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nyctaper Top Ten Concerts of 2013 + Live Mix Tape

December 29, 2013

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Another banner year at the site and seeing shows in NYC (and sometimes beyond). This “best of” only encompasses the shows that I, nyctaper, saw. Remember that the site has had nine contributing tapers this year, and I did not even record and post the most shows — that honor goes to the indefagitable acidjack, who we hope will come along soon with his own list.

I’ve also attached an mp3 compilation to this post. Its mostly of a mix of “honorable mentions”, just really cool songs I recall from this year, some new songs, some older songs, but all performed and recorded in 2013. Enjoy!

nyctaper Top 10 Concerts of 2013:

1. Wilco – June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival North Adams MA
PSquared and I drove a long way in a short time to see this show, and then drove all the way back almost as soon as it was over. And it was infinitely worth it. Wilco playing an entire two and a half hour show of covers, some popular classics and some fairly obscure, but all in their own style and all requested by fans. This one-off is very unlikely to happen again and we’re so fortunate to not only have been there to but have captured an “event” of this kind. Our recording got us mentioned in Spin Magazine, Paste Magazine, Fuse TV, WXRT radio, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, Prefix Magazine, Gothamist, and a hundred other smaller sites. 20,000 people have downloaded this recording from our site. There are 24,000 plays on the “Marquee Moon” soundcloud sample (posted below). Its my own personal highlight of the year, and one of the best moments in the history of the site.

2. Yo La Tengo – December 16, 2013 Bell House Brooklyn
Sure, they appeared on the site six times this year, including the final four shows of the year at Bell House and of course the historical final YLT show at Maxwell’s (RIP) in June. But I believe this show was the most fully formed, most inspirationally played, and including some absolute classic selections. I’ve seen this band live about fifty times, and this may be the most completely realized performance of all of them.

3. Thee Oh Sees – October 27, 2013 285 Kent
In a cruel bit of synchronous irony, on the same day this month that word spread that the venue 285 Kent would soon close, Thee Oh Sees announced an “indefinite hiatus”. It was only about six weeks previous that this band played this venue on the day that Lou Reed died and it was a moment in time that anyone in attendance will not soon forget. One of the best live bands around played with an enormous amount of energy and inspiration and the packed crowd responded with equal energy.

4. Deervana (Deer Tick) – September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
This is another show selected because of its historical signifance. If perhaps the performance wasn’t technically perfect, the spirit and energy that Deer Tick brings to its “Deervana” performances is clear. On the 20th anniversary of the release of In Utero, the album was played from start to finish. It was a celebration, not some mournful exercise, and the love of the music was obvious from both the band and the crowd. In terms of the importance to the site, this recording also saw us get mentioned all over the web, including Spin, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, MTV, Stereogum and a bunch of other places.

5. Superchunk – September 28, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
They are indie vets both as a band and as a label, but Superchunk continues to produce excellent material. And this year’s new album I Hate Music was one of their best. This show at Bowery, the first of two sold-out shows in NYC was like most Superchunk shows a kinetic and crazy run through material old and new and their was a celebratory and special air in the room. Perhaps the most fun show we saw all year.

6. The Complete Last Waltz – November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre, Portchester NY
The original Last Waltz was perhaps the greatest concert in the history of rock music, so a complete performance nearly forty years later would have to be a pale comparison, right? Only it wasn’t. We were absolutely stunned at the quality of the performances and the reverence with which the entire ensemble treated the material.

7. Deafheaven – February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus Brooklyn
Yes, I realize that Deafheaven has appeared on virtually every best of 2013 list compiled on the web in the last month or so, but this is different (aren’t we always), this is a concert that we recorded early in the year before their game-changing album Sunbather had even been released. We saw them again in July, which was also a phenomenal show but we’re sticking with the first experience of this “take your breath away” band who are destined for bigger places than the great Saint Vitus in 2014. But we were there then. As it ever was.

8. Kevin Devine – November 22, 2013 Webster Hall NYC
He released two of the best records of the year, and unless you read Paste Magazine every day or saw our post about Kevin in November, you wouldn’t even know it. He is perhaps the best current purveyor of power pop and his prolific songwriting ability is a thing to behold. This concert was the home show after a lengthy US tour and Kevin and band were in a fine form from start to finish.

