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Animal Flag: April 27, 2018 Trans-Pecos

May 17, 2018
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[photo from Animal Flag Instagram]

This night from a couple of weeks ago at Trans-Pecos was Animal Flag’s local release show for their excellent album Void Ripper. This release represents a full two years of work since the Boston band’s last album and also saw a change in the band. No longer the solo project of singer/guitarist Matthew Politoski, Animal Flag is now a band with regular members. The familiarity with the material and with each other gave the band a tight and inspired approach to the music. The band worked straight through the new album (sans one track) before being called back and performing an encore. This well-attended and musically strong show created a really nice night for the band, fans, and venue and we expect it won’t be long before Animal Flag returns to Pecos. Animal Flag has a bunch of tour dates this Summer, including a show on cruise in NYC in August.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps at the stage lip mixed with a fine feed from the soundboard mixed by talented FOH Denim Casimir. The resulting blend captures the strengths of both feeds and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show: [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Animal Flag
2018-04-27
Trans-Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Denim] + Schoeps CCM4u’s > 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 36:48]
01 [introduction]
02 Morningstar
03 Void Ripper
04 Candace
05 Stray
06 Fair
07 Lord of Pain
08 Why
09 Five
10 [encore break]
11 Sensation

PLEASE SUPPORT Animal Flag: Bandcamp | Website | Facebook

People of the North: February 24, 2018 Trans-Pecos

February 25, 2018
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Oneida’s new album Romance is only a couple weeks away. In preparation, here’s a palette cleanser from Bobby and Kid doing their People of the North thing, with Barry London joining. The trio waste no time in locking into a late-night groove, and follow with forty-five minutes of pulsing organ, synth, and drum rhythms. As Oneida has drifted back into playing more songs and less improvisation live, POTN has stepped in to scratch the itch for those less-structured performances. Hopefully you made it out Saturday night as these POTN shows aren’t all that frequent these days. But whether you did or not be sure to come out next Saturday, March 3 as the mighty Oneida take the stage at Secret Project Robot to celebrate their new one and kick off some March tour dates. Word on the street is they’ll have those Joyful Noise VIP-only colored vinyl copies to make all your friends jealous.

Recorded from the stage lip with MBHO cards in ORTF stereo. Board feed courtesy of Trans-Pecos FOH Imoni Cole-Palmer.

Download: [FLAC/MP3]

People of the North
2018-02-24
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Imoni Cole-Palmer) + MBHO MBP603/KA200N (ORTF, stage lip) > Zoom F8 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > xAct > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [45:59]
01. Live at Trans-Pecos

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Chris Forsyth x Nick Millevoi Duo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos

November 23, 2016
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Chris and Nick

Yep, you read that right: November 13, 2015. This one’s from the archives, at a fan’s request. This is Chris and Nick in Solar Motel Duo form, opening up for Lee Ranaldo the night after I had seen the full band opening for Futurebirds at the Bowery Ballroom. What can I say except that I’ve seen a lot of Solar Motel shows and this one’s something unique—just a pure dual guitar mindmeld on some Solar Motel tracks you know and love.

I recorded this at the stage lip, the left mic picking up mostly Nick’s guitar and the right Chris’s guitar. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Downloads are available at the Live Music Archive

Chris Forsyth x Nick Millevoi Duo
2015-11-13
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [43:56]
01. Paranoid Cat
02. The Ballad of Freer Hollow
03. Harmonious Dance

Support Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: Website | Facebook | Buy The Rarity of Experience from No Quarter

NYCTaper Presents: Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band + Herbcraft – Tomorrow Night (Saturday) at Trans Pecos

December 11, 2015
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CF AJ

Over the last two years Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band has become one of the favorite bands of the NYCTaper crew. The band has also been one of our go-to performers when it comes to taping — in slightly over two years, there are now seven SMB recordings on the site from a variety of our favorite venues (all available here). Listening to the music, its easy to see why the band is attractive to us. They combine many of the elements and influences that we favor, including psych-rock, space rock and a healthy dose of the innate ability to improvise and elevate the music to a higher plain. Its a rare ability and one that’s hard to describe but easy to recognize when you see it and hear it. Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band have that “X” factor that must be seen live to be truly understood.

Of all of the local venues where we’ve experienced SMB, it was the most glaring omission that the band had not previously performed at the City’s premiere location for music that transcends genres and easy descriptions, Trans Pecos. We are so pleased to be able to present SMB at Pecos. It seems like such a natural pairing and we expect that the venue’s vibe will fit perfectly with the band’s live show.

Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band will release their new album The Rarity of Experience in March and No Quarter Records released a teaser for the record today. We expect to see some of that new material at tomorrow’s show. Here is the teaser:

When it came to the invitation for the support act for this special night, we were certain that the band needed to be someone who shared a musical kinship with Forsyth. We harkened back to a very memorable experience acidjack had at Mercury Lounge in early 2014, a “heady” night that made such a mark that the show made our “Best Of” list for entire year of 2014. The band was Herbcraft, and although we have not seen them since that night, the music was really quite a perfect fit for this show. Herbcraft have released an even spacier album in August of 2015 called Wot Oz (with our friends Woodist) and we are very much looking forward to seeing the new material live.

Here’s a track “Push Thru The Veil” from the 2014 Herbcraft recording:

Trust us on this show. This will be an experience to remember. Support the bands, come to the show. Heck, if you’re in NYC and you’ve downloaded material from this site, support us too. We’d like to keep presenting these kinds of shows.

The Details:
NYCTaper Presents
Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band (Philadelphia)
Herbcraft (Maine)

Live at Trans Pecos
Saturday December 12, 2015
Doors at 7pm

Trans Pecos
915 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood Queens NY [MAP]

L Train to Halsey or J/M to Myrtle-Wyckoff
ALL AGES $12 in advance / $15 Day of Show

Tickets in advance through Ticketfly (save three bucks!) are [HERE]

Facebook Invite Page is [HERE].

DVA: November 1, 2015 Trans Pecos

December 3, 2015
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[photos from DVA Facebook page]

The story of how this “NYCTaper Presents” show came together is rather simple — we saw an open date at the tail end of DVA’s most recent US tour and arranged for the band to play that night at Trans Pecos. As you may recall, it was at a Northern Spy show at Pecos in early 2014 where we first saw and instantly admired this quite unique Czech duo. DVA is one of those bands that defies musical categorization. The duo loop a variety of captured sounds and perform their songs over an orchestra of loops. Its really something quite remarkable to see live. For their Pecos return, DVA performed a set similar to their previous visit which was exactly why we brought them back. The band featured three of the seven songs from their most recent album, Nipomo, released last year on Northern Spy Records.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted at the front of the stage and mixed with a board feed provided by house FOH Joe. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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DVA
2015-11-01
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Joe] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 42:24]
01 Nunovo Tango
02 Zoppe
03 Mechan Tuman
04 Nipomo
05 Mulatu
06 Tropikal Animal
07 Tatanc

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Dva, visit their website, and purchase Nipomo from Northern Spy Records [HERE].

Fox Millions Duo: November 21, 2015 Trans Pecos

November 29, 2015
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[photo by nyctaper]

Fox Millions Duo is in many ways an inevitable joining of talent. Greg Fox and Kid Millions are undoubtedly two of the most talented and ingenious percussionists alive today — and they also happen to both be incredibly prodigious and work within the same general musical circles. Both have appeared on the pages of this site dozens of times in many different configurations. Indeed, it was the 2012 NYCTaper 5th Anniversary concert where Greg Fox joined Millions and Oneida onstage for the first and, until later on this evening of this show, the last time. But it wasn’t until the 2014 recording sessions and the 2015 release of Lost Time (Thrill Jockey Records) that the Fox Millions Duo became a reality. Lost Time was released this Summer, but an actual live performance of the Duo is a rare event. So this past weekend, a recently booked afternoon show at Trans Pecos gave us the opportunity to catch the two together. Interestingly, the performance did not include any of the album’s material but was instead a single piece that is essentially a work in progress. The two were seated at a single snare drum in a similar configuration to Millions’ Man Forever project, but with an added wrinkle. Fox attached what appeared to be a guitar E-bow to the outside of the drum and thereafter through a cable to his laptop. The result was the activation of a sound sample upon each beat. I’ve titled this interesting number “E-bow Piece”, but in reality it is an untitled work that gives us great anticipation of a future Fox Millions release.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards at the front of the stage and mixed with a fine board feed. The interesting aspect of this recording is that the mics were primarily the drum beats while the board is primarily the E-bow samples. I’ve mixed the two sources to capture the music as it sounded in the center of the room. The result is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download The Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Fox Millions Duo
2015-11-21
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Joe] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 13:28]
01 E-bow Piece

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Fox Millions Duo, visit their website, and purchase Lost Time from the Thrill Jockey website [HERE].

Tom Carter: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Stream

July 13, 2015
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Tom Carter

The last time we caught up with Tom Carter, he was playing as a duo with Barry Weisblat at the small South Slope bar, Freddy’s. That was a particularly out set that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when Carter took the stage a couple weeks ago at Trans-Pecos, heading a bill that featured guitar savant Bill Orcutt (his set here) and the percussion/guitar duo 75 Dollar Bill. Carter’s improvised set is a spacey, thirty-eight minute guitar journey of three to four distinct but linked movements punctuated by quiet, meditative transitions. Carter is a master of this craft and I highly recommend turning up the volume and letting yourself go with this one.

