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Purling Hiss: September 8, 2017 Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Afternoon Jamboree (Raleigh, NC)

September 19, 2017
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[photo by Paul Spanbauer]

As longtime members of the Purling Hiss bandwagon, we’re always excited to see this band play live, and even more excited by the big-time reception those live shows usually get. That was the story here at the Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Afternoon Jamboree, where the Hiss set found the room at its most-packed point of the day, and for good reason. Mike Polizze and his current cast of co-conspirators (Ben Leaphart on drums, Pat Hickey on bass) brought the full amount of heat to the King’s stage on this sunny mid-afternoon, kicking off with the classic PH tune “Mercury Retrograde” before venturing into a long-haired rock version of Spacemen 3’s “Walking With Jesus.” It was the best kind of cover, abandoning the melodic, low-tempo Brit-psych of the original to boil the song to its rawest essence. After that, we headed into the deep Hiss catalog for “Run From the City” and “Almost Washed My Hair” (2009 and 2010 respectively) before the band sprung a final goodie, a song so new that it doesn’t yet have a name. What we do know about the song is, not-shockingly, it’s a fusillade of hard-charging guitars and ecstatic vibes. Like most things Purling Hiss, it rocks.

I recorded this set with Evan Lamb’s soundboard feed, together with Schoeps MK4V microphones onstage. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Purling Hiss
2017-09-08
Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Afternoon Jamboree
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack
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Soundboard (engineer: Evan Lamb)+Schoeps MK4V (onstage, DFC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Zoom F8 (24bit/48kHz WAV files)>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Mercury Retrograde
02 Walking with Jesus [Spacemen 3]
03 Run From the City
04 Almost Washed My Hair
05 [untitled]

Purling Hiss:
Mike Polizze – Vox/Guitar
Ben Leaphart – Drums
Pat Hickey – Bass

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Ty Segall & the Muggers: February 27, 2016 Webster Hall

March 3, 2016
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[photo courtesy of Will Oliver at We All Want Someone]

Ty Segall has been all over this site for years, and the reason we keep coming back to his shows is the same reason that he sold out these two nights at Webster Hall last weekend: He’s one of the most exciting live acts around. Here with his latest band, the Muggers, Ty delivered a powerhouse 90-minute set that covered the entirety of the new Emotional Mugger album before delving into some of his best-loved jams from the past few years.

Compared to some of the more intimate Ty shows we’ve covered in the past, this first of the two Webster performances had all the ridiculousness and bombast of a Big Rock Show, with Segall hitting the stage in a mask to the tune of a baby crying. The first few songs felt both true to his garage roots and ridiculously over the top, with Segall barking his lyrics into the microphone, hurling himself into the crowd, and working overtime to try to turn the big room into some kind of facsimile of, say, Death By Audio circa 2012. As time went on though — particular into the lengthy jamming on “Feel” — what stood out most was the quality of the Muggers, who managed to undergird the shambolic moments with accomplished playing. That’s part of the great paradox and joy of Ty Segall, too — you’ve got a prolific performer with a great voice and pop sensibility, but who isn’t afraid to go wild, to get dirty, and to have fun. If you saw any of the New York acoustic shows in 2015 (almost all of which we covered), then you know what I mean. Most garage-rock singers would be lost playing acoustically on a stool — not only would their uneven skills be exposed, but the songs wouldn’t work without the fuzz. Segall doesn’t have that problem. His songs move crowds in any context. The show closed out with a stretched-out, saxophoned-up “The Singer,” both a tribute to the man himself, and his ability to capture a crowd no matter how big the tent.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and Schoeps MK41V supercardiod microphones. Even though we weren’t in a DIY venue, the sound bears many of those hallmarks: loud, in your face, and raw. The recording is true to that. Enjoy!

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Ty Segall & the Muggers
2016-02-27
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Ty’s FOH) + Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, DFC, PAS)>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Squealer
02 Californian Hills
03 Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess
04 Breakfast Eggs
05 Diversion
06 Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)
07 [jamming]
08 Mandy Cream
09 Candy Sam
10 Squealer Two
11 The Magazine
12 Thank God For Sinners
13 They Told Me Too
14 You’re the Doctor
15 [banter1]
16 Spiders
17 Manipulator
18 Feel
19 [encore break]
20 Finger
21 The Feels
22 The Singer

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Gringo Star: June 14, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

August 11, 2014
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[band promo photo]

Gringo Star‘s formula ain’t hard to figure out, nor is it foreign to fans of the stellar garage rock that’s been pouring out of the Atlanta, GA area for the past several years. Helmed by the Furgiuele brothers — Nick and Peter — Gringo Star plays fun-loving, to-the-point tunes that find them in good company with other recent site favorites like fellow Atlantans The Coathangers and the West Coasters Night Beats. This late-night set at Mercury Lounge proved to be the kind of free-for-all you might expect, with the band as ringleaders. Their latest album, Floating Out to See, finds them in a slightly mellower, more textured mode on the LP, but in the tight confines of Mercury it all came out pure party music. I can only hope the after party was as much of a scorcher as this set. 

