South of Gilman St.
Welcome to South of Gilman St., an mp3 streaming/internet radio site dedicated to the music that put the Bay Area punk scene and the Gilman St. Project on the map. Click on the Listen link to tune-in (this may require some tweaking in your browser) or point your favorite mp3 player at http://stream.southofgilman.org:8000 and start enjoying.
And while you're listening, explore the database to find out more about the bands, albums, and songs you're listening to and even make requests. Don't forget to rate stuff you like (or dislike)!. The console is a little window that will keep you up on what's currently playing while you're exploring other parts of the site. There's even a forum where you can chat about stuff as well as see and post flyers and album art.
Want to know more about the site? Here's some info. Curious about what the Bay Area scene was like? The liner notes from the seminal Turn It Around 2x7" really captures what Gilman St. is about. For a more recent perspective, check out an interview with band-member and punk insider Jesse Luscious.
2022-10-20 - The console plays the stream again!
I've been tinkering on and off with the new server to try to get things in a better place. One nice outcome is that I was able to fix stream playback from the console. It's been mostly broken ever since Flash player was finally laid to rest (so it's been awhile).
I don't usually use it myself, but it can be pretty convenient if you don't regularly use a standalone mp3 player/client. Give it a try!
2022-06-29 - New server
I don't know if anyone noticed the site being up and down for the past couple of weeks but I was forced to drag the 10+ year old site kicking and screaming into a 2020s infrastructure and let me tell you, it was ugly.
I think it's mostly working now - I'm listening to the stream, browsing the site, making requests, posting on the boards, etc. If you notice anything busted, let me know!
2021-09-15 - The Lookouting!
I just learned about a one time special event back in 2017 celebrating Lookout Records, at Gilman, naturally. I love that all these bands "came back" to celebrate Lookout's history and I love how they all sound, with hardly a hint of the passage of time.
They posted one video, MTX playing Gilman St. (sic - kinda weird they dropped "At"), that I'm aware of. I wish they would share the whole show!
2021-05-22 - Live gigs of old
Listener Erlan dropped me a line pointing me to a live recording of Sweet Children (aka Green Day) from Feb 24, 1989, Gilman show (just 2 weeks after I had seen them at a gig with Crimpshrine!)
Exploring that channel, I was stunned to find a treasure trove of records from all my faves - Crimpshrine, Fifteen, Monsula, Cringer, and more. I know what I'm gonna be going through over the weeks to come. Go check it out - it's an amazing time machine to the music this site is devoted to, live!
Thanks for sharing, Erlan!
2019-03-15 - 20 Years
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of this stream and site. As cliche as it may sound, I still remember the start like it was yesterday. The original stream was run from a Windows NT box using Shoutcast, the hot new thing that got me interested in trying this. Encoding mp3s took about 30 minutes per song on my computer then, not to mention the time it took to digitize vinyl and cassette playback. And I learned PHP and SQL to build my first dynamic web site.
And then, in the blink of an eye, it's all turning 20 years old, old enough that I'm sure someone out there who visited/listened was born after that week in 1999.
Thank you all who've stopped by some time along the way, to listen, to browse around. to drop a note. You'll probably hear next from me at 25 - til, then enjoy!