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Thurston Moore Group: April 28, 2016 Rough Trade NYC

May 1, 2016
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Thurston Moore’s post-2011 career has cycled through a few different styles and band names, from the solo-credited, introspective Demolished Thoughts to the punk-rock Chelsea Light Moving, then solo again with The Best Day for which the band toured as Thurston Moore Band, now the Thurston Moore Group. At least that’s how they were billed for last week’s stop off at Rough Trade NYC. But despite the fluidity of the band’s name, the lineup still includes Steve Shelley on drums, James Sedwards on guitar, and Debbie Googe on bass. Their followup to The Best Day is due out this year, making this Thurston’s longest-running post-Sonic Youth lineup. And it’s surely a good thing that this band has found their groove, as the material is also some of Thurston’s strongest.

Initially an intimate warmup for the band’s appearance at the Levitation Festival—scheduled for this past weekend but unfortunately canceled due to bad weather—this instead became a one-off gig that found the band relaxed enough to try out some material new and old. From The Best Day, they play  “Speak to the Wild” and “Germs Burn” (dedicated to Darby Crash). New songs from the forthcoming Rock and Roll Consciousness include a few we saw last year: “Cease Fire,” “Turn On,” “Aphrodite,” plus the newest, the twelve-minute highlight “Exalted.” Returning to the stage for four encores, the band digs back to Psychic Hearts for a few classics we haven’t heard in a while: “Psychic Hearts,” “Ono Soul,” “Staring Statues,” and “Pretty Bad.” “Ono Soul” gets stretched into a longer noise tribute, similar to the epic, sidelong Caught on Tape version recently released on Three Lobed’s Parallelogram set.

Late breaking news: the Thurston Moore Group will play an extra special set tonight (May 1st) at Baby’s All Right, with Lee Ranaldo opening. Tickets are only 15 bucks and are on sale now!

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue with a board feed from Thurston’s FOH, Jack. The sound quality is absolutely outstanding. Enjoy!

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Thurston Moore Group
2016-04-28
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY

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

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

Tracks [1:29:46]
01. Speak to the Wild
02. Cease Fire
03. Turn On
04. Germs Burn
05. Aphrodite
06. Psychic Hearts
07. [encore break]
08. Exalted
09. [encore break]
10. Ono Soul
11. [encore break]
12. Staring Statues
13. [encore break]
14. Pretty Bad

Support Thurston Moore: Website | Buy The Best Day from Matador | Preorder the lastest Sonic Youth archival release, Spinhead Sessions, via Midheaven.

Thurston Moore Band: August 6, 2015 The Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 9, 2015
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[Photo from Portsmouth by Tim Bugbee/tinnitus photography]

Since the dissolution of Sonic Youth in 2011, Thurston Moore has kept pretty busy, between solo records, various one-offs, and noise records. Last year’s The Best Day finds Moore flirting with stretched out jams similar to Sonic Youth’s 2002 return to form, Murray Street. We caught up with Moore touring the new album last year at Saint Vitus, and while this set similarly covers most of The Best Day material, the band adds three new songs—“Turn On,” “Cease Fire,” and “Aphrodite”—scheduled to appear on the next album, which Moore says is titled Rock and Roll Consciousness and due out next year. By far the highlight of the entire hour-and-a-half show is “Turn On,” a ten-minute slow build that achieves liftoff in the back half. If this is what we can expect from the Thurston Moore Band’s second record together, I think we’re in for something that will surpass even the highest expectations.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue with a board feed from Thurston’s FOH. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thurston Moore band will return to the area on September 17, at Monty Hall in Jersey City. I mean, if there was ever a reason to go to Jersey, this is it. Tickets on sale.

And if you’re in search of more live Thurston Moore, the upcoming Parallelogram box set from Three Lobed Recordings features Thurston Moore and John Maloney playing live as Caught on Tape— and it’s recorded by our very own Acidjack. Preorder here.

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Thurston Moore Band
2015-08-06
The Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard + AKG C480B/CK63 (FOB, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [01:27:20]
01. [Intro]
02. Forevermore
03. Speak to the Wild
04. [banter]
05. Germs Burn
06. Turn On
07. Detonation
08. [banter]
09. The Best Day
10. [banter]
11. Grace Lake
12. [encore break]
13. Cease Fire
14. [encore break]
15. Aphrodite

Support Thurston Moore: Website | Buy The Best Day from Matador

Thurston Moore: October 21, 2014 St. Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming/Video

