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Wilco: March 24, 2017 Big Ears Festival (Knoxville, TN)

October 27, 2017
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© Copyright David Simchock. Provided with permission by Big Ears Festival.

Wilco is the kind of popular band that is perfectly suited to a festival like Big Ears. For the past several years, the Knoxville, TN-based festival has put on the kind of genre-agnostic, fan-focused, music-focused event that is an increasing rarity in a festival environment where the top-line band is invariably a mainstream hip-hop act or LCD Soundsystem. Wilco have been called “dad-rock” and a variety of other things like it, but there’s nothing embarrassing about liking a band that has continued to focus on songwriting and continued trying to do something new. If you don’t believe that, you obviously didn’t see, or hear about, Jeff Tweedy’s experimental set during this festival with Chikamorachi (we hope to share that soon).

On this night, Wilco took the stage at the Tennessee Theatre and played a set true to the festival’s style, cranking out several extended noise-jam numbers including “Spiders (Kidsmoke)” and caterwauling “Impossible Germany.” If this didn’t offer quite the novelty of the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot set at Solid Sound later in the year, this set was nonetheless a special one, including starting with the fairly-rarely-played “Radio Cure.” The set doesn’t so much flow as exist as a series of climaxes and valleys, though the noise outro from “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” into a furious “Art of Almost” is a particular pleasure. Schmilco and its several obligatory appearances gave several points in the set a more sedate feel, as none of these songs seem to have yet established themselves as live breakouts, though “Locator” feels like the most obvious candidate to get there (and is easily the best of the Schmilco songs played at this show). Wilco ended the night with a lesser-played number of 2017, “A Shot In the Arm,” whose coda could as easily have been a message to the music festival world at large: “What you once were isn’t what you want to be any more.” Indeed, if you’re in the business of attending or putting on music festivals, I’d recommend a look at Big Ears.

This set was recorded by Matt Honkonen of the Big Ears staff with a Zoom H6 and was provided to us by Big Ears. The sound quality is a bit compressed at points, but the fairly ideal location of the recorder in the theater yields an overall pleasing result. Enjoy!

Speaking of Big Ears, we’re going to be posting a bunch of sets from the 2017 festival in the upcoming weeks in anticipation of the 2018 festival. The initial lineup announcement comes November 1 and tickets are onsale November 3. 

Download the complete show: [FLAC] | [MP3]

 

Wilco
2017-03-24
Big Ears Festival
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN USA

Recorded by Matt Honkonen
Produced by acidjack

Zoom H6 (internal mics, at SBD)>WAV (16/48)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Adobe Audition CC (compression, amplification)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:58:16]
01 Radio Cure
02 If I Ever Was a Child
03 Cry All Day
04 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 Art of Almost
06 Pickled Ginger
07 Misunderstood
08 Someone to Lose
09 War on War
10 Via Chicago
11 Bull Black Nova
12 Reservations
13 Impossible Germany
14 We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl)
15 Box Full of Letters
16 Heavy Metal Drummer
17 I’m the Man Who Loves You
18 Hummingbird
19 [banter]
20 The Late Greats
21 [encore break]
22 Random Name Generator
23 Jesus, Etc.
24 Locator
25 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
26 A Shot in the Arm

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Wilco: June 23, 2017 Solid Sound Festival (complete Being There and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)

June 27, 2017
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[photos by Robert Loerzel from Underground Bee]

Being There was released in October of 1996 and I saw Wilco live for the first time a month later at Mercury Lounge for a show that would change the course of my musical life. Like many of the attendees of this year’s Solid Sound Festival, I’ve seen Wilco probably more than fifty times in a variety of locations. I’ve seen multiple shows supporting all of the albums of their career, I’ve seen acoustic sets, many guest appearances, the all-covers set. I’ve seen them play in small halls, big halls, theatres, baseball stadiums, a brewery, festivals, and even at Madison Square Garden. But the seminal event of seeing and hearing the band close-up play brand new Being There songs was an experience that took me down this path and permanently affixed those songs to my psyche.

