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NYCTaper Presents: Endless Boogie Record Release Party w/ Arbouretum and Hans Chew at Cameo Gallery this FRIDAY, Feb 15

February 13, 2013

Facebook Invite / Tickets [HERE]

Endless Boogie
Endless Boogie
Whether you’re sick of Valentine’s Day shenanigans or not, you owe it to yourself to join your fellow music fans at Cameo Gallery this Friday, February 15, as NYCTaper presents a triple bill from three excellent live bands that we dig. NYC’s Endless Boogie are fixtures of the local rock scene, and deservedly so. We first saw them opening for Pavement during their reunion tour a few years ago and have followed them with interest since, as they have cranked out some positively deadly LPs like the double Full House Head on local No Quarter Records.  As their name implies, EB play big songs with fat, chooglin’ riffs that you might remember from the 70s, if you’ve been alive that long. If not, this is what you missed. The show will be the release party for their new No Quarter release, Long Island, the first track of which recently debuted on NPR. If you want more Boogie than that NPR taste, there is also a three-hour (remember that word, “endless” in the name) live set from WFMU online.  Or, you know, just  come to the show and find out what they’re about in the raw.

[Arbouretum. Photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page]

This show’s out of town guests, also introducing material from a new record, are NYCTaper veterans Arbouretum.  This will be their first NYC show since their latest Thrill Jockey release, Coming Out of the Fog.  If you managed to catch their set at Glasslands back in 2011 like we did, you know to expect some tightly performed, heavy-rocking Southern-influenced psych rock with a strong literary streak.  Coming Out of the Fog is their most focused work yet and these guys’ live show is not to be missed. See what we mean by streaming our 2011 recording below:

Hans Chew

You may have first met the piano boogie wizard Hans Chew when he played the NYCTaper CMJ Day Party back in October. If you didn’t, you missed a barnburner.  Hans kicked off that show with almost all-new tracks, and a few months later, he’s got even more new material to share.  Hans will start this night off at 8:30p.m. sharp, and he should more than wet your whistle for the next acts to come with his high-energy and endlessly entertaining style that takes its honky-tonk roots into the 20th century.  His Three Lobed/Divide by Zero LP Tennessee & Other Stories is not to be missed, and we expect a new release from him this spring if things go according to plan.

We hope to see you at Friday’s show.  Once again, tickets are HERE and the Facebook invite is HERE.

Gunn-Truscinski Trio: September 12, 2012 285 Kent (Issue Project Room Benefit for Tom Carter) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 22, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]


The guitarist Steve Gunn joined longtime collaborator John Truscinski (with whom he comprises the unit Gunn-Truscinski Duo), and bassist Justin Tripp (along with Laura Ortman on violin for most of the set) for a very special trio performance to benefit the guitarist Tom Carter. Carter, who has worked on many projects over the years but is best known for his work in Charalambides, contracted a serious form of pneumonia while on tour in Europe, and has incurred significant medical bills while being treated in intensive care and, more recently, at recovery centers in both Germany and the United States. This show at 285 Kent, sponsored by the Issue Project Room, was designed to raise funds for Carter’s ongoing recovery. The community of avant-garde guitarists and musicians is incredibly tight-knit and supportive, and this contribution in New York was one of many efforts to support Tom around the world.

This set consisted of both new material and work from Gunn’s two most recent LPs for Three Lobed Recordings, one highlight of which was “The Lurker”, Gunn’s side from the out-of-print Three Lobed 10th anniversary box set. For that song, Gunn & co. were joined by Marc Orleans, who most recently collaborated with Carter on the Northern Spy Records release Eleven Twenty Nine. The song, like much of Gunn’s work, showcases a range of styles and unique phrasing, and Orleans’ participation made it all the more memorable. Streaming below is a rollicking full-band version of the 2012 Gunn classic “Trailways Gramble”, which appeared on Three Lobed’s compilation of work of eight outstanding American underground guitarists, Eight Trails, One Path. While a lot of this night’s crowd may have been there for the headliner, Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving, it was perhaps this unique collaboration of guitar talents that was the most fitting tribute to Carter and the work he has done to this point in his life. We wish Carter a speedy recovery, and encourage you to donate by buying music, donating via PayPal, or attending other benefit shows, all of which can be done by clicking the link at the top of this post.

nyctaper and I recorded this set in our usual manner for this venue with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and a soundboard feed. While 285 Kent can always be a bit of a challenge with quieter acts, we feel this is a recording of excellent quality. Enjoy!

