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Hurray For The Riff Raff: August 1, 2013 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 7, 2013
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HFTRR Sean Rowe
[photo courtesy of Sean Rowe]

Hurray For The Riff Raff is one of those rare bands that seem to be even better every new time you see them. We were amazed at their growth when we saw them twice last summer. Those two shows are on constant play in my listening rotation and I expect to add last Thursday’s show at Knitting Factory to the mix. Fresh off what Alynda Lee called their “magical tour”, which included an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and a leg of the tour opening for the Alabama Shakes in large venues, the Knit show was a band at its peak having fun and playing a varied setlist. We’ve spoken in previous posts about the brilliant 2012 release Look Out Mama, definitely a sleeper for those disconnected with today’s Americana music but a unanimous best-of for those who were paying attention. Hurray For The Riff are currently working on a new album which is expected in the Fall and the Knit show also saw the performance of what we believe were nine new songs that will eventually see release on that new record. Of those new songs, we’d heard a few at prior shows, including “Small Town Heroes”. But this particular version of Small Town Heroes was so intense and awe inspiring that we have to stream it below.

Hurray For The Riff Raff will perform a free show in Lincoln Center at Hearst Plaza on Saturday August 10 at 1:30 pm. HFTRR will return for a full show in the Fall, venue and date to be announced by the band later today (along with full tour news).

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on a stand at the front corner of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent feed provided by the Knit’s FOH Rob. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Small Town Heroes”:

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Hurray For The Riff Raff
2013-08-01
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-08-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:15:22]
01 Old San Francisco Bay Blues
02 Blue Ridge Mountain
03 Instrumental
04 Look Out Mama
05 Slow Walk
06 I Know Its Wrong
07 The End of the Line
08 [banter – murder ballads]
09 The Body Electric
10 [banter – rock camp for girls]
11 Small Town Heroes
12 Crash on the Highway
13 Lake of Fire
14 No One Else But You
15 St. Roch Blues
16 Everybody’s Talkin [Fred Neil]
17 [band introductions]
18 Little Black Star
19 [encore break]
20 Daniella
21 Ode to John and Yoko
22 Be My Baby [Ronettes]

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Hurray For The Riff Raff: August 26, 2012 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 28, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Joshua Brasted]

I’m thinking a lot about New Orleans right now. Hurricane Isaac has landed just west of the City on literally the 7th anniversary of Katrina. As New Orleans braces for the worst and all of us hope that the pumps and levees hold in their first major test, its comforting to listen to one of the best young bands the city has to offer. Hurray For The Riff Raff are surging on the momentum of their new album (Look Out Mama), a string of superb shows and some pretty heady media attention. On Sunday, the band returned to Mercury Lounge as the headliner and very impressively packed the joint on a Sunday night late show in late August. While they’ve always impressed us, going all the way back to 2008, its fair to say that HFTRR has never been better. Alynda is singing with strength and confidence and the musicians are incredibly tight. The set was heavy on Mama material but also featured four new songs, a couple of older numbers, and some really neat covers. We are streaming the Jimmie Dale Gilmore (via Flatlanders) classic “Dallas” which not only cemented the band’s alt-country bona fides but also featured vocals with Alynda showing great range and passion. With our thoughts and hopes for the safety of New Orleans on this night, we’re also streaming Hurray For The Riff Raff’s tribute to the city, “St. Roch Blues”. HFTRR will return to do more shows in Europe this Fall before returning to NYC for a special show in mid-October. More details to follow on the NYC date!

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards positioned in front of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent board feed. The large crowd on this night was extremely into the band and there’s almost no chatter that isn’t part of the show. We mixed the mics and the board at 50/50 leading to a really nice room feel to an otherwise outstanding recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Dallas [Flatlanders cover]”:

Stream “St. Roch Blues”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Direct download location of the FLAC files [HERE]

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Hurray For The Riff Raff
2012-08-26
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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
2012-08-27

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:07:37]
01 [introduction]
02 Little Black Star
03 Never Never Knew [new song]
04 Look Out Mama
05 Slow Walk
06 Dallas [Flatlanders]
07 End Of The Line
08 Junebug Waltz
09 Ode to John and Yoko
10 Small Town Heroes
11 What’s Wrong With Me
12 Lake Of Fire
13 Be My Baby [Ronettes]
14 Time Is On My Side (Irma Thomas)
15 [encore break]
16 The St. Roch Blues
17 Born To Win

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Hurray For The Riff Raff: June 15, 2012 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 18, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Tilebreaker – full set here]

Its been a couple of years since we last saw New Orleans’ Hurray For The Riff Raff. While band leader Alynda Lee was born in the raised in the Bronx, over the last three years the band has not come north enough for us to get a chance to see them. In the interim, they released a couple of albums and made an appearance on HBO’s award winning show Tremé. But nearly three years to the day since HFTRR played a show we produced at Monster Island, they triumphantly returned to NYC in support of the band’s brilliant new album Look Out Mama. The show at Mercury Lounge on Friday night was tight, energetic and driven. Hurray For The Riff Raff is a more mature and confident band and the music has evolved — Alynda’s americana’s influences have been fleshed out and we can now hear everything from dixieland to surf rock. At Mercury, the band worked through a setlist that included some of the new album (we’re streaming “What’s Wrong With Me”), but also three new or unreleased songs, and a superb cover of “Time Is On My Side”, that veered more towards the Irma Thomas version and less to the Stones. “Time” also featured Alynda’s vocals chops and the band’s ability to let loose and have some rip roaring fun. Hurray For The Riff Raff have finished their current tour, but will return to the road for a tour of the UK later this Summer.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted on a stand at the front of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “What’s Wrong With Me”:

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Stream “Time Is On My Side [Irma Thomas cover]”

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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.

Hurray For The Riff Raff
2012-06-15
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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
2012-06-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 44:56]
01 Little Black Star
02 [banter]
03 Look Out Mama
04 Slow Walk
05 End of the Line
06 Just A Heart
07 Take Me
08 Small Town Heroes
09 What’s Wrong With Me
10 Lake Of Fire
11 The St. Roch Blues
12 Time Is On My Side (Irma Thomas)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hurray For The Riff Raff, visit their website, and purchase Look Out Mama from the Euclid Records website [HERE].

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