Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Christmas Miracle?

We couldn't have done it without a little help from our friends and family.
John, Ray, Tina, Sylvia, and the terrific staff at Oasis made our night easy and fun. Thanks for your support!

Becky brought the walls down with some Led Zeppelin--I wanted to put my bass down and just listen to her sing!

Loud Nine hopes that all of our friends and fans have a safe and happy New Year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Loud Christmas!

Loud Nine will be at Oasis on Saturday December 26th!
Come out and have some fun with us.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November 25th @ Oasis

We had fun, and it sounded like our friends and fans did, too.

Loud Nine wants to thank John for all his contributions. We couldn't have done the show without him.
(BTW--despite the credit, I took this picture)

My new 8-string bass finally made it's public debut. It sounds as good as it looks.

See more photos at Tom Craig's Flickr Set

Monday, November 16, 2009

Listen To Loud Nine?

Visit this page to hear 'Flowa Power'.

Don't forget about Nov25 at Oasis!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Next Show

Wednesday, November 25th at Oasis

Thanksgiving Day is always better with a hangover!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Loud Nine Is Moving Forward

People seem to like (or tolerate) us!

Instead of borrowing a trailer, my share of the gear got stuffed into a Honda Civic like some kind of puzzle.

The club (Oasis!) didn't want to move too many tables outside, so as a compromise I used the one that was in my way to hold a setlist, song notes, smokes/beers/phone, etc.
But since it was located at the exact spot where we needed to place a vocal monitor, I got the idea to drop the speaker's pole into the table's umbrella hole.
Speaker's at the perfect height, and you can still use the entire table.
(A small victory, but it set the tone for tonight)

Loud Nine's new subwoofers got taken off a shipping pallet and uncrated today.
Unreal specifications and they were designed to perfectly match our existing mid/high cabinets.
Would have put the 2 stacks together but the only available space was on either side of the tiki-butt king who is bolted to the floor.
We made the best of a difficult situation.
The new subs are incredible!!
Once I changed our cables' Neutrik wiring from 2+/- to 1+/- everything worked and we were very pleased.

Action photos from Sylvia and myself follow...

John Jarrett played bass on a Foo Fighters song through the ricockulous Eden amplifier system he let me use.
Loud Nine owes John a bucket of thanks--he took a lot of physical and technical labor off my back and provided the best bass amp I have ever used.
Thanks again, my brother!

An old habit--I see a camera pointed my way and I try to ruin the photo. This time I whipped a flashlight out of my pocket but failed to kill the shot.
(This is also a ©2009SylCan2 photo despite what I typed on it. Hard habit to break).

Loud Nine would like to thank everyone at Oasis for their great service and friendship.
Sorry we packed your club and filled your cash registers without sufficient warning, but we're cool now, right?

We also want to send out a huge special thanks to Mike Leavell for handling Loud Nine's sound tonight. He did a great job (as always) which made it possible for me to relax and concentrate on playing bass.
I'm jealous that he got to play with our brand-new subwoofers before me, but it was well worth it.
Always a pleasure to work with professionals.

Loud Nine also wants to thank our crazy-ass fans.
The 3 of you sure do drink a lot.
But it keeps us working and we appreciate y'all coming out and supporting live music in San Antonio.

We hope to have some free original recordings for some of you to take home next month.

To see more Loud Nine photos from this show, check out Tom Craig's set on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photo Session And Practice

David pointed out that a very cool thing about Loud Nine is how self-contained we are.
He's a whiz at recording with ProTools on his Mac and assembling a killer sound system, while I'm an experienced live sound/light engineer and photographer.
But more importantly, Mike & Steve can.....drink beer really fast?

I poke fun because they are the real stars of this band--me and Dave are just along for the ride.

The (loud) four of us can handle pretty much every aspect of the band's product without having to make endless phone calls to schedule outside help or discuss our goals.
No wasted time.
We get together and make it happen.

OASIS this Saturday @ 10pm.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Your Chance To See Loud Nine

Saturday August 29

You'll be able to tell your friends "I used to go see Loud Nine when they were just starting out".
That won't be true if you wait until September.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Loud Nine Doesn't Suck

The band wants to thank each and every one of you for making our debut such a success!
The list is long on names so we'll go by category:
Club Oasis and staff
Friends and family
Strangers who wandered in and stayed
Staff from other clubs who offered us gigs on our first night

And of course all you crazy Hitmen fans who are willing to give this new project a fair chance!

I also want to thank my assistant photographers, Sylvia and Mike.
They did a great job, right?

Mike also deserves a special thanks for his help with the sound.
Just remembering how to play the songs while not falling down took every bit of my concentration tonight, so his assistance was critical to our success.
He was my soundman the last time I performed in front of people (playing guitar) some 24-odd years ago--it was only fitting that he was there for me again.

The return of Mike Gallegos is a pretty good story, too.
I like the part where he sings and makes people happy again.

Scot Taylor helped us entertain you by singing Judith. He sounded great as always.
Other Hitmen who brought the love are Jaime, John, and Matt. Thanks, my brothers.

Loud Nine
It's very hard to get more than two people in a photo to look sane.

Loud Nine also wants to thank Rikk of BLISS for filling the big holes in our equipment and transportation situations.
Couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Loud Nine Comes Out

If you aren't busy on Saturday Night, why not drop by Oasis?

(July 25, Embassy Oaks shopping center next to Wise Guys)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Song List

These are some of the cover tunes we're playing:

3 Doors down - Kryptonite
Candlebox – Far Behind
Toadies – Possum Kingdom
STP – Plush
Van Halen – Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
School of Fish – 3 strange days
Eve 6 – Inside Out
Spacehog – In the Meantime
Velvet Revolver – Slither
STP – Interstate Love Song
Weezer – Hashpipe
Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars
STP – Sex Type Thing
Green Day – She
Sublime – Santeria
Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
Presidents Of The USA– Peaches
Lit – My Own Worst enemy
A Perfect Circle – Judith
Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Black Crowes – Hard to Handle
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Chevelle – The Red
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode – It’s No Good
The Doors – Love Me 2 times
The Doors – People Are Strange
Everclear – Santa Monica
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Foo Fighters – Learning to Fly
Green Day – Basket Case
Green Day – When I Come Around
Green Day – Know Your Enemy
The Hitmen - Love To You
The Hitmen - Flower Power
Linkin Park – In the End
Lit – Lipstick and Bruises
Live – Selling the Drama
Loud Nine - Generalize
Loud Nine - Because
Marcy Playground – Sex and candy
Metallica Version of Whiskey In A Jar
Nickleback – How You Remind Me
NIN – Closer
Pearl Jam – Alive
Pearl Jam – Even flow
Presidents – Lump
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Red Hot Chili Peppers– Suck My Kiss
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Other Side
REM – The One I Love
Rob Zombie – More Human Than Human
Ruby - The Kaiser Chiefs
STP – Sour Girl
STP – Vasoline
Sublime – The Wrong Way
The Cult – Love Removal Machine
The Cult – Wildflower
The Cure – Love Song
The Offspring – Come Out & Play
Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song
Tool – Something Besides Sober

This list isn't set in stone--it's evolving as we work our way through it but this will give you an idea of what we're about.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Introducing Loud Nine

We'll be announcing our first show very soon.
We are long-time veterans of the award-winning San Antonio cover band The HITMEN.
Steve Gonzalez is on drums and vocals, David McCall plays guitar and sings, Mike Gallegos is the lead vocalist and center of attention, while I (Keith Alan) play bass.

This time we are focusing on original songs, which are coming along very nicely.

Stay tuned...