Twenty-something years later, Wilco delivered on the now-traditional (2013-all covers, 2015-all acoustic) Solid Sound Friday request set by playing the album straight-through. It says something about the staying power of the material that almost all of these songs are either still set staples or occasional plays for the band’s “regular” shows. But hearing the material in sequence brings me back to the cramped confines of Mercury on that chilly November night and reminds me why I still go to such lengths to see Wilco. But oh, if the Being There performance was all you expected from Friday night’s set, the “encore” segment was a huge Wilco curveball. Upon returning to the stage, the band jumped into “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”, a not uncommon encore song. And then kept playing — the entire Yankee Hotel Foxtrot also in its entirety. Its took the opening notes of rarely played “Radio Cure” for our correspondent Gr8fulPete to recognize what was happening, but when it dawned on the crowd you can hear the shock and utter surprise of those witnessing this encore set for the ages.

Pete also recorded Saturday night’s set and the Sunday Tweedy & Friends set and those will be coming to the site in the coming days.

Pete recorded this show with his high end Neumann cards from directly at the soundboard cage area and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Wilco
2017-06-23
Solid Sound Festival
North Adams MA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded inside Soundboard Cage

Neumann KM-185s > Sound Devices 702 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) >
CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by gr8fulpete
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:14:13]
01 [Nick Offerman Introduction]
02 Misunderstood
03 Far Far Away
04 Monday
05 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
06 Forget the Flowers
07 Red-Eyed and Blue
08 I Got You (At the End of the Century)
09 What’s the World Got in Store
10 Hotel Arizona
11 Say You Miss Me
12 Sunken Treasure
13 Someday Soon
14 Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
15 Someone Else’s Song
16 Kingpin
17 Was I In Your Dreams
18 Why Would You Wanna Live
19 The Lonely One
20 Dreamer in My Dreams
21 [encore break]
22 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
23 Kamera
24 Radio Cure
25 War on War
26 Jesus Etc
27 Ashes of American Flags
28 Heavy Metal Drummer
29 I’m the Man Who Loves You
30 Pot Kettle Black
31 Poor Places
32 Reservations

PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE]


[photo by Pete]

Wilco: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam – Hunter NY

June 5, 2016
By

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[photos by Jill from For The Love of Brooklyn]

This weekend I came across a photo of Jeff Tweedy with Bob Dylan at Bonnaroo in 2004. In the photo, Dylan is wearing a cowboy hat and looking very much like the bemused elder statesman and Tweedy is wearing a baseball cap, an exposed laminate pass and a look of a satisfied fan. To be fair, at that point in his career Jeff Tweedy had already founded one of the most influential alt-country bands (Uncle Tupelo) and carried Wilco through a series of superbly received albums and tours for nearly ten years.

Fast forward to this weekend at Mountain Jam and twelve years later its now Tweedy wearing the cowboy hat and taking the role of elder statesman. The large video screens give the crowd an ability to see closeups even if we’re fifty feet from the stage, and throughout the set it was a hoot to see the bemused look on Tweedy’s face as the Jam crowd roared for every familiar song. But like Dylan before them, Wilco’s set wasn’t just a band churning out the hits — this is an active group with new material and although Star Wars wasn’t played straight through as with the Portchester shows a few months back, the newer songs were well represented in the show, and fit well sprinkled among the familiar songs. The highlight of the set was another veteran/protege appearance, as current alt-country star Jason Isbell joined Wilco for a tremendously well played “California Stars” with dueling guitar solos between Nels Cline and Isbell. And at that high point of the set, Tweedy didn’t look bemused but truly pleased with the superb collaboration.

I recorded this set with the large diaphragm Neumann cards set up in the taper’s “section” on the hill. The sound quality absords some of the crowd chatter and some of the outdoor elements, but overall its an excellent capture. Enjoy!

