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Built to Spill: September 2, 2010 Rocks Off Concert Cruise – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

September 7, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Chris Becker and Green Shoelace]

A show that for some odd reason I didn’t even necessarily intend to see, until a 2 a.m. email to brooklynvegan got me on the boat, ended up being one of my favorite shows of the year and an incredibly appropriate end to the Summer. Built To Spill on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise — two hours of a peak performance in perfect weather and a party atmosphere that managed to get raucous without getting stupid. Doug Martsch is always a genial fellow, but on this night he honored requests, chatted and joked with the fans, and played DJ before and after the set. He may have had as good a time as any of us. Its hard to argue with a setlist that drew five songs from the first two albums, including the rarely played duo of “Twin Falls” and “Some”. There isn’t much more we can ask from this band this year, as they’ve played two excellent shows this year after delivering four great nights last October. But they will be giving more. Built To Spill will play the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 5 and Highline Ballroom on October 6.

This set was recorded with the Neumann microphones pointed at the stacks from about twenty feet, and mixed with feed from the soundboard. The sound quality is far better than I expected recording music in a boat, since the performance area was mostly indoors and the sound mix in the room was superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Carry The Zero”:

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Built to Spill
2010-09-02
Rocks Off Concert Cruise
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2009-09-03

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:30:30]
01 Traces
02 Distopian Dream Girl
03 The Plan
04 [banter]
05 Hindsight
06 Twin Falls
07 Some
08 Three Years Ago Today
09 [banter]
10 The Weather
11 Else
12 Big Dipper
13 Carry The Zero
14 [encore break]
15 Life’s a Dream
16 Car
17 [banter]
18 Conventional Wisdom

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Kelli Scarr: August 21, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

September 1, 2010
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[photo by kata rokkar]

She is perhaps best known as the vocalist for Moby on Wait for Me and his most recent tours, but Kelli Scarr is an accomplished artist in her own right. In the afternoon following the release party for her debut album Piece, Kelli performed a brief set at the fifth installment of the Backyard Brunch series. The band adapted well to the acoustic setting, as Kelli remained seated with an acoustic guitar and bassist Andrew Southern moved to second guitar. The format was also quite an excellent showcase for multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Lam, whose mandolin work was superb, and for Jo Schornikow’s sweet harmonies and keyboards. Kelli’s set was relaxed and fit well within the informal atmosphere, and her humor was particularly required for the persistent fly-over airplanes (slightly audible on the recording). Kelli’s next NYC show will be at Joe’s Pub on Thursday October 7.

This set was recorded with four microphones placed strategically around the band. Other than the airplanes, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Driftwood”:

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Kelli Scarr
2010-08-21
Backyard Brunch Sessions
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Onstage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2010-09-01

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:10]
01 [introduction]
02 Salt to the Sea
03 Anything
04 [banter]
05 Break Up
06 Driftwood
07 [banter]
08 Baby Boom
09 [outro]

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The National: July 29, 2010 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

July 30, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Steve/hightea]

I’ll admit to some trepidation about The National‘s three-year break between albums. After 2005’s excellent Alligator, the band’s brilliant Boxer (2007) is perhaps the best album of the entire last decade. The National toured steadily throughout 2008, and played two of the best shows we saw that year, at BAM in February and Summerstage in August. A relatively quiet 2009 and news of the new album led to a significant amount of anticipation — could the band meet the expectations and reach the bar they had raised so high after Boxer. The day that High Violet was streamed on the New York Times website (!), I felt an almost palpable sense of relief as I listened to the album straight through. The National had produced another stunning achievement — an album with songcraft equal or better than the band’s best material but with more confidence and maturity. High Violet is the album that cements The National as one of those few bands that will provide consistent quality music for as long as they choose to make it. At Terminal 5 last night, the band’s live show complimented the triumph of the new album with a performance of sustained excellence. The newer material blended well with the classics and in some instances shown brighter — “Lemonworld” reached a crowd-pleasing crescendo, “Bloodbuzz Ohio” was a show-stopper, and “Terrible Love” was a powerful show-closer.

