The 2020 edition of KZSU’s Day of Noise happened back on February 8. “The best day of the year,” according to Abra, who diligently organizes the whole affair every year, including catering. I helped out during the midday hours, running sound (under the direction of Smurph) and announcing acts on-air.
We also streamed the event live again, engineered by Jin. You can find the recordings here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3.
You can correlate that with the schedule, posted at http://kzsu.stanford.edu/dayofnoise/2020/. That same page will eventually have the audio recordings of the performances as well.
Finally, you can see results from previous Days of Noise.
San Kazakgascar: Jed Brewer (guitar) and Colleen Kelly (cello). Not pictured: Jaroba James (sax, bass clarinet). Brewer’s chiming guitar anchored a pleasantly droney set. He’s also behind the band Swimming in Bengal
Blood of Chhinnamastika, whose brutal analog assault is always a Day of Noise highlight.
San Kazakgascar, setting up with help from DJ Smurph (green shirt).
Ernesto Diaz-Infante, who started his set by digging in hard. 30 minutes of pure guitar attack.
Doug Lynner, giving us gradual washes of analog circuitry.
The duo known as Captains.
Chris Brown, professor emeritus of Mills College, performing under the name Tangled Web. Photo taken from the control booth; the haziness is due to the thick, decades-old glass separating the booth from Studio A.
This is where the live video stream was processed and uploaded. The computers and monitor were tucked safely in a corner of Studio A. Guitarist John Davis on the monitors.
Annual tradition: The Day of Noise T-shirt, signed by all the artists.
R Duck’s pedal configuration.
R Duck, who also does a regular show on KZSU: “Sound Wheels,” Tuesdays at 4pm..
The Lickets, a longtime KZSU favorite.