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Mikaela Davis: January 25, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

January 27, 2023
Mikaela Davis live at Tubby’s 2023-01-25

Mikaela Davis has an interesting winter tour going right now. Two simultaneous three-night residencies in opposite corners of Upstate New York. Bold tour planning for January. Sometimes the path of most resistance offers the greatest reward and the reward for each night is a set of originals and set of Grateful Dead material. 

Those that braved the Cold Rain and Snow (pun intended) on this Wednesday night were treated to a set of mostly new material from her album coming out later this year. The new songs already feel completely fleshed out offering the band chances to explore. 

The evenings “Dead” set was a full cover of the 1972 classic “Garcia”. The first side of this record is loaded with absolute classics that were staples of the dead catalog for their entire career. It is near impossible to consider the Grateful Dead without “Deal” or “Sugaree.” The highlight of this “side” of the album was “Bird Song” enriched by the harmonic intricacies at play between harp and pedal steel.  

The pedal steel/Harp combo offered some exciting ideas on how the second, and significantly headier, side of the record could be handled. It did not disappoint. If you listen to nothing else, please give the “Eep Hour > To Lay Me Down” section a spin. If you love side 2 of this album as much as me, I promise it’s what you want. 

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle. Enjoy! 

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Mikaela Davis
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO603/KA200 + SDB > MixPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle for the patch.

This was night 2 of her 3 show residency at Tubby’s. Each night was a set of originals and set of Dead music. Tonights Dead set was a cover of the self titled “Garcia” album.

Set 1:

  1. Promise
  2. Cindy
  3. Far From You
  4. Saturday Morning
  5. Leave It Alone
  6. PDL

Set 2: “Garcia”

  1. Deal
  2. Bird Song
  3. Sugaree
  4. Loser
  5. Late For Supper
  6. Spidergawd
  7. Eep Hour
  8. To Lay Me Down
  9. An Odd Little Place
  10. The Wheel

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Garcia Peoples: January 14, 2023 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

January 24, 2023
Garcia Peoples at Tubby’s 2023-01-14

If you are a follower of this site, you do not need an introduction to Garcia Peoples. Collectively the NYCTaper team is responsible for 46% of the GP shows uploaded to the live music archive. The reason we keep coming back is because they keep evolving and this show was a perfect example of that. 

The night started with an over exuberant Tom attempting a left foot crossover move to his wah pedal and falling behind the drum set. Through force of will and sheer determination he maintained peak shred for several more minutes seeing the piece to conclusion. At this point they brought saxophonist Jefry Brown up who sat in for the remainder of the set. What came next was a nearly 20-minute version of GP staple “A Reckoning” but presented in a way I had never heard. The existing structure of the song was replaced by a free jam in D featuring kraut like propulsion covered in freak out sax melts that felt much closer to electric free jazz or something you would hear at a Sunburned Hand Of The Man show then the Indie jam style they are most often associated with. Completely thrilling and the reason we keep coming back. 

You can catch GP playing several Northeast shows this February including two in Boston with Sunburned Hand Of The Man that will surely be can’t miss events. New England freaks come out! 

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Will. Enjoy! 

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Garcia Peoples
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO 440 + SDB > MixPre3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/izotope > Audacity > FLAC (lvl8)
Recorded and produced by kliked

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Will for the patch!

  1. Head Over Heels Jam
  2. A Reckoning
  3. False Company
  4. Tubby’s Jam
  5. Cold Dice
  6. Tough Freaks
  7. Stray Cats

This show featured Jefrey Brown on sax

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Tonstartssbandht: November 2, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

December 7, 2022

The Hudson Valley was lucky enough to get blessed with 2 Tonstartssbandht shows this year. The first, back in March, saw them promoting the material from their most recent album “Petunia”. That tour, like so many others, was riddled with COVID-related cancellations. On this night, as they wound down the tour cycle for that album, the brothers dug deep into their enormous catalog pulling out old gems, new favorites and even a choice cover. You will be hard pressed to find two nicer guys than Andy and Edwin so I was particularly happy to see that the audience had nearly doubled from their previous show. Grassroots promotion at its finest!

