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Howlin’ Rain: July 28, 2018 Union Pool

August 16, 2018
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July sure felt like the month of Howlin’ Rain: I caught them twice at Brooklyn Bowl opening for Grateful Shred, and then a couple weeks later this headlining set at Union Pool. Whew! But what a tour finale we have here. The guys sharpened their axes in the two weeks they toured between Brooklyn appearances and it shows. Dig this bawling rendition of “The Wild Boys”—which we hadn’t heard at Brooklyn Bowl—and an extra jammy “Death Prayer.” More Rain! More Rain!

Downloads available at the Live Music Archive.

Howlin’ Rain
2018-07-28
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Robert) + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [50:07]
01. Missouri
02. Rainbow Trout
03. Death Prayer in Heaven’s Orchard
04. Alligator Bride
05. The Wild Boys
06. [banter]
07. Coming Down

Band:
Ethan Miller: guitar/vocals
Jeff McElroy: bass, backing vocals
Dan Cervantes: guitar, backing vocals
Justin Smith: drums, backing vocals

Website | Facebook | Buy The Alligator Bride and other Howlin Rain records via Silver Current

Howlin’ Rain: July 14, 2018 Brooklyn Bowl

July 23, 2018
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Before you dive in to Howlin’ Rain’s second show from Brooklyn Bowl, here’s your reminder that the band has two shows coming up this week at Monty Hall on Friday, July 27 and Union Pool on Saturday, July 28. Both are with New Haven, CT’s Mountain Movers. Friday includes additional support from Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band; Saturday includes support from Prison (Solar Motel Band play Union Pool’s day show on Saturday). These are absolutely amazing lineups and if you follow NYCTaper you’re aware of most of these bands and know we’re fans. See you there!

Okay, back to Brooklyn Bowl: Night two features a similar setlist to the previous night, adding a new arrangement of “Coliseum” from Mansion Songs. The band sounds especially loose for the Saturday night crowd, which you can hear right away in the elongated performance of “Missouri.” Speaking of performances, in the review of the first night I neglected to mention how great the band is: Jeff McElroy plays bass like a lead instrument and his lines are really unique; Dan Cervantes adds flair on the guitar, not to mention his Neil Young-stylings; Justin Smith swings on drums and holds this whole wailing thing together. The harmonies are especially great, with all four players adding vocals.

Howlin’ Rain will be back in our area on Friday, but if you’re near Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toronto, or Greenfield you can see them this week. Check out tour dates over at their website.

Downloads at the Live Music Archive.

Howlin’ Rain
2018-07-14
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO KA200N/603A (FOB, ROC, PAS) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [49:03]
01. Missouri
02. Rainbow Trout
03. Death Prayer in Heaven’s Orchard
04. Coliseum
05. The Alligator Bride

Band:
Ethan Miller: guitar/vocals
Jeff McElroy: bass, backing vocals
Dan Cervantes: guitar, backing vocals
Justin Smith: drums, backing vocals

Website | Facebook | Buy The Alligator Bride and other Howlin Rain records via Silver Current

Howlin’ Rain: July 13, 2018 Brooklyn Bowl

July 15, 2018
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[Photo by Bill Antonucci]

Howlin’ Rain’s latest album, The Alligator Bride, is the result of a culmination of forces at work in the Howlverse: after the grand studio work of Mansion Songs, Ethan Miller recorded The Alligator Bride with his touring band, successfully bottling the sound we heard on their 2015 tour. The record’s vision hearkens back to the earlier Southern Gothic days of Howlin’ Rain—and not incidentally their first self-titled album has just been reissued on vinyl for the first time. Miller also recently talked to the folks on the No Simple Road podcast, sharing that his inspiration for the live-in-the-studio sound came from the Dead’s Europe ’72 opus. So it was more than appropriate to find the ’Rain opening up for Californian Dead cover band, Grateful Shred, for their first two East Coast gigs. The ’Rain are in fine form here on night one, treating the Dead-freaks in attendance to an opening instrumental followed by five tunes from The Alligator Bride.

Howlin’ Rain continue their tour without the Grateful Shred, and you’re highly advised to catch them in your town. They’ll be back in the NYC-area for shows at Monty Hall on July 27 and Union Pool on July 28. Meanwhile we’ll be back in a few days with recordings of Howlin’ Rain night 2, as well as both nights of Grateful Shred. As they say, stay tuned to these higher frequencies!

Downloads at the Live Music Archive.

