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The Hold Steady November 6, 2008 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 7, 2008
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The “Rock and Roll Means Well” tour pulled into NYC last night and The Hold Steady began the evening with a high energy set that was not matched by the lackluster energy of the crowd. We spent much of the night peering past texting LED screens and a persistent din of crowd chatter. Despite the good intentions of the two bands, its perhaps not a particularly good touring idea to co-headline two bands who match well in spirit but not in fan-base identity. Nevertheless, Craig Finn’s boundless stage persona managed to propel the band through a set focused on the rock numbers. As he referenced the good mood of the tour in light of Tuesday’s historic events, Finn marched The Hold Steady into the title track from Stay Positive and kept the band at high speed through a set that featured nine of the eleven numbers from the new CD.

We recorded from the rear center of the floor, raised the pole to maximum height, and pointed the hyper-directional microphones upwards towards the stacks. We were successful in avoiding much of the crowd chatter din and captured a very fine recording which actually improves upon the bass-heavy and boomy sound that reached our ears on the floor of the venue. Enjoy!

Drive-By Truckers were also recorded and will be posted in the next day or two.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Hold Steady
2008-11-06
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 > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-11-07

Setlist:
[total time 1:08:03]
01 Stay Positive
02 Cattle and The Creeping Things
03 Same Kooks
04 Stuck Between Stations
05 Constructive Summer
06 Sequestered in Memphis
07 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
08 Navy Sheets
09 Banging Camp
10 Massive Night
11 Joke About Jamaica
12 You Can Make Him Like You
13 Lord, I’m Discouraged
14 Yeah Sapphire
15 The Swish
16 Chips Ahoy
17 Magazines
18 Slapped Actress

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Dinosaur Jr. September 26, 2008 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 27, 2008
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We have a particular affinity for Dinosaur Jr. here at nyctaper. It was our recording of them in the first few weeks of this site that put us “on the map” as it were. A year and a half ago, that concert exceeded all of our expectations. Last night at Terminal 5, Dinosaur Jr. exhibited an energy and level of proficiency that completely floored us — the band was even better than last time. Lou Barlow was energetic, animated and played frenetic bass guitar, and Murph was pounding furiously and filling up the huge room with his pinpoint beat. But it was the guitar work of J Mascis which most impressed us. As he stood played in front of his huge stacks of Marshall amps, J absolutely shredded every solo — and in particular his extended work in “Pick Me Up” and “Gargoyle” was simply outstanding.

We recorded this set from the identical location as the Built to Spill recording. However, the massive volume of this set virtually eliminated all crowd noise so that this is a cleaner recording. Enjoy!

This recording is now available in FLAC and MP3 at the Dinosaur Jr. Archives at Free So Free [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
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 1:10:19]
01 The Lung
02 Been There All The Time
03 Back To Your Heart
04 No Bones
05 Out There
06 Feel the Pain
07 Pick Me Up
08 The Wagon
09 Repulsion
10 Raisans
11 Freak Scene
12 Gargoyle
13 Just Like Heaven
14 Chunks

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

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks July 19, 2008 Siren Festival – Flac and MP3 Download

July 20, 2008
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[photo courtesy of Ear Farm blog]

We expect there will be many reviews of this concert and in particular the Voice’s coverage will likely be comprehensive. We arrived in the middle of the Islands set, with the intention to see and record only the Stephen Malkmus set and we were successful. On a hot sunny day when the Jicks performed an energetic and loose set of primarily Real Emotional Trash material, we were left with some interesting lasting images. The sights of several people who passed out from heat exhaustion and crowding, the persistent sights and sounds of the Cyclone rollercoaster every few minutes over our left shoulder, and Stephen literally coaxing the promoters to let the Jicks perform encores even after the stage lights were turned off were memorable images we will likely not soon forget.

We recorded from the ground in front and left of the soundboard. The placement was problematic because of the Cyclone, but our hyper-directional microphones really proved their worth as the recording is not marred by the rumbling ride and screaming patrons. During quiet moments and in between songs, the cyclone provided “local color”, during the normal volume of the songs, the noise can not be heard. Enjoy!

Many thanks to a writer from the Voice and also Matador Records for their advanced assistance in capture of this concert.

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
2008-07-19
Siren Music Festival
Coney Island Main Stage
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Front of Board — Approximately 100 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-07-20

Setlist:
[total time 1:19:31]
01 Baby C’mon
02 Gardenia
03 Dragonfly Pie
04 Jenny and the Ess-Dog
05 Phantasies
06 Hopscotch Willie
07 Elmo Delmo
08 Cold Son
09 Baltimore
10 Astral Facial
11 We Can’t Help You
12 Real Emotional Trash
13 [encore break]
14 All Over Gently
15 Pencil Rot
16 Two Tickets to Paradise (Eddie Money)

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Drive-By Truckers March 26, 2008 Terminal 5 – Flac Download

March 27, 2008
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The Drive-By Truckers do not get cheated, and neither do their fans. The current tour in support of their new release Brighter Than Creation’s Dark has featured sets of two and a half hours, including 30 minute encore segments. When the set times were posted for the band at Terminal 5, they were given a 9 p.m. start to an 11 p.m. hard curfew. The band promptly took the stage at 8:55 p.m. and muscled their way through a non-stop 100-minute set heavy on new material (ten tracks from Brighter), but with representative songs throughout. When the band returned for the encore with 15 minutes left to curfew, they steamed through over 40 minutes of encore material, including Tom Petty and Jim Carroll covers, and left the crowd energized and satisfied with the full set promised by earlier stops on the tour.

