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Son Lux: November 4, 2013 Joe’s Pub (Late Show) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 8, 2013
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It’s a real treat when you see a young artist working in the “popular” realm who is obviously an accomplished student of music. Son Lux, aka Ryan Lott, is one of those indefinable, indefatigable artists who is pushing boundaries with everything he does and unafraid to go far afield from pop’s limiting conventions. His records involve electronics, yes, but what he makes is not “electronic music”. He’s a composer, he’s an arranger, he’s a singer, he’s a pianist; he’s making organic, intricately arranged music that incorporates the full range of his talents and influences to create something uniquely his.

This show at Joe’s Pub was the second of two sets that Lott performed on this night. This one consisted of a full run-through of his latest work, Lanterns, a work originally rendered mainly by electronics, plus an encore for good measure. Here, Lanterns was brought to life as a wonderful digital/analog amalgam, featuring both synced laptop and synth sequences as well as a solo artist playing wine glasses. At time he had a four-member chorus singing along; at others, a more-or-less conventional rock band. It was a triumph of innovation, and of risk. Unlike so many of his contemporaries, Lott seems unconcerned with the niceties of the economic model of his music or snagging easy applause. He is an emotional, florid sort of singer, the kind who you suspect can go to places you didn’t even think of, and his hooks, if less immediate at times, are all the more compelling. Son Lux is truly music of, by, and for the twenty-first century, in the best and most honest of ways.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Lost It To Trying”

Stream “Plan the Escape”

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Son Lux
2013-11-04
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (ROC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (mono)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 55:33]
01 [intro]
02 Alternate World
03 Lost It To Trying
04 Ransom
05 Easy
06 No Crimes
07 Pyre
08 Enough of Our Machines
09 [banter]
10 Plan the Escape
11 Lanterns Lit
12 [encore break]
13 Stay

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Son Lux by visiting his website (where you can also purchase Lanterns) and liking him on facebook.

Parkington Sisters: October 10, 2013 Joe’s Pub – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 20, 2013
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[photos by Chris Battaglia]

The Parkington Sisters are a great story. The group are all the biological children of musical parents and each of the sisters is a remarkable talent in and of themselves. But as a group they are a breathtaking display of vocal and instrumental proficiency. Last week at Joe’s Pub, we experienced the live Parkington Sisters and the show was simply mesmerizing. While sister Rose is the most frequent lead singer, along with playing piano and guitar, it would be a mistake to focus solely on her talents. Ariel and Sarah play viola and violin and produce stunning harmonies. And Nora provides much of the percussion, additional harmonies, and is the unofficial band onstage spokesperson. The Sisters’ set was a nice mix of their recorded material and some neat covers, and included much of their brand new EP Inside My Head (title track streaming below). The personal highlight of the evening was a song that I believe is an unreleased original track called “Fall To My Knees”, which begins with Rose solo at the piano but develops into a full-on sister harmony number of depth and poignancy. We hope to hear more of this song on the band’s next release. It has the potential to deliver the huge fan base that the Parkington Sisters deserve. We are streaming it below.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted adjacent to a floor beam about twenty feet from the stage and mixed it with a mono board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Inside My Head”:

Stream “Fall To My Knees”:

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Parkington Sisters
2013-10-10
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:04:49]
01 Ours By The Day
02 Plastic Islands
03 Cruel
04 September
05 Fatal Heart
06 Stay [Rihanna]
07 Fall To My Knees
08 Me Oh My
09 Try For You
10 Siren
11 Shadows
12 Jolene [Dolly Parton]
13 In The Pines [Leadbelly]
14 [banter – intros]
15 There There [Radiohead]
16 Inside My Head
17 [encore break]
18 Everything Will Be OK

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Parkington Sisters, visit their website, and purchase their official material from the Store at their website or purchase the new EP Inside My Head from Bandcamp [HERE].

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Noah and the MegaFauna: June 24, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Song

June 24, 2013
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How a musician makes the transition from indie rock to big-band gypsy jazz is anyone’s guess, let alone being able to pull it off successfully.  But that’s exactly what Noah Lit, the namesake of Los Angeles’ Noah and the MegaFauna, did.  Rising from the ashes of his previous band, Oliver Future, Lit enlisted friends and family (brothers Joshua and Gabriel are part of the gang) to work on and produce their great 2011 debut, ‘Anthems for a Stateless Nation‘.  And on their return to New York for this performance, the group played all of its tracks with its intricately appealing rhythms, notes and layers.  Far more than a straight run-through of the album, this crew absolutely killed it live with an energy and tautness that comes with having a talented group of musicians that really enjoy what they’re playing, for an audience that really appreciates it.  Additionally, we had the treat of a new song which we hope will appear on the band’s forthcoming record, ‘Psychopomps and Circumstance‘.

