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


The Fillmore
San Francisco CA

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)


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)


* 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.



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"


"There Goes The Fear"


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


Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
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


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.


* 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)


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

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)

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.

* 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!