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Yo La Tengo: April 9, 2016 Landmark Loew’s New Jersey Theatre (Jersey City, NJ)

April 10, 2016
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Yo La Tengo ended their most recent tour last Saturday at the shabby-chic Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, a cavernous space made intimate by the positive vibes headed from the stage and to it. The usual contingent of longtime fans were out in force for this weekend show, and the band rewarded us with a setlist that reflected their Fade-era habit of dividing the show into acoustic and electric portions. As this tour wasn’t, strictly speaking, to promote last year’s Stuff Like That There, the band jumped around their catalog a good bit more, with the electric set a particularly sweet offering for the more improvisational-minded among us. The extended outro jam on “Before We Run” that led into the slow version of “Big Day Coming” was a strong moment there, as was the segue of “Sudden Organ,” “Autumn Sweater,” “Decora,” and “Ohm” that made up the bulk of the set. But that’s not to slight the acoustic set, either, where the acoustic treatment of “Deeper Into Movies” was particularly affecting, along with new favorites like “Rickety.” By the time the encore came around there were the usual calls for hyper-obscure covers (which the band has served up in abundance on multiple WFMU marathons), most of which were ignored, though we did get Wire’s “Too Late.” The band sent us off, as they often like to do, on a quiet note, with the noisy Electr-O-Pura classic “Tom Courtenay” rendered as a solemn coda with Georgia leading the way on vocals. Now it’s time for the band to enjoy a little downtime and recharge the batteries, as they await a handful of summer festival dates. Meanwhile, we’ll be excited for what they come up with next.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Yo La Tengo engineer Mark Luecke, together with Schoeps MK41V microphones. Given the challenges of the venue acoustics, this relies heavily on Mark’s soundboard feed. The sound quality is, overall, excellent. Enjoy!

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Yo La Tengo
2016-04-09
Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre
Jersey City, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Mark Luecke) + Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, re-image SBD, adjust levels, mix down, compression, limiter, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:13:34]
Set One – Acoustic
01 My Heart’s Not In It [Darlene McCrea]
02 Periodically Double or Triple
03 Rickety
04 Automatic Doom [Special Pillow]
05 Did I Tell You
06 Black Flowers
07 Somebody’s In Love
08 I’ll Be Around
09 Deeper Into Movies
10 I Feel Like Going Home

Set Two – Electric
11 [intro jam]
12 Sugarcube
13 Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House>
14 Shaker
15 Before We Run>
16 Big Day Coming
17 Sudden Organ>
18 Autumn Sweater>
19 Decora>
20 Ohm
21 Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind
22 [encore break]
23 Drug Test
24 Too Late [Wire]
25 Tom Courtenay (acoustic)

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and buy Stuff Like That There and their many other fine releases from Matador Records.

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Marah: July 26, 2014 XPonential Music Festival, Marina Stage (Camden, NJ) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

August 15, 2014
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[photos courtesy of WXPN]

Marah‘s latest album, Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania, represents an audacious turn for the Philadelphia-based roots rock band, as the band decided to bring folk songs discovered in the 1930s screaming into the 21st century more or less intact (you can read more in our post from last month, here). For a band willing to do that, I guess having a ten-year-old join the band as a permanent member — on fiddle as well as guitar no less — seemed like an achievable feat.

If part of this audience at the XPonential Music Festival, presented by WXPN, came to take in the novelty of watching young Gus Tritsch take the stage, they stayed because he and the band were setting the entire outdoor Marina Stage on fire. In addition to rockified versions of the Mountain Minstrelsy songs, the band served up classics from their catalog like 2000’s “The Catfisherman” and the acoustic “City of Dreams”, about vocalist David Bielanko’s hometown of Philadelphia. As with the Bowery Electric show, we got to experience some of the band’s fiercest jamming on the hard-charging version of “Rattlesnake” transformed a great deal from the short-but-sweet album version into an epic sendoff. 

I recorded this set with a flawless soundboard feed from the local engineer Tom, combined with Schoeps MK5 microphones flying back at the board. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Stream the full set:


Marah
2014-07-26
XPonential Music Festival, Marina Stage
Camden, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Tom) + Schoeps MK5c (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [WXPN Intro]>Highlander intro
02 A Melody of Rain
03 The Catfisherman
04 Limb
05 [banter1]
06 City Of Dreams
07 Barstool
08 Ten Cents at the Gate
09 Rattlesnake

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Marah, visit their website, and purchase Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy from the Merchandise link at their Website [HERE].