Tracking this recording was challenging. Talking with Edwin after the show I mentioned how, after the initial few songs, it felt like two distinct suites of music. Andy and Edwin were kind enough to email me a setlist (complete with timestamps!), but I’ve chosen to keep it tracked as the two suites with the individual track names noted in the text file. That’s what it felt like in the room and I try to keep these recordings as true to the experience I had in the moment as possible.

The brothers are taking some well deserved time off from the road but you can catch Andy playing duet with Ryley Walker on December 20th at Union Pool as part of the excellent line up put together by Island House recordings as a benefit for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with my MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Will. Enjoy!

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Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO0440 + SDB > SD MIxPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Will for the board Patch

  1. Hymn Eola
  2. 5FT7
  3. Andy Summers
  4. Pass Away Medley
    -Pass Away
    -Last Train Home
    -Show To La Parc
    -Hey Bad
  5. Opening Medley
    -Alright Medley
    -Last Time
    -B.G. Lead III
    -Black Sea
    -Electric Dragon Sword
    -Black Sea Reprise

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Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon/Ryan Jewell: November 12, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston NY)

November 22, 2022

Ryley Walker offers plenty of reasons to see him any chance you can.  His guitar playing ranges from intricate to brain bending, his songwriting is constantly evolving in creative ways and his stage banter is always great. His willingness  to chase creativity and always try something new keeps me coming back.  As he said at the beginning of the night, “We play Avant Garde music!”

The set was billed as the Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon Duo but we were lucky enough to have Ryan Jewel (complete with “Jazz Machine” t-shirt) join for 2 of the 3 improvisational pieces.  The first piece is a beautiful excursion into blissed out guitar and pedal steel zones and Ryan adding drums and percussion to the remaining two.  A case point for seeing music that sits at the edges of rhythm and melody can be found around the ninth minute of the last piece.  From seemingly nowhere they find a groove so sharp Slint would be jealous.  They ride that just long enough to let you know they recognized it and then immediately push past; audience and band both in search of what’s next.

I’ve been reading and following the NYCTaper site as a fan for many years but my first actual contribution was a little over a year ago when AcidJack and I recorded Ryley with the “Course In Fable” band at Tubby’s.  It was a nice little anniversary for me to be able to record this set from my usual perch in the back of the room by the sound board.  To really tie the anniversary theme together, I used a set of MBHO 603A/KA200 mics and a clamp borrowed from AcidJack. Tubby’s excellent FOH engineer Will provided the board patch. Enjoy!

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Ryley Walker/JR Bohannon Duo
Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO603A/KA200 + SDB > SD MIxPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Will for the board Patch

  1. Intro
  2. Zone 1
  3. Zone 2*
  4. Zone 3*

Ryley Walker – guitar
JR Bohannon – Peddle Steel

*w/ Ryan Jewel – Drums

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Chris Forsyth: October 28, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

November 4, 2022

A little over a year ago Chris Forsyth made his first post-Covid appearance backed by Tom Malach (Garcia Peoples), Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback) and Ryan Jewel (everyone). This show was well documented by or own NYCtaper. In his write up he mentioned that the new material emerged feeling fully realized and noted the bands immediate chemistry. Time has proven him right.

With the release of Forsyth’s new album, Evolution Here We Come, we are able to see the full vision Chris had for this ensemble and these songs. The core band of Chris, Tom, Doug and Ryan are augmented by a host of cosmic and psychedelic warriors including Steve Wynn, Bill Nace and Marshall Allen (!!!!) with the final results all massaged into place by Dave Harrington.

On this night the band operated as a power trio. While Tom’s additions were missed, it’s exciting to see how much space Chris is able to cover on his own. The band sounded amazing, taking flight immediately and working through a majority of the new material. The set closer, Robot Energy Machine, featured Charlie Saufley (Heron Oblivion) on guitar and offered nearly 20 minutes of wide eared improvisation to digest.

