Thursday, October 28, 2010

November 5th, 1999: Led By the Blind, Akuma, Daybreak, Objection To Oppression

I don't remember anything about this crust-tastic show. I'm sure I just went to see Daybreak. I can't remember who was in Akuma or Objection to Oppression cuz I didn't really pay attention to that scene at the time, so I'm not sure if any of them are still playing in bands. Not sure if this was my first time at the Sushi Cafe or not but it probably was. The Sushi Cafe would become a pretty standard venue for a year or so. Jin, the proprietor, moved his sushi restaurant from well-trafficked but expensive Fells Point over to the supposedly soon-to-be-redeveloped SoWeBo (south west Baltimore), right across the street from the Hollins Market. His rent was much cheaper but it was hard getting people through the door in the low-income neighborhood so he opened up his second floor to punk bands. I can't verify but word on the street was he was pretty lax about enforcing the legal drinking age. I booked and saw some pretty rad shows in that space during it's time as a Baltimore punk venue but alas the redevelopment never came and he just wasn't getting the restaurant traffic he desired to he packed up shop and moved out west. I believe the building houses a title agency currently.

4 comments:

Jess said...

Objection To Oppression (or O2O) was a band from Harford County. Pretty standard street punk, but fun. I'm actually surprised they were on this bill...I thought they had broken up by 1999.

Kara Mae said...

I remember.. I think Akuma? at this show made a song out of this guys name, Sam Kusamano, who was a friend/coworker of a friend.
In my head I hear them chanting that name.

This might have been the show where I noticed the floor was kind of sagging as people stepped. But I still continued attending shows there anyway...

Also irrelevant but I believe this is one of the shows where me and Erica Yocco were wearing trash bags.

chwi said...

o2o had members that went on to form wake up on fire, nux vomica, oak, and the pilgrim, 2am revolution, just off hand. i know there's more in the lineage, but damned if I can recall any of them.

Blake said...

Akuma was Jeff Kane (city of caterpillar) Emily (sacapuntas records), Al (Jenny Picolo)