Champagne Socialists / Girls / The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 2009-07-21 - Rickshaw Stop SF


from "jingleSF" video


The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart
Rickshaw Stop
San Francisco CA

taper: lammah

kit:  Sonic Studios DSM-6/L mics > Edirol RO9-HR > Adobe Audition (limiting/normalization) >
      CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)

location:  2nd floor balcony front/center


00 1:52  soundchecking
01 2:48  Doing All The Things That Wouldn't Make Your Parents Proud
02 3:03  This Love is Fucking Right!
03 4:52  Young Adult Friction
04 2:14  103
05 3:55  The Tenure Itch
06 5:33  Stay Alive
07 3:53  Come Saturday
08 3:59  Higher Than The Stars
09 3:29  Everything With You
10 3:21  The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
11 1:40  ---
12 5:38  Gentle Sons

Total: 46:23

First time for me visiting the Rickshaw.  By happenstance, found a good place to tape, albeit
a bit distant.  Only real glitch is 1:25-1:35 of track 7 gets a bit muffled.

The bad news is the opening groups were really awful.  I did tape the Champagne Socialists'
sub-Siouxie fronted Smithslike jangle(*) but decided that Girls was not worth wasting battery
on, one set of Nelson twins is enough.
However, this was more than made up by The Pains, who while sounding like every 80's/early90s band you know and love (with a huge vocal nod to Chapterhouse), they were impressive.

I can understand why these guys are building a following.


Indeed they did, and did very well for Mike Schulman and Slumberland, so glad for their success, even if they eventually called it a day.  I saw their bassists's new band Massage recently at the Bottom Of The Hill and thought it was pretty good.

Here's "Come Saturday" from YouTube poster jingleSF.  Only video footage of this show, though there was another performance from Feburary when they played a secret show to open for Deerhunter.

(*) Note that was my opinion at the time, which doesn't hold up, as I quite enjoyed listening to them again now, and didn't realize their only 7" was released on Slumberland!  
Know they later changed their name to Neverever but don't think they lasted much longer, I don't think.  Girls, on the other hand...not for me.  I included the one song I taped of them before I stopped the recording.  I may have been overly harsh here too...not sure whatever happened to Christopher Owens from that group.
Speaking of which, here's my live recording of them, linked below:
Champagne Socialists - ? / ? / Blue Genes / ? / Young Runaways / ? / ? / Girls set (incomplete)
Their Slumberland 7" SLR 98 single (playlist of tho songs)



Savage Republic / The Urinals / Brilliant Colors / Rank/Xerox - 2009-07-18 - Hemlock Tavern SF


Rank / Xerox
Brilliant Colors
The Urinals
Savage Republic
@Hemlock Tavern 2009-07-18

taper: thehappyone
kit: Sonic Studios DSM-6L > Edirol R-09HR (w/o batbox)

There is nothing in the way of photos from the show or posters or videos, just these recordings from the now dearly departed Hemlock Tavern.  An absolutely brilliant set of bands, too.  Recordings linked to via the band name.  

Was the second night in a row seeing Savage Republic play with other legendary bands like Flipper and Toiling Midgets the previous night, and The Urinals for this present show, along with local promising groups Brilliant Colors and Rank/Xerox

Rank/Xerox - soundchecking / Discipline / Turn To Stone / Our Early Time / Basement Furniture / Drips / Nausea / Stairs / outro

Brilliant Colors - soundchecking / Mythic / I Searched / Should I Tell You / English Cities / Short Sleeves At Night / Over There / Yell In The Air / Absolutely Anything

The Urinals - intro + soundchecking / Strip Club / Close Our Eyes / Girl Before / Water/Blood / Bring Me Joy / This Love Is Impossible / Rocket To The Moon / Insomnia / Shut Yr Trap / Black Hole / The President & King Shake Hands / Unblackmailable / (sounds like a Sonic Youth cover) / This Song Is a Virus / outro

Savage Republic - soundcheck (w/chatter) / Year Of Exile / Procession / Mobilization / Next To Nothing / Andelusia / Viva La Rock n' Roll [Alternative TV] / 1938 / Siege / outro




Flipper w/Savage Republic & Toiling Midgets - 2009-07-17 - Cafe Du Nord, SF


Cafe Du Nord
San Francisco CA

taper: lammah
equip: Sonic Studios DSM-6/L mics > Edirol R-09HR
loc:   stage left-ish, about 5-10' away from the band
prep:  32/48 WAV > Adobe Audition 1.5 (normalization, bass EQ, conversion to 16/44) > CD WAVE (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)


00 - intro - [0:25]
01 The Lights The Sound The Rhythm The Noise [5:47]
02 Sacrifice [6:29]
03 [4:13]
04 The Way Of The World  [5:19]
05 Ha Ha Ha Ha [3:01]
06 [5:06]
07 - Bruce improv tune -  [0:11]
08 Ever [4:59]
09 Survivors Of The Plague [7:01]
10 (I Saw You Shine)  [10:09]
11      Get Away [4:37]
12 Life Is Cheap  [faded out] [5:42]

(contemporaneous write-up)

There's a couple of songs (03 and 06) I can't identify, much appreciated if you could help a brother out.  Apparently they played nothing from Love, which is quote weird considering it came out in June 2009.

Unfortunately, my recording cuts out before the encore of "Sex Bomb", and I may have missed "Talk Is Cheap" before that, so if anybody else here has another version of this that is complete, please share.  
Can't complain how this came out otherwise.

Mr. Calderwood was in "fine" form and was so pissed off he didn't bother to come back on for the encore.  I don't think the crowd hated him quite enough for his liking, even once the moshpit started going.  New bassist Rachel Thoele availed herself well, though during the start of one of her songs, Bruce started going off on her playing out of tune.  That man can down a beer faster than
anybody I've ever seen though...not Dumweiser even but one of those thick foreign brews...I think everybody was actually impressed by that.

Probably not a show you'd re-play frequently, but a good, even if  incomplete, document.


*  No leveraging for material gain, unless you're Bruce Loose or an authorized representative thereof.  Simply uncool otherwise.
*  I don't mind MP3 transcodes (not on the lossless torrent site of note of course), but please retain this info file!
*  Have fun.  Life is too short otherwise.


REPPLIF  (pCloud stream/dl)
"The Lights The Sound The Rhythm The Noise " - Filmed by 'BayAreaMusicLens' for their 2008 Cafe Du Nord show, with Krist from Nirvana instead of Rachel from Frightwig on bassist duties...for Flipper, this instrument is the equivalent to drummers for Spinal Tap, it is said.