Thursday night’s Rogue Wave show at Modified was everything I expected and then some. Before I get to that, I gotta say what a great time I had. For starters, I met a reader (what’s up, Ben!) and Rogue Wave’s tour manager, Jamie, couldn’t have been nicer, giving me full permission to tape the show. Also thanks to Richard at Greenhouse Productions, who helped a taping newbie out with a few tips (and some tape) for my minidisc.
As for Rogue Wave, I’m telling you, people, this band is destined for big things. Their chemistry is undeniable, and it’s obvious how much they enjoy playing. There’s hardly a hint of pretension Rogue Wave and the music is almost better live than on CD, and there’s not many bands you can say that about.
On to the music. I was going to upload this as one large file, but I split it, thinking smaller files were a lot more manageable; I preserved any meaningful banter between band/audience.
(For the record: Recorded on a Sony MZ-10 minidisc using Sony ECM-DS70P microphone. I imported with Sony’s wav importer software for Mac and converted to mp3 using LAME.)
Part II coming at some point later today.
Rogue Wave, live at Modified, Phoenix, Dec. 15, 2005: