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The Giraffes: September 27, 2014 The Wick – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

September 27, 2015
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[Photos courtesy of Todd Zimmer.  See more of his excellent work HERE.]

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, puts on a show like The Giraffes.  It’s like trying to explain a UFO or Bigfoot sighting to someone: they may nod, they might be interested, they could be fascinated by your story, but they have absolutely no clue what it’s all about until they experience it for themselves.  In 2011, lead singer Aaron Lazar decided to depart the band and, going out with an atomic-sized bang, had his last performance with them early that year.  The remaining members, Damien Paris, Andrew Totolos, and Jens Carstensen, soldiered on, mixing things up again by exploring the instrumental side of their oeuvre and recruiting two female vocalists to help flesh things out.

Three and a half years later, the murmurs and rumors of a full reunion concert turned into cold, hard fact.  And, like it was for Aaron’s farewell show, I personally received a landslide of requests to record this night from literally all across the globe.  In their neverending quest to take the performance of live music and evolve it into a contact sport, The Giraffes proved that they haven’t missed a beat.  Picking up where they left off, the crowd was right in step with the band and more than happy and willing to join in the antics that are the hallmarks of a Giraffes concert.  Welcome back, gentlemen.  We’re looking forward to what else the future holds for you.

Due to the sheer size and design of The Wick, the acoustics can present a bit of a challenge.  The venue’s house engineer, Eairon, was up to the task and, other than the occasional ring of feedback, produced an excellent mix.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy and PLAY IT LOUD!!

Special thanks to Damien, Drew, Aaron, Jens, and Tim for making this recording possible, and to the management and staff at The Wick for their courtesy and cooperation.

The Giraffes will soon be returning to the NYC area and performing on October 3rd at The Wick, as well as playing a few other dates in October.  Their new album, ‘Usury’, will be released on October 2nd. 

Stream “Medicaid Benefit Appliqué”:

Stream “Sugarbomb”:

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

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The Giraffes
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Wick
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Source: Soundboard + 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 SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
The Wick’s house engineer: Eairon
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:25:32]
01. [intro]
02. Smoke Machine
03. Wage Earner
04. Prime Motivator
05. I’ll Be Your Daddy
06. The Ballad of Sissyfist
07. On Lovers Lane
08. The City
09. Sickness (This Is)
10. The Power of Fatherhood
11. Medicaid Benefit Appliqué
12. [banter]
13. Haunted Heaven
14. Having Fun
15. Clever Girl
16. Man U.
17. Sugarbomb
18. Help My Blood Count
19. Done
20. [outro]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Giraffes, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase their official releases and merchandise at Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite record store or retailer.  And most definitely go see their shows.

King Buzzo: July 14, 2014 The Wick – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

July 22, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

For over 30 years, Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne and the Melvins have made their own brand of heavy rock, ‘sludge’, an institution.  While that has had a huge influence on music, including helping birth the kinder, gentler ‘grunge’ genre, Melvins continue to stand apart from the crowd with a sound that is instantly recognizable.  When Buzzo decided to record and release his first acoustic album this year, the excellent ‘This Machine Kills Artists‘, it was definitely a departure from what he’s known for, but not completely unexpected from a performer who has been blazing his own trail for decades.  With Melvins being a favorite of ours and having appeared on this site several times, we were excited to hear that he was embarking on a solo tour in support of the new disc and relished the opportunity to catch his stop at The Wick, a new venue in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.  Onstage with little more than an acoustic guitar, a microphone and his trademark hair, King Buzzo kicked his set off with the dramatic “Boris” and proceeded to keep the respectful Brooklyn crowd (aside from one overly enthusiastic attendee) in rapt attention for the next 75 minutes.  Peppered with anecdotes, observations and a hilarious story about Mike Patton, Buzz proved to be quite the raconteur.  His great combination of new songs, Melvins staples from their vast catalog and engaging, interactive banter made for a show that I could easily enjoy almost every night.

We recorded King Buzzo in the same manner as Mary Halvorson’s opening set with a stereo pair of Countryman B3 omni microphones placed onstage. While there is some ambient noise at times, the overall quality and clarity is excellent thanks to Buzzo’s sound engineer, Dave, and The Wick’s FOH, Joe. Enjoy!

Special thanks to King Buzzo, Joey Massa, Chris White, John Seroff and the staff at The Wick for making this recording possible and for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “Rough Democracy”:

Stream “We Are Doomed”:

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

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King Buzzo
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Wick
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Source: AUD > Countryman B3 > MM-CBM-Mini > Roland R-05 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-05 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:15:47]
01. [intro]
02. Boris
03. The Ballad of Dwight Frye [Alice Cooper]
04. Suicide in Progress
05. [banter 1]
06. Dark Brown Teeth
07. Rough Democracy
08. Laid Back Walking
09. Drunken Baby
10. [banter 2 – Mike Patton]
11. Evil New War God
12. The Vulgar Joke
13. How I Became Offensive
14. [banter 3]
15. We Are Doomed
16. Hooch
17. Revolve

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT King Buzzo and Melvins, visit their website and Facebook page, and purchase ‘This Machine Kills Artists‘ at Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.  And definitely go see Buzz and the Melvins live.  

Mary Halvorson: July 14, 2014 The Wick – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 15, 2014
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[photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Mary Halvorson is a multi-talented, multifaceted musician who represents the best of the New York scene, which is to say that she seems to be everywhere all at once. A survey of her recent shows includes everything from more sedate jazz gigs at Cornelia Street Cafe, appearances with Tim Berne at the avant-jazz club Roulette, a show in the band People at Death By Audio, and of course, her current performances as opening act for Buzz Osborne aka King Buzzo of the Melvins, currently promoting his new solo album (that recording soon). As the New Yorker put it more succinctly, “she’s in tons of bands”.

While we have tried to feature many of the best-known current virtuoso guitarists on this site, this is a first appearance for Halvorson, a slight embarrassment to us given both her talent and how prolific she is. As this set at Bushwick’s The Wick demonstrated, she is a singular improviser who in a single set can cut across generations and genres. For this set, Halvorson chose to go the all-covers route, including songs by Ornette Coleman, Oliver Nelson, the bassist Chris Lightcap, and a host of other U.S. and international leading lights of jazz and guitar music. To their credit, Buzzo’s metal-minded audience understood what was going on, giving Halvorson her due. She deserves all that and more.

I recorded this set with a simplistic onstage rig of two small Countryman omnidirectional microphones split two and a half feet apart. While there is some ambient noise evident at points, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Platform” [Chris Lightcap]

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

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Mary Halvorson
2014-07-14
The Wick
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Countryman B3 (onstage, split 2.5ft)>CA-UBB>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Sadness [Ornette Coleman]
02 Cheshire Hotel [Noël Akchoté]
03 Ida Lupino [Carla Bley]
04 Blood [Annette Peacock]
05 Cascades [Oliver Nelson]
06 [banter]
07 Someday My Prince Will Come [Frank Churchill]
08 Solitude [Duke Ellington]
09 Platform [Chris Lightcap]
10 Reflections [Thelonious Monk]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Mary Halvorson, visit her website, and buy records from her substantial discography, which isn’t available all in one place but can generally be purchased at Discogs.

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