Andalusia Rose Vinyl EP update

Pirates Press (Jeff and Wendy)Wendy and I went to Pirates Press today to deliver the audio files for our upcoming EP ‘First Stone’ from our band Andalusia Rose. We started this recording project early last year and expected to have it out by now, but with the recording itself taking longer than expected, the recording and mixing sessions being spread out over a few months, and the artwork being caught up with one artist who had too much on their plate, we finally handed it off to another guy who has gotten us where we need to be

Andalusia Rose 'First Stone mixed media collage by Wendy Gadzuk
Andalusia Rose ‘First Stone mixed media collage by Wendy Gadzuk layout by Seawolf Dee

PIRATES PRESS 

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Being a self proclaimed vinyl junkie and record collector since the age of 6, It has been a lifelong dream for me to release a piece of vinyl. It was a fun and informative experience to go and visit Pirates Press, though they don’t have any actual presses there, it was cool to see the operation and the massive amounts of samples of packages and pressings they have done.

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Splatter Records

Vintage Horn and Edison Cylinder
Vintage Horn and Edison Cylinder

They had some turntables set up and a cozy listening area, I’m sure many good times are to be had here.
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Here’s some vinyl ‘pucks’. Vinyl in it’s raw state.Pirates press Vinyl 'pucks'

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Luckily right now they are doing about a 2 week turnaround for tests so there should be an update when we get our test pressings in hand! Can’t wait to drop the needle!

NEXT SHOW

DNA flyer for March 12 2015

 Our next show is at DNA (main stage) March 12th with Devil In California and Motor Sister featuring Scott Ian from Anthrax and members of Mother Superior, The Cult.

Here’s a quick slide show from our last gig with Scott Biram


Alphastare vs. Infinite Plastic Internal (AlphaInfinite) and Onewayness live at The Luggage Store Gallery SF (and other updates)

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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted but that is fine since I’ve been busy with some other stuff.

STUFF

Rehearsals have begun for a March 29th Gun Club Tribute at The Make Out Room San Francisco. I’ve been recruited to play bass and possibly guitar on some stuff. More on that as it approaches.

Gun Club Tribute poster
Show poster from the last GC Tribute

PATTI SMITH AT THE FILLMORE SF JAN 23rd/24th 

Patti Smith did 3 nights at The Fillmore and we attended 2 of those shows, both Friday and Saturday were amazing and each slightly different but equally entertaining.

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Patti breaks the final string!

A brief video of her finale on the final night


ANDALUSIA ROSE JAN 28TH AT DNA

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Andalusia Rose had a show at DNA on the 28th and that was fun. This time around, we brought a little love and light to the metal kids. We played with Witchburn from Seattle and they really brought it. The vibe was dark that night as just a few hours previous there was a suitcase full of body parts discovered near Market and 11th st. I could see the cop cars and forensic units where they had the streets blocked off just about 2 blocks from where we were playing. Also around that time there was a huge fire in The Mission District. Inside DNA we raged! Kinnefret and Hemorage also played.

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WITCHBURN VIDEO CLIPS

I don’t have any photo’s from our set yet, but here is a shot of Wendy during her pre-show Yoga (we call it ‘showga’) session.

'Showga' pre-show Yoga.
‘Showga’ pre-show Yoga.

ALPHASTARE vs. INFINITE PLASTIC INTERNAL

LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY SF JAN 29th

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Once again I got to team up with Mark Pino (IPI) and we threw down a set at The Luggage Store Gallery. It was the first thing I’ve done with the Outsound Collective and I hope to do more in the future. We shared the bill with Onewayness who is one guy Adam Holquist from Erie PA which is actually my old neck ‘o’ the woods as I grew up in Buffalo and had a few friends and bandmates from there! It was nice to share the space with a fellow artist from, pretty much, where I’m from! He was on the West Coast to take part in The Aural Films sprawling 4 day event Fog Music Festival which Mark was also a a part of.

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Alphastare’s Rig
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Infinite Plastic Rig
Onewayness Rig
Onewayness Rig

Onewayness had a few pieces of electronics that I’m familiar with such as the Korg Monotribe and the Alchemy synth app as well as a ‘Make Noise’ set up that I kinda drooled over for a moment. His set consisted of really lovely layered textures in an Ambient format with some minimal beat work. A nice, dark and drifting long form piece that you can see and hear most of in the video below. Our sounds complimented each other quite well.

ONEWAYNESS AT THE LUGGAGE STORE

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So that’s what I’ve been up to. More soon!

cheers from sf!