Dave Hause: July 26, 2014 XPonential Music Festival, Marina Stage, Camden, NJ (FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set)

August 6, 2014
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[photos courtesy of WXPN]

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Dave Hause is the quintessential hometown hero. A veteran punk and hardcore player, most famously with The Loved Ones, which he co-founded, Hause has aged gracefully into a thrilling second act as a grown-up-but-still-rocking songwriter, whose punk-tinged blue collar anthems were the perfect way to end the day on the Marina Stage at the XPonential Music Festival in Camden, NJ, presented by WXPN. Hause had more friends in the audience than just about anyone at the festival, and he rewarded us with outstanding renditions of his latest work, focused especially on his 2013 record Devour. 

To experience Hause live is to take a trip down Thunder Road, to revel in cathartic major-chord rock. The passion in Hause’s voice is matched by his incisive lyrics, such as those on “The Great Depression”, an anthem for the victims of modern economic collapse. Part of what makes Hause’s approach so appealing is that, even when the story being told is a sad one, the exuberance of Hause’s delivery claims the listener’s interest and holds it. Hause closed the set with “The Shine”, where he sings:

Cause we don’t stutter when we sing
Our melodies grow little wings
Huddled here grinding tears into red wine
Meet the darkness with the shine

No matter how you felt when you arrived that day, Hause left you feeling right. His are the perfect words to be sung by a Philly musician on the banks of Camden, a Mid-Atlantic town verging on despair, but grasping, as ever, for hope.

I recorded this set with a flawless soundboard feed from the local engineer Tom, combined with Schoeps MK5 microphones flying back at the board. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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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. Please feel free to re-post the Soundcloud links.

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Dave Hause
2014-07-26
XPonential Music Festival, Marina Stage
Camden, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Tom) + Schoeps MK5c (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, compression, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 45:19]
01 Autism Vaccine Blues
02 Damascus
03 Melanin
04 [banter1]
05 Time Will Tell
06 Same Disease
07 [banter2]
08 The Great Depression
09 We Could Be Kings
10 [banter3]
11 Resolutions
12 [banter4]
13 C’mon Kid
14 The Shine

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Dave Hause, visit his website, and buy his records there.

Chelsea Light Moving: March 2, 2013 Maxwell’s – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 3, 2013
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Just before ripping into “Burroughs”, their first song, Thurston Moore opened this show by his new band Chelsea Light Moving with a quote from Mike Watt: “When you’re not playing, you’re paying.”

I had to remind myself at several points during this show that the exuberant, youthful guitarist and vocalist on the cozy Maxwell’s stage in his band’s own t-shirt was a 54-year-old member of rock royalty who I had seen perform in front of crowds hundreds of times this size. Sonic Youth may be on hiatus or it may be gone, but Thurston will keep playing – and keep playing well – for as long as he’s breathing. Chelsea Light Moving, as a band, isn’t Sonic Youth, but it isn’t just a dim facsimile of it, either. With Samara Lubelski (a well-known solo artist and member of Thurston’s solo band) on bass, John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man) on drums and Keith Wood (Hush Arbors, Wooden Wand) on guitar, Chelsea Light Moving has an accomplished cast and its own personality. In some ways, CLM feels more like SST-era Sonic Youth – younger, hungrier, rawer. It seems fun to be in this band, in a way that’s almost impossible in a more established one.

Compared to an early performance back in September at 285 Kent (recording here), this time CLM felt more like a real band with real songs than a Moore & Friends jam session, with songs like “Alighted” more fully realized than their rough-sketch forms. There was also new material to be had, including the mid-tempo rocker “Sunday Stage”, which seemed like an homage to Wood’s other band, Hush Arbors. “Empires of Time” was dedicated to another rock n’ roll survivor, Roky Erickson, while “Staring Statues”, the set closer, gave us some Psychic Hearts-era Moore greatness. The entire show might have been worth the price of admission for the encore break alone, as Moore told stories, promised a fan he really would make some Feelies recordings he had said he would make fifteen years ago, and generally held court. He was calm, engaging, relaxed. Free of expectations. Chelsea Light Moving stands as a great band in its own right, and as a second act, it’s more than a worthy one.

