed outside the edges of the stage. Further, the large variations in volume mean that quiet portions of the program were especially quiet, which introduced some hiss from the analog signal chain.  I have done considerable editing to this recording to tame the hiss and raise the vocals and overall sound levels without ruining the dynamics of the band’s sound. After a lot of work, I am pleased with the results, even if it falls a little short of my usual standards. Enjoy!

Stream “On My Own”

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below.

Download: MP3s are [HERE], 16-bit FLACs are [HERE] 

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Low
2013-03-20
Society For Ethical Culture
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, 3rd row, DFC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition (noise reduction, parallel compression, smooth peaks)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:44:28]
01 Waiting
02 Witches
03 [tuning]
04 Holy Ghost
05 Monkey
06 Clarence White
07 Mother
08 Words
09 Murderer
10 Shame
11 Pissing
12 Plastic Cup
13 July
14 [banter1]
15 Dinosaur Act
16 I Hear… Goodnight
17 Especially Me
18 [Intro Acme String Quartet]
19 So Blue
20 On My Own
21 Last Snowstorm of the Year
22 Soon
23 [encore break]
24 When I Go Deaf
25 To Our Knees
26 Just Make It Stop

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Low, like them on Facebook, and purchase The Invisible Way and their other releases directly from SubPop Records [HERE]

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Soulive: March 12, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl (Bowlive IV, Night 4) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 13, 2013
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[Photos by Jill Harrison at For the Love of Brooklyn]

The look of pure joy on the face of Booker T. Jones on this night said everything that needs to be said about why a person becomes a musician.  As he sat at the organ, settling into the upbeat groove of “Hip Hug-Her” from the Booker T & the M.G.’s album of the same name, Jones beamed. And the Brooklyn Bowl crowd — most if not all of us much younger than his 68 years — smiled back.  Jones’ music has, in a sense, already outlived him, winning the hearts of generations who never saw his original band play, who only know the original Stax Records from the Internet and (if they’re lucky), the used LP bin.  That smile on Booker T’s face, as he played that organ in the exact way that only he can, was the smile of a man who knows he is immortal.

With their Bowlive series, now in its fourth year, Soulive have easily established themselves as the premier soul-jazz act in America right now, commanding large crowds over these seven nights in Brooklyn as well as top-shelf special guests. On this Tuesday night it was the inestimable Booker T, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and band semi-regulars the Shady Horns; appearances at some of the other shows included Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Lee Fields, Luther & Cody Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars), Nigel Hall, and more.  This set, just shy of two hours, was a bit shorter than some of the multi-set extravaganzas of the previous nights, but it made for a tight, nicely-sequenced run of tunes that never flagged and offered up one big number after another.  In addition to Booker T classics like “Hang ‘Em High” and “Born Under A Bad Sign”, the band dug into newer pop fare like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” (also covered by Booker T on his 2011 solo effort The Road From Memphisand Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”.  This show didn’t have the string of Beatles covers that the Bowlive we saw last year did, but tonight we did get “Something In the Way She Moves”.

Of course, no show featuring Booker T could be complete without his first classic, “Green Onions”, which closed out the main set.  Not content to leave things there, Soulive came back out one last time for a fitting finale of “Tuesday Night Squad”, which segued into a classic blues number (which I could use your help identifying).  With three nights to go, Soulive showed no sign of slowing down.  Bowlive may well be their own bid for immortality.

I recorded this set with a Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphone and a Schoeps MK8 figure-8 microphone in mid-side configuration onstage to capture the ideal width and upfront sound of the stage, plus a pair of Oktava MK-012 mics pointed at the left stack to give the recording a little flavor of the balance of the PA mix.  The results are outstanding, arguably better than last year’s Soulive recording.  Enjoy!

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Soulive
2013-03-12
Bowlive IV, Night 4
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Thanks to Eric McRoberts for the loaner of the Oktava mics

Schoeps MK5c+MK8 (M-S, onstage, slightly ROC)>KC5>PFA>Aerco MP-2 + Oktava MK-012 (left stack, A-B)>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ Oktava source)>Voxengo MSED (decode M-S)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, smooth peaks, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and tube exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:53:01]
01 [intro]
02 Outrage
03 Dig
04 [banter1-intro Shady Horns]
05 Hat Trick *
06 [banter2-intro Binky Griptite]
07 For Granted * &
08 [banter3]
09 Flurries *
10 [banter4-intro Booker T]
11 Hip Hug Her * %
12 Hang ‘Em High * %
13 Born Under A Bad Sign * % #
14 [banter5]
15 Crazy [Gnarls Barkley] * %
16 Time Is Tight * % #
17 Something In the Way She Moves [Beatles] * %
18 Everything Is Everything [Lauryn Hill] * %
19 [banter6]
20 Green Onions * % #
21 [encore break]
22 Tuesday Night Squad
23 [unknown blues standard] # * %

* w/ the Shady Horns (Eric Bloom, Ryan Zoidis, James Casey)
& w/ Binky Griptite, Freddie, Mike Buckley
# w/ David Hidalgo
% w/ Booker T Jones

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT these fine artists by visit Soulive’s website and Booker T’s website and buying their records. Soulive’s albums can be found at Royal Family Records [HERE] and Booker T’s latest music (plus greatest hits) is available [HERE]

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