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Mogwai: May 9, 2014 Terminal 5 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

May 12, 2014
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

Some bands seem born for big stages, fueled by theatrics and spectacle. I first saw Glasgow’s Mogwai opening for Pavement in 1997. Back then, drunks in the audience made stupid jokes about kilts and wondered aloud why their songs didn’t have any words. Their music had grand sweep — that much was obvious — but their style was still something foreign, hard to imagine outstretching those humble confines, no matter how good it was. Today, this music has become the stuff of soundtracks, more familiar. The difference in Mogwai and many acts that followed is that they not only helped start the trend, but their output defined it. Mogwai have never been simple shillers of the soft-loud dynamic, not even since their early work on Young Team. The band on stage on this night, playing material from their latest release Rave Tapes, has grown in the 14 years since that first show I saw. First through remix albums, and later in their main body of work, the band kept with the times, incorporating a greater degree of electronica and kraut rock into their repertoire. Rave Tapes is the furthest they have taken that aesthetic, with an exclamation point put on that choice by their choice of opening act, the Pittsburgh-based electronic composer Majeure. What hasn’t changed since the beginning is the band’s kindness to their fans, and the quality and depth of their work. Mogwai, like the sci-fi creature for which they’re named, are an ever-evolving, fearsome beast.

As with some of the West Coast and European shows we’ve seen popping up on the Internet, this set surveyed the band’s entire career right from the get-go, from the one-two punch of the Rave Tapes song “Heard About You Last Night” followed by “Friend of the Night” from Mr. Beast and Rock Action‘s “Friend of the Night”, then all the way back to the Ten Rapid days for tour favorite “Ithica 27/9”. New York has always held a special place in the band’s collective heart, with the band’s three-night stand at the intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg having served as the site for the band’s live album, Special Moves (two of which shows we recorded). Despite the big light show and the distance between us, this still felt like one of those intimate nights in the many smaller venues they’ve played on the way here. Their beautiful noise closed the distance.

Together with hi and lo and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy, I recorded this set from our usual spot in the venue, with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones pointed at the stacks, placed on an extension pole almost directly over Mogwai’s engineer’s head. What you’re hearing on this recording is almost exactly what he heard. Enjoy!

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below or download it via the links provided.

Direct download of the entire show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the entire show:

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Mogwai
2014-05-09
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com and archive.org
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (At SBD, DFC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, light compression), Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:29:24]
01 Heard About You Last Night
02 Friend of the Night
03 Take Me Somewhere Nice [w/ Luke Sutherland]
04 Ithica 27/9
05 Mastercard
06 Ex-Cowboy
07 Rano Pano
08 Auto Rock
09 How to Be a Werewolf
10 Deesh
11 Re Murdered
12 We’re No Here
13 [encore break]
14 Hunted by a Freak
15 Mogwai Fear Satan
16 Batcat

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Mogwai, visit their website, and buy Rave Tapes directly from Sub Pop.

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Mogwai: April 28, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 4, 2009
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In the spirit of Mogwai performing significantly different setlists on each night of this three-show run at the Music Hall, we now offer our readers a completely different listening experience. The recording of the 29th offered below has received some excellent reviews on the web, but this capture of the April 28 show is a different animal entirely. Acidjack recorded this set from almost directly in front of the PA (with earplugs!) with the DPA 4061 ommi’s. The result is an intense in-your-face recording which offers the listener an alternative take on a Mogwai concert. Enjoy!

Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Mogwai
2009-04-28
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Up Front
10 Feet from Stacks

DPA 4061> CoreSound Battery Box > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-05-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:33:58]
01 Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
02 Hunted By A Freak
03 Scotland’s Shame
04 Cody
05 Summer
06 Small Children in the Background
07 Friend of the Night
08 Autorock
09 I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
10 I Love You, I’m Going to Blow Up Your School
11 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
12 We’re No Here
13 [encore break]
14 Like Herod
15 Batcat

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mogwai, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases from The Store at their website [HERE].

