Here's an experiment I've been thinking about doing for years. As many of you know I was an avid taper when i covered music from roughly 1996-2005. I taped almost every show I covered with a DAT machine and mics and/or soundboard. Over the years I really amassed some amazing recordings. I've never known what to do with them as far as distribution outside of the traditional trading with other tapers. Over the years I traded cassettes, DATs and eventually CD-Rs. Now it seems digital is the way to go. While I don't really need anymore live shows in my collection as trades, I figured my originals should get out there.
However, there is a lot of legal issues with that so if any band comes across this page and wants me to remove a file just email me or leave a comment.
First up is a show by Pelican. The Chicago-based band is one of my favorite. They do instrumental, hard rock/metal which is spectacular live. Why is it a Cleveland show? I was writing a piece on them for a music mag and this was the only show they were playing nearby in the timeframe of my deadline. I was just starting covering cars and had a brand new Mazda3 at the time and thought the drive following the band's van would be fun. It was quite a test drive, quite a show and I've loved this band ever since.