Wednesday, March 10, 2010

December 29th, 1997: Brother's Keeper, Prisoner of Conscience, Underneath, Bridgewater @ Kaffa House, Washington, DC

I have another flyer for this show with a slightly different line up (with Torn Apart listed instead of Bridgewater) that I didn't scan, but it was a better looking flyer. Since this is the line up that played, this is the flyer I scanned. Three of my favorite local bands at the time plus Erie's finest. I always liked Brother's Keeper. Never loved them, but enjoyed just about everything they put out. Even the chicken-vocals stuff. They were just such a solid bunch of guys it was hard not to like them. This might have been the first time I got to see them live. I'm trying to remember if this was the old Kaffa House set up with the stacks of speakers in the front and the back, which was probably fine for their reggae DJ nights, but was weird for hardcore/punk shows cuz only the vocals were mic'ed so if you were in the back by the merch you had vocals blaring in your ear about three times as loud as the music you could hear. Come to think of it, since I had only gotten a car right around this time, this may have been my first Kaffa House show. It's amazing to think how different the neighborhood is now, only 13 years later. At least Ben's Chili Bowl is still there.

1 comment:

baltsplainer said...

heck yes I believe I was at this show!
All those Kaffa house shows blend into one gigantic show in my mind