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Wilco: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)

February 8, 2016
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Wilco’s return to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester was a welcome one, with us last having caught the band’s three night stint there in 2014. In 2016, they decided to split things up, with these two shows in Port Chester followed by two shows at King’s Theater in Brooklyn (which we missed, unfortunately). This night at the Cap felt like a bit of warm-up, with Tweedy noting some of the equipment problems that occurred during “Art of Almost.” Compared to the second night of the run, Tweedy had much more to say here, at one point noting that his pants had ripped near the crotch, and the he was trying to avoid a Lenny Kravitz situation that would be “much less impressive” than the one that set the Internet on fire back in 2015. It was a welcome moment of levity in a show that followed this year’s Star Wars template, with the band performing a full run-through of that album before delving into the back catalog, then wrapping up with an acoustic set. Among this night’s highlights were the first encore, a superlative, noisy version of “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” as well as the A.M. favorite, “Box Full of Letters.” The acoustic set also came with a special treat, as opener William Tyler joined for “Airline To Heaven.”

The band’s tour continues down the eastern side of the country for another few days of February before they take a pause until June, when they’ll return for Mountain Jam. We’ll see you there.

nyctaper recorded this set with Schoeps CCM4 cardiods, while acidjack recorded the set with MK22 open cardiods on the same stand. Both recordings are outstanding. Enjoy!

Download nyctaper’s recording; [MP3 / FLAC]

Download acidjack’s  recording: [MP3/FLAC]

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Wilco
2016-02-02
Capitol Theatre
Portchester NY

Digital Master Recording
Front Of Board Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:07:46]
01 [EKG intro]
02 More
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Company In My Back
13 Handshake Drugs
14 Art of Almost
15 [banter – science project]
16 Box Full of Letters
17 [banter – Kravitz]
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Dawned On Me
21 Impossible Germany
22 The Late Greats
23 [banter – fight]
24 Red Eyed and Blue
25 I Got You
26 Outtasite
27 [encore break]
28 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
29 [second encore break]
30 Misunderstood
31 It’s Just That Simple
32 Airline to Heaven
33 A Shot in the Arm
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Wilco
2016-02-02
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22 (PAS bar, slightly ROC, FOB)>Nbob cables>PFA>Aeta PSP3>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 EKG
02 More…
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Company In My Back
13 Handshake Drugs
14 Art of Almost
15 [banter1]
16 Box Full of Letters
17 Heavy Metal Drummer
18 I’m the Man Who Loves You
19 Dawned On Me
20 Impossible Germany
21 The Late Greats
22 [banter2]
23 Red Eyed and Blue >
24 I Got You
25 Outtasite (Outtamind)
26 [encore break 1]
27 Spiders
28 [encore break 2]

Acoustic Encore
29 Misunderstood
30 It’s Just That Simple
31 Airline to Heaven w/ William Tyler
32 Shot in the Arm

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

Wilco: February 3, 2016 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)

February 4, 2016
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[photo by Anthony Bauer – courtesy of We All Want Someone blog]

This is Wilco’s first visit to New York since the death of David Bowie, whose songs they (supposedly) sound-checked (but did not play) before this run of two shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester before they head to King’s Theater in Brooklyn. There’s a message somewhere in there about the fragile nature of longevity; look around at Wilco’s crowd, and they’re getting older; look at the band, and it’s the same story, and it will be in each year that this band continues its journey. But while that might be depressing to some, there’s great cause for hope, too: This is a veteran band touring an excellent and well-received new album, Star Wars that, in the meantime, is able to take us on a nightly journey through a catalog that includes everything from the gentle folk-rock of “Passenger Side” to the skronky rock of “The Late Greats” to the electronic-inflected sounds of “Art of Almost” to the noisy, conflicted “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart.” The band doesn’t reinvent itself so much as grow and expand and follow its passions, and their ability to do that without flopping (let’s face it, in most hands, the electronic experiment of “Art of Almost” would be a disaster — just ask anyone who listened to U2 1997) is a sign of their confidence of Jeff Tweedy’s considerable songwriting chops. Bowie set an even more ambitious template for this kind of thing, unafraid to assume different characters and sounds and styles from album to album (including his own electronic experiment, in that fated year of 1997). Whether all of Bowie’s moves were successful or not, he never let things get stale, right up until Lazarus, this year. Wilco may not be David Bowie, but they can claim to be one of few bands who’ve had a career this long who have kept it fresh this long.