On this night, we were set up just about dead-center in the terrific sounding Joe’s Pub.  Our location was ideal and the results are quite excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Noah and the MegaFauna and Joe Rogers at Silence Breaks for making this recording possible, and to the staff at Joe’s Pub for their courtesy and cooperation.

Noah and the MegaFauna will soon be returning to the NYC area and performing on July 2nd at Mercury Lounge with Silence Breaks labelmate Kelli Scarr

Stream “When You’re Down (The Slackjaw’s Serenade)”:

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Noah and the MegaFauna
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:02:28]
01. We Knew We Had It Coming
02. Those Already Blessed
03. Au Revoir Shoshanna (We Shall Meet Again)
04. Moan All Night
05. [banter]
06. When You’re Down (The Slackjaw’s Serenade)
07. Until We Break Through
08. On and On
09. Gusano Coco
10. [banter]
11. R Futuristique
12. [band intros]
13. Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)
14. [banter / tuning]
15. We’ll Sail Above This

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Diane Cluck: February 5, 2013 Joe’s Pub – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 10, 2013
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I think its fair to say that Diane Cluck has had an admirable but unconventional career. As part of the early 2000’s NYC anti-folk movement, she’s been an abundant songwriting and performing talent for well over a decade. But while some of her early contemporaries have moved to major labels, Diane has eschewed conventional success to pursue a more rewarding personal journey. But it seems that despite her uncompromising career choices, her time has come. Last Spring, Diane introduced her “Song of the Week”, where in a kickstarter-style subscription service her fans can receive one song at regular intervals until all 24 songs of her project are revealed. Each release is accompanied by lyrics and personal discussions with Diane. This is essentially artist-to-fan interaction at its purest form and represents an ideal format for this particular artist. At present, there have been eight releases which have included seven songs and set of poems. At Joe’s Pub on Tuesday night, Diane Cluck performed all seven of those songs in a compellingly beautiful seventy minute set. While the venue was not packed on this mid-week late show, there was nevertheless a healthy crowd of adoring fans, all of whom were quiet and rapt with attention to the performer throughout the music but who were also vociferous in their praise in between songs. Diane performed with a trio who included her recent collaborators cellist Isabel Castellvi and percussionist Anders Griffen, and the group worked through a setlist of highlights from Diane’s catalog with grace and precision. Diane Cluck does not perform frequently in NYC, but rest assured we’ll be there again when she returns.

There are some outstanding photos from this show at Gretchen Robinette’s tumblr [here].

I recorded this set with the DPA 4061 omnis attached to the large pole on the right side of the venue and mixed with a mono feed from the soundboard. Joe’s Pub has some hurdles to capture a clean recording, including the sounds of an active restaurant and the rumble of the 6 train below the venue. I mixed the sources about 60/40 in favor of the board over the mics, but some of the ambient sounds can still be heard, which are necessary in order to maintain the feel of the room. Overall, the sound of this recording is still quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Content to Reform”:

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Diane Cluck
2013-02-05
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-02-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:08:34]
01 Hai
02 Maybe A Bird
03 Content to Reform
04 [band introduction]
05 Grandma Say
06 [banter Song of the Week]
07 Heartloose
08 Far Too Witchy
09 Draw Me Out
10 Love-Letter Launches
11 Trophies
12 [banter – grandmas]
13 Roma
14 Soft Little Reach-Out
15 A Phoenix and Doves
16 Red August
17 Ainoneenany
18 Not Afraid to Be Kind
19 Why Feel Alone
20 Sara
21 [encore break]
22 Bird of Kindness
23 Easy To Be Around

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Kelli Scarr: June 5, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Song

July 5, 2012
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[Photos by Johnny]

We seem to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to Kelli ScarrThe last time she appeared on the NYCtaper website, Kelli had just released her debut album ‘Piece‘.  Nearly two years later and we were fortunate to catch the release show at Joe’s Pub for her sophomore disc, ‘Dangling Teeth‘.  Backing her amazing voice, she had a good number of her group from the Backyard Brunch Session on hand including pianist/vocalist Jo Schornikow, pedal steel player extraordinaire Jonathan Lam, bassist Andrew Southern, flugelhorn player Dan Brantigan, guitarist Scott Metzger, drummer Taylor Floreth, violinist Claudia Chopek and cellist Eleanor Norton.  The set consisted of all the tracks from the wonderful new record and Kelli led her incredible band through the different flavors on it, from rock-tinged country to sultry-voiced chanteuse.  Combining that with the very appreciative crowd and it made for a pretty exceptional evening.  Kelli Scarr is now on tour through the beginning of August.  If she’s playing near you, make a concerted effort to catch her show.  You won’t be disappointed.

