Monday, December 29, 2008

Acid Mothers Sunday vol 9: Mainliner Live 1997

I have been going through a bit of a Mainliner phase since Jasso from the Antarcticans mentioned this awesome video on the AMT message board. The first time I actually encountered AMT was through seeing Mainliner at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan on Feb 2 1997. I was so beyond stoked to see them as Mellow Out was one of my absolute faves of the previous year or so.

The line up was Mainliner, John Zorn and the Ruins if I am not mistaken. The Knitting Factory was kind of a drag that night, as they had chairs filling up the main room and had already banned smoking in that room (luckily the downstairs bar still allowed such things). Anyways Mainliner were pretty damn hot, leveling us, though I do remember thinking they weren't loud enough, alas! We were totally freaked out by the super tall wild haired guitarist who was just wailing away as on the album, but actually flailing and rocking the fuck out. Anyways, after the show, I bought a tape by the guitarist's other band, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and the rest is history.

I think this recording was from a La Musica box set, but I am not entirely sure. I traded for it in the 2000s and it is a pretty decent (soundboard?) recording of the Knitting Factory set from 1997. There is some digital noise in spots, but for the most part a clear recording. Wish there was more guitar, of course, and I do wish they had played longer. To the best of my recollection it was Yoshida Tatsuya from the Ruins on drums with Kawabata Makoto on guitar and Asahito Nanjo on bass and vocals.

Mainliner - Live Feb 2 1997 Knitting Factory NYC

Track List:
1. tuning
2. Tsukisasaru
3. Black Sky part 1
4. Black Sky part 2
5. M
6. Last Day

Monday, December 15, 2008

Yahowa 13 Dec 2008 West Coast Tour and more...

Just reposting the tour info here:

Yahowa 13 2008 West Coast Tour:

Dec 15:
Nectar Lounge
412 N. 36th St. (Fremont)
Seattle, WA 9810

Dec 16:
Doug Fir Lounge
830 Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214

Dec 17:
Humboldt Brews
856 10th Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Dec 18
333 Eleventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dec 19
1717 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Also here are some news items on the Brothers...

And an older piece from NPR.

As Above, So Below!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sola - Float (Osage Avenue)

Was digging through some CDs and came up with the awesome Sola disc The Bottom and recalled the awes video they did for one of the jams... "Osage Avenue." Rad. Bummed I never saw them.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Seth Kauffman/Floating Action Live Set

The fine folks at Park the Van Records have a full live set from Floating Action available for download on their site. Floating Action is the new name for Seth Kauffman, and he is probably my fave Park the Van artist. Great songwriting, hooky stuff without being sugarygay and some awesomely quirky production. Definitely dig on his studio stuff. Anyways, this live set is pretty well recorded and the songs and playing are top notch...