This show followed the familiar format of the Star Wars tour, taking us through the entirety of that album before segueing into a greatest-hits grab bag that included several of the same numbers as the previous night, though rendered more forcefully, plus some new appearances such as “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” “Jesus Etc.,” “Hummingbird,” and “I’m A Wheel.” If last night’s show had its share of equipment troubles that seemed to feed Tweedy’s sharp sense of humor (including unmissable “Kravitz” joke), tonight’s show was tighter and stronger, both in terms of the playing and setlist, and Tweedy (who had little to say) said as much. As with the previous night, the band wrapped up with an acoustic encore, this time highlighted by “War on War” and the incomparable “California Stars.” If this show wasn’t a groundbreaking departure, well, it didn’t have to be. This is a band still firing on all cylinders, making records people care about, and that’s a hard achievement to ignore.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41V supercardiod microphones into the Aeta PSP-3 preamp for maximum clarity. NYCTaper recorded this set with Schoeps MK4 cardiods for a somewhat more open sound (his recording coming soon). Both recordings are outstanding. Enjoy!

Night One was recorded and will be available soon.

Download acidjack’s recording: [MP3/FLAC]
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Download nyctaper’s recording: [MP3 / FLAC]
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Wilco
2016-02-03
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41V (FOB, ROC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aeta PSP-3>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:08:15]
01 EKG
02 More…
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Handshake Drugs
13 Kamera
14 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
15 Art of Almost
16 Via Chicago
17 Hummingbird
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Jesus, Etc.
21 Born Alone
22 Passenger Side
23 Impossible Germany
24 The Late Greats
25 [encore break 1]
26 I’m A Wheel
27 [encore break 2]
28 The Thanks I Get
29 Misunderstood
30 War On War
31 I’m Always In Love
32 California Stars

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Wilco
2016-02-03
Capitol Theatre
Portchester NY

Digital Master Recording
Front Of Board Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:08:12]
01 [EKG intro]
02 More
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Handshake Drugs
13 Camera
14 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
15 Art of Almost
16 Via Chicago
17 Hummingbird
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Jesus Etc
21 Born Alone
22 Passenger Side
23 Impossible Germany
24 The Late Greats
25 [encore break]
26 I’m A Wheel
27 [second encore break]
28 The Thanks I Get
29 Misunderstood
30 War On War
31 I’m Always In Love
32 California Stars

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

The Decemberists: September 24, 2015 Capital Theate Port Chester NY – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 28, 2015
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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
[photos by Greg Cristman – original set at brooklynvegan]

The last time we checked in with The Decemberists, their album The King Is Dead reached number one on the Billboard album chart. On that January night nearly five years ago, we recorded their sold out show at Beacon Theatre and it seemed like there were no heights that the band would not reach. But in May of 2011 keyboardist Jen Conlee was diagnosed with cancer and at the end of the 2011 tour the band announced a hiatus. Skip ahead four years and with Conlee thankfully in remission, the band returned with several shows in 2014 and ultimately 2015 saw the return of the Decemberists to active recording and touring. The new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World was released in January and the band has been touring heavily ever since. Indeed, later this month the Decemberists will offer another 2015 release, the EP Florasongs. Our chance to catch the band this time around was a late-announce show at the wonderful Capital Theatre in Port Chester.

