Looking for a deep analysis of music? Craving those beautifully crafted descriptions? Look elsewhere on our site for that. Jim goes to shows. He has thoughts and these are them.
I’m going to do a review for this show. I won’t do a review when I play one but this one I was only WORKING so I tried and it’s probably okay but I might talk about the level of difficulty I had in mixing for each band though. Sorry.
Shrink Ray was just 2 guys but they had a big loud sound and you’d never guess there wasn’t a bass player because of the extra amp and all those pedals. 100% of the band was singing BEAT THAT. Scooped mids? More like “pooped kids.” Because of being tired from rocking.
The Runouts was 4 guys and 100% of the band was singing LOOK OUT THE PREVIOUS BAND! These guys were like not super loud but they FELT super loud which is a cool thing to be able to pull off as a band and also super frustrating to try and mix 4 different vocal mics to. But I couldn’t even get mad.
Graneros was the easiest band to mix, but that was good. Super heavy super hooky super riffy. Boom also easiest band to describe. And they had custom matchbooks that they gave out to everyone even me. Boom also easiest band to like.
Appleyards cleaned up at the end and this time I WASN’T standing on the side even though I should have been because that’s where the soundboard is and that was my job. But I watched from the front this time because I wanted to and someone asked me “who does this band remind you of” like they had a band in mind that they wanted me to say, and I said “let me think on that” and then I never answered the question because I couldn’t really and I think that’s probably a good thing.
Good show everybody sorry if I made your band sound bad but I tried my best. And YES okay I forgot to take a picture at the show and took one of me in front of my computer with this review open on it later instead. Are you HAPPY now?