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Friday, August 8, 2008
Taix Lounge, Echo Park, CA

Another night, another show.

Taix Lounge, located in Echo Park, is an interesting venue. It is not a traditional club where you would expect to see music. It is a French Resturant. Every night at 10:00pm they clear a small space in front of the fireplace, and set up a couple of monitors, and a couple of PA speakers. They put up microphones for the singer(s). I don't remember if there was a microphone for the kick drum. At Taix, there is no admission charge and bands perform for free.

When I was recording here recently, I was told that if I wanted to record again, I would need to have the band contact the club and ask for permission to have me record. After that time, the Insect Surfers did play here, and did get permission, so I was able to record this band here on this night.

So, if you are planning on having me (or anyone else) recording here (audio or video) you should have the band contact the club and let them know in advance. Insect Surfers are in instrumental band. While they are strongly influenced by surf instrumental music, they don't let them limit them. Their influences include Quicksilver Messenger Service, Television, .... One of the things that makes this an interesting band, is their strong fan base among musicians. The Insect Surfers are a 4 piece band (2 guitars, 1 bass and 1 drummmer). On this night some of the regular members were not available, so they had a few other musicians fill in. David Arnson, one of the guitarists, the one constant in this band, was present (without him the band does not perform). Their other guitarist was unavailable, so the regular bass player, filled in on guitar. Since that ment he was not available, the bass player from the Boardwalkers filled in for him. The regular drummer was not available, so the drummer from Swords Of Fatima volunteered to fill in (and since he was already there, the Swords Of Fatima also played a set).

I am the official audio recorder and sound archivist for Insect Surfers. I have recorded most of their shows since 1996. My recording of a live performance in June 2004 has become their Lyve In The Valley Of The Sun which was released in time for the bands 20th anniversary. These days, I also manage and host their web site, live show announcements as well as helping with merchandise sales.

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