In another spotlight on unusual music venues, XLR8R TV takes you on The Bus, a former Oakland Police command unit, now transformed into a mobile all ages performance space.
In another spotlight on unusual music venues, XLR8R TV introduces you to John Benson and his Bus. John transformed a former Oakland Police street command unit into a veggie-oil/solar powered mobile all ages performance space. Since he bought the Bus, he and his motley crew have put on over 120 shows around the country featuring bands from around the world and have no plans on stopping - despite constant vandalism. This episode includes footage from a Bus show featuring Finnish psych metal genius weirdos, Circle.
Every week XLR8R TV goes behind the scenes with the musicians, artists and scenes covered in the pages of XLR8R. Since our debut episode in March 2007, we've gone go-karting with Modeselektor, country music shopping with Devin the Dude, schooled you in Dubstep and Detroit Ghettotech, given pro tips on home music recording, answered love letters with Chromeo, set up an art show with Maya Hayuk and taken you to our favorite underground spots -- like an ex-police mobile command unit turned veggie-oil powered rock venue.