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Vomitface: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper CMJ Party at Cake Shop

November 11, 2015
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[photo courtesy of Some Kind of Awesome]

A band that calls itself Vomitface faces some challenges. The band likely has to answer persistent questions about the name and get people to concentrate on the music. They were invited to play our CMJ show because we did just that. We listened to the music and saw what is there, a talented band with a wry sense of humor and a palpable energy. But we didn’t learn until later that there’s way more here than meets the eye. The band’s drummer Preetma Singh is a former attorney who left the law to pursue a career as a fashion editor, and has become renowned in certain circles for her “street style”. The band’s lead singer Jared Micah is also a prolific music writer with the legendary online zine Tiny Mixed Tapes. Together with a revolving cast of bassist friends, they produce a kind of early-80s styled agit-punk similar to early Sonic Youth, Naked Raygun or Mission of Burma. Vomitface was up second on this day show and they had the room pretty snug early in the set with an eight-song show that included only one song from their 2015 EP Another Bad Year, and what appears to be several new songs. We were all set to catch Vomitface at Pianos last night but an illness caused a cancellation, but the band will play Don Pedro’s on November 21.

Acidjack recorded this show in the same manner as the other sets from the day and the sound is equally superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Vomitface
2015-10-15
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Schoeps MK4V (onstage) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Jeff) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Adobe Audition (mix) > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 20:21]
01 If Then
02 Its Me
03 Did She Come Alone
04 Bruise
05 Fat Witch
06 Dramamine
07 PS I Hate You

If you Download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Vomitface, visit their website, and purchase their new EP Another Bad Year from Boxing Clever Records [HERE].

Whiskey Bitches: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 5, 2014
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[photos by Dean Keim]

Its been an eventful 2014 for Whiskey Bitches. Since our last visit for their impressive set at Death By Audio (RIP) in April, the band has played a ton of shows, released two videos, and self-released their second EP, the four-song Never Enough. During CMJ week, Whiskey Bitches played 6 shows, with ours falling in the middle. The band was on early, but even with some performance and party hangovers they managed to draw a crowd and play their typically energetic set. The setlist contained three of the four songs from the EP and two excellent new numbers. We’re streaming the lead track of the EP, “Disaster”.

Tonight (December 5) you can see Whiskey Bitches live at Cake Shop.

Acidjack recorded this show in the exact same manner as the previous sets from this show (Schoeps Onstage + SBD) and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Disaster”:

Download Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Whiskey Bitches
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 21:59]
01 Funemployed
02 Disaster
03 [banter]
04 Blackout
05 White Knight
06 Time Wasted
07 Always
08 Cookies

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you’ll please support Whiskey Bitches, like them on Facebook  and purchase their Never Enough EP from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Amanda X: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 12, 2014
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[photo by Maryanne Ventrice – courtesy of QRO Magazine]

Amanda X released one of my favorite albums of 2014, Amnesia. Its an album of straightforward gazey-dreamy guitar rock with influences as wide as 80’s Bostonians Salem 66, 90’s Northwesterners Sleater-Kinney, and the aughts Brooklynites Vivian Girls. The band has received quite a bit of positive press in their hometown Philadelphia, but it was a local booking by Edan at Death By Audio that put them on my radar. When they accepted our very early CMJ invite, we were delighted to see that word got out quickly and Amanda X ended up playing a bunch of shows that week. For our show, we placed them right smack in the middle of the nine bands, late enough in the day to draw a pretty decent crowd. And draw they did. Amanda X’s set was short but sweet and the fans in the room were quick to see what the excitement is all about. Back home now, the band earlier this week played a nice high-profile gig opening for Parkay Quarts at Philly MOCA.

Acidjack recorded this show in the exact same manner as the previous sets from this show (Schoeps Onstage + SBD) and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Parsnip”:

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Amanda X
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 21:20]
01 Paranoia
02 [banter – talk]
03 Nothing Wild
04 Things Fall Apart
05 Parsnip
06 [banter – guitar]
07 Juniper
08 Guatemala

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Amanda X, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Amnesia from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Mainland: October 23, 2014 – NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 8, 2014
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[photo courtesy of Will Oliver]

Mainland seems poised for fairly certain success. They write instantly likeable pop songs and have all of the other ingredients that make bands of their ilk popular — looks, personality and obvious musical chops. We invited Mainland to play a top of the bill spot on our CMJ Day Party in large part because it seemed so obvious when we first heard their music that this band will be in the fastlane to big things in the very near future. At this point, their outstanding debut EP Shiner is the entirety of their recorded output, but a full length album is not far behind. And apparently we’re not alone, as Mainland has garnered some great press surrounding CMJ and elsewhere, including a high profile piece in Interview. The band’s appearance at our show was exactly what we had hoped for — a very well attended high-energy set which included Shiner tracks (the title track streaming below) and several new numbers we anticipate will appear on their forthcoming long player. Mainland will next perform in NYC next weekend, November 15 and 16 at the Gramercy Theatre, opening for The Matches.

Acidjack recorded this show in the exact same manner as the previous sets from this show (Schoeps Onstage + SBD) and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Shiner”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Mainland
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 23:50]
01 Lost Again
02 Shiner
03 [banter – marathon]
04 Las Vegas
05 Fingerprints
06 Weddings
07 Leave The Lights On

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mainland, visit their website, and purchase their debut EP Shiner from their website [HERE].

