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LVL UP: September 24, 2016 Market Hotel

September 27, 2016
By

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[photo courtesy of Rob from House Of Nod]

On Friday LVL UP released their new album Return To Love, their first for legendary record label Sub Pop. The album is a superb collection of songs from the band’s three songwriters that indicate a large mix of influences but ultimately seems utterly original. The day after the band released the album, LVL UP celebrated with a sold-out show at Market Hotel that was as joyous as it was well-deserved.

LVL UP are four friends who’ve played music together since college, put together a record label for their own releases and for the release of their friends, moved to NYC and played a lot of shows. And at Market, it was clear just how many friends they’ve made — between the advanced ticket sales, the packed crowd, and the idea that most of these fans seemed to know each other (the band’s parents were even there). LVL UP responded with a set that was both high on energy and also showed that the guys were moved by the outpouring of support. But this was a record release show after all and LVL UP did not disappoint. They played “side one” of the album straight through to start the show and then played a few older numbers. LVL UP then finished the set with “side two” of the album before being called back for a couple of encores.

LVL UP will tour across the US throughout the months of September and October and through to the middle of November, including a date opening for Bear Vs Shark at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday. All dates are here.

I recorded this set with the installed AT Mics mixed with Jason Kelly’s excellent feed. The sound is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

LVL UP
2016-09-24
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [Engineer: Jason Kelly] + Audio Technica 4051 > 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 59:12]
01 Hidden Driver
02 Blur
03 She Sustains Us
04 Spirit Was
05 Pain
06 Annie’s A Witch
07 Angel From Space
08 I Feel OK
09 [banter – thanks]
10 The Closing Door
11 Five Men on the Ridge
12 Cut from the Vine
13 I
14 Naked in the River with the Creator
15 [encore break]
16 I Feel Extra-Natural
17 Bro Chillers

SUPPORT LVL UP: Tumblr | Bandcamp | Purchase Return to Love from Sub Pop

Thermals: April 28, 2016 Market Hotel

May 4, 2016
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The Thermals @ Market Hotel
[photos by Will Oliver from We All Want Someone blog]

“This is the best Brooklyn show we’ve ever had, for sure”. Hutch Harris made his love of this night clear before the band’s last song, the third of three encores “Pillar Of Salt”. In a way it wasn’t hard to predict that The Thermals at the Market Hotel would be a show for the ages — the two institutions have recently returned from a hiatus and are now better than ever. There are also historical parallels between the two — ToddP used to book earlier versions of the band in Portland in the last decade.

This was a show for the now, as The Thermals’ first new album in three years, We Disappear was released in the end of March and the band is on tour to support its release. But there was also an acknowledgment of history as the band is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of perhaps their most successful album, 2006’s The Body, the Blood, the Machine. As a result, the setlist was a curious alternating selection of songs from each album in sequence with a few other classics sprinkled in between. The show maintained a consistent energy level and the very sold-out crowd was with the band throughout — physically and support-wise. This was one of the most animated Market crowds thus far and the band acknowledged the crowd in tribute.

The Thermals tour continues across the US over the next 3 weeks, dates here.

I recorded this set with the installed Audio Technics cards mixed with an excellent board feed mixed by the band’s superb touring FOH. The results are raw but right. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Thermals
2016-04-28
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:17:17]
01 Into the Code
02 My Heart Went Cold
03 Here’s Your Future
04 I Might Need You to Kill
05 An Ear for Baby
06 [banter – blood splattered vinyl]
07 Hey You
08 If We Don’t Die Today
09 The Sunset
10 Born to Kill
11 [crowd]
12 The Great Dying
13 In Every Way
14 Test Pattern
15 St Rosa and the Swallows
16 Back to the Sea
17 Now We Can See
18 The Walls
19 Thinking of You
20 Always Never Be
21 Power Doesn’t Run on Nothing
22 I Hold the Sound
23 [encore break]
24 No Culture Icons
25 Returning to the Fold
26 A Pillar of Salt

Support The Thermals: Website | Purchase We Disappear | Tour Dates

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Market Hotel Announces First New Calendar in 5 Years

January 12, 2016
By

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[photo by PSquared Photography]

If the format of this calendar announcement gives you some strange feeling of deja vu, its because that while things change sometimes they really do stay the same. The re-opening of the Market Hotel as a licensed venue that somehow also manages to maintain the charm of its original incarnation is the thing of dreams — Todd Patrick’s dream in particular. That Todd somehow managed to pull off this miraculous comeback is also the thing of legends. The calendar listed below has Todd’s unique layout and while it gives us a true feeling of looking back, the bills themselves are only looking forward. The outstanding show promoter AdHoc is producing the largest percentage of shows on this debut calendar, and their input is crucial. The Market promises to be exactly everything that ToddP’s illustrious career as the premiere NYC showmaker of the last fifteen years has been leading to. With the Market now opening and Trans-Pecos going strong, its full steam ahead and we can’t wait for the ride.

