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One Eleven Heavy: September 1, 2019 Union Pool

September 10, 2019
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One Eleven Heavy’s second LP, Desire Path, doubles down on the seventies boogie rock vibe that made Everything’s Better so irresistible. Building on the first record’s foundation, though, it ventures further into loose, Dead-inspired jams with songs like “Chickenshit” and “Hot Potato Soup.” It’s a pure delight for anyone who’s ever owned a Dead record or discovered the other side of country music with Numero’s Comic American Music compilation.

I was pretty jazzed to finally see One Eleven Heavy—their short tour last year was full of misfortunes including a van accident and a venue closure that preempted their Brooklyn gig. Unthwarted, they’ve been touring the U.S. this month, beginning with this record-release show at Union Pool and winding up back where they began with a tour-capper this Saturday, September 14th at Trans-Pecos. (Grab your tickets!) For a band so with members so geographically separated, they sound here like they play together every day. I highly recommend you get yourself out to Trans-Pecos this weekend for a surefire good time.

I recorded this from our usual location at Union Pool, with MBHO mics in DIN stereo configuration, combined with a board feed. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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One Eleven Heavy
2019-09-01
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging, downsample, dither) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [54:54]
01. Old Hope Chest
02. Stir
03. House of Cards
04. Kitty Clyde’s Sister
05. Chickenshit
06. Mardi Gras
07. Fickle Wind
08. Valley Bottom Fever
09. Hot Potato Soup
10. Crosses

Hans Chew: July 29, 2018 Union Pool (Freedom of the Press Benefit)

August 1, 2018
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If you truck in Cosmic American Music, you’ve hopefully picked up the new Freedom of the Press compilation from Kith & Kin, which features so many of the modern luminaries of the scene. And if you haven’t yet, there’s no time like the present. We at NYCTaper are supporters of the First Amendment as well as the music and were delighted to be part of this benefit. For a much more articulate discussion on why this cause is so important, and how the music fits in to it, check out this interview with label co-founder and executive producer of the compilation, Scott McDowell.

Speaking of things we at NYCTaper have an affinity for, we’ve been following Hans Chew’s music for a while now—since way back in 2012, in fact, when Hans played our CMJ show. Times have changed for sure: CMJ is gone, but we’re still here and so is Hans. He released a new record last year, Open Sea, which artfully blends his piano playing, sharp lyrics, and songwriting with a nod to the free playing styles of the 70s. I really couldn’t put it better than Tyler Wilcox did in Aquarium Drunkard: “While digging into Open Sea, Hans Chew’s latest/greatest LP, your imagination may conjure up some dream rock combos. Leon Russell hiring Television to be his backing band in ’77? Joe Boyd producing the Allmans? JJ Cale jamming with Crazy Horse?”

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Hans Chew
2018-07-29
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Freedom of the Press Benefit
https://freedomofthepress.bandcamp.com

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, exciter) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [36:28]
01. Open Sea
02. Life Insurance
03. Words & Music
04. Cruikshanks

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Hans Chew: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos

July 27, 2016
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We’ve been following Hans Chew for a while now, since he first played our CMJ show in 2012. Back then, Hans spent the set behind the piano, playing his boogie-driven tunes like modern madcap Jerry Lee Lewis. By the time Hans showed up for this Trans-Pecos show in 2016, he was preparing to release a stellar new album, Unknown Sire, with our friends Divide By Zero records. But when we talked to Hans before this show, he explained to us that he had been so motivated by reading a recent biography of Neil Young that he decided to take an entirely different approach this time — and that for this show, he had an entire new album to draw from. As a result, Hans played the role of guitar lead this time, and he shared three new jams that take clear inspiration from Young’s most daring guitar efforts. As he led off with the sprawling “Cruikshanks,” we could tell this was a very different Hans Chew indeed, one who reveled in extended guitar solos and longer narratives. If any of the three songs fit most closely with Chew’s previous efforts, it was probably the upbeat, honky-tonk inspired “Open Sea,” which itself clocked in at over six minutes, and led into “Freely,” which began as a midtempo rocker before exploding into a fiery solo at the end. Though we’re thrilled for the upcoming record, one has to hope this latest material doesn’t have to sit in the hopper for too long, either.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 microphones close to the stage, Naiant X-X omnis split wide on stage, and a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Hans Chew
2016-07-23
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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

Schoeps MK22 (FOB, ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard + Naiant X-X (3’ split, onstage)>>Zoom F8>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (image, EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Cruikshanks
02 Open Sea
03 Freely

Band:
Hans Chew – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Cavallo – Guitar
Rob Smith – Drums
Jimy SeiTang – Bass

Support Hans Chew: Website | Facebook | Divide By Zero Records

D. Charles Speer & the Helix: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 2, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

We were thrilled to get a chance over Memorial Day weekend to check with D. Charles Speer & the Helix. We followed frontman Dave Shuford’s other band, Rhyton, quite a bit last year (not to mention our love for the separate work of Helix keys man Hans Chew). Now, after two Rhyton albums, Shuford is re-focusing on the Speer project, and if the material we heard on this night at Mercury Lounge is any indication, they have some good stuff up their sleeves. Two of our favorites from this set were “Cretan Lords”, which boasts inspired guitar work that alludes to the style of the Greek island for which it’s named, as well as the new midtempo psych-boogie burner “Doubled Exposure,” which adds some reggae flavor to the band’s already-complex stylistic mix. We also loved the band’s cover of the Jim Jackson classic, “Bootlegger’s Blues”. Keep an eye out for a new record from the Speer gang in the relatively near future, but until then, we hope this tides you over.

