7th August 2014: Moonshine: Spotlight ft The Impatient Sisters, The Venopian Solitude, Stonebay & Cassandra Mary / August 2014 at Laundry Bar, The Curve.
Here’s emcee and organizer, Reza Salleh, filling in for Stonebay, who could not make it.
On djembe, badass Zalila Lee.
This would be the first gig I’d bring my new Sony Alpha 7S to! Here, I learned that using Silent Shutter would result in flourescent light artifacts such as in the background when using a faster shutter speed than the alternating current refresh rate. Sure, I could use 1/50s, but it would not freeze action as well.
Reza borrows a pick.
Cassandra Mary is another boss.
Her boys, Wei-Ming…
I’d discover when shooting in portrait orientation, how unbalanced and unergonomic the Sony Alpha 7S with LA-EA4 adapter and Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 could be. I’m not sure how much the VG-C1EM vertical control grip would help, as it doesn’t have a lowered shutter button and lacks the meticulous replication of buttons that previous C-series (for Control) vertical grips have.
And so, shooting in landscape orientation was a relief.
…the return of The Impatient Sisters!
But first, a non-sibling bassist…
Irena/Kina Taib on guitar, who is a scholarship student of Berklee College Of Music!
Soraya Taib on vocals.
Nazeera Taib on vocals.
They do their unique blend of indie folk vocal harmony.
Meanwhile, outside, Hameer Zawawi spotted with an outgrown buzzcut, prompting me to quip – “Hipster Layu!”
It could mean three things:
– Hipster (Me)layu – Malay hipster
– Hipster Lah You – You’re a hipster
– Hipster Layu – Faded/outgrown hipster
Oh yes, I am brilliant.
Then came the otherworldly The Venopian Solitude.
Backed by some…
Yeah, that’s a lot of keys.
However, they didn’t just play keys!
All sorts of percussion.
A colorful highlight was this tambourine, that would light up when hit!
Oh, and an electric ukulele.
Reza closes the night.
Joni lives the thug life.
Jessica and the merchandise booth.