Mogwai: April 29, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 2, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Ear Farm]

A review of a Mogwai concert uses many of the same adjectives as one might use to describe a Sigur Ros show — intense, majestic, orchestral, etc. But the fact remains that Mogwai are superb musicians who create songs of transformation that entrance and captivate the listener. At Music Hall on Wednesday night, Mogwai completed their three-show run with a flawless performance, and the strongest set of the three nights. This night was highlighted by the lengthy encore segment containing three songs, that included the classic “Mogwai Fear Satan”.

Acidjack recorded this set from the prime location in this venue, and captured a recording of exceptional clairity and balance. Enjoy!

Download the FLAC and MP3 files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Mogwai
2009-04-29
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-05-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:39:54]
01 The Precipice
02 Friend of the Night
03 Scotland’s Shame
04 I Know You Are But What Am I?
05 You Don’t Know Jesus
06 I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
07 Christmas Steps
08 Hunted by a Freak
09 Ithica 27/9
10 Travel is Dangerous
11 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
12 Helicon 1
13 [encore break]
14 Kids Will Be Skeletons
15 Mogwai Fear Satan
16 Glasgow Mega Snake

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mogwai, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases from The Store at their website [HERE].

This Will Destroy You: February 27, 2015 Saint Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming/Video

March 1, 2015
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This Will Destroy You, of San Marcos, TX, just crossed the decade mark as a band last year, with the excellent record Another Language. In the broad sense, they share company with the dynamic instrumental bands that get lumped together as “post-rock” — Mogwai, Explosions In the Sky, Caspian, etc. But if this two-night stand of shows presented by BrooklynVegan at Saint Vitus proved anything, it’s that they don’t let labels stop them. Saint Vitus, best-known as NYC’s destination for the heaviest of heavy music, made a good fit for the band, as they led off with the thunderous “Little Smoke” that pummeled us from start to finish. TWDY may not be a black metal band, but their sonics are definitely toward the darker end of the spectrum, a kind of soundtrack to the end of the world.

But just when you think you’re going to get nothing but 80 minutes of soft-loud dynamics and blaring guitars, TWDY changes things up. Bursts of electronics seep in, between the ratcheting drumbeats and the mournful guitars of “A Three-Legged Workhorse”. Or there’s “Grandfather Clock”, basically a full-on IDM track, followed by the texturally dense standout track from Another Language, “Dustism”. But if the band proved there was more to them than just getting loud, when they were loud, they made it count, as on the climax to “Black Dunes” or “There Are Some Remedies Worse Than The Disease”. This show ran a touch longer than the previous night’s effort, closing with the ironically-titled “Quiet”. This burner of a Friday night show had been anything but.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed of the mix by TWDY’s engineer (if you have his name, please give him a shout out). As with everything at Saint Vitus, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete show:

Video of the complete show:

This Will Destroy You
2015-02-27
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineers: Nick + TWDY’s engineer (please provide name if you have it))>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (harmonic exciter, EQ, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:23:24]
01 Little Smoke
02 A Three-Legged Workhorse
03 War Prayer
04 Burial On the Presidio Banks
05 Grandfather Clock
06 Dustism
07 Black Dunes
08 There Are Some Remedies Worse Than the Disease
09 Communal Blood
10 [banter]
11 New Topia
12 Quiet

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT This Will Destroy You, visit their website, and buy Another Language here.

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2014 Posts

January 2, 2015
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In the early days, I did these lists of all of the recordings for a given year at the site. I hadn’t done one since 2009. Lately, there have been requests to continue to post these lists since it gives people easy access to the archives. So here is 2014. I’ll work backwards to previous years until the entire site is cataloged. Please don’t take this as an invitation to download vast quantities of recordings at once. That’s just gluttonous and the site and the server can not handle massive concurrent downloads. If I find someone downloading like 10 or 20 shows at once, I’ll just block your IP address, its that simple.