We recorded this set with the Neumanns and the Schoeps in a four-mic configuration from a 12 foot stand in front of the soundboard cage. The sound in the cavernous venue was not quite up to our expectations, and while the recording has a lot of character, it lacks the clarity we expect. With those caveats, enjoy!

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

The National
2010-07-29
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

Neumann KM-150s + Schoeps MK-41s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper and acidjack
2010-07-30

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:23:21]
01 [introduction]
02 Start A War
03 Anyone’s Ghost
04 Bloodbuzz Ohio
05 Mistaken For Strangers
06 Brainy
07 Squalor Victoria
08 [banter]
09 Afraid Of Everyone
10 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
11 [banter]
12 Lemonworld
13 Conversation 16
14 Apartment Story
15 Abel
16 [banter]
17 England
18 Fake Empire
19 [encore break]
20 Runaway
21 Mr. November
22 [band introductions]
23 Terrible Love

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The Hold Steady: April 17, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 18, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Edwina Hay]

The Hold Steady will release their fourth studio album Heaven Is Whenever in a couple of weeks. The band is set to embark on a two-month tour to support the album. On Saturday night as a tour send-off, the Hold Steady took on the ambitious task of playing two shows in two boroughs on the same night. We sort of figured the late show at Music Hall would be a bit of a messy and drunken affair so we decided to grab a ticket to the early Bowery show. It felt strange entering Bowery Ballroom during daylight hours and setting up the equipment with the assistance of the natural light from the back window. By the time the Hold Steady took the stage at 8:30, the place was packed and all seemed right again. The band roared through an eighty-minute set which featured five of the ten new songs, and a heavy dose of Steady classics — we enjoyed “Chips Ahoy!” and “You Can Make Him Like You” in particular. Craig Finn was his usual animated self, and the addition of a new guitarist added some muscle to the band, while the loss of Franz Nicolay seemed to create a more guitar-heavy stage sound, as the new keyboardist was definitely low in the mix. At the close the set the band returned for two crowd-participation-heavy encores, and although the band still had another show to play, the Bowery performance did not seem perfunctory or rushed and we left quite satisfied.

This set was recorded from our standard position at this venue with just the Neumann hypercardioid microphones and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Hold Steady
2010-04-17
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded at Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2010-04-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:19:31]
01 [introduction]
02 Positive Jam
03 Same Kooks
04 Hurricane J
05 Cattle and the Creeping Things
06 Magazines
07 You Can Make Him Like You
08 Rock Problems
09 Sequestered in Memphis
10 Navy Sheets
11 Soft in the Center
12 Barfruit Blues
13 The Weekenders
14 Chips Ahoy!
15 Stuck Between Stations
16 A Slight Discomfort
17 Stay Positive
18 Southtown Girls
19 How a Resurrection Really Feels
20 [encore break]
21 Massive Night
22 Slapped Actress

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Dinosaur Jr.: January 16, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

January 19, 2010
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[photo courtesy of Greg Notch]

“You can’t hear the vocals? … what the f show do you think this is?” yelled Lou Barlow at some clueless complainers. The full throttle sonic guitar onslaught that is a live Dinosaur Jr. show was on display on Saturday at Bowery Ballroom, and those few fans seeking vocals were bound to be disappointed. The vast majority of the crowd was treated to a ninety-minute run through the Dinosaur Jr. catalog that was perhaps a bit too heavy on material from 2009’s Farm, but never let up on the intensity. Any disappointed old school fans were more than satisfied at the two encore selections — first album songs “Repulsion” and the ultra-rare “Mountain Man”.

