Sunday, January 13, 2013

PEACHES & SWEET MACHINE - "I Walk On Heads" - Route Du Rock - St Malo (FR) - 16-08-09

La Route Du Rock - St Malo (FR) - 16-08-09
1 - A-Team Intro & Show Stopper
2 - Trick or Treat
3 -  Hit It Hard
4 - Operate
5 -  Mud
6 - Serpentine (I Don't Give A..., Part 2)
7 - Shake Yer Dix
8 - Saskia's Guitar Solo
9 - Lose You
10 - More
11 - Boys Wanna Be Her
12 - Talk to Me
13 - Set It Off
14 - Kick It
15 - Mommy Complex 

16 - Fuck the Pain Away


Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 
 Great gig from the lady who wears the pants ! I came across this one by chance on a 2010 night, coming back home late, turning on the idle TV set and ... WOW !! ... ended up in bed one hour later ! This is why, first taken aback I missed the first minute. Not really annoying since this was the beginning of the A-Team theme intro but to be fully complete I've pasted the missing minute from a recent lower definition webcast. The rest of the show is straight from the clear TV broadcast. There's another lower quality pasted bit (only 26") between "More" and "Boys Wanna Be Her" due to a technical glitch, but again, with no real disturbance.
Enjoy and relish !
Chac
 

... and especially for you, gentlemen ... 



THEE OH SEES - "Psychedelic Daze" - The Depot - San Francisco - 07-02-11 + KEXP Session - The Doug Fir Lounge - Portland - 10-09-10
The Thee Oh Sees "Go to college" - The Depot - San Francisco - 07-02-11
1 - Contraption/Soul Desert
2 - The Dream
3 - Tidal Wave
4 - Enemy Destruct
5 - Block of Ice
6 - Meat Step Lively
7 - I Was Denied
8 - Destroyed Fortress Reappears
9 - Carrion Crawler
10 - Dead Energy
 KEXP Session - The Doug Fir Lounge - Portland - Musicfest NW - 10-09-10
11 - Contraption/Soul Desert
12 - Crack In Your Eye
13 - Crushed Grasi
14 - Enemy Destruct
15 - Meat Step Lively 
16 - The Dream
17 - Tidal Wave

Technical info  :
DVD Audience & Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included
 


2 shows of the exuberant and prolific John Dwyer and his fellows. The first one shot from a hot roistering packed venue which fully renders the high energy of the Thee Oh Sees ! Praise to the taper who managed somehow to have a steady and clear image ! The 2nd show is from the same psychedelic ball of fire range but in a nice full HD quality.
Enjoy !
Chac

THE VON BONDIES - "Loud Legs" - Bat Bar - Austin (TX) - SXSW - 19-03-09




Bat Bar - Austin (TX) - SXSW - 19-03-09
1 - Been Swank
2 - This Is Our Perfect Crime
3 - Going Down
4 - The Chancer
5 - Pawn Shoppe Heart
6 - Not That Social
7 - Shut Your Mouth
8 - The Fever
9 - Pale Bride
10 - No Regrets
11 - She’s Dead To Me
12 - C’Mon C’Mon
13 - It Came From Japan
14 - Rock And Roll Nurse

15 - Bonus : Lack Of Communication - (Later With Jools Holland  - 17 - 05 - 02)

Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 
The elegantly boisterous Von Bondies at SXSW 2009. Clean clear quality as it was initially filmed in HD. Maybe too clean sometimes as some of the band's songs would sound fitter to a darker sleazier crammed venue. But well ... have always had a crush on Leann Banks (as the back cover and the menus may reveal ! :-)) who now plays with Amy Gore & Her Valentines.
Enjoy !
Cheers !
Chac



Saturday, January 12, 2013

GARBAGE - "Big Bright Back" - Beauregard Festival - Herouville Saint Clair (FR) - 08-07-12


Beauregard Festival - Herouville Saint Clair (FR) - 08-07-12 
1 - Intro
2 - Automatic Systematic Habit
3 - I Think I'm Paranoid
4 - Shut Your Mouth
5 - Queer
6 - Stupid Girl
7 - Why Do You Love Me
8 - Control
9 - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
10 - Blood for Poppies
11 - Special
12 - Crush
13 - Big Bright World
14 - Push It
15 - Vow
16 - Only Happy When It Rains 

Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 



Nice seeing Shirley and her fellows back to the front. Especially because they seem to have come back for good reasons. So, rather happy to be able to enjoy a catch-up session from the days I shamefully missed them. The back and front covers are from pictures taken on the spot that day.
Enjoy !
Cheers !
Chac

SHAKA PONK - "Let's Goz" - Paleo Festival - Nyon (CH) - 22-07-11

Paleo Festival - Nyon (CH) - 22-07-11
1 - Reset After All
2 - Hombre que Soy
3 - Twisted Minda
4 - Hell'O
5 - Sex Ball
6 - I'm Picky
7 - Prima Scene
8 - Battle Ion Vs Goz
9 - Dot Coma
10 - Te Gusta Me
11 - How We Kill Stars
12 - Let's Bang
13 - French Touch Puta Madre


Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 
UPDATE : Parts 7 & 11 are back online !!

