The Conformists

has happened, now must.
ought to think about it, let’s.

we are moving, we make.
‘yes,’ the answer, but.

bare arm arrested.
not to wake.

the same way, just so.
each. time. each. stop.

first one, he said.
spoke at once.

hold it.
hold it. — 1009

Top Eleven Videos for 2011

Behold, my first top ten list! (which is actually a Top Eleven List…)

As you know, we at Caffeinated Recordings record a lot of bands and live shows. The Caffeinated Recordings Youtube Channel currently has over 1,300 videos of live music for your enjoyment, dating back to September of 2009 when I recorded my first live show.

Here are the most popular videos for 2011, based on views in 2011. There are some obvious videos that I noticed that were shared amongst friends, some that got embedded in blogs and venues websites, and some that surprised even me! I hope you enjoy.

  1. The Cell Phones – HomoErotic – Live at Caffeinated Recordings – [Whole Set]

  2. Faiz Zeppelin – Heartbreaker – Live at Schubas – [Whole Set]

  3. Minutes – I was 19, You were 20 – PRF BBQ Auktoberfest 2010 – [Whole Set]

  4. Bear Claw – Back Breaker – Refuse This Gift Record Release Show – [Whole Set]

  5. Stuff My Stocking by Vansassa

  6. Audio Content – Stay – PRF Auktoberfyst 2011 – [Whole Set]

  7. The Conformists – Black People – PRF BBQ Auktoberfest 2010 – [Whole Set]

  8. Blacks – Dad’s Gun – Live at The Observatory – [Whole Set]

  9. big’n – Chinese Jet Pilot – PRF BBQ Auktoberfest 2010 – [Whole Set]

  10. Trophy Wives – Let Us Roll – PRF Cauldron 2011 – [Whole Set]

  11. Itinerant Locals – Stay Up Late [Talking Heads Cover] – Live at Circle A Cafe – [Whole Set]

The Conformists 15th Year Anniversary Show

The Conformists perform live at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago Illinois on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to celebrate their 15th year as a band, and their last with singer Mike Benker. Supporting them on the bill were Spelling Bee and The Columbines. The band also celebrated the events with a show in Saint Louis, Missouri at the Tap Room with Spelling Bee and Airport Elementary School the day before.

For more information on the band, please visit http://theconformists.com/main.html.

Swim Home shot by Thomas Banks

The Whole Set

The PRF Radio Hour – August 13th, 2011

Bradley R. Weissenberger of the rock band .22 hosted an all PRF radio show this passed Saturday, August 13th, 2011 on 106.7 WRHC Radio Harbor Country in Grand Haven, MI from 9 to 11 PM. In addition, the show was streamed live on their website through out the digital land.

While the broadcast, with all it’s wacky comedy bits, and controversial topics of conversation was not saved, Mr. Weissenberger was kind enough to replicate the playlist on this PRF Radio Hour on Bandcamp page. Click through to enjoy a stream of great music.