8 Legged Monster CD Release Live at Yoshi’s SF

October 1, 2009

I was recently invited to document the CD Release Party of Mike Irwin’s 8 Legged Monster live at Yoshi’s in San Francisco on September 3, 2009.

Here’s a sweet three minute video clip from the night’s festivities. The clip begins in the middle of the band’s rendition of the classic tune Basin St. Blues, starting near the end of Rob Barics’ clarinet solo, then moves onto a sick trumpet solo by Mike Olmos, and finally ends with the band backing up the lovely Lavay Smith on vocals.

I’ve also included a few tracks below from the night’s performance in MP3 format that the band was so gracious to let me share: Les Trois Baise and Turnin’ On The Jewkes.

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Mike Irwin, Guitar & Arranger
Mike Olmos, Trumpet
Danny Grewen, Trombone
Rob Barics, Tenor & Clarinet
Joe Cohen, Alto
Matt Nelson, Tenor
Fil Lorenz, Baritone
Eric Markowitz, Bass
Jaz Sawyer, Drums
Karina Denike, Vocals
Lavay Smith, Vocals


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