Kikagaku Moyo: November 15, 2019 Warsaw

November 18, 2019
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If you’re like me, it was our friends at Beyond Beyond Is Beyond who first turned you onto Tokyo’s Kikagaku Moyo with their stateside release of the band’s second album, Forest of Lost Children. Judging by the sold-out crowd at venerable Greenpoint venue Warsaw this past Friday, quite a lot of people have now gotten the message. Besides the obvious (musicianship, attention to melody), one of the things that makes this band so special is their comfort with different styles, from instrumental jammers like “Dripping Sun” from their current LP Masana Temples, to delicate folk numbers like “Cardigan Song,” which they played acoustically along with an unreleased new song they’ve been working on during this tour. Those barely scratch the surface of all there is to love in this 80-minute set as this band’s virtuosity hits its peak, as they draw from both their compatriot forebears like Ghost to the wide world of American classic rock. This night felt like another step in these guys’ slow-built success (we saw them at Sunnyvale not that long ago), and we can’t wait to hear some of these new tunes laid down on record.

I recorded this set with touring FOH Eric Lemke’s feed, plus Schoeps MK41V hypercardiod mics. All credit here goes to Eric, as this room may never have sounded as good as it did for this set. Enjoy!

Download the complete show at the Live Music Archive in MP3/FLAC. Download the Apple Lossless version here: [ALAC].

Kikagaku Moyo
2019-11-15
Warsaw
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Eric Lemke) + Schoeps MK41V>KCY>Z-PFA>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Tree Smoke
02 Nazo Nazo
03 Green Sugar
04 [unknown1]
05 [tuning/banter]
06 unknown2
07 Cardigan Song (acoustic)
08 Entrance
09 Dripping Sun
10 Gatherings
11 [encore break]
12 [unknown3]
13 Smoke and Mirrors
14 [unknown4]

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Garcia Peoples: October 10, 2019 Nublu 151

November 11, 2019
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Photo by Bryon Whitley

Garcia Peoples’ October residency at Nublu was a resounding success. For five Thursdays the band brought out old songs, new songs, special guests, and terrific openers. Night one of the residency was posted last month and in the next week or so we’ll be sharing the rest of the recordings.

Night two was the record release show for One Step Behind, their most ambitious record yet. Just two songs, with the title track clocking in at 30 minutes and featuring Tom’s father Bob Malach on saxophone. Of all the residency shows, this night was my most anticipated, not only because it was a chance again to hear “One Step Behind” after a long absence from setlists, but also because the elder Malach would be joining them on saxophone to bring the record to life. It did not disappoint, to say the very least. Stretching the track to nearly 50 minutes, the band improvises in each of the song’s parts, once more reminding us how great this band is and how thrilling and worthwhile live music can be.

Garcia Peoples have a ton of shows coming up throughout the US. Check out their tour dates for a show near you!

I recorded this from our usual location at Nublu. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Downloads available at the Live Music Archive


Photo by @BBiB

Garcia Peoples
2019-10-10
Nublu 151
New York, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 > FLAC

Tracks [58:02]
01. One Step Behind
02. Show Your Troubles Out

Garcia Peoples: Cesar Arakaki, Danny Arakaki, Andy Cush, Pat Gubler, Tom Malach
With Bob Malach on Saxophone

Eli Winter: September 14, 2019 Trans-Pecos

November 9, 2019
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If you follow this site, you know that we are fans of “American primitive guitar” and have documented much of its greatest musicians in live performance. As examples, Daniel Bachman, Glenn Jones, Richard Bishop, Chuck Johnson, Bill Orcutt, Ben Chasny, and William Tyler have all graced these pages, often multiple times. If there’s a “wunderkind” of APG its our featured performer for today, Eli Winter. A native of Houston who went to college in Chicago, Winter has been around the scene since he was in his teens. The first time I heard a live recording several years back, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Eli Winter was a unique talent and a person with skills far beyond his modest years.