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Wilco
2016-06-03
Mountain Jam
Hunter NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Neumann TLM 102s > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:37:13]
01 [EKG intro]
02 More
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
06 Art of Almost
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Hummingbird
09 Handshake Drugs
10 Where Do I Begin
11 Cold Slope
12 King of You
13 Via Chicago
14 Spiders
15 Jesus Etc
16 Box Full of Letters
17 Heavy Metal Drummer
18 I’m the Man Who Loves You
19 Dawned on Me
20 Impossible Germany
21 The Late Greats
22 California Stars
23 Red Eyed and Blue
24 I Got You
25 Outta Site Outta Mind

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

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Wilco: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)

February 8, 2016
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Wilco’s return to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester was a welcome one, with us last having caught the band’s three night stint there in 2014. In 2016, they decided to split things up, with these two shows in Port Chester followed by two shows at King’s Theater in Brooklyn (which we missed, unfortunately). This night at the Cap felt like a bit of warm-up, with Tweedy noting some of the equipment problems that occurred during “Art of Almost.” Compared to the second night of the run, Tweedy had much more to say here, at one point noting that his pants had ripped near the crotch, and the he was trying to avoid a Lenny Kravitz situation that would be “much less impressive” than the one that set the Internet on fire back in 2015. It was a welcome moment of levity in a show that followed this year’s Star Wars template, with the band performing a full run-through of that album before delving into the back catalog, then wrapping up with an acoustic set. Among this night’s highlights were the first encore, a superlative, noisy version of “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” as well as the A.M. favorite, “Box Full of Letters.” The acoustic set also came with a special treat, as opener William Tyler joined for “Airline To Heaven.”

The band’s tour continues down the eastern side of the country for another few days of February before they take a pause until June, when they’ll return for Mountain Jam. We’ll see you there.

nyctaper recorded this set with Schoeps CCM4 cardiods, while acidjack recorded the set with MK22 open cardiods on the same stand. Both recordings are outstanding. Enjoy!

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Wilco
2016-02-02
Capitol Theatre
Portchester NY

Digital Master Recording
Front Of Board Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > 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 2:07:46]
01 [EKG intro]
02 More
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Company In My Back
13 Handshake Drugs
14 Art of Almost
15 [banter – science project]
16 Box Full of Letters
17 [banter – Kravitz]
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Dawned On Me
21 Impossible Germany
22 The Late Greats
23 [banter – fight]
24 Red Eyed and Blue
25 I Got You
26 Outtasite
27 [encore break]
28 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
29 [second encore break]
30 Misunderstood
31 It’s Just That Simple
32 Airline to Heaven
33 A Shot in the Arm
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Wilco
2016-02-02
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22 (PAS bar, slightly ROC, FOB)>Nbob cables>PFA>Aeta PSP3>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 EKG
02 More…
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Company In My Back
13 Handshake Drugs
14 Art of Almost
15 [banter1]
16 Box Full of Letters
17 Heavy Metal Drummer
18 I’m the Man Who Loves You
19 Dawned On Me
20 Impossible Germany
21 The Late Greats
22 [banter2]
23 Red Eyed and Blue >
24 I Got You
25 Outtasite (Outtamind)
26 [encore break 1]
27 Spiders
28 [encore break 2]

Acoustic Encore
29 Misunderstood
30 It’s Just That Simple
31 Airline to Heaven w/ William Tyler
32 Shot in the Arm

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

Wilco: February 3, 2016 Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)

February 4, 2016
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[photo by Anthony Bauer – courtesy of We All Want Someone blog]

