Yea, I had know idea what happened with the lineup that night, there was some confusion. 2 bands? 3 bands? 4 bands?
Greenlawn gets a little better everytime I see them, especially in the vocal department.
Greenhorn required 6 faders, Kick, Sn, Rack, Floor, Vocal, Vocal, because the guitars and bass was outta control, like needles and bees fucking in your ear. I guess they've played around for awhile, so they could use the deaf excuse, but if they can still craft the pretty neat melodies and jams they played on Saturday, then they just need to turn down. But to put things in perspective, they were twice as loud last time they played, so they're working on it. I put in earplugs and enjoyed mixing them with the magical 6 faders.
Next is when chaos ensued (not really) but we really should have started the show earlier to avoid the whole situation. It's hard to squeeze four bands into a 10:30-2:00 AM slot with everyone usind their own drums and playing :45 sets.
But none of us took the role of stage gustapo, enforcing set times begining and ends. And when more then 3 bands are playing, you need a stage wrangler, whether it's me, someone in the band, or someone with the club.
I thought the Pillowbiters had a fun set, they were lax about setting up, but once they knew what was going on, they shortened their set and seemed to me to be understanding.
We got Lollipop up and running, but they seemed a little rushed and I didn't get the best check on them, so it took us both a little while to get adjusted, but it was still a great set. I really like what they do, so I could be a bit bias, but they are also nice people who are fun to work with.
So next time, make sure Greenhorn plays a little shorter of a set, make sure that when you put together a show you have beginning and end times for everyone, make sure someone is a stage manager or appoint yourself, and set up your drums and tune your guitars before you hit the stage. BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA.
Oh yea,start the show earlier.
And don't drink draft beer when you are at work. Bottles only. Oh and thanks gonzo for the complement. They're not that hard to mix because they are talented. It's just a matter of getting the monitors right so they can hear themselves with all those sweet 4 part harmonies.Once again BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA
Local Dumbass Soundman
"punk" bands should only play 25 minutes tops.
40 mins? Come on.......
I was there. It bored me.
Gushkin played my guitar....