2009-07-18

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

Enjoy!

 

2009-07-17

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

 


Flipper
2009-07-17
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)

tracks

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.

AS USUAL

*  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.

lammah


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.
 

2009-05-18

Doves - 2009-05-18 - The Fillmore, SF

 

Doves
2009-05-18
The Fillmore
San Francisco CA
USA

taper:  lammah
gear :  Sonic Studios DSM-6/L mics > Edirol R-09HR
loc  :  About 15-20' behind left-hand side stack
prep :  Adobe Audition 1.5 (normalization, clap suppression, bass EQ) > CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)

Tracks

6:40    01. Jetstream
4:14    02. Snowden
5:30    03. Winter Hill
3:51    04. Rise
4:33    05. Pounding
6:12    06. Almost Forgot Myself
4:41    07. 10:03
6:03    08. Compulsion
5:06    09. Words
4:07    10. The Greatest Denier
5:01    11. Kingdom Of Rust
3:30    12. Ambition
4:44    13. Black And White Town
4:34    14. The Outsider
6:00    15. Caught By The River
3:18    16. (Crowd)
4:17    17. Firesuite
5:53    18. Here It Comes
4:05    19. The Last Broadcast
1:31    20. There Goes The Fear (cut)
4:24    20. There Goes The Fear (continued) [*]

Total: 98:23

* = used iPhone, very poor quality, about 30 seconds is missing from this track

2009 notes:

The Doves live at the Fillmore in "San Fran", as Jimi referred to it continually.  

Unfortunately, this didn't come out as good as some of my other recent efforts, could be because Doves were LOUD, as this was one of the few recent shows I kept earplugs in, the other of course being MBV...or due to poor acoustics even though I was relatively close to the front stacks, was on the other side the last time...or perhaps I'm unfairly comparing this to the superior Seattle recording that cut_here did with his AT853's that was shared here on (a certain Bittorent live music sharing site)...

In any event, I reckoned I didn't have enough battery power to tape the opening act, as I ran off in a rush and forgot to take an extra set with me.  I was right, and I didn't have enough to capture all of the set either, as I ran out of juice a minute and a half into 'There Goes The Fear'...I had the wherewithal to then
use my iPhone to capture the rest of it in extremely poor, distorted quality.

There were a few other distractions, but it's otherwise still an OK listen.

Also note that I have switched to a generic filename format and am now properly utilizing FLAC tags.
(undone for this share)
Good review:

http://popwreckoning.com/2009/05/20/doves-the-fillmore-san-francisco/ (from archive.org)

GENTLE REMINDERS

* Leveraging this recording for material gain will result in bad karma for thee!
* Redistribution in lossy format is OK, but retain this info file and reference back to this original seed, please
* Above all, enjoy!  Life is too short and brutish for anything else.

lammah


DOVES LIVE IN SF 2009 - pCloud FLAC


2021 commentary/additions:

Recording sounds a bit thin, which is probably due to the sheer volume causing the Edirol limter to compress if I had to guess.  I could probably do some EQ tricks, but it becomes making a silk purse out of a sow's ear, so best just keep it as it is...I've certainly heard worse in my time....was a very good show, but probably one of the loudest five shows I've ever been to...

As stated above, openers Wild Light were not taped.

Here are some videos of this performance that I found...I played "Almost Forgot Myself" to my audio recording, was very enjoyable...

"Pounding" from none other than "Karen" (how mad):

Stunning footage of "Almost Forgot Myself" from 'bayareanorthernsoul':



Poorer quality "Black and White Town" from "gaae2000":


And finally, a quartet of videos from "AdmiralNeeda" who has captured quite a few shows over the years...

"Black and White Town"

 
 
"Caught By The River"

"Firesuite"

"There Goes The Fear"



2009-05-10

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum w/Fred Frith - 2009-05-10 - Great American Music Hall SF

 

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
2009-05-10
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco CA

taper:  lammah
equipment:  Sonic Studios DSM-6/L > Edirol R-09HR
postion:  stage right, in front of Carla, and 1" in front of front fill stack
editing:  Adobe Audition 1.5 (normalization/balancing/attenuation of audience clapping/re-EQ) > CD Wave (tracksplits > FLAC(6) > here

Tracks

01 - (entrance march) 5:29
02 - bring back the apocalypse 7:12
03 - headless corpses enactment 5:50
04 - phthisis 7:06
05 - (luciano vox) 3:41
06 - norgarden nyvla [Fred Frith on bass guitar] 6:21
07 - the salt crown 9:02
08 - the last human being 6:01
09 - salamander 8:04
10 - the only dance 7:47
11 - the old grey heron 9:37
12 - a hymn to the morning star 5:26
13 - the donkey-headed adversary of humanity opens the discussion 7:35
__
14 - angle of repose 10:21
15 - 1997 (tonight we're gonna party like it's...) 10:23

TOTAL  110:02

bonus: FF01 Fred Frith (opening act)  35:23

I've heard SGH's albums, and thought they were good, but they pale compared to catching them
live.  Wow!

