. : : December 21st, 2011 : : .
Between moving, Christmas, and an up-coming destination wedding (of which I am in the wedding party), I really don’t have the time to sit down, transfer, EQ, encode, upload, and blog about the concerts I’ve been going to, and have accumulated a significant backlog. But there are some shows that demand immediate attention, so I’ve sort of made time to sit down and do MOST of the things required to update this page.
Unfortunately, I don’t have time right now to do a blog entry that would do a four-act benefit concert justice, so I’m going to have to defer to Frank over at Chromewaves.net for the written words and photographs, and stick to what I’m good at: recording this shit.
Hopefully, I’ll come back at a later date and do a proper write up, but for now, I’ll let the recording speak for itself. I will forewarn that there were some issues with my recording — it seems my mic jack is a little loose, and we lose a bit of audio in one of the channels every time it gets bumped. Luckily, it doesn’t happen TOO often. Furthermore, the sound in the Great Hall was pumped ridiculously loud; so much so that Sloan‘s vocals frequently clip, even though MY waveform is more than a bit conservative.
That being said, Mechanical Forest Sound was there and ended up with what will probably prove to be a much better sounding tape. If you can’t wait, though, I present to you my tapes of the evening’s festivities. Only a couple of the acts are up right now, but I expect to add the others over the next couple of days.
01. New Years
03. Black Ice
10. Turquoise Lake
02. Muscle Relaxants
03. Don’t Haunt This Place
05. Under The Knife
06. Tornado ’87
09. Frank, AB
10. Drain The Blood
11. The Dethbridge in Lethbridge
12. Little Drummer Boy [trad’l]
13. In The Summertime
02. The Good In Everyone
03. Nothing Left To Make Me Want To Stay
05. Junior Panthers
06. G Turns To D
08. A Side Wins
10. Everything You’ve Done Wrong
11. Anyone Who’s Anyone
12. The Lines You Amend
13. Take The Bench
14. Can’t Face Up
16. 400 Metres
19. Snowsuit Sound
20. 500 Up
22. Nervous Breakdown [Black Flag] *
24. She Says What She Means ^
* with Damian Abraham of Fucked Up
^ with Leslie Feist
Thanks to Sloan, Rural Alberta Advantage, Ohbijou, Bonjay, Fucked Up, Feist, Joe at Mechanical Forest Sound, Frank Yang at Chromewaves, and The Great Hall.