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Jon Langford, Jean Cook and Walter Salas-Humara: December 17, 2016 – Private Residence in Brooklyn

January 14, 2017
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neild reports:
In a bookend to his February 2016 acoustic gig/art show at a private apartment in Brooklyn, Jon Langford closed out the year with another performance at the same venue. This time he brought along not just his guitar and violnist/vocalist extraordinaire Jean Cook (plus lots of his inimitable paintings and prints, which did a brisk business), but also Silos cofounder Walter Salas-Humara. The pair of country-punk pioneers swapped songs while adding guitar and improvised percussion to each other’s songs — on one track Langford started out drumming with brushes on his guitar back, before breaking for a drum solo played on his own butt — perfectly melding Langford’s sardonic tales of blasé drone operators and Irish fishing villages still reliving the decades-only filming of Moby Dick with Salas-Humara’s ballads of pot smuggling and doomed romance. It was as stripped down as punk rock, or music in general, can be, and further cemented Langford’s role as one of the world’s most seriously funny, and comically serious, artists, while providing a welcome reminder that really all that’s needed for great music are a couple of instruments and an appreciative crowd willing to join in on the choruses.

As with the February show, there was no amplification, so this was recorded with the same CA-14 cardioid mics (mounted on a stand this time instead of sitting on the floor, as the space was slightly less cheek to jowl); when it sounds like the performers have wandered off into another part of the room at one point, that’s exactly what’s happened. Thanks to Jon and Walter and Jean, and to Jon Raaen for hosting us all again at his apartment. Next time, with less snow on the ground for once!

Download the Complete Show in MP3 or FLAC format at Archive.org [HERE]

Stream the Complete Show (via Archive.org):

Jon Langford and Jean Cook
2016-12-17
Private Residence
Brooklyn, NY

CA-14 cardioid mics > Church Audio ugly battery box > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV (24/48) > Sound Studio (light dynamic compression to reduce loud claps and percussion) > FLAC (16/44.1) > Tag > FLAC

Recorded and mastered by neil d

Early Set:
01 Over the Cliff
02 Millionaire
03 The Country Is Young
04 Tubby Brothers
05 Counting on You
06 The Sunshine and the Moon
07 Shitload of Cash
08 The Sounds Next Door
09 Sentimental Marching Song
10 Hank Williams Must Die
11 Youghal
12 Streets of Your Town (Go-Betweens cover)

Late Set:
13 second set
14 Summer Stars
15 Drone Operator
16 Walking on Hell’s Roof
17 Satellite
18 Diner by the Train
19 Nashville Radio
20 Homburg
21 Commodore Peter

Check out more on Langford’s many forms of art at the terrific site maintained by Nobby Knape, or just wait around long enough, and he’ll probably show up in some guise or another.

A Giant Dog: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC)

October 5, 2016
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The addition of the Austin band A Giant Dog to the Merge Records team further bolstered the label’s noisier section of the roster. The band’s well-received Merge debut, Pile, is a hard hitting slab of punk-inflected hard rock, an old-fashioned paean to sex, drugs, and not giving a fuck. They’re well-known for their live performances for a reason, and theirs is the kind of music that calls for being listened to in a narrow, all-black closet of a room. Slim’s, Raleigh’s go-to for this sort of thing, fit the bill perfectly on this first night of Hopscotch Music Festival, and A Giant Dog lit it up for the packed house. Led by frontwoman Sabrina Ellis’s frenetic delivery, A Giant Dog proved you can play with both abandon and appeal. By the time they made it to “Sleep When Dead,” they’d pretty much established a mantra for festivalgoers settling into three days of non-stop music, and they’d proven once again that Merge knows how to pick ’em.