I recorded this set in our usual manner for this venue, with a soundboard feed from the Mercury FOH team and Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones. There are some issues with a vocal mic during the first song, “Red Clay Road” and light DI noise can be heard at especially quiet points during some numbers. Overall, though, the sound quality is outstanding per our usual for this venue. Enjoy!

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Stream “Bootlegger’s Blues [Jim Jackson]”

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D. Charles Speer & the Helix
2013-05-25
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( 8 )

Tracks
01 Red Clay Road
02 Cretan Lords
03 Bootlegger’s Blues [Jim Jackson]
04 The Heated Hand
05 Mandorla at Dawn
06 Doubled Exposure
07 Wallwalker
08 Tough Soup

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT D. Charles Speer & the Helix, visit their website, and purchase their records directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

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Hans Chew: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 12, 2013
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

Hans Chew was kind enough to play a show for us for the second time in five months, taking the stage at Cameo Gallery as a bit of a sequel to his performance at Cake Shop during CMJ back in October.  As with that show, Hans delivered a barn burner of a set, this time in a venue with a loud, upgraded sound system that put extra oomph behind his boogie woogie blues-rock.  Along with new numbers like “Strange Love” and Junker’s Blues,” Chew delivered the finest version I’ve heard of one of his 2010 numbers, “Old Monteagle & Muscadine (Tennessee Part One)”, which leads off his Three Lobed Recordings debut Tennessee & Other Stories.  It is almost silly that an artist of Hans’ talent level was available to open a gig of this size — he has the style of sound, the chops and the showmanship to dominate far-larger stages.  We hope to see the Tennessee native’s next record in print some time this year, but until then, we hope this live set will tide you over. Enjoy!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and an excellent soundboard feed by Cameo engineer Josh.  The sound is outstanding, easily surpassing the Cake Shop recording from last year.  Enjoy!

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Hans Chew
2013-02-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, DINa)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Josh)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (set fades, compress SBD, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, “retro” exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 41:35]
01 Chango>
02 Tom Hughes Town
03 Old Monteagle & Muscadine (Tennessee Part One)
04 Strange Love
05 The Heart Is Deceitful
06 Magnet Moon
07 [banter]
08 Junker’s Blues

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Hans Chew, visit his website, and buy Tennessee and Other Stories from Three Lobed/Divide By Zero Records [HERE]

NYCTaper Presents: Endless Boogie Record Release Party w/ Arbouretum and Hans Chew at Cameo Gallery this FRIDAY, Feb 15

February 13, 2013
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Facebook Invite / Tickets [HERE]

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Endless Boogie
Whether you’re sick of Valentine’s Day shenanigans or not, you owe it to yourself to join your fellow music fans at Cameo Gallery this Friday, February 15, as NYCTaper presents a triple bill from three excellent live bands that we dig. NYC’s Endless Boogie are fixtures of the local rock scene, and deservedly so. We first saw them opening for Pavement during their reunion tour a few years ago and have followed them with interest since, as they have cranked out some positively deadly LPs like the double Full House Head on local No Quarter Records.  As their name implies, EB play big songs with fat, chooglin’ riffs that you might remember from the 70s, if you’ve been alive that long. If not, this is what you missed. The show will be the release party for their new No Quarter release, Long Island, the first track of which recently debuted on NPR. If you want more Boogie than that NPR taste, there is also a three-hour (remember that word, “endless” in the name) live set from WFMU online.  Or, you know, just  come to the show and find out what they’re about in the raw.

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[Arbouretum. Photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page]

This show’s out of town guests, also introducing material from a new record, are NYCTaper veterans Arbouretum.  This will be their first NYC show since their latest Thrill Jockey release, Coming Out of the Fog.  If you managed to catch their set at Glasslands back in 2011 like we did, you know to expect some tightly performed, heavy-rocking Southern-influenced psych rock with a strong literary streak.  Coming Out of the Fog is their most focused work yet and these guys’ live show is not to be missed. See what we mean by streaming our 2011 recording below:

Hans Chew

You may have first met the piano boogie wizard Hans Chew when he played the NYCTaper CMJ Day Party back in October. If you didn’t, you missed a barnburner.  Hans kicked off that show with almost all-new tracks, and a few months later, he’s got even more new material to share.  Hans will start this night off at 8:30p.m. sharp, and he should more than wet your whistle for the next acts to come with his high-energy and endlessly entertaining style that takes its honky-tonk roots into the 20th century.  His Three Lobed/Divide by Zero LP Tennessee & Other Stories is not to be missed, and we expect a new release from him this spring if things go according to plan.