This set was recorded by the Mercury staff directly from the soundboard and provided to us. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Gringo Star
2014-06-14
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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Produced by acidjack

Midas Verona Soundboard>Tascam CD–RW900SL>CD-R>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, imaging, EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, upsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [cuts in after first song]
01 100 Miles
02 Find A Love
03 Make You Mine
04 The Start
05 Ask Me Why
06 Look For More
07 Count Yer Lucky Stars
08 Going Way Out
09 Mexican Coma
10 You Want It
11 Come Back Home
12 All Y’All
13 Shadow

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Night Beats: July 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

July 9, 2014
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[photo from the House of Vans show by Chris La Putt for BrooklynVegan]

Seattle garage rockers Night Beats helmed a stacked bill this night at Baby’s All Right that also featured Frankie Rose’s new project Beverly (that recording to be posted soon pending band approval), Hamish Kilgour’s latest project Roya, and Brooklyn garage punks LODRO. Night Beats had been teasing new songs for a while (including our last meet up with them at Glasslands) and we’ve finally gotten to see the final versions in the form of the songs on their record Sonic Bloom. Much of that material was on display on this night, but the Beats jumped around some, playing some more new ones, plus songs from their self-titled debut LP. Of note from that album in particular were a fiery “Puppet On A String” and the jammed-out set closer “The Other Side”, but the real fun came in hearing new songs like “Dewayne’s Drone” and “Useless Game” come to life. The Beats were joined after the show by the Black Lips on the turntables, and returned the favor the following night when they opened for the Lips at the lame corporate marketing opportunity House of Vans.

This set was recorded by Baby’s All Right head of production Devin Foley using the house multitrack system, whose files I produced and mixed down. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Night Beats
2014-07-02
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by Devin Foley
Produced by acidjack

Multitrack digital soundboard>SanDisk Cruzer USB Drive>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, effects, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 38:12]
01 Rat King [cuts in]
02 As You Want
03 Outta Mind
04 Dewayne’s Drone
05 Useless Game
06 The New World
07 [unknown1]
08 [unknown2]
09 Puppet On A String
10 [encore break]
11 The Other Side

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The Sheiks: October 24, 2013 Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 1, 2013
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[still from this video]

The Sheiks are from Memphis, which makes them difficult to google. The “Memphis Sheiks” was one of the alternative names of the Memphis Jug Band, the influential early 20th century African-American roots/bluegrass band that performed for nearly thirty years. The Sheiks was also the name of a regionally successful St. Louis rock band in the 70s and 80s, that played often in Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi region. The contemporary band known as The Sheiks is a garage rock band, and a damned good one at that. We caught them at Cake Shop last week and their half-hour set was pretty much everything you want from this genre of music — loud, energetic, fun and a little messy. The Sheiks released Witches + Mystics last Summer and the band performed much of the album, along with a couple of new tracks and one neat cover. We are streaming “Until I Find Her”, the opening track on the album, and a high-speed rave up that represents everything that’s good about this genre and this band in particular.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted above the stage and mixed with DPA omni mounted in front of the stacks. The four mic mix is quite excellent, if a bit low in the vocals. Enjoy!

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Sheiks
2013-10-24
Cake Shop
New York NY

Digital Master Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040s + DPA 4061s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 35:25]
01 Makin Me Scream
02 She Said All Those Things
03 Tip Top
04 Teacher Teach Me
05 Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line [Waylon Jennings]
06 Queenie
07 She Dances With Fire
08 Keep Me In Mind
09 Picture Frame
10 Shitty Bo Diddley
11 Until I Find Her
12 Fever

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K-Holes: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 28, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

For fans of 60s psych and garage rock, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Brooklyn band more compelling than K-Holes. This band’s style is no prettified nostalgia trip. As their name implies, K-Holes’ energy comes from a dark place; a song where they scream the refrain “We are rats!” ain’t exactly to be featured on the next Strokes record. The New York of the K-Holes is the grittier world of the early 80s, and their sound reflects it. As one of many bands that grew up around the dearly departed Monster Island, one of many gentrification victims of the last few years around here, they’ve gotten to live a little bit of it, too.