David Schwentker recorded this set with Church Audio CA-14 omnidirectional microphones hung from an optimal point in the venue. You may need to turn up the volume on this one a bit more than usual, but believe us, it’s all there. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

A Giant Dog
2016-09-08
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by David Schwentker

Church Audio CA-14 omnis > Olympus LS-10 > WAV > Audacity (track, mixing) > Trader’s Little Helper (conversions) > FLAC (level 8) > foobar2000 (tagging)

Tracks:
01. [intro]
02. Creep
03. [banter/amp issues]
04. Another World
05. Lady Slut
06. Hitchhike Love
07. new song
08. Sex & Drugs
09. & Rock & Roll
10. I’ll Come Crashing
11. Photograph
12. King Queen
13. Too Much Makeup
14. Jizzney
15. Angst In My Pants (Sparks cover)
16. Sleep When Dead

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Jon Langford and Jean Cook: February 13, 2016 Brooklyn House Party

February 24, 2016
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Correspondent Neil D writes:

Jon Langford is invariably described as a “renaissance man”: painterauthorradio show hostbathroom-sink sea captain, and performer in more bands than any one person has a right to be in (Mekons, Waco Brothers, Three Johns, Killer Shrews, Bad Luck Jonathan, to name a handful). I consider myself very lucky to live in New York, because though Langford was born in Wales and has lived in Chicago the past two decades, New York is the home of one of his best bands, the Ship and Pilot, consisting of Mekons drummer Steve Goulding, Pere Ubu bassist Tony Maimone, and violinist/singer Jean Cook.

Goulding and Maimone were absent for this show (actually, Goulding was there, but only as an audience member), a house party in someone’s tiny living room in Brooklyn with every available surface covered with Langford prints for sale, leaving Langford and Cook as an acoustic (and entirely unamplified) duo. It was more than enough, because Cook is Langford’s secret weapon: To his country-folk-punk tales of Welsh undertakers and Joseph Stalin penning country-and-western answer songs, she adds harmonies and violin playing that is by turns ethereal and eccentrically creative — one of her other gigs is with the new-music collective Anti-Social Music. On a song like “Youghal,” about the tiny Irish town where Gregory Peck filmed “Moby Dick,” Langford and Cook combine to make you wonder why they would ever need anyone else. (Speaking of renaissance people, Cook is also on the board of the Future of Music Coalition, and the mother of a one-year-old who provides some audience commentary between a couple of songs here.)

Given the stripped-down conditions, this was recorded with a pair of CA-14 cardioid mics placed at the performers’ feet, and pointed straight up at them. The result is, as NYCtaper himself remarked on hearing it, “raw and real and you’re right there.”

Thanks to Jon and Jean, and to Jon Raaen for hosting us all at his lovely home.

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

Jon Langford and Jean Cook
2016-02-13
Private Residence
Brooklyn, NY

CA-14 cardioid mics > Church Audio ugly battery box > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV (24/48) > Sound Studio (mild EQ) > FLAC (16/44.1) > Tag > FLAC

Recorded and mastered by neil d

Tracks
01 [set one]
02 Summer Stars
03 Pill Sailor
04 Tubby Brothers
05 Streets of Your Town [Go-Betweens]
06 Tom Jones Story
07 Youghai
08 The Country Is Young
09 Hank Williams Must Die
10 Sentimental Marching Song
11 [set two]
12 Walking on Hell’s Roof
13 Drone Operator
14 1234ever
15 Diana Story
16 Haunted
17 Homburg
18 Nashville Radio
19 Luxury
20 Tom Jones Levitation

Check out more on Langford’s many forms of art at the terrific site maintained by Nobby Knape, or just wait around long enough, and he’ll probably show up in some guise or another.

 

Moon Duo: September 11, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 25, 2015
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[photos courtesy of Rumbleseat]

Moon Duo anchored a night of psychedelic and punk music in Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum on the second night of Hopscotch Music Festival. We caught up with the band earlier this year at Rough Trade, but weren’t able to catch this Hopscotch set. Luckily, our man “Rumbleseat” was in attendance, and captured this band in all its glory, against a fractal backdrop that felt right at home in the cavernous CAM. As with the Rough Trade set, Moon Duo moved around their catalog a bit, including material from their latest Sacred Bones release, Shadow of the Sun. We were especially happy to get to hear a live version of “Free Action,” which we didn’t get to see at their recent sets in New York. This performance no doubt set the mood for the heads who stuck around to see Roky Erickson do his thing to finish the night. Clearly, Moon Duo learned some lessons from him, and more.

