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I was invited by the gentlemen of Quiet Loudly to come check out their set over at Shea Stadium this Friday. I got there a little late. I believe I may have missed the first band. Sorry Libel, don’t worry I’ll catch up to you in the near future I promise. The first band I saw was Maquina Supervium. From the beginning I got gut punched by Nikkie fucking killing it on the drums. Me and Max(Lead singer of Quiet Loudly) didn’t even say anything to eachother. It was one of those moments where you make eye contact and just nod your head in approval like, “hell yea they’re fucking shit up!” The entire night was packed with beautiful music. So pretty. A night filled with roses and shit to the ears. I really enjoyed them. Check this clip out I shot. Rad stuff. Enjoy!
I went over to Shea Stadium for the first time on Friday. I really enjoyed it. I’d love to own something along the lines of Shea. It’s like a big loft with a huge stage and a bunch of rooms. Reminds me of the Live at the Loft show. My buddies from Quiet Loudly invited me over for an intimate set. I’m use to seeing them on some huge stage with a bunch of people and I can barely move to capture anything. This place was big enough that a decent amount of people could relax in comfort and I could have some fun shooting. This clip is long overdue. Glad I finally got a really cool one of you dudes. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 10th – Ascending the stairs to Shea Stadium, the sultry chords of St. Claire echoed off the walls. Front woman Emily Forsythe’s commanding, yet distant presence was certainly in contrast to the succeeding post punk/pop groups, but set an intimate tone for the small DIY venue. Reminiscent of Mazzy Star circa 1993, St. Claire relaxed the handful of attendees into comfortable sways and sauntering melodies with her acoustic guitar as her backing Richenbacker, synth, and later, banjo, pedaled the soothing tracks to a pacified and dignified close.
The Fagettes and Heavens Gate followed, waking the crowd from the somber mood, but it wasn’t until Life Size Maps took to the stage that Shea Stadium felt truly alive. The once disassociated crowd burst into bloom when the driving intro of “This Same House” broke out as their first track.
Joan of Arc are a band unstuck in time. Not because of Tim Kinsella’s Suicidal Tendencies t-shirt, or Bobby Burg’s trucker hat, or the stack of cassette tapes on the merch table of all their old recordings. But, despite having been a band for the past 15 or so years, they have still not succumbed to indie rock mores or made themselves easily compartmentalized into the sub-genre-of-the-weeks. They’re not one step ahead, nor one step behind, but the rotating cast of characters that make up Chicago-based Joan of Arc seems to be sidestepping the scene altogether. (more…)
Ever go to a sweet show at Shea Stadium but (for some reason or other) the night seems a little hazy or forgetty in your memory? Or maybe you just want a copy of the performance on tape? Or you want to check out some bands you’ve heard buzz about on the internet? Well now Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium is making available a whole bunch of recordings from its archive for free on its website. You can download sets from So-So Glos, Ducktails, Screaming Females, and so many more.
In related news, Joan of Arc are playing Shea Stadium tomorrow with Soft Circle. Hopefully this will be recorded and archived on the site, as they intend on updating regularly as more bands play the venue. I’ve got some listening to catch up on.
(via Altered Zones)