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Wet Tuna: December 22, 2018 Union Pool & September 8, 2018 Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning

January 3, 2019

Straight from the ever-expanding Tunaverse, here’s a double header of shows from last year. The first finds the duo traveling down to Raleigh, North Carolina for the “Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Sommoning,” the yearly Hopscotch day party that’s become one of the festival’s biggest draws. Next is another duo set from last month at Jeff Conklin’s birthday party. Fun was had by all and here’s the documentation to prove it.

While you’re enjoying these live Wet Tuna dispatches, head over to their blog to order Mountain Busted, a 7-CD set of multitracked live shows. I’ve been lost in these recordings for a couple weeks now and the sound is absolutely phenomenal—more than enough reason to dive in head first. The set gets a little sweeter thanks to a trio of Root Cellar gigs with special guest spots from J Mascis, John Moloney, Jim Bliss, and more, that hail from another plane of existence.

I recorded the Union Pool gig from our usual spot at the soundboard, combined with a feed courtesy of Jase Hottenroth. Acidjack recorded the Raleigh show with his usual six track rig at King’s. Both sound excellent. Enjoy!

Union Pool Download: [FLAC/MP3]
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning Download: [FLAC/MP3]

Wet Tuna
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard (engineer: Jase Hottenroth) + 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: [40:56]
01. I’d Rather Be Hayin’ > Hay Space
02. Roomtone
03. I Know You Rider
04. Roomtone
05. New York Street

MV/PG Six/Coot Moon

Wet Tuna
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Ritual of Summoning
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK4V (onstage, DFC)>KC5>CMC6 + Behringer C2>>Zoom F8>24/48 WAVs>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.2.2 (track, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 I Know You Rider
02 Water Train
03 New York Street


Obnox: September 12, 2015 CAM, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)

October 26, 2015

[Photos by Rumbleseat]

David Schwentker reports:

Lamont ‘Bim’ Thomas has kept time in plenty of great bands over the past 20-plus years (Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, Puffy Areolas, etc.), but in the past few years he’s hit a real stride as a guitarist and frontman, releasing a string of albums that continue to increase in both quality and quantity, under the name Obnox. Having played a headlining show on the festival’s Friday night last year, and set to play another one the night of this show as 1/3 of the supergroup Blaxxx, the festival saw fit to go ahead and book Obnox to play their official day party. The setting for this year’s party was the Contemporary Art Museum, a sterile, wide open space that can be an odd venue for a garage punk show, especially with 4:00 pm afternoon sunlight streaming in through the building’s expansive windows. While perhaps a little bemused by the setting and time of day, Thomas blazed through a tight nine song set, accompanied on drums by the “best bandmate he’s ever had,” the powerful Roseanna Safos. While Obnox has released three full length albums this year on the 12XU and Ever/Never labels, most of this set is drawn from the band’s earlier singles and first LP, including covers of Don Howland (Thomas’ bandmate in the Bassholes) and Andre Williams songs. A slight bummer if you were looking forward to hearing the newer songs in a live setting, but not a lasting one, as these songs are catchy and rockin’, and if you can’t have fun at an Obnox show, then I can’t help you. Plus, this recording makes a nice compliment to the Obnox show at the Cake Shop in NYC, posted on this site earlier this year, as the sets only share two common songs.

This recording was captured by area taper Rumbleset, with the same setup as the Moon Duo recording previously posted on this site: 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!

Obnox returns to NYC on November 6 for a show at Pianos. Tickets are available here.

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

Stream the complete show:

Hopscotch Music Festival Day Party
Raleigh, NC USA

Three separate audio sources were used to create this recording:
1) Church Audio CA-11 (cardioid) stereo microphones mounted on the ceiling > Naiant Studio PFA phantom power adapter.
2) Direct line-level stereo board feed. (Technician was Roger Dennis, RMB Audio)
3) Stereo pair of Shure SM-57 microphones at 90 degrees, diaphragms about 10 inches apart, on a stand at the front of the stage.

These three sources were captured with a Tascam DR-680 MKII recorder as 48 kHz, 24 bit wave files.
The files were mixed and processed with Audacity and Magix Audio Cleaning Lab

Taped and mixed by Rumbleseat

Tracks [30:52]
01. Rock N Roll Babylon
02. Bitch! Get Money!
03. [banter]
04. Jack N Jill [Don Howland]
05. Without Aa Soul
06. Dr. Dank Vs. Dr. Middie
07. [banter]
08. The Get It Inn
09. I’m Bleeding Now
10. Only Black Man in South Dakota

Support Obnox: Facebook | Buy Wiglet, Know America, and other Obnox records from 12XU

Pipe: September 12, 2015 Orange County Social Club Day Show (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 8, 2015


Our friend and fellow taper, David Schwentker reports:

By Day 3 of Hopscotch, it can be tough to get out and moving after two full days of non-stop rockin’ and partying. Luckily, the past few years, the Orange County Social Club day party at Kings has offered a good kick start to the festival’s final day. This year might have been their finest party yet, where local, younger punks Natural Causes and Flesh Wounds set the stage for a great set from their forefathers, Pipe. Plenty of bands from the Triangle scene of the 1990’s gained more traction outside the region, but locally, Pipe was one of the most beloved bands around. After disbanding in the late ’90’s, the band was basically gone for 10 years, outside of a one-off show with the original line-up in 2004. Luckily for us, after playing the Merge XX festival in 2009, the band has remained active, playing shows in fits, writing new songs, and continuing to show everyone how fun punk rock should be. Recording for a new Pipe album began in earnest last year, and if we’re lucky, someday it will be available for purchase. Until then, this set, with a mix of 20+ year old classics and unreleased new songs, will have to suffice. Crank it up and imagine the cups and cans flying though the air, just try not to get beer on the cymbals.