The Chelsea Light Moving set was also recorded and will be posted this week.

Stream “Trailways Gramble”

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Gunn-Truscinski Trio
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ and compression to individual files)>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>

Tracks [Total Time 48:00]
01 [intro]
02 [unknown1]
03 [banter/tuning]
04 Old Strange
05 [tuning]
06 Banh Mi Ringtones
07 [banter/tuning]
08 The Lurker (w/ Marc Orleans)
09 [banter/tuning]
10 Trailways Gramble

Steve Gunn (guitar)
John Truscinski (drums)
Justin Tripp (bass)
Laura Ortman (violin)

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Steve Gunn, visit his website, and purchase his records from Three Lobed [HERE].  Please also support Tom Carter by visiting, buying his music, and donating to his medical expenses.


Wooden Wand: September 7, 2012 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show and Berkeley Cafe (2 shows! Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 25, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]

Back when he was in law school, my college buddy Cory Rayborn decided to put out a 10″ record for the band Bardo Pond, on a new imprint he called Three Lobed Recordings. Cory didn’t have any grand cred-building mission or even a firm direction in mind; he just wanted to give wider exposure to the outsider music he held dear. So after the Bardo Pond release came another, then another, then many others, until the tiny North Carolina label that my friend founded as a hobby suddenly found itself compiling a tenth anniversary vinyl-only box set – which sold out in a matter of days. And at this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival, Three Lobed and the Durham, NC-based WXDU (nominally Duke’s college radio station, but staffed almost completely by locals) brought together an incredible lineup of artists who have released records on Three Lobed, together with other artists who are friends and admirers.

James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, first joined the Three Lobed family on the label’s 14th release, with the Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice album l’un marquee contre la moissoneuse. Toth has a staggering catalog of releases to his name, including everything from homemade tapes and CD-Rs to the recent deluxe version of his current record Briarwood (which, if you Kickstarter funded enough money, included a USB drive filled with over 100 demos, live recordings, alternate mixes, and outtakes). While Briarwood and Toth’s other most recent material could be best described as country-driven rock, Toth’s work has taken many twists and turns, with deep dives into free jazz, noise and acid folk. Toth has a new album on the way by the name of Blood Oaths of the New Blues, which promises to continue in the extremely accessible (and well-produced) vein of Briarwood. Here at the WXDU/Three Lobed Day Show at Raleigh’s King’s Barcade, we had the pleasure of seeing Toth take the stage to perform a short-but-satisfying set that included several of the new Blood Oaths tunes.

After a heartfelt thank you to Rayborn and his accomplishments with Three Lobed, Toth dug right in with “Mother Midnight”, from his 2006 record Second Attention, a mid tempo rocker that showcases the deep soul in Toth’s voice. You’d never know, from listening, that he is originally from upstate New York. From there, the new material began with the brooding “Southern Colorado Song”, one of several of Toth’s new songs that demonstrates the further refinement to his songwriting even as it stays true to his essential aesthetic.  Perhaps the most moving song of the set was the new “Dungeon of Irons”, whose lyrics were culled by Toth from a compilation of the actual last words of death row prisoners. In Toth’s hands, these scattered musings become a profound statement about mortality and the essential unfairness that plagues both life and death. As this set wound down with the new song “Jhonn Balance” (in tribute to the lead singer of the experimental band Coil), Toth’s day was just beginning; Wooden Wand played Berkeley Cafe down the street later that night.

For this post we are offering both the Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show set that I recorded, as well as a partial recording of the Berkeley Cafe set that was recorded by a local taper Evan Lamb. While the Berkeley recording was done with less complicated equipment, Toth felt that this was the better of the two performances, and this recording adds an extra song not played at the earlier show.

Thanks to James Toth for allowing us to post these sets.

