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Woods: June 16, 2015 Rough Trade – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 24, 2015
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[photo by Shara]

To continue the theme from the Beach Fossils post on Monday, we saw Woods this past weekend at Rough Trade for the first time since our final night at Death By Audio in November. We’ve seen Woods many times over the years, including several other venues that no longer exist (Monster Island Basement, 285 Kent, The 1896) and one that been closed for a few years but will have a grand opening by the end of the year (Market Hotel). But things are going very well for Woods these days, and its really still all about the continued evolution of band who are now a tight, well-oiled machine. This show contained a similar setlist from the DBA show, but with the added bonus of a couple of encores that featured some classic Woods cuts that we haven’t heard lately.

In the next few days we’ll have a really special announcement about Woods’ next NYC show. Stay tuned.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted inside of the soundboard cage and mixed with an excellent feed provided by house FOH Kyle. Kyle did a really nice stereo pan and the result is that the recording has superb separation and overall quality. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Shepherd”:

Stream “Blood Dries Darker”:

Woods
2015-06-16
Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kyle] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:12:24]
01 Leaves Like Grass
02 Cali In A Cup
03 Shining
04 Bend Beyond
05 Size Meets the Sound
06 Is It Honest
07 [banter – wing mom]
08 It Ain’t Easy
09 [banter – tequila]
10 Shepherd
11 Full Moon
12 Moving To The Left
13 With Light and With Love
14 [encore break]
15 Rain On
16 Blood Dries Darker

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT Woods, visit their website, and purchase With Light and with Love from the Woodsist Records website [HERE].

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

April 7, 2015
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Tall Firs

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.

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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.

Spectre Folk: March 15, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 19, 2015
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It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Pete Nolan’s Spectre Folk. But with a new 7” out on New Images last year and Magik Markers on hiatus while Elisa Ambrogio tours her solo LP, now is the perfect moment for Nolan to reactivate his project. This past Sunday, Spectre Folk emerged for a late afternoon matinee at Trans-Pecos in an extended full-band lineup augmenting Nolan with Peter Meehan on guitar, Aaron Mullan on bass, and Steve Shelley and James Canty doubling up on drums. Like most Spectre Folk shows I’ve seen, this one is held together with duct tape, threatening to come untethered at any moment. But it never does, and the looseness of the approach is only endearing as the band relies on the chemistry between the players, feeling their way through a song rather than adhering to rote structure.

The band opens with “Mothership,” off their recent 7”, that song extending over both sides of the 7” and totaling around twelve minutes in its recorded form. Here it’s a bit leaner but retains the jammy nature of the original. “Blowing Tornadoes,” “Coke,” and “Please Don’t” appear to be new songs, while Spectre Folk staples “Sat Around,” “The Blackest Medicine,” and “Keep Your Teeth Clean” are off Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo and the 2011 Woodsist EP, The Blackest Medicine, Part II. Spectre Folk shows are always a welcome event, but seeing these tracks fleshed out by the full band is an added bonus and I hope the appearance of new material means we’ll be seeing more of this lineup soon.

While there are currently no further scheduled Spectre Folk dates, you can catch Magik Markers at Cafe Nine in New Haven on April 30th.

I recorded this set with the mics set up at the stage in a 90 degree spread plus a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The left mic captures Nolan’s guitar and Canty’s drums while the right mic captures Meehan’s guitar and Mullan’s bass, with Shelley’s drums in the center. In post-production I cross-faded the guitars slightly to sound more central, while retaining the overall stereo sound of the recording. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Spectre Folk
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) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, imaging, reverb) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [42:53]
01. Mothership
02. [tuning]
03. Blowing Tornadoes
04. [tuning/banter]
05. The Blackest Medicine
06. [tuning/banter]
07. Sat Around
08. [tuning]
09. Keep Your Teeth Clean
10. [tuning/banter]
11. Coke
12. [tuning/banter]
13. Please Don’t

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Spectre Folk. Buy the Mothership 7″ via New Images and other Spectre Folk releases at the Arbitrary Signs Bandcamp.

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!

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Stream “The Turnaround Road”:

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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”:

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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]

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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].

Dva: January 9, 2014 Trans Pecos – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 13, 2014
By

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[photo by Adam]

My first show of 2014 was a very memorable one. The Czech band Dva have been around for a while and have been to NYC before, in fact they have a live album recorded for WMFU last year. But none of their albums have ever been distributed in the US — that is until Northern Spy Records will release Nipomo on February 25, 2014. And I had not seen them live until this past Thursday at Trans Pecos, at an outstanding show curated by Northern Spy. “Dva” is Czech for “duo”, and that is the basic formula for this band — but that’s just the start. Bára Kratochvílová plays a litany of instruments, including sax, a variety of percussion instruments and banjo. She also provides most of the vocals and the vocal sampling. Jan Kratochvíl is seated on stage with his acoustic guitar, a sampler, a mixer and his ability to perfectly beatbox. The sound of the band can best be described as “acoustic electronica” but the performance was so much more than that. In other words, Dva have to be seen to be completely understood. We will get that chance again in March, as the band has announced that they will return to the US for a tour which will include stops at SXSW and NYC.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on a stand at the front of the stage and mixed with a soundboard feed provided by the venue’s excellent FOH Max. The sound is pro quality. Enjoy!

Stream “Mulatu”:

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Dva
2014-01-09
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 1:02:42]
01 Nunovo Tango
02 Hap Hej
03 Huhu
04 Mechan Tuman
05 Nanuk
06 Nipomo
07 Tatanc
08 Fin
09 Mulatu
10 Tropikal Animal

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Dva, visit their website, and pre-order Nipomo from Northern Spy Records [HERE].

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

December 8, 2013
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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
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

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Notekillers, visit their website, and purchase their official releaes from The Ecstatic Peace Records website [HERE] and the Prophase Music website [HERE].

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