9. Ty Segall – August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
Ty Segall released a true departure album this year, the somewhat-quiet and contemplative Sleeper. This Bowery show was a seated affair, with the new album performed almost entirely to start the show. Ty is a performer of great proficiency and this show highlighted his maturity and versatility.

10. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – January 26, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Easily the best single performance of Grateful Dead material since the demise of the original band nearly twenty years ago. My review was pretty harsh regarding “post-Jerry” projects and that generated a bit of a comment war, but thankfully most people agreed with me — and nearly everyone agreed that this show was immense.

Honorable Mention:
This is a 16-track MP3 mix of songs from other excellent concerts I attended this year. Its by no means a comprehensive list of musical highlights, but consists of tracks that caught our ear this year. We included three tracks from the Top Ten because fit they thematically, but 13 songs are from shows that were certainly important enough to deserve mention. Download [HERE].

The Complete Last Waltz: November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre Portchester – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 1, 2013

[photos by Joe Madonna Photography]

It took place on Thanksgiving night 1976, and it is perhaps the greatest rock and roll concert ever — certainly in the top ten. As a concert, The Band’s The Last Waltz featured one of the premiere acts in the history of rock music retiring from touring in their prime and playing their greatest material accompanied by a who’s-who of guests. This isn’t just a few cameos from some big names — these are all-time performances from the greatest of the great. Dylan, Clapton, Neil, Van, Joni, and many others including everyone from Neil Diamond to Muddy Waters. The movie was directed by Scorcese is also perhaps the best concert film ever recorded. As a tribute to this remarkable and historical event in music history, The Complete Last Waltz is a project of tremendous ambition and respect for the history of the event. Last year the project was performed in San Francisco, but this year it moved East to the Capitol Theatre in Portchester on Thanksgiving Eve. The house band presented a bookend of sorts for this year for me personally, as the musicians were in large part the same group that had performed so admirably for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl in January. On this night, the band lead was taken by Sam Cohen and he did an extraordinary job both performing the songs to which he was assigned and passing the spotlight to the queue of outstanding guests. For this four-hour event it would be unwise to summarize every highlight, as there were plenty. I’ve chosen to stream four tracks from this event, which were personal favorites. Eric D. Johnson of the Fruit Bats (RIP) performed Van Morrison’s “Caravan” with Van’s 70s energy and his clothing outfit, including the bell bottom jeans. Eric Earley, from nyctaper-faves Blitzen Trapper, performed the entire Dylan suite impeccably with “I Don’t Believe You” echoing the career highlight of the Dylan & The Band collaboration, the 1966 tour. Another site favorite Cass McCombs played three Band songs, of which we thought he completely nailed “Stage Fright”. Finally, Kenny Siegel of whom we were not previously familiar summoned the ghost of Richard Manuel for a perfect rendition of “The Shape I’m In”. But those four songs are just a sample of the amazing music made that night. If you were there (and listening) you know from what I speak, if you were not there please download and experience this show.

I recorded this set with the four-mic rig from the unfortunate official taping location in this venue, which is situated behind the soundboard and about 30 feet back from the balcony overhang. The other unfortunate circumstance at this show was the outrageous persistent yapping from much of the crowd — I mean people just would not stop talking. This despite a very nicely worded request on page two of the official Program asking people to refrain from talking or move the lobby. With those two very big caveats, please enjoy this recording!

Stream “The Shape I’m In” (Kenny Siegel):

Stream “Stage Fright” (Cass McCombs):

Stream “Caravan” (Eric D. Johnson):

Stream “I Don’t Believe You” (Eric Earley):

Download the Complete Show [MP3] or [MP3] / [FLAC] or [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.


