Friday, April 23, 2010

September 27th, 1998: Cross My Heart, Wrong Button, the Exploder, 5 Gold Stars @ Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

Hmmm, I saw Cross My Heart and The Exploder at the old Ottobar so many times they all get jumbled together. I'm pretty sure this was when Eric Kane (Strike Anywhere) was playing drums for The Exploder. They were such a rad band. I still spin their records fairly often. I also seem to like "West End Kids Crusade" more than anyone else I know. Cross My Heart are one of my favorite Baltimore bands ever. Indie/emo perfected. Funny aside, I am now engaged to the girl that that first EP (and probably a bunch of later songs) was about. Wrong Button were decent, but never really grabbed me. I can't remember who 5 Gold Stars were. Not sure who made this flyer, but I always liked it.

9 comments:

Ape Mummy said...

This might have been the first show I ever went to at the Ottobar. I remember talking about this and being REALLY excited for it on my radio show for 2 weeks before.

senatorrosewater said...

5 gold stars was Pat Rife's band. I don't know who else was in it, and I think they were pretty short lived.

On a side note, I never see Pat around anymore. It would be nice to bump into him.

Mike Riley said...

hmmm. i just looked him up on FB. i have no recollection of that guy.

senatorrosewater said...

Why didn't I think of that???

I knew pat from kindergarten up through high school. He's from Dundalk.

Toypunks Video Crew said...

Hi, Mike. It looks like this flyer was drawn by Mike Bapistellar, but I am not completely certain.

Mike Riley said...

Good call Justin. Could be. What's he up to these days? Haven't seen him in ages.

Toypunks Video Crew said...

I'm not sure, but he was a super good guy.

Drew said...

Congrats on your engagement.

Anonymous said...

I remember that show being crowded and a lot of fun...that was the eve of Cross My Heart and Wrong Button's U.S. Tour together.