The 31st annual Studio A Rama was held Saturday September 8th and I was able to catch five of the ten bands, those being; Death Of Samantha, Herzog, RA Washington + The Family Dollar, Dreadful Yawns, and Village Bicycle.
I’ve been experimenting with using dual cameras on some of the videos and I’m not totally dissatisfied with the results though it does multiply the editing processing time a good deal. The real hurdle with photographing Studio A Rama is when the evening comes and the stage lights go on. I’ve been to quite a few SAR’s but always forget about how those lights are directly pointed at the ‘front row’ of the audience and directly at any camera lenses that are pointed at the performers [the lights are pointed at the mic’s from above].
My still photos of the event are here. The playlist below has 13 videos contained within. I maybe adding a others in the near future but the editing process had me worn down so I figured I’ll ‘stand-down’ for a bit..
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Summer Concert Series kicked off Wednesday with a couple young Cleveland bands that have been getting some attention outside the Ohio. Many have already heard of Cloud Nothings whose bottle rocket rise has been pretty amazing. With an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, a European Tour and Pitchfork, Rolling Stone high praise, one only wonders how high they can fly.
Herzog hasn’t been fortunate enough to garner that kind of exposure but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve favor. With a distinct Ohio sound and great song writing [Nick Tolar] as well as putting on a great show, Herzog should have their share of credit in due time.
This outdoor show had an experienced sound-guy [Gary/8th Day] behind a sweet sound system for the Herzog set that allowed the audience to concentrate on the music without distraction. That’s not a dig on the sound guy that followed, whom may have been unfamiliar with the board.
I have a dozen or so stills of this show here, the above YouTube playlist has a few videos of the evening.
*Special thanks to whomever’s decision it was to have Uncle Scratch playing between sets.