Complete Last Waltz
Capitol Theatre
Portchester, NY

Digital Master
Four-Track Audience Recording
Recorded from Behind the Soundboard Booth

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 3:25:37]
01 Last Waltz Theme (Antibalas horns)
02 Up On Cripple Creek (Sam Cohen)
03 The Shape I’m In (Kenny Siegel)
04 Life Is A Carnival (Ryan Miller)
05 W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Alec Ounsworth)
06 Georgia on My Mind (Alecia Chakour)
07 Ophelia (Scott Metzger)
08 Rag Mama Rag (Marc Black)
09 King Harvest (Jeremy Black and Jared Samuel)
10 Mystery Train (Matt Vasquez)
11 Who Do You Love (Matt Vasquez)
12 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Cass McCombs)
13 Stage Fright (Cass McCombs)
14 It Makes No Difference (Cass McCombs)
15 Such a Night (Marco Benevento)
16 Down South in New Orleans (Andy Cabic)
17 This Wheel’s On Fire (Andy Cabic)
18 [Nels rap]
19 Further On Up the Road (Nels Cline)
20 All Our Past Times (Nels Cline)
21 Helpless (Nicole Atkins)
22 Four Strong Winds (Nicole Atkins)
23 Coyote (Jocie Adams)
24 Furry Sings the Blues (Jocie Adams)
25 Dry Your Eyes (John Roderick)
26 Mannish Boy (Binky Griptite)
27 Caledonia (Binky Griptite)
28 Tura Lura Lural (Eric D. Johnson and Ryan Miller)
29 Caravan (Eric D. Johnson)
30 The Genetic Method (Ensemble)
31 Chest Fever (Kenny Siegel)
32 Evangeline (Parkington Sisters)
33 Acadian Driftwood (Parkington Sisters)
34 The Weight (Ensemble)
35 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric Earley)
36 Hazel (Eric Earley)
37 I Don’t Believe You (Eric Earley)
38 Forever Young (Eric Earley)
39 Baby Let Me Follow You Down Reprise (Eric Earley)
40 I Shall Be Released (Ensemble)
41 [encore break]
42 Don’t Do It (Alecia Chakour and Scott Metzger)

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Complete Last Waltz, visit the Facebook page, and support the many artists by following the links on the setlist to purchase their official material, for instance at the Royal Potato Family Records site where several artists reside [HERE].

Complete Last Waltz Playbill

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

October 24, 2013

[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

[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.

Iron and Wine: May 19, 2013 Capitol Theatre Portchester – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 23, 2013

Iron Wine PSq
[photo by PSquared Photography – courtesy of brooklynvegan]

Exactly four years ago, Sam Beam took Iron and Wine into a series of intimate venues for a solo tour of very memorable nights. We were fortunate to capture one of the two nights at the tiny Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side and it was one of the best shows we saw that year. On Sunday night, we caught the Portchester stop on the current tour and the stage setting couldn’t have been any more different. This version of Iron and Wine has 13 people on stage, including a horn section and a string trio. Sam is touring on the new album Ghost On Ghost and the new release is a “big” record with wide arrangements and touches of jazz, bebop and ragtime, which makes the big band necessary for the new material but also offers the opportunity to re-figure some older material. Early in the set we were moved by the new arrangement of “Kingdom of the Animals” and we are streaming it below. The Capitol show was lengthy with a representative setlist of older and new songs and a few covers, and also included a short solo segment mid-set. Despite the nearly two hours of music, the juxtaposition of styles, witty banter and full stage kept the show moving and it was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining throughout. Iron and Wine will tour Europe beginning later this month before returning for Fall dates in Canada and the US.

I recorded this set under some difficult circumstances. Due to venue restrictions for a seated show, I was set up at the very rear of the floor and was only permitted to raise the mic stand to about 4 feet. The result is that the recording is somewhat muffled, but more troublingly the low height captured a hum/buzz in the left channel from what I believe was the lighting system in front of the mics. Otherwise, the recording is well balanced and has a nice deep presence. With these caveats, enjoy!

Stream “Kingdom of the Animals”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Iron and Wine
Capitol Theatre
Portchester, NY

Digital Master
Four-Track Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:50:12]
01 [introduction]
02 New Mexicos No Breeze
03 Carousel
04 Kingdom of the Animals
05 Tree by the River
06 [banter – date night]
07 Grass Widows
08 Sixteen Maybe Less
09 Belated Promise Ring
10 Baby Center Stage
11 Such Great Heights [Postal Service]
12 [banter – Free Bird]
13 Resurrection Fern
14 Each Coming Night
15 [banter – rage request]
16 Joy
17 Big Burned Hand
18 Caught in the Briars
19 Jezebel
20 Grace for Saints and Ramblers
21 Passing Afternoon
22 The Desert Babbler
23 Low Light Buddy of Mine
24 Lean Into the Light
25 Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me
26 [encore break]
27 Flightless Bird American Mouth

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Iron and Wine, visit the website, and purchase Ghost on Ghost from the Iron and Wine Store [HERE].