I first came across Shaka Ponk in july 2009, pre Samaha-big-screen era. Viewing what may be the best French video clip ever ("How We Kill Stars" - see below for those who would still dare not to know !) urged me to see what they're worth on stage.
Mixed feelings at the time. Frah didn't seem to have taken on his front man role yet or maybe he was a bit tired by their still relentless tours. Things have much gone better since, but even in those days, one unquestionable thing was already there : these guitar-electro heavy beats + crazy crafty video footage definitely blow your mind !! Visually speaking, must be the best show (alongside the Flaming Lips') I've ever attended to.
So, enjoy here ...
Chac




 
THE KILLS - "Stormy Kissy" - Route Du Rock - St Malo (FR) - 13-08-11 + Extras




 THE KILLS - Route du Rock - St Malo - 13-08-11
 1 - No Vow
2 - Future Starts Slow
3 - Heart Is A Beating Drum
4 - Kissy Kissy
5 - U.R.R. Fever
6 - DNA
7 - Satellite
8 - Tape Song
9 - Baby Says
10 - The Last Goodbye
11 - Pots And Pans
12 - Fried My Little Brains
13 - Sour Cherry

+ Interview & Live - La Flèche D’Or - 22-03-11
+ Special hidden track


Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included
TV broadcast from a show under the stormy skies of French Brittany. However, the troubled weather doesn't prevent Alison to be as feline and wolfish as ever and Jamie to deliver his scratchy clogged sound. A really nice mixture of fire and ice.
 


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IAMX - "Times To Unify" - Crystal Hall - Kiev (UA) - 10-11-12




IAMX - Crystal Hall,- Kiev  - 10-11-2012
1 - The Great Shipwreck Of Life
2 - Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction
3 - Ghosts Of Utopia                       
4 - Kiss And Swallow                       
5 - Tear Garden                           
6 - Music People                           
7 - The Alternative                       
8 - My Secret Friend                             

9 - President
10 - Cold Red Light
11 - Spit It Out
12 - Bring Me Back A Dog
13 - Nightlife
14 - Think Of England 
15 - Missile (Unplugged) 
+ hidden vintage track !

Technical info  :
DVD - Audience shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 


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Another bite of IAMX's gorgeous dark electro. Don't expect multi-angle close up shots here. It was filmed from the audience (thanx again to the uploader, Neformat, and his patient stiff arm !), from the 10th row or so but it is HD and clearly gives you the feeling of being part of the show. The sound is sometimes (rarely !) muffled or saturated in deep bass but it is pleasantly watchable on the whole.
Enjoy !
Chac 

 

Friday, January 11, 2013

TRIGGERFINGER - "On your Knees" - Parkpop Festival - The Hague (NL) - 28-06-09 + Extra


Triggerfinger - Parkpop Festival - The Hague (NL) - 28-06-09 
1 - Short Term Memory Love
2 - Soon
3 - Lil' Teaser (+ Mario's drum solo)
4 - First Taste
5 - Scream
6 - Is It
7 - Hunt You Down
8 - On My Knees
3Voor12 Club Session - 15-09-04
9 - Camaro  

Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 
Another raucous show by the impressive top notch Triggerfinger, on a clear Dutch summer afternoon !
Enjoy !
Chac

Thursday, January 10, 2013

THE HIVES - "Hot & Back" - Coachella Festival - Empire Polo Fields - Indio (USA - CA) - 15-04-12


 THE HIVES - COACHELLA - April 15th, 2012
1 - Come On !
2 - Try It Again
3 - Take Back The Toys
4 - Walk Idiot Walk
5 - Main Offender
6 - No Pun Intended
7 - Wait A Minute
8 - Hate To Say I Told You So
9 - Go Right Ahead
10 - Tick Tick Boom 


Technical info  :
DVD full Pro-shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 