I’ll admit to having cheated and checked out the Decemberists tour setlists at the band’s fan forum. Its a bit surprising that the set does not include more than a few Beautiful World songs, and the absence of my favorite track from the album (“The Lake Song”) was a bit of a letdown for me (and then they played it the following night at Radio City!). Overall though, this was an extremely fair representation of the band’s career thus far. Colin Meloy has been starting each show solo, and on this night it was “Crane Wife 3”, before the band joins mid-song. The first half of the show was a nice run through various tracks (including new-ish single “Make You Better” that we are streaming below) before the real fun began with the threesome of “July July!”, “O Valencia!” and “Chimbley Sweep”, the latter of which included the traditional instrument swap, fan interaction and general craziness. For the encore segment, any “missed” songs were forgotten as the Decemberists performed a monumental medley that featured a good chunk (almost 25 minutes worth) of 2009’s The Hazards of Love (a tour we also recorded). This first encore was undoubtedly my own personal highlight of the evening, and we are streaming the mini-set’s (and the album’s) concluding song “The Hazards of Love 4”. A second call for encores yielded a duet of numbers before the night closed with a nearly two hour show.

The Decemberists tour continues with a handful of Midwest dates before the US leg completes with an appearance at the ACL Fest in Austin, all dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted on a twelve-foot stand inside of the front right of the soundboard cage. The centered location and the superb sound in the venue yielded an excellent recording marred only slightly by some drunks in front of the board cage who were so bad that they were later removed by security. With that caveat, enjoy!

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

Stream “Make You Better”:

Stream “The Hazards of Love 4”:

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.

The Decemberists
2015-09-24
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:51:06]
01 [introduction]
02 The Crane Wife 3
03 Leslie Anne Levine
04 [banter – Motofix]
05 Down by the Water
06 [banter – mining]
07 Rox in the Box
08 Philomena
09 The Wrong Year
10 [banter – aristocracy]
11 On the Bus Mall
12 Why Would I Now
13 Make You Better
14 [banter – Phish shows]
15 Carolina Low
16 July July
17 [banter – new intro]
18 O Valencia
19 [banter – Grateful Dead teases]
20 The Chimbley Sweep
21 Fits and Starts
22 [encore break]
23 Prelude
24 The Hazards of Love 1
25 A Bower Scene
26 Won’t Want for Love
27 The Rake’s Song
28 The Hazards of Love 4
29 [second encore break]
30 Of Angels and Angles
31 [band introductions]
32 Dear Avery

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Decemberists, visit their website, and purchase the new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World and/or Preorder their forthcoming EP Florasongs from the link at the main page of their website or at the Decemberists Shop [HERE].

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead: May 9, 2015 Capitol Theatre – Flac/MP3/Streaming (Matrix)

May 27, 2015
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We’ve been with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead from their very first show at Brooklyn Bowl, so it was especially exciting to see the band in the big room at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Given the special historical relationship between The Cap and the Grateful Dead, this gig was a kind of affirmation for JRAD. And the fans agreed — this date sold out quickly and well in advance. So there was a palpable sense of excitement when the band took the stage and immediately burst into a ’76-77 era version of “Dancing In the Streets” filled with neat funky guitar fills and tons of energy from the rhythm section. JRAD is always full of surprises, but what happened next was especially nice for us here at NYCTaper — the entrance onto the stage of friend of the site Nicole Atkins. Nicole ostensibly performed the “Donna parts” throughout the night, except that she’s a significantly better vocalist than Donna Godchaux ever showed during her time in the Grateful Dead (check out Nicole’s solo verses on “Music”). And as expected, Nicole provided a series of breathtaking moments throughout the night, highlighted by her solo rendition of Pigpen’s late era classic ballad “The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)”, which like all JRAD performances balanced the tender line between tribute and respectful original take on the music. It was an interesting choice of material to feature Nicole on lead vocals and the selection proved brilliant.