I recorded this set from the standard balcony rail location, the vantage point pictured above. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

The Sunday night show at Music Hall was also recorded for nyctaper and will be posted soon.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
2010-01-16
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded at Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2010-01-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:28:25]
01 [introduction]
02 Thumb
03 Kracked
04 Imagination Blind
05 Raisans
06 [tuning/banter]
07 Pieces
08 Plans
09 Feel The Pain
10 Over It
11 Forget The Swan
12 [tuning jam]
13 The Wagon
14 Freak Scene
15 I Don’t Wanna Go There
16 [encore break]
17 Repulsion
18 Mountain Man

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Kurt Vile: January 16, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

January 18, 2010
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[photos courtesy of Vincent Cornelli]

Kurt Vile’s Matador Records debut Childish Prodigy was one of the most underrated albums of 2009. After several years as an underground favorite in Philadelphia and NYC, Kurt’s unique style of sludge-punk and throwback acid-rock is now quite ready for a national stage. In an opening slot for Dinosaur Jr. on Saturday at Bowery, Kurt and his band the Violators played a too-short five-song thirty-minute set of Childish material, highlighted by the appropriately titled “Freak Train” (featuring a saxophone) and the Crazy Horse-like “Monkey”. Kurt Vile returns to NYC for two local dates opening for F’ed Up in February.

We recorded this set from our standard location (pictured above!) at Bowery with the four-microphone rig. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Kurt Vile
2010-01-16
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Behind Soundboard Booth

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2010-01-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:47]
01 Hunchback
02 Freak Train
03 Monkey
04 Overnight Religion
05 Dead Alive

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Built to Spill: October 15, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 17, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Sarah Tew]

The fourth and final night of the Built to Spill NYC “tour” was a night to jam. BTS seemed relaxed and poised to have some loose fun. Doug spoke often to the crowd and honored a couple of requests — “You Were Right” and “Cars” were audience choices. The most compelling parts of the evening though were the two extended jam segments. “Hindsight” from the new album There Is No Enemy was stretched out with a new instrumental segment, and the show-closing eleven minute “Conventional Wisdom” was perhaps the most intense song performed by the band all week.

We recorded this show from the same location as the previous night. While the vocals were still too low in the mix, the problem is not nearly as pronounced as the recording of the night before. With that caveat, enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-15
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2009-10-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:37:27]
01 Liar
02 Stab
03 Time Trap
04 Hindsight
05 Kicked It In The Sun
06 Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
07 Done
08 Sidewalk
09 You Were Right
10 Big Dipper
11 Untrustable
12 [encore break]
13 The Weather
14 Car
15 Conventional Wisdom

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Built to Spill: October 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 16, 2009
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[photo courtesy of David Wells]

The four-show Built to Spill NYC tour moved to Brooklyn on Wednesday and brought along another varied setlist. After Monday’s hit-heavy show and Tuesday’s time trip to the 90’s, Wednesday in Brooklyn was guitar night. As Doug’s lead instrument was dominant in the house mix, the audience could literally ride every trip up and down the fretboard — and there were many. From the classic opener “Three Years Ago Today”, the raging “In Your Mind”, and to the set closer “Carry The Zero”, Doug inventive and heady solos were front and center. While we would have preferred the lengthy jammed out version of “Randy” in the encore slot — this version was only four minutes — the band chose to use the show-closing nine-minute “Goin’ Against Your Mind” to stretch out.

I recorded this set from the front center rail of the balcony with the four microphone rig. The sound quality of the instruments is quite spectacular. However, the vocals are again buried in the mix — which given the guitar-oriented nature of this band and this show in particular is probably not a major impediment to enjoyment!

Last night (Oct 15) was also recorded and will be posted very soon.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-14
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2009-10-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:32:33]
01 Three Years Ago Today
02 In The Morning
03 Strange
04 Life’s A Dream
05 Distopian Dream Girl
06 Done
07 Wherever You Go
08 Nowhere Lullaby
09 In Your Mind
10 Planting Seeds
11 Alarmed
12 Carry The Zero
13 [encore break]
14 Randy Described Eternity
15 Car
16 Goin’ Against Your Mind

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Lou Barlow: October 6, 2009 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 9, 2009
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[photo by nyctaper]

Lou Barlow released his second proper album Goodnight Unknown on Tuesday. That night at Mercury Lounge, Lou celebrated the album’s release with the only headlining show on this current tour. The balance of the dates are opening slots for Lou’s other band, Dinosaur Jr. The result was a two-hour show that not only featured a set with his current backing band, The Missingmen, but also a complete hour of Lou solo, taking requests and playing a ton of rare material including eleven Sebadoh songs. This show was a fan’s delight, as Lou was his usual gregarious self but also took chances and played songs that he had not performed live in years, or in several cases, decades.