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Friday 1/22 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| REOPENING PARTY

|| special guests tba
|||| Via App
|||||| Kill Alters
|||||||| Dreamcrusher
|||||||||| Malory

|| VIBES MANAGEMENT aka BODY ACTUALISED CONTROL djs
|| dj Jan Woo + dj Etienne Duguay + dj Bri Yin Sweetie
|| dj Rezzie Weird Magic + dj Mr Ad Hoc

$ TBA @ the door only

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

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Saturday 1/23 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| REOPENING PARTY

|| special guests tba
|||| Guerilla Toss
|||||| PC Worship
|||||||| Pill

$ TBA @ the door only

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

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Saturday 1/30 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| THE BUNKER

|| Silent Servant — Jealous God | LA
||||| Bill Converse — Dark Entries | TX
||||||| Jahiliyya Fields — L.I.E.S. | BK -LIVE-
||||||||| Forma — Spectrum Spools, The Bunker | NYC -LIVE-

$10 The Bunker Drip adv / $20 Resident Adviser adv

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
10pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://bit.ly/1ZX7ylg

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Friday 2/5 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC + NYCTAPER present

|| Show Me The Body
|||| Moor Mother Goddess
|||||| B L A C K I E

$10

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/22UhrCu

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Saturday 2/13 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| The Soft Moon
|||| Uniform

$15 adv / $17 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/22UhD4J

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Monday 2/29 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| COUNCILMEMBER ANTONIO REYNOSO presents

|| Annual Black History Month Celebration

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
6pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

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Thursday 3/3 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| DIIV
|||| Dog Island

$15 adv / $17 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/1OWBC8r

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Friday 3/4 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| DIIV
|||| LODRO

$15 adv / $17 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/1OWBHc9

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Saturday 3/5 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| DIIV

$15 adv / $17 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/1OWBHsU
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Friday 3/25 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| Girlpool

$15

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/1OWCoCp

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Wednesday 3/30 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| Faust

$17 adv / $20 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/22UhJJB

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Saturday April 2nd @ MARKET HOTEL

|| SUSTAIN-RELEASE presents

|| SUSTAIN-RELEASE CAMPERS REUNION

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

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Thursday 5/5 @ MARKET HOTEL

|| ADHOC presents

|| Mykki Blanco

$15 adv / $17 dos

| MARKET HOTEL |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
8pm | all ages | full bar 21+ w/ID | JMZ – Broadway

–TIX–> http://ticketf.ly/22UhMFb

Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2015 Market Hotel

December 23, 2015
By

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[photos by PSquared Photography and Ryan Muir]

He spent more than half his life in one band, but if anything is evident from Lee Ranaldo’s career after Sonic Youth is that’s he perhaps the most versatile artist performing in NYC these days. We were there when Lee launched his band in support of his first proper solo album. The band that eventually became The Dust have played consistently over the last four years and are responsible for three albums since 2012. Over that period, Lee has also performed solo acoustic sets, acoustic duos, and as we experienced at Trans Pecos last month, as an acoustic trio. But there has always been more than guitar. Lee’s earlier works have also included spoken word, poetry and art installations often in conjunction with Lee’s wife the renowned artist Leah Singer.

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The show that Lee Ranaldo performed as the opening set at the grand re-opening of the Market Hotel was in many ways a synthesis of his many artistic endeavors. It was a duo with the percussionist Tim Barnes with Lee nominally on “guitar”, but the piece was more of a stretching of the boundaries of how to “play” a guitar. The set began with Lee’s guitar hanging by a rope from the ceiling and continued with Lee’s use of the instrument in previously unimagined ways. He used the venue as part of the piece as the stage floor, the ceiling pipes and the front pillar (@marketpillar) became means by which the guitar was played. As Barnes accompanied Ranaldo with flourishes of percussion, often subtle but at other times manic, Lee maintained a cacophonous symphony of noise that reverberated around the packed and buzzing venue. It was a glorious inauguration for the Market Hotel and christened the venue with the type of imaginative and inventive programming that will surely follow as the calendar turns to 2016.

Lee will be performing solo again at the City Winery for Joseph Arthur’s 6th Annual New Year’s Day Celebration, before heading to Europe for solo dates in late January and early February.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted on the second Pillar and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is quite outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Set [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Set:

Lee Ranaldo
2015-12-16
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:55]
01 Lee Ranaldo-Tim Barnes Duo

Support Lee Ranaldo: Website | FacebookBuy Lee Ranaldo and the Dust records from Matador

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Tall Firs: March 15, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 7, 2015
By

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The last time we had a Tall Firs set here on NYCTaper was way back in May of 2008. At the time, the band were playing songs off their first self-titled record and its followup Too Old to Die Young. As an electric trio, Dave Mies and Aaron Mullan were augmented by drummer Ryan Sawyer. Nearly seven years later, we caught up with Tall Firs again, this time with Mies and Mullan performing acoustically as a duo. In the intervening years, the band released their third record, Out of It and Into It, and could often be found performing at the latest iteration of the All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival.

