Santa Cruz Live Indie Rock!

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This is a major personal project for me, presenting edited and mastered versions of my extensive library of live recordings of Santa Cruz indie rock shows I recorded 1999-2003, including both local and visiting bands. After trying every option I could think of, I have decided the best (though not highest fidelity) way to share these recordings is to stream them on my own server through the WordPress audio player. The old releases are in alphabetical order, and the new releases will be featured at the top of this page for a week or two before they are organized into the rest (alphabetically).

My extensive and popular photo essay documenting my introduction and immersion into the Santa Cruz indie rock scene is viewable here.

This project is dedicated to Josh Alper (RIP) who to me represented the essence of the Santa Cruz indie rock scene when I was involved with it.  Josh is the guy holding the guitar in the above photo.  He is featured in The Lowdown recordings and more that I am soon to add.  When I arrived in Santa Cruz I was completely manic and with no social/interpersonal skills, and by watching Josh I basically learned how to have a conversation.  My present social ability is largely owed to him.

The music players will likely take a few seconds to load the files. Also, with this new setup if you click on “play” on a different player it will automatically pause the player you last engaged. Nifty. Lastly, if you appreciate my immense work on this project, please peruse my record label’s catalog at the Post-Consumer store.

Gross Gang

 

Exploding Crustaceans

 

The Texas X’s

 

Verstehen

 

AMCIS

 

The Whip

 

The Sun

 

Dead and Gone

 

Frog Eyes

 

The Automatones

 

Amortifera

 

Plug Spark Sanjay

 

Jed and Dan

 

Lady Fingahs and Laura Lymes (first ever show!)

 

The Prids

 

Throw Em to the Lions

 

Tommy Lasorda

 

————–(older releases)—————-

30 Years War (this band was screamo hardcore but they played some indie rock shows)

 

40 Acre

 

The Ancient Age

 

The Barometers

 

The Centimeters

 

Cherry Ames

 

The Curtains

 

Estrella

 

The Grief Counsel

 

Hate Mail Express (killer show!)

 

Jeffrey Manson Machine

 

KIT

 

The Lost Kids

 

The Lowdown

 

 

Lylah Katz

 

Maher Shalal Hash Baz

 

Nervous and the Kid

 

Outhud

 

Pedestrian

 

Roots of Orchis

 

Rosy Nolan

 

Run_Return

 

Sean Na Na

 

Sharp Dressed Man

 

Sin in Space

 

The Skinny Lewinskys

 

Static Drive

 

Subtle Oak Complexity

 

Sweet Nothing

 

 

Tracy and the Plastics

 

The Virgin Marys

 

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