This is Wilco’s first visit to New York since the death of David Bowie, whose songs they (supposedly) sound-checked (but did not play) before this run of two shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester before they head to King’s Theater in Brooklyn. There’s a message somewhere in there about the fragile nature of longevity; look around at Wilco’s crowd, and they’re getting older; look at the band, and it’s the same story, and it will be in each year that this band continues its journey. But while that might be depressing to some, there’s great cause for hope, too: This is a veteran band touring an excellent and well-received new album, Star Wars that, in the meantime, is able to take us on a nightly journey through a catalog that includes everything from the gentle folk-rock of “Passenger Side” to the skronky rock of “The Late Greats” to the electronic-inflected sounds of “Art of Almost” to the noisy, conflicted “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart.” The band doesn’t reinvent itself so much as grow and expand and follow its passions, and their ability to do that without flopping (let’s face it, in most hands, the electronic experiment of “Art of Almost” would be a disaster — just ask anyone who listened to U2 1997) is a sign of their confidence of Jeff Tweedy’s considerable songwriting chops. Bowie set an even more ambitious template for this kind of thing, unafraid to assume different characters and sounds and styles from album to album (including his own electronic experiment, in that fated year of 1997). Whether all of Bowie’s moves were successful or not, he never let things get stale, right up until Lazarus, this year. Wilco may not be David Bowie, but they can claim to be one of few bands who’ve had a career this long who have kept it fresh this long.

This show followed the familiar format of the Star Wars tour, taking us through the entirety of that album before segueing into a greatest-hits grab bag that included several of the same numbers as the previous night, though rendered more forcefully, plus some new appearances such as “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” “Jesus Etc.,” “Hummingbird,” and “I’m A Wheel.” If last night’s show had its share of equipment troubles that seemed to feed Tweedy’s sharp sense of humor (including unmissable “Kravitz” joke), tonight’s show was tighter and stronger, both in terms of the playing and setlist, and Tweedy (who had little to say) said as much. As with the previous night, the band wrapped up with an acoustic encore, this time highlighted by “War on War” and the incomparable “California Stars.” If this show wasn’t a groundbreaking departure, well, it didn’t have to be. This is a band still firing on all cylinders, making records people care about, and that’s a hard achievement to ignore.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41V supercardiod microphones into the Aeta PSP-3 preamp for maximum clarity. NYCTaper recorded this set with Schoeps MK4 cardiods for a somewhat more open sound (his recording coming soon). Both recordings are outstanding. Enjoy!

Night One was recorded and will be available soon.

Download acidjack’s recording: [MP3/FLAC]
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Wilco
2016-02-03
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41V (FOB, ROC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aeta PSP-3>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:08:15]
01 EKG
02 More…
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Handshake Drugs
13 Kamera
14 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
15 Art of Almost
16 Via Chicago
17 Hummingbird
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Jesus, Etc.
21 Born Alone
22 Passenger Side
23 Impossible Germany
24 The Late Greats
25 [encore break 1]
26 I’m A Wheel
27 [encore break 2]
28 The Thanks I Get
29 Misunderstood
30 War On War
31 I’m Always In Love
32 California Stars

———————————–

Wilco
2016-02-03
Capitol Theatre
Portchester NY

Digital Master Recording
Front Of Board Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > 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 2:08:12]
01 [EKG intro]
02 More
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Handshake Drugs
13 Camera
14 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
15 Art of Almost
16 Via Chicago
17 Hummingbird
18 Heavy Metal Drummer
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Jesus Etc
21 Born Alone
22 Passenger Side
23 Impossible Germany
24 The Late Greats
25 [encore break]
26 I’m A Wheel
27 [second encore break]
28 The Thanks I Get
29 Misunderstood
30 War On War
31 I’m Always In Love
32 California Stars

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

Wilco: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 3, 2015
By

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[screenshot from this YouTube video]