All 2007 Recordings Listed [HERE]
Part 1 of 2008 Recordings (January through June 13) Listed [HERE]
Part 2 of 2008 Recordings (June 13 through July 31) Listed [HERE]
Part 3 of 2008 Recordings (July 31 through December 31) Listed [HERE]

All 2009 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2014 (220 Recordings):

Aa (Big A little a): January 28, 2014 Death By Audio
Acid Mothers Temple: April 23, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Amanda X: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Cake Shop
Amen Dunes: February 8, 2014 Glasslands
Angel Olsen: December 9, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Antietam: December 6, 2014 Trocadero Philly
Antlers: June 17, 2014 Rough Trade
August Wells: October 12, 2014 Rough Trade
Axxa / Abraxas: March 21, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Beach Day: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop
Beach Fossils: December 17, 2014 Glasslands
Big Ups: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium
Big Ups: November 2, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Blitzen Trapper: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
BOYTOY: February 24, 2014 Shea Stadium
Breakdown: June 20, 2014 St. Vitus
Built to Spill: May 20, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bustle In Your Hedgerow: February 7, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl
Caged Animals: December 11, 2013 Union Pool
Cass McCombs: October 31, 2014 Rough Trade
Cass McCombs: November 1, 2014 Rough Trade
Cate Le Bon: January 16, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Caveman: October 15, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Celebration: September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Chatham County Line: September 5, 2013 Hopscotch Festival, Long View Center (Raleigh NC)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood: June 8, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
Cian Nugent: February 19, 2014 Union Pool
Circuit des Yeux: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Tir na Nog, Raleigh NC
Cloud Becomes Your Hand: March 14, 2014 Northern Spy / Ba Da Bing SXSW Showcase
Coathangers: April 17, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Coeds: March 13, 2014 DC Against the World SXSW Party, New Movement Theater
Commonwealth Choir: July 26, 2014 XPonential Fest
Coup: March 13, 2014 SXSW, New Movement Theater (Austin, TX)
Courtney Barnett: June 17, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Crazy Pills: April 8, 2014 Death By Audio
Cross Record: March 14, 2014 Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase, Palm Door
Cross Record: March 15, 2014 Post-SXSW Private Show (Dripping Springs, TX)
Daniel Bachman/Nathan Bowles: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed/WXDU Show King’s Raleigh NC
Dave Hause: July 26, 2014 XPonential Music Festival
Daytona: July 16, 2014 Glasslands
Dead Meadow: February 11, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Dead Stars: May 6, 2014 Cameo Gallery + October 17, 2013 Cake Shop
Deafheaven: January 18, 2014 285 Kent
Dean Wareham: April 5, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Death of Samantha: May 29, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Deleted Scenes: March 13, 2014 DC Against the World SXSW Party, New Movement Theater
Doug Gillard: April 8, 2014 Glasslands
Doug Keith: March 19, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Doug Tuttle: October 25, 2014 Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase, Rough Trade
Dream Syndicate: November 15, 2014 Rough Trade
Dream Syndicate: November 16, 2014 Rough Trade
Dva: January 9, 2014 Trans Pecos
Dva: March 14, 2014 Northern Spy / Ba Da Bing SXSW Showcase, Palm Door
Earth: September 24, 2014 St Vitus
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat: September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Enemy Waves: September 5, 2014 Vintage 21, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Everymen: May 19, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Ex Cops: November 25, 2014 Glasslands
The Fleshtones: February 27, 2014 The Grand Victory
Freeman: July 23, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Frightwig: September 8, 2014 Knitting Factory
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: March 14, 2014 Northern Spy / Ba Da Bing SXSW Showcase
GOASTT (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger): June 8, 2014 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Glenn Tilbrook: September 25, 2014 City Winery
Govt Mule: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)
Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming
Greensky Bluegrass: September 13, 2014 Gramercy Theatre
Gretchen Lohse: February 26, 2014 Trans Pecos
Gringo Star: June 14, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Growlers: September 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Heaven: February 7, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Heliotropes: January 25, 2014 Radio Bushwick
Herbcraft: January 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Heroes of Toolik: May 14, 2014 Cameo Gallery
Hiss Golden Messenger: July 31, 2013 Motorco (Durham, NC)
Hiss Golden Messenger: March 2, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Hiss Golden Messenger: September 18, 2014 Rough Trade
Hungry Ghost: November 22, 2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Hunters: October 15, 2013 Oh My Rockness CMJ Show, Cameo Gallery
Hurray For The Riff Raff: April 2, 2014 Knitting Factory
Hurray For The Riff Raff: July 26, 2014 XPonential Fest
J Fernandez: March 15, 2014 Post-SXSW Private Show (Dripping Springs, TX)
J Mascis: October 17, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Jane Lee Hooker: September 8, 2014 Knitting Factory
Jeff Tweedy: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
Jeremy Messersmith: July 26, 2014 XPonential Music Festival
Jon Langford: April 4, 2014 Bell House
Jonathan Wilson: February 12, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Jonathan Wilson: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
Juan Wauters: October 26, 2014 Panache CMJ Baby’s All Right
Kevin Morby: January 16, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Kevin Morby: October 24, 2014 Aquarium Drunkard CMJ Showcase, Rough Trade
Kickback: June 10, 2014 Pianos
Kickback: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop
King Buzzo: July 14, 2014 The Wick
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: October 13, 2014 Baby’s All Right
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: October 26, 2014 Baby’s All Right
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard: October 31, 2014 338 Moffat
Landlady: September 6, 2014 Hometapes/Trekky Records Show, Pour House, Hopscotch Raleigh NC
La Sera: May 10, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Larkin Grimm: February 26, 2014 Trans Pecos
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust: January 11, 2014 Bell House
Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: April 24, 2014 Union Pool
Little Black Egg Big Band: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, King’s, Raleigh NC
Low Fat Getting High: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium
Lucero: November 4, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Lucero: November 5, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Lucius: June 8, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
Mainland: October 23, 2014 – NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Cake Shop
Marah: July 12, 2014 Bowery Electric
Marah: July 26, 2014 XPonential Music Festival
Mary Halvorson: July 14, 2014 The Wick
Matt Northrup: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Vintage 21, Raleigh NC
Meat Puppets: October 31, 2014 Rough Trade
Meat Puppets: November 1, 2014 Rough Trade
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: December 11, 2014 Terminal 5
Megafaun: May 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Mike Doughty: March 1, 2014 City Winery
Mission of Burma: February 7, 2014 Bell House
Mogwai: May 9, 2014 Terminal 5
Mr Twin Sister: October 4, 2014 Babys All Right
MV & EE: February 17, 2014 Baby’s All Right
MV & EE: February 24, 2014 Baby’s All Right
MV & EE: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Fest King’s Raleigh NC
Negative Scanner: October 25, 2014 Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase, Rough Trade
New Bums: March 23, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Nicole Atkins: February 13, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Nicole Atkins: June 18, 2014 Madison Square Park
Night Beats: July 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right
NYMPH: March 14, 2014 Northern Spy / Ba Da Bing SXSW Showcase, Palm Door
Oneida: January 31, 2014 Knitting Factory
Oneida: July 17, 2014 Glasslands
Oneida: October 17, 2014 Secret Project Robot
Ought: October 14, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Outer Minds: March 13, 2014 DC Against the World SXSW Party, New Movement Theater
Owen Pallett: May 13, 2014 Glasslands
Palehound: May 9, 2014 Death By Audio
Palehound: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop
Parlor Walls: April 15, 2014 Glasslands
PCPC: October 21, 2014 St. Vitus