This night was also featured an abundance what we have come to expect from JRAD shows — inspired and collaborative improvisational work which imparts new life into well-worn material. The version of “Dancing” definitely took its flavor from the late 70s GD, but JRAD took it out deep, and when the song reached to the final chorus after nearly twenty-minutes, it returned from places the Dead never imagined. “Cassidy” is a track that became fairly static in the later years of GD performances, which was a shame because the composition offers a jam-ready mid-song interlude. As expected, JRAD took that offer and upped the ante considerably. The mid-“Cassidy” jam contained a Playing-like deep space that gradually reached a manic Caution-like climax that we didn’t expect would ever return to the song proper. But return it did, ever so briefly, before exploding into a ’69-style “St. Stephen” that nearly took the roof off the old place. The first set continued with an extended “Eyes” that teased “Loose Lucy” before it flowed into a celebratory “Not Fade Away” that closed the meaty set. The second set’s opener “Music Never Stopped” followed the same path as “Cassidy”, taking a fairly static GD song that offered space for improvisation and taking full advantage. This “Music” extended past fifteen minutes before it returned to the final refrain. The remainer of the show was notable for its continued intensity, imaginative song selections and the true dedication to the music exhibited by all. By the time the band reached the set’s final song, a sweet “Ripple” encore, it was clear that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead had truly done the historic Cap proud.

This recording is a special one for the site. We were granted access to a soundboard feed in order to mix a special “matrix” of this show. I set up the mics in the taper’s section at the front right corner of the soundboard cage. I utilized the Schoeps cards and added the Grace V3 as a pre-amp to sweeten the capture. The room sounded terrific and the crowd was fairly respectful. The board feed was impeccably mixed by JRAD FOH Pete Costello — a perfect stereo pan, complete separation and superb balance. The matrix mix is fairly even between board and audience. The result is one of the best recordings we’ve ever offered on this site. Enjoy!

This recording would not have been possible without the generosity and assistance of three separate entities — the outstanding staff at the Capitol Theatre, Pete Costello, and of course the members of JRAD.

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Dancing In The Streets”:

Stream “Cassidy”:

Stream “Music Never Stopped”:

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.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
2015-05-09
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience + SBD Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Pete Costello] Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
Set One
[Total Time 1:31:44]
01 Dancing In The Streets
02 Dire Wolf
03 Cassidy
04 St. Stephen
05 The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
06 Eyes Of The World
07 Not Fade Away
Set Two
[Total Time 1:22:06]
08 Music Never Stopped
09 King Solomon’s Marbles
10 China Cat Sunflower
11 The Eleven
12 I Know You Rider
13 Morning Dew
14 One More Saturday Night
15 [encore break]
16 Ripple

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you’ll please support these artists, visit the JRAD website, visit the JRAD Facebook page, and visit their individual websites and purchase their official merchandise. Benevento-Russo Duo [HERE], Marco Benevento [HERE], Tom Hamilton [HERE], Scott Metzger [HERE], and Dave Dreiwitz [HERE].

Alejandro Escovedo: March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 17, 2015
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

It is not hyperbole to say that Alejandro Escovedo is an American treasure. The authenticity and intensity of his songwriting abilities have produced a forty-year body of work that places him among the very upper echelon of his era’s artists. It is perhaps the greatest acknowledgement of the quality of an artist when other artists cover the material, and for Escovedo’s work this happens so often that a two-CD tribute called Por Vida was released in 2004 featuring a veritable who’s-who of the best alt-country and americana artists. My own personal experience was seeing Joe Ely cover Escovedo at the Bowery Ballroom in the late 90’s, playing (what else) “Down in the Bowery”. It was a stunning rendition that gave great tribute to his friend — Ely and Alejandro have toured together several times.

You can tell a lot about the quality of artist through their friends. And with Escovedo, this time around he’s on tour with Los Lobos — artists who have also toured together many times over the years. When this tour came through the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester a couple of weeks back, it was truly a show to catch. We arrived early to make sure not to miss any of Alejandro’s set, which began at a very prompt 8:10pm. Playing acoustic guitar accompanied only by superb violinst Warren Hood (the son of another Escovedo friend Champ Hood), this was the stripped-down and intimate Alejandro set, even given the size of the venue. As he has done in recent tours, Escovedo’s set was a career retrospective, accompanied by song introductions where he talked about his time in The Nuns, with Rank and File, and finally his personal history. It was a thoroughly enjoyable hour-long set and convinced me that we need more Alejandro Escovedo on NYCTaper in the future. Alejandro will be hosting his annual SXSW shows in Austin this coming weekend, dates and information here.

