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Chuck Prophet: March 29, 2017 Bowery Ballroom

April 19, 2017

[screen shot from this video]

neild reports:
Chuck Prophet is one of those musicians who went from barely-known to me to a perennial favorite in the course of a single song — or really a single riff, as all it took was hearing the opening guitar line from “Sonny Liston’s Blues,” off his terrific 2009 album Let Freedom Ring. Prophet gets described frequently as the “indie rock Tom Petty,” and it certainly fits his vocal style and commitment to old-school rock ’n’ roll, but if anything it sells him short: He combines a heart worn boldly on his sleeve with character observations that are by turns astute and hilarious, sometimes in the course of the same phrase.

This show at the Bowery Ballroom came toward the end of the tour for Prophet’s excellent new album Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins. Live, not only is Prophet’s dry wit given free rein, but the Mission Express, consisting of guitar wizard James DePrato (here playing even more slide than usual), the superb rhythm section of bassist Kevin White and drummer Vicente Rodriguez, and the unbeatable keyboardist/vocalist (and Prophet’s wife) Stephanie Finch, can spread out songs like “Summertime Thing” and “You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)” into loping jams that would be rock radio staples in an alternate universe. I’ve never seen a bad Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express show, and this was among their best, charging along without letup for nearly two hours.

This recording was made with Church Audio CA-14 cardioid mics from lip of the Bowery Ballroom balcony, mixed with a soundboard feed provided by the Bowery’s supremely talented and helpful new soundperson Danielle.

Please pay what you wish for the download (all proceeds other than Paypal and Bandcamp fees go to the artist), and visit for all your merch and info needs — I highly recommend subscribing to his email newsletter, which is always a terrific read even if you’re not interested in finding out when he’s coming to your town (though if you’re not, I don’t know what’s wrong with you).

Download and Stream the Complete Show from our Bandcamp Page [HERE]

Chuck Prophet
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

CA=14 Cards + Soundboard [engineer Danielle] > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV (24/48) > Sound Studio (light dynamic compression and mixing) > FLAC (16/44.1) > Tag > FLAC

Recorded and Produced by

01 Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
02 Ramona Say Yes [Chuck Berry]
03 Lonely Desolation
04 Bad Year for Rock and Roll
05 Temple Beautiful
06 Who Shot John
07 Barely Exist
08 Jesus Was a Social Drinker
09 You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)
10 In The Mausoleum
11 Ford Econoline
12 We Got Up and Played
13 Iodine [Leonard Cohen]
14 Summertime Thing
15 Countrified Inner City Technological Man
16 Wish Me Luck
17 Willie Mays Is Up At Bat
18 Let Her Dance [Bobby Fuller Four]
19 You And Me Baby (Holding On)

PLEASE SUPPORT Chuck Prophet: Website | Purchase Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins from Yep Roc Records

Sloan: June 29, 2015 Rough Trade – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 8, 2015

[photos by Ellen Qbertplaya]

Sloan has to be the most democratic working band around these days. For the band’s last album, the four members of the quartet each had a single side of a double album dedicated to that member’s songs. But Commonwealth is not a novelty record — its an album that purposefully accentuates the strengths of Sloan with each performer given the chance to shine. The first side is dedicated to the Laurel Canyon-ish sweet country soul of Jay Ferguson, side two is the power pop of Chris Murphy, the third side is Patrick Pentland’s straightforward rock and the final side is one track, Andrew Scott’s opus “Forty-Eight Portraits”. At Rough Trade last Monday, Sloan opened with Andrew’s track and it set the tone for the evening as the band passed the lead vocals democratically among the members and while the setlist was heavy on Commonwealth material, it also was culled from a variety of the band’s eleven albums. For the Fall tour, the band had utilized the two-set format to play Commonwealth in the first set and selected classics in the second. For this tour, the sets are more mixed and the result was that the sold-out crowd realized quickly that the Commonwealth material holds up to the best of the band’s catalog. We’re partial to Jay’s contributions, and we are streaming the first side track “Three Sisters” below, along with Chris’s “Carried Away”, which is the second single from the album.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted inside of the soundboard booth and mixed with an outstanding feed provided by the band’s FOH Mike. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Three Sisters”:

Stream “Carried Away”:

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Rough Trade
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Mike] + 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