We hope to see you at Friday’s show.  Once again, tickets are HERE and the Facebook invite is HERE.

Hans Chew: October 18, 2012 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 30, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Hans Chew plays a brand of old-time, piano-driven rock n’ roll you may not have even realized you were nostalgic for. As the piano man for Brooklyn country-psych stalwarts D. Charles Speer & the Helix, Chew proved himself as a composer and vocalist in his own right on his debut album Tennessee & Other Stories.  Imbued with a honky-tonk barroom quality, Chew’s piano playing is even more central to his solo project than it is to his work with Speer, and that’s all to the good. As a Southerner now living in New York, Chew’s work remains rooted down south, and incorporates elements of country, bluegrass and Southern boogie. Like D. Charles Speer, Chew isn’t simply a revival act, but a modern performer who has taken a classic, regionally-rooted sound and imbued it with new ideas and new vitality.

We were thrilled to have a chance to invite Chew to play our fifth annual unofficial CMJ day show at Cake Shop, and Chew and the band delivered in a big way, with a set of almost all-new material that continued on Tennessee’s promise. “Strange Love” shone among the new numbers, with its funky guitar groove and catchy refrain. “Junker’s Blues”, which closed the set, was the kind of timeless-but-new number we expect from Chew, and it ended his part of the afternoon on a high note. We would have loved to have Chew at our show in any capacity, but getting this rare preview of new material made it an even bigger honor.

I recorded this set with house engineer Justin’s mix combined with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the cardiod setting mounted on the ceiling just in front of the stage lip and spread wide. The results are outstanding. Enjoy!

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Hans Chew
2012-10-18
NYCTaper CMJ Day Show
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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

Soundboard (engineer: Justin) + Schoeps MK5>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades, align, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, thicken, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, light DR compression, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Chango>
03 Tom Hughes Town
04 Strange Love
05 Magnet Moon
06 [banter]
07 Junker’s Blues

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Hans Chew, visit his website, and buy Tennessee and Other Stories from Three Lobed/Divide By Zero Records [HERE]

Hans Chew also playing the NYCTaper CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop (Thursday Oct 18)

September 25, 2012
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Yesterday we posted about our first CMJ show of 2012, the day party on Thursday October 18, 2012 at Cake Shop. We revealed two artists for this amazing bill, with clues about the other five acts. Today, we’re filling in another name — the inimitable Hans Chew. A little bio about Hans:
“Hans Chew’s 2010 debut album, Tennessee and Other Stories…, received four-stars from Rolling Stone Magazine who called it “fantastic… timeless…”. Uncut Magazine included the record in their Top 50 Albums of the Year and their list of the 20 Best Americana Albums, while also nominating Hans for their highest honor, The Uncut Music Award. Hans Chew is alive and kicking in New York City. He is currently working on his next record, due in 2012.”

Yesterday, Hans revealed his appearance at our show with this tumblr post:

We’re all set to play the @nyctaper @cmj 2012 day party at @cakeshopnyc !!!
This show is sure to be a highlight of CMJ 2012 in October…our band is like a bunch of rabid thoroughbreds kicking in their stalls raring to rock and roll a New York City crowd after a long local hiatus…not to be missed… Also on the bill are New Orleans’ own Hurray For the Riff Raff, who recently appeared on HBO’s Treme, and have been touring Europe extensively, and recently played a spectacular show in Brighton, UK promoted by our European management company Brighthelmstone Promotions. Plus Merge Records’ act Mount Moriah, and more TBA…
http://www.nyctaper.com/2012/09/nyctaper-at-cmj-2012-first-show-thursday-october-18-day-party-at-cake-shop/

We’re all set to play the @nyctaper @cmj 2012 day party at @cakeshopnyc !!!

This show is sure to be a highlight of CMJ 2012 in October…our band is like a bunch of rabid thoroughbreds kicking in their stalls raring to rock and roll a New York City crowd after a long local hiatus…not to be missed…
Also on the bill are New Orleans’ own Hurray For the Riff Raff, who recently appeared on HBO’s Treme, and have been touring Europe extensively, and recently played a spectacular show in Brighton, UK promoted by our European management company Brighthelmstone Promotions. Plus Merge Records’ act Mount Moriah, and more TBA…

So now the bill looks like this:
6:00 – Hurray For The Riff Raff
5:15 – [awesome all female quartet]
4:30 – Hans Chew
3:45 – [female folk singer extraordinaire – after year playing keys for BK indie vets]
3:00 – Mount Moriah
2:15 – [talent-rich songscape creator – childhood friend of nyctaper faves]
1:30 – [irresistable Michigan-based pop trio]

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