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Night Beats: August 6, 2012 Knitting Factory – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 14, 2012
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[photo by acidjack]

Seattle’s Night Beats keep it simple. With a sound whose most obvious reference points are Roky Erickson-style Texas psych and garage rock, the three piece’s no-bullshit live show has gained an ever-increasing following. A look at who they’ve toured with – bands like the Black Lips, Black Angels, the Strange Boys and even Roky himself – tells their story pretty accurately. This show at Knitting Factory may have been on a Monday, but that didn’t slow down the dancing or thin out the crowd, who got to enjoy a very strong bill all night long (openers MMoss and K-Holes similarly killed it). The band continue to tour behind their 2011 self-titled debut LP on Trouble In Mind records, and this set featured a lot of it, including their current single, “Puppet On A String”.  Luckily, the band also delved into what there is of a “back catalog”, in this case the 2010 H-Bomb EP, including that track as well as one of my favorites “They Came In Through the Window”. I’m pretty sure I heard some new songs (or at least, ones I couldn’t identify from the EP and album) as well. Though similar in sound, Night Beats eschewed the onstage antics some of their brethren like the Black Lips, which made for fewer flying bodies and beer cans, but one hell of a show.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from Rob, the engineer at the Knitting Factory.  In true garage band form, the sound is raw, but an excellent representation of the night and a great listen. Enjoy!

Stream “They Came In Through the Window”

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Night Beats
2012-08-06
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, ROB, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 39:06]
01 Puppet On A String
02 Ain’t Dumbo
03 Shadows in the Night
04 They Came In Through the Window
05 The Other Side
06 War Games
07 [unknown1]
08 H-Bomb
09 [unknown2]
10 [unknown3]
11 Little War in the Midwest

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Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers: July 23, 2012 Bell House – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 25, 2012
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Patterson Hood must be holding back his best material. Or, at least, the solo material on display at this appearance at The Bell House wowed both Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and me to a greater level than his most recent work with his main gig, the Drive-By Truckers, has. That’s not meant as a knock on the Truckers – that band is a collaborative effort, and Hood has never been the whole equation as far as songwriting for it goes. But he has always been, at least for me, the beating heart and mascot of that band, the friendly drunk with a wink in his eye, the one who reminds you of that reliably Southern buddy you wish you had.

Hood is also the band’s great storyteller. His honest, unvarnished tales manage to be universal, even if you don’t know jack shit about moonshine and pickup trucks. His new record is called Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, and the title track is a tribute to Patterson’s recently deceased great uncle, who raised him for much of his childhood.  If you’ve seen actual heat lightning spread its electric fingers out over a black Southern sky, seemingly tousling the pines, you know what a majestic sight it is. And why it reminded Patterson of a loved one, about to be dearly departed. Because that image, like that person you love, will never leave you.

Many of his images don’t.  There’s Billy Ringo, the hapless stoner who nearly dies every day, nearly falling from a window but still keeping his hand on his bong. There are the liquor store fanboys of “12:01”, hanging outside the store on Sunday at midnight, fighting off the shakes until they can get their whiskey fix. There are the torn pages from the back of a Gideon Bible, scrawled with a love song of a moment’s inspiration.

Hood is a gifted songwriter, blessed with the common touch and an uncommon amount of insight. He’s a generous writer and performer, too; even by the standards of rock n’ roll, you can tell how much he loves doing both. Only somebody with that much love puts on a nearly two hour  performance of solo album material on a Monday night.  This show covered much of Heat Lightning, which will be released on September 11, but also offered some of his earlier favorites like “Pollyanna” was well as notable covers, including Big Star’s “September Gurls” and Todd Rundgren’s “The Range War”. Hood and this band, christened the Downtown Rumblers, were as free spirited and lively as ever, passing a bottle of Patron around as they dug deep into Hood’s catalog at a solid, but measured pace. Hood likes to take his time to cue up his songs, to put a frame around them, if you will, and that is one of the most rewarding aspects of his live show. By the time this one wrapped, it felt like we’d spent an evening with an old friend. The show ended, appropriately, with the Eddie Hinton song “Everybody Needs Love”, and we had felt plenty of it from Patterson tonight.

This set was recorded with Schoeps MK41 microphones, whose directionality helps to reduce some of the “boomy” nature of this room, and a soundboard feed. I think you will like the results. Enjoy!

Minor assistance with the setlist would be appreciated. Also, the tag for the first track should be changed to “Depression Era”. Thanks to Patterson, the Bell House and Dave for their hospitality.

Stream “Heat Lightning Rumbles In the Distance”

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Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers
2012-07-23
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + SBD >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ AUD)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (light DR compression on SBD, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (additional EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:53:08]
01 Depression Era
02 Pride of the Yankees
03 12:01
04 [banter]
05 Leavin’ Time
06 Little Bonnie
07 [banter]
08 Billy Ringo
09 [banter]
10 Disappear
11 September Gurls [Big Star]
12 Old Timer’s Disease
13 (untold pretties)
14 The Range War [Todd Rundgren]
15 Betty Ford
16 Uncle Disney
17 Better Off Without
18 Pollyanna
19 After the Damage
20 Screwtopia
21 Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
22 Come Back Little Star
23 15 Days
24 [encore break]
25 Back of a Bible
26 Everybody Needs Love [Eddie Hinton]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Patterson Hood, visit his website, and buy his official releases in the Drive By Truckers Online Store.

