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The Black Keys: February 6, 2009 – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

February 13, 2009
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[photo by johnny for nyctaper]

When nyctaper was at the Market Hotel for last Fridays’ lo-fi fest, we had a new correspondent at Terminal 5 to record The Black Keys. His recording is really quite outstanding. Here’s Johnny:

Review By Johnny
On the inaugural run of their tour for Attack & Release last spring, the Black Keys came to Terminal 5 and put on a blistering show that made instant converts of even the most jaded concert-goers. Patrick Carney pounded away on his drum kit like a man possessed while guitar-slinger Dan Auerbach steered the notes into unreal sonic territory and even made a comment from the stage about how uncharacteristically “loose” the wildly appreciative NYC audience was. This time around expectations were very high. Several months of touring found a slightly more polished (and occasionally sloppy) but no less energetic duo playing to a very receptive crowd on the first of two sold-out nights at Terminal 5. Attendees of last May’s show will notice that the setlist hasn’t changed much, however, the bluesier numbers seemed to be a little more intense and smoldering and they appeared to stretch out more on some of the songs. As hoped and expected, the Keys came out with an excellent, high-octane set, reaffirming what the faithful know and impressing the uninitiated. As I heard one person remark on the way out, “Wow, I can’t believe it’s just two guys!”

An unexpected ban on tripods/stands due to the sold-out nature of the show resulted in a scramble to find an alternative recording position. We found a space right behind the soundboard on the second floor and clamped to the railing. The crowd around me was very polite albeit chatty (what is it about Terminal 5 that makes people want to talk so much?), incredibly accommodating, proved that beers could unexpectedly show up in your hands and, in the case of several girls I met, very cute. The recording came out very well due to location but, typical of the mix for Black Keys shows, is a little bass-heavy which is further accentuated due to the layout of this venue. I hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

If either of the links are no longer working, email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the files.

The Black Keys
February 6, 2009
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA
(Opening bands: Lucero / Heartless Bastards)

Location: 2nd level, directly behind soundboard, DFC
Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz) > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SB’s) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:16:08]
01. Same Old Thing
02. 10 A.M. Automatic
03. Thickfreakness
04. Girl Is On My Mind
05. Stack Shot Billy
06. Busted
07. Everywhere I Go [*]
08. Strange Times
09. Your Touch
10. I’m Glad [#]
11. Psychotic Girl
12. No Trust
13. Have Love Will Travel [%]
14. The Breaks
15. I Got Mine
16. encore break
17. Set You Free
18. Till I Get My Way

* Junior Kimbrough song
# Captain Beefheart song
% Richard Berry/Sonics song

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Black Keys, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases and merch from the store at their website [HERE].

Oneida: December 13, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 14, 2008
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In a survey taken for the NY Press Music Issue a couple of months ago, we were asked to participate, and listed Oneida as the best live act in NYC. Last night at the Knitting Factory’s “Oneida Fest“, the band proved us right. On one of the final nights of the Manhattan Knitting Factory, “house band” Oneida delivered an intense skull-splitting 65 minutes of their most powerful psychedelic post-prog. The setlist included three eclectic covers — from the late destructo-hardcore of GG Allin (actually “Discipline” is a Throbbing Gristle song) to Funkadelic to The Modern Lovers. The later featured Oneida co-founder “Papa Crazee”, i.e. Pat Sullivan of Oakley Hall on vocals. The final treat was an extremely rare dip into the earliest of their music — a 26-minute headrush of a version of “Ballad of Vaurice” from their first album.

We have seen Oneida five times on 2008, and each time was a thoroughly different, but equally intense experience. Three of those recordings are still featured on this site, February at The Knit, March at Market Hotel, and August at South Street Seaport.

We recorded from the riser area of the balcony and were extremely pleased with the sound in the venue, which was mixed to perfection by the house soundboard tech. The volume was intense without distortion and each instrument was separated and identifiable. Subsequently, the sound quality on this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Oneida
2008-12-13
Knitting Factory
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Riser

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR Cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample 16/44, slight level boost) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2008-12-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:07:29]
01 Discipline (Throbbing Gristle)
02 The River
03 Hit It and Quit It (Funkadelic)
04 Ghost In The Room
05 She Cracked (Modern Lovers) / I Will Haunt You
06 Ballad of Vaurice

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oneida, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, visit their page at Jagjaguwar Records, and purchase the new CD Preteen Weaponry at the Jagjaguwar site [HERE].

Built to Spill September 26, 2008 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 27, 2008
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[photo credit]

The concert last night at Terminal 5 was a musical extravaganza. The sold-out crowd was treated to four solid hours of outstanding music from three superb bands which was highlighted by the start-to-finish performance of Built to Spill‘s Perfect From Now On. The seminal album was released in early 1997 as Built to Spill‘s first CD with Warner and first consistently excellent album. Although the release did boost the profile of the band, Perfect From Now On was not an immediate breakthrough — the album has grown in popularity and influence over the last decade. As a matter of illustration, we saw Built to Spill live at a not-sold-out show at the relatively tiny Maxwell’s in 1998 (a recording is in the nyctaper archives).