We recorded this set from our usual spot in the venue with a flawless soundboard feed by longtime Maxwell’s engineer Carson Kopp and the band’s touring engineer Bentley.  I used a pair of Schoeps MK5 microphones for my source while nyctaper tried out his new set of Neumann TLM-102 large-diaphragm cardiod microphones.  We are offering both sources for your enjoyment, and both are outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Staring Statues” from Source 1 (Schoeps):

Stream “Empires of Time” from Source 2 (Neumann):

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Chelsea Light Moving
2013-03-02
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineers: Bentley & Carson Kopp)+Schoeps MK5 (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tape effect exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Burroughs
03 Sleeping Where I Fall
04 Alighted
05 Lip
06 [banter1]
07 Frank O’Hara Hit
08 [banter2]
09 Groovy + Linda
10 No Go
11 Sunday Stage
12 [banter3]
13 Empires of Time
14 [encore break]
15 Staring Statues

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Chelsea Light Moving, visit their website, and buy their debut LP from Matador Records [HERE]

Yo La Tengo: December 13, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 6) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 23, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Donate to the Ali Forney Center [HERE]

This will be our final post of Yo La Tengo shows this year.  With eight nights to cover, plus opening band recordings still to come, you might start wondering why this site didn’t just change its name to “YoLaTengoTaper” at some point. But the fact is, the live experience of rock music is all about surprise, virtuosity and connection, and if any band can do those three things over the course of eight nights in the same venue better than Yo La Tengo, I haven’t seen it. They’ve been various hailed (or mocked, depending on your perspective) as a rock critic’s type of band – earnest record collectors themselves whose vast knowledge of the music they like influences and changes the music they play. Over these eight nights, you get the feeling that you’re getting a look into their no-doubt-massive record collection. You see the band cover every manner of obscure tune to big rock anthem, with artists that have affected their careers and that still inspire them taking the stage as openers. These Hanukkah shows are a distillation of all that makes this band great. And for many of us, this band represents so much of what makes music great. To really appreciate how true that is, I recommend that you read Jesse Jarnow‘s painstakingly researched and endlessly entertaining biography of the band and the era they came up in, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie RockThen listen to these shows again, and see how much Jesse has opened up the world of this band to you.

Neither of us from NYCTaper were able to actually attend this show, so we would like to extend our thanks to a fellow taper who has flown to New York from Portland to share the section with us for the last several years for allowing us to post his recording. He goes, appropriately enough, by the moniker “yltfan”, and I think anyone who would fly across the country to see and record the band deserves that title. He has done an amazing job capturing this show, and like the rest of you, I’m going to enjoy giving it a full listen to get the full feel of its greatness (including the band playing with guest vocalist Barbara Manning, and a killer version of “Five Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)”).

yltfan used Audio Technica 4053 hypercardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from Mark, the band’s engineer, and Carson, Maxwells’ longtime engineer. Like the rest of the YLT Hanukkah recordings, this one is is outstanding. Enjoy!

This show was a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing for homeless LGBT youth, and was severely damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Yo La Tengo asked repeatedly during these shows for fans to consider the low ticket price and to give additional funds to the causes they chose. As we are offering the download for free and without any requirement to donate to the charity, we ask that you please do so.  

Stream “Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)”

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Yo La Tengo
2012-12-13
Hanukkah Night 6
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by yltfan
Produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 4053 (inside SBD cage, PAS) + Soundboard (engineer: Mark) >> Tascam DR-680>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, adjust stereo image)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Setlist courtesy of Jesse Jarnow (www.jessejarnow.com)

Tracks [Total Time 1:34:15]
01 Big Day Coming (quiet)
02 Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop
03 Frenzy [The Fugs]
04 Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House
05 Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)
06 Winter A Go Go
07 [banter1]
08 I’m On My Way
09 [banter2]
10 I’ll Be Around
11 Cherry Chapstick>
12 Styles of the Times>
13 Sugarcube
14 Little Honda [The Hondells] (no noise jam)
15 Blue Line Swinger
16 [encore break]
17 Christmas Is Lonely (When You’re A Jew) [The Yule Logs] *
18 [banter3]
19 B4 We Go Under [Robert Scott] *
20 Tried So Hard [Gene Clark]

* With Barbara Manning on guitar and vocals and Dan Vargas on vocals

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and pre-order the new album Fade from Matador Records [HERE].

