If you follow our YouTube channel religiously you may have noticed the slow trickle of videos shot by us and our friends at South By South West. We invited Twin Shadow, Jahphet “Roofeo” Landis, and Brian Sweeney to take Zoom’s Q3HD Handy Video Recorders to capture their experiences at this year’s South By South West music festival on and behind the stage.
Twin Shadow are receiving massive acclaim on their debut album (produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) and took SXSW by storm this year playing all the must see showcases and opening for The Strokes on the festival’s biggest stage. George and Wynne from Twin Shadow live and record in Bushwick not far from the ProAudioStar warehouse. They got some footage between sound checks, frosty runs, and photo shoots for us to check out.
Jahphet Landis is the long time drummer for The Death Set and is more recently guest drumming with TV on the Radio. A producer and DJ in his own right Jah DJ’s and remixes as “Roofeeo.” A Bushwick native Jah lives in Brooklyn when he’s not touring playing drums and DJing. Jah was one of the busiest people we knew at South By playing drums with The Death Set, TV On The Radio, and Spank Rock. We’re lucky enough to get up close and personal with all of it.
Brian Sweeney is one of the masterminds behind Vibes Management and booking and management company also located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Being part of a media-consciousness event curation team Brian was really checking out South By South West with a curators eye and managed to check out more bands then anyone we knew down there. Luckily he got footage of it all.
Your portal to the series starts with the trailer above. You’ll find embedded links to the whole series at the end of that video, or check out the full YouTube playlist here. You can also check out some full songs from bands pulled from this footage on our friend’s channel Music On Video.
Thanks to Twin Shaddow, Jah, and Brian for giving us the inside tip on their SXSW journey. The Zoom Q3 is the ideal tool for grabbing footage at live shows because it’s stereo mic pair and volume attenuation makes sure your audio doesn’t distort. If you’re a gigging musician, promoter, or festival fan and your camcorder or cell phone footage just isn’t cutting it the Q3 could be just the upgrade you need. Follow the links above to see (and hear) for yourself!