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Kevin Devine: January 7, 2012 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 10, 2012
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It almost unfathomable, considering the many many shows we’ve attended over the last decade, that we had not previously crossed paths with Kevin Devine. His abundant vocal and songwriting talents, and the picture perfect nature of his intelligent indie-pop records are exactly what we look for in a performer. So when we finally got the chance to catch Kevin at Maxwell’s on Saturday, the entire show felt completely natural. And when we met and chatted with Kevin after the show, he seemed like a kindred spirit. The songs themselves make it obvious that we are listening to a writer with vision, emotion and fortitude — dealing with life’s difficulties while persistently finding the beauty in it all. On Saturday, Kevin performed solo acoustic and while surrounded by diehard fans in an intimate venue, and delivered a powerful set that included much of his new album Between the Concrete & Clouds (Razor & Tie), but also dug deep into his catalog including classics “Cotton Crush”, “Tap Dance” and “Ballgame” (streaming below). Kevin even included a song from his old band Miracle of ’86 (“Knife”), and two new songs. Kevin Devine will be touring Europe in February, and will be back in the US for some Midwest dates in March, but promised some East coast dates in the Spring.

Stream “Ballgame”:

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Kevin Devine
2012-01-07
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-01-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:26:30]
01 [intro]
02 Petite Mort
03 Tap Dance
04 Off Screen
05 Afterparty
06 Brooklyn Boy
07 Time To Burn
08 [banter – Maxwells]
09 Knife
10 [banter – dream]
11 Awake in the Dirt
12 A Story A Sneak
13 Noose Dressed Like a Necklace
14 [banter – I know how its gonna go]
15 Tomorrows Just Too Late
16 Carnival
17 No Sides
18 [banter – encore]
19 Country Sky Glow
20 Cotton Crush
21 Ballgame
22 [crowd – teases]
23 I Used To Be Someone
24 Between the Concrete and Clouds
25 [banter – thanks]
26 Brother’s Blood

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Nicole Atkins: March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 13, 2011
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[photo by nyctaper]

On the final night of her current tour, Nicole Atkins came home to a sold out Maxwell’s on Friday night. The tour in support of the heralded new album Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) began at Bowery Ballroom more than a month ago and swung cross-country before its triumphant return. The band at Maxwell’s was the core group — not the orchestra-sized outfit at Bowery — and the set’s full throttle energy reflected it. From the opening notes of “Heavy Boots” the band was tight and focused and nicely complimented the main instrument — Nicole’s powerful voice. And she was in fine voice all evening in all modes, whether folk (“Monterey Honey”), ballad (“Hotel Plaster”), honky tonk (“Cry Cry Cry”) or a classic soul cover (“See And Don’t See”, streaming below). Nicole will play several SXSW shows before returning to dates in the Spring, which include Bonnaroo Festival and several dates with the Avett Brothers.

I recorded this set from our usual location and setup in this venue and the sound is outstanding. Nicole’s sound engineer Jeff mixed her vocals prominently and to perfection and the result is a recording that truly reflects of the strengths of this artist. Enjoy!

Stream “See And Don’t See”:

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

Nicole Atkins
2011-03-11
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Four Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-03-12

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:16:18]
01 Heavy Boots
02 Maybe Tonight
03 This Is For Love
04 You Come To Me
05 [banter]
06 Party’s Over
07 [band introductions]
08 Cry Cry Cry
09 Vitamin C [Can]
10 [banter2]
11 The Way It Is
12 Brooklyn’s On Fire
13 [banter3]
14 Hotel Plaster
15 [banter4]
16 Monterey Honey
17 My Baby Don’t Lie
18 Vultures
19 [banter5]
20 War Is Hell
21 The Tower
22 [encore break]
23 See and Don’t See [Marie Queenie Lyons]

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Nicole Atkins: February 9, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 10, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Chris from Music Snobbery]

Redemption is sweet, especially when it follows several years of intense struggle. On Tuesday, the New York Times published an article and interview with Nicole Atkins called “Musical Survivor Hustles for a Second Chance“, which describes her travails since she separated from Columbia Records. But the title is misleading. Nicole is not seeking a “second chance”, but rather with the release of Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) this week, the ability to make the albums she envisions and to control her own fate. At the sold-out and breakout Bowery Ballroom show last night, Nicole Atkins proved that she is indeed up to the task and very much in control. As the nine-piece band bounded on stage, Nicole’s delayed entrance wasn’t so much for dramatic effect as to indicate who was in charge. As she led the band through a set that consisted of every track on the new album, a few songs from her first album, and some eclectic covers, Nicole proved that ultimately it all boils down to that voice — a magical instrument that bursts forth in every song with abundant character and melody. The highlights of the set included the set-closing thoroughly powerful “The Tower” in which her voice soared, and which is an early contender for performance of the year. The show concluded with a quiet and soulful performance of 2007’s “Neptune City”, a song which likely feels as if it was recorded in a different lifetime for Nicole, but which carries so much more redemptive meaning now.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the balcony rail and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Tower”:

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Stream “Neptune City”:

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This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Nicole Atkins
2011-02-09
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Balcony Railing

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-02-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:27:56]
01 Introduction
02 Heavy Boots
03 Maybe Tonight
04 Brooklyn’s on Fire!
05 The Way It Is
06 Cry Cry Cry
07 [banter]
08 My Baby Don’t Lie
09 [banter2]
10 You Were The Devil
11 You Come To Me
12 Hotel Plaster
13 Monterey Honey
14 Vultures
15 [banter3]
16 Vitamin C [Can]
17 Party’s Over
18 [banter4]
19 War Is Hell
20 This Is For Love
21 [band introductions]
22 Oh Well [Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac]
23 The Tower
24 [encore break]
25 See and Don’t See [Marie Queenie Lyons]
26 Neptune City

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