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Black Angels: April 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 11, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Ben at I Have 19 Voices]

The Black Angels take their psychedelia very seriously. As the hosts of Austin Psych Fest and one time backing band for Psych legend Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators), the band certainly has the pedigree. But as we saw on Friday night at Bowery Ballroom, Black Angels also have the songs, the stage show, and the sound. From the opening intro music of “Good Vibrations” that warped into a reverbed and looped mutation of the song before the band dropped right into their own “Bad Vibrations” opener, it was quite clear that this would be more than just a “trippy” adventure, but a true journey through an authentic ninety-minute psychedelic musical show. The band has the obvious 60’s influences, including Roky and also some of the California sound, but also draws heavily from the eighties revivalists like The Cramps and The Gun Club. Each song provided a sonic burst of reverb and effects accompanied by a mesmerizing light show. The setlist included a nice selection from the band’s three full length albums, including seven songs from 2010’s Phosphene Dream (although oddly not the title track), and five songs from the debut album (stream “Black Grease” below). The persistent hum of the drone machine melded each song into the next before the close of the main set. The band was called back for three encores and closed with a feedback drenched “You in Color”.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the standard balcony rail location, and this recording is an authentic capture of the sound in the venue that evening. Enjoy!

Stream “Black Grease”:

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This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Black Angels
2011-04-08
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Balcony Railing

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-04-11

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:26:54]
01 [introduction]
02 Bad Vibrations
03 Entrance Song
04 The Prodigal Sun
05 Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven
06 The Sniper
07 [banter]
08 Haunting at 1300 McKinley
09 Surf City Revisited
10 Science Killer
11 Yellow Elevator #2
12 Black Grease
13 [banter2]
14 You on the Run
15 Telephone
16 True Believers
17 [banter3]
18 Young Men Dead
19 [encore break]
20 My Boat Is Sinking
21 [banter4]
22 Bloodhounds On My Trail
23 You in Color

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The Mountain Goats: March 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 2, 2011
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[photo by Maryanne Ventrice – courtesy of Prefix Magazine]

Tuesday night’s Bowery show was the second of three consecutive dates at the NYC venue, but it also happened to be the very day that the new the Mountain Goats album All Eternals Deck (Merge) was released. John Darneille spoke about his positive mental health on this particular release day — as well he should. All Eternals Deck is a superb album, and several of those songs featured at this show were already set highlights. We are streaming “Birth of Serpents” below, but we could well have featured the show opener “Liza Forever Minnelli”, “Damn These Vampires”, or a song which earned an encore slot on this night “Estate Sale Sign”. Despite the focus on the strong new material, John did not however forsake the vintage material and performed some outstanding older and more obscure songs, including “Home Again Garden Grove”, “Sinaloan Milk Snake Song”, and “Jeff Davis County Blues”, and even an unreleased song “Shower”. This night did not feature any special guests, but at nearly two hours, it was the longest show of the run.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous night and the sound quality is again superb. This are two bursts of static during “Seeing Daylight” that were caused when my recording machine was jostled during the cleanup of a full beer spilled on my stuff. Otherwise enjoy this excellent recording!

Stream “Birth of Serpents”:

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The Mountain Goats
2011-03-29
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY 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, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-04-01

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:47:25]
01 [introduction]
02 Liza Forever Minnelli
03 Psalm 40 2
04 [banter01]
05 Damn These Vampires
06 [banter02]
07 Home Again Garden Grove
08 [banter03]
09 For Charles Bronson
10 [banter04]
11 Southwood Plantation Road
12 Seeing Daylight
13 Song for Dana Plato
14 Sinaloan Milk Snake Song
15 You Were Cool
16 Shower
17 Age of Kings
18 [banter05]
19 Jeff Davis County Blues
20 [banter06]
21 Birth of Serpents
22 [banter07]
23 Broom People
24 [banter08]
25 Dinu Lipatti’s Bones
26 [banter09]
27 Never Quite Free
28 [banter10]
29 This Year
30 [encore break]
31 Outer Scorpion Squadron
32 Estate Sale Sign
33 Palmcorder Yajna
34 [second encore break]
35 Plain [Silkworm]
36 Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton

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Julian Lynch: January 7, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 11, 2011
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[Photos by Eloy Anzola. Check out his website here and his Flickr stream here]

To those who spent last Friday night avoiding the winter weather, burrowing into the couch and watching Winter’s Bone or similar winter-related Oscar bait: You blew it. The critically acclaimed Ridgewood, NJ-based guitarist and songwriter Julian Lynch, whose latest record Mareearned raves this year, gave an outstanding performance that put his axe skills front and center. Mare is a reasonably sedate work, and it incorporates a range of instrumentation that reflects Lynch’s background in ethnomusicology (which he still studies at the University of Wisconsin). To the weather-braving crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Lynch gave us a more guitar-driven band, with focused, tight solos, some increased tempos (witness the sped-up “Just Enough,” one of my favorite Mare tracks) and one mind-blowing jam on “Travelers.” Nonetheless, the show retained the mellow feel of Lynch’s recorded material, as well as its outstanding variety of sonic textures and rhythms, referencing at various times drone, folk, country, pop and rock. Coming off of a major performance at ToddP‘s New Year’s Eve show, headlining Music Hall was another worthy notch in Lynch’s belt.

I recorded this set from the balcony with the Schoeps microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Just Enough”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Julian Lynch
2011-01-07
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC6/mk41>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Right balcony, mics on extension arm, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, light EQ, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Terra
02 Just Enough
03 Nen Vole
04 Stomper
05 Rivers
06 Back
07 Travelers
08 Mare
09 [tuning]
10 Rancher

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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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