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Garcia Peoples: June 4, 2021 Industry City

June 16, 2021
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photo by nyctaper

Welcome back! Its been a hellish 16 months for everyone we know. No one was spared, and many friends of the site went through trauma that no person should have to endure. But as far as we can tell, this existential nightmare seems to be coming to close. Today New York State celebrated a 70% vaccination rate, and much of the City is re-opening, including live performances.

Last weekend we experienced our first real “concert” event in forever, and it could not have been a more spiritually and emotionally fulfilling night. Garcia Peoples are obviously one of the site’s favorite bands, and most importantly a favorite set of people, so it was quite appropriate that this would be the NYCTaper coming out party. In the open air at Industry City, and with GP as a soundtrack, we grooved while smiling at friends we haven’t seen in months and months, shook hands, hugged, and generally felt true enjoyment. For their part, the band debuted a bunch of outstanding new material, jammed on some classics, and sounded tight and focused. They are truly back and we couldn’t be happier.

Garcia Peoples are adding new shows to their touring schedule on a regular basis. At this point, they are playing 3 dates in consecutive months at Turk’s Inn (Sultan Room roof) in Brooklyn, beginning with a show next week (June 23) and then appearances at the Treefort Festival and Lockn Fest. Dates are being added, check out their bandcamp page for updates.

This show was recorded with Schoeps cards set up at the soundboard tent, and mixed with a board feed. There were issues with the elements and a humming noise from a generator, but overall we’re pretty pleased with the sound quality. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Industry City Show from Archive.org [HERE]

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Garcia Peoples
2021-06-04
Industry City
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Audience + Soundboard

Schoeps CCM4u’s + Soundboard > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:15:01]
01 False Company
02 Cold Dice
03 Tough Freaks
04 Stray Cats
05 Painting A Vision That Carries
06 Heart and Soul
07 A Reckoning
08 Fire of The Now
09 Cassandra
10 Fill Your Cup
11 World’s Illusion

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Jonathan Kane and Jim McHugh: October 11, 2020 Richards Street Brooklyn

October 19, 2020
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I read somewhere recently that your talent is your salve. That by doing the things you do best, you can help heal the psychic damage from this awful year. After an aborted attempt to capture a “drive-in” show last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to experience and record a pop-up outdoor event last weekend and it was as glorious as the pedigree of the two musicians who performed. Jim McHugh will be quite familiar to readers of this site as the founder and lead guitarist of Sunwatchers, while Jonathan Kane is a downtown music scene fixture for decades who is perhaps best known as the founding drummer of Swans.

In the Northeast section of Red Hook, a couple of hundred yards from the Battery Tunnel, there’s a few blocks of old industrial buildings that have been transformed into studios. At the corner of Commerce and Richards, there’s an art studio that has hosted these pop-up outdoor events while the weather cooperated. Last weekend, the Kane McHugh duo played a 30-minute set of two distinct improvisational pieces. The first number had a psych-blues vibe with Kane’s looped guitar providing a base for the two to work over, with McHugh’s rock guitar and Kane’s ubiquitous percussion hitting several peaks. The second piece began quietly with some tasty slide guitar licks before the two took it out into a full swampy meltdown — a truly magical climax to a short but truly sweet collaborative set.

I recorded this set with the outdoor-friendly large diaphragm Neumann’s set up immediately in front of the band, and the sound quality is quite superb. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Jonathan Kane and Jim McHugh Live on Richards Oct 11 2020

Kane McHugh
2020-10-11
Richards Street
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
On Stage

Neumann KLM-102s > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:17]
01 Improvisation 1
02 Improvisation 2

Jonathan Kane – drums, percussion, guitar loop
Jim McHugh – guitar, slide guitar

PLEASE SUPPORT These amazing artists: Kane Facebook and Sunwatchers Bandcamp

Pylon Reenactment Society: January 5, 2019 Market Hotel

September 20, 2020
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Photo Courtesy of Chris Sikich

Last week, it was announced that legendary Athens GA post-punk band Pylon will be releasing a comprehensive box set which will include all of their official releases, many unreleased tracks, and a 200-page book documenting the history of this incredibly influential group. Pylon Box will be available through New West Records on November 6, 2020.

