On 03/19 I had a call from an upset neighbor complaining about Underground. Apparently, a call had also been placed to SLPD, and dispatch sent an officer to investigate.
Underground being a bad neighbor is not a recipe for success. In an effort to salvage the situation, drastic steps must be taken.
Effective immediately, shows must begin at 6:00 PM (or earlier), and end no later than 8:00 PM. I realize that this is an enormous hardship and disappointment, but I am trying desperately to not be in a situation where I have to quit entirely.
Underground has been successful because of the good will of people like you, and also because we have managed to stay on good terms with the neighbors (until today). Although this is frustrating, being able to work within it will allow us to continue to serve the music community until New Song finds a new location.
Another solidly attended night. Uneven in the audio department, though. Felt like I was alternating between good and bad choices. The monitors did not want to cooperate on this show, and I can't say that I know why. (Although having lots of channels with lots of gain applied is certainly harder to manage.) Tripped the PA system's power management breaker again. Time to find one more circuit...
Minimal crowd. Do people know what they're missing? Felt good about the way the mixes turned out. Was especially happy with CaD's sound, as I felt like everything came together in a way that allowed me some meaningful options.
Cool night. Felt like it went very well. Sizeable crowd. Got prodded to make the kick drum a much more prominent element in the mix, and felt like the end result made folks happier. I've been loving the current batch of metal vocalists that I've encountered, because they sing loudly enough to be heard over the backline.
Night went very smoothly from my end, even with a sprinkling of issues (like a broken string) on the stage side. Four out of the five bands wanted a quick mixed recording of their sets, so that helped to offset a night that had fewer folks in the crowd. Was pleased to see that The Resistant (now Killing Roses) is determined to continue after their lineup change. They always do a solid job at putting their shows together, and being organized on "the day of." It makes my life a lot easier.
Well attended, and for a good cause. Clean water for third world countries is important! Not really my best night, though. I had weird feedback issues that cropped up at inopportune times, and were also hard to solve. Annoying!
Moderately attended night. Went pretty well, technically speaking. Pushed too hard on SOP and tripped the protection on the PA circuit. Dialed back a bit, and everything was happy for the rest of the night.
Lightly attended night. Not a whole lot to do for sound reinforement overall, as quite a bit was premixed and sent down direct lines to my console. Pretty smooth, no major issues. This kind of music can have a pretty wide dynamic range, so I was sometimes surprised at how loud things were getting.