Thursday, October 31, 2013

Videos, Videos, Videos

We've been busy digitizing video tapes of old shows, and posting them one by one on our Facebook page. These are all videos shot by us or by friends back in the day. They have not been on Youtube previously. More to come, and more-er to come if you have stuff to share. We could even digitize tapes for you if it's stuff worth posting.

Like our page to see the newest videos as they arrive, and feel free to leave a comment or send us a Facebook message if you have video or audio you'd like to share, and tell your friends if you want to see what this community can uncover. We've been told that all RKCNDY shows were videotaped. Any leads on those?

Alright, without further ado, here's a roundup of what's been posted so far.

The final Raft of Dead Monkeys show, not counting the one-off reunion show, which I also have, and will post later.

If you went to the Tri-Way Grange a lot in the late 90s, there's a good chance you saw Luner Lander. If you're reading this post, there's a 100% chance you are seeing Luner Lander. 

Before Parenthetical Girls, there was Swastika Girls. Here's a song from their second show ever, featuring Eric Yates (Portal, Male/Female) on the left and Jeremy Cooper (Display, The Past) on the right. The song was later on the debut Parenthetical Girls EP.

I filmed nearly all of FCS North's Bumbershoot set in 2001 before my battery died. I used to see these guys play all the time. Not sure what they thought of themselves, but we thought of them as Seattle's kings of post-rock.

It's always interesting to see an effects-heavy band play without any of those layers. Here's an early Display show, their only acoustic set, thrown together for an acoustic-themed house show. 

Here's a 2003 set from Chromatics, during one of the lineup phases after everyone not named Adam Miller left to form Shoplifting, and before Johnny Jewel joined the band. I believe it's Nat Sahlstrom on bass and Ron Avila (Get Hustle, Antioch Arrow, etc) drumming.

The final show from Jim Paschall and Jeremy Cooper's pre-Display band, The Past.

Bonus video: video: Black Eyes at the CoCA in 2003. Though not a Seattle band, this show was part of a series of amazing shows put together by Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington, who handles the opening remarks here. If you attended these Slender Means Society or Loss Leader shows, particularly the all-day themed event shows at Secluded Alley Works, we'd love to see whatever pictures or videos you have. Carrie Brownstein's first-ever solo show at the lady-focused one, the kissing booth at the love one, the geodesic dome and costumes at the post-apocalyptic one, the one where Phil Elvrum (pre-Elverum) played the last few songs of his set while hoisted 10 feet in the air, upside down, held up by audience members with a rope and pulley? Those were amazing shows