Monday, September 27, 2010

26.09.2010 - Angus and Julia Stone

This was the night time show (6:30pm doors) at the Tivoli.
Angus and Julia were incredible, such an amazing duo. Talented beyond words.
Wasn't too keen on the all ages crowd. Got stuck in a group of chatty teenage girls, and couldn't get away. I've tried to take them out a bit in the mix, but you can't do much with an audience recording. I've boosted the left channel a bit, as they were on my right.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Underage crowds

I forgot how painful under age crowds can be!!
Angus and Julia Stone were incredible, but damn, would the young bitches please shut the fuck up. Talking through every damn song!

I'll fix up the recording and upload it some time soon

Saturday, September 25, 2010

24.09.2010 - Silversun Pickups

I've been waiting a long time to see these guys live. Missed them 3 years ago, but I finally got my chance to see them last night, and they did not disappoint. My highlight was Lazy Eye, an amazing song that was even better live. Also Nikki is a babe on the bass.

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EDIT: I haven't split these tracks up, but according to the fan page on Facebook the setlist was:

  1. Growing Old Is Getting Old
  2. Well Thought Out Twinkles
  3. There's No Secrets This Year
  4. The Royal We
  5. Future Foe Scenarios
  6. Substitution
  7. Panic Switch
  8. Lazy Eye

24.09.2010 - Birds Of Tokyo

Incredible show. BoT were amazing, energetic and lovely every minute of the show. There were a few wankers causing problems in the crowd all night, and security had to come rushing in a few times, but those idiots aside, it was a great night.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

09.09.2010 - Deep Sea Arcade

This band was recommend to me by a friend, so I decided to check them out during BIGSOUND. Pretty good live act. My taping spot was less than ideal, absolutely packed tiny room at Ric's Bar, recording from a low position with people in front of me, but the tape still turned out pretty good.

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My Post-Production Process

In case anyone is wondering if I do any work to my recordings after I have taped them, this is my post-production process:

1) Fade In/Out with Audacity
2) Normalize (if required)
3) Dither and export to .wav 16/44.1
4) IntuitQ in Harbal
5) Track and export in CD Wave

I do VERY minimal post-production work on my recordings, so what you hear is what was played.

08.09.2010 - Washington

Despite the short 30 minute set, this is possibly one of the best Washington shows I've ever been to. The band were energetic, the crowd was intimate yet pumped. The band played at the Artisan gallery outdoor tent for the BIGSOUND festival. Bit disappointed Sunday Best wasn't played, but all the other hits were there. LOVED this version of Someone Else In Mind. Amazing concert, worth the download!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

BIGSOUND - Night One

Only managed to record one band on the first night of BIGSOUND, my favourite band: Washington.
Their set was incredible and energetic, despite being limited to 30 minutes.
The setlist was:

Navy Blues
Rich Kids
The Hardest Part
Someone Else In Mind
I Touch Myself (Divinyls cover)

I wanted to tape the Jezebels, but security at the Troubadour was being dicks, saying the venue was at capacity despite the fact it wasn't. It was also totally ok for the door man to let any of his friends in, or chicks who were willing to give him a bit of a hug and a kiss. Tosser.

I'll track and upload the Washington set sometime on the weekend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

02.09.2010 - Washington

Incredible concert. Megan and the band were full of energy. It just so happens this was the 100th Washington gig of the year. Crowd took a few songs to warm up and get into it, but by the end they were rocking it. The band also played a new song and a few covers.

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