Julia Weldon: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 20, 2013
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

We have made no secret of the fact that we believe that Julia Weldon is destined for great things. We’ve recorded her twice previously this year, including the CD release party for her new album Light Is A Ghost, and each time we became more convinced of the inevitably of her musical upward mobility. Julia was an obvious choice for our NYCTaper CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop this year, and we were so pleased when she accepted our invite. And despite the afternoon set time, a good chunk of her fans managed to see this outstanding performer again impress with a set of her country-tinged indie folk. The week of this show, Julia’s new video for the song “Careful In The Dark” was premiered by the Village Voice, and her performance of that song at this show was particularly strong. We’re streaming it below. Julia Weldon has scheduled a series of upcoming shows, including this Friday at Wellesley College and Sunday night in a solo opening slot at the Knitting Factory.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous CMJ Cake Shop recordings and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Careful In The Dark”:

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Julia Weldon
2013-10-17
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:16]
01 All I Gave Her
02 Meadow
03 Went To My Woman
04 Icarus
05 Careful In The Dark
06 [band introductions]
07 Marian
08 Everybody Says
09 Soon
10 Round Again

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Julia Weldon, visit her website, and purchase Light is a Ghost from the links at her website [HERE].

The Echo Friendly: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 15, 2013
By

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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

Last year, The Echo Friendly achieved a prime song placement — their song “Same Mistakes” was featured as the closing credit music during an episode of HBO’s Girls. For an indie band from Greenpoint whose songs are often about the fact that the group’s two protagonists are ex’s, the song placement couldn’t have been any more appropriate. What follows is the big question — if The Echo Friendly can parlay this exposure into career momentum. When we experienced their outstanding performance to a packed room at our CMJ show at Cake Shop, there was a palpable sense of excitement in the room and the big question was answered with a resounding yes. The songs are there, the band is tight, and the stage energy is intense. We expect big things from The Echo Friendly, and we’re pleased to have been able to have them at our party this year.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous recordings from this show and the sound is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Same Mistakes”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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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The Echo Friendly
2013-10-17
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:29]
01 Worried
02 Panic
03 I Wanna Get High With You
04 Same Mistakes
05 Apartment
06 Ain’t No Grave
07 Supplies for Arson (For Billy Cassidy)

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Echo Friendly, visit their Facebook page, visit their page at Cantora Records, and purchase their official releases from their bandcamp page [HERE].

The Moondoggies: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 7, 2013
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

The Moondoggies hail from Everett Washington, which means that they don’t get to NYC very often. We were there the last time they played our area — a superb show at the Rock Shop nearly three years ago. So when we learned that their tour coincided with CMJ, we jumped at the chance to have them play at our annual CMJ Day Party. Although the band started their set at 2pm, they still managed to pull in a nice crowd who were attentive throughout the band’s acoustic set. This year the Moondoggies released their third album Adiós I’m a Ghost (Hardly Art Records) and while this album continues the band’s rich Americana music, there’s also a mellower tone on the release. This theme fit the band’s stripped down set at Cake Shop which began with two of the songs from the new album, and included one other new song in the seven song set. We are streaming an excellent cover of the Byrds “Sweet Mary”, which reflects both the band’s influences and their ability to pay tribute to their predecessors. Those qualities are part of the reason why we hope its not another three years before the Moondoggies come back to NYC.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the two previous CMJ recordings (stage-mounted Sennheiser cards + board) and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Sweet Mary” (Byrds cover):

This Recording is now Available for Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream the Entire Show at Archive.org [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

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Moondoggies
2013-10-17
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 28:50]
01 Annie Turn Out the Lights
02 Stop Signs
03 Just Makes Sense to Me
04 Empress of the North
05 Pride
06 Sweet Mary [Byrds]
07 Keep Her On The Line

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Moondoggies, visit their website, and purchase their new album Adiós I’m a Ghost from the Hardly Art Records website [HERE].

White Fence: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 24, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

White Fence played one of the most impressive shows we’ve seen in all of 2011 — at Bowery in August. So, it was only natural that we would invite them to play our annual CMJ show at Cake Shop, and we were thrilled that they could join the bill. After a long drive from Connecticut where they had played the previous night (see here), the band arrived for their 3:15 pm set time a little weary but ready to go. Tim Presley noted the weirdness of the early set time before immediately launching into the opening two-fer “Mr. Adams” and “Who Feels Right”. Thereafter the gathering crowd was transfixed by some of the tightest and most faithful 1966-era psych-garage rock we have heard in ages. From the balcony at Bowery the band was remarkable, but from a few feet away at Cake Shop it was truly sublime to see Tim and Jarvis trade guitar licks throughout the nine-minute version of “Baxter Corner”. The only disappointment was the brevity of the set that was dictated by our tight schedule. Before departing, the band took requests and then launched into a fiery “Get That Heart” that we’re streaming below. White Fence is truly one of the most compelling bands we’ve seen in quite some time and we expect that the memory of their set at the NYCTaper CMJ show will be a musical highlight we won’t soon forgot.

I recorded all eight sets from our CMJ show in the same manner. The DPA 4021 microphones were attached to a threaded mount on the low ceiling five feet from the stage. We then mixed a soundboard feed, capturing the vocals missing from the “on-stage” rig. The results are indeed superb. Enjoy!

All sets from this show will be posted over the next week.

A large portion of this show was recorded on video by our friends at Bleary Eyed Brooklyn, and we expect to be embedding some of that video synchronized with our audio soon.

The entire show was photographed by several of NYC’s top concert photographers (including Amanda Hatfield’s work in this post), whose photos have graced these pages in the past. We expect to have more excellent photos in the coming days.

Stream “Get That Heart”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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White Fence
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 24:36]
01 Mr. Adams
02 Who Feels Right
03 The Love Between
04 Baxter Corner
05 Growing Faith
06 [new song]
07 [banter]
08 Get That Heart

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT White Fence, visit the White Fence blog, the White Fence Facebook page, and purchase his latest record Is Growing Faith directly from Woodsist records [HERE].

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