I recorded this set in the same fashion as the Los Lobos set posted earlier and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

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

Stream “Swallows of San Juan”:

Stream “Down in the Bowery”:

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.

Alejandro Escovedo
2015-03-06
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:04:34]
01 Sally Was a Cop
02 [banter – Billy Smith]
03 Five Hearts Breaking
04 [banter – California]
05 San Antonio Rain
06 Dear Head on The Wall
07 Rosalie
08 Swallows of San Juan
09 [banter – Nuns]
10 Chelsea Hotel ’78
11 [banter – too much fun]
12 Arizona
13 [banter – Austin]
14 Bottom of the World
15 [Bowery off-mic aborted]
16 Down in the Bowery

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Alejandro Escovedo, visit his website, and purchase his official releases from the Store at his website [HERE].

Los Lobos: March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 10, 2015
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Its the result of a bunch of missed connections, but the strange reality is that I have never recorded Los Lobos for NYCTaper before in the nearly eight years of existence of the site. Los Lobos is one of the most powerful and prolific live bands and last year they celebrated their 40th year of existence, and I’ve seen them a bunch of times over the years, but not for NYCTaper. Only Acidjack and JFCB have recorded them for the site — a Brooklyn Bowl show back in 2012. They’ve also traditionally welcomed tapers going back decades. And as a special celebration, tomorrow I will post a “new” transfer of a 1996 recording of Los Lobos at Mercury Lounge — a show recorded by my friend Eric Vandercar that I attended as Eric’s “blocker”.

In Port Chester on Friday, the Capitol Theatre was really the perfect venue for this band. After a superb opening set by Alejandro Escovedo (coming soon), Los Lobos took the stage to a very engaged crowd. There was none of the persistent yapping you hear at other shows. This was a seated and attentive crowd that Los Lobos acknowledged from the outset. The band took their time working their way into this show with an early run through some classics before they welcomed Alejandro out for a couple of numbers. It was an extended and well played version of “The Neighborhood” that kicked this show into another gear. David Hidalgo’s blues guitar riffs were showcased during an incendiary 14-minute “Just A Man” before the fan favorite “Kiko” brought the crowd to their feet for the remainder of the show. The band gave a nice acknowledgement to Jerry Garcia (the venue’s side bar is called “Garcia’s”) before the performance of the set-closing “Bertha”, a song Los Lobos covered all the way back in 1991 for the Deadicated compilation. We’re streaming it below. But the band wasn’t done. The encore segment began with a brief blues jam that led directly into Cesar Rosas’ “Don’t Worry Baby” which then transitioned to “May Y Mas” — another extended version that we are streaming below. The final segue was a neat back and forth between the band’s one Top 40 hit “La Bamba” and the same-three-chords rock classic Good Lovin’ after which the band bid an appropriate good night. Los Lobos tour continues next week with a brief run through the Northwest, dates here.

I recorded this show with the Schoeps mounted on a seven foot pole located at the front right corner of the soundboard cage. As this was seated show, my location was Orchestra Row J, Seat 109. The direct line at the stacks and the wonderful sound quality of a well mixed room resulted in an outstanding recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Bertha”:

Stream “Mas Y Mas”:

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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Los Lobos
2015-03-06
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:53:25]
01 Short Side Of Nothing
02 My Baby’s Gone
03 Evangeline
04 [banter – first time]
05 La Venganza De Los Pelados
06 Chuco’s Cumbia
07 [banter – Escovedo intro]
08 Rebel Kind
09 The Giving Tree
10 Down on the Riverbed
11 Why Do You Do
12 Emily
13 The Neighborhood
14 I Walk Alone
15 Just A Man
16 Kiko and the Lavender Moon
17 Volver, Volver
18 [banter – Jerry]
19 Bertha
20 [encore break]
21 Don’t Worry Baby
22 Mas y Mas
23 La Bamba – Good Lovin – La Bamba

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Los Lobos, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Store at their website [HERE].

