2015-07-19

Facebook for current shows, this space to feature my archival recordings

Silver Shadows, live at the Brick and Mortar, July 3rd, 2015


Some things are in the works for later this year...likely more archival in focus...I have quite a few live recordings from 2008 onwards to resuscitate, due for later in 2015.

In the meantime, follow my current meanderings on Facebook.

For more Silver Shadows pics...

And for their fantastic performance of "Night Drive":







2015-06-25

Will Ivy - 2015-06-25 - The Knockout SF



Will Ivy
25 June 2015
The Knockout
San Francisco, CA


Setlist

soundchecking
unknown #1
unknown #2
unknown #3
unknown #4
Good Night
unknown #6

(MP3s in zipfile - right click, save as on your PC/Mac)

Pictures


2015-04-16

Cruel Summer - 2015-04-03 - The Chapel SF




Cruel Summer
2015-04-03
The Chapel
San Francisco CA

Opening for Mourn.  Look for that one soon.

taper: thehappyone, video is an iPhone 4, audio uses outboard Sonic Studios DSM-6s/L mics into an Olympus LS-5

Setlist

intro
Around You, Around Me
Dusted
Spun
Lavender
Carquinez
Leeches

Been following this group and have seen them several times since one of their first shows back at the end of 2011, but have to say that for me, this was their best performance yet, and hope that great things continue to happen for them, as they are lovely folk.

This video encompasses the last four songs...


I also recorded the first two (audio-only though) as "Around You, Around Me" and "Dusted" are really strong as well.  I've augmented these with all the photos I took.


Another recording of "Spun", from Wayne Jessup, from a different angle...



Can't wait for when their album lands.

Some more photos...

2015-03-12

Thehappyone is now on FB (joy)


You can find me on Facebook too....if you want...

Probably will use this space for in-depth exploration, and the FB for quicker stuff.

Here's a couple of recent vids from Noise Pop...


Chasms - "Dissolution Into Clear Light"



VANIISH - "Kaleidoscoped"



No Joy - pt 1. @ Noise Pop



No Joy - pt 2 @ Noise Pop



2015-03-02

HTRK - Noise Pop 2015 - Elbo Room, San Francisco



HTRK
Noise Pop 2015
2015-02-25
Elbo Room
San Francisco, CA

Full-length video



Recorded with GoPro 4 Hero Silver synced to outboard recording using Sonic Studios DSM-6s/L microphones plugged into an Olympus LS-5.

0:00 intro
0:31 Give It Up
6:56 Chinatown Style
14:11 Poison
19:28 Fascinator
26:06 The Body You Deserve
33:46 Synthetik
41:37 Rentboy
46:08 Ha
52:13 outro

A superlative set from Australia's finest darkwave electronic/noise group.

The camera work during the latter half of "Give It Up" is somewhat sketchy, apologies, the GoPro is still a new piece of gear and was still getting used to it.

Please, if you enjoy this, think of buying some of the group's product here or catching them live when they play near you...

2015-01-10

PYLON - M Train (live Part Time Punks Festival 2008)

Screen capture of Lyndsey Parker's footage

A random item from the AMH archive, before I start in again on all my old recordings....

"M Train" -- Live @ Part Time Punks Festival - 16 November 2008
[256kbit MP3]

One of the last times the band played live before the unfortunate passing of guitarist Randy Bewley a scant few months afterwards.

I had been upstairs catching Savage Republic, as I figured since I had tickets a couple of nights later at The Independent, I could catch Pylon then...however, after SR wrapped up, I was able to see them perform their encore, M Train.  After witnessing the excitement surrounding them,  I wish I had stayed downstairs for the entire set....but did see it in full a couple days later back in San Francisco (as well as a produce a recording) which will appear in due time.

There's some footage online, including an amusing one where someone jumps onstage to join Vanessa...but the audio quality is subpar, so I'll leave it to your web searching skills to find more of these.

Medium Medium (who had played with them at the first Part Time Punks fest) for the following year opened their set with a heartfelt tribute to Pylon, which you can watch here...the video's pretty compressed, but is a very good listen and a brilliant cover.