This was a tour-end show so had a few special additions, like the absolutely unforgettable entrance march, still something I've not see any other band try to pull off.

Took a very interesting position, right in front of Carla Kihlstedt, who is just an amazing musician and performer.  The others are talented too. :)  Thus, the original recording is unbalanced toward the left channel, as that was picking up the fill stack 1" in front of my left mic.  Along with re-EQing some bass, I've fixed this in the mastered version.

A photo of the setlist can be found here, taken by my friend Jason:

There's also other photos of the band you can peruse at your leisure.   Haha, I'm joking, these were *only* available via the Wayback Machine, which I've managed to collect and extract for your convenience.

I've also included Fred Frith's opening set, which was a single long 30+ minute song.
Apologies for any talking you can hear during this...it is what it is.  As for video there are bits from other Great American shows but none from this as far as I've been able to search.

REMEMBER

* Do not leverage this recording for material gain.  Not cool.

* MP3 transcodes are fine (but not on DIME of course), just keep the original info file...

* Above all, enjoy!


LISTEN TO SGM  (pCloud fileset)

2009-05-07

Spectrum w/Entrance Band - 2009-05-07 - GAMH SF




Spectrum
2009-05-07
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco CA

taper: lammah (me)
equipment: Sonic Studios DSM-6/L > Edirol R-09HR
editing: Adobe Audition (normalization|limiter on clapping|48/32 to 44.1/16) >
CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)

tracklist:
00s0 - soundchecking  [3:29]
00s1 - pre-gig backing music  [5:43]  
[left out of original seed, but re-included here]

01 - Mary Anne  [9:41]
02 - Transparent Radiation  [7:23]
03 - Set Me Free  [7:38]
04 - How You Satisfy Me  [6:10]

05 - Ché  [6:01]
06 - When Tomorrow Hits  [7:20]
07 - Revolution  [12:23
08 - War Sucks [Red Crayola]  [7:46]
09 - Suicide  [22:04]

TOTAL: 89:59 -> 95:42

Another outing from Peter Kember and the boys. First time at the GAMH for me, if you can believe it! Great-looking place with a stage not too high up, so you feel like you're right there.

Apparently, he had a sore throat and was losing his voice, so he had throat spray right up on stage and was using it copiously. Music to take sore throat spray to listen to music to.
 
Got almost all of the Spectrum set, ran out of battery the last couple of minutes but got almost all of the feedback freakout at the end of Suicide.  Killer set otherwise, you won't be disappointed.

I taped both openers, though the Dora Flood set apparently got written over.  There was one other taper lurking about, who may have taped this.

The Entrance Band set I have...and for the first time it is being shared here, their first song was amazing, but it then descended to a bit of a Hendrix power trio-jamband thing, others enjoyed it but not 100% my cup of tea. At one point the singer, some guy dressed all in white, decided to soak in a bit of Spectrum and stood in the audience right in front of us, which was cool.

REMEMBER:
* Leveraging this recording for material gain is seriously uncool.
* I'm okay with MP3 transcodes (or YouTube of course) as long as this info file is kept and/or reference to the original link is retained, which it probably won't be.
* Enjoy the music!

WHITE LIGHT WHITE PETE  (FLACset of audio)

2009-04-30

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

 

Ladytron
2009-04-30
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)

Setlist:

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.

DISCLAIMERS

* 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.

 

2009-04-23

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

http://throbbing-gristle.com/
 


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 works, 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.


2009-04-21

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
2009-04-21
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.

Tracks

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"...

REMEMBER

* 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



BLACK IN BACK


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]



2009-04-16

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

 

 
 
The Whip
2009-04-16
Popscene @330 Ritch St.
San Francisco CA

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

Setlist

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)

2009-03-24

The Homosexuals, Magic Bullets, Brilliant Colors - 2009-03-24 - Bottom Of The Hill SF

 

The Homosexuals
2009-03-24
Bottom Of The Hill
San Francisco CA
 
A Part Time Punks event

taper:  thehappyone
equipment:  Sonic Studios DSM-6/L mics > Edirol R-09HR

 
Bruno Wizard with his coterie...
 
Fourth time for me at the BOTH....this set hasn't been made available before.

Setlist

00 Part Time Punks DJ tracks include...
   - "Ambition" by Vic Godard/Subway Sect 
   - "Gordon Is A Moron" by Jilted John aka Graham Fellows, who later would develop his John Shuttleworth persona (which I sadly mis-ID'ed at the time as "Atilla The Stockbroker", how embarrassing.
   - "I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher" by Notsensibles 
   - the band themselves playing over whatever's being played.