Wilco: October 28, 2014 Capitol Theatre – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

October 29, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Wilco, themselves the spawn of the No Depression greats Uncle Tupelo, are touring to celebrate their twentieth year as a band. Look around at acts of their longevity, and you tend to see one of two things: strict and competent adherence to a winning formula (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam) or aggressive experimentation and reinvention (Radiohead). Wilco may claim to do both — there’s a straight line from the rock n’ roll stomp of a song like A.M>‘s “Casino Queen” (the second to last song of the night) to a song like “Wilco (The Song”), which opened the night. But there is also that seismic shift to point to that began on Being There and solidified on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which catapulted the band beyond their existing limits into the realm of something special. The kind of band that, in gracing the renewed Capitol Theatre for the first time, belongs firmly in the first rank of bands that made that place famous.

This set was, if one can call it such, the usual harassment of riches from this band — two hours and twenty minutes long, 30 songs, and many old and underplayed favorites. “Casino Queen” joined Doug Sahm’s “Give Me Back the Key To My Heart” and “Too Far Apart” in a semi-amplified acoustic set that closed the evening, and early material (and a fair number of ballads) was the rule for much of the night. “Hummingbird” found touring guitarist Nels Cline on a tear that left Tweedy to say “I don’t think you’ll hear it like that ever again”. The beauty of this band is that even with three nights of shows in the same venue (all of which we are covering), you’ll never hear something the same way again.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 and an MK8 microphone in the “mid-side” configuration to maximize control over reverberation and crowd noise. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Wilco
2014-10-28
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5c+MK8 (M-S, at SBD, slightly ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Voxengo MSED (decode M-S)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, light effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:22:15]

01 Wilco (The Song)
02 I Must Be High
03 You Are My Face
04 Shouldn’t Be Ashamed
05 At Least That’s What You Said
06 Handshake Drugs
07 Side With the Seeds
08 Promising
09 Sunken Treasure
10 Reservations
11 Muzzle of Bees
12 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
13 [banter]
14 She’s A Jar
15 War on War
16 Magazine Called Sunset
17 Hummingbird
18 On and On and On
19 How to Fight Loneliness
20 Kamera
21 [banter2]
22 Country Disappeared
23 Hate It Here
24 Theologians
25 Monday
26 Dawned On Me
27 Shot In the Arm
28 [encore break]
29 Kingpin
30 I’m A Wheel
31 [encore break 2]
32 Too Far Apart*
33 Casino Queen *
34 Give Me Back the Key To My Heart [Doug Sahm]*

* performed semi-amplified

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The Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs (Two Sources)

October 24, 2013
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[Photos from the 10/21 show courtesy of Joe Madonna.]

If there are two things that can be said about The Black Crowes’ live shows it’s that they’re consistent and damn good.  Being a fan since their first album, I can attest to having seen more than my fair share of BC concerts that have stuck in my memory and been added to my personal “best of” list.  Their acoustic shows, however, have been few and far between and I relish them like the rare fruits they are.  In addition to hearing old favorites in new arrangements that translate beautifully from the electric counterparts, I’ve noticed that the gents seem to take more risks and extend their collective reach a bit when playing these “unplugged” gigs.  The recent four-date run at The Capitol Theatre was certainly no exception.  With their vast catalog of original tracks and mining some deep and obscure material from the likes of Crazy Horse, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Pink Floyd, there were distinct surprises to be had on this evening.  The band itself had also expanded with performers Larry Campbell, Sam Bush and Joe Russo joining the group for the night, as well as Neal Casal and John Fullbright jumping in for the encore.  Between the added instrumentation, new songs and solid chops on display, the Crowes continue to be a potent live experience.

