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Hurray For The Riff Raff: April 2, 2014 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 7, 2014


In February, Hurray For The Riff Raff released Small Town Heroes, their first album for ATO Records. As we’ve followed the band closely for several years, the last five recordings of HFTRR on this site have also followed the growth and development of these songs over time. The album is a brilliant dose of Americana but the songcraft is truly what shines in the collection of inspired tracks. There’s the Carter Family influenced old country of “Blue Ridge Mountain”, country-rock in “End Of The Line”, New Orleans blues of “St Roch Blues”, the John Prine-ish title track, and the reverse/revenge murder ballad “The Body Electric” — all of which are authentic interpretations of the best of American music. HFTRR recently had a major personnel change when Sam Doores returned to his own excellent band The Deslondes. Our previous HFTRR experience featured Deslondes as the opening band, and Sam guested on several tracks. This past week at Knitting Factory was our first HFTRR show where Alynda Lee was the sole front-person and the growth in both her stage maturity and ease in the spotlight continue to impress. But she’s still a kid at heart and it brought smiles when she told of her shyness at meeting one of her idols Lucinda Williams at SXSW this year. I couldn’t help but think that ten years or so from now young performers will approach their idol Alynda Lee with the same timidity. We’re streaming the Lucinda cover played this night. Hurray For The Riff Raff are currently on tour in selected US cities throughout April before they head to Europe for a handful of shows in May.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in this venue — Sennheiser cards at the soundboard mixed with a feed from talented house FOH Rob. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “People Talkin” (Lucinda Williams cover):

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Hurray For The Riff Raff
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Rob] + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:15:52]
01 The New SF Bay Blues
02 Blue Ridge Mountain
03 Instrumental
04 Look Out Mama
05 Slow Walk
06 When I Was A Cowboy [Leadbelly]
07 Levon’s Dream
08 I Know Its Wrong
09 Ode To John And Yoko
10 [Body Electric intro]
11 The Body Electric
12 [banter – Benjamin Booker]
13 Crash on the Highway
14 Lake Of Fire
15 End Of The Line
16 [banter – happy birthday]
17 Daniella
18 Everybody Knows
19 Here It Comes
20 Little Black Star
21 [encore break]
22 People Talkin [Lucinda Williams]
23 Fiddlesticks

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Blitzen Trapper: December 9, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 13, 2011

[photo courtesy of Christopher Altenburg at Monster Fresh]

Blitzen Trapper are not currently on tour, but as a bonus for their trip East to play Letterman on Thursday night, the band added an intimate show at Maxwell’s on Friday. After spending much of the last three months on tour in support of their sixth album, the September release American Goldwing (Sub Pop), this one-off show gave Blitzen Trapper the opportunity to stretch out and play some rare tracks and a lengthy set. Indeed, the set lasted well over ninety minutes and contained twenty-five songs, including “Silver Moon” and “Not Your Lover”, songs absent from recent setlists. On Letterman on Thursday, the band played “Might Find it Cheap”, so that Friday’s version was tight and energetic — we’re streaming it below. The intimate nature of the venue also created a nice interaction between the band and the diehards who were able to secure tickets to the sold-out show, and that led to some hilarious banter. Blitzen Trapper is a band that seems to really enjoy playing music and on Friday night that was more than evident.

I recorded this set with the standard setup for this venue, with the Neumanns mounted inside the front right corner of the soundboard booth and mixed with a board feed. Blitzen Trapper’s outstanding tour FOH Martin did a superb job on the mix and this recording is one of the best we’ve ever captured at Maxwell’s. Enjoy!

Stream “Might Find It Cheap”:

Stream “Good Times Bad Times” [Led Zeppelin cover]:

This recording is now available for download in FLAC or MP3 at [HERE].

Blitzen Trapper
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:34:54]
01 [intro]
02 American Goldwing
03 God and Suicide
04 My Hometown
05 Furr
06 Might Find It Cheap
07 Love and Hate
08 Fletcher
09 Fire and Fast Bullets
10 Gold For Bread
11 Love The Way You Walk Away
12 Stolen Shoes and A Rifle
13 Black River Killer
14 Silver Moon
15 Talking It Easy Too Long
16 Good Ol Boys [Waylon Jennings]
17 Big Black Bird
18 Evening Star
19 Miss Spiritual Tramp
20 Your Crying Eyes
21 Street Fighting Sun
22 Wild Mountain Nation
23 [encore break]
24 Not Your Lover
25 [banter – thanks to Martin and Sara]
26 Lady on the Water
27 [banter – Summer of 69]
28 Jericho
29 Good Times Bad Times [Zep]

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