Sweet Fern performing Bill Monroe’s “True Life Blues” at the Listening Room, RVA [1 of 3]
Once a month, the Firehouse Theatre hosts The Listening Room, a space where people can sit and quietly LISTEN to musicians performing. It’s a nice change of pace from the loud bars and restaurants where most bands play. This month’s Listening Room was curated by Karen, of the blog I Could Go on And On, and featured performances by Sweet Fern and The Nettles.
My pals the Blue Rajas played 3 shows in 4 days this past week. It was their last batch of shows for a while, as drummer Gracie is heading off to college. For that reason (along with the fact that they were FINALLY playing someplace with decent lighting!), I decided to record as much as I reasonably could. This first video is for “Casanova Frankenstein and Mata Hari Zombie.”
The Migs playing at Bauhaus Haus in RVA. 12 Aug 2012. A tall guy moved in front of me partway in, so most of the movement is me trying to shoot around his head. But it actually worked out well because I captured a lot of the crowd energy, even though the images were dark.
(Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I said I was trying not to record so much, but Hot Dolphin was finally playing on a decently-lit stage, Numerators and Last Year’s Men were just passing through town, and Nervous Ticks had a new drummer. So I decided to record.)
Broken Pony Summer Solstice Power Jam 3, 16 June 2012
video by Silver Persinger (in absentia): ”I have reservations about putting this video up because I was not there to film it or record audio…. I’m uploading it anyways, I’m generally of the opinion, some documentation, even poor quality, is of some abstract value.”