Backpack Live at Pirate Cat Radio in San Francisco
"When I call you up, you say what's up and I say 'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know.'"
'Twas a lovely July day in San Francisco. I was staying with my lovely Ildiko in the heart of the mission and a stone's throw from the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe, the unlicensed community airwaves that are home to the voices of anarchists like Diamond Dave and out-of-control music enthusiasts such as One Night Music's own Elia Vargas. If you are fortunate enough to take a step into the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe, you will be treated to vegan donuts, the freshest cup of coffee you've tasted in weeks, and general sense of community. If you are in the mood for eavesdropping, your ear will surely fall upon the ramblings of the latest anarchist opinions eminating from the corner table, and if you have a curious eye, you are welcomed to watch a live radio broadcast in the works through the large studio windows that seperate the auditory magic from the ear-piercing espresso machine.
Elia was contributing his time in the studio at Pirate Cat, so I thought I would stop by to say hi and to use his computer. Santa Barbara band Backpack was in San Francisco to play a show later that night. It turns out that the current DJ was in need of a live music guest. So Elia called up Backpack and invited them to stop by Pirate Cat to grace the cafe/studio/airwaves with an impromptu performance. I happened to have my handheld Vado HD handy, and this is what I caught.
A full One Night Music session featuring Backpack will come to One Night Music in the coming months! Keep an eye out!
This blog post was written byRyan Andersen