For a band with such a lasting legacy, it was truly a blessing to have recorded the original band, including what was ultimately the last show the band played before the sad and untimely death of guitarist Randy Bewley in 2009. In 2014, lead singer Vanessa Briscoe Hay formed the Pylon Reenactment Society. At a gig we recorded at Mercury Lounge in July of 2018, it was clear that this new band was not just a tribute to the late great Pylon, but was a natural and organic continuation of the legacy of the band with top notch musicians who were friends with the original members. Our experiences motivated me to invite Pylon Reenactment Society to return to NYC in January of 2019 to perform at Market Hotel.

The Market Hotel show was yet another confirmation that although the original Pylon is a perfect subject for retrospective box sets, the current band is still a terrific outfit and a pure pleasure to experience live. This set included not only all of the classic numbers you’d hope to hear, but some extremely promising new material. In this current involuntary “break” from seeing shows, its great to remember the types of events that keep us coming back to see bands like Pylon.

I recorded this set with the installed AT mics mixed with an excellent soundboard feed from Eric. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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nyctaper · Pylon Reenactment Society – Live at Market Hotel Jan 5 2019

Pylon Reenactment Society
2019-01-05
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Eric Lemke] + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:23:30]
01 Driving School
02 Working Is No Problem
03 Volume
04 Cool
05 Gravity
06 Cliff Notes
07 Danger
08 Look Alive
09 Flowers From Everywhere
10 Crazy
11 Feast On My Heart
12 [thanks]
13 Beep
14 [band introductions]
15 Compression
16 Messenger
17 Precaution
18 Stop It
19 [encore break]
20 M Train
21 K
22 Buzz

PLEASE SUPPORT Pylon Reenactment Society: Website | Bandcamp | Buy Pylon Box

Howlin’ Rain: February 21, 2020 Union Pool + August 7, 2019 Brooklyn Bowl

March 9, 2020
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Howlin’ Rain rolled in from the West Coast into Union Pool a few Friday nights ago and proceeded to deliver a lick-filled, thoroughly jam-forward set that gave us all a quick reminder of why the band’s latest record is Under the Wheels: Live From the Coasts Vol 1. Many fewer bands cry out for the live album treatment as compared to those pushing bad-sounding, paint-by-numbers dreck. Rest assured that Howlin’ Rain are solidly among the good guys; not only does the new record boast an almost completely different setlist than this show, it’s also an outstanding recording that foregrounds Ethan Miller’s guitar pyrotechnics. If you attended this show and didn’t grip a copy of Under the Wheels afterward, I hope it’s because you already bought one.

As to this set, the band kept things loose, giving us seventy minutes’ worth of music in the form of seven songs, including a typically extended Calling Lightning Pt. 2″ and “Under the Wheels” — both of which feel like strong candidates for what I have to assume will be an Under the Wheels: Vol 2 at some point in the future.

We’re also offering a bonus recording here, with Eric PH’s capture of a Brooklyn Bowl barnburner from the band’s extended NYC run last year. It take the place of being there, but making a quick date with these recordings and the new LP ought to perk your ears for the band’s next trip through.

I recorded the Union Pool set with Doug Graham’s soundboard feed and Schoeps MK5 microphones; Eric recorded the Brooklyn Bowl show with his MBHO hypercardiods. Both recordings sound great. Enjoy!

Download the Union Pool show from its page on the Live Music Archive: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the Brooklyn Bowl show from its page on the Live Music Archive

Howlin’ Rain
2020-02-21
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Schoeps MK5c (XY, at SBD)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Doug Graham)>>Sound Devices MixPre 6>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:11:25]
01 Burn Down
02 Under the Wheels
03 Don’t Let the Tears
04 Missouri
05 Calling Lightning pt 2
06 Rotoscope
07 Alligator Bride

Band:
Dan Cervantes: guitar, b. vocs
Jeff McElroy: Bass, b. vocs
Ethan Miller: vocals, guitar
Justin Smith: Drums, B. vocs.

