In San Francisco’s Tenderloin district is a kitsch, vintage clothing store known for occasionally throwing shows in the basement of their building located on Larkin St., a venue also known by locals as VACATION SF. Memphis-bred, San Francisco-based act Useless Eaters have recently recorded one of their shows at the location and are releasing their live performance album on John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees‘ label Castle Face Records. The band’s live album is part of a series put together by the label in honor of various live performances throughout the city. Castle Face Records’ Live in San Francisco series also includes live performance albums by Ty Segall’s Fuzz, Icky Boyfriends, Destruction Unit, and many more.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s what Dwyer himself had to say about the performance:
This show was bananas. When we set up to record a live set, we always hope the band will just murder it and the people will go all crazy. This was one of those magic moments. BYOB, a basement, in the Tenderloin of SF, a wicked goddamn band slaying their songs, and a perfect essence in the air—all the elements in place for a memorable evening. Everyone falling over each other, spilling beer, smiling screaming and sweating. A fucking mess. When everybody leaves and you look at the muddy, hot, trashed and disgusting room you think, “Yes, something good happened here tonight.”
Pre-order the album now on Midheaven’s website. Useless Eaters’ Live in San Francisco is out on November 11.