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Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands + December 22, 2011 Maxwells – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 3, 2012
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2011 was an interesting and eventful year for Lee Ranaldo. As the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth approached, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon split as a couple, and huge questions remained as to the continued existence of NYC’s foremost alternative rock band. Entirely coincidentally, Lee had also begun to work on a new set of songs that would ultimately comprise Between The Times & The Tides, released on March 20, 2012 on Matador Records. Other than another nonsensical hatchet job from the shark-jumpers over at Pitchfork, the album has received universal acclaim for being a superb set of well-executed songs — a “departure” from Lee’s previous experimental solo material. Back in December, the Lee Ranaldo band performed a number of local gigs, including a show at the Bell House, a headlining gig at Glasslands, and a surprise opening slot at Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s. We were fortunate to capture two of these December events. The Glasslands show is a complete set including 9 of the 10 songs that appear on Between The Times, one cover and one of Lee’s Sonic Youth songs. The band includes SY’s drummer Steve Shelley, downtown guitar virtuoso Alan Licht and bassist Irwin Menken and the set was both well performed and well received by a packed crowd. Jesse Jarnow wrote an excellent piece for the Voice on the Glasslands gig. The unexpected appearance at Maxwell’s was a special treat — albeit a shorter opening set. Later that night, Lee and Steve would make an incendiary appearance during the YLT set (featured here), but the opening set was a heretofore unreported pleasure. We are streaming two songs from the Glasslands gig and one from Maxwell’s. Lee will be touring for the next couple of months, including dates opening for M Ward and a trip to Europe (dates here).

Each of these sets was recorded by mixing a soundboard feed with high end room microphones. For Glasslands, I utilized the DPA 4021s for warmth, and in Maxwell’s I used the Neumanns for clarity. The sound quality in each recording is different but each is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Off The Wall” from Glasslands:

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Stream “Genetic” (Sonic Youth) from Glasslands:

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Stream “Waiting on a Dream” from Maxwell’s:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

Direct download of complete show in FLAC:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

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Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-16
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-12-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:00:16]
01 [introduction]
02 Angles
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [band intro]
05 Off The Wall
06 Christina As I Knew Her
07 T.N.C.
08 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
09 Fire Island
10 Hammer Blows
11 [banter]
12 Shouts
13 Lost
14 [encore break]
15 Genetic

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Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-22
Hanukkah Night 3
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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
2012-01-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 46:11]
01 [introduction]
02 Off The Wall
03 Angles
04 Fire Island
05 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
06 [banter]
07 Shouts
08 Genetic
09 Hammer Blows
10 Lost
11 Waiting on a Dream

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Yo La Tengo: December 22, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 24, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Bryan Bruchman and brooklynvegan]

Its the season for giving, and virtually every year Yo La Tengo gives Hanukkah presents to its fans. The eight annual Maxwell’s shows are a time for surprise openers, special guests, rare songs, and unique covers. But this year is special for another reason entirely. Following a serious and recent health scare for Ira Kaplan, there was a potential that the shows would need to be cancelled. But Ira vowed to play all eight shows, and after a medical clearance the shows went on — albeit with Ira sitting in a chair on stage. We made it to Night 3, which featured Lee Ranaldo as special guest, both as the opener and as one of the guest musicians during the YLT set. As expected, the shredding and freakout guitar numbers for YLT were mostly absent, which highlighted the band’s more mellow and contemplative side. But when it came time for the show’s climax, the presence of Lee was fortuitous. A scalding version of Lee’s Sonic Youth song (from Goo) “Mote” featured the dual shredding of Kaplan and Ranaldo, and it flowed naturally into one of those extended versions of “Hatchet” that seem to have become an annual Hanukkah treat. We are streaming both songs below. When the twenty minutes of guitar bliss was over, it was obvious that although he suffered a health scare, Ira’s decision to press forward with these shows was the greatest gift of all.

I recorded this set from our standard location in this venue, at the front right corner of the soundboard booth, and mixed the hypercardioid microphones with an excellent board feed. The quality is superb. Enjoy!

I recorded Night 4, we will have a correspondent at Night 5, and I will be attending Night 7 (with hi and lo) and Night 8 (with acidjack), so there are more YLT Hanukkah shows to come.

Stream “Mote” [Sonic Youth]:

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Stream “Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Yo La Tengo
2011-12-22
Hanukkah Night 3
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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
2011-12-24

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:50]
01 Nutricia
02 Sugarcube
03 Madeline
04 Lewis
05 Mr. Tough
06 Season of the Shark
07 Periodically Double or Triple
08 [banter – Licht intro]
09 Doesn’t Anybody Love the Dark [Run On]
10 The Last Days of Disco
11 Fourth Time Around [Bob Dylan]
12 Decora
13 Double Dare
14 Mote [Sonic Youth]
15 Pass the Hatchet I Think I’m Goodkind
16 [encore break]
17 Andalucia [John Cale]
18 Mandy [Barry Manilow]

(Thanks Jesse for the setlist)

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