Howlin’ Rain
2019-08-07
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
Photos by Christopher Bruno

MBHO KA500/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, imaging, compression) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:05:07]
01. Burn Down
02. Under the Wheels
03. Don’t Let the Tears
04. The Wild Boys
05. Rotoscope
06. Calling Lightning, Part 2
07. Alligator Bride

PLEASE SUPPORT HOWLIN’ RAIN: bandcamp| store

High Time: January 20, 2020 Baby’s All Right

February 27, 2020
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High Time at Brooklyn Bowl last year, courtesy of the band

“Never miss a Sunday show,” they say. It’s a direction local Grateful Dead tribute band High Time have taken entirely to heart, playing almost exclusively Sunday nights throughout Brooklyn venues. Never miss a High Time show is also a pretty good idea: sticking to (let’s face it) the highest quality Dead material from ’65–’74, High Time promise to perform “The Classic Psychedelic Rock N Roll Music of the Grateful Dead.”

I first caught High Time last year during a two-night stand at Union Pool, and on the hottest day of the year the band did some face-melting of their own inside the air-conditioned venue. I finally got to see them again last month at Baby’s All Right where they played matinee and late shows. It didn’t hurt that they brought along a couple of my favorite bands to open, MV & EE and Elkhorn. It’s a real testament to High Time’s engagement with music beyond the Dead—quality openers playing original, Dead-influenced music sadly isn’t the norm for tribute acts. But then again High Time aren’t exactly your run-of-the-mill Dead cover band. They bring a rare energy and spirit to the music, treating it as a living thing instead of putting it behind museum glass with an attempt to create a note-by-note facsimile. Playing intimate venues like Baby’s All Right, this is the closest you’re going to get to seeing the Dead at the Matrix without time travel.

There were many highlights from last month’s shows that I’m excited to share, but the pinnacle of these sets for me was the afternoon’s “Playing in the Band” > “Dark Star” > “Eyes of the World” > “Playing in the Band” suite, an absolute rager and you shoulda been there. But if you weren’t, have no fear because High Time will be back on Sunday (naturally) April 26 at Brooklyn Bowl. Check out the poster below and grab your tickets. A good time is pretty much guaranteed and you’re unlikely to find something better to do than a night of Dead tunes on a Sunday.

Download both Baby’s All Right shows in MP3/FLAC





High Time
2020-01-19
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY

On stage recording by Eric PH
Set 1 audience recording by Adam from High Time
Set 2 soundboard recording by Alex Harwood

Mixed and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Aud (set 1)/Soundboard (set 2) + MBHO KA100DK/603A (on stage) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 > FLAC

Matinee Show [1:21:15]
01. Jack Straw > They Love Each Other
02. Till the Morning Comes
03. Playing in the Band >
04. Dark Star >
05. Eyes of the World >
06. Playing in the Band
07. [encore break]
08. Brown Eyed Women

Late Show [1:35:15]
01. [Intro]
02. New Speedway Boogie
03. Alligator
04. [banter]
05. Truckin’ >
06. The Other One
07. [banter]
08. Scarlet Begonias
09. China Cat Sunflower >
10. I Know You Rider
11. [encore break]
12. Mr. Charlie

MV & EE: January 19, 2020 Baby’s All Right

January 27, 2020
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Matt and Erika playing together at MV/EE. Of course Matt’s been busy charting new frequencies with his latest solo record, Preserves, and jamming with his other duo, Wet Tuna. But really there’s nothing nicer than a cosmic Sunday matinee with the classic duo, who drove down from Vermont to open for Dead tribute band High Time. Even the traffic couldn’t dampen their spirits as they took a more relaxed drive with “East Mountain Joint,” followed by “Tea Devil,” and an extended ride on “Shit’s Creek” and “No $.”

This recording is a result of a combined effort—my onstage recording with the MBHO omnis and Baby’s FOH Alex Harwood’s soundboard recording. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download MP3/FLAC



MV & EE
2020-01-19
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY

On stage recording by Eric PH
Soundboard recording by Alex Harwood

Mixed and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + MBHO KA100DK/603A (on stage) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 > FLAC

Tracks [36:06]
01. East Mountain Joint
02. Tea Devil
03. Shit’s Creek > Jam > No $ > Shit’s Creek

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MV & EE: Their Website | Buy Root/Void from Woodsist | Twitter

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]

PLEASE SUPPORT KIKAGAKU MOYO & BUY THEIR RECORDS: GuruGuruBrain | Beyond Beyond Is Beyond