On this night, acidjack and I were able to set up nearly dead-center in the terrific sounding Joe’s Pub and we couldn’t have asked for a better location.  This recording is the maiden voyage of my Milab VM-44 Link microphones and the results are excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Kelli Scarr and Joe Rogers at Silence Breaks for making this recording possible, and to the staff at Joe’s Pub for their courtesy and cooperation.

For Kevvie.

Stream “You Could Be So Great”:

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Kelli Scarr
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

TRACKLIST:
[Total time: 51:06]
01. Dangling Teeth
02. You Could Be So Great
03. Our Joy
04. Thank You
05. Phoenicia
06. Airon
07. Trouble
08. It Ain’t Me
09. 400 Days
10. I’ll Always Wait

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Kelli Scarr and her bandmates, go see her shows, visit her website, Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase official releases and merchandise [HERE].

Luther Dickinson & The Wandering: May 14, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 22, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

North Mississippi Allstars guitarist/vocalist Luther Dickinson has made a life mission of keeping Delta blues alive while continuing to expand the genre through his own new efforts. His latest project, The Wandering, finds him teaming up with four exceptional female musicians – Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, Valerie June, and Sharde Thomas – to honor the richness and diversity of the blues with a new record that combines new tracks and well-loved standards.  This show at the grown ups’ music paradise Joe’s Pub was a perfect platform to showcase the members’ individual and collective talents. Dickinson, as ringleader of the proceedings, gave a solo set before the band went on, which included several favorites from the NMAS catalog like RL Burnside’s “Po’ Black Maddie”.  When The Wandering took the stage, the dynamic shifted, with the four women sharing and trading the spotlight as Dickinson provided the strings. The quintet’s devotion to and love for their material is obvious; aside from the luxe surroundings and high-end sound system, you could have been in a balmy Delta club a hundred years ago. The band gave an inspired and different take on Leadbelly’s “In the Pines” (most recently popularized by Nirvana), the old standard “Glory, Glory”, and a somewhat more recent rock classic, The Byrds’ “Hey Mr. Spaceman”, among others. While each of the performers shined, one of our newest favorites, Amy LaVere, fresh off of a performance with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes at Bowery Ballroom, particularly shined on the vocals and upright bass. Although the just-over-an-hour set was too short by half in my opinion, it established The Wandering as a formidable new entry in the modern blues arena.

Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and I faced some challenges setting up for this show, but we ended up with our mics situated in an ideal location in the center of the venue. This recording is from my Schoeps MK5 cardiods, and boasts a full, rich sound that reflects the venue’s excellent acoustics. Enjoy!

Note: The Luther Dickinson solo set and The Wandering set MP3s are offered together in a single download. The FLACs are separate direct downloads.  

Stream “Po’ Black Maddie” [Luther Dickinson Solo]

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Luther Set and Wandering Set MP3 files [HERE] | The Wandering FLAC files [HERE] | Luther Dickinson FLAC files [HERE]

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Luther Dickinson
2012-05-14
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

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Tracks
01 [unknown]
02 Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
03 [banter]
04 [unknown 2]
05 Let It Roll
06 Breckenridge Blues
07 [banter]
08 Po’ Black Maddie [RL Burnside]
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The Wandering
2012-05-14
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Schoeps MK5 [cardiod]>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, envelope crowd noise, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Sittin’ On Top of the World [Doc Watson]
03 Love, Life and Money [Marianne Faithfull]
04 If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day [Robert Johnson]
05 [unknown]
06 Loving Her Was Easier [Kris Kristofferson]
07 In the Pines [Leadbelly]
08 [unknown]
09 You Are My Sunshine
10 Glory, Glory
11 [encore break]
12 Working Woman Blues
13 Mr. Spaceman [The Byrds]
14 Drinking Muddy Water
15 My Babe [Little Walter]

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