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Over the past few months I have had the incredible opportunity to stay quite busy with playing and attending shows here in the bay area. I am a huge fan and supporter of the underground music and art scene, this year more than ever I’ve fulfilled many life dreams and played/attended some truly spectacular shows. Here’s a collection of sights and sounds that I’ve gathered this Summer.
My band opened, and usually im not into this sort of self publicity, but our friend filmed it on VHS and it looks pretty cool. For those whom are interested here’s a bit of our set.
On 6/1/12, I caught Uzala performing at The Oakland Music Complex. They are a Crushing Doom force out of Boise, featuring Nick Phit from Graves at Sea on Bass. Super Heavy and into it. Here’s a video of them performing “The Reaping”.
On 6/5/12 & 6/6/12, Your Enemy met up with our friends in Turbokrieg(P.L.F) and Needful Things(GRIDE/CZECH REPUBLIC) to support them out on tour in the bay. HumanxWaste, played with us on the first evening. This is them performing “Wave of Death”
Here is footage of Turbokrieg performing in this packed garage in San Francisco and also the following night in Oakland.
This same show marked the return of Crust Heavy’s, War Trash(Ex-Stormcrow/Population Reduction), who’ve been on hiatus for the past few years. They returned with a firestorm of energy.
Fast forward three days later and on 6/9/12 the legendary Massgrave was performing in a small bar in downtown Oakland. Here’s a few videos I snagged of their electrifying performance.
There’s still a couple more months of awesome shows and experiences to be had, so keep a look out for the continuation!