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PS Eliot: September 15, 2016 Market Hotel

September 19, 2016
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P.S. Eliot at Market Hotel
[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield – originally posted at brooklynvegan]

On Saturday December 9, 2011, PS Eliot played its “final” show at Death By Audio in Brooklyn in front of less than 100 people. A lot has changed in the subsequent five years not the least of which is the enormous success enjoyed by the two sisters who anchored the original band. Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee has released three well-received albums and is currently signed to Merge Records, and Allison Crutchfield’s band Swearin’ has also released two excellent albums and Allison recently signed as a solo artist also with Merge. Although the band played a brief one-off reunion at Silent Barn in 2013, this year became the right time to look back and do the full-on reunion. Earlier this year Don Giovanni Records released 2007-2011, a thorough compilation of the band’s original discography, which also includes bonus home demos and a complete oral history of the band in zine format that was assembled by the writer Liz Pelly.

The release of the complete discography has also fortunately been accompanied by a band reunion and a mini-tour. The Crutchfield sisters joined again with bassist Katherine Simonetti and guitarist Will Granger to play a six-date tour that included stops in San Francisco and Chicago and completed with a headlining spot at Don Giovanni’s New Alternative Music Festival this past Friday and two final dates at Philadelphia’s MOCA last night and tonight.

The fourth date of the tour was at our own Market Hotel on Thursday when the band played in front of more than 500 people. From the very outset PS Eliot and crowd were fully engaged in the experience. Throughout the night, the Crutchfield sisters were out and about at the Market and there were a lot of excited greetings and hugs for old friends. When the set began it was clear that the quartet were fully in sync and for the hour-long set they passed around a bottle of pink champagne while they worked through a large assortment of classic PS Eliot material. The band was tight, energetic and seemed to be having a great time. If playing PS Eliot material is this much fun for the group, I would venture a prediction that this is not the last we will see of them. And that would be great news.

I recorded this set with the installed AT mics mixed with House FOH Jason Kelly’s superb feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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PS Eliot
2016-09-15
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [Engineer: Jason Kelly] + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 59:24]
01 Broken Record
02 We’d Never Agree
03 [banter – thanks]
04 Hail Mary
05 Asphalt
06 Pink Sheets
07 [banter – the zine]
08 Cry Uncle
09 Bear Named Otis
10 Shitty and Tragic
11 Crosseyed
12 [banter – NYC]
13 Sadie
14 Like How You Are
15 Tonight [Spica]
16 Sore Subject
17 Watch On Mute
18 Troubled Medium
19 [encore break]
20 Untitled
21 Tennessee

Support PS Eliot: Bandcamp | Purchase 2007-2011 from Don Giovanni Records

Downtown Boys: June 24, 2016 Market Hotel

July 18, 2016
By

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[photo by Chona Kasinger – originally posted at Bandcamp Daily]

Its been a very discouraging year for forward-looking people. Tonight begins the tacky celebration of the nomination of a vulgar racist xenophobe of a major political party for President of the United States. Its as if for the next three days, forty percent of the country will be giving a massive middle finger to people of color, and anyone with a conscience and a sense of justice feels helpless.

The question then becomes what can we do. If you’re a group of young multicultural people from Providence Rhode Island, you form a punk band with a message — that hatred and xenophobia are things of the past and we, a “bi bilingual political dance sax punk party” are here, and we are the future. Downtown Boys are certainly a breath of fresh air in this toxic world. The band’s themes of inclusion and acceptance within the realm of punk (with a sax!) isn’t particularly a new idea, but add in bi-lingual lyrics and LGBT elements, and the idea of the perfectly integrated musical act becomes closer to realization. That the band executes their message with energy and commitment makes their music all the more compelling.

The Downtown Boys show at Market Hotel was one of those nights that won’t soon be forgotten. The band’s increased popularity brought out a truly diverse crowd, and given the Market’s goal of providing a community of musical performances of diverse styles and backgrounds, the band represented an inspiring coupling of ideals. In 2015 Downtown Boys signed with the most excellent Don Giovanni Records and released Full Communism to universally positive reviews. Its an encouraging development for the band that their call for human rights is reaching a larger and more accepting audience. At the Market, the set saw the performance of most of Full Communism, a few older tracks, and what I believe are six new songs that hopefully portends a 2016/2017 new album from Downtown Boys.

Downtown Boys return to NYC for a show at Studio at Webster Hall on September 16.

I recorded this set with the installed AT mics mixed with an excellent board feed. The sound is live and raucous and in the moment and totally excellent. Enjoy!

