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JEFF The Brotherhood: September 27, 2016 Market Hotel

October 30, 2016

[photos by Dean Keim]

In 2016, JEFF The Brotherhood is the perfect band to play Market Hotel. Both the band and the venue are survivors of the early years of NYC DIY and after JEFF spent some time in major label land and Market reconstructed after a 2010 closure, both are back this year better than ever. JEFF’s new album Zone harkens back to their earlier work — 70s-influenced party/stoner rock with songs that are about carefree days of youth.

This Market Hotel show took place last month on a Tuesday night — the first of three consecutive mid-week nights on the venue’s schedule in the final week before the ramp up to a full liquor license and a full calendar. JEFF’s draw in Brooklyn was strong enough to fill the place on a school night and the band was thankful in acknowledging the crowd size and its participation level. The band played a heavy dose of Zone material, but also relied on a nice mix of older songs including an epic nine-minute version of “Whatever I Want” to close the night. With the frenetic crowd, the M Train passing by the panorama windows, and the Orrall brother ripping through this classic number, all seemed perfect for a moment in Bushwick. We’re hoping their are many more nights like this with JEFF gigs at Market.

JEFF The Brotherhood just returned from a tour of Europe and will have selected shows in the South through November and December, dates HERE.

I recorded this set with the mounted AT mics mixed with John’s excellent feed. The room sounded really excellent and the crowd level of excitement led me to favor the room mics in this mix. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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JEFF The Brotherhood
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [John Rau] + 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

[Total Time 1:06:53]
01 Roachin
02 Melting Place
03 [banter – great venue]
04 Stay Up Late
05 Bad
06 Hey Friend
07 Zone
08 The Diamond Way
09 [banter – Market Hotel]
10 Idiot
11 Punishment
12 [banter – Zone]
13 Toasted
14 You
15 Portugal
16 Whatever I Want

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JEFF The Brotherhood: June 25, 2011 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

July 15, 2011

JEFF 285
[photo by Eric Phipps courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Two Saturdays ago, JEFF The Brotherhood played a set at 285 Kent under the most intense conditions that we’ve ever experienced at an indoor concert. The audience members were drenched in sweat and one can only imagine the heat on stage. I felt like I had jumped fully clothed into a swimming pool. At one point early in the set, Jake received an electrical shock from a sweaty contact with the microphone, and was left to place a sock over the mic to prevent further shocks — DIY equipment at its strangest. Despite the conditions, JEFF played an energetic set of material mixed among their established songs and selections from their excellent new album We Are The Champions (Infinity Cat). Of the new songs, the aptly named “Shredder” (streaming below) is a fast-core number with single potential, and “Ripper” is stretched out live to almost 7 minutes. The most enjoyable aspect of a JEFF concert is the idea that these two brothers are having the time of their lives, and even under the sweatiest conditions, it seemed as if they still did.

I recorded this show with the Neumanns on a stand back at the soundboard and mixed it with a vocal-heavy board feed. The sound quality of this set was exceptional under the circumstances, and the quality of this recording is quite good. Enjoy!

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JEFF The Brotherhood
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 36:20]
01 JEFF Theme
02 Shredder
03 [tech problem]
04 Bone Jam
05 Mellow Out
06 [banter]
07 [new song]
08 [banter2]
09 Ripper
10 [unknown]
11 [banter3]
12 Diamond Way
13 [banter4]
14 U Got The Look
15 Noo Sixties

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