DC9 Live at El Sibil/DC9 in SPACE: A Retrospective

We're pretty much


here at DC9 HQ these days, working out some final


plans and whatnot (more announcements coming soon!), which is, well, a good thing, really.

But, unfortunately, it means a temporary re-organization of some of our priorities. And, with that, some news: We're gonna be holding off on our regular DC9 Live tapings for the time being--at least until the DOMAs wrap up.

Sucks, I know. But all that does however allow us to move ahead with this post--something we've been meaning to get to for some time. Since launching this concept back in early May of 2009 as DC9 in SPACE with True Widow (see above), we've produced 47 clips with (mostly) locals artists, all of whom are well deserving of the little added spotlight. It's been a long, strange trip, to borrow the old cliche, but, certainly, one worth the extra time investment.

We didn't really know what we were doing with the first one. Just invited the band over to Hal Samples' place to film a performance. We learned some lessons along the way--and even came up with a general format to follow by the time we filmed our second one (featuring Doug Burr)--a format we've been following ever since.

So without further adieu, join us after the jump for a trip back through our 15 favorite clips from these 47 efforts--not including the first, which, in retrospect, served as something entirely different from the rest and, really, deserves its own placement at the very top.

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 2: Doug Burr
(released May 14, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 7: Sarah Jaffe
(released June 17, 2009

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 9: Damaged Good$
(released July 1, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 11: Smile Smile
(released July 15, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 13: Telegraph Canyon
(released July 29, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 16: Danny Balis
(released August 19, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 18: Fox and The Bird
(released September 2, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 22: The Beaten Sea
(released September 30, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 26: Seryn
(released October 29, 2009)

DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 27: This Old House (now Sundress)
(released November 11, 2009)

DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 1: Air Review
(released November 25, 2009)

DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep 4: Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
(released January 6, 2010)

DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 11: Dust Congress
(released March 17, 2010)

DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 12: Sleep Whale
(released March 31, 2010)

DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 18: The Orbans
(released May 26, 2010)

Many thanks to Hal Samples, Jason Whitbeck, Patrick Michels, SPACE Studios, Yes Go Productions, Nick Rallo, Noah W. Bailey, Merritt Martin, all the bands that participated in these tapings, and all the fans who showed. We'll see you all again real soon.

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