Chris is currently wrapping up a co-headlining tour with Meg Baird. Hopefully you got a chance to catch a set, but if not we’ve got you covered! I recorded this from the back of the room with my MBHOs and board patch from Tubby’s FOH engineer, Brian. Enjoy!

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Chris Forsyth



Kingston, NY

Source: MBHO440 + SDB > SD MixPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Brian for the board patch

1: Bad Moon Risen

2: Experimental & Professional

3: Tomorrow Might As Well be Today

4: Heaven For A Few

5: You’re Going to Need Somebody

6: Long Beach Idyll

7: Robot Energy Machine*


Chris Forsyth – Guitar, Vocals

Doug McCombs – Bass

Ryan Jewell – Drums

* with Charlie Saufley on guitar

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Weak Signal: May 13, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

May 26, 2022

The immediate first impression of Weak Signal is “this dude’s guitar tone is going to tear my face off.” You could stop at that and have a decent idea of what the band is about but thanks to our own EricPH Weak Signal is now on the internet archive giving us several excellent live options to examine. Close consideration of these recordings reveal more than a monstrous guitar tone; beautiful and expressive song writing, excellent harmonies and one of the most engaging rhythm sections operating today. 

The rhythm section, Tran on drums and Sasha on bass, present the aural equivalent of a train coming down the tracks a bit too fast. It feels out of control, like it could crash at any time but then pulls safely to its destination right on schedule. It’s that possibility of collapse and the thrill of evading it that makes this band so exciting to listen to. In many ways it reminds me of the great early Kinks rhythm section of Mick Avory and Peter Quaife. 

This was the first show with the full band together in six months and features songs from all their records as well as a live debut of a new tune called “Don’t Want No Problems.” Weak Signal has several upcoming dates including two nights opening for Pavement! Go see them, you won’t regret it.

I recorded this from the soundboard with my MBHO mics and a mono board feed from the FOH engineer Kyle. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Weak Signal 


Kingston, NY 


Source: MBHO440 + SDB> MixPre3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/izotope ( EQ, Compression) > Audacity (fades, tracking) > FLAC (lvl8) > Mp3Tag 

Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle for the patch 

Recorded and Produced by Kliked 

  1. Devotion 
  1. Hallelujah Baby 
  1. Dripping In Gold 
  1. Really Gotta Run 
  1. I Don’t Miss You 
  1. YR Deal 
  1. Comeback 
  1. Spooky Feeling 
  1. Bullet In Your Brain 
  1. Don’t Want No Problems 
  1. Names 
  1. Tell Me How You Like It 
  1. Drugs In My System

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Mountain Movers: April 30, 2022 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

May 13, 2022

Much has changed in Kingston since the start of Covid. Many of the long-standing hubs of the community (RIP BSP, Boitson’s, Tony’s) sit empty while revitalization and housing prices march onward. Tubby’s, thankfully, has not only weathered the storm, but seems to be steadily gaining steam. 

At its core Tubby’s is a local hang. On any given evening it may be the gathering spot for local members of the LGBTQ+ community, Simpsons fans, Deadheads, Goths or just folks looking for a cold beer after work. This beautiful Spring evening was a double bill with Mountain Movers and Wet Tuna, a night for the heads. 

Mountain Movers have appeared on this website several times over the years, and I am happy to add another recording to the list. The New Haven CT quartet pulled from their entire catalog including several tracks from their excellent 2021 release “World What World”. The set ended with a particularly transportive 10-minute workout of “Unknown Hours” exploring all the corners of noise, psychedelia, atmosphere, and Rock they are known for. 

I recorded this set from my normal spot atop the riser next to the soundboard with my MBHO mics and a mono board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Brian. I am quite happy with the results! 

