Made connections lead me to a new venue. A house venue called The Cellar Door in Annandale, VA. Haven't been to a house show in long time. All four bands - Pigeon Down (ex-members of Left Unsaide, VA???), Slow Mover (Boston), Hulk Smash (Philadelphia), and Gradius (Annandale) - played well and were very friendly to me as an outsider. Everyone else I talked to at the show was classy. A great experience. AND... I got a "chainsaw through the head" shirt from Slow Mover !!!!!!

Audio:

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Beverages:

A BYOB show, so here's my selection of 22's:

Scuttlebut Brewing Company - Tell Tale Red Ale - Bottle ((Everett,WA)
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing - India Pale Ale - Bottle (Mukilteo, WA)
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery - Track 1 Amber Lager - Bottle (Roanoke, VA)
 
 
One of the best things about going to live shows put on by touring bands is having the opportunity to purchase music directly from the artist. One of the best things about having an album in your hand of the band of whose performance you are witnessing in the flesh is that you can stare at the artwork and let it marry the sound. This worked exceptionally well at this Tomahawk concert. Then you get to listen to the album during your car ride home. What a treat!
I noticed that all of us Mike Patton fans at the show look pretty similar. The rest of the attendees wearing thick black framed glasses I assume were Dinosaur Jr. fans.

Audio:

Recorded using a Tascam DR-40 with its internal mics at 16-bit 44.1 wav. Mixed and rendered with Reaper, and uploaded at 320 kbps mp3.

Beverages:

Anchor Steam - Anchor Brewing; San Francisco, CA
 (draught)
Dark Star Stout - Star Hill Brewing; Crozet, VA (draught)
Band commissioned show poster by Dan Grzeca
 
 
Old friends, new friends, CD acquisitions, and the Galaxy Hut stage's backdrop view of the sidewalk, where unassuming passer-by's would slow their gaits and twist their necks to stare at the two high-energy performing bands. These are a few of my favorite things, and they all happened last night at the Treble Lifter and Atlas At Last concert in Arlington, VA.

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Beverages:

New Holland Brewing - Black Tulip Tripel Ale; Holland, Michigan (draught)
Peak Organic Brewery - Espresso Amber Ale; Portland, Maine (draught)
Great Lakes Brewing - Rye of the Tiger IPA; Cleveland, Ohio (draught)
 
 
It's been a while since my last post, but what can I say? Things got busy. Also, it's been almost a month since this concert went down at Springfield's legendary Empire. Unfortunately, I arrived at the venue when Nile was just getting started, so I missed all of the great bands that opened for them. Nile played two sets, so even though I showed up late, it was well worth the ticket cost.

Recorded using the built-in mics on a Tascam DR-40 at 44.1k, 24bit. Processed and sweetened using the Reaper DAW. Posted as a 320kbps MP3.

What does it all mean? Nothing. Listen to the audio!

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Beverages:

I almost forgot to include that Alexandria, VA's Port City Brewing was co-hosting the event and offering specials on their beers, which I think are pretty darn good. I had their American Porter and, my favorite, the Essential Pale Ale.
 
 

Recordings:

High On Fire (California), Goatwhore (Louisiana), Primate (Georgia), and Lo-Pan (Ohio).

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Beverages:

Water (Worldwide)
 
 

Recordings:

NOX (DC), Habibi (New York), and The Mallard (California).

[Recorded using Tascam DR-40 internal mics @ 44.1k 24bit WAV, uploaded at 320kbps mp3.]

Beverages:

Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery (can) - Frederick, Maryland
Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company (draught) - Portland, Maine
Old Chub Scotch Ale - Oskar Blues Brewery (can into glass) - Longmont, Colorado
 
 

Recordings:

Passage Between (Maryland), Iron Man (Maryland), The Process (Scotland), 16 (California), Tombs (New York). I unfortunately missed the first act, Black Dominia.

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Beverages:

National Bohemian Beer (Draught) - Baltimore, Maryland
 
 

Recordings:

Bath Salts (Virginia), Jag (Texas), Treble Lifter (Virginia), Bezoar (New York).

Recorded using Tascam DR-40 internal mics @ 96k WAV and uploaded as 320 kbps MP3.

Beverages:

New Belgium - Ranger IPA (can) - Fort Collins, Colorado
Bells - Two Hearted Ale (draught) - Kalamazoo, Michigan