This was our first visit to Terminal 5, the Bowery Presents venue that opened in October. While the cavernous nature of the concert hall is somewhat impersonal and creates a boomy sound, we generally had a positive experience in this venue. The head of security approached us near the end of the opening Whigs set and politely requested that we relocate our recording gear slightly back. We were happy to comply, given the courteous nature of their request, which was in complete contrast to the near-threatening heavy-handedness we experienced last year at Roseland.

As it turns out, the security supervisor was right — our placement for this set was excellent, as we were able to avoid the crush of the floor while remaining in front of the soundboard and dead center. We solved the boom and echo problem by pointing our hyper-cardioid microphones directly at the huge stacks. Despite complaints we have read about the sound at this concert, our recording is truly quite excellent and we are pleased to offer it at nyctaper. Enjoy!

The photograph posted above is part of an outstanding set produced by concert photographer Chris La Putt. The entire set can be seen [here]. Thank you to Chris for his permission to post this excellent photo.

Whigs were recorded and will be posted in the near future.

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

Drive-By Truckers
2008-03-26
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
2008-03-27

Setlist:
[total time 2:21:43]
01 The Righteous Path
02 Where the Devil Don’t Stay
03 That Man I Shot
04 Self Destructive Zones
05 Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife
06 Daddy Needs a Drink
07 3 Dimes Down
08 Putting People on the Moon
09 Hell No, I Ain’t Happy
10 Checkout Time in Vegas
11 The Living Bubba
12 I’m Sorry Huston
13 Carl Perkins’ Cadillac
14 Sink Hole
15 A Ghost To Most
16 You and Your Crystal Meth
17 Goode’s Field Road
18 Women Without Whiskey
19 Let There Be Rock
20 [encore break]
21 Shut Up and Get on The Plane
22 Rebels (Tom Petty)
23 Zip City
24 18 Wheels of Love
25 Lookout Mountain
26 People Who Died (Jim Carroll)

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The Hold Steady September 17, 2007 World Trade Center – Lossless Download

September 18, 2007
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The Downtown Music Series debuted to a packed plaza at the base of the brand new 7 World Trade Center last night. With the state of the art 7 WTC behind them, and the 6-year-old Pit on their right, The Hold Steady performed a tight one-hour set primarily consisting of material from Boys and Girls in America.

As a result of the courtesy of Music Downtown and permission to record, I was able to position my best equipment in front of the soundboard. Although this was an outdoor plaza susceptible to all matters of extraneous noise, the sound quality was quite excellent, and the recording is nearly flawless–there are some instances of minor wind noise.

The Old 97’s set was also recorded and will be posted later this week.

The complete show can be downloaded in FLAC [HERE].

The Hold Steady
2007-09-17
Music Downtown Concert Series
7 World Trade Center Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
Approximately 50 feet from the PA

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Many thanks to Michael Dorf for permission to record at this concert.

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper
2007-09-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:01:17]
01 Hot Soft Light
02 Banging Camp
03 Chips Ahoy
04 Stuck Between Stations
05 Massive Nights
06 Party Pit
07 The Swish
08 You Can Make Him Like You
09 First Night
10 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
11 Southtown Girls
12 Most People Are DJs
13 Killer Parties

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Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza 2007 – lossless download

June 7, 2007
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When I first heard “Freak Scene” in 1988, I was absolutely floored. This was the dense guitar-driven post-punk to which I’d been listening since Mission of Burma through Husker Du, and now it had been taken to the next level. The Bug album essentially defines the genre, and stand as the epitome of the music that would later be co-opted by the media, and mass-marketed as watered down “grunge”.

In 1989, I did manage to see them live, and my ears are still ringing:

The original lineup of the great Dinosaur Jr. would only last through Bug, as bassist Lou Barlow quit in 1989. Ultimately the band did last into the mid-90’s, and then faded from consciousness, only to be reborn with the 2005 reunion. On June 6, 2007, I experienced another blast of sonic genius at Irving Plaza. The recording below captures the 2007 version of Dinosaur Jr. at their peak—older, wiser, and a tighter than the 1989 incarnation.

This recording was made from a prime location, with my best equipment. The results are outstanding. The band permits live audience recordings, and as a result, many of their live recordings are archived for our enjoyment at the excellent site FreeSoFree.

This recording is now available at the excellent FreeSoFree Dinosaur Jr. Archive [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
2007-06-06
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
Dead Center approximately 40 feet from the stage

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack

Setlist
[total time 1:12:50]
1 Almost Ready
2 Budge
3 Back To Your Heart
4 Been There All The Time
5 Little Fury Things
6 Out There
7 This Is All I Came To Do
8 Feel The Pain
9 Pick Me Up
10 What If I Knew
11 Kracked
12 Sludgefeast
13 Encore Break
14 Forget the Swan
15 Freak Scene
16 Chunks

As with all artists featured on this site, if you download this recording, please support Dinosaur Jr., and do yourself a favor and purchase their new album Beyond.

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