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Downtown Boys
2016-06-24
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [Engineer: Jason Kelly] + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 52:08]
01 Future Police
02 Haz Algo
03 Wave of History
04 Tonta
05 One Hundred Percent Inheritance Tax
06 Santa
07 Maldito
08 [Poder intro]
09 Poder Elegir [Los Prisioneros]
10 Callate
11 It Can’t Wait
12 Slumlord Sal
13 [banter – power]
14 Clara
15 Lola
16 Dancing In The Dark [Springsteen]
17 Cost of Living
18 [banter – thanks]
19 Break A Few Eggs
20 Monstro

Support Downtown Boys: Bandcamp | Facebook | Don Giovanni Records Page

Waxahatchee: September 6, 2013 Kennedy Theatre, Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 15, 2013
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[Photos by Kevin Norris for Triangle Music Blog]

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the first time we saw Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, she had to perform an impromptu solo set. Even then, we were impressed by the clarity of her songwriting and the conviction with which she sings. Not long after, her latest record for Don GiovanniCerulean Salt became a critics’ favorite.

This Waxahatchee show, at the Hopscotch Music Festival, gave a more complete picture of what Crutchfield can do. Kicking off with a  song from her other project Great Thunder, Crutchfield led us through a quick mini-tour of the Waxahatchee canon, including renditions of some of the songs from Cerulean Salt and its predecessor American Weekend that more clearly evoked Crutchfield’s punk roots. “Noccalula”, streaming below, was completely transformed from the ultra-lo-fi analog recording from American Weekend; likewise, Cerulean Salt numbers like “Lively” were a good bit less subdued at high volume. But it’s still the set closer, “You’re Damaged”, that clinches everything great about Waxahatchee. Touching without being cloying and catchy as hell, it’s the strongest testament yet to Crutchfield’s songwriting, and one we were thrilled to see, finally, with a full band.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a Sound Devices preamp to give extra clarity, with assistance from my man Dan Schram. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Noccalula”

Stream “You’re Damaged”

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Waxahatchee
2013-09-06
Hopscotch Music Festival
Kennedy Theatre
Raleigh, NC USA

Schoeps MK41 (DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (trim)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [Great Thunder song]
02 Coast To Coast
03 Waiting
04 Lips and Limbs
05 Tangled Envisioning
06 Grass Stain
07 Lively
08 Brother Bryan
09 Noccalula
10 Peace and Quiet
11 American Weekend
12 You’re Damaged

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Waxahatchee, like them on Facebook, and purchase Cerulean Salt from Don Giovanni Records [HERE]

Stormshadow: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 13, 2013
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[photo by Rafe Baron courtesy of Impose Magazine]

We make no secret of the fact that we’re big fans of Don Giovanni Records, the label’s leaders Joe and Zach, and the outstanding music they release. At this year’s DGR showcase, the label celebrated their 10th anniversary and spurred the reunion of one of New Brunswick’s legendary punk bands. Stormshadow released only one album Set On Destroy on CD-R and sold it at their shows. On the very day the band played their first show in over a decade at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Don Giovanni gave their album a proper release. At Music Hall, the band played 9 songs from the album in a twelve-song twenty-five minute set that went all too quickly. Stormshadow is one of those Minutemen-styled punk bands that is intelligent, energetic and able to effortlessly meld genres. The wrinkle in their sound is the male-female vocals which gives them a three-dimensional sound. Perhaps motivated by the success of this set, Stormshadow will now be playing more shows, including one on March 30 at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other sets from this night and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Switched On”:

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Stormshadow
2013-02-09
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-03-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 24:47]
01 [intro]
02 Switched On
03 Forty Ounces and The King Of Smoke
04 Watson Brake
05 Stainless Stealing and the Wage Gap
06 Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Slaves
07 Compassion Confection
08 [banter]
09 Anvil
10 Glitter
11 Catch You on the Flip
12 Its The Passion
13 Houdini
14 Notes From the Greaser Underground

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Stormshadow, visit their website, purchase Set On Destroy from Don Giovanni Records [HERE].

Hilly Eye: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 7, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

Hilly Eye is the duo of singer/guitarist Amy Klein (formerly of Titus Andronicus) and drummer Catherine Tung. The pair formed back in 2009, but just released their debut record, Reasons to Live, on Don Giovanni Records this year, and they joined their labelmates in the middle of a February blizzard to play their new material at the label showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Hilly Eye is the type of act that almost translates better live than on record; the raw immediacy of their raw, slightly shambolic songwriting is naturally appealing on the stage.  Like fellow Don Giovanni labelmates Shellshag (that recording here), Tung and Klein don’t lack for firepower to make their point, even without additional players. The duo deliver songs like “Double Dutch” that tend to be noisy, but not merely for the sake of being so, and are sweetened with a dash of pop sensibility. We’ll call Hilly Eye another win for the Don Giovanni family.

nyctaper and I recorded this set from an optimal spot in the venue using my MBHO cardiod microphones and a perfectly balanced soundboard feed from the house engineer, Jim. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Don Giovanni Records for their support and having us at the show.

