Monday, April 26, 2010

October 1st, 1998: Kill Your Idols, Longshot, De Nada, Mendoza @ Sound Exchange, Ellicott City, MD

Ah, the Sound Exchange. Those were fun days for me because I met many of the people that would become some of my best friends at those shows, and I am still close with most of them to this day. Those were the days of cramped but fun shows in a tiny record store in downtown Ellicott City, epic Tetris matches in Josh's apartment above the store, late nights at the Double T diner in Catonsville after the shows...good times. This probably would have been the first time I saw Kill Your Idols. They clicked with the Baltimore area kids right away and were always down to hang out before and after the shows. That started a friendship with those guys that still carries on to this day. Pulling Teeth had the honor of playing one of their last shows. It's cool to see that over ten years later most of them are still making music. A super solid trio of locals opened the show and helped make it a super fun time. For those of you that are too young to remember the Sound Exchange, it was the third or fourth building on the right as you came under the train tracks, coming from Catonsville into old Ellicott City. I think it was a golfing supply store right after the Sound Exchange closed. Last time I was down there I think it was a chandelier/lighting store.

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