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John Vanderslice: November 5, 2013 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 13, 2013
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[photo by Martin Foyle]

For years we’ve espoused the position that John Vanderslice is the nicest guy in music. So it was especially rewarding when we watched his Kickstarter campaign for his new album Dagger Beach easily reach its goal and then quadrupled its target. Apparently, our positive opinion of John is quite ubiquitous. But Vanderslice being who he is, the fans were rewarded for their support — a song-for-song cover of Bowie’s Diamond Dogs available as a bonus to the Dagger Beach package. The tour to support the album has been, as most of John’s tours have become, an artist-fan lovefest. On Tuesday night at Mercury Lounge, Vanderslice played the late show slot to a packed room and the love was flowing. He’s accompanied by drummer/percussionist/electro-wizard Jason Slota and sound engineer Jacob Winik on this tour and the result is that live Vanderslice sounds as if he’s playing with a full band mixed to perfection. At Mercury, the setlist was a nice mix of Dagger Beach material, two Diamond Dogs covers, and a democratic selection of older tracks. The highlights were plentiful, but I’ve chosen to stream a powerful and perfect version of “Kookaburra”. John’s tour continues through Florida this week and then through Texas and ends in California on November 22.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards set up in front of the soundboard booth and mixed with Jacob’s superb board feed. Enjoy!

Stream “Kookaburra”:

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John Vanderslice
2013-11-05
Mercury Lounge
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, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:36]
01 [introduction]
02 The Parade
03 [banter – mega millions]
04 Exodus Damage
05 How the West Was Won
06 Tablespoon of Codeine
07 Time Travel Is Lonely
08 Song for Dana Lok
09 Underneath The Leaves
10 [banter – Dana]
11 Sweet Thing [Bowie]
12 [banter – greatest drummer]
13 Harlequin Press
14 [banter – cannoli]
15 Time To Go
16 [banter – old equipment]
17 Kookaburra
18 [banter – coach]
19 Plymouth Rock
20 White Plains
21 [banter – Mitch]
22 Big Brother [Bowie]
23 Pale Horse
24 White Dove
25 [banter – four mallets]
26 Trance Manual

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John Vanderslice: May 13, 2011 Rock Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 21, 2011
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John Vanderslice performs “I’ll Never Live Up To You” w/ Melodie Knight at The Rock Shop, Brooklyn from BlearyEyedBrooklyn.com on Vimeo.

A John Vanderslice concert is always an authentic communal experience. John often spends time to talk directly and candidly to the audience and performs his very personal songs in a manner to which his fans can relate. That is to say that he’s a performer without an ounce of pretense. On Friday night at packed Rock Shop, John added another dimension to the fan-friendly atmosphere — inviting them up on stage to perform. The pre-tour mailing list email promised that any fan with a talent could volunteer to perform, and in each city John has had several takers. While the Brooklyn show had four of them, in reality each of the performers were not strictly “fans”, but included Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, and the vocalist Melodie Knight from Damien Jurado’s opening set. The added bonus for this night was a “vision” that Rock Shop manager/booker Skippy had told John at SXSW. After the main set, John took the entire audience up to the roof deck of the venue and performed a four-song encore while circled by a fully participating audience. The result was a very memorable experience for Vanderslice fans from a performer who continues to provide meaningful gifts to the faithful.

I recorded the main set in the venue with our standard set-up — the DPA microphones mixed with a stellar feed from the board. For the roof deck encores, I unplugged from the board, and carried the mounted microphones with the recorder strapped over my shoulder. The main room sound quality is superb, while the roof deck is exactly what we experienced. Enjoy!

Stream “Exodus Damage”:

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

John Vanderslice
2010-05-13
The Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) >
2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown,
set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Encores recorded on rooftop:
DPA 4021s (handheld on mount) > Edirol R-44

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2010-05-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:29:35]
01 [introduction]
02 Sunken Union Boat
03 Promising Actress
04 Scorpio Rising
05 Up Above The Sea
06 [banter- Jacob crowd surf]
07 Convict Lake
08 [banter- Iowa City]
09 The Parade
10 [banter- is Matthew here]
11 White Plains
12 Overcoat
13 [banter – moog]
14 Pale Horse
15 Exodus Damage
16 [banter – John crowd surf]
17 Kookaburra
18 [banter – Melodie]
19 I’ll Never Live Up to You
20 Do You Remember?
21 Underneath The Leaves
Encores on the Roof:
22 Nikki Oh Nikki
23 [banter – Skippy is Incredible]
24 Keep The Dream Alive
25 Time To Go
26 White Dove

Guests:
Zach Walker (Track 02)
Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) (Tracks 11, 12)
Melodie Knight (Damien Jurado vocalist) (Track 19)
Ian Bjornstad (Track 21)
The Entire Audience (Tracks 22-26)

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John Vanderslice: May 12, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 19, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Weinberg.  See her outstanding photography here]

John Vanderslice has been another steady favorite of this site (one of his performances from back in October appeared in our Top 25 Concert Moments of 2010) and that status is well-earned through his universally strong performances, outstanding songwriting, and engaging rapport with his crowds.  Those qualities were all on display during this recent show at the Mercury Lounge, an epic 90+ minute performance that showed off some stripped-down versions of songs from his 2011 release, White Wilderness, including the brooding “Overcoat” with its boombox accompaniment, streaming below.  As some fans sat onstage (Vanderslice set up extra chairs so some of the more vertically challenged could see), the veteran, together with percussionist Jason Slota, gave an outstanding set filled with classic hits and other highlights.  Vanderslice kept things loose, chatting at times even during songs, and stopping once or twice to fix mistakes.  No less than six guests jointed him onstage at various points, including opener Damien Jurado during the encore, and Ian Bjornstad during “Underneath the Leaves.”  The show ended, in classic Mercury Lounge fashion, with Vanderslice, Slota and Jurado playing four songs unplugged from the center of the floor.  Jurado proclaimed it “the best show of the tour,” and why should we disagree?

hi and lo recorded this set from our usual location in the venue with the Schoeps microphones.  The sound quality is excellent, with the caveat that the four encore songs at the end, being unplugged and in the middle of the floor, are harder to hear and suffer from more crowd noise than the main set. Enjoy!

Stream “Overcoat”:

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Stream “Up Above the Sea”:

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This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC or MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

John Vanderslice
2011-05-12
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded and produced by hi and lo for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps MK4v > Nbox+ > Sony PCM-M10 @ 24 bit / 44.1 kHz
Location: ~20 ft from stage, at right stack
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>WaveLab 5 (eq/fades/dither)>FLAC v1.2.1 (Level 8) with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracks [Run Time 1:38:01]

01. Intro
02. Scorpio Rising
03. Convict Lake
04. The Parade
05. White Plains
06. Overcoat
07. Trance Manual
08. Pale Horses
09. Exodus Damage
10. Kookaburra
11. Do You Remember
12. Up Above the Sea
13. I’ll Never Live Up to You
14. Too Much Time
15. Underneath the Leaves
16. Thule Fog
17. White Dove
18. It’s Time to Go
19. (Encore Call)
20. Nikki Oh Nikki

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