overall a pretty lacklustre day booting wise. got permission from alex of mbd to tape off the sbd. man he's tall. even sitting down. not hard to spot at all. apparently i was the first to ever try taping them from the board. he had to quickly ask matt to establish a policy. wonderful. a short 5 second convo got an ok. not a lot learned from talking w/ alex. they don't have any immediate fill ins for keyboardists so sara will keep pulling double duty. the last keyboardist was dropped because he just wasn't ready to fill in. i'm kinda hoping they just get vincent back after he graduates. they're hitting the studio in august to write more songs. on to the show...
got to the board to find someone already plugged in. hmmm. nope. not competition, just some guy who wanted to tape his buddy in the opening band i guess. mesa keeps switching soundmen on me. this only has outs with a mono-mix. blah.. he even mixed me in a minute late.
blackie and kytami were kinda neat sounding. band consisted a violinist, drummer and acoustic guitarist. not bad.
mbd was a 3 piece this night. an hour before their set time, sara "fell down some stairs and busted her hand." interesting seeing the band in this light. but disappointing overall. dare i say it, they were kind of average. they played like 25 min? *sigh* . adam played a sonny bono song solo to end the night. "bang "bang". you'll recognize it if you've seen kill bill.
against me!, man they've got a house party vibe to them. crazy!! people were really into them. it felt like a hardcore show with people singing along. and they're not even hardcore at all. mostly folky-punk. it was a free-for-all stage wise. people literally sitting on stage (and blocking my view). at the end everyone rushed the stage and circled the band. i'm thinking of re-using the tape.
oooo. side note. ran the dpas for the first time tonight. they sound awesome. and i wasn't even trying to get a good position audio wise. bass roll off wasn't even needed. i'm gonna set it waaaaay lower next time.
Labels: against me, kytami and blackie, mesa luna, Murder by death, review, vancouver