Set 1
[Total Time 51:02]
01 Forty-Eight Portraits
02 [banter – new record]
03 Keep Swinging
04 Unkind
05 Thirteen (Under a Bad Sign)
06 You’ve Got a Lot On Your Mind
07 Three Sisters
08 [banter – new box set]
09 I Hate My Generation
10 Carried Away
11 [banter – Rush]
12 Follow The Leader
13 Coax Me

Set 2
[Total Time 1:03:37]
14 If It Feels Good Do It
15 C’mon C’mon
16 [banter – keeping up with Rush]
17 Fading Into Obscurity
18 Worried Now
19 Who Taught To Live Like That
20 Ready For You
21 The N.S.
22 Love Is All Around
23 On The Horizon
24 Someone I Can Be True With
25 Ill Placed Trust
26 Cleopatra
27 The Other Man
28 Reach Out
29 [encore break]
30 The Rest of My Life
31 Five Hundred Up

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sloan, visit their website, and purchase their official releases, including Commonwealth, from the Store at their site [HERE] or from the Yep Roc Records website [HERE].

The Fleshtones: February 27, 2014 The Grand Victory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 9, 2014

Fleshtones Jaime Oriz
(photo by Jaime Oriz)

The last time I saw the Fleshtones was in the late 90s at the dear departed Brownies on Avenue A. At that point, I had seen the band more than a dozen times including a handful of times at Brownies itself. On this particular night though, the Fleshtones ended their memorable show in a unique fashion. As the last song came to a close the band unplugged their instruments, continued to play and walked through the crowd to the front of the venue and out the door to Avenue A. In front of Brownies waiting for the band was a flatbed truck onto which the band climbed and while they continued to play the truck moved south down the avenue and out of sight.

The Fleshtones live have always been a fun and imaginative band that not only celebrates the music but breaks down the fourth wall and involves the crowd in their show. All these years later, the band is still playing, recording and spreading their own version of garage rock around the world. A search for recent Fleshtones videos on youtube finds a bunch of stuff from Spain, Italy and Australia — the band remains big overseas if not remaining underground in the US. The Fleshtones are currently on tour in support of their new album Wheel Of Talent (Yep Roc) and we caught the opening night and CD release show at The Grand Victory. I entered the venue with a bit of trepidation that perhaps the Fleshtones were not quite as animated or energetic as I remember from the old days. But within seconds of the beginning of their set as Peter Zaremba walked the length of the bar, it became obvious that while the band is a little greyer and maybe a step slower, the Fleshtones still deliver the goods live. The set contained a healthy dose of Wheel material, but also welcome were some old nuggets including “Theme from The Vindicators (1980), and “The Way I Feel” from their first album Blast Off! (1978). The latter brought a dedication to the album’s producer Marty Thau who passed away a few weeks ago. But this was a night for celebration of the new album as Zaremba led intermittent human spinning wheels of talent to point to the next singer in the set. The result was a lengthy set (27 songs!) that was deserving of the Fleshtones of any era. The band may not have been escorted from the venue in a flatbed truck, but the infectious energy and enthusiasm is still very much present for the live Fleshtones.

I recorded this set by mounting the Sennheiser cards on the video projection shelf about 15 feet from the stage and mixed with a fine board feed. The room was instrument-heavy and the board is vocal heavy, but mixed together the results are superb. Enjoy!

Stream “I Was A Teenage Zombie”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

The Grand Victory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:17:40]
01 [intro]
02 Hitsburg USA
03 What You’re Talking About
04 Feels Good To Feel
05 Let’s Go
06 Haunted Hipster
07 Dance With the Ghoulman
08 High Into the Sky
09 Theme from the Vindicators
10 Laugh It Off
11 You Give Me Nothing To Go On
12 Pretty Pretty Pretty
13 Destination Greenpoint USA
14 Llevo Un Tigre En Mi Guitar
15 Way Down South
16 Alright [Coastliners]
17 Day Tripper [Beatles]
18 Remember The Ramones
19 I Was a Teenage Zombie
20 You’re Tearing Me Apart
21 Its My Pride [The Guess Who]
22 My Kinda Lovin
23 I’m Alive
24 You Ain’t Never
25 The Way I Feel
26 [encore break]
27 Veo La Luz
28 It Is As It Was
29 Back Beat No. 1

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