Ladytron w/The Faint - 2009-04-30 - The Fillmore SF


The Fillmore
San Francisco CA USA

Gear:      Sonic Studios DSM-6/L > Edirol R-09HR (v1.05 firmware)
mastering: Adobe Audition 1.5 (normalization/levelling/downsampling from 48/32) >
       CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)


Black Cat  [5:12]
Runaway  [4:50]
High Rise  [4:55]
Ghosts  [3:55]
Seventeen  [4:42]
I'm Not Scared  [3:48]
True Mathematics  [2:27]
Seasons Of Illusions  [4:03]
Soft Power  [5:09]
Discotraxx   [3:56]
International Date Line  [4:22]
Fighting In Built Up Areas  [4:42]
Tomorrow  [3:29]
---  (pre-encore audience bit) [2:03]  
Versus  [5:19]
Destroy Everything You Touch   [5:30]

Total: 68:32

(My recollections around the time I first shared this, back in 2009)

Stood stage left-ish, about 20' behind the PA rig.

I wish the sound would have been better...as the mix was all over the place...some parts were pretty muddled, though it seemed to get better as the set went on. I'm pretty happy with my rig though, I don't turn out bass-riddled garbage anymore....though maybe I should bring the bat box back.

There was a big fight/"security action" near us right before the end of the main set, enough to have the band at the start of the encore to implore the crowd not to fight...sounds like it's been a pretty fraught tour for them...

Apparently this is the set they're touring the US with...more focused on their new album, which based from this recording, sounds absolutely superlative, with 'Black Cat', 'Runaway', 'I'm Not Scared' and 'Tomorrow' being standout tracks.

Don't get me started on the Faint...everybody except yours truly and friend seemed to worship the ground they stand on, enough to start shaking it from all their jumping around...or the Fillsore...which truly lives down to their name...I'll probably still seed their set...so you can judge for yourselves
the merits of Omaha's finest new-wave/electroclash act.


* Please do not leverage this recording for monetary gain.
* I'm okay with lossy transcodes (not on **** of course!) but please refer to the original source and include this info file!
* Above all, enjoy the music!

TRONLADY (pCloud dl+stream)


Videos on YouTube

Black Cat (mani_thepansy)


Runaway (mani_thepansy)

Ghosts (mani_thepansy)

True Mathematics (mani_thepansy)

Soft Power (mani_thepansy)   ...starts in progress

Fighting In Built Up Areas (mani_thepansy)

Youtube playlist of video tracks 

There's another track from Jacobo Alvarez, but it's too distorted to do anything with, and as it's not the complete thing, it's not worth syncing.



Throbbing Gristle w/Erika Anderson - 2009-04-23 - Regency Ballroom SF

audio of show streamed on YouTube, as shared by 'Live Coil Archive' aka Wallflower

Throbbing Gristle
The Grand Ballroom at The Regency Center
San Francisco CA
April 23, 2009 (Thursday)

Source: AT825 (left balcony, ~25' from stage) > SD 744T > WAVE (24/44.1)
Transfer: SD 744T (FW) > G5 Dual Mac (Peak/xACT) > FLACs (level 8)

CD1 (71:33)
1 intro
2 Very Friendly
3 Persuasion
4 Something Came Over Me >
5 Live Ray
6 Hamburger Lady
7 Almost A Kiss
8 Spring Bankistan
9 (banter/band intro)
10 Endless Not

CD2 (18:34)
1 What A Day >
2 Discipline
3 (crowd/curtain call)

total time: 1:30:07

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - vocals, violin, bass
Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson - electronics
Cosey Fanni Tutti - guitar, electronics
Chris Carter - electronics


This recording was shared by Michael Z. on a certain bittorrent sharing site, a couple weeks (or maybe a month?) after I put up my inferior offer, which Mr. Z. was *quite* critical of, but at least he shared his byproduct instead of just harsh words, so we should be very thankful for his generosity!

That can be downloaded here:  AUD #1 (michaelz)

My own effort is available here:  AUD #2  (lammah), along with my writeup, and some distant, blurry pics, the best of which is to the right of this text.

Here it is, a recording of Throbbing Gristle's first San Francisco appearance since they last played here in 1981, when I would have been ten years old.

Some of the people around me were a bit loud, especially the French-y guy you can hear shouting at Genesis after the first track, and there's conversation during the last part of Persuasion... I sound like a grumpy taper, don't I?  For some reason, the chatter bothered me, but who am I to dictate what others choose to do besides stare slack-jawed in rapt attention, which is probably either the first or last thing Mr. P. Orridge wants, depending on her mood.