Phil Cook/Caitlin Rose: September 6, 2014 Trekky Records/Hometapes Show Hopscotch Raleigh NC
Phil Lesh and Friends: May 28, 2014 Central Park Rumsey Playfield
Phish: July 11, 2014 Randall’s Island
Phish: July 12, 2014 Randall’s Island
Pink Avalanche: November 22, 2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Potty Mouth: January 6, 2014 Glasslands
Prettiots: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop
Pujol: May 23, 2014 Death By Audio
PUP: February 21, 2014 Cameo Gallery
Purling Hiss: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper CMJ Day Show, Cake Shop
Quilt: May 16, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Rocketship: June 1, 2014 Trans Pecos
Rooks: January 23, 2014 Pianos
Ryan Sawyer and Darius Jones: April 16, 2014 Union Pool
Ryley Walker: September 6, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh NC
Ryley Walker: October 24, 2014 Aquarium Drunkard CMJ Showcase, Rough Trade
Sharon Van Etten: October 9, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Sharon Van Etten: June 13, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Sharp Things: September 11, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Slothrust: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium
Slothrust: March 14, 2014 Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase, Palm Door
Smashing Pumpkins: December 8, 2014 Webster Hall
So Cow: September 20, 2014 Cake Shop
Songs: Ohia & Magnolia Electric Co.: Jason Molina Tribute at The Hideout (Chicago, IL)
Soulside: December 17, 2014 Saint Vitus
Soulside: December 18, 2014 Saint Vitus
Spacin’ & Purling Hiss: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Tir na Nog, Raleigh NC
Speedy Ortiz: November 2, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Split Single: May 21, 2014 Glasslands
Spoon: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC
Stars: November 10, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: February 26, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Steve Gunn: October 12, 2014 Rough Trade NYC
Strand of Oaks: December 4, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Sunburned Hand of the Man: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, King’s Raleigh NC
Sunflower Bean: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Survival Knife: November 22, 2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tedeschi Trucks Band: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY)
Thee Oh Sees: June 15, 2014 Death By Audio
Thee Oh Sees: June 14, 2014 McCarren Park (Northside Fest)
Thee Oh Sees: November 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Thou: March 23, 2014 Saint Vitus
Thurston Moore: October 21, 2014 St. Vitus
Tonstartssbandht: July 30, 2014 Palisades
Tonstartssbandht: October 31, 2014 338 Moffat
Tony Conrad: September 5, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Vintage 21, Raleigh NC
Train Company: June 20, 2014 Bowery Electric
Twin Peaks: 2014-05-13 Mercury Lounge
Ty Segall: September 17, 2014 Webster Hall
Unicycle Loves You: February 16, 2014 Radio Bushwick
Vivian Girls: March 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right (Final Show!)
War On Drugs: March 19, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
War on Drugs: March 20, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
War on Drugs: September 4, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh NC
Whiskey Bitches: February 16, 2014 Radio Bushwick
Whiskey Bitches: April 8, 2014 Death By Audio
Whiskey Bitches: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
White Fence: October 13, 2014 Baby’s All Right
White Lung: September 3, 2014 Glasslands
White Lung: September 6, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival
Wilco: September 6, 2014 Lockn Fest
Wilco: September 7, 2014 Lockn Fest
Wilco: October 28, 2014 Capitol Theatre
Wilco: October 29, 2014 Capitol Theatre Portchester
Wilco: October 30, 2014 Capitol Theatre Portchester
Wild Cub: October 18, 2013 Terminal 5
William Tyler: April 16, 2014 Union Pool
Woods: April 22, 2014 Baby’s All Right
Woods: May 16, 2014 Bowery Ballroom
Woods: November 6, 2014 Death By Audio
Woodsman: January 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Wormburner: September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Wussy: April 4, 2014 The Studio at Webster Hall
Wussy: October 10, 2014 Knitting Factory
Wussy: October 11, 2014 Private House Larchmont NY
Wytches: July 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge
Yellow Ostrich: December 8, 2014 Glasslands – FINAL SHOW
Yo La Tengo: December 6, 2014 Trocadero Philly
Yvette: September 4, 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
Zula: August 7, 2014 Shea Stadium