Drive By Truckers: March 15, 2013 Capitol Theatre Portchester – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 18, 2013

[photo by Joe Madonna]

A Drive By Truckers concert can be an exhausting and exhilarating experience. The show is jam-packed with superb material — songs filled with emotion, humor and expert storytelling. At the Capitol Theatre in Portchester on Friday night, DBT played one of the longest shows we’ve seen in years, not just in time but also in just pure music. The set was almost continuous, no banter, no tuning, no messing around. And at a full two and half hours, twenty seven songs and forty-minute, 9 song encore, it was exhausting. A good portion of the partying weekend crowd did not make it to the end. But for those who stuck it out, it was also a rewarding show. DBT can never be accused of giving anything less than 100% and Friday was no exception. The band was engaging and energetic and the highlights were a plenty. We’re streaming “Let There Be Rock”, which features a mix of all that makes Drive By Truckers great.

I recorded this show in the assigned taping spot in this venue, behind the soundboard and dead center. Although we’d prefer to be about 20 feet further up, this spot does offer decent sound and much of the conveniences of this excellent venue. The recording has some flaws, crowd chatter among them, but overall its a fine listen. Enjoy!

Stream Let There Be Rock”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at [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

Drive By Truckers
Capitol Theatre
Portchester, NY

Digital Master
Four-Track Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 2:25:58]
01 Lookout Mountain
02 A Ghost to Most
03 Why Henry Drinks
04 Women Without Whiskey
05 [banter – Capitol]
06 Used to be a Cop
07 Where the Devil Don’t Stay
08 Tornadoes
09 Sounds Better in the Song
10 Puttin People on the Moon
11 Self Destructive Zones
12 Don’t Be in Love Around Me
13 Birthday Boy
14 Girls Who Smoke
15 3 Dimes Down
16 Sink Hole
17 Uncle Frank
18 Hell No I Ain’t Happy
19 [encore break]
20 Gravity’s Gone
21 The Night GG Allin Came to Town
22 Panties in Your Purse
23 Let There Be Rock
24 Marry Me
25 Ronnie and Neil
26 Zip City
27 Shut Up and Get on the Plane
28 Angels and Fuselage

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Drive By Truckers, visit their website, purchase their official releases from the Store at their website [HERE].

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: February 23, 2013 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 25, 2013

[photos by acidjack]

The Grateful Dead graced the stage of the Capitol Theatre on the 23rd of February exactly forty two years before this Grace Potter & the Nocturnals show. They may not be the Dead, but Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have clearly been sprinkled with some of that early 70s pixie dust. The band, formed in 2002, has come into their own over the last few years as their reputation as a live juggernaut spreads, but they could as easily be from ’71.  How they got their reputation isn’t hard to figure out; listen to Potter start belting the opening lines of “The Lion the Beast the Beat” from their 2012 record of the same name, and then pick your jaw up off the floor. If Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde each took a turn at the mic, they might not be better than Potter. This woman has rare, powerful, lead singer pipes, the kind that are too often misspent winning reality singing competitions these days, rather than actually rocking.

GPN do plenty of rocking, mostly of the big-riff, huge chorus, blues-inflected variety. For a band that cut its chops for years in small venues as an “indie” band, everything about the Nocturnals’ sound circa-2013 is as big as Potter’s Hammond B-3.  While other time-machine acts have risen more quickly (e.g., Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers), GPN has the most polish, and arguably the most staying power.  Potter’s ability to put on a big rock show, while sounding and looking every inch the Big Time Rock Star, is the key ingredient, sure, but her crack band similarly looks and plays the part.

On this Saturday night, Potter and the Nocturnals positively owned the stage and the room for a full two hour-plus performance, including a particularly on-fire rendition of “Medicine” to close out the main set. We saw the band tear through old and new songs from their catalog, as well as choice covers of “Paint It Black” and “House of the Rising Sun”.  But perhaps the most memorable moment of the night came at the end, when GPN gave a direct tribute to their forebears in the form of their first-ever Dead cover, a faithful version of “Casey Jones”.  The howls of this crowd could probably be heard through the streets of Port Chester by the time Grace thanked us and walked off. Who says there aren’t any rock heroes anymore?