One Eleven Heavy: September 14, 2019 Trans-Pecos

November 5, 2019
By
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

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society: October 4, 2019 Union Pool

October 29, 2019
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It seems reductive to call Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society “jazz,” but language has limits that music does not. To quote our friend Eric PH in his own earlier review, “Mandatory Reality, the latest double-LP from Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, sounds like a band erasing borders.” I couldn’t agree more — and this night’s single session, dubbed “Surveil Echo Analeptic” by Abrams, plumbs yet more deep territory, incorporating elements of drone, traditional North African music and, yes, jazz into a hypnotic moment. Joined on this night at Union Pool by the very special guest Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White, etc.), Abrams (on the guimbri), Lisa Alvarado (harmonium), Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and White created a piece that felt free and otherworldly, but no less meticulous; Abrams is a master at creating an environment that elevates all players rather than restrain them.

In further good news, while Abrams’ catalog of releases on experimental Northampton, Mass. label Eremite Records are almost perpetually sold out, a second pressing of Mandatory Reality has appeared. Get it while you still can.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” mics and a soundboard feed from Doug Graham. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Thanks to Joshua Abrams for permitting us to record and share the performance.

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

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society
2019-10-04
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Doug Graham) + Schoeps MK22>KCY>Z-PFA>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Surveil Echo Analeptic

Natural Information Society on this night:
Joshua Abrams – guimbri, composition
Lisa Alvarado – harmonium
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Jim White – drums

• Buy Mandatory RealityVinyl via Eremite Records / Digital via Bandcamp
• • 
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Tropical Fuck Storm: September 20, 2019 Elsewhere & September 9, 2019 Hopscotch

September 23, 2019
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Tropical Fuck Storm is a band name you’re probably too old to be wearing on a t-shirt, but do anyway because the shirt’s hilarious in an 80’s-futurism kind of way, and because you’re pretty high on Tropical Fuck Storm after they play, and because the merch table is nearly picked clean after their tour and it’s nice to send a band home with nothing left, and because their post-apocalyptic music is a reason maybe to not believe the apocalypse is coming any moment now, and because they come from the same place as Mad Max, and Liars, and because Tropical Fuck Storm just don’t give a fuck, but no Tropical Fuck Storm do seem to give a fuck, and it’s so damn hard to give a fuck…

We were lucky enough to catch Tropical Fuck Storm twice this month: at Elsewhere on Friday for their last show of the tour, and previously at Hopscotch at the tiny, overflowing Neptune’s. Both shows feature songs from their most recent album Braindrops along with last year’s A Laughing Death in Meatspace, plus a couple covers and the usual Drones song, “Baby Squared.” There’s really no doing justice to seeing Tropical Fuck Storm in person, but you’ll have to close your eyes and pretend. The band is touring Australia and Europe soon and you can check those dates here. Do go see them and buy a t-shirt so people can ask you things like what the fuck is Tropical Fuck Storm? and aren’t you a little old to be wearing a shirt that says Tropical Fuck Storm?

I recorded the Elsewhere show from our usual location at the soundboard, with a feed provided by FOH Katie. Acidjack recorded the Hopscotch show on his mobile rig. Both shows sound excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Elsewhere show in MP3/FLAC

Download the Hopscotch show in MP3/FLAC





Tropical Fuck Storm
2019-09-20
Elsewhere
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineer: Katie) + MBHO KA200N/603A (FOB, DFC, DIN) > 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 [1:07:00]
01. Lose the Baby [Lost Animal]
02. Chameleon Paint
03. Who’s My Eugene?
04. Soft Power
05. Braindrops
06. You Let My Tyres Down
07. Back to the Wall [The Divinyls]
08. Rubber Bullies
09. [fixing the amp]
10. Two Afternoons
11. Baby Squared [The Drones]



Tropical Fuck Storm
2019-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Neptune’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Church Audio CA-14c>Sony PCM-M10 (16/48)>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity

Tracks [1:04:00]
01. Lose the Baby [Lost Animal]
02. Chameleon Paint
03. Who’s My Eugene?
04. Soft Power
05. You Let My Tyres Down
06. Back to the Wall [The Divinyls]
07. Rubber Bullies
08. Two Afternoons
09. Paradise

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