Very amusing bit where Genesis reads off the phone number of one "Stephanie", who exhorts the vocalist to 'call her', as she's 'ready to be created'.  I'm going to assume this was done with  her consent and have left this information in the recording unedited...

Otherwise, this recording should be more than adequate to give those who missed this a taste of the proceedings.  Yes, the volume nearly doubled for the last two tracks, but still hopefully not enough to brickwall.

Not sure that #6 is really 'Live Ray', assume that's what it's called, based on process of elimination, given the 2009 setlists I've seen so far. 
[ed note: Correct]

The opening act (I think 'The Dakotas' is what they called themselves, and isn't just them saying where they're from) played a single long song that was pleasant enough, so I've included  it here.
  [ed note: not sure what substances I was on when hearing what the singer announced herself as.]  

As recompense, I ended up remastering the opening set (Erika Anderson of 'ambient folksters' Gowns)...which you can grab from here.

ERIKA ANDERSON (opening set)

Video footage from the show.


Black Kids + Mates Of State (w/Judgement Day) - 2009-04-21 - The Independent SF


[NOTE:  Both the co-headlining sets were shared on a certain Bittorrent site at the time, but the opening act Judgement Day had not been. ]

Black Kids
The Independent
San Francisco

Co-headline date with Mates of State.  This is the second night of a two night
sojourn in SF.

taper    : lammah (aka thehappyone)
gear     : Sonic Studios DSM-6Ls > Edirol R-09HR
mastering: Adobe Audition 1.5 (hardlimit of audience clapping, normalization) >
                   CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)

Was actually recorded as 16/44.1, normally I do 24/48 and downsample, probably reset by the firmware upgrade I just did on the Edirol.


1:10    00 - intro music/soundchecking

3:24    01 - Listen To Your Body Tonight
4:20    02 - Partie Traumatic
3:49    03 - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)
2:27    04 - I Took Her Love For Granted [Hefner]
4:48    05 - Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)
4:17    06 - Hit The Heartbrakes
4:34    07 - You Were Faux Cool
4:33    08 - Love Me Already
4:52    09 - I'm Making Eyes At You
4:47    10 - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend
1:16    11 - pre-encore cheering
3:46    12 - You Only Call Me When You're Crying
6:22    13 - Hurricane Jane

Total 54:31

"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend" has a bit of Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order, nice touch for this old NO fan.

Probably the best recording I've ever done, was right in front, too.  No re-EQ done, anything other than keeping the audience shouts/clapping in line.

This was one of those things that didn't sound that great when you were there but sounds absolutely wonderful listening to the playback in the sunlight of daytime.  At one point, an female (probably quite inebriated) exhorted myself and my cohort to dance or something, but we refrained since we're old white guys, the kind Black Kids frown upon because they don't dance...at least that was my excuse for the erstwhile "Hurricane Jane"...


* Absolutely NO leverage for material gain permitted.
* I don't mind MP3 transcodes, but please keep a reference back to this original
  seed/info file


Only videos from these dates was from the previous night was bits of "Rock With You" and the Hefner cover, by underwomanit.

Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)

I Took Her Love For Granted [Hefner]


The Whip + Late Of The Pier - 2009-04-16 - Popscene, SF


The Whip
Popscene @330 Ritch St.
San Francisco CA

taper: thehappyone
kit: Sony ECM-MS907 > Edirol R-09HR (w/o batbox)


00 - intro   [1:06]
01 - Muzzle #1  [4:59]
02 - Sister Siam  [4:50]
03 - Divebomb  [5:39]
04 - Blackout  [6:03]
05 - Throw It In The Fire  [6:03]
06 - Shake  [6:25]
07 - Trash  [6:41]
08 - outro  [4:51]
09 - brief chat with Bruce Carter  [0:47] 

Total  [48:28]

Mancunian dance-rock band active from 2006 to the present,  though Discogs doesn't list recordings after 2011. Frontman Bruce Carter would had previously formed Nylon Pylon and then become a music teacher.

Lots of muffling during the first couple of tracks, and in fact, throughout...probably due to me not knowing how to hold up a microphone...the MS907 isn't a lapel mic but something more handheld/tabletop.

GSM interference from my iPhone during "Blackout", and midway through "Shake".  Kraftwerk sample during "Throw It In The Fire".  A good early example of me being totally excited and whooping my approval after every track, though I never picked up their album "X Marks Destination"

Must have shocked the hell out of Bruce for some SF rando evento have mentioned Alex!  Adding "The Red" finally clued him in...

WHIP IT  (d/l from pCloud)