Yo La Tengo: December 15, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 8) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 20, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Bleary Eyed Brooklyn]

Donate to Jersey Shore Relief [HERE]

We had several nights with incredible collaborations. We had “quieter” nights, and ones dedicated to guitar freakouts. But the final night of Yo La Tengo‘s 2012 run was the night for obscure cover songs and left-field tunes. Of course, there was also a fitting almost entire-set collaboration, with Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, whom YLT had opened for back in the 90s. YLT also brought up several other special guests, including Don Fleming, WFMU DJ Gaylord Fields, and of course, Ira’s mother Marilyn, who sang the traditional YLT Hanukkah closer, “My Little Corner of the World.” But it was the raft of both obscure and more-common YLT covers that defined this night; of the 19 songs played, fully 11 of them were covers, along with the new song, “Ohm” that debuted here to lead off the set.

Ira had promised early on that “we won’t play a two-hour set” but the band all but did so anyway, clocking in at just under an hour and 50 minutes’ worth without seeming worn out from eight nights of consecutive long shows at all. After a hilarious lecture from the night’s “comedy act” Gaylord Fields (on the topic of Beatles imitators), Fields found his way back to the stage for an encore that included a hilarious Rice Krispies-themed cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song “Little Red Book”.  In between were a host of amazing moments, many with Blake joining on vocals, but the band’s own numbers, like “Moby Octopad” and this night’s superjam, “I Heard You Looking,” shone, too.

As Ira said, these shows – which are performed by everyone involved for free – take a lot out of the band. They represent one band’s ultimate expression of holiday generosity, to their fans, to their peers, to their community, to their city, and to their own legacy. Far from being de rigeur, we know that every Hanukkah season that YLT performs these shows is a gift. We’d like to thank the members of Yo La Tengo, the other musicians and comedians involved, the entire staff at Maxwell’s (but especially Carson and Mitch) and the fans whose enthusiasm for these recordings makes the expense and effort of making them available worthwhile.

Tonight’s show was a benefit for Jersey Shore Relief.  As the band pointed out repeatedly during the eight nights, these shows are a bargain for the fans who attend them at the low ticket price charged. They are even more a bargain for those downloading for free from this site. While we will not require that you donate in order to download the show, we expect that you will donate to the cause that was the reason for the band playing it.

Stream “God Knows It’s True” [Teenage Fanclub]

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]
Due to high download volume, we are hosting these files off-site. The off-site host has a maximum download limit of 500, which will periodically be reached. Please let us know if the download limit is reached and we will re-upload the files in a new location.  

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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.

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Yo La Tengo
2012-12-14
Hanukkah Night 8
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Setlist courtesy of Jesse Jarnow, author of Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock

Schoeps MK5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Mark) >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:48:07]
01 [intro]
02 Ohm
03 [banter1]
04 Did I Tell You
05 Cone of Silence
06 Goin’ Back [Carole King & Gerry Goffin]
07 [banter2]
08 Avalon or Someone Similar
09 Season of the Shark
10 [banter3]
11 Circling the Sun [Jonny]
12 Moby Octopad
13 [banter4]
14 I Feel Like Going Home
15 [banter5]
16 Walking On Ice [The Riot Squad]
17 [banter6]
18 I Wanna Be Your Lover [Bob Dylan] $
19 Evelyn Marble [Velvet Monkeys] $
20 God Knows It’s True [Teenage Fanclub] $
21 I Heard You Looking
22 Eight Days A Week (The Beatles)
23 [encore break]
24 Antmusic [Adam & the Ants] *
25 [banter7]
26 Rice Krispies Jingle/Brown Sugar [Rolling Stones] ^
27 Little Red Book [Burt Bacharach & Hal David] ^
28 [banter8]
29 My Little Corner of the World [Bob Hilliard & Lee Pockriss] &

Entire set other than “Ohm” with Norman Blake on Guitar/Organ/Vocals
* with Ira and James drum procession and audience drummers
^ with Gaylord Fields
& with Marilyn Kaplan on vocals
$ with Don Fleming on guitar/vocals

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and pre-order the new album Fade from Matador Records [HERE].

