Best Pehr show ever? New pics of the Mae Shi original line-up by Cari Veach


Almost a decade ago—it’s hard to believe so much time has gone by—Sean Carnage Monday Nights hosted probably our best Pehrspace show ever: Kyle Mabson‘s birthday party with The Mae Shi (original lineup), Totally Radd!!, Laco$te (original lineup), The Pope, Abracadabra, Bai Ling, DJ Jonathan Snipes and MC Andre Hyland. The date was February 6, 2012.

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Recently, Cari Veach—photographer and videographer extraordinaire—posted some eye-popping images from the show I had never encountered before.

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Gracious and simpatico artist that she is, Cari was kind enough to share all her images from that incredible concert as an exclusive on SEANCARNAGE.COM.

See above and below—there are two dozen never-before-seen pics.

The Mae Shi featuring Jeff Byron. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

I took this opportunity to reach out to Kyle Mabson, organizer of this bill, for his recollections:

Can you tell me why you chose this line-up?
Just bands that hadn’t played in awhile I wanted to see and my birthday was a good excuse to get them to do it.

Where and when did you originally see The Mae Shi?
Oh boy first time was probably at The Smell in high school?

When and how did you become friends with them?
Sometime in the mid to late 2000s just from doing shows ‘n stuff I suppose.

What do you remember from this night?
It was hot ‘n there were a lot of people.

Read some fun + funny interviews with all the bands who played the show

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

I believe it was the highest attendance Pehr show—more than Dan Deacon even. Thoughts?
I know how to do ’em up, baby.

Are you still jamming the Mae Shi? Still friendly with those guys?
Oh absolutely love them jams. Talked to Brad earlier today even.

What are your goals and what are you gonna be working on artistically for 2021?
I make a dumb “art” piece every day and post it to Twitter and Instagram. Been making solo jams too. Wooop.

Catch up with what Kyle’s been doing lately

Well there you have it. OOH—hey! Big announcement:

Pehrspace Mondays are back! Join us for the annual Pehrgaent on Monday, December 28, 2020

I’ll be screening some multi-camera clips of classic Pehr bands that have NEVER been broadcast before. That’s right—high-quality footage that’s never been posted on the Interwebs. Don’t miss it!

Thank you again, Cari, for the lovely images—these really brought a smile to my face:

The Mae Shi original line-up by Cari Veach

The Mae Shi’s Tim Byron. Photo by Cari Veach.

Dalton Blanco and Ace Diamond by Cari Veach

Dalton Blanco and Ace Diamond. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi's Ezra Buchla. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi’s Ezra Buchla. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi’s Jeff Byron. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi's Brad Breeck. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi’s Brad Breeck. Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

The Mae Shi. Photo by Cari Veach.

Photo by Cari Veach.

Here’s my original post-show write-up just for context:

If you thought the Val Kilmer / Dan Deacon / Future Islands show was nuts (huge crowd, celebrities), this one was even more insane. Lines around the block. Kids camped out for hours before the show. A gazillion people crammed (safely) inside. Sweat running like rivers down the walls (no exaggeration).

And all for an L.A. band who had been broken up for a couple of years—The Mae Shi, with original line-up including frontman Ezra Buchla.

I was really proud of our scene on this night. We created the most excitement I’ve seen at a Monday Night show without any “name” acts (well Bai Ling and Andre Hyland are known but I’m not sure any of their fans knew they were appearing).

My pics don’t compare to Cari’s but they fill in some gaps. I was at the door coordinating entry in shifts, so that everyone was safe, had some room to breathe and could see just a little of what was happening:

Colie Galdjie and birthday boy Kyle H. Mabson

Colie Galdjie and birthday boy Kyle H. Mabson

Emcee Andre Hyland

Emcee Andre Hyland

The Mae Shi original line-up

The Mae Shi original line-up

Once again, major 2020 announcement:

Pehrspace Mondays are back! Join us for the annual Pehrgaent on Monday, December 28, 2020

I’ll be screening some multi-camera clips of classic Pehr bands that have NEVER been broadcast before. That’s right—high-quality footage that’s never been posted on the Interwebs. Do not miss this one!

Check out more from Cari Veach

Follow Carnage Video on YouTube—lots of surprises in the coming months (hint hint)

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