The Black Keys: February 6, 2009 – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

February 13, 2009

[photo by johnny for nyctaper]

When nyctaper was at the Market Hotel for last Fridays’ lo-fi fest, we had a new correspondent at Terminal 5 to record The Black Keys. His recording is really quite outstanding. Here’s Johnny:

Review By Johnny
On the inaugural run of their tour for Attack & Release last spring, the Black Keys came to Terminal 5 and put on a blistering show that made instant converts of even the most jaded concert-goers. Patrick Carney pounded away on his drum kit like a man possessed while guitar-slinger Dan Auerbach steered the notes into unreal sonic territory and even made a comment from the stage about how uncharacteristically “loose” the wildly appreciative NYC audience was. This time around expectations were very high. Several months of touring found a slightly more polished (and occasionally sloppy) but no less energetic duo playing to a very receptive crowd on the first of two sold-out nights at Terminal 5. Attendees of last May’s show will notice that the setlist hasn’t changed much, however, the bluesier numbers seemed to be a little more intense and smoldering and they appeared to stretch out more on some of the songs. As hoped and expected, the Keys came out with an excellent, high-octane set, reaffirming what the faithful know and impressing the uninitiated. As I heard one person remark on the way out, “Wow, I can’t believe it’s just two guys!”

An unexpected ban on tripods/stands due to the sold-out nature of the show resulted in a scramble to find an alternative recording position. We found a space right behind the soundboard on the second floor and clamped to the railing. The crowd around me was very polite albeit chatty (what is it about Terminal 5 that makes people want to talk so much?), incredibly accommodating, proved that beers could unexpectedly show up in your hands and, in the case of several girls I met, very cute. The recording came out very well due to location but, typical of the mix for Black Keys shows, is a little bass-heavy which is further accentuated due to the layout of this venue. I hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

If either of the links are no longer working, email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the files.

The Black Keys
February 6, 2009
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA
(Opening bands: Lucero / Heartless Bastards)

Location: 2nd level, directly behind soundboard, DFC
Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz) > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SB’s) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

[Total time: 1:16:08]
01. Same Old Thing
02. 10 A.M. Automatic
03. Thickfreakness
04. Girl Is On My Mind
05. Stack Shot Billy
06. Busted
07. Everywhere I Go [*]
08. Strange Times
09. Your Touch
10. I’m Glad [#]
11. Psychotic Girl
12. No Trust
13. Have Love Will Travel [%]
14. The Breaks
15. I Got Mine
16. encore break
17. Set You Free
18. Till I Get My Way

* Junior Kimbrough song
# Captain Beefheart song
% Richard Berry/Sonics song

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Black Keys, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases and merch from the store at their website [HERE].

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4 Responses to The Black Keys: February 6, 2009 – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

  1. February 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    thanx once again [email protected]
    lookin’ fwd to hearin’ this one!
    will take an hour an’ a half to download
    on my computer! the review makes it worth the wait!
    luv milli xo

  2. Dave
    February 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this! Very cool to have a full Black Keys live show. Particularly nice to have a live version of “I’m Glad.”

  3. Brian
    April 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Does anyone have the show from the next night? I was at that one and have been looking all over for it

  4. Kev
    February 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Great – thanks ever so much for posting this. The net is great for providing a means to hear all sorts of live stuff which would never have become available in the past

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