Disappears: April 19, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 27, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

As one of the anchors of the current Chicago scene, Disappears are a hard band to outshine. They headlined this night’s Glasslands show featuring Lotus Plaza (that recording [HERE]) and the Brooklyn guitarist Noveller (that recording coming soon) the same way that they carried a previous show I attended with the startling Brooklyn band The Psychic Paramount: by being relentless, sharp and ready with an album’s worth of killer new songs. At that earlier show, the band’s new record Pre Language was unreleased. With the album now having been out for a little while, the already-tight band is completely dialed in on the new songs, which represent their best and most approachable material to date. Disappears deliver a dark, overdriven style of rock, with a Sonic Youth-reminiscent guitar squall backing the Mark E. Smith-reminiscent vocals of frontman Brian Case, processed through a megaphone-style effect. They’re the right band to propel the end of a night – and not just because it gave everyone confirmation that Steve Shelley has landed on his feet post-Sonic Youth.

Predictably, this set was heavy on Pre Language material, including “Replicate”, which we first experienced at the Union Hall show last year, and new favorites like the title track and “Hibernation Sickness”. The sound benefited heavily from the band’s touring engineer, who worked with them on the album and tuned the upgraded Glasslands sound system to perfection.

We recorded this set in the same manner as the Lotus Plaza recording, with Schoeps MK5 cardioid microphones and a soundboard feed.  The sound is even better than that recording due to the aforementioned engineer’s flawless mix. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Hibernation Sickness”

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Disappears
2012-04-19
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at NYCTaper.com
Recorded by acidjack and nyctaper
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (DFC, STC22g, 8ft)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity 2.0 (align, mixdown, EQ, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Marigold
02 Replicate
03 Pre Language
04 Magics
05 Minor Patterns
06 Hibernation Sickness
07 Fear of Darkness
08 Era
09 Lux
10 Joa
11 Love Drug
12 Radiation
13 Brother Jolene

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Disappears, visit their website, and purchase their records, including Pre Language, from Kranky [HERE]

Natureboy: March 30, 2012 Union Pool – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 4, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy]

Natureboy ranks high among bands that we have been pulling for on this site.  While we have hosted shows that featured the band before, we were thrilled to have the chance to co-sponsor this show at Union Pool with Kevchino.  We are pleased to report that the band we saw was more mature and even sharper musically than before.  Since we last saw the band, they have added a drummer and keyboardist to give their Dylan-inspired folk-rock sound more muscle and rock n’ roll presence.  Founder and frontwoman Sara Kermanshahi and the band have recorded a new, as-yet-untitled release at fellow bandmember Cedar Apffel’s studio, and they served up a generous portion of that record with this set, including a favorite we had seen before and craved seeing again, “A Flame”.  The band’s newly-found live energy was palpable, and the five players easily filled the room with sound as Sara’s voice remained, as it should be, the centerpiece.

Natureboy is exploring options for the release of this new record, and we expect a label to snap this up before they miss the chance. As they closed this set with the Smiths’ “Back to the Old House” – one of many great covers we have heard from them – it was evident how Kermanshahi’s unique singing style and vision is a perfect compliment to the band’s now-classic sound.

I recorded this set with an excellent soundboard feed from the Union Pool FOH, plus Schoeps MK22 open cardiod mics.  The results are excellent.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Union Pool for their hospitality and to Kevchino for co-hosting the show and developing this great bill. 

Stream “Head to Toe”

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Natureboy
2012-03-30
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22 (ORTF, DFC, at SBD)>KCY>PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>Audacity (mixdown, downsample, set fades, adjust levels, light EQ, tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Pariah
02 A Flame
03 [tuning]
04 Lexies
05 [banter/tuning]
06 Blow To the Head
07 Don’t Worry
08 Head to Toe
09 Sight to See
10 Heart to Fool
11 [encore break]
12 Back to the Old House [The Smiths]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Natureboy, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their debut album from Bleek Records [HERE]

Eternal Tapestry: October 14, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 18, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

Portland’s Eternal Tapestry brought their heavy left coast psych rock to Glasslands this past Friday night, performing three long-form compositions of their densely layered guitar, bass, and saxophone (an instrument that seems to be making a big comeback lately!). The first two numbers came from the band’s latest record, Beyond the 4th Door, but the final track, “Doing Your Own Being”, was my personal highlight. With its eastern-inflected sax melody, the song is not only compelling, but rare. Released only on the very-limited-edition box set, Not the Spaces You Know, But Between Them on North Carolina imprint Three Lobed Recordings, this was likely many audience members’ first exposure to this incredible tune. Eternal Tapestry have reportedly made several records by essentially culling down live in-studio sessions, so unsurprisingly, the actual live show is a thing of beauty, as the band reworks and expands upon their songs on the fly. They don’t make it out east as often as we would like, so don’t miss them on the next go round.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones mixed with an excellent board feed from Josh at Glasslands. As usual for this venue, the sound is excellent!

Thanks to PopGun Booking for hosting us.

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Eternal Tapestry
2011-10-14
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

DPA 4021>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Soundboard>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (EQ, mixdown, amplify)>Audacity (set fades, tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Cosmic Manhunt
02 Wave Without A Shore
03 [banter]
04 Doing Your Own Being

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Eternal Tapestry, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their latest record, Beyond the 4th Door, directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

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