I recorded this set with Schoeps microphones in a Mid-Side configuration to allow optimal stereo separation without unnecessary “room boom”.  This was a noisy Saturday night crowd, which is painfully evident at points on the recording.  Otherwise, the sound quality is excellent. Thanks also to the excellent staff of the Capitol. We wish you all continued success.  Enjoy!

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

To download, MP3s are [HERE], FLACs are [HERE] and FLACs via BitTorrent (faster) are [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 the original source, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.


Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

Hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c+MK8 (M-S, DFC, BOB)>KC5>CMC6>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS5.5 (decode, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, fades, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 2:16:18]
01 The Lion, the Beast, the Beat
02 Some Kind of Ride
03 One Short Night
04 Never Go Back
05 Keepsake
06 Goodbye Kiss
07 Low Road
08 Apologies
09 Oasis
10 [banter1]
11 House of the Rising Sun [The Animals]
12 Watching You
13 [banter2]
14 Stop The Bus>
15 Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
16 Nothing but the Water (I)
17 Nothing but the Water (II)
18 Paris (Ooh La La)
19 Medicine
20 [encore break]
21 Stars
22 The Divide
23 Big White Gate
24 Casey Jones [Grateful Dead]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, visit their website, and buy their  records, including The Lion The Beast the Beat from their online store [HERE]


Trey Anastasio Band: January 24, 2013 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

January 29, 2013

[Photos by Bahram Foroughi. See his website HERE]

The band Phish will be celebrating its 30th year of existence this year – an impressive feat for any band, but even more so for one as consumed with playing long, varied sets that maintains a pretty intense tour schedule when they’re out.  But as Trey Anastasio reminded us at the beautifully refurbished Capitol Theatre in the Westchester suburbs last week, his Trey Anastasio Band project has had some staying power of its own. This year marks that band’s fifteenth anniversary, and that showed. It might even be fair to say that, with a less rigorous schedule and many fewer dates in each of those years, this band has more room to grow as a unit than the mothership itself. Trey has long since been at a point in his career where he can do what he wants, and TAB gives him even more freedom to be as eccentric and humorous as he wants to be. From the Honey Boo Boo jokes to the inspired cover of Bob Marley’s “Small Axe”, this second night of the Capitol run showed a band and a leader comfortable with where they are and thoroughly enjoying the tunes they had to offer.  The set included some less-played numbers like “Greyhound” and “Words to Wanda”, and of course, some songs from Trey’s new record, Traveler, including our favorite, “Valentine.” Three of us from the nyctaper crew attended the show, and I think it’s fair to say a good time was had by all.

The Capitol Theatre is a welcome new (re-)addition to the NYC-area venue scene. The site of some legendary Grateful Dead shows has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with the added bonus of a friendly, competent and cool staff.  We wish the new venue well and hope to return soon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones from the official taper section of the venue, joined by Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and hi and lo.  While the Capitol asks that we keep mic stands fairly low – meaning closer to chatty audience members – we found the sound in the spot to be nearly flawless, and the resulting recording reflects the theater’s fine acoustics and the outstanding effort’s of Trey’s FOH team. Enjoy!

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

If the FLAC link is no longer working, email nyctaper for the FLAC files

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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.

Trey Anastasio Band
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Setlist courtesy of

Schoeps MK41 (DFC, BOB, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set 1 [Total Time: 1:32:08]
01 Drifting
02 Last Tube
03 Greyhound Rising
04 Night Speaks to a Woman
05 Mozambique
06 Wherever You Find It
07 Words to Wanda
08 Burlap Sack and Pumps
09 Spin>
10 Scabbard
11 A Case of Ice and Snow
12 Traveler

Set 2 [Total Time: 1:30:42]
13 Curlew’s Call
14 Gotta Jibboo
15 Small Axe [Bob Marley]
16 Valentine
17 Plasma
18 Shine
19 The Way I Feel>
20 Mr. Completely>
21 Ether Sunday>
22 First Tube
23 [encore break]
24 Black Dog [Led Zeppelin]

Trey Anastasio
Jennifer Hartswick
Russ Lawton
Tony Markellis
Ray Paczkowski
Natalie Cressman
Cyro Baptista
James Casey

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