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MAKE: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival, Pour House (Raleigh, NC)

September 29, 2016
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MAKE represent another of my favorite recent finds from the Triangle in North Carolina. The three-piece, consisting of Scott Endres, Luke Herbst and Spencer Lee, make the kind of intense, loud-as-hell, but thoughtful metal that, with doom, black, and stoner elements, and a decent dose of flat-out classic rock, puts them in a category beyond a single niche scene. Like more than a few bands in the area, MAKE has been fighting hard against North Carolina’s bigoted HB2 law, including with their most on-the-nose contribution, the song “Human Garbage,” featuring Governor Pat McCrory’s face on the cover. That song made the rotation during this Hopscotch Music Festival show at the Pour House in Raleigh, which remains one of the best places in the area to see heavy music.

The band’s performance, kicking off the night in the venue, shook the rafters with Endres and Lee’s deep riffage, bringing the heaviest elements of the band’s sound to the fore. That’s in keeping with their latest album, Pilgrimage of Loathing, which (perhaps reflecting their view of the political situation) is a harder-edged and more rage-fueled affair than 2015’s The Golden Veil, which keeps company at many points with an entirely different group of bands (Sleep, Om, Arbouretum) than the references you might hear on Pilgrimage. The juxtaposition was thrilling live — experience the whip-turn from “The Somnabulist” and “Human Garbage” to “The Absurdist” and “The Architect” from The Golden Veil. It showed, in a relatively short set, how versatile, and how enjoyable, this band can be, and one would hope to see them around this part of the world (paging Saint Vitus) sooner rather than later.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V at the soundboard booth. The vocals are a bit quieter than I would like in the recording, but otherwise this is an excellent representation of this band. Check out Pilgrimage of Loathing on bandcamp, which is also streaming below, and the band’s other records. Enjoy!

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MAKE
2016-09-09
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, at SBD)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (hard limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 The Somnambulist
02 Human Garbage
03 The Absurdist
04 [banter]
05 Birthed Into A Grave They Made For You>
06 The Architect

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Wizard Rifle: September 11, 2015 Pour House, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)

October 16, 2015
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[Photo by Karen A. Mann]

Though Wizard Rifle has been on my radar for a little while now, it took a trip down to Raleigh for me to finally catch this Brooklyn-by-way-of-Portland duo. Their sound is hard to pin down, but fits in somewhere between progressive metal and Sabbath-y sludge. This set from Hopscotch drew a packed crowd to the Pour House for a heavy bill that also featured Tombs and Old Man Gloom—which is to say that Wizard Rifle were in good company. Three out of four of these songs—”Megatherium,” “Tears Won’t Soften Steel,” and “Leathery Gentlemen”—are off the first Wizard Rifle record, Speak Loud Say Nothing. The fourth, “Psychodynamo,” is off of last year’s Here in the Deadlights. If you haven’t heard either record, I encourage you to do so immediately because both are killer. Seeing them live finally only proves their chops are for real and I’m anticipating catching them again soon on their—and my—home turf. Dig in!

I recorded this set with the mics mounted near the soundboard plus a feed from the Pour House’s FOH Jack. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Wizard Rifle
2015-09-11
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Jack) + AKG CK61 > actives > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [40:50]
01. Megatherium
02. [banter]
03. Tears Won’t Soften Steel
04. Psychodynamo
05. [banter]
06. Leathery Gentlemen

Support Wizard Rifle: Bandcamp | Facebook | Buy Here in the Deadlights via Seventh Rule.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 8, 2015
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With the beer flowing, bodies flying, phone cameras silently snapping, and the floor jammed, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard showed everybody at the Pour House how to properly end a festival. The band pulled out all the stops for this set, cloaking themselves in liquid colors as they jammed through a bunch of their latest album, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, as well as two new songs and one “very old” one — “Cut Throat Boogie,” from their first album, which didn’t make it far out of Australia. As had been the case most of the night at the Pour House, there was a line down the block, and the fans who actually made it inside were hungry to cut loose. The band seemed happy to oblige, cranking things up with the usual “I’m In Your Mind>I’m Not In Your Mind” sequence and not letting up for the full 70 minutes. The band has a new album, Paper Mache Dream Balloon, on the way next October from ATO Records, home to Alabama Shakes and others. Whether any of the new material we’ve been seeing on tour (such as at June’s Bowery and Baby’s All Right shows) will make it (the track list on the front cover might suggest no, if it’s real) is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that this band remains on the path upward. This was another perfect, blurry end to a Hopscotch Music Festival to remember.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from King Gizzard’s engineer plus the veteran Pour House engineer Jack, together with Schoeps MK41V microphones. The capture is loud and clear, a perfect reflection of the night. Enjoy!

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
2015-09-12
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack
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Schoeps MK41V (LOC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Jack)>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:11:01]
01 I’m In Your Mind
02 I’m Not In Your Mind
03 Cellophane
04 I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
05 Hot Wax
06 Gamma Knife
07 The River
08 Robot Stop
09 Its Got Old
10 Cut Throat Boogie
11 [banter]
12 Sleepwalker
13 Am I In Heaven>Pill

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, visit their website, and purchase I’m In Your Mind Fuzz from the Heavenly Records website [HERE] or in the US through Castle Face Records , buy it [HERE]. You can preorder their new record from ATO Records here.