Wilco has wowed this summer in a few ways — first with their exceptional Solid Sound acoustic performance (which we captured here), then with the surprise free release of Star Wars, easily their finest album in ten years. Here at Gathering of the Vibes on the Bridgeport seaside, the band built on the momentum they created with their full-album performance of Star Wars back at Pitchfork Music Festival with another full-album run through, followed by some of the band’s best-known songs as well as the rarity “Laminated Cat.” As a special treat, Warren Haynes, he of every single guest appearance at northeastern jam festivals, joined for “California Stars” along with Joe Russo to close things out. But lest you think this was a standard-issue performance, Jeff Tweedy and co., buoyed by the presence of Nels Cline, turned even the older tunes into noisier, edgier renditions than we’ve seen recently, perhaps alienating some of this festival’s core audience, but proving that Wilco is returning to what made Yankee Hotel Foxtrot their true landmark album, and what marks them as so much bigger than being the “dad rock” of their detractors. Star Wars has proven that this band has many more good years ahead, and we’ll be thrilled to be a part of them.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in the taper’s section. While distance and being outdoors always impact sound quality, overall this is an excellent effort. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]
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Stream the complete set (note: the first track is intro music and was played at lower volume than the set itself): 

Wilco
2015-08-01
Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:52:46]
01 EKG (intro)
02 More…
03 Random Name Generator
04 The Joke Explained
05 You Satellite
06 Taste the Ceiling
07 Pickled Ginger
08 Where Do I Begin
09 Cold Slope
10 King of You
11 Magnetized
12 Handshake Drugs
13 Kamera
14 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
15 Art of Almost
16 Via Chicago
17 Shouldn’t Be Ashamed
18 Walken
19 I’m the Man Who Loves You
20 Jesus, Etc.
21 Born Alone>
22 Laminated Cat (aka Not For the Season)
23 Impossible Germany
24 Passenger Side
25 [encore break]
26 California Stars*

* w/ Warren Haynes & Joe Russo

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their Star Wars and their other releases from their website [HERE].

 

Tweedy: June 28, 2015 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 10, 2015
By

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[Photo courtesy of Ryan Jewell’s Instagram page]

Our recording of one of the earliest Tweedy performances, at last year’s Mountain Jam, caught fire on the Internet. Before that show, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the new father-son band. While that performance was good, it didn’t fully predict the quality of the now-released Sukierae album, which (in my view) compares favorably to some of Wilco’s more recent efforts. Now, just over a year on, Tweedy is a force of its own, as Jeff and Spencer Tweedy let us know forcefully when they played Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. This sprawling two hour and fifteen minute set, replete with covers, Tweedy songs, Wilco songs, songs from other side projects (Loose Fur, most notably), and special guests, seems like a window into what Jeff Tweedy wants this band to be. If Wilco will always be the man’s flagship and true moneymaker, Tweedy is where he gets to have fun. Here we have the Tweedys joined by all manner of Solid Sound guests, from Nels Cline to Ryley Walker, Bill Frisell to Cibo Matto. Would Wilco cover a Madonna song? Probably not — but with Tweedy, it didn’t even feel out of place. The set’s final number, a rousing “California Stars,” featured just about everybody on stage, and though this took place on the East Coast, the moment captured the wistful romance of that song perfectly.

Our friend gr8fulpete recorded this set with Neumann KM185 hypercardiod microphones. Other than some gusts of wind noise that can’t be avoided, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]
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Stream the complete set:

Tweedy
2015-06-28
Solid Sound Festival
North Adams, MA USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by gr8fulpete
Produced by acidjack

Neumann KM185>Sound Devices 702>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time approximately 2:15:00]
01 Hazel
02 Fake Fur Coat
03 Diamond Light Part 1
04 Flowering
05 World Away
06 New Moon
07 [banter]
08 Summer Noon
09 Honeycombed
10 Desert Bell
11 High as Hello
12 Wait for Love
13 Love Like a Wire [Diane Izzo]
14 Low Key
15 Nobody Dies Anymore
16 Remember the Mountain Bed
17 Please Tell My Brother [Golden Smog]
18 Summerteeth
19 Pecan Pie [Golden Smog]
20 The Ruling Class [Loose Fur]
21 Chinese Apple [Loose Fur] !
22 Too Far Apart
23 Get Into The Groove [Madonna] &
24 Grandpa Was a Carpenter [John Prine] ^
25 Harvest Moon [Neil Young] #
26 Be Not So Fearful [Bill Fay] @
27 I’m The Man Who Loves You
28 You’re Not Alone [Mavis Staples]
29 Only the Lord Knows [Mavis Staples]
30 God [John Lennon] %
31 The Losing End [Neil Young]
32 [banter2]
33 Give Back the Keys to My Heart [Doug Sahm] +
34 California Stars

