I checked with Steve on this one and we can’t figure out what the venue is. The only venue showing in the mid-90s on setlist.fm is The Roxy, but I don’t recall The Roxy having a balcony like that. Maybe the Whiskey?
Recorded by: Steve Rogers Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 Enhanced (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements
I went on vacation to San Diego with my family in 2013 and learned that The Muffs were playing in L.A. at the same time I was going to be there. My and my friend Pete Markall made the 2+ hour drive to the show… it was totally worth the trek. They had not been playing live too often at the time- they played a show in SF in 2011 and this was only their 3rd show since then…
This was the only time I got to see them in their hometown, and it was probably the best(and longest) show I was able to catch. Very loose- they were having a lot of fun- at about 20 minutes in, Kim changes guitars. Ronnie: “Are you in tune?” Kim: “yeah, I’m in Tune, what the fuck”. Her comments on vinyl (and 8 track tape) at 43:00 are a must watch.
This is filmed with a consumer 1080p Canon camcorder, before I got my nicer equipment so it is a little grainy.
I also audiotaped the show. Hopefully one day this video will get an improved audio source synched with it.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFM30 and stock mic.
I ran out of time to transfer something from my archive of stuff, so I dug through a box of discs that I received from Matt Hargrove for something Sacramento related… and happened to pull out one of my favorite bands from Northern Cal- thanks Matt! I was late to the party with Grandaddy. I heard KEXP play “Now its On” from Sumday in 2002 and was hooked. Then I learned that the band was from Modesto and I missed out on years of local shows, doing (even better) early stuff. D’oh! I am still hoping that Brian McKenna finds that demo tape (1 of 5) that the band gave him. This recording has unknown lineage, but it seems like all recordings of the band are really nice quality.
I missed yesterday’s post- my flight home was cancelled yesterday, which caused all sorts of work and travel chaos. I made it home last night, on an indirect flight. Air travel is a nightmare right now. Anyway, here is a fun one- Steve Rogers’ mid-90s band The Verdicts. They even do a Surrogate Brains cover of If The Things They Say Are True (from Surrogate Serenades) at about the 4:00 mark. If anyone recognizes this venue, please let me know. It’s pretty unique with the stage being small, but with a tall drum riser. I do not recall a venue looking like this when I lived in L.A. in the mid-90s.
Recorded by: Steve Rogers Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Transfer Equipment: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into workstation Enhanced (degrain/brightness/contrast) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video