Friday, March 19, 2010

March 8th, 1998: Rain On the Parade, Rancor, Atari, Longshot, Latebloomer @ UMBC Commuter Cafe, Baltimore, MD


A double-flyer special today. Damon Pieri did the one on top and I did the other one. I think Rancor ended up cancelling this show. Maybe it was Atari. I can't remember. I loved that 1st Atari 7". Posi-core about straightedge, the core, and skateboarding, aka octave-core. I thought ROTP were decent but never seemed to like them as much as other people did. Actually, that last 7" they did on Youngblood, which I believe was actually the demo for their post-ROTP v.1 band, Fired Up, was my favorite stuff of theirs. Too bad the Skullfucks never became a reality. Latebloomer was a band I did not get to see enough. Only saw them live a handful of times, even though they played around a lot. I think I just didn't become aware of them until close to the end. The band featured Seth from Superchinchillarescuemission on vocals, Dwayne from Cross My Heart on guitar, Evan Tanner from Pee Tanks and Cross My Heart on drums (with Hard Pat from Crispus Attucks/SCRM filling in from time to time, and Kevin from Choker on bass (and Dave Nada from What Lies Ahead, De Nada, SCRM on bass after Kevin). Longshot was Maryland's finest non-edge youth crew band ever. They put out a great 7" on the Gleasons' label, Overdose Records. Trevor, the singer, went on to do What Lies Ahead, then become a DJ around DC. Colin, the drummer, now plays for Most Precious Blood. Paul played guitar and was also in Underneath and Ampersand. Steve Clark played bass and went on to play in No Justice and sing for 86 Mentality. I remember meeting Trevor at some Capitol Ballroom show a couple months before this where he mentioned he was into the shows I had been doing and handed me their 7" (on yellow!) and said they'd be into playing one sometime. Great band, great people.

Thanks to Niles Fetting and Alex D. for their help in filling in the gaps in my memory for this post.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...you actually heard of the Skullfucks band that was supposed to happen? I thought that was a project on the DL. Weird.

Mike Riley said...

I have ears everywhere.

GRAVE MISTAKE said...

Rancor canceled but Atari definitely played. I have photos from this show somewhere.

GRAVE MISTAKE said...

I was also in the Skullfucks ... not the original lineup but the one that practiced. It was fun (i was also stoked because i loved ROTP) but I remember not being too into the music, wasn't bad just wasn't what I wanted to play.

Johnny said...

Dont forget Paul also did a short stint as the drummer for Hatebreed.

Mike Riley said...

Thanks Johnny. I mentioned the Hatebreed thing in the Nov. 1st show post.

Jason Powell said...

Longshot were incredibly good, that demo tape was just super good song writing and they just seemed so fresh and unassuming, they were one of my favorite bands and it used to bum me that they seemed to never get recognition in DC sometimes.