! w/ Glenn K and Ryley Walker
& w/ Nels Cline and Cibo Matto
^ w/ the Felice Brothers
# w/ Luluc
@ w/ John and Pat
% w/ Bill Frisell
+ w/ Mikael Jorgensen

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases at their website [here].

Wilco: June 26, 2015 Solid Sound Festival – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 3, 2015
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[photo by Robert Loerzel from Underground Bee]

The Friday night Wilco show of the band’s semi-annual Solid Sound Festival has become the thing of surprises. Two years ago, the Friday performance became the now-legendary all-covers show that blew up the internet overnight and is by far the most popular recording in the history of this site. For this year’s Fest, the opening night set featured an all-acoustic performance with the band playing it in an old school centered microphone bluegrass style. While this configuration is not entirely new to Wilco — the encore segments of the 20th Anniversary the Fall tour featured a similar setup — the performance of an entire two-plus hour show certainly was a novelty. Additionally, in the long-form set the various band members got a chance to stretch their instrumentation wings — we heard some mandolin, accordion, banjo, slide guitar and stand-up piano. The show’s setlist was not particularly rare, but that wasn’t the point. It was the band’s ability to provide interesting new arrangements to Wilco classics that makes this show a special event. And, in celebration of the recent win for fairness, Jeff Tweedy saluted marriage equality by declaring in the middle of “Hesitating Beauty” that it was “so much nicer singing this song now that everyone can get married”. We’re streaming that track below.

Wilco will be on the Festival circuit for the most part this Summer, dates here. We’ll catch them again at the Gathering of the Vibes in Connecticut in August.

Our friend Pete recorded this show from the area directly in front of the soundboard with the hypercardioid Neumanns. As with all of Wilco FOH Stan’s work, this was is another excellent mix and the sound quality (other than the boisterous crowd) is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Hesitating Beauty”:

Wilco
2015-06-26
Solid Sound Festival
North Adams MA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded inside Soundboard Cage

Neumann KM-185s > Sound Devices 702 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by gr8fulpete
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:10:26]
01 Misunderstood
02 War on War
03 I’m Always in Love
04 Company in My Back
05 Hummingbird
06 Bull Black Nova
07 Handshake Drugs
08 Hesitating Beauty
09 She’s a Jar
10 One Wing
11 Kamera
12 New Madrid
13 Forget the Flowers
14 It’s Just That Simple
15 Airline to Heaven
16 Dawned on Me
17 I Got You
18 Passenger Side
19 Outta Mind (Outta Site)
20 [happy birthday to Mikael Jorgensen]
21 Whole Love
22 Jesus Etc
23 Walken
24 The Thanks I Get
25 Theologians
26 Shot in the Arm

Please note that the files are incorrectly labeled 6/25 on the download.

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their 20th Anniversary Box Set Alpha Mike Foxtrot from their website [HERE].

nyctaper Top 10 Concerts of 2014

December 27, 2014
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NYCTaper (the site) will have our “Top 25 Moments” post later this week, but in the meantime this is the nyctaper (the person) list of my Top 10 concerts of 2014. Since I recorded less than half of the recordings posted on the site this year, its by no means comprehensive but its a personal list I’ve done since the site began in 2007.