Rumbleseat recorded this set with two sets of mics, Church Audio CA-11s on the ceiling and Shure SM-57s on stage, combined with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Moon Duo
2015-09-11
Hopscotch Music Festival
Contemporary Art Museum
Raleigh, NC, USA

Taped and mixed by Rumbleseat
Tracked by acidjack

Church Audio CA-11c (ceiling)>Naiant PFA + Stereo soundboard feed + Shure SM-57 (stage lip, 90 degrees/10in split)>Tascam DR-680>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Magix Audio Cleaning Lab (effects, cleanup)>Audacity>24bit/48KHz WAV>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Wilding
02 Circles
03 I Been Gone
04 Free the Skull
05 Free Action
06 In the Sun
07 Night Beat
08 Goners

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Obnox: May 15, 2015 Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 22, 2015
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[Photo by Jason House, I’m Just Here For the Bands]

Last year’s Louder Space wasn’t so much a breakthrough album for Obnox as it was a perfect distillation of Lamont Bim Thomas’ prolific garage-punk/hip-hop outfit. If the juxtaposition of those two genres gives you pause, fear not: Thomas is equally comfortable whether he’s doing an MC5-inspired cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio” or namechecking Mary J. Blige. He’s followed up Louder Space this year with the excellent Boogalou Reed (on 12XU) and the just-released Know America (on Ever/Never Records), an airwaves-takeover-style concept record. And in case I didn’t sufficiently highlight the word “prolific,” he’s got another record coming Ever/Never later this year. Even with this wealth of new material, last week’s Obnox set from Cake Shop (currently celebrating their ten-year anniversary) is packed with hits from the deepest reaches of their discography: “How to Rob (The Punk Years),” “Molecule,” “Mecca Son Shine,” and “Red I” from Louder Space; “Dough” and the title track from the “Smoke Woody Haze” EP; “Being Cleveland” from the double LP Corrupt Free Enterprise. The newer tracks are “Loudpack” and “Grease” from Know America, and “Watching You” from Boogalou Reed. Meanwhile, “Carmen, I Love You” is out digitally but a vinyl issue seems imminent. Some technical troubles prevented Thomas from playing guitar for the bulk of the set, but what’s missed in his distorted guitar work is more than made up for by his on-point vocal delivery and best-in-the-business stage banter.

I recorded this set with a pair of AKGs set up at the stage lip and a pair of Church Audio cards positioned to pick up the monitors. Very special thanks to Cake Shop’s engineer Jeff, who made this recording possible by helping me out with a loaner stand. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Obnox
2015-05-15
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip, DFC) + Church Audio CA-11 Cardioids (PAS, ROC) > CA-9100 >> Roland R-26 > 2x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [49:27]
01. [Intro]
02. The Get It Inn
03. Watching You
04. [tech break]
05. Dough
06. How to Rob (The Punk Years)
07. [tech break]
08. Mecca Son Shine
09. Carmen, I Love You
10. Being Cleveland
11. Grease
12. Red I
13. Molecule
14. Loudpack
15. Smoke Woody Haze

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Oneida: October 17, 2014 Secret Project Robot – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 27, 2014
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[photo by Eric PH]

The relationship between this site and Oneida is such that we feel musically bound to capture every gig that the band plays locally as possible. On Friday last, the odds were against us, as several previous engagements (including our long-planned J Mascis capture) threatened to prevent our Oneida streak. Fortunately, a new friend and contributor came to the rescue — old-time taper and recent re-entry into the world of NYC taping Eric PH was able to attend and record Oneida show at their home studio Secret Project Robot. The show began as our recent recorded shows have done with new-ish tracks “Cedars” and “Economy Travel” before the band stepped back in time to play some “oldies”. “Caesar’s Column” is a song from ten years back that the band has played occasionally over the years, but I don’t think in the many times I’ve seen Oneida that I’ve ever witnessed it played. The setlist also included two tracks that we believe are new songs before the band finished with a couple of favorites. We are streaming the closing “You Get Brighter” which ended this high energy set on a peak.

Eric recorded this show with Church Audio cardioid mics from an up close position and the sound is both crisp and very clear due to this excellent location. Enjoy!