For their afternoon matinee set at Trans-Pecos, the band’s quieter side is on display, setting the tone with a cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Bakersfield,” from his first album Little. It’s no simple feat to do Chesnutt’s vocals justice, but Mies pulls it off with astounding grace, managing to sound like himself while still channelling Chesnutt’s emotive delivery. Tall Firs originals “Crooked Smiles” and “Suffer So Long” are off their most recent record, Out of It and Into It, while “So Messed Up”—which I always think of as the quintessential Firs track—is off Too Old to Die Young. “Ghost Light” and “Winter Wind” appear to be new songs, so perhaps we can expect some more new material on the way soon—and we certainly won’t wait another seven years to catch Tall Firs.

I recorded this set from the stage lip in the same manner as the Spectre Folk set from the same day, though this recording relies more heavily on the board feed. Despite some ambient noise from a few of the younger Tall Firs fans in attendance, the sound is quite enjoyable!

Tall Firs will be back at Trans-Pecos on April 25 for the intimate concert series, Heartworn Subways, along with Sue Garner, Lee Ranaldo, and Alan Licht. Advance tickets are still available.

Stream and Download via Bandcamp

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.

Tall Firs
2015-03-15
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip, DFC, 90 degrees) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, limiter) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, imaging) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [23:04]
01. Bakersfield [Vic Chesnutt]
02. So Messed Up
03. [banter/tuning]
04. Ghost Light
05. [banter/tuning]
06. Crooked Smiles
07. [banter/tuning]
08. Winter Wind
09. Suffer So Long

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Tall Firs. Like them on Facebook, visit their website, and buy Out of It and Into It via ATP Recordings.

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

March 4, 2015
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[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].

Rocketship: June 1, 2014 Trans Pecos – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 4, 2014
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Rocketship Trans Pecos
[photo by nyctaper]

The sun was so bright in the yard of Trans Pecos for Rocketship’s afternoon show on Sunday that ToddP was passing around tubes of sunscreen to the crowd. It was that kind of day — friendly, fun and bright. The new outdoor area at Pecos was the perfect setting for Rocketship and Todd to do a throwback of sorts. Rocketship hasn’t toured since the 90s and not entirely coincidentally they also played the first show ever booked by ToddP in Austin in 1996. The band was in town for the NYC Popfest (they’re also playing the LA Popfest) but in the afternoon before their flight West they visited with old friends and old material in a setting that must have reminded them of their home in sunny California. Rocketship played everything from their first single (“Hey Hey Girl” streaming below) to several songs on the one full album they released on Slumberland Records, and indeed a couple of brand-new unreleased songs. Considering that the Rocketship catalog is a bit of a puzzle of singles, EPs, compilations, split-albums and long plays (excellent summary here), it was no small feat the band really quite democratically cherry-picked from seemingly all of their eras. But in the end, this show was all about the vibe — of which there were a ton of good ones. The band played forty-five minutes, but it easily could have been longer save for the plane the band had to catch. But for that near-hour, it was indeed a perfect day.

I recorded this set with the large diaphragm Neumann 102s set up at the front of the stage and mixed it with a fine board feed. The result is a superb recording of which we are very pleased. Enjoy!

Stream “Hey Hey Girl”:

Stream “I Love You Like The Way That I Used To Do”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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 download links or the files on other sites without our permission. Feel free to re-post the Soundcloud link. Please respect our request.

Rocketship
2014-06-01
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 43:52]
01 Modern Livin
02 Your New Boyfriend
03 Oh Woe Is Me
04 Sleeping Pills
05 I’m Lost Without You Here
06 What’s A Girl To Do
07 Carrie Cooksey
08 The Passersby
09 You’ll Regret It Someday
10 Hey Hey Girl
11 Our New Track
12 I Love You Like The Way That I Used To Do
13 [banter – thanks]
14 Like A Dream

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Rocketship, visit the website of Non Stop Co-Op the label they co-own where much of the Rocketship catalog is available [HERE] You can also still purchase A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness from Slumberland Records [HERE].

