Strange night. This was a local guy’s “birthday bash” with 5 local bands and then The Skull. The show started late, and ran later as the night went on. Eric Wagner, who is the mellowest guy in the world was even visibly irritated about it. They did not start their set until 1am, ended at 2:30. I was hurting the next day- my daughter woke me up at 7 or so. That was a long drive back to Sacramento. Shot with the HFM30.
This is part 2 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube
I am part of a northwest music facebook group, and I heard that Bill Rieflin passed away. I did not know who he was, so I looked him up… WOW. He was not only the drummer for many of my favorite bands (he was in SO MANY BANDS), but he was unbelievably talented. I tend to focus on drums a lot when listening to music, which is probably due to my cousin Tony Schwartz being a drummer in my formative years. I did not even realize that he was the drummer in this incarnation of The Swans that I saw until I looked up the band member timeline… and I recall that the drummer kicked ass. So this was at the Roxy, who were a complete pain in the ass about taping. I had to smuggle the gear into the club, and then hide the DAT deck in my pocket (mics on eyeglasses). I set the levels at a “reasonable level” (levels used for Foo Fighters a couple weeks earlier at the same club… I check the deck about 15min in and the levels were PEGGED! Shit. In my haste to change levels without being seen, I unplug the mics. So I lose about 1-2min of the show. So in summary, it was f*cking LOUD, is not great for the 1st 15min or so.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TCDD7 & Coresound mics w/battery box and bass rolloff
I don’t think I ever posted or shared this video before. The audio from the camera’s stock audio mic was terrible- totally distorted. I tried to do some shadow correction in premiere but it kinda freaked out, so I merely denoised/degrained the video. I’ve also had a DAT master soundboard of the show, but the mix was pretty uneven. I was able to rebalance it in izotope to make it listenable.. I pushed it as far as I could without making it sound weird.
Featuring the head and long black hair of Todd Nakamine in the foreground 🙂
Oh, and this is the earliest GF video on youtube… which proves nothing except show how old I am.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TR-81 camcorder (w/standard 8 tape) Sony TCD-D7 through soundboard Enhancements: Degrain in Adobe Premiere; Soundboard rebalance in Izotope.
Here is the full soundboard from the Aron’s show. I posted the video earlier this week, but it cuts in at abour the 10 minute mark. I can’t remember, and I wonder why I didn’t film the entire show. I think I was worried about standing in front of people… which explains why I cut Jessy off on the video rather than filming straight on. One of the best encores ever- Dragon Lady/The Grand Tour. Damn.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 Soundboard rebalance (increase bass & guitar, decrease drums) in Izotope.
I already gave my opinion of the venue (acoustic and general vibe) on the Mike Watt post, but this set sounds pretty good. I remember the anticipation leading up to the show- there was no Foo Fighters music available so pretty much everyone was hearing this for the first time. I remember hearing “Big Me” at the show and being hooked right away.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card
Since Brian McKenna posted the story about the short-handed Sacramento stop of this tour, I thought that I would digitize my DAT master recording of the show at The Palace a few days later… on the 25th anniversary of the show. Man, I hated the Palace. Security was a huge pain in the ass, and the theater’s acoustics was one of the worst I have dealt with. I am about 15 feet from the left stack and it is still distant, echoey and boomy. My one good palace story was that I once forgot a battery pack for a pavement show (taping through the soundboard) so I faked illness/medical emergency to get out to my car for the pack- they were strict on ins and outs. I thanked the security guy on the way back in and showed him the pack as I strolled back in. heh heh. I know that Vedder and Grohl performed the entire tour, but I don’t know if Carla did the entire thing. Hearing her sing some of these songs is a real treat. And we also get KIRA on her only appearance of the tour!
The rest of the bands from that night are forthcoming.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with battery box bass rolloff Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card EQ’d in Sony Soundforge to bring the bass down a bit (yes, it was actually bassier than this)