I just found out about this live-in-the-studio project and I think it’s worth mentioning: www.fromthebasement.tv/home
The short version is they invite performers into this nicely decked out cosy studio and capture quite unique, intimate performances, beautifully recorded and filmed. I’ve seen a few web projects along similar lines but nothing quite like this, and nothing with such high production standards and general good taste. Think Jules Holland but without the audience, the bright lights, and the prancing tit.
So far the stand outs for me are:
- gnarls barkley who do a surprisingly stripped down set with hammond organ, guitar and vocals
- iggy and the stooges kicking “tv eye” like they’re still 19
- and seasick steve who I’d never heard of before but plays some really sweet blues
I haven’t even got to Radiohead, The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Beck, Sonic Youth, QOTSA and all the others yet but this looks like a really good way to burn up some excess data at the end of the month.
Also just a quick note: I’ve only got a few of the B*S*I*D*E mash style t-shirts left so be in quick if you want one. They’re only $15 til the end of the year and it doesn’t look like they’ll last that long. Email me to order.