Larkin Grimm: February 26, 2014 Trans Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 1, 2014
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[Photos by acidjack]

The nice thing about raw talent is that it never really goes away. Larkin Grimm has a powerful and soulful voice that is so striking in its beauty. It is the keystone of her remarkable career. But Larkin last played shows regularly around the release of her last album in early 2012 — we recorded the CD release show. In the last two years, she’s been home raising her son and living a family life. But with a batch of new songs, it was time for Larkin Grimm to return to live performance and we were so happy that one of her first shows back was our NYCTaper event at Trans Pecos a few weeks ago. From the very first note of her set it was clear that she was happy to be back, and we were happy to see her. The voice was as strong as ever and it was perhaps the most relaxed and satisfying set we have ever seen Larkin play. She assembled an outstanding band and worked through a forty minute set with a couple of new songs, some old favorites and one traditional number. Larkin Grimm will next play at the Martin Bisi CD release show at Glasslands on April 15.

acidjack recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones in the wide-angle ORTF pattern at the stage lip, combined with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Paradise and So Many Colors”

Download the complete show: [MP3| [FLAC]

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.

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Larkin Grimm
2014-02-26
Trans Pecos
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (stage lip, ORTF)>KC5>PFA + Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [band intro]
02 Trouble In Your Heart [new song]
03 Hello Pool of Tears
04 When I’m Alone With You [new song]
05 Paradise and So Many Colors
06 My Justine
07 Without a Body Or a Numb and Useless Mind
08 I Ain’t Got No Money (?)
09 The Road Is Paved With Leaves

If you enjoyed this performance, PLEASE SUPPORT Larkin Grimm, visit her website, and purchase Soul Retrieval from the links at her website [HERE].

NYCTaper Presents: Shilpa Ray, Larkin Grimm & Gretchen Lohse at Trans Pecos – Wed Feb 26

February 23, 2014
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We are very excited to present three outstanding female artists each of whom approach modern music from a different perspective. This Wednesday at Trans Pecos, details below.

Our headliner is the unique Shilpa Ray, who will be performing with a scaled-down version of her excellent band the Happy Hookers. Shilpa recently released a new EP following an extensive tour of Europe in support of Nice Cave. She kept an ongoing journal of her exploits in Europe and it was one of my favorite reads during the Fall. Follow Shilpa on Facebook to read her entertaining and compelling Europe adventure.

In support for this show, we’re happy to welcome back the indescribable Larkin Grimm. After her departure from Young God Records and a terrific self-released album (we covered the CD release show), Larkin took some time off to raise her baby son. We are fortunate that she’s back performing live, and after a couple of smaller gigs this month, this show will be a coming out party of sorts for this incredible performer.

Gretchen Lohse is a young woman from Philadelphia who is going places. She released her debut solo album Primal Rumble in December and the rave reviews have been piling in — and well deserved. Its an intense personal folk album that conjures up comparison to early Sharon Van Etten.

Trans Pecos is the new ToddP venue located in the old Silent Barn space.

====| Wednesday 2/26 @ Trans Pecos |====

NYCTaper and ToddP present:

11:00 || Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
10:00 |||| Larkin Grimm
09:00 |||||| Gretchen Lohse

|Trans Pecos |
915 Wyckoff Ave | Bushwick, Brooklyn / Ridgewood Queens border
L-Halsey or Myrtle/Wyckoff | 8pm | $10 adv, $12 dos | all ages

ADVANCED TICKETS HERE

Facebook Event Page [HERE].

The Notekillers: November 5, 2013 Trans Pecos – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 8, 2013
By

Notekillers Trans Pecos
[photos by Allen Yee]

The Notekillers are one of the more interesting and unique stories in music, an history that we outlined when we recorded the band nearly two years ago at a benefit for Jonathan Toubin. The Notekillers have not played an NYC show since that night in 2012, but the band came together for another special night on Thursday. The space at 915 Wyckoff has been dormant since the Summer of 2011 when the Silent Barn was closed. In the interim, the building has been brought up to code and ToddP has now opened the new fully legal venue Trans Pecos on the site. Thursday was the debut show for the venue and we were fortunate to be there and get a good look at the place. The venue will continue to evolve in terms of physical layout and site upgrades (including outdoor patio) and the music and entertainment aspect will be produced by a series of excellent curators. The fine Brooklyn boutique label Northern Spy Records will curate every Thursday and their first event was a eclectic mix of genres. The Notekillers set was forty minutes of their proficient instrumental avant punk/prog/jazz and it was engaging from start to finish. From up close, it was a treat to watch a musician of such accomplishment as David First, but the band is truly a trio of equals as bassist Stephen Bilenky and drummer/saxophonist Barry Halkin certainly held their own. The band played songs from both their 77-81 Compilation and their 2011 comeback album We’re Here To Help, including “Eyelash” that we are streaming below.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted on-stage in the middle of the three performers, and mixed with a slight bit of soundboard feed as enhancement and volume for the sax. The mix is primarily the onstage mics, which captured the sound superbly. Enjoy!

Stream “Eyelash”:

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Notekillers Trans Pecos 2

Notekillers
2013-12-05
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 37:46]
01 Airport
02 Eyelash
03 Braindance
04 Roll Over Stockhausen
05 [banter]
06 Punk Song

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