This set was recorded by Eric PH with the mics clamped to a ledge behind the soundboard, combined with a feed from Kings FOH Justin. The results are outstanding.

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

Stream the complete show:

Orange County Social Club Day Show
Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Justin) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [32:03]
01. [Intro]
02. Human Gutterball
03. Biscuits
04. Bender
05. Backstroke
06. Kirk’s Floor
07. Submariner
08. Good Foul
09. Suckin’ Rocks
10. Puck Man
11. Chula
12. Little Black Lies

Support Pipe: Keep up with the band on their Facebook page, buy their music from Merge, or buy the first two LPs from Demonbeach Records.

Flesh Wounds: September 12, 2015 Orange County Social Club Day Show (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 30, 2015

Flesh Wounds

For the second year running, one of my favorite Hopscotch shows has been the Orange County Social Club day show at Kings. And just like last year’s lineup, local Carrboro punk band Flesh Wounds is one of the show’s main draws. With one self-titled LP, a couple tapes, and a 7″ out on Merge, the band is one of North Carolina’s best kept secrets. But Flesh Wounds’ cover has surely been blown, as they toured both as opening act and backing band on Mac McCaughan’s recent solo tour (which we caught back in May at Baby’s All Right). Any proof you need that this band’s vitality extends beyond their home state is right here on this recording. In a breathless twenty minutes in which they barely pause between songs, the band plays from the recent In the Mouth EP on Snot Releases, “Kennel Cough” from their Merge single, and a few new ones. This is one of the bands that will keep me coming back to North Carolina, but I’m hoping I don’t have to wait an entire year to see them again at Hopscotch.

I recorded this set with the mics clamped to a ledge behind the soundboard, combined with a feed from Kings FOH Justin. The results are outstanding. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete show:

Flesh Wounds
Orange County Social Club Day Show
Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Justin) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [20:42]
01. Magazines
02. Oh That’s Rich
03. Kansas City
04. The Weight
05. March of the Czars
06. Where We’ll Be
07. Kennel Cough
08. Joy Division Killed My Boner
09. Cokie Roberts
10. Feel It

Support Flesh Wounds: Buy Flesh Wounds music via Bandcamp | Buy the “Bitter Boy” single from Merge

Megafaun: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival Day Show (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

September 14, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]

Megafaun are one of several Triangle-area bands that have gone national recently, and they are also one of our personal favorites. Since being introduced to the band when they opened for fellow Triangle-area band The Mountain Goats, and our own Sharon Van Etten, we have followed their progress to becoming a headliner and national act in their own right with pleasure. But on their home turf, Megafaun aren’t just an up-and-coming act from out of town; they are stars in their own right. The Americana-driven band was the centerpiece and part sponsor of this outdoor day show on the final day of the Hopscotch Festival, and they brought with them several other bands we’ve been longtime fans of: Oneida, Mount Moriah, and the db’s. Coming on last, Megafaun arrived to a teeming and rowdy crowd that was as thrilled as I was to see them joined by not only the improvisational drummer Chris Corsano, the Nashville-based guitarist and Lambchop member William Tyler and Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs. Clearly feeding off of the energy of the crowd, the band gave us a rollicking hour-plus set that didn’t shut down until the band said so. We have watched the band move from a trio to a touring foursome already, but with the additional players rotating in and out of the cast, Megafaun became a Southern juggernaut. With Graduciel onstage, the band performed a “cover” of the The War on Drugs’ “Brothers” with Graduciel on vocals. Lighting up the streets of Raleigh with their all-American charm and good humor, Megafaun ruled this day, and inaugurated the final day of the Hopscotch Festival as no other band could.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by the extremely professional and high quality staff of North State Sound, together with Schoeps MK5 mics in the omnidirectional setting to provide a live feel. This show is, as the band says themselves, mixed on the fly, and you will hear some occasional fluctuations in levels and instructions from the stage, but it is a very strong recording and document of this day. Enjoy!

Stream “Kaufman’s Ballad”

Stream “Brothers” [The War On Drugs]

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE]

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Hopscotch Music Festival Day Party
Raleigh, NC USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, 3ft split, slightly ROC)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 65:54]
01 [intro]
02 Scorned>
03 Heretofore
04 [banter]
05 Kaufman’s Ballad
06 The Fade
07 [banter]
08 Second Friend
09 His Robe
10 [banter – intro Chris Corsano and Adam Granduciel]
11 Get Right
12 I Was There [The War on Drugs]
13 [banter]
14 Real Slow

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