If you missed Taken by Cars’ Los Angeles performance, here’s a nice 11 minute video of their set. Yes, I shot this and was that guy with the camera, behind the stage, on the floor and standing on the risers. I apologize to anyone at the show I accidently bumped or stepped on.
Taken by Cars performed “Unidentified”,”A Weeknight Memoir” and one of my favorite’s “Uh Oh” seamlessly blending each song into one another.
I was able to capture certain audience members yelling out disco calls with lead singer Sarah and folks taking notice of Bryan’s cowbell work. Major TbC fans indeed.
The sound man at Mr. T’s Bowl is always on point. The band sounded great and the audio in the video is nice and clear.
Last Saturday, we flew up to San Francisco and watched Taken by Cars’ first state-side performance. Man, they sounded good. I could hear the hours they put into rehearsing their set. I even spotted folks, who have never heard them before, dancing to “December 2 Chapter VII”. Check out video from the show.
After the show we chatted with Sarah Marco lead singer of Taken by Cars for a quick interview.
Awesome show Sarah. How does it feel to be touring state-side?
Being here…really makes us feel super happy and grateful.
We’ve brought a lot of heart into this tour.
We’re grateful that we did it by our own efforts and it really took a lot out of us, each of us…particularly to be able to sacrifice our time…rehearsing, practicing for San Francisco, South by Southwest and LA…
And it’s a privilege to travel, to be with each other, to appreciate each other’s friendship, to be in another country basically.
We treat this tour like a serious vacation.
NOTE TO READER: Currently Taken by Cars is not signed to any major label. They put out their records independently and they paid their own way to make the tour happen. Peep their fund raising efforts here. Props to them.
How does it feel to be the first Filipino band to play SXSW?
We’re really, really proud.
It’s a happy blessing. I believe there are no accidents. Everything happens for a purpose.
We emailed our album (to SXSW) not expecting a response. So it’s really a huge thing for us (to play the festival).
We’ll do our best to represent ourselves.
Anything to say to your fans in LA?
Taken by Cars will be playing at Mr.T’s Bowl in Highland Park. (Friday 3/16 9:30 PM)
Come see our show. We worked hard to put on a good show for you guys.