Yo La Tengo: December 14, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 7) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 18, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Donate to Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative

When bewildered people ask me why I have spent a significant chunk of my December so far attending and recording Yo La Tengo shows at Maxwell’s in (currently hard-to-reach) Hoboken, I usually point them to this performance from December 7, 2010.  That show had everything you look for in a YLT Hanukkah set – amazing  setlist of old songs, new songs and covers; lots of extended guitar jams, and  a special guest (Nels Cline) who added a whole new dimension to the band’s sound. Several of this year’s shows had that, too, including Sunday night with honorary members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and Fred Armisen, and Tuesday night with Kid Millions of Oneida. I thought that for me, Sunday would be the impossible show to top this year, but this Friday night show proved me wrong. I am not ready for it to de-throne 12/7/10 on my list of all-time favorites, but having now seen the entire 2012 run, I’m sure it is my favorite of this year.

For this set, singer-songwriter Andrew Bird joined the band for the entire performance on violin. Bird gave added a graceful, somber element to some quieter numbers like “Last Days of Disco” and Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine”.  Though the violin naturally lent itself to quiet songs, this night saw yet another set of monster guitar songs as well, including an absolutely scorching “Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)”. But it might be the main set’s closer, the Roky Erickson arrangement of the Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” that was the ultimate highlight; even compared to the version played last year, this was an inspired rendition, and Bird’s violin squealing along gave it added intensity.

If this had not already been my favorite show by that point, YLT sealed the deal with the encore. For the second encore song, the band was joined by Devendra Banhart. The song, Jorma Kaukonen’s “Song For the North Star”, was dedicated to “the tapers”, as Kaukonen’s band Hot Tuna was once a longtime favorite of the taping community (why they no longer are is the subject of another post). While of course it was gratifying to be acknowledged by the band at all, it was more gratifying to see such a unique cover at this point in the set, which the band then closed with another cover, “If I Only Had A Match.” Given how much these Hanukkah shows take out of the band, it was a testament to their creative energy and love for what they are doing that they absolutely killed it on their second-to-last night. Not that Night 8 (coming soon), didn’t have some treats of its own…

I recorded this set in the same manner as our other Hanukkah recordings, again with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the cardiod setting and an excellent soundboard feed by the band’s engineer, Mark.  Enjoy!

All of these Hanukkah shows are for charity. Like all of this year’s Hanukkah shows, tonight’s charity, Waves for Water’s Hurrican Sandy Relief Initiative, is working hard to assist the New York City area with its recovery from the storm. As the band has pointed out every night, they take their obligation to help seriously, and so do we. We ask that if you download this show, you contribute to the charity. Although you are not required to donate in order to download this show, Yo La Tengo – and NYCTaper – would greatly appreciate it if you would.

Stream “Song For the North Star” [Jorma Kaukonen]

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]
Due to high download volume, we are hosting these files off-site. The off-site host has a maximum download limit of 500, which will periodically be reached. Please let us know if the download limit is reached and we will re-upload the files in a new location.  

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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.

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Yo La Tengo
2012-12-14
Hanukkah Night 7
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Setlist courtesy of Jesse Jarnow, author of Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock

Schoeps MK5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Mark) >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:35:23]
01 Everyday
02 One PM Again
03 How To Make A Baby Elephant Float
04 Last Days of Disco
05 Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
06 Little Eyes
07 I Fall In Love Too Easily [Jule Styne & Sammy Cohn] &
08 [banter1]
09 When It’s Dark
10 I’ll Keep It With Mine [Bob Dylan]
11 [banter2]
12 Stupid Things
13 More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
14 Heroin (Velvet Underground) [Roky Erickson arrangement]
15 [encore break]
16 Griselda [Antonia]
17 [banter3]
18 Song For the North Star [Jorma Kaukonen] $
19 If I Only Had A Match [Lee Morris, Arthur Johnson, & George W. Meyer] $

* Entire set with Andrew Bird on Violin
& with Andrew Bird on vocals
$ with Devendra Banhart on vocals

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and pre-order the new album Fade from Matador Records [HERE].

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Yo La Tengo: December 9, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 2) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 10, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

These Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows celebrate and reinforce connections. Connections among the band’s superfans, many of whom have traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles. Connections among musicians who have collaborated for years, or may be collaborating for the first time. Connections from the past – no less than two friends I spoke to on this night told me how “Our Way To Fall” was or had been “their song” with their significant other. And, of course, our connection with this little and strange and wonderful trio, made grander both by those with whom they share the stage, and the ambition with which they share it. Each of night of this Festival of Lights, in the band’s spiritual home of Maxwell’s in flood-battered Hoboken, there will be new connections made, old ones renewed, new community created.

