Akron/Family: March 3, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 6, 2010

[photos taken for nyctaper by Kate Ehle – more here]

The fan who shouted a request for “Dark Star” received a smirk from guitarist Seth Olinsky, but the fan was quite perceptive. On Wednesday at Music Hall, Akron/Family performed a series of new songs, one of which “Light Emerges” sounded distinctly like the kinetically charged psychedelic energy of 1968-era Grateful Dead, almost as if an outtake from Anthem Of The Sun. The song led into a jam and then a drums segment before evolving into “Ed Is a Portal”. The entire segment spanned a Dead-like twenty five minutes. While A/F has never shied away from its early GD roots — the flag on stage is a dead giveaway — perhaps the echoes have never been this explicit. Other aspects of the night were vintage A/F, including the group-energy, audience participation, and even a segment where Seth led a meditation session. As the band was called back for multiple encores, they brought up a large contingent of fans who joined the “Woody Guthrie’s America” singalong, before the the set ended in an appropriate fashion with a quiet version of “I Know You Rider”.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the prime location in this venue and sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

This recording is now available for download as FLAC or MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:57:44]
01 Creator
02 River
03 Island
04 So It Goes
05 Another Sky
06 Pygmy Jam
07 Say What You Want
08 Phenomena
09 Light Emerges
10 Drums/Ed Is a Portal
11 Bulldozer
12 Silly Bear
13 Guided Meditation
14 Happy Birthday Shinju TNT
15 [encore break]
16 Woody Guthrie’s America
17 Everyone Is Guilty
18 Raising The Sparks
19 I Know You Rider

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Akron/Family, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Dead Oceans Records [HERE].

3 Responses to Akron/Family: March 3, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Shawn
    March 6, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Thank you! Did you happen to get Warpaint’s set?


  2. March 6, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    seriously amazing show. thanks so much for this!

  3. May 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Much love!

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