October 23, 2014
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

For more than three decades, Thurston Moore has been a constant in so many ways — perhaps the only excusable reason why changes in his personal life have been talked about at all in the last few years. Musically, Moore has stood above almost every one of his peers in his ability to both mine the farthest reaches of his instrument (see, for example, his recent appearances with Tony Conrad and Enemy Waves) while constructing memorable, catchy, yet-still original traditional songs. Moore’s most recent album, The Best Day, represents both impulses while leaning on the latter, abetted by a crack band that includes Steve Shelley, James Sedwards on guitar, and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe on bass. While The Best Day is technically Moore’s first solo album since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, it may be better to think of it as a next step beyond the Chelsea Light Moving project that we saw in 2012 and 2013. The connection to Moore’s Sonic Youth output, both lyrically and musically, feels strong, but there’s also a line toward the more concise style of his 1995 solo album, Psychic Hearts. On the U.S. release date for The Best Day, this show at the metal-centric venue St. Vitus gave us the very best of all of it — energetic guitar work, deeply-explored grooves, and killer songwriting.

This set covered almost the entire Best Day album, plus a couple of choice nuggets from Psychic Hearts. We had first hoped to catch the full band at Hopscotch Music Festival, but due to visa issues, that ended up being just Thurston and Shelley, doing surprisingly full renditions of these songs. Played by the band for which they were intended, these songs sprung to life, from “Speak to the Wild” and its earworm of a hook to the set closer, Psychic Hearts’ “Pretty Bad”.  Many artists at Moore’s level of seniority are worried about staying relevant; the question with Moore is how much better he might get from here. Moore has made some misunderstood comments about black metal lately, making the choice of St. Vitus all the better. Watching the man and his band on stage, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being impressed.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a soundboard feed of the house mix. The sound quality is outstanding, at least on par with the Chelsea Light Moving recordings from 2013. Enjoy! We have now added a complete video of the set from our friends at unARTig as well!

Thurston Moore plays another NYC show this Sunday at Rough Trade NYC. It appears to be sold out, but give it your best shot….

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Thurston Moore
2014-10-21
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, A-B)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard>>Roland R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (aligh, mix down, fades, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:06:14]
01 Forevermore
02 Speak to the Wild
03 Germs Burn
04 Detonation
05 [banter]
06 The Best Day
07 Grace Lake
08 [encore break]
09 Psychic Hearts
10 Pretty Bad

Band:
Thurston Moore – guitar, vocals
Debbie Googe – bass
James Sedwards – guitar
Steve Shelley – drums

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Thurston Moore, visit his Facebook page, and buy The Best Day directly from Matador Records.

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Tony Conrad: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Vintage 21, Raleigh, NC – Streaming Full Set

September 28, 2014
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[photo by acidjack]

The appearance of Tony Conrad at this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival was one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that makes a festival unique. Conrad is a living legend in a number of out fields, having made his name as a filmmaker, artist, musician, composer, teacher and writer. As a member of the pre-Velvet Underground band Theatre of Eternal Music, Conrad was one of the earliest progenitors of improvisational noise and drone music, making him an influence on a huge number of acts who had the benefit of newer technologies than the gadgets that Conrad built from scratch.

At the Vintage 21 stage at Hopscotch, Conrad began seated with a cardboard box in front of him, onto which he drew a rough circle that he cut out with an Xacto knife. A violin bow, when inserted through that space, created a drone effect that became the centerpiece of Conrad’s first composition. Offering this as a live recording doesn’t really do it justice; to watch Conrad create his art was as much an experiential pleasure as an aural one, if not more so. Conrad then moved to a violin, face painted black, with extra strings hanging off of it, and in drawing the bow across it, created new cascades of noise.

While improviser-in-residence was normally the influenced rather than influencer among the many acts he joined over the weekend, that was not the case when Moore and Conrad got together. The two created a dynamic noise piece that set yet another bar for the weekend. Conrad, almost giddy at his reception by the crowd, seemed almost as pleased to introduce Moore as Moore was to join the master. This was an experience that wouldn’t be repeated, in the weekend, or possibly ever.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and Schoeps MK41 microphones. The sound quality is excellent. At the artist’s request, this set is streaming only. Enjoy!

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Tony Conrad
2014-09-05
Hopscotch Music Festival
Vintage 21
Raleigh, NC USA

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recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, levels, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, fades, dither and downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Improvisation 1
02 [banter]
03 Improvisation 2 [w/ Thurston Moore]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Tony Conrad, learn more about him on Wikipedia, and buy his music on Discogs and iTunes.