How appropriate, then, that this Sunday night’s special guest and opening act was the Sun Ra Arkestra.  Since the mid-1950s, the Sun Ra Arkestra has been an ever-evolving jazz collective, led by a bandleader (Sun Ra himself, until his death, and today, Marshall Allen) but in many ways a musical organism, each component unique and irreplaceable, no part ever static. We knew the Arkestra would blow us away, and they did, with an hour of frenetic, spaced-out improvisational jazz that ended with the full Arkestra circling through the crowd, playing all the way out the door. We also expected that their presence would have an impact on Yo La Tengo’s song selection and style.

The band got an assist tonight from the night’s comedian and erstwhile musician-about-town (I’ve seen play recently with Dinosaur Jr. for their 25th anniversary show as well as Telekinesis) Fred Armisen, who played drums all night. Having Fred on drums gave Georgia more freedom to come out from behind the kit, and the result was more songs that featured her on vocals. The fast version of “Today Is the Day” was one such moment, along with set closer “Dreaming” (performed, ironically, without any of the Sun Ra Arkestra).  We also got to hear the first live version of the band’s new single, “Stupid Things”, from their forthcoming Matador release, Fade.  But it was the second part of the set, when honorary Arkestra members Sabir Mateen and Darius Jones took the stage, that turned this show into a full-blown freakout. Starting off with YLT’s rarely-played 1991 Bar/None seven-inch, “Walking Away From You”, the combo of Ira, Georgia, James, Armisen, Mateen and Jones then gave us an intense “Shaker” before hitting the back-to-back pieces de resistance, a ten-minute version of Sun Ra’s “Nuclear War” led by James on vocals (but with a hilarious turn by Georgia), followed by the thirteen-and-a-half minute psychedelic opus of “And The Glitter Is Gone” from 2009’s Popular Songs. I doubt this song will be given better treatment any time in the rest of the band’s career.

I recorded this show in the usual manner for this venue, with microphones mounted in the front corner of the soundboard and mixed with an outstanding feed provided by longtime YLT FOH Mark and Maxwells’ house sound tech Carson. As with last night’s set, some new mics were in the mix, this time MBHO KA200N cardiods, which are prized for their crisp, clean sound.  The results, like last night, are excellent, with this mix favoring the room sound a bit more. Enjoy!

Tonight’s show was a benefit for The Carl Bini Foundation for Staten Island Victims of Hurricane Sandy. Among the boroughs of New York City, Staten Island suffered some of the worst damage from the storm and could use your help this holiday season. We ask that if you download this show, you contribute to the charity. Although you are not required to donate to the charity in order to download this show, Yo La Tengo would greatly appreciate it if you would.

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Yo La Tengo
2012-12-09
Hanukkah Night 2
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Benefit for the Carl Bini Foundation For Staten Island Victims of Hurricane Sandy

MBHO KA200N>MBP 603 + Soundboard (engineer: Mark)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Special thanks to Jesse Jarnow for the setlist

Tracks [Total Time: 1:29:21]
01 Autumn Sweater
02 Sudden Organ
03 Who Loves the Sun [Velvet Underground]
04 Today Is The Day (fast)
05 [banter1]
06 As the Hour Grows Late
07 [banter2]
08 Stupid Things
09 [banter3]
10 Shadows
11 Black Flowers
12 Walking Away From You*
13 Shaker*
14 Nuclear War [Sun Ra]*
15 And The Glitter Is Gone*>
16 Our Way To Fall*
17 [encore break]
18 Can’t Make It On Time [The Ramones]
19 Dreaming [Sun Ra]

– entire set feat. Fred Armisen on drums
* with Sabir Mateen and Darius Jones of Sun Ra Arkestra on saxophones

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The Everymen: October 7, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 19, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

PopMatters and a few others stole my thunder when they suggested that The Everymen‘s new record, New Jersey Hardcore, might be better understood with the word “Hardcore” first instead of last. PopMatters didn’t intend that as an insult, and neither do I. The simple fact is, this is the sort of band that revels in, rather than shies from, its home state, and the tropes The Everymen borrow from fellow Garden State artists are some of the state’s most lovable. Musically, they are not, despite some punk leanings, “hardcore” in the sense that, say, Minor Threat was. But they’re a lot of fun.