Birds of Avalon: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 2, 2015
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Birds of Avalon are the best kind of local heroes — a band of serious players whose main reason for not being more prolific is simply that they’re too busy doing other things. That makes each of their appearances a special treat, and the crowd spilling down the street from the overstuffed Pour House attested to what a draw they were. Cheetie Kumar, Paul Siler, David Mueller, Missy Thangs and the dual-drummer attack of Jason Alyward and Scott Nurkin kicked off this Hopscotch Music Festival set with a vengeance, tearing into the longform, unreleased jammer “Emblems” before settling into the brand-new “Goin’ Under” from their newly-released seven-inch of the same name. With their last full-length LP having dropped in 2010, the band brought out lots of new material to sate those who waited, including most of the Disappearance EP, which like the “Goin’ Under” seven-inch is available from Third Uncle Records. The band plays loud, fast guitar rock n’ roll with distinct psychedelic overtones, and that and the vocal harmonies echo classic bands like Shocking Blue. Siler and Kumar (a husband and wife team who also own local club King’s and the restaurant Garland) were in the well-loved local band Cherry Valence, and the influence of that work is felt here as well. This set was made extra-special by the appearance of improviser-in-residence and one of NYC’s most outstanding experimental drummers, Greg Fox, on “Wasted Hours.” I’ll dedicate this recording to the many Triangle denizens who tried to squeeze into the Pour House too late and missed this one — hope this recording can be a decent substitute!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41V microphones at the soundboard cage, together with a soundboard feed from Pour House’s veteran sound engineer, Jack. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

 Thanks to Missy Thangs for the setlist and approving the recording.

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Birds of Avalon
2015-09-12
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

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

Schoeps MK41V (LOC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Jack)>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ, imagage)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 40:15]
01 Emblems [new]
02 Goin’ Under
03 Guffaws
04 Disappearance
05 Come Loose
06 Eyesore
07 Over Your Shoulder
08 [Greg Fox comes onstage]
09 Wasted Hours

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Birds of Avalon, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and buy the Disappearance EP and “Goin’ Under” 7″ from Third Uncle.

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[photo courtesy of “Chauncy Buttertooth”]

Landlady: September 6, 2014 Hometapes / Trekky Records Day Show, Pour House, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 6, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Brooklyn’s Landlady is a really good live band, and they’re good in a way that flatters their musical skill as well as drawing a crowd. Where most music has to make a choice between being interesting or mass-appealing, they seem able to do both, to hang in a narrow band that includes acts like Vampire Weekend, TV On the Radio, and The Dirty Projectors. That I pulled those references from the prior decade isn’t unintentional; Landlady feels like the pleasing synthesis of a few different strands of late-aughts rock, created and executed by Adam Schatz and his bandmates since 2010. Schatz has called Landlady’s songs his “big songs”, and the veteran brings a certain big-tent gusto to the songs that makes them distinct from other projects in which he has been involved, like Man Man or Father Figures. It’s as if Schatz — a multi-instrumentalist himself, including saxophone — distilled some of his other project’s textural complexity and general weirdness into something still-complex but more ready and willing to be liked.

That was all in evidence on the final day of the Hopscotch Music Festival, as Raleigh’s Pour House packed in for the Hometapes / Trekky Records day show. Landlady were representing the former, an outfit recently moved to Durham, North Carolina, and made their label proud. It’d be easy not to care about a day show crowd on a festival’s last day, just near the end of a month-long tour. The band had played Hopscotch Thursday, traveled to Richmond, VA on Friday, then back to Raleigh on Saturday because, as Schatz put it, “we like you”. The band treated us like a special crowd, too, giving us a brisk but powerful set that awakened even the most jaded and hungover festivalgoers. Landlady’s music has an at-times tribal quality to it, abetted in part by the use of two drummers, and that gives the music a festive air. Songs rarely stand still, shifting textures and ideas more often in the space of a single number than many bands achieve in entire albums. True to Schatz’s reputation as a showman, the band saved probably the two biggest standout tracks — “Maria” and “Above My Ground” for the end, though “The Globe” would come in a close third. That final number “Above My Ground” gave Schatz a chance to give a mini-speech mid-song in which he ruminated on the impermanence of things before exhorting the audience to sing the song’s one-word refrain — “always”. As Schatz said, the song is about having lost something, and you got the sense that Landlady would genuinely miss us. They are, after all, a band that stands out the most when they have a packed crowd to watch.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a soundboard feed from the Pour House engineer Jack. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Landlady
2014-9-06
Hometapes / Trekky Records Day Show
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Jack)>>Roland R-26>x24bit/48kHz WAV> Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Under the Yard
02 Girl
03 Washington State is Important
04 [banter]
05 Dying Day
06 The Globe
07 [banter2]
08 Maria>
09 Above My Ground (extended version)

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Landlady, like them on Facebook, and buy Upright Behavior from Hometapes.