1. The War On Drugs: March 19 and 20 2014 Bowery Ballroom
2014 was pretty much the year of the The War On Drugs. Their album has been the consensus number one selection among a vast number of end-of-year lists — appearing at or near the top in every single list we’ve read recently. And we’re proud of the fact that we were there first. In my review of this show, I predicted that Lost In The Dream would be an album of the year candidate and would be in the decade discussion. The band played two flawless shows at Bowery Ballroom, bringing the new album’s material to life with passion and precision.

2. Wussy: October 10, 2014 Knitting Factory / October 11, 2014 Private House Larchmont NY
2014 was also the year of Wussy. As their album Attica continues to show up on virtually every knowledgeable year-end list, it appears that the world at large is finally catching on to a band we’ve been pushing for the last half-decade. In between these two shows — a full band set headlining the CBGB Fest at the Knit, and the following night playing acoustically at a private house show — Wussy filmed a segment with CBS national morning news that recently aired. It was their first national tv appearance, and I’m guessing it won’t be their last. Both of these shows were great for different reasons, but both indicated the strengths of this unconventional but extraordinary band.

3. Wilco: October 29, 2014 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY
Of the three nights when Wilco celebrated their 20th anniversary and the tour came to the NYC area, this was my favorite night for variety of reasons. The performances on all three nights were top notch, but this night had the extra bonus of some older Wilco material that I had never heard live or hadn’t seen in years.

4. Ty Segall: September 17, 2014 Webster Hall
Ty Segall keeps churning out the records and they keep getting better. The shows are also genuinely the best show in town — crazy talented band, great songs and a crowd that matches the energy from stage top to bottom. This night at Webster was part of two consecutive sold-out shows for Ty and this set was easily one of my best of the year, notable for the force of the crowd causing the photo pit guardrails to be removed because of of the crush.

5. Marah: July 12, 2014 Bowery Electric
The story of Marah is one of redemption and ultimately an extraordinary reinvention. A fairly successful band from the aughts, Marah was dormant for a few years before rising up from the ashes into an eclectic Americana band whose project was to resurrect centuries-old Pennsylvania folk songs into a contemporary format. Add to the band a 10 year old child prodigy on fiddle and a PhD in rural cultures on banjo and you have one of the most unlikely success stories in recent memory. This show at Bowery Electric was a revelation in so many ways, it perhaps best to just listen to the show in its entirety.

6. Woods: November 4, 2014 Death By Audio
This night ended up being my last at Death By Audio. If recording your last show one of your favorite venues ever ends up being one of your favorite bands, then its all good. For this show, Woods reunited with former member Lucas for several songs including the transition jam from his set to the main Woods set that led into “Bend Beyond” — also one of the best single moments of the year.

7. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: October 13, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Their new album came out too late in the year to end up on too many end-of-year lists, but if it had been released in February or March it would be right there. King Gizzard is a band clearly on the rise and their shows are all out ragers. We saw them four times this year but this was the one that really kicked it in and took this band to an entire other level. The opening segue was the one of the best extended pieces of music we heard all year.

8. PUP: February 21, 2014 Cameo Gallery
This is likely the show that I saw this year where the most unbridled energy emanated from the stage. PUP is part of the burgeoning punk scene in Toronto and they toured North America and Europe persistently throughout the year in support of their self-titled debut on Side One Dummy Records. This night at Cameo pre-dated the release of the album and the crowd was a fraction of the fans they’d see before the end of the year, but PUP was simply one full hour of energy, humor and fun and this was one of my favorite nights of the year.

9. The Kickback: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop
I invited The Kickback to play our CMJ show because of one song in particular — a version of “Rob Our House” at Pianos that we had seen in June. But when the band played their afternoon set in the basement of Cake Shop, I soon learned that this was far from a one-song band as every track was more compelling than the next. Of course, “House” was the number that blew mostly everyone away when it closed the set, but in reality this entire performance was killer.