The performance at Terminal 5 was well-executed and workmanlike, although not thoroughly inspired. In particular, in recent years “Randy Described Eternity” has become a bell weather for the strength of the show — we saw an eighteen-minute blistering version at Irving Plaza in 2006 (also in the nyctaper archives). Last night, “Randy” was much closer to the album version. The highlight of Perfect last night was the album’s strong finish of “Kicked It in the Sun” and “Untrustable”. But it was the “bonus” material where the band let loose and shined, ironically performing consecutively the first three numbers of Perfect’s follow-up album, the arguably stronger Keep It Like a Secret. “Carry The Zero” devolved into complete mayhem, as members of Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets joined in a bizarre jam session with liberal instrument-switching and stage antics.

While the music onstage was almost universally excellent, the most unfortunate aspect of the show last night was the crowd — a Friday night midtown crowd with no apparent interest in anything other than being drunk, loud and obnoxious. It was one of the worst out of control groups we have experienced in three decades of concert-going.

We recorded from the rear of the floor directly in front of the drink rail. The sound in the venue was not optimal and some of the crowd behavior is evident on the recording. While this is not one of our best efforts, under the circumstances the quality of this recording is quite acceptable. Enjoy!

Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets were also recorded and will be featured on nyctaper in the coming days.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2008-09-26
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Floor – Dead Center 100 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150’s > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > digital coax > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.75 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-09-27

Setlist:
[total time 1:35:15]
01 Randy Described Eternity
02 I Would Hurt a Fly
03 Stop the Show
04 Made-Up Dreams
05 Velvet Waltz
06 Out of Site
07 Kicked It in the Sun
08 Untrustable/Part 2 (About Someone Else)
09 The Plan
10 Center of the Universe
11 Carry The Zero
12 Jam

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Built to Spill, visit their website, and purchase their Official Releases directly from the Built to Spill Store at their website [HERE].

Oneida August 29, 2008 South Street Seaport – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 1, 2008
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Oneida SS Seaport LaPutt
[photo by Chris LaPuttPrefix Mag – complete set [here]]

On Friday night, Oneida performed their new album Preteen Weaponry for the first time in NYC and the scene could not have been more surreal and yet completely appropriate. As the black rain clouds hovered overhead and the holiday crowd filtered in and around the Seaport, Oneida dipped into their bag of magic tricks and pulled out the most psychedelic prog-rock music they have produced to date — an album with influences from A Saucerful of Secrets to Bug — that could have been appropriately performed in 1968, 1988 or 2008.

As Bobby rose from his keyboard seat to strap on the bass for much of the Preteen set, the center stage of the band shifted to Kid Millions. The keys and guitars set the mood for the album and sustain the long-form melodic structure, but its the drums that are the lead instrument on this album. Kid propels the band while beating relentlessly in double time. Each part of Preteen molds directly into the next, but it is the consistent perfection of the beat that provided the backbone for this outstanding performance.

We recorded this set from a fine position inside of the soundboard tent, and we are quite grateful to the excellent sound crew for the permission to get under their tent and avoid the rain. We are doubly fortunate that the wind did not hamper this recording and we were able to capture this excellent concert with a superb recording. Enjoy!

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Oneida
2008-08-29
South Street Seaport
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Inside Front of Soundboard Tent
Approximately 50 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150’s > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > digital coax > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.75 > Flac Frontend (level 7) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-08-31

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Setlist:
[Total time 38:03]
01 Preteen Weaponry Part I
02 Preteen Weaponry Part II
03 Preteen Weaponry Part III
04 Double Lock Your Mind

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oneida, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, visit their page at Jagjaguwar Records, and purchase the new CD Preteen Weaponry at the Jagjaguwar site [HERE].

Oneida February 29, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac Download

March 7, 2008
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Oneida
[photo credit]

At last Friday’s multi-band bill at the Knitting Factory, headliner Oneida made sure there were no stones left unturned. As “Fat” Bobby introduced each song with stream of consciousness banter, and the quartet pounded out in perfect syncopation, the level of intensity reached its peak during a particularly tight 11-minute version of “Up With People”. After their hour-long sonic explosion of psychedelic neo-punk, the lights came up quickly and Oneida left the crowd dazed but satisfied.

This recording was made from the identical location as Oakley Hall, but is perhaps a bit clearer as the volume was quite intense for this set. We thank Bobby, Kid and the rest of Oneida for the permission to record and the notification of that fact to the venue. It was a terrific night of music, and we’re very pleased we captured it all. Enjoy!

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Oneida
2008-02-29
Knitting Factory
New York NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Balcony Far Left

Neumann KM-150 (AK-50 Hypercardiods) > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > Digital Coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48 kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustment, slight EQ, downsample) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-03-07

Setlist:
[total time 1:04:55]
01 [introduction]
02 Now Stoned Jam
03 Ghost in the Room
04 Summerland
05 History’s Great Navigators
06 You’re Not a Virgin Anymore
07 I Will Haunt You
08 Spirits
09 Town Crier
10 Life You Prefer
11 Up With People
12 Privilege
13 All Arounder

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oneida, visit their webpage, and purchase their official releases directly from the label that they operate, Brah Records.

Oneida has another NYC gig in the near future, March 22, 2008 at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn. The Market Hotel site lists “special guest TBA”, which has been confirmed to be Oneida on ToddP’s site, and Oneida’s list of shows.

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