Howlin’ Rain
2018-07-13
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO KA200N/603A (FOB, ROC, PAS) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [43:53]
01. Jam >
02. Missouri
03. Rainbow Trout
04. Death Prayer in Heaven’s Orchard
05. Alligator Bride
06. Coming Down

Band:
Ethan Miller: guitar and vocals
Jeff McElroy: bass, backing vocals
Dan Cervantes: guitar, backing vocals
Justin Smith: drums, backing vocals

Website | Facebook | Buy The Alligator Bride and other Howlin Rain records via Silver Current

Feral Ohms: June 24, 2017 Union Pool (Summer Thunder)

June 29, 2017
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Though this was their NYC debut, Ethan Miller’s latest garage fuzzout band, Feral Ohms, began quietly releasing singles on his Silver Current label way back in 2013. What the hell took them so long? Well, Miller’s had some other stuff going on like Howlin’ Rain, Heron Oblivion, and the too-damn-short Comets on Fire reunion from that same year. So we’ll let Feral Ohms skate on their longtime absence from the East Coast. Besides, the band—that’s Miller on guitar and vocals, Josh Haynes on bass, and Chris Johnson on drums—made up for it and then some with this literally scorching Saturday afternoon outdoor set as part of Union Pool’s Summer Thunder series. They played the entire self-titled record to huge smiles all around as the packed crowd took in the sun and the tunes. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long before the ’Ohms come back this way again.

I recorded this with the mics set up on stage, combined with a board feed courtesy of Union Pool engineer Doug. It sounds excellent. Enjoy!

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Feral Ohms
2017-06-24
Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + AKG C480B/CK61 (OS) > Zoom F8 > 2 x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [36:06]
01. Love Damage
02. Living Junkyard
03. Early Man
04. God of Nicaragua
05. Teenage God Born to Die
06. Sweetbreads (false start)
07. Sweetbreads
08. Value on the Street
09. The Glow
10. Super Ape

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Howlin’ Rain: February 8, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 14, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Ethan Miller, the founder and frontman of Howlin’ Rain, knows his history.  Were it still the 1970s, the Humboldt County native and his band could have held their own with any of that era’s West Coast greats.  These days, some of the era’s dinosaurs may still roam, but among current acts, Howlin’ Rain have the mantle almost to themselves.  The band wear their influences proudly; as Miller put it to Rolling Stone, “Everyone dabbles in the history books to get their licks… We use the same roads and highways. But the weather, lights, cars and people, they’re never quite the same.”  Miller previously honed his chops in the psychedelic rock outfit Comets on Fire, who released their last record in 2006, the same year that Miller launched Howlin’ Rain’s outstanding self-titled debut.  Howlin’ Rain retains some of its predecessor’s psychedelic influences, and penchant for stretched-out songs, but focuses more on a melodic, classic rock style that takes full advantage of Miller and the band’s considerable talents.

This show at Brooklyn Bowl, the second of two local shows after a night at Mercury Lounge over in Manhattan, found the band and openers D. Charles Speer & the Helix playing material from the band’s forthcoming record to a moderately-sized but fired-up crowd ignoring the league night going on in the bowling portion of the room.  This gave plenty of opportunities for bowling jokes, sure, but by mid-set, bowling had fallen by the wayside, and Howlin’ Rain owned the room.  It’s no wonder that The Russian Wilds, their new album that dropped today, has been receiving ecstatic reviews – while some other classic-sounding bands (ahem, a certain duo who shall remain unnamed) have taken to putting out records that go through the motions, The Russian Wilds is the sound of a band that is still hungry and still getting better.  They kicked off this show with “Self Made Man” from that record, an eight-minute rocker that says all you need to know about the scale and scope of Miller’s ambitions.   Things only picked up from there, as the band displayed its versatility and its ability rock on songs like “Cherokee Werewolf”, “Dark Side” and “I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight”.  The combination of the band’s throwback sound and the rock n’ bowl venue felt like a time machine of sorts – and that was a time machine I’d like to be in.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with two pairs of Schoeps microphones – MK5 cardiods and MK41 supercardiods – plus a soundboard feed provided by Brooklyn Bowl.  Thanks to Peter Costello for his hospitality.  Enjoy the recording!

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Howlin’ Rain
2012-02-08
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by hi and lo and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK41>KCY>littlebox + Schoeps MK5c>NBox cables>PFA>PSP2 >> Tascam DR-680 (MK41 and SBD) + Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (MK5)>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (clock sync channels, mixdown, tracking, set fades, light EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time approx 78min]
01 intro>Self Made Man
02 Phantom In the Valley
03 [banter]
04 Cherokee Werewolf
05 [banter]
06 Can’t Satisfy Me Now
07 [banter]
08 Strange Thunder
09 Dark Side
10 Dancers At the End of Time
11 Calling Lightning Pt. 2
12 [encore break]
13 I Want to See The Bright Lights Tonight
14 Roll On The Rusted Days

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