In 2019, the music world seems to have taken notice. Winter released his first full length record The Time To Come, and was selected by Ryley Walker to appear on a the Walker-curated release on Tomkins Square Records called Imaginational Anthem. In the Fall, Winter self-booked an fairly extensive tour of the Northeast and we were fortunate to be able to present him as direct support for the Walker/Grubbs duo show at Trans-Pecos in mid-September. Winter’s set was exactly what we had hoped to see — a showcase for a generational talent who could literally become the face of American primitive guitar in the decades to come. We fully expect to be attending Eli Winter shows for years to come, in progressively larger venues. But for now, this Trans-Pecos gig will suffice.

This set was recorded straight from the soundboard to a thumb drive. Due to the quiet nature of the show, the volume was quite low and elevating levels did produce some minor hiss. Otherwise, this is a quite listenable recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show (minus banter):

Eli Winter
2019-09-12
Trans-Pecos
Ridgewood NY

Digital Master Soundboard Recording

Soundboard > 16bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 45:56]
01 Untitled
02 [banter]
03 Knock It Out
04 [tuning]
05 The Time To Come

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Sunburned Hand of the Man: October 3, 2019 Nublu

November 8, 2019
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Sunburned Hand of the Man are the type of act that people might call “hard to pin down.” Over their sprawling catalog (their sprawling bandcamp page has only a fraction of their 100+ titles) these guys’ music runs the gamut from the bizarre (“Clowns In Jail”) to the improvisationally psychedelic (the “Blizzard of Zozz” show we recorded in 2017) to bordering-on-conventional songs (recently-released “microdose” Intentions).

This night at Nublu fell somewhat in between the two, as a relatively stripped-down version of the band performed this long-form improv with a running spoken word narrative, with a current of the occult running throughout. It felt appropriate to the season, and was a hell of a lot of fun to listen to. Dig in.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones up front in the venue on the right side. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]

Sunburned Hand of the Man
2019-10-03
Nublu
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB, ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 New Blue Sounds

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Long Hots: September 7, 2019 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)

November 6, 2019
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Did you make a mistake and miss Philly’s Long Hots at their two prior Three Lobed / WXDU day show appearances during Hopscotch? Might’ve been an easier ticket than getting into the door at the packed Slim’s this year, where the Hots brought the fire in this seven song set. This show was so slammed I couldn’t even get in the door, but our man Dave Schwentker had it covered with a fine setup. Don’t let that bookstore ad fool you into thinking that this was anything less than what it was: a no-BS guitar slammer that, for those who actually got in the door, was one of the highlights of the entire festival.

Dave recorded this set with Church Audio CA-1 mics mounted on the ceiling, into an Olympus LS-10. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Long Hots
2019-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Long Hots
2019-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by David Schwentker

Church Audio CA-1>Olympus LS-10>16/44 WAV>stuff>FLAC

Tracks
01 They Do What We Want
02 Mama
03 Die Die Die
04 Devil Song
05 Boogie Trance
06 Nickel & Dime
07 One Chip Over the Line

Please support Long Hots: bandcamp

One Eleven Heavy: September 14, 2019 Trans-Pecos

November 5, 2019
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photos by PSquared Photography

The days are getting shorter, which means it’s the perfect time for a little sunshine from One Eleven Heavy. The band concluded their US tour for Desire Path with this set at Trans-Pecos, slinging positive vibes and good tunes. A little shorter than their tour opener at Union Pool a couple weeks previously, this set nevertheless boogies pretty hard (and sounds a little better to boot).

I recorded this with MBHO mics in DIN stereo configuration at the stage lip, combined with a board feed from Trans-Pecos FOH, RL. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download MP3/FLAC



One Eleven Heavy
2019-09-14
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: RL) + MBHO KA200N/603A (DIN, stag lip) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging, downsample, dither) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [46:16]
01. Old Hope Chest
02. Stir
03. House of Cards
04. Chickenshit
05. Mardi Gras
06. Fickle Wind
07. Hot Potato Soup
08. Crosses

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