Day Two: CCAS 10 Year Anniversary Blowout
Day two: what can you do? I won’t lie; today is the day I’m super stoked for. Let’s break it down so you know what you’re getting into.
Brick: all I know is that Mitch O. is in this band, and people in their early 20’s are fucking jazzed for them. I’m guess they’re the kind of hardcore I don’t generally listen to.
Mikey Erg: well, you’re fucked if you miss him. The Ergs! were a big part of the old space. They must have come down and played the basement about a million times. So-called “wuss rock” is worth sweating for.
Dead Mechanical: Baltimore’s org-core powerhouse. Authors of some of my favorite songs ever. A constant source of lyrical and artistic inspiration. They have a new record on the way, and two new babies in the family. I’m guessing you will see less of them over the coming months, so get your viewing in now.
The FalSIES: Old school Baltimore/HoCo power punkers a la Small Brown Bike. This is their first show in…I dunno, 11 years? Rob Sullivan and Mike Riley are mega-stoked.
Rob Sullivan: speaking of Rob Sullivan, he’s going to do something. Spoken word? Comedy? Tragedy? Anyway, he’s going to do a little storytelling. If you’ve ever met him, you know this will be a treat.
Big Mouth: is this my favorite new local band? Why, yes…yes, they are. There’s a real early 90’s Dischord vibe with screamy vocals present here. They are damned near perfect.
Paper Dragons: this pre-Pulling Teeth, post-The Spark outfit just reunited a few months ago, with
Bress Baby Metal Mike Stearns replacing Kristin on bass. If Big Mouth is my favorite new band, then Paper Dragons are my favorite old dude band.
South Carey: I sing for this outfit. We don’t have a working Bandcamp. We are old and have mortgages to pay, so recording will have to wait. I have no idea how to accurately describe us, but I believe “think a Plan-It-X band with an obese Frankie Stubbs who grew up listening to Page 99 instead of the Clash” should suffice. Please don’t hang out out front. We like audiences.
Paper Trail: Virginia Beach hardcore kids. So delightfully moshy. I bet someone’s going to spin kick to this.
Passage Between: Baltimore heavy music vets making metal-ly hardcore a la Catharsis, Kiss It Goodbye and Bloodlet. So, basically, headbangin’ music.
For your dining pleasure, the perfectly crumulent Totally Hotdogs will be serving up Coneys, footlongs along with lots of vegan baked goods all day long. You can get yourself one hell of a nosh on for under $10.
See you at 4.