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Oneida
2014-10-17
Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn NY

Upfront Audience Recording

Church Audio CA-11 Cardiods > Bat 2B > Roland R-05 > 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Eric PH
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:13:48]
01 Cedars
02 Economy Travel
03 Caesar’s Column
04 [banter – last beach night]
05 Cock Fight
06 People of the North
07 Reputation
08 It Was Me > All Data Lost [Chrome]
09 Up With People
10 You Get Brighter

If download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will please support Oneida, visit their website, and purchase A List of the Burning Mountains and their other releases from Jagjaguwar [HERE]

Pop. 1280: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 26, 2012
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Like more than a few bands from our part of the country, NYC’s Pop. 1280 made the trip down to this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina to share the tiny stage at Slim’s with some like-minded North Carolina bands as well as some bad-ass New York contemporaries. On a bill that also featured nyctaper favorites White Hills along with Chapel Hill’s Pipe and Raleigh’s Whatever Brains, Pop. 1280 fell more in line stylistically with the two NC bands, combining a heavy, aggressive punk-influenced sound with synth flourishes that helped identify them more with our neck of the woods. This set covered material from the band’s first two previous Sacred Bones Records releases, 2010’s The Grid and 2012’s The Horror.  The band expects to have another record under their belt some time in 2013, which it would appear some of the “unknown” songs below may be on.

Like the Whatever Brains and Pipe recordings from this show, this set was recorded by NC taper Dave Schwentker with fellow North Carolinian Bryon’s ceiling-installed Countryman B3 omnidirectional mics. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Pop. 1280
2012-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Dave Schwentker

Countryman B3 (ceiling mount)>Church Audio CA-9100>Olympus LS-10>Audacity (edits)>FLAC

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 [unknown1]
03 Step Into the Grid
04 [unknown2]
05 Anonymous Blonde
06 Burn the Worm
07 [unknown3]
08 New Electronics

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Pop. 1280, like them on Facebook, and buy their records from Sacred Bones [HERE]

Bill Callahan (Smog): July 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom and June 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 18, 2011
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[This photo from the July 11, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg show by Dana (distortion) Yavin for BrooklynVegan.com]

The inimitable troubadour Bill Callahan (who recorded through much of the 90s and half the last decade as Smog) graced us with two nights in New York, his first since his excellent June 14, 2009 Northside Festival show at Music Hall of Williamsburg back in 2009. We caught the second of the two nights of this year, at Bowery Ballroom, which as usual proved an ideal showcase for Callahan’s graceful, classic songs. With songs that scan more like free verse than typical verse-chorus-verse structures, Callahan’s style demands rapt attention, and that is what he got from the Tuesday night crowd. Drawing heavily from his latest record, this year’s Apocalypse, as well as his 2009 solo record Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle, Callahan gave us over 100 minutes of perfection, delivered by a different trio of musicians compared to the group he had at his disposal in 2009 that featured a string player. In this configuration, many songs drifted into psychedelic guitar jams that gave them a more sweeping scope (see the epic “Drover” mid-set, or the massive “Say Valley Maker” for example), giving the Bowery show a harder rock edge. Callahan also gave us some hard-to-deny Smog tunes, even taking requests from the crowd, with that “Say Valley Maker” probably being my personal favorite.

As a special treat, this post is a “double-header” of the Bowery show and the 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg show, which has not appeared on the site before. I recorded the Bowery set from our usual spot in the venue, but using tiny DPA omnidirectional mics that captured the full sound of the room. The Music Hall set was recorded up front near the stage with a mobile rig. Both are excellent, though the edge on sound quality clearly goes to the Bowery show. The tracking and mastering on the MHOW show is also not quite as good. Enjoy!