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Mountain Movers
Kingston, NY

Recorded and Produced by Kliked

MBHO440 + SDB> SoundDevices MixPre3> SD (24/48)> Adobe Audition/izotope 9> Audacity> FLAC (lvl8)> Mp3Tag
Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Brian for the board patch!

  1. Hudson Valley Jam
  2. Bodega On My Mind > The Sun Shines On The Moon
  3. I Wanna See The Sun
  4. Then The Moon
  5. Flock Of Swans
  6. Way Back to the World
  7. Unknown Hours

Dan Greene: guitar, vocals
Rick Omonte: bass
Kryssi Battalene: lead guitar
Ross Menze: drums

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Ryley Walker: September 12, 2021 Tubby’s (Kingston, NY)

November 1, 2021

Since my last post here (on March 9, 2020) New Yorkers have sought refuge in all kinds of places and a bewildering number of distractions. Vinyl record sales surged even more, Instagram overflowed with DIY baking, sedentary people discovered hiking, gym rats discovered the joys of being sedentary. New Yorkers moved to the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Florida or farther-flung destinations.

Ryley Walker ended up in Vermont, running his nascent but growing label, Husky Pants and, as is his norm, recording and releasing a slew of new music. Course In Fable, the follow-up to 2018’s Deafman Glance, represents another stunning evolution in his sound. Prog-rock courses through its compositions, recorded with pristine sonics by Tortoise vet John McEntire. If anyone worried whether Ryley’s first post-sobriety album would lose the magic of his blurrier past, the answer is not only no, but the exact opposite. This is Walker’s most self-possessed work to date, bringing all of collaborators Ryan Jewell, Andrew Scott Young, and Bill McKay’s musical strengths firmly under one voice, with lyrics that can be evocative but obtuse as well as devastatingly direct. If Course In Fable is remembered as the finest album of Walker’s career, it will be worthy of the title.

It made sense to see these songs in the tiny but welcoming back room of Tubby’s, a venerable Kingston bar reinvented as a serious live music venue. The space itself feels like a refuge; its size compels an intimacy and familiarity that have been hard to come by for most of us in this part of the world recently. I’m not sure I’ve been to another venue of its size that has bookings at the level they do, and I hope Tubby’s keeps it up.

This show featured most of the Course In Fable lineup, with Walker joined by Jewell and Young, and the trio moved through this set of later-period (Course and Deafman Glance) tunes with aplomb. The Course tunes stayed fairly true to their original arrangements, with “The Halfwit In Me” serving as the 18-minute improvisational centerpiece of the set. While I’d love to hear some of those talents applied to the live new songs eventually, for this go, the thrill came in hearing the original arrangements live in a room, that special kind they were written for.

Ryley is on a west coast swing right now, and will be back east supporting Dinosaur Jr. to close out the year, followed by… well, his usual slew of tour dates in 2022. Just how it should be. See his tour dates here.

This recording was an extra-special collaboration between Kliked and I, using a combination of my Schoeps omnidirectional mics up front, his MBHO’s at the soundboard, and Zoots’ feed of the (mostly) vocals. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Ryley Walker
Kingston, NY  USA

Recorded and produced by Kliked and acidjack

Source 1: Schoeps MK5o>KCY>Z-PFA (stage lip, PAS)>Sound Devices MixPre6Source 2: MBHO 440 (at SBD) + Soundboard (engineer: Zoots)>Sound Devices MixPre3
Source 1 24/48 WAV + Source 2 24/48 WAV>Audacity (time align, EQ, fades, tracking, limiter, compression)>24/48 WAV>FLAC ( level 8 )

Ryley Walker
Ryan Jewell – Percussion
Andrew Scott Young – Bass

Tracks [Total Time:59:28]
01 Striking Down Your Big Premiere
02 Rang Dizzy
03 [banter1]
04 Opposite Middle
05 [banter2]
06 Telluride Speed
07 [banter3]
08 The Halfwit In Me
09 [banter4]
10 Shiva With Dustpan
11 [banter5]
12 22 Days

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