Set up in the taper’s section behind the soundboard at The Capitol Theatre, we were able to pull great recordings, albeit with a little more crowd noise than we like during some of the quieter songs.  As a result, we are offering both of our excellent quality sources for download: my Milab VM-44 Link cardioids and acidjack’s Schoeps MK41 supercardioids paired with his warm Aerco MP-2 preamp.  Enjoy!

The Black Crowes will be playing a series of electric shows at Terminal 5 beginning tonight.  We will be recording at least one of them and posting it next week.

Stream “Torn and Frayed” (Milab VM-44 Link source):

Stream “Wiser Time” (Schoeps MK41 source):

Milab VM-44 Link source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Schoeps MK41 source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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The Black Crowes
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY, USA

Johnny’s source
Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

acidjack’s source
Schoeps MK41 (BOB, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity (tracking, fades, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by acidjack

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:15:53]
01. [intro]
02. Torn and Frayed  [The Rolling Stones]
03. Downtown Money Waster
04. Good Friday
05. [tuning]
06. I Don’t Want to Talk About It  [Danny Whitten / Crazy Horse]
07. Fork in the River
08. [tuning]
09. So Many Times  [Chris Hillman / Stephen Stills]
10. Just An Old Hobo
11. There’s Gold in Them Hills
12. Wiser Time
13. [intros / banter]
14. The Gnome  [Pink Floyd]
15. Chapter 24  [Pink Floyd]
16. She Talks to Angels
17. [tuning]
18. Appaloosa
19. Milk Cow Blues  [Kokomo Arnold]
20. Lost and Found
21. Like a Tumbleweed in Eden
22. [tuning]
23. The Last Place That Love Lives
24. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)  [Bob Dylan]
25. Soul Singing
26. [encore break / banter]
27. Hot Burrito #1  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
28. Hot Burrito #2  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
29. [tuning]
30. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  [The Band]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Black Crowes, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: February 23, 2013 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 25, 2013
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[photos by acidjack]

The Grateful Dead graced the stage of the Capitol Theatre on the 23rd of February exactly forty two years before this Grace Potter & the Nocturnals show. They may not be the Dead, but Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have clearly been sprinkled with some of that early 70s pixie dust. The band, formed in 2002, has come into their own over the last few years as their reputation as a live juggernaut spreads, but they could as easily be from ’71.  How they got their reputation isn’t hard to figure out; listen to Potter start belting the opening lines of “The Lion the Beast the Beat” from their 2012 record of the same name, and then pick your jaw up off the floor. If Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde each took a turn at the mic, they might not be better than Potter. This woman has rare, powerful, lead singer pipes, the kind that are too often misspent winning reality singing competitions these days, rather than actually rocking.

GPN do plenty of rocking, mostly of the big-riff, huge chorus, blues-inflected variety. For a band that cut its chops for years in small venues as an “indie” band, everything about the Nocturnals’ sound circa-2013 is as big as Potter’s Hammond B-3.  While other time-machine acts have risen more quickly (e.g., Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers), GPN has the most polish, and arguably the most staying power.  Potter’s ability to put on a big rock show, while sounding and looking every inch the Big Time Rock Star, is the key ingredient, sure, but her crack band similarly looks and plays the part.

On this Saturday night, Potter and the Nocturnals positively owned the stage and the room for a full two hour-plus performance, including a particularly on-fire rendition of “Medicine” to close out the main set. We saw the band tear through old and new songs from their catalog, as well as choice covers of “Paint It Black” and “House of the Rising Sun”.  But perhaps the most memorable moment of the night came at the end, when GPN gave a direct tribute to their forebears in the form of their first-ever Dead cover, a faithful version of “Casey Jones”.  The howls of this crowd could probably be heard through the streets of Port Chester by the time Grace thanked us and walked off. Who says there aren’t any rock heroes anymore?

I recorded this set with Schoeps microphones in a Mid-Side configuration to allow optimal stereo separation without unnecessary “room boom”.  This was a noisy Saturday night crowd, which is painfully evident at points on the recording.  Otherwise, the sound quality is excellent. Thanks also to the excellent staff of the Capitol. We wish you all continued success.  Enjoy!