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2011 BOWERY SHOW
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2009 MUSIC HALL SHOW
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BOWERY BALLROOM 2011 SHOW

Bill Callahan
2011-07-12
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: DPA 4061>Church Audio CA9200>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Mics 2′ split at soundboard, slightly LOC on balcony
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, hard limit peaks and audience noise, parallel compression)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:45:47]
01 Riding For the Feeling
02 Baby’s Breath
03 Eid Ma Clack Shaw
04 One Fine Morning
05 Too Many Birds
06 [banter]
07 Universal Applicant
08 Drover
09 Our Anniversary
10 America!
11 Say Valley Maker [Smog]>
12 Let Me See the Colts [Smog]
13 [encore break]
14 River Guard [Smog]
15 Honeymoon Child
16 [crowd]
17 Sycamore

MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG 2009 SHOW

Bill Callahan
2009-06-14
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

An acidjack master recording

SP-CMC-8 (AT U853 cardiod capsules w/ low sensitivity mod and adapter)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/48)>Audacity (tracking, amplify each channel to -0.1dB, cut down some crowd noise)>FLAC (level 8)

Tracks
01 our anniversary
02 diamond dancer
03 sycamore
04 bathysphere
05 crowd
06 too many birds
07 crowd
08 the wind and the dove
09 crowd
10 cold blooded old times
11 crowd
12 jim cain
13 crowd
14 eid ma clack shaw
15 rococo zephyr
16 all thoughts are prey to some beast
17 crowd
18 rock bottom riser
19 encore break
20 Bowery
21 crowd
22 say valley maker
23 let me see the colts

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[Bowery 2011 show photo by Dana (distortion) Yavin]

Thurston Moore: May 20, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 25, 2011
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[photo by Bryan Bruchman]

Thurston Moore has a sweeping, almost uncontainable musical vision. He is an artist who I have personally seen, just in the past year, perform everything from a chaotic, sprawling noise collage to Sonic Youth’s classic postpunk to these, his somnolent, captivating acoustic meditations. He is in many ways the archetype of the modern New York musician to which almost anyone, in any genre, aspires, and he and his bandmates in Sonic Youth almost single-handedly revitalized and redefined the scene in the 80s and 90s. If you are trying to describe, using one person, everything that is honest and right and excellent and so very New York about modern New York rock musicians, look no further than Thurston Moore.

This Friday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg celebrated the release of Moore’s most recent solo record, the Beck-produced Demolished Thoughts, which picks up on the quieter end of where his 2007 solo release Trees Outside the Academy left off. The set concentrated heavily on that record, as well as some songs from Trees Outside the Academy, and finished with the title track from Moore’s first proper solo outing, Psychic Hearts. While the songs in this set fall within the more conventional range of Moore’s spectrum, there was nothing banal about them, as each track demonstrated his virtuosity on the guitar – witness the back end of “Orchard Street” and his amazing consistency at writing catchy, interesting songs (“In Silver Rain With A Paper Key” being one). Moore was backed by a crack band of hyper-cool indie luminaries that included Keith Wood from Hush Arbors on guitar and John Moloney of Sunburned Hand of the Man, and they did the songs ample justice. Unlike most gigs Thurston Moore is involved in, this one never required earplugs – but it didn’t need the noise to be noticed.

I recorded this set from the left balcony of the venue with the Schoeps microphones on an extension arm pointed directly at the stacks, with tiny DPA omnidirectional microphones providing the room warmth and ambiance that usually lack from up-close recordings of this type. Both mics ran through quiet preamps that minimized hiss from this more quiet show. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

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Thurston Moore
2011-05-20
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY  USA

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

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2 + DPA 4061>Church Audio CA9200 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Left balcony, about 15′ from stack, mics on extension arm split A/B
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (smooth peaks, hard limit and de-amplify applause, mixdown, downsample to 44.1kHz, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro
02 Mina Loy
03 Blood Never Lies
04 Never Day
05 [banter]
06 January
07 Space
08 Orchard Street
09 [banter]
10 Benediction
11 Illuminine
12 [banter]
13 In Silver Rain With A Paper Key
14 Circulation
15 [encore break]
16 Psychic Hearts

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Melvins: June 18, 2010 and May 15, 2009 Webster Hall – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 22, 2010
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[At the May 2009 Webster Hall show.  This photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]

Melvins have now been at it for more than 25 years.  In that time, they inspired many rock legends in the Seattle/Pacific NW scene, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana among them, and have consistently made vital music that rarely if ever crossed paths with the mainstream.  Originally a trio, in recent years they have come out with an awe-inspiring two-drummer attack featuring original drummer Dale Crover and Coady Willis that only magnifies their sludgy personification of the Seattle sound.  The crowd and performance at both of these fantastic shows from Webster Hall – the earlier being one of their mammoth 25th anniversary shows from last year, the more recent one being a shorter set opening for metal gods Isis, who are on their final run before breaking up – spoke to the authenticity of this act.  For once, I attended a Friday night show where every fan stood at rapt attention as this foursome demolished ears and melted faces, including sharing several new songs from their latest, The Bride Screamed Murder.