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The sound and performance are entirely in the zone. Enjoy!

Catch Tom Carter tomorrow night in a duo with Pat Murano at Trans-Pecos! Facebook event here.

I would also be remiss not to mention some new music from Tom Carter coming soon via Three Lobed: the solo double-LP, Long Time Underground. Preorder details should be available soon.

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Tom Carter
2015-06-28
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, downsample, dither, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [38:36]
01. untitled

Support Tom Carter: Website | Twitter | Purchase records from Tom Carter via Discogs

Bill Orcutt: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 6, 2015
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Bill Orcutt

Bill Orcutt is unlike any guitarist I’ve ever heard. He manages to conjure something primal out of the instrument that defies any normal comprehension of music. It’s at once grating and beautiful and each time I see him play, I’m simply awestruck. I most recently caught Orcutt last week playing a Sunday night set at Trans-Pecos along with Tom Carter and 75 Dollar Bill. The first track I’ve left untitled, though it likely picks up on motifs and phrasing from recorded songs. The second is Orcutt’s rendition of Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” (thanks to @boxwalla for that). The third track is, as Orcutt calls it, a “cluster” of three songs you may know well but not like he plays them. My best guesses for those are all from his 2013 Editions Mego LP, A History of Every One: interpretations of “Black Betty,” “White Christmas,” and “Solidarity Forever” (though it’s entirely possible I’m wrong on each count).

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The mix leans mostly on the board feed as the guitar was miked directly. The guitar is loud and clear; the overall sound and performance are excellent.  Enjoy!

Bill Orcutt has a couple of upcoming releases. First is a collaboration with drummer Jacob Felix Heule called Colonial Donuts. It’s out October 16 on Orcutt’s own Palilalia Records. Second is a collaboration with Alan Bishop and Chris Corsano, recorded live by our very own acidjack and due out soon on Three Lobed Recordings’ Parallelogram Box Set.

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Bill Orcutt
2015-06-28
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, compression, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [29:52]
01. Untitled
02. Lonely Woman [Ornette Coleman]
03. Untitled

Support Bill Orcutt: Facebook | Palilalia Records

Diane Cluck: February 17, 2015 Trans Pecos – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 4, 2015
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Diane Cluck Pecos 2
[photo courtesy of Terri Wise]

Ever since we captured Diane Cluck‘s inspired performance at Joe’s Pub in early 2013, I’ve been trying to work with Diane on a show. This NYCTaper Presents event at Trans Pecos was the culmination of that desire and frankly it could not have gone any better. On a cold Tuesday night in Ridgewood Queens, Diane, Jeffrey Lewis and their curated opener Kid In The Attic filled up Pecos and each performer delivered an outstanding set. This was the final night of Diane and Jeff’s East Coast tour and the night had a celebratory feel. Diane’s setlist featured a nice career-spanning selection of material with an emphasis on her newest and perhaps most consistently excellent release Boneset. After the main set when Diane asked for requests and a sharp fan asked for “The Turnaround Road”, the off-the-cuff version became my own personal highlight of the set. We are streaming it below. Afterwards, Diane was joined by Jeff for three songs before closing the show with perhaps her most well known song “Sara”. We thought that the show was over at that point but the still-packed crowd gave the performer an enthusiastic ovation and Diane returned for an encore. Diane Cluck will not be performing in the US until the Fall, but she will be on an extensive European tour in April and throughout May, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards on a stand at the front of the stage and mixed with a board feed. I didn’t raise my live levels enough during this set so that when the levels were boosted in post there are some artifacts of the process — mainly some hiss at quieter moments. Otherwise, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “The Turnaround Road”:

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.

Diane Cluck
2015-02-17
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Angus] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:03:31]
01 Heat from Every Corner
02 Love You This Much
03 Maybe a Bird
04 Heartloose
05 [banter – Kid in the Attic]
06 Mystery Over Mind
07 Far Too Witchy
08 Trophies
09 Grandma Say
10 Not Afraid To Be Kind
11 Why Feel Alone
12 [banter – drive]
13 The Turnaround Road
14 [Jeffrey Lewis intro]
15 Travel Light
16 The River
17 [banter – thanks]
18 Perigee Moon
19 Sara
20 [encore break]
21 Macy’s Day Bird

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Diane Cluck, visit her website, and purchase Boneset from her Store [HERE].

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