Dan Snaith (aka the man behind the band Caribou) has been keeping quite busy lately in support of his masterful new album Our Love. He’s been doing insightful interviews on all sorts of media sites, began a massive worldwide Caribou tour, fitting in a few Daphni (his DJ/dance production alias) DJ sets here and there, and just released his first essential mix for the famed BBC Radio 1.
Up and coming 21 year old Los Angeles native producer Shlohmo recently brought his woozy beats of goodness to San Francisco’s Clift Hotel for an intimate show, and yours truly was there for the whole set and able to capture a few moments for your viewing pleasure.
I only took a few videos (wish I had taken more) as a result of Shlomo switching (about halfway through his set) into some more upbeat trap style music (if you don’t know what that is yet, you will in the near future) and I just had to put the camera down and let my body do its thing. Shlomo played a great set overall, I highly recommend checking him out if he comes to your neck of the woods.
If you’re interested in hearing more of Shlohmo’s sounds, check out his Soundcloud here. Below you’ll find the two live videos I took from his set, enjoy.
Black Moth Super Rainbow returned from somewhat of a brief hiatus to play a live show in San Francisco late last Friday May 11th at 103 Harriet. Their show was great to say the least but since it ended up being so late at night I didn’t end up taking much video. Luckily I at least got some decent footage of the entire BMSR choice song “Sun Lips”, so enjoy that below.
I recently managed to catch Dan Deacon and fellow Wham City comedian Peter O’Connell performing at The New Parish in Oakland, Califonia for a on November 30, 2011. The show was definitely a good time as you can expect from Dan Deacon with his entertaining games and antic; but overall, I was most surprised by how much I enjoyed the absurd and awkward comedy of opener Peter O’Connell. Full disclosure, I’ve seen Dan Deacon at least five times before and the magic of his fun crowd activities have worn off a bit for me but I highly recommend anyone of any musical taste to go see him at least once and dare you to say it’s not a fun time.
But hey, why take my word for it? Take a look for yourself at some lengthy videos below of Dan Deacon’s two closing songs (“Snookered” & “Wham City”) and the latter half Peter O’Connell’s standup. Wham City always brings a fun time, so be sure to check them out next time they hit up your area!
I recently saw (the bay area’s very own) DJ Shadow aka Josh Davis at the Regency Center in San Francisco on Friday (on 10/21/11) with his Shadowsphere production; and as you might expect, Shadow mixed an enjoyable myriad of genres reaching from mainly his own material ranging from his early days to his latest album.
The Shadowsphere’s visuals were great (although I recommend not to see them right after seeing Amon Tobin’s ISAM live show because all visuals look kinda lame after that), the music was recognizable at times but still varied and interesting, and Shadow’s showmanship was center stage with all of the musical toys he packed onto the tables in his little sphere (my favorites being his virtual drums); the only thing surprising was that his set was short in length topping out a little over an hour.
Anyways, I managed to take a few videos so check out DJ Shadow playing “Redeemed” off his 2011 album (The Less You Know, The Better) and a longer drum & bass style mix containing components of “Stem Long Stem Transmission”. “The 6 Day War”, “What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt 1)”, and some other songs below. Enjoy.
Amon Tobin’s new live ISAM tour show is incredible, amazing, astounding, stupendous, ridiculous, and well, you get the picture. Words cannot describe the sensation of seeing and hearing the seemingly alive geomtrical structure that Amon Tobin plays inside (see the cube) while hosting a wold of visuals projected onto it from the outside. It is (quite possibly) out of this world.
As you can see from the picture above (which is what it looks like after the show is over), the visuals are in fact projected onto the structure (by two of the biggest and probably most expensive projectors I will ever see) as opposed to it being a big led structure screen a la Daft Punk, Etienne De Crecy, or Deadmau5‘s recent live shows. It is definitely the best visual setup I have ever seen or heard of for a live act. But instead of trying to explain the awesomeness, I’ll just let the videos I took speak for themselves.
Below check out Amon Tobin playing “Piece of Paper” and “Bed Time Stores” from his 2011 album ISAM in the first video amd “Slowly” from his album Supermodified and some other new sounding song I don’t recognize in the second video. If this show comes to your city, do not miss it. Seriously.
As a bonus, I’ve also included an older video below of Amon Tobin showing off and explaining some of his best dj tricks (it is hilarious). Enjoy.