01 intro
02 Hearts In Exile
03 You're Not Moving (The Way You're Supposed To) pt.1
04 Astral Glamour
05 Neutron Lover
06 "you old cunt!" (chantalong)
07 Technique Street
08 Flying
09 My Night Out
10 Snapshots Of Nairobi
11 Pentecost 2016
12 Walk Before Imitate
13 Divorce Proceeding (From Reality)
14 Vociferous Slam
15 False Sentiments
16 You're Not Moving (The Way You're Supposed To) pt.2
17 (Bruno reggae improv + outro with a punk version of "I Heard It Thru The Grapevine)
 
HOMOSEXUALS (pCloud link)

Unfortunately, don't recall much of this one except with a name like that, this had to be something pretty good.  Upon playback, yes, oh yes...Hearts In Exile and Astral Glamour are great tracks....but the highlight is the 20 minute (in 3+17 minute portions) of "You're Not Moving (The Way You're Supposed To), which is spine-bending and mind-blowing.

WOW, their entire recorded output is available here:
https://thehomosexuals.bandcamp.com/album/astral-glamour
 
Definitely going to pick this up (DONE).
 
No photos or video for any of these, it looks like.

2009-02-09

The Bird And The Bee w/Obi Best - 2009-02-09 - The Independent SF

 

(info files as originally posted, with current comments in italics)

The Bird and the Bee
2009-02-09
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

taped by:  lammah (= thehappyone = me!)
equipment: Edirol R-09HR with built-in mics

lineage: Edirol R-09HR (built-in) 24/48 > Adobe Audition 1.5 (downsample to 16/44.1, normalization, fades) > CD Wave (tracksplits) > FLAC(6)

This is the same seed posted to a certain Bittorrent lossless recordings of independent origin site of some renown shared later that night, if I can believe my notes...most likely this was really a couple days afterwards....though I remember at the time I was *very* enthusiastic about this show.

Tracklisting

00 - intro             1:43
01 - My Love           4:52
02 - Again and Again   3:06
03 - Diamond Dave      4:21
04 - Fucking Boyfriend 3:47
05 - Ray Gun           4:00
06 - Preparedness      3:45
07 - Birthday          5:07
08 - Man               3:53
09 - Love Letter To Japan        4:28
10 - I Can't Go For That
     (No Can Do) [Hall n' Oates] 5:08
11 - Meteor            5:18
12 - Polite Dance Song 5:50
--
13 - How Deep Is Your Love       4:21


Total                 59:46


Here's my recent recording of the fabulous The Bird and the Bee.  The Independent was packed on a Monday night to see this group, which features the daughter of Lowell George (from Little Feat)  playing in a synth-pop duo.  The 80s are back!  Or was it electroclash finally becoming popular in LA?  Crowd was pretty sedate considering the place it was filled, so I'm guessing the group was a bit more casual than the usual wild bunch that go to see shows here.  :-)

Blurry photos and ticket stub included.

Will also put up Obi Best soon (which I did)...they were a very pleasant surprise, and of course Alex and Wendy from that group also help out on backing vocals and random instruments.


REMEMBER

* DO NOT USE THIS RECORDING FOR ANY SORT OF MATERIAL GAIN.  
* I'M OK WITH TRANSCODES AS LONG AS REFERENCE TO THIS LOSSLESS ORIGINAL IS RETAINED
 

THE BIRD AND THE BEE  (pCloud link)


As a bonus, I also assembled a YouTube playlist of footage from this show, which starts from "My Love", which you can click on below.


 

"This was shot with a Sony HVR-Z1U, Audio is from Church Audio 9100 Mics and Pre-Amp to a Roland R09 16/48. Taper = Derek Dubuque (Drock). Thanks to Inara, and the Independent for allowing me to tape."  Indeed, this source sounds outstanding, and better than my effort.

I believe at one point I received the entire gig on DVD, but have to find that.  If I do find it and it includes more than what's online, I'll update this and share it.

Obi Best after the jump...

 

2009-01-28

Carta, 3 Leafs, Meridians - 2009-01-28 - Hemlock Tavern SF

 

Photo from sfgate, shortly before closing down



I miss the Hemlock.

Believe this was the first show I went to there (went back a total of 25 times all told), and since there's no documentation of these performances other than my recordings, I'll just present you the downloads which heretofore have not been shared.

All captured with Edirol R-09HR w/built in mics.

Carta set  (pCloud link)

00 - soundchecking  (2:47)
01 - Sexton  (7:14)
02 - Sevendas  (3:25)
03 - The Last Name Of Your First Love  (5:58)
04 - Hourglass  (4:34)
05 - Larva  (5:47)
06 - Perdido  (5:25)

This show was played by Kyle, Sacha, Ray, and Raj, according to the band's shows page.

3 Leafs set  (pCloud link)

(01 - 13:14)
(02 - 10:40)
(03 - 5:13)
 
No titles for this set, as of yet....krauty free jazz-sounding.... all really good!
 
They do have a Bandcamp and have other live recordings, so they may be interested in hearing about this, so have reached out to them...

Meridians set  (pCloud link)

00 - soundchecking  (12:00)
01 - 'in the light'  (5:21) 
02 - 'flute loop'  (7:58)
03 - 'remember me'  (9:52)
04 - 'mistake'  (8:43)

These titles are my best guesses.

I *believe* this is their Bandcamp, and they've put something up in the last year....neat!