Enemy Waves: September 5, 2014 Vintage 21, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC (FLAC/MP3/Streaming)

September 25, 2014
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The hymnal joke you hear at the beginning of this recording relates to this show’s location, in a once-decommissioned church known as the Long View Center, recently recommissioned by one of those “hipster churches” that, well, I’ll just leave it to this article to debate. What needs to be known about this show is that Enemy Waves is brand-new, though its veteran members aren’t, and they make some seriously angular, jazz-inflected, improvisational music. Perhaps that’s one reason Hopscotch Music Festival improviser Thurston Moore chose to draw some much-deserved extra attention to this new group with an appearance on their final number, which felt like one of Moore’s strongest collaborative appearances of the entire festival. It may also have had to do with the deep and weirdly varied resumes of the four members, which includes everything from drummer Jason Aylward’s time in full-on 80s metal outfit Valient Thorr to guitarist Paul Siler’s ownership of the King’s rock club and work with Birds of Avalon, to saxophonist Dave Mueller’s work as Heads on Sticks and multi-instrumentalist Crowmeat Bob’s improvisational playing with Tatsuya Nakatani, Eugene Chadbourne, and others. Bob also played some bass clarinet for the North Carolina-sited HBO TV series Eastbound and Down. 

The band members gelled quickly for a set that was well-attended despite relative remoteness from some of the festival’s other offerings. Hopscotch does a great job of pairing like-minded artists, and the combination of Enemy Waves with Durham, NC guitarist Matt Northrup, ambient act Helm and the vintage noise artist Tony Conrad (who also played with Moore; that recording awaiting approval) gave fans of mind-bending, you-have-to-see-it-live style music a palette that couldn’t be denied. The Waves gave us four tunes total, each of extended length, with my highlights being the sax-focused “Stronach’s Allely / Bleechie” and “Radiant III”, the latter of which closed the show with Moore on guitar. While there isn’t much to hear from Enemy Waves other than the two-song single on their bandcamp page, our hope is that this diverse group of musicians gives us more to enjoy in the future.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a soundboard feed. While the design of the church building gives the music a bit of a boomy quality that is hard to avoid, I think it is a very enjoyable listen.

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Enemy Waves
2014-09-05
Hopscotch Music Festival
Vintage 21
Raleigh, NC USA

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

Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, levels, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, fades, dither and downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Bone Marrow Transplant
03 [tuning]
04 Warriors Tabooed
05 Stronach’s Alley / Bleechie
06 [tuning2]
07 Radiant III*

* with Thurston Moore

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Enemy Waves by visiting their bandcamp page.

Chelsea Light Moving: March 2, 2013 Maxwell’s – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 3, 2013
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Just before ripping into “Burroughs”, their first song, Thurston Moore opened this show by his new band Chelsea Light Moving with a quote from Mike Watt: “When you’re not playing, you’re paying.”

I had to remind myself at several points during this show that the exuberant, youthful guitarist and vocalist on the cozy Maxwell’s stage in his band’s own t-shirt was a 54-year-old member of rock royalty who I had seen perform in front of crowds hundreds of times this size. Sonic Youth may be on hiatus or it may be gone, but Thurston will keep playing – and keep playing well – for as long as he’s breathing. Chelsea Light Moving, as a band, isn’t Sonic Youth, but it isn’t just a dim facsimile of it, either. With Samara Lubelski (a well-known solo artist and member of Thurston’s solo band) on bass, John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man) on drums and Keith Wood (Hush Arbors, Wooden Wand) on guitar, Chelsea Light Moving has an accomplished cast and its own personality. In some ways, CLM feels more like SST-era Sonic Youth – younger, hungrier, rawer. It seems fun to be in this band, in a way that’s almost impossible in a more established one.

Compared to an early performance back in September at 285 Kent (recording here), this time CLM felt more like a real band with real songs than a Moore & Friends jam session, with songs like “Alighted” more fully realized than their rough-sketch forms. There was also new material to be had, including the mid-tempo rocker “Sunday Stage”, which seemed like an homage to Wood’s other band, Hush Arbors. “Empires of Time” was dedicated to another rock n’ roll survivor, Roky Erickson, while “Staring Statues”, the set closer, gave us some Psychic Hearts-era Moore greatness. The entire show might have been worth the price of admission for the encore break alone, as Moore told stories, promised a fan he really would make some Feelies recordings he had said he would make fifteen years ago, and generally held court. He was calm, engaging, relaxed. Free of expectations. Chelsea Light Moving stands as a great band in its own right, and as a second act, it’s more than a worthy one.

