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The Everymen: May 19, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 27, 2014

[photos by acidjack]

In this day and age, a band like The Everymen represents a deceptively audacious move. In a rock n’ roll universe ruled by microgenres and pressured commercially by laptop geeks, EDM, hip-hop and every manner of crossover in between, The Everymen are, more or less, a really good Jersey Shore bar band. Now, there are still many of those bands out there — the show must go on, down the Shore and elsewhere — but if you limit it to ones with the Everymen’s ambitions, well, there’s just one. Like a baby version of the E Street Band, this is old-style, big-tent, big-band rock that’s proud of its roots but seeking to plant its seed elsewhere. How many bands with this aesthetic play venues like Baby’s All Right, in still-musically-relevant Williamsburg? More importantly, how many of them could ever claim to actually pull it off?

Much of the credit for The Everymen’s broad appeal goes to frontman Mike V, an affable dude whose big heart and natural charisma make him a fit in any bar serving High Life and Narragansett, whether ironically or otherwise.  He’s a born entertainer, an easy jokester with the crowd, and, judging by this show, a maker of excellent setlists. Any band who kicks off their record release show (for the band’s second full-length, Givin’ Up on Free Jazz) with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” is clearly playing for keeps. From there, the band took us through all of Free Jazz, which adds stronger songwriting to the style of their 2012 LP New Jersey Hardcore, and takes further advantage of the band’s deep roster of players. The album’s leadoff single, “Spain” is as good an example as any, with Mike V and Catherine Herrick sharing lead vocals, the horns blaring, and the keys lighting a fire under some blazing guitars. But The Everymen weren’t content to just begin with a bang; after the album was done, we were treated to covers of Def Leppard, Billy Ocean and INXS, plus some of the best-loved of the band’s older numbers including the always-massive set closer “Boss Johnny and the Get Lucky”. The Everymen may have broad appeal, but not everyone can do it like they do it.

This recording was made by lead Baby’s All Right engineer Devin Foley using the house multitrack system, including Audio Technica 4041 microphones capturing the feel of the room. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Spain”

Stream “When the Going Gets Tough [Billy Ocean]”

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The Everymen
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by Devin Foley
Produced by acidjack

Digital Multitrack (22 tracks)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, other effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (other effects, compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:13:35]
01 War Pigs [Black Sabbath] (fades in)
02 Bl’ast Off!
03 A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2
04 Spain
05 [banter]
06 Fingers Crossed
07 Another Thing to Lose
08 All I Need Is You
10 Ain’t Good Enough For You
11 Ballad of Sarin
12 A Thousand Miles
13 Izzy
14 Dance Only (Only Dance)
15 Bringing On the Heartbreak [Def Leppard]
16 When the Going Gets Tough [Billy Ocean]
17 Coney Island High
18 Don’t Change [INXS]
19 Boss Johnny & The Get Lucky

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The Everymen: October 7, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 19, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]

PopMatters and a few others stole my thunder when they suggested that The Everymen‘s new record, New Jersey Hardcore, might be better understood with the word “Hardcore” first instead of last. PopMatters didn’t intend that as an insult, and neither do I. The simple fact is, this is the sort of band that revels in, rather than shies from, its home state, and the tropes The Everymen borrow from fellow Garden State artists are some of the state’s most lovable. Musically, they are not, despite some punk leanings, “hardcore” in the sense that, say, Minor Threat was. But they’re a lot of fun.

This show at Public Assembly was the band’s release party for the record, which dropped October 9 on Killing Horse Records, and most of this crowd seemed thankful the following Monday was a holiday. Gruff-voiced frontman Mike V is the band’s beating heart, its big, rough-around-the-edges lovable – yes – everyman who you’d probably be cheering for even if you’d never met the guy. But sharing that stage is a bona fide rock band that includes sax, keyboards and its own version of Pavement’s percussionist/mascot Bob Nastanovich, and one that could power through an 18-song set on a Sunday night and gave a lot of different looks in the process. Consider just one sequence of covers during this show, when the band played Bobby Vinton’s “I Love How You Love”, then Reigning Sound’s “As Long”, then Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” – all pretty faithfully. The Billy Joel and (you guessed it) Springsteen covers came later on. But the band’s ability to mimic other bands shouldn’t take away from their original material, which also covers a lot of ground.  The leadoff track, “Dreams” showed off the band’s punk influences, as did “Coney Island High” which brought co-lead vocalist Catherine Herrick to the forefront. Other songs, like 2011’s “Ballad of Sarin” head in a different direction, with a prominent sax lead and a swing-y bounce. Much like the Garden State’s most famous artist, you get the sense that The Everymen’s main priority is putting on the most fun rock n’ roll show possible, wherever that takes them or however they need to do it. With the Jersey flag flying, the band’s encore was an extended version of “Boss Johnny & the Get Lucky”, a perfect coda to what Mike V called the band’s best show yet. Well, lucky him – it was also his birthday. As one of the audience members who had to work the next day, I took off right after the show, but when I left, there were still plenty of admirers looking to buy him a birthday shot.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Public Assembly house engineer, combined with AKG 414 large-diaphragm microphones.  Though the vocals are a tad low in the mix in the beginning, this is generally an excellent capture. Enjoy!

Stream “Boss Johnny & the Get Lucky”

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The Everymen
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, DFC, PAS) + Soundboard > Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ on AUD source)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (additional EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Dreams
02 [comedy]
03 With the Boys
04 Telephone
05 Ballad of Sarin
06 1000 Miles
07 Zeppole Ben
08 I Love How You Love Me [Bobby Vinton]
09 As Long [Reigning Sound]
10 Beds Are Burning [Midnight Oil]
11 Get On the Train
12 A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2
13 [banter]
14 21 Career de Valencia
15 Fingers Crossed
16 Ain’t Good Enough For You [Bruce Springsteen]
17 Dance Only, Only Dance
18 Coney Island High
19 [banter]
20 You May Be Right [Billy Joel]
21 Boss Johnny & The Get Lucky

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