Stream “Dungeon of Irons” from the Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show:

Stream “Eagle Claw” from Berkeley Cafe:

Download the WXDU/Three Lobed set [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the Berkeley Cafe set [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Check out all of NYCTaper’s Hopscotch Festival recordings

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Wooden Wand
WXDU/Three Lobed Hopscotch Day Party
Kings Barcade
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, onstage)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Mother Midnight
03 Southern Colorado Song
04 Winter In Kentucky
05 [banter]
06 Dungeon of Irons
07 Days This Long
08 Jhonn Balance

Wooden Wand
Hopscotch Music Festival
Berkeley Cafe
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded by Evan Lamb
Produced by Dan Schram and acidjack

AKG Perception 170>unknown recorder + soundboard>unknown recorder>unknown processing>WAV>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 22:53]
[set cuts in]
01 Days This Long
02 [banter]
03 Mother Midnight
04 [banter]
05 Winter In Kentucky
06 [banter]
07 Eagle Claw
08 Jhonn Balance

If you enjoyed these recordings, PLEASE SUPPORT Wooden Wand, visit his website, and buy Briarwood and the forthcoming Blood Oaths of the New Blues from Fire Records [HERE]

William Tyler: September 6 and 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (2 performances!) – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

September 13, 2012

[Photo from the Three Lobed/WXDU show by Abby Nardo. All rights reserved.]

The Nashville-based guitarist William Tyler was everywhere during this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival. Much like improviser-in-residence Chris Corsano, festivalgoers might see Tyler pop onstage with any number of bands – and we saw his join several, including Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger, as well as his own Lambchop. But folks also know Tyler as a solo artist of some renown, especially after his 2010 full length, Behold the Spirit.  Tyler’s playing runs the gamut of influences, from American-style finger picking to Indian ragas, and any given show of his is likely to wow even the most seasoned veteran of the instrument.

I first saw Tyler last year at Glasslands,  and was excited to catch two additional sets at Hopscotch down in Raleigh, NC. The first, an intimate performance on a tiny upstairs stage of the Raleigh restaurant and bar Busy Bee, was a mostly-different setlist than the 2011 show we saw, and included the new song “Oahspe” from Tyler’s 2012 seven-inch release. Any chance to witness Tyler’s virtuosity on his instrument is a can’t-miss, so I was thrilled that my friend Cory Rayborn had managed to book Tyler as part of his Three Lobed Recordings/WXDU Day Show the following day at the Raleigh venue King’s Barcade. That shorter set reprised “Oahspe” plus “Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass”, “Tears and Saints” and “Impossible Truth”. Tyler was clearly among friends at the day show, which was full with like-minded musicians from various corners of the avant-Americana galaxy and beyond. I would not be surprised to find Tyler himself as a future “improviser in residence” given what we saw here.

I recorded the Busy Bee set with a very simple stereo recorder placed in front of Tyler onstage, and the Three Lobed/WXDU show with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the omnidirectional setting onstage, plus a soundboard feed provided by the outstanding engineers at King’s.  Both are excellent renditions of their respective performances. Enjoy!

Stream “Cult of the Peacock Angel” from Busy Bee:

Stream “Oahspe” from the Three Lobed/WXDU show:

Direct downloads:

Busy Bee MP3 files [HERE] | Busy Bee FLAC files [HERE]

Three Lobed/WXDU MP3 files [HERE] | Three Lobed/WXDU FLAC files [HERE]

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Check out all of NYCTaper’s Hopscotch Festival recordings

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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.

[Photo from Busy Bee by PJ Sykes]

William Tyler
Hopscotch Music Festival
The Hive at Busy Bee
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Tascam DR-40 (internal mics, onstage, ORTF)>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, DR compression, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Tears and Saints
02 Impossible Truth
03 [banter]
04 Oahspe
05 Missionary Ridge
06 [banter]
07 Cult of the Peacock Angel
08 A Portrait of Sarah


William Tyler
Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, onstage, split)>KC5>CMC6>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Oahspe
03 Tears and Saints
04 Impossible Truth
05 Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT William Tyler, visit his website, and purchase Behold the Spirit from Amazon or your favorite retailer. Find more information about Three Lobed Recordings [HERE]

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