We recorded this set from our usual spot in the venue with a flawless soundboard feed by longtime Maxwell’s engineer Carson Kopp and the band’s touring engineer Bentley.  I used a pair of Schoeps MK5 microphones for my source while nyctaper tried out his new set of Neumann TLM-102 large-diaphragm cardiod microphones.  We are offering both sources for your enjoyment, and both are outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Staring Statues” from Source 1 (Schoeps):

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Chelsea Light Moving
2013-03-02
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineers: Bentley & Carson Kopp)+Schoeps MK5 (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tape effect exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Burroughs
03 Sleeping Where I Fall
04 Alighted
05 Lip
06 [banter1]
07 Frank O’Hara Hit
08 [banter2]
09 Groovy + Linda
10 No Go
11 Sunday Stage
12 [banter3]
13 Empires of Time
14 [encore break]
15 Staring Statues

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Chelsea Light Moving, visit their website, and buy their debut LP from Matador Records [HERE]

Chelsea Light Moving: September 12, 2012 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 24, 2012
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[photo by acidjack]

Chelsea Light Moving is Thurston Moore’s new band. As Sonic Youth is on hiatus and has left the future of the band somewhat of a mystery, the various members have pursued their own projects. Thurston chose to debut Chelsea Light Moving with a series of concerts throughout Europe, but their very first show in NYC took place in mid-September at 285 Kent. The show was presented by Issue Project as a Benefit for Tom Carter, which acidjack outlined in his post of the Gunn-Truscinski Duo set from this show. Suffice to say, we applaud the artists who performed for Tom at this show. You too can support Tom by following this link.

Chelsea Light Moving has released four songs at Matador and through various media outlets in anticipation of a full length release later this year, or early next. At 285 Kent, the band began the set with those four songs. We’re streaming “Frank O’Hara Hit” in which Thurston riffs on the concept of having a birthday in July. Its also the most “familiar” sounding song of the bunch for SY fans. The balance of the set consisted of material that has not yet been released, and the song titles are approximated from our research into info about CLM online. The song we’ve titled “I Come to Get Wasted” (at the suggestion of this Spin review of the show) gave Thurston an opportunity to really stretch and his guitar playing on this track is notable for both its aggression and imagination. We expect that Thurston will continue to grow this material and we look forward to the development of this new project.

I recorded this show in the usual manner for this venue. The Sennheiser Cards were mounted near the stage and after requesting and receiving permission to supplement the somewhat boomy room with a board feed, we mixed in about 25% of the board for clarity in the vocals and guitars. The result is an overall excellent recording, as SY’s FOH Aaron mixed this difficult room about as well as anyone has done. Enjoy!

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Chelsea Light Moving
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-10-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:48]
01 Groovy and Linda
02 Burroughs
03 [tuning]
04 Frank O’Hara Hit
05 Empires of Time
06 Sleeping Where I Fall
07 I Come to Get Wasted
08 [instrumental]
09 [banter]
10 Too Fucking Bad

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Support Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving by visiting the band’s page at Matador Records, the band blog, the Sonic Youth site, and purchasing Thurston’s official releases at the Store [HERE].

Mike Watt & Friends: May 2, 2012 Le Poisson Rouge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 24, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Robert Kidd.  See more of his excellent work HERE.]

To paraphrase the late Jerry Garcia, not everybody knows who Mike Watt is, but those who do really appreciate Mike Watt.  Having long been established as an elder statesman of punk, post-punk and alternative rock starting with the seminal Minutemen and the inspired fIREHOSE, his versatility has allowed him to play with many musicians of different stripes and genres.  He’s a bass player’s bass player; the go-to guy who you know will hold down the low-end duties superbly and is not afraid of working hard.  If it doesn’t already, his business card should read, “Have bass, will travel.”  That’s why when people in the know hear that Watt is coming to town, they run and don’t walk to get to the gig.

Initially announced as the NYC launch of his new book, ‘Mike Watt: On and Off Bass‘, and calling the event “Mike Watt & Friends”, word had it that he was also planning to dust off the Hellride East moniker (one of his many projects) and play Stooges tunes with J Mascis and Murph from Dinosaur Jr.  After an interview session with noted music writer Byron Coley, the music kicked off and it was indeed The Stooges from their first two excellent albums.  In his element, clearly enjoying himself and fingers hammering the strings, Watt and Mascis were the only two constant musicians during the set.  At any given time the drummers were rotating between Murph, John Maloney and Sonic Youth‘s Steve Shelley.  SY’s Thurston Moore took a turn or two on vocals as did Don Fleming, John Petkovic (also playing clarinet), Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Byron Coley and Noel Ford, the former soundman from the Continental (and current one for Dinosaur Jr.) or so I was told.  It was a whirlwind trying to keep up with the cavalcade of performers who kept jumping on stage.  With the pervasive sense of “what’s next?” in the air and the close proximity of all these great artists, the small Le Poisson Rouge felt more like a party at a friend’s house with a killer band than a concert.  That atmosphere prevailed even more so when the music ended and everyone milled around chatting and drinking while the guest of honor signed copies of his book and greeted all comers with a handshake.  A truly unique evening and, personally, I can’t wait for Mike to pop up here in our city again.  Wondering in just what permutation that will be should prove almost as much fun.

