Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sara Radle & The Mockingbirds 10/29/12 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo by M.P.)

In our final post on Otik Record's Halloween Covers Night at The Echo (which also featured Haunted Summer "as Animal Collective" and The Monolators "as the Bee Gees"), Sara Radle & The Mockingbirds took the stage with a set of Ramones covers. Sara Radle is a solo artist in her own right, and was a member of the band The Rentals as well as lending vocal talent to recent Walking Sleep efforts. This was a fun set, and a unique take on the Ramones brand. Setlist below:

Durango 95
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
Pet Sematary
Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio
Beat On The Brat
Blitzkreig Bop

Full show download here. FLAC files available by request.

Recorded by M.P.

The Monolators 10/29/12 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo by Ben Golomb)

Continuing with our recent theme of featuring The Monolators and sets from Otik Record's Halloween Covers night such as Haunted Summer's take on Animal Collective, the band channeled and performed the hits of the great 70's disco icons the Bee Gees. Featuring takes on the hits such as "Jive Talking" and "How Deep Is Your Love," the audience was treated a set of creative and intense interpretations of a portion of the Bee Gee's back catalog. Setlist below:

To Love Somebody
Jive Talkin'
If I Can't Have You
How Deep Is Your Love
Gotta Get A Message To You
Nights on Broadway

Full show download here. FLAC files available by request.

Recorded by M.P.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Haunted Summer 10/29/12 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo by M.P.)

Back in October (this is one of those "better late than never posts"), Haunted Summer performed a set of Animal Collective covers at the Otik Records-presented Halloween Covers night at The Echo. Haunted Summer is a relatively new band, featuring John Seasons (ex-member of widely-covered on here band Seasons) and Bridgette Eliza Moody, and is self-described as "spooky, eerie, experimental, and psychedelic" - a perfect fit for the evening's set of Animal Collective covers. Haunted Summer is currently their debut E.P. due to be released later this year, and will be featured in an upcoming interview on Radio Free Silverlake. Setlist below:

Ponytail (Panda Bear song)
Turn Into Something
For Reverend Green
Bees (check out the video of this song here)

Full show download available here. FLAC files available by request.

Recorded by M.P.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Monolators 12/17/12 - Satellite, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo by M.P.)

Last month, The Monolators opened the third night of The Henry Clay People's tenth-anniversary/"farewell" Monday night December residency at The Satellite, and played what might be their second-to-last show before going on an indefinite hiatus (noticing a trend here) The summery of the reasons for this decision can be read here, but in short, current drummer Ray is leaving to pursue other opportunities, and as result, this would leave The Monolators as a two-piece band, and it was decided that it would be best to "put the Monolators on hold" in light of his departure.

So, this was obviously a very special show, if not only for the reasons stated above, but also the setlist. Ranging the gamut from one of their newest tracks "Covering Up" (produced for the Ten Years of Tears "best of" retrospective tape) to, in the spirit of the season, "Hot Sleigh" (originally available on the 2008 Plastic Snow compilation mix) Setlist below:

Strawberry Roan
Covering Up
Hot Sleigh
Such A Fool
14 Degrees
Love Don't Love Me
Don't Dance
Pickup Ford
Let’s Be Best Friends In Space

Full download of the show here. (FLAC version available by request)

Recorded by M.P.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hello everyone. Yes, I know - our last post was in September. Life got more complicated and busier than we thought it would be; thus, nothing until now. So, as of now, Recording L.A. isn't completely dead, it's just been on an extended, unintentional hiatus.

Now, what does that mean for the future of Recording L.A.? Well, I'm not exactly sure - admittedly, for myself and other contributors, going to concerts has taken a backseat in life priorities as of late. To be perfectly honest, running this blog is a lot of work - not only do we have to go and record the shows themselves (not an easy task considering how "unfriendly" most concert environments are), the recordings have to be transferred, mastered, tracked, have to undergo setlist/song identification (this particular task is one of the hardest and longest ones), converted, uploaded, researched, have posts put together, create streaming samples of, promoted - each post represents at least a few hours of work. We receive no real compensation for this either.

So, this blog is at a bit of a crossroads. One idea I've been toying with is moving it to a new, easier-to-deal-with, smaller format (ex. tumblr) because that seems to be where most music blogging and writing is heading. Obviously, this is all in the beginning stage, I'll hopefully get things rolling in the next few weeks - we do have a small backlog of recordings that need to be posted.

Again, to whomever is reading this, thank you for your patience - again, we aren't dead, just "resting."

-Recording L.A.