I recorded this show with a pair of microphones set up in the usual location next to the soundboard booth, supplemented with a stereo feed from the board. The major flaw in this recording was a persistent buzz or hum coming from stage. During the show, the crowd made reference to this noise on several occasions and Lou even acknowledged it (Track 39). If the listener can subconsciously filter the noise, this is a very enjoyable and listenable recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Lou Barlow
2009-10-06
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-10-09

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:00:11]
Tracks 01-24 Lou Barlow and The Missingmen
01 [introduction]
02 Sharing
03 Don’t Apologize
04 [banter]
05 Home
06 [banter]
07 Goodnight Unknown
08 Too Much Freedom
09 The One I Call
10 [banter]
11 Praise
12 Gravitate
13 One Machine, One Long Fight
14 [tuning/banter]
15 Caterpillar Girl (false start)
16 Caterpillar Girl
17 Faith Defies the Night
18 [banter]
19 On The Face II
20 [banter]
21 Take Advantage
22 [banter]
23 Sharing
24 [banter]
Tracks 25-43 Lou Barlow solo
25 Tree
26 Holding Back The Year
27 The Ballad of Daykitty
28 Too Pure
29 Magnet’s Coil
30 Think (Let Tomorrow Bee)
31 [banter]
32 Willing To Wait
33 [banter]
34 Vampire (one verse)
35 Soul and Fire
36 [banter]
37 Brand New Love
38 A Hit (Smog)
39 [banter about amp noise]
40 Royalty (one verse)
41 [banter]
42 Ride The Darker Wave
43 Skull

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Drive-By Truckers November 6, 2008 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 9, 2008
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[photo credit]

In March, the Drive-By Truckers performance at Terminal 5 was powerful and inspired, and their two-hour and thirty minute set was met with incredible crowd energy. At that show they delivered six full encores that lasted forty minutes. The circumstances were a world apart on Thursday night at Terminal 5. With the split headliner tour and as the back half of the crowd yapped throughout the set, the band had every right to mail it in and cut it short. But to their eternal credit, the Drive-By Truckers delivered the same high energy for which they have become renowned. At the end of the DBT set proper, there was a bizarre crowd reaction that we have never experienced before. Instead of cheering for a band who had delivered an excellent set, the crowd used the time to increase the volume of their chatter. It got so ridiculous that the DBT roadie had to come out and exhort the crowd to cheer. Eventually the band returned and presented a bonus set of five numbers where they were joined by Craig and Franz from The Hold Steady. The set ended as it had in March, with a manic cover of Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died”.

We recorded from the same location as The Hold Steady set. The quality of this recording is quite excellent, as again the DBT crew delivered well-balanced sound in venue that can be difficult to mix. Listeners will note the inescapable din of conversation at the more quiet moments, but our location, pole placement, and microphone model avoided the din during louder periods. Enjoy!

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

Drive-By Truckers
2008-11-06
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Front of Board Dead Center

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
2008-11-09

Setlist:
[total time 1:49:30]
01 Zip City
02 Goode’s Field Road
03 Carl Perkins’ Cadillac
04 The Righteous Path
05 A Ghost To Most
06 Home Field Advantage
07 3 Dimes Down
08 Hell No, I Ain’t Happy
09 Marry Me
10 The Sands Of Iwo Jima
11 Uncle Frank
12 The Living Bubba
13 Putting People on the Moon
14 [encore break]
15 Gravity’s Gone
16 A World Of Hurt
17 Shut Up and Get on The Plane
18 Let There Be Rock
19 People Who Died (Jim Carroll)

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