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below.

To download, MP3s are [HERE], FLACs are [HERE] and FLACs via BitTorrent (faster) are [HERE]

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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
2013-02-23
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c+MK8 (M-S, DFC, BOB)>KC5>CMC6>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS5.5 (decode, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, fades, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 2:16:18]
01 The Lion, the Beast, the Beat
02 Some Kind of Ride
03 One Short Night
04 Never Go Back
05 Keepsake
06 Goodbye Kiss
07 Low Road
08 Apologies
09 Oasis
10 [banter1]
11 House of the Rising Sun [The Animals]
12 Watching You
13 [banter2]
14 Stop The Bus>
15 Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
16 Nothing but the Water (I)
17 Nothing but the Water (II)
18 Paris (Ooh La La)
19 Medicine
20 [encore break]
21 Stars
22 The Divide
23 Big White Gate
24 Casey Jones [Grateful Dead]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, visit their website, and buy their  records, including The Lion The Beast the Beat from their online store [HERE]

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Trey Anastasio Band: January 24, 2013 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

January 29, 2013
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[Photos by Bahram Foroughi. See his website HERE]


The band Phish will be celebrating its 30th year of existence this year – an impressive feat for any band, but even more so for one as consumed with playing long, varied sets that maintains a pretty intense tour schedule when they’re out.  But as Trey Anastasio reminded us at the beautifully refurbished Capitol Theatre in the Westchester suburbs last week, his Trey Anastasio Band project has had some staying power of its own. This year marks that band’s fifteenth anniversary, and that showed. It might even be fair to say that, with a less rigorous schedule and many fewer dates in each of those years, this band has more room to grow as a unit than the mothership itself. Trey has long since been at a point in his career where he can do what he wants, and TAB gives him even more freedom to be as eccentric and humorous as he wants to be. From the Honey Boo Boo jokes to the inspired cover of Bob Marley’s “Small Axe”, this second night of the Capitol run showed a band and a leader comfortable with where they are and thoroughly enjoying the tunes they had to offer.  The set included some less-played numbers like “Greyhound” and “Words to Wanda”, and of course, some songs from Trey’s new record, Traveler, including our favorite, “Valentine.” Three of us from the nyctaper crew attended the show, and I think it’s fair to say a good time was had by all.

The Capitol Theatre is a welcome new (re-)addition to the NYC-area venue scene. The site of some legendary Grateful Dead shows has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with the added bonus of a friendly, competent and cool staff.  We wish the new venue well and hope to return soon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones from the official taper section of the venue, joined by Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and hi and lo.  While the Capitol asks that we keep mic stands fairly low – meaning closer to chatty audience members – we found the sound in the spot to be nearly flawless, and the resulting recording reflects the theater’s fine acoustics and the outstanding effort’s of Trey’s FOH team. Enjoy!

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Trey Anastasio Band
2013-01-24
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Setlist courtesy of phish.net

Schoeps MK41 (DFC, BOB, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set 1 [Total Time: 1:32:08]
01 Drifting
02 Last Tube
03 Greyhound Rising
04 Night Speaks to a Woman
05 Mozambique
06 Wherever You Find It
07 Words to Wanda
08 Burlap Sack and Pumps
09 Spin>
10 Scabbard
11 A Case of Ice and Snow
12 Traveler

Set 2 [Total Time: 1:30:42]
13 Curlew’s Call
14 Gotta Jibboo
15 Small Axe [Bob Marley]
16 Valentine
17 Plasma
18 Shine
19 The Way I Feel>
20 Mr. Completely>
21 Ether Sunday>
22 First Tube
23 [encore break]
24 Black Dog [Led Zeppelin]

Musicians:
Trey Anastasio
Jennifer Hartswick
Russ Lawton
Tony Markellis
Ray Paczkowski
Natalie Cressman
Cyro Baptista
James Casey

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Trey Anastasio, visit his website, and buy his latest record, Traveler, at his online store [HERE]

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