Phil Cook and Caitlin Rose: September 6, 2014 Trekky Records / Hometapes Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC (FLAC/MP3/Streaming)

September 24, 2014
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Continuing with our theme of one-off collaborations from the Hopscotch Music Festival, our final day show of the festival went down at Raleigh’s Pour House, where local Trekky Records teamed up with Hometapes (a recent transplant to Durham, NC) and one of the more unique performances came from a local-plus-out-of-town duo. Phil Cook and brother Brad, of Megafaun, have become mainstays of the scene around town, with their hands in all kinds of different aspects of the Triangle music world (including Phil’s current tour with Hiss Golden Messenger).  Caitlin Rose, of Nashville, is one of those nominally country singers whose work crosses over to the rock world. Fitting, then, that the two teamed up for a combination of Rose originals, old-time classics, and covers, along with some off-the-cuff and often-hilarious banter. The show gave off the feeling of a rowdy show in somebody’s dark living room on a sunny day, as the mingling crowd of people who seemed to all know each other socialized as the artists did their thing. The musicians’ vibe matched their crowd, with Caitlin and Phil keeping things loose and chatting with us as neighbors. If at times the clinking of glasses and the conversation got a little louder than it should, it didn’t rattle the musicians much, who rewarded us with a fun song selection as well as some impromptu contests and trivia. When Cook played Dylan’s “Only A Hobo”, it was hard not to imagine the song being played to the man’s original crowds, in Greenwich Village clubs as much a part of local social life as revered for the music going down. In its offhandedness, its at-times raggedness, its collaboration among old friends, this felt like the right kind of Saturday set.

As you may have guessed, the crowd was a little noisy during this one. I compensated for that by focusing heavily on a soundboard feed and mixing in just a little of my Schoeps MK41 microphones. So, despite the crowd, the recording is excellent, if you don’t mind hearing some bursts of chatter here and there. Enjoy!

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Phil Cook and Caitlin Rose
2014-09-06
Hometapes / Trekky Day Show
Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC USA

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

Soundboard + Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, compression, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, fade, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 1922 Blues [Charlie Parr; sung by Phil Cook]
03 [banter1]
04 Sinful Wishing Well [Caitlin Rose]
05 [banter2]
06 I’m Sitting on a Fence Too Long [Phil Cook]
07 [banter3]
08 Answer In One of These Bottles [Caitlin Rose]
09 [banter4]
10 Only a Hobo [Bob Dylan, as sung by Phil Cook]
11 [banter5]
12 Learning to Ride [Caitlin Rose]

If you enjoyed this recording, please support these artists. Check out Phil Cook’s work at his website, and Caitlin Rose’s at her website.

Mikal Cronin: September 6, 2013 Pour House, Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 11, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

For the second year in a row, I joined my friends in Raleigh, North Carolina for the Hopscotch Music Festival, which finds top North Carolina-based talent (and the talent from many of North Carolina’s most famous labels) rubbing shoulders with giants of the national and international music scene.

Mikal Cronin happens to be from San Francisco rather than NC, but he’s also one of the hottest acts this year on Durham, NC’s Merge Records for good reason. With his new MCIIMikal established himself as a master of well-crafted power pop with his best work to date. He’s had exposure to some of the best in the field — including touring as part of Ty Segall’s band over the past year — but Cronin is very much his own man. As one would have to be with two well-regarded albums and a slew of seven inches and other output to their credit.

This show at Raleigh’s Pour House Music Hall proved to be the perfect way for Hopscotch revelers to end their second night. What sets Cronin apart almost immediately is the musicianship of he and his band, as they careened through thirteen tracks split between MCII and his Trouble In Mind debut, Mikal Cronin. Cronin isn’t the type to mug for attention — he set himself off to stage right, decidedly out of the spotlight — but anyone in the room that night couldn’t help but pay attention (even if you can hear people partying in the background of the recording). Of the standout tracks of the night, I was partial to “See It My Way”, streaming below, a perfect burst of a song that echoes predecessors like Sloan, Redd Kross and the band that made what Cronin identified at one point as his favorite album, Nirvana.

I recorded this set with my new Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed by the longtime Pour  House engineer, Jac. As most instruments were running through on-stage amps, this recording favors the audience mics and picks up a bit more crowd, but overall, the recording is excellent. Enjoy!

Look for more many more Hopscotch Music Festival recordings to appear on this site in the coming weeks, as well as on future official releases on Three Lobed Recordings.

Stream “See It My Way”

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Mikal Cronin
2013-09-06
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

Schoeps MK4V>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Jac)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjustments)>Izotope Ozone 5 (tube effect, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Is It Alright
02 Situation
03 Apathy
04 Am I Wrong
05 [banter1]
06 You Gotta Have Someone
07 Get Along
08 Weight
09 See It My Way
10 Shout It Out
11 Again And Again
12 Change
13 Green and Blue
14 Gone

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Mikal Cronin, like him on Facebook, and buy MCII directly from Merge Records.

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