Besides the contrast in tone, this band also presents a different look and appeal than many of their peers. First, the band is a mixed-gender crew that consists of singer-guitarist Jack Hines, singer Vashti Windish, Hines’ wife Julie (whose uber-cool bass playing is perhaps the best visual in the band’s live show), drummer Cameron Michel and saxophonist Zumi Rosow. The male and female lead vocals, and Rosow’s sax flourishes, give the bands’ songs added depth and texture – and they also look a bit more exotic than, say, a trio of scruffy dudes.  But ultimately, it’s the songs that get a band noticed, and K-Holes have got a ton of good ones, spread across their latest record on Hardly Art, Dismania, and their eponymous first album. “Child”, which leads off Dismania and closed this Knitting Factory set, is one of those clarion call-style tracks that demands to be turned up to 11, and the live version was a standout. “Rats” and “Numb” (streaming below along with “Child”) were two more Dismania tracks that absolutely killed. But no need to take my word for it; K-Holes will be on the bill at the epic Ty Segall / Thee Oh Sees Show at The Wick/The Well on September 22, and after that they’ll be in Europe for all of our friends on the continent. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss them.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Rob, the engineer at the Knitting Factory, and Schoeps MK5 microphones. Of my three recordings from this night (along with Night Beats), this is probably my favorite.  Enjoy!

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K-Holes
2012-08-06
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, ROB, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 33:21]
01 Native Tongues
02 Gutter
03 Meat Man
04 Numb
05 Creatures of War
06 Acid
07 Mosquito
08 Rats
09 Swamp Fires
10 Child

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BRONCHO: August 8, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 20, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

BRONCHO, from Oklahoma, play a kind of nonchalant, grimy garage punk that might be more closely aligned with Bushwick or San Francisco. Theirs is a sound that is easily digested, infinitely catchy, and tailored perfectly to the limited attention spans of well air-conditioned summer crowds. This night at Glasslands gave the band an opportunity to run rapid-fire through another after another of two-minute burners, each with a ready-made hook and a sarcastic wit. Songs like “I Don’t Really Want to be Social”, “Try Me Out Sometime” and “Can’t Get Past the Lips” were among the highlights of this set, which focused on material from the band’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips. This was a high-energy set start to finish, punctuated by the yelps of lead vocalist Ryan Lindsey. Summer’s the perfect season to wrap your ears around some BRONCHO, and they’re swinging through the Midwest and California for the rest of summer, followed by the south in October, so if you’re in the path of their tour, check it out!

I recorded this set with our house rig at Glasslands, a Studio Projects LSD2 large diaphragm microphone and a soundboard feed from Jeremy, the engineer at Glasslands. The result gives you all the high-energy feeling of being there. Enjoy!

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BRONCHO
2012-08-08
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Studio Projects LSD2 (xy cardiod, DFC)>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (align, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, mixdown, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Blown Fuse
02 What
03 Try Me Out Sometime
04 Record Store
05 It’s On
06 I Don’t Really Wanna Be Social
07 I Wanna Put It Where Kurt Put It
08 Impressions
09 I’m Gonna Find Out
10 Losers
11 Get Off My Reservations
12 Psychiatrist
13 Can’t Get Past the Lips
14 Class

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Night Beats: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 14, 2012
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[photo by acidjack]

Seattle’s Night Beats keep it simple. With a sound whose most obvious reference points are Roky Erickson-style Texas psych and garage rock, the three piece’s no-bullshit live show has gained an ever-increasing following. A look at who they’ve toured with – bands like the Black Lips, Black Angels, the Strange Boys and even Roky himself – tells their story pretty accurately. This show at Knitting Factory may have been on a Monday, but that didn’t slow down the dancing or thin out the crowd, who got to enjoy a very strong bill all night long (openers MMoss and K-Holes similarly killed it). The band continue to tour behind their 2011 self-titled debut LP on Trouble In Mind records, and this set featured a lot of it, including their current single, “Puppet On A String”.  Luckily, the band also delved into what there is of a “back catalog”, in this case the 2010 H-Bomb EP, including that track as well as one of my favorites “They Came In Through the Window”. I’m pretty sure I heard some new songs (or at least, ones I couldn’t identify from the EP and album) as well. Though similar in sound, Night Beats eschewed the onstage antics some of their brethren like the Black Lips, which made for fewer flying bodies and beer cans, but one hell of a show.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from Rob, the engineer at the Knitting Factory.  In true garage band form, the sound is raw, but an excellent representation of the night and a great listen. Enjoy!

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Night Beats
2012-08-06
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, ROB, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 39:06]
01 Puppet On A String
02 Ain’t Dumbo
03 Shadows in the Night
04 They Came In Through the Window
05 The Other Side
06 War Games
07 [unknown1]
08 H-Bomb
09 [unknown2]
10 [unknown3]
11 Little War in the Midwest

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