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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Hilly Eye
2013-02-08
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603 + Soundboard (Engineer: Jim)>>Roland R-26 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, retro effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, upward compression, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Jacob’s Ladder
02 Jersey City
03 Amnesia
04 January
05 Almanac
06 Double Dutch
07 Benediction

If you enjoyed this set, PLEASE SUPPORT Hilly Eye, like them on Facebook, and purchase Reasons to Live from Don Giovanni Records [HERE]

Waxahatchee: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 6, 2013
By

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[Photos by acidjack]

Waxahatchee, the one-woman project of Katie Crutchfield, hit the scene in low-key fashion in 2012 with a record of lo-fi bedroom gems entitled American Weekend that quietly made it onto several critics’ best-of lists.  The record’s raw production couldn’t mask the obvious talent Crutchfield has for writing accessible, confessional songs punctuated by her unique voice and phrasing.  “Catfish”, on both that record and streaming above, is one of many examples of that, an earworm that also has something to say. American Weekend represented a transitional period for Crutchfield, who had just left she and her sister Allison’s band P.S. EliotShe recorded the record in her parents’ bedroom in Birmingham, Alabama (her hometown).

Its newly-released follow-up, Cerulean Salt, was still recorded at home — this time in Crutchfield’s Philadelphia basement — but it is a well-produced, good-sounding record that flatters Crutchfield’s voice and her talents much more effectively than American Weekend could have hoped to.  Deservedly, Stereogum just named it their Album of the Week.

This set at Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of the Don Giovanni Records showcase was originally supposed to feature a band, but the night’s blizzard made that impossible. Instead, we got a nine-song solo set that proved that Crutchfield’s songs can stand on their own, even live in a fairly large room. The set previewed four songs from Cerulean Salt – “Hollow Bedroom”, “Blue Pt. II”, “Swan Dive” and “You’re Damaged”, and as such, in cooperation Don Giovanni, we are releasing this set to coincide with the release of Cerulean Salt, which hit stores this Tuesday.  It is an excellent record, and one that we think will introduce Waxahatchee to a much broader audience.

I recorded this set with an excellent soundboard feed from the house engineer, Jim plus MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones.  Due to a particularly noisy audience and a quiet set, this recording is mostly the soundboard feed.  Some DI noise and hiss were present, which were mostly eliminated with software editing.  The final product I think will be a favorite. Enjoy!


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Waxahatchee
2013-02-08
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by acidjack and nyctaper
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Jim) + MBHO KA200N>MBP603>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (noise reduction on SBD, align, amplify, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (tape effect on SBD)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, parallel compression, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Please note: Some track titles will need to fixed in the actual file set, as the set was tagged and tracked before the new record came out.]
01 Hollow Bedroom
02 Catfish
03 Grass Stain
04 Blue Pt. 2
05 Michel
06 Swan Dive
07 Noccalula
08 I Think I Love You
09 You’re Damaged

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Waxahatchee, like them on Facebook, and purchase Cerulean Salt from Don Giovanni Records [HERE]

Shellshag: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 22, 2013
By

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[photo by Rafe Baron courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Shellshag have a modest but very loyal following and on this recording from a couple of weeks ago at the second night of the Don Giovanni Records showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg, you can hear them chant the band’s name in between songs. One of the reasons for this kind of support is that Shellshag is authentic — the duo have worked the DIY scene in multiple cities over the last fifteen years. Their recent partnership with Don Giovanni has worked well for both, as their appearances as the annual showcases have been highlight, and their last album Rumors in Disguise is perhaps their best yet. The relationship fortunately continues this year as Shellshag is poised to release a new album Shellshag Forever on DGR in April. The band revealed a new track this week, “Face to Face” (the live version is streaming below), which seems not only autobiographical but also describes the live layout of the duo on stage. While we wish greater exposure for a band that truly deserves it, and this new album could very well be that spark, like their vocal fans at Music Hall, sometimes we’re happy Shellshag remains our little secret.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Screaming Females set and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Face to Face”:

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Shellshag
2013-02-09
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-02-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:15]
01 [intro]
02 Face to Face
03 Crashing Rockets
04 Kiss Me Harder
05 Little Birdy
06 Carry On
07 Happiness
08 Means That Much to Me
09 Medley
10 Sweet Hoody
11 Magnet
12 Resilient Bastard
13 Just Like Heaven [Cure]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Shellshag, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Don Giovanni Records store [HERE] and the Starcleaner Records website [HERE].

