Friday, June 4, 2010

January 1st, 1999: Reinforce, Until Today, the Bolshevics, No Dice, Born Under Saturn, Bull Roarer, Hovel, more @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

I've got the flyer for the Jan 13 show ready for posting, so we'll elaborate on that one next week. This post will solely concern the New Year's Day 1999 show. I don't remember much about how this one came together. I didn't know any of the bands except for Reinforce and Until Today (both featuring future The First Step members Aaron and Steve), but I also don't think those two bands were the first booked for the date. I think I just wanted to put a New Year's Day show together and a bunch of those NY punk bands were touring together and looking for a show. Then Reinforce and Until Today hit me up looking for a show that day. Followed by the NC punk bands and the FL bands. I don't recall hearing anything about any of those other bands after the show so I couldn't tell you if the members went on to do anything else. If anyone is familiar with any of them, please let us know.

5 comments:

GRAVE MISTAKE said...

is that the same underoath from florida that's the super huge christian band?

GRAVE MISTAKE said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underoath

Mike Riley said...

Could be. I didn't think to make that connection cuz I thought the Christian Underoath was from OH for some reason.

It_Follows said...

I would almost guarantee that it was the same Underoath, especially since Sleeping By the Riverside is also on that bill.

funny enough, a venue i did here in california was fortunate enough to do a First Step show right when What We Know came out. The venue was close to my house and was also part of the YMCA I worked for, so I would bring my record player and records to the venue as we had front room people liked to hang out in and talk.

So, long story less long, we would que up some records people would want to hear and just go through them. A friend, who had never heard Until Today threw their demo 7inch in there and it got put on after the show. Aaron walked by as they were loading and just about missed a step. He went and grabbed Steve who couldnt believe it either. Some little dive in So Cal, playing his old small NC band. haha. /end old guy reflection rant - Jon/itfollows

thuglifebaldwin said...

born under saturn ruled. they were from CT, not NY though...