Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dante vs Zombies @ Amoeba Music (2012-04-13)

I always had the idea that if I ever went to LA I'd go see a band at Amoeba. I'm not overly sure why.. it just became a thing I wanted to do. So, once I got to Hollywood I made sure to drop by on the first day to see if anyone interesting was playing. These guys intrigued me based on their name so I decided to check them out having not heard a single thing by them. To put it bluntly. I was very impressed and happy with my decision.

Their music is kind of a hillbilly garage-rock type thing I don't know. I remember walking away from this saying they reminded me of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti but that's not close enough. They are something else.

I love when I band can just do whatever the fuck they want and not really care about anything. Case point was 'Dante' grabbing a subway bag with sandwich inside and swinging it above his head for half the set or so. I mean… it's kind of stupid but it was entertaining and that's what's important right?

This was recorded in the second 'aisle' pretty much in line with the right speaker stack. The sound is clear and true to the performance.
The photo used below was taken from the Amoeba website so if they don't want me to use it let me know.

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1.  Natural Disaster
2.  Ta Da!
3.  Horror Stories For Whores
4.  The Dump
5.  My Poor Old Parrot
6.  I Donʼt Understand Anything
7.  Yes, I'm Stalking You
8.  Harry Rag (The Kinks Cover)
9.  Watermelon Iodine

Length: 29:50

Sound Quality: B+

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Dead Meadow @ The Corner Hotel (2012-04-01)

Dead Meadow are a band I don't really listen too as often as I'd like. In fact: I only have one album by them which is 2005s 'Feathers'. I got a ticket to this show because I saw them at Melbourne Music Festival 2010 (download available here) and loved that set and to be honest.. this one was just as good. On the night I found a lot of songs familiar but listening back they played vastly different sets both shows.

This was recorded in my usual spot at The Corner. Towards the left emergency exit quite close to the speaker stack. As usual the sound is good and I'm very happy with it.

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1.  I Love You Too
2.  'Till Kingdom Come
3.  1000 Dreams
4.  What Needs Must Be
5.  Indian Bones
6.  Heaven
7.  Good Moanin'
8.  All Torn Up
9.  At Her Open Door
10. Sleepy Silver Door
11. Beyond The Fields We Know

Length: 1:19:43

Sound Quality: B+

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Dick Diver @ Polyester Records (2013-03-15)

When your favourite band has a little preview show for their upcoming album it's always good to head along and hear a few new cuts. Even better when it is free (and BYO) like this one. For myself.. I had already seen all but one of the tracks but regardless, enjoyed this show as much as any other show I've seen by these guys. It is always a pleasure to see Flying Tea Towel Blues live and is the only song in the set that dates back to the first time I caught these guys.

This was recorded from the front row directly in front of the band on the left side/entrance to the shop. It's always a little hard recording in Polyester but usually I'm happy enough with the results.

Dick Diver @ Polyester Records (2013-03-15) photo DickDiver20130315_zps56862ab7.jpg

1.  Bondi '98
2.  Flying Tea Towel Blues
3.  Water Damage
4.  Amber
5.  Lime Green Shirt
6.  Calendar Days
7.  New Start Again
8.  Languages of Love
9.  Alice

Length: 39:14

Sound Quality: B

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