Live music in SF/Oakland, and maybe elsewhere...
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Obviously, the first half of 2021 was very, very quiet while the world was still trying to recover from lockdown. But then, starting in late June with outdoors shows, and gradually shifting back into normal, the pace of live performance attendance really started to pick up.
This was mostly a new set of bands, a veritable who's who of SF "fog pop". And some opportunities missed, it wouldn't be until the middle of 2022 until I managed a successful capture of The Reds Pinks & Purples.
2022 and beyond will get their own post at some point, will try to get this done by late January 2023.
Here's a listing of worthwhile bands "from here" to get you started, which I recorded over the past year that I've started sharing my recordings publicly over YT or since 2017, via pCloud fileshares. I figured out that the idea was to get them heard, rather than worry about the sanctity of the format chosen, but for some of the older ones, you're always free to request the lossless versions, which I can make available...within reason....
I also have various shows from the past via various archives (my own and others) shared on my channel, but that's been a lot more scattershot, so it should be covered in a different post, perhaps when the next "blast from the past" is shared. Only if there were five of me...
taped by: thehappyone
using: Sonic Studios DSM-6s/L mics, into an Olympus LS-5
NOTE: this is audio-only
0:38 "Waste Your Time"
8:38 "Your Hunger"
13:46 Dark Of The Night / New World Order
22:37 White Knuckles
29:08 "My Generation"
Great set by SF's Mane, whom I had a copy of their 7" already, but bought it again in all of its monaural glory.
In support of W.A.M. (Women's Audio Mission), which strives to promote the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, visit their website at http://www.womensaudiomission.org/ to learn more.
Please also support the group by checking out some tunes at http://manesf.bandcamp.com
There's simply a plethora amazing female-fronted groups plying their trade in SF/Oakland, as Women's Audio Mission proves, not to mention other bands like Cruel Summer, Quaaludes, and The World...none of whom sound alike...but this Silver Shadows video of one of my fave tunes of theirs (called "Faultlines") was a high point. Enjoy!
To quote Andy Von Pip, Lush fan extraordinaire, "Created by syncing up a blend of the audio recordings by muchmusic and lammah with various Youtube videos shot by Fender Bass, ampersand, GilW, Tyler King, gridlifeTV, jrcode3, Jim Murphy, AJ4, djmarloca, Veronica Sanchez, and Michelle L.
Intro (Undertow) De-Luxe Breeze Kiss Chase Hypocrite Lovelife Thoughtforms Light from a Dead Star Undertow Lit Up Etheriel Scarlet For Love Out of Control Ladykillers Downer Sweetness and Light
Stray Desire Lines Leaves Me Cold
Thanks to the artists and those who recorded the show. I do not own the rights to this material. If any rights holder, or anyone associated with the band objects to it being here, away it goes."
Because creative writing is hard, I'll recycle what I had written earlier on.
"A fairly superlative effort from Camden's finest. Was surprised there wasn't more jostling down front. I guess we're all old and way too respectful. Lots of thunder clappers near me, so employed some limiting to tame the worst of it.
On the recording, there's a bit of right channel hum during quiet segments. No idea why, I've seen this happen before to me once or twice, otherwise it's not too distracting.
Emma seemed a bit upset over technical issues during the early part of her set, she had some words with her guitar techs after a couple of the songs...and think someone missed a cue near the end of 'For Love', leaving her dangling.
After Lit Up, Miki laid into the two guys in front of me who were videoing throughout...I've been guilty of this in the past but have severely curtailed this in situations (like this one) where your screen is all "lit up" (get it?) and it's indeed a huge distration to those behind you.
Worth quoting Miki in full:
"Okay, so I'm just going to say something because...I know people go on about this all the time, but if you're going to film, right, I personally (don't) give a shit but just check with the people behind you that it's not really fucking irritating them, you know, because it can kind of detract a little bit, you know. A little consideration...that's all I'm saying..."
The guys look like they got struck with lightning...though later on, they were at it again, but now standing *next* to each other, presumably with the approval of the people behind them this time.
As we were walking to the Warfield, my friends and I passed Phil next to the tour bus talking to a couple of fans right before the show."
If you want the audio recording in lossless FLAC, brave my tracker here: http://incubation.atmyheels.com/torrents-details.php?id=310
A few photos from the show, taken with my iPhone 6S...
Will have more recordings in the pipeline, Andy Human and World anybody? More Cruel Shadows and Silver Summers, of course, since they're so gooooood....