Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Live music remembrance - Dot 3

Good evening,

This is a quick post as I am headed out tonight to see Cypress Hill.  Two weeks in a row I'm seeing live music and I am pretty jazzed about it.  I'll blog about the concert I'm going to tomorrow if I have a moment.
Years ago (many, many) I would go see shows and play shows all the time.  I think I spent the better part of my late teens and twenties in a club.  There were many "staples" - bands I would go see every time they played.  One of those was Dot 3.  From their MySpace: "...Dot 3 was a band from the Silicon Valley region that existed from 1984(?)-1991. A popular crowd-pleaser, this band consistently drew a dedicated following in the San Jose area... ..Their final performance was on May 16, 1991 at the Oasis nightclub in San Jose, California... ..Seventeen years after their break-up, people are still talking about this highly influential band... ..Luckily, there's some video footage to relive the experience of Dot 3.."  
Dot 3 would absolutely tear it up and they were part of the whole funk, afro-beat, jungle movement in the Bay Area.

Indeed..and here is some footage!

I still have a copy of their LP (pictured left - which I have digitally encoded).  I listen to them on my iPod all the time.  Great stuff, fantastic band...good memories.

Have a wonderful evening!

Mark Harvey

Happy 11th Birthday Stonedozer

Hello friends, fans and readers,

On April 20th, 2000 Rain Station released "Stonedozer" and 11 song odyssey filled with tracks that'll get your blood pumping, warm your heart and touch your soul.  

On this 11th anniversary of Stonedozer I'd like to say that I am blessed to have Jay Moores as my friend and fellow band mate and that I hope we can continue to celebrate releases like Stonedozer for many years to come.

Tonight Jay and I are celebrating the release by heading into San Francisco to see Cypress Hill perform at the Warfield.  

If you have yet to listen to Stonedozer, tonight is the perfect time to embrace this disc.  As one reviewer said, "I have always been a big fan of Rain Station and their lo-fi recording roots but the recording of Stonedozer has elevated them to near major label sound quality"......"This is the BEST Rain Station CD to date"...Charlie Harrelson,

All my best,

Mark Harvey

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