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Erk FM: Extra – Live Recordings

Live Recordings





Photo – Most musicians love playing live. It is a totally different feeling compared to rehearsing or recording in a studio.






The live recording section of Erk FM: Extra consists of episodes that have been at least partly recorded outside of the Erk FM Studio.


Some shows were recorded by Erk on location with the songs inserted in post production. Other episodes were recorded at a live event or a festival using a digital voice recorder. Some of these live recordings also feature short interviews, usually about the event.


These recordings are usually done with the knowledge of the band/s concerned.


  • How Wikipedia defines live music?: A concert is a live performance (typically of music) before an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, entertainment centres and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called “arena concerts”. Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage. Concerts often require live event support with professional audio equipment. Before recorded music, concerts would provide the only opportunity one would generally have to hear musicians play. Informal names for a concert include “show” and “gig”.
  • How does Erk define live music?: I’m at a gig! 
  • Examples of live music events Erk has recorded at: Very Metal Xmas, Blido Music Festival
  • What you can expect to hear in this section: Wide range of music styles and locations
  • What you can expect to read in this section: Episode show notes. Also see the Reviews section.


Recent Episodes


Erk FM: Extra 07 – Shadows At Play interview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Extra episode 7 with lower Blue Mountains folk-pop/alternative band Shadows At Play. The episode starts with an interview at the Lapstone Hotel with band members Liam, Ash & occasional band member Ryan.

Erk FM 177 – Blido Music Festival (aka Amazing Race: Swedish Music Festival)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 177 of Erk FM, Erk’s music podcast featuring a wide range of podsafe & independent music from across the world. This week’s extra episode was recorded at the Blido Music Festival, a couple of hours north of Stockholm, Sweden. It is the first time that Erk has recorded a live event with his new recorder so while the audio quality is not perfect, you will feel that you are there.

Erk FM 125 – A Very Metal Xmas special

by Erk

Welcome to A Very Metal Xmas! This is a special joint production between Erk (Erk FM) & Ellie (The Fuzz Radio). On Saturday 04 December 2010, Erk & Ellie joined forces and combined to interview all 13 bands who appeared at The Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys. There were 13 bands over nearly 13 hours performing however we will bring you a small taste of what it was like to be at the event.


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