Chasing The Moon
By Scott McDowell
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Bands playing their music live in a San Francisco based recording studio. New episodes every full moon.
|1||CleanVideoSonny & The Sunsets||This isn’t Sonny Smith’s first trip to the rodeo. For years, many locals have loved his clever song writing and goofy stage persona. Somehow, after completing his ambitious “100 Records” project, Sonny still had the creative stamina to form his||3/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoEver Isles||In the summer of 2010, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Jeremy Robert Harris nestled into a cabin on Orcas Island and spent their time creating the debut Ever Isles record, “Cacoon”. They’ve since relocated to the bay area where they’ve been impressing a||2/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoSea Of Bees||Sea Of Bees created one of our favorite records in 2010, so we’re really proud to feature them as them as our first episode of 2011. Jules is joined here by an all star cast of musicians from the Sacramento recording scene, including guitarist John Bacc||1/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoMagic Leaves||Magic Leaves had been making dreamy home recordings at a house in the Marin Headlands for years when Josh Bruner found a beat up guitar left in the basement. Lured by it’s charm, he decided not to toss it, but instead take it apart, sand the body, clean||12/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDevotionals||Tyson Vogel may be best known as the exciting drummer in local duo Two Gallants, but the secret is getting out: he is an incredibly gifted guitar player. The Devotionals started when Tyson teamed up with Anton Patzner to entered the studio and record thei||11/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThao and Mirah with The Most Of All||This year’s Noise Pop festival featured a collaborative performance from two of our favorite artists: Thao and Mirah. That show happened to fall on a full moon, so it’s no surprise that it went over so well! Not long after, the duo decided to pull tog||10/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoBirds & Batteries||Birds & Batteries have a special relationship with Studio C, and we were so pleased to finally host them for Chasing The Moon. Mike Sempert is an incredible arranger, and brought in an all star string quartet that includes Anton and Lewis from Judgement D||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoTartufi||Tartufi is a very busy band. They co-organize awesome music festivals. They teach kids how to rock. They go on national tours. Still, they somehow find time to come into our studio and perform amazing jams like this. We hope you love it as much as we do.||8/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoThe California Honeydrops||This band is world class fresh! The California Honeydrops are the real deal: transforming any dull scene into a world class dance party. Lech Wierzynski leads a killer band that includes pianist Chris Burns, drummer Ben Malament, bass player Seth Ford-You||6/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoBart Davenport||Many of you already know how special a solo performance from Bart Davenport feels. When Bart told us he was bringing his band into the studio, we had no idea how lucky we were. Turns out - they’re amazing! Bart already has tons of style, and with the ba||6/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoRamon & Jessica||We’re so excited to feature Ramon & Jessica. This power duo is comprised of two incredibly eclectic bay area natives. Ramon performs with so many great local bands it’s hard to keep straight, while the über talented Jessica can be harder to spot than||5/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoHoneycomb||Emily Ritz and Honeycomb are one of our favorite new bands in the San Francisco music scene. Miss Ritz, a self taught musician, brings a unique finger style and odd meters to her ukulele playing. In less than a year, Honeycomb has become a true collabor||4/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoNice Guy Trio||The Nice Guy Trio is Darren Johnston on trumpet, Rob Reich on accordion, and Daniel Fabricant on bass; three of the finest improvisational ensemble players in the San Francisco area. Fusing elements of blues, calypso, country and much more, the trio play||3/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoKelly McFarling||Although she was raised in Atlanta, Kelly McFarling seems right at home here in San Francisco. Her voice is powerful enough to fill a concert hall, but her music seems equally suited to porches and living rooms. After teaching herself to play banjo, Kelly||2/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoKacey Johansing||Kacey Johansing has had an important influence on the vision and direction of Chasing The Moon since it was barely an idea, so it's only fitting to begin our second season with her lovely music! She put together an incredible crew of musicians for this pe||1/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoLavay Smith||We couldn’t believe our luck when Chris Seibert first proposed the idea of bringing in Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. It’s only once in a blue moon that you get to have one of the top voices in jazz & blues come record at your studio! Lava||12/31/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoSlow Motion Cowboys||When Slow Motion Cowboys began warming up this recording session, everyone on our crew paused for a moment to absorb their terrific sounds. A San Francisco native, Pete Fields is supported by Dan Massie and the ubiquitous Joe Lewis (who runs one of SF’s||12/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoSteve Taylor||We’re so excited to feature singer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Taylor on this month’s episode. A northern California native, Steve has been living in Oakland for the past several years and has recently been popping up at all our favorite San Franc||11/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||ExplicitVideoJohn Vanderslice||John Vanderslice hardly needs an introduction. For the past ten years he’s been more influential in building the San Francisco music community than perhaps anybody else. His music is loved around the world, and his recording studio, Tiny Telephone, cont||10/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||ExplicitVideoQuinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Review||There’s the kind of music that moves you: to stand up, drum your fingers, tap your feet, respond in some physical way to the notes being laid down. That’s what Quinn Deveaux and his band, The Blue Beat Review, have managed to create. Pay particular at||9/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoFoxtails Brigade||For August, we're excited to present the The Foxtails Brigade to you. Laura Weinbach and Sivan Sideh are such talented girls, and their music is so infectious. We're lucky these two decided to move to the bay area.||8/6/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoJudgement Day||Words can’t describe how excited we are to feature Judgement Day for this month’s episode. These guys put together a special show for us that night, including a bonus string quartet. We love bonuses, and we hope you’ll love Judgement Day. If you”v||7/7/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoMichael Musika||Michael Musika is fascinating songwriter living here in San Francisco. He doesn't play out often enough, so we're lucky to have charmed him in to playing for our 6th episode. He's joined here by Indianna Hale, Sleepy Todd, Matt Adams, Dina Maccabee, and K||6/7/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoTaughtMe||Blake Henderson, of TaughtMe, is a super talented songwriter/producer. We're proud to feature him, supported here by Aubrey Trinnaman, as our fifth performer in this series.||5/8/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoSonya Cotton||For our fourth episode of Chasing The Moon, we're featuring the lovely and talented Sonya Cotton. Sonya is joined here by her band which features Gabe Dominguez, Anna Perlmutter, Nick Stargu, and Swet.||4/9/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||CleanVideoSilian Rail||Welcome back to Chasing The Moon. For our third episode, we're presenting something a bit louder, and a bit heavier. Please turn your speakers up for Silian Rail.||3/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||CleanVideoOona||Hello again, welcome back to the second episode of Chasing the Moon. This month we feature the amazingly talented Oona, along with her producer/drummer Dave Tweedie and Alex Doty playing guitar. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as the last, and we'||2/9/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||CleanVideoIndianna Hale||Welcome, this is the first episode of Chasing the Moon. We're so pleased to start two-thousand-nine with Indianna Hale, who came to the studio with a supporting cast that included Sleepy Todd, Matt Adams, and Thomas Edler. Our plan with this blog is to ha||1/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Like your own personal concert!
This show is a great start to what should be an amazing series. What a treat to listen to up-and-coming local artists without the sounds of people talking all around you or clinking glasses at the bar. The clarity, the sound, the lighting, the simplicity... it makes me feel like these artists are in my living room, giving me my own personal show! It looks and sounds so professional, yet it still feels so real and raw and not over-produced. I really enjoyed watching and listening to Indianna Hale and her band, and I greatly look forward to the full moon and the next show!
This performance was exquisite. I've had the pleasure of seeing Indianna Hale play before and this truly captured her quintessence. More guests like this and I am hopelessly devoted to you.
Awesome podcast - Can't get enough
This video podcast is amazing! The video quality is unmatched and so far the bands have been fantastic. Keep them coming please! The only downfall is that I have to wait a month for a new one!