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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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Dinosaur Jr.: January 17, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

January 24, 2010
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[photo by Johnny]

Johnny Reports:
“”It’s not loud enough for ya?” inquired Lou Barlow halfway through Dinosaur Jr.’s set. Whereas the crowd was clamoring for vocals at the Bowery Ballroom show the previous night, this time they were calling for volume. J, Lou and Murph didn’t disappoint; the conversation I had with some of my fellow concertgoers at the end of the evening led me to believe that it was one of the loudest shows some of us had ever been to. Thankfully, the performance overshadowed the decibels. Similar to the prior night’s setlist, they drew heavily from the recent post-reunion discs, Farm and Beyond, the latter of which they didn’t play anything from at Bowery (Murph’s blazing workout on “Been There All The Time” is a personal favorite). Far from ignoring the old stuff, the band also dug some choice nuggets out from their first few albums including, among others, an opening “Bulbs of Passion” into “Budge”, a smoking “Gargoyle”, the encore’s one-two punch of “Kracked” going right into “Sludgefeast” and “Tarpit”, which made this listener’s night.

The venue was only allowing taping in the balcony section, which is less than ideal, but we were able to set up almost dead center. The instruments sound great; vocals are a little low in the mix but you’re not here for the words, are ya? Overall, it sounds very good and I hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!”

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Dinosaur Jr.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s + Audio-Technica AT3031’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:26:39]
01. Bulbs of Passion
02. Budge
03. Tarpit
04. Imagination Blind
05. Get Me
06. Pieces
07. Plans
08. tuning / banter
09. Crumble
10. tuning / banter
11. Feel the Pain
12. Over It
13. Back To Your Heart
14. Been There All The Time
15. Freak Scene
16. Gargoyle
17. encore break
18. banter / Longview tease
19. Kracked
20. Sludgefeast

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Built to Spill: October 15, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 17, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Sarah Tew]

The fourth and final night of the Built to Spill NYC “tour” was a night to jam. BTS seemed relaxed and poised to have some loose fun. Doug spoke often to the crowd and honored a couple of requests — “You Were Right” and “Cars” were audience choices. The most compelling parts of the evening though were the two extended jam segments. “Hindsight” from the new album There Is No Enemy was stretched out with a new instrumental segment, and the show-closing eleven minute “Conventional Wisdom” was perhaps the most intense song performed by the band all week.

We recorded this show from the same location as the previous night. While the vocals were still too low in the mix, the problem is not nearly as pronounced as the recording of the night before. With that caveat, enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-15
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

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
2009-10-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:37:27]
01 Liar
02 Stab
03 Time Trap
04 Hindsight
05 Kicked It In The Sun
06 Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
07 Done
08 Sidewalk
09 You Were Right
10 Big Dipper
11 Untrustable
12 [encore break]
13 The Weather
14 Car
15 Conventional Wisdom

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Built to Spill: October 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 16, 2009
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[photo courtesy of David Wells]

The four-show Built to Spill NYC tour moved to Brooklyn on Wednesday and brought along another varied setlist. After Monday’s hit-heavy show and Tuesday’s time trip to the 90’s, Wednesday in Brooklyn was guitar night. As Doug’s lead instrument was dominant in the house mix, the audience could literally ride every trip up and down the fretboard — and there were many. From the classic opener “Three Years Ago Today”, the raging “In Your Mind”, and to the set closer “Carry The Zero”, Doug inventive and heady solos were front and center. While we would have preferred the lengthy jammed out version of “Randy” in the encore slot — this version was only four minutes — the band chose to use the show-closing nine-minute “Goin’ Against Your Mind” to stretch out.

I recorded this set from the front center rail of the balcony with the four microphone rig. The sound quality of the instruments is quite spectacular. However, the vocals are again buried in the mix — which given the guitar-oriented nature of this band and this show in particular is probably not a major impediment to enjoyment!

Last night (Oct 15) was also recorded and will be posted very soon.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-14
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

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
2009-10-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:32:33]
01 Three Years Ago Today
02 In The Morning
03 Strange
04 Life’s A Dream
05 Distopian Dream Girl
06 Done
07 Wherever You Go
08 Nowhere Lullaby
09 In Your Mind
10 Planting Seeds
11 Alarmed
12 Carry The Zero
13 [encore break]
14 Randy Described Eternity
15 Car
16 Goin’ Against Your Mind

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The National February 22, 2008 BAM Opera House – Flac Download

February 23, 2008
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[photo credit]

The National played an Opera House last night, and brought along their own orchestra. At one point during the show there were 15 musicians on stage, and yet The National retained the intimate “chamber pop” at which they have excelled. The sound quality and acoustics in this classic venue were superb and complimented the performance. The setting also offered a stark contrast during moments when the rock and roll side of this band came through — in particular the surreal moment when Matt left the stage and screamed the profane chorus of “Mr. November” while standing in the lap of some elderly BAM patrons.

When we recorded The National in a rainy outdoor Pier 17 in August, the band’s excellent performance was marred by a terrible sound system with static and crackling throughout. Last night the classic opera house acoustics and fine system favored the band and our recording reflects the quality of the sound. We were positioned in the second row of the mezzanine with a direct line to both PA stacks, and we are extremely pleased with the results. Enjoy!

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

The National
2008-02-22
Gilman Opera House
BAM Brooklyn Next Festival
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Mezzanine Row B
Left Center Seating Area

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustment, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper 2008-02-23

Setlist:
[total time 1:33:52]
01 Start A War
02 Brainy
03 Baby We’ll Be Fine
04 Slow Show
05 Secret Meeting
06 Mistaken For Strangers
07 Squalor Victoria
08 Abel
09 Wasp’s Nest
10 [band introductions]
11 Racing Like A Pro
12 Ada **
13 Apartment Story
14 [new song – no title given]
15 Karen
16 Fake Empire
17 [encore break]
18 City Middle
19 Mr. November
20 About Today
21 [second encore break]
22 Gospel

**Sufjan Stevens on piano

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