Surrogate Brains- Whiskey Barrel Tavern, Stockton Ca. 2/4/17 Canon HFG30 Part 1 The Authorities

Here’s another show that still needs to be edited, but I wanted to get this one angle out before this weekend. This show was awesome- A FREE Surrogate Brains show in their hometown! So the show starts and they open with a song that sounded familiar, but it wasn’t theirs… about 20 seconds in, I realized that it is “Achtung” by Stockon legends The Authorities. Wow, odd and cool way to start the show. Then they start the next song- “I Hate Cops”. HOLY SHIT THEY ARE PLAYING THE ENTIRE “Soundtrack for Trouble” 7″! A bunch of people were reacting the same way- holy shit, sing along, jump on stage. I hope the camera work holds up because I was a little excited. Anyway, I am blathering on because The Authorities are PLAYING 3 SHOWS THIS WEEKEND. You MUST GO. DNA Lounge tonight, Gilman tomorrow night, Whiskey Barrel on Sunday. go go go.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30

 

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Surrogate Brains- The Lookouting, 924 Gilman Berkeley Ca. 1/6/17 Part 1 Canon HFG30

Out of all the bands at the Lookouting, Surrogate Brains was the one band who I really loved the most after rediscovering them. I filmed them at a show in 1988 and have had their 7″s for a while, but their songs have really held up. LOVE America the Machine. I am bummed that I can’t go to the show at Casa (if it is happening). Part 1 of this is filmed with the monopod in my pocket, so it is not as good as most of the others. I then find the perch that I used for the rest of the fest, and part 2 and 3 are MUCH better. So glad I was able to see them twice. I hope they keep it going.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30

 

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Surrogate Brains- Ivy Room, Albany Ca. 1/2/17 Part 1 Canon HFG30 Rode Mic

I had not seen Surrogate Brains since 1988 in a tiny rehearsal studio, opening for the Accused. They were one of the most anticipated bands of The Lookouting for me, so when they added a show at Ivy Room, I had to go. The Ivy Room has a very short stage, so I had to boost my camera to about 11 feet high or so. That means no zoom/pans. Hope you still enjoy it!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

 

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Surrogate Brains- Ivy Room, Albany Ca. 1/2/17 Audio Only Sony M10 & DPA4061 Mics

This was Surrogate Brains’ first performance in about 30 years. I think it was the best one. Gilman was a shorter set and they were 1 band in a 7 band bill.
I posted video of this show last year, but this is my audio recording done with my Sony M10 and DPA 4061 mics. It sounds a bit better than the video, and the bass is much fuller on this one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony M10 digital recorder & DPA 4061 mics.

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Surrogate Brains- Downtown Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento 6/24/88 Brightened version

The first video camera I bought was an Aiwa VP-88 back in 1988. I bought it on clearance at Montgomery Ward, and since I was clueless, I thought that all cameras operated basically the same way. The VP-88 had TERRIBLE low light sensitivity, which is why so many of my videos are very dark. This show only had 1 light bulb for lighting, so it was impossible to see. Jim McLain worked some magic (seriously MAGIC- HOW does he do this??) and you can now actually watch this video, rather than a black blob! Thank you Jim!!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa VP-88

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Additional help by: Jim McLain

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