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Spring and Summer 2014

March 22, 2014
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The calendar having turned towards a new season, its time for a long overdue update to the schedule. You’ll find a lot of old favorites on the list, some new ones and the festivals as highlights.

[Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime.]

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Thou:
March 23, 2014 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead:
March 29, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Hurray For The Riff Raff:
April 2, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Real Estate:
April 4, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Dean Wareham:
April 5, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra:
April 7, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYCTaper Presents – Whiskey Bitches / Crazy Pills and TBA Bands:
April 8, 2014 Death By Audio Brooklyn

William Tyler:
April 16, 2014 Union Pool Brooklyn

Acid Mothers Temple:
April 23, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

EMA:
April 25, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Steve Gunn / Kevin Morby:
April 25, 2014 Rough Trade Brooklyn

Megafaun:
May 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Slint:
May 4, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

NYCTaper Presents – Whiskey Bitches / Ghost Punch and TBA Bands:
May 6, 2014 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn

Mogwai:
May 9, 2014 Terminal 5 NYC

La Sera:
May 10, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

The Shoes / Paul Collins Beat:
May 10, 2014 Bell House Brooklyn (permission pending)

Owen Pallett:
May 13, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Chad VanGaalen:
May 15, 2014 Bell House Brooklyn (permission pending)

Woods:
May 16, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Panda Bear:
May 18, 2014 Wordless Music – Warsaw Brooklyn (permission pending)

Built To Spill:
May 20, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Built To Spill:
May 21, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart:
May 22, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Acid Mothers Temple:
May 28, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Mountain Jam:
June 5-8, 2014 Hunter Mountain NY

Sharon Van Etten:
June 13 and June 14, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Courtney Barnett:
June 17, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Merge 25:
July 23-26, 2014 Carrboro NC

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Into 2014

December 30, 2013
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Happy New Year to our faithful readers! We’re looking forward to many new exciting developments this year, including the anticipated opening of a special venue, the return of some of our favorite artists and another full schedule of tapings.

[Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime.]

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Potty Mouth:
January 6, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn (permission pending)

Dva:
January 9, 2014 Northern Spy Showcase, Trans Pecos Queens

Destruction Unit:
January 10, 2014 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust:
January 11, 2014 Bell House Brooklyn

Ex Caves, Greg Fox, Laura Ortman, Alex Waterman:
January 13, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Kevin Morby:
January 16, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

the Mountain Goats:
January 19, 2014 NARAL Benefit, Pinhook, Durham, NC (permission pending)

Prince Rupert’s Drops:
January 21, 2014 Union Pool Brooklyn

Woodsman:
January 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

Aa (Big A little A):
January 28, 2014 Death By Audio Brooklyn

Greensky Bluegrass:
January 30, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oneida:
January 31, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Jeremy Messersmith:
February 4, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

Snowmine:
February 6, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Pissed Jeans / Purling Hiss:
February 9, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Jay Farrar:
February 9, 2014 City Winery NYC

Jonathan Wilson:
February 12, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Nicole Atkins:
February 13, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Yuck:
February 15, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Angel Olsen / Cian Nugent:
February 20, 2014 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Sebadoh:
February 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge NYC

Stephen Malkmus:
February 26 and 27, 2014 Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg

North Mississippi Allstars:
February 28, 2014 – March 1, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl

Cowboy Junkies:
March 4, 2014 City Winery NYC

South By Southwest Festival:
March 12, 2014 Austin TX

The War On Drugs:
March 20, 2014 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Treefort Music Festival:
March 20-23, 2014 Boise ID

Hurray For The Riff Raff:
April 2, 2014 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Mogwai:
May 9, 2014 Terminal 5 NYC

Mountain Jam:
June 5-8, 2014 Hunter Mountain NY

Merge 25:
July 23-26, 2014 Carrboro NC

Caspian: November 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 26, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

If you had told me back in 1997, when bands like Mogwai first hit the scene in the U.S., that heavy instrumental post-rock would one day be a somewhat popular genre, I’m not sure I’d have believed you. Sure, some of the credit goes to TV and movie soundtracks, but mainly, this genre’s emergence is the results of relentless touring and high-quality output of its practitioners. Boston’s Caspian, part of what could be called the second wave of the scene, and masters of the style, are a great example. I first saw them deliver their relentless, dynamic show at the relatively tiny Studio at Webster Hall back in 2010. Now, an album and a couple EPs later, they can pack them in at Bowery Ballroom on a freezing Sunday night. For progressive music, progress.

Caspian practice the same soft-loud dynamic as many of their contemporaries, but what struck me about this show was how heavily this band emphasizes the loud part of that. The whole room shook with the sound of songs like the band’s classic “Moksha”, with its epic sweep, or “Ghosts of the Garden City” from the album Tertia. From the band’s latest EP, Hymn for the Greatest Generation, we got “Halls of the Summer”, a forward-looking track that shows the band is keeping up with current trends by incorporating subtle-yet-effective electronics.