This night at Le Poisson Rouge presented a unique recording opportunity for us.  Rather than having to set up towards the back of the room so as not to be in the way, we were able to park our rig right at the stage lip and nearly dead center.  Recording in this manner makes the separation of the instruments and where they were on stage very distinct.  A monitor was just off to our right so while the vocals aren’t entirely centered, the overall effect is really cool and the next closest thing to being right up front at the show.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Mike Watt and all the performers for making this recording possible, and to Frankie, Bernie and the staff at Le Poisson Rouge for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “T.V. Eye”:

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Download the FLAC/MP3 files and stream this entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

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Mike Watt & Friends
(billed as Hellride East)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

TRACKLIST:
[Total time: 1:20:43]
00. Mike Watt interviewed by Byron Coley
01. Real Cool Time  [Don Fleming (vocals), Murph (drums)]
02. T.V. Eye  [John Petkovic (vocals), John Maloney (drums)]
03. Loose  [Thurston Moore (vocals), John Maloney (drums)]
04. Dirt  [Sharon Van Etten (vocals), Steve Shelley (drums)]
05. Not Right  [John Maloney (drums)]
06. Down on the Street  [Thurston Moore (vocals), Murph (drums)]
07. No Fun  [Kurt Vile (vocals), Murph (drums)]
08. 1970  [Noel (vocals), Steve Shelley (drums)]
09. Little Doll  [Steve Shelley (drums)]
10. encore break / banter
11. Fun House  [Thurston Moore (vocals), John Petkovic (clarinet), Murph (drums)]
12. L.A. Blues  [Byron Coley (vocals), John Petkovic (clarinet), Murph & John Maloney (drums)]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mike Watt, the performers and their projects, go see their shows, visit their websites (Mike’s is HERE), and purchase some of their official releases and merchandise [HERE] and [HERE].

Thurston Moore: May 20, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 25, 2011
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[photo by Bryan Bruchman]

Thurston Moore has a sweeping, almost uncontainable musical vision. He is an artist who I have personally seen, just in the past year, perform everything from a chaotic, sprawling noise collage to Sonic Youth’s classic postpunk to these, his somnolent, captivating acoustic meditations. He is in many ways the archetype of the modern New York musician to which almost anyone, in any genre, aspires, and he and his bandmates in Sonic Youth almost single-handedly revitalized and redefined the scene in the 80s and 90s. If you are trying to describe, using one person, everything that is honest and right and excellent and so very New York about modern New York rock musicians, look no further than Thurston Moore.

This Friday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg celebrated the release of Moore’s most recent solo record, the Beck-produced Demolished Thoughts, which picks up on the quieter end of where his 2007 solo release Trees Outside the Academy left off. The set concentrated heavily on that record, as well as some songs from Trees Outside the Academy, and finished with the title track from Moore’s first proper solo outing, Psychic Hearts. While the songs in this set fall within the more conventional range of Moore’s spectrum, there was nothing banal about them, as each track demonstrated his virtuosity on the guitar – witness the back end of “Orchard Street” and his amazing consistency at writing catchy, interesting songs (“In Silver Rain With A Paper Key” being one). Moore was backed by a crack band of hyper-cool indie luminaries that included Keith Wood from Hush Arbors on guitar and John Moloney of Sunburned Hand of the Man, and they did the songs ample justice. Unlike most gigs Thurston Moore is involved in, this one never required earplugs – but it didn’t need the noise to be noticed.

I recorded this set from the left balcony of the venue with the Schoeps microphones on an extension arm pointed directly at the stacks, with tiny DPA omnidirectional microphones providing the room warmth and ambiance that usually lack from up-close recordings of this type. Both mics ran through quiet preamps that minimized hiss from this more quiet show. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

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Thurston Moore
2011-05-20
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2 + DPA 4061>Church Audio CA9200 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Left balcony, about 15′ from stack, mics on extension arm split A/B
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (smooth peaks, hard limit and de-amplify applause, mixdown, downsample to 44.1kHz, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro
02 Mina Loy
03 Blood Never Lies
04 Never Day
05 [banter]
06 January
07 Space
08 Orchard Street
09 [banter]
10 Benediction
11 Illuminine
12 [banter]
13 In Silver Rain With A Paper Key
14 Circulation
15 [encore break]
16 Psychic Hearts

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