Of the May 15, 2009 set, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy had this to say:

“This was one of several “25th anniversary” gigs the Melvins performed in the spring of ‘09 that included the album ‘Houdini‘ played in its entirety.  Technically, Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne has been fronting the band under that moniker a little longer, but who’s counting?  I hadn’t seen the band since ‘97 and am I glad I pulled the trigger on getting tickets.  It was one of those shows that remind you that you’re alive; the energy was phenomenal and spilled over into the moderate pit that broke out.  Having forgotten how amazing these guys can be in a live setting, it brought back memories of this old man’s youth.  They opened with a short set of material from the ‘Mangled Demos from 1983‘ disc that had their first drummer, Mike Dillard, pounding the skins and current, long-time drummer, Dale Crover, on bass.  Trevor Dunn came out later to handle the low-end duties after Dale switched to the drums.  I’ve been to a lot of concerts but this was definitely in my top three of loudest shows I’d seen and I don’t have the memory or time to scratch my head remembering the other two.  It was so loud my clothes were vibrating, as were the keys and loose change in my pockets.  It was so loud my friend had to go sit down because she was getting nauseous.”

These shows were recorded in very different ways.  I recorded the June 2010 set with the DPA microphones mounted to an articulated arm clamped to the balcony, while Johnny recorded the May 2009 set using a lean and mean mobile rig.

Since some people may ask, please note that we were not permitted to record Isis.  Their management made it very clear that the band does not allow audio taping of any kind, and we respect their wishes.  We wish Isis the best in their final shows and future endeavors.

Direct download of complete June 18, 2010 show in MP3 [HERE] | FLAC [HERE]

Direct download of complete May 15, 2009 show in MP3 [HERE] | FLAC [HERE]

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Melvins
2010-06-18
Webster Hall
New York, NY  USA

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

Equipment: DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to left side of SBD cage, extended right, roughly DIN
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, EQ (cut 200Hz by ~2dB, boost frequencies above 10kHz by ~3dB), tracking, amplify/balance channels, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Time 1:09:50]
01 Sacrifice
02 Civilized Worm/Black Stooges
03 Pig House
04 Electric Flower
05 Anaconda
06 Black Bock/The Kicking Machine
07 Billy Fish/Lovely Butterflies
08 The Water Glass
09 Evil New War God/Amazon
10 The Talking Horse
11 Hung Bunny/Roman Bird Dog

Melvins
2009-05-15
Webster Hall
New York, NY, USA

Source: Church Audio CA-11 > SP-SPSB-8 > Edirol R-09 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-09 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (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

Tracks:
01 intro
02 Walter
03 Forgotten Principles
04 If You Get Bored
05 Matt-Alec
06 Snake Appeal
07 Run Around
08 The Real You
09 Set Me Straight
10 I Don’t Know
11 Sunshine of Your Love  [Cream] / unknown
12 Second Coming  [Alice Cooper]
13 Ballad of Dwight Fry  [Alice Cooper]
14 It’s Shoved
15 Let Me Roll It  [Paul McCartney & Wings]
16 Suicide in Progress
17 Oven
18 Black Bock
19 Let God Be Your Gardener

[Houdini set – Buzz, Dale, Trevor Dunn on bass]
20 Drum intro > Hag Me
21 Pearl Bomb
22 Hooch
23 Honey Bucket
24 Night Goat
25 Lizzy
26 Joan of Arc
27 Set Me Straight (reprise)
28 Deserted Cities of the Heart  [Cream]
29 Sky Pup
30 Teet
31 Goin’ Blind  [Kiss]
32 Copache
33 Spread Eagle Beagle
34 With Teeth
35 The Bit
36 outro

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