Archive for September, 2009

30
Sep
09

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes @ Abbott Kinney Festival – 3 video clips

I was excited that the annual local street festival on Abbott Kinney had a bona fide “next big thing” playing on one of the stages – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.  After a summer of hearing them on KCRW and hearing a good thing here or there about their live act, you couldn’t really beat a free taste.  And they didn’t disappoint.  Now it seems to me they have only 4 or so super solid songs, but when you have the ramshackle large-group-revival vibe going with an energetic and charismatic front man, it really doesn’t matter.  Whether the rest of the country will catch the fever (or fervor?) that was already evident in half of the crowd here remains to be seen, but looks like there is an extensive fall tour.  Personally, I think they’d be perfect for a nice afternoon set on the Outdoor Stage at next year’s Coachella.

3 clips in HD below.  My Canon didn’t handle the sound quite as well as it did at Bon Iver (which really had an almost immaculate sound setup, helped by the fact everyone was quiet and sitting down) but still not bad…

30
Sep
09

The Rest of Bon Iver @ Hollywood Forever

A few more videos taken from the Bon Iver show at Hollywood Forever.  These are from earlier in the show than the videos I posted yesterday…

First, a clip of the Buddhist monks chanting to wake up those who were still napping.  You can’t actually see them in this clip, but you sure as hell can hear ’em.

Next here is the beginning of Bon Iver, playing an extended intro to “Lump Sum.”  Why I cut it right as the main part of Lump Sum was kicking in, I’ll never know (although it was hard enough uploading this almost 1 GB file).

Finally a little bit of banter to the crowd from Justin, “this has got to be the weirdest thing any of us have ever done.”

29
Sep
09

Welcome

I needed a place to upload my videos (mostly from concerts, but perhaps other projects as well) so here we are.  Perhaps this will evolve into something more interesting down the road, we’ll see.

29
Sep
09

Bon Iver / “Flume” / Live @ Hollywood Forever foggy sunrise show

This is from earlier in the set while the fog made it seem like it was still dark out.

29
Sep
09

Bon Iver / “Blood Bank” / Live at the Hollywood Forever cemetery (foggy) sunrise show

What a magical morning this was.  I’ve got a couple more videos to post soon…

29
Sep
09

Split Mtn.

Here’s a fun video I did using my Canon 5D mkII during a hiking trip in the Sierras.  All stop motion and time lapse.  So much fun to make and so easy!