Saturday, June 1, 2024

Garcia Peoples at Colectivo Back Room in Milwaukee on January 17, 2020

 In January 2020, the Garcia Peoples had embarked on the midwest leg of a tour to promote One Step Behind, their third album released in the previous year and a half.  Already there were reports coming out of China about lockdowns and Emergency Rooms being filled with sick patients. It would be a few more weeks before these issues became more apparent in the US, leading to concert cancellations and lockdowns.


After performing shows in Chicago and Grand Rapids, the Garcias came to Milwaukee to record a session for Hear Here Presents and to play at Colectivo Back Room. This show finds them in good spirits and running like a well-oiled machine during an 85-minute set.

Purchase their most recent album here.

Recording information:

Milwaukee, WI
Colectivo Coffee Back Room

Tom Malach: guitar and voice
Danny Arakaki: guitar and voice
Andy Cush: bass
Derek Spaldo: bass
Cesar Arakaki:drums

01 Jam > High Noon Violence (13:06)
02 Gliding Through (5:50)
03 Jam > Feel So Great > Heart and Soul (24:27)
04 Total Yang > Hourglass (13:49)
05 One Step Behind > Hanging On (21:42)
06 Show Your Troubles Out (6:17)

Total time = 85:11

microphones: Beyerdynamic MC 930 in ORTF
recorder: Sound Devices MixPre-6
software: Audacity, Fission, xAct

With special thanks to Eric Pier-Hocking and the staff of Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records for helping to remove access obstacles.


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  1. Thanks for uploading these! The FLAC link is invalid?

  2. Thanks for noticing this. All fixed now!