This show at Public Assembly was the band’s release party for the record, which dropped October 9 on Killing Horse Records, and most of this crowd seemed thankful the following Monday was a holiday. Gruff-voiced frontman Mike V is the band’s beating heart, its big, rough-around-the-edges lovable – yes – everyman who you’d probably be cheering for even if you’d never met the guy. But sharing that stage is a bona fide rock band that includes sax, keyboards and its own version of Pavement’s percussionist/mascot Bob Nastanovich, and one that could power through an 18-song set on a Sunday night and gave a lot of different looks in the process. Consider just one sequence of covers during this show, when the band played Bobby Vinton’s “I Love How You Love”, then Reigning Sound’s “As Long”, then Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” – all pretty faithfully. The Billy Joel and (you guessed it) Springsteen covers came later on. But the band’s ability to mimic other bands shouldn’t take away from their original material, which also covers a lot of ground.  The leadoff track, “Dreams” showed off the band’s punk influences, as did “Coney Island High” which brought co-lead vocalist Catherine Herrick to the forefront. Other songs, like 2011’s “Ballad of Sarin” head in a different direction, with a prominent sax lead and a swing-y bounce. Much like the Garden State’s most famous artist, you get the sense that The Everymen’s main priority is putting on the most fun rock n’ roll show possible, wherever that takes them or however they need to do it. With the Jersey flag flying, the band’s encore was an extended version of “Boss Johnny & the Get Lucky”, a perfect coda to what Mike V called the band’s best show yet. Well, lucky him – it was also his birthday. As one of the audience members who had to work the next day, I took off right after the show, but when I left, there were still plenty of admirers looking to buy him a birthday shot.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Public Assembly house engineer, combined with AKG 414 large-diaphragm microphones.  Though the vocals are a tad low in the mix in the beginning, this is generally an excellent capture. Enjoy!

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The Everymen
2012-10-07
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, DFC, PAS) + Soundboard > Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ on AUD source)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (additional EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Dreams
02 [comedy]
03 With the Boys
04 Telephone
05 Ballad of Sarin
06 1000 Miles
07 Zeppole Ben
08 I Love How You Love Me [Bobby Vinton]
09 As Long [Reigning Sound]
10 Beds Are Burning [Midnight Oil]
11 Get On the Train
12 A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2
13 [banter]
14 21 Career de Valencia
15 Fingers Crossed
16 Ain’t Good Enough For You [Bruce Springsteen]
17 Dance Only, Only Dance
18 Coney Island High
19 [banter]
20 You May Be Right [Billy Joel]
21 Boss Johnny & The Get Lucky

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Real Estate: November 23, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 30, 2011
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[Photo courtesy of Brian Stollery]

Another of the bands we make no secret of our love for is Real Estate.  Over the past three years that we have been following the band, we have watched the mature and develop sonically, culminating with their release of the new album Days on Domino Recording Company – their first for the tastemaking label. Days continues a run of good news for the band, who have continued to tour hard and earn accolades from critics and fans alike.  This show at Bowery Ballroom was the culmination of a two-month tour of Europe and the U.S., and it couldn’t have made for a better sendoff into the Thanksgiving holiday the following day.  The respectful, excited crowd cheered through the longest set of Real Estate’s that we have seen to date at 70 minutes, which covered almost every song on Days and their self-titled debut, plus their cover of Felt’s “Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow”, a favorite on this tour.  In a market crowded with bands following others’ lead, Real Estate have distinguished themselves with a laid-back, unique sound that always surprises.  They have almost singlehandedly come to define their hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey where three of the band members grew up together, and which has served up great music from the band’s fellow travelers and other unique talents like Julian Lynch and tour openers Big Troubles.  We closed out this show thankful not only for this great show, but for the band’s continuing support and future prospects.

I recorded this set with a combination of a soundboard feed by Kenny, the house engineer at Bowery Ballroom, and Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” microphones.  The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Domino Recording Company and Real Estate for their hospitality and for their continued support of NYCTaper.

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Real Estate
2011-11-23
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

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Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Easy
03 Beach Comber
04 Green Aisles
05 Municipality
06 Younger Than Yesterday
07 [banter]
08 It’s Real
09 Out of Tune
10 Wonder Years
11 Suburban Dogs
12 Kinder Blumen
13 Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow [Felt]
14 Three Blocks
15 Fake Blues
16 All the Same
17 [encore break]
18 Suburban Beverage

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