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Wilco: October 30, 2014 Capitol Theatre Portchester – Flac/MP3/Streaming (Two Recordings)

November 4, 2014
By

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[photos by PSquared Photography – JFCB soundcloud photos by him]

For Wilco, the art of arranging a setlist for the third show in three nights, in the same city, without any repeats (sans one audible-called encore) must have been challenging — but ultimately rewarding. The idea that a band can play nearly 100 songs to three-thousand people a night and still retain the same performance energy and passion is remarkable. Indeed, Thursday’s show at the Capitol Theatre was perhaps the best of the three nights in Portchester. It certainly was the show with the deepest of the deep cuts. We were happy to finally hear “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” for the first time live with Wilco, along with never-heard-before alternate version of Wilco’s earliest “hit” the acoustic-led “Outtamind”. Both of those tracks are streaming below. The setlist was also heavy in the Wilco/Bragg/Guthrie tracks that don’t make it out very often and several obscure tracks from all of the albums. “Candyfloss” brought us back to 2004, and “Forget the Flowers” was right out of 1997. This night’s acoustic segment was the oddest of the three, as the usually slow-to-crushingly-loud “Misunderstood” was charmingly understated, and the band’s finale was a cover sung entirely by the audience. While we prefer that Wilco sing “Ripple” themselves, the band’s sincere tribute to the history of this venue was quite well thought and ultimately effective.

Our two recordings for this show were captured from the exact same excellent front left corner of the soundboard location as the previous two nights. My recording information is identical from the recording of the 29th, and for this night we have added JFCB’s excellent Milab VM-44 Cardioid pull. Both recordings are similarly superb but have unique characteristics. Enjoy!

Stream “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” (nyctaper recording):

Stream “Impossible Germany” (nyctaper recording):

Stream “Outtamind” (JFCB recording):

Stream “Via Chicago” (JFCB recording):

Download the Complete Show:
nyctaper version [MP3] / [FLAC]
JFCB version [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Wilco
2014-10-30
Capitol Theatre
Portchester NY

Digital Master Recording
Front Of Board Audience

Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:14:47]
01 Less Than You Think
02 Blood of the Lamb
03 In a Future Age
04 Bull Black Nova
05 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
06 One Wing
07 Either Way
08 Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
09 At My Window Sad and Lonely
10 One by One
11 [banter – shut the fuck up]
12 Hesitating Beauty
13 [banter – costumes]
14 Summerteeth
15 Via Chicago
16 Whole Love
17 [banter – twenty more]
18 Say You Miss Me
19 Pick Up the Change
20 Forget the Flowers
21 [banter – communication gap]
22 Passenger Side
23 I’m Always in Love
24 Candyfloss
25 Red Eyed and Blue
26 I Got You
27 Outtasite
28 [encore break]
29 Outtamind
30 Impossible Germany
31 The Lonely 1
32 [second encore break]
33 Misunderstood
34 New Madrid
35 Give Back the Key to my Heart [Doug Sahm]
36 Ripple [Grateful Dead]

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Wilco
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY, USA

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC (level 8)
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:16:02]
01. Less Than You Think
02. Blood of the Lamb
03. In a Future Age
04. Bull Black Nova
05. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
06. One Wing
07. Either Way
08. Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
09. At My Window Sad and Lonely
10. One by One
11. [banter 1]
12. Hesitating Beauty
13. [banter 2]
14. Summer Teeth
15. Via Chicago
16. Whole Love
17. [banter 3]
18. Say You Miss Me
19. Pick Up the Change
20. Forget the Flowers
21. Passenger Side
22. I’m Always in Love
23. Candyfloss
24. Red-Eyed and Blue
25. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
26. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
27. [1st encore break]
28. Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
29. Impossible Germany
30. The Lonely 1
31. [2nd encore break]
32. Misunderstood
33. New Madrid [Uncle Tupelo]
34. Give Back the Key to My Heart [Doug Sahm]
35. Ripple [Grateful Dead]

For Marty.

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