This has been a hard year for the band, having lost bassist Chris Friedrich unexpectedly earlier in the year. The band’s attitude has been to celebrate Chris’ legacy by moving onward and forward with their music. This show, and the huge reception by the fans, shows that it’s working. We hope to see Caspian’s upward trajectory continue.

I recorded this set in the usual manner for the venue, with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from the house engineer Kenny. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Halls of the Summer”

Download the complete show [MP3] | [FLAC] (files and full streaming set are hosted on the Live Music Archive)

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.

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Caspian
2013-11-24
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack
Tracking by IceMan

Schoeps MK5c (30cm PAS Bar)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Kenny)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:11:06]
01 Fire Made Flesh
02 Moksha
03 Quovis
04 Further Up>
05 Further In
06 Gone In Bloom and Bough
07 Halls of the Summer
08 Ghosts of the Garden City *
09 Sycamore

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Caspian, visit their website, and buy Hymn For the Greatest Generation and their other releases from their online store.

Deafheaven: February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 27, 2013
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I have attended thousands of concerts over the years, so its not very often when a performer literally takes my breath away. At Saint Vitus on Friday night, Deafheaven was one of the few bands that effected me this way. The band opened their set with the first song of their debut album Roads to Judah “Violet” which begins with a very un-Metal like dual-guitar melodic passage before it crashes into the song proper, and features the intense screaming vocals of lead singer George Clarke. From that point forward, it was hard to take my eyes off Clarke whose magnetic stage presence and breathtaking vocals demand awe-inspired attention. And when Deafheaven begins a song, it doesn’t end quickly. The nearly hour-long set contained five songs — the first 3 tracks from Judah, a Mogwai dual-cover (streaming below) and a new song from their forthcoming album Sunbather. Throughout the show, Clarke’s unrelenting energy never wavered, and at its conclusion it was likely the audience and not the singer who needed oxygen. Deafheaven is from San Francisco, but came all the way East for this one-off show in support of Sacrament and Sannhet. They will tour Europe in April, dates here.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Sannhet set and the sound is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Punk Rock / Cody” [Mogwai cover]:

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.

Deafheaven
2013-02-22
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-02-24

Setlist:
[Total Time 51:04]
01 Violet
02 Language Games
03 Unrequited
04 Punk Rock/Cody [Mogwai]
05 Dream House

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Deafheaven, visit their website, and purchase their official release from Deathwish Inc. [HERE].

Implodes: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 22, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

Implodes, it must be said, aren’t a very “summer-y” band, so it’s a good thing I caught their opening set for Joan of Arc in the dark, air-conditioned confines of Mercury Lounge. Hot on the heels of their debut release on Kranky Records, Black Earth, the band appeared to be eager to move past that new material into even more uncharted musical territory. This set boasted a number of brand-new songs, but the Black Earth material made for a good jumping-off point, as the band opened with that album’s three leadoff tracks. Implodes tunes have a cosmic sweep to them, with airy lead guitar riffs soaring above a foreboding, dense backbeat. Vocals, where used, are sung with the reverb on high, adding to the ghostly, atmospheric quality of the songs. Some songs abandon traditional melodic structure entirely and shift into ambient territory, echoing some of the band Mogwai’s more subtle interludes. That said, Implodes are not toying with the loud-soft dynamic in the way that some other successful post-rock acts do; their songs focus more on sustaining a level of tension throughout, without the cataclysmic release of, say, an Explosions in the Sky tune. Several of the new songs, none of which I knew the titles to, were particularly strong, indicating that the promise of Black Earth is only the beginning for this young band.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed of the usual high-quality house mix from Kevin of Mercury Lounge, coupled with the Schoeps supercardiod microphones. The recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

Joan of Arc was recorded and will be posted in the next few days.

Stream “Marker”:
[audio:http://www.nyctaper.com/I8010Implodes1120/02 Marker.mp3]

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Implodes
2011-08-10
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: ROC, at soundboard, mics split 1′, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (effects, mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Open the Door
02 Marker
03 White Window
04 [banter]
05 [unknown]
06 [tuning]
07 Screech Owl
08 [unknown]
09 [banter]
10 [unknown]

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