Back in our infancy stages, we put to test The Barn’s true potential as a site that could host full-fledged parties and concerts. Among the first events we threw was a special 4th of July show dubbed “Barn Bash 2016,” which included an exclusive performance from psych rock super-thrashers Frankie and the Witch Fingers. Hot off the heels of their triumphant album Heavy Roller, the Los Angeles four-piece unleashed a mesmerizing, barn-burning set of hypnotic and noisy psychedelic mind-melters onto a rowdy crowd of patriotic partygoers. One of those highlights was an up-tempo performance of their earnest single “Need Somebody.” From that moment, The Barn was born.
Since then, we’ve done our best to bring you coverage of all the most dynamic sounds in DIY music. But one thing we haven’t done lately is host live music sessions. Coming soon, At The Barn will be spotlighting our LIVE At The Barn music series, featuring performances and interviews from some of your favorite local and touring DIY musicians and artists. All of these sessions will be open to the public, and more information will soon become available on our LIVE page.
In the meantime, re-live that impromptu magical moment from two years ago that started everything: Frankie and the Witch Fingers performing “Need Somebody.” Shot on camcorders and other DIY devices with our maestro of sound engineering Seena Ratcliffe working his voodoo behind the decks, this clip re-lives the real-world introduction to The Barn. Sit back, relax, and allow Frankie to catapult you into the sonic stratosphere. And stay tuned for a whole lot more to come!
Directed by Jeff Cubbison & Seena Ratcliffe // Edited by Michael Christy // Sound Engineering by Seena Ratcliffe // Filmed by Michael Christy, Dexter Waxler & Jordan Warburg // Produced by At The Barn // Music by Frankie and the Witch Fingers