Lemuria: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 20, 2013
By





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[photos by acidjack]

Buffalo’s Lemuria aren’t actually on Don Giovanni Records, but as friends of the label they joined several of their like-minded acts for an epic night of music that also included Hilly Eye (that recording coming soon), Jeffrey Lewis (recording here), Waxahatchee (coming in early March) and Laura Stevenson (recording here). The band served up a healthy dose of their early-90s style sound which recalls the raw, direct style of acts like Superchunk and Sleater-Kinney. Highlights included the pop-punk confection “The One” from their Pebble LP and the more measured burner “Lipstick” from 2008’s Get Better.  The band’s tour calendar is empty save a Montreal date in May, but be on the lookout for them on their next NYC run.

I recorded this set from an optimal location in the venue with MBHO microphones and a soundboard feed provided by the house engineer, Jim.  The sound quality, like all of our recordings from this night, is excellent. 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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Lemuria
2013-02-08
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Jim) + MBHO KA200N>MBP603>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, limit peaks)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter for “retro”)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 34:16]
01 Cannonballs to Hurt
02 Dog>
03 Dogs
04 Wise People
05 Durian
06 Chautauqua County
07 Lipstick
08 Expert Herder
09 Ozzy
10 Pants
11 The One
12 Mechanical

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Lemuria, visit their website, and buy their records directly from their online store [HERE]

Laura Stevenson: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 13, 2013
By

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[photo by acidjack]

We last saw Laura Stevenson exactly a year ago, at last year’s Don Giovanni showcase where she was a mid-bill act. In the year that followed, Laura has ramped up her career to the point where she was the Friday night headliner and brought out a respectable crowd on the night of the blizzard of the century, even when her family could not make it in from Long Island. She released an EP this month in anticipation of her new album Wheel, which will be released in April. At Music Hall on Friday, she and her band The Cans performed an hour long set which highlighted Laura’s strengths, sweet vocals and superb songwriting — the sort of confessional folk-influenced style that can be redundant, but in the hands of craftsperson like Stevenson is a joy to behold. She only played a handful of songs from Wheel, along with a nice selection from her several previous albums, but the new material is quite strong. We expect that after the release of the new album, she’ll climb to even greater heights. Laura Stevenson will be on tour throughout March including multiple SXSW shows, dates [here].

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Jeffrey Lewis recording and the sound is equally superb.

Stream “Barnacles”:

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Laura Stevenson
2013-02-08
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper 2013-02-13

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:11]
01 Runner
02 [banter – amp]
03 The Healthy One
04 Mouthbreather
05 Caretaker
06 Oh California [new song]
07 808
08 Baby Bones
09 Telluride
10 A Shine To It
11 Renee
12 Barnacles
13 [banter – electric guitar]
14 Nervous Rex
15 Peachy
16 The Wheel
17 Master of Art
18 [encore break]
19 The Move

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Laura Stevenson, visit her website, and purchase her official releases, including Wheel when its released in April, from Don Giovanni Records [HERE]

Jeffrey Lewis: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 11, 2013
By

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[photo by acidjack]

It is a pure coincidence that our next post after Diane Cluck is her sometime collaborator and fellow anti-folk alum Jeffrey Lewis. We spoke at length with Jeffrey after his entertaining performance at the first night of the Don Giovanni Records showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night. Speaking to Jeffrey is almost as entertaining as seeing him live, but we also learned that he was in fact at the Diane Cluck show on Tuesday. It is not a coincidence however that the two artists have chosen the same uncompromising career choices, Diane as a direct-to-fan artist and Jeffrey as a multi-talentend jack of all trades — songwriter, cartoonist, humorist and writer. The performance on Friday offered a forty-minute glimpse of these talents and was a thoroughly enjoyable set on many levels, offbeat (“Cult Boyfriend” streaming below), thoughtful (“Life”), educational (“Pocahontas”), and completely hilarious (“The Pigeon”, a yiddish LES spoof of Poe’s The Raven). We have had the luck to see Jeffrey several times, but inexplicably he’s never been on the site. We are happy to finally have him here, and hope there are more to come.

I recorded this set with acidjack from a prime location in this venue. I mixed the Sennheiser cards with a fine soundboard feed and the results are superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Cult Boyfriend”:

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

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Jeffrey Lewis
2013-02-08
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper 2013-02-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:41]
01 When You’re By Yourself
02 [banter – thanks for coming]
03 Cult Boyfriend
04 Big A Little A [Crass]
05 [banter – low budget films]
06 Pocahontas
07 Life
08 Reaching
09 [banter – Raven]
10 The Pigeon
11 Time Trades
12 Into A Corner
13 The Dirty Bird

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Jeffrey Lewis, visit his website, and purchase his official merch at his website [HERE] and at Don Giovanni Records [HERE].

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