One of my favourite ones ! The Hives are back in town and everybody (including them) is having a blast. The recipe hasn't changed : it's fast, sharp and straight. Their punk-rock garage sound still tops at 100mph and only stops to give way to Pelle's funny mock megalomaniac banter. He was on top form that day !! Some complain about it but it really gives an extra value to the show ! Anyway, they "have returned. The shit is real. Take it away ...!"
Enjoy ! 
Chac 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MONOTONIX - "Fuzzy Crazy" - Birmingham (USA) - Bottletree Cafe 2011 - SXSW 2009 + Extras

BottleTree Café - Birmingham (AL) - 01-02-11
1 - Flesh And Blood
2 - Nasty Fancy
3 - Before I Pass Away
4 - Fun Fun Fun
5 - Try Try Try
6 - Never Died Before
7 - Summers And Autumns
8 - Jam outside
9 - Everything That I See
The Mohawk - SXSW (TX) - 21-03-09
10 - Lowest Dive
11 - Summers And Autumns
12 - Drum solo
13 - Body Language
14 - Flesh & Blood (cut)
15 -
16 - No Metal
17 - Ami’s song
Bonus : «Less Playboy is More Cowboy» Festival (snippets) - Poitiers (Fr) - 29-05-10

Technical info  :
DVD from webstream / from audience
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 4:3
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 


Let's get back to rock'nroll. And I mean ... ROCK'N ROLL, with the most dangerous band who has never set foot on this planet : MONOTONIX !! This is unstoppable madness ! You end up breathless in a thunder of 70's barbed fuzz guitar. I've never seen them play on stage, always in the middle of the audience and this, right from the start ! Ami, the singer, climbs, jumps, bounces, crashes, crawls, play the drums on your head, drinks beer in your shoe, etc... - I couldn't resist to include the footages (extract below) that enabled me to discover them in 2009  at SXSW. It's very shaky, saturated and filmed right from the pit but it's giving a real good picture of the lunacy which is going round there ! Watch out the trash can !!!!
In the extras : snippets of personal memory of when they came over here with a tasty but enigmatic cover of a famous French song, with a drummer picked out from  the audience.
Enjoy and sweat !
Cheers !
Chac
 
IAMX - "Turn The Lights On" - Stare Misto Rock Festival - Lviv (UA) - 28-05-11 + Extras


Stare Misto Rock Festival - Lviv - Ukraine  - 28-05-11
 1 - Music People
 2 - Volatile Times
 3 - Nightlife
 4 - Ghosts of Utopia
 5 - My Secret Friend
 6 - tear Garden
 7 - Fire and Whispers
 8 - Think of England
 9 - Bring Me Back A Dog
 10 - Nature of Inviting
 11 - Cold Red Light
 12 - Kiss & Swallow
 13 - President
 Encore :
14 - The Alternative
15 - Skin Vision
16 - Spit It Out
Extras
17 - Chris Corner Interview - German Gotv - 2011
18 - Bernadette (German version) - Astra - Berlin - 14-04-11
19 - Volatile Times (Unfall Remix) - Crystal Hall - Kiev - 22-10-11

Technical info  :
DVD - Audience shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 16:9
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included 


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Well ... my first breach in the rock spirit mood of this blog. Also my first dabbling in dvd authoring. But I would say the guy deserves it. I didn't know Chris Corner in his Sneaker Pimps era but I do remember my ear-pricking up sensation, scanning his first album at a free listening kiosk in a record shop, back in 2004. For sure, the man has a tormented soul and it often runs through his songs but his voice, writing and  melodies are always made up of a great mixture of sensitivity, beauty and power. IAMX's shows used to be often blamed for their too dim lit stage.If darkness does contribute to their own atmosphere and dark electro, it shouldn't prevent people from seeing them play. This is why I chose an open air festival where they played in the late afternoon. This is an audience recording (thanx again to "as1mar's" for having so a resilient arm !), so, it can be shaky at times and you can have some hands and heads in the way here and there. But this is HD and can be comfortably watched as if you were part of the audience.

Browsing the chapters and menus may sometimes look confusing (especially on TV with a dvd player) but  the "Back", "Main" & "Next" tabs are actually "hidden" on the TV set buttons, on the right. 

My apologies for "The Alternative" and "Skin Vision". I noticed they were not full length too late but I spent too much time on the project to start it all over. I didn't have much room left anyway. The dvd is packed (99,2 % !), you have some bonuses but, sorry, I had to reduce the quality of the last two videos to cram everything in.
Anyway,  